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Doctor insights on: Scalp Rashes In Adults

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Can we use betadine scrub on rashes of scalp?

Can we use betadine scrub on rashes of scalp?

Yes: Yes you can but you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I have rashes all over my face. My scalp and body have been itchy too. I do have excema, but this is not it.?

I have rashes all over my face. My scalp and body have been itchy too. I do have excema, but this is not it.?

Rashes: Rashes are nearly impossible to diagnose correctly without seeing them, especially with so little information. Is it light or dark? Raised, flat, or depressed? Fine bumps? Big welts? Does it blanch when you push on it or no? Are you sick or well? What other symptoms do you have? If it bothers you, and to get it properly diagnosed, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have sensitive alergic skin, when I apply commercial dyes on my scalp or beard it develop rashes. Any solutio?

Frankly: I would listen to your body. If you are developing rashes - it is not good for your body. My best recommended solution - go for rugged good looks - forget the dyes. ...Read more

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My scalp smells and idk why. I wash my hair every day and don't have any scabs or rashes so why does it stink?

My scalp smells and idk why. I wash my hair every day and don't have any scabs or rashes so why does it stink?

Systemic problem?: Be sure not using any medications or herbs/spices or strong odor foods that could be coming out as smells on the scalp. Have a dermatologist look at it and get blood work to be sure all vitamins/minerals and thyroid ok. Very unusual that it is not other parts of the body, only the scalp if systemic so see a dermatologist ...Read more

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What causes a sore scalp for years with no bumps or rashes and no flakiness and no swelling.

What causes a sore scalp for years with no bumps or rashes and no flakiness and no swelling.

Scalp Soreness: Soreness of the scalp can be caused by a number of conditions and diseases. A simple tension headache can make the scalp feel uncomfortable. Occasionally, a fungus such as ringworm or parasites such as head lice cause the scalp to become sore. Rarely, scalp soreness is caused by chronic conditions, illnesses or autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?

Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?

Hard to say without: Photos, and more info, but time to to visit your doctor and get assistance, and treatment, as if it is shingles, it can be a painful condition. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

Scalp Hygiene: You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo
which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections.
It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short.

As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have
an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism
and started on antibiotics ...Read more

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I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

Tea tree: While tea tree oil has antiinflammatory properties, salicylic acid shampoo such as t-sal by neutrogena may be helpful for dry itchy scalp. See your dermatologist for the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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What is a rash on the back of the scalp?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My scalp hurts to the touch, no visable rash?

My scalp hurts to the touch, no visable rash?

Headache: Possibly Migraine type.
Did you physically get hurt on Scalp?
Try to take Acetaminophen and relax, it will get better. ...Read more

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Pimply rash on the scalp that seems to be spreading?

Pimply rash on the scalp that seems to be spreading?

Folliculitis?: This may be secondary to an acne-like eruption on the scalp, called folliculitis. However, there may be other, more serious causes, and I would visit your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rash on the scalp?

Rash on the scalp: A rash on the scalp is a change in appearance, color or consistency of the skin on the scalp. ...Read more

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A rash appears on my baby's scalp every time we go out. Could it be from the sun?

A rash appears on my baby's scalp every time we go out. Could it be from the sun?

I hope not: Hopefully you keep your baby covered when out in the sun. If you do it might be a heat rash as the heat increases the blood supply and the activity of the sweat glands either of which can aggrevate an existing rash or cause a new pimply rash. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for a scalp rash?

Any home remedies for a scalp rash?

Shampoo/Psoriasis: This creamy rich shampoo (just natural shampoo for psoriasis) for scalp psoriasis is formulated to gently
cleanse without damaging the skin's barrier and is mild, even for
sensitive skin. It combines soothing plant essences and natural
moisturizers with rich emollients to soften and soothe itchy, extra
dry skin to help heal and prevent psoriasis. ...Read more

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How long should 13 month old's roseola rash last? Does it appear on the scalp also?

How long should 13 month old's roseola rash last? Does it appear on the scalp also?

Hours to days: Rash starts on trunk and spreads to extremities, neck, and face. Involvement of scalp is not common. ...Read more

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I have a severe itch on my back, scalp, elbows and waist but no rash. What could be the cause?

I have a severe itch on my back, scalp, elbows and waist but no rash. What could be the cause?

Hard to say, but....: Hard to say, but if it continues, please go see a doctor and get checked. There are a lot of things that can cause itching, some more concerning than others - go get checked. ...Read more

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I've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?

I've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?

Yes: There may be many causes and unfortunately we often cannot find the answer even after exhaustive studies. If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. Otherwise topical Hydrocortisone cream should be tried. If it still did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What is scalp burning a sympyom of? No cuts, or rash, no new soap, can hardly shower my nerves are thatsensitive.

What is scalp burning a sympyom of? No cuts, or rash, no new soap, can hardly shower my nerves are thatsensitive.

Nerve irritation: Burning pain frequent results from a nerve irritation. Not sure why your nerves are irritated, but that might be found out by taking more history and doing physical exam. Side effect of a medicine is another plausible cause. ...Read more

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Sent from my ipad. I have pain all over my scalp some times with a rash and my hair seems thinner. I have different types of rash on my a?

Sent from my ipad. I have pain all over my scalp some times with a rash and my hair seems thinner. I have different types of rash on my a?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor and a dermatologist can evaluate to see if there is a medical problem that is causing the pain sensations and hair thinning. The doctor may check for signs of infection, allergic reaction, and/or inflammation. One should write down for the doctor any medications, cosmetics, and hair products that one uses. ...Read more

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Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Parinaud's: Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, a combination of granulomatous conjunctivitis in one eye, and swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear on the same side. Most cases are caused by cat-scratch disease, altho the bacteria causing tularemia, and herpes simplex and some fungi have been involved.
It should not be confused with the midbrain neurological syndrome also named after parinaud. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has a rash in her scalp and back. She can't stop itching what can't it be?

My 11 year old daughter has a rash in her scalp and back. She can't stop itching what can't it be?

Itchy scalp: Seborrhoic dermatitis or cradle cap. This is usually caused by a fungus and can be treated with Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Head lice may also cause a similar problem. Psoriasis too, can I've you this symptom complex. Check for lice. In the end you may want to see adoctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more