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Small red bumps on scalp of head?

Small red bumps on scalp of head?

? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but i often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...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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Very small white itchy bumps on half arm spreading fast around tinea versicolor patch.?

Very small white itchy bumps on half arm spreading fast around tinea versicolor patch.?

Keratosis Pilaris: It sounds like you have a condition called keratosis pilaris. This causes tiny, rough prickly bumps to form on the backs of the arms, the thighs, the buttocks and occasionally on the face. A mild exfoliating skin cream with 12% ammonium lactate used once to twice a day will smooth these areas out nicely. If you have itch, a mild cortisone cream from your doctor can help. ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps on arms rash or bug bites?

Tiny red bumps on arms rash or bug bites?

Don't know: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy skin small red bumps all over body and hairline?

Itchy skin small red bumps all over body and hairline?

Skin bumps: Unable to diagnose without seeing the bumps, so go see your doctor. Possibilities include, but are not limited to: rash, infection, drug reaction, and chemical exposure. ...Read more

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Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read more

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Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bump on chest?

Small itchy red bump on chest?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What is the size, distribution, state of surrounding skin, vesicle formation, any systemic disorders? If the rash does not subside in a couple of days, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs on neck arms hands torso legs

Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs   on neck arms hands torso legs

Need to see to ID: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Small ring of skin on forehead?

Small ring of skin on forehead?

See: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes small pinhead pimples and hive like rash?

What causes small pinhead pimples and hive like rash?

Hives: It is difficult to diagnose skin rashes without seeing it and knowing how long it lasts together with associated symptoms like itchiness, burning, pain.... Small pinhead pimples and hive like rashes can be anything from cholinergic urticaria, herpes virus infection in eczematous skin to folliculitis. ...Read more

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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...Read more

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Quarter sized, red itchy skin patches?

Can not tell: The description is not adequate to make diagnosis. It can be dermatitis, fungal infection. If it is persistent see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does dry skin cause very tiny red dots, rash like on skin?

Does dry skin cause very tiny red dots, rash like on skin?

Well : Not usually. To diagnose a rash need to see it or take pictures try HealthTap for Doctors for diagnosis and treatment ...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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What causes a swollen lymph node and scalp rash?

What causes a swollen lymph node and scalp rash?

Inf or tumor: Scalp rash due to infection rarely spreads to cervical lymph nodes. One has to think that it is more likely neoplasm and of those it is the squamous Ca of the scalp that can cause a non nealing rash and spread to regional cervical lymph nodes. Bx of course is indicated with initiation of proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil good for scalp rash in kids?

Is tea tree oil good for scalp rash in kids?

Maybe: Tea tree oil does have anti-inflammatory aspects, but too much can be very irritating. Try a very small amount (few drops) diluted into a solution of fragrance-free shampoo for a few days. If it is getting worse, stop! good luck! ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Itchy Scalp rash for 2-3 weeks, ongoing muscle & joint aches on and off for 50 days now, symptoms not together. is it ars hiv? 97 days post hetro sex.

Itchy Scalp rash for 2-3 weeks, ongoing muscle & joint aches on and off for 50 days now, symptoms not together. is it ars hiv? 97 days post hetro sex.

Unrelated: Scalp rash and joint disease are not symptoms of HIV. Both symptoms may or may not be related. Some connective tissue disorders like lupus may be manifested with both. Obviously, you need to be examined by a physician who would also order the appropriate tests ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp) , rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples) , itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse , folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help , or autoimmune process . or food intolerence- gluten, milk . Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Yesterday I had pain under my right eye and scalp was very sensitive with a rash or small cluster of Today pimples. Today I have blister like lesion.

Yesterday I had pain under my right eye and scalp was very sensitive with a rash or small cluster of Today pimples. Today I have blister like lesion.

Shingles: You are describing what sounds like an Herpes Shingles eruption. I recommend a quick evaluation and initiation of treatment to lessen the severity and viral shedding. An antiviral medication like Valtex™ 3000mg daily is given for 7-10 days. It's best to treat within 3 days. Also any lesions near the eyelid or eye should be evaluated concurrently by an EYE MD, especially if rash is above the eye. ...Read more

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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

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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

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