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What are the most common symptoms of ringworm on the scalp?

What are the most common symptoms of ringworm on the scalp?

Itching, scaling: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...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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What is the cause of scalp psoriasis?

What is the cause of  scalp psoriasis?

Same as body: There is inflammation amd thickening of the skin with thick attached scales. Although psoriasis can occur only in the scalp it usually accompanies psoriasis on other parts of the body. Scalp psoriasis can be nore difficult to treat with topicals and is less responsive to ultraviolet therapy or laser because of the hair. ...Read more

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Are rashes on the side of your penis curable?

Are rashes on the side of your penis curable?

It depends: Upon the cause. See your doctor while the rash is still visible and they can tell you not only the cause, but initiate the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Lyme disease on the skin?

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease on the skin?

Lyme Disease: Most common is a bullseye or target rash in early stage. ...Read more

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What can be a patchy marks from the base of the hair, on the face and spots on the chest.

What can be a patchy marks from the base of the hair, on the face and spots on the chest.

Recommendation : Not sure that patchy mark on scalp and face the same that on the chest. Need to see these. But patchy marks on chest at your age most likely tinea versicolor that often happens at hot weather with a lot of sweating. It could be successfully treated with special shampooing. You need to see a doctor for prescription. And keep yourself dry. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of candidiasis on the skin?

What are symptoms of candidiasis on the skin?

Several: Usually candidiasis of the skin has redness and can closely resemble pretty much any dermatitis. Sometimes there are little red bumps nearby (called satellite lesions). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

What are the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis (seb-o-ree-ik der-muh-ti-tis) is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. In infants, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp is known as cradle cap. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect your face, upper chest, back and other areas of your body that have many oil (sebaceous) glands. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a heat rash on lips?

What are the symptoms of a heat rash on lips?

Internet Medicine: This is a very common modern days kind of question. But, one must not get to a diagnosis first. It is best to present your medical advisor with all of your symptoms and let them examine you if warranted before a diagnosis is decided on. Please ask this question again with your symptoms. ...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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Can eczema cause small white pimples on the palms of the hands.

Can eczema cause small white pimples on the palms of the hands.

Yes, Dyshidrosis: A type of eczema called dyshidrotic eczema can cause small bubble or blister on the hand. ...Read more

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Which types of illnesses start with a rash on the face?

Which types of illnesses start with a rash on the face?

Face rash: How much time do you have? Immune disorders like lupus, viral diseases like fifth disease, bacterial diseases like impetigo, fungal diseases like ringworm, and a host of other disorders are constantly puzzling doctors who examine facial rashes. In short, several hundred illnesses may have facial rashes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of these rough dry patches of skin on face?

What is the cause of these rough dry patches of skin on face?

Dry, rough skin: These patches of skin 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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What are the symptoms of rosacea on my chest?

What are the symptoms of rosacea on my chest?

Increased: Vascularity, sebaceous hyperplasia, and cyst or abscess formation. Flushing is one of the early symptoms, but can occur in many patients in this area without any diagnosis of rosacea. See a dermatologist for expert information, diagnosis, and possible treatment options if you think this is a possibility. Laser treatments can reduce red flushing, but does not "cure" a diagnosis of true rosacea. ...Read more

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What is the difference in appearance of scalp ringworm and alopecia? Can scalp ringworm appear like a normal unirriated bald patch on the scalp?

What is the difference in appearance of scalp ringworm and alopecia? Can scalp ringworm appear like a normal unirriated bald patch on the scalp?

Sometimes difficult-: It can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between the two. Indeed, sometimes it can look like an unirritated bald spot. Usually you can see some scaly/crusty areas to the skin. If there is a lot of uncertainty and you really want a "for sure" answer, see a dermatologist who can do scrapings or even a biopsy to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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What is the treatments of psoriasis? When the patient already develops the symotom of psoriasis.

What is the treatments of psoriasis? When the patient already develops the symotom of psoriasis.

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic diseases without a cure, but symptoms are managed through a variety of modalities: topical steroids, emollients, phototherapy are just a few. Working closely with your dermatologist or pcp can help you come up with an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are the signs are symptom of head psosorisis of the scalp?

Scaling plaques: White scaling plaques on an red base is what psoriasis looks like. Typically it appears along the hair margins of the scalp. If you are worried your regular dermatologist or doctor can examine you. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my scalp anus and genitals do to a lot of stress recently, how do to relieve the symptoms? I'm using xaniol for my scalp currently

I have psoriasis on my scalp anus and genitals do to a lot of stress recently, how do to relieve the symptoms? I'm using xaniol for my scalp currently

Stress certainly...: ...Worsens psoriasis (and many other medical conditions). Effective treatments for scalp are very different from those for genital area. Your best option is to consult a dermatologist with expertise in psoriasis treatment, as there are numerous options available. Non-prescription medications, in my experience, are ineffective; don't waste your money on them. ...Read more

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What can be done for psoriasis on the scalp?

Shampoo: Tar shampoos are easy to find. T-gel is popular. Salicylic acid is useful. Zinc pythrium (head & shoulders) can help. Dhs shampoos come in several useful formulations. Try to apply the product to the scalp 1 or more hours before you get in the shower. Use every day. You may need to see a dermatologist. There are prescriptions which are very effective. ...Read more

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I had a massage last week that included johoba oil. Is that good for psoriasis on the scalp?

Moisturizing oil: Jojoba oil is good to apply over dry and cracked skin, it should aid with your scalp dryness. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?

What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?

Many together.: Tar shampoo is very effective, but you need to clean the scalp first with a mild shampoo, and then use neutratar or a generic afterwards. Make sure you lather it and then let is stay on your scalp, perhaps 5m. I recommend the concommitant use of a zinc shampoo on your next washing. And alternate. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis in the scalp?

You can't: You cannot cure psoriasis but there are shampoos and topical creams that can provide good benefit. Speak with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have psoriasis on my scalp?

See details: You can try a tar shampoo such as T Gel on a daily basis in the shower. If that does not help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine for psoriasis in scalp area?

Scalp Psoriasis: There are a few medications for scalp psoriasis. Relief, but not cures. Tar shampoos (t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar) and several prescription shampoos containing cortisone derivatives, such as clobex shampoo. Derma-smoothe fs, taclonex, and more are available. Very pricey and you need a prescription from your doctor to get them. Best luck! ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my scalp.What should I do to cure it?

T-Sal shampoo daily: I would start with an over the counter shampoo. If your main problem is flaking/scaling i would use either t-sal or t-gel shampoo. It is best to shampoo daily, for 2-4 weeks. If this does not help, i would see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and further treatment options. I hope this helps. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more

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How i can solve fully my plank psoriasis in my scalp @my body?

Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe psoriasis on my scalp, can anyone tell me what to do?

What to do if I have severe psoriasis on my scalp, can anyone tell me what to do?

See a dermatologist: See a dermatologist and start therapy. You cannot adequately treat this with supplements or over-the-counter meds. ...Read more

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What is scalp psoriasis.

What is scalp psoriasis.

See details.: Psoriasis involving the scalp. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin rash that is red and scaly. ...Read more

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How to cure Scalp psoriasis?

Manage it: It's not curable, but is fairly easy to manage. "Scalp psoriasis" may actually be seborrhea / pityrospirum manageable with anti-fungal shampoos. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can help my scalp psoriasis?

Treatments: ...For psoriasis range from creams, ointments, shampoos, pills or shots. Also, phototherapy can help with psoriasis. All these methods of treatment work to slow the growth of skin or control the immune response associated with psoriasis. A doctor can prescribe these therapies. All the best! ...Read more

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What can I do for scalp psoriasis?

Tar shampoo: You should see your dermatologist for the best therapies. This could include a steroid shampoo, tazorac, (tazarotene) taclonex, vectical, other topical steroids. ...Read more

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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more