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What does scalp psoriasis usually look like?

What does scalp psoriasis usually look like?

Scaly red plaques: Scalp psoriasis can look like dandruff, except with thicker scales and often more red. This may sometimes be itchy. When present with dandruff, we call this sebopsoriasis. In mild cases, tar shampoos like neutrogena t gel shampoo can help--lather and leave in for 5-10 minutes before washing off, 2-3x a week. ...Read more

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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 does psoriasis usually look like?

What does psoriasis usually look like?

Flaky red plaques: Flaky/scaly red (erythematous) thich plaques, from few mm to several CM in size. ...Read more

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What does nummular eczema generally look like?

What does nummular eczema generally look like?

Coin-like rash: "nummular" means discoid or coin-like. Nummular eczema is a descriptive term, coin-like dermatitis. It generally is a reaction to an underlying problem, most commonly dry skin. Moisturizing is the most helpful, though sometimes your doctor will prescribe a topical steroid if inflammation is severe. ...Read more

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What does vitiligo typically look like?

What does vitiligo typically look like?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown color (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin. ...Read more

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What does a ringworm look like typically?

What does a ringworm look like typically?

See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does psoriasis look like?

What does psoriasis look like?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis causes areas of dry, red, flaky skin called psoriatic plaques. These lesions can be found on many parts of the body, including the face, hairline, and scalp. Plaques are itchy and can be painful. Nearly 90% of people with psoriasis have plaque psoriasis. ...Read more

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What does a lupus rash usually look like?

Lupus Rash: There is the classic malar (butterfly) rash across the cheeks and the bridge of the nose. But this rash is actually uncommon. Follow this link to read much more: http://www.Lupus.Org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.Aspx?Articleid=453&zoneid=76. ...Read more

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What does a scabies rash usually look like?

What does a scabies rash usually look like?

Small bumps: Many small bumps(so-called vesiculopapular/crusted papular eruptions) presented at pubic area, abdomen, inner thighs, buttock, fingerwebs, wrists, etc. But never spreading to face or scalp. ...Read more

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What does impetigo usually look like?

What does impetigo usually look like?

Honey Colored Crusts: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. The crusts are typically golden- honey colored. We see a lot of impetigo in the summer months and in athletes wearing pads for their sports. Wrestlers are also prone to impetigo. ...Read more

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What does skin look like when impetigo is healing?

What does skin look like when impetigo is healing?

Impetigo healing: You can usually tell that impetigo is responding to treatment by the following observations: decreased size of sore, resolution of crusting, lessening of redness, sores healing over and appearing more dry and gradual return of normal skin coloration. ...Read more

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What does eczema look like?

What does eczema look like?

Rash: It is a scaly and itchy rash. There may be oozing blisters. There is often skin color change (lighter or darker) and if it has been around a while and the patient has scratched it, the skin can become leather-like. It is most common in infants and can be associated with asthma and/or hay fever. ...Read more

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What does hiv rash look like? And where does it appear?

What does hiv rash look like? And where does it appear?

Not specific: Rash due to HIV varies with the stage of disease and related complications. Rash may be due to fungal infection of the skin due to immunodeficiency, Kaposi's sarcoma, nutritional deficiencies due to intestinal lesions, bacterial infections of the skin. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/basics/symptoms/CON-20013732 ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like when it's healing?

What does ringworm look like when it's healing?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Healing lesions are usually brown and dry, and with time should assume the color of the surrounding skin. Moisturizing may help it normalize faster. ...Read more

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What is ringworm and what does it look like in general?

What is ringworm and what does it look like in general?

A fungal infection: A fungal infection often with ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work fine for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a stress rash usually look like?

What does a stress rash usually look like?

Variable: Skin rashes from stress can come in any form. If you suspect this is the case, see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What does a body lice rash look like?

What does a body lice rash look like?

Usually no rash: Body lice are very small bugs. They usually do not cause a rash. They cling to the base of hairs and lay tiny white eggs on the shafts of the hairs. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Scalp Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis involving the scalp. ...Read more