Doctor insights on:
Why Is My Scalp Pink
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
My scalp itch and when i check my nail there's white & black its not lice is this normal? What is it?
Possible fungal infe: There are many causes of itchy scalp, esp dandruff and seborreic dermatitis. White stuff suggests dandruff or skin scales, but could be pus from small pimples or folliculitis. Black is less common, and may be dried blood from scratching or hair roots damaged by a fungal infection (ringworm, tinea capitus) and is associated with a patch of hair loss. Oral Rx is needed for that. Start with exam. ...Read more
Could be a cold sore: "cold sores" are usually caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus. They respond to antiviral medications. If it's not healing, then an office visit may be worthwhile. More concerning, though, is that a basal cell skin cancer can have a similar appearance, particularly if the lesion is not healing and doesn't respond to treatment after some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
I noticed a white spoy on my iris. It itches and is very red my eye also wont stop watering. Is this an emergency?
Yes: A white spot over the iris is likely a condition affecting the cornea. With associated symptoms of redness, watering one needs to rule out infection like a corneal ulcer. Often there is pain with an ulcer, but this could be at an early stage. The white area can spread and become a scar that affects vision if not appropriately treated in early stages, so i would be seen by an eye specialist asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have some red spots on my scalp they are raised bumps, my scalp is greasy. My scalp is also very itchy and when I scratch I get white under my nail?
My skin is suddenly become pale., i know my skin is not good , but not this pale... , what's wrong whit that?
?dry skin: Excessively dry skin may be due to exposure to excessive dry heat at home or work, excessive exposure to Sun and wind, overexposure to frequent bathing and harsh soaps, dehydration from certain diseases like diabetes or underactive thyroid. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
How long?: If this just started, think about anything that you have recently changed, such as your shampoo, hair dye, etc., etc. If it is a chronic problem it could be psoriasis, severe seborrheic dermatitis, or even a scalp infection. Scalps with significant redness & swelling do not usually respond to otc treatment; i would suggest that you see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Could be important: Hyperpigmentation in the armpits is common in dark skinned races and obese individuals. It is also often seen as a familial trait. A similar condition (acanthosis nigricans) can be a sign of serious internal disease in some cases. Therefore a detailed history, exam and some tests may be necessary before a definitive answer can be given. ...Read more
I have a spot/bump on my scalp that is red and has yellow/skin colored flaky skin around it that itches & I can scratch off. What is is? Cures?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Causes of pimples on the scalp
- Why is my scalp tingling?
- Why is my scalp tender?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Why is my period pink and light?
- Why is my period light pink?
- Why is my scalp itchy and flaky?
- Why is my scalp red and itchy?
- Talk to a dermatologist online for free