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My scalp sometimes feels like the hair follicles are irritated and sensitive. It is usually only on the right side though. What is this?

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Dr. Derek Farley
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In brief: Sounds treatable

Could be tinea capitis.
Try otc use of selsun blue. Sometimes we have minimal-symptom fungal infections of the scalp that can present like this. If this does the trick, keep using it for another week beyond resolvement, and for any flare-ups. Could be folliculitis too. If this doesn't work, call your doctor for an appointment for further evaluation.

In brief: Sounds treatable

Could be tinea capitis.
Try otc use of selsun blue. Sometimes we have minimal-symptom fungal infections of the scalp that can present like this. If this does the trick, keep using it for another week beyond resolvement, and for any flare-ups. Could be folliculitis too. If this doesn't work, call your doctor for an appointment for further evaluation.
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