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Question: head scalp always red ??


 pwalker - Sat Aug 30, 2003 9:55 am

Hi ! For a very long time , couple of years I think , the scalp of my head is red and stays red . It doesn't hurt . I konw it should be white or the colour of the skin but it stays kind of reddish , like I have a rash of some kind ...

I use a shampoing and a gel every day .

Thanks
 Dr. Russell M - Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:31 am

User avatar Hello Pwalker!

I read about your scalp, and I wonder how you came to notice it. Do you have itching? Do you have hair loss? Do you have baldness? Dandruff? How old r u? Supposing this to be some kind of dermatitis, a visit to the dermatologist wouldn't be a bad idea :idea:

A fungal infection of the scalp is called tinea capitis, a sunburn on a bald head, dandruff causing a condition called seborrheic dermatitis, contact with certain allergens could cause what's called allergic dermatitis, bacterial infections, or even other inflammatory skin conditions like lupus or psoriasis could present as redness of the skin.

Direct examination of your scalp has no substitute, and especially so, if the examiner happens to be someone well-versed with treating skin lesions such as a dermatologist.

Hope this helps,

bill

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