Rash of the Scalp Overview
Another name for Rash of the Scalp is Rash (head).
What is a scalp rash?
A person with a scalp rash has a rash that is located only on the scalp. Common causes of a scalp rash include Tinea capitis and contact dermatitis.
What are the symptoms of a scalp rash?
The skin may be white, red, purple, brown, raised, flat, moist, pale, peeling, dry, crusted or scaly. Additional symptoms of a scalp rash include blisters, hives, skin lumps, skin swelling, skin ulcers, or pus draining from the skin.
How does the doctor treat a scalp rash?
Treatment for a scalp rash depends on the cause for the rash. General treatment for a scalp rash may include skin moisturizers, corticosteroid creams, oral corticosteroids, antibiotics for infections, phototherapy, and antihistamine medications for itching.
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