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I continually suffer from itchy spots on my scalp mainly at

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I continually suffer from itchy spots on my scalp mainly at the back of the head and within the hair line. They seem to randomly come and go. I have had this now for at least a year.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Can you describe what the spots look like?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They are red, not too itchy, only if I scratch them. Sometimes when I feel them I sense just a small scab or hard bit of skin at the head of the spot. I haven't detected any discharge or smell from them. If I scratch them too much they get a little painful
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And no problem with the skin anywhere else?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not especially. But I do notice occasionally just the odd similar spot on my chest that eventually will go away and then return in the same place after a while. I do suffer from dry skin and use E45 cream but only on my face
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK--your doctor hasn't said what he thought these were?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He didn't say specifically what they were and just prescribed shampoo medication. He suggested that they were associated with dry skin.
One shampoo he prescribed called Nizoral made the situation undoubtedly worse. The coal tar shampoos do seem to ease it a bit but don't clear it up altogether.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK. This sounds like either inflammatory eczema or psoriasis. Cortisone or tretinoin cream might help, but if it's psoriasis, it would best respond to methotrexate or UV light therapy. At this point, it would be best for you to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment.
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