Itching On The Scalp And Peeling When Scratched?

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Good evening, permission I want to ask, I have been feeling itchy scalp for a few months and when I scratch my dry scalp, there is a thick red rash that exceeds the basic skin, first only the back of the head, now it appears on the forehead by making a circle irregular, and the skin is very dry. What is this disease really? With this disease, my confidence is gone hilang

1 Answer:

Hello Kousar,


Thank you for the question.

Scalp that feels itchy, dry, peeling, reddish, circular, and thickened that appears mainly on the back of the head, but spreads to other parts of the head and even to the forehead is most likely caused by a fungal infection of the head (tinea capitis). This condition is prone to occur in people with poor personal hygiene, moist scalp conditions, close contact with people with other fungal infections, or also people with poor immune system.


In addition to fungal infections, your condition may also arise due to other causes, such as psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis or infections, infections of other microorganisms on the scalp (eg cutaneous candidiasis, folliculitis, leprosy), xerosis, lichen planus, drug eruptions, impaired immunity, and so on.


Your condition needs to be checked directly to a doctor or dermatologist so that further treatment is given. In cases that do not improve with regular medication, often the doctor will recommend further tests, such as allergy testing, skin biopsy, or blood tests.


Meanwhile, the best thing to do is:

Do not scratch or rub excessively the scalp
Bathing regularly and cleanly, also wash your hair with anti-loss shampoo once every 1-2 days
Do not carelessly exchange head coverings with others
Protect the scalp from direct exposure to UV rays and other substances that might irritate the scalp
Do not carelessly perform hair and scalp treatments, for example coloring hair, curling, or straightening
Keep yourself clean and the environment better
Maintain endurance with a healthy lifestyle
Limit your intake of oily foods, especially those that cause allergies
Drink plenty of water, eat fruits and vegetables

Hope this helps ...

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