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Diagnostic Tests for Itchy scalp

Diagnostic Test list for Itchy scalp:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Itchy scalp includes:

  • Skin examination
    • Inspect carefully for head lice or eggs of Pediculus humanus Capitus which are glued to the hair shafts
    • Note characteristics of skin rash - e.g. macular, papular, pustular, vesicular, bullous, scaly - will help determine the cause of the itchy rash (e.g. a macular or papular rash may suggest eczema, contact dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis or a drug reaction; a pustular rash may suggest staphylococcus or a fungal skin infection; a vesicular or bullous rash may suggest chicken pox, dermatitis herpetiformis, contact dermatitis or bullous impetigo; a scaly rash may suggest psoriasis, fungal skin infection, dandruff, pityriasis capitis and seborrhoiec dermatitis).
  • Skin tests
    • Patch testing to detect skin allergies
    • Skin biopsy may be necessary
  • Swab of any discharge - for bacteria or fungi.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Itchy scalp:

The following list of conditions have 'Itchy scalp' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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