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Scalp symptoms

Scalp symptoms: Introduction

Further information about Scalp symptoms is below, or review more specific information about these types of Scalp symptoms: itchy scalp, dry scalp, Scalp pain, Scalp itch, Scalp swelling, Scalp numbness, Scalp coldness, Scalp bleeding or other types.

Scalp symptoms: Symptoms of the scalp on the head. See detailed information below for a list of 639 causes of Scalp symptoms, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Scalp symptoms:

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Scalp symptoms: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Scalp symptoms, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Scalp symptoms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Scalp symptoms

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Message Boards for Scalp symptoms

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Diagnostic tests for Scalp symptoms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Scalp symptoms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Skin examination
    • Inspect carefully for head lice or eggs of Pediculus humanus
    • Capitus which are glued to the hair shafts
    • Note characteristics of any scalp rash - e.g. macular, papular, pustular, vesicular, bullous, scaly - will help determine the cause of the scalp 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 (dandruff) and seborrheic dermatitis).
  • Blood tests
    • Radioallergosorbent testing (RAST) - may help in determining exacerbating allergens in atopic dermatitis (eczema).
  • more tests...»

Scalp symptoms: Animations


Scalp symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Scalp symptoms may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Scalp symptoms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Scalp symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Scalp symptoms: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Scalp symptoms

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/scalp conditions include cicatrial alopecia, traction more »

Organs affected by Scalp symptoms:

The list of organs typically affected by Scalp symptoms may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Scalp symptoms

The list below shows some of the causes of Scalp symptoms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Scalp symptoms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Scalp symptoms. Of the 639 causes of Scalp symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 4 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 624 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Scalp symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Scalp symptoms' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Scalp symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Scalp symptoms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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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Causes of Scalp symptoms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Scalp symptoms based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Scalp symptoms?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Scalp symptoms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Scalp symptoms:

    Subtypes of Scalp symptoms:

    Itchy scalp (19 causes), Dry scalp (24 causes), Scalp pain (22 causes), Scalp itch (16 causes), Scalp swelling (14 causes), Scalp numbness (12 causes), Scalp coldness (8 causes), Scalp bleeding (11 causes), Scalp bruise (12 causes), Scalp tingling/paresthesias (9 causes), Scalp burning sensations (22 causes), Engorged scalp veins (1 cause), Fontanel bulging (1 cause), Scalp Tingling (10 causes), Scalp tingling/paresthesia (7 causes), Flaky scalp (6 causes), Scalp Burning Sensation (22 causes), Abnormal hair growth in children (18 causes), Alopecia in children (43 causes), Androgenic alopecia (6 causes), Androgenic hair loss (3 causes), Bald (77 causes), Baldness (517 causes), Brittle hair (60 causes), Brittle hair in children (9 causes), Coarse hair (51 causes), Coarse hair in children (26 causes), Dandruff (20 causes), Decreased hair growth (38 causes), Defective hair structure in children (8 causes), Dry hair (53 causes), Dry hair in children (6 causes), Dry scalp in children (8 causes), Dull hair (6 causes), Easily plucked hair (13 causes), Exclamation hair (1 cause), Fine hair (62 causes), Frontal baldness (4 causes), Furrowed scalp in children (10 causes), Graying (11 causes), Greasy hair (5 causes), Greasy hair in children (11 causes), Hair excess (6 causes), Hair loss (563 causes), Hair loss due to medication therapy (5 causes), Hair loss in children (28 causes), Hair symptoms (838 causes), Hair thinning (16 causes), Itchy scalp in children (13 causes), Localised hair loss in children (1 cause), Localized hair loss in children (7 causes), Low hairline at back of neck (25 causes), Male-pattern baldness (9 causes), Non-scarring alopecia in children (20 causes), Partial heterochromia (3 causes), Partial heterochromia in children (3 causes), Patchy alopecia (28 causes), Patchy hair loss (17 causes), Premature hair graying in children (21 causes), Reversible alopecia (7 causes), Scalp rash in children (6 causes), Scalp tenderness (15 causes), Scarring alopecia (20 causes), Scarring alopecia in children (25 causes), Sparse dry hair (22 causes), Spot baldness (12 causes), Temporary hair loss (17 causes), Thin hair (44 causes), Thinning hair (29 causes), Thinning hair in children (8 causes), Gradual onset of frontal baldness (4 causes), Scalp disorders (10 causes), Seborrheic scalp (9 causes), Loss of eyelashes (11 causes), Pubic hair loss (13 causes), Thickening of body hair, Entropion (12 causes), Sudden onset of stye (6 causes), Changes in texture of body hair (28 causes), Excessive hair growth on lower back in children (2 causes), Eyelash blister (6 causes), Sparse eyebrows (91 causes), Eyelash spasm (3 causes), Thickening of body hair in pregnancy (6 causes), Eyelash symptoms (131 causes), hairiness (189 causes), Eyelash rash (8 causes), Gradual onset of coarse hair (10 causes), Hirsutism (102 causes), Eyelash numb (6 causes), Eyelash bleeding (2 causes), Hair defects (8 causes), Facial hair growth (11 causes), Eyelash inflammation (6 causes), Eyelash deformity (43 causes), Hirsutism in children (34 causes), Eyelash bruise (2 causes), Eyelash tingling (6 causes), Absent eyebrows (45 causes), Thin, patchy eyebrow hair (4 causes), Eyebrow itch (11 causes), Increased hair growth (2 causes), Increased facial hair (19 causes), Eyelash weakness (4 causes), Reduced body hair (33 causes), Increased amount of course body hair (11 causes), Absence of both eyebrows (3 causes), Gram negative folliculitis (4 causes), Eyelash burning sensation (6 causes), Premature hair graying (13 causes), Eyebrow rash (11 causes), Eyelash infection (6 causes), Eyelash ulcer (5 causes), Itchy eyebrow in children (3 causes), Hirsutism in Cushing's disease (3 causes), Sparse eyelashes (55 causes), Changes in amount of body hair (11 causes), Styes (13 causes), Hirsutism in polycystic ovarian disease (2 causes), Lid and lashes stick together (9 causes), Black hairy tongue (4 causes), Excess hair growth (19 causes), Hairy Tongue (9 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Scalp symptoms:

    Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Scalp symptoms:

    Scalp symptoms (639 causes), Hair symptoms (838 causes), Itchy scalp (19 causes), Dry scalp (24 causes), Scalp pain (22 causes), Scalp itch (16 causes), Scalp swelling (14 causes), Scalp numbness (12 causes), Scalp coldness (8 causes), Scalp bleeding (11 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Scalp symptoms

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Scalp symptoms

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