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
- 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.
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