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Reddish itchy spots on the scalp and body. What are these?

I have been having problems with my scalp and body. I have these red itchy spots on my scalp that itch horribly and then become sore when I scratch them. There is no flaking or gross stuff coming out of them, just the itching. And it is also on the back of my legs, my stomach , and in between my breasts. I need to find something to control it. I am miserable all the time and so afraid of losing my hair. Please help me.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.
You have not mentioned the exact timing since the problem is present. There can be multiple possibilities of the problem as per this short history. It would be better to fix an appointment with a dermatologist to check for the best possibility of the problem.
Even then till that time there are certain suggestions which can be doen to reduce the problem:
-Apply over the counter calamine lotion 3-4 times a day over body and not on scalp.
-Do cold water compresses to reduce the intensity of itching.
-Do not scratch or rub the skin as it can lead to further aggravation.
-The best measure is to take oral anti histamine like loratadine or levocetrizine under medical advise.
Hope these information will help. IF you have any further queries I would be happy to help.

"With good health wishes"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STDs)

Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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