Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

153 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Have hair loss and itchy scalp with bruise on it. Which specialist should I consult?

Answered by
Dr. Pravin Banodkar


Practicing since :2005

Answered : 474 Questions

Posted on Thu, 7 Feb 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello. I am a 24 years old women. Since forever as I can recall but realized it was not normal from a massotherapist massaging my scalp, he said seemed like I have scar tissues, edema on my scalp. For me, it seemed like I have very tender area on the top of my scalp, on both sides, when I press on it with my fingers like it was a bruise, it seems that in those area my scalp is somewhat thicker and a clear sebum is oozing out from them upon pressure. I do suffer from itchy scalp and hair loss. I assumed the hair loss was due to stress at university.Thank you as I have no family doctor to refer me to a dermatologist .
Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar 2 hours later

I would be pleased to answer your question .

I would suggest that you will need to get it checked from the Dermatologist ,
It looks like a furuncle which is an inflammation and infection of the Hair follicles . They get inflamed to form the kind of swelling and sebum discharge that you have described .
You will need to take the antibiotic in the form of a prescription from the Dermatologist as early as possible to prevent any form of infectious complications like septicemia . Blood test to rule out Diabetes would be suggested.

Thanks and take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Pravin Banodkar 15 minutes later
I understand and thank you. however, there is no aparent lesion on the scalp, its looks totally normal when you take a close look at it. I google furuncle and by no means it looks like that.
Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar 4 hours later
Could you send a photograph for me to confirm
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Pravin Banodkar 12 hours later
Trust me, there is nothing apparent. beside my hair count drops dramastically on the top of my head. And there is a thin layer of white dry skin, redness may occur if I rub my scalp too much and gets itchy. But no furuncle, I had multiple people look at my scalp they all say: I see nothing.
sorry I just figured out how to add picture!
Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar 2 days later
Thanks for the images. They are very clear. Appreciate it.

You seem to be having a component of sebaceous gland inflammation called seborrheic dermatitis .
You will need to use a shampoo that contains ketoconazole and another shampoo that contains fluocinolone .
You would get it as a prescription.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Ketoconazole

doctor1 MD

My Dr said I had severe Tinea Cruis, but both topical and oral anti fungal s were not working. Ketoconazole 2%, and OTC miconazole, and oral Terbinafine. After 4 weeks of topical and 3 weeks of the oral terbinafine, he perscribed me a tube of Betamethasone, and everyday it has gotten better. But now says it was an alergic reaction, but nothing has changed in my groin area.

doctor1 MD

I have had an itchy rash on the inside of left ankle for ten weeks., appears to have a large bright red ring about the size of an egg. went to hospital, they perscribed ketoconazole cream as well as junuvia. tablets. No improvement. Your diagnosis?

doctor1 MD

sir, i am Md.Mahabub Badal .25 Years old. from Bangladesh. I have hair loss problem. last 2010 i attacked by fever. Dr. suggest to take Ciprofloxacin medicine for 28 days. after than my hair fall problem is start. now two problem is added in my head one is dandruff & other is itch in my head. in last year(December) 2013 i meet a Dermatologist. he suggest to it vitamin E and use Ketoconazole Shampoo. but no solution, still now i face those problem. main problem is itch in my head, i thing my head is attacked by fungus or bacteria. please give any advice or solution if i escape this problem. my email is YYYY@YYYY .

doctor1 MD

Hi, My husband has pus filled pimples in the backside of his head. He has very oily hair. We have observed that they come up whenever he has sweets or his hair becomes very oily. They usually come and go very frequently. It has been like this for...

doctor1 MD

Hi i have vag discomfort i know i have yeast n urinary tract but i also have lesions that itch n burn from mybbotton to my vag

doctor1 MD

Hello Doc, I am having small to medium bald patches on vertex to front elevated side of scalp and few towards back. This is there since pas 5 months, for sometime they dissapear and now i had close cut and they reappeared back, when closely...

doctor1 MD

I had a case if jock itch and now the rash is gone but my testicles are inflamed and itch like crazy. nothing seems to sooth the itching and it at a point i cant sleep. do I still continue to use the Ketoconazole i was given by my Dr. or is this something else?