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What causes redness in scalp and clear to white sticky discharge?

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Posted on Wed, 17 Dec 2014
Question: My scalp is red and sometimes oozes a clear to white sticky substance. I ve recently found a anti-bacterial scalp rinse that I ve used for a few days and then wash with a zinc shampoo with tea tree oil. Any ideas and what to do?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (4 hours later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
I understand your concern.
Probably you have developed seborrhea.
Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area.
Its very important for me to see the area in order to give a proper guidance.
There is an option to upload photos on right side of query page. Please utilize that. You can also email reports to YYYY@YYYY with subject as attn Dr XXXXXXX Kumar.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you .
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Brief Answer: photograph required Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. I understand your concern. Probably you have developed seborrhea. Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area. Its very important for me to see the area in order to give a proper guidance. There is an option to upload photos on right side of query page. Please utilize that. You can also email reports to YYYY@YYYY with subject as attn Dr XXXXXXX Kumar. Waiting for your response. Thank you .