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Black itchy spots on head with dandruff. What is it?

My head has been itchy in tiny spots, not all over, and When I check for lice I only find little black dots and dandruff, the black dots are super small and its very hard to see what they are. I'm pretty sure I don't have lice because this has been going on for almost a month now, and wouldn't there be adults by now? I don't know what to do.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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welcome to healthcare magic forum
thank you for your query
black itchy spot in scalp may be due to lice infection or fungal infection .
it look like more of fungal infection.
you need to consult dermatologist as treatment of both condition are different.
keep your scalp skin clean and do not let it wet.
avoid scratching and use separate comb.
for itching you can take anti histaminic medicine .
i hope i answered your question
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Black itchy spots on head with dandruff. What is it?

hello welcome to healthcare magic forum thank you for your query black itchy spot in scalp may be due to lice infection or fungal infection . it look like more of fungal infection. you need to consult dermatologist as treatment of both condition are different. keep your scalp skin clean and do not let it wet. avoid scratching and use separate comb. for itching you can take anti histaminic medicine . i hope i answered your question