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I have issue with my scalp red spots that are ichy and

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Hi i have issue with my scalp red spots that are ichy and redness on my scalp
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: its been about 8 months i been to docotrs but nothing helps
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: tea tree oil helps little bit with ichyness
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I also started to get this type of rash all over my body
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Z
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Scalp
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Back
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
The problem on my scalp started about 8 months ago the spots are really ichy then about a month ago i started to get spots all over my body even face
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Face
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Neck
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I also noticed about a month ago that i have a little pea size lump at the back of my neck dont know if it could be related
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Thanks for the pics.

This is likely an autoimmune condition given the fact it is spreading and tea tree oil helps.

Immune system is overactive and attacking your scalp and skin.

You need to use topical steroid ointment --prescription Clobetasol propionate ointment 0.05% twice daily for 3-4 weeks will be better.

But needs prescription from your doctor.

Over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% ointment can be tried meanwhile 3 times daily for 10 days.

Please use Petrolatum jelly twice daily to prevent dryness.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thank you for reply i have been using steroid for over a months and it didnt help
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
This one
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Ok

That means you will need a skin biopsy for confirmation.

And oral steroid course will be required.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I been talking to doctors 10 times now they dont want to do anything about it
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Ok --but that should be the next step.

This can be lupus for example or sarcoidosis or something else --hard to treat without a biopsy.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Is there anything i can say to them so they listen as im starting to feel really depressed about it all
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

You can give a trial of antifungal treatment over the counter.

Clotrimazole cream can be tried twice daily for 2 weeks.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I also used this but didnt help
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Ok then no other option for you unfortunately.

You can see a dermatologist privately.

Here is a link:

Private Consultant Dermatologists | Skin Specialists in the UK | Private Healthcare UK

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Okey thank you for your answer will try calling docotrs to ask about skin biopsy
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

welcome

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Im waiting for a blood test will that be helpfull ?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

may not be

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Or skin biposy is a thing i should ask for ?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

Correct

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 days ago.

welcome