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Itchy Head only at One Spot

Hello,

I usually feel very itchy on top of my head, only at one spot.  There is no dandruff; the head skin looks clean.  Sometimes it is so itchy that I scratch until bleeding, or I ask my husband to use his fingertips, applying a strong force to numb the area in order to stop itching.

What is the possible problem?

Thank you.
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Hello,
You seem to be having tinea capitis. The symptoms of Ringworm or Tinea Capitis include a dry itchy scalp, scaling, crusting, inflamed nodules, hair loss and tender enlarged lymph nodes on the neck. Treatment includes washing the scalp with shampoo with selenium sulfide (2.5%) or zinc pyrithione (1-2%) used 2-3 times weekly at home. Oral steroids, Griseofulvin and oral antifungals may also be required. I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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