A couple of months ago I had an itch on the back of my neck and, when I reached up to scratch it, I discovered a scaly, raised lesion running all along the hairline. I do not have lesions anywhere else on my body, so it seems highly unlikely I'm having a reaction to something. When left alone, the top layer of skin along the lesion will itch and flake off when rubbed. I have used 100% aloe vera gel, Vitamin E cream, and OTC hydrocortisone cream. It seems to improve for a day or two, but it never goes away. It looks red and inflamed, but it doesn't seem to be infected. I am beginning to get concerned, so I made an appointment with a dermatologist. However, the earliest appointment they had was in June. Do you have any idea what this could be or have suggestions on what I should do in the meantime?
Thank you for any advice or assistance you can offer.
This can be due to dermatitis skin or eczema skin. Check out if used a ne shampoo/ conditioner or hair dye recently. Try keeping the skin free of sweat as far as possible. If the symptoms still persist then you can apply mild steroid. For the itching antihistaminics like Benadryl or Claritin can be taken. Applying calamine lotion also helps in soothing the skin.
If the symptoms persist then get an evaluation done by 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 doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.