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raised, dry spot on scalp

My husband has a dry, raised patch on his scalp that is about the size of a penny.  It looks kind of pink and a little bloody to me, but he has been scratching on it quite a bit.  I don't know if I'm just dealing with some sort of eczema or if I should be concerned.  His line of work puts him out in the sun every day so I'm really hoping that it isn't something major.
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Hello,
I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be eczema. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. He can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide). Also use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.

If still the symptoms do not improve then please get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist.

I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.

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