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Irregular appearing scalp

Also known as Dry scalp and Rash on scalp

Irregular appearing scalp is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of irregular appearing scalp are actinic keratosis, skin cancer, and fungal infection of the skin. Other possible causes, such as contact dermatitis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with irregular appearing scalp often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, excision of skin lesion, biopsy, wound care management, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, other therapeutic procedures and microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology) .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with irregular appearing scalp include griseofulvin, ketoconazole, triamcinolone topical product, salicylic acid topical, clobetasol topical, betamethasone topical product, selenium sulfide topical, fluorouracil topical, tetracycline, fluorouracil, epinephrine / lidocaine, naftifine topical and pyrithione zinc topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for irregular appearing scalp include age 75+ years age 5-14 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.0x
1-4 years
1.3x
5-14 years
1.5x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
1.4x
75+ years
1.7x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.4x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.0x
Other
0.8x
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