Fungus can infect the scalp and result in redness, itching, dry skin, and pus. Ringworm, otherwise called tinea capitis, is the most common fungal infection that affects the scalp. The fungus can enter the scalp through a cut or break. It can result in scalp blisters, ulcers, redness, and pain.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a chronic 3 cm patch on my scalp, which has scales in it. If I remove these scales, gum-like liquid forms in that area and it dries to form the scales again. It reduces if I tonsure my hair and increases with hair growth. I do not have similar patches anywher... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a partially treated lesion. From your description, your scaly scalp could be seborrhea or psoriatic plaque. An autoimmune disorder has probably caused it. Investigations to be done: Fasting lipid. Hepatitis B and C serology. Skin biopsy. Scraping for fungus. I su... Read Full »