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The scalp is the skin on top of the head on which hair grows. The scalp is a frequent area for a fungal infection in children known as tinea capitis or, more commonly, scalp ringworm. The scalp is also a prominent area for the very contagious disease lice (pediculosis capitis). Hair loss, dandruff, and inflammation of the hair follicles (folliculitis) can also affect the skin on the scalp. Click the pictures below for more information about these health concerns located on the scalp.
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Folliculitis The lesions of scalp folliculitis can be very itchy, resulting in scratching and scabs.
Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata) Alopecia areata typically presents with sudden circular areas of hair loss without any other skin changes.
Head Lice (Pediculosis Capitis) Numerous tiny, white lice eggs (nits) glued to the hair shaft are seen in this person with head lice.
Kerion Some children have an inflammatory reaction to fungus causing a kerion, an area of swelling and pus.
Mole (Nevus) This is a nevus (mole) in the scalp.
Psoriasis This image displays a forehead and scalp affected by psoriasis.
Ringworm, Scalp (Tinea Capitis) In a child with hair loss and scale on the scalp, fungal infection may be the cause.
Seborrheic Dermatitis This image displays seborrheic dermatitis, which can involve the forehead, as seen here.
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