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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.
The lesions of scalp folliculitis can be very itchy, resulting in scratching and scabs.
Some children have an inflammatory reaction to fungus causing a kerion, an area of swelling and pus.
This image displays a forehead and scalp affected by psoriasis.
This image displays seborrheic dermatitis, which can involve the forehead, as seen here.