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Scalp itching and rash !!

  • By shellyseats

    Please help !! In the past month I have a break out of something like raised knot like areas that itch and burn , the itch is so intense that I have dug Mark’s in my head I have lost a quarter sized area of hair from scratching. I will wake up with blood under my nails from scratching during the night. I have bought every shampoo for itching, psoriasis, eczema bugs , fungus, you name it.nice spent over a 100$ on stuff and nothphelps. Is this RA related? I don’t insurance so I don’t go to the Dr much but I think I am going to have to. It’s just a clinic that is income based and they are not really invested in patients care. . Sorry for rambling,, I’m just really tired of itching and burning..

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  • By Richard Faust Moderator

    Sorry to hear you are struggling with these scalp issues shellyseats. I understand it may be difficult, but a new, persistent symptom like this should be checked-out by a doctor. For your protection, we cannot give medical advice over the internet. You may want to look at this article from one of our contributors looking at dry skin issues, including the scalp: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/dry-as-a-desert/. Of course, there are also non-RA explanations that could be possible. Hopefully, others with some experience or thoughts will chime in. Wishing you the best and keep us posted on how you are doing. Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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