Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Big spot on head has me panicking

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2017

    Big spot on head has me panicking

    Basically the title. I cut my hair today and noticed this big reddish brownish? spot on my head. My hair has been long for years so I never would've noticed anything. I immediately went into a full blown panic attack when I saw this.


    Does anyone know what it is? Or does anyone else have it?

    I'm trying to make a dermatology appointment ASAP :(

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2021

    Re: Big spot on head has me panicking

    Looks a bit like eczema. I get it in my hair from time to time when I'm anxious. When I do I switch to Head and Shoulders sensitive and it usually clears up.

    Are you getting any help with your HA?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2015

    Re: Big spot on head has me panicking

    I get spots on my head from time to time. I do t know what causes them. They go away after a while.

    My dermatologist is a melanoma specialist. He doesnít think itís worth it to check my hair. He said in all his years as a doctor heís never had a case of melanoma under someoneís hair. Heís had a couple of cases in the part of the hair, but never under a lot of hair. So, he just checks my part.

    I donít know if that helps, but it doesnít look like melanoma to me.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2015

    Re: Big spot on head has me panicking

    That reminds me very much of some spots I had on my upper chest / shoulders several years ago. Showed them to my doctor and he said it was tinea versicolor, which is a common fungal infection. It's safe to Google the condition, it's very common, not contagious, and is easily treated. My doctor said he could prescribe selenium sulfide or I could buy it myself - it's just Selsun Blue. He said to rub a bit on the spots each day. I simply ignored it, and the spots eventually disappeared on their own.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Could a big sore red spot bring up a lymph node?
    By ShaunRyder in forum Health Anxiety
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-04-15, 22:21
  2. In a panic: New big brown spot on my skin
    By bulan in forum Health Anxiety
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-06-14, 04:18
  3. Panicking now about a spot (down below) ladies only
    By phattgal in forum Female health issues
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-06-13, 08:28
  4. help,painless white spot in mouth?Panicking!
    By sarahb in forum Health Anxiety
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13-12-08, 10:17
  5. panicking over spot on leg
    By mumof4 in forum General Anxiety / Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-05-05, 23:34

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts