“What is it?” asks our reader about her “findings” on her “scalp” that have been bothering her for five weeks. She discovered the yellow and red markings on her scalp with her comb, and they were “itchy at first”, though she does not elaborate upon the extent to which they are affecting her now.
As far as we can see, there are no organisms in the pictures to accompany her marking, so there really is not anything for us to identify in these pictures. On top of that, our reader does not provide any more context than what is written above. Either way, seeing as whatever is bothering our reader seems to be leaving these markings behind and causing symptoms of itchiness, we would not be able to identify any organisms even if they were photographed or mentioned. As we are not medical professionals, this is not something we are qualified to do. All we can do is point our reader in the right direction of some resources she can use to seek the advice of a professional, who can better tell our reader what she may be going through.
If our reader does not think an organism is causing these marks, then we suggest that she goes to her GP. If she does suspect that these are caused by an organism, then what we can recommend is that our reader do one or more of the following: 1) Search for a medical parasitologist in their area using this directory of medical parasitology consultants: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory. 2) Search for a local parasitologist by doing a Google search for “medical parasitologist (name of the closest big city)” or “tropical medicine specialist (name of the closest big city)”. 3) Get in touch with Dr. Omar Amin at the Parasitology Center at https://www.parasitetesting.com. 4) Contact Dr. Vipul Savaliya of Infectious Disease Care (“IDCare”) at idcarepa.com. The reason we suggest consulting with a specialist, in the case that organisms are causing a medical concern, is because GPs typically do not receive training in parasitology, and many of our readers have thus been turned down by non-specialising doctors because they are not equipped to deal with such a situation. We want to add that the two physicians mentioned here are able to consult with patients online, so our reader does not need to be in the vicinity of their offices to book a consultation and receive treatment.
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In conclusion, we do not know what is is our reader is dealing with, and we do not know if there is an organism linked to the markings on her scalp and the accompanying itchiness. Regardless, we would not be able to identify such organisms, nor would we be able to identify the cause of these markings even if organisms were not causing them. For that reason, we urge our reader to consult the advice of a medical professional.