Pimples or rash all over the head

sylva Member Posts: 80
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
They cut my hair very very short, less than a 1/4 of an inch two weeks ago. It's still falling, but because it's so short it's falling very slow now.
What I'm getting is so many red pimples on the head, it looks like a rash. I don't know if this is normal, or if I have to be alert.
I'm going for the blood count next Thursday, I don't know if I will have to go to the Dr. before that day...
Did someone have the same or similar experience?
Thank you for any input!!


  • liz11808
    liz11808 Member Posts: 34
    I also my head shaved all the way 2 week after my first chemo. I've also noticed some brown spot showing later but my husband said it is not pimple, they look more like freckles. I really didn't get bothered about until now that I read your post. Maybe I have to alert my onco or the nurse. I hope it's nothing to worry about.

    God bless,
  • cabbott
    cabbott Member Posts: 1,039 Member
    Why wait! Call your doctor's office and talk to whoever is on call. Yes, it is a holiday, but you may be experiencing an allergy, sun poisoning, or it may be normal. So call and let them worry about it.
  • kathyriddick
    kathyriddick Member Posts: 3
    I to had the rash..I also had cut my hair and it did the same thing it quit falling out as much if fact I still have a little hair. I called my Dr. When the rash first started and he said it was ok..just another side affect..he told me to put some cortizone on it but it only helps for alittle while...it will get better but takes time. Hugs Kathy