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pus bumps on scalp

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Time for examination: This certainly sounds like a bacterial infection: either impetigo or infected folliculitis. In either case, the lesions must be cultured and you will ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
Cyst, ?infected: could be pilar cyst or routine sebaceous cyst...would see dermatologist, esp if grows in size and is more painful.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
C/w scar tissue or: possibly a persistent sebaceous cyst with significant scar tissue around it which your efforts are not emptying, just adding to trauma & more scar ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
See dermatologist: These "bumps" could be sebaceous cysts ("plugged hair follicles") or acne cysts. See your doctor for referral to a suitable specialist.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Auster
47 years experience Dermatology
See below: Possibly could cause that. Need to see dermatologist for treatment.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need to be seen: no help online, what you described warrants medical attention, so see your doctor for assessment, wish you well
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Probably not: Most "bumps" with pus inside are related to infections. It is quite rare for a cancerous tumor to lead to the formation of an abscess.
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A male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
34 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely a boil!: It looks like you have a boil which is an infection of the hail follicle of oil gland, it may require simple drainage with or without oral antibiotic ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: To evaluate your lesions would require an in-person examination. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.
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