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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Folliculitis: You may have inflammation and/or infection of hair follicles in the scalp. I recommend that you have your physician examine you and treat you.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lana Long
Dr. Lana Long answered
33 years experience Dermatology
? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Folliculitis. : Could be an inflammation of the hair follicles upon the scalp. Are your hairs emanating from the bumps? Although this is a low-level infection, just ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Follicular is: Could be folliculitis or infection of hair follicle .You should see a dermatologist.
A female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Probably: Things called hemangioma. They are harmless unless they cause disfiguration or begin to get bigger. Of course, I am only guessing.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Sure could be. Another possibility is some type of scalp fungal infection.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Could be allergies: Any chance you had a bug bite? Changed shampoo, or soap, have a new necklace?
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
39 years experience Dermatology
Folliculitis: This is folliculitis. You can try a antibacterial cleanser but usually prescription medication is needed. Make sure you avoid oil on the scalp as this ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Seborrhea?: This may well be a case of seborrheic dermatitis. The head and shouders may not help. You might want to try some selsun to see if that will help. If n ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilities.: There is a condition called acne necrotica that causes itchy scalp bumps, but it could be simple seborrhea that you have scratched too much, or severa ... Read More

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