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A 29-year-old male asked:

3 small bumps (cysts?) on the back of head, best way to treat?

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Dr. John Browning
Pediatric Dermatology 20 years experience
Cyst Treatment: If they have been there for several months then they will probably need to be surgically excised. If new (less than a month), they could be acne or folliculitis and might respond to a steroid injection or oral antibiotic.
Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Bumps on scalp: most likely this is ingrown hair follicles--i would do normal hygiene on scalp--consider topical antibiotic ie neosporin--but may need to see your doctor for the possibility of an oral antibiotic

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