A 22-year-old female asked:
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i got head lice recently and i'm noticing i have bumps all over my head, and one is huge and is like a scab. it's swollen and is tender, what is this?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bumpy head: You may have developed an infection from scratching your scalp.See a doctor for evaluation.
Answered on Jul 29, 2018
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Scratching: Scratching can breakdown skin and create portals for infections. The large lesions most likely warrants evaluation.
Answered on Nov 3, 2018

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