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I shaved my head with clippers a few days ago and my scalp is burning and itching. I have razor bumps and burn on my scalp. How do I fix this?

I shaved my head with clippers a few days ago and my scalp is burning and itching. I have razor bumps and burn on my scalp. How do I fix this?

Scalp rash: It could be irritation by the clippers themselves which would be more of an allergic rash or it could be an infection. I cannot exclude a fungal infection as well. I would see your Doctor for an evaluation to decide on the appropriate medication and treatment for your problem. Have a swell day. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Tonight my scalp suddenly became oily, itchy, burning, flakes, and red bumps. It happened very fast but nothing was near my hair today. Any ideas?

Tonight my scalp suddenly became oily, itchy, burning, flakes, and red bumps. It happened very fast but nothing was near my hair today. Any ideas?

Look at history: You may have symptoms of burning itching, flakes, oily, red bumps today, but it may have been as a result of something that you've been using on your scalp recently. So a good history of the products you have used on your scalp for conditioning, shampoo, coloring, oil treatments can cause a dermatitis to show up. Best to have your doctor examine it, and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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My scalp randomly started burning. Red bumps appeared in the area. It's extremely tender. Now I have a headache, w/numbness in the area of the bumps.

My scalp randomly started burning. Red bumps appeared in the area. It's extremely tender. Now I have a headache, w/numbness in the area of the bumps.

Sounds like: You may have SHINGLES!!!


You need a diagnosis ASAP since there is effective antiviral treatment when you TREAT EARLY!
Call your Primary Care Provider and arrange to be seen as early as practicable!!

Good luck!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Many possibilities: Unfortunately they could be many things. Having somebody look at it in person would be the best. There are possibilities such as lice and ranging two small infections. ...Read more

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Bumps burning on your dick?

Bumps burning on your dick?

See your doctor: No doctor can diagnose your condition without an examination. ...Read more

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I hafe a bump under my scalp.?

I hafe a bump under my scalp.?

Cyst: Most common bump is cyst, but can determine cause from limited description. Smalll bumps present for long time are almost always benign cysts which can be easily removed by minor office procedure. ...Read more

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What is bumps on my scalp that itches?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my scalp, how can I prevent them?

I have bumps on my scalp, how can I prevent them?

Have bumps evaluated: One cannot that answer your question without knowing the cause of the bumps. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Burning under my front scalp in d middle of my head.?

Burning under my front scalp in d middle of my head.?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or
numbness, skin crawling, or itching. The appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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I have a scalp that is itching and burning like fire?

Several things: It's difficult to give you more accurate advice without sering your scalp, but this could he several things from a herpes zoster infection, to seborrheic dermatitis to fungus and even psoriasis. Ideally you should see a doctor to better characterize the problem and create an appropriate treatment plan. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

Trauma: Trauma (blow) to the region would give you a bump. Other causes can include inflammation, tumor (most likely benign), consult your pcp. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bumps/ spots on and beneath my scalp?

Cysts/acne necrotica: It's difficult to tell you exactly what this is without examining you, but if what you have are marble size or larger moveable knots in the deeper subcutaneous tissue, I favor pilar cysts. The only treatment for these is surgical excision. On the other hand, if it's small pimples in the hair follicles I favor a rash like condition such as acne necrotica or lichen planopilaris. See a Dermatlogist! ...Read more

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I am having a burning sensation on my scalp on the front of my part line?

Nerve pain: You're describing nerve pain probably from compression by muscle of the underlying nerves. I hope that answers your question, as it was difficult to understand what you're asking. ...Read more

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The top of my scalp severely hurts. I have no visible bumps or red marks on my scalp.

Injury?: Have you had any recent injury or muscle spasms in your neck? Sometimes severe pain in the scalp can be from pinched nerves in the scalp or neck. It could also be the beginning of shingles (rash not appeared yet) This type of pain is often shooting pain and may feel like electric shocks, burning or throbbing. I would get checked by a doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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My wife has a large hard bump on chest, it has a burning sensation to it. What could this be from?

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My wife has a large hard bump on chest, it has a burning sensation to it. What could this be from?

Chest bump: Several possibilities. Need to be looked at by your family doc. For accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my scalp. It itches and it hurts when I touch it. Why do I have a bump on my scalp?

I have a bump on my scalp. It itches and it hurts when I touch it. Why do I have a bump on my scalp?

Bump on scalp: There are a lot of potential causes for a bump on your scalp that itches and hurts when you touch it. You should see your doctor to have it evaluated. It can't be diagnosed without proper examination. ...Read more

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I have. Read hard bumps. On my elbow. When I hit them on something. It's a burning feeling. What is it?

I have. Read hard bumps. On my elbow. When I hit them on something. It's a burning feeling. What is it?

Bumps: Uploading a picture and consulting with a doctor can help us diagnose that. I am concerned you may have a skin infection and want to see the rash on your elbow. ...Read more

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Colorless bump on back of pinky that itched/burned at first, but then stops itching/burning while the bump is still there?

Colorless bump on back of pinky that itched/burned at first, but then stops itching/burning while the bump is still there?

It will: Take sometimes for any rashes, bumps, bug bites, or inflammation to heal. If it is getting worst, I would see a doctor, if it is just sitting there, and you are not irritating it further, leave it alone and it should heal in no time. We cannot speed up the healing process! ...Read more

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Bump on back of scalp. Not painful to touch it's hard&non movable. Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?

Skin bump: Bumps and lumps on the skin can be anything from benign cysts to malignant tumors. This is something that should be looked at and diagnosed by your doctor and a biopsy/excision should be performed if necessary.
dont worry, this is most probably a cyst but be responsible about your health and get this taken care of. ...Read more

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I have a small smooth but hard bump on my scalp that won't go away. Never had b4. when I try to pop it just bleeds. No pus at all. Shud I be scared?

I have a small smooth but hard bump on my scalp that won't go away. Never had b4. when I try to pop it just bleeds. No pus at all. Shud I be scared?

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 tissue. Best leave alone in hopes scar tissue will decrease some over time or have excised by someone with good plastic surgery seamstress skills to reclose with minimal new scar tissue induction. ...Read more

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I have several white crusty hard bumps on my scalp I can pick them off and it just looks like skin they will hurt and grow back by the next day or so.

I have several white crusty hard bumps on my scalp I can pick them off and it just looks like skin they will hurt and grow back by the next day or so.

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Seborrhea dermatitis is often associated with redness, scaling, and crusting. Seborrhea also can affect other parts of the body, including the face, chest and upper back. Treatment options include application of selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc or ketoconazole-containing shampoos, topical ketoconazole cream or terbinafine solution, topical sodium sulfacetamide and topical corticosteroids. ...Read more