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If i didnt get the head of a tick out of my crown of my head can ot cause itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

If i didnt get the head of a tick out of my crown of my head can ot cause itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

Get it out: Yes it can cause itchy bumps and even a secondary infection. You need to get all of the insect parts out. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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I have these itchy bumps on my head, they're not from lice or eczema, I do suffer from dandruff though?

I have these itchy bumps on my head, they're not from lice or eczema, I do suffer from dandruff though?

Dandruff: is a kind of inflammation, can cause itching and bumps, try OTC shampoo first, use it regularly, if doesn't improve, see your doctor, you might need more medicines then ...Read more

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For 20 months I have been suffering with small red round itchy bumps on my head with extensive hair loss. After 10 biopsies still no answer. Help me!

For 20 months I have been suffering with small red round itchy bumps on my head with extensive hair loss. After 10 biopsies still no answer. Help me!

Shingles of scalp?: You might have shingles of the scalp which can ce exceedingly painful and causes patches of hair loss. You might want to consult a dermatologist in a medical school setting who may have more experience. Good luck. ...Read more

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Found a tick on my head a little while after that i noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

Found a tick on my head a little while after that i noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

See details: If the tick was not attached and engorged (filled with blood) it is not an issue. The bumps are likely unrelated. ...Read more

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3 patches of very small ( pin head size ) itchy bumps. One patch has a dime size red itchy bump. I take yoga daily. Very sweaty group setting. ?

Could be fungal: usually rash that starts around sweaty areas of the body (under the breast, around the groin, etc) are fungal in nature. The medical term is tinea. It is usually itchy as well. You can try over the counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream. If you get worse or any concern, then see your private doctor. ...Read more

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I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

Your age?: It is hard to tell without you giving us any detail on the history or even your age. Although itching often points to an allergic contact condition( hair preparations especially black hair dye) , it may also be from a skin cancer. Best to get them checked especially if you are over age 50. ...Read more

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21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

May be fungus/yeast: It is very difficult to diagnose any kind of rash in genital area without looking at it. My guess is that it is a fungus or yeast infection. Try any antifungal like Monistat-derm. Follow the directions of using it properly and if not better in a week, see a Dermatologist if you can or see a family doctor. ...Read more

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Will using permethrin only where the itchy bumps are located on my body eliminate the scabies? It worked last time. Head to toe seems overkill no?

Will using permethrin only where the itchy bumps are located on my body eliminate the scabies?  It worked last time.  Head to toe seems overkill no?

Not overkill: Scabies is not like a simple mosquito bite. Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Transmitted by close person to person contact or by fomites (clothing, linens). To prevent transmission treat with Permethrin 5% cream. Apply to all areas of the body from the neck down and wash off aprox 8-14 hours later. Simultaneous treatment of close contacts advised. ...Read more