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Crusty bumps on scalp; what are they? I'm an 87 year- old man, been sick; when I cut my hair, there seems to be a crust on the scalp.

Scabs on scalp

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These may be scabs, clusters of dried blood leaking from small wounds on the scalp, or they may be scales, thick chunks of dead skin like dandruff. Try using medicated shampoos, like head and shoulders, selsun blue and T Gel, and wash his hair, for ten minutes a time, every day, alternating shampoos. Then rub a small amount of hydrocortisone lotion into his scalp. If not better, see a skin doc.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

What's the best shampoo for getting rid of crusty bump on scalp?

Maybe none

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A chronic skin issue on the scalp needs to be evaluated. It could be caused by several issues including psoriasis.
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Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Scalp folliculitis

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Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone,based on cause.
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Itchy bumps on scalp?

Psoriasis

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Likely psoriasis. I would first have it looked at to make sure it is nothing suspicious. If it is psoriasis, switching to T-gel shampoo as well as using calcipotriene and occasional topical steroid helps.
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What is bumps on my scalp that itches?

Not sure.

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There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
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I have bumps on my scalp,how can i prevent them ?

Have bumps evaluated

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One cannot that answer your question without knowing the cause of the bumps. See a dermatologist.
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What are the bumps on my scalp and why am i losing so much hair?

Common being common

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The most common scalp lesions that we see in the office are pilar cysts - but without examining you, it would be tough to provide you with a diagnosis. The workup for hair loss involves a thorough physical exam and some laboratory work. I would check in with your local board certified dermatologist.
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I have little bumps on my scalp and sometimes they bleed and they're close to my forehead. what is it?

Folliculitis

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An infection of the hair follicle near the hair line caused by staph. An antibacterial liquid soap such as lever 2000 or a surgical sisal may decrease the bacteria. If persistent a oral antibiotic will help, but this may return.
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What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

Have it evaluated

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If that is the case, have the area evaluated to determine the cause.
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Why do i have little bumps on my scalp and forehead?

See a dermatologist

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It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
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