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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.

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

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

Maybe none: A chronic skin issue on the scalp needs to be evaluated. It could be caused by several issues including psoriasis. ...Read more

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I have small crusty bumps on my scalp. i can pick them off by scrapping with finger or comb. What could it be?

I have small crusty bumps on my scalp. i can pick them off by scrapping with finger or  comb. What could it be?

You can: Usually seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can get 3% salicylic acid (T-Sal, others) shampoo. Apply a few drops of water to the crusts, then a drop of shampoo. Get in shower a few hours later and wash out. Tar shampoo is favored by many but smells of tar. ...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

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I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

Skin growth: Could be a benign lesion called a seborrheic keratosis but it the lesions grows, bleeds gets painful or changes you should have it checked. As you should with any skin lesion. ...Read more

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What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

Have it evaluated: If that is the case, have the area evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Weird bump on the side of my scalp hurts bad?

Weird bump on the side of my scalp hurts bad?

Could be a cyst: Sometimes common cysts can get inflamed and painful. However, there are other things that can cause your symptoms. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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Are bumps on scalp after haircut normal to have?

No: See a dermatologist. There are a variety of skin disorders which may be identified by exam. ...Read more

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Flesh colored bumps on scalp. What does this mean?

May be pilar cysts: or they may be moles. A dermatologist can tell you ...Read more

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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 ?

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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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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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