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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

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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 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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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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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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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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