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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Board Certified, Dermatology
48 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Richard Feinstein
Board Certified, Dermatology
48 years in practice
324K people helped
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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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What's the best shampoo for getting rid of crusty bump on scalp?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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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?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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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.

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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Michelle Chambers
Board Certified, Dermatology
34 years in practice
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I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

Dr. Michelle Chambers
Board Certified, Dermatology
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
20 years in practice
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Weird bump on the side of my scalp hurts bad?

Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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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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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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Flesh colored bumps on scalp. What does this mean?

Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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Are bumps on scalp after haircut normal to have?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
6M people helped

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

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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Over the past month on the top of my scalp it seems to have a slight bump but I'm not sure if I've always had this but only recently noticed. No pain?

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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Over the past month on the top of my scalp it seems to have a slight bump but I'm not sure if I've always had this but only recently noticed. No pain?

ONE possibility: is a sebaceous cyst. Please have your doctor look at it. If it is, it can either be lived w/or removed easily. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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