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2nd dose of chemo thursday.I have red bumps on my scalp hair falling out and hair cut short.The bumps itch & painful.What can I put on scalp?

2nd dose of chemo thursday.I have red bumps on my scalp hair falling out and hair cut short.The bumps itch & painful.What can I put on scalp?

You need to contact : Your oncologist should be informed about what you have noted and you should go and show it to the person who gave you chemotherapy. I doubt if this is anything serious but communication with your own oncologist is more important than asking for help from others. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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I shaved my hair off with clippers down to a 0. I have bumps on my scalp now and it itches and burns. What should I do?

I shaved my hair off with clippers down to a 0. I have bumps on my scalp now and it itches and burns. What should I do?

Moisturizer needed: Your hair protects your scalp from too much sunlight but also serves as a conduit for natural oils to be spread around your scalp. Massage your scalp once or twice daily with any good over the counter moisturizer such as Nivia ...Read more

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Started to notice itches and pimple like bumps on my scalp! my scalp feels very dry and so does my hair! my hair feels like a straw! please help!

Started to notice  itches and  pimple like bumps on my scalp!  my scalp feels very dry and so does my hair! my hair feels like a straw! please help!

I would start: By using a dandriff shampoo like selsun blue. A dermatologist would be a good person to see but i would start there if it isnt all over. ...Read more

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I am suffering scabies for 2 weeks, applied permetherin 5% 2 times, no improvement. When itches, I use hair blower aiming the bumps, is it ok to do so?

I am suffering scabies for 2 weeks, applied permetherin 5% 2 times, no improvement. When itches, I use hair blower aiming the bumps, is it ok to do so?

Scabies Treatment: The topical medications used to treat scabies are: crotamiton 10%, petmethrin 5%, and lindane 1%. The oral medication is Ivermectin at 0.2mg/kg by mouth one time. You can try a different medication. However, has a skin scraping been done and scabies mites seen. If not, you may not have scabies. ...Read more

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Getting laser hair removal so I have to shave inside my anus. It hurts and itches and I get bumps, any suggestions?

Getting laser hair removal so I have to shave inside my anus. It hurts and itches and I get bumps, any suggestions?

Avoid: i am not exactly clear on the scenario, but if you are prone to razor bumps, it is best to avoid shaving there. There are a number of personal clippers on the market that trim closely enough to leave little or no visible hair, without causing the irritation of shaving. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps in pubic hair area. It mainly shows up after i shave, and it itches. I (stupidly) left it alone and now I am wondering what this is.

I have small red bumps in pubic hair area. It mainly shows up after i shave, and it itches. I (stupidly) left it alone and now I am wondering what this is.

Likely irritation: The base of the hair follicles may simply be reacting to your choise of shaving lubricant or soap.If it flares after shaving the relationship to tha process cannot be discounted. You may want to try alternate methods of site preparation and after care.The redness should respond to a mild steroid cream like hydrocortizone.If it persists see your doc. ...Read more

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A red ingrown hair looking bump. Picked at it now it's a sore and itches. What could it be?

A red ingrown hair looking bump. Picked at it now it's a sore and itches. What could it be?

Follicultis: An inflammed hair follicle. Could try topical antibiotic like Bacitracin, wash 2 x a day and do not pick .if does not improve in 12- 24 hours go to urgent care /doc as may need to lance it and may need systemtic antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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I have white bumps in the pubic hair at the top of my genital area it itches and turns red what could it be?

Possibly folliculiti: White bumps t the hair follicles of the pubic hair with some surrounding redness may be "folliculitis" , or a staph infection in the hair follicles. Depending on the severity it is treated with either topical or oral antibiotics. See your doc to check this out. ...Read more

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After i shave my legs i get these white dry bumps with small black hair sticking out sometimes all over my legs and it itches. What is this?

After i shave my legs i get these white dry bumps with small black hair sticking out sometimes all over my legs and it itches. What is this?

See dermatologist: I recommend getting new woman's razor with excellent reviews, changing your soap to a very moisturizing soap and using gentle cleanser for bathing. You have very sensitive skin and may need to consider alternative options for hair removal such as Laser Hair removal. If changing razor, soaps and moisturizers is not helpful, please consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Prickly itchy rash shows raised bumps, when scratch swell into raised strips. Lasts few mins. Affects diff area of body/hair & diff time. No reason.

Prickly itchy rash shows raised bumps, when scratch swell into raised strips. Lasts few mins. Affects diff area of body/hair & diff time. No reason.

Dermatographism: If your rash is a flat one and scratching it causing raised strip, you have dermatographism meaning that your skin is oversensitive. If it is bothersome, taking an otc antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) will likely control it. Else it is not a major health issue. As always, mention this to your doctor when you see him/her next time. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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