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I have had an itchy scalp for a month. More around the nape of head. No lice. I also have small red bumps that are tender to touch. What could or be?

I have had an itchy scalp for a month. More around the nape of head. No lice. I also have small red bumps that are tender to touch. What could or be?

Get checked out: Sounds like you may have folliculitis (an inflammation / infection of the hair follicles) or seborrheic dermatitis. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Both conditions respond well to treatment. ...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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I have small red bumps on my scalp. They're itchy and when I scratch my scalp burns. What are they? What can I do to get rid of them?

I have small red bumps on my scalp. They're itchy and when I scratch my scalp burns. What are they? What can I do to get rid of them?

Many possibilities.: There is a condition called acne necrotica that causes itchy scalp bumps, but it could be simple seborrhea that you have scratched too much, or several other things. Let a dermatologist have a look and give you a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Tonight my scalp suddenly became oily, itchy, burning, flakes, and red bumps. It happened very fast but nothing was near my hair today. Any ideas?

Look at history: You may have symptoms of burning itching, flakes, oily, red bumps today, but it may have been as a result of something that you've been using on your scalp recently. So a good history of the products you have used on your scalp for conditioning, shampoo, coloring, oil treatments can cause a dermatitis to show up. Best to have your doctor examine it, and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Its been 4 months I have itchy, red bumps on my scalp which bleed when I scratch them. ..was having doxycycline for 1.5months well, and now its back?

Its been 4 months I have itchy, red bumps on my scalp which bleed when I scratch them. ..was having doxycycline for 1.5months well, and now its back?

See dermatologist: You have an inflammatory condition on your scalp, best to consult a dermatologist. In the meanwhile, make sure you are not allergic to shampoo, conditioner, or other hair products. ...Read more

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Its been 4 months I have itchy, red bumps on my scalp which bleed when I scratch them was having doxycycline for 1.5months well, my doctor hs no clue?

Its been 4 months I have itchy, red bumps on my scalp which bleed when I scratch them was having doxycycline for 1.5months well, my doctor hs no clue?

Itchy rash: As the itching and rash is only in the scalp, rule out first pediculosis, if negative, consider biopsy for any chronic rash. See a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a scalp infection of some kind. Itchy, red bumps, bald patches, sometimes bleed, puss. Staph? Folliculitus? Ringworm? What is it?!

I have a scalp infection of some kind. Itchy, red bumps, bald patches, sometimes bleed, puss. Staph? Folliculitus? Ringworm? What is it?!

Multiple answers: You really need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and get proper treatment, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Non itchy painless red bumps. What could these be?

Non itchy painless red bumps. What could these be?

Rash: The accurate diagnosis of a rash requires a physical exam. It is recommended that your see a primary care provider for a physical examination. ...Read more

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I have small itchy red bumps?

I have small itchy red bumps?

Red bumps: Can be from different causes such as dry skin, skin infection, etc. For a proper diagnosis, you need to see a doctor to look at them and help you with the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on cheeks, remedy?

I have itchy red bumps on cheeks, remedy?

Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps on inner thighs, what is this from?

Hard to say maybe: From the fabric of your clothes, soap or detergent, . .. Occasionally it can be from a mild inflammation of the hair follicles in that area... Try using a mild soap like dove (white). Detergent like all free clear. Trying yourself well after you bathe. .. And maybe some over-the-counter cortisone cream. If these things don't help let your doctor take a look. Good luck. ...Read more

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Non itchy red bumps under buttocks?

Non itchy red bumps under buttocks?

Biopsy: See a dermatologist for a possible biopsy. This does need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause itchy red bumps on my neck?

What can cause itchy red bumps on my neck?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What is this? I have itchy, red bumps rash with pus.

What is this? I have itchy, red bumps rash with pus.

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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What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

Dermatitis: You may have contact dermatitis or fungal dermatitis. It is best to see doctor so you can get some cream for it. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat these itchy red bumps on my face?

What can I do to treat these itchy red bumps on my face?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

Allergic reaction: Rashes of sudden onset that are itchy are usually allergic in origin. Use of anti-itching cream seems to help. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with itchy small red bumps on tops of feet?

Can you give me advice with itchy small red bumps on tops of feet?

Allergy perhaps: Seems like some sort of an allergic reaction. Find out what's causing it, (socks, shoes, detergent, contact with something, and avoid that. For now hydrocortisone cream might help, but you may need a prescription cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Little red bumps that are itchy and itch and burn on my inner thighs?

Little red bumps that are itchy and itch and burn on my inner thighs?

? hives: These may be hives caused by an allergic reaction to something internal or external. Taking an antihistamine should help, but detective work is needed to find what you're reacting to. They may also be insect bites. Check for these. If you need further help, a dermatologist or allergist should be helpful. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on my arm after being in the sun. What could it be?

I have itchy red bumps on my arm after being in the sun. What could it be?

Solar urtucaria: Very much possible to be "solar urticaria" a kind of skin reaction to physical agents as heat, cold, uv sun rays. ...Read more

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What to do about palms that get red and itchy with little red bumps and hives?

What to do about palms that get red and itchy with little red bumps and hives?

See a dermatologist: 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. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what kind of rash has little red bumps is itchy and is on the neck?

Rash: It's difficult to tell w/o an exam and even then, there are many conditions that can present this way. However, if it is just limited to the neck with itchiness, it may be contact dermatitis or folliculitis. Did you recently shave that area? Is there something that may have come into contact with the area recently that could have caused an allergic reaction? Try OTC tx to see if it improves. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my arm they are itchy and filled with puss and spreading what is it?

I have red bumps on my arm they are itchy and filled with puss and spreading what is it?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, blockage of the follicle, or shaving. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria staphylococcus (staph).Treatment may include antibiotics applied to the skin (mupirocin) or taken by mouth (dicloxacillin), or antifungal, if a fungus, medications to control the infection. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more