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Painful Bumps On Scalp
Itchy painful bumps on scalp. Went to dermatologist , diagnosed w/ folliculitis, finished round of antibiotics. Still there!! Please help!!
Inflammation: Folliculitis (Inflammation of the hair follicle) can be caused by bacteria or fungus. It can be difficult to treat. I would try using an anti-fungal shampoo like Selsun Blue. Doxycycline has great anti-inflammatory properties (along with the antibacterial properties of the antibiotic). If you needed to go on this you could stay on it for long periods without problems (except upset stomach etc) ...Read more
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
I have a sorta reddish, clearish, painful bump on my scalp. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
I have small red painful bumps on my scalp along with dry scalp. Would it be bad if I picked it open? How do I home treat?
Foolish?: I am not sure what your red bumps are but if you pick these they could be come infected and could develop a cellulitis. I would see your doc and have him /her review what is ongoing. If the doc can treat it fine otherwise see a derm doc and have them tell you what it is and how treated appropriately. foolish if you home treat ...Read more
I have painful bumps on my scalp. Most are in clusters at the back of my head. If I puncture them they bleed. What is it and how do I get rid of them?
Can't diagnose: The treatment will depend on accurate diagnosis. Recommend dermatological assessment (in-person). ...Read more
Feeling awful. Swelling in back of head, bottom of skull area. Painful small bumps in scalp. Hardness 1 inch below skull, left side. What is this?
You must: You must see a doctor physically to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Bump on back of scalp.not painful to touch it's hard&non movable.Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?
Skin bump: bumps and lumps on the skin can be anything from benign cysts to malignant tumors. this is something that should be looked at and diagnosed by your doctor and a biopsy/excision should be performed if necessary. dont worry, this is most probably a cyst but be responsible about your health and get this taken care of. ...Read more
... Shingles ...: 39 y/o female says I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful? If one has had Chicken Pox in younger years, Shingles will be the first to consider. Because the Eye on the same side could be affected, even if it was a different infection, best to see the PCP to be sure & to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Hi, I have been getting itchy bumps in my scalp. They appear suddenly small and then grow in size getting itchy and painful, then subside on their own?
Hair dye?: You may have developed a contact allergy to hair dye (if you do dye your hair) or other hair preparations. The onset of reaction is usually from 24 to 72 hrs after exposure. Thus if you dye your hair once every month, the reaction will start in 24-72 hrs and subside a week or two after until the next contact. If you don't dye your hair, then will have to go another route. ...Read more
I have a bump on my scalp that is painful and it feels like it has a head but it has a throbbing sort of pain.
Lump and pain: This forehead lump and throbbing pain is typical of infection. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
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