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Small red bumps on scalp of head?

Small red bumps on scalp of head?

? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but i often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...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. Theyre 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. Theyre 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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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

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I have a tender red bump on my scalp with a small yellow scab-like thing in middle. Is this normal? Not recall hitting head. Clear skin check in Jan

I have a tender red bump on my scalp with a small yellow scab-like thing in middle. Is this normal? Not recall hitting head. Clear skin check in Jan

Infected cyst?: Infected cyst or hair follicle iikely. If large see a doc. If very small try a spot of bacitracin after cleaning it with mild soap and water. Hot compresses for 30 minutes can help. If it is larger than a pea in size, get seen. Don't pop it, you can cause the infection to spread. If it hurts more, or you have fever, or it rapidly increases in size, go to ER. ...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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