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Doctor insights on: Red Bumps On Scalp Hair Loss

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...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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My 5 month old daughter keeps scratching her scalp a lot. She has red bumps all over her scalp and her hair is dry and tangled. What should I do?

My 5 month old daughter keeps scratching her scalp a lot. She has red bumps all over her scalp and her hair is dry and tangled. What should I do?

Tough to diagnose: This is hard to diagnose without actually seeing it in person. My best guess, though, is that she has seborrheic dermatitis. If I am right, this can respond nicely to dandruff shampoos, particularly one with selenium sulfide. Another possibility is contact dermatitis where she is sensitive to something you are putting on her scalp. Other possibilities also exist. ...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?

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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I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your medical history and meds, etc. we cannot in this forum make a diagnosis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist to begin the differential diagnostic process. ...Read more

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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

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I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

Seborrhea?: This may well be a case of seborrheic dermatitis. The head and shouders may not help. You might want to try some selsun to see if that will help. If not call your doc for appt and advice. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Scalp has itchy, sore bumps and are very irritating. Haven't noticed any excessive hair loss, but it is discomforting and scalp is sore. Will it heal?

Scalp has itchy, sore bumps and are very irritating. Haven't noticed any excessive hair loss, but it is discomforting and scalp is sore. Will it heal?

Yes, wash daily: Wash your scalp and hair daily, with any shampoo that you like.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Hi I'm have an abnormal condition on my scalp. It's a discoloration and hair loss. It was a bump as a child but it has gradually grown overtime.

Hi I'm have an abnormal condition on my scalp. It's a discoloration and hair loss. It was a bump as a child but it has gradually grown overtime.

Stomach bump: 24 F Hi I'm have an abnormal condition on my scalp. It's a discoloration and hair loss. It was a bump as a child but it has gradually grown overtime. ANS: without looking at it impossible to guess. We will soon be able to send pictures to us I think. You need to show to your Drs and they can likely tell right away. ...Read more

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Hypersensitive scalp, constant redness, dandruff, white beads on follicles, mild itch/burn, hair loss. Biopsy neg. For yeast and inflamm. Please help!

Hypersensitive scalp, constant redness, dandruff, white beads on follicles, mild itch/burn, hair loss. Biopsy neg. For yeast and inflamm. Please help!

Repeat biopsy: Especially if no lymphocytic cells or neutrophilic cells are seen on the biopsy. Your symptoms signify inflammation, so it should have been reflected on the pathology report. Of course, using a dandruff heavy shampoo formula may be effective too, along with stopping any chemicals that you may be using to treat your hair style. ...Read more

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I have a small blood-red circle on my scalp. Maybe the width of a straw tip. The center is flesh colored. No hair loss. No irritation.?

I have a small blood-red circle on my scalp. Maybe the width of a straw tip. The center is flesh colored. No hair loss. No irritation.?

CutaneousCropCircle?: There are a number of potential causes, all of which are benign- like a small capillary hemangioma, a small fibroepithelioma (pyogenic granuloma), a fibrous pilloma or maybe an uncommon form of a common wart. If you are worried about the cosmetic effect, or if it bleeds or grows or causes irritation, or if it spontaneously bursts into flames, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What cause excessive flakes on scalp and hair loss after eating red meat milk and diary products. My food allergy and intolerance test was negative ...

Many causes: I would suggest avoiding these foods for two weeks and reassess the condition of your skin at that time. Topical products are available at your pharmacy for dry scalp and flaking which can be tried after the two-week period or beforehand. ...Read more

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What cause flaky scalp and hair loss rapidly after eating red meat diary products legumes fruits nuts. Food allergy and intolerance test was negative.

What cause flaky scalp and hair loss rapidly after eating red meat diary products legumes fruits nuts. Food allergy and intolerance test was negative.

Flaky Scalp: The following medical conditions are some possible causes of flaky scalp. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
Seborrheic dermatitis, dry skin, seasonal changes, winter, cold weather, fungal infection of the hair shaft.
Hair loss is most likely a telogen effluvium where the hair starts to shed. Treatment is
b12 injections every month. ...Read more

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When I eat vegetables, fruits, milk, legumes and red meat. I get itchy flaky scalp and hair loss just after 30 my allergy test is negative. What cause it?

When I eat vegetables, fruits, milk, legumes and red meat. I get itchy flaky scalp and hair loss just after 30 my allergy test is negative. What cause it?

Makes no sense: I'd greatly doubt that these events are related. You may be better off getting patch testing for a contact allergy then to foods, airborne allergens etc. Consult a dermatologist. ...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


Red Bumps (Definition)

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