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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?

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

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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What are the reasons for a painful scalp? Its been 2years that my scalp is painful.

What are the reasons for a painful scalp? 
Its been 2years that my scalp is painful.

Several.....: Recurrent irritation/inflammation/infection. Seborrhic dermatitis, Ring worm, eczema, other inflammatory disorder like...Lupus possible. Donot rule out Lice. In your environment....adulterated hair applications, lice, fungal infection tops the list. ...Read more

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I have a scalp pain for 5yrs Im 21now its paiful that I cut my hair twice a year so Idont have to tie it up or something and I lost alot of it help!

I have a scalp pain for 5yrs Im 21now
its paiful that I cut my hair twice a year so Idont have to tie it up or something and I lost alot of it help!

Has this been: medically evaluated? If not, the source of pain should be assessed. Besides conventional evaluation and treatment consider adjunctive treatment with acupuncture. ...Read more

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What causes painful scalp/skull twitches?

Nerve irritaiton: It sounds like it may be an irritate nerve that causes it. Which one and what caused it and how to treat it - you will need to ask a doc who takes history and does exam. ...Read more

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I have small red painful bumps on the lower part of my scalp at the bottom of hair line. They go away and come back.

I have small red painful bumps on the lower part of my scalp at the bottom of hair line. They go away and come back.

?folliculitis: This could be caused by inflammation or infection of some of the hair follicles of that part of your scalp. A dermatologist could diagnose the problem if you were examined when the problem is active. In the meantime try a good detergent shampoo which is good for removing excess oils. ...Read more

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Scalp Pain (Definition)

Painful scalp syndrome! can now be shown by ultrasound to be periosteal inflammation of the skull. Can be related to ...Read more