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Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever. ?

Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever. ?

See your doctor: Sounds like more than psoriasis. See your primary care doctor so she/he can run some tests on you to rule out infection and other causes of lymph node swelling. Psoriasis does not usually cause lymph nodes to swell unless the plaques get secondarily infected. ...Read more

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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 four small bumps on my scalp all at different regions. Its sore when i touch them but they are not red. Just raised bumps. What are they?

I have four small bumps on my scalp all at different regions. Its sore when i touch them but they are not red. Just raised bumps.  What are they?

See a DR: Most likely trichilemmomas. These may be multiple. Unless inflamed they do not cause much distress. They are removed by simple surgical proceedure. They are mostly related to genetic factors and are a type of benign cyst. ...Read more

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The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

Likely not related: Scalp patches likely not related. After sinus infection ex. Or sore throat (viral, bacterial) lymph nodes may grow. If they persist after a few weeks consider evaluation for ex. Lymphoma. ...Read more

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I have red, sore bumps on back left part of my scalp. I have 2 swollen lymph nodes on my neck (not painful, but my heads sore) what do u think it is?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis or infection of the hair follicle is probably the case. The lymph glands enlargement can be related to the folliculitis. See your pmd to have it examined and treated. ...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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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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What can u use on hard bumps on scalp sore hard bumps, at base of neckline on scalp some fill with pus

What can u use on hard bumps on scalp sore hard bumps, at base of neckline on scalp some fill with pus

See dermatologist: These "bumps" could be sebaceous cysts ("plugged hair follicles") or acne cysts. See your doctor for referral to a suitable specialist. ...Read more