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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?

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

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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Itchy bumps on scalp?

Itchy bumps on scalp?

Psoriasis: Likely psoriasis. I would first have it looked at to make sure it is nothing suspicious. If it is psoriasis, switching to t-gel shampoo as well as using calcipotriene and occasional topical steroid helps. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on scalp when i scratch them they bleed and i'm losing hair in these regions, help!

Itchy bumps on scalp when i scratch them they bleed and i'm losing hair in these regions, help!

Dermatologist: The more your scratch, the more hair you will lose from those spots, you should see your doctor first and they will tell you if seeing a dermatologist is mandated. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of itchy bumps in the scalp?

How do you get rid of itchy bumps in the scalp?

Depends on the cause: see your doctor as itchy bumps could be folliculitis, dandruff, insect bites or even lice. ...Read more

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Have scalp psoriasis, suddenly have round itchy bumps on upper arm kind of in a row. Is this psoriasis too?

Have scalp psoriasis, suddenly have round itchy bumps on upper arm kind of in a row.  Is this psoriasis too?

Psoriasis: Possibly.. If you already have a diagnosis of psoriasis and depending on the type the presentation and body involvement. The image here shows an example of possibly what you are describing. F/u with dermatology for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have several bumps on my buttox.and a very itchy rash under my belly button.and sores on my scalp that wont heal.im miserable 24/7.can you help?

I have several bumps on my buttox.and a very itchy rash under my belly button.and sores on my scalp that wont heal.im miserable 24/7.can you help?

Rash: Hi, Sorry to hear about your trouble. It seems you have a fungus infection and you need treatment, although it's hard to make a diagnosis of a rash without close examination. Please see your provider for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any effective over-the-counter meds. For severe scalp breakouts? (bumps, pimples and itchy rash). I need help asap, this is out of control.

Are there any effective over-the-counter meds. For severe scalp breakouts? (bumps, pimples and itchy rash).  I need help asap, this is out of control.

Yes and no.: For and itch rash of the scalp (the technical name is seborrheic dermatitis), numerous medicated shampoos and lotions are available otc; most contain zinc or tar derivatives. Add bumps and pimples, however, and you probably have a problem in the hair follicles, possibly an infection, and if it's really that "out of control" you should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How come i get small, itchy bumps on my skin when i'm out in the sun too long?

How come i get small, itchy bumps on my skin when i'm out in the sun too long?

Photosensitive: It appears that you have developed a photosensitivity to the sun. You did not mention as to why long the bumps stayed with you after having been away from the exposure since this would also help to narrow down the possibilities. If you develop large and itchy hives, the condition is known as solar urticaria. The treatment is the same- avoid sun exposure. ...Read more

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Been getting itchy bumps mostly on back some small some like flat misquote bites but seem spread been tanning also very tired ?

Been getting itchy bumps mostly on back some small some like flat misquote bites but seem spread been tanning also very tired ?

Itchy bumps: Itchy bumps may be due to insect bites but may be hives which are an allergic reaction to something internal or external like clothing touching your back. Heat rash is another possibility. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Small slightly itchy bumps and red blotches after shower since as long as I can remember. Disappear 30mins after. Is becoming more itchy lately. ?

Small slightly itchy bumps and red blotches after shower since as long as I can remember. Disappear 30mins after. Is becoming more itchy lately. ?

Heat urticaria?: Many patients come with complaints of itching and rarely hives after a hot bath. If hives appear it could be due to hot water. In that case, reducing the temperature of water will help. Applying moisturizing creams or Vaseline immediately after bath may relieve itching. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Itchy bumps: Small bumps can occur on the skin for a variety of reasons, but when they are "ichy" it is usually an indication that they are a "reaction" to something - an "allergy". You may be allergic to something that your skin is coming in contact with like a soap or lotion - could also be clothing. Try to find out what is causing the reaction, eliminate it, and see if it gets better. Steroid cream may help. ...Read more

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What are these small itchy bumps on my shoulders and arms?

What are these small itchy bumps on my shoulders and arms?

Many answers: You need to check with your doctor and dermatologist who would likely want to know how long these bumps have been present , medications being taken , and other associated symptoms, a skin biopsy may also be needed. ...Read more

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My son has small itchy bumps that hurt ?

My son has small  itchy bumps that hurt ?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps in a row, what could they be?

Small itchy bumps in a row, what could they be?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause itchy bumps. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Advice? I am having small itchy bumps all over my body?

Advice? I am having  small itchy bumps all over my body?

Itchy bumps: The causes are numerous, i suggest you see a doctor for a proper diagnosis to treat it correctly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more