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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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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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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

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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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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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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 won't heal. I'm 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 won't heal. I'm 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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I have itchy bumps on skin after being bitten, remedy?

I have itchy bumps on skin after being bitten, remedy?

Bug Bite?: This works for many types of bug bites - mix 2 parts baking soda with 1 part water. Apply to affected areas 5 to 6 times per day. Read more

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I have itchy bumps on my face every once a while. Just a bump or two. What could it be.

I have itchy bumps on my face every once a while. Just a bump or two. What could it be.

Itchy Bumps: A visit to the dermatologist is required to ascertain the nature of these spots of patches of inflamed skin. If skin disorders such as acne, eczema, rosacea or skin allergies are affecting the texture of the skin, the dermatologist might prescribe certain medications to tackle this problem. Topical steroids, creams, lotions, antibiotics or antihistamines might be needed to treat this condition. Read more

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I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like? Is it red? Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. Read more

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I have itchy bumps over body. Please answer, remedy?

I have itchy bumps over body. Please answer, remedy?

Bumps: Your bumps need to be examined to give you a proper diagnosis, please see a doctor Read more

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I have itchy bumps that appear and disappear randomly, remedy?

Possible hives?: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. Read more

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I have itchy bumps around my ankles, what is it, and is it something to be worrying about?

I have itchy bumps around my ankles, what is it, and is it something to be worrying about?

Don't Know: 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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I have itchy bumps from my knees to my ankles all of a sudden?

I have itchy bumps from my knees to my ankles all of a sudden?

Consider an allergy: Or allergic reaction to something you ate, were exposed to, or if you started taking a new medication. See your doctor to check this out and find out, if an allergic reaction, what it is you're allergic to. Read more

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I color my hair and I have itchy bumps only on my neck under hair. What can it be?

I color my hair and I have itchy bumps only on my neck under hair. What can it be?

Contact: If the bumps occur 1-3 days after the coloring, then you likely have developed a contact allergy to the dye. Try some topical hydrocortisone cream. If the problem persists, see dermatologist. Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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