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What could cause tender red bumps on your head?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Infection

Infected hair follicles or the area surrounding the hairs can cause an inflammed tight sensation.
If painful and extensive it requires oral antibiotics.Do not use occlusive hair products and disinfect or discard infected brushes and combs to prevent reinfection once cleared.

In brief: Infection

Infected hair follicles or the area surrounding the hairs can cause an inflammed tight sensation.
If painful and extensive it requires oral antibiotics.Do not use occlusive hair products and disinfect or discard infected brushes and combs to prevent reinfection once cleared.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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In brief: Depends

There could be many possibilities and it really depends on the level of the skin these bumps are located.
If they are superficial, closer to the surface, they could be folliculitis but if they are deeper it could be cysts among many other possibilities. Best bet is to see a dermatologist, especially because they are tender.

In brief: Depends

There could be many possibilities and it really depends on the level of the skin these bumps are located.
If they are superficial, closer to the surface, they could be folliculitis but if they are deeper it could be cysts among many other possibilities. Best bet is to see a dermatologist, especially because they are tender.
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