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Small red bumps on scalp of head?

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Dr. Lana Long
Dermatology

In brief: ? folliculitis

It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne.
If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but i often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options.

In brief: ? folliculitis

It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne.
If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but i often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options.
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