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Pimple-like bumps in the head after a haircut, how are they caused?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics

In brief: Folliculitis

Red bumps on the scalp can occur when the hair shaft is pulled from its follicle, creating irritation and inflammation.
Occassionally, fungus or bacteria enter the follicle, creating an infection which requires treatment.

In brief: Folliculitis

Red bumps on the scalp can occur when the hair shaft is pulled from its follicle, creating irritation and inflammation.
Occassionally, fungus or bacteria enter the follicle, creating an infection which requires treatment.
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