Bumps on scalp and neck

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Sometimes some big bumps come up on her scalp that is raised and tough and they irritate her. What could this be?
It is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp and presents as small, very itchy pustules within the scalp. apply antibiotic cream like Neosporin or bactroban. If the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics and steroids may be needed for which you have to consult a dermatologist. Also then for the dry flakes, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis needs to be ruled out.
I went to the doctor and was told that I had swollen glands due to a minor infection and was put on antibiotics for 10 days. I am now finished with the medication and nothing has changed. I should mention that above the bump on my head I have severe itching located above my ear which doesn't seem to be dandruff. This also occurs above my left ear but not as badly. This has been going on since shortly after the baby was born. I do have a follow up appointment with the doctor.
i have a series of pimples, bumps, and irritated skin areas on the lower part of head under my hair. one of the bumps is larger then the rest but i can't seem to shake this condition. i keep reading that these rashes are reactions to chemicals or sweat and will eventually corrct themselves. i've had mine for a year now. what can i do? how can i treat it?
1.5 years ago I started having itchy and painful bumps on my scalp. Mostly on the back side of my scalp. I received antibiotic treatment and they went away. 6 months later they came back. I received antibiotic treatment again. They went away. This past summer they returned. I waited for them to go away. They did not. The severity varied until December of 2008. I went to the doctor and he gave me antibacterial shampoo treatment. This has not been helping.
I have about 20 or so on my head now and they are all small and hard and colorless(well until i messed with them, now theryre red). I just started taking some doxycycline hyclate capsules that I've had for a while for a previous breakout on my face that got out of hand(and when i say"out of hand" i mean really; it seemed like i had every form of acne known to man on my face) and I'm hoping these will work for this also. Does anyone know what these are and how to get rid of them????
Acne keloidalis nuchae occurs when hairs on the head and neck grow into the skin, become inflamed, and cause scar tissue. I would suggest that you get it evaluated from a dermatologist as treatment is different for both. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.
I am currently 32 years old and have recently noticed that the bumps on my scalp seem to be multiplying. I'm not sure if I should be concerned about them or not. I originally started getting the bumps on my head 8 years ago, I never really paid much attention to them. They don't seem to hurt. But in the last year, I've noticed they have spread to various parts of my head and some of them seem to be growing in size. They are hard and vary in size.
My daughter has bumps on her scalp, primarily in the back of her head. Initially (approx 2 yrs ago) it was just pus filled bumps that would bleed and then crust over. Now they are hard knots. One doctor's initial diagnosis was hair folliculitis and gave me ketaconazole 2%. Used this and it seemed to help but then prescription ran out and dr did not want to refill- told me to use nizoral over the counter. started using this and it has been getting worse.
These ingrown hairs usually occur following a short haircut on the back of the head and nape of the neck. Treatment of AKN includes suppression of the inflammation with antibiotics and steroid gels or intralesional steroid injections. So apply antibiotic cream like Neosporin or bactroban. If the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics and steroids may be needed. Please consult a dermatologist in that case.
male I have been getting my hair cuts close to the scalp for several years. Until now, I never had these red bumps on the back of my scalp where i get close haircuts. I go to a professional barber who uses clean equipment. These red bumps are not itchy and dont have any pus. The bumps look like acne with no pus. I wash my hair daily. I havent used any new products. Are these red bumps due to scalp folliculitis? What is it? Is there any treatment? I like to keep my hair short(military).
I have bumps on the back of my neck and for the last of couples of years they have spread onto the top and the sides of my head. In the last couple of months I have started getting them along my hair line. These bumps are painful too. I use to take Doxycyline for the problem but I stopped and the problem spread. If you need to know the history of my hair, I use to have a short hair cut but now I have let my hair grow out. Do you know what the problem is or do you have any advice?
Acne keloidalis nuchae occurs when hairs on the back of the head and neck grow into the skin, become inflamed, and cause scar tissue. These ingrown hairs usually occur following a short haircut on the back of the head and nape of the neck. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps.
Accompanying this bump (which is impacting an area of approximatly 3-inches in height in length) is a VERY tender and swollen lymph note on my neck. I get these bumps in various parts of my scalp multiple times a year. After the initial swelling, a open sore appears that itches and drains liquid, taking weeks to heal. I have been to numerous doctors for this--both when the bump appears and once it erupts--but have never had a confirmed diagnosis.
My 3 year old daughter has red bumps on her scalp that have pus like dots on them that then scab over. It is making her hair fall out where the bumps are. Sometimes they are flat and still scab over. The bald spots are very smooth and I am afraid the hair will not return. I'm taking her to a dermatologist who prescribed Mupirocin. I missed one dose last night and now it has gotten worse where before it seemed to have just been under control.
I started using a new shampoo and conditioner and a few days later started with the itchy scalp and the bumps on the neck and around the ears. I've stopped using the new Suave shampoo and conditioner with Almond and Shea butter. Anyone else used this shampoo and had an allergic reaction??
Sometimes when I'm not stressed or upset, there are spots on my scalp that hurt. Not a headache. My scalp just hurts for a few minutes or so. Sometimes it moves to another spot. I'm concerned because my mother complained about the same things years ago and now has dementia. Am I crazy?
There is a sandy-grainy like build up on my scalp This is also accompanied by an itch. Even after I wash my hair, the grainy like build up is still there. It is NOT flaky what so ever. My hair has also started to fall out and at the end of my hair, a white little grain is at the end. Hair will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations.
My daughter (13) has an itchy neck and scalp. On the back of her neck, under her long hair, is an area with small red bumps. These bumps have persisted for several months, without change. Changing shampoos has not seemed to help. There are no signs of flakiness or redness on he scalp. The itchiness is intermittent, but moderate in severity. We are currently trying a cortisone cream on the back of the neck. Any ideas on how to treat this?
Dear All, A cluster of bumps have grown over time on the back of my neck and i have taken a lot of medications but to no avail. It started like a single pimple at the back of my neck many years ago but is now increasing in size and number. Pls i'll be glad to know what will stop this cluster of bumps. (See attached picture).
I have a spot on my head where my hair come out and now I have hard bumps scattered on my scalp and my scalp itches. Any idea what this might be?
The symptoms of Ringworm or Tinea Capitis include a dry itchy scalp, scaling, crusting, inflamed nodules, hair loss and tender enlarged lymph nodes on the neck. Please consult a dermatologist and get it evaluated. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
These ingrown hairs usually occur following a short haircut on the back of the head and nape of the neck. Treatment of AKN includes suppression of the inflammation with antibiotics and steroid gels or intralesional steroid injections.So apply antibiotic cream like Neosporin or bactroban.If the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics and steroids may be needed.Pls consult a dermatologist in that case.
which can be surgically opened or spontaneously drain out. Apply warm compresses on these bumps and consult a dermatologist for examination and confirmation of diagnosis. A culture sensitivity of the discharge from these bumps needs to be done to confirm the causative infection and its sensitivity to the antibiotics. Then she needs topical and oral antibiotics. Also get her blood sugar levels estimated because she is getting repeated skin infections. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
It still itches. Please help! What is it, and what should I do? The itch on my scalp and body is really driving me crazy. HELP!
When she shows it to me it is already red and looks like it is a little infected (yellowish). It only occurs on the top of her scalp and sometimes there is one and sometimes there are two. They are not bumps they are flat. They almost look like the skin has been rubbed away, which it is possible that she did scratch it away. I examined her intire scalp and I did notice that it looks slightly pinkish red. I was wondering if anyone knows what it could be.
The symptoms of Ringworm or Tinea Capitis include a dry itchy scalp, scaling, crusting, inflamed nodules, hair loss and tender enlarged lymph nodes on the neck. My sincere advice is to get it evaluated from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist.
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