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Hello doctor, my brother keeps getting bumps on his head whenever he gets a haircut. The bumps are all over his head now. Please what medication can he use to solve the bump problem. Thanks.

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query.

He seems to be getting folliculitis which is bacterial infection of the hair follicle. Its a common finding in people who get their hair shaved. It happens when during shaving there are micro abrasions which allow the bacteria called staphylococcus to gain entry into the hair follicle.

I would recommend that he apply mupirocin cream before and after shaving and three days post shaving. Also mixing cortisone cream with mupirocin cream inn the day after shaving will help in controlling any inflammation.

This will help in resolving the bumps.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Patient replied :

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your response. So all my brother has to do is to use this two creams that you recommended but does he need any antibiotics tablets.


Thanks for your reply.

I would first recommend the use of the creams. If it doesn't resolve his infection, then taking antibiotics orally would be necessary. He can apply the creams for five days n see how it helps.

If an antibiotic is needed, doxycycline would help , he would require a prescription for it.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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