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Red bumps that appears on the head and form scabs

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Hi, I have like little red bumps on my head and like kind of a scab that keeps coming back. What is it and how do I make it go away?

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Category: Family Physician-GP
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Hello, little red bumps, which you normally have on your head, are usually troublesome and annoying. There are quite a number of diseases where you come across these tiny red bumps. Some are inflamed; some are itchy and some present with a blister as well. In dermatitis, you will have these symptoms and generally ooze out liquid, dries and there will be crust formation. Even acne can also produce red bumps on the scalp. In some cases it could be due to a hair follicle clogged resulting in folliculitis. Sebaceous or epidermal cyst often trigger bumps on the scalp that itch. Sometimes even hives also present like this. Fungal infection also causes red bumps on the head along with itching and flakes. It can also be present in chicken pox, shingle or even cancer. I would suggest you to try an anti fungal shampoo along with oral antifungals. In addition to this drink plenty of water and healthy diet rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals should be taken. This will improve the immune system of your entire body. A good immunity is critical to heal bumps on the scalp. After shampooing your scalp, use a moisturizer. Apart from that there are several oils that reduce itching and inflammation such as lavender oil, rosemary oil, neem oil, jojoba oil and so on. I would suggest you to consult your dermatologist for further assessment. Hope this helps. Thank you.


Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
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Residecny: North Colorado Family Medicine
Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
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