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Have sores and lumps on back of head and neck. What can be done?

i Keep having these sores and lumps on the back of my head just up from my neck and I was asked by my doctor if I had bumped my head as I had swollen glands, which I had he said my glands had become raised due to infection, which should go, they did seem to calm down but have flared up again, I changed my shampoo but seems to make no difference, if anything I,m very aware of it and it drives me mad especially if im concentrating I find im scratching and becomes very sore, especially when Im brushing my hair. Should I go back to the doctor?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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It seems like infected sebaceous cyst.
let me explain what do I mean, their are glands(bunch of cells modified to do certain things) called sebaceous glands which secrete the sweat and an oily substance called sebum, they have an opening at one end and closed at other like a bottle normally it can get the production out from the opening but due to one or other reason the opening is closed/sealed and hence the production of sweat / sebum can't come out so it starts building up and it seems like a bump still at this time it will be painless, but slowly it might get infected and the infection makes it painful which is present in your case.

you need to consult your doctor.

here is they most likely do
1) will take a visual inspection
2) prescribe some antibiotic and pain medication
3) if nothing works they need to make a small cut to drain the pus and collected sebum , may not need to make even a cut some cases they can just put a needle and drain out the stuff.
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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