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Having recurring bumps on the skull bone which is sore, itchy. What could it be?

a week and a half ago I had a sore spot on the top of my head and a swollen lymoh node (I prusume) behind the ear on the skull bone on the same side. a couple days later some congestion on the same side and then extream itchyness in the area of the original sore spot. Which now in addition to being a small sore bump has extended in a line (as if following a blood vessle). At this point it is only slightly sore, less itchy but seems scabby. Everything was on the right side of my head. Until I found another small bump on the opposite side today. Right side is still itchy, and scabby bump/line. No lice already checked that.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to HealthcareMagic.
As per your query you you have recurring bumps on the skull bone which are sore and itchy.
The characteristic feature gives us the indication of acute nature of the problem as bacteria infection with pus at the local site.
The area at and near hair line is quite prone for bacterial infection by bacterial contamination as well friction resulting in inflammation of the hair roots.
For the betterment kindly follow the below:
- Do not scratch or even try to touch the area unnecessarily.
- You can do cold water compresses to reduce any discomfort.
- stay away from hot and humid climate.
- Do not wear any hat or anything coming in contact with the affected area.
- Apply any antibacterial cream such as fucidin or mupirocin or gentamicin 2 times a day in a very thin layer so that it should not be visible to naked eye.

The lymph node is swollen because of the infection so no need to be worried for the same. You will be alright soon by above measures.
I hope these information's will help you. If you have further queries I will be happy to help.
"Wish you good health"
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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