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Little bump away from right ear on the back of head getting bigger. What to do ?

I woke up Saturday morning with a little bump about three inches away from my right ear on the back of my head. it has been getting bigger and causing discomfort it hurts to the touch it feels like it is moving down my neck. Also, there is no redness or anything the lump just keeps getting bigger every day i wake up, last night i was sweating a lot but i felt like i was cold. I feel shaky all over when i stood up.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
looks like you have developed folliculitis ( pyoderma)over you scalp..
Folliculitis (also known as "Hot Tub Rash") is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin with the exception of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. They may appear as red dots firstly and then increase in size to become red , hot, tender pus filled lesions...
Avoid touching it too much...Avoid using any kind of cold dreams or hair it might increase the lesion..You can start using any topical antibiotic/antiseptic cream over the lesion and see if it persists even after using the cream for 2-3 days, then you need to consult a skin specialist as lesions on the scalp are very painful and also they tend to increase in size very quickly...Take some pain killers along for relieving the associated pain and discomfort
Hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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