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Sebaceous cysts removed from scalp. Itching, pain, bump on scalp. Temporary relief with emollient cream. Reason?

I had a few sebaceous cysts removed from my scalp a few years ago. The larger of the three that he removed was about as big as a large pea. Unfortunately I don't think he removed the entire thing. For the past two or three years I have experienced an unbearable itchiness on my scalp. Now there is a red slightly painful part of it and there is also a little bump that is also a bit itchy. It feels as though the itchiness has spread below the skin of the scalp on about 1/4 of my right side of my head. A dermatologist suggested I put an ointment on it. Prednicarbate Emollient Cream, that just temporarily relieves the itchiness. I'm not sure what is the problem. But it's getting unbearable and I also experience head-aches (might be menapausal) and a brain fog.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Oct 2013
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Hi i think a small part of the cyst is left after the surgery which is the cause of severe itching.it can be treated with atarax 25 mg at night.broad spectrum antibiotic twice daily and use of mupirocin ointment can be cured.if is still present do electrocautery is done to remove the left over part
Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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