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    What causes fluid filled bumps on scalp?

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Lump
Question: I have had fluid filled bumps on my scalp. the liquid is clear. if I pop them more come up near the ones I popped. what might this be?
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Dermatitis with probable secondary infection.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
To recapitulate: Female/61 - fluid filled bumps on scalp - clear liquid on popping and more come up near the ones that you pop...

The commonest causes are:
Seborrhoic dermatitis
Allergic dermatitis with secondary infection and hence the spread the way you have explained.

I would advise you to get clear pictures and post here and save it for future reference.
Use liquid Povidone iodine to wash up the area and keep the skin sterile. This alone helps in some cases.
Addition of an antibiotic and antihistamine may help further.

Seeing actual picture would help me to assist you further.
I hope this answer helps you. Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.

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