What causes scalp cyst growth?

Posted on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 in Pregnancy
Question: hi doctor,

after some time of shampooing my hairs, a lot of cyst like stuff get formed on my entire scalp which also produces a sweet pain on touching.
I Do not understand the reason of this.
P.S. I do not apply any oil on scalp.

Also after some days of shampooing alot of greasy stuff appears on scalp.
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Upload clear image of scalp condition.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us.

Kindly, upload a clean image to understand the scalp condition in better way. You can send them to YYYY@YYYY

1) How many days or months do you have this problem?

2) Do you have any indigestion or constipation or irregular bowel habit?

3) What kind of shampoo do you have used previously?

Waiting for your earliest response.

Dr S Patra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. S Patra 47 hours later
Hello Doctor,

1) I guess these cysts are very minor such that they won't be captured in a Camera.
I feel like a little sweet pain everywhere on my scalp when i move my hand over my head.

2) No indigestion.

3) Normal Head and Shoulder, which I have been using for longer.

I guess these will automatically go. But was just curious to know what causes these to occur?

Answered by Dr. S Patra 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Stop current shampoo. Consult with dermatologist.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for response with additional response.

According to your given information, above condition may be related with lice infestation, bacterial or fungal infection, dandruff, pollution from daily life, small cutaneous cyst (like sebaceous cyst etc).

I suggest you to consult with local dermatologist for clinical examination of the case (NOT possible from web) and proper management.

Stop using Head & Shoulder shampoo. It has some chemical agents that can trigger your condition more often.

Instead, I can suggest to use SELSUN or SELSUN BLUE MEDICATED shampoo (TWICE in a week) and apply DIPROVATE PLUS lotion (ONCE in alternate day) at bed time. It will be more worthwhile in your case.

Hope, I have answered your query. Kindly, close the discussion.

All the best and good luck.

Dr S Patra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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