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Have itchy bumps back of head, have scabbed, new hair product, painful. What to do?

I have itchy bumps on back of head that have scabbed over. The breaking out seemed to have started with a ne hair product. Now I have 3 glands in a row running down left side of neck 2 below hairline, and 1 in hairline. The last one at bottom is now the size of a marble and very painful.
I can not afford to go to. doctor at this time. What can I do?
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 oils as 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: Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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