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Itchy bumps on head, swollen, bleeding. Done biopsy. Have benign MS. Do I have more than normal hair follicles?

I have a number of quite itchy bumps on my head that usually stay dry and flaky but which are swollen and bleeding at present. The bleeding is quite spontaneous and I will just feel a different sensation on my head and when I touch it the lump will be oozing clear fluid and blood . I have seen a doctor and a specialist, the bump has been biopsied and while it came back clear of cancer no one seemed to really diagnose it, except to say I have a more hair follicles than normal?? The bumps have not usually bothered me, except for the occassional itch, but the bleeding and oozing is a new thing, and I don t like it!! The last time I saw my doc he gave me a liquid cortizone scalp lotion to be used at bedtime. It doesnt seem to be helping, infact the bleeding seems to be increased. I am otherwise healthy except for benign MS. Any help or advice would be great!! Thanks YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi there,
I am pleased that the biopsy came up without any serious issues.
It seems like you have Scalp Folloculitis,which is an inflammatory condition of the hair follicles or roots.
The condition can be caused by friction,bacteria or yeast or one of the more together.
Therefore I think you need to have the following treatment.
1: fusidic acid gel,this is an anti biotic and should be applied to the lesions directly two times a day for 7-14 days.
2: some dermatologists also suggest an application of topical steroids only once at night as there is is an element of inflammation involved.
3:Nizoral AD shampoo,use the shampoo two times a week to clear of the skin from fungal infection for 4 weeks.
4: you can also try Tablet Zyrtec 10mg once a day for 2 weeks.
I think this is the best possible OTC treatment for your problem but if this condition doesn't cleared in 10-14 days time then you need to see a dermatologist or your GP to have a look at it live.
I hope this will help.
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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