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Suggest remedy for lumps in scalp

I have a smooth squishie lump/bump on top of my scalp. Its white save for some red spots ringing the outside.feels like there is fluid inside, and the "raised" area is hairless. The area itself was swollen and tender due to folliculitis. Took antibiotics to treat the folliculitus that cropped up as well as Clindamycin to treat the "scalp pimples" after while the infected area became smooth and soft and devoid of hair and squishie.
Mon, 9 Mar 2015
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Note the history of Squishy lump on scalp, feeling of fluid inside, hairless at the top, swelling and tenderness must have come in the later stages.
All this is characteristic of an infected sebaceous cyst with folliculitis may be as a secondary effect of infection.

I would advise you the following:
Consult a General Surgeon,
Get a course of an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory medicines.
Surgery at an appropriate time will solve your problem.
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