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bumps on my scalp cause Migraines

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I have these bumps on the middle right side of my scalp which are very painful and cause me to have serious migraines. These bumps started off like pimples and they got inflamed, then flakey and it seems they are healing then they appear all over again. Its been there for about 6 months now. Sometimes when i squeeze one of the bumps a cream looking liquid comes out. What is the cause of these bumps and how can I get rid of them? It may be important I mention I have serious dandruff.


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replied September 1st, 2012
Headache and Migraines Answer A38308
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From the description of your head lesions, it seems that you might be having seborrheic dermatitis. This does not seem due to Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas such as the scalp. It can occur with or without reddened skin.

Stress, fatigue, weather extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning, use of lotions that contain alcohol, skin disorders (such as acne), or obesity may increase the risk.

You can treat flaking and dryness with over-the-counter dandruff or medicated shampoos. Shampoo the hair vigorously and frequently (preferably daily). Loosen scales with the fingers, scrub for at least 5 minutes, and rinse thoroughly. Active ingredients in these shampoos include salicylic acid, coal tar, zinc, resorcin, ketoconazole, or selenium.

Some brands include - Nizoral A-D (Best) , Head and shoulders selenium sulfide shampoo, Head and shoulders zinc pyrithrone , Denorex , Selsun blue and Neutrogena.

Shampoos or lotions containing selenium, ketoconazole, or corticosteroids may be prescribed for severe cases.

To apply shampoos, part the hair into small sections, apply to a small area at a time, and massage into the skin.

You may consult with a dermatologist who can examine you and give a clear diagnosis and direct proper treatment.


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