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As I was getting ready for bed, I felt 5 lumps on my head. They were spread out in no random order and are very tender and warm to touch. Husband checked them and saw lumps but nothing else. It has been 2 weeks now and they are still there. Burning ,itching and tenderness and sometimes almost headaches like symptoms on 1 side of head. Also notice at times, tingling sensation in areas other then bumps. 3 felt rather large and 2 at the base of scalp are smaller. There are small crusty like "dots" on top if bumps. Taking benydryl to help with itch.Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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replied February 28th, 2011
Insect Bites Answer A20200
Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.

Based on the history, it seems that you might be having seborrheic dermatitis.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas such as the scalp.

Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malessizia.

For treatment you can use OTC 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.

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

I hope this helps.

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