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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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I work outside in the sun and have for years. In the last

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I work outside in the sun and have for years. In the last month I have developed bumps on my scalp that itch. I have tried cortizone creme and my dermatologist gave me cetirizine which only puts me to sleep. I also itch along my hairline with no bumps there.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, my dermatologist. He gave me the Cetirizine. It doesn't help. Do you want to know what other drugs I take?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am 66. Had shingles on my back when I was 47
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 10 months ago.


Thank you for your question. My name is***** and I will do my best to provide a useful input.

Would a photograph of the affected area be possible at your convenience?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My hair is really thick and the itchy area does not show well
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 9 months ago.

Okay. A few more questions if I may:

1. How long have these bumps been there for now?

2. Do they come and go or have they been persistent since appearing?

3. Do any of the bumps hurt?

4. Can you see an pus head in any of the bumps?

5. Any fever?

6. Do you use hair dye? If so have you recently changed brands before these bumps appearing?