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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Painful bumps behind the head can be from the infection.
Bacterial infection is a common one.
The sebaceous cysts at the back of the head can get inflamed.
Another possibility can be the early stages of shingles.
Shingles can cause bumps but usually they will be blister like with red base.
Do you notice any skin color change?
Hello, thank you so much for this. There doesn't appear to be any skin color change.
do you think she should go to urgent care? she's also pregnant, by the way
if that makes a different.
you can wait till tomorrow to see any further changes.
do the bumps feel firm and look red?
they do feel firm but don't appear to be red
this is likely infected sebaceous cysts.
Antibiotic ointment will be helpful ( mupirocin)
Mupirocin ointment does require prescription.
So urgent care will be ok.
Ok, thanks so much for the information. We appreciate the help!