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sore bumps appearing around by hairline above neck. whenpicked

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sore bumps appearing around by hairline above neck. whenpicked nothing in them. They are sore and scabby and red. They have multiplied into 9 now
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Doctor Marcus replied 6 years ago.
Sorry to hear about your symptoms. Has this ever happened to you before?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

no

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no
Expert:  Doctor Marcus replied 6 years ago.
Are they in your hairline in front, back or all over?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
back..behind ear running across hairline to the other ear..goes up into hair
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

in the back...behind ear running across hairline to the other ear...goes up into my hair

Expert:  Doctor Marcus replied 6 years ago.
This could be something called seborrheic dermatitis, which cause areas of irritated and red skin along the hairline. This condition can be treated with an over the counter steroid ointment such as 1% hydrocortisone. If this is not helping, your doctor might have some more suggestions. If you start getting increasing redness, swelling, or fever, you should not wait to be seen. Best of luck to you.
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