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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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I have had an itchy scalp (left side only) for about a week.

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I have had an itchy scalp (left side only) for about a week. Just a few days ago lumps have been popping up on the same side under the skin. They are small but there is at least 5 of them. Only one of them is painful when touched. I also have lumps behind both my ears that have been there for at least 8 years. What is going on with my scalp?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 2 years ago.

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

Would these bumps show up in a photograph? If so can you take one at your convenience?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

They're not red or scaly or anything so they wouldn't show up. They only started showing up after I had been scratching my scalp for a couple days. Could it just be irritated or infected hair follicles from scratching?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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