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Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,
The most common causes of bumps on the scalp are known sebaceous cysts which are harmless bumps filled with fat that can be removed by a dermatologist if you like.
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Can you upload a picture of it?
Thanks for the pictures.
That looks like a folliculitis which is mild inflammation/infection of a hair follicle which is quite common.
I would apply neosporin 3 times a day for 1 week and it will resolve.
If it gets worse or starts draining pus then you will need oral antibiotics.
Did you try any medication?
I would try neosporin 3 times a day.
It looks like it could also be something known as molluscum which can be treated with over the counter Compound W.