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Posted by: Shelly | 2011/11/22

Bumps on head

my husband who is 45 years old and every now and again gets these massive bumps like cycsts on his head above the ears on the crown area and behind the head. The bumps do''nt form a head  like e a pimple but when you squeeze them they burst and thickish pinkish pus comes out. He is under stress at work at the moment and has about 6 of these bumps on the head and complains they are sore. He washes his hair every day, what is causing these bumps they seem to clear for a short while and then come back again. He takes 2 anti stress Vit b tablests daily and a multi vitamin with a probiotic in. We did ask the GP once and he just looked at them and did not say much. Should we get an antibiotic or a medicated shampoo, I have tried Denorex from the supermarket. but can''t say it really helped.

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Hi Shelly, thank you for the question.

Your best advice would be to consult a dermatologist who can examine the cysts and advise you on the best treatment options. It certainly sounds like an infective process is developing and it may be caused by follicles being blocked or a skin reaction. One does need to examine the scalp before making a diagnosis and therefore prescribing a treatment such as antibiotics.

Alternatively please post this question on the family doctor expert column (general practitioner) as this is the anti-ageing column.

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Posted by: anti-ageing expert | 2011/11/27

Hi Shelly, thank you for the question.

Your best advice would be to consult a dermatologist who can examine the cysts and advise you on the best treatment options. It certainly sounds like an infective process is developing and it may be caused by follicles being blocked or a skin reaction. One does need to examine the scalp before making a diagnosis and therefore prescribing a treatment such as antibiotics.

Alternatively please post this question on the family doctor expert column (general practitioner) as this is the anti-ageing column.

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