Do you feel scalp bumps that feel occasionally? Unfortunately, it is becoming very common nowadays. There can be several reasons due to which you can face this issue. Sometimes people start to hate their life because they can’t do anything for themselves, they become helpless and hapless. They may not be able to comb their hair due to having screamed in pain, and their head can itch badly.
But now you do not need to take tension because it is a temporary problem if you will get proper treatment you can easily get rid of this problem. We are specialist to deal with this problem and treating a lot of patients having the bumps on their scalp. They feel a lot of pain, but after taking the proper treatment, they get relief and spends a normal life again.
Scalp Bumps Causes:
According to research and our personal experience with our patients there can be several reasons that become a cause of bumps on your scalp. These reasons sometimes can become more harmful if you do not take it seriously. If you feel changes with the bump on your scalp, if it is bleeding continuously or you are feeling pain, then do not delay contact to the doctor immediately and get proper treatment.
There can be several reasons of scalp bumps that we discussed here.
Ingrown Hairs On Head:
Ingrown hair can be a great cause of bumps on your head scalp. You will feel that sometime when you will shave your head; it might be possible that your hairs will not grow properly. In this case, the shaved hairs grow inside the skin of your head rather than through it, causing red, small and solid bumps.
Sometimes these hairs can convert into a pus-filled bump that can be more painful for a patient. We have treated many patients who were suffering from these types of bumps. So shave your head correctly to protect yourself from ingrown hairs.
Exostosis On Head:
It is a type of growing bone that take place on the top of existing bone. These types of bones first appear in the childhood. It can be grown on any bone but rarely on the head bone that can become a cause of bumps. If you feel that this bone grows on your head, go and take X-Ray because only X-Ray can reveal it.
The treatment of this bone can be depending on the complication of the issue and its causes. If it becomes serious, then you may need to surgery for it. Do not take this type of bumps easy because it can be harmful to you.
Injury On Head:
Sometimes a head injury can become a cause of scalp bumps that can be painful for you. We’ve treated such type of patients who were facing these types of issues. If any hard thing hit your head, then your head may get injured. If the scalp bump will appear after this injury, it means that a hard thing injured your head and now your body is trying to heal itself. These bumps can also fill with pus.
Your head can get injured due to following reasons:
- A crash of your car.
- Sports collisions.
- Blunt force trauma.
- The violent altercations.
If the head injury was larger, then the bumps can also be larger. If you feel that your injury is not recovering in properly and these bumps are getting worse for you, then you should consult a doctor. As a doctor, I’ll recommend to my patients that do not take these types of issues easy because it can be harmful to you if you will not take care of it.
Folliculitis on Head:
This condition is also known as:
- Hot rub rash.
- Razor bumps.
- The itch of barber.
If the people are facing this type of bumps of their scalp, they may have to experience soreness and itching on their head. Most of the patients come to me who do not care for it, and their bumps convert into sores that can be more painful for them.
For Folliculitis there can be some protections that are:
- Do not wear a hat.
- No to shave your head.
- Avoid from swimming, spa as well as hot tubs.
- Use antibiotics shampoo, creams or pills according to your doctor’s advice.
- If the situation is serious, then you may need to go for surgery or laser treatment.
Pilomatrixoma on Head:
It is a kind of a skin tumor on the scalp of a patient. When you touch them, it will feel really hard because it appears after the cells are calcifying under the skin of a patient. This type of a tumor can also become a cause of bumps on your scalp. It can be found both in adults as well as children there is no age limit for it.
We suggest that if you are facing this kind of issue then take it seriously and concern with a doctor because if you take it easy, it can convert into cancer that will be harmful to you. If it is infected, then the doctors can remove it with the help of surgery.
Some Other Causes Can Be:
- Basal cell carcinoma.
- Seborrheic keratosis.
- Pilar cyst.
- Epidermal Cyst.
Painful Bumps On Scalp:
The scalp bump that can appear due to the above-given causes can be painful for the patient. We’ve treated a lot of patients with the same issue; they told us that they felt uncomfortable due to bumps pain. Even they are unable to sleep properly, after getting the bumps on their scalp their sleeping time get less just because of pain. This pain can be harmful to you and your family because you can get irritated all the time and you may face bleeding due to worst bumps.
The painful bumps on the scalp may have different symptoms these are:
- Itchy spots on the scalp that can turn into scalp folliculitis or acne.
- A small and itchy pimple that can appear on the scalp.
- A mild consist of whiteheads or blackheads as well.
- Severe that includes the cysts and the nodules, these can be developed under the skin of your head.
- Moderate that includes pustules or the papules which can appear on the top of your head’s skin.
- A pus-filled pimple on the head.
- Bleeding that can turn into bumps.
- Red or peel bumps.
If you feel any of these symptoms, contact to doctor they will treat you better otherwise you may have to face a painful bump on your scalp. These bumps can be worst that you never experienced before.
Red Bumps On Scalp:
The red bumps on your scalp can be due to the folliculitis infection that we discussed before. These types of bumps can get infected by any bacteria, fungus or virus after getting damage. It will convert into itching; due to itching, you can feel pain or irritation on the scalp. Our patients who are suffering from red bumps on the scalp we gave them some antibiotics to use over the infected area.
We recommend taking some prevention that are:
- Do not wear any tight cap or hat
- Wear a loose fitting gear through which the bumps can get the air
- Switching to natural and organic products to use on your head
- Avoid using hairspray or gel because these can be consist on different chemicals that can be dangerous for the bumps
- Try to get more Vitamins such as A, D, E and C to keep your skin healthy
- Take healthy food instead of taking junk food
These preventions are also very important in all type of scalp bumps. Our patients who take the prevention get to recover in the shortest time.
Itchy Bumps on Scalp:
Itchy bumps can be irritating for the patients because it can disturb both of their official and personal life. This itching can convert into the pain that is not bearable for them. If you are continuously facing itching on your scalp contact a doctor, they will examine the cause of itchy bumps and give you proper treatment.
This treatment will help you to get rid of these irritating bumps. We are also treating such type of patient who loses their self-confidence just because of the itchy bumps, but we help them by giving the best treatment which can return their confidence.
Bumps On Scalp Treatment:
Scalp bumps can become worst for you and sometimes can convert into harmful results. So we recommend such type of patient that take this issue seriously and get proper and full treatment until you feel the recovery.
Here, we are going to tell you some different treatments that I’ve researched and experienced as a doctor. These treatments can be:
Medicated Scalp Treatment or Shampoo:
In most of the cases, doctors recommend some medicated scalp treatment or the medicated shampoo to their patients. I think it is one of the best ways of treatment. These type of products will help to wash out the excess debris and oil, prevent your scalp from acne to return. These products can consist of different ingredients such as
- Tea tree oil that is the best thing to eliminate the bacteria from your scalp
- A glycolic acid that helps in the exfoliating of a scalp, it helps to remove the bacteria and dead cells from your skin
- Salicylic acid that eliminates the dead cells of your scalp
- Ciclopirox, it is used to protect your skin from the infection in case of fungus
Most of the Doctors recommend an organic product to apply on your scalp because the other products can be consisting of different chemicals that can be harmful to the scalp bumps. Antibiotic Pills or Creams:
Sometimes a doctor recommends some antibiotic creams or pills to their patient. It will depend on the situation of the bumps. These type of creams or pills will help you a lot to recover quickly in the shortest time. It can also help to give you a relief from pain that most of the patients suffer from the bumps issue on their scalp. Do not use anything without the advice of your doctor.
Bumps On Scalp Home Remedies:
If you have not a severe scalp’s bumps, then you can use some home remedies on them that can be more effective.
These remedies can be:
The patient can apply different oils or their mixtures on the bumps. These oils can be coconut oil, olive oil, tea tree oil, Jasmine Essential Oil or the almond oil. The oil will help to recover the bumps soon.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar:
It is another best home remedy that will help you a lot to get rid of the scalp bumps. Most of the professionals recommend this to the people who are facing the bumps issue. It will help you to keep your scalp healthy while maintaining the active antioxidants assists as well as pH levels in different important health benefits.
To use it mix it with two parts of water and apply on your scalp. A few minutes later rinse you hairs with normal water.
Tomato juice is another best home remedy that most of the medical professionals recommend to their patients. The tomato juice provides you awesome results to keep your scalp secure from the infections. Tomato contains on salicylic acid that is the best treatment for the acne on the skin.
Apply this juice on your scalp and leave it for a few minutes after that rinse your hairs from normal water. It will provide you with relief from scalp bumps.