Red, hard bump on scalp

Patient : 3-4 weeks ago I noticed a bump on my scalp. Very small, and hard to touch. After asking family to take pictures it looks red and round with a yellow crust. It also looks like it has a circular hole in the middle from 1 or 2 pics I took. Which is probably the follicle. It doesn't hurt ever unless I have messed with it. It does not seem like it weeps. Im a little worried and don't know what it is.
Symptoms:  None, doesn't hurt
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Doctor :   Hello, Welcome to Ask The Doctor. This looks like a folliculitis. It is not an acne. However, it can result from ch ronic dandruff issues. I would advise following in such scenario: 1. Get your blood sugar tested. 2. To apply an antibiotic cream like Fusidic acid or Mupirocin locally over the affected area. 3. If my patient has any dandruff I advise them to apply Ketoconazole shampoo thrice weekly. 4. In case the lesion doesn't respond to topical antibiotic cream I prescribe them oral antibiotics like Amoxycillin or Ampicillin. This should respond within 5 days after initiation of the Treatment. Share my opinion with your doctor before you act upon it. I hope it helps Stay Healthy.

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