I've been having issues in the summer when it's really humid. My scalp develops these thick, crusty scabs that remind me of when my seb derm was pretty bad in school. But this is worse. It doesn't respond to t-gel. If I try to pick off the bigger, looser bits, then hair comes with it. And now, I'm getting painful scabs that weep clear liquid, and yellowish gunk, and what I think are lymph nodes getting inflamed. There are swollen lumps on the back of my head, over those two points of bone at the base of the skull, and smaller bumps below the skull, more neck-based. They aren't acne. I don't think they're muscle knots. They hurt like hell. When a mild fever and the pain got me sent home from work, I got 5 days of Antibiotics from the doctor, and they went away for about a week, but now they're back. He gave me a topical lotion, but I have to wash my hair every day and apply it once it's clean - and I just don't have time in my schedule to wash my stupid thick hair every day! I can't keep fending it off with Antibiotics , and the doc seems to have no clue besides maybe my scalp is infected. Jsyk, there's a language barrier when I see him, as I live in Japan and haven't found an English-speaking doctor around my area yet. So it's possible he has an inkling but it's hard for me to tell, or if he just went with my best guess.