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pimple like bump on scalp

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Dermatitis: There are multiple thousands of hair follicles on ones head. One for each hair. Occasionally these follicles get infected with bacteria and will for ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
9 years experience General Surgery
Many possibilities: Unfortunately they could be many things. Having somebody look at it in person would be the best. There are possibilities such as lice and ranging two ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine pimple-like spots to see what they might be. Sometimes ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I would start: By using a dandriff shampoo like selsun blue. A dermatologist would be a good person to see but i would start there if it isnt all over.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by your physician.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Weiss
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Breast bump, pimple?: It is difficult to say , without having a look at it. Start by seeing your pmd. Make an appointment and have it looked at.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See derm: See dermatologist because you may need blood test and or biopsy to find out what is going on.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
May be herpes: If they are somewhat painful, they may be herpes. BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) 2,000 mg per day (available on line or in a health food store). You ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 years experience Dermatology
Pimple or cold sore?: Pimples are common on the lip margin (the vermillion border) and around the mouth. So are cold sores. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell just by ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Mini-sebaceous cyst: Or epidermoid or smegma inclusion cyst.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: See your doctor to get it diagnosed. It could be an infection.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Simple rule: no inflammation, milia. Inflammation, whiteheads
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sometimes: Hives may take form of lumps (like after insect bite) or small pimple-like bumps. Hive often itches, whereas actual pimples do not usually feature th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Details matter: How long since you "popped" this? If it is acne it just needs time to heal. Rinsing with tap water will be good for it. If you have significant acne a ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Many things: A pimple like rash that just occurred is different from one that's been there awhile, than one that comes and goes. Rashes are difficult to assess wit ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ryan
14 years experience Family Medicine
Monitor: if the spot continues to get smaller, less painful, and the skin around it does not show any significant redness then it's okay to just keep an eye o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aradhna Saxena
18 years experience Dermatology
Variable: This could be one of a number of benign growths from an ingrown hair to a dermatofibroma (piece of scar tissue thought to be from an old bug bit) to a ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
21 years experience Pediatrics
Likely inflammation: ...or folliculitis, a localized infection to the hair follicles caused by irritation from the new tattoo and bandages that were used to cover it. Use ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please See Doctor: Skin lesions are not managed well by internet medicine. This is a problem that needs 'eyes on'. Please see your family doctor or dermatologist about ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
A lump like this`: really needs to be felt by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) however it sounds like an old inflammed LYMPH NODE (gland) from an old infection! The LOCA ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Acne: If you have acne cysts, your doctor may suggest a stronger medicine, such as oral antibiotics and if this does not work there is always accutane. See ... Read More
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