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pimple like bumps on back of head

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Acne keloidalis?: A dermatologist will identify and treat this. Probably a type of folliculitis. Avoid shaving or close cropping of hair this area. Might benefit from a ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: Sebacious cysts are often found there and grow. They also may get infected. His doctor can incise and drain it for him.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Inflamed follicles: Often a result of plugged skin oil glands or hair follicles which can lead to pimples and small skin cysts. Recommend seeing dermatologist to recomme ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne and skin care: Pimples and blackheads most commonly occur when our hormones are changing rapidly, such as with puberty or menopause, or from birth control pills. Th ... Read More
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
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Inflammation : Could be pimples or rash.
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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Post a photo: Many things can look as described. Both chicken pox (unlikely) and scabies are intensely itchy. Scabies does not form visible blisters but tracks wi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: There are many possibilities here that really need a strong history to diagnose your problem. Depending on your exposures, it could be anything from ... Read More
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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Get it evaluated: That sensation at the back of your uvula is concerning since it suggests a mass that could cause swallowing issues or hinder breathing, and you may ne ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Milia: Milia are a common skin condition that is noncancerous and affects people of all ages. Milia appear as small white bumps and are the result of skin th ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Normal finding: Bumps on the back or inside of tongue are normal findings. Unless you are having some symptoms, like swelling or tingling etc. I would not worry too m ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
How long: How long have you had this? Often this is normal and hard to say if no pain or other symptoms.
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Dr. Robert Luntz
28 years experience Urology
Penile lesion: You certainly need to be seen by a physician who is familiar with treating STDs. Evening the lesion resolves ease get evaluated.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your m ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience Dermatology
Milia: Sounds like milia which are tiny epidermal inclusion cysts. They mean nothing but they are annoying. See a dermatologist to have them removed.
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 female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to say.: It is impossible to give much specific advice without being able to see the area involved. Have a doctor take a look.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anuj Malik
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Non clinical pain: Likely a non clinical experience of the odd pains and aches we all experience without them becoming an actual illness. If it continues or other sympto ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Itchy bumps: Many things can present as itchy bumps including hives, eczema, contact dermatitis (allergic reaction), acne, infections such as folliculitis among ma ... Read More
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