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pimple on scalp that won t go away

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes for the "bump" described such as blocked hair follicle, dermoid cyst, mole, & more. Diagnosis of skin findings c ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Poor interpretation: Given that thee skin is teeming with germs it is odd that you consider "normal flora" so innocent. The germs that invade the skin pores and trigger pu ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Both possible: These may simply be a cystic form of acne, or alternatively it may be folliculitis which is an inflammation in the hair follicles. See your dermatolog ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Infected follicle: This is most likely a simple infected hair follicle.
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bumps/scalp: It may be that you will be able to find it and reassess it after he has fallen asleep. Most small bumps can be observed to see if they resolve. Someti ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
It could be a simple: mole or keratosis or other conditions, but see your dermatologist for correct diagnosis
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Irritation/infection: These are usually triggered in an irritated scalp when common skin germs enter the glands supplying the hair root. Daily washing with a mild unscented ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Infection: This is possible scalp infection which requires oral antibiotics.See physician for evaluation and treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie Tomberlin
21 years experience Pediatrics
Get checked: I would recommend getting these checked. Sometimes fungal infections can look/feel like "pimples" on the scalp. Proper treatment requires proper dia ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Pictures: Please ask for a consult on Healthtap Prime and upload the pictures so the physician can see what you are looking at. You may still need to see a der ... Read More
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