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Sudden bump on the back of head

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
50 years experience Pediatrics
Head injury: If no loss of conciousness, laceration of the scalp and normally oriented after being consoled , there is no special treatment needed. He can be allow ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Browning
20 years experience Pediatric Dermatology
Cyst Treatment: If they have been there for several months then they will probably need to be surgically excised. If new (less than a month), they could be acne or f ... Read More
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Dr. Tom Harrington
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Bumps on scalp: most likely this is ingrown hair follicles--i would do normal hygiene on scalp--consider topical antibiotic ie neosporin--but may need to see your doc ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Typically just obser: You need to make sure she doesn't have a severe allergic reaction ( facial swelling, difficulty breathing, hives). If this happens, call 911. Otherwis ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Bumps w/ scratch lin: On arms and legs too? May be scabies for which Elimite (permethrin) is used (http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/treatment.html) or bedbugs, chig ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities: See the doctor for exam and treatment plan got you
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Site of muscle: Attachment and also the site of greatest tension, which is why you have pain there from bad posture or looking down for long periods. Find relaxation ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Probably normal: If you are referring to the knotin the midline at the back of the head, it is a part of the skull where muscles attach from the neck. If it is some ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
25 years experience General Surgery
Bump on head: What were you doing before this happened? It could be a laceration from head trauma, abscess, allergic reaction to shampoo(although this would be itch ... Read More

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