A 26-year-old member asked:
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what could cause bumps on the head that leave a patch of hairless skin?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Pilar cysts: Sounds like a pilar or sebaceous cyst. These commonly occur in the scalp and can be tiny or grow quite big in size causing a large bump without hair to form. These usually need to be surgically removed by a dermatologist or dermatologic surgeon.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Possible tinea: Tinea capitis, a fungal infection of the scalp can cause bumps followed by circumscribed area of hair loss.
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

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ONE possibility: is a sebaceous cyst. Please have your doctor look at it. If it is, it can either be lived w/or removed easily. Peace and good health.
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Sounds like alopecia: areata, i would make appointment to see dermatologist for absolute diagnosis and treatment options

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