U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Rochester, MI
A 41-year-old female asked:

Scalp bump what causes it? not a cyst if hair is tugged face turns red. is it a blood vessel in my scalp? that's irritated?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Skin problems: It's hard to tell what the bump is about without seeing it. There may be hair follicle infection, such as boil. If your hair is tugged and there's a lot of pain with it, your face may turn red due to pain chemical release causing your vessels to react. That's nothing to worry.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 10, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.