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Itchy bumps at back of neck near hairline losing hair what could this be? Could it be sebhorreic dermatitis?

Eczema or contact: This can be either eczema or contact dermatitis. Do you color your hair? See a dermatologist or allergist. You may need to have a patch test to rule out contact allergies. Any itchy rashes any where else can indicate eczema. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I small bumps at my back neck below hairline, not sensitive. I think heat or my shirt collar caused them, please how can I get rid of them?

I small bumps at my  back neck below hairline, not sensitive. I think heat or my shirt collar caused them, please how can I get rid of them?

Folliculitis: You may have a low grade infection of your hair follicles duebto your sweating. Apply an antibiotic ointment to your rash until you can get an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my neck, in the hairline. What could this be?

I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my neck, in the hairline. What could this be?

Acne keloidalis: Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a scarring form of chronic folliculitis that manifests as follicular-based papules and pustules, which eventuates in keloidlike lesions. The lesions are most pronounced on the occipital scalp and the posterior part of the neck. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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"i have 2 bumps on the back of my neck by my hairline what could that be? Should i be worried?" they are far apart and not extremely sensitive. Very mild pain.

This : This is a very common area of enlarged lymph nodes. They are like guard posts that the body used to remove impurities from the blood. The most common cause of enlargement is inflammation or infection. In this area they are likely enlarged due to something on the scalp (any type of skin inflammation). Iti s common for people to get enlarged nodes in the neck with dental or throat infections. These lumps should decrease in size over time as the inflammation goes away. If they continue to grow they show be evaluated. Another cause of lumps could be sebaceous cysts and othe skin conditions. If they worsen or do not resolve within 7-10 days, they should be evaluated. ...Read more

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There is a bump on the back of my neck on the hairline. It hurts on contact and it's really hard and feels like a bumpy bruise.

There is a bump on the back of my neck on the hairline. It hurts on contact and it's really hard and feels like a bumpy bruise.

An ingrown hair: Causing an infection is a real good possibility. This is easily treated by a dermatologist. If that is not the problem they will be able to give you a more accurate diagnose once they examine you. ...Read more

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What could a bump be on the back of your neck where the hairline starts?

What could a bump be on the back of your neck where the hairline starts?

Benign or malignant: It could be lipoma- benign fatty tumor, could be cyst- brachial cleft cyst, could pimple, could be pleomorphic adenoma- benign tumor of salivary glands, could be squamous cell carcinoma. If it is palbable lesion, fine needle aspiration can be performed to examine microscopically cytology of the lesion. ...Read more

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Bump on back-left of my neck. It is hard, doesn't hurt. I have very minor headaches. The bump starts at the bottom of neck, and ends at hairline. Help?

Bump on back-left of my neck. It is hard, doesn't hurt. I have very minor headaches. The bump starts at the bottom of neck, and ends at hairline. Help?

Needs evaluation: Well, to make a correct diagnosis a physical examination is needed. I suggest that you see your provider for a full history and physical examination. ...Read more

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Red bump on neck near hairline keeps coming back. What can I do for this?

Red bump on neck near hairline keeps coming back. What can I do for this?

Doctor appoinment: Doctor should evaluate the lesion and maybe perform fine needle aspiration- microscopic exam of lesion cytology. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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