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Bump On Scalp That Won T Go Away
Small skin colored bumps/lumps in crown of scalp that won't go away they itch/hurt. Seem to itch more right after I wash my hair? Tried dif shampoos?
Possible psoriasis: The bumps may represent psoriatic scale or possibly infection of the hair follicles. See your dermatologist to be sure. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
I have a small pimple sized bump on my scalp under my hair, it has been there for a few weeks and won't go away. There is only one. What is it?
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 can be challenging without visual inspection. Additionally your medical history is important to know. See your doctor for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a small bump on my scalp that won't go away. Had it for two weeks now. I tried to pop it but it jsut bleeds. Shud I be worried??
Needs a checkup: It should be seen. Very hard to diagnose with so little information. There are many possibilities in diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a small bump on my scalp that will not go away. It has changed positions over time. It is hard and sometimes there is pus.
I have a small smooth but hard bump on my scalp that won't go away. Never had b4. when I try to pop it just bleeds. No pus at all. Shud I be scared?
C/w scar tissue or: Possibly a persistent sebaceous cyst with significant scar tissue around it which your efforts are not emptying, just adding to trauma & more scar tissue. Best leave alone in hopes scar tissue will decrease some over time or have excised by someone with good plastic surgery seamstress skills to reclose with minimal new scar tissue induction. ...Read more
I have red scaby bumps that itch and hurt on my scalp what are they and how do I make them go away.
Scalp psoriasis: Shoul d seen by dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have small red painful bumps on the lower part of my scalp at the bottom of hair line. They go away and come back.
? folliculitis: This could be caused by inflammation or infection of some of the hair follicles of that part of your scalp. A dermatologist could diagnose the problem if you were examined when the problem is active. In the meantime try a good detergent shampoo which is good for removing excess oils. ...Read more
Tiny pea size bump on scalp. No pain, I can press on it and it flattens and goes away but comes back minutes later. What could it be?
Could be sebascious: Cyst! Stop pressing on it. If it gets larger see pcp g; get it removed. ...Read more
Bump on back of scalp. Not painful to touch it's hard&non movable. Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?
Bumps and lumps on the skin can be anything from benign cysts to malignant tumors. This is something that should be looked at and diagnosed by your doctor and a biopsy/excision should be performed if necessary.
dont worry, this is most probably a cyst but be responsible about your health and get this taken care of. ...Read more
I have a bump im my scalp that's been there for over 6 years. I had it remove a few years ago and its back now what should I do?
You should: You should have it removed again especially if it's bothering you. ...Read more
Over the past month on the top of my scalp it seems to have a slight bump but I'm not sure if I've always had this but only recently noticed. No pain?
Common being common: The most common scalp lesions that we see in the office are pilar cysts - but without examining you, it would be tough to provide you with a diagnosis. The workup for hair loss involves a thorough physical exam and some laboratory work. I would check in with your local board certified dermatologist. ...Read more
This morning I felt a hard bump pimple sized on toddlers scalp. He moved when I touched it. Now I can't find it. Should I just let it be or worry?
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. Sometimes a bump may be related to trauma. Scalps are difficult to assess as there are so many bumps which appear to be swelling, but are part of a normal scalp. Have any swelling that is growing or has an unusual color assessed. ...Read more
Cysts/acne necrotica: It's difficult to tell you exactly what this is without examining you, but if what you have are marble size or larger moveable knots in the deeper subcutaneous tissue, I favor pilar cysts. The only treatment for these is surgical excision. On the other hand, if it's small pimples in the hair follicles I favor a rash like condition such as acne necrotica or lichen planopilaris. See a Dermatlogist! ...Read more
Injury?: Have you had any recent injury or muscle spasms in your neck? Sometimes severe pain in the scalp can be from pinched nerves in the scalp or neck. It could also be the beginning of shingles (rash not appeared yet) This type of pain is often shooting pain and may feel like electric shocks, burning or throbbing. I would get checked by a doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more
I have a bump on my scalp. It itches and it hurts when I touch it. Why do I have a bump on my scalp?
Bump on scalp: There are a lot of potential causes for a bump on your scalp that itches and hurts when you touch it. You should see your doctor to have it evaluated. It can't be diagnosed without proper examination. ...Read more
I've noticed I get 2-3 small bumps on scalp occasionally which itch a little, on touching them, I get small flakes stuck along the shaft. Any idea?
I have several white crusty hard bumps on my scalp I can pick them off and it just looks like skin they will hurt and grow back by the next day or so.
Seborrheic Dermatiti: Seborrhea dermatitis is often associated with redness, scaling, and crusting. Seborrhea also can affect other parts of the body, including the face, chest and upper back. Treatment options include application of selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc or ketoconazole-containing shampoos, topical ketoconazole cream or terbinafine solution, topical sodium sulfacetamide and topical corticosteroids. ...Read more
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