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Scalp (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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Scalp bumps that will not go away. Itchy, painful. How to get rid of them?

Scalp bumps that will not go away. Itchy, painful. How to get rid of them?

Many possibilitites: You may have to see a doctor to get a proper diagnosis. Painful bumps may be infected. Itchy areas in the scalp can be psoriasis. Vit d oil topically applied to bumps might be helpful if it is pure vit d in medium chain triglyceride. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

Skin bump: 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

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What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

Have it evaluated: If that is the case, have the area evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Weird bump on the side of my scalp hurts bad?

Could be a cyst: Sometimes common cysts can get inflamed and painful. However, there are other things that can cause your symptoms. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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Are bumps on scalp after haircut normal to have?

No: See a dermatologist. There are a variety of skin disorders which may be identified by exam. ...Read more

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Flesh colored bumps on scalp. What does this mean?

May be pilar cysts: Or they may be moles. A dermatologist can tell you ...Read more

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I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

Skin growth: Could be a benign lesion called a seborrheic keratosis but it the lesions grows, bleeds gets painful or changes you should have it checked. As you should with any skin lesion. ...Read more

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I hafe a bump under my scalp.?

Cyst: Most common bump is cyst, but can determine cause from limited description. Smalll bumps present for long time are almost always benign cysts which can be easily removed by minor office procedure. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my scalp, how can I prevent them?

Have bumps evaluated: One cannot that answer your question without knowing the cause of the bumps. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the bumps on my scalp and why am I losing so much hair?

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

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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?

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

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What is bumps on my scalp that itches?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

Trauma: Trauma (blow) to the region would give you a bump. Other causes can include inflammation, tumor (most likely benign), consult your pcp. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bumps/ spots on and beneath my scalp?

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

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The top of my scalp severely hurts. I have no visible bumps or red marks on my scalp.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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