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Bump On Under The Skin Of Scalp
Cluster of bumps Under skin on crown of scalp. Squeeze one to see if it was pimple and orange fluid came out. Could be? And what to do for it?
Keep hair washed.: Bumps on the scalp can be sebolytic bumps that are filled with scalp oils Main cause is seborrheic dermatitis. Treatment is by simply frequent hair wash with antiseptic shampoos. SOME OF THESE CONTAIN SALICYLIC ACID AND BENZYL PEROXIDE. Teatree oil has been written up as being useful. Hope this helps. ...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've recently been diagnosed with DCIS of the breast. I now have a very itchy scalp with a raised bump under the skin behind the ear. Related?
The two conditions are unrelated.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
Yes: Lumps commonly form under the skin following liposuction. This is due to the collection of blood and serum in the multiple tunnels that are created during the procedure. Scar tissue will also form causing some lumpiness. These lumps can last several months before they disappear. Massage, heat, and ultrasound therapy will make these lumps go away faster. ...Read more
Fatty tumor: More likely benign fatty tumor.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a small hard like seed like bump next to my groin. No pain when squeezes. And it's under the skin. Help?
I have bumps under the skin of my Libya that are very swollen and I tried popping them but they just got swollen and painful?
Well...: There are small glands in the labia, called Bartholin's Glands. If inflamed or infected, they become cystic and enlarged. You must see your GYN, and take care of it. DO NOT try popping them out... it can potentially spread an infection ...Read more
Have a pink bump looks like a pimple on my back for about 3-4 months. No pain and moves under the skin, feels soft. What could it be?
I have a soft bump on my waist and hurts to the touch, it feel like there's a small ball under the skin about the size of a penny roughly?
A CYST (the location is a bit unusual but SEBACEOUS CYSTS are the most common cause of such "balls" (Enlarged LYMPH GLANDS are also possible!
You should get this checked out by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) who can determine what the diagnosis is!
Check it out!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have small under the skin bump for a year now and when I squeeze on it I don't get anything except for a god awful smell. Possibilities?
Sebaceous cysts most often arise from swollen hair follicles. Skin trauma can also induce a cyst to form. A sac of cells is created into which a protein called keratin is secreted.
These cysts are usually found on the face, neck, and trunk. They are usually slow- growing, painless, freely movable lumps beneath the skin. Occasionally, however, a cyst will become inflamed and tender. ...Read more
I have a small bump on the back of my earlobe it looks a little dark under the skin it is painful to touch what could it be should I be concerned?
Yes: Yes. If it persists beyond a week, have an ENT doc examine the bump. ...Read more
I have reapeated little bumps with heads that can be popped around my sack and now there is a walnut size one under the skin that's very painful. Help?
Comedones: What you describe are likely common skin lesions known as comedones. While tempting, "popping" them can lead to infection under the skin in the area of the hair follicle where the sebaceous glands (where the cheese like sebum is produced) are located. You likely will need antibiotic. When they become large they are termed "sebaceous cysts" and may need to be excised surgically. ...Read more
Do ticks bury themselves beneath the skin or do they stay on the surface? I try to do tick checks several times a day, but I notice a bump under the skin that is red and inflamed and I'm concerned it might be a tick.
Chiggers: Chiggers (trombiculidae) are mites found in the midwest and southeast United States. Their bite can cause a red bump with intense itching. Chiggers don't bury themselves or lay eggs under the skin. They inject digestive enzymes and may remain attached to the skin for several days. They are very hard to see with the naked eye. ...Read more
I have a bump on my scalp that is painful and it feels like it has a head but it has a throbbing sort of pain.
Lump and pain: This forehead lump and throbbing pain is typical of infection. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Bumps under the skin can be caused by a variety of problems from diseases of the hair follicles, infections, cysts of dermal structures, granulomas and infections as well as skin tumors both benign and malignant. Diagnosis requires an examination of the skin. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, cysts, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Bug bite?: We need much more info.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lymph node: It's a lymph node. Specifically an occipital lymph node, totally normal! The occipital nodes drain the scalp area, so any time you have a scalp injury or irritation they grow in response to it. With babies it doesn't take much to make them big, just laying down a lot lets particles get on their scalp which caused the nodes to grow. Teething can also cause this. ...Read more
Neck bumps: It is difficult to determine exactly where these bumps are located. It is possible that they are enlarged lymph nodes. I would suggest you have your primary care physician examine them. ...Read more
I don't know.: If they are epidermal cysts or plugged hair follicles, no. If they are lymph nodes, maybe. See your doctor or a dermatologist and put your mind at ease. ...Read more
This bump behind/under the skin is a little red but not to bad the hardness is going away just wondering what could cause it?
Infection: A red tender bump under the skin the stars going away is often infection or an inflamed or infected lymph node. A virtual online video consult can be done to give a treatment And or evaluation ...Read more
Recently noticed a hard knot like bump on my lower chin under the skin, doesn't hurt, bout the size of a pea maybe, what could it be?
I have been finding these painful hard bumps under the skin in my armpits. They come and go. Not sure if should be worried about them.
Have them Checked: Sounds like lymph nodes? Male/female don't ignore. The axillary nodes receive drainage from the arm, thoracic wall, and breast. Infections, including cat scratch disease, are common causes of axillary lymphadenopathy. Could be insignificant to even cancer.Also rare, silicone breast implants can cause supraclavicular and axillary lymphadenopathy; regional node. ...Read more
I have a small hard bump under the skin it only hurts slightly if you press on it it's slightly red but doesn't stand out what could this be?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
What would cause my 7 month olds bottom part of his right areola to turn green. It's under the skin and I can't feel any bump. It's been a week?
Go to ER now!!: Green is a very unusual color for any skin area to be, especially in a localized area. Listeria is a serious infection that can turn secretions green, but on the skin surface you need a skin expert to sort this out. It's possible this is a cutaneous fistula to the small intestine, but the location too superior to allow for this unless there is more serious abnl anatomy deeper, go to the ER now!! ...Read more