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3 SM flat/raised shiny skin firm bumps back scalp. 2 at exact opp ends of head(right & left), smaller 1" from left bump. Left bump black dot middle?

3 SM flat/raised shiny skin firm bumps back scalp. 2 at exact opp ends of head(right & left), smaller 1" from left bump. Left bump black dot middle?

Sebaceous cyst?: A bump with a black dot in the middle is likely a sebaceous cyst. As for the other bumps a photo of them would be helpful. Consider a Virtual consultation on Health Tap where you could upload photos of the area. ...Read more

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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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?

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.
don't 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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Painful hard bump on scalp in back of head?

Painful hard bump on scalp in back of head?

Seek medical attenti: You should describe this lump/bump in detail. When did it first appear and has it been growing in size? What is the present size?
It can be infection, a blocked sebaceous gland being one common entity which can get inflamed and painful.If it is over 1 cm in size, you should seek medical attention from your doctor. You may need antibiotics if it is an infection. But it could also be something else ...Read more

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Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever.?

Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever.?

See your doctor: Sounds like more than psoriasis. See your primary care doctor so she/he can run some tests on you to rule out infection and other causes of lymph node swelling. Psoriasis does not usually cause lymph nodes to swell unless the plaques get secondarily infected. ...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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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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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

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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 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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The back of my scalp has been itchy for a couple of days. Now there is a small bump on the scalp where it's itching. Stings to the touch.

The back of my scalp has been itchy for a couple of days. Now there is a small bump on the scalp where it's itching. Stings to the touch.

Excoriation: Hello, have you be scratching the itchy spot? If so, repetitive scratching may have caused trauma to the area and thus the bump and pain. If the symptoms worsen or fail to improve please see a health care pressional. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin on my scalp on the back part of my head it started off with a small bump that had clear fluid in it what shld I do?

I have a lump under my skin on my scalp on the back part of my head it started off with a small bump that had clear fluid in it what shld I do?

Duration?: If there is no soreness or pus, just give it a couple more weeks and see what happens. If there is pus or soreness, try topical antibiotic. See doctor if problem persists. ...Read more

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I have bumps and scabs on both of my face and scalp. On my face I have tried to bust, but it keeps coming back. On my scalp there are bumps with scpla?

I have bumps and scabs on both of my face and scalp. On my face I have tried to bust, but it keeps coming back. On my scalp there are bumps with scpla?

BUMPS AND SCABS: IF THIS CONDITION HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME YOU MUST SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
I HOPE YOU ARE NOT PICKING AT THEM!
BEST LUCK AND LET US KNOW HOW ITS COMING ALONG. . .
WHAT IS -- ARE -- SCPLA. . . ...Read more

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Whenever I go into the sun my back, nape and scalp itch uncontrollably. I wear a shirt so the skin isn't directly exposed to the sun. No rash or bumps?

Try sunscreen: Before you put on that shirt spray your back, neck and scalp with sunscreen. Clothing is not always blocking out all sun UV rays. See how that does. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a scalp cyst? I have a small bump on the middle of the back of my head. I've recently just asked a question about it on avvo. I got my answer and the person said it might be a cyst. I've searched up 'how to get rid of a cyst' on goog

How do you get rid of a scalp cyst? I have a small bump on the middle of the back of my head. I've recently just asked a question about it on avvo. I got my answer and the person said it might be a cyst. I've searched up 'how to get rid of a cyst' on goog

Cysts : Cysts are simply sacs of tissue filled with a substance that makes them expand. There are many types of cysts in the body, but the most common in the area you are talking about is a sebaceous cyst. Most are benign problems but some can cause damage to surrounding structure and some, even more rare, can be neoplasms. Cysts typically cannot be treated at home. Definitive treatment of a cyst requires complete removal of the tissue and, in cases where the growth is more aggressive, some surrounding normal tissue is removed to prevent a recurrence. For these reasons you seek care from a surgeon for evaluation, removal and biopsy. ...Read more

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I noticed my scalp sometimes smells sour/sweaty. Also, at the back of my scalp there are three bumps which feel very sore. What should I do?

I noticed my scalp sometimes smells sour/sweaty. Also, at the back of my scalp there are three bumps which feel very sore. What should I do?

Folliculitis: I would use a shampoo that kills micro-organisms, such as Head & Shoulders zinc pyrithione shampoo. This might fight odor, and it could also help prevent the inflamed follicles ("folliculitis") that is likely causing the bumps on the scalp. ...Read more

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I've been having these pimple like bumps on my scalp, i have been having migraines, tension in the back of the head and mild confusion, what can this b?

I've been having these pimple like bumps on my scalp, i have been having migraines, tension in the back of the head and mild confusion, what can this b?

Folliculitis: If kinky hair, maybe acne keloidales. A dermatologist will help you. Migraine, "tension" (pain?), and confusion are serious. See a DR without delay. They are a separate issue. ...Read more

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Small lump/bump in my daughters head or scalp, at the back of the ear & at the back of the head what to do? Please help.

Small lump/bump in my daughters head or scalp, at the back of the ear & at the back of the head what to do? Please help.

Lymph node: Lymph nodes are very common. Depending on age, size and location, it determines what needs to be done. You may want to consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a fluid like bump the size of a golf ball on the back of his scalp behind skin, has had head injuries now eyes roll involuntary. Why?

My boyfriend has a fluid like bump the size of a golf ball on the back of his scalp behind skin, has had head injuries now eyes roll involuntary. Why?

See Dr: There is not likely a connection between the two, but neither of these are normal and should not be ignored! See your dr, or can start with urgent care visit for history / exam and plan on how to address these. ...Read more

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Got this pimple bump like thing on the back of my neck and 4 weeks ago got bad sunburn blisters on neck sholders and scalp. Is it cancer bump?

Got this pimple bump like thing on the back of my neck and 4 weeks ago got bad sunburn blisters on neck sholders and scalp. Is it cancer bump?

Get a medical examin: If this bump is growing in size, then you need to get it checked soon. Your doctor can guide you as to its nature(? Benign or malignant) and also remove it if it does not go away on its own which many of the benign conditions do in a matter of 1-2 months. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blistering bumps covering my face, elbows, forearms, scalp, and pelvic region. Along with the back of the neck. Plaque psoriasis? Press help.

Blistering bumps covering my face, elbows, forearms, scalp, and pelvic region. Along with the back of the neck. Plaque psoriasis? Press help.

See doc: This is not description of psoriasis. This is more consistent with extensive allergic reaction such as erythema multiform which needs internal medications. Diagnosis amy need biopsy and blood tests. See doc immediately to prevent scarring or long term discoloration. ...Read more