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

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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A sore bump on back of neck in hairline and a bump making watery yellow sticky liquid my doc said probably infected spot that I scratched off? Ideas?

A sore bump on back of neck in hairline and a bump making watery yellow sticky liquid my doc said probably infected spot that I scratched off? Ideas?

Abscess?: In general, people can get small abscesses on the back of their necks. It consists of a small collection of infected fluid under the skin. The human body can resolve it on its own if its small but if it gets bigger, then it needs to be drained. ...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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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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Hive like bumps on ankle and hands not itchy anymore. Pea sized mass back of neck under hairline kinda movable. Leukemia or lymphoma all Im 18 scared?

Hive like bumps on ankle and hands not itchy anymore. Pea sized mass back of neck under hairline kinda movable. Leukemia or lymphoma all Im 18 scared?

Hives are generally: itchy, but may not be any longer, if you're taking an antihistamine. However, this rash may not be hives; it is difficulty knowing without seeing it. The lump at the back of your neck is most likely a lymph node and likely not cancer....however, you really should see your doctor to check both of these issues to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...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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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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Hey I have a question about a bump on the back of my neck, under my hairline on the right side, it has a rubbery feel and seems to be moveable?

Hey I have a question about a bump on the back of my neck, under my hairline on the right side, it has a rubbery feel and seems to be moveable?

Lump bump: if is truly mobile and not very tender it might be a lymph node which simply needs to be watched for a few weeks. If however it is soft and gooey and painful and makes you want to squeeze it (don't) it might be a cyst or even an abscess . This would require a different approach. You be the judge. Maybe virtual consult will solve this or even an in-person evaluation. ...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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"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.

"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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Lump on back of neck below hairline on the right side. Causes?

Lump on back of neck below hairline on the right side. Causes?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side). Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size. Should I worry?

Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side).  Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size.  Should I worry?

Yes, possibly!: You should see a primary care physician soon for a thorough evaluation. Your "lump" can be something common that doesn't necessarily need treatment (lipoma, sebaceous cyst) or something treatable (boil, abscess) or something potentially serious (enlarged lymph node) or something definitely serious (cancerous tumor). Since you are in Wash, DC, you can make appt to see me. ...Read more

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discovered a lymph node year ago, left side back of neck under hairline. I've been squeezing it ever since. It has gotten bigger. Should I be worried?

discovered a lymph node year ago, left side back of neck under hairline. I've been squeezing it ever since. It has gotten bigger. Should I be worried?

Can you leave it: alone?Certianly,stop squeezing it and monitor it's size.If enlarges,show your doc soon.If stays the same,point it out when you see your doc.Not to worry,unless you have more enlarged nodes,weight loss,night sweats,fever,rash,... ...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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16 year old female extremly bad headache knot on bottom of the hairline back of neck moves around when I rub it ?

Too vague: It may be muscular (spasm or cramp) or could be a lymph node or a growth. See a doctor. Try applying heat to the area and using Excedrin advil or aleve (naproxen). But you should have it checked out if it doesn't clear up in a day or two. ...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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Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?

Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?

Lymph nodes: enlargement of local lymph nodes may be due to local infection and may get better with the use of antibiotics. please see a physician, you may have a simple easily treatable problem like local infection ...Read more

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Hard lump in back of neck one inch from hairline in trapezius or between sternocleidomastoid. Have had for a year and I tense my shoulders, what is it?

Hard lump in back of neck one inch from hairline in trapezius or between sternocleidomastoid. Have had for a year and I tense my shoulders, what is it?

Many possibilities: How big? increasing in size? painful? history of infections? history of cancer? how deep? what does it feel like? swollen lymph nodes in the area? redness to the skin? does it move or is it fixed in position? drainage? fever? itching? fatigue? Large number of possibilities, benign cyst, fatty lump (lipoma), enlarged lymph node would be common, have a doctor check it. Most serious, but rare, cancer ...Read more