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Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...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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Whats a sub-epidermal cyst on penis?

Whats a sub-epidermal cyst on penis?

Under skin of penis: In a prior answer on a similar topic, i mentioned that pain in the penis could be caused by an abnormality under the top layer of the skin = sub-epidermal. In your question, this abnormality is probably a benign cyst with fluid. See a urologist, may be able to drain it with very fine needle or remove cyst entirely (don't wince so much, local anesthesia will be used). ...Read more

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Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Is topicort LP used on sebaceous cysts on the penis?

Cysts on penis: Topicort would have no usefulness in the treatment of penile cysts. These need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia go away on its own on the face?

Can sebaceous cyst hyperplasia go away on its own on the face?

No: So a sebaceous cyst can shrink or get infected and grow - but it is never really completely gone unless it is resected (removed) surgically. This is because the entire cyst shell and wall must be removed. The best person to do this is a surgeon or someone with lots of experience. See your local doctor or general or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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What causes recurring sebaceous cysts on my head?

What causes recurring sebaceous cysts on my head?

Sebaceous Cysts: Sebaceous cysts are collections of sebum that occur within a gland. They can be walled (completely within the gland) or ruptured (when the gland pops). Sometimes they will drain spontaneously, are lanced or are surgically removed. Surgical removal is the best way to prevent recurrence. Some people are prone to these and will form multiple sebaceous cysts. The scalp is a common area for this. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst will it pop on its own?

Sebaceous cyst will it pop on its own?

Depends: Abx will NOT cure a sebaceous cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read more

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Staph on scalp?

Staph on scalp?

Staph on a Scalp?: Yes...Staph can live in symbiosis or as a virulent bug infecting us humans. Staph can be found nearly everywhere in nature. This dangerous bacteria can be deadly when it is infecting skin and other organs. I would love to know more about what is behind your question. ...Read more

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Cyst like pimples on hips and buttox.

Cyst like pimples on hips and buttox.

Difficult: Difficult to discern what they are with one simple description. If they are on one side and do hurt and look like the old chicken pox rashes, they could be shingles, otherwise we can't make a diagnosis as the causes of rashes or cyst like growths is so varied. ...Read more

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Tips on child cyst on arm removal?

Tips on child cyst on arm removal?

It depends: It really depends on the type and location of the cyst. If it is in the skin, a dermatologist will likely be able to help. Some cysts are deeper down and will require a surgeon, or an orthopedic surgeon to address. Many cysts in children are benign and if not causing a problem, it might not even need to be removed. Start off with a consult with your pediatrician or family doctor. ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist treat/excise a sebaceous cyst located on foreskin of my penis?

Can a dermatologist treat/excise a sebaceous cyst located on foreskin of my penis?

Yes: But this will depend on the comfort level and experience of the dermatologist. A urologist may be a better choice. ...Read more

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Infected pimple on forehead. Same side hard tender lump pea siz on face beside ear (drum area). Just appeared with onset of pimple. What is this ?

Infected pimple on forehead. Same side hard tender lump pea siz on face beside ear (drum area). Just appeared with onset of pimple.  What is this ?

Lymph node: The appearance of a swollen gland, or lymph node, is a sign your body's immune system is working well to clear up the infection. On the same side. Rest easy. ...Read more

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Could sebaceous cysts on my scrotum be related to acne?

Could sebaceous cysts on my scrotum be related to acne?

Cyst: People with scrotal cyst are more likely to be prone to acne. The pathology is similar as both conditions are do to pores that are blocked. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

Ingrown hair within shaving bump's on my face?

This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Thyroid cysts: Yes, thyroid cysts fill with fluid, they can sometimes get rather large, and then they can go away by themselves. When thyroid ultrasound and biopsy is done, simple cysts are often not drained, because they only come back anyway, and they are not dangerous. If this is your problem, you may wish to talk to your endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

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Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Stye/Chalazion: Can be ugly and painful...Need someone comfortable with eye disease to discern whether topical, or systemic antibiotics, or incision is necessary. Er or urgent care. ...Read more

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Does herpes affect hair follicles on the scalp.

Does herpes affect hair follicles on the scalp.

Antiviral medicine: Dear Faye: skin herpes can certainly affect hair folicles...I would certainly recomend a visit to the dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and the then start taking the apppropiate anti-viral medicine... ...Read more

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Sores on skin and scalp oon going for 2 years. Lump in back of neck cyst like.?

Sores on skin and scalp oon going for 2 years. Lump in back of neck cyst like.?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. Treatment is oral antibiotics. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more