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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 could a red hard bump maybe pimple be on the shaft of your penis? Also it hurts to touch. By the way I have not had sex.

What could a red hard bump maybe pimple be on the shaft of your penis? Also it hurts to touch. By the way I have not had sex.

See my remark: Very hard to GUESS what it is??? unless one sees it. If you have no doctor /can't afford one, seek help at local city/health dept.I wish I can give you a better answer ...Read more

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I get small hard bumps, like pimples, that grow on the inside of my thighs. I do not have herpes or genital warts.?

I get small hard bumps, like pimples, that grow on the inside of my thighs.  I do not have herpes or genital warts.?

Folliculitis?: Sound like either folliculitis- an infection of the hair pores or hidradentits suppurativa- a condition caused by blockage and inflammation of specialized sweat pores (apocrine glands). Both can be treated with oral and/or topical antibiotics. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have small hard pimple like bumps and a bump with a small black dot like indent hole in the center all appeared after shaving but haven't went away ?

I have small hard pimple like bumps and a bump with a small black dot like indent hole in the center all appeared after shaving but haven't went away ?

See primary provider: It sounds like it is benign but without looking at it would. Be difficult to diagnose. A picture may help but your best bet would be have it checked out ...Read more

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How to get rid of a hard pimple like bump on back?

How to get rid of a hard pimple like bump on back?

Maybe not pimple: It may be a persistent clogged pore or a small cyst if it has lasted for some time. It may also be some persistent inflammation. The best way to know for sure would be to have it examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

Dermatological eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

May be ...: A bump from pimple (1- 1.5 mm) - hyperactive hair-follicle-related sebaceous gland, usually has its white head visible, but at times, can be a "black" head. But, it's harmless as long as being asymptomatic and remaining stable in size. But, if still in doubt, see urologist timely for confirmation. Online guess is not always accurate. ...Read more