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I'm 31 years old. A few weeks ago I have gotten pimple like bumps on my head.I found 3 hard under skin lumps on back of my neck today . ?

I'm 31 years old. A few weeks ago I have gotten pimple like bumps on my head.I found 3 hard under skin lumps on back of my neck today . ?

Lymph glands: The lumps on the neck are probably lymph glands reacting to infection and/or inflammation in the scalp. The scalp lumps could be infected hair follicles, psoriasis or other dermatitis, or viral lesions like shingles. Have your md check these areas if they don't resolve. ...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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Raised bump on face; skin colored; feels like something hard underneath; squeezed it out once, but it came back. What is it and how to get rid of it?

Raised bump on face; skin colored; feels like something hard underneath; squeezed it out once, but it came back. What is it and how to get rid of it?

Sebaceous cyst: You can "pop" a zit, pimple, or cyst, but the sac around it has cells that produce the sebum that you squeeze out--unless the sac is removed, it will return. See a plastic surgeon for proper removal and least scarring. Do not pick! ...Read more

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I have a conical lump on my back the size of a nickel with a small dark dot on the center. The bumb is raised about 2 to 3 mm from the surface of the skin. I am a white male, 32 years old. The bump is hard to the touch and has been present for at least tw

Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical exam so i would see a dermatologist. Perhaps it is a cyst, a mole, a dermatofibroma, or other possibilities. I would see a dermatologist to verify that it is benign. I hope that is helpful. Visit the link below and click on skin growths, cysts, and moles to see a picture of some of these conditions. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have a small skin colored bump near the back of my vagina on the lip. It is almost flat but it is hard. It itches once in a while. What is it?

I have a small skin colored bump near the back of my vagina on the lip. It is almost flat but it is hard. It itches once in a while. What is it?

Hard to tell.: Most skin issues really need to be seen to be diagnosed well. There are a lot of other questions to be asked as well. There are several things this could be - including sebaceous gland, dermatofibroma, lichen planus, wart, sexually transmitted disease, etc. Don't be too worried about it, but have someone look at it. ...Read more

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