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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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I have several hard pea sized lumps on my scalp .Its been there from past 7 years. They don't itch or pain.Does it indicate a severe health condition?

I have several hard pea sized lumps on my scalp .Its been there from past 7 years. They don't  itch or pain.Does it indicate a severe health condition?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I just noticed my grandson has lumps in his scalp. They are hard and one is pretty large. Is this something that needs urgent attention?

I just noticed my grandson has lumps in his scalp. They are hard and one is pretty large. Is this something that needs urgent attention?

Depends: How old is the child? How long have they been present? Are they tender? Hard or soft? Any drainage. If he is in distress, it is urgent. Otherwise is is routine. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of this hard painful lump on scalp?

HARD LUMP IN SCALP: CANNOT TELL WITHOUT SEEING THIS LUMP. HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE? PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Do I have to be concern about a lump that I have under my scalp? Because, it's hurts. But is very hard, like a bone.

Do I have to be concern about a lump that I have under my scalp? Because, it's hurts. But is very hard, like a bone.

Check it out!: Any lump or bump on your body that's different and enlarges or becomes painful needs a doctor's attention. It's impossible to say what it is -- the most common things are cysts (pockets of oil/wax) from hair follicles, fatty tumors, or bone growths. Please see a doctor soon! Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello I have a hard small lump on my scalp its is a little bit red round the outside but most of it is a yellow colour what could it be?

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I have a hard small lump on my scalp its is a little bit red round the outside but most of it is a yellow colour what could it be?

Lump: This may be an ingrown hair, inclusion cyst or even a wen. Redness and tenderness would suggest inflammation or infection requiring some attention.It would have to be inspected by your physician, general surgeon or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment advice. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on scalp. It started a few years ago and its larger now. Another is on top now and smaller ones in back of head. What can they be?

I have a hard lump on scalp. It started a few years ago and its larger now. Another is on top now and smaller ones in back of head. What can they be?

These may be: SEBACEOUS CYSTS ("WEN"S) See your primary care Physician for DIAGNOSIS and a referral for removal. These can cbecome infected therefore removal is usually suggested Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more