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I found a hard pea sized lump behind my 2 year olds left ear on the scalp. It is skin colored but seems to bother him a little when I touch, thoughts?

I found a hard pea sized lump behind my 2 year olds left ear on the scalp. It is skin colored but seems to bother him a little when I touch, thoughts?

Probably lymph node: Probably a lymph node. If it does not clear up in a week or two, I would get it checked out. Also, if there is any fever, with it, he may need to be evaluated. Could also be a pimple that is a bit deeper under the skin. Same advice applies either way. ...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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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Apply non-medicated moisturizing cream to rash areas
5 Min, 2x day, forever
Keep daily showers brief and without the water being too hot
5 Min, Once, forever
Avoid soaps, which can be drying. Lotion-cleansers are better.
Once
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What are these hard lumps under my scalp? There are 3 of them, about the size of a pea, hard, no pain from them, just annoying.

What are these hard lumps under my scalp? There are 3 of them, about the size of a pea, hard, no pain from them, just annoying.

See below: They're probably blocked sebaceous cysts and are harmless. If they grow, consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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Hard pink lump on scalp. Does not hurt. Been there for close to a year..maybe a bit bigger. Some hair grows through it. ?

Hard pink lump on scalp. Does not hurt. Been there for close to a year..maybe a bit bigger. Some hair grows through it. ?

See DR: Probably a benign trichilemmal cyst. Only an exam, and possibly a microscopic study can define this accurately. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Hydrate well with purified water
Once
Avoid sugars, dairy, soy, GMO products
Once
Avoid fried and grilled foods
Once
Avoid using harsh detergents in shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreen
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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

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use topical Benadryl
once
Avoid offending agent
once
Nickel is often cause of skin allergies
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Small polyp like lumps on my wifes head what are they doc? When i run my fingers through her hair or massage her scalp it doesn't hurt her there are like ten of them under the skin you can't pop them they don't have a head on them very unusual please hel

Small polyp like lumps on my wifes head what are they doc? When i run my fingers through her hair or massage her scalp it doesn't hurt her there are  like ten of them under the skin you can't pop them they don't have a head on them very unusual please hel

Have to be there!: Lumps on the scalp are often sabaceous cysts: they grow from blocked glands that produce oil or sweat. They are problematic when they bother the person -or when they become infected. These can be removed by a doctor. Soft lumps may be lipomas: fatty growths. I would encourage you not to squeeze or otherwise try to remove these on your own, though. Have your wife's doctor evaluate her. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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