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I have a bump/cyst on the side of my head. Now, i lost a patch of hair in that area. What could it be? The bump does not hurt. It has dropped in size.

I have a bump/cyst on the side of my head. Now, i lost a patch of hair in that area. What could it be? The bump does not hurt. It has dropped in size.

Sebaceous Cyst: Bump just under the skin may be sebacious cyst and can sometimes be associated with hair loss. Sebaceous cyst is typically firm, round and not painful. Definitive treatment of cyst is surgical removal. If related only to the cyst, hair should regrow after cyst is removed. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household people with Nix permethrin, if approved by doctor
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Each person who had lice should be checked for nits (eggs) each day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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I have a bump on my left side of my head and it hurts to touch and it is getting bigger what is this?? I am 3 months pregnant n I am on bloodthinner

I have a bump on my left side of my head and it hurts to touch and it is getting bigger what is this?? I am  3 months pregnant n I am on bloodthinner

Contact doctor: It could be bleeding under the skin and you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. What kind of blood thinner are you on? I trust that it is not warfarin/coumadin! ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Use OTC treatments exactly as directed to be effective
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Remove nits as directed. It's tedious, but effective!
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Re-treat only as directed by your physician
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I have bump on the side of my head where the ceiling fan hit me in the head .What do I do ?

I have bump on the side of my head where the ceiling fan hit me in the head .What do I do ?

Visit your doctor: Visit your doctor to make sure you don't have any other injury. As for the bump, if it happen recently it should go down in several days. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Shampoo with lice shampoo (e.g. Nix)
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Wash all used clothes
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Wash all used bedding
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Use a comb to clear nits in hair
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I have a bump on the lower side of my head. What could it be?

I don't want to: Start guessing. There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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