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I've got minor pains on my scalp it first start it on the back then a little bit on the top what could it be?

I've got minor pains on my scalp it first start it on the back then a little bit on the top what could it be?

Muscular tension: These pains are usually associated with muscular tension. Relaxation exercises that emphasize relaxation of the muscles in the neck can be helpful. Heat and/or cold compresses to the back of the neck can be helpful as well. ...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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What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

Have it evaluated: If that is the case, have the area evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Small hard spot on scalp. What could this be?

Pilar Cyst: Sound like it's a pilar cyst-
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=lmrj9ano-ek

other possibilities include calcium deposit, infection, bite or abcess. Get evaluated properly by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I got a small pink spot on my scalp, what could cause this?

I got a small pink spot on my scalp, what could cause this?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I have little lumps on my scalp they are painfull and tiny?

? folliculitis: The diagnosis is broad and it will mainly depend on the physical exam. Most commanly seen is folliculitis. See a physician, you might need topical antibiotics or other medications depending on your diagnosis. I hope this help. ...Read more

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I have these small cysts on my scalp and there real painful what could it be?

I have these small cysts on my scalp and there real painful what could it be?

Scalp Cysts: Without an examination it is impossible to say for sure. They may be infected cysts or infected follicles. Sounds like you need to get them examined and treated. ...Read more

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I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

Skin growth: Could be a benign lesion called a seborrheic keratosis but it the lesions grows, bleeds gets painful or changes you should have it checked. As you should with any skin lesion. ...Read more

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My sister says she has a little puncture wound of scalp. Can she just shower off and clean it?

My sister says she has a little puncture wound of scalp. Can she just shower off and clean it?

Poor Idea: Puncture wounds are dangerous because the bacteria from the skin and the object that caused the puncture are pushed into the deeper layers. If the would is not cleaned thoroughly and managed properly then she could get a very serious, even life threatening, infection requiring hospitalization and IV antibiotics. She really needs to see a professional and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Small crusty white patch on back of scalp for 6+ months. Had before but most went away. Can't get info dr for 3 weeks. Should I be worried?

Ok to wait 3 weeks: Hi
No worries. It's a little hard to say exactly what you have without being able to see the white patch, but what you are describing seems to be ok to wait for the 3 weeks. I definitely understand your concern but please be assured that being seen in a clinic is the best thing. Even if you go to an ER, the will still refer you to be seen in clinic. Hope this helps ...Read more

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For past yr I've noticed small clear round balls on my scalp (tiny). They are firm and my scalp doesn't itch. Any idea what these are? Thanks!

For past yr I've noticed small clear round balls on my scalp (tiny). They are firm and my scalp doesn't itch. Any idea what these are? Thanks!

Have it checked by: Your doctor. It could be sebaceous cysts or lipomas or other benign masses. Should be easy for your doctor to identify and remove or treat. Glad there's no pain. ...Read more

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I see small hairless patches on scalp, they are many in number like dots. Is it normal or some problem. If it's problem, then please provide cure.

Sounds like: Alopecia areata, cause unknown. Ask someone to see if there are any hairs growing in the bald patch that look like an exclamation mark (broad top, narrow bottom) that are diagnostic. ...Read more

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I have a indention in my head and then right beside it it like a little fatty there it feels like something under my skin which is scalp what is that?

Possible lipoma: Not exactly sure, but when you describe something as feeling fatty, that is the description of a lipoma. This is a soft benign tumor of the fatty tissues of the scalp. It is under the skin, and can appear as a lump under the scalp. If it grows or becomes painful, these are often removed. ...Read more

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What causes a small round lump on scalp?

What causes a small round lump on scalp?

Could be pilar cyst: A firm, round lump on the scalp that does not go away could be a pilar cyst. Pilar cysts are not dangerous, tend to be multiple, and tend to occur in multiple family members. See your dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and removal, if necessary. ...Read more

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What is high parietal scalp haematoma in small left posterior and its effects?

Usually from trauma: All this means is that there has been some bleeding into the scalp. The effect is that usually this is in an area of trauma and therefore, it hurts. The blood will get reabsorbed and will heal on its own. ...Read more

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I have a small soft lump on the tip of my scalp.

Lump: Sorry got cut off. Would see the school nurse tomorrow and let them take a look and they will be able to direct you to the GP if it needs to be cut out. ...Read more

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What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

Trauma: Trauma (blow) to the region would give you a bump. Other causes can include inflammation, tumor (most likely benign), consult your pcp. ...Read more

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My scalp is inflamed with large and small pustules. They hurt very much at times. Could this be mrsa?

Possible mixed: Infection with both fungal and bacterial components. You will need fungal and bacterial cultures and trtment to cover all possibilities. Must be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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My mum has a small cyct on her scalp size of half a pea? Just a random question why are cycts hard if there made up off fluid?

Typically scalp: Cysts are also known as pilar cysts, and despite the name "cyst" they are actually made up of keratin (the stuff that hair is made of). The keratin is white and hardens when exposed to air. It fills a sac and when the sac is full it feels firm and hard. ...Read more

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Get itchy lumps on scalp, appear suddenly, small, itchy in day and grow large, itchy by evening and fade on their own over the night?

Get itchy lumps on scalp, appear suddenly, small, itchy in day and grow large, itchy by evening and fade on their own over the night?

Itchy scalp bumps: Can have many causes. Seborrheic dermatitis first comes to mind: fungus can grow in oil secreted from the scalp skin. Medicated shampoos containing ketoconazle or ciclopirox may help. Hives also come to mind, possibly triggered by hot water from a shower? You might try an OTC antihistamine (diphenhydramine) before the shower. If persist, see a Dermatologist. Hope this helps...Best wishes:) ...Read more

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I have knots deep under my scalp that do not go away. One accidentally busted. Squeezed out little puss and a hard core of a white fleshy nugget?

Sebaceous cysts: Sebaceous cyst may develop most anywhere but can be affected by your skin type and other medical conditions. Usually there only a problem if there getting progressively enlarged or infective. They don't have pus in them but rather sebum which is a yellow oil-ish material. ...Read more

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I have a small smooth but hard bump on my scalp that won't go away. Never had b4. when I try to pop it just bleeds. No pus at all. Shud I be scared?

I have a small smooth but hard bump on my scalp that won't go away. Never had b4. when I try to pop it just bleeds. No pus at all. Shud I be scared?

C/w scar tissue or: Possibly a persistent sebaceous cyst with significant scar tissue around it which your efforts are not emptying, just adding to trauma & more scar tissue. Best leave alone in hopes scar tissue will decrease some over time or have excised by someone with good plastic surgery seamstress skills to reclose with minimal new scar tissue induction. ...Read more

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I have a small scab like thing on the back of my scalp in the upper corner. I am not sure what it is exactly and it will not go away. It doesn't itch.

I have a small scab like thing on the back of my scalp in the upper corner. I am not sure what it is exactly and it will not go away. It doesn't itch.

Go see your doctor: You may need to see a derm doctor if your primary care doctor can't help you figure out what the lesion is. He may be able to biopsy it in the office. If not, he could refer you to a derm who could give him an opinion. ...Read more

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Hello Dr, Pls suggest some solution for itching scalp with small small boils. I have this problem since a long time (last 2~3 yrs). thanks in advance.

Hello Dr, Pls suggest some solution for itching scalp with small small boils. I have this problem since a long time (last 2~3 yrs). thanks in advance.

Folliculitis: See a dermatologist for best result. Meanwhile get a shampoo with salicylic acid or zinc pyrethrum or selenium sulfide or ketoconazole and use every day in a shower. Find a solution with hydrocortisone and rub in daily. A Dr can prescribe fluocinonide solution and doxycycline [minocycline] oral. ...Read more

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What are little red bumps that are on the scalp?

Folliculitis.: Could be an inflammation of the hair follicles upon the scalp. Are your hairs emanating from the bumps? Although this is a low-level infection, just letting warm-to-hot water run upon your scalp daily may be enough to help this along. ...Read more

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Why do I have little bumps on my scalp and forehead?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My little boy gets swollen scalp anytime I cut his hair very low, ?

My little boy gets swollen scalp anytime I cut his hair very low, ?

Best thing: Is not to cut it too low to avoid the swelling. Just be sure he is not having a reaction. Get him checked out when this happened and get reassurance that it is nothing serious. Your son may be sensitive to the instrument. Always take a picture for documentation purposes. ...Read more

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I have little fine bumps on the left side of my face, scalp, and butt what can be the problem?

I have little fine bumps on the left side of my face, scalp, and butt what can be the problem?

R/O FOLLICULITIS: Your symptoms sound like folliculitis or infection of the hair follicle. You need to be examined and course of therapy decided. You may need topical and or oral Antibiotics. If symptoms persist or worsen a Cyst/abscess can develop requiring surgical intervention. Seek prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

... Shingles. ..: 39 y/o female says I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful? If one has had Chicken Pox in younger years, Shingles will be the first to consider. Because the Eye on the same side could be affected, even if it was a different infection, best to see the PCP to be sure & to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have small crusty bumps on my scalp. I can pick them off by scrapping with finger or comb. What could it be?

I have small crusty bumps on my scalp. I can pick them off by scrapping with finger or comb. What could it be?

You can: Usually seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can get 3% salicylic acid (T-Sal, others) shampoo. Apply a few drops of water to the crusts, then a drop of shampoo. Get in shower a few hours later and wash out. Tar shampoo is favored by many but smells of tar. ...Read more

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Lots of small red sores on scalp. Mainly on both sides of the head. I can't stop touching & picking them. What are they!?

Lots of small red sores on scalp. Mainly on both sides of the head. I can't stop touching & picking them. What are they!?

Can you have: Someone check you for lice? That would be my first concern. After that, you have to think dermatitis of some kind (Huge work up will require doctor visit). The nits are easier to spot than the bugs especially in dark hair and they are usually close to the scalp. You should invest in the combing gel because the glue they use to secure the nits is like concrete. ...Read more

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I have small red painful bumps on my scalp along with dry scalp. Would it be bad if I picked it open? How do I home treat?

I have small red painful bumps on my scalp along with dry scalp. Would it be bad if I picked it open? How do I home treat?

Foolish?: I am not sure what your red bumps are but if you pick these they could be come infected and could develop a cellulitis. I would see your doc and have him /her review what is ongoing. If the doc can treat it fine otherwise see a derm doc and have them tell you what it is and how treated appropriately.
foolish if you home treat ...Read more

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I have little sand like grains on my scalp with a slight itch. I have been using Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2%. It does not help with this issue.

I have little sand like grains on my scalp with a slight itch. I have been using Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2%. It does not help with this issue.

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You can resubmit the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more