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Painful Bumps On Scalp And Neck
The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?
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
I have red, sore bumps on back left part of my scalp. I have 2 swollen lymph nodes on my neck (not painful, but my heads sore) what do u think it is?
I have random bumps that appear on my scalp and the back of my neck. They all will either randomly grow or shrink to a small size and then grow again?
Time to see doc: See the doctor and get examined. Then you can get a diagnose and treatment. So for this one it is best to be seen by the doctor ...Read more
Have had a hard pea size small bump on the top front of my scalp, doesn't hurt but recently have had neck pain and headaches.?
? related: Neck pain and headaches are common. So are skin lesions, like pimples, on scalp. Infection can be a common cause. You might have fever, shooting pain with looking down, weakness in arms or legs. If things do not improve with OTC anti-inflammatories and rest, then time to see your doctor. ...Read more
My scalp at the nape of the neck is quite itchy and I scratch it often. This is scalp covered by my hair. It now has small bumps on the skin. Advice?
Could be. ..: It very well could be a cause of more symptomatic seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, even a plain ole fungal infection. While you could try over-the-counter dandruff shampoos like neutrogena T-gel, you would be best suited by first seeing your doctor to make sure it doesn't require more aggressive treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more
I've been getting these small (the biggest being like half a pea) bumps on my scalp around my right temple and in a group right at the nape of my neck.
Try washing your hair and scalp daily with any shampoo. It may take about three months to see full effect of this regimen.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have skin colored to pink bumps that come and go randomly on my neck, chest, and scalp. They're itchy and have now spread to my gf. Not herpes.
Scabies?: Is a possibility as well as other possible causes such as bug bites so see a doctor to get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Got this pimple bump like thing on the back of my neck and 4 weeks ago got bad sunburn blisters on neck sholders and scalp. Is it cancer bump?
Get a medical examin: If this bump is growing in size, then you need to get it checked soon. Your doctor can guide you as to its nature (? Benign or malignant) and also remove it if it does not go away on its own which many of the benign conditions do in a matter of 1-2 months. Good luck. ...Read more
My 21yrs old sister has fever 102f multiple bumps over scalp neck and behind ears and swelling on forehead the symptoms occur once a year please help?
Fever: High temperature might indicate infectious process. Please have her checked. ...Read more
Blistering bumps covering my face, elbows, forearms, scalp, and pelvic region. Along with the back of the neck. Plaque psoriasis? Press help.
I have a large bump on the front of my scalp, a dime size lump just in front of my ear, and an almost golf ball size lump on my neck. What's wrong?
Lumps: Lumps such as you describe need to be examined by a doctor to tell you the diagnosis. Call your doctor for an appointment. ...Read more
Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever.?
I have a small lump on left backside of neck. Near the ear feels like a bruise but didn't hit head, and top of scalp very tiny bumps. And a stiff neck?
See your doctor:
If you truly have a stiff neck--cannot touch your chin to your chest or move head from side to side, you must be seen urgently by your doctor or emergency room--if you have fever this becomes more urgent.
If you have any scalp problems this may cause tiny bumps or if you pull your hair tight as some do for braids, this may be related. See your physician. ...Read more
I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?
Infection: It sounds like you are developing small lymph nodes. These often form in response to infection. It would be best to see your doctor for an evaluation of your scalp and ear to try and find the source of infection so that it can be treated. ...Read more
Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if I don't take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.
Scalp Dermatitis: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, aggravated by applying grease, pomades, or other occlusive agents. Using a shampoo that has tar for five minutes at least every five days should control it. If the condition persists, consult with a dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition. ...Read more
Bump on back of scalp. Not painful to touch it's hard&non movable. Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?
Bumps and lumps on the skin can be anything from benign cysts to malignant tumors. This is something that should be looked at and diagnosed by your doctor and a biopsy/excision should be performed if necessary.
dont worry, this is most probably a cyst but be responsible about your health and get this taken care of. ...Read more
I've had 2 bumps on the back of my neck for about 2 months. They're not painful, not red, haven't grown, and are the size of a pea. What can they be?
Lump: Most likely these are either epidermal inclusion cysts or small lipomas. Both of these are benign. ...Read more
Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a large bump on the back of my head, right above my neck that is very painful to the touch. What is this?
Not sure: You should have a doctor take a look to find out. ...Read more
I have some bumps at the back of my neck and on the top of my head that are really painful. What could it be and how should I treat them?
See a doctor: Painful bumps could represent numerous things. I recommend you see a doctor to have them examined for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
There is a pea sized bump on the lower right side of my neck its hard and not painful its been there for about 5 years and its a little bigger causes?
Lymph node: Lymph nodes can enlarge and remain so for extened periods of time. Generally benign if freely movable nontender firm but not rock hard. Addionally could be skin structure such as lypoma a fatty tumor or inclusion cyst (ingrown hair). The final diagnosis lies in the hand and mind of your physician. ...Read more
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
I have a sorta reddish, clearish, painful bump on my scalp. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
Rash: A rash must be seen by a doctor in order to properly evaluate it and make a diagnosis. That said, if it is painful, it could be an infection, which would require antibiotics to treat. ...Read more
I have a small pea sized painful to touch bump back at my hairline at the back of my neck for about 3 days, what could it be?
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 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
A bump has formed on the back of neck at base. Looks like a huge pimple but is not one. When I touch it or press on it, it hurts and is painful.?
I have some little hive-like bumps at the base of my neck 2 days. Itchy and painful. I haven't eaten anything I'm allergic to. What could this be?
Viral or otherwise: Hives come and go, typically moving around within an hour's time, but sometimes over 24 hours. Hives that persist for 2 days are rarely due to foods, but a virus could easily explain it, as could seasonal allergies. If you've had any sick contact with family members or friends who are sick, there's your answer. Otherwise I'd think about seeing an allergist. Hope this helps. ...Read more