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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 two marble sized lumps in my scalp, been there for yrs causes no pain or discomfort, are they sebacious cysts?

I have two marble sized lumps in my scalp, been there for yrs causes no pain or discomfort, are they sebacious cysts?

Pilar cysts: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population.[1] greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck.[2, 3] pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more

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I have had a a few lumps/ dips on my scalp. What could this be? Could it be my fontenelle?

Many possibilities.: All scalps have a few lumps and dips, which are normal - but the lumps could be pilar cysts (which are not dangerous), or they could be one of several other things. Let a dermatologist have a look at them. ...Read more

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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 does a lump look like on your scalp?

Like a lump: A lump (what caused it?) looks like a lump anywhere else on the body. Please re-submit your question with a more accurate description of the concern. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what this lump on my scalp is?

Maybe.: Lumps on scalp are generally benign trichilemmal cysts. If bleeding or flaking, they could represent a skin cancer. If progressively enlarging over weeks or you develop other sings and symptoms should see someone to rule out bad things. ...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 is this crusty lump on my scalp and why is it hurting?

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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I have had a mass growing under ny scalp for years lately it aeens to have gotten a lot bigger should I worry about it?

Maybe a cyst?: Without an exam i could only suspect you have a cyst, which would be a common thing to have. However, if it is growing it should be examined. Scalp cysts are easy to treat if that is required. ...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 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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Why do I have little lumps on my scalp they are painfull and tiny?

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 thickening under my scalp it feels like lumps with stuff in there what could it be it's like fatty stuff?

I have thickening under my scalp it feels like lumps with stuff in there what could it be it's like fatty stuff?

Tinea Capitis?: Sounds like ring worm infection in your scalp called tinea capitis. The yeast infects root of your hair follicles, make the area thick and dark with hair loss. Check with your doc asap, if so, you will need oral antifungal treatment for 4-6 weeks. ...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?

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