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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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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