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What exactly is pickers nodule?

Irritation: This is caused by repetitive irritation of the skin area leading to excessive scarring -thus the bump or nodule.
In the early stage, it may go away by itself once the scratching is stopped. At a later stage, injecting a cortisone into the lesion may cause it to resolve. In the chronic stage, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. ...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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2 years ago I developed a small nodule under the skin on the back of my head. Since then masses over my temples, and off and on pustles all over scalp?

2 years ago I developed a small nodule under the skin on the back of my head. Since then masses over my temples, and off and on pustles all over scalp?

Many possibilities: Several issues here. Sounds like an abscess that has since perpetuated itself by pustules that begin in the follicles. Consider: folliculitis with mrsa, tinea capitis, or other fungal infection. You liekly were treated with many different anti-infectives, but was the source of infection addressed? Recurrence o might be due to exposure to a contaminated site. Auto-immune causes are also possible. ...Read more

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I hv very sticky white nodules attached to hair shaft. Its not on the scAlp n only on the hair shaft. It looks like sticky chewing gum which doesn't go?

I hv very sticky white nodules attached to hair shaft. Its not on the scAlp n only on the hair shaft. It looks like sticky chewing gum which doesn't go?

HEAD LICE: Sounds like you have NITS (Lice eggs) attached to your hair! This is very common! Get it checked out with your Primary care provider. A quick exam under the microscope probably will be conclusive!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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There are 6-7 black lesions/ nodules on my scalp for 5 years. My father had them too (benign). I have dandruff and oily skin. Any diagnostic tests?

Likely biopsy,,,: Your best diagnostic test here would likely be biopsy of these lesions by a dermatologist. These would then be sent to a lab for analysis, and the report would go back to the doctor to discuss with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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40 yr male. 3mm white/flesh domed lesion on scalp above hairline. Appeared about 6 months ago. Not noticeably growing. Nodular melanoma or cyst?

40 yr male. 3mm white/flesh domed lesion on scalp above hairline. Appeared about 6 months ago. Not noticeably growing. Nodular melanoma or cyst?

Probably a cyst: A sebaceous cyst would be more common than melanoma. I would bring this new lesion to the attention of your friendly dermatologist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with nodular scabies I cannot get rid of it from my scalp (have had preexistis psoriasis in scalp) despite 4 rounds of oral ivermecti?

I have diagnosed with nodular scabies I cannot get rid of it from my scalp (have had preexistis psoriasis in scalp) despite 4 rounds of oral ivermecti?

SCABIES SCALP: Scabies almost never affects the scalp! Get a better diagnosis, preferably from a dermatologist. The chances are that what you have is psoriasis that is crusted over. ...Read more

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What could cause pickers nodules?

What could cause pickers nodules?

Picking: Pickers nodules, aka prurigo nodularis, may start out as anything causing itching and then the nerves in that area go haywire and the person picks and rubs and continues to manipulate the area, then, thick nodules that have more nerves and sensations grow and the cycle continues. The only way to break the cycle is to not touch these spots alt all. For itching, topical or injected corticosteroid. ...Read more

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What are pickers nodules?

Lichen simplex: Pruritic/ irritant skin nodules leading to skin discoloration. ...Read more

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Can multiple nodules be cancerous?

Can multiple nodules be cancerous?

It depends: Where they are and your clinical history. Please provide additional information. ...Read more

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What is an ovoid hypoechoic nodule?

Where: Is this ovoid hypoechoic nodule? Cysts can be ovoid and have no inside echoes. Not everything that is hypoechoic is a cyst. More information would help. ...Read more

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Does sarcoidosis always have nodules?

No: Sometimes incidental suggestion on chest x-ray by finding hilar lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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Will tyroid nodules disappear on their own?

Thyroid nodules: They may, depending on their size, composition, and what is causing them. Ultrasound picks up thyroid nodules so small that they are of no significance. The risk of thyroid cancer from a nodule is low, but should not necessarily be dismissed. If someone told you you have thyroid nodules, you should probably see an endocrinologist who does his/her own ultrasounds and biopsies. ...Read more

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How does someone get nodules on their thyroids?

How does someone get nodules on their thyroids?

Just because: Nodules are kind of like freckles of the thyroid. Many thyroids have nodules and some thyroids have many. Occasionally one of these nodules might be a cancer. We don't know exactly why people get cancer either. ...Read more

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Nodules around the kidney. What could it signify?

Nodules around the kidney. What could it signify?

It depends...: Nodules around the kidney could either be solid masses or cysts. Further imaging studies, like a ct scan, would be needed to fully investigate what these "nodules" are. ...Read more

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Any docs familiar with "picker's nodules"? What can you tell me about it?

Info: Http://www. Derm101.com/clinical-atlas/atopic-dermatitis-and-its-analogues-lichen-simplex-chronicus-prurigo-nodularis-pickers-nodules-and-erosions-and-ulcerations-secondary-to-excoriation/

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What is an echogenic nodule?

What is an echogenic nodule?

Small nodule.: When something is echogenic, it's brighter than the adjacent tissues or the background tissue of the organ. Technically it should be termed "hyperechoic" but "echogenic" is more commonly used. It also means that it's more likely (not always) solid than fluid. A "nodule" is small, usually less than 2 cm in size. ...Read more

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What cause nodules on thumbs?

What cause nodules on thumbs?

Couple of things: Somewhat common is a ganglion cyst (small collection of concentrated joint fluid). Gouty tophus, or maybe a bone/cartilage cyst, or bone spur can form "nodules" on the thumb area. If it is bothersome to you, I suggest getting evaluated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hyperechoeic nodule in liver - what is this?

Hyperechoeic nodule in liver - what is this?

Could be many things: Usually these turn out to be benign hemangiomas, but you need at least one other test, such as ct or mri. Occaisionally, larger hyperechoic masses can be evaluated with a nuclear medicine tagged red blood cell scan. ...Read more

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What are nodules on your lungs and how are they treated?

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What are nodules on your lungs and how are they treated?

Lung nodule: Lung nodule is defined as a small round or oval shaped spot in the lung, ...Read more

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Are untreated cancerous volcal nodules potentially fatal?

Are untreated cancerous volcal nodules potentially fatal?

They will kill you: If you neglect them, the mistake will cost the person their life, and it will be a miserable death once it is too late. ...Read more

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What is a nodule on vagina cuff?

What is a nodule on vagina cuff?

Scar tissue: After a hysterectomy, there can be some scar tissue formation on top of the vaginal cuff. This is called a nodule. In women who have cancer, an oncologist may call secondary cancer tissue from recurrence or spread as a nodule. If this is a non cancer tissue there is no worries. If this is related to you having cancer, then discuss with your specialist. ...Read more

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Do calcified nodules grow in size?

Not usually.: Calcification in a pulmonary nodule almost always indicates a benign cause, usually a granuloma or hamartoma. However, calcification can also be associated with malignant lesions. The pattern of calcification demonstrated on a ct scan may be helpful in distinguishing a benign from malignant cause. However, any nodule that increases in size may indicate a malignancy and should be biopsied. ...Read more

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Is nodule melanoma common under 30?

Is nodule melanoma common under 30?

It does occur: Melanoma is a Cancer of the young people, so yet it does occur in 20 to 30 to 40 year olds. Get yourself checked by a dermatologist if you have anything suspicious. ...Read more

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How serious can nodule thyroid can be?

Depends: On the type of thyroid nodule and what the biopsy says and if it is an active nodule or malignant ...Read more

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What is hypoechoic nodules in d abdomen?

Please be: More specific. I assume an ultrasound was performed. Hypoechoic nodules where? ...Read more

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What is a not active nodule on my thyroid?

What is a not active nodule on my thyroid?

It depends: A, "not active" nodule of the thyroid, also referred to as a, "cold nodule" was classically one which did not trap various radioactive tags on nuclear thyroid scanning. Classically, a solitary cold nodule was felt to be at a 50% risk for harboring a malignancy. As a result, such nodules are often subjected to needle biopsy, frequently under ultrasound guidance, for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

Not a CYST: A nodule in the kidney represents a mass which needs to be evaluated. If it is a simple cyst then it can be assumed to be benign. An echogenic nodule is something other than a simple cyst and usually means it is solid and requires further evaluation, usually by ct. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more