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I have a small pink bump on my scalp (2mm). It appears there is hair growing out of it. Can this be a clogged pore?

I have a small pink bump on my scalp (2mm). It appears there is hair growing out of it. Can this be a clogged pore?

Yes,: It could be a pimple, or clogged oil gland. Especially if it is a little tender. If it doesn't go away in a week or 2, it may be a mole and you should have a doctor take a look at it to make sure it looks like just a normal mole. ...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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Small Pink and Brown trasparent Bump UNDER the scalp for years. No Inch No Paín. Hair grows on it. Cancer?

Small Pink and Brown trasparent Bump UNDER the scalp for years. No Inch No Paín. Hair grows on it. Cancer?

Likely benign: What you describe is most likely a benign dermal mole or other benign process, but the only way to get the most comprehensive diagnosis, is for a doctor to biopsy the lesion, a dermatologist, surgeon or primary care physician. ...Read more

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1 very small, waxy pink tan spot on scalp w tiny pimple like bump. Doesn't itch or hurt- bleeds when picked off. Mom has psoriasis. What could this be

1 very small, waxy pink tan spot on scalp w tiny pimple like bump. Doesn't itch or hurt- bleeds when picked off. Mom has psoriasis. What could this be

Good question: It's difficult to answer skin problems without seeing them. The answers could be one of very many things. It does not sound from your description to be psoriasis. Please make an appointment with your family physician who can best guide you to resolution of your skin problem. ...Read more

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I have a pink bump on scalp for years. Its thesamebcolor of thescalp except that its a little pinkish brown in color. It has a few pores and moles

I have a pink bump on scalp for years. Its thesamebcolor of thescalp except that its a little pinkish brown in color. It has a few pores and moles

Remove It!: It sounds like it's irritative. These should be removed. If your physician does not do this then you should be referred. Make sure it is sent for pathologic analysis. Wish you well! ...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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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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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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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 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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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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Hi, I have been getting itchy bumps in my scalp. They appear suddenly small and then grow in size getting itchy and painful, then subside on their own?

Hi, I have been getting itchy bumps in my scalp. They appear suddenly small and then grow in size getting itchy and painful, then subside on their own?

Hair dye?: You may have developed a contact allergy to hair dye (if you do dye your hair) or other hair preparations. The onset of reaction is usually from 24 to 72 hrs after exposure. Thus if you dye your hair once every month, the reaction will start in 24-72 hrs and subside a week or two after until the next contact. If you don't dye your hair, then will have to go another route. ...Read more

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My daughter has developed some small, blister-like bumps on her scalp. What can this be?

My daughter has developed some small, blister-like bumps on her scalp. What can this be?

See your doc: These can be something as simple as a sunburn, or a topical fungal infection like tinea (ringworm). However, it can also be a staph infection or another such issue. Somebody needs to lay eyes on this and make a determination. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on scalp of head?

? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but I often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have small red painful bumps on the lower part of my scalp at the bottom of hair line. They go away and come back.

I have small red painful bumps on the lower part of my scalp at the bottom of hair line. They go away and come back.

? folliculitis: This could be caused by inflammation or infection of some of the hair follicles of that part of your scalp. A dermatologist could diagnose the problem if you were examined when the problem is active. In the meantime try a good detergent shampoo which is good for removing excess oils. ...Read more

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The back of my scalp has been itchy for a couple of days. Now there is a small bump on the scalp where it's itching. Stings to the touch.

The back of my scalp has been itchy for a couple of days. Now there is a small bump on the scalp where it's itching. Stings to the touch.

Excoriation: Hello, have you be scratching the itchy spot? If so, repetitive scratching may have caused trauma to the area and thus the bump and pain. If the symptoms worsen or fail to improve please see a health care pressional. ...Read more

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Small bump on scalp. Originally thought it was traction, but it's been several months now. No redness, not itchy, not visible, no pain, hard.

Cyst of the scalp: More likely it is a benign cyst of the scalp....An excision of the the lesion will prove the diagnosis and also take care of the problem.... ...Read more

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I have a small pimple sized bump on my scalp under my hair, it has been there for a few weeks and won't go away. There is only one. What is it?

I have a small pimple sized bump on my scalp under my hair, it has been there for a few weeks and won't go away. There is only one. What is it?

See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes for the "bump" described such as blocked hair follicle, dermoid cyst, mole, & more. Diagnosis of skin findings can be challenging without visual inspection. Additionally your medical history is important to know. See your doctor for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin on my scalp on the back part of my head it started off with a small bump that had clear fluid in it what shld I do?

I have a lump under my skin on my scalp on the back part of my head it started off with a small bump that had clear fluid in it what shld I do?

Duration?: If there is no soreness or pus, just give it a couple more weeks and see what happens. If there is pus or soreness, try topical antibiotic. See doctor if problem persists. ...Read more

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I have 2 small bumps on my scalp and now the hair feel out in the area what is it should I see a doctor?

Trichilemmal Cysts: Trichilemmal or pilar cysts are common intradermal or subcutaneous cysts, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where trichilemmal cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Trichilemmal cysts are almost always benign. They may be sporadic or they may be autosomal dominantly inherited. Treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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10 year old child scalp hurts when touched or brushed in certain area. Face turns red 30 mins. Small bump in scalp. Drs have no clue?

Needs work up: Could be fungal infection of the scalp, folliculitis, etc. Needs KOH prep of the scalp skin scraping from affected areas. Based on the diagnosis treatment can be advised, I am hoping he was seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have four small bumps on my scalp all at different regions. Its sore when I touch them but they are not red. Just raised bumps. What are they?

I have four small bumps on my scalp all at different regions. Its sore when I touch them but they are not red. Just raised bumps. What are they?

See a DR: Most likely trichilemmomas. These may be multiple. Unless inflamed they do not cause much distress. They are removed by simple surgical proceedure. They are mostly related to genetic factors and are a type of benign cyst. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do you get rid of a scalp cyst? I have a small bump on the middle of the back of my head. I've recently just asked a question about it on avvo. I got my answer and the person said it might be a cyst. I've searched up 'how to get rid of a cyst' on goog

How do you get rid of a scalp cyst? I have a small bump on the middle of the back of my head. I've recently just asked a question about it on avvo. I got my answer and the person said it might be a cyst. I've searched up 'how to get rid of a cyst' on goog

Cysts: Cysts are simply sacs of tissue filled with a substance that makes them expand. There are many types of cysts in the body, but the most common in the area you are talking about is a sebaceous cyst. Most are benign problems but some can cause damage to surrounding structure and some, even more rare, can be neoplasms. Cysts typically cannot be treated at home. Definitive treatment of a cyst requires complete removal of the tissue and, in cases where the growth is more aggressive, some surrounding normal tissue is removed to prevent a recurrence. For these reasons you seek care from a surgeon for evaluation, removal and biopsy. ...Read more