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Small Pink Bump On Scalp
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 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
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
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
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
Itchy smooth pink bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it in dime size area. What is it? Will hair grow back? I do hav body acne, could be related?
I have a small bump on my scalp that won't go away. Had it for two weeks now. I tried to pop it but it jsut bleeds. Shud I be worried??
Needs a checkup: It should be seen. Very hard to diagnose with so little information. There are many possibilities in diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a small bump on my scalp that will not go away. It has changed positions over time. It is hard and sometimes there is pus.
I've noticed I get 2-3 small bumps on scalp occasionally which itch a little, on touching them, I get small flakes stuck along the shaft. Any idea?
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
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
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 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
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
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
My 8 yr old has been itching her scalp for a week and I check her scalp and felt it and counted 18 small hard bumps some of them very dry?
? 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
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
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.
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
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
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?
Small patch of skin colored bumps on scalp that do not itch or hurt. What could this be? I have a picture that I can send you if it would help.
Pictures help: Very hard to diagnose a rash without being able to see it ...Read more
My 3 year old daughter has had a small red bump in her scalp for months now. It doesn't seem to be going away. The bump looks smooth. Suggestions?
Have her: Doctor evaluate it. That is my suggestion. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 have been diagnosed with bacterial folliculitis on my scalp and most of my hair has fallen out. I get small bumps on my scalp and body and have been?
Question?: What, exactly are you asking? I cannot answer the question as posted. Please resubmit. ...Read more
Scalp hurts when touched in certain area or when brushed. Also whole face turns red for 30 minutes and small bump in scalp. No doctors can figure it out?
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
I have noticed my scalp is oily and I have bumps like small pimples. I have tried TSal which helps the itch, but what should I use for daily use?
Shampoo: Wash your hair and scalp frequently, preferably daily, with any shampoo that you like. ...Read more
Feeling awful. Swelling in back of head, bottom of skull area. Painful small bumps in scalp. Hardness 1 inch below skull, left side. What is this?
You must: You must see a doctor physically to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Any bump on scalp that doesn't change or grow isn't cancer? Because I have a pink bump for years with no change or growth. Pink bump with moles on it.
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