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Soft Lump On Scalp
I have a few itchy and sometimes painful soft lumps on scalp, there was only one lump last month, could they be dangerous?
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
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
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
What is this lump under my scalp. You can move it a little and its been there as far back as I can remember but seems its got bigger. Doesnt hurt?
Likely a cyst: A cyst is a pore, or hair follicle unit that has become filled with sebum, thick skin oil. These are common and can run in certain families. Sometimes they are squeezed and a bad smelling cheesy like material comes out. Some people have more than one, and they can be found anywhere on the body. They can be removed by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Awful lumps on my scalp feels like the hole root of my hair is coming out when I squeeze the lump they r so big and refill daily ?
Lumps: This can't be treated using this format. An in-person evaluation is your best bet. Take care ...Read more
I have a small spotlike lump on my scalp. It feels like a spot but has been there a few weeks. It hurts like a spot and is pink. Should i be worried?
Have it looked at: The most common thing it could be is a pilar cyst, a benign growth that can be removed if you wanted but is not harmful. However without seeing it, i could not say for sure. Have it looked at by a dermatologist. Piece of mind goes a long way. Good luck! ...Read more