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Small hard spot on scalp. What could this be?

Small hard spot on scalp. What could this be?

Pilar Cyst: Sound like it's a pilar cyst-
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=lmrj9ano-ek

other possibilities include calcium deposit, infection, bite or abcess. Get evaluated properly by a dermatologist. ...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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Spot on scalp that's not painful at all, should I be concerned?

Spot on scalp that's not painful at all, should I be concerned?

Without visualizing: This lesion, there is no way for us to know. Take care. ...Read more

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Help! Could stress cause tender spot on scalp?

Help! Could stress cause tender spot on scalp?

I don't know about: Having one specific tender spot. However, I have seen some people who have such severe tension headaches that their scalp muscles are sore to the touch. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a small spot on scalp that looks like dry skin but won't come off?

Scalp: The patch on your child, 's scalp may be a patch of cradle cap or seborrhoic dermatitis try shampooing his scalp with an anti fungal shampoo. ...Read more

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I keep getting shooting electronic pains through the top middle of my head. It last five seconds and Now at that spot my scalp is tender what us this.

Unusual: This is an unusual headache feature and may have more to do with scalp irritation (especially considering the spot). Could be infection such as fungal, although the electric pain does not sound typical. Could be related to hairstyle (eg wearing a tight bun with hair parted in center)? Consider virtual consult to discuss more about pain nature and your medical history for personalized plan. ...Read more

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Wife had a spot on scalp that I would describe as a hanging blood blister. It was purplish with a stalk that popped like a blister?

There are many cause: From bites, to pilar scalp cysts, to skin cancer. I would need to see it to be sure. If it recurs see doctor, or if there is still something at the base of scalp see derm sooner for possible biopsy ...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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Burning sensation on spot of scalp mean hair loss?

Burning sensation on spot of scalp mean hair loss?

No, but if: It continues you should have your doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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Healthy 19 yo. Sore spot on scalp and burning sensation. No other symptoms? Stroke or aneurysm?

Healthy 19 yo. Sore spot on scalp and burning sensation. No other symptoms? Stroke or aneurysm?

No: It doesn't sound like stroke or aneurysm, especially if there are no other symptoms, such as weakness, numbness, speech difficulty. ...Read more

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Have bald spot on scalp below the scar from sebacious cyst (size of small hazelnut) removal form 1 month ago. Will hair regrow back?

Have bald spot on scalp below the scar from sebacious cyst (size of small hazelnut) removal form 1 month ago. Will hair regrow back?

Maybe, maybe not: It may be too soon to tell yet. Har will not regrow in the scar itself, and it's hard to predict what will happen in the area around it. The healing process is not complete yet and it may take a while for things get back to normal (weeks to months) Don't get scars sunburned, though, or they become permanently red. ...Read more

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I got a small pink spot on my scalp, what could cause this?

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

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I have a spot on my scalp that is extremely painful when touched. I have had people look?

I have a spot on my scalp that is extremely painful when touched. I have had people look?

The person to look: At it is a dermatologist. They may do a biopsy to find out what is going on, or perhaps can diagnose based on clinical findings. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Willl pulling back ur hair oftenly cause 2 round bold spot on ur scalps?

Probably not: The first thing you're asking about it tension alopecia. The second sounds most like alopecia areata. They are two totally different things. You may want to visit your doctor for treatment options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What would cause a flat or very slightly raised red non itchy spot on the scalp.

What would cause a flat or very slightly raised red non itchy spot on the scalp.

Multiple Things: Red, non itchy spots can be from many triggers- a rash, a benign growth, or cancer. It should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Really bad burning spot on my scalp. Could it be a ringworm?

Really bad burning spot on my scalp. Could it be a ringworm?

Yes: Could be ringworm or a host of other inflammatory skin diseases that affect the scalp such as eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis. Need to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. There are otc antifungals you can use while waiting to see your doctor such as lotrimin solution, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. ...Read more

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I have a spot in my scalp that first itched then lost hair and is now growing white hair. The itching has spread. What can I put on it?

I have a spot in my scalp that first itched then lost hair and is now growing white hair. The itching has spread. What can I put on it?

See a Dermatologist: There multiple possible choices of skin challenges that could cause what you're describing. I would strongly suggest that you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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A tiny itchy spot on my scalp drives me nuts, hair is missing from it, I keep picking off the itchy scaly skin but it comes back, what could it be?

Fungus or-: The first thing I would have a doctor check for is a skin fungus by looking through a woods lamp or taking some scrapings. It could be psoriasis, eczema or actinic keratosis with the loss of hair being related to you picking at it. It would need to be seen. ...Read more

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Is a white hair growing on one spot of your scalp a sign of a birthmark?

Is a white hair growing on one spot of your scalp a sign of a birthmark?

Possibly: A solitary white patch of hair is called poliosis. It's a descriptive term and isn't necessarily associated with any other condition. Most cases are idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown. Some are associated with the loss off color in the underlying scalp (vitiligo), local trauma, or a specific medical condition such as the white forelock in waardenburg's syndrome. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a tender spot on my scalp and im also experiencing nasal drinage along with sneezing. Why is that?

Sinus inflammation: If the tende spot it on the back of your head, this is likely an inflamed lymph node. This can be inflamed when people either have scalp infection or a sinus infection/inflammation. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has a black spot on his scalp. It is the size of a small mole, it is soft and doesn't seem to bother him. Any idea what it is?

Likely a mole: Skin imperfections are common and appear more & more as you age. I would have the kids doc look at it at his next visit to assess it's character. Most are quite innocent in that age group. ...Read more

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Brownish spot on toddler scalp front of head. Seems to have grown within last couple days. It doesn't look perfectly round like a mole. Raised skin?

Brownish spot on toddler scalp front of head. Seems to have grown within last couple days. It doesn't look perfectly round like a mole. Raised skin?

Brownish spot: The brownish spot may be due to a patch of cradle cap or seborrhoea. Have your doctor to confirm disgnosis ...Read more

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Nevus sebaceous spot back of scalp half dollar size on 2 year old. Complaining of left eye. Be concerned? Other things to be concerned about or watch?

Nevus sebaceous spot back of scalp half dollar size on 2 year old. Complaining of left eye. Be concerned? Other things to be concerned about or watch?

Birth mark on scalp: Nevus sebaceous is a pink gray lesion on the scalp of some new born infants. They are a "birth mark' caused by the accumulation of oil gland cells on the scalp. They can be small or quite large. They have a very small chance of turning into a malignant lesion, although not a dangerous one. They can be left and watched ...Read more

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Felt a stabbing/poking sensation on a spot on my head. Spot of my scalp felt tender compared to another spots of my scalp. White head pimples& red spots?

Felt a stabbing/poking sensation on a spot on my head. Spot of my scalp felt tender compared to another spots of my scalp. White head pimples& red spots?

Non clinical pain: Likely a non clinical experience of the odd pains and aches we all experience without them becoming an actual illness. If it continues or other symptoms appear or it spreads, see a neurologist. ...Read more