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Tender Scalp On Top Of Head
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
Rubbed cryoderm on neck for pain large bump appeard behind ear small bumps on hair line r side of neck tight hair band around head feel ruff sore?
Fordyce granules.: Very common. Small, 1 - 3 mm in diameter, painless, pale. They are harmless. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Without specific characteristics such as size, number, color, texture, distribution, foreskin, symptoms, duration, recurrence, etc. of the bump, an accurate Dx could not be reached. So, collect and bring those to see Doc timely. But, clinically, rashes in glans penis from balanoposthitis in long / tight foreskin are the most common possibility. Rx? Topical hygiene + topical anti-fungal cream... ...Read more
Penile lesion: You certainly need to be seen by a physician who is familiar with treating STDs. Evening the lesion resolves ease get evaluated. ...Read more
Inflammation.: The scalp may be infected with folliculitis or you have inflammation form a condition such as seborrhea or psoriasis. Other conditions that can involve the scalp includ an allergic reaction to hair products or cutaneous lupus. See dermatologist for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more
? 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
Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more
Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.
Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bite on top of head from horsefly. Two swollen glands popped at the base of the skull. Now another swollen on left side of neck. Is this normal?
May watch & wait:
Agree with Dr. L. You may watch and wait. If the bump more than doubles in size. ulcerates, bleeds, becomes painful, or if you get fever or lose weight, see your doctor.
Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, and get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
Abscess vs cyst vs ?: Lipoma is benign lump of soft tissue under skin that doesn't hurt. Cyst is a collection of fluid or oil that shouldn't hurt unless it gets infected. Abscess is a collection of pus that can be quite painful. Hair follicle could get infected & swollen. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Got an bone hard lump on left backside of head above the occipital bone with burning sensation there and on my neck and shoulders. Any ideas?
Superior trapezius : The unifying symptom you describe is the broad region of discomfort. This muscle runs throughout the region you describe. Perhaps is spasm in this muscle with tendonitis where it connects to the occipital skull. Your signs and symptoms are odd, and you should see an osteopath to sort this out. ...Read more
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?
Very dry scalp on right side of head only and swollen lymph nodes at the nape of my neck/skull. Any ideas or suggestions?
Inflammatory nodes.: Most nodes in neck that represent a metastatic process are found along the jugular vein. Nodes at the nape of the neck usually drain the scalp and as such with scalp problems, this would be the cause of the process and almost always represent inflammation. This can be controlled with warm soaks to the scalp and at times antibiotics. ...Read more
Headache on back of head and behind left eye. Also feel pressure on top of head when bending over along with burning sensation on forearms left face?
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