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Dr. Michelle Chambers
Board Certified, Dermatology
34 years in practice
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I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

Dr. Michelle Chambers
Board Certified, Dermatology
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Milton Mintz
Board Certified, Geriatrics
62 years in practice
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Tiny pea size bump on scalp. No pain, i can press on it and it flattens and goes away but comes back minutes later. What could it be?

Dr. Milton Mintz
Board Certified, Geriatrics
62 years in practice
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Tiny pea size bump on scalp. No pain, i can press on it and it flattens and goes away but comes back minutes later. What could it be?

Could be sebascious: Cyst! stop pressing on it. If it gets larger see pcp g; get it removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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I have tiny red bumps on scalp. They hurt wen i brush my hair n seem to cause headaches when i continue touch them. What is this & how can I rid them?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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I have tiny red bumps on scalp. They hurt wen i brush my hair n seem to cause headaches when i continue touch them.  What is this & how can I rid them?

Folliculitis: You may have inflammation and/or infection of hair follicles in the scalp. I recommend that you have your physician examine you and treat you. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Cooper
Board Certified, Pediatrics
43 years in practice
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I have a small lump on left backside of neck. Near the ear feels like a bruise but didn't hit head, and top of scalp very tiny bumps. And a stiff neck?

Dr. Louis Cooper
Board Certified, Pediatrics
43 years in practice
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I have a small lump on left backside of neck. Near the ear feels like a bruise but didn't hit head, and top of scalp very tiny bumps. And a stiff neck?

See your doctor: If you truly have a stiff neck--cannot touch your chin to your chest or move head from side to side, you must be seen urgently by your doctor or emergency room--if you have fever this becomes more urgent. If you have any scalp problems this may cause tiny bumps or if you pull your hair tight as some do for braids, this may be related. See your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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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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Dr. Satish Sundar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
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I have a small bump on my scalp that wont go away.. had it for two weeks now.. i tried to pop it but it jsut bleeds.. shud i be worried??

Dr. Satish Sundar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
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I have a small bump on my scalp that wont 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

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
34 years in practice
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
22M people helped
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I have a small smooth but hard bump on my scalp that wont go away.. never had b4. when i try to pop it just bleeds. no pus at all..shud i be scared?

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
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I have a small smooth but hard bump on my scalp that wont 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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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Board Certified, Pain Management
6 years in practice
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What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Board Certified, Pain Management
6 years in practice
906K people helped
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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Dr. John Michel
Board Certified, Family Medicine
41 years in practice
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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?

Dr. John Michel
Board Certified, Family Medicine
41 years in practice
1M people helped
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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