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Doctor insights on: What Could Cause Bumps On The Head That Leave A Patch Of Hairless Skin

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Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender.Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender.Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Headaches: As physicians we try to put all the symptoms and aspects of he history to come together to diagnose a one single condition. However, it is possible that in your case, you are dealing with three different unrelated problems. I am glad you have the appointment scheduled to check the scalp. That is a start. ...Read more

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I have a hard painless bump on head with bald spot were the bump is im 25 and have long thick hair seeing a dr in the morning but want an opinion?

I have a hard painless bump on head with bald spot were the bump is im 25 and have long thick hair seeing a dr in the morning but want an opinion?

ONE possibility: is a sebaceous cyst. Please have your doctor look at it. If it is, it can either be lived w/or removed easily. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had itchy bump on head for 2 wks. scratching, hair broke off at surface. Now have bald dime size circle around area. What is this? Will hair grow back

Had itchy bump on head for 2 wks. scratching, hair broke off at surface. Now have bald dime size circle around area. What is this? Will hair grow back

Sounds like alopecia: areata, i would make appointment to see dermatologist for absolute diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more

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I had a bump on my head 3 weeks ago. I scratched it and peeled the scab. Now I have a bald spot my head. How do I get hair growing back on the spot?

I had a bump on my head 3 weeks ago. I scratched it and peeled the scab. Now I have a bald spot my head. How do I get hair growing back on the spot?

Time and patience.: It sounds as though the hair was traumatically removed with the scab. Since you did not have issues prior the scab, it will simply take time and patience to see the hair regrow. Viviscal is a nice over the counter treatment that may speed up the process of hair regrowth in areas such as yours. If the bald spot starts to enlarge, see a doctor. You may have a condition called alopecia aereata. ...Read more

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Small tender bump on the top of my head that I think I received from hitting it. Now it left a bald spot the size of a dime. Will my hair grow back?

Potentially you will: not regrow your hair there. It would be appropriate to see a dermatologist for an evaluation of the area as you may not have the diagnosis correct. There are other potentially reversible causes for this kind of hairloss besides trauma. ...Read more

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I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your medical history and meds, etc. we cannot in this forum make a diagnosis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist to begin the differential diagnostic process. ...Read more

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Whether any of the liver disease will show symptoms like "small skin coloured bumps in penis" and "white colored tongue" ?

Whether any of the liver disease will show symptoms like "small skin coloured bumps in penis" and "white colored tongue" ?

Liver Disease ; Skin: When liver failure occurs, the skin acts as a major indicator, as one of the most common signs of liver failure is the yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by a condition known as jaundice, which can also cause the skin to become itchier. In addition, bruising and the appearance of minor scrapes and cuts that bleed excessively are often indicators of liver failure. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old daughter suddenly has a bald patch on the back of her head. What would cause this? She is a normal healthy girl.

My 10 yr old daughter suddenly has a bald patch on the back of her head. What would cause this? She is a normal healthy girl.

The : The six main causes of patchy hair loss in an otherwise healthy child are:
1.) tinea capitus - which is ringworm on the scalp. It looks like scaly patched of hairloss, sometimes with black dots on the scalp. It's caused by a fungal infection and is treated by an oral anti-fungal medication called griseofulvin.
2.) alopecia areata - which is an area of hair loss thought to be caused by an immune reaction. The body mistakenly takes a hair follicle as a foreign object and fights it causing loss of hair in that area. 5% of people with this will progress to alopecia totalis which is loss of all the hair on the scalp. There is no cure, but treatment with steroids can help.
3.) trichotillomania - which is caused by picking or pulling the hair out in a specific area. It is usually caused by stress and improves with counseling.
4.) vitamin deficiency - less common since most kids in the us have a balanced diet. Zinc, biotin and iron deficiency can cause hair loss - more likely overall than patchy.
5.) telogen effluvium - a stressor such as a high fever, surgery, death of a loved one, or other stress can cause an interruption of the hair cycle and shedding all at once. Once the stressor goes away, the hair usually grows back normally.
6.) endocrine problems - such as low thyroid hormone which can cause thinning hair.

You should contact your child's doctor and have her examined. Her doctor may be able to diagnose why she is losing her hair and how to treat it. ...Read more

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I have developed a bald patch on my beard on the upper lip. It does not itch and the skin is not discoloured. What can be the causes and therapy?

I have developed a bald patch on my beard on the upper lip. It does not itch and the skin is not discoloured. What can be the causes and therapy?

Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches. Treatment is with topical cortisone or cortisone shots injected into the area of hair loss. This condition may be associated with thyroid disease and or anemia. ...Read more

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During my facial, the attempted extraction of a blackhead that wasn't ready to leave caused a tiny bump consisting of hardened skin. Will it go away?

During my facial, the attempted extraction of a blackhead that wasn't ready to leave caused a tiny bump consisting of hardened skin. Will it go away?

Acne: After popping pimples or one resolves, often a scar can occur with filling in of calcium and become firm. It can resolve on its own and not be a permanent finding, however, sometimes, will scar and be permanent. A term MD can be consulted or check on this if it does not go away after 6 months. ...Read more

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Help my girlfriend has alopecia, bald patches on her head. Are there any remedies to this? Is there anything she could do or change to help stop this.

See a dermatologist: A dermatologist needs to see your girlfriend to examine what is going on. Discrete bald spots suggests alopecia areata. This can often resolve on its own but sometimes requires injection of the patches with a low concentration of a steroid. This can help reduce any inflammation that may be preventing the hair from growing. ...Read more

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My child has a bald patch where he bumped his head, is this normal?

My child has a bald patch where he bumped his head, is this normal?

Coincidence: Only way to find out is to have your pediatrician take a look. For your own peace of mind make an appointment. ...Read more

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I have a bald patch on the left side of my head about 3 inches in size, I have allways had it and so does my cousin. What can I do ?

I have a bald patch on the left side of my head about 3 inches in size, I have allways had it and so does my cousin. What can I do ?

Alopecia areata: Your dermatologist might have a way to help. Local injection of steroid, cream to irritate/stimulate/inflamme bald spots(called irritant contact dermatitis) or hair transplant all have been tried with some success. ...Read more

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Hi there I'm starting to get 2-3 different bald patches on my head some bigger than others I'm only 25 is this common for people my age?

Hi there I'm starting to get 2-3 different bald patches on my head some bigger than others I'm only 25 is this common for people my age?

Genetics: All depends on your genes. If you have other men in your family that are bald or balding then you likely are experiencing male patterned baldness. If you have other associated symptoms might be worth checking your thyroid level as well. Talk to your doctor about your concerns, there are products/procedures/medications that can limit hair loss if you catch it early enough ...Read more

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What is a burning bald spot on the head is cause from?

Hard to say.: Most bald spots on the head are caused by something called alopecia areata, which is a harmless, self-limited condition. But aa doesn't usually burn, so it could be something else that will need a personal examination to determine precisely. I suggest that you see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more