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Yellow Bumps On Scalp
I have a tender red bump on my scalp with a small yellow scab-like thing in middle. Is this normal? Not recall hitting head. Clear skin check in Jan
Infected cyst?: Infected cyst or hair follicle iikely. If large see a doc. If very small try a spot of bacitracin after cleaning it with mild soap and water. Hot compresses for 30 minutes can help. If it is larger than a pea in size, get seen. Don't pop it, you can cause the infection to spread. If it hurts more, or you have fever, or it rapidly increases in size, go to ER. ...Read more
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
Have painful scalp lesions that split to waxy yellow color eventually turn to scab. Now have bumps like cyst that split into same thing, now alopecia
Needs examination: Your symptoms may be a form of seborrhea. It is not clear from your description if they are limited to your scalp, or if they responded to any attempted treatment. The alopecia suggests an uncommon (like cutaneous sarcoidosis), or more serious condition. Evaluation by your primary medical provider is in order, who may choose to refer you to a dermatologist for hair pull test or even biopsy. ...Read more
I have a spot/bump on my scalp that is red and has yellow/skin colored flaky skin around it that itches & I can scratch off. What is is? Cures?
Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex.
It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone, based on cause. ...Read more
May be fungal: This could be a "cradle cap" type of problem, could also be a fungal infection. A dandruff shampoo with a soft-bristled brush to help soften up the scale for washing off can help. You may also need to see a dermatologist if your pediatrician is having trouble solving this. ...Read more
What are they?: You have to see you doctor to find out what are these ' scalp bumps '. Sebaceous cysts are the most common cause of multiple bumps., surgical remove will cure, medications will not remove, find out the nature of your bumps first. ...Read more
Common being common: The most common scalp lesions that we see in the office are pilar cysts - but without examining you, it would be tough to provide you with a diagnosis. The workup for hair loss involves a thorough physical exam and some laboratory work. I would check in with your local board certified dermatologist. ...Read more
See dermatologist: This in infection and possible infected scars which need to be treated medically and possibly even with minor surgical procedure. This does not resolve with over the counter measures. ...Read more
Infection: This means you are having boils on your scalp, probably due to staph aureus infection. This is related both to carriage of staph in the nose and on the skin, as well as to disruptions in the skin on the scalp allowing the staph to get in. See a doctor. ...Read more
If you are eating certain things this can cause what your are experiencing. I would start by trying to cut out any spicy foods and get a tongue scraped,
It is very unclear but I would imagine that it is due to something new in your diet, gastric reflex or many other causes. I would go to your dentist but in the mean time buy an antibacterial mouth rinse and a tongue scrapper to see if it goes away ...Read more
Lesion On Scalp: You should not put any cream on it. You should see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment and possible referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably need a biopsy. ...Read more
R/O FOLLICULITIS: Your symptoms sound like folliculitis or infection of the hair follicle. You need to be examined and course of therapy decided. You may need topical and or oral Antibiotics. If symptoms persist or worsen a Cyst/abscess can develop requiring surgical intervention. Seek prompt evaluation. ...Read more
I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?
... Shingles. ..: 39 y/o female says I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful? If one has had Chicken Pox in younger years, Shingles will be the first to consider. Because the Eye on the same side could be affected, even if it was a different infection, best to see the PCP to be sure & to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a sorta reddish, clearish, painful bump on my scalp. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
Rash: A rash must be seen by a doctor in order to properly evaluate it and make a diagnosis. That said, if it is painful, it could be an infection, which would require antibiotics to treat. ...Read more
I have red scaby bumps that itch and hurt on my scalp what are they and how do I make them go away.
Scalp psoriasis: Shoul d seen by dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I have very small little white or yellow in color bumps on my upper eyelids. What is that?
Milia: Milia, pin-head sized white bumps around the eyes are tiny cysts of clogged oil glands. They can occur for no reason or from ising greasy cream or lotion. Doctors can get ris of them relatively painlessly with a needle to extract the hard white material inside. ...Read more
I get these large cyst like bumps on my body that ooze out thick yellow puss and will never seem to go away?
Oozing cysts: Those oozing cysts may be boils and you seem to be reinfecting yourself. Therefore you need to be seen asap to get your infection under control. ...Read more
I have small crusty bumps on my scalp. I can pick them off by scrapping with finger or comb. What could it be?
You can: Usually seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can get 3% salicylic acid (T-Sal, others) shampoo. Apply a few drops of water to the crusts, then a drop of shampoo. Get in shower a few hours later and wash out. Tar shampoo is favored by many but smells of tar. ...Read more
I have a deep cut on my leg and inside it I can see a layer of yellow bumps and I think it's fat, what could it be?
See k nelp: If your cut is so deep it is going to your muscle you should have an expert perform first aid. The area needs to be cleaned after the bleeding has stopped. Depending on the circumstances sometimes it is a dirty wound and it needs to be cleaned and covered if it will be exposed to dirt. If it is not a dirty wound it may make sense to get the laceration sutured. Without seeing it we can not guess. ...Read more
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?
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
I recently had a yellow ladybug in my house last night and woke up to an itchy big bump what to do? What should I do? Is it poisonous?
Local care: Lady bugs are NOT poisonous if you think that is what bit you, but generally lady bugs do not "actually" bite. That is, they aren't really ‘bites’ in the true sense of the word. The ladybugs don’t break the skin (not even close), and many researchers feel they’re really just kind of ‘testing’ the surface (human skin) they’re on. I would treat it locally, and see doc if it worsens. Good luck. ...Read more
I recently had a bump on my scalp, I noticed it about almost a month ago, and I just got out of a shower and it started bleeding, is it dangerous?
Probably not: However, you should have a doctor take a look at it to be certain of what it is. ...Read more
When I stretch my tongue out on the underside of it there is a yellow bump that appears but when my tongue is relaxed it goes away. Is this normal?
Mucus cyst: Possibly you have a prominent tongue papilla or a retention mucus cyst nothing to worry ...Read more
Big black bump on my chest popped it so much puss came out now it looks like a big hole or crater and its yellow and redish any answers or thoughts
Epidermoid cysts, sometimes known as sebaceous cysts (a misnomer), contain a soft "cheesy" material composed of keratin, a protein component of skin, hair, and nails.
Epidermoid cysts form when the top layer of skin (epidermis) grows into the middle layer of the skin (dermis). This may occur due to injury or blocked hair follicles.
The lesion may be asymptomatic unless rupture of the cyst occurs. ...Read more