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I just discovered a nickel-size lump on my bald head, very white but r

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I just discovered a nickel-size lump on my bald head, very white but red in the middle, and it's sore. Can send a photo. Those are the details.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there, This can be an epidermoid cyst arising from the scalp layer. This is a benign condition but can get inflamed sometimes. You can apply bacitracin ointment for now. Please get it checked by your doctor also. A dermatologist will be to remove this if needed. Usually it remains the same size over long time even if not removed. You can send a pic here. Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****