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

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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: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years 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.

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