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Your Skin - Colored Scalp Bump May Also be Known as:
Neutral bump on hairline
Neutral bump on scalp
Neutral bump on skull
Neutral hairline lump
Neutral hairline mass
Neutral mass on hairline
Neutral mass on scalp
Neutral mass on skull
Neutral scalp lump
Neutral scalp mass

Top 5 Skin - Colored Scalp Bump Causes

  1. 1.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious.

    You can try several over-the-counter treatments, including salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). Most warts go away on their own, but less so in adults.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    scalp bump, painless scalp bump, small scalp lump, skin-colored scalp bump, scaly scalp bump
    Symptoms that always occur with wart:
    scalp bump
    Symptoms that never occur with wart:
    headache
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum Contagiosum is a common viral infection of the skin that usually affects young children, sexually active young adults, and patients with a weakened immune system.

    You can go to a primary care doctor, who might recommend cryotherapy (freezing it off) or ointments. That being said, molluscum contagiosum often goes away on its own.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, skin changes on arm, leg skin changes, head or neck skin changes, genital skin changes
    Symptoms that never occur with molluscum contagiosum:
    fever, headache
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

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  3. 3.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut out the cyst.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    scalp bump, small scalp lump, skin-colored scalp bump, marble sized scalp lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    scalp bump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin cyst:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  4. 4.Lipoma

    A lipoma is a noncancerous growth of fatty tissue cells. A lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored scalp bump, small scalp lump, marble sized scalp lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored scalp bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  5. 5.Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two major groups: Non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who will check your skin and look at the size, shape, color, and texture of any suspicious areas. From there, treatment will be determined, such as surgical excision, photodynamic therapy, or imiquimod cream.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored scalp bump, painless scalp bump, small scalp lump, growing scalp bump, marble sized scalp lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Skin - Colored Scalp Bump

  • Q.Is your scalp bump constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?

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Skin - Colored Scalp Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced skin-colored scalp bump have also experienced:

    • 14% Scaly Scalp Bump
    • 14% Joint Pain
    • 14% Lump Behind the Ear
  • People who have experienced skin-colored scalp bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 44% Over a Month
    • 25% Less Than a Week
    • 11% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced skin-colored scalp bump were most often matched with:

    • 66% Skin Cyst
    • 28% Wart
    • 4% Molluscum Contagiosum

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