On and off lumps on my 6year old son... Want to hear your opinions.. Thank you
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replied January 1st, 2018
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Multiple lumps on the scalp/head can be due to collection of nerve and fibrous tissue called neurofibroma, or lipoma or due to dermatitis or folliculitis or infection at the base of hair. All except lipoma can become painful. Injury can cause localized collection of blood (hematoma) and this can become painful. However, it is unusual to have many hematomas all over the scalp.

The most common cause is dandruff and/or scalp dermatitis and treating it can help remove the lumps. High blood sugar can make the hair follicles prone to infection-and can cause folliculitis too. So, if there is a family history or if the child is overweight, then blood sugar should be tested.

Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance. This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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