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My 9 year old daughter has several lumps on her skull. Which she complained hurt when you touch them. One now is located on top of her head. She been to Gp and they say limphnodes.I understand that in the back of her neck, which have several. And been there for over a year now! But now she she has knots on top and side of her head. And they are at least nickle size. Need to know what test can I suggest her doctor to do to check these? And what can I do about her hair that's falling out in the mean time?

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replied July 19th, 2017
Grade School Kids Health Answer A61710
Lumps in the skin of the head (scalp) that are painful are more likely due to inflamed and infected hair follicles and skin glands which can form acnes or sebaceous cysts.

Conditions like seborrheic dermatitis can be associated with such conditions.

It would be recommended that you consult with a dermatologist and seek a proper opinion.

I hope this helps.

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