I noticed about 6 months ago a lump on my forehead. I have not had any head injury, I just one day noticed a small lump. I have no pain and have had no headaches. The lump is still there and hasn't seemed to grow. What could this lump be?
Quite commonly people will develop sebaceous cysts on their head and neck. A sebaceous (or epidermoid) cyst is a noncancerous swelling under the skin. It is lined by packed outer skin cells. The cyst itself is filled with oil or dead cells. Under certain conditions such as stress, increased activity, mechanical irritation, diabetes, or other concurrent illness these cysts may enlarge and become somewhat tender. On occasion, these cysts will be drained by the physician and antibiotics will be prescribed. Warm moist compresses will commonly help bring these cysts
In my haste to rush around, I bumped into a door about 3 weeks ago (hosting a chaotic slumber party for my 9 yr old!) I had a golf ball lump on my forehead just above my eyebrow. I put some ice on it for an hour or so and even though it shrunk, It stayed swollen for a few days and today, it is still present! It has gone down a lot but how long do these things last? Thanks.
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