Lump On My Head


Visitor Question:

I have had an ongoing lump on my head. I have seen a dermatologist who after six visits and all the tests they can run have come back negative.

I was told by the clinic that I had sebub sacks but I think it was misdiagnosed. It gets very large and fills with a thick fluid which eventually drains.

No hair grows in this area. I have had this lump on my head for six years. Please respond or call me.


Hi, your basic description "lump on my head" left us wondering what in the world you were dealing with. Of course, we had to ring you and find out more details as you requested.

Based on our further contact over the phone, I understand that the lump on your head first became a problem after a camping trip you took.

I also understand that this spot is slightly larger than a 50 cent piece. That IS quite large and I can certainly understand why it is of concern to you.

My mother (and natural health consultant) mentioned that the lump opens and drains; previously with puss, but more recently with blood, as well.

It is rather sad and amazing that the doctors have been unable to help you identify the cause of this lump or give you some helpful forms of treatment.

Of course, I can't guarantee that we can help you either, but we'll do our best. :)

It's certainly possible that you picked up a parasite while you were in the woods. That may be the underlying cause of your problem.

Parasites are nasty little buggers and once they take up residence, they don't like to move. I always recommend a standard cleansing procedure to anyone who suspects that they may have any form of internal parasite infection.

There are basically 2 main cleansing supplements and 2 main building supplements that I've found to be the most helpful in ridding the body of parasites and boosting the immune system to strengthen and heal. Here they are...


  1. Para 90 - combination of herbs that are highly anti-parasitic and anti-fungal. Take 1-3 capsules, 3x per day for at least 1 month.

  2. Herbal Fiberblend - an herb and fiber mixture that helps to flush any dead and dying parasites out of the system as well as making the digestive tract a much more friendly environment for improving nutritional intake, absorption, and healing.

    Take twice per day for at least 3 months for a proper cleanse.


  1. Florafood - this is a combination of 3 strains of good bacteria that help to build your immune system and fight against any nasty bacteria, parasites, and/or infections in your system.

  2. Garden Trio - these are whole food supplement powders made from freshly juiced carrots, beets, and barley grass.
    That may not sound particularly appealing to your mind, but it sounds like gold to your body. :)

    Sadly, we often fail to realize the extreme importance of nutritional intake in maintaining a healthy body or repairing and healing an illness or condition of damage in the system.

    The more quality nutrition you give your body, the better equipped it is to build healthy new cells and repair damaged cells.

Well, that's the foundational recommendation I make to almost everyone who is interested in getting rid of some type of parasite or infection in their body.

If I had an ongoing lump on my head, that's exactly
the action I would take. It's just common sense principles of good health and healing. You can order them here.

In your specific situation, there are a few additional recommendations that Mom already mentioned to you and you asked me to record them here for your reference.

The first was some recommendations regarding washing your hair and the use of toxic shampoos. I know we've all used shampoos and conditioners that have chemicals in them.

Fortunately, these days it is becoming easier to locate 'safe shampoos' that we can use and not worry about the potential side effects.

I don't know how likely it is that the chemicals in the shampoos have actually caused the lump on your head, but they may be contributing to the length of time you've had this complaint without healing.

I know if I had a lump on my head like you described, I'd be very careful what I was putting on my scalp. You want to avoid putting harmful chemicals on your head and you want to add healing topical agents.

Being a female, with a lump on my head that wasn't letting hair grow, I'd be even more determined to get to the root of the problem (no pun intended). :)

Here's some information about some of the chemicals to avoid in most shampoos and conditioners.

Propylene Glycol (Propanedol) - used in anti-freeze and as a solvent; in paints, floor wax, laundry detergent, lotions, processed foods, baby wipes, etc.

Propylene Glycol can cause - contact dermatitis, kidney damage and liver abnormalities; inhibits skin cell growth; damages cell membranes; causes rashes, dry skin, and surface damage; gastrointestinal disturbances, nausea, headache, vomiting, central nervous system; depression.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (Sodium Laureth SLES) - a harsh detergent (found in concrete floor cleaners and engine degreasers) used in toothpaste, shampoo, and soap.

It corrodes the hair follicle and impairs the ability to grow hair. It enters the body and maintains residual levels in the heart, liver, lungs, and brain from skin contact.

It can be very damaging to the immune system. This is why toothpastes say "Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed contact the poison control center."

Look for a shampoo and conditioner that is free of these harsh chemicals as well as paraben free - another unhealthy fellow to avoid. We've used Jason Natural shampoos available at Puritan's Pride. So, I can safely recommend that brand through personal experience.

After you wash your hair with a chemical free shampoo, rinse your hair with organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Bragg's is the brand of ACV we use, but as long as you get one that is organic and unfiltered, that's fine. Bragg's can also be found at Puritan's Pride.

Rinse your hair with the ACV, and let it dry naturally. Yes, it will smell a little bit at first, but the smell fades fairly quickly afterward.

The apple cider vinegar will have a healing effect on the scalp and can help to dry up the lump on your head.

Also, to draw out any lingering puss, you could put a drawing salve on the lump while you are asleep, covered by a bandage. Something like Quret or Prid should do the trick.

I hope some of these suggestions will be of help to you. Please keep us posted on your progress and let us know if we can be of any further help.

To your good health!

Comments for Lump On My Head

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May 03, 2012
Lumps on Head and Scabies on Legs NEW
by: Angie

Hi Jr.,

The organic apple cider vinegar suggested above is quite inexpensive and should be helpful for your scalp. Another good cheap suggestion for the lumps on your head is to rinse the scalp with a mixture of sea salt in water.

As for the scabies, if the Permethyrin doesn't do the trick for you, my best suggestion is the Herbal Fiberblend to be taken internally. I don't know if that is within your budget or not, but it may very well take care of both problems.

I had a very persistent itchy rash last year that I couldn't get rid of and in the end it was the Herbal Fiberblend that did the job for me. If you can swing it, it's worth trying.

If nothing else, it will give your system a good cleanse, which is always a good thing.

May 03, 2012
I developed lumps too! NEW
by: Jr.

I have experienced what I think are scabies or rat mites on my legs and head. I cannot afford even a doctor visit and have tried several natural remedies which did not work. I finally went to Mexico and got some scabiasan (Permethyrin) for the Scabies and it is working on my legs but not on my head. I finally decided that maybe the itchy sores on my head were folliculitis and washed my hair with anti-bacterial soap to see if that would help. The next morning I woke up with painful-to-the-touch bumps on my head much like those described. After reading the answer to this original post, I looked at the ingredients of the AB soap I used and found the second ingredient to be Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). I am certain that it is the culprit vausing the lumps and will cease using it today. Thank you for posting the information. As for the scabies, I'm treating and I'll continue to itch until the critters are gone unless anyone has a better suggestion tht I can afford.

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