Unknown Minute Bug
Unknown minute bug maybe?
I have an unusual problem. Twice now when my boyfriend has been massaging my neck and shoulders - he has felt little sharp bumps around the back of my neck below my hair line.
If I reach back to feel them - they feel just like that, tiny little scratchy bumps. They cause me no discomfort at all - and picking them off shows that they are attached hard to the very fine hair there.
I have had head lice before - and these are far too small. They feel smaller even than a lice egg and are too small to put on your nail and squish for example - it's even hard to see them.
My boyfriend says whilst still attached - they look like little black-heads or in-gorwing hairs. But neither is true.
What I find most interesting about your "unknown minute bug" is that it is not giving you any discomfort at all - no stinging, no itching, no burning, no poking, no crawling sensation, etc.
That's a good thing! :) It may be that your bumps are not a bug at all. They could be from a small mite, but it also could simply be some excess matter like sebum that has formed these little bumps at your hairline.
Your body's sebaceous glands naturally produce an oily substance to moisturize your skin and they are generally located right at the hair follicle.
That would be my best guess based on your description. Generally, these sebum bumps or plugs don't need to be treated, particularly since they aren't bothering you.
If they are a concern to you, you could probably see a doctor about a cream to help remove them or just try applying some Vitamin A cream to the affected areas.
Hope that helps!