Lump and Bump on Forehead – Types And Treatments

Lump and Bump on Forehead

Have you started to notice lump and bump on forehead of yours or others? Well, if yes then it’s time to take sheer care of your health because your body might be giving you some indications.

We don’t mean to scare you but it is important to pay attention to the lump or bump on the forehead and take precautionary measures before it’s too late.

Causes of Lump and Bump on Forehead

The birth of lump and bump on forehead can be linked with a number of skin conditions. Some lump and bump are formed inside the skin (causing damage to the skin tissues) while others tend to grow on the skin surface.

However, before starting the treatment process, you must be able to identify and understand the condition of lump and bump on the forehead.

What are Lump and Bump?

Lump and bump are the swelling on the hardest part of the forehead i.e. skull and tends to grow gradually with the passing time. The lump and bump on forehead are non-cancerous in nature and can be treated according to the reasons behind the growth.

Moreover, the growth of bump on forehead might be associated with normal skin conditions such as clogged pores, inflammation on the skin or hormonal disturbance. The bump on forehead can be treated by following some topical medication or home remedies.

Some of the anatomical reasons behind the causes of lump and bump on forehead are as follows:

1. Head Injury

If you have hit your forehead hard then, this factor might contribute to the birth of lump and bump on forehead. Injury on the forehead causes a disturbance in the flow of blood to the scalp and forehead thus resulting in bleeding inside the skin.

The bleeding further causes swelling and bruising on the skin surface leading to the formation of large lump and bump on the forehead. This condition is normally referred as a hematoma.



lump and bump on forehead

Bump due to Head Injury


Most of the lump or bump on forehead due to head injury tend to go away gradually, however, to reduce the chances of extensive swelling, following measures can be taken.

  • Put Firm Pressure on the Bump with Clean Cloth or Bandage

For decreasing the swelling on the forehead, apply firm pressure with the help of clean cloth on the affected area for at least 15 minutes. This step will also facilitate in stopping the internal bleeding.

  • Application of Ice for Reducing Pain

Application of Ice or Icepack helps in reducing the pain, however, it will have no impact on the size of the bump. Apply ice daily on the area till the pain is less or finished.

  • Dose of Tylenol

If you are feeling pain in your head due to injury then, it is recommended to take pain killer such as Tylenol. In the case of severe condition, see the doctor immediately.

Precautionary Note!

If the injury is serious in nature and injured person is unconscious then, see the doctor as soon as possible. Avoid any home remedies during the serious phase.

2. Growth of non-mobile Fatty Tissues

The accumulation of fatty tissues inside the skin is referred as the condition of Lipoma. Lipoma is usually colorless in nature, and soft textured. The bump of lipoma doesn’t usually bother the patient because it’s painless.

The reason behind the occurrence of Lipoma are still to be understood, however, few doctors hold the opinion, that birth of such lump and bump on forehead is associated with family history of lipoma, or may be a small injury during early ages.


lump and bump on forehead

Lipoma on Forehead


If the lipoma lump and bump on forehead isn’t causing any sort of problem then, it can be left alone however, few medical treatment can be taken for early recovery.

  • Liposuction

Liposuction is the cosmetic treatment which aims to reduce the excess fat from the targeted area. Since Lipoma is the accumulation of fat cells under the skin, therefore, it is easy to remove this tumor with the help of liposuction.

Liposuction reduce the chances of lipoma if the bump is small and have connective tissues.

  • Lump Reducing Surgery

Lump reduction surgery is the medical treatment under which an incision is made on the targeted area and large tumors are removed.

  • Steroid Injections

This treatment aims to reduce the size of lump and bump on forehead, however, the effectiveness of steroid injections is still objectified due to the reoccurrence of lump after some years.

3. Dermoid Cyst

Dermoid Cyst is the formation of lump and bumps on forehead during the fatal development phase. A dermoid cyst is basically the combination of oil glands (sebaceous), hormonal hair, teeth or fluid inside the skin.

Since the Dermoid cyst is present at the birth, therefore, no particular body examination is needed for the diagnosis. Some doctors believe that presence of dermoid cyst is the initial indication of the sinuses linked with the nervous system.



lump and bump on forehead

Dermoid Cyst above the Eyebrows*


As the birth of Dermoid Cyst lump and bump on forehead is associated with the fatal development. Therefore, it can be removed without complexities. Moreover, doctors prefer the removal of the cyst if it is painful in nature.

  • Cosmetic Surgery

Dermoid Cyst can easily be removed with the help of cosmetic surgery where doctors tend to remove the fatty tissues from the targeted area.

The surgery of Dermoid Cyst should be performed after proper examination of the condition because the lack of care might lead to disturbance in the surrounding tissue thus causing infection.

For lump and bump on forehead, the excision endoscopic surgery is recommended for the effective results. This method also facilities in minimizing the chances of scarring on the forehead and eliminate the potential complications like numbness or mobility.

  • Medical Treatment due to Inflammation or Pain

Though it is hard to totally remove the dermoid cyst with the help of topical or oral medication. However, if the targeted area is paining or there is an increase the inflammation. Then, a particular medical treatment can be taken after the consultancy from doctor

4. Osteoma

Forehead Osteoma is another reason behind the growth of lump and bumps on forehead. Forehead osteoma is the medical condition in which bones start forming hard knots on forehead over time. Thus leading to the formation of lump and bump on forehead.

The growth of Forehead osteoma has no link with the health of the patient. However, it is advised to get proper health examination before taking any treatment.


Forehead Osteoma can be treated by undergoing the cosmetic surgeries like endoscopic or osteotomy.

  • Endoscopic For Osteoma

Endoscopic is the treatment for forehead Osteoma in which nerves are blocked with the help of local anesthesia. Then an incision is made in the targeted area (coronal) for the removing purpose. Moreover, this surgery can be performed by making a direct incision on the forehead osteoma.

The decision of endoscopic treatment is usually decided by the doctor and patients, collectively.

lump and bump on forehead


  • Osteotomy

In this method, a direct chisel is made of the targeted bone and is removed through the remote incision on the forehead.

Above stated are not only the reason behind the lump and bump on forehead. However, the growth of bones inside the forehead or sinus infection might also lead to the forehead lump and bump.

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1 Response

  1. Natelay says:

    I had this bump on my forehead since I was like around 7 years old, I fell on tile. Didn’t bother me over the years until I was in 7th grade and just ignored it again. Now turning 18 in 2 months I’m just hating it more cosmetically and worried it might affect me as an adult. I’m thinking it could a cyst or some kind of bone fracture, maybe a blood clog! Help!

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