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I have a bump on my neck it feels like a knot Should I apply heat and massage

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
If it sore or not!: No pain, probably a lipoma or non-infected cyst. You could have focal spasm. Heat and massage may help and won't hurt. If it doesn't go away see you ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Polecritti
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Need more info: How large is it? Where on the neck? How long has been there? Is it mobile? Is there a color to it? Some possibilities are an inflamed lymph node, an ... Read More
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
18 years experience Family Medicine
Need more: Heat and massage may help, depends on what it is. I would recommend being seen by your physician for full exam and history taking. Depending on size ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Hurts or Hot?: If so, then ice may be helpful. However I would recommend you see your doctor to figure out what it could be. Options include swollen lymph node, bo ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Heat Rash: A heat rash is usually red and non itchy. It often resolves with a cool compress and getting out of the heat. The fact that the rash is persisting and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Skin Bumps: Without seeing the bumps it is difficult to make a diagnosis. Possibilities include: acne, contact dermatitis, folliculitis, drug eruption, and others ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Folliculitis: You may have a low grade infection of your hair follicles duebto your sweating. Apply an antibiotic ointment to your rash until you can get an appoint ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Heat bumps: Heat bumps only occur when you are hot and sweating, they may last more than a day in one spot. Hives are fleeting and have different triggers and hea ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
15 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: Please take your child to the pediatrician as rash is rather difficult to evaluate over the internet. Good luck!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Definitely: Among others, deep abscesses, such as the ones seen in hidradenitis suppurativa may be the cause and specific treatment will be needed. See your GP or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Lumps and Bumps: There is no std that can cause the symptoms you describe.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Normal.: This is how the body heals. It will take a few more weeks but the inflammation after the injury is how the body heals. Give it more time and you can j ... Read More
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