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Very big red bump in groin area. There is no head (like a pimple) been there for a week. What could it be and what should I do?

Very big red bump in groin area. There is no head (like a pimple) been there for a week. What could it be and what should I do?

Cyst: Assuming the bump is painful, it is likely a cyst which is a fluid filled bump below the skin. It could also be an early abcess, which is an infected collection of pus below the skin, like a pimple but more painful and larger. Either can be a consequence of shaving in the genital region. Don't squeeze or pop it! I recommend seeing your doctor asap to see if it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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What started as a lil white bump on the corner of my mouth has turned into a big red bump with what looks like two or three white heads on it.

What started as a lil white bump on the corner of my mouth has turned into a big red bump with what looks like two or three white heads on it.

Infection: JeffM838,

Sounds like a minor skin infection that has developed into what is known as a carbuncle - an infection larger than a boil with several openings for discharge of pus. This may require antibiotic treatment. I would see your medical provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Big red bump out of no where on the left side of my neck its like a big pimple but no head white head or anything and its sore any answers?

Warm compresses: Probably a soft tissue infection. Young guys get these because bacteria are able to invade beard hairs. Put warm compresses on it. If it seems to be a deep infection interfering with breathing (and you will know) or you develop a fever, get seen. If it is not resolving within a week get with your physician. ...Read more

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My friend has a big red bump on his upper lip that grew 3x it's size over night. And it's painful. What could it be?

My friend has a big red bump on his upper lip that grew 3x it's size over night. And it's painful. What could it be?

Sounds like: An infection or occult injury. Get to a doctor for accurate diagnosis, because it is difficult to tell without actually looking at it. ...Read more

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A red bump with hardness underneath and red/black head and redness area. Does that sound like a spider bit? Located on thigh

A red bump with hardness underneath and red/black head and redness area. Does that sound like a spider bit? Located on thigh

Skin infection: Did you actually see a spider bite you? If not, the bump you describe is likely an abscess. In any event, it should be evaluated by a physician to determine the appropriate course of treatment (I & D +/- antibiotics). ...Read more

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Big red bumps at his back. Red bump at eyelids. Medium red bumps left side of his face. Is it an allergy? What medicine should he take?

Big red bumps at his back. Red bump at eyelids. Medium red bumps left side of his face. Is it an allergy? What medicine should he take?

Maybe, can't say: Dermatology diagnoses are typically made visually. Then re-examined, or biopsied and looked via microscope, often with special stains, then blood tests are drawn. Hives, bites, viral rashes, contact allergy, medication allergy, too many possibilities here; get seen by provider. Use antihistamines first, low dose topicsl steroids. Think about possible exposure: plants, cosmetics, adhesives, etc. ...Read more

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I have a big red bump in my mouth and feels like a bunch of tiny ones allover in my cheek I have had it for a year and been to two doctors w no idea.

I have a big red bump in my mouth and feels like a bunch of tiny ones allover in my cheek I have had it for a year and been to two doctors w no idea.

Red bump: Red bump which is usually found in the midline is a benign bony tumor known as torus palatinus. Check with your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a big red bump/pimple on the bottom, Inside of my nostril it is swollen and hurts how do I get rid of it fast?

I have a big red bump/pimple on the bottom, Inside of my nostril it is swollen and hurts how do I get rid of it fast?

Ouch!: Cysts and pimples inside the nose are painful, aren't they? Avoid squeezing or pushing on it. Warm moist compresses (somewhat difficult in this spot) can help encourage drainage. Swabs with Qtip smeared with antibiotic ointment twice daily can help reduce infection. NSAIDs such as Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) can help for pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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I have a big red bump on the top left of my mouth. It hurts really bad and I can feel it in my mouth. It also hurts when I swallow.

I have a big red bump on the top left of my mouth. It hurts really bad and I can feel it in my mouth. It also hurts when I swallow.

Top left?: Not much to go on. Best advice, see your Dentist for differential diagnosis and treatment plan. Pain and swelling are red flags telling you to get immediate help. Could be from infected tooth, infected gum, trauma, burn, lesion, etc. Call your Dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

Maybe: Or maybe an inflamed epidermoid cyst. Or maybe an abscess. Complete drainage is the important thing. Usually antibiotics of any kind are not indicated. If it fails to heal promptly you had best see a DR. ...Read more

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Big red bump on lip of vagina it burns no herpes or STD can it b from the soap I brought dial basics hypoallergenic soap from a dollar store I don't wash inside vagina but soap& water comes down my va?

Big red bump on lip of vagina it burns no herpes or STD can it b from the soap I brought dial basics hypoallergenic soap from a dollar store I don't wash inside vagina but soap& water comes down my va?

Yes: Irritant from soaps or other contacts are possible, but that doesn't usually cause a solitary painful red bump. Frankly, herpes is the first that comes to mind, but there are lots of possibilities. Get checked out if it doesn't go away in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Baby has red bump on head white puss comes out?

Baby has red bump on head white puss comes out?

Time for a visit: You don't mention the babies age. If under 2 months an office visit today is very important & you should not delay. If an older toddler, you might clean the area and monitor it for a few days. If the pus doesn't re-accumulate it may heal with simple wound care. ...Read more

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Red bump on head closer to neck. Another one about two inches away skin color. And another bump I scratched and made bleed. Please help me what is it?

Red bump on head closer to neck. Another one about two inches away skin color. And another bump I scratched and made bleed. Please help me what is it?

Need exam: Unfortunately, rashes, bumps etc are almost impossible to diagnose and tell what they are over the computer. This would require you to see a dr. Who can examine and look at the area in question to determine what it is and how to treat it, best wishes. ...Read more

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So on Wednesday my gf and I had sex thursday morning I materbated later on thursday I seen a tiny red bump on head of my penis my gf and I are clean?

So on Wednesday my gf and I had sex thursday morning I materbated later on thursday I seen a tiny red bump on head of my penis my gf and I are clean?

Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,

Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.

Pimples are pretty common. Irritation without anything wrong at the area where urine comes out are two (of several) minor problems that are not STD's.
Warts, Herpes are std's that can look like a red bump. ...Read more

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Painless red bump on head of penis. Has been there since April. Started as a red spot that u couldn't feel by touch but now is large and noticeable?

Painless red bump on head of penis. Has been there since April. Started as a red spot that u couldn't feel by touch but now is large and noticeable?

Inflammed bump: The red bump could signify a small cyst and in of and itself is not problematic. However, if it gets bigger or more painful then have it evaluated by a Dermatologist who may need to treat it. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on top of my head, what is it?

Get it looked at: You might have bumped it or you might have a skin cancer up there, without more information impossible to tell. ...Read more

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Large red bump with white head, what is this?

Large red bump with white head, what is this?

Do not know: It is best if that is seen. Can be a boil or a bug bite or infection...do not know without seeing it. ...Read more

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My 8 month old woke up yesterday with a red bump on the side of his head. What is it?

My 8 month old woke up yesterday with a red bump on the side of his head. What is it?

Too vague.: Is he well or sick? Does it hurt? Is it soft or hard? Does it itch? Are more bumps appearing? This could be many, many things and the nature of the bump can't be determined with the info you've given. ...Read more

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What is a red bump that hurts like a spider or boil but has a black lookin head on it?

What is a red bump that hurts like a spider or boil but has a black lookin head on it?

Infected cyst: Antibiotics may be ableto quiet it down but it probably needs to be drained. The cyst wall will be removed at the time of drainage. The cyst wall may need to be removed later after the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Single red bump in Pubic area. No head. Cannot pop. Does not itch. Only hurts when messed with?

Single red bump in Pubic area. No head. Cannot pop. Does not itch. Only hurts when messed with?

Genital sores: With pain indicates a need for diagnosis and treatment. One POSSIBILITY is herpes but there are others. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have this red bump on my head and when it pops blood comes out? What is it? It's like pea sized.

I have this red bump on my head and when it pops blood comes out? What is it? It's like pea sized.

Cyst.: Sounds like acne or a sebaceous cyst. They are normal. But if it keeps recurring or becoming painful I would seek help from your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on my hair line on my head. It hurts to touch and I made it bleed by picking at it. What could it be?

I have a red bump on my hair line on my head. It hurts to touch and I made it bleed by picking at it. What could it be?

See a dermatologist: This should be examined by an expert. Do not pick at it or fool with it so that the doctor can see what it looks like before you do this. ...Read more

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Woke this morning with a large red bump over left eyebrow about the size of a quarter. Looks like I bumped my head but didn't. No pain. Causes?

Woke this morning with a large red bump over left eyebrow about the size of a quarter. Looks like I bumped my head but didn't. No pain. Causes?

Hi OAdams,: Could be that you have a large pimple or an inflamed cyst in the area. Use hot compresses and see if you can get into see a dermatologist. ...Read more