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Bump On The Face
Many things.: These can be scars from old injuries. They can also be from things like blackheads and pimples from oil accumulation which did not rupture and were never fully removed. They may just be tha way your face/forhead develops with age and whatever tension you went through in life. ...Read more
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have this big lump under the skin on the right side of my facial skin by my chin. The skin is reddish on top. The part under the surface feels huge?
Bump: On toe could be start of ingrown nail or even infection. Other possibilities too. ...Read more
A. Hard lump under the skin on the face by the ear its fainful and my hole side of that face hurts what cause this?
Stys: It's probably a sty, a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more
Few possibiliites.: Bumps could be from mucoceles from constant biting of lips, leukoplakia - a premalignant condition -common with repeated trauma to lip line like smoking, repeated biting , betel leaves /tobacco chewing- common in asians. Also sqamous cell cancer , vasculitic conditions - lupus, pemphigus with vesicular lesions can cause bumps. Not sure whether your bump is painful or painles, how long it is. See doc. ...Read more
No: This is a terrible choice for anything on the face. The anti fungal component is not of any use for eczema. The neomycin is a useless aminoglycocide which should never be used on skin because it causes so many allergic reactions. The betamethasone is a potent cortisone which may cause perioral dermatitis and carries a risk of glaucoma+ cataracts if used on the face. Best is a calcineurin inhibitor ...Read more
Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.
Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small, hard, circular bump on my skin. It's located near the tear duct of my right eye, on the inner part of the bridge of my nose. What itis?
Small lesion: it could be a blocked sebaceous gland or it could be common acne and a group of the lesions together. Wash the area with soap and water. Try a warm compress (wet wash cloth heated in the microwave and placed on the area. This will help draw out any infection. Good luck and feel better ...Read more
No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cyst? Boil?: A hard, tender lump that is new, usually means inflammation or infection (mild). Cysts and boils often occur under the skin, can be firm and tender. You could try hot compresses to the area. Some people even take an antibiotic to eliminate infection. To be sure, see your doctor who can tell you what you are dealing with. ...Read more