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What can cause hard movable knots under the skin? My son has these on his face... Some small and large.

What can cause hard movable knots under the skin? My son has these on his face... Some small and large.

Some thoughts...: They could be cysts, little fluid filled sacs, that are generally harmless but sometimes could become inflamed. It'd be good to have your son's doc take a feel of them - don't need to have him go to an urgent care or ed, but just a regular visit, especially if they've been there for a long time. ...Read more

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Have a metal plate on face from injury sustainedthree years ago. Last few months increase in facial pain. Now have hard knot on cheekbone- painful.

Have a metal plate on face from injury  sustainedthree years ago.  Last few months increase in facial pain.  Now have hard knot on cheekbone- painful.

Infected plate: If the increased pain and swelling is in the area of the pain, the plate/screws may be infected. See an oral surgeon or ENT doctor for this problem. ...Read more

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I have an pea size knot in my cheeks on each side- they are hard and kinda move around but never actually change locations. They are itchy if i touch or push on them and when i do succumb and itch them they become swollen and my face is puffed up and disf

I have an pea size knot in my cheeks on each side- they are hard and kinda move around but never actually change locations. They are itchy if i touch or push on them and when i do succumb and itch them they become swollen and my face is puffed up and disf

Photo or exam: If these are bumps in the skin of your cheek they may be infected skin follicles - but a photo or physical exam would help define what they may be. If they are fluid filled it's possible they would benefit from drainage, but the first step is to make a diagnosis. Consider taking a clear photo and attaching it to a consult request to a dermatologist in HealthTap Concierge. ...Read more

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I have this hard rashy thing on my face what is it ?

I have this hard rashy thing on my face what is it ?

Biopsy: I would see a dermatologist to evaluate the lesion it can be anything from a wart that is infected to a skin carcinoma. The evaluation may leed to biopsy for the exact diagnosis ...Read more

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I get these knots in my earlobe that come and go they're hard and painful what could it be?

Small cysts: Most likely they are tiny cysts. They can occur even if your earlobe hasn't been pierced. Usually these are nothing to worry about. If you have pierced earlobes and are prone to infection then that may be a reason why these form more commonly. ...Read more

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I have pain in my back right below my shoulder it feel hard-knot and hot and it hurt most of the time?

I have pain in my back right below my shoulder it feel hard-knot and hot and it hurt most of the time?

Consider trigger poi: Areas localized pain easily located by experienced examiner. It could be a trigger point or myotonic point. Massage may help, needling or trigger point injections. Often occur in areas where there is repetitive overuse. A good physical therapist could tell you or osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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How should I massage my face with oil everyday? How hard is too hard? And what happen if I massage too hard?

How should I massage my face with oil everyday? How hard is too hard? And what happen if I massage too hard?

Sagging : Just massage lightly with upward strokes. Pulling the tissue with overly firm massage risks stretching the skin causing sagging and wrinkles. ...Read more