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I have a bump on my buttocks and it is very sore?

I have a bump on my buttocks and it is very sore?

Abscess: Is a common condition in that area of the body.It does require proper treatment which includes specific antibiotics and adequate surgical drainage. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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I have herpesHSV2. It looks like it has appeared on the palm of my hand. Its a triangle sore. I have had it over a month. What should I do?

I have herpesHSV2. It looks like it has appeared on the palm of my hand. Its a triangle sore. I have had it over a month. What should I do?

Too long: That seems too long for a rash caused by herpes. If you are putting any ointment on it, stop. Get this checked to found out what is causing it. Use unscented milk soaps only. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on my face it is not a pimple, its not sore or anything, its on my upper face a little above my nose. What is it and any treatments?

I have a red bump on my face it is not a pimple, its not sore or anything, its on my upper face a little above my nose. What is it and any treatments?

Bumps: The word bump is in no way descriptive enough to diagnose by internet. I am sorry but, your problem will require examination. Please contact your family physician. ...Read more

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What is a white bump on my head it is itchy and I have had it for years?

Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my buttocks when I first saw it I thought it was just a pimple so I popped it now its a lump under my skin with a head puss and blood?

I have a boil on my buttocks when I first saw it I thought it was just a pimple so I popped it now its a lump under my skin with a head puss and blood?

Small abscess: It may have been a small hair follicle infection that has now expanded after your initial manipulation. A warm compress may draw it out over a day or two but it may expand & need to be drained by your doc. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a small bump in my armpit. No it doesn't hurt. It is red and it is like a small bump. I got it after shaving my armipt. Thank you.

Hello, I have a small bump in my armpit. No it doesn't hurt. It is red and it is like a small bump. I got it after shaving my armipt. Thank you.

I'm Guessing: The best way to be sure would be to see and feel this lump, but, it sounds like you scratched the skin open and you have either an inflamed lymph node or possibly an infected skin sweat gland. If this continues to bother you for more than 5-7 days, please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my inner thigh thought it was a boil and had it about a month now. It is painless ?

I have a hard lump on my inner thigh thought it was a boil and had it about a month now.  It is painless ?

Lymph node vs. cyst: Any skin and subcutaneous lesion heavy depend upon visual exam to be diagnosed correctly but two assumptions can be made from your description. One is a cyst and the other one is a lymph node. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my lip and it hurts, what is it?

I have a bump on my lip and it hurts, what is it?

Need diagnosis: Could be an infected cyst, mucocele, or a tumor. Need to see your otolaryngologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my face right under my eye and it seems like it is spreading...What could it be?

I have a rash on my face right under my eye and it seems like it is spreading...What could it be?

Facial Rash: A skin rash on the face can have many causes: contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis, fungal infection, bacterial infection, systemic disease like lupus, seborrheic dermatitis and others. See your local dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi I was choked and punched on the face now I have a small moveable lump on my cheek. And a knot on my neck. What is it will it go away?

Hi I was choked and punched on the face now I have a small moveable lump on my cheek. And a knot on my neck. What is it will it go away?

After effects. : I'm very sorry to hear that you have gone through this. The knot in your neck could be a muscle spasm, and the movable lump on your cheek would either be a lymph node or a small hematoma. These things should take two weeks or so to clear, and if they don't in that timeframe you should have a doctor take a look at you. ...Read more

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I have a, what I think is a small pimple, under my arm. But it has two white heads on it, and it's painful. Is it a pimple or something else?

Impacted follicles.: Sounds like this would be two impacted underarm hair follicles. This can occur due to compression from clothing, use of underarm deodorants and anti-perspirants or friction from shaving in the armpits. If you develop fevers/chills/sweats, or if the area worsens acutely, you should be seen by a doctor as this could represent something more in that context. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a pimple underneath my left underarm. The head of it is red. I'm scared. Is it just a pimple or a boil?

Hi. I have a pimple underneath my left underarm. The head of it is red. I'm scared. Is it just a pimple or a boil?

Use warm compress: and see doctor. A little topical hydrocortisone won't hurt but need to make sure it is not infected, and may need oral antibiotics if not clearing ...Read more

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I have a hard bump under my skin on my neck what is this?

I have a hard bump under my skin on my neck what is this?

Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor to evaluate the lesion. You should go promptly if the lesion is growing or changing. ...Read more

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Hey there so i recently noticed this red bump on my neck. i am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? and has a lump under it forming.

Hey there so i recently noticed this red bump on my neck. i am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? and has a lump under it forming.

Need a look & feel..: It is essential to have a direct look at and feel on it after reviewing the specifics, relevance, and sequence of events of this lump and its potentially related symptoms over time, although clinically it may be just a lump related with sebaceous gland of hair follicle. How to have the related things for its good care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more