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A few causes: Possibilities 1. Folliculitis: An infection of the hair follicles 2. Herpes:Caused by the same virus that causes cold sores and is sexually transmitted 3. Pubic lice: An infestation by a bug 4. Rash: you may have a rash caused by a reaction to harsh soap products Please visit your doctor who will look at them and decide exactly what they are. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Folliculitis: Perhaps the skin is irritated. When the hair follicles get an infection they cause little bumps. Usually seen w men shaving facial hair. Called razor bumps. The area gets red and angry. Need to disinfect razors get new ones. The torso may also hair shafts that got infected. Suggest an anti bacterial soap from the pharmacy. If still bothering consider a virtual consult. You can send a photo ...Read more
Abscess likely: There are several possibilities, but one of the most common is a peri-anal abscess. These usually start with an area of painful redness, then form a hard knot. If left alone, they will eventually pop open and drain pus. The standard treatment is to drain these either in hospital or your doctors office. Since diabetics are most commonly affected, this should be checked as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are very common problems. The occur when skin glands get obstructed and sebum builds up. They may get infected leading to redness pain and increasing size. You should see your doctor to have the cyst removed. Until then warm compresses and oral analgesics like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help decrease the pain. ...Read more
Hi Dr. Stephen! I have a very painful bump at the back of my head. Can you clarify what this is? :(
I have a couple painful bumps on my head that everyone in my family gets, what are they, they just keep coming!
I have this very hard but not painful bump on my head that i found last year and it has grown since. It feels like a marble under my skin?
I have a painful bump in my anus and since i found it is growing, it hurts when i touch it and it has been there for more than 1 month, what is it?
Needs a look.: As embarrassing as it may seem, your doc should probably take a look at this. May be nothing more than a hemorrhoid, but could be any one of a large number of other things that could get worse - as you note it is growing. ...Read more
I have a sudden painful bump on the right side of my head. Its a few inches above the base of my head. Its hard and painful to touch.What could it be?
Get it checked: It's difficult to say what your problem could be without visualization of the lesion. It's best to follow up with a provider so they can evaluate your condition and determine it's seriousness or lack there of. Possibilities could be an abscess, a cyst, or a viral infection. All the best! ...Read more
Bump on tongue: Impossible to say without an examination and dental history. You should have this seen by your dentist, especially if you have had it for 10 days or longer. ...Read more
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