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Painful Hair Bumps
Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have these hard bumps that fill with pus then I lose my hair on it and around it. VERY PAINFUL. No one has helped. Please help me.
Scalp cysts: Are very common: epidermoid, pilar, trichilemmal, sebaceous. Pilar cysts can be painful if inflamed; sebaceous cysts contain oily skin debris material which can appear like pus, or you may have hidradenitis suppurativa...actual boils with pus in them. Sometimes the cysts have to be excised/removed; topical medicines or pills aren't enough. Work with a trusted dermatologist to find the answer. ...Read more
My boyfriend had ad a hair bump on his private, where the hair is and he pulled it out, now he has a lot of small pumps there and its painful.?
See below: Was hair on pubes or on scrotum? Site of pulled hair apparently became infected. See fp for evaluation & treatment to prevent further spread of infection. Bumps at the base of hair shafts on scrotum are normal; called fordyce's spots [see image]. ...Read more
A friend of mine has a small bluish bump in pubic region, near hairs that is painful and starting to weep. She has never had sex. What could it be?
I have small red painful bumps on the lower part of my scalp at the bottom of hair line. They go away and come back.
? folliculitis: This could be caused by inflammation or infection of some of the hair follicles of that part of your scalp. A dermatologist could diagnose the problem if you were examined when the problem is active. In the meantime try a good detergent shampoo which is good for removing excess oils. ...Read more
M having dis painful bump on left lower back of my head in my hair. M having severe pain dis side. N in mrning I had balckout I cudnt speak properly?
Emergency Room: Blackouts and impaired speech are serious! Get to an ER as soon as you can. The bmp may have nothing to do with it, but pain, loss of consciousness and speech issues need attention now! ...Read more
There's a large bump om my penis that's painful and 2 flesh colored bumps on my shaft should I worry or are they ingrown hairs?
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
I have black bumps on my legs. They contain dirt and hairs. They scar when picked, aren't painful. But they are gross & they only began recently.
Assessment.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more
I have I pea sized reddish-purple bump on right thigh. Doesn't have a head or any hair, not painful but discomfort. What is is it, how do I treat it?
Needs to be checked: Reddish purple bump on the thigh may be an abscess, a hematoma secondary to trauma, a cyst or something else. We don't have enough information like how long you have had, how it started, any trauma, your occupation etc. And it needs to be examined and felt to be able to determine what caused that, and then advice appropriate treatment ...Read more
I have a weird dark bump on my elbow. Been there for years, almost look like an ingrown hair. Not painful, not grown in size. Any ideas how to dig deep?
I noticed 2 small bumps under my armpit about 3-4 weeks ago but I just assumed they were ingrown hairs... they have grown quite large now and they are hard as a rock. It's become extremely painful for to do anything, including sleep. Help!
See doctor: May have infection now so go to doctor for exam and treatment ...Read more
What is the best thing to use on bumps on neck and hair line cold are hot is witch hazel ok to use painful and sore?
Need eval: Condition such as you describe really need to be seen and felt by provider in order to give you a proper diagnosis. Best to see your doctor soon as possible. ...Read more
I have red bumps on my head and face where hair grows. They get infected and open up and scab over. Very painful and aggravating.?
I've been getting a small cluster of pimple like bumps near pubic hair region. They're slightly painful, clear puss, scabs and goes away.?
Possible herpes: Ingrown hairs, esp if you shave, are quite common, but they are usually solitary, and dermatitis not recurrent. A cluster of pimples with clear fluid sounds suspicious for herpes, which could be either type 1 or 2. The only way to be sure is to have them examined by your family doctor, gyn or dermatologist, shortly after they erupt. Cultures could confirm, but exam my be enough ...Read more
I operated painful inflamed bumps on both vulvas. Usually appear every summer, always removed with surgery. Will laser hair removal help?
Doubtful: Sound like nabothian or skene's gland cysts. Laser hair removal would not help. Was does your treating surgeon say they are? Best to discuss with your treating doctor re how to prevent recurrence. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
I have several bumps on my labia, some of which are on the inside crease which are painful and itchy. Could they be ingrown hairs from shaving?
Red itchy hard painful bump on calf. Possibly ingrown hair. Pulled tiny sharp hair out, hurt worse. Applied bag balm. Bump smaller now, but I limp.?
Doctor can check: A bump from an ingrown hair on the lower leg should not cause an amount of pain that would make a person limp. There could be something more serious there, and one's primary care doctor can examine the area to see what is going on. One possibility is a skin cyst (epidermal inclusion cyst) that has gotten inflamed or infected... those usually need to be opened or removed. ...Read more
Had ingrown hairs on pubic area, but now getting more as well as red raised bumps and cysts & very painful bumps after scratching hair out I'm a virgin?
Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more
So I shaved my vagina about a week ago now regretting big painful bump on lip no white head or hair poured peroxide on it?
Possible abcess: It sounds very suspicious for an abcess forming down there, even though it hasn't come to a head yet. Do some warm compresses on the area and get into the doctor tomorrow to get it looked at and on to therapy if needed. Don't wait too long as these can get nasty quickly.. ... ...Read more
Today I found one small, red, bump on my penis shaft with a hair growing out of it. Painful only when popped. No itch and there was clear puss.
See doc: It sounds like it is an infected lesions. I strongly recommend seeing a doc before it gets worse and resist the temptation to pop it. ...Read more
I have a huge red painful swollen bump the size of a dime on top of pubic bone in the medial area. I cannot see an in grown hair and I have no medical insurance. Thank you for your time and advice on how to treat it.
Caution>possibleMRSA: You are describing an abscess due to a bacterial infection of the skin. Some times these can resolve on their own by applying warm compresses which facilitate spontaneous drainage of the pus and healing. *BUT nowadays MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) is a frequent cause of skin abscesses and can go very deep thru your skin or beyond. So IF not improving or getting worse MUST see Dr. Asap! ...Read more
I have a medium sized bump on my pelvic region. The bump is slightly red, painful and tender to the touch. It feels swollen. Painful ingrown hair?
Painful little bump on labia minora. Vag area a tad itchy & moist. Had discomfort last wk when I peed. Hair grew back after using Nair a few wks ago.
Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. You may be just seeing hair follicles. Nair can be quite rough on the vulvar tissue and cause a lot of irritation. An experienced Obgyn should be able to determine the cause with an exam ...Read more
I have bump on inferior part of my penis and it's quitely painful. I hav hair follicle near it. I had lots of sex with my partner. How to rid of that?
Long time?: Seems like you may have had this lesipn for a while and it seems to concern you. So you are best advised to see a doctor for treatment ...Read more
Swollen very painful red bump, getting worse throughout the day. Is it a spider bite or an ingrown hair? No open sores or anything either just a large
Difficult to say on: This forum. This sounds like an infection; I would recommend you apply warm compresses and have it looked at by your doctor. It may have started as a bite or an ingrown hair, but now seems to be infected and may need treatment prescribed. If you are a Health Tap Prime member, you can also consider starting with a consult with one of us there. ...Read more