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Painful Red Bump On Back
I have a painful red bump on the back of my neck on the left side. It felt closer to the surface at first but still is raised and red and sore. Also e?
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I have a small painful red bump in the back of my throat behind my right tonsil. It appeared suddenly and has been there for 3 days. What could it be?
Viral infection: Red bump on tonsils may be due to a viral infection. Gargle with salt water for relief. ...Read more
I got a big red painful bump on the back of my thigh and now their is two what are they. They hurt?
Red painful bump at back of my thigh quite big and have stye both occur at the same time. Shower twice everyday. Living in dubai. What could this be?
Difficult to tell by: Your description, and need more info. In any case, have it checked out by you PCP in Dubai, and get it evaluated, and take care of your styes too. To have all of it occurring at once is painful. So, get some relief, especially if warm compresses are not decompressing your styes fast enough. ...Read more
Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis is inflammation of your pharynx or back of your mouth/throat. It can be caused by infections, both viral (most commonly) and bacterial (like strep). If you have visible pus on your tonsils, swollen glands & fever, but no cough, go see your family doc who can decide if you need more testing or just antibiotics. ...Read more
Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?
? Lyme work-up: A painful bump that is red could well be a target lesion from a tic bite. If you live in an area of the country where lyme disease is endemic, you may want to pursue formal evaluation (blood test) to determine your lyme titer. Lyme can be accompanied by the other symptoms described. Rocky mountain spotted fever, recluse spider bite, abscess and even closed head injury would be other possibilities. ...Read more
Have a small red bump on back of heel & has like white center. Very painful I've had it b4 it comes and goes. What could it be? It's as small as a pea
Foreign body or cyst: You have to rule out a foreign body which may have become embedded in the back of your heel, but there is more of a likelihood that it could be an inclusion cyst which can be painful. You should consider having it examined and biopsied which will basically take care of 2 things - it will remove the immediate problem and help determine what it is. See a podiatrist! ...Read more
I have developed a small painful red bump on the side of my tongue near the back I don't drink or smoke any ideas what this could be?
See your dentist: There are multiple factors that can cause a painful red bump on the side of your tongue (e.g. chronic trauma). It is important for your dentist to determine the cause of the sore tongue. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved quickly. Good luck. ...Read more
I tore a muscle in my shoulder now I have this painful red bump on my shoulder blade. Should I pop it myself or go to the doctors?
Go to DRs: Until seen, use warm, moist packs to the area 3 times per day, about 15 min each time. ...Read more
Pea-sized, hard, red, bump near upper spine. Painful when layed on and pain from muscle it's near moving. Just noticed today what should I do?
Local heat: It is probably a small boil or infected cyst. I would treat it with warm soaks with hot towels to see if it comes to a head and drains spontaneously. If if does not drain and resolve in the next day or two, see your physician as it may need to be lanced and antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more
Should I see a doctor? I have a red spot on the lower part of my back it has a hole in it and is very painful and drains I have one on my tummy it stated out as a red bump it was and is painful it got a head on it today withes brown
It sounds like you may be dealing with an infectious process. For this reason you should visit your doctor for an evaluation and treatment as deemed necessary.
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Hello. I have a hard red bump and redness around it, slightly painful on my hard palate. I did eat something hot on Saturday. What coukd it be?
Could be burn: Did this lesion occur after eating the hot food? If so, give it a few days to heal. See your dentist if it does not heal. ...Read more
I have eyelid redness, discharge in eyes and painful red lump on eyelid. There is a whitehead bump inside my lower lid & red bump on outside lower lid?
Want second opinion on shingles diagnosis. Large red bump on back of neck appeared 48-72 hours ago. Related bumps on cheek too?
See MD: Shingles has very characteristic appearance. You'll have to see another doc for a second opinion since we can't see the problem here on HealthTap. ...Read more
Have a small red bump on back left side of tongue & a few days before I noticed throat was sore & still is, but only on the left side. What is it?
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more
FORESKIN: It could be yiest. This is common in diabetics. It should be looked at by a dermatologist or urologist to confirm and treat. ...Read more
Bump: On toe could be start of ingrown nail or even infection. Other possibilities too. ...Read more
Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Painful Red Bump: Please, given the deadly epidemic of drug resistant staph skin infections, get to see your family doctor today. We do not wait on painful red lesions. ...Read more
I'm just stopped IV drug usage a week ago and in the spot where I shot up last there's a hard red bump that's painful and getting bigger and harder?
Good job quitting!: Sounds like you have a boil or subcutaneous abscess developing. You need to go to ER so they can examine & possibly drain & culture it. You absolutely need antibiotics right now. I would push for further testing (HCV, HBV, HIV & blood culture) & maybe even echocardiogram to look at heart valve leaflets to make sure those don't have vegetations on them. Endocarditis is common in IV drug abusers. ...Read more
This red bump appeared on the back of my neck practically overnight. It doesn't itch or have anything draining from it, but it does hurt. What is it.
A blocked skin gland: The likely represents a blocked secretory skin gland that might be infected. Apply as hot a cloth (rag) that you can tolerate at least twice a day as well as any over the counter antibiotic cream. If it does not resolve within a week, see a gynecologist or your doctor. ...Read more
Tattoo: It could be an infection starting but it could also be a reaction to the tattoo ink. Is the involved ink color red? ...Read more
See a podiatrist: It sounds like you may have a corn or wart. ...Read more
I have a painful red bump on my vaginal area. It's on the left side and is closer to the top of my pelvic area. What could it be?
Cyst: The most common painful red bump in the vagina are Bartholin's gland cysts (these are when a duct that normally drains into the vagina gets blocked and can fill up with fluid and pus. Sometimes a red bump is an infected hair follicle on the vulva, and sometimes it's HPV wart or even herpes. Unfortunately, difficult to diagnose over the internet, so best if you see a doctor and have it looked at. ...Read more
I have this small red bump underneath my under arm and it's red and all around it is red and it's painful all around it what could it be?
I have a painful red bump on the right side on my tongue. It's only been there for a day. For the 1st time I did oral. I need to know what it is.
Time will tell: It is possible that all you did was irritate your tongue, however, you should check with your partner to make sure if they have any issues you should know about. If it heals in a few days you are probably ok. ...Read more