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Pictures Of A Risen Bump
Antibiotics: Risen refers to an infected mass: boil, carbuncle. It is often painful, red, swollen, and it is best to see a doctor. Antibiotics can resolve infection when caught early, and incision and drainage is sometimes necessary. If there is only a bump, nontender, without redness, swelling, it is not a risen, and perhaps a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, etc. ...Read more
See a doctor.: If you have a simple abscess, hot compresses can help draw it to a head so it can drain. But there are lots of other possibilities for the condition you describe, and these can lead to scarring if not treated properly. You may need antibiotics, or a procedure to open or remove the lesion. Please see your primary doctor or a dermatologist for full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Lots: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have bump in the crack of my buttock. Do i just assume it is a risen or can it just be a simple bump?
Infected Cyst: If by "risen" you mean abscess, yes definitely possible. There is a particular type of abscess which occurs in that area which develops from something called a pilonidal cyst. Often these will become infected and filled with pus and require incision and drainage (lanced). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small red painful bump on outside of vagina lips? Mom calls it a risen (boil). Is it infected? If it pops will i get tss? Mom says it will go away.
Boil or HSV: Herpes looks a lot like a boil. You should see a doctor and get it tested. Herpes has small bumps which can sometimes be filled with fluid. They can be red and painful. You won't get tss if you pop it, but see doctor before popping it so you can get it cultured. It's important to know so, if positive, you can tell partner and you'll need meds if have vaginal delivery to prevent transmission. ...Read more
Photo: This is healthTap basic - so we can't see your photo. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Without seeing: The picture it would be hard to guess. ...Read more
Bumps are normal: There are lots of taste buds on your tongue. Small bumps in the front and large bumps in the back. The ones in the back usually are aligned in an arrow pointing forward in the center. ...Read more
What does it mean when I am itchy and i scratch then these big bumps and small bumps rises above my skin ? I have a picture how do i send it to you ?
Hypersensitivity: Your skin is in a state of hypersensitivity to pressures on it causing hivelike swellings and angioedema reactions. There is something of an allergic reaction causing this hypersensitivity. Taking antihistamines like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin (loratadine) may help. See an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more
Its been at the back of my neck for months. when i press on it, its painless. u can see it in my profile picture the bump tat im refering to. pls help
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You need a consult: (paid) in order to send a photo for analysis. ...Read more
Try our other forum: HealthTap Concierge Dermatologists or Gynecologists see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload before or during a private consultation. Concierge can be accessed from anywhere in the world; patients have a monthly fee. (Doctors answering basic HealthTap, free, public, informational questions do not look at patients' photos nor provide medical care or prescriptions.) ...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 got a painless small firm bump with black dot in the middle that looks like could be squeezed out on my face. I have pictures.
Unfortunately: pictures only come through with an in-box or video consultation. Even with that, the quality may prohibit useful evaluation. Go see a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for a face to face evaluation. ...Read more
I have small white little bumps on the corners of my lips. Any possibility of what it may be? I will be willing to send pictures.
Infection: Most likely it is some type of viral or bacterial infection. See dermatologist. ...Read more
Bump on my son's lower stomach area. Not sure if I should be concerned or wait it out. Can I send picture?
??? not here: This is the public HT site where volunteer physicians based primarily in the US answer medical questions. We can only assess the words within your question. We cannot see any pictures, x-rays, lab, etc. that you load into the site. There is a subscription service HT Prime that has some of those capabilities. Your post does not provide enough info to answer your question. Please start over. ...Read more
I have puss like bumps that grow on my feet, what could it be & what could I use to treat or cure? Can send a picture if needed.
May need antifungals: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. If a person has recurrent pimples on places where regular acne doesn't occur, he likely has infection in skin glands and/or hair follicles. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and make a diagnosis. The doctors can prescribe oral antibiotics, antifungals, or creams/ointments as needed. Sometimes, bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers