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Raised bump on face; skin colored; feels like something hard underneath; squeezed it out once, but it came back. What is it and how to get rid of it?

Raised bump on face; skin colored; feels like something hard underneath; squeezed it out once, but it came back. What is it and how to get rid of it?

Sebaceous cyst: You can "pop" a zit, pimple, or cyst, but the sac around it has cells that produce the sebum that you squeeze out--unless the sac is removed, it will return. See a plastic surgeon for proper removal and least scarring. Do not pick! ...Read more

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Numerous slightly raised skin coloured bumps on face, when squeezed white cheese like stuff comes out then they refill are these cysts? What can I do?

Numerous slightly raised skin coloured bumps on face, when squeezed white cheese like stuff comes out then they refill are these cysts? What can I do?

Comedones: These are basic units of acne. A dermatologist will help you. It is OK to squeeze them out as long as you are not mutilating yourself. You may benefit from a retinoid gel and/or spironolactone pill. ...Read more

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What are these bumps? I have bumps all over the glans of my penis some are purple and slightly raised. I can really see them if I squeeze the glans.

What are these bumps? I have bumps all over the glans of my penis some are purple and slightly raised. I can really see them if I squeeze the glans.

? Pearly pink papules: A symmetrical ring of of ting bumps around penis just under outer edge of glans penis are perfectly normal. Tend to be more prominent on a circumcised penis and can appear to be more or less prominent from time to time. They are normal. Feel free to send a photo for us to review privately and comment confidentially if you think the bumps are something else. ...Read more

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I had a boil in November on the lower back of my head, bad-smelling clear pus came out when I squeezed it, then it healed. Now I have a reddish raised bump in that spot. What could this be/what should be done, if anything?

I had a boil in November on the lower back of my head, bad-smelling clear pus came out when I squeezed it, then it healed. Now I have a reddish raised bump in that spot. What could this be/what should be done, if anything?

Skin care: 60 year old gentleman with history of a skin infection versus cyst. You should visit a dermatologist in the office to examine your skin. It is possible that this is a self-limited skin infection or infected follicle or it could be a sebaceous cyst which has lining that will elaborate keratinous grummus until that lining is scraped. Your dermatologist will be able to evaluate this for you. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old daughter has raised bumps that are going in a thick line down her arm. It almost looks like a scar from a distance. They are not itchy?

Hard to know: Can't know for certain without seeing it, but it might be lichen striatus. If so, it is not anything to worry about. Lichen striatus is benign, and goes away on its own. ...Read more

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For 5 weeks a bump with a white head on stomach. Thought it was acne, squeezed it. Kept coming back. Now, scabbed over with raised red ring around.

For 5 weeks a bump with a white head on stomach. Thought it was acne, squeezed it. Kept coming back. Now, scabbed over with raised red ring around.

Bump: An inflamed or infected cyst often is sore to the touch, red and may develop a white head with pus. If the ring is red and expanding an infection may be developing. See a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Circle cut near hair follicles high on my forehead scrapes skin, didn't heal normal now its a raised dark pigmented dry thick bump/scar derm apt 2mor?

Circle cut near hair follicles high on my forehead scrapes skin, didn't heal normal now its a raised dark pigmented dry thick bump/scar derm apt 2mor?

Exam needed: Hard to know without exam. How long ago was the injury? Sounds like you have a derm appointment. The derm will tell you if anything needs to be done now. Normally, one would wait up to one year to decide if scar modification is needed. Consider seeing a board certified facial plastic surgeon ...Read more

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Square shaped raised bump. What is this?

Square bump.: Hit with something square? You can send pictures when we chat. ...Read more

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Raised pink bumps, some crusty in center on my sides. Was on vacay in WI dells, didn't appear until we got home. Not where swimsuit touched.

Raised pink bumps, some crusty in center on my sides. Was on vacay in WI dells, didn't appear until we got home. Not where swimsuit touched.

Raised bumps: It maybe a bug bite or a reaction to sun tan lotion. Either way if the bumps itch use some topical or oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine). You can use some topical over the counter cortisone 1% and use it for 4 to 7 days. If it does not resolve see your primary care doctor or your local dermatologist. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I got red raised bumps on my leg. Bite?

I got red raised bumps on my leg. Bite?

Unknown: Bumps could be from bug bites, but could be inflammation around hair follicles (folliculitis).
If it doesn't resolve over 2-3 days contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have red rash with raised white bumps?

I have red rash with raised white bumps?

Red rush: Raised skin bumps can be caused by a variety of conditions, benign or harmful, but in most cases they are benign and harmless. The most common causes are an infection or an allergic reaction. Rec.: if concerned about the condition of your skin, you should see your doctor.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What causes the back of your tongue to be raised and orange and have bumps?

What causes the back of your tongue to be raised and orange and have bumps?

Might be normal: You really need to be seen for a useful answer to this question. If the bumps are arranged in a 'v; shape on the far back of the top surface of your tongue, they could just be taste buds. ...Read more

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What could a raised deep pinkish 1 by 2cm. Bump on my scalp be? It is slightly itchy.

What could a raised deep pinkish 1 by 2cm. Bump on my scalp be? It is slightly itchy.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably need a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a pink raised bump in my crotch area. It is not painful and it is not itchy. What could it be?

I have a pink raised bump in my crotch area. It is not painful and it is not itchy. What could it be?

Molluscum?: Just a guess, but "pink" and "raised" make me think of molluscum contagiosum, a minor viral infection that at your age usually is sexually acquired. Usually there would be several bumps in the pubic area. Google it for photos to see if they match what you see. Then visit a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for these raised white bumps on my legs?

What can I do for these raised white bumps on my legs?

Medical evaluation: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small raised bump on my stomach that won't go away, what is it?

I have a small raised bump on my stomach that won't go away, what is it?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “raised bumps” may include soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have the area evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a red, raised scaley bump on my head and chest. Is thins ringworm?

I have a red, raised scaley bump on my head and chest. Is thins ringworm?

It could be but: This really can't be diagnosed without seeing it. We don't have the capability of looking at photos on this part of the site. I would recommend you either see your primary care doctor, a dermatologist, or consult with one of us on HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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What causes raised bumps all over sides and back?

Sounds like allergic: Reaction to be so systemic to your trunk. If it looks bigger than pin size or a rash, it looks bigger like wheals and hives, you need to go to er immediately. This can easily get out of control. Meanwhile you can use some cool compresses, to prevent it from being more irritating. You may have eaten something, or used a detergent, or lotion, that is irritating your skin. You need to make sure that if that's the case, that it's washed off completely with soap and water. ...Read more

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What would cause red raised bumps that don't itch?

What would cause red raised bumps that don't itch?

Uncertain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I getting raised bumps on various parts of my body?

Why am I getting raised bumps on various parts of my body?

Bumps on skin: Without seeing your skin it is impossible to make a correct diagnosis. The bumps could be: from a viral or bacterial infection, a drug reaction, an allergic reaction, a systemic disease, and other possibilities. See your local dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How come I get raised white bumps on my skin when I scratch?

How come I get raised white bumps on my skin when I scratch?

? Keratosis pilaris: Really depends on the area you are talking about. Scratching will typically cause red bumps know as dermatographism (a form of urticaria or hives from scratching the skin). On the back of arms and legs, follicular white papules can become more prominent as the surface of the skin is removed from scratching and making the bumps more exposed. See derm to be sure. ...Read more

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I have raised white bumps on my shoulder, what could these be please?

I have raised white bumps on my shoulder, what could these be please?

Keratosis pilaris: The slightly rough small papules on shoulers or upper legs typically are hair follicles which are dry. This time of the year sun exposure or drying from hot showers may flare this. If you have had this before and they recur in the same area this is a likely cause. You would need to be evaluated by your dermatologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Small white bumps and raised lines on the inner ring of my anus. About 7 in total. What could they be? Broke and need help : (

Small white bumps and raised lines on the inner ring of my anus. About 7 in total. What could they be? Broke and need help : (

County Services: It would be impossible to even imagine what those would be. Please visit with a physician at either free clinic or county hospital where in exchange for longer wait u will get a proper exam and a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my chest that are small raised and are light to dark brown. They don't itch but have appeared over time. What is this?

I have small bumps on my chest that are small raised and are light to dark brown. They don't itch but have appeared over time. What is this?

See a doctor: It could be anything without a pictures or a better description we could give a hundred of possibilities, as long as the dark spot is not changing colors and is not getting bigger, and is does not have irregular border you are ok, if it does see a doctor for proper evaluation, and better diagnosis, and a definite treatment. ...Read more

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Random raised itchy bumps on my body?

Random raised itchy bumps on my body?

Rash: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have dry raised bumps on my arm that seem to be spreading.

I have dry raised bumps on my arm that seem to be spreading.

Bumps: Are they on the backside of the upper arm? Are they itchy, red? Can you send a photo? Any new creams, lotions, soaps, detergents? ...Read more

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I have this rash with raised round bumps, do you know what it might be?

I have this rash with raised round bumps, do you know what it might be?

Not really: You need to have your rash examined to have a proper diagnosis, without looking at it, one cannot tell, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a raised itchy bump on my arm and it is itchy and white.

I have a raised itchy bump on my arm and it is itchy and white.

R/O HIVE: Hive are raised bumps that can occur after an allergen exposure. They are usually itchy and multiple. If there is only one it may be a cyst or a lipoma. You need an exam to determine the type of lesion. ...Read more

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I have these blotches on my inner thigh....theyre not itchy and aren't raised at all....no bumps either. What could that be?

I have these blotches on my inner thigh....theyre not itchy and aren't raised at all....no bumps either. What could that be?

Possible hives: If these developed acutely, they may be hives (urticaria), which can occur from an allergic reaction, stress, temperature change or no known reason. Hives do not always itch. Try zyrtec (cetirizine). Seek medical attention if your symptoms if your symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more