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Raised White Bumps
? 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical evaluation: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
I recently got my first tattoo in oct this year and have slightly raised white bumps around parts of it what are they and how do I get rid of them?
See a doctor: Fordyce spots, also known as Fordyce's spots, Fordyce granules or Sebaceous Prominence, are small raised, pale red, yellow-white or skin-colored bumps or spots that appear on the shaft of the penis, the labia, scrotum, or the vermilion border of the lips of a person's face. They can also be found on the foreskin of the penis (called Tyson's glands).(courtesy of MNT Knowledge Center) see a doctor. ...Read more
Lip nodule: See an ENT doctor, to rule out precancerous growth. ...Read more
I have eczema But 1 recurrent spot on 1 finger looks different. Raised white bump, dots inside, no pain or rednes. Does Herp Whitlow present like this?
Doubtful: A herpetic whitlow is a lesion (whitlow) on a finger or thumb caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is a painful infection. Herpetic whitlow appears as a vesicular outbreaks on the hands and/or digits. It is most commonly due to infection by herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1, and often in children who suck their thumbs. Herpetic whitlow due to HSV-2 can occur, probably due to digital-genital contact ...Read more
I have genital HPV. I quit smoking 2 weeks ago. I have a small high-raised white bump on the middle of my tongue, and large flat red ones on the back ?
Prob not oral HPV: The tongue normally has various bumps, papillae, etc. "Large flat red ones on the back" likely are normal circumvallate papillae, present in everyone. (Google it, see photos.) Hard to say about the other, but oral warts are rare, so it's probably something else. If you're sure it's new or abnormal, see your doctor or dentist. But it probably has nothing to do with your genital HPV infection. ...Read more
I have a slightly sore raised white bump just on the inside of my lower lip. I have never had cold sores but it is not a canker sore. What is it?
Many things: If it is not gone in a week, see an oral surgeon for a diagnosis. ...Read more
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