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Raised White Bumps On Face
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?
Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. It's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots.????
Raised bumps on face. Clear fluid comes out when drained and there's often a white-clear cartilaginous mass as well. Doesn't seem to be acne.
That sounds: Impossible. Perhaps what you think is cartilagenous, is actually keratin, but without seeing it I can't tell you, I would see dermatologist for diagnosis of milia, sebaceous hyperplasia or anything else ...Read more
Milia: They may be tiny little cysts which are called milia. They usually do not grow in size and do not become infected. They are very common in people of all ages. ...Read more
Probably: In all likelihood it probably is, particularly if there are no significant areas of redness or fever which if present would suggest you would be best served with a visit to your physician. Having said that in all likelihood this is a presentation of acne and would likely be well addressed with over-the-counter acne preparations containing benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more
9y/o girl, several white bumps on face/cheek for over a year Dr says may be clogged pored. What is the best OTC treatment? Nothing I buy is working.
Clogged pores: Use a gentle exfoliating scrub. There are several types available, in any drug store. :) ...Read more
Acne: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions on how to use it can be found here. ...Read more
Little fine bumps on face. Has happened before but it clears up in few days. What could cause this & what is this?
Comedones: What you are describing sounds a lot like mild acne. Things that come and go on the face which appear as fine bumps are probably the first forms of acne called comedones. These can resolve on their own, but usually come back. There are many treatments for this type of acne and if you want to prevent it from forming it would be a good idea to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Baby acne, contact: Without knowing more about the age of your baby and exactly how the rash looks, is difficult to say for sure. If baby under 3 months old, is likely it is "baby acne", a normal newborn condition where the changes in hormone levels in the newborn cause the glands to secrete and cause pimples. If more a rough/red sensitive rash, could be soaps or irritants baby's cheeks are coming into contact with. ...Read more
Many possibilities: So many possibilities ranging from eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, photosensitivity, infection, reaction to medication, lupus or other collagen vascular disease. Need to see a dermatologist or primary doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: You will benefit from the expertise of a dermatologist. ...Read more
Can't diagnose: Would need to determine what this is before a treatment plan can be recommend. Medical history & visualization would be needed (at minimum). ...Read more
See Your Doctor: You described a few details about the rash however not enough information is given to deduce the cause. "Bumps" can have numerous causes, from insect bites to contact dermatitis, & more. Diagnosis of skin findings is challenging without visual inspection. Additionally, a detailed medical history is needed to assess all possible causes. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
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