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What does it mean if I have red bumps with white ring around it?

What does it mean if I have red bumps with white ring around it?

Bumps: 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 more

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Pt has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled. Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Pt  has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled.  Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Need more info: Your question got truncated so I'll answer the best I can. In short, without more info it is hard to advise. It sounds like a bite of some kind but the cause is often impossible to determine. The treatment, if any, is often determined by what is possible in the area/season where it occurred. This time of year in the US, tick-born illness should be considered. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on my inner lip. It has a white tip and at the bottom its has a red ring around it.

I have a white bump on my inner lip. It has a white tip and at the bottom its has a red ring around it.

Duration? Symptoms?: Need more information and a photograph to help. Location, duration, symptoms, size and time of onset are important to know. See your dentist for identification. S/he can biopsy it if the lesion is not clinically identifiable. ...Read more

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I have several small red bumps the size of a pea and smaller with white rings around them. They are located on my inner thighs and calf's on both leg.

I have several small red bumps the size of a pea and smaller with white rings around them. They are located on my inner thighs and calf's on both leg.

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the area at www.imgur.com the picture will be tagged with its own URL website You can resubmit the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...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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I've noticed a big red bump on my leg. It has a larger more faded purpleish ring around it. No pain. What could this be?

I've noticed a big red bump on my leg. It has a larger more faded purpleish ring around it. No pain. What could this be?

Could : Could be an insect bite. Could be a small superficial blood clot or be an infection. It would be nice to see what this looks like. Please get an exam. ...Read more

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Keep getting boilson me face especially around my nose, chin, and eyebrows. They start with a red bump and then forms a crater with ai red ring .

Keep getting boilson me face especially around my nose, chin, and eyebrows.  They start with a red bump and then forms a crater with ai red ring .

Cystic acne: You may be describing cystic acne (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/multimedia/cystic-acne/img-20006234) for which isotretinoin (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/isotretinoin.html) does wonders. However, it is also Category X as it is teratogenic (can cause congenital/birth defects) so women of child bearing age must use 2 forms of contraception (birth control) while taking this drug. ...Read more