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Small red bump on leg. Popped open mashed a lot of yellow stuff out of it now pain and burning. What could this be?

Small red bump on leg. Popped open mashed a lot of yellow stuff out of it now pain and burning. What could this be?

EDIC is what you see: In some individuals a cyst can form within a sebaceous gland (sweat gland) of the skin if it does not have a duct to the skin surface. When this happens the gland still produces its normal secretory products which can collect as a cheesy material within the gland or partial duct. This can become enlarged and inflamed over time and painful. Known as epidermal inclusion cysts, they can recur. ...Read more

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Recently I saw a small red bump on my inner thigh then today it was now 3 small yellow colored bumps. I scratched them off but should I be worried?

Recently I saw a small red bump on my inner thigh then today it was now 3 small yellow colored bumps. I scratched them off but should I be worried?

Probably not, but: Stop scratching off 'bumps' unless you then disinfect them and bandage to prevent infection or irritation. You may be tough, and it may not 'hurt' but it can still get infected and lead to bigger problems than you want to invite. If it returns, go for an exam. Also, if you know of a possible risky source, have lab testing. ...Read more

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I have had a bump on my leg for almost two months. It is very painful, growing, and big. What should I do? It's red with some yellow.

I have had a bump on my leg for almost two months. It is very painful, growing, and big. What should I do? It's red with some yellow.

Difficult: Difficult to tell without a picture, but since you have a bump that is new and changing, I would recommend you see a dermatologist. Check out the link below for information on skin cancer and moles (and what to look for) for more information. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Believe I have a infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?

Believe I have a infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?

Abscess?: It sounds like you have an abscess that may require drainage, and maybe an antibiotic if quite large, surrounding redness, or fever. There are no reliable home remedies or over-the-counter treatmetns. See a doctor ASAP, and in the meantime do not squeeze or probe it or attempt any treatment yourself. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on th back of my leg. What can I do to get rid of it?

I have a red bump on th back of my leg. What can I do to get rid of it?

Depends...: It all depends on what it is. It could be anything from a nevi if it has been there for a long time to an infected boil for example. We would need to have more information in order to have a better idea of what it is. Try to get seen by your PCP so he (she) can take a look at it. ...Read more

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Went in the ocean a few weeks ago and there is still a flat red bump on my leg?

Went in the ocean a few weeks ago and there is still a flat red bump on my leg?

Rash/lesion: Rashes are tough to diagnose over the computer if not impossible. Have a dr. Look at it and then a diagnosis would be more likely, so any necessary treatment would occur. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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There's this red bump underneath my leg and it hasn't gone away in weeks and now it's also on my hip. They also tend to itch. What is it?

There's this red bump underneath my leg and it hasn't gone away in weeks and now it's also on my hip. They also tend to itch. What is it?

Rash: This sounds like a contact rash due to sweating.
You can apply over the counter:
hydrocortisone 1% 3x/d on it and take
Benadryl 25 mg cap at night for itching. If
not better in a few days you can schedule
a virtual visit to show your rash on a video visit.
Welcome to healthtap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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I have a white puss spot on my leg, it's all red around it and I'm not sure what it is. It started out as a red bump that was ichy, it got way bigger

I have a white puss spot on my leg, it's all red around it and I'm not sure what it is. It started out as a red bump that was ichy, it got way bigger

Infected skin absces: It sounds like you injured your leg or got bitten by something, or you have an underlying problem (like diabetes or smoking) which impairs the normal skin on your leg. You are young, so age is on your side - this will probably go away. Don't "pop" the white spot, but do see a doctor about what to do. Apply warm compresses if tolerable. Collect any fluid that comes out to check for MRSA or infx. ...Read more

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I have one small red bump on my leg and I don't know what it is?

I have one small red bump on my leg and I don't know what it is?

I don't either: Bumps and lesions are very hard, if not impossible to diagnose over the computer. If the bump does not go away on its own in the next few days, than a physical exam by a health care provider would help determine what the bump might be and how to treat it. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter Has this red bump on my leg it like a mosquitos bite but it has been there since Thursday.?

Consult doctor: This red bump on leg may be due to mosquito bite If, it is getting smaller and less red then nothing to worry. Wait and watch for it's disappearance. If any pain or getting bigger in size then consult your doctor for check up 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?

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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Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Possible & unlikely: Herpes seldom recurs outside the area in which you had the initial outbreak. It is extremely painful and tender and presents initially as a blister-like lesion. This sounds like it is something else. Show it to a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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There is a red bump about half the size of a pea on my leg about two inches from my bikini line. There is no head on it right now. What could it be?

There is a red bump about half the size of a pea on my leg about two inches from my bikini line. There is no head on it right now. What could it be?

Red bumps: If you shave your bikini area, this could be folliculitis. The skin could be irritated and infected due to using the same razor repeatedly. ...Read more

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What is this? I have a small red bump kind of on my vagina but really close to my leg. I'm freaking out and need answers I have a small bump near my vagina and don't know what it is

What is this? I have a small red bump kind of on my vagina but really close to my leg. I'm freaking out and need answers I have a small bump near my vagina and don't know what it is

A: A small red bump on your vagina can be as simple as an ingrown hair that has been infected or as serious as a genital herpe which is very contagious. If you are having sex, it is prudent to get this checked out by your doctor to investigate what the bump is. Do not have sex until you know. A condom would not protect your partner from this bump, due to the location. ...Read more

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There is an itchy red bump/ scab on my lower leg, how do I treat this?

There is an itchy red bump/ scab on my lower leg, how do I treat this?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My husband has red bump/blisters on his leg that have pus, don't itch and are spreading. What could this be?

My husband has red bump/blisters on his leg that have pus, don't itch and are spreading. What could this be?

Infection: It's hard to say without seeing, but sounds like infection that needs to be seen and treated with antibiotics by a doctor, would get it checked out. ...Read more

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My mum has a hard red bump at the bottom of her leg, no hairs growing out of it and gets very red when she walks and puts pressure on it.

My mum has a hard red bump at the bottom of her leg, no hairs growing out of it and gets very red when she walks and puts pressure on it.

Possibly a boil: I can't tell for sure what the red bump is without gathering more information from you. Common things being common, it may be a skin abscess or a furuncle (boil). Boils arise when areas of skin containing hair follicles are exposed to friction and perspiration. Small ones may resolve with warm compresses. Larger ones need incision and drainage of pus. She should probably see a doctor. ...Read more

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I havea red bump on my leg. It has changed shape. There is a black dot on it and it hurts to touch. Also the skin is peeling on it. What is it?

I havea red bump on my leg. It has changed shape. There is a black dot on it and it hurts to touch. Also the skin is peeling on it. What is it?

Mystery spot: This is one that needs to be seen by your doctor. Without looking, can't know what it is. But you are right to be concerned about any spot that is changing. Please make an appt to get it checked! ...Read more

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4 year old has red bump on leg and it's sore any ideas on what this could be?

Red bump on leg: An isolated bump like this is very possibly the start of an infection such as an abcess, or a local reaction to a foreign body (such as a small splinter under skin). Use warm compresses on area, and if it is enlarging, increasing pain, associated fever, then you need to see a doc to make sure it is not in need of drainage of any pus and/or need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Small red bump outside of my vag close to my leg. Recently had sex about 2 weeks w/ a polyisporene condom. Doesn't itch but hurts when I wash. Help?

Small red bump outside of my vag close to my leg. Recently had sex about 2 weeks w/ a polyisporene condom. Doesn't itch but hurts when I wash. Help?

It surely could be: An irritant reaction. Of course, polyisoprene is considered the option for those folks who are latex sensitive and are not known to be especially irritative. The bump could be a simple hair follicle inflammation/infection or tiny infected pimple! Keep clean and as dry as possibly (moisture promotes bacterial growth). Do warm/hot sits baths or hot compresses;see Doc if persists/worsens/exclude STD ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on my left leg, above my knee. It's become shiny and dry. It's been there for over a month. It doesn't hurt but feels tender.

I have a small red bump on my left leg, above my knee. It's become shiny and dry. It's been there for over a month. It doesn't hurt but feels tender.

See dermatologist: Should be examined by dermatologist to make certain that it is nothing serious. From what you stated, it seems to be a benign entity like a wart, but you need to make sure. ...Read more

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I developed one small red bump on my left leg near my ankle that turned into a red bruise like mark 24 hours after its onset. What could it be?

I developed one small red bump on my left leg near my ankle that turned into a red bruise like mark 24 hours after its onset. What could it be?

Bug or spider bite: Having a doctor examine it will help determine what it is and starting appropriate treatment can prevent secondary infection. Good luck! ...Read more