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Red Swollen Bump
Exam needed: A physician would have to examine this in order to make a diagnosis. It could be an early skin abscess(boil), cyst,wen, irritated fatty tissue growth(lipoma) or early herpes virus skin infection. In the meantime apply warm soaks, pat dry and apply antibacterial ointment like bacitracin until you're examined. ...Read more
My husband has 5 red swollen bumps and it has liquid coming out of it and is warm when i touch aroubd the area. What kibd of bite can this be?
A picture: would help but it sounds like it may be infected....get it checked out as soon as possible! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
A Bartholin's Cyst: It is very ikely that you have a barthoin's cyst--it is typically not an infection but can be caused by infection which blocks the gland/duct, thus collection of fluid (swelling) to cause the "bump." this can be size of a pea up size of an egg. Simple incision may do the job, but if infected, antibiotic is needed and cyst may need to be excised. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My 5yr I old son has 2 red swollen bumps on his lower back..its as if his vertebrae have become inflamed. They are painful when touched. Thanks.
Need to see a doctor: there is a lot of conditions that will cause that. I am concern about the location, and the fact they are red and painful. I strongly recommend that you take him to see a doctor. ...Read more
Infected labia cyst: Labia cysts do not frequently prove to be harmful, other than a mild discomfort in some cases. However, in few cases they can grow into tumors, which must be checked regularly. In case a cyst becomes problematic, surgery is the only option. For an infected cyst, your doctor will prescribe appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more
After swimming in the Chesapeake bay ocean after a couple of hours i notice a red swollen bump on liba whole right side is swollen what is it?
Jellyfish likely: Your description sounds like a jellyfish sting. If so, first, take sticky tape to the red area - there may be cysts left that can still fire venom. Then hot water to area (sit in a hot tub for labia injury). Then take pain meds (like Advil). Also, call local public health department to ask about other reported stings and their recommendations ...Read more
I have a red swollen bump on the right and left side of my tongue and at times my tongue looks dry. I have been experiencing this for a year. What could be the cause and treatments?
Had an extremely large red swollen bump that formed a whitehead. I drained it for relief. Thick whitish blood came out. Is it a brown recluse bite?
I have red swollen bumps on the back of my tounge. They were small till I brushed my tounge. while I was brushing my teeth should I be worried?
I keep getting red swollen bumps that are tender to the touch and very hard occasionally get heads on them all over my legs... Any idea what they are?
Woke up one morning and had a red, swollen bump on my pubic area. I know it's not a std. Is it safe to have protected sex if it's a boil?
I have a red swollen bump inside my vaginal lips right above my clitoris that is sore. I have never had this before...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP!
22 yr. old male, with a red, swollen bump under his R eye. appeared 2 days ago. it is not itchy nor painful. somewhat hard at the head.can send a pic?
How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner
I have a red swollen bump in corner of my eye it does hurt to touch it is not on my eyelid but rather where the corner of my eye meets my nose?
Swollen?: Swollen means you need to be seen, examined and diagnosed. Please go see your family doctor today. ...Read more