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Skin Colour Bump
Skin colour bumps, 1 doc says its warts & 1 doc says caused by the sun! Is there anything I can use to take it away?
Warts, cyst, milia: They could be anything have you seen a dermatologist for these? If not, please see a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more
What about the tiny little skin colour bumps on my shaft? Are these dangerous? (i have never had any sexual contact)
Most probably normal: Dendending on the exact location these are most likely a normal finding. If they surround the head they may be "pearly penile papules " a common normal condition requiring no treatment or concern. If they are red, warm, painful, itchy or have pus you should be examined for a diagnosis. ...Read more
Have tiny skin colour bump on side of nose won't go away thought was white head used strip n made it bleed didn't go away what is this bump?
It could be nothing: That being said, it could be a basal cell carcinoma, although you are very young to have one. The nose is a common place for one to appear. You should see a dermatologist and have it removed/biopsied. Removal at this stage is generally the cure if it is a carcinoma. It is, however, at your age, most likely just a cyst of some kind. ...Read more
I have skin colour bumps on my chin. They are wart looking but arnt. Using benzol peoxide. But they aren't clearing. What else could I try?
Several possibilitie: Molluscum contagiosum are little bumps, often skin color or pink-white. As the name suggests, they're are contagious. Blocked pores, like whiteheads are also possible. A benign growth called a seborrheic keratosis can look like a wart. It's also possible that they are warts. If they're in an area that is shaved, they can easily spread. ...Read more
First night on vacation in a hotel. Woke up with pink/skin colour pea sized bump on forehead. Was never there before. What could this be?
Hello sir, I have tiny skin colour and pink colour bumps on my chest and shoulder. Plz suggest some medication for it.
Sorry: There are many things that could cause this. Please see your dermatologist for the exact answer. ...Read more
More details?: The opening at the top of the baby's head is called a fontanelle. It usually gradually closes by the end of the first year to 15 months. If you are palpating a swelling in that area, the baby needs to be checked. An ultrasound may be performed through that opening. If the baby fell, and there is a swelling, the baby will need to be further assessed as well. ...Read more
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Could mean: Many things... Did you hit your head? This could mean swelling or bruising under the skin. Is is a rubbery bump that can move? That could be a lipoma, or fat accumulation. It could also be a lymph node. Please see a doctor for a full history and exam. Best of luck! ...Read more
Maybe an allergy: Have your doctor take a look to see what the diagnosis is and what treatment can help you get rid of it. People get bumps when they are cold or nervous or have skin problems such as eczema or many other rashes. Tell your doctor if they itch when they came up and what exposures you have had. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Bumps on the skin that itch is a non-specific rash that suggests allergy. The bumps may be large and evanescent (come and go within 24 hours) more characteristic of hives and respond to antihistamines. The bumps can also be tiny and remain in select areas such as the hands or creases of our arms or legs for a longer period of time characteristic of eczema or a contact allergy. ...Read more
Lipoma: A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. One or more lipomas may be present at the same time. Lipomas are the most common noncancerous soft tissue growth. ...Read more
Examination: An exam and possible biopsy will determine what these are and if the bumps need to be removed. These could be cysts or fatty tu ors or other lesions that can only be definitively be diagnosed by biopsy. ...Read more