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Doctor insights on: Tiny White Bumps On Skin Folds

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Skin Folds (Definition)

Skin folds are the parts of the body where skin overlaps and traps skin oils and skin moisture, increasing the likelihood of rashes and odors. Skin folds areas include the neck (sometimes), the armpits, under the breasts (sometimes), and between ...Read more


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Been experiencing reddish rash in skin folds, inner part of arms and thigh areas. Slight elevation in rash. My neck have a rash as well with bumps in?

Been experiencing reddish rash in skin folds, inner part of arms and thigh areas. Slight elevation in rash. My neck have a rash as well with bumps in?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist. Your eruption occurs in areas of friction. Yeast infections occur in these intertriginous areas, but neck involvement is usually not seen with yeast infections. Since you have such scattered involvement you should be examined for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can itching in skin folds be prevented?

How can itching in skin folds be prevented?

Hygeine: Regular good hygeine with soap and water and application of talcum powder or baby powder after drying can help relieve the itching. ...Read more

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I have a circular lump at the top of my ear where the skin folds, what could it be?

I have a circular lump at the top of my ear where the skin folds, what could it be?

Hard to say: Could be a benign cyst. The ears are very cystic structures in general. If it is tender it could be a condition called chondrodermatitis nodularis helicus. However, to be sure have it checked out by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Would a thread lift be effective at my age? I am 50 and am seeking a way to get rid of the ugly skin folds on my neck. I would rather avoid a lengthy recovery process if there is an alternative. .

Would a thread lift be effective at my age? I am 50 and am seeking a way to get rid of the ugly skin folds on my neck. I would rather avoid a lengthy recovery process if there is an alternative.
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Not recommended.: This procedure uses a barbed thread that is placed in the sub cutaneous (under the skin) plane to pull the skin. The problem is that pulling skin will not correct that situation because the problem is with the under lying muscle-fibrous layer of the neck and face.
It will create un-nateral pulling, and will not last because the skin stretches. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby is having a neck rashes in her skin folds. What's the best treatment for it?

My 6 month old baby is having a neck rashes in her skin folds.  What's the best treatment for it?

Irritation: This sounds like an irritant contact dermatitis. It is likely from the irritation caused by sweat. Do your best to keep the area dry and it will probably improve. If not then you should have your pediatrician have a look. ...Read more

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Can cutaneous non albican candidiasis affecting skin folds (foreskin) cause epididymo-orchitis/prostatitis symptoms? Chronic pain, pelvic region too

Can cutaneous non albican candidiasis affecting skin folds (foreskin) cause epididymo-orchitis/prostatitis symptoms? Chronic pain, pelvic region too

Yeast infection: If confined to cutaneous areas it will not produce the symptoms you are describing. Suggest you see a urologist and be fully evaluated soon. ...Read more

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What can be done about itching in skin folds? The itching is more intense when bathing in warm water. Medicated talcum powder gives only temporary relief. Antibiotic ointments only seem to make it worse. Cortisone cream has no effect one way or the other.

What can be done about itching in skin folds? The itching is more intense when bathing in warm water. Medicated talcum powder gives only temporary relief. Antibiotic ointments only seem to make it worse. Cortisone cream has no effect one way or the other.

If : If there is no skin breakdown or rash, keeping a skin fold dry and as free of moisture as you can is a good start. If there is skin breakdown you may have a secondary infection or fungal rash and may need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a small hard bump in my lower groin. Been there 4 months, size of a bb, no pain, hasn't changed in size. I can pinch it in my skin fold.

Hi, I have a small hard bump in my lower groin. Been there 4 months, size of a bb, no pain, hasn't changed in size. I can pinch it in my skin fold.

Lymphnode: As described, it sounds like a lymph node, which are found in the groin area. See a dr. For an evaluation since it is there for over 4 months. ...Read more

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I have a tiny soft skin "growth" on my labia majora close to the fold that connects to my inner thigh, the bump has a pubic hair growing through it (not exactly the center) can it be a genital wart?

I have a tiny soft skin "growth" on my labia majora close to the fold that connects to my inner thigh, the bump has a pubic hair growing through it (not exactly the center) can it be a genital wart?

More than likely not: The hair is probably ingrown. A wart would be more fleshy and would get bigger over time. You can always have it looked at. I would be more concerned if it increased in size. ...Read more

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I've got a small bump on my head and it really hurts... What is it?

I've got a small bump on my head and it really hurts... What is it?

Sorry, can't answer: That with info at hand. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small black bump on my head, also its kind of squishy. What could this be?

I have a small black bump on my head, also its kind of squishy. What could this be?

"Blackhead": Basically a stopped up oil gland! Very common around your nose or on the back of your neck! Be careful with it because it can become infected by continuing to mash on it! Warm soaks can help, if it continues to concern you see a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Small bump on top left side of head?

Small bump on top left side of head?

HEAD BUMP: How long have you had it? How small? Does it hurt? Does it itch? It might be a small cyst. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I got dry skin. And now there is tiny brown bumps?

I got dry skin. And now there is tiny brown bumps?

Follicular keratin: This could represent thickened scaling around hair follicles. A peeling agent containing urea or ammonium lactate can peel away the dead skin for a more normal appearance. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on back of heels under skin what are they?

Piezogenic papules : Nothing to worry about. Many people have them. They are called piezogenic papules and are small herniations of the heel fat pad. No treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have tiny bumps in her head and what can I use for them so it can go away?

Why does my baby have tiny bumps in her head and what can I use for them so it can go away?

What kind of tiny...: What kind of tiny bumps?

There are at least 4 kinds of normal bumps (not needing any treatment) in newborns, and lots of other kinds — this sounds like a good question for your baby's doctor, next time you see the doctor for a routine visit. ...Read more

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A small bump that appear then disappears between my chest under my skin. Something to be worried about?

A small bump that appear then disappears between my chest under my skin. Something to be worried about?

Probably not: Anything to "worry" about, like cancer, but it could be a sebaceous cyst, which is common in this area, and can come and go in size. They can sometimes get infected however, and that would be painful, but not life threatening. Next time you are at your doctor's office, have it looked at to be certain. ...Read more

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I have had a small pea size hard bump on the back of my head for years now all of a sudden it hurts to touch?

I have had a small pea size hard bump on the back of my head for years now all of a sudden it hurts to touch?

Sebaceous cyst?: As per the previous answers both sebaceous cysts and lipomas are common and can become inflamed/painful but impossible to give a definite answer without examination. Your doctor if not sure after examination may need to refer you for scans to clarify. ...Read more