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Tiny White Bumps On Skin Folds
What can cause little tiny bumps around my knuckles, an outbreak on my elbows and just about everywhere my skin folds?
Bumps: This could be several diseases. You need a skin biopsy to find out the cause of this. Your dermatologist could do this. ...Read more
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
Itch in skin folds. Started small in am, now 5 hrs later areas spreading. Intense itch. Area rapidly increasing. Red itchsplotch now starting in wrist?
There is a small white nodule at the back of my throat in the tonsil skin folds. I have tried to remove it with a toothpick as my doctor says it's not?
Tonsillolith: Try a water pick or a half-unbent paper clip ...Read more
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
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.
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
Can someone be admitted to the (general) hospital for chronic symptoms with itchiness of the skin folds (arm pits, in between fingers, behind knees, ankles, crease of the inner arm?
Does not sound: Like a reason to admit. Sounds like you need to is it a dermatologist. ...Read more
Will I need oral antifungal drugs to treat candidiasis intertrigo, which is a yeast skin infection of skin folds?
Maybe: There are topical medications that are effective for treating that condition as well. ...Read more
Itchiness in the skin folds(thighs, inner creases of arms, ankles, behind legs, etc). Need remedies? Could it possibly be stress?
Obesity: With a lot of sweting, might make you more susceptible to fungal infection- see your pcp. ...Read more
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
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
How do I clean the poop that gets under the skin folds in my newborns vagina? Can i wick it with a q-tip
Yes: I would suggest wetting the q tip first so you don't irritate the sensitive skin. ...Read more
Burning&itching in skin folds of buttocks and burning in area in contact with underwear from downward.used hydrocortisone for a week and zinc oxide for 3 weeks improved a little then returned.it's been more than 3 months and getting worse?
That means that it: Is now time for a medical assessment. ...Read more
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
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
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
"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
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
Many choices: Likely scar rissue but it could be a hematoma, muscle bruise, a mass. ...Read more
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
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
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