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What Causes Risens Bumps
Over the years I've been dealing with embarrassing breakouts on my vaginal area, like hair bumps, risens. How can I prevent those issues? Ph balanced
Good hygiene: Using a bacterial soap and making sure that you don't get ingrown hairs. If you shave there, you need to let your hair grow out, so tht it doesn't grow back into the skin. Sometimes taking antibiotics for a prolong time might help prevent recurrence. PH balance has nothing to do with it. ...Read more
See a doctor.: If you have a simple abscess, hot compresses can help draw it to a head so it can drain. But there are lots of other possibilities for the condition you describe, and these can lead to scarring if not treated properly. You may need antibiotics, or a procedure to open or remove the lesion. Please see your primary doctor or a dermatologist for full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Lots: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Risen refers to an infected mass: boil, carbuncle. It is often painful, red, swollen, and it is best to see a doctor. Antibiotics can resolve infection when caught early, and incision and drainage is sometimes necessary. If there is only a bump, nontender, without redness, swelling, it is not a risen, and perhaps a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, etc. ...Read more
Normal: There are two types of bumps. The areola has many small glands that produce lubricating secretions for the nipple. These glands get larger as we age, and become more obvious. Also there are erectile muscles beneath the skin of the areola that can can make the areola "bunch up" when it is cold or stimulated. ...Read more
Depends: Are these acute onset or have they grown over time? Are they symptomatic, painful, red, inflammed, growing (spreading) from one spot. The possibilities are quite large and should be evaluated by a dermatologist, probably fairly soon. ...Read more
A virus: Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus. It is a common childhood infection. Children with eczema/atopic dermatitis are more prone to getting molluscum bumps. It is contagious, and most children get it from other kids. In adults it commonly occurs in the genital region as an std. Physicians treat molluscum with prescription creams, manual extraction, and/or freezing. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, 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
Montgomery Glands?: If it was just one - I would wonder if you had a montgomery gland cyst? With pain of multiple areas - has the skin become too dry or chapped? If yes, use a lubricant. Has fabric been abraiding the tissue of your areolas? If so, use a soft bra. ...Read more
Don't Know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Sounds like milia: Milia are very small cysts which usually arise without a known cause (keratin is trapped under the outer layer of skin). Trauma can result in the formation of milia (injury, burn, blister, dermabrasion). They are often found on the face but if on the backs of the hands, they can be associated with porphyria cutanea tarda, epidermolysis bullosa. ...Read more
Perhaps the skin is irritated. When the hair follicles get an infection they cause little bumps. Usually seen w men shaving facial hair. Called razor bumps. The area gets red and angry. Need to disinfect razors get new ones.
The torso may also hair shafts that got infected. Suggest an anti bacterial soap from the pharmacy. If still bothering consider a virtual consult. You can send a photo ...Read more
Abscess likely: There are several possibilities, but one of the most common is a peri-anal abscess. These usually start with an area of painful redness, then form a hard knot. If left alone, they will eventually pop open and drain pus. The standard treatment is to drain these either in hospital or your doctors office. Since diabetics are most commonly affected, this should be checked as well. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Hard to say: The bumps on the back of the tongue is normal anatomy that is commonly mistaken as an abnormality. However, if itchy, or even painful, perhaps the bumps may be something else. Your best bet would be to get an evaluation by a dentist if it doesn't resolve or if it is really concerning you. Good luck. ...Read more
Evaluation: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause. ...Read more
Leave scabs alone: Constantly picking old scabs while a wound is healing will cause increased granulation or additional tissue to form increasing the scar. ...Read more
Dark bumps in the groin is usually caused by intertrigo, it can be intermittnet, the cause can be bacterial, fungal, yeast or inflammation, can also be due to contact irritation or eczyma, can also be from multiple boils
For diagnosis you need examination by medical professional and possibly swabs, so you get the correct treatment ...Read more
If I itch like crazy how do I found out what caused it? There are little bumps no scabs or flacks?
A dermatologist: May be able to diagnose the cause of your itching and bumps. ...Read more
Lately every time I bump into something or get touched it hurts really bad send some pains down my body. What could cause this?
See a physician: There are many and various illnesses which could cause such a bad symptoms. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: call your physician for appointment and get a physical, labs and imaging (if needed). Take good care. Do not procrastinate. ...Read more
I have a small painless bump above my anus. Overall it doesn't hurt but can cause discomfort when I press it. What can this be?
Hard to say: Without seeing it, but many people have small skin tags in this area or even hemorrhoids that are completely covered by skin so they look just like a skin bump. You can try sitting in warm water (or applying a warm compress) and see if it goes away. Don't mess with it. If it does get more painful or larger or drains, see a clinician. ...Read more
I have a marble size, hard bump on the back of my head. Its been there for years now, and doesn't cause any pain. Should I be concerned?
Nope.: Sounds like a trichilemmal cyst. Benign. Can be removed easily if necessary. ...Read more
I have developed really little hard bumps over my torso and back over the last few days. What could be the possible cause. They do not itch.
Dermatitis: Could be a skin reaction to a medication or contact with clothes, etc. ...Read more
I have a small painless bump on the left side of my neck, what could this be? Had it for a long time but never caused me any pain/discomfort
This: This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination. It could be many things including a cyst, a lipoma, a lymph node, a skin cancer, a benign skin growth, or many other possibilities. Take a look at a picture of a cyst and the different skin cancers at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
My son has these bumps that he keeps getting and he always gets them in the summer time they cause him pain and they itch what could they be?
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Asking why am having painless bumps on the inside of the cheeks. They come and go. Got white small lining on the cheeks too. What may be the cause?
Normal, maybe: Not to worry. Normal salivary glands and whitening of tissue along the cheek where your top and bottom teeth come together (linea alba). More pronounced if you chew your cheek or suck it in between the teeth. If the white lining has a pattern that looks like roots of a plant, you may be seeing "striae of Wickham" which is sign of Lichen Planus. If so, see the Dentist. Good Luck. ...Read more
I had an LP several months ago. When the site is pressed, I experience an odd but intense pain. My husband said he feels an odd bump there. Causes?
Best to get seen:
Diagnosis of such a symptom requires an examination, & is outside the scope of HealthTap.
Generally, whenever there has been disruption to tissues from any cause, even a planned procedure performed correctly, there is the possibility of scar tissue. This can cause a 'bump' to be felt in the area affected, typically painless.
Pain over the spinal cord months after an LP - please get seen ASAP. ...Read more
I have a large bump bout 12cm in length&6 in width. Very painful to push on. It's under skin, had for bout 5months, causes lots pain at times? Help
You need: You need a biopsy. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more