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Tiny white bump on top waterline, underneath eyelash. What could this be?

Tiny white bump on top waterline, underneath eyelash. What could this be?

Stye or cyst: This could be a stye (blocked oily gland of the eyelid) or epidermal inclusion cyst. Both benign. Try hot compresses and eyelid massage. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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My 1 year old son has a white bump on the top of his pubic area just below his navel, what could cause this.

My 1 year old son has a white bump on the top of his pubic area just below his navel, what could cause this.

See Your Doctor Now: The description given provides inadequate information to suggest a diagnosis. Important details such as: duration, size, recent illness, associated symptoms such as itching, past medical history, and more must be considered. Be aware that accurate diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. See your doctor now for prompt and correct diagnosis given the young age of child. ...Read more

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My has a scar that has formed little white bumps in it. He says it hurts to the touch and putting it in his bath water hurts as well.

My has a scar that has formed little white bumps in it. He says it hurts to the touch and putting it in his bath water hurts as well.

Explanation: We need to know more to give you professional answer, like what reason of the scar: surgery or trauma, how old scar and where located. But anyway try antibacterial cream: bacitracin or triple antibiotic or neosporin. Few times a day for1-2 weeks. Hope it will help. ...Read more

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How can I cure tiny bumps on top lip and it don't itch or scar?

How can I cure tiny bumps on top lip and it don't itch or scar?

May be taken out: May be a sebaceous small cyst you may leave it there or it can be evacuated/removed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have painful tiny white bump (s) above my top lash line. It becomes slightly swollen and when I scratch & becomes even more white. Lashes seem sore?

I have painful tiny white bump (s) above my top lash line. It becomes slightly swollen and when I scratch & becomes even more white. Lashes seem sore?

Meibum: These little eyelid margin whitish-yellow bumps are oil secretions from your glands of Meibum. They're usually rather inconspicuous but when the secretions are not released well, due to dysfunction, they appear as little bumps. Sometimes they backup significantly, get inflamed, and produce a sty. The stagnant secretions may burn. Do warm compresses and lid massages daily to help improve flow. ...Read more

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Suspect insect bite a small white bump appears on top of a small bump the surrounding area is reddish 1inch sore painful to touch should I squeeze it?

Don't squeeze: By squeezing you may cause additional inflammation. The concern would be for infection - given the redness and tenderness you report. If not improved, I would go see a physician to be evaluated to rule out something for serious. ...Read more

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I just noticed a tiny white bump on the top of my 3 1/2 yr old rectum, almost looks like a tiny pimple or cyst. Any thoughts?

I just noticed a tiny white bump on the top of my 3 1/2 yr old rectum, almost looks like a tiny pimple or cyst. Any thoughts?

Show pediatrician: Your child has a congenital syndrome 18p; all bets are off in making an internet diagnosis. It is probably nothing, but no harm will come of having an md look directly at the abnormality. ...Read more

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White bump on corner of top lip I pop it and its white again the next day, its been 2 weeks. Is there any OTC meds that can help drain it?

White bump on corner of top lip I pop it and its white again the next day, its been 2 weeks. Is there any OTC meds that can help drain it?

White lump?: White lump is not a medical diagnosis. Sounds like you need to see your physician or a dermatologist before you do something to make a scar on your face. ...Read more

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3-4 days ago, I noticed a small white bump on top of the edge of my iris. Dr said nothing about it both times I went, just eye is inflamed. Worry?

3-4 days ago, I noticed a small white bump on top of the edge of my iris. Dr said nothing about it both times I went, just eye is inflamed. Worry?

See eye doctor: If you saw an eye doctor and he was not worried then it is probably nothing serious. If it was a general md you might want a second opinion with an eye doctor. It could be anything from an inflamed pterygium (benign growth on eye), inflammatory reaction from blepharitis, corneal scar, infection or contact lens reaction. If it worsens or is associated with pain or vision loss, see your eye doctor! ...Read more

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I had a Cleaning yesterday, now I woke up with bad pain and swollen gums but only on my back molar and there is a tiny white bump on the top of it?

I had a Cleaning yesterday, now I woke up with bad pain and swollen gums but only on my back molar and there is a tiny white bump on the top of it?

Wrong people: You're talking to the wrong people. You should be calling your Dentist about this. You may have a dental or periodontal infection, present before the cleaning, but exacerbated by the tissue manipulation. Call your Dentist. ...Read more

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On week 4 of Invisalign I noticed my top lip swelling, I was in a lot of pain on my top front tooth now I see a white bump on frenulum. Is this serious?

Yes: Any pain/bleeding/swelling is a red flag that something's wrong. Please call your treating Dentist or (hopefully) Orthodontic Specialist immediately. ...Read more

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Can scar revision work to remove keloids? I have a bump on the top of my ear from when I had the cartilage pierced several years ago. I have been told it is a keloid. Can scar revision remove this bump permanently? .

Can scar revision work to remove keloids? I have a bump on the top of my ear from when I had the cartilage pierced several years ago. I have been told it is a keloid. Can scar revision remove this bump permanently? .

Keloids: Keloids can be very tough to treat. One might want to consider an injection of a steroid first to see if it will shrink. If not then surgery is the first choice and many times at the time of surgery iwill inject soem steroids while I am closing. Followup is so critical so at the first sign of a recurrence you can have it injected. Wwwbeautybybrueck. ...Read more

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Had circular patch of peeling itchy skin, bleeds easily at top of labia in same place for 2 months. Also white bump next to it. Is it yeast infection?

Had circular patch of peeling itchy skin, bleeds easily at top of labia in same place for 2 months. Also white bump next to it. Is it yeast infection?

Probably not: Yeast infections typically are very erythematous and irregular in shape with satellite pustules at periphery. You should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have one white bump on the top of my right tonsil. No sore throat. Right ear is irritated and burns when I eat spicy food such as salsa.

I have one white bump on the top of my right tonsil. No sore throat. Right ear is irritated and burns when I eat spicy food such as salsa.

Throat: Likely adenovirus, possibly allergic process. If no symptoms and you can eat salsa fluids and ibuprofen enough. If fever, fatigue or persistent problem get checked. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on the out side of my anal?

Wart?: I wonder if you are describing a wart. You should see a doctor for evaluation so you can be treated right away if it is a wart. Warts can spread and multiply, but are treatable. ...Read more

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What could the white bump like thing on shaft under my foreskin be?

What could the white bump like thing on shaft under my foreskin be?

Cyst: It is most likely a sebaceous cyst but you should have your pcp or a urologist look at it to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more