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Doctor insights on: Whiteheads (Red, Raised Skin Bumps With White Tops)

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Dr. Douglas Johnston
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Skin Swelling (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Skin may increase in size due ...Read more


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2 red raised skin lumps look like moles bright red in colour on neck and back are these cancerous?

2 red raised skin lumps look like moles bright red in colour on neck and back are these cancerous?

A dermatologist: Should evaluate for
a) asymmetry
b)irregular border
c)varied or multicolor
d)diameter > 1 cm. ...Read more

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The raised skin and itch is pink, but the bumps in anus are not liquid like herpes, and I never have anal intercourse, otherwise the anus is red& itch?

The raised skin and itch is pink, but the bumps in anus are not liquid like herpes, and I never have anal intercourse, otherwise the anus is red& itch?

Yeast infection: This is exactly what a yeast infection sounds like and can involve the peri-rectal area. You can apply a yeast cream to the area and make sure that you wear lose fitting underwear / clothing made of cotton. ...Read more

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For 5 weeks a bump with a white head on stomach. Thought it was acne, squeezed it. Kept coming back. Now, scabbed over with raised red ring around.

For 5 weeks a bump with a white head on stomach. Thought it was acne, squeezed it. Kept coming back. Now, scabbed over with raised red ring around.

Bump: An inflamed or infected cyst often is sore to the touch, red and may develop a white head with pus. If the ring is red and expanding an infection may be developing. See a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a dark red raised bump on my back for about 2 months - looks like a combination of a pimple and blood blister. Could this be skin cancer?

Skin lesion: Any lesion on the skin that has increased in size or changed in appearance should be evaluated by your doctor. If it has changed it should be removed. ...Read more

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About 15 small bumps in my pubic area. Start off red with tiny whiteheads and then turn skin color. When popped bleed profusely. Any idea?

About 15 small bumps in my pubic area. Start off red with tiny whiteheads and then turn skin color. When popped bleed profusely. Any idea?

Not serious: Small bumps in pubic areas are common. It could be a form of acne called folliculitis. It could also be common viral infections like hpv or others. It is important to see your obgyn for an exam to get an accurate diagnosis. They are usually easily treated. ...Read more

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Skin bumps with an ant-bite like inflammation with itching and end up in red tiny blisters after sometime with reduced itching. Started from my leg.

Skin bumps with an ant-bite like inflammation with itching and end up in red tiny blisters after sometime with reduced itching. Started from my leg.

This sounds like a skin condition related to dry skin.: Look up" hyperkeratosis pilaris" in Google and then switch to the images and see if the picture looks like you're rash. If it appears to be a match then you need to do quick bathing so as not to dry out the skin and use a lot of lotion. ...Read more

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I have a pimply/red bump rash on my inner thighs by groin. Some have whiteheads/blister appear & peeling skin. Mild itch/discomfort. What could be?

I have a pimply/red bump rash on my inner thighs by groin. Some have whiteheads/blister appear & peeling skin. Mild itch/discomfort. What could be?

Friction: This type of eruption may be due to friction near the groin along with heat and moisture. Start be avoiding the wearing of tight jeans or pants. Wear boxer shorts. Try applying a combination corticosteroid and antiyeast cream like mycolog. See your Physician or a dermatologist if the eruption persists or worsens. ...Read more

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I'm 31 years old. A few weeks ago I have gotten pimple like bumps on my head. I found 3 hard under skin lumps on back of my neck today.?

I'm 31 years old. A few weeks ago I have gotten pimple like bumps on my head. I found 3 hard under skin lumps on back of my neck today.?

Lymph glands: The lumps on the neck are probably lymph glands reacting to infection and/or inflammation in the scalp. The scalp lumps could be infected hair follicles, psoriasis or other dermatitis, or viral lesions like shingles. Have your md check these areas if they don't resolve. ...Read more

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How would I cause a raised skin bump or skin irritation just by scratching?

How would I cause a raised skin bump or skin irritation just by scratching?

It triggers rashes: Scratching of the skin can trigger eczematous rashes, it damages the skin and can result in bumps and rashes. It also depends on what caused the scraching, as allergies and eczema makes you scratch and this makes the rash worse and there is a vicious cycle and you need meds to stop the ithch to help the patient. ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of acne causes raised red bumps?

Please tell me what type of acne causes raised red bumps?

Cystic acne: Acne comes from many causes ususally exacerbated during puberty blocked pores with sebum and secondary infections cause the bumps astringents and cleaning the skin helps one may need antibiotic creams inaddition to cleansing the skin. ...Read more

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I notice like 4 bumps like Fordyce spot close to mu penis head urinary spot, what can itbe? No itchy, little and raised skin, no color changes

I notice like 4 bumps like Fordyce spot close to mu penis head urinary spot, what can itbe? No itchy, little and raised skin, no color changes

PPP: Pearly penile papules, sometimes called tyson's glands. Can come and go, be more prominent at times than others. They are benign, normal and no need for concern. Most prominent in uncircumcised penises. You can always take and send a picture for our review ; confirmation. It would not be sexting ; would be for medical review and you remain anonymous. ...Read more

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I have raised skin almost microscopical bumps non itchy on my penis head is that normal, the color is the same has the skin? Please tell me

I have raised skin almost microscopical bumps non itchy on my penis head is that normal, the color is the same has the skin? Please tell me

Penile lesions: Should see your doctor, these lesions could be insignificant, but genital warts usually are skin colored as well, your doctor should be able to tell the difference. Make sure to use condoms when sexually active. Good luck! ...Read more

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I hit my leg & hardly bruised. It was 5 months ago. I hv raised skin bump. Doctor says it is fluid & it will disolve. Sure hasn't so far.

I hit my leg & hardly bruised. It was 5 months ago. I hv raised skin bump. Doctor says it is fluid & it will disolve. Sure hasn't so far.

Could be: It could be fluid but probably the fluid blood so you may have a hematoma. Sometimes will resorb at times it may have to be drained. It could also be hardened tissue. You could have an ultrasound see if it is fluid or not. May also watch it a little longer but if it not smaller by now unlikely to get smaller after 5 months. ...Read more

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I noticed a slightly raised bump on my genital region. It has a little red around it. No known tick. Is it a pimple or tick bite? Hurts a tiny bit

I noticed a slightly raised bump on my genital region. It has a little red around it. No known tick. Is it a pimple or tick bite? Hurts a tiny bit

Wait and see: I assume your general health is good. If so and this lesion isn't outright painful it probably isn't herpetic. It is most likely minor folliculitis. If it goes away, fine, if not and particularly if it gets worse you should see a your pcp/gp. Does NOT sound like an STD ...Read more

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I have a few very small, raised, skin/orangey coloured bumps on the base edge of the head of my penis. Should I be worried?

I have a few very small, raised, skin/orangey coloured bumps on the base edge of the head of my penis. Should I be worried?

Probably OK: There are several normal things this could be. If they are non-painful and have always been there, then they are probably pearly penile papules (normal). If they grow, then they could be warts (less likely). ...Read more

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Numerous slightly raised skin coloured bumps on face, when squeezed white cheese like stuff comes out then they refill are these cysts? What can I do?

Numerous slightly raised skin coloured bumps on face, when squeezed white cheese like stuff comes out then they refill are these cysts? What can I do?

Comedones: These are basic units of acne. A dermatologist will help you. It is OK to squeeze them out as long as you are not mutilating yourself. You may benefit from a retinoid gel and/or spironolactone pill. ...Read more

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I have a lot of small red raised acne bumps and clogged pores on my back, mostly on my shoulder blades. What causes them and how do I get rid of it??

I have a lot of small red raised acne bumps and clogged pores on my back, mostly on my shoulder blades. What causes them and how do I get rid of it??

Acne: Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Acne can be inheritable and often if your parents had acne when they were your age, you may be more prone to get acne as well. Some people produce more oil then others, etc. Drying soaps and "Acne washes" can help. Sometimes low-dose antibiotics can be Rx'd by your doctor, creams, etc. See your Doctor. ...Read more

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I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. I have redness and itchy skin HELP!

I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. I have redness and itchy skin HELP!

See Dermatologist: Until then keep face clean and dry, do not squeeze the pimples. Need to be seen. Have you tried any treatments before? If yes, what? Best to be seen and asked a lot of questions before giving a treatmentŲ° ...Read more

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Red raised pimple like bump with a black center. I have had it for a couple days and it hurts when I touch it. What could it be?

Red raised pimple like bump with a black center. I have had it for a couple days and it hurts when I touch it. What could it be?

Blackhead: Sounds like an inflamed blackhead. If it doesn't start to resolve in a few days get it checked out to be sure it's not an infection if some sort. It's really hard to assess skin problems and rashes without being able to actually see them. ...Read more

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I have one small raised bump that is red and I've had it for about a week now. It looks like a pimple but it's not. It has to open points on it?

I have one small raised bump that is red and I've had it for about a week now. It looks like a pimple but it's not. It has to open points on it?

May be nothing: It's hard to tell without seeing it. It's may be an acne. Keep your skin clean and moisturized. Monitor the progression, if getting worse or concerned, then see your doctor for further directions. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Adam Bodian
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Skin Bumps (Definition)

Skin is the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. A bump is an area of ...Read more