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Skin Small Bumps

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What could be causing the irritation on my boyfriends penis?
    My boyfriend has red irritated skin with small bumps that are itchy on his dickhead and top of the shaft. He isn't circumcised, and it's excreting a vaseline like substance. We have put vaseline on it when his dick was just sore hoping it'd help, but now it has gotten worse. I've been with him for 7 months, and he is the only person I've had sex with in the past year and before that I'd had sex 3 times with 2 people (twice with one, once with the other) so I know it isn't an STD because I have no issues and we have been sexually active for awhile and frequently had sex. We had sex 3 times in one night, is that maybe why? Any idea what the hell is going on, I'm worried about him D: Could it be irritation, Jock itch or his foreskin getting infected or something? I'm thinking of anything, I'm rather worried. Is excreting clear substance extremely bad? Right where you pull his foreskin back is where the soreness started, it has spread since and turned red. It looks dry almost, but I'm not sure if it is. Help? :/
    The stared word is d-i-c-k-h-e-a-d if you can't tell, cause i guess that isnt allowd xD but emphasis on it being itchy. I started birth control a few weeks, my period stopped then i was discharging a brown discharge then my period came back heavy for days now im discharging clearish red stuff, almost pinkish. The clear stuff isnt concerning but the red or pink mixed in is and it randomly drips. Do i have something? ( no idea if our issues are linked at all)
    He has great hygene, daily showering and cleaning but after sex lately he hasn't cleaned it. Usually he does, cause it's just how he is, clean kind of person. Is that maybe why?
    He has great hygene, daily showering and cleaning but after sex lately he hasn't cleaned it. Usually he does, cause it's just how he is, clean kind of person. Is that maybe why?

    • ANSWER:
      sound like he should see a doctor

  2. QUESTION:
    What could these multiple small bumps be on my dog's head?
    My dachshund developed multiple small bumps below her skin on her head sometime between yesterday and today. They aren't red, not causing hair loss, and they don't seem to bother her. In fact, I don't even think she realizes they are there. Does anyone know what this could be?
    Thank you. I was planning on taking her to a vet but I was just seeing if anyone had an idea until I am able to get her there.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be anything from just fatty lumps to malignant tumors. I would suggest getting her to a vet ASAP. If you can not pay for it, most vets are willing to work out payment plans.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I make my face clear and smooth?
    I have a few pores that are hugh and pop out, corner of my mouth's skin has small bumps. How can I make my face smooth and clear? I see many people on streets with perfect face and in school.

    REAL REMEDIES please and thanks

    • ANSWER:
      drink lots of water, avoid oily foods, too much sugars. if you feel its acne or pimples, try proactive. it really works and clears up the skin. but note that result varies on ppl... it worked for me.

  4. QUESTION:
    What can these small bumps be coming from?
    My boyfriend skin started to itch followed by small bumps that got bigger as he stratched 2months later it started to effect my skin could it be something at his apartment and can I be effecting my family when I come home.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like he has scabies, which is common for someone who does not wash often enough

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of small bumps under skin?
    I have all these small bumps on both sides of my mouth, around my chin.
    How do I get rid of them?
    Theyve been there for a long time. It seems like nothings working to get rid of them
    Pleaseeee any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      I had this once, turned out to be little pimple things under my skin.
      try deep cleaning your skin a few times a week with a deep cleaning cleanser, to bring out the spots (better out than in lol)
      also, maybe use face masks more often?

      if this doesn't help, perhaps speak to your pharmacist, they're the experts :)

      good luck

  6. QUESTION:
    What is this small bump on the side of my vagina its underneath the skin?
    Small bump underneath the skin? It's sore when i touch it?

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  7. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of or cover up the small bumps on my forehead?
    I don't have that bad of acne, but I have small bumps on my forehead so my skin isn't smooth and it looks bad. Any tips on how to cover them up with makeup or what products/methods can I use to treat them?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      try to use highlighter on your forehead then use foundation and a little bronzer, that way your face will look more glowy than bumpy!

      make sure you take your make up off each night and dont overdo it! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  8. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps on my dogs back?
    My pitbull has like 5 small bumps on top of her skin on her back. They look like moles on her back but they keep getting bigger and I am really starting to get worried, I cant go to the vet because he is out on vacation which is great. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      When my dog got lumps on his back it was due to a flea problem.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are those small bumps under armpits?
    They aren't red, or irritated. They are just small bumps the colour of my skin. But they are so nasty too look at, it's embarrassing to raise my arms. Also, I've had it for years. If I get it surgically removed, would that leave scars?

    • ANSWER:
      hair bumps i think

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of small bumps on my face?
    My skin is fairly clear but I have very small bumps on my face. There not pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads but just small bumps.You can't notice them unless you get really close to my face but I just want to get rid of them.I wash my face with Clearasil,then rub on alcohol,then clean and clear astringent...still doesn't go away.I need help!

    • ANSWER:

      When you get out of the shower, scrub it (not too hard!) with your towel. When dry put some facial lotion on your face (I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion). Leave it on your face and apply make-up or whatever over it :]
      It may take up to a week to fully heal, but t will start getting better every day-- and it really works!

  11. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of small bumps under my eyes?
    I have really small bumps under my eyes that are my skin color. How do I get rid of them?

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  12. QUESTION:
    I have small bumps under on side of my neck and my skin feels rough?
    I am 17 year old and i just noticed I have small bumps under one side of my neck and my skin feels rough and feels really dry when i rub it. I don't know could I have dry skin? I mean when i wash under my neck dose not feels so rough anymore. My neck doesn't hurt at all just feels weird when i rub it and I looked at my neck in a mirror it look darker then my normal skin color. Its just on small spot the side of my neck just feels weird. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably achne, everyone has it. Try putting some lotion on it and wash it too. Could also be a zit, pimple, mole, etc. Probably nothing serious. Good luck :)

  13. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps around my jawbone and chin.?
    I think it may be a rash or something from the sun but i don't know. Anyways, there are these really small bumps on my skin around my jawbones, on my cheek and they just started coming down on to my chin. I also have the same bumps on my upper arm. What are they and how do I get rid of them??

    If this helps, I used a facial soap but then stopped because I realized that the soap was creating more of the bumps, Then I used a different kind and they started to go down but now they're back.

    • ANSWER:
      Its most likely a reaction to some type of soap, facial cream or sunblock. My best advance would be to clean it with just warm water for a while or use a very mild soap. You could also go to the doctor to be sure.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is a small bump under skin, but is not attached to muscle?
    My two year old pup has a small bump located under his skin on his side. It does not seem to hurt him and I can move it(roll) it around. It is not attached to his muscle only his skin. Could this be a fat muscle and should I worry. Thanks Dusty

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like a cyst or something. Get it checked out.

  15. QUESTION:
    Infant has skin colored bumps all over body?
    My 6th month old has skin colored and a few pink colored small bumps all over his body. I have noticed them for about 5 days now, but they seem to be spreading. You can harldy see anything; only feel them. They are not on his back, but on his belly, face, head, arms and legs. They look like stopped up hair places. They don't seem to bother him, but they do feel rough. I was hoping someone could help me figure out what this could be! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I would take him to the doctor just to make sure the child is OK. But it may also be an allergic reaction to something. Maybe a medication, food, or material or detergeant. Esp. if he sleeps on his stomach and the bedding may be reacting to his skin. Does he have a fever? Does he eat well? I'd say a baking soda bath might help a bit. It also might be heat rash.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of small bumps on my face, where acne used to be?
    I used to have medicore acne on my face when I was a teenager (not too long ago). I'm now 22 years old and I get acne only occasionally; it's not a big deal and it doesn't bother me. What does bother me though are the bumps that have persisted through my teenage years and are still on my face . On my forehead and on nose especially, there are small bumps (where my old acne used to be) that have been there for years and just won't go away. What can I do?

    I'm thinking it's dirty pores, if it is, how long does it take to clean the pores and what should i use? Is it a good idea to "pop" the bumps so I can clean the pores more quickly, and "deflate" the bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      try going to a determotoligist and asking about Differn.... it helps clear up skin bumps, acne etc... :) worked for me :)

  17. QUESTION:
    I have itchy bumps spreading quickly on the skin of my body! What is this?
    So about a week ago, my skin starting getting small bumps on my skin, and now they have spread all over my legs and is starting to go on my arms and neck. What is wrong with me! I heard this could happen when your prego, but i am 14 and still a virgin, and i plan to stay that way for a while longer.

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  18. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps I have on my chest and arms?
    I am 28 Years old and have never had these small bumps appear on my chest before? They started on my chest and then I noticed them on my back and now they are on my upper arms. They are not red or that visible. They just feel like small bumps all over and I dont understand why this has all of a sudden happened to me? Do you think I am allergic to something? Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Marissa, your having an allergic reaction or an immune response to something.

      Could be contact dermatitis (new washing powder etc.), another reaction to an allergen (a scratch test will help pinpoint the allergen), hydradentis suppurativa or hundreds of other things.

      Let your doctor/dermatologist have a look, skin problems are easily diagnosed on sight.

      Take care.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid if small bumps on my face?
    I have some small, skin-colored bumps around my nose. They are pretty unnoticeable - they aren't like warts or anything - but they are kinda irritating. I've had them for as long as I can remember. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      easy.. the african black soap

  20. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps above my nose and below my the center of my eyebrows?
    They are small bumps under my skin. They dont hurt and they dont look like pimples. they have no color other than the color of my skin. plzz help and how to get rid of them!!

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like dry skin, or an allergic reaction to something. Try putting a face moisturizer on the affected area, and dont use the harsh facial cleansers on it.

  21. QUESTION:
    There are skin bumps and peeling skin on my sides, what is it?
    Lately, I've been having dry skin on the sides of my body and its peeling now. The dry skin is coming onto my chest and peeling there too and i have these small bumps in the middle of my chest. What might it be?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like psoriasis. I was getting tiny bumps on my arms, chest, and the tops of my feet and after a few days, the skin would get very dry and peel off. This can be a very annoying skin disorder and can spread very fast. I advise you to go to your family doctor or a dermatologist soon so they can give you something to prevent it from getting worse. I have tried all of the OTC products but none of them helped. Once your doc gives you something, make sure to use lotion daily right after you shower. I prefer the Aveeno brand shower gel and body lotion.

  22. QUESTION:
    There is a small bump on my neck under the skin?
    About a day ago I rested my hand on my neck and felt a small bump under the skin. It doesn't hurt at all and I wouldn't have noticed it if I never felt it. If I run my hand over it I don't feel anything, only when I put a little pressure in it. It's at the very top under the outline of my face and about an inch away from my ear. Do you know what could have caused this or what it might be?

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  23. QUESTION:
    How to rid or temporarily hide small bumps on skin?
    I think what I have on my skin(cheeks, chin and nose) are clogged pores, they're not spots because my spot cream doesn't rid them, so they must only rid spots and not anything really else. I tried to use an Avon warming mask, and it only took away 50% of them and temporarily made my skin feel smooth but not exactly look it. This is gross n
    But when I squeeze them (which I know is wrong, a string white thingy comes out) its so gross. I don't know what to do any more, it makes me seem S if I have a load of spots on my skin, but it just clogged pores(I think). I wash my face twice a day and don't wear makeup, and because I have oily skin, I would use mineral foundation, but I don't wear makeup (maybe once every 2 months or so). Anyways, what do I do? I'm going to a wedding in a week an really want these small bumps to go away ): . They're not blackheads maybe not whiteheads because they're the same colour as my skin.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can get or temporarily hide small bumps on skin, by surgery, after consulting a Dermatologist...

  24. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of small bumps on my nose?
    I have these really small bumps on my nose the color of my skin and it makes my skin look rough and gross.My doctor told me to use st. ives scrub to smooth it off and neutrogena clear pore toner to close the poors up but they don't work /:. Help please? :( ...Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      To me it seems like they could be either pimples or whiteheads. Basically, these are the same thing — both pimples and whiteheads are clogged pores. I’ve dealt with just about every skin issue imaginable, so I think I can help you with your skin bumps. Here’s what I would do if I had some whiteheads that wouldn’t go away:

      Deep clean. Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser every day. I do this and it keeps my skin smooth. I tend to get skin bumps if I use a regular cleanser instead. If you’re afraid of exfoliators or they’re too harsh on your skin, use a soft textured washcloth as you’re washing your face with a gentle cleanser. (Don’t use soap!) Rub the washcloth or use your fingers to rub the exfoliating cleanser in small circular motions all over the face. Not only will this help get rid of dead skin cells and clean out your clogged pores, but it will also promote blood circulation to the surface of your skin. I get small pimples here and there, but if I exfoliate every day, they’re few and far between!

      Use astringent or toner. These products are made to clean out pores. The only problem is that a lot of them are made with alcohol so they can be very drying — and that’s bad for your skin even if it’s oily! So look for ones that are made not to dry out skin and dab some on a cotton ball and apply it wherever you have skin bumps/whiteheads/pimples.

      Nose strips. There are some Biore strips made to remove blackheads from the nose. They’re sticky strips that you leave on your nose for a few minutes, then you pull them off, taking what’s clogging the pores on the nose with them. Whenever I’ve used them, they’ve seemed to be effective at taking out whiteheads too, so I would try that. However, I wouldn’t use the Biore strip underneath the eyes — that skin is very sensitive, and the strips aren’t good for sensitive skin. Nose only!

      Wash at night. I always make sure to use a gentle (not exfoliating) facial cleanser at night. During the day, lots of dirt and oil builds up on your face, and you should be sure to clean it off before you go to bed. Follow it up with a light facial moisturizer — something made not to clog pores. Also, make sure you wash your face after you work out, go to the pool or beach, or after you come in from a hot sweaty day.

      Every once in a while, use a clay mask or deep-cleaning scrub.The Mary Kay products are the ones i like and I like their microdermabrasion scrub. It’s sort of like an exfoliating cleanser, but it feels like it cleans even more deep down and really smoothes out my skin. I use it about once a week.
      It sounds like your whitehead/pimple problem is very minor and that you just need to give your skin some TLC to get rid of the skin bumps. Be sure to take care of it, use gentle products and keep it well cleansed and moisturized — and you’ll be on your way to smoother skin.

  25. QUESTION:
    I have very small bumps covering my face and forearms, what is it?
    It occurred the day after I got back from vacation (I did some hiking and rafting) and at first I thought it was heat rash, but it has lasted 4 days so far. They are very small bumps, there is no discoloration, but my usually very smooth skin is covered with bumps. They do not itch at all. It isn't acne. Any ideas what it could be?

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  26. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of small bumps on my face?
    I have some small, skin-colored bumps around my nose. They are pretty unnoticeable - they aren't like warts or anything - but they are kinda irritating. I've had them for as long as I can remember. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      At first you should use a good washing lotion like Clearasil and than get some moisturizer on it. If they won't go away you should take in consideration to see an dermatologist and get it checked. Maybe he than knows what to do to get rid of these bumps. If you're in the puberty you might get even more of them and some will turn red or get pimples, so always wash your face at least twice a day with the lotion..

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some good ways of evening out my skin tone?
    using home remedies i have a few red marks that were left by past acne they are fading, but i also seem to have small bumps on my skin i believe they are pimples but they are my skin color and can be seen mostly in the light how can i get rid of the small little pimples using home remedies as well..
    nah i don't really like using makeup ..
    but thxs..

    • ANSWER:
      I love doing natural home remedies :) Here's a few that helped me even out skin and reduce redness and acne scaring!
      I currently just slice a thin slice of a lemon and rub it on my face and let if dry for 15 minutes. It may sting but it will even out your skin (and whiten it, hopefully that's ok for you!)
      Milk/Honey masks work well too. Just mix a little milk and honey, set on face and let dry for 15 minutes then rinse!
      Try all sorts of fruits and vegetables, that's what Im doing right now. Anything from tomato, oatmeal, lime, potatoes, cucumber, bananas, strawberries, almonds, yougurt, green tea, grapes and any of these combined will help clear and brightening complections and reduce redness! You can do these from 1 time a week to every day, but be careful of the acidic fruits, use those only once or twice a week!
      If you dont want to rub fruit and veggies on your face, then aloe vera also moisturizes and clears skin tone :)
      If you want a product that helps even out skin tone and can prevent acne use "Aveenos Daily Brightening Scrub" I've been using it for over a year and its even out my skin and prevented acne! Plus, its natural igredients (but not organic).
      Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    I am not able to get rid of pimples not matter what i do?
    Im 26 married and have oily skin.I get small bumps on my face and makes my skin look rough and dull. I tried many creams and medicines but of no use.They jus turn my skin dark.
    im facing this since 1 years when i had a miscarriage.

    • ANSWER:
      How long has this acne been around, it may be hormonal or stress related. As for the small bumps on your skin it could be clogged up closed pores meaning textured skin. If you have oily skin use gel cleansers, toner and light water based moisturizer.
      Also does your skin become irritated easily? And what ethnicity are you, its relative to your comment about you skin turning dark.
      It is definitely something internal, I would say stress related. You can try using the above methods I mentioned but remember it takes about 2 months for a product to work thoroughly, remember to drink plenty of water. Don't consume products with too much oil or fat, because they do make your skin oiler and it is much easier to clog pores. If your acne continues I advise you to see a facialist.

  29. QUESTION:
    This is for clearasil users with oily skin?
    I just bought clearasil daily face wash oil free, for my face. I have oily skin and small acne bumps all over my forehead and small sections on both sidea of my cheeks. I am also a teen; 13. I mentioned that because I know a lot of it has to do with hormones and all that, but does it help at all!?!?!?!?! It said on the bottle ot will help clear it a little in 4 weeks so imma try it for about 5 or 6. If you have ever used it and had good or bad results please share and state why it did or didn't help. Also will it help with acne scars bevause I do have a lot of them everywhere my acne is.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm also 13 and it work very well but make sure to put a moisturizer on right after! Cause whenever I used it it dried my skin out. Hope this helped! :)

  30. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my girlfriends body?
    My girlfriend has these really small bumps on her chest, stomach, legs, arms, etc. and she doesn't know what it is. They dont itch or anything. They're the same color as her skin, and she says it kind of burns when she rubs them hard. They aren't the kind of bumps that have white pus in them when you squeeze it either. Does anyone know what this is?
    Oh and they look kind of like goose bumps but in patches.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like hives or some kind of allergic reaction.
      try to tale some benedryl (follow directions) take a shower, dry really good and try a hydrocortisone cream.
      Has she changed anything, laundry soap,body soap, lotions etc. ?

  31. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps on my skin?
    I'm pregnant and last night I slept over at my cousins, her bed was quite dirty I think and today I've noticed red small bumps all over my skin, sometimes they can be a bit itchy but not so much. I just want to know if this sounds familiar to anyone and if its really gonna be so important that I have to go hospital tonight?

    • ANSWER:
      Bedbug bites? O.O

  32. QUESTION:
    Best way to get rid of oily skin and small clear bumps on face?
    I have slightly oily skin around my nose, and this small patch of clear bumps that just won't seem to go away. Also, it seems that I've been gettting more of these clear bumps, and I wanted to know some effective home remedies, product remedies, and small tips that can keep these bumps away and my skin clear and moisturized, but not oily. Any help/ideas???Thanks in advance!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      try some of the things from MoorSpa they have different products for different skin types Mattifying Moisturiser sounds like the thing for you also you can warm it up buy rolling it round your fingertips which will help it get deeper in to your skin
      http://www.moorbodycare.co.uk/product.php?id=18
      have a look round there website and buy a bunch of small samples the one that works the best buy a larger size of :)

      i dont know about the bumps though sorry

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the best over the counter skin cleansing product?
    I have many small bumps on my face, but most are the same color as my skin, which appear all over my face There are other small bumps that are light on top, but appear around my eyes. I also have some reddish pimples.

    What over the counter products, or remedies, can I use to clear up my face, and what products can I use to maintain a clean and clear face?

    • ANSWER:
      Exfoliating helps out a lot if you're breaking out. I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub, myself. It works for me. Use noxzema right after you do that. Aveeno lotion is a good lotion to use because it doesn't make your face greasy. It is important to use lotion, though. Take hot showers as well to open your pores up (not too hot). Switch to cold to close the pores up again and prevent dirt from going in.

  34. QUESTION:
    What's the cause of these bumps on my 20 month old?
    Over the past week my 20 month old niece has sprouted several small skin colored papules on her trunk and arms. They are not red, irritated, or itchy, just skin colored small bumps. I've looked up eczema and chicken pox but like i said they're not itchy or red.

    • ANSWER:
      It could just be a normal baby rash. My son had it on his face at that age that looked exactly like what you're describing. I asked my doctor and she said that it would go away on it's own, but I could if I wanted put a small amount of unscented baby lotion on it once or twice a day. Her mom should still take her to her doctor just in case! But it's probably nothing to worry about!

  35. QUESTION:
    Why am I starting to get small bumps all over my 3yr tattoo?
    I have a small 3 year old tattoo on my forearm and I have started to get small bumps all over it
    Will this take of some of my tattoo and will it ever go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Ah the scare of it all. I had those when I got my back piece completed. Its called folliculitis- its where the hair follicle gets agitated or infected from your clothing being too close to your skin. You can go to the dermatologist they will prescribe you and antibiotic of penicillin to get rid of it. Just don't wear tight fitting clothing because the friction will make it worse. Try to stay cool. Another thing that helped me was, oatmeal baths. Don't put any lotions on it because you clog the pores even more.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you get perfect and creamier skin from head to toe?
    I am a black teen girl (my skin is not chocolate dark, it is brown) and I want to know how to get your skin flawless and lighter/creamier/purer! I get white heads on my face often, I have dark circles under eyes, I have really small bumps the color of my skin on my face, My skin can either be dry or greasy/oily and I have large pores! Can you help me achieve perfect skin to die for? Should I wear sunscreen even though I am not white(not to be racist)? If so what type of sunscreen! Is there a daily regime I should do! Please help! I've always wanted great skin!

    • ANSWER:
      EVERYONE needs sunscreen! UV rays are harmful to any skin type.
      Check out a pore-reducing cleanser or face mask make for your skin type. Once I find a brand I like, I get multiple types so I can use which ever I need for that day.
      Drink a lot of water (64-80 oz/day) and you'll see results within a few weeks (or less).
      If you're young, your skin is going to change anyway. Stay away from future scarring by not picking at anything.
      Pay attention to what you put near your face: are your pillow cases clean? Do you lean on your palm? Do you talk with your chin on the phone?
      For the circles, make sure you get your sleep. Stick to a schedule and get at least 7 hours a night. If you're a teen, you need more.
      If you don't see a difference after all that - and you must stick to it - then ask a dermatologist. I think you're gonna look great!

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective face product that helps small acne?
    I have small bumps on my forehead and cheeks and chin. Something that will even out my skin tone, make it shiny, and smooth would be really great :)

    So any products? Also if u would leave the price and store that it'll be in would be awesome. Thanks guys

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing awesome, it's a matter of trial and error.
      Clean your skin gently with a mild, nondrying soap (such as Dove, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, CeraVe, or Basics). Wash once or twice a day, including after exercising. However, avoid scrubbing or repeated skin washing.
      Shampoo your hair daily if it is oily. Comb or pull your hair back to keep the hair out of your face.

      Try not to squeeze, scratch, pick, or rub the pimples. Although it might be tempting to do this, it can lead to skin infections and scarring.

      Try over-the-counter acne medications - like Panoxyl. If no improvement see your doctor.

  38. QUESTION:
    What could be small lumps in face and around eyes?
    Lumps are very small bumps and when dug out of the skin are hard solid white masses. They stay away for awhile but come back. Mostly on upper cheeks near eyes. Plus eye lids have lumps growing on them.
    No makeup worn. Woman in her early 40's. Lumps/bumps not real noticeable. Fair skinned with freckles.
    Cannot go to doctor - already have very high hospital bills to pay off from husband breaking his back.
    Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I would say there is a good possibility that you have xanthelasma. These are small fatty deposits that are found around the eyes. They can be hereditary as they are often found on asian and Mediterranean populations. They are also found on people who have high cholesterol levels in their blood.

      I would recommend that you do a web search on xanthelasma photos and see if they look like yours.

      For the most part they are harmless, but if you have high cholesterol you would want to take some perscription statins for that.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is this small itchy bump near my elbow?
    Earlier today, I discovered a (one/1) small bump on my arm about the size of a dime near my elbow. It's not on my elbow but it's less than 3 inches away from it on my lower arm. It's under the skin, it's somewhat hard, and it's itchy. It's not painful or tender or anything but I'm still concerned about it. What is it, how serious it, and what should I do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably cancer. I have been teeling you for over a year to go to the doctor and have it removed. And by the way that is no small lump it is the size of Quato.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on the inside of my lower lip?
    About a week ago I accidentally bit the inside of my lower lip and broke skin. A large bump immediately formed but then went away within a few days. Today i woke up and noticed a couple small bumps in the same area that i bit my lip. What is this and how can I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds as though your still healing from the first lip biting...Sometimes when you bite your lip you cause oral germs to fins a pace to hide and then begin to cause a slight irritation..Rinse your mouth with a mixture of 10% salt to water. Do it three to four times a day. If the bumps are still there in 36 hours you need to see your MD. Good luck and I wish you well.
      The Denture Pro.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you treat small skin bumps on tricept area of your arms?
    I have small dry bumps that look like pimples but arent. They dont seem to respond to any type of skin cream. Can they be treated at all?

    • ANSWER:
      oxy 10 or put some rubbing alcohol on it.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best drugstore skin care products for clogged pore/ bumpy forhead skin?
    My skins biggest issue is that my pores are always clogged. If you look close at my nose and around it you will see all my little pores and they are clogged. I have big pores in the area under my nose and on my cheeks next to my nose. Also I recently got small bumps all over my forhead that are skin color and they are so stubborn and just dont go away. I dont think its because of a product but just because of puberty or something cause I am in highschool. Im looking for any products that include face washes, makeup removers, moisturizers, masks. And maybe you could reccomend a skin care routine for my type of skin? I have combo oily skin so I get oily (mostly) in my t-zone.Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Obagi Clenziderm Pore Therapy... you'll too recommend everyone.
      i have become a big fan of Obagi and Skinceuticals products these 2 are having best products for skin care and beauty products.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the small bump on my inner thigh?
    there's a small bump on my inner thigh. it is about the size of a pea and it's hard. it's also a little darker than my skin. it's very far up my thigh to where you cannot see it if I wear shorts. I've been havin it for a couple years now but it is just starting to bother me because I don't know what it is. it's a little embarrassing when I wear a bikini. please help!

    • ANSWER:
      that's where they put the microchip tracking device in you at the hospital

  44. QUESTION:
    I have small bumps on my penis and arms what is it?
    I have these small bumps that appeared on my penis my arm and face. The bumps are the same color as my skin. Can some tell me what these are how I get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts

  45. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps around my mouth and chin?
    I've had them for one year now and they haven't gone away. There small bumps, at first I though they were acne and it would go away but you cant do anything to them. They are the color of my skin but small and bumpy. I have them on the corner of my mouth and just a bit above my chin.

    • ANSWER:
      Forget Harmeet's answer - oral herpes doesn't last for a year! Sounds like someone only half listened during sex education eh Harmeet?

      Are you a guy? If so, and if the bumps are just under your lower lips and show more when you push your lips over your teeth, I fielded this exact question a month ago.

      The answer there was "hey, you're getting facial hair". Remember that beard hair is pretty spiky, and facial skin is pretty thin. You can't shave UNDER the skin, so there's always stubble under the skin, and when the skin is tightened they "poke" underneath the skin to form little bumps. When you curl your lip over your lower teeth to take a look in the mirror, they're pretty apparent.

      If that's not the case, then it could be any number of things and Yahoo! Answers is not likely to get it right. See a dermatologist.

  46. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if you have small bumps on the head of your penis?
    I'm 13 and today in class my penis started to hurt later I saw small bumps on the head of it and I havent had sex what could this mean?

    • ANSWER:
      The small bumps have to do with the sebaceous glands, designed to keep the head soft and supple. The bumps likely have no relation to the hurting unless you're uncircumcised and the skin was pulling or something.

      Here's an article about sebaceous glands: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebaceous_gland

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best recommended skin care products for men?
    Ive never taken care of my skin and i realized that i need too now. I really need a product that will bring my skin back to its normal tone and get rid of these small bumps, and remove these wrinkles from not sleeping much. The only ones i know of are Proactive but idk how good that works and i dont want to waste money on it. Please help me with some good product suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      I do advise to wear sunscreen every day even if you're staying indoors (I think the one you're using is good)... And some good anti-oxidant serum or cream.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the best concealer for pale skin?
    I do not have bad acne but I have a little on my chin and forehead. They are just small bumps but every now and then, I get one big zit on my chin or under my nose. My skin has a little red to it but I am pretty pasty. What concealer do you recommend for me or which one do you use? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Do I need to go to an oral surgeon to remove this painful small bump in my gum?
    I have a very very small bump (ball like) thing under my skin in my gum. It is pretty painful all around it. I can feel it with my finger and it really bothers me when I'm eating. I want to know what it is. Will it go away. Do I need to go to an oral surgeon?

    Note: I have picked at it a little...
    One more thing... The area around the ball is sore too.

    • ANSWER:
      it might be a canker sore. but you should have it checked out. it may be infected.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have tiny bumps on your inner lip of your mouth?
    The side where it is the mouth skin right in front of your lower teeth. Inner lip. They are very small bumps can only see when I really pull back skin. This normal? Glands or something?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to get bumps there for no reason. I don't really feel them there now. I would get them when I was younger. It could be an std but I can say for me it was not!


skin small bumps

What Are Small Bumps On Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What could these multiple small bumps be on my dog's head?
    My dachshund developed multiple small bumps below her skin on her head sometime between yesterday and today. They aren't red, not causing hair loss, and they don't seem to bother her. In fact, I don't even think she realizes they are there. Does anyone know what this could be?
    Thank you. I was planning on taking her to a vet but I was just seeing if anyone had an idea until I am able to get her there.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be anything from just fatty lumps to malignant tumors. I would suggest getting her to a vet ASAP. If you can not pay for it, most vets are willing to work out payment plans.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is this small bump on the side of my vagina its underneath the skin?
    Small bump underneath the skin? It's sore when i touch it?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    What is a small bump under skin, but is not attached to muscle?
    My two year old pup has a small bump located under his skin on his side. It does not seem to hurt him and I can move it(roll) it around. It is not attached to his muscle only his skin. Could this be a fat muscle and should I worry. Thanks Dusty

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like a cyst or something. Get it checked out.

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of small, invisible pimples?
    I get them on my forehead. They're small bumps, skin colour, and wont go away. I've googled it but can't really find a remedy. I'm assuming it's some type of acne with the same cures as regular acne, but I'd like to be sure there wasn't a better way to be rid of them. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      forehead acne is a common problem. Breakouts are prone to occur on the forehead due to the excessive amounts of oil that collects in the hair as well as the pesky habit many of us have of touching our foreheads to brush aside hair or contemplate life. Luckily, this type of acne can be dealt with as part of your bathing ritual.

      Acne Cleanser
      The most important thing you will want to do is shower every day. Having clean, oil free hair is a good start. Try using shampoo with tea tree oil which is thought to prevent excessive oil production.

      2

      Forehead Acne
      When you wash your face in the shower you should use a product with antibacterial properties. Benzoyl peroxide is a common type of acne wash used for this purpose.

      3

      Acne Treatments
      It is also important to use an exfoliant on your skin to scrape away any dead skin cells that may eventually clog your pores and cause a breakout. Exfoliants with salicylic acid are particularly beneficial as salicylic acid helps remove these dead cells in a non-abrasive way. Pay special attention to the hair line where most forehead acne occurs.

      4
      After you are finished showering it is important to apply a toner to the affected forehead area. This will clean off any soap or oil residue and give your skin a fresh start for the day.

      5

      Acne Treatments
      Finish off with a moisturizer that contains no oil and has either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. This will help prevent over drying. If your skin is too dry you will begin to create an excessive amount of oil which will exacerbate the problem.

      6

      Acne Treatments
      It is also important to care for you insides. Taking a daily multivitamin and drinking plenty of water can help your body work in the way it is supposed to and often results in less acne

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of small bumps under skin?
    I have all these small bumps on both sides of my mouth, around my chin.
    How do I get rid of them?
    Theyve been there for a long time. It seems like nothings working to get rid of them
    Pleaseeee any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      I had this once, turned out to be little pimple things under my skin.
      try deep cleaning your skin a few times a week with a deep cleaning cleanser, to bring out the spots (better out than in lol)
      also, maybe use face masks more often?

      if this doesn't help, perhaps speak to your pharmacist, they're the experts :)

      good luck

  6. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps around my jawbone and chin.?
    I think it may be a rash or something from the sun but i don't know. Anyways, there are these really small bumps on my skin around my jawbones, on my cheek and they just started coming down on to my chin. I also have the same bumps on my upper arm. What are they and how do I get rid of them??

    If this helps, I used a facial soap but then stopped because I realized that the soap was creating more of the bumps, Then I used a different kind and they started to go down but now they're back.

    • ANSWER:
      Its most likely a reaction to some type of soap, facial cream or sunblock. My best advance would be to clean it with just warm water for a while or use a very mild soap. You could also go to the doctor to be sure.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps above my nose and below my the center of my eyebrows?
    They are small bumps under my skin. They dont hurt and they dont look like pimples. they have no color other than the color of my skin. plzz help and how to get rid of them!!

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like dry skin, or an allergic reaction to something. Try putting a face moisturizer on the affected area, and dont use the harsh facial cleansers on it.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps on my skin?
    I'm pregnant and last night I slept over at my cousins, her bed was quite dirty I think and today I've noticed red small bumps all over my skin, sometimes they can be a bit itchy but not so much. I just want to know if this sounds familiar to anyone and if its really gonna be so important that I have to go hospital tonight?

    • ANSWER:
      Bedbug bites? O.O

  9. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps on my dogs back?
    My pitbull has like 5 small bumps on top of her skin on her back. They look like moles on her back but they keep getting bigger and I am really starting to get worried, I cant go to the vet because he is out on vacation which is great. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      When my dog got lumps on his back it was due to a flea problem.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the bumps on your cheeks called?
    I don't know why, just started wondering... What are those small bumps of skin on the inside of your cheeks, near the front of your mouth, called?

    And do they even have a purpose, or are they just there?
    On the inside of your mouth... you don't have acne inside your mouth ><

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably either acne or rosacea.

      *EDIT*
      ok you didn't say *inside your mouth* the first time. If you're talking about INSIDE YOUR MOUTH then its probably the salivary glands.

  11. QUESTION:
    There is a small bump on my neck under the skin?
    About a day ago I rested my hand on my neck and felt a small bump under the skin. It doesn't hurt at all and I wouldn't have noticed it if I never felt it. If I run my hand over it I don't feel anything, only when I put a little pressure in it. It's at the very top under the outline of my face and about an inch away from my ear. Do you know what could have caused this or what it might be?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    What are those small bumps under armpits?
    They aren't red, or irritated. They are just small bumps the colour of my skin. But they are so nasty too look at, it's embarrassing to raise my arms. Also, I've had it for years. If I get it surgically removed, would that leave scars?

    • ANSWER:
      hair bumps i think

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of or cover up the small bumps on my forehead?
    I don't have that bad of acne, but I have small bumps on my forehead so my skin isn't smooth and it looks bad. Any tips on how to cover them up with makeup or what products/methods can I use to treat them?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      try to use highlighter on your forehead then use foundation and a little bronzer, that way your face will look more glowy than bumpy!

      make sure you take your make up off each night and dont overdo it! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some good ways of evening out my skin tone?
    using home remedies i have a few red marks that were left by past acne they are fading, but i also seem to have small bumps on my skin i believe they are pimples but they are my skin color and can be seen mostly in the light how can i get rid of the small little pimples using home remedies as well..
    nah i don't really like using makeup ..
    but thxs..

    • ANSWER:
      I love doing natural home remedies :) Here's a few that helped me even out skin and reduce redness and acne scaring!
      I currently just slice a thin slice of a lemon and rub it on my face and let if dry for 15 minutes. It may sting but it will even out your skin (and whiten it, hopefully that's ok for you!)
      Milk/Honey masks work well too. Just mix a little milk and honey, set on face and let dry for 15 minutes then rinse!
      Try all sorts of fruits and vegetables, that's what Im doing right now. Anything from tomato, oatmeal, lime, potatoes, cucumber, bananas, strawberries, almonds, yougurt, green tea, grapes and any of these combined will help clear and brightening complections and reduce redness! You can do these from 1 time a week to every day, but be careful of the acidic fruits, use those only once or twice a week!
      If you dont want to rub fruit and veggies on your face, then aloe vera also moisturizes and clears skin tone :)
      If you want a product that helps even out skin tone and can prevent acne use "Aveenos Daily Brightening Scrub" I've been using it for over a year and its even out my skin and prevented acne! Plus, its natural igredients (but not organic).
      Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of small bumps under my eyes?
    I have really small bumps under my eyes that are my skin color. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    How to rid or temporarily hide small bumps on skin?
    I think what I have on my skin(cheeks, chin and nose) are clogged pores, they're not spots because my spot cream doesn't rid them, so they must only rid spots and not anything really else. I tried to use an Avon warming mask, and it only took away 50% of them and temporarily made my skin feel smooth but not exactly look it. This is gross n
    But when I squeeze them (which I know is wrong, a string white thingy comes out) its so gross. I don't know what to do any more, it makes me seem S if I have a load of spots on my skin, but it just clogged pores(I think). I wash my face twice a day and don't wear makeup, and because I have oily skin, I would use mineral foundation, but I don't wear makeup (maybe once every 2 months or so). Anyways, what do I do? I'm going to a wedding in a week an really want these small bumps to go away ): . They're not blackheads maybe not whiteheads because they're the same colour as my skin.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can get or temporarily hide small bumps on skin, by surgery, after consulting a Dermatologist...

  17. QUESTION:
    When do you stop putting the acne cream on?
    Right now I am left with small bumps and red skin marks on my chin from an acne breakout. Does putting acne cream on the leftover bumps and marks help them heal?

    • ANSWER:
      I think there's no prob;em in putting acne cream in those bumps.. I use Clean & Clear Acne Clearing Gel and it says on the label "apply product directly on acne spots AND also where you may feel one emerging.." so it kind of prevents small bumps from growing into acne.. prevention is still the key. Try to switch to a foaming anti-acne gel (Clean & Clear has one) followed by hydrating toner and oil-free moisturizer. Send me an email if this helps :)

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the small white bumps on my feet?
    I noticed small white bumps under the skin of the bottom of my big toe and some on the toe next to it. The bumps are sticking out and i don't know what it could be. I play basketball sometimes and run. I don't know what it is but they've been there for a while.

    • ANSWER:
      Go wash your feet more often.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps around my mouth and chin?
    I've had them for one year now and they haven't gone away. There small bumps, at first I though they were acne and it would go away but you cant do anything to them. They are the color of my skin but small and bumpy. I have them on the corner of my mouth and just a bit above my chin.

    • ANSWER:
      Forget Harmeet's answer - oral herpes doesn't last for a year! Sounds like someone only half listened during sex education eh Harmeet?

      Are you a guy? If so, and if the bumps are just under your lower lips and show more when you push your lips over your teeth, I fielded this exact question a month ago.

      The answer there was "hey, you're getting facial hair". Remember that beard hair is pretty spiky, and facial skin is pretty thin. You can't shave UNDER the skin, so there's always stubble under the skin, and when the skin is tightened they "poke" underneath the skin to form little bumps. When you curl your lip over your lower teeth to take a look in the mirror, they're pretty apparent.

      If that's not the case, then it could be any number of things and Yahoo! Answers is not likely to get it right. See a dermatologist.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why Does My Girlfriend Have These Small Red Bumps?
    Small Red Bumps On Skin?
    My girlfriend has been getting these small red bumps on her feet, legs, and chest the past few days. They start as little red dots that don't stick out but are now raising. It's not a heat rash or chicken pox, this much I know. They don't itch or cause pain and they don't seem to be contagious, as I have none. They're fairly close together, but not touching, and they seem to be in patches. What could the problem be and how can we treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      This might be weird but make sure your bed sheets are clean lol

  21. QUESTION:
    How can i shave without getting little red bumps on my skin?
    Whenever I shave I am normally left with small red bumps on my skin, I am unsure of what they are but they are very hard to get rid of and they seem to get worse each time I shave. Is this normal? Is there a way to shave without getting these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you shave with lots of soap or special shaving cream. You get those bumps from razor burn. Which usually means your skin is not getting enough moisturizer when shaving.

  22. QUESTION:
    theres a small bump around my nose piercing?
    on the outside of my nostril i have a small bump of skin by the nose piercing (stud)
    how can i get rid of it?
    can i go to a piercing professional and have them change the jewelry?

    • ANSWER:
      Ohmygosh. Same thing happened to me. Thing
      is, I didn't even touch it that much ! I would
      lightly place ny finger over it once & BAM ! Big
      red bump the next day. Basically, do not touch it.
      At all. Except for when youu clean it. It can take a
      few days to a few weeks for it to go away. In fact,
      I still get a little bubble/bump around mine if I
      touch it too much & I've had it for over a year & a
      half. So keep doing the sea salt soaks or even get
      a q tip & put contact solution on it & rub that
      around your nose piercing, inside & out. The salt
      in the contact solution kind of dries everything
      out & kills germs & also speeds up the process of
      getting rid of the bump. Just do that 2-3 times a
      day & the bump should start to go away. :3

  23. QUESTION:
    Our 2 year old Shorkie has an itching problem what else can we do?
    He has small bumps on his skin that itch all the time. He is taking Benadryl tablets and a prescription from the vet. Nothing yet has worked. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      best thing to do is find out what he is allergic to. if its rashes on the skin it is more likely it is something environmental and not something in his food. you can have an allergy test done at you vet, get a quote because that can be pricey. or you can try to find out on your own, start changing chemical cleaning products first, one at a time at weekly intervals. also, it could be something in the yard, fertilizer, weed killers, etc.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do you know if your cat has ticks?
    My cat has small bumps under his skin that is why I thought he could have ticks.He is a total indoor cat.He has never been outside except a few times when we moved and when we took him to the vets.

    • ANSWER:
      The ticks float to the top when you hold the cat completely under water for 5 minutes.

  25. QUESTION:
    What can these small bumps be coming from?
    My boyfriend skin started to itch followed by small bumps that got bigger as he stratched 2months later it started to effect my skin could it be something at his apartment and can I be effecting my family when I come home.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like he has scabies, which is common for someone who does not wash often enough

  26. QUESTION:
    My dog has bumps on her and I dont know if it is just an infection or cancer?
    My dog Carmen is ab out 9 years old and is developing small bumps under her skin. She has about 4 of these bumps and some are protruding from the skin while others are not. She also has hair loss around her tail and on the bottom and belly. Her skin is dry where the hair loss is but she has no fleas. Does anyone have any idea of what might be wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      The vet can tell for sure what the bumps are. If it is serious, he can treat it now making the treatment much more effective!

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you get perfect and creamier skin from head to toe?
    I am a black teen girl (my skin is not chocolate dark, it is brown) and I want to know how to get your skin flawless and lighter/creamier/purer! I get white heads on my face often, I have dark circles under eyes, I have really small bumps the color of my skin on my face, My skin can either be dry or greasy/oily and I have large pores! Can you help me achieve perfect skin to die for? Should I wear sunscreen even though I am not white(not to be racist)? If so what type of sunscreen! Is there a daily regime I should do! Please help! I've always wanted great skin!

    • ANSWER:
      EVERYONE needs sunscreen! UV rays are harmful to any skin type.
      Check out a pore-reducing cleanser or face mask make for your skin type. Once I find a brand I like, I get multiple types so I can use which ever I need for that day.
      Drink a lot of water (64-80 oz/day) and you'll see results within a few weeks (or less).
      If you're young, your skin is going to change anyway. Stay away from future scarring by not picking at anything.
      Pay attention to what you put near your face: are your pillow cases clean? Do you lean on your palm? Do you talk with your chin on the phone?
      For the circles, make sure you get your sleep. Stick to a schedule and get at least 7 hours a night. If you're a teen, you need more.
      If you don't see a difference after all that - and you must stick to it - then ask a dermatologist. I think you're gonna look great!

  28. QUESTION:
    I have small bumps under on side of my neck and my skin feels rough?
    I am 17 year old and i just noticed I have small bumps under one side of my neck and my skin feels rough and feels really dry when i rub it. I don't know could I have dry skin? I mean when i wash under my neck dose not feels so rough anymore. My neck doesn't hurt at all just feels weird when i rub it and I looked at my neck in a mirror it look darker then my normal skin color. Its just on small spot the side of my neck just feels weird. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably achne, everyone has it. Try putting some lotion on it and wash it too. Could also be a zit, pimple, mole, etc. Probably nothing serious. Good luck :)

  29. QUESTION:
    I have itchy bumps spreading quickly on the skin of my body! What is this?
    So about a week ago, my skin starting getting small bumps on my skin, and now they have spread all over my legs and is starting to go on my arms and neck. What is wrong with me! I heard this could happen when your prego, but i am 14 and still a virgin, and i plan to stay that way for a while longer.

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of small bumps on my face?
    My skin is fairly clear but I have very small bumps on my face. There not pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads but just small bumps.You can't notice them unless you get really close to my face but I just want to get rid of them.I wash my face with Clearasil,then rub on alcohol,then clean and clear astringent...still doesn't go away.I need help!

    • ANSWER:

      When you get out of the shower, scrub it (not too hard!) with your towel. When dry put some facial lotion on your face (I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion). Leave it on your face and apply make-up or whatever over it :]
      It may take up to a week to fully heal, but t will start getting better every day-- and it really works!

  31. QUESTION:
    What are these huge itchy bumps on my skin?
    I have been waking up with huge, red, itchy bumps on all different parts of my body for the last couple months. They itch and burn and swell for about 3 or four days. Then, they just turn into these small little bumps on my skin. I get them on my legs, arms, and face so far. I have no idea what they are, but it really worries me. Any ideas?
    I highly doubt they are bedbugs, I rarely sleep in my bed. I usually sleep on the couch, or the chair, or the floor. Wherever I happen to be when I get tired, lol. I even stayed over at a neighbors house to watch her kids and got them when I woke there.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, bed bugs!
      they live in beds, chairs, couches, rugs.
      spray rugs and sofa with lysol spray.
      change your sheets. wash in hot water.
      put aloe lotion on skin before bed so they can't grab.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can you please help me identify which type of acne I may have?
    So I have small bumps on my skin that are the same color as my skin tone or redish. They aren't pimples or zits because they can't really be popped. Sometimes they can be peeled off and when they are they just become soft but bumpy stillm. Sometimes they will occur after I had gotten waxed on my forehead or something. Or sometimes they become really white and firm and dry to.

    • ANSWER:
      They sound like white heads to me. I have them too. They usually come in clusters and are small bumps all over the skin. If not white heads, then black heads, which are a little different in texture and color.

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of small bumps on my face, where acne used to be?
    I used to have medicore acne on my face when I was a teenager (not too long ago). I'm now 22 years old and I get acne only occasionally; it's not a big deal and it doesn't bother me. What does bother me though are the bumps that have persisted through my teenage years and are still on my face . On my forehead and on nose especially, there are small bumps (where my old acne used to be) that have been there for years and just won't go away. What can I do?

    I'm thinking it's dirty pores, if it is, how long does it take to clean the pores and what should i use? Is it a good idea to "pop" the bumps so I can clean the pores more quickly, and "deflate" the bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      try going to a determotoligist and asking about Differn.... it helps clear up skin bumps, acne etc... :) worked for me :)

  34. QUESTION:
    how can i remove the bumps on my skin naturally?
    I had a lot of small bumps on my skin since i started swimming as my sport. I tried to use scrubs to remove these bumps but i really can't see the effects. What natural scrub or lotion can remove these blemishes since i don't want to remove them using laser. Please help me:)

    • ANSWER:
      D ef get a lotion that contains no alcohol at all, alcohol based products will make them worse, plus anything with fragrance in it will do it to. i have real sensitive skin and i have to be real careful about the lotions i put on my skin. Scrubs are a no no they will irritate them more then anything just use a mild lotion after using warm not hot water in the shower they should start to go away for you honey hope it gets better god bless ps i use Vaseline Intensive Care

  35. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps under my eyelid skin?
    I've had a small bump under my upper eyelid skin for a really long time and I thought it was nothing. It doesn't hurt and it isn't discolored, but there is a tiny bump smaller than a pea under the skin. And now there is one under the bottom eyelid skin of each eye. They don't seem dangerous but I was wondering if anyone knew what they were, how to get rid of them, or what they are caused by?

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  36. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps I have on my chest and arms?
    I am 28 Years old and have never had these small bumps appear on my chest before? They started on my chest and then I noticed them on my back and now they are on my upper arms. They are not red or that visible. They just feel like small bumps all over and I dont understand why this has all of a sudden happened to me? Do you think I am allergic to something? Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Marissa, your having an allergic reaction or an immune response to something.

      Could be contact dermatitis (new washing powder etc.), another reaction to an allergen (a scratch test will help pinpoint the allergen), hydradentis suppurativa or hundreds of other things.

      Let your doctor/dermatologist have a look, skin problems are easily diagnosed on sight.

      Take care.

  37. QUESTION:
    What to do about an ingrown hair in pubic region?
    I have a small bump under the skin from what looks to be like an ingrown hair & it's pretty close to my female organs. It's been there about two weeks and is sore to the touch. Is there any way to get rid of it? Or do I have to wait for it to go on its own?

    • ANSWER:
      First, wash your hands thoroughly, including under your fingernails.
      Apply hot compresses to open the hair follicle.
      Then use pointed or needle nosed tweezers (first sterilize in rubbing alcohol) to pull out the hair.
      You might have to squeeze slightly (which is why your hands have to be scrupulously clean).

      Wash the area, and apply a dab of Neosporin antibiotic ointment.
      It will be fine.

  38. QUESTION:
    small pink bumps protruding from skin,burning sensation inside left breast and showing of veins?
    I just recently went to the doctor for these white pimples on my breasts and she told me that It was because of the oil on my breasts were bubbling up. Just recently I found 2 small pink bumps protruding from skin, they don't move or hurt they are just there. I have also noticed red veins around my breast. They are not popping out but they are visible. I also have been getting breast pain and a slight burning sensation in breast that comes and goes. I've been reading online and It's been really freaking me out.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you have some sort of skin condition....a trip to the dermatologist can help answer your question. Don't read anything online, you can die from a sore finger too. :)

  39. QUESTION:
    What could be small lumps in face and around eyes?
    Lumps are very small bumps and when dug out of the skin are hard solid white masses. They stay away for awhile but come back. Mostly on upper cheeks near eyes. Plus eye lids have lumps growing on them.
    No makeup worn. Woman in her early 40's. Lumps/bumps not real noticeable. Fair skinned with freckles.
    Cannot go to doctor - already have very high hospital bills to pay off from husband breaking his back.
    Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I would say there is a good possibility that you have xanthelasma. These are small fatty deposits that are found around the eyes. They can be hereditary as they are often found on asian and Mediterranean populations. They are also found on people who have high cholesterol levels in their blood.

      I would recommend that you do a web search on xanthelasma photos and see if they look like yours.

      For the most part they are harmless, but if you have high cholesterol you would want to take some perscription statins for that.

  40. QUESTION:
    Do I need to go to an oral surgeon to remove this painful small bump in my gum?
    I have a very very small bump (ball like) thing under my skin in my gum. It is pretty painful all around it. I can feel it with my finger and it really bothers me when I'm eating. I want to know what it is. Will it go away. Do I need to go to an oral surgeon?

    Note: I have picked at it a little...
    One more thing... The area around the ball is sore too.

    • ANSWER:
      it might be a canker sore. but you should have it checked out. it may be infected.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to exfoliate my face?
    I'm using sugar (brown) and extra virgin olive oil okay? The olive oil is cooking oil though & I don't know if it will clog my pores or not...
    & Once I mix these do I just rub my face with it, rinse, then dry?

    I don't have acne, but my skin is just sort of bumpy, like I have random really small bumps my skin color that cause my skin to be a bit rough and have uneven skin tone & I'm trying to find something to fix that so I'm starting with exfoliating my skin!

    Any other skin tips would be greatly appreciated :)

    I'm looking for some home made remedies also :)

    • ANSWER:
      By mildly abrading your skin with exfoliating agents, you will remove the surface layer of dead cells. Afterward, fine lines will be less visible and your complexion will glow. Here are a few easy steps to exfoliating your face and improve your complexion.

      1. Moisten your face with water before exfoliating.

      2. Use a loofah, exfoliating gloves or a synthetic scrubbing sponge designed for the face.

      3. Apply an exfoliating cleanser specially designed for faces to the loofah or sponge. Some exfoliating cleansers contain up to 25 percent pumice, and these should never be used on the face.

      4. Rub your face with the loofah or sponge using circular motions. Avoid scrubbing under the eyes, because the skin there is thin and easily damaged by abrasive cleansers and exfoliating sponges.

      5. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water. Hot water is harsh on skin, especially delicate face skin.

      6. Apply a moisturizer containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids. These acids will continue the exfoliating process, because acids cause additional dead skin cells to slough off.

      7. Try an exfoliating mask. Make one by mashing up a papaya and smearing it on your face. The enzymes help exfoliate the skin. Rinse off thoroughly after 15 minutes.

  42. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of small bumps on my nose?
    I have these really small bumps on my nose the color of my skin and it makes my skin look rough and gross.My doctor told me to use st. ives scrub to smooth it off and neutrogena clear pore toner to close the poors up but they don't work /:. Help please? :( ...Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      To me it seems like they could be either pimples or whiteheads. Basically, these are the same thing — both pimples and whiteheads are clogged pores. I’ve dealt with just about every skin issue imaginable, so I think I can help you with your skin bumps. Here’s what I would do if I had some whiteheads that wouldn’t go away:

      Deep clean. Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser every day. I do this and it keeps my skin smooth. I tend to get skin bumps if I use a regular cleanser instead. If you’re afraid of exfoliators or they’re too harsh on your skin, use a soft textured washcloth as you’re washing your face with a gentle cleanser. (Don’t use soap!) Rub the washcloth or use your fingers to rub the exfoliating cleanser in small circular motions all over the face. Not only will this help get rid of dead skin cells and clean out your clogged pores, but it will also promote blood circulation to the surface of your skin. I get small pimples here and there, but if I exfoliate every day, they’re few and far between!

      Use astringent or toner. These products are made to clean out pores. The only problem is that a lot of them are made with alcohol so they can be very drying — and that’s bad for your skin even if it’s oily! So look for ones that are made not to dry out skin and dab some on a cotton ball and apply it wherever you have skin bumps/whiteheads/pimples.

      Nose strips. There are some Biore strips made to remove blackheads from the nose. They’re sticky strips that you leave on your nose for a few minutes, then you pull them off, taking what’s clogging the pores on the nose with them. Whenever I’ve used them, they’ve seemed to be effective at taking out whiteheads too, so I would try that. However, I wouldn’t use the Biore strip underneath the eyes — that skin is very sensitive, and the strips aren’t good for sensitive skin. Nose only!

      Wash at night. I always make sure to use a gentle (not exfoliating) facial cleanser at night. During the day, lots of dirt and oil builds up on your face, and you should be sure to clean it off before you go to bed. Follow it up with a light facial moisturizer — something made not to clog pores. Also, make sure you wash your face after you work out, go to the pool or beach, or after you come in from a hot sweaty day.

      Every once in a while, use a clay mask or deep-cleaning scrub.The Mary Kay products are the ones i like and I like their microdermabrasion scrub. It’s sort of like an exfoliating cleanser, but it feels like it cleans even more deep down and really smoothes out my skin. I use it about once a week.
      It sounds like your whitehead/pimple problem is very minor and that you just need to give your skin some TLC to get rid of the skin bumps. Be sure to take care of it, use gentle products and keep it well cleansed and moisturized — and you’ll be on your way to smoother skin.

  43. QUESTION:
    I have a small bump-thing on my back where I cannot feel any sensation?
    It is like a small bump under the skin, feels almost like a circle that is flattened in the middle, and when it is touched lightly or rubbed, I cannot feel it. Does anyone have any idea what this could be?

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  44. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to heal after giving blood?
    I gave blood about 10 days ago. I think when they took it, they didn't do a very good job with the needle. But here I still am with a small bump on the skin where the needle went in, and tenderness/soreness in the area. It's not like I can't use my arm or anything, but at the same time, it's like I just gave blood today and nothing is healing up. I had a small bruise for a few days. But that went away. The bump and soreness though are totally unchanged. What gives?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a hematoma (collection of blood under skin). Sometimes it happens is the phlebotomist pulls forcebly on the syringe. Next time apply pressure to the site for awhile. Apply warm compress to the spot to help eliminate some soreness.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my testicle and penis?
    I have small bumps that are inside the skin of my testicle and penis. What could they be?
    Please serious answers...

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  46. QUESTION:
    What is the best drugstore skin care products for clogged pore/ bumpy forhead skin?
    My skins biggest issue is that my pores are always clogged. If you look close at my nose and around it you will see all my little pores and they are clogged. I have big pores in the area under my nose and on my cheeks next to my nose. Also I recently got small bumps all over my forhead that are skin color and they are so stubborn and just dont go away. I dont think its because of a product but just because of puberty or something cause I am in highschool. Im looking for any products that include face washes, makeup removers, moisturizers, masks. And maybe you could reccomend a skin care routine for my type of skin? I have combo oily skin so I get oily (mostly) in my t-zone.Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Obagi Clenziderm Pore Therapy... you'll too recommend everyone.
      i have become a big fan of Obagi and Skinceuticals products these 2 are having best products for skin care and beauty products.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have purple/red bruising with bumps in my arms after WAXing?
    It's my first time waxing and I used Nair waxing to remove hairs in the arms (not pits) just arms and i had to stop because all of a sudden I have small bumps in the skin with purple/red dots. Is that normal? if so when will it fade away?

    • ANSWER:
      whats normal for some people may not be normal for you and vice versa.

      your skin may just have gotten a reaction to the nair wax. its probably best not to use that same product again.
      you should keep an eye on it and if it doesnt show improvements in the next week or so, i would say go to the doctor .

      your best option would be to not use the product again, unless the bumps are causing pain (if they hurt, go to doctor!)

  48. QUESTION:
    How to check for splints on my horses legs?
    I have been riding since I could walk, but never really been told much about splints. How do I check for them and what am I looking for? what causes them? and can they be fixed? my horse has fine legs and i jump her, ride her on the road, bareback, trails etc and i just wonder sometimes what to look for. she gets bumps on her legs that all end up being small bumps on her skin and when i feel them i get a little scared but i know splints are under the skin. can someone please help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Splints are caused by trauma to either side of the cannon bone during the horse's life when they are 2-5 years old. There are 2 splint bones in each leg(1 in each side) and when a horse is young the ligament attatching the splint bones to the cannon are ossifying. If there is signifigant trauma to the cannon area during this time, the ligament forms extra calcification, externally seen as a splint. It is simply a slight bony enlargement on the cannon bone, usually in the inside, and just a blemish. The horse shouldn't go lame from them unless he knocks one loose. You can prevent them by working your horse in boots while it's young. Splints cannot be fixed, simply prevented. You can check for splints either visually or by running your hand down the cannon area of the horse.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my keloids?And get smoother even toned skin on my back?
    My back has basically been through hell and back.Bad acne for four years and now i have small bumps throughout my back and the skin tone is uneven and the general appearance just isn't normal looking.What can i do to minimize the appearance of the bumps on my back or keloids and get a smooth even toned healthy complexion?

    • ANSWER:
      keloids are scars and as such are permanent. You can talk to a plastic surgeon about various treatments and surgeries, but essentially, there isn't a lot they can do.

  50. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of spots under the skin and red marks?
    I have lots of small bumps on my skin (particularly my cheeks and forehead) which have been there for almost 3 years and they seem impossible to get rid of! its like theyre under the skin but never come up as a whiteheads and I have literally tried everything to try and get rid of them like getting dermatologist cream, face washes, tea tree and leaving it but nothing seems to be working! ive spent LOADS on products claiming to get rid of acne which is apparently what its called but they either dry my skin out or make the spots worse. Can anyone please give me advice to help get rid of this acne and red markings which are left behind?:{

    • ANSWER:
      They are scars most likely from blemishes or are blemishes that didn't completely mature and drain. Either way, you need to see a lisenced dermotologist and get some real advise as to how to get rid of them. My brother had to have laser treatments to smooth his face due to having such a bad acne problem as a teen. Good luck.


what are small bumps on skin

Bumps In The Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What can I do for a rash that looks like little bumps, like chicken skin?
    The little bumps are skin colored, they only turn red after I scratch, they are spreading onto my chest, neck & face. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      go to a dermatologist and they will pescribe you this special lotion that makes your skin soft and get rid off it. you use it every day when you get out of the shower it will clear it up quickly too!

  2. QUESTION:
    What is this bump of skin that is on me hand?
    Hey!
    So on the inner part of my hands ( where ur inner palms and lines are) there is a bump of skin on the middle of my index finger of my right hand. It has been there for atleast 7 months. When i rip of the bump of skin it starts to bleed and there is more skin or something like that. If i can please know what this is and if i need to get this checked out. Please and Thanks a whole lot!

    • ANSWER:
      Well if it bleeds its not hard, and it bleeds its a good sign..
      It means its probably nothing to worry about. :)
      Just cream and keep it dry.

  3. QUESTION:
    My bf says he has pain when he urinates(burning) and white bumps on top of penis. What could this be?
    He says there are alot of little white-ish bumps, skin peeling, and alot of pain. Do you think this is an STD?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh yes! keep clear!!

  4. QUESTION:
    Why Is There A Bump of Skin on My Armpit?
    I know it sounds weird but I have a little bump of skin on my armpit that does not do any harm, except when you try to get rid of it. Then it bleeds, and comes back. I have only tried to get rid of it once. First, what is it? Second, what can I do to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a boil, ingrown hair, a mole growing .......chances are it is a boil or a mole. Is it painful? Does puss leak out? How long has it been there?

      If it is a boil. The doctor may recommend antibiotics. If it is a mole, you can't do much but let it grow in. You can try castor oil and baking soda mixed in a paste and leave it on a few hours, for about a week and see if it helps.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have a bump of skin on back of cartilidge ear piercing?
    I've had my cartilidge piercing for over eight months now, the piercer did it with a needle. I have this bump of skin on the back, it's only small just at the entry point. Is that normal? Did it not heal properly? It is painless really. Was just wondering if that's common with peircings, or if I should be concerned? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Completely normal. It could be one of two things: it may be a boil/ blister type thing. In that situation it would have puss inside. It may also just be scar tissue. Dont worry about it unless it starts hurting. If you want to get rid of it you can try a warm salt compress. Put sea salt (NOT TABLE SALT) in hot water, but make sure the mixture is no salter than tears. Put a cloth in the mixture and hold it over your piercing for 10-15 mins a day. That is your best bet for getting rid of it. But like a said, since it doesn't hurt and isnt some bizarre color or anything, don't be worried:)

  6. QUESTION:
    What causes an itchy rash on my shins?
    There are little pimple like bumps, skin is dry and there is also some little scabs.

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you are getting all of the soap rinsed out of your socks.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can sebaceous prominence on the penis spontaneously appear?
    Went to get checked out and almost immediately the doctor stated it was just "hair bumps...skin bumps" stating that I had nothing to be worried about. Do you not necessarily have to be born with SP? Can it just develop for various reasons?

    • ANSWER:
      dude i woke up one day and they were there...they form around the hair follicles

  8. QUESTION:
    What could this little bump in my ear be?
    It's a little bump (skin colored) in one of the folds of my outer ear (not in the ear canal) and it hurts sometimes, especially if I touch it. It has been there a number of weeks now and hasn't changed shape, size or location. Someone told me it was a calcium deposit but wouldn't that have gone away by now? I don't want to go to the doc if this is something really simple. Thanks for any of your ideas/advice.

    • ANSWER:
      it might be a sm cyst - i've had 3 or 4 of them and the doctor just pinches them (with something) off...don't think it's too important to get looked ta if that's what it is...but you might want to get it checked out seeing as this would be the first one you've had...hope it's nothing serious...

  9. QUESTION:
    What would cause skin rashes on the hands each spring?
    Each spring time(when it starts to warm up after winter) I get strange skin rashes on my hands between my wrist and fingertips. there are groups of slightly darker colored bumps, and skin peeling, mostly on the inside of the palms and fingertips.

    This is the third year this has happened to me, and the last two years it has lasted about 3 months.

    I went to see a dermitoligist, and he took skin scrapings and told me he would call me with the resualts and never did.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a form of hayfever if you spend a lot of time outside.

      Most people have problems with hayfever in spring and summer when the pollen count is higher.

      Symptoms can include runny or itchy eyes, blocked noses and rashes on the skin.

      A rash is quite common.

      You may also be especially sensitive to temperature change.

      :)

  10. QUESTION:
    What are these tiny bumps on my skin?
    I have these tiny bumps of skin, smaller then a goose bump, and they are in patches. Like some are in a row on my arm, and some are around my belly button. I've gotten sick of this cause they don't hurt/itch/or cause any pain. But they are fricken annoying to look at. And I have a big patch on my shoulder. They look sometimes orange/pink but mostly are skin colored.! THIS IS ANNOYING! Can someone help? I'm 14.

    • ANSWER:
      When you were first describing it I thought you had miniature wart, there just like a finger wart but small but they don't itch and burn. I'd say this is sown thing you show your mother or father and have then take you to a doctor, it could be something you ate, could be from water you swam in if you have recently, could be some plant or thin you rubed against. Could be heat rash, or some bug bites. Never know go to the doctor.

  11. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of bumps on skin under eye? 10 points for winner?
    I have tiny white bumps on the skin under my eyes and i cant cover them up with foundation, i dont know if there is any cream on the market that can help maybe dissolve them. Any help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      They're probably not calcium deposits or pimples or anything like that. Based on your description, they sound like small cysts called milia. They're caused by oil trapped under your skin in areas where you don't really have pores - hence, the reason they're common under the eyes. Have a nurse/doctor/dematologist drain them to avoid scarring, etc. Then exfoliate gently in that area and avoid heavy moisturizers; heavy exfoliating or rubbing can irritate the skin and cause more to form. If you're feeling brave, you can clean the area and open the cyst by pricking it with a sterile needle (very carefully to avoid scarring or other damage - that's usually very delicate skin beneath your eys). Then squeeze the cyst with clean hands covered with a tissue. White material should come out. If you get it completely clean (hard to do sometimes yourself) it shouldn't reoccur unless you continue to use heavy moisturizers, etc, or irritate that area.

  12. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if there are tiny itchy bumps around but NOT ON my tattoo?
    I have had it for five days, it just finished peeling. This morning I woke up and there are little tiny bumps around it that itch. They're not very red, or white. They just look like tiny bumps of skin. For some reason they are all around it but none are on the tattoo.

    • ANSWER:
      If your skin was shaved to prep it for the tattoo, it could be blocked hair follicles. I had some around my fresh tattoo (just over 2 weeks old) and they went away.

  13. QUESTION:
    What would cause red blotches and flesh colored bumps on hands/in between fingers?
    Lately I have been noticing red blotches in between my fingers. It comes and goes and it's always in between different fingers.Sometimes it itches, right now it actually hurts. It's like a burning. If you feel, it feels slightly raised and the bumps are skin colored with red all around.

    What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      I've had that before when I put on too much hand lotion and then itched it a lot.

  14. QUESTION:
    why is my skin red after using cucumber mask?
    I put on a cucumber mask (nothing in it but raw cucumber) and I took it off to find my cheeks red and with little bumps. My skin is now red and burning a little. I eat cucumbers; I love pickles, I have cucumbers sometimes in my salad, and I've used this mask before. I have no idea why my skin reacted like this. Anyone know why?

    • ANSWER:
      We can sometimes develop allergic reactions to things we could previously tolerate, and this might be what has happened with you and the cucumber mask.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the little dry circular patches of bumps on my skin?
    Your Question
    What are the Little red circular dry patch of bumps on my skin?
    I got a small patch of little dry bumps on my right arm then with in 3 weeks it had spread to the inside of my arms,my stomache and the back of my legs. It itchs a little but not really and it doesnt hurt, but its all over. What is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry, I have the same problem. It's just dry skin. Try putting some Olay lotion on it every day after you take your shower. After a couple of weeks, it should clear up.

  16. QUESTION:
    My upper lips is a little swollen and have tiny bumps on it. What can it be or how can I cure it?
    It's not itchy or burning and the bumps are skin color.

    • ANSWER:
      depends if it's on the inside or the outside.. outside your looking at herpes.. not that kind!!.. but a certain symplex that cause what we know as cold sores.. for that some abreva or something of that type from any pharmace will do.. and inside many things could have caused you to have bumps even your teeth rubbing against them.. for that there is some stuff called kanka.. at your local pharmacy.. now it burns like the dickens but after it coats the sore it will also numb it.. hope this helps

  17. QUESTION:
    What kind of skin condition does this sound like to you?
    Pink blotches on skin. Skin that hurts and later forms a bump on skin. Painful pink areas of skin. Is it contagious and can it be passed on?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like eczema or psoriasis

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of this strange spider bite bump on my back?
    I have this weird dried bump of skin on my back. It orginally started out as a spider bite but now it dry and getting bigger. Im really starting to get woried. What is it and how do i get rif of it?
    Its about an inch in with.

    • ANSWER:
      Seek assistance from your doctor. he/she will be able to provide you with the answers you need and can prescribe some medication to treat it.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps on my skin and how do I get rid of them?
    I'm 13 years old, but I've had these little red bumps on my skin my entire life. They've always been there and I don't like them. They're pretty much on the outsides of my legs and arms. My skin looks and feels pretty normal on the insides of my thighs and insides of my arms. They are just these little redish bumps everywhere. They've never itched or been sore at all, but they're always there (sometimes they can be seen a little easier than others, but you can always see them). What are they? Why do I have them when no one else does? Most importantly, how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps may be keratosis pilaris. It is harmless and very common. Initial treatment of keratosis pilaris should be intensive moisturizing. Try a cream such as Acid mantle, Vaseline or Complex 15 after bathing, and re-apply the cream again several times daily. Read here for more information.

      http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/keratosis_pilaris.html
      http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm

  20. QUESTION:
    Can Oragel be used as a topical anesthetic for other areas of skin?
    I have a bump of skin, like a boil or something, that I want to remove myself because I have no health insurance and can't pay to have it done. Is there a product I can used to anesthetize the area? For example, would Oragel work? It's just a surface skin thing, so I won't need anything that penetrates into the flesh.

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  21. QUESTION:
    How to remove the skin after the spots have gone?
    Hi, I used to have a couple of spots that came about a couple of years ago. After they went they left skin marks and I've never been able to get rid of this. I've tried to use facial scrubs, foams, and even had skin peels for it. The spot itself has gone but it left a little bump of skin and it makes me very self conscious. I really would appreciate any kind of help but only serious answers please thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you seen a doctor ? If not make an appt.I'm sure the doctor can inject some medication into that to make it shrink it's worth a try anyway.Hope this helps!

  22. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if a bump is skin cancer?
    How can you tell if a weird bump on your skin is skin cancer, can it be red??????

    • ANSWER:
      Usually cancerous bumps are hard and irregular shaped.
      Maybe you should consult your doctor on that..

  23. QUESTION:
    I have really bad Goose skin/goose bups! How do i make them go away?
    I have permanent goose bumps/goose skin. Its not because i am cold either. Is there a cream or remedy to make them go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure you don't have a skin condition? It could be something like keratosis pilaris, which is really common (it's just worse in some than others).
      If that's the case, a dermatologist can prescribe you something to make it go away (by making your skin peel) but unfortunately it comes back after you stop using it.
      I've heard some lotions and such can help clear it up too.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps on the skin, face and neck of my newborn?
    My 5 week old daughter has bumps on her skin, at first I thought baby acne, then I thought reaction to Lotion but now I am not sure what it is.
    I did not put the lotion on her because I thought it was the problem but now I am not too sure, there are more of them and now are going onto her neck upper back and upper chest area. Can anyone help me I am new at all this?
    Thank you all for your help anyone else please answer just so I know... Thanks again.

    • ANSWER:
      It might be eczema, if there bumpy and scaly thats what it might be, sometimes it might bleed.try not to bath ur baby everyday, warm water will flare up and make it worse, bath with slightly cold water, but eczema is when ur baby has an allergic reaction to something, talk to ur doctor, if it is eczema they should prescribe u derma-smoothe which is a body oil to put on ur baby, or if not buy Aquaphor thats whay i use for my daughter eczema.

  25. QUESTION:
    How can i shave without getting little red bumps on my skin?
    Whenever I shave I am normally left with small red bumps on my skin, I am unsure of what they are but they are very hard to get rid of and they seem to get worse each time I shave. Is this normal? Is there a way to shave without getting these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you shave with lots of soap or special shaving cream. You get those bumps from razor burn. Which usually means your skin is not getting enough moisturizer when shaving.

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the bumps on your cheeks called?
    I don't know why, just started wondering... What are those small bumps of skin on the inside of your cheeks, near the front of your mouth, called?

    And do they even have a purpose, or are they just there?
    On the inside of your mouth... you don't have acne inside your mouth ><

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably either acne or rosacea.

      *EDIT*
      ok you didn't say *inside your mouth* the first time. If you're talking about INSIDE YOUR MOUTH then its probably the salivary glands.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the bumps on my skin?
    I mean Ive had bumps on my skin my whole life and it feel rough not soft. I will say I put on a lot of lotions and exfoliated, steam room. Everyones skin is like sensible feeling and mine is rough and it feels thick. Also some of them are red and it makes my skin look red Im extremely white so you can tell easily. What do I do? Does anyone out there have this same problem? If you do message me please. How do you handle it?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be keratosis pilaris? I'm not sure how to fix it, honestly.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is This Normal For a Yeast Infection While Pregnant?
    Haven't had a yeast infection in a decade+ but now 39 weeks pregnant & have a bad one :(
    luckily the only symptom is itching!!! Which is probably the worst symptom! Anyway I've noticed little bumps & skin tag like bumps In the area. Us that normal for a yeast
    Inf.? I'm Hoping it's just skin irritation from itching-scratching! And Ive read developing small skin
    tags in pregnancy is quite common.....RIGHT?

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      If you're interesting in finding out more I've added a link that has some more info.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have some flesh colored bumps on the skin between my vagina and butt hole they hurt should I be worried?
    I have flesh colored bumps on the skin between my vagina and my butt hole they are small and there are only three or four of them. When they are touch they hurt almost like I have been rubbed raw in that area but, only when they are touched any other time they don't hurt. However, some times they do itch. Should I be concerned? Or will they go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like Herpes. To be sure, you need to go to the Dr.
      Good luck to you.

  30. QUESTION:
    Why does my body itch and i see no bumps on my skin?
    I dont see any bumps on my skin so i dont know why its itching so much. And its not like a mosquito itch. I thought it was because of dry skin but putting water only helped a little bit and lotion did the same.

    • ANSWER:
      Dry Skin is a big reason for itchy skin but also allergies.
      You might have been exposed (or are continously exposed) to something new or are developing a new allergy to something you were not allergic to before. Foods can sometimes cause allergies but it's more often pets, dust, clothing, soaps, perfumes.
      Try using dye and fragrance-free laundry detergent in case it's in your clothes or on your sheets.
      That might help.

  31. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of bumps on my inner thigh? please read details?
    So, for some reason, the day before New Years Eve, I found myself with a weird, almost pimple-like, bump on my inner thigh. It was only one and it was really itchy. We recently gave our dog a flea bath so I figured it must be a flea bite. The next day, I woke up and the one from the day before was gone but another had taken its place. This has persisted for quite a while. It is very VERY painful and very itchy. Lately, the bumps have formed a giant cluster and I'm getting worried.
    I have very good hygeine and shower daily.
    Description of bumps: skin tone untill agitated, at which point they become red, a white spot raised in the centre. Can be either alone or in a group. Very painful if anything comes in contact with them. Located on inner thigh.

    • ANSWER:
      They could be non cancerous cysts. To ease the pain, slather on neosporin! That stuff works wonders in a matter of hours. Also if its in an area u shave they could be ingrown hairs, or if ur thighs rub together they could be due to that.

  32. QUESTION:
    I have loads of White bumps under my skin on my face?
    I am 13 and I have lots of White bumps under my skin on my face and it is really getting me down. Is there any natural remedies I can get do to get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.cosmeticscop.com/teen-skin-care.aspx

  33. QUESTION:
    Can you get bumps on your skin from being poked with dog hairs?
    I am dog sitting for a little dog that has sharp needle like hairs (like a Dalmatians). I have noticed that I have little red bumps on my skin. I thought it was fleas at first, but I checked him over well and couldn't find any.

    • ANSWER:
      That happens to me too. But its not the hair. It is the dirt on the hair.

  34. QUESTION:
    If you shave your bikini line enough times, will the skin get "roughed up" and stop breaking out?
    If I shave for so long, will I stop getting bumps?

    Can skin become less sensitive or am I doomed with sensitive skin for the rest of my life?

    • ANSWER:
      Agreed. I'm been shaving "down there" for a very long time... and it doesn't get any better.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have loads of white bumps under my skin on my face?
    I am 13 and I have lots of White bumps under my skin on my face and it is really getting me down. Is there any natural remedies I can get do to get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:
      acne causes pustules so google and see if it is this.
      other things like milia cause white spots which are not serious and just cosmetic. exfoliating may help.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are these huge itchy bumps on my skin?
    I have been waking up with huge, red, itchy bumps on all different parts of my body for the last couple months. They itch and burn and swell for about 3 or four days. Then, they just turn into these small little bumps on my skin. I get them on my legs, arms, and face so far. I have no idea what they are, but it really worries me. Any ideas?
    I highly doubt they are bedbugs, I rarely sleep in my bed. I usually sleep on the couch, or the chair, or the floor. Wherever I happen to be when I get tired, lol. I even stayed over at a neighbors house to watch her kids and got them when I woke there.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, bed bugs!
      they live in beds, chairs, couches, rugs.
      spray rugs and sofa with lysol spray.
      change your sheets. wash in hot water.
      put aloe lotion on skin before bed so they can't grab.

  37. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of these bumps on my skin?
    i have had these bumps on my skin (around the sides of the upper nose, near my eyes) for about 4-5 years now.
    they're NOT whiteheads or blackheads, just bumps of skin. they're not red or itchy.

    what are they? and how can i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I cannot say for sure, obviously without seeing them. From the sounds of the description though, it could possibly be a mild skin disorder called .. emelia, possibly, but I'm not 100% on the name.

      Basically, these are small deposits in your pores, somewhat like a pimple, but it can't just be popped.
      These can be removed by lancing, which involved a trained professional cutting the top open and removing the clog from the pore. It's not as painful as it sounds, and scarring is uncommon.
      Talk to your doctor or you dermatologist (if you have one). They are the only ones who can give you a positive diagnosis.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can you get bumps on your skin from being poked with dog hairs?
    I am dog sitting for a little dog that has sharp needle like hairs (like a Dalmatians). I have noticed that I have little red bumps on my skin. I thought it was fleas at first, but I checked him over well and couldn't find any.

    • ANSWER:
      yes. dog hairs can irritate the skin.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is this hard, pea sized bump under my skin and on the underside of my middle finger?
    Question describes it...

    I have a small pea sized bump under the skin of the underside of my middle finger. It doesn't hurt, it only does a little when applying pressure to it. I haven't seen a doctor, and it almost feels like the ball joint of a bone, but that can't be it. Any ideas? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably a ganglion cyst. If so, it's harmless.

  40. QUESTION:
    How I do get rid of these bumps on my skin?
    I mean Ive had bumps on my skin my whole life and it feel rough not soft. I will say I put on a lot of lotions and exfoliated, steam room. Everyones skin is like sensible feeling and mine is rough and it feels thick. Also some of them are red and it makes my skin look red Im extremely white so you can tell easily. What do I do? Does anyone out there have this same problem? If you do message me please. How do you handle it?

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same they are on my upper arms, i have had them my whole life, and i have tried so much to get them to go away. the best thing to do is get a good moisturizer, but it will not make them go away. there is nothing else you can really do, the lotion help a little bit though.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can bumps on my wrist be a side effect of the tattoo on my hip?
    I got my first tattoo on my right hip a week ago and day before yesterday I got these itchy bumps in skin color on the upper side of my right wrist in diameter of about three inches. When I scratched them yesterday they turned red, now they're back to skin color. I also have few bumps on my left upper side of the wrist too, but just few. I didn't use any new products or foods. Could it be a reaction on the dye from the tattoo? I'm little bit worried.

    • ANSWER:
      i really dont think so think real hard have you been stressed out about something when i get stressed out i will get a rash in random places it may also be a heat rash as well

  42. QUESTION:
    What could be the reason for a bump under the skin after donating blood?
    About five days ago I donated blood. The process was relatively uneventful, aside from slight difficulty getting the needle situated in order to allow blood to flow (they usually use a blood pressure cuff to make it easier, but didn't this time). I now have a little bump under my skin at the needle site. It feels like something about the size of a small pea. It doesn't hurt any more than the usual mild tenderness after donating. Any ideas as to what this might be?

    • ANSWER:
      If there was trouble getting the needle in, the vein just might be a little swollen, or it could have "collapsed". Give it a few days and if there is no improvement, get it checked out, just to be safe.

  43. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a bump on my armpit from shaving?
    I accidentally cut my armpit a little while shaving and it didn't bleed so i left it there. it became a gray-ish bump of skin after a few weeks. it's been months and its still there. I tried to pull it but it seems like a chunk of my armpit will be torn off. how do I treat this?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    What's with this bump under my jaw that puts pressure on my tooth with a cavity?
    Tonight... when I was in the shower... I noticed like somewhat of a bump under my jaw... you can't see the bump... because skin is over it... but you can feel it.

    Anyway... when I put pressure on the bump... it hurts my molar tooth that has a temporary filling.

    It feels like a bone... a bone connected to that tooth... and putting any pressure on that bone effects that tooth.

    Is this okay? Other than noticing that... I feel perfectly normal.

    Is this something I should tell my dentist about?

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Why Does My Girlfriend Have These Small Red Bumps?
    Small Red Bumps On Skin?
    My girlfriend has been getting these small red bumps on her feet, legs, and chest the past few days. They start as little red dots that don't stick out but are now raising. It's not a heat rash or chicken pox, this much I know. They don't itch or cause pain and they don't seem to be contagious, as I have none. They're fairly close together, but not touching, and they seem to be in patches. What could the problem be and how can we treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      This might be weird but make sure your bed sheets are clean lol

  46. QUESTION:
    Do you know what might cause bumps under the skin?
    My husband has about five bumps under his skin on his arm and stomach area. They are about the size of a dime and you can feel them when you press down on his skin. There is no discoloration and he says they don't hurt or itch or anything. They kind of feel like he has a marble (but smaller) under the skin. Any idea on what these could be?
    By the way - he is going to see a doctor, but I was just curious if anyone knew what it might be before he goes in a week.

    • ANSWER:
      No, I don't it could be anything...really..
      I mean there are so many kinds of bumps under skin
      I hope it's not dangerous what ever it is....
      Best Wishes!
      :)

  47. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of bumps on your skin?
    i have these bumps on my skin. they are like raised on my thighs and they're regular skin colored. i know this is not a disease. i just want to figure out how to get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on my skin?
    I've been getting these itchy bumps on my skin. It appears randomly on any part of my body then disappears in a couple hours but then reappears. It also comes in different sizes. The worst is on my hands and feet. Its been like this since the end of the summer and I can't get rid of it.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like hives,your touching or eating something your allergic to if it is.

  49. QUESTION:
    I have these tiny little bumps under the skin of my foot and it keeps getting bigger. Should I be worried?
    When I first noticed it, it was relatively small; now it's as big as a rectangle. It starts from the edge of my foot and ends in the middle of my foot. It feels like there are tiny bumps under the skin but also feels patchy. It also doesn't hurt nor itch and it turns white whenever i touch it. It looks more red than anything. Should I be worried and seek medical help immediately?

    • ANSWER:
      "Spreading" is never a good sign. Those are probably cysts or something, but still...

  50. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my kitties skin?
    So my cat has a few little red bumps on her skin. They look kinda like little pimples or something. She hasn't scratched herself and she doesn't seem bothered by them. But she has two on her forehead. Some on her neck area. Do you think she was bit by something. Or maybe could my other cat have caused it. Sometime they fight and play around. And they don't attack eachother but sometimes my other cat will pop outta nowhere and swat my other kitty with his paw. What is this?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably flea bites. we got a cat in our shop, ( pet rescue shop) . It had lumps such as you say your cat has. the vet said that they were flea bites and wherever the cat is kept must be infested with them. Take her to vet and get internal meds, Disinfect area where she is kept and get a medicine to put on her back, such as advantage. She may need a flea bath also!


bumps in the skin

Small Bump Inner Thigh

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the small bump on my inner thigh?
    there's a small bump on my inner thigh. it is about the size of a pea and it's hard. it's also a little darker than my skin. it's very far up my thigh to where you cannot see it if I wear shorts. I've been havin it for a couple years now but it is just starting to bother me because I don't know what it is. it's a little embarrassing when I wear a bikini. please help!

    • ANSWER:
      that's where they put the microchip tracking device in you at the hospital

  2. QUESTION:
    What are these small pimples on my buttocks and inner thighs?
    I have small bumps (pimples) on my buttocks and inner thigh they itchs bad at night and sometimes the day can somebdy let me know wat it is?

    • ANSWER:
      they are just bumps if you put lotion on once or twice a day before u go to bed then they should go away

  3. QUESTION:
    What is red bumps on inner thighs and itching?
    For about a month I have these small red bumps on my lefts inner thighs close to my testicles. They feel itchy, I try to avoid itching them because if I do they get really red. What could it be? Athletes foot, fungus? Please advise. Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    What can I do about small red bumps on my inner thighs and upper legs?
    Ok this is embarrassing but I've had this problem for as long as I could remember and I hate it. On my upper legs and inner thighs I have these small red bumps and they never go away. Sometimes it's worse than other times. I'm 23 so it's not like I'm some teenager but it's embarrassing during the summer time and I want it to go away!!! Please help :)

    • ANSWER:
      Treat them like acne. They may also be a sign of stress. Check your lifestyle. If you are stressed, put yourself in a position to not be. Avoid wearing tight pants clothing also. Good luck :D

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs?
    So I have red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs.
    I don't think I'm sick or anything like that, and I also don't think I it's acne.
    It doesn't really look like acne. They're just small redish bumps.
    I heard it has something to do with genetics, and yes, my dad has them too.
    I'd be glad to know some way to get rid of them since it's it's bikini season and all.

    • ANSWER:
      When you get red bumps on you inner thighs, more than likely you are allergic to a certain colored die you wear(on your pants). The bumps probably are not genetic completely. Your dad and you probably have them because you all are allergic to the same colored die. To prevent them, try to stay away from the color you wear most often because that's probably what causes them. But, if you are not sure, people are most allergic to red and blue dies, so I would stay away from that color for a while.

      As far as the bumps on your arms, every one gets them. Basically it's just dirt buil up. Try a nuetrogena acne free body wash. That really helps!

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of boil type bumps on my inner thigh?
    I keep getting these huge bumps on my inner thigh that, when I poke them, they bleed like crazy and eventually get smaller but then get bigger and hard again. they hurt and sometimes create crater holes in my skin after blowing up. How do I prevent these? and what are they caused by?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a bacterial infection, and can turn into a staff infection if you're not careful. You should see your doctor, as they can get really bad (I had to get one opened and drained, ugh) and see if they can prescribe antibiotics. Also, use an antibacterial soap to clean your thighs.
      Best of luck!

      P.S. The one I had that turned into a staff infection took about two months to heal, so go to the doctor soon!

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs?
    So I have red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs.
    I don't think I'm sick or anything like that, and I also don't think I it's acne.
    It doesn't really look like acne. They're just small redish bumps.
    I heard it has something to do with genetics, and yes, my dad has them too.
    I'd be glad to know some way to get rid of them since it's it's bikini season and all.

    • ANSWER:
      Butter is not a beverage but is almost like lotion. Its pretty good on rolls as well.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to tell my mom that I have a genital wart?
    I'm 17.. And my mom knew I had sex with a guy last year. I told her and she was really upset but we both have gotten over it. But a year later.. I noticed a small bump on my inner thigh and I think it's a genital wart. I'm just really worried about bringing the whole thing up again and I'm really scared and I don't know what to do. )):

    • ANSWER:
      go to the doctor to see if you hpv, if its positive seek a consular to talk to you mom about it. but i dont think you have anything, might be rash

  9. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy red bumps on my inner right thigh?
    A few days ago probably about 6 or so small red itchy bumps appeared on my inner right thigh.. A few days later, they cleared and some new ones have appeared in different areas. I'm a little confused as to what could be causing them. I have like 1 or 2 on my left inner thigh but they seem mostly to appear on my right inner thigh. Any insight would be great! Thanks a lot!!

    • ANSWER:
      poison ivy, bug bites, razor burn, or zits. I think it may be poison ivy. Go to a clinic to check it out. Or do more research!

  10. QUESTION:
    What is this rash on my inner thighs and lower stomach?
    About 4 days ago I started developing a rash like small clustered red bumps and spots on both my inner thighs. I have also developed the same thing across my lower stomach. It is also on my butt. A little bit on my sack and penis. I havent been sexually active in over a year. I am also recently diagnosed a type 1 diabetic about 3 months ago. Right when I began being diabetic i developed the same sort of rash just below my chest, but not as severe as this one. They never told me what that was from. The rashes are itchy at times and just irritating but not extremely painful. I am also starting to see the same thing start to develop a little bit on my hand and right on my nose, on my nostrils. Please help. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Can a herpes outbreak occur in a location other than where was directly exposed?
    Okay, my boyfriend sucked on my upper/inner thigh 3 weeks ago and I'm paranoid about having herpes now. He had a white sore on his gum which we believe to be a canker sore but can't be sure. I've gotten a small red bump on my mid-buttocks area that only hurts if I rub on it a lot and it is just a little sting. Is it possible to have an outbreak on my butt when the only place exposed was my thigh? It doesn't make sense to me. Wouldn't my vagina or thigh break out not my butt? Please check out my other question for more details. It is not a blister, not filled with a fluid, it is not an open sore, and it is not on the exposed area.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, you're worrying about nothing. A white sore on his gum is almost certainly either an apthous ulcer (aka canker sore) or a minor injury. Herpes produces blistery, painful sores, not a bump.

      It sounds like you have a deep pimple that hasn't come to a head.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is this bump on my inner thigh?
    I have a small,skin colored to red raised bump on my inner thigh. It is very painful to the touch. It doesnt look like it has a head for it to be popped. Would this just be a common wart, ingrown hair, or something else?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my inner thigh ?
    Ok, so I'm a 14yr old girl and I have these pinky/red lumps on my inner thigh leading up to my vagina. They are only small little lumps and they like the size of a pimple, but i definitely know they aren't pimples. I've pick one of them before and they bleed like crazy, then turn into little scars and eventually fade away. I've never had sex or been in contact with anyone with sexual diseases or anything. What are these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a heat rash most likely, just scrub it a little harder than you normally wash your body I. The haired, and it will eventually go away

  14. QUESTION:
    What could this rash on my thighs be?
    I have a rash on my inner thighs. It doesnt itch or hurt, but I just discovered it. Theres just a few small bumps on both thighs. They are skin color. What could this be? They are not on my genitals!

    • ANSWER:
      KNOWING WHAT I NOW KNOW, I WOULD CONSIDER ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO SOAPS OR HOT SHOWER WATER AND ‘POSSIBLY’ A FUNGAL INFECTION THAT IS TRYING TO TAKE HOLD ONTO YOUR SKIN.

      If a fungus is trying to take hold, an anti-fungal anti-bacterial like Monistat_Derm for open areas and Monistat_7 for moist areas may ‘assist’ in the healing process, or the problem may need stronger antibiotics if one's body may be 'allowing' the beginnings of deadly bacterial meningitis to grow - although bacterial meningitis would be very very rare in the more industrialized countries. I mention this not to scare you, but to 'encourage' you to continually monitor your symptoms, and to seek out 'good' advice that will help you get stronger real soon.

      Consider that whenever one's immune system becomes weakened from allergic reactions to toxins OR antibiotics OR petroleum / wood-alcohol based cosmetics OR from inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut, then fungal-bacterial infections ‘always’ try to take hold onto one’s skin since one’s immune system is then at its weakest.

      I truly hope you will quickly find a 'good' physician that will give you solid short and long term advice, and after you do it - the advice will keep you and yours healthy and strong for a lifetime.

      My best to you,
      AI

      PS –After many years of needless sufferings with my own skin problems until I learned some long term advice from a 'good' physician, I have finally come to understand that better non-toxic micro-nutritional absorption in the gut and occasional fastings actually heals our bodies for the long term, rather than just covering up a serious nutritional deficiency with lotions and meds until the lotions and meds will no longer work.

      IF YI, this is a more detailed report I recently posted for another who had a malady that eventually affected their skin.
      > http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091205115824AA6K1DP <

      I hope I might have helped a little. <3

      You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. QUESTION:
    How to fix red irritating bumps on bakini area?
    I am 14 and I have been shaving my bakini area and noticed small red bumps all over the sides of my vaginal area and upper inner thighs. I'm having a pool party in 2 days and I really wanna fix them
    Before my friends and boyfriend show up. Please help! And my family doesn't by anything for
    Me so I have only a few objects so please help
    Me they really hurt!!!

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  16. QUESTION:
    How do I stop my eczema from spreading?
    I noticed I had a small patch of itchy bumps on my inner thigh and also an itchy spot on my torso and thought it was just a mosquito bite so I kept itching it but now it's spreading and I'm pretty sure it's eczema but there are also little bumps occurring randomly all over my body that are also itchy? what could these be? They're not bug bites. how do I stop them from spreading?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori doesn’t need a prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Sumi

  17. QUESTION:
    What is this soft bump in my inner left thigh?
    I am only 19 and I have this soft bump on my inner left thigh and it hurts wen i touch it and it like near my testicle its been there for about two weeks it went away once before as in gotten smaller what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps it might be an ingrown hair. Do you trim, shave, or wax?

      I would put some antiseptic on it like Neosporin or something similar.

  18. QUESTION:
    What do I do about my medical problem?
    I have these very small bumps that itch horribly that originated on my inner thigh and have spread to my butt cheeks. I wake up every morning scratching this shit out of myself, and the more I scratch the more it itches, but it hurts if I don't scratch it.

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  19. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a small pimple like, red water bump, on my inner thigh near my crotch?
    I have these small two bumps near my crotch. I first thought they where pimples, but then after finding out they had no puss or wouldn't pop I knew they where something else. Their small and red. It looks as it if has fluids inside of it, not painful. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Pimples are the most common skin problem and worldwide several people are troubled with the outbreak of pimples.

      Here are some easy things you can start doing today to help you heal your pimples:

      1.Grate some apple and add one teaspoon of honey in it and mix it well. Now apply this mixture on your entire face and
      keep for about twenty minutes. This mixture is very effective in tightening the skin pores and thus killing the bacteria
      causing acne.

      2.Applying fresh aloe Vera gel on the face is also effective cure for acne. If you will start doing this remedy now,
      within three days you will get great amount of relief from acne.

      3.Add about two teaspoon of lemon and one teaspoon of water and with the help of cotton apply this mixture on your face.
      Lemon is very effective treatment for acne. You have to add water in lemon juice or else applying only lemon juice will
      cause severe burns on face.

      4.Put some rose water in two teaspoon of sandalwood and apply this paste on your face without fail daily. The acne
      problem will soon get vanished.

      5.You can remove the impurities from within your body by drinking plenty of water. This water therapy will surely show
      positive changes in your face.

      6.Applying fresh cucumber juice on your face is also very effective cure for acne. It will also make your skin soft and
      smooth.

      7.Drinking fresh fruit juices will help in cleaning your body from within and thus your skin will start glowing along
      with reducing the acne.

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  20. QUESTION:
    What is this breakout of small close together white bumps, red surface on my inner thigh after sex?
    I have a cluster of small bumps that look white maybe puss filled. The surface around the bumps is red. They seem to appear sometimes after i have unprotected sex with my boyfriend. This is the third time i got them in the past couple months. The appear the next day after sex. They used to hurt when touched. This time they don't hurt at all. I noticed that these small bumps go from being close together, then become farther apart in a day or so. Then eventually the bumps go down leaving white marks. Then they become scab like. Then they become red with a white line going around them all together. The red circles inside the white line kinda wet. Then the red parts become white dry and flaky still with the one white line around it all. Finally it looks white flesh like and dark around it. Eventually fades away. This all happens over about a week. I took pictures the last time everyday to see how it changes. Please tell me what this is.

    • ANSWER:
      Girl ! Go the doctor ASAP !

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you know the difference between an ingrown hair and wart/hpv?
    My best friend asked me to look at a bump on her inner thigh. It was huge, I think she should get it checked out. She asked if I thought it was an ingrown hair or one of those bumps you get with HPV or even something worse.
    How do you tell the difference?
    Do any STD's appear on the inner thigh, close to the bikini line?
    So, I checked with her and the pain and hardness is gone and now there is still the visible, big bump of skin, but it seems "empty" like a deflated balloon.

    • ANSWER:
      Ingrown hairs are basically hairs that have become trapped underneath the skin. This is usually caused by shaving the hair. The pore can become clogged with bacteria and can look almost like a small pimple that can puss.

      Genital warts are usually fleshed colored. They can be small bumps but can occasionally become pretty large. They are usually not painful, and are more of an annoyance than painful. These bumps do NOT puss.

      If your friend thinks she might have genital warts caused by HPV, or any other STD, then she needs to see a doctor and get tested. Take care!

  22. QUESTION:
    Why does my 6 month old daughter have swollen inner thigh?
    My daughter had a small bump on her inner groin area that got swollen and bigger over time and I'm wondering what it is and what it could be caused from. I am going to call the doctor tomorrow to get it checked out, but can anyone help until I can get to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      pimbile

  23. QUESTION:
    I have a extreamly small clearish white bump on my inner thigh. I am not sexually active, im only 13.?
    I have a extreamly small clearish white bump on my inner thigh. I am not sexually active, im only 13. I also have very sensitive skin. I have skin irratation bumps, and could this be another one of them???? Thanks so much for answering!!!

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  24. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps all over my body?
    Kayy, so a few days ago I noticed a itchy bump on the top of my vagina.. Just thought it was a pimple or something. Buhh then I noticed more, smaller though. Like, way upper inner thigh. And now all over my stomach, my lower back, and starting on my arms.
    What could it be? I haven't changed soap, detergant, eating habits.. Please help. I'm so scared as to what this might be!

    • ANSWER:
      Possibly Yeast infection,possibly chiggers, possibly heat rash. See a doctor for accurate diagnose all we can do on this forum is guess.

  25. QUESTION:
    I have a single bump in the crease where my inner thigh and genitals meet. Help please!?
    I have a single bump in the crease where my inner thigh and genitals meet. I am a female and scared to death that it would be herpes. It started very small and has grew to about the size of a penny in the last week. It does not itch or anything, and only feels sore when pressed on. It has kind of a shiny white head like a zit, though I have not tried popping it so I am not sure if fluid is inside. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an ingrown hair. You'll be fine. It is kinda painful, but not serious. You can try popping it. It is a lot like a pimple, but there will probably be a hair inside. Very common problem, especially if you shave.

  26. QUESTION:
    I think I have an std but unsure of which one?
    I recently had unprotected sex with my ex where I put the head in unprotected but then pulled out and put on a condom. 2 weeks later I got a red lump on my penis head on the spot where I put in. It does not hurt or anything. But I have small red bumps on my inner thighs and they itch real bad. I think I may have syphilis and pubic lice. I just hope to god its not herpes. Does anyone know what I have?

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  27. QUESTION:
    I have 2 tiny bumps on my inner thigh?
    There are only 2 of them, and they are slightly red/pink in color. When I squeeze them, they seem like a pimple because a hard ball will come out, but then it will bleed really badly for a minute, Then it heals and the bump is there again. Any ideas? They've been there for a few years and nothing has changed about them. Just 2 small bumps on my inner thigh.

    • ANSWER:
      I Have One On My Arm And The doctor said Its Just a ball of grease But If i were You id See a doctor because Im Not so sure About The bleeding..* It has a name but I forgot what it's called

  28. QUESTION:
    I have a bump from chafing, how do I get rid of it?
    I have a small bump on my inner thigh from running a lot, it hurts to touch and is affecting my speed. It is small, and hard around the area but soft in the middle, What could it be??

    • ANSWER:
      Probably just a result of chafing, like you said. Try moisturizing the area and don't run for a few days and it should hopefully clear up!

  29. QUESTION:
    What exactly is a cyst around your vagina?
    There's a large, slightly hard bump between my vagina and inner thigh. I'm pretty sure it's a cyst.

    But how do you know when you're getting a cyst and not an STD?
    And what exactly iiiis a cyst/why do we get them.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I just answered almost an identical question. I had one. I did the little surgery on myself (not recommended, I am qualified). A painless tiny cut and a small opaque marble will pop out. Why do we get them? People do get them in many places of the body, but that place is common as well as the side of the eye.

  30. QUESTION:
    Small bump on inner thigh that feels like loose skin?
    This is incredibly embarrassing to ask, but I'm desperate. I have a small bump on my inner thigh, its pinkish in color, and when I touch it it feels like loose skin. It looks like a bad zit, but when I touch it it feels like...loose skin. It's hard to explain. I've had it for a few months, and to my dismay, a similar bump is appearing. Any idea what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      The problem here is that you call it "small bump". In the world of dermatology, there are dozens of skin conditions with overlapping symptoms as general as "small bump on inner thigh". The point is that any response you obtain here is all guesswork and nothing definitive.

      Your description is vague at best.

      No one can accurately diagnose your skin condition via cyberspace. Any advice you get here is will never on par with that of a real doctor. If you want medical advice, then Yahoo! Answer is the last place you want to go and ask your question when you can see a pharmacist or doctor. The trade-off is huge: a medical physician versus a total random stranger with no knowledge of your medical history and skin condition. No honest person will tell you that s/he knows exactly what you have and give you the correct treatment protocol. That is what you call wishful thinking. If you do not know, then no one here knows, either.

      Bottom Line: Please see a board-certified dermatologist. It is confidential.

  31. QUESTION:
    What's this bump on my upper, inner thigh?
    I recently noticed I have a rather large bump on my left upper, inner thigh. It's definitely not a pimple & seems way too big to be an ingrown hair. It's roughly the size of the width of my pinky figure. It didn't hurt until I applied a little presume. Now it has a small pain to it. Hurts more when pressure is applied.

    What could it be? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure what it's called, but I had something similar to that a couple weeks ago. Leave it alone for a couple of days while applying ice. If the swelling doesn't go down, it's infected. To clean it out if it's infected, I recommend piercing it with a sterilized needle and gently squeezing around it until all of the pus is gone. You'll probably miss something, so a couple hours later try to squeeze gently again to see if anything comes out.

      Also, even if it isn't infected, try to apply Sudocream (if you have it). That stuff works on anything.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is this pimple-like bump on my yorkie's lower tummy?
    My yorkie has a bump(A little smaller than her nipple) on her lower tummy, almost on her inner thigh. It is really hard and it almost looks like there is something dark inside, but the outside is flesh colored. She has had it for a few weeks now and it MAY have slightly grown but not much, if any. Please help! It doesn't seem to bother her at all. Any help would be appreciated :) and if I can figure out how, I will post a picture. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      My mother is a vet and I have a dog that has the same problem. Little pimple-like things beside the private area. My mother said for some dogs it is quite normal. If it does start to irratate her I would suggest taking her to the vet personally.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are these small clumps of skin colored bumps all over hands, arms, legs, thighs, and feet?
    For a couple weeks now I have been noticing clumps of skin colored bumps all over my body. They are not really visible but the itch makes me know they are there. They appear in small clumps in my arms, legs, inner thighs, and feet. Once scratched they get red and irritated. Since the clumps appeared, they seem to go no where, except one clump, though that left behind a scar. Any idea what these could be and how do I get rid of them with out the visible scar?

    Thanks for the help! :)

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  34. QUESTION:
    What are the chances that my mole is serious?
    I’ve got a small black/blue mole on my inner thigh and my GP has told me I'll have to have it removed at hospital. I have had the mole for about 2 years. Sometimes it hurts when it is knocked. Do black moles tend to be malignant? Also why do I have to take an early morning urine specimen? (as stated on the letter from the hospital).

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry - most moles, lumps and bumps turn out to be totally innocent. I expect that your doc has suggested you have it removed because it hurts when knocked and perphaps is in a location where it is vulnerable to being knocked or rubbed. Asking for a urine sample and bloods is normal - it gives the doctors a lot of basic information about your health which they will need to have to hand. Good luck for the op! By the way, they will probably do a biopsy on the mole at the hospital to double check that it is benign.

  35. QUESTION:
    Women: How do you shave your thighs?
    I sometimes get razor burn (reddish or even purplish little bumps) mostly on my inner thigh area, back of the thighs, and bikini area (and beyond). My hair there seems to grow in all kinds of directions, so I shave in all kinds of directions, to be sure all the hair is gone. I just bought a tube of Bikini Zone which I am going to try today. But I was curious how others remove hair from the inner thighs and back of thighs in particular? Maybe Nair would work better for this area to eliminate the discolored bumps? I should exfoliate before I shave, and don't. Mostly because I usually don't shave in the shower. I am on the phone, etc. Maybe it would help the discolorations if I did. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Nair is pretty amazing although it smells pretty aweful. Personally, if I exfoliate (sp?) first I tend to get those bumps and my legs feel like I dry shaved (um, ouch) so I shave, then exfoliate immediatly after. Also, using a shaving cream works well to keep moisturized, which is a small reason you probably get those bumps. If you don't have any on hand, hair conditioner works as well. Another reason you get those is because the hair grows in all directions. Nair helps with this because it doesnt trap hair under the skin like blades often do. Exfoliate in the shower every time and right after shaving.

  36. QUESTION:
    I have this little jock itch problem that need a little help?
    I thinks its a jock itch because it has this little ring on the inner side of my thigh and it itches and i'm only 14 but on the lower part of my inner thigh is a small little bump its really moist, red, and it kinda hurts and itches so i'm kind of worried of what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a pharmacy and ask to speak with the pharmacist in private.
      Even if she's a woman, tell her your problem.
      As soon as you mention your inner thigh and the itching, and ask her about jock itch, she'll know what you're talking about. I suggest that you ask her about an over-the-counter cream called Lamasil. It works great for athlete's foot, which is the same fungus that causes jock itch.

      Make sure you take a shower every day, and let that area get totally dry after the shower. Until it heals, DON'T re-use your washcloths or bath towels. Just use them once, the toss them in the dirty clothes hamper. Do NOT put any kind of bandage on the area. If it is a fungal infection, it would be bad to cover it with a bandage because that would keep it moist. Fungal infections usually form where your skin already is moist from sweat. The fungus will heal more quickly if you keep it dry and clean.

      Don't wait around for this to get worse. If it's a fungal infection, the Lamisil should work within a few days. It should cost less than ten dollars, and you do NOT need a prescription in the United States.

      If it does not get better in a few days after you talk with the pharmacist and try the Lamisil, you really should see a doctor. Tell your Dad about it if you are embarrassed to talk about it with your mother.

      Good luck, and peace be with you.

      EDIT:
      The disease commonly called "ringworm" is NOT an infestation of worms.
      The condition called "ringworm" is a fungal infection.
      It would be appropriately treated with Lamisil,
      an antifungal cream that is very effective against fungal infections of the skin.

  37. QUESTION:
    Why do I have red, itchy bumps on my penis and scrotum?
    Itchy as hell all the time. Inner thighs are also itchy. Lower stomach has smaller itchy, red bumps. I'm a vergin, it can't be an std. Wtf is wrong with me? Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    22 yr old female never has has sex has right side of vagina swollen and with some pain?
    no discharge small bumps inside of inner thigh i am taking antibotics should i be seen by a dr for this
    I do have pain but not sever.

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely see a doctor.

  39. QUESTION:
    It's too late to call a doc, what would cause small bumps on a 2 yr olds scrotum?
    My son has small red bumps that look like a rash on his balls and inner thighs. I put desitin on it and he cried b/c it hurt. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      If you child has what you describe most likely he has what's called dermatitis. Now the most common rash in babies presenting with redness and red bumps outside the red areas is yeast infection and the tretment of choice is Nystatin cream. I ike to add a llitte bet of hydrocortisone to alleviate the redness. Als I woud not wipe. Just rinse well, you may you a wet cotton ball but tr no to because the friction is painful. When drying do it by pad ding the towel. If the rash has pus, most likely id=f a bacterial infection and need to be treated as such BUT check with your doctor to make sure is not staph resistant to methicillin (MRSA). If you see pilling of of the skin, then it can be staph or strep bacteria. In which case will need antibiotic (not necessarily by bouth, but applied on the area). Avoid powders, desitin, or any crean hard to remove. Remember, you'll be wiping and it hurst. If the redness covers exactly the area of the diaper (then he is allergic to the diaper). Good luck. You are a good mom.

  40. QUESTION:
    What kind of bug bite is on my leg and how do i get rid of it?
    I have one bite on the back of my inner thigh and it looks like a mosquito bite/pimple but i itches but when you touch it it hurts. It makes a bump on my skin and has a small neutral color dot in the middle of it. What is it and how do i get rid of it?
    its not a mosquito bite and i never scratched it just around it.

    • ANSWER:
      It's most likely a mosquito bite that's been itched too much or is irritated. Hydro-cortisone cream should stop the itching and it should go away.

  41. QUESTION:
    small pimples on inner thigh near groin?
    i noticed an extremely small pink bump on my inner thigh about a week ago. i looked again today and there are more and some have white heads. i can't get in to the doc for a week, what could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      they are probably ingrown hairs. it happens. have you shaved recently? that can add to the problem. try using a toner or astringent on the area- apply with a cotton ball- do it twice a day, and see if that keeps it under control.

  42. QUESTION:
    Do side effects of Citalopram cause itchiness, or are these red bumps something else?
    I have tried everything under the sun to stop the itching. It first started on my hands, roughly the same time I started taking Celexa. At first I thought it was eczema, because I have that too, and used my prescription cream on it. That did nothing to help, so I've tried various other anti-itch medications, anti-histamines, changing soaps and lotions. Nothing.
    The itching has spread. It's worst on the tops of my breasts, my stomach, butt, and inner thighs, as well as my hands, fingers, and wrists. I went to my doctor about scabies, but she dismissed it, and I've been in contact with many other people, none of which have scabies too.

    The bumps start as small raised bumps of skin. The more I scratch the redder they get, but they're not large blotchy areas. Just individual bumps. Some places on my hands have dry, flakey, itchy patches, a few of which are in the creases of my fingers which crack open and become sore when I try to itch them.

    Recently the itching has gotten much worse. The spots are much more visible and wide spread. My ears, jaw, neck, shoulders, chest, legs.... I think the only places I don't have these bumps are on my face and feet.

    This has been going on for about a month and a half to two months. I can't be 100% on when this started, because, like I said, at first I just thought it was eczema and didn't pay much attention to it.

    Taking Celexa is the only new thing I've done that I can figure is the cause. I don't have bed bugs. It's apparently not scabies. The doc said it didn't look like an allergic reaction and Benadryl doesn't help.

    Does anyone have any idea what this could be???
    I have a cat, so I have thought of the possibility of fleas. However, I haven't seen a flea in years. I still sprayed and took precautions just in case, but I am certain it is not fleas either.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Little bumps on the back of my arms?
    Ever since I was a child I've had these small, ugly bumps on the back of my arms. I even have some on my inner thighs. They're red in color and I can't stand them. Anyone else have this problem? If so, how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it's genetic. You could try washing them in the shower with acne medicated soap or cleanser.

  44. QUESTION:
    Small bumps in my inner thighs and I'm only 13?
    Alright so i have these small red bumps near my inner thighs. They don't hurt really but what are they?
    Some are small and others are a little bigger. And what are your suggestions to remove these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      They sound like pimples, get some acne clearing stuff from Walmart.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is that a sign of an ingrown hair?
    I have this small medium bump on my inner thigh where I shave, and its really annoying, its been there for 2 weeks now, and Its very irritable, and it looks kinda dark, and there isnt any hair growing there, but is it one? thats the only way I could think of getting it, and if so how can I remove it without scarring. I have been putting vaseline on it, but I really do not want a scar!

    • ANSWER:
      i get these ALL the time!!! Theyre SO annoying and PAINFUL!!! Get a hot wash rag...as hot as you can bare. then put it on the bump. This will cause the pore to open up, and a little puss will drain out bc its been infected...thats y its dark and y its lasting so long. then if the ingrown hair doesnt wiggle its way out that way, wait a couple days until it scabs over, then the hair will come up on its own a little. get a needle or a safety pin or anything that you can stick in the loopd hair to get it to grow outside the skin instead of into the skin. it shouldn hurt to un loop it. you should not have to dig around for the hair! if it doesnt come out rite away, pop it, like i said and apply a lil neosporen. hope this helps!

  46. QUESTION:
    I have a small bump on my inner thigh im afraid it is herpes can anyone help me?
    I am barely sexually active and i have a bump im afraid is herpes. its only one, has been there for about a day, and i popped it and pus came out. any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Doesn't sound like herpes at all-- it sounds like a pimple or ingrown hair.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is this itchy painful rash in my inner thighs and back of knees ?
    It started small, unpainful and not itchy. Then it spread and got bigger, so I put hydrocortisone cream. It got better, but now it's worse. New rashes on my legs formed and when I have a shower, the hot water burns my rashes. It tingles when not showering.

    It hurts when I scratch it. Now it's redder and noticeably raised.

    What is this and how do I stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many different causes of rashes that it is very difficult to narrow down any specific cause of one. Common categories of rash are:

      scaly patches of skin not caused by infection,
      scaly patches of skin produced by fungal or bacterial infection,
      red, itchy bumps or patches over the body, such as on the chest and back.

      Although rashes are seldom dangerous, self-diagnosis is not usually a good idea. Proper evaluation of a skin rash requires a visit to a doctor or other health-care professional. Check these sites for good information and you may be able to figure out what is going on.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/rash/article.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016s

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I get smaller thighs and get rid of the inner knee bump?
    Okay, I have thunder thighs (kinda). And spring is coming soon and I really wanna get some awesome "booty shorts" but I feel weird because of my thighs and the bump on the inner knee, you know what i'm talking about, right? Well if u guys and girls could give me some advice for exercises. I would love you. thx

    • ANSWER:
      eat fruits vegetables and meats, nothing else. no grains dairy or fatts. i did that and lost 5 pounds in only 14 days. which isnt too bad, since i didnt even work out.
      also cardio.
      get ddr, its fun and just makes you drop weight like an etheopian.
      also just some other kinds of work outs, like some push ups and situps, just like 15 or more everyday and you will see some good improvment.

      also try to stay away from all things processed. they just load on the calories.

  49. QUESTION:
    How to avoid pimples after hair removal?
    I always get them, sometimes smaller sometimes bigger. They appear anywhere: on the areas where the skin of my legs is thinner (like the inner thighs) when I wax them, but also between my eyebrows when I pluck them. How can I avoid that? Also, does the epilator makes it worse? Because it seems to me that when I use it, my skin gets more pimples...

    Thank you! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Epilators do tend to irritate the skin more but it gets better the more you use it as for the bumps a nice soothing cream will get rid of them in a matter of minutes

  50. QUESTION:
    Red rash on the inner thighs on my legs near my private area?
    A while back this rash started are what i think is a rash. Red bumps with no heads started forming in large patches on my inner thighs. It itched really bad. When i scratched the bumps got bigger redder and spread more. I started using anti-fungal medicine. And held myself through scratching it. Now the bumps are nearly visible but still there just really small and doesn't itch as bad. But i noticed where the bumps where as left my skin dark like a tan and my skin in those areas has turned really smooth. Crazy thing is if i was to scratch just a little bit the rash would explode again. Haven't had sex in 2 months and used protection and she was a clean girl no hoe. Please help i have no idea if this is serious or just a rash.

    • ANSWER:
      The rash could be due to dermatitis


small bump inner thigh

Little White Spots On Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have little white spots under my skin on my hand what are these ?
    Not worried at all but just wondering I have little white spots under my skin (about 3) on my hand there is no bump ,completely flat just a bright white spot/circle,do you know what this might be ?

    • ANSWER:
      You should better go and consult with your doctor.I think you should be quick on this before it gets late.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of the little white spots called milia?
    I have little white spots on my face, just under my eyes, i found out the name of them, could they be milia? And how can i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Milia are like little grains of rice under the skin and can only be removed professionally by a beauty salon. They are caused by using creams that are too heavy for the delicate (much thinner) eye area e.g cleansers, moisturiser used too near the eye, or eye creams themselves that are not the right texture for your skin. So when you get them removed, be very careful about what you apply to your eyes.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I get clear skin without fancy products ?
    I have eczema, which makes little white spots on my cheeks. Also, i have the occasional RED, noticeable pimple, no acne. Bottom line - NOT very clear skin. Any simple home remedies that have worked, or simple steps to add in my daily routine ? Face and body tips, if you could.

    Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Use cleanser, toner and moisturiser day and night, a cheap one will work. Avoid junk food, eat fruit and veg, exercise, drink water, drink green tea and get 8 hours sleep :)

  4. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my chicken skin like skin?
    I got this permanent goosebumps like on my upper arms but its not rough or bumpy.
    The pores are white like little white tiny spots on my skins.
    Anyone got any idea to treat it?
    It look worse when i tan. The pores doesnt get tan at all.
    i dont think its kp cause it is not red itchy or bumpy.
    its smooth actually but just that it is white tiny spots

    • ANSWER:
      my mom has that too, i don't really know that there's anything you can do

  5. QUESTION:
    What are these white spots under the head of my penis?
    I am 15 and i have these little white spots under the head of my penis since i can remember. It doesn't hurt or cause any kind of discomfort. I wash the head of my penis regularly. What are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably Pearly Penile Papules or Hirsuties papillaris genitalis It's a skin condition of the male genital organ they are completely harmless but can be mistaken for genital warts, although they are not. It is NOT an STD and is quite common, still, it is best to get checked by your GP just in case as there can be other conditions that i am not aware of and i am only going on your description.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little white spots on my skin?
    I recently started getting white spots on my arms and now my legs around my knees. None on my face or anywhere else. They don't itch and are not flaky just annoying to look at. They are pretty light right now but when it's cold they seem whitter. Seems like I keep getting more. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Appearance of white spots on skin is not a common skin problem. Many skin condition causes which spots on skin. Normally white spots appear to the pigmentation problem in skin termed as depigmentation. Following are the list of skin conditions that causes white spots on skin.

      Vitiligo
      Nevus depigmentosus
      Pityriasis Alba
      White scars and hypopigmentation
      Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis
      Milia
      Tinea Versicolor

      Read about these skin condition causes and symptom on http://www.antivitligo.com/vitiligo/things-like-vitiligo.html alse see the images of these skin conditions and match which is best match with your condition. It would be more helpful for you in diagnose and treat your white spots.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it dangerous if my eyebrow bleach bleaches patches of my skin too?
    I noticed a little white spot above my eyebrow. I just bleached my brows a minute ago, so that must be the cause. Is it harmful for my skin in the long term?

    • ANSWER:
      One little incident shouldn't hurt, but the next time you bleach them, put vaseline around your eyebrows on the skin to protect it and keep the bleach from penetrating. This works great.

  8. QUESTION:
    After getting your tongue pierced is it normal for it to peel?
    When i say peel i mean surrounding where i got my tongue pierced the skin is sorta peeling off & there is little white spots.
    It isn't sore or red or anything, but is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Im not quite too sure about the little white dots, but i remember after i got mine pierced it did peel. eventually it stops its just your tongue trying to heal itself.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is this white spot on my stomach?
    I have been doing some of research on this but I still have no idea what it is. I have had this spot on my stomach for about 1-2 years now and it hasn't gone away yet. Instead little white spots i have a huge spot on my lower right stomach. It isn't really "white" but it is a few shades lighter then the skin surrounding it. If I should be concerned I will go see a doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm no doctor but a few people i know have white spots (both people have it on their hairline). But those are pure white, yours is not? Well if they are the same thing it would be an ingrown mole. If so then i do not believe they are harmful but it is still worth seeking medical assistance just to play it safe. If it isnt an ingrown mole then i might suggest that its a loss of pigment in your skin? When i was younger and used to play soccer, my shins would be a little more white than the rest of myself, i believe this was the doings of my shinguards. But again, im not a doctor. I hope i've helped in some sort of way! I'll do some research on the subject and if i find anything i'll let you know. Good luck! :]

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the white spots on my nails?
    Since I was little I have always had little white spots on my nails on my hands. I have about 3 or 4 on some fingernails. I have none on my toe nails. does any one know what they are?. Why they are there?. or how to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Pls take balanced diet which includes fresh green vegetables, milk, eggs, etc
      Check this:

      There are many myths surrounding those mysterious white spots on fingernails that occasionally show up, but the simple truth is that the majority of white spots on fingernails are caused by a previous injury to the nail bed. They can be loosely compared to bruises on the skin.

      If you notice white spots, also known as leukonychia, on your nails, they unlikely to have been caused by a vitamin or mineral deficiency. In a few cases, white spots on fingernails can indicate an underlying infection, but much more commonly, they are the result of injury. Similar to bruising, white spots on fingernails do not show up immediately. It may take several days or weeks before you notice the spots. Because they are generally the result of a minor injury, you are likely to have forgotten all about banging your fingernail against the car door.

      White spots on fingernails are usually not the result of serious injury to the nail, such as being hit with a hammer, which would more likely result in dark blue to black spots and possible necrosis or death of the nail tissue. Fingernails grow at an average rate of half an inch per month, so most visible injuries to the nail take about eight weeks to grow out completely. Sometimes, white spots on fingernails fade before they completely grow out.

      Some of the common myths associated with white spots on fingernails claim they are the result of a calcium deficiency or eating too much mayonnaise. While these white spots may be the result of a zinc deficiency, it is likely that other signs of zinc deficiency, such as hair loss or a slow immune system, would be present as well. Occasionally, a few white spots on fingernails may indicate an allergic reaction to a product used on the nail, such as nail polish, hardener, or polish remover.

      Many people who wear acrylic nails find white spots on their fingernails after removing the artificial nails. The spots could simply signal trauma to the nail bed during application of the acrylic nails or an allergic reaction to one of the products used. However, acrylic nails have been known to cause fungal infections, which appear yellowish. If you have questions concerning your fingernail health or notice large areas of white on the nail bed, visit a dermatologist and discontinue using nail products until your visit.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little white spots on my skin that appear whitter when it's cold?
    I recently started getting white spots on my arms and now my legs around my knees. None on my face or anywhere else. They don't itch and are not flaky just annoying to look at. They are pretty light right now but when it's cold they seem whitter. Seems like I keep getting more. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Appearance of white spots on skin is not a common skin problem. Many skin condition causes which spots on skin. Normally white spots appear to the pigmentation problem in skin termed as depigmentation. Following are the list of skin conditions that causes white spots on skin.

      Vitiligo
      Nevus depigmentosus
      Pityriasis Alba
      White scars and hypopigmentation
      Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis
      Milia
      Tinea Versicolor

      Read about these skin condition causes and symptom on http://www.antivitligo.com/vitiligo/things-like-vitiligo.html alse see the images of these skin conditions and match which is best match with your condition. It would be more helpful for you in diagnose and treat your white spots.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of lots of tiny little white/blackheads on my nose, chin and around my mouth?
    I have recently gotten rid of mild acne, but I'm now left with lots of these tiny little white under the skin spots on my chin + around the sort of sides of my face. I also have lots of tiny blackheads on my nose, around my mouth + and at the top of my cheeks. The only way I can get rid of them is by squeezing them, and if I leave them they don't go away. How can I get rid of them (without squeezing them really)?!

    • ANSWER:
      1) Boil water and apply hot water that's been cooled to the point you can handle it when put on a sterile cotton ball and applied to the pimple. It's hot so you put it on for the quick second and remove it. Continue for five to ten minutes. It softens the pus which is in the pimple. Do this a few times that day and eventually there will be an opening, a tiny bit of blood and bingo, the pimple breaks and the pus oozes out. Clean it. 2) General maintenance should be washing with finely ground up regular dry cooking oatmeal. Use a blender, coffee grinder or food processor. Wash your face with this oatmeal mixed with some water. Remove the gritty oatmeal from your face with a warm clean wash cloth. Don't use soap. The oatmeal keeps the pores clean, removes dead skin, absorbs oils on your face and grinds down pimples slowly. Don't scrub too hard.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are those little white spots on your nails?
    Sometimes I get little white specs on my nails randomly. But if I accidentally slam my nail in a drawer or something they'll appear a little bit later in that spot. If it has anything to do with calcium, trust me get probably more than enough calcium a day. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      have a read through this, it seems to cover your problem perfectly :)

      http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/nail-care/health/white-dots-on-nails.htm

      x

  14. QUESTION:
    How can i treat my irritable skin?
    As a teenager my skin was very oily and spot prone but since having my son my face has become very dry and sensitive. My eyelids in particular are very sore, red and itchy and my under-eye also dry, dark and i have developed little white spots (only few) which can sometimes be sore. I've been advised not to use concealer under my eyes because the skin is dry and the area then becomes more visible rather than concealed. I get dry patches on my face which also become itchy. I have always suffered with eczema on my body and dry legs but not on my face. I have started to use Liz Earle cleanse and polish 1-2 times daily (it does help with the dryness) but my eyes are still sore. I find that i am sensitive to a lot of skin care products and i often develop inflamed skin when i use them; I'm worried about trying and buying new products because of this and because of the expense. I am 20 years old and my skin feels so aged... All answers appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I suffered from eczema as a child and also again a couple of years ago when it all flared up again. My doctor have me a steroid cream, which I used under my eyes a couple of times as instructed but was quite wary of doing this regularly due to the chances of it thinning your skin. Since then I've used Aveeno products which use all natural ingredients and are specially formulated for sensitive skin - you can get them at a good chemist or pharmacy. They do a range of products, from moisturiser to bath soak.
      I've also used some of the Lush moisturisers - they have one called Celestial for sensitive skin, it's an absolute godsend.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can i treat my irritable skin?
    As a teenager my skin was very oily and spot prone but since having my son my face has become very dry and sensitive. My eyelids in particular are very sore, red and itchy and my under-eye also dry, dark and i have developed little white spots (only few) which can sometimes be sore. I've been advised not to use concealer under my eyes because the skin is dry and the area then becomes more visible rather than concealed. I get dry patches on my face which also become itchy. I have always suffered with eczema on my body and dry legs but not on my face. I have started to use Liz Earle cleanse and polish 1-2 times daily (it does help with the dryness) but my eyes are still sore. I find that i am sensitive to a lot of skin care products and i often develop inflamed skin when i use them; I'm worried about trying and buying new products because of this and because of the expense. I am 20 years old and my skin feels so aged... All answers appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I had the sme thing u should jus go to the doctors cos they give u a rly gd cream tht helps clear it up so quickly, gd luck :) xo

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the clear 1 mm spots under my eye?
    Especially in the winter, my sensitive skin (I have excema) is particularly dry, so I use a whole assortment of creams to try to keep my skin moisurised, about three years ago I got milk spots, little white spots under my eye from grease build up and they come and go but recently there are new spots under my eye, they are 1mm wide, clear and there appears to be slowly one more every couple of days, I'm going to see my GP soon, but just wondered if anyone had any idea what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably just small stubborn pustules. Could you try facial sauna etc, but they're tough to come out because those pores stay shut unless you're boiling.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the little white spots on my fingernails?
    I don't really care how my fingernails look or anything, I'm just curious about these little white dots on my fingernails. I have a bunch of them all over my nails. My mom told me they're calcium deposits, but that doesn't sound quite right to me.

    • ANSWER:
      Despite the old wives tale that they mean you have a lack of calcium, leukonychia, it's medical term, usually are the result of trauma, nail damage sort of like bruises on the skin and have nothing to do with calcium or minerals. That's what my doctor told me anyway.This website explains it further

      http://www.wisegeek.com/what-causes-white-spots-on-fingernails.htm

  18. QUESTION:
    what are these white spots on my skin?
    when i woke up this morning i noticed i had two little white spots on the left side of my cheek (right next to my lip) and on the right side on my cheek (right next to my lip) and i don't know what it is. i didn't have sex or anything...im only 12.

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    how to rid of white spots on skin?
    i have white spots in my skin, on my arms and on my face and some on my neck, it seems like they appeared after i was out in the sun, because well i work outdoors. what i want to know is how do i get rid of the spot. at first they would itch but now they are just like white blotches of dry skin, is there any cream or oitment i could by to rid of this?

    • ANSWER:
      Sandra is obviously wrong. I've looked up on her answers and she thinks every little white spot is vitiligo. It could be many things such as tinea veriscolor or some other disease that causes skin to go white on certain spots. Check a doctor to see.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why are my palms splotchy with red and white spots?
    When I look at my palm, I can see that beneath the skin are many little red and white spots (in my bloodstream, possibly). I don't feel anything, though. What could this mean?

    • ANSWER:
      It happens usually when you are excited or doing something physical. This means when the blood is pumping faster through the body. To allow the blood to pump through the body more effeciently through the body your body will open up capilaries, (the smallest of all blood vessels in your body) to help aid in circulation. This will also cause your palms to sweat more, and your eyes will dialate, because of the oxygen intake.

      The spots you are seeing is because these blood capaleries are so close to the skin that some of them can be seen with the naked eye, so they look like splotches, or spots.

      Hope that helped,
      Jer

  21. QUESTION:
    Can skin cancer look like and feel like pimples?
    I've had these little white spots on the sternum part of my chest since about late February early March, and they started raising a little bit and now they hurt like when a pimple has a white head it's been hurting for probably two days now and my family is telling me its nothing to worry about but I looked up skin cancer and its similar to what I have.. And I don't have the money to go to the doctor. Should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my horses skin?
    My horse is a Quarter horse mare and she is 5 years old. Just in the past week I have noticed that she has little white spots on her skin. Not on her fur just the pigment of her skin. It is on her shoulders and on the sides of her face. It is also on her stomach that is just under her hind quarters. She is in Kansas and it has been very hot lately.

    • ANSWER:
      vet check :)

  23. QUESTION:
    What are these white spots on my penis?
    I have been checked for STDs before and my doctor said that I did not have any but along the shaft of my penis, I have around 10 little white spots. I thought they were pimples so I popped one and puss came out. Any ideas what these things are? Btw, I am 15 years old.
    There is no pain at all, nothing bothers me. Just random white spots that sit there.

    • ANSWER:
      Is there any pain? Swollen glands (Lymph Nodes)? Headache, fatigue, pain peeing? If not I would assume it is a skin infection. Get some hydrogen peroxide and clean them with vigor. That being said it could also be herpes. Go to the doctor and get tested.

  24. QUESTION:
    Tiny white spots at the top of both arms which I am unable to get rid of?
    I have had lots of little white spots at the top of my arms for the last couple of years, they are not painful but they don't look that great and sometimes they have more of a 'head' on them than others. I have tried different creams, exfoliators and cleaning mits and nothing seems to get rid of them. I am able to remove the heads of some of them with tweezers and the contents are difficulty to remove and when released are minute white lumps. Does anybody know what this is and how to get rid of them? Many Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It is extremely dry skin that needs to be exfoliated. There is a name for it, but it escapes me at the moment. My daughter had a patch of it on her cheek - her Dr. recommended buying some "Carmol 20" cream. It is quite expensive and can be hard to find! She said that it should soften it up enough so that you will be able to exfoliate it properly. We only just started the treatment, but it does seem to be helping.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the tiny white spots on my nose?
    i have these small little white spots on my nose. they'r like little bumps, kinda like pimples but smaller, like a tiny dot. theyr just white, they dont hurt but theres a small cluster sometimes. what are they and how can i get rid of them?
    ive tried squeezing or popping them but it doesn work. they'r not like pimples
    btw i dont have pimples or acne if tht helps. its only the white spots tht are the problem

    • ANSWER:
      They're whiteheads, which are pores clogged with sebum (an oily substance secreted by glands in your skin). Unlike normal pimples, they are not inflamed, which means that sometimes they can last longer.

      Treat them as you do normal acne.

  26. QUESTION:
    Tinea versicolor. How long does it take for the little white spots to return to normal?
    I had Tinea versicolor. My doctor gave me medicine for it. Now I am wondering how long it takes for the little white areas to return back to normal. I have a tan from the sun so would i need to get back in the sun to help even it out?

    • ANSWER:
      Typically, after taking the medication, it will take 4-6 weeks for the lesions to fade away. You'll notice more when you tan, as the lesions are fading, and the underlying skin is more susceptible to tanning.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of whiteheads on my upper lip after waxing?
    I got my upper lip waxed for the first time yesterday and today I grew little white spots and some parts itch

    • ANSWER:
      First of all donot pop the white head if you do the liquid from it will touch the other part of you skin
      and another white head would rise the next day.

      its better to have a lemon therapy for it. take a lemon and tap it on you face squeeze it. It may take a long time but do this at night while you are going to sleep. after squeezing the juice from the lemon go to sleep without washing your face. Next day the whitehead would b so easyly removed of can be easyly removed by washing face with soap!
      IF ITS REALY URGENT TO REMOVE THEN TRY THIS ONE:
      Take a needle and run it under a flame to get it starilized. Then gently poke it. Take a warm cloth and squeeze the whitehead gently. make sure u stop if u see blood .

  28. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of milia spots?
    Hi there,

    I am getting more and more milia spots around my eye area. They are little white spots that are not easy to pop or get too. Are there any acidic type of wipes or is the old fashion needle the best way? Except I HATE the needle as the eye area is so sensitive!! Help!!

    • ANSWER:
      this probably isn't the thing you wanted to hear but you have to use the needle :( i know it sucks because im 13 and i have tons of them mostly around my eye area but i popped out a few with a needle but you should probably take pain medication if you cant take much pain. but i think you should sterilize the needle first and apply anesthetic or something to it because it could get infected. so yeah i agree with skippy. but i feel so bad for you and its so nice to know that there are people out there who have these too. my friends all have like perfect skin and im kinda jealous of them for that. well i hope i helped and i hope you get rid of them because in my opinion i would rather get shot like in the leg or the arm any day than have milia.

  29. QUESTION:
    What causes white spots and patches on skin?
    I got white spots mostly on my lower back a little around my stomach some patches even on face only noticeable if you pay close attention what doctor or specialist should i see ?

    • ANSWER:
      If in the puberty this can happen, should be gone after you're through the puberty. Using a good washing lotion twice a day should help a lot, but to confirm it you might see an dermatologist for this problem..

  30. QUESTION:
    can you see the the difference between genital warts and a yeast infection?
    the different symptoms. how can you tell the different symptoms.
    i kno a yeast infection is itchy, and irrtation.
    and warts is itchy irritating and white spots.
    but i seem to think a yeast infection has a little of white spots also. which makes it llok like a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      A yeast infection has a white discharge, not white spots.

      warts are going to be present on the skin on and around your vulva, and they may not be obvious to you. A yeast infection is internal, with a white discharge, and sometimes itching or burning in your vagina, and around your labia. They are two completely different problems with different symptoms. It can also be likely that you don't feel or see warts.

  31. QUESTION:
    My dog has a skin condition. It might be eczema. It looks like little spots of his hair is missing?
    I thought it was eczema. It looks like little spots of his hair is missing or there are little white spots that you can see right through the hair. Its started on his head and now its on his back also. Does anyone know what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      It's good to give him an over the countner pill such as benedryl or just give him an bath using dog oatmal shampoo. :)

  32. QUESTION:
    I just realized I have a little white spot in the back of my throat on the left side.?
    I am not sick, haven't been for awhile, and don't feel like I am getting sick. I have good oral hygiene and am a healthy 22 year old female. I have never had any oral problems or significant health issues. The spot does not hurt, but i can feel the spot when i swallow. Anyone know what this little white spot may be?

    • ANSWER:
      What you have is most likely a tonsil stone. Sometimes little bits of things (e.g. a hard bit of food) get stuck in the crevices on the surface of your tonsils. Most of the time they are washed away by saliva, but sometimes they get stuck there and a layer of white goo starts to form around them. Think the way a pearl is formed in an oyster.

      These can come loose on their own (which can be disgusting and embarrassing), or you can dislodge it yourself. There are different ways you can do this. Here is one way that worked for me: take a wooden shish kabob skewer (giant toothpick) and gently and carefully pry it off the back of your throat. It should not hurt at all when you do this because you are merely removing a little ball of gunk out of a surface hole. Just try not to scratch yourself as you do it. It helps if you are looking in a mirror and have someone else shining a flashlight into the mirror to reflect the back of your throat.

      If it feels like you are scratching skin when you do this, it might not be a tonsil stone and you should show your doctor.

  33. QUESTION:
    what are these spots on my boyfriends willy?
    my boyfriend has little white spots on his knob they are in the skin they are not sticking out what cud these be?

    • ANSWER:
      that sounds like genital warts ya better get your self checked out lively as it is life threatening for a woman as it causes cell changes on the cervix that are Pre- cancer. A good way (apparently) to find out if your boyfriend has genital warts is to wrap a cloth soaked in vinegar round his length it will make any warts more visible.
      1 in three men in Britain carry this and genital warts is the most common cause of cervical cancer in women

  34. QUESTION:
    How to cure dark spots on skin?
    I used Salicylic Acid to cure white spots on my skin, but instead, it added dark spots on my skin and made my white spots even worse! These patches of discoloured skin are on my FACE, and I feel like crying each time someone looks at me :'( How do I get my skin back to normal? please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Have a look here. You will find dozens of recipes for homemade skin care products. You will find several that could help you with this. One thing you could try is a simple dermabrasion. Mix a little sugar with some olive oil and rub it into your skin. It should help.

      http://www.smartskincare.com/tips/tipcategidx/skinrecipe/

  35. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when you get a white spot on your skin?
    so i had this little white spot on my left side of my hip then it started to grow (its now the size of a quarter) it doesnt bother me none. but it still worries me of what the heck it is.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a vitamin deficiency. Make sure you eat a balanced diet and take a multivitamin/mineral. If it is eczema as suggested above I would recommend that you drink lots and lots of water, Eggs and citrus fruit also causes flare-ups..

      :)

  36. QUESTION:
    How can I tell when a potato has gone bad?
    They have tiny little sprouts on them, and a few small white spots. Also, some of th skin came off when I scrubbed them clean. They feel a little spongy. Should I not be eating these?

    • ANSWER:
      you can eat them. they are not at their best, but if they are not oozing nasty brown liquid, they are edible

  37. QUESTION:
    What can I do to clear up the skin on my shoulders?
    I have brown spots, acne & these little white bumps(theyre not really white, theyre more just the color of my skin, I heard a description of heat bumps one time which they may be) will vitamin e oil or cocoa or shea butter work?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to exfoliate about once a week with a good salt and oil scrub, preferably an all natural product like:
      http://www.amazon.com/Herbal-Salt-Scrub-Peppermint-Rosemary/dp/B00016X3GG/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-1804115-6512715?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1192331773&sr=8-1
      http://www.amazon.com/Herbal-Salt-Scrub-Lavender-23/dp/B00016X3G6/ref=pd_bbs_sr_7/104-1804115-6512715?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1192331773&sr=8-7

      I also do a skin mask every other week to get rid of impurities and deep clean:
      http://www.amazon.com/Frightening-Natural-Organic-Deeply-Purifying/dp/B000NEEFYA/ref=sr_1_35/104-1804115-6512715?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1192333755&sr=1-35

      Switch to an all natural, vegetable based, gentle moisturizing soap containing oatmeal, clay or honey, like:
      http://www.amazon.com/SOUTH-FRANCE-SOAP-NATURAL-HONEY/dp/B000F8FMEQ/ref=sr_1_9/104-1804115-6512715?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1192332490&sr=1-9
      http://www.amazon.com/LAVENDER-OATMEAL-EXFOLIATING-Handcrafted-Natural/dp/B000FENUGC/ref=sr_1_135/104-1804115-6512715?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1192332505&sr=1-135

      Wash with a soft washcloth (not a scrubbing sponge). Wear clean clothes each day and wash your bedding and towels regularly. You may try using an all natural laundry detergent too - I like Sun & Earth and Seventh Generation.

      I have found that a lot of the over the counter acne products can actually increase acne over time, so be careful with these. Use a mild salicylic acid skin wash on problem areas once every other day - if after two weeks that doesn't help, then try alternating between that and a mild benzoyl peroxide skin wash (they affect different types of bacteria, so alternating tends to work better on serious cases than using just one of the two). Neutrogena makes some good products.

      Don't overwash - once in the morning and once in the evening is fine. After you wash, you can use a skin toner or astringent (again natural is better) followed by a light moisturizer which is non-comedogenic (i.e. does not block pores) - again all natural and hypoallergenic is better - try and find one with spf15 for during the day. And it doesn't matter if your skin is dry, oily or in between - you need to use a moisturizer - just try a lightweight, non-oil based one if you tend to have oily skin. F/Y/I, I had bad acne at one time and using this regime together with a heavier, emollient-rich moisturizer which contained honey at night to help heal the acne scarring (worked great) - my skin cleared up in about a year and eventually I stopped using the acne washes except for occasionally (like once every couple of months). Reviva and Avalon Organics have good products - some of Kiss My Face is good too.

      If your acne is very bad, you can also get acne spot treatment and if you have deep blackheads, you can try the clear pore strips to see if they help - never did me any good but a lot of people swear by them. I think exfoliation and a clay mask works better.

      Exercise, sauna, massage and drinking 8 glasses of water per day are also big helps, especially the water.

      Hope this helps.

  38. QUESTION:
    How do I know if I have eczema?
    I've had these patches on my skin for about a year now. It happens on my arms,legs, and chest. I am starting to get it up where my wrists are too. Sometimes they are really red and sometimes they're not noticeable but you can still feel the patch there. Also, where the patches are you can see little white spots all over. Do I have eczema? I'm not sure because it's not exactly itchy. I only just scratch at it because it feels like the skin is peeling off.

    • ANSWER:
      TRUST ME, YOU WILL KNOW !
      i had an extreme case of ECZEMA , from head to toe , oozing , everywhere, from scalp to my toes ,nasty sh*t !
      finally, after several dermatoligists, they gave me the remedy for a cure & that was nasty in itself, i had to take what is called TAR BATHS , for a couple of weeks , it was this brown medicine that you put a capful into bath water & soak in it for 20 - 30 minutes & then put in some medicated type of vaseline over my whole body & have to deal w/that even dressed afterward ! it sucked ,but it did finally work !

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you cure dark Circles under eyes?
    I have dark redy/purple circles under my eyes and theres like little white spots, and i was wondering if anyone knows how to cure this and what the cause is? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Get your beauty sleep.
      Get plenty of sleep nightly. It’s not entirely clear why inadequate sleep results in dark circles under the eyes, but lack of sleep tends to cause the skin to become paler (thus increasing the appearance of darkness under the eyes), and reduces circulation.

      Treat your allergies.
      Allergies are a common cause of skin discoloration under the eyes. If an allergy is the root of your problem, treat the allergy or remove the allergen.

      Fix nasal congestion.
      A blocked nose can result in dark circles under your eyes because the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose are darkened and dilated.

      Eat well.
      Eat a healthy, balanced diet, take vitamins, and drink plenty of water.

      Examine your smoking habit and decide to quit.(If this is the cause)

      Relax.
      Relaxing might help remove sources of stress and anxiety that are preventing you from sleeping eating and resting properly.

      Accept what you can't change.

      Cosmetic Solutions:-
      Apply an eye cream containing vitamin K and retinal.
      Use an under-eye cream.
      Have a skin patch test.

      Use cucumber slices. if you want

  40. QUESTION:
    Why are there like white things around my nose?
    So, I've been noticing this for the longest time, but never really did anything about it besides put lotion on it. They are these little white spots around my nose and if i put lotion on it, its not visible, but then it gets really oily around that area. I've even tried focusing in this area and putting on Clean & Clear foaming facial cleanser while im in the shower, but it still hasn't shown any effect.

    • ANSWER:
      ik what ur talking about. I think it might be dry skin. (same thing happens to me) and thats what i personally think it is :/

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of white spots on my teeth?
    There are little white highlights on my teeth that i have had for a long time. Is there any way I can get them to fade or to get rid of them completely?

    • ANSWER:
      Those white spots are there because of poor brushing or flossing while the braces or there just poor oral care in general or have happened while the tooth was forming.. The white spots are actually demineralization of the enamel which is the beginning of a cavity on your teeth. Brushing really well is not going to reverse that and will not make the white spots go away the only thing that brushing and flossing good now is will maintain those spots from getting any worse. What you need to do is go to your dental office and get a fluoride toothpaste, any kind will do but what i recommend to patients is something called MI Paste. (www.mi-paste.com) go to their website and it will tell you all about white spots from braces. Fluoride will help remineralize your teeth and make those 'weak' white spots in your teeth harder than your enamel. Using this product is like using lotion on your skin. You need to rub it on your teeth with your finger and not brush your teeth with it. It needs to soak into your teeth. I tell my patients to use it before bedtime. To brush and floss like regular and then put a little on the spots do not spit or drink anything and go to bed with that on your teeth. but it takes about 2 weeks for it to start working.

  42. QUESTION:
    What causes the little white dots under your nails?
    I can't be the only one but those little white marks that some people get under their nails, what are they for and why do only a few people get them, is it an indicator for something?

    • ANSWER:
      This is so crazy.. I was getting ready to look it up just a second ago and saw this question first! I always heard it was lies, but I know that isn't true. I was just told that as a kid. It is called leukonychia. Look at these pages and it will explain it more. :)

      http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/nail-care/health/white-dots-on-nails.htm
      http://www.wisegeek.com/what-causes-white-spots-on-fingernails.htm

      and I read this form another page:
      The precise cause of leukonychia is a mystery. It's said to be more common in the young and in women, and often shows up when the body undergoes stress or trauma, such as a blow to the fingertips. Excessive manicuring can make things worse.

      Edit: I have a little one now and it is at the tip of my fingernail finally after about a month! I am getting ready to cut my nails and get rid of it. haha.. I wished the end of my fingernails would stay that white as that little dot.

  43. QUESTION:
    Little white dots on skin after indoor tanning?
    I'm 19 and have never used a tanning bed. I've been tanning for about a week and I have VERY pale skin. I noticed little white dots on my shoulders and a small spot on my back today. Should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      The minute you get in the tanning bed, that's 1 minute too long to get melanoma. Yes, you should be worried.

      I'll let Lisa & Glenna tell you about tanning beds.
      Google Lisa and see what she looks like 2010.
      "Plastic Week: Lisa Gastineau On The Dangers Of Tanning Beds"

      She had 2-3 melanoma moles removed, one by her nose. She had nose surgery just to get her nose straighter, so she can breath again. She got those moles from a tanning bed.
      Google: Warning in Tanning beds: About 13,200,000 results (0.25 seconds) 

      Tanning beds aged you by 10-15 years!
      Google A Death by Suntan by age 26, Yahoo Shine 3-23-10. In April 2005, while working out at her college gym in Rhode Island, 22-year-old Glenna Kohl detected a hard, golf ball-size lump near her groin. . . . .In high school, Glenna did have an irregular mole removed from her leg. A pathology report identified it as benign, but the surgeon tested it again. The lab had made an error: The mole was an early stage melanoma.
      Google: Lawsuits in tanning beds. About 2,130,000 results (0.29 seconds) 5-3-12.

      Tanning comes & go, unless you do them everyday 24/7 for the rest of your life. But in the end the only thing you'll benefit is either moles, freckles, skin tags or discolorations from sunscreens, lotions, etc. and the more you do, the more they get larger, darker & bumpier. My nephew had a membership in a tanning bed salon for a year. After it expired, he stopped, now he's as white as before he began.

      Tanning, is a result for 'damaged skin' and no products can reverse you from skin cancer or damaged skin, may prevent you from pre-mature aging, but that's part of the billion dollar beauty industry.
      A new study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure can be dangerous when tanners self-diagnose skin problems and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions. The study specifically found that a tanning bed user that used the radiation to treat a mild skin rash caused by an ibuprofen allergy developed a much more severe reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). When left untreated, TEN can be fatal.
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 76,259 new cases of skin cancer will be reported particularly among women in their 20's & 30's, and that's 6,020 more than 2011, people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA's Sun-Wise Program. That's more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine! Now however, a recently published study suggests that those people with ginger hair and fair complexions face a much higher risk of developing dead skin cancer even if they are completely protected.
      Nov 2nd, 2012.

      Watch Mirror, Mirror when the evil queen played by Julia Roberts wanted to look as fair as the princess played by Lily Collins. I came from a vacay in Ireland, and many of the people there working in the profession (luxury hotels and banks, etc.) have beautiful white complexion!
      This is what beautiful flawless skin looks like:
      http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/hairstyle-pictures-today/2012/05/15/zooey-deschanel-side-swept-chocolate-curls
      Google Liv Tyler. http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=liv+tyler&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
      Or Google Catherine Zeta Jones - she's 42 with beautiful skin.
      Watch The Duchess - Keira Knightly has flawless complexion - a natural beauty.
      Taylor Swift is another starlet with beautiful skin, in her 20's.
      Nicole Kidman has flawless skin or Julianne Moore, who is 7 yrs. younger than me!
      Google: Pale Complexion celebrities.About 513,000 results
      If you're very tall, very skinny, and pale complexion, you're a desirable model in Asia!
      See what beautiful skin supposed to look like without the damage from the sun, even though these 20 Korean contestants have had plastic surgery to look like the other.
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2314647/Has-plastic-surgery-20-Korean-beauty-pageant-contestants-look-Pictures-contest-hopefuls-goes-viral.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

      I've been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I'm using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid, photos, another skin disorder.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

  44. QUESTION:
    how to pluck eyebrows without side effects?
    With a little pain, watery eyes, and a red nose, i can usually get through plucking my eyebrows, but I get these little white spots for about a day after i do so. They look like little white pimples or something and they are so annoying. Does anybody know what they are or how to prevent them?

    • ANSWER:
      1. The biggest mistake people make is to tweeze too much. Avoid overplucking as it can take months for brows to grow back. Here's a simple trick to remember: The space between your brows should be equal to, or a little wider than, your eyes. To find where your brow should go, take a long eyeshadow brush or pencil and hold it parallel to the side of your nose. Where the brush meets your brow is where your brow should begin.

      2. To find the end of your brow, extend the brush diagonally from your nostril, following the outside edge of your eye toward the brow. Where the inside edge of the brush hits is where your brow should end.

      3. The best brows have a slight arch. To find yours, hold the brush parallel to the outside edge of the colored part of your eye (the iris). Where the brush meets the brow is where the highest part of your brow should be.

      4. Cleanse your skin. Exfoliating with a gentle scrub (I like Biore) helps prep the area as well. Worried about pain? Expert aesthicians suggest applying to the brow Anbesol, Orajel or any teething gel for babies. Brush brows up and out.

      5. You'll want to invest in a good pair of tweezers with a slanted edge (my favorite, hands down, are Tweezerman slanted tweezers.
      You also want to make sure you're near a window with light pouring in or under a bright light with a good mirror (magnifying mirrors are best, but be sure and flip it over to see your overall effect in the regular mirror).

      6. Make sure to pluck hairs in the direction they grow. Don't grab too many hairs at a time. You can hold skin taut as you pluck.

      7. It's a myth that brows should never be tweezed from above. You want both the bottoms and tops to be smooth. So be careful, but tweeze the top AND the bottom.

      8. Stop every few hairs to step back and look at the job you're doing. If you overpluck, you're stuck. Unlike most hairs on your body, your brows won't always grow back once they're yanked.

      9. Once you're done plucking, you can apply aloe vera gel, which will calm the redness right away.

      Little tip - The ideal time for brow-shaping is the week after your period begins. It the time in your cycle when your body is least sensitive to hair removal.

      I hope Ive helped you!! Answer mine....
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AtIRtqk8OqWdjP9WtpDbTovsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100803025258AAHjMr1

  45. QUESTION:
    White spots on my tonsils and a sore throat?
    I have white spots on my tonsils that I noticed last night and I've had a sore throat too since yesterday. I have no fever or headache so I don't think it's tonsillitis. What might it be? Is it worth going to the doctor or should I leave it?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Katie,

      One needs more information? How big are the white spots? patches or little white spots, are they just on the tonsils or are they also spread out in the rest of the mouth...Does your sinuses hurt? your ears? Have you looked in your mouth, in the mirror with a flash light? Are there two white to red streaks running down the back of your throat? Are your prone to infections in your tonsils? What you have sounds like an infections but without a throat culture there is no way of knowing if it's a virus or a bacterial infection or even a yeast infection ....Gargle with warn salt water and then spit, repeat 3 or 4 time. Check the front of your neck for little hard lumps under the skin on your neck = swollen lymph nodes also a sign of an infection..As the infection grows the Fever and headache may follow along with joint pain and an over all felling of listlessness = lazy tired. If it is a virus the regular antibiotics won't help but if it bacterial then it will. If it gets any worse or doesn't get any better then see the Doctor he can get a Throat culture and treat it with what it needs. Good Luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    How to heal a broken lip quickly? *-* Voting Best Answer *-*?
    So I bit my lip real hard and seemed to have broke it. It swell up big and got infected. Every morning it has something yellow around the area. It has occured about 2 days ago and now it has healed a little bit but still really hurts. It has a huge white spot, (the skin growing back) and is all red around the white. What can I use to make it repair quickly? Any products out there or natural things? Any stupid answers will be reported. Will vote best answer if it helped! Thanks
    Let me add that it is inside my mouth near where my bottom teeth are, and on the lip section.. Hopefully you understand.

    • ANSWER:
      The human mouth is full of dreadful infection-causing bacteria and you've now got an infection. You need to get some antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine and rinse out the mouth and the cut in order to kill some of the bacteria. keep doing the mouth rinse every hour, and if some part of the cut is on the outside then you can apply neosporin ointment. Try this for a day, but if it doesn't get better then you need to see a doctor.

  47. QUESTION:
    What do these white tiny tiny bumps on my penis indicate?
    I have these little white dots/bumps on the skin of my penis. Sometimes when I pull back the skin, they are there under the head. They look like little white heads(acne). They are very close under the skin. They are also on my gland (head of penis) on the rim of it. What are these. Just a heads up, I've never had sex before.

    • ANSWER:
      These are Fordyces spots:PPP'S are fleshcolored
      Radius Will include a site with pictures
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordyce's_spot

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there any cure for skin skin pigmentation where I have white skin spots?
    Dear Doctor Naram,
    My daughter is twenty one. Two years ago she started developing white spots on her body shoulders hands and back. They are spreading and there seems to be no treatment so far. It looks awful, one person with two different skin tone. It is affecting her mind. Can you please help. Is there any herbal remedy or ancient secret I can use.

    Please hely. I am desperate for her.

    • ANSWER:
      Hyperpigmentation can occur due to many reasons. But treating it successfully would depend completely upon how long you have had the problem. Sometimes, if you have started developing skin pigmentation patches newly, you will find that treatment is not only simpler, it is also faster. Simple cases of newly developed pigmentation patches can be treated by using aloe vera gel. You can apply the gel to your patches in order to take care of it effectively and rapidly. If you can, try to get a fresh leaf and squeeze the gel out of that. This is relatively better than using it out of a bottle. But that is not to say that the bottle version does not work as effectively or as well. Look for a bottle that states that it contains 50 per cent or more of pure aloe gel. It is advisable to start using aloe soap. This will not make a significant contribution, but it will certainly help to not develop more spots.

      Another step that has to be taken to arrest the growth of pigmentation patches is that you must use sunscreen lotion when going outdoors as a rule rather than only while going to the beach. This will also make a considerable difference in that you will be preventing further patches from appearing. There are also some simple fruits and vegetables which you can apply to get rid of dark patches and spots. Cucumber juice is considered to be one such remedial measure. Raw potatoes are also rich in starch and mildly bleaching agents. If you can squeeze out the juice of a raw potato and apply this to your patches, you will see a lightening of the discoloration in as little as a week.

      It is also important to inculcate a daily routine to cure yourself of the problem. Soak almonds overnight, and peel and grind them the next morning. Apply this to your patches to reduce darkness. A tablespoon of milk powder, honey, lemon juice, and almond oil can be mixed and stored in the refrigerator. Applying this for about 20 minutes will help to even out your skin tone considerably. You can also apply very diluted ammonia to your dark patches. But make it a point that you do not go out in the sun after doing this, otherwise your skin will only darken further. Therefore, the best time to do this is at night, when you know you will not be going out.
      Good luck and God bless you

  49. QUESTION:
    I have a 1 week old tattoo. I just noticed a little white spot appear. The skin is crackled and color missing.
    I just noticed a tiny little white spot on my tattoo. The skin is crackled and the sky blue color is missing from the area about. The tattoo is only 1 week old. I have been extremely methodical regarding aftercare. I left the bandage on for three hours. I gently cleaned and pat the area dry. I apply a thin layer of Bepanthen cream every day. I have never picked or scratched the tattoo. The other areas of the artwork appear to be healing fine. This one white and crackled small spot has appeared in a blue area. It is about 1mm long. The my skin tone is also visible in other tiny areas near the same spot. I am worried I might have to have a touch up. It's not a big deal but I would like it to heal as normal. Could anyone shed some light on this bizzare situation? This is my third tattoo and I have never seen anything like this before. I am a bit irritated by this as I took quite excellent precautions to prevent complications. The tattoo is a ubiquitous Hindu religious theme and exquisite.

    • ANSWER:
      well i am a tattoo artist and it could be a number of reasons. don't get too worried its nothing that cant be fix. sometimes the ink will just dont take the first time in some areas in your skin. or the artist did not go deep enough in that area.just let it heal and see what comes out.if their is color missing the artist should not charge you much or anything to fix such a small area.

  50. QUESTION:
    Anyone know any home remedies for getting rid of spots?
    I don't have acne, but recently my skin, especially around my chin, nose and in between eyebrows, have started to get little white heads, i know i shouldn't squeeze them as it will led to scarring but i can't help it,they look so ugly and i feel paranoid when going out, before i head out to the shops to buy spot cream i thought id try some home remedies to save me some money!

    • ANSWER:
      what my grandma use to do was to borrow a neighbors cat, rub it all over my face and then burry the cat. The spots were absorbed by the cat and dispersed into the earth.

      Old home remedy, but it seemed to work


little white spots on skin

Viral Skin Bumps

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are the signs of genital herpes?
    I really dont think i have it... but im not sure.
    I have like, 3 white kinda just raised skin bumps that have been there for about a year... well probably longer i just never noticed them really. They never hurt or itch or anything.
    what are other signs?

    • ANSWER:
      Genital herpes outbreaks are VERY painful. I was in so much pain during my first outbreak I was prescribed a narcotic, three different anti viral medications, and I missed school and work for 2 days because I could hardly walk or even sit down!

      Genital warts (caused by HPV) can be painless and may or may not be itchy. For most people they are more of an annoyance or nuisance then they are painful.

      The only for sure way to know what you have is to see a doctor and get tested.

      These are some symptoms of a primary genital herpes outbreak:

      * Flulike symptoms, such as fever, headache, and muscle aches. These symptoms usually get better within a week.
      * Tingling, burning, itching, and redness at the site where an outbreak is about to occur (prodrome).
      * Painful, itchy blisters on the penis, on the vulva, or inside the vagina. Blisters may also appear on the anus, buttocks, thighs, or scrotum, either alone or in clusters. They may be barely noticeable or as large as a coin.
      * Blisters that break and become shallow, painful, oozing sores.
      * Swollen and tender lymph nodes in the groin.
      * Painful urination.
      * Abnormal vaginal or urethral discharge.

      Occasionally a person will experience symptoms months or even years after being infected, making it very difficult to identify the sex partner who was the source of the infection.
      http://health.yahoo.com/ency/healthwise/hw270613/te3045;_ylt=AqGM9M3YpZYc7Nvs3iQnU6fXNLUF

      Good luck and take care!

  2. QUESTION:
    What would you recommend to treat skin tags on an eleven year old?
    First, we don't know if they are actually skin tags. They are along the middle of his abdomen and are spreading rapidly. At one point he mentioned one popped. A rash occasionally occurs around them and they sometimes itch.

    Are these skin tags? If not, what are they? And lastly, how do we get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Jane - What you are describing as "spreading rapidly" does NOT sound like skin tags, but is more likely to be something called molluscum contagiosum, a viral condition. This is an unfortunate name, because these harmless viral bumps are really not contagious from one person to another. Kids often get them in various places such as the chest or neck. They sometimes get a little bit red, but they always go away even if left untreated. The average duration is a little on the long side, though, about nine months. Because most treatments involve pain and multiple sessions, doctors usually advise parents of young children who have them to just let them be until they disappear on their own. If you want confirmation, visit either a dermatologist MD or pediatrician.

      Good luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    What disease or condition might cause a person's skin to turn literally blood red in color?
    A friend of mine had this condition for about a week. The person felt otherwise fine (no fever, dizziness, etc.) except the skin (towards the end of that week) became quite dry. Thank you..
    Please note that the red color was not blotchy or scattered. Much of her arm was totally red.

    • ANSWER:
      Urticaria (or hives) are a kind of skin rash notable for dark red, raised, itchy bumps. Hives are frequently caused by allergic reactions, however there are many non-allergic causes. For example, most cases of hives lasting less than 6 weeks (acute urticaria) are the result of an allergic trigger. Chronic urticaria (hives lasting longer than 6 weeks) are rarely due to an allergy. The majority of patients with chronic hives have an unknown (idiopathic) cause. Perhaps as many as 30-40% of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria will, in fact, have an autoimmune cause. Acute viral infection is another common cause of acute urticaria (viral exanthem). Less common causes of hives include friction, pressure, temperature extremes, exercise, and sunlight. It may be true that hives are more common in those with fair skin.

      Weals (raised areas surrounded by a red base) from urticaria can appear anywhere on the surface of the skin. Whether the trigger is allergic or non-allergic, there is a complex release of inflammatory mediators, including histamine from cutaneous mast cells, resulting in fluid leakage from superficial blood vessels. Weals may be pinpoint in size, or several inches in diameter. Angioedema is a related condition (also from allergic and non-allergic causes), though fluid leakage is from much deeper blood vessels. Individual hives that are painful, last >24 hours, or leave a bruise as they heal are more likely to be a more serious condition called urticaria pigmentosa. Hives caused by stroking the skin (often linear in appearance) is due to a benign condition called dermatographism.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do you tell weather you have acne or eczema?
    This is a very humiliating topic for me to talk about, so bear with me please. I have bumps on my back and arms (Not like obsessively just like a patch here and there on my back and the bumps on my arm is a little more than on my back but it's stretched out more.) How do I tell the difference between acne and eczema? I need to know so I can treat it properly. Thank you all so much!

    • ANSWER:
      I have been strugling with different types of skin problems, acne, psoriasis, and so on.
      My skin looks relatively nice because I have been consulting my dermatologist for years and been on many different treatments. You could be suffering from both conditions. Or it could be something else. It could be hormonal, bad diet, alergy etc...
      The best thing is to go to a professional and get biopsy test. Dermatologyst dont care how bad things look, they are used to seeing the worst. dont be shy and just go and show your skin to a doctor with good reputation. Just to give you an example, I had been diagnozed with 3 different types of acne! Some are food related - dairy and wheat, some are hormonal and i also have viral type acne wich spreads when picked or if used same towel too long.... you cant diagnoze your self! again, go see a dermatologyst. there are many treatments out there, and you dont need to suffer

  5. QUESTION:
    Can a pubic hair grow through the center of a genital wart?
    I had a little bump in my bikini area that I have been worried was a wart. It's very small, slightly lighter colored than a pimple, and somewhat rough feeling. Anyway it's been there for maybe a month, and so I've been trying to shave the bikini area less freqently, and tonight I saw that a HAIR was growing through the center of the bump, almost looking like an ingrown hair. I plucked the hair and picked at the bump a little and it bled a bit and now looks a bit smaller and redder. My question is--is it even POSSIBLE for a hair to grow THROUGH the center of a genital wart? I mean, it sounds like a follicle sort of, but I'm just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      No, you are fine. However nasty and.... no actually that is fucking gross, no joke... you are fine IF a hair is growing through it. As a wart is a viral structure it has no dermatological features (excepting the dead skin stretched over it) so hair growth is prohibited.

      Not a genital wart.

      But you are gross: why would you pick at it?

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for blisters?
    I've been a outdoors person my whole life, and I've gotten the occasional blister, and my rule of thumb was if it was in danger of being popped (ex: on the heel of your foot) drain it and wrap it. And if not, stick some mole skin on it and let it be. But after years of passing on my view on blisters, I've received a variety of responces, and most of them are keen on the opinion that you should not pop a blister, no matter what. So what's the best thing to do? I've never had any infections or whatnot, but are blisters more likely to heal faster one way or the other?

    • ANSWER:
      What Is It?

      A blister is a bubble of fluid under the skin. The clear, watery liquid inside a blister is called serum. It leaks in from neighboring tissues as a reaction to injured skin. If the blister remains unopened, serum can provide natural protection for the skin beneath it. Small blisters are called vesicles. Those larger than half an inch are called bullae. A blood blister is filled with blood, rather than serum.

      There are many causes of blisters, including:

      Irritation — Blisters can be caused by physical factors that irritate the skin, such as friction (rubbing the skin), irritating chemicals or extreme cold or heat. Blisters on the feet can result from shoes that are either too tight or rub the skin in one particular area. Blisters also can be caused by contact dermatitis, a skin reaction to some type of chemical irritant. Intense cold can trigger frostbite, which often leads to blisters once the skin is rewarmed. Any type of burn, even sunburn, also can cause blisters.

      Allergies — Allergic contact dermatitis, a form of dermatitis or eczema, may result in blisters. Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by an allergy to a chemical or poison, such as poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac.

      Infections — Infections that cause blisters include bullous impetigo, an infection of the skin caused by staphylococci (staph) bacteria; viral infections of the lips and genital area due to the herpes simplex virus (types 1 and 2); chickenpox and shingles, which are caused by the varicella zoster virus; and coxsackievirus infections, which are more common in childhood.

      Skin diseases — Numerous skin diseases cause blisters. Examples include dermatitis herpetiformis, pemphigoid and pemphigus. There also are inherited forms of blistering skin conditions, such as epidermolysis bullosa (in which pressure or trauma commonly leads to blisters) and porphyria cutanea tarda (in which sun exposure provokes blisters).

      Medications — Many medications, such as nalidixic acid (NegGram) and furosemide (Lasix), can cause mild, blistering skin reactions. Others, such as the doxycycline (Vibramycin), can increase the risk of blistering sunburn by increasing the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. In more dramatic cases, medications can trigger more severe, even life-threatening, blistering disorders, such as erythema multiforme or toxic epidermal necrolysis, also known as TEN, an illness that causes severe skin damage and typically involves 30% or more of the body's surface.
      Symptoms

      In general, blisters are round or oval bubbles of fluid under the skin that may be painful or itchy, or they may not cause any symptoms. Symptoms vary depending on the cause.

      Irritation, burns and allergies — Blisters caused by friction or burns are usually painful. Blisters resulting from eczema can be accompanied by redness, severe itching and small bumps on the affected skin.

      Infections — When blisters are caused by an infection, the symptoms depend on the type of infection. Examples include:

      Bullous impetigo — The affected skin can redden, and the blisters may burst easily.

      Herpes simplex virus — When herpes simplex type 1 is the cause, the tiny blisters commonly are known as fever blisters or cold sores. They typically appear on the lips. The affected skin may itch, tingle, swell and become red before the blisters appear. When the blisters eventually break, they leak fluid, and then painful sores develop. Herpes simplex type 2 is the most common cause of genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection (although type 1 also can cause genital herpes). Generally, small red bumps appear before blisters develop in the affected area, typically the vaginal area or penis, the buttocks and thighs, or the anus. Other symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, headache and burning with urination.

      Varicella zoster virus — When this virus causes chickenpox, the infection starts with a diffuse, itchy rash that develops quickly into itchy blisters. Varicella zoster also can cause shingles (herpes zoster). People with shingles may experience small, painful blisters that usually erupt in a linear pattern along the length of an infected nerve.

      Coxsackievirus — Coxsackievirus A16 can cause a condition commonly called hand-foot-and-mouth disease, in which painful blisters often occur on the hands, on the soles of the feet and in the mouth.

      Skin diseases — Erythema multiforme typically causes blisters on the palms of the hands, the forearms, the soles of the feet, and on the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, mouth and genitals. Other symptoms include fever, sore throat, cough and muscle pain. The autoimmune diseases (also known as bullous diseases because of the large blisters seen) vary in appearance as well. Dermatitis herpetiformis causes itchy, red bumps or blisters. Pemphigoid, an uncommon condition that primarily affects the elderly, results in large, itchy blisters, and pemphigus, an uncommon disease that tends to strike in middle age, causes blisters inside the mouth and on the surface of the skin. The blisters of pemphigus break easily and leave painful areas.

      Medications — Reactions to medications vary. In some cases, there is only an increased sensitivity to the sun, which can lead to blistering sunburn if the skin is exposed to the sun. In more severe reactions, such as TEN, blisters can involve larger areas of tissue, including parts of the respiratory passages and gastrointestinal tract, accompanied by fever and malaise (a generally sick feeling).
      Diagnosis

      If the cause of your blisters is not obvious, your doctor will ask about your family history and your personal medical history, including any allergies you have and any medications you take, including over-the-counter medications. You also will be asked about any recent exposure to irritating chemicals or allergens.

      Your doctor often can diagnose the cause of your blisters by their appearance and your history. If your doctor suspects an allergic reaction, he or she may recommend patch tests with chemicals to identify the allergen. Some blistering diseases are diagnosed with a skin biopsy, in which a small piece of tissue is removed and examined in a laboratory.

      Expected Duration

      How long blisters last depends on their cause. For example, blisters caused by irritation generally go away on their own within a few days, and those triggered by infections and skin diseases can remain for weeks or months. With an autoimmune blistering disorder, blistering may be chronic (long-lasting) and requires ongoing treatment. In skin infections, such as herpes simplex virus infection, the blisters can come back periodically. Blistering skin diseases that result from inherited causes also are long-lasting.

      Prevention

      There are many simple strategies to prevent blisters caused by skin irritation. You can wear comfortable shoes that fit well, with socks that cushion the feet and absorb sweat. Apply sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn. Be particularly vigilant about avoiding sun exposure if you are taking medications that are known to cause sun sensitivity, such as doxycycline (sold under many brand names). During cold months, use mittens, hats and heavy socks to protect your skin against freezing temperatures and chilling winds.

      As much as possible, avoid irritants and allergens that tend to trigger eczema, such as certain hygiene products (bubble baths, feminine hygiene sprays, detergents), certain metals in jewelry, especially nickel, and irritating plants such as poison ivy.

      To prevent blisters caused by infections, wash your hands often and never touch skin sores, cuts or any open or broken areas of skin on other people. To reduce the risk of herpes simplex, never have sex (even with a condom) with someone with active herpes. In addition, the fewer sexual partners you have, the lower your risk of herpes simplex. To avoid the spread of childhood infections, try to prevent children from sharing toys and utensils that have touched another child's mouth.

      To prevent chickenpox and to help prevent shingles later, have your child immunized with the varicella vaccine. People who have not had chickenpox should avoid people with chickenpox or shingles until all of the blisters have crusted over. Adults can be vaccinated if they have never had chickenpox, especially if they are at risk of exposure (for example, day-care workers and teachers).

      There is no known way to prevent many of the blistering diseases such as the hereditary forms and the autoimmune (bullous) diseases.

      Treatment

      Usually, it is best to leave blisters alone. Because blisters protect the underlying skin, breaking blisters open can increase the chance of infection. Protect blisters with a bandage and cover them until they heal on their own. The liquid in the blister will be re-absorbed and the skin will flatten naturally. If a blister breaks, wash the area with soap and water, then apply a bandage. If a blister is very large or painful, your doctor may drain it and apply an antibacterial cream to prevent infection.

      The treatment for blisters caused by eczema, infections and other diseases varies. Some cases of eczema can be treated with corticosteroid cream or pills. Herpes simplex infections and shingles (herpes zoster) sometimes are treated with antiviral medications. Antibiotic cream or pills may be given for impetigo. Chickenpox and coxsackievirus generally are left to go away on their own. The itching caused by chickenpox can be relieved with over-the-counter, anti-itch lotions, such as calamine. With medication-related erythema multiforme, the medication must be discontinued immediately. Corticosteroids sometimes may be prescribed.

      Pemphigoid and pemphigus are treated with corticosteroids and/or other immunosuppressive agents. Because dermatitis herpetiformis is associated with celiac sprue (a condition that develops as an immune reaction to gluten in the diet), people with dermatitis herpetiformis may benefit from a diet that does not contain any gluten (a substance found in most grains). Porphyria can be treated with regular removal of blood (phlebotomy) or with medications, including cholestyramine (Questran), chloroquine (Aralen) and beta-carotene. Some inherited skin disorders that cause blistering may respond to measures that protect the skin from trauma.

      When To Call A Professional

      Call your doctor whenever you have blisters of unknown cause, very painful blisters, or blisters accompanied by other symptoms such as fever and malaise (a generally sick feeling). Also call your doctor if a blister develops signs of infection, such as increasing redness, red streaks in nearby skin, oozing blood or pus, increased pain or swelling of the surrounding skin.

      Prognosis

      In many cases, blisters will disappear when the cause is removed or the infection has gone away, usually in a matter of days or weeks. In most herpes infections, blisters can return in the same spot (such as fever blisters on the lips or genital herpes) weeks, months or even years after the first blisters appear. Pemphigoid and pemphigus are typically chronic (long-lasting) and require long-term therapy.

  7. QUESTION:
    10 points hurry please answer What are the 2 bumps in my throat?
    Ok so i know girls have adam apples but i have another bump in my throat, not on my skin but inside my throat and its been there a while, do you guys know what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      Hard to say, not knowing the location. If you open your mouth really wide and see 2 lumps in the back on the sides of your throat, your tonsils are infected and you need to see a doctor. He'll per-scribe you antibiotics to get rid of the infection. This is VERY common. If the lumps are under your chin, something is irritating your glands, a viral infection, or cold of some kind? If you wear earrings and the metal is cheap, or you don't clean them enough, it can also cause your glands to swell. If you're in pain or the lump is there for over 3 days, see a doctor, it could be cyst (a that has a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue. It can contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material.) Or a polyp ( an abnormal growth of tissue.) and needs to be removed. Good luck, hope it's not serious! :)

  8. QUESTION:
    Why is my entire body itching with no sign of bumps or allergic reaction?
    For about a week my entire body has been itching uncontrollably. The worst of the itching occurs in my head and other hair places. However, my legs, face, arms fingers and toes itch as well. This occurs throughout the day. I do not have any bumps or any sign of an allergic reaction. A few days later I did end up with the pink eye. I am curious if I have a viral infection throughout my body or is it something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe it is due to dry air. In the winter the humidity drops and it causes a lot of itchy dry skin.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of molluscum contagiosum for good?
    My two preschoolers have it. I was given a wart medicine by their pediatrician but it burns them like hell and it does not get rid of them for the bumps come back again and again when it looks they disappeared. What can I do?

    We've had this problem for about a year now....

    • ANSWER:
      they are re infecting each other so the both have to be cured at the same time.
      A brilliant remedy for any skin infection (fungal, viral and bacterial) is tea tree oil (yes I know it sounds like another quack medicine, it works , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_tree_oil)

      Benzoyl peroxide the other solution .

      with both when the bumps go doesn't mean the virus has gone so its a matter of hitting them again and again and again, then the final one is the doctor can freeze them off

  10. QUESTION:
    What is this bump under my skin, and what should I do about it?
    So I touched the side of my neck today, and it felt bruised. I felt the urge to investigate, and found that I have a bump on my neck. It's rather small - a dime could probably cover it. It is slightly visible. It feels like it moves when it rub it, but I could be mistaken. But it really hurts, especially when I touch it, and it's making my neck and back hurt slightly when I move around. What's wrong?
    It's not a rash. I'm not dumb.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of lumps in the neck. The most frequently seen lumps or swellings are enlarged lymph nodes. These can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, cancer (malignancy), or other rare causes.

      All neck lumps in children and adults should be checked immediately. In children, most neck lumps are caused by treatable infections. However, treatment should start quickly to prevent complications or the spread of infection.

      As adults age, the likelihood of the lump being a cancer increases, particularly for people who smoke or drink significant amounts of alcohol. Fortunately, most lumps in adults are not cancers.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why is My skin is burning in spots ? as if i were poked with a lit cigarette?
    All day I get a burning sting on my skin as if I was touched with a cigarette.
    They hurt alot and wont go away, it just started in the last week.
    No other symptoms. I always think im being stung or burned.

    • ANSWER:
      You could be coming down with Shingles. Anybody that has ever had chicken pox as a child can get Shingles later in life. The burning/ stinging started a week before I broke out in red bumps, like tiny blisters in a line. Watch for a breakout and see a Dr. soon. If it's shingles you will need to be put on an anti-viral med to stop them from getting outta control.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of plantar warts between my toes?
    I assume it's a plantars wart. They are so small and I can hardly see them, but they cause me intense pain when I walk. It's a small little dot and doesn't look anything like the pictures online. If I touch it, it feels like a bump. They are on 4 of my toes (2 on each foot) and I believe they are warts because each little painful dot is touching other. Any recomendations on a good treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a natural wart remover called dermatend.

      You can use it at home.

      It will make the wart turn into a scab and then fall off leaving fresh skin underneath.

      Warts are viral though, so you should not only treat the sympton, but also the cause.

      Dermatend also sells a natural immune booster that helps when taken with dermatend. This way, you will not only remove that wart, but will not get new ones.

      You can read about it more on a website I have created.

      (I used it for a mole and skin tag and it worked great. works on all 3 blemishes)

  13. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you have small itchy red bumps on your arms and legs and canker sores on your lips?
    My bumps are small and red and itchy at first, but the itchyness eventually goes away. It has only been two days i have had this and each day i get more little red bumps on my skin. Now i have like 5 canker sores on my lips and it really hurts. I also have more canker sore in my mouth. I do not really feel sick or feverish.

    • ANSWER:
      This does not sound like hives (an allergic reaction) but it could still be some kind of reaction to something you ate, or something your skin in coming in contact with --i.e. soaps, detergents or fabric softeners. Or you could be developing a viral rash. You may want to go to the doctor for the rash to get some type of medications for relief

      Canker sores usually go away without any treatment. For pain relief, you can try taking ibuprofen (brand name: Advil) or acetaminophen (brand name: Tylenol). Other medicines, such as Anbesol, Oragel, Orabase and Zilactin-B, might keep your canker sores from becoming irritated by eating, drinking or brushing your teeth. You put these medicines right on the sore.

      You can also mix equal amounts of Milk of Magnesia and Benadryl Allergy liquid. After it's mixed, you can swish a teaspoonful in your mouth for about 1 minute and then spit it out. If you do this every 4 to 6 hours, your canker sores may hurt less.

      Some people think that sucking on zinc lozenges, taking vitamin C or vitamin B complex, using a sage-and-chamomile mouthwash or taking a lysine supplement helps their canker sores heal faster.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have a small bump on the back of my neck, I need to know if it could be serious?
    The bump is maybe pea sized near the back of my head on the left side. Its been causing some serious head-aches and a rash has broke out underneath it. Im hurting but don't have the means to get in to a doctor. Could this be serious?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi..
      What you are describing sounds like swollen lymph nodes. The most common locations of lymph node swelling are in the neck, groin and underarm, though many other locations are possible.

      The cause of swollen lymph nodes in the neck are ear infection, tonsillitis, abscessed or impacted tooth, gingivitis (swelling of the gums), mouth sores, virus, and other infections among other things.

      The lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system that is part of the immune system. Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or disease. Sometimes this is somewhat inaccurately called "swollen glands" (lymph nodes are not glands; they do not secrete anything).
      Viral throat infections, ear infections and colds can cause lymph nodes in the neck to double in size. Slight enlargement and mild tenderness means the lymph node is fighting the infection and doing a good job.

      However when the lymph node is swollen over a long period of time it needs to be evaluated to determine if the cause is because the infection that originally caused it to swell has not completely ended or there is another reason for the swelling.
      Whichever is the reason your doctor needs to take a closer and more serious look at the situation.

      Take Care
      By the way you can read" the below "Mr.A1 answer in many yahoo answers :))
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091021075918AAcyjgK
      i think he's giving a universal answer to all of the questions on yahoo answers & obviously his answer is irrelevant to your condition which is usually occur with mild to moderate itching & smt even with no itching at all , & the condition he's describing is from chronic hepatic disease and subsequent systemic toxicity & bile salts irritation to the skin that cause sever itching & jaundice"generalized yellowish skin discoloration "

  15. QUESTION:
    Can adults get Chicken Pox on their private parts ?
    My boyfriend has little itchy bumps all over his body. Their all over his arms, legs, back, stomach. Even "down there". But now, Im starting to have the same little itchy bumps on my arm and my back, my legs are itchy ! Would it be possible that we caught the chicken pox ? And would it be possible for him to get them "down there" as well ? He doesnt know if he ever had the it and neither do I. But our bumps are not that red. Can somebody help me !

    • ANSWER:
      check there are skin rashes , skin tags which are viral infections but not necessarily chicken pox . chicken pox usually on the face , arms , abdomen and the lower extremeties . but not in private parts .

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a viral rash?
    I have had a rash on my stomache arms and chest for about a week. it is like a bunch of little red bumps. i think its a viral rash but i dont know what to do. cortisone and benadrly dont seem to reduce it. its not really itchy but it seems like its spreading still.

    • ANSWER:
      it could be keratosis pilaris its when you you have ed or brown bumps on you arms or legs its caused by severely dry skin maybe you just need to moisturize more often

  17. QUESTION:
    I have little bumps around my vagina and one by my anus . What can this be ?
    I woke up this morning with itchy little bumps around my vagina some on my lip and others around the area where I pee. I have another on by my anus and its really painful. I've only had sex with one person which is my boyfriend we have had unprotected sex before he hasn't been with someone else without using a condom so it's his first experience of unprotected sex. When I pee it kinda burns and when I walk its not comfortable at all. What can it be and what can I do so the pain can go away ?

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts (or Condylomata acuminata, venereal warts, anal warts and anogenital warts) is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by some sub-types of human papillomavirus (HPV). It is spread through direct skin-to-skin contact during oral, genital, or anal sex with an infected partner. Warts are the most easily recognized symptom of genital HPV infection, where types 6 and 11 are responsible for 90% of genital warts cases.[1]
      Although it is estimated that only a "small percentage"[2] (between 1%[3] and 5%[4]) of those infected with genital HPV develop genital warts, those infected can still transmit the virus. Other types of HPV also cause cervical cancer and probably most anal cancers, however it is important to underline that the types of HPV that cause the overwhelming majority of genital warts are not the same as those that can potentially increase the risk of genital or anal cancer.
      ] HPV prevalence at any one time has been observed in some studies at 27% over all sexually active people, rising to 45% between the ages of 14 and 19.

      Genital warts often occur in clusters and can be very tiny or can spread into large masses in the genital or penis area. In other cases they look like small stalks. In women they occur on the outside and inside of the vagina, on the opening (cervix) to the womb (uterus), or around (or inside) the anus. They are approximately as prevalent in men but the symptoms may be less obvious. When present, they usually are seen on the tip of the penis. They also may be found on the shaft of the penis, on the scrotum, or around (or inside) the anus. Rarely, genital warts also can develop in the mouth or throat of a person who has had oral sex with an infected person.
      The viral particles are able to penetrate the skin and mucosal surfaces through microscopic abrasions in the genital area, which occur during sexual activity. Once cells are invaded by HPV, a latency (quiet) period of months to years (decades) may occur. HPV can last for several years without a symptom.
      Having sex with a partner whose HPV infection is latent and demonstrates no outward symptoms still leaves one vulnerable to becoming infected. If an individual has unprotected sex with an infected partner, there is a 70% chance that he or she will also become infected. The immune system eventually clears the virus through interleukins, which recruit interferons, which slow viral replication

  18. QUESTION:
    Why does my 6 year old Son have small rash like red marks on his tummy and back?
    I took him to the Doctor and was told it was viral however it still has not cleared up almost 2 months later. It is almost like eczema or an allergic reaction?? I really don't know. He is not ill an any other way. In fact he is full of energy! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm most likely I would say it is some kind of allergy. My youngest son gets rashes like that in his diaper area if he eats certain foods he should not. Do they look almost like mini pimples? It really doesn't sound like eczema. I am going to go on a limb here, but do you happen to use fragrance and chemical free detergents, fabric softeners, and Wipes. Personally I would start by switching laundry detergents. If that doesn't help switch wipes. It really sounds like an allergy to me. Change 1 thing at a time give it 3 days to a week and see if any changes for better or worse. I am not really certain about using zinc like the last poster said, but I do know that Teabags, and Red wine are both good for cleaning infections. The Tanic acid in both of them can even get rid of Staff infection. Keep me posted if checking for allergies works. You may also wanna take a teabag, and put it on the bumps for a bit and see if that helps. Actually I wouldn't just switch the laundry detergent. I would say try and get safe and free alternatives for all things that come into contact with your child's clothes and skin. my oldest son we had to get all the sensitive skin stuff for him. His wipes were for sensative skin, and the laundry detergent, and the fabric softeners all had to be for sensitive skin, and allergy free. He had the bumps too, and if he takes off his underwear and just wears his pants without us knowing he gets the little bumps on his rear also. I have been through a few things with my kids and if you need more information from me go ahead and email me. There is just so much information I could give, but it is to much for here.

  19. QUESTION:
    small red bumps that does not itch but hurt what are they?
    my girl friend that is 29 yrs old has these small red bumps on here lower both legs, and now on her arms. she tells me that they are as big as a dime sometimes as big as a quarter. They don't itch but hurt when press on. she tells me that they are like a flea, or Miskito bite. They are red hard and painful, and they pop up in random areas of her body. she only has 4 right know.

    Any information is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      KNOWING WHAT I NOW KNOW, I WOULD CONSIDER ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO SOAPS OR HOT SHOWER WATER AND/OR ‘POSSIBLY’ A FUNGAL INFECTION THAT IS TRYING TO TAKE HOLD ONTO YOUR SKIN. On me, the rash-itch reactions always occur at the weaker parts of my skin where I would usually sweat a-lot and not at the tougher parts.

      SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis

      ALSO see about “heat rashes” at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria which in my opinion is caused when one sweats out strong toxins onto a weakened area of one’s skin.

      IF a fungus is trying to take hold, an anti-fungal anti-bacterial like Monistat_Derm for open areas, or Monistat_7 for moist areas, or Desenex for the feet, or Head and Shoulders for the scalp may ‘assist’ in the healing process, OR it may be viral hand foot and mouth disease, OR the problem may need stronger antibiotics in pill form if one's body may be 'allowing' the beginnings of deadly bacterial meningitis to grow - although bacterial meningitis would be very very rare in the more industrialized countries. I mention this not to scare you, but to 'encourage' you to continually monitor your symptoms, and to seek out 'good' advice that will help you get stronger real soon.

      SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand,_foot_and_mouth_disease
      and
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis .

      ALSO, consider that whenever one's immune system becomes weakened from allergic reactions to toxins OR antibiotics OR petroleum / wood-alcohol based cosmetics OR from inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut OR inexpensive synthetic chemical based nutritional supplements, then fungal-bacterial infections ‘always’ try to take hold onto one’s skin since one’s immune system is then at its weakest.

      I truly hope you will quickly find a 'good' physician that will give you solid short and long term advice, and after you do it - the advice will keep you and yours healthy and strong for a lifetime.

      My best to you,
      AI

      PS –After many years of needless sufferings with my own skin problems until I learned some long term advice from a 'good' physician, I have finally come to understand that better non-toxic micro-nutritional absorption in the gut and occasional fastings actually heals our bodies for the long term, rather than just covering up a serious nutritional deficiency with lotions and meds until the lotions and meds will no longer work. I have also become severely allergic to antibiotics that for me cause Urticaria-hives, and petrolatum based skin creams that have caused serious pains and large swellings in my lymph glands.

      IF YI, this is a more detailed report I recently posted for another who had a malady that eventually affected their skin.
      > http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091205115824AA6K1DP <

      I hope I might have helped a little. <3

  20. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of a skin disorder with two words, last one being Keratosis?
    I can't remember the first word but it looks and feels like small round rough patches on the surface of my skin, worse on my legs, ankles and top of my feet. I also have problems with skin tags on the underside of my upper arms, inside thighs and a few on my back. I am only a few lbs overweight so it's not due to that. My dermatologist told me what it was a couple of years ago and I cannot remember, he's not in practice now. If someone else has this or if you're a derm, I'd love to hear from you.
    I searched and now I'm pretty sure the name of this disorder is Seborrheic Keratosis. Anyone out there know anything about it?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a quick search and found this:
      SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS
      A seborrheic keratosis is a benign skin growth that is very common among people over 40 years of age. The growths resemble flattened or raised warts, but have no viral origins and may exhibit a variety of colors, from pink or yellow through brown and black. Because only the top layers of the epidermis are involved, seborrheic keratoses are often described as having a "pasted-on" appearance.

      Because the tumors are rarely painful, treatment is not often necessary. There is a small risk of localized infection caused by picking at the lesion. If a growth becomes excessively itchy, or if it is irritated by clothing or jewelry, cryosurgery has been found to be highly effective in their removal. The main danger associated with seborrheic keratoses lies in their resemblance to malignant melanomas, which has sometimes led to a misdiagnosis of the cancerous lesions. If there is any doubt, a skin biopsy will allow a physician to make a correct diagnosis. A mutation of a gene coding for a growth factor receptor (FGFR3), has been found in 40% of seborrheic keratosis.

      I also found SOLAR KERATOSIS
      What is a solar keratosis?

      A solar keratosis is a small, rough, bump which develops on the skin. It is caused by a lot of exposure to the sun over many years. One or more may develop. It is sometimes called an actinic keratosis.

      What does a solar keratosis look like?

      Each one can range from the size of a pinhead to 2-3 cm across. Their colour can be light, dark, pink, red, the same colour as your skin, or a combination of these. The top of each one may have a yellow-white crust. They feel rough and dry, and are slightly raised from the surface of the skin. You can often feel them more easily than see them. Some redness may develop in the surrounding skin.

      Sometimes a finger-like growth of hard skin appears to come out of a solar keratosis (a 'cutaneous horn').

      Several solar keratoses may develop at about the same time, often in the same area of skin. Sometimes several join together and form a large flat-ish rough area of skin.

      Solar keratoses usually develop on areas of skin which have been exposed to the sun a lot. For example, on the face, neck, bald patches on the scalp, and the backs of the hands. They may appear in other areas in people who do a lot of sunbathing.

      There are usually no other symptoms. Rarely, you may get an itchy or pricking sensation from affected areas of skin.

      I hope that these help

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have moluscum contageosum (skin virus) and how long did it take to go away?
    I have it and It is so annoying. The bumps itch and hurt, and I try to cover them. It is also summer now and I want to go swimming and stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, both my boyshad it when they were young. It took almost a full year to go away. Its very contagious, so dont itch it, because then u will spread it more than it's going to spread itself! Pediatrician said its viral, and nothing can be done. It just has to work itself out of your system.

  22. QUESTION:
    My 3 year old female cat short hair has a small lump under the skin on the back of her neck. What should I do?
    My cat is Tabby cat and no redness, discolor, no hurt, it hard small than dime lump and it feel like it has got little bigger. It do not bother her. Could it be insect bite?

    • ANSWER:
      This could be swollen glands...

      Swollen glands commonly develop when the body fights infections from colds, insect bites, or small cuts. More serious infections may cause the glands to enlarge and become firm, hard, or tender. Examples of such infections include:

      Bacterial infections, such as:
      Strep throat, caused by the streptococcus bacterium.
      A boil (abscess), similar to a large pimple. A boil may develop when a hair follicle or the skin becomes infected. A sweat gland abscess may form one or more lumps in the armpit that look like boils.
      Viral infections, such as:
      A viral infection of the skin (molluscum contagiosum), which causes small pearly or flesh-colored bumps.
      Measles, rubella, chickenpox, or mumps.
      AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), which develops in the late stage of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. This virus attacks the immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight off infection and some diseases.
      Mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr virus) or cytomegalovirus (CMV). These viruses cause fever, sore throat, and fatigue.
      Other infections, such as:
      Lyme disease, an infection that is spread by certain types of ticks.
      Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection.

      See more... http://www.cigna.com/individualandfamilies/health-and-well-being/hw/medical-topics/swollen-glands-and-other-lumps-under-the-skin-lumps.html

      Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    Why do I keep breaking out constantly?
    I have bad, and I mean BAD acne for almost 2 years now, I feel so ugly and disgusting. The skin on my face have scars, and I would really hope and love if I could get rid of them. I've been taking pills that my dermatologist gave me, but I a severe allergic reaction. I have bumps of oil glands all under my chin and throat area. Please, if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I had acne on my back for 12+ years now its gone!

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AG6BMO/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details

      I mix that stuff with oil and shower with it daily you can apply it directly on your acne
      as its anti-inflammatory it shrinks the zit + if the zit is infected its also anti-viral anti-bacterial
      so it kills the infection while it shrinks it!

      I love the stuff so much I shower with it daily! I mix it with water and pour every where
      + it gets rid of order to!

  24. QUESTION:
    Can you remove genital warts with apple cider vinagar before they fully form?
    I had genatial warts before and used acv to get rid of them which worked, but now some are starting to come back can I get rid of them with acv before the warts fully form? meaning when they are just small red bumps, and yes I know they are genital warts.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi simple answer is NO if it were so easy then there would not be enough apple cider vinegar around lol
      Here are some facts that will help u understand more about this virus, hope this information and links helps answer your question. Ciao ♥

      HPV FACTS
      HPV is passed from person to person, often indirectly. HPV on the skin may be passed to another person when that person touches the wart. It may take several months for HPV to appear if transmission occurs.
      Warts are contagious, excreting large loads of HPV viral particles. If a person with a wart on a finger were to touch a genital area in a manner vigorous enough to slightly break the skin, this might transmit the virus to that area

      Sadly, most areas of skin that possess HPV infection have no outward signs. Thus, the infection may be transmitted to the uninfected area of a partner without any knowledge of this fact by either partner. This is the manner in which almost all HPV infections are apparently transmitted. So, practically, if partners choose to have direct skin-to-skin contact between genitalia, then it may be impossible to know if HPV virus is being transmitted or not

      Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV). They are very contagious and can spread to other parts of the body (such as groins, inner thighs and pubis) or to other person through skin-to-skin contact normally during genital sex, oral or anus. It can also spread through secondary contact for instance through a towel, sharing underwear or like especially if not washed thoroughly..

      Since you have genital warts, there is a high possibility that you got it from your sex partner(s). If you only have sex with your partner, then most likely they are infected too. It would be advisable to get them to go for check up. To prevent spreading to others, practice sex safe.

      TREATMENT
      Aldara is quite a new kind of drug that use to remove genital warts. Responses to the cream vary from person to person. It is common to experience redness, swelling, itching, flaking or scabbing at or around the application area during the treatment. Treatment with Aldara cream may also result in swelling, small open sores and drainage. Itching and/ burning is included.
      You normally need to apply the cream until the genital warts disappear or up to 16 weeks. New warts may develop during the Aldara treatment. It cannot cure hpv though and so far there is no cure for hpv. Your genital warts may be removed but hpv stays in your body. When you body immune system is not able to fight off the hpv, new warts will recur.

      Aldara cream may not remove all genital warts, if it does not work, you need to seek other treatment.
      http://www.aldara.com
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      http://www.forces-of-nature.net/topics/warts/hpv.htm
      http://health.yahoo.com/sexualhealth-treatment/genital-warts-human-papillomavirus-treatment-overview/healthwise--hw105568.html

  25. QUESTION:
    What blood born diseases can you pick up in a tattoo shop?
    by the needle left from the previous customer?
    Would you feel comfortable with an artist who refuses to open a fresh needle in front of you or fresh ink pack?

    • ANSWER:
      The major risks are:

      Allergic reactions such as itchy rashes can be caused from the dye (especially red dyes)
      Bacterial or viral infections can occur, but usually only if the equipment isn't properly sterilized
      Granulomas (bumps) or keloid scars (overgrowth of dense tissue that usually grows beyond the site of the skin injury or tattoo)
      Blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, tetanus, and HIV can be contracted if the equipment is contaminated with an infected person’s blood and hasn't been sterilized properly

      But i really don't think that you can get air born diseases from being in there and getting a tattoo.

      Just thought i'd give a little extra info. Hope this helps =]

  26. QUESTION:
    How long after coming in contact with the herpes virus will one's first outbreak be?
    I ask this because I may or may not have come in contact with someone who may have had herpes during an outbreak and this morning a cold sore appeared. How long would it take for symptoms to appear?

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms:

      usually develop within 2 to 20 days after contact
      could continue up to 2 weeks
      may be so mild it goes unnoticed
      may take longer or be less severe in some people, especially in those with partial immunity to the virus from having facial herpes, e.g. cold sores.
      in the first attack sometimes causes visible sores
      last between 10 - 21 days
      The first episode is the most severe as most people have not been exposed to the virus before and antibodies will not have been produced to trigger the immune response.

      When the herpes virus gets into skin cells it reproduces itself and starts to multiply, making the skin red and sensitive. Blisters or bumps may appear on the genital area, the blisters first opening, then healing with the regeneration of new skin tissue.

      The infected area:

      is usually painful and may itch, burn or tingle, during the outbreak.
      Other symptoms include:

      swollen lymph glands
      painful inflamed blisters develop around infected area
      headache
      muscle ache
      fever
      vaginal or penis discharge
      infection of the urethra causing a burning sensation during urination
      a burning sensation in the genitals
      lower back pain
      small red bumps may appear in the genital area following earlier symptoms, later developing into painful blisters, which crust over, form a scab, and heal.
      No Symptoms:

      Up to 60% of people who have genital HSV show no signs of the disease and are unaware that they are infected, but are capable of transmitting the virus to others (asymptomatic viral shedding).

      Recurrences

      Subsequent recurrences of the virus may cause an outbreak of blisters.

      Recurrences:

      are usually shorter and less severe than the initial episode
      may decrease in both severity and frequency over time
      are usually preceded by warning symptoms (also known as prodromal symptoms)
      After the lesions have healed, and the symptoms of recurrence have ended, pain and discomfort in the genital area is still sometimes felt (post-herpetic neuralgia).

      Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be used to treat this condition. Some people find these drugs effective for the discomfort of the prodrome, and for the duration of the outbreak.

      How common are recurrences?

      80% of persons having a first episode caused by HSV-2 will have at least one recurrence
      50% of persons with HSV-1 will experience a recurrence
      The most common scenario is occasional recurrences (about 4 attacks per year)
      Usually, the first year has the most viral activity
      A recurrence takes place when the virus replicates in the nerve ganglia and particles of virus travel along the nerve to the site of primary infection in the skin or mucous membranes (inner, moist lining of the mouth, vagina etc).

      There are very subtle forms of recurring herpes found on the penis, vulva, anus, thigh and buttocks or anywhere in or around the genital area that heal very quickly (within a matter of days).

      Signs of Recurrent Outbreaks:

      Breaks or irregularities in the skin, such as a cut, red bump or rash
      Small sores or blisters that form a crust may occur anywhere in the region between the legs--thigh, buttocks, anus, or pubis
      Healing occurs in half the time as the first outbreak

      What brings on or "triggers" an outbreak or recurrence?

      Although it is not known exactly why the virus reactivates at various times, both physical and/or psychological factors can bring on an outbreak.

      Physical Factors:

      Physical factors differ from person to person, but may be caused from:

      being run-down
      suffering from other genital infections (affecting the local skin area)
      menstruation
      drinking a lot of alcohol
      exposure of the area to strong sunlight
      conditions that compromise a person's immune system (where the body's immune system is not functioning normally)
      prolonged periods of stress
      ultraviolet light
      friction or damage to the skin, caused by, for example, sexual intercourse, may also lead to a recurrence
      surgical trauma
      anything that lowers your immune system or causes local injury can trigger recurrences.
      Psychological Factors:

      periods of prolonged stress can cause more frequent recurrences
      it is also common to experience stress and anxiety as a result of having recurrences.
      Prodrome

      A warning sign (prodrome) is experienced by many people in recurring outbreaks. Warning symptoms which indicate the virus is becoming active, and is on its way to the skin's surface may include:

      itching
      tingling
      numbness
      burning
      general fatigue
      flu-like symptoms
      fever
      swelling of the lymph nodes in the area of outbreak
      headache
      painful urination
      pain in the buttocks, back of legs, lower back
      Cycle of a typical outbreak or recurrence

      The symptoms of an active herpes outbreak or recurrence may occur in the following phases.

      Symptomatic Course of the Disease:

      Inflammation
      Swelling, tenderness, and/or redness that may appear before the

  27. QUESTION:
    Why do i have a bump on my armpit?
    Hello am 17 years old and am a girl and I have a bump and I don't know from what.Could it be from my New deodorant i started to use Its Old Spice or is it from shaving?.The bump is small and smooth and i have no pain unless its been pinched it hurts but a little bit. I need help am worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, here are some types of Skin Bumps that you may concern:

      Red Skin Bumps

      When red colored skin bumps form it can be from a multitude of causes including developing pimples or acne, insect bites, eczema, chicken pox, psoriasis, folliculitis, and shingles but the most common reason for red skin bumps is your body reacting to an allergy. Allergies that cause red skin bumps range from food or medicine based allergies to pollen, dust mites or mold.

      Colorless Skin Bumps

      Colorless skin bumps are often insect bites but can also be developing acne or signs of problems underneath the skin. If the colorless bump itches then it is likely a mosquito bite or an allergy. If the bump is hard it may be a cyst or nodule under the skin. If the bump is under the skin you may want to get a biopsy if the bump is changing in size or reoccurring.

      Puss Filled Skin Bumps

      If you have skin bumps that are filled with puss it is important to determine the color of the puss. If it is clear puss then it might be eczema or a blister. If it is blood filled puss then it might be psoriasis or a bug bite. If it is white puss then it might be acne. If it is yellow puss it might be herpes or a bacterial or viral infection.

      if you want to learn more about Skin Bumps, you may take a look to
      http://itchyskinbumps.com
      This website is dedicated to the most common causes for itchy skin bumps, detailed medical descriptions and other important skin bump diagnosis information.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have itchy redness long after you shaved your facial hair?
    every time i shave i get this itchy red like razor burn and it doesn't go away for weeks.. its been 4 weeks now and it finally went away.

    • ANSWER:
      Rashes from shaving are common and occur for both males and females.
      Sometimes called, razor bumps, it can be very frustrating and especially
      problematical if you shave your bikini area for a paradise vacation and
      have to hide the area due to multiple red bumps. Worse, is that the
      rash can even get infected (which can be helped by tea tree oil or another
      antiseptic). Technically this is called folliculitis or pseudofolliculitis barbae
      for the facial hair. The problem can be worse for those with curly hair.

      It is best to shave the same direction that the hair grows in because this
      helps to prevent ingrown hairs that lead to this problem. Experts recommend lathering the skin with a nice shaving cream to let the area get moist so you aren’t dealing with dry skin. Benzoyl peroxide is helpful for some and letting hair grow out a little can be let skin heal before your next shave. Constantly shaving in the same area causes irritation. Also using a single blade vs double blade is better for those with a tendency to get ingrown hairs. The double bladed shavers can result in hairs growing inward due to being cut so closely to the skin. We want a close shave ideally but for those that tend towards shaving rash or razor burn this is not advisable.

      People shave often in the opposite direction of way hair grows because it does seem to give a closer shave, but this can have the consequence of razor bumps Using hypoallergenice soaps and products can also be helpful. Use a new razor each time you shave and also wash it off with water frequently during the shaving process. Remember to keep the area you shave moisturized so that when you do shave it, it won’t be too sensitive or dry. This applies for women shaving their legs as in winter months they can get very dried out and flaky.

      If you already have a razor rash, use aloe veray to help with the redness and
      itching. Sharing electric razors can also spread viral hepatitis so be aware of this.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do i tell if i have hives or got bit by something?
    So I have 3 bumps on my feet and they itch sooooooooo much. If I don't itch them they stay small and red but if I itch them they turn white and swell. I've had them for 2 days now. I took benedryl last night hoping they would go down, woke up and they were still the same. What could they be? I haven't been in any woods or touched any plants so I'm a little concerned

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like you've got hives..

      From http://pediatrics.about.com/od/hives/a/0407_hives.htm
      Symptoms of Hives

      In addition to their typical appearance as red or pink raised areas on your child's skin, hives are usually:
      itchy
      seen alone or are in groups
      varied in size, with some being smaller than your child's finger tip and other's larger than a half-dollar size. Also, hives can often merge or join to form even larger hives that, for example, can cover half of your child's abdomen.
      temporary and come and go over several hours. They often don't go away completely though. Instead, old hives go away in one part of your child's body, while new ones continue to appear somewhere else. Any individual hive shouldn't last more than 24 hours. If it does, then your child may have a similar skin rash, such as erythema multiforme, and not simple hives.

      Causes of Hives

      Although some things, such as certain foods, commonly cause hives, keep in mind that almost anything can trigger hives.
      Common causes of hives can include:

      foods, especially peanuts, eggs, tree nuts, milk, shellfish, wheat, and soy
      medications, especially antibiotics like penicillin and sulfa drugs
      additives in foods or medications, such as the food dye tartrazine (Yellow No. 5)
      infections, especially viral infections
      insect bites and stings
      latex
      exercise
      stress
      exposure to heat, cold, or water, no matter what the temperature is
      dermographism, a physical urticaria, in which hives are triggered by stroking the skin, such as by scratching

      Treatments for Hives

      Since hives are caused by the chemical histamine, it makes sense that you would treat them with an antihistamine medication, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl). Other sedating antihistamines that are sometimes used to treat hives include hydroxyzine (Atarax) and cyproheptadine (Periactin).
      Non-sedating antihistamines, including Allegra, Claritin, Clarinex, and Zyrtec, are also used to treat hives, expecially hives that last longer than 6 weeks.

      Less commonly, a child may need a steroid to treat his episode of hives. Other treatments can sometimes include doxepin (Sinequan), an antidepressant that can work as a potent antihistamine, montelukast (Singulair), and medications such as ranitidine (Zantac) or cimetidine (Tagamet), which are more commonly used to treat reflux.

      Of course, the best treatment for hives, whenever possible, is to remove and then avoid whatever is triggering your child's hives.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I soothe a rash?
    I have this rash that has show up about a week ago and im not really sure why. It is kind of bumpy, almost like goose bumps, and just itches a lot. After I itch for while it starts to hurt. It is located around my anus and after I itch it I smell my fingers. Whats wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Try abreva cream stops the advance of hsv. Try the ELISA test at your doctors office to rule out hsv. Wash daily and try to stop itching. Wash your hands before you smell your fingers or it may be contagious to your face. I would go with lamosil or lotrimin anti fungal cream since yeast is a big culprit of skin rashes. The bumpley part is what throws me, yeast is more of a sore opening moist rash. If it was yeast then Nystatin is a good powder that kills it off pretty quick, and the doctor needs to decide if it's viral or bacterial. Don't use cortizone cream until you know for sure it's NOT hsv because that would make it really really worse, like a crater breaking open and leaving scar tissue worse. Steroid cream is the same as Cortizone. Don't use those with viral infections like hsv since you NEED your body to defend itself and those creams SUPPRESS your immune response. Once the immune system is suppressed the virus goes on to destroy your cells and tissue. Talk about itchy open sores the size of quarters and lasting 6 months! avoid steroid cream. Interesting.

  31. QUESTION:
    Why do I have this lump under my chin?
    It is not like a real bump. It's more like a lump right under my skin below my tounge. I don't know what the spot is called. It's not my neck or chin but right inbetween that on the flat spot that is parallel with the ground. I got a big lump there that just showed up all the sudden. It doesn't really hurt, it just feels really weird.

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably a lymph node. It might be swollen because of a recent viral or bacterial infection. I don't mean to alarm you, but swollen lymph nodes can also be a sign of cancer. Alternatively, it could also be a thyroglossal duct cyst, but this is pretty rare.

  32. QUESTION:
    Non itchy skin bumps that look like sores?
    MY HUSBAND STARTED DISCOVERING SOME BUMPS ON HIS ARMS A COUPLE DAYS AGO, BUT NOW HE HAS THEM ALL OVER HIS BODY. THEY ARE NOT RED, AND THEY DONT ITCH. THEY JUST HAVE WATER INSIDE. HELP?

    • ANSWER:
      i would see a doc. i had something like that, it ended up being a viral infection, it lasted about 2 weeks and went away. but it is still something that you should have checked out.

  33. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if it's a cold sore or a zit?
    How can you tell the difference? They look the same! I got 2 bumps this week and one was on my chin and looked like a cold sore( I guessed) so I put abreva on it and now it's going away. The other is still big and now seems to have pus. But I can't tell if it could be a cold sore or not?? I don't want to put abreva on it if it's a pimple cause Im scared it will irritate it.

    • ANSWER:
      One major difference is that cold sore are mostly found on the lips or around it. Cold sore is a viral infection.

      "Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are groups of small blisters on the lip and around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, and sore. The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, and then scab over after a few days. They usually heal in several days to 2 weeks."

      Acne (or zit) is a bacterial infection that is caused by the presence of oil, dead skin cells, and the bacteria. The bacteria eats the oil and growths that produces inflammatory by-product. The oil and dead skin cells stick together an form a clog. Ultimately, you will get an inflammatory red bumps with or without pus.

      Zits can be found in more places such as your face, neck, ears, back, buttocks, etc.

  34. QUESTION:
    how do i get Genital Molluscum Contagiosum?
    Im 15 years old i have a small whitehead(i believe or skin colored) pimple like bumb in the penal area where all the hair is. I looked in the internet the best thing i could find was Genital Molluscum Contagiosum so im guessing that it is that for now. Im still a virgin never had any kind of sex. I think its my school since I have also gotten Herpes near the mouth as well but still havent had sex. I also have impotigo (cant spell it) so it would be easy for the Herpes thing but how would i get anything near the penal area. Might help but the bump (really small) is around a hair. Not sure if it will help to know that.
    dont wanna pop it or anything it hurts if i press it and i dont like pain XD

    • ANSWER:
      If it's a bump around a hair follicle, that might be folliculitis. Is it painful? Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection transmitted via direct contact. It doesn't usually appear around hair follicles, and there is a characteristic umbilication at the center of the bump (although this is not always seen). If that was Molluscum, you might have given it to yourself, since nobody has ever touched you as you said. If you have no molluscum in any other part of the body, it is improbable that that is molluscum. If it is around a hair, I'm guessing that's probably folliculitis, especially if that is just a single bump. It is just a bacterial infection of a hair follicle which resolves in a few days.

  35. QUESTION:
    How long is chicken pox contagious for?
    My 3 years old has chicken pox, The spots came out 2 days ago, different literature seems to give different answers? I want to now when it is safe to take her back to nursery. When the blisters turn to scabs? (which is what i suspect), or when it has cleared up completely. I am 36 weeks pregnant and would also like to know if the virus can surive outside the body?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you have chicken pox before ?

      http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/chicken_pox.html

      Check yourself out...call the doctor

      Symptoms of Chickenpox
      The rash begins as multiple small, red bumps that look like pimples or insect bites. They develop into thin-walled blisters filled with clear fluid, which becomes cloudy. The blister wall breaks, leaving open sores, which finally crust over to become dry, brown scabs.

      Chickenpox blisters are usually less than a quarter of an inch wide, have a reddish base, and appear in bouts over 2 to 4 days. The rash may be more extensive or severe in kids who have skin disorders such as eczema.

      Some children have a fever, abdominal pain, sore throat, headache, or a vague sick feeling a day or 2 before the rash appears. These symptoms may last for a few days, and fever stays in the range of 100°–102° Fahrenheit (37.7°–38.8° Celsius), though in rare cases may be higher. Younger kids often have milder symptoms and fewer blisters than older children or adults.

      Typically, chickenpox is a mild illness, but can affect some infants, teens, adults, and people with weak immune systems more severely. Some people can develop serious bacterial infections involving the skin, lungs, bones, joints, and the brain (encephalitis). Even kids with normal immune systems can occasionally develop complications, most commonly a skin infection near the blisters.

      Anyone who has had chickenpox (or the chickenpox vaccine) as a child is at risk for developing shingles later in life, and up to 20% do. After an infection, VZV can remain inactive in nerve cells near the spinal cord and reactivate later as shingles, which can cause tingling, itching, or pain followed by a rash with red bumps and blisters. Shingles is sometimes treated with antiviral drugs, steroids, and pain medications, and in May 2006 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a vaccine to prevent shingles in people 60 and older.

      Contagiousness
      Chickenpox is contagious from about 2 days before the rash appears and lasts until all the blisters are crusted over. A child with chickenpox should be kept out of school until all blisters have dried, usually about 1 week. If you're unsure about whether your child is ready to return to school, ask your doctor.

      Chickenpox is very contagious — most kids with a sibling who's been infected will get it as well, showing symptoms about 2 weeks after the first child does. To help keep the virus from spreading, make sure your kids wash their hands frequently, particularly before eating and after using the bathroom. And keep a child with chickenpox away from unvaccinated siblings as much as possible.

      People who haven't had chickenpox also can catch it from someone with shingles, but they cannot catch shingles itself. That's because shingles can only develop from a reactivation of VZV in someone who has previously had chickenpox.

      >>>>>>>>Chickenpox and Pregnancy
      Pregnant women and anyone with immune system problems should not be near a person with chickenpox. If a pregnant woman who hasn't had chickenpox in the past contracts it (especially in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy), the fetus is at risk for birth defects and she is at risk for more health complications than if she'd been infected when she wasn't pregnant. If she develops chickenpox just before or after the child is born, the newborn is at risk for serious health complications. There is no risk to the developing baby if the woman develops shingles during the pregnancy.

      If a pregnant woman has had chickenpox before the pregnancy, the baby will be protected from infection for the first few months of life, since the mother's immunity gets passed on to the baby through the placenta and breast milk.

      Those at risk for severe disease or serious complications — such as newborns whose mothers had chickenpox at the time of delivery, patients with leukemia or immune deficiencies, and kids receiving drugs that suppress the immune system — may be given varicella zoster immune globulin after exposure to chickenpox to reduce its severity.<<<<<<<<<<<<

      Preventing Chickenpox
      Doctors recommend that kids receive the chickenpox vaccine when they are 12 to 18 months old. The vaccine is about 70% to 85% effective at preventing mild infection, and more than 95% effective in preventing moderate to severe forms of the infection. Although the vaccine works pretty well, some kids who are immunized still will get chickenpox. Those who do, though, will have much milder symptoms than those who haven't had the vaccine and become infected.

      Healthy children who have had chickenpox do not need the vaccine — they usually have lifelong protection against the illness.

      Treating Chickenpox
      A virus causes chickenpox, so your child's doctor won't prescribe antibiotics. However, antibiotics may be required if the sores become infected by bacteria. This is pretty common among kids because they often scratch and pick at the blisters.

      The antiviral medicine acyclovir may be prescribed for people with chickenpox who are at risk for complications. The drug, which can make the infection less severe, must be given within the first 24 hours after the rash appears. Acyclovir can have significant side effects, so it is only given when necessary. Your doctor can tell you if the medication is right for your child.

      Dealing With the Discomfort of Chickenpox
      You can help relieve the itchiness, fever, and discomfort of chickenpox by:

      Using cool wet compresses or giving baths in cool or lukewarm water every 3 to 4 hours for the first few days. Oatmeal baths, available at the supermarket or pharmacy, can help to relieve itching. (Baths do not spread chickenpox.)
      Patting (not rubbing) the body dry.
      Putting calamine lotion on itchy areas (but don't use it on the face, especially near the eyes).
      Giving your child foods that are cold, soft, and bland because chickenpox in the mouth may make drinking or eating difficult. Avoid feeding your child anything highly acidic or especially salty, like orange juice or pretzels.
      Asking your doctor or pharmacist about pain-relieving creams to apply to sores in the genital area.
      Giving your child acetaminophen regularly to help relieve pain if your child has mouth blisters.
      Asking the doctor about using over-the-counter medication for itching.
      Never use aspirin to reduce pain or fever in children with chickenpox because aspirin has been associated with the serious disease Reye syndrome, which can lead to liver failure and even death.

      As much as possible, discourage kids from scratching. This can be difficult for them, so consider putting mittens or socks on your child's hands to prevent scratching during sleep. In addition, trim fingernails and keep them clean to help lessen the effects of scratching, including broken blisters and infection.

      Most chickenpox infections require no special medical treatment. But sometimes, there are problems. Call the doctor if your child:

      has fever that lasts for more than 4 days or rises above 102° Fahrenheit (38.8° Celsius)
      has a severe cough or trouble breathing
      has an area of rash that leaks pus (thick, discolored fluid) or becomes red, warm, swollen, or sore
      has a severe headache
      is unusually drowsy or has trouble waking up
      has trouble looking at bright lights
      has difficulty walking
      seems confused
      seems very ill or is vomiting
      has a stiff neck
      Call your doctor if you think your child has chickenpox, if you have a question, or if you're concerned about a possible complication. The doctor can guide you in watching for complications and in choosing medication to relieve itching. When taking your child to the doctor, let the office know in advance that your child might have chickenpox. It's important to ensure that other kids in the office are not exposed — for some of them, a chickenpox infection could cause severe complications.

      Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD
      Date reviewed: August 2006

  36. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between Psoriasis, Eczema and Dermatitis?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease characterized by scaling and inflammation. Scaling occurs when cells in the outer layer of skin reproduce faster than normal and pile up on the skin's surface.

      Eczema is a rash, as is dematitis. Dermatitis is usually a contact reaction to an irritating substance. Dermatitis is a blanket term meaning any "inflammation of the skin" (e.g. rashes etc.). There are several different types. Usually all of them have in common an allergic reaction to specific allergens. The term may be used to refer to eczema, which is also known as Dermatitis eczema.

      The word "rash" means a change in the color and texture of skin that usually causes an outbreak of red patches or bumps on the skin. In common usage of the term, a “rash" can refer to many different skin conditions. A rash can be caused, directly or indirectly, by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Alternatively, a rash may be unrelated to an infectious organism, such as from an underlying medical illness. Medications, chronic medical conditions, and allergic reactions (hives) are among the multiple different causes of rash.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do I have sex now that I have herpes?
    I know you can use condoms.....but i was wondering if female condoms were acceptable as well? and what other precaution i should go throught first before i have sex again.

    • ANSWER:
      Genital Herpes and Your Sex Life

      People with genital herpes must be more aware and attuned to their bodies and take precautions so that they may reduce the risk of transmitting the disease to partners who do not already have it.

      Because herpes is a highly transmittable disease, even when you don't have an outbreak, it's up to you to be responsible about when and how you interact with your partner. But remember that sex isn't only about intercourse. The most intimate experiences we have may involve kissing, touching, snuggling, and holding hands. Having genital herpes may inspire you and your partner to think differently about sex and be creative.

      You undoubtedly have a lot of questions as to how your sex life is going to change from now on.
      When Can I Not Have Sex?
      There are people who become so concerned about transmission that they decide they should never have sex again. This choice for celibacy is a personal choice, but many people continue to have active sex lives. Sexual self-expression is a creative and joyous part of being human, and, by practicing safer sex, it may be just as big a part of your life now as it was prior to your diagnosis. Remember, there is no cure for genital herpes, and even with antiviral treatment, it is possible to spread the herpes virus to other people.

      The most important commitment you can make is to abstain from sex completely when you're having an outbreak. Even if you are at the prodrome stage, you should avoid sexual contact. The nerve endings just under the skin signal that an outbreak is ready to occur, causing the symptoms of tingling, itching, and pain. And once you develop early redness and the skin is tender to the touch, you should consider yourself in the active phase of the infection. This phase generally follows a pattern:

      The skin swells at the site and redness may occur
      A sore develops
      Vesicles (blisters) form on the top of the sore
      The shell of the vesicles comes off and becomes a wet ulcer
      The fluid from the ulcer dries and the sore scabs over
      As the crust hardens, new skin grows underneath
      The crust falls off or the lesion dries up without ever forming a crust

      The entire cycle typically takes three weeks for a primary infection, but recurrences may be as short as 5 to 6 days, and not everyone goes through all the stages mentioned above. However, no matter how long it takes, you should never have sex during an outbreak.

      Some recurrences have hardly any symptoms—you might only have a tiny bump on the anus or labia or foreskin, and it might not even hurt. However, no matter how small the sore, it is still an active outbreak. Everyone's genital herpes is different, so it's important that you get to know your own symptoms. If you're in any doubt about whether or not you are having an outbreak, DON'T have sex.
      To help reduce the risk of transmitting the herpes virus to others, you should always use barrier latex protection. (Please see your healthcare professional for alternative barrier methods if you're allergic to latex.) This is true even when you're not having an outbreak because you still may be shedding the herpes virus. Asymptomatic viral shedding occurs when you don't have any signs or symptoms of genital herpes but the virus is present on your skin, and you can transmit the virus to others.

      But unfortunately, condoms don't always protect against genital herpes. If the sore is just slightly to one side of the labia, for example, or further down on the shaft of the penis, you won't have complete coverage. You may wish to use both a regular latex condom and also a female condom, which covers the entire vulva. It's also a good idea to keep latex examination gloves around for safe manual play. (Please see your doctor for alternative barrier methods if you're allergic to latex.)

      Lesbian women may choose to use a latex barrier for activities where their genitals may be in contact—you can buy sheets of latex from surgical and dental supply stores or from websites and cut them to size. Gay men should both be wearing latex condoms, even if only one is infected. (Please see your healthcare provider for alternative barrier methods if you're allergic to latex.)

      If you are in a mutually monogamous relationship with someone who does not have herpes, the two of you have to spend some time deciding whether or not you will also wear a condom. The first year of diagnosis is when the highest susceptibility of transmission occurs—not only may there be more outbreaks, but there is a higher rate of asymptomatic viral shedding. Some couples may have a lower likelihood of virus transmission the longer they are together. This may have to do with the susceptibility of the partner, or the fact that the person with genital herpes is aware of exactly when he or she is having a recurrence.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are these symptoms of ? Little bumps on arm , itchy arm , vomiting , red skin etc?
    my little brother has been sick for 3 days , and he wont eat anything because his afraid he'll vomit. His stomach is always hurting and I just noticed he has red arms with little bumps everywhere and he keeps on scratching it . What illness is this?

    • ANSWER:
      He probably has a viral rash, associated with the gastrointestinal virus that he apparently has. Like all virus infections, it will have to run its course, and he can be treated symptomatically, with Benadryl for the itching.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can antibiotics get rid of a wart on my wrist?
    I have this wart type growth on my wrist thats been there for 4 months. ive tried wart patches and the freezing spray but nothing works. It isnt exactly a wart. It is raised bump under the skin and its about the siz of a tic-tac. would taking general antibiotic help get rid of this wart

    • ANSWER:
      Antibiotic treat baterial infections and warts are a viral infection. See a GP they can burn it off properly with dry ice

  40. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help me with a sick baby bunny?
    I have a pet baby bunny, I can't figure out what is wrong with him. He is dringing water, urinating, but I can't get him to have a bowel movement. He is respondent, and moves around, but also seems tired or week. He is eating a little bit but not much. He seems to have some sort of a mucusy stuff on his bottom when he tries to have a bowel movement. I've seen no blood in anything.

    • ANSWER:
      You should take him to the vet immediatley. Something may be wrong with him inside, like cancer or something like that. Here are a few websites of illnesses bunnies may have:

      http://www.rabbitweb.net/health-problems.asp

      http://www.mismatch.co.uk/rabbithealth.htm

      http://www.ehow.com/how_16498_recognize-illness-rabbit.html

      Here is information that I found too;

      Myxomatosis - a Viral Infection of Rabbits

      Myxomatosis is a virus infection that causes puffy swellings around the eyes, symptoms generally leading to blindness, caused by infected fleas biting your rabbit. Sadly, even with nursing and medication nearly all infected rabbits will die from the disease. There is, however, a safe and effective vaccine available to prevent this disease.

      Overgrown Incisors - Overgrown Front Teeth in Rabbits

      Unless your rabbit receives the correct feeding regime it will be prone to the teeth not being worn down. The incisors may be ground down or even removed under anaesthetic. Overgrown molars can be filed but only under anaesthetic.

      Rabbit Skin Problems

      Ticks, Fleas, Mange, and Ear Mites can all infect rabbits. There are effective preventative treatments for all these. Abscesses obtained from fighting may require minor surgery or a course of antibiotics.

      Uterine Cancer in Rabbits

      Uterine cancer is a fairly common condition of older, unspayed, does. Treatment involves major surgery. Early spaying is a preventative method for this condition.

      Viral Haemorrhagic Disease in Rabbits

      Viral haemorrhagic disease is a deadly disease for rabbits. Symptoms of this deadly disease are loss of appetite, lethargy and nose bleeds. The virus can be transmitted from other animals, pet food, bedding and clothing. Most infected rabbits will die quite quickly of this disease. Again, there is an effective vaccine to prevent this disease.

      Mucoid Enteritis
      The symptoms of this illness are diarrhoea, weight loss, appetite loss and fever but little more is known about it. Mucoid enteritis occurs mostly in rabbits around two months old and in pregnant and lactating rabbits. It can also occur after a change in the rabbit's diet or in certain breeds which could indicate that it could be a hereditary disease. It is better to gradually introduce new foods to your rabbit and keep the rabbit in a constant even temperature as temperature change could be another factor. Your vet could provide antibiotics but it is better to try to prevent the problem.

      Hair balls
      When your rabbit cleans himself he will swallow small amounts of fur which do not often cause a problem because the fur will be digested with the other food. Sometimes due to less fibre in the diet the fur will accumulate into hair balls which can block the digestive tract. To prevent this, ensure your rabbit's diet is good and if you have a long haired rabbit, keep it regularly groomed to remove all the excess hair.

      Heatstroke

      Excessive heat is dangerous to rabbits so they must be kept away from radiators and direct sunlight. Keep the hutch well ventilated. If your rabbit pants severely, flops about maybe over one side and has no energy he could be suffering from heatstroke.

      Lumps

      If your rabbit has a lump it is unlikely to be cancerous. They are usually cysts or infected wounds. It is quite difficult to know if your rabbit has any bumps on the skin because unless you are stoking the rabbit the lumps are very difficult to see. Rabbits can get wounds from rusty nails working their way loose in the hutch and cheap straw and hay can often cause problems by being too coarse or containing harmful bits of wire or other objects. If you are worried, clean the wound with rabbit friendly antiseptic and contact your vet to see if your rabbit needs antibiotics.

      Malocclusion

      Malocclusion is a hereditary condition occurring when the teeth are misaligned. Rabbit's teeth grow constantly and if they are not aligned properly they will not wear down and this will prevent the rabbit from eating properly. Wild rabbits would starve to death with malocclusion and vets recommend that any baby rabbit born with the problem is put down to prevent the condition being passed on through breeding. If you have a rabbit with malocclusion you either have to have the teeth filed down every few weeks, this is very stressful for the rabbit, have the teeth taken out or have the rabbit put down. The options are not very good because if you have the teeth taken out you will have to feed your rabbit only soft food for the rest of his life.

      Myxomatosis

      This is probably the best known rabbit disease. Your rabbit must be vaccinated against this and VHD. Myxomatosis was introduced to wild rabbits to keep the numbers down and it is a deadly disease. It is spread by mosquitoes and the symptoms are: fever, weeping eyes, swellings on the face or genitals and listlessness. Myxomatosis can be cured if caught early but otherwise is fatal.

      Hope this helped and your bunny becomes OK.

  41. QUESTION:
    When should I get my first mammogram?
    Please note, I have history on my mothers side and fathers side of breast cancer. My aunt only recovered a few years ago, and my grandmother, on my fathers side, survived it twice. So when should I have my first mammogram?

    • ANSWER:
      When U perceive any of the symptoms, U can go for mammogram. Earlier detected b.c. is curable and longevity shall increase by decades too. causes, symptoms, instant detection with the aid of Acupressure Techniques @ Ur level and cure --are appended for Ur ready reference.

      Why more and more youngsters are prone to “breast cancer”?
      1. Chronic & severe constipation [+ heavy quantum of accumulated feces in the rectum & the large intestine] with a displaced solar plexus. Bad diet with pizzas, burgers, deep freeze and deep fried chicken/pork/hot dogs, high rich calorie diets-obesity, etc. As a result, most of the Americans/Europeans are cancer victims due to chronic constipation issues.
      3. Hormonal imbalance.
      4. Heavy exposure to asbestos, pollution from industrial wastes, tobacco consumption and or smoking..
      5. Chronic & Unhealed wounds/injuries caused by bacterial/viral/metabolic syndromes/diseases with blocked energy + toxins in any internal organ.
      6. Sexual promiscuity, Perverted anal/oral sex, hetero-sex [not mono-sex], homosex amongst transgenders, resulting in chronic and unhealed STDs/infections/wounds/injuries, etc., bad personal hygiene [not washing gonads after coitus] & indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills/steroids by self-medication, 'with no' medical supervision by endocrinologist/gynecologist/physician.
      7. Chronic Stress & Strain.
      8. Lack of exercise & ever increasing obese bodies.
      9. Regular consumption of ‘colas’ with heavy doses of insecticides, freely available in India. Regular & excessive alcohol consumption.
      10. Skin Cancer Exposure to Sun’s rays @ odd hours [90 minutes after sunrise, beyond 60 minutes before sunset and anytime during strong winds] and excessive exposure to radiation emanating from cell phones, transmission towers, etc.,
      11. 24/7-- wearing of bra by the modern woman and avoiding breast feeding the child—breast cancer.
      12. Heavy genetic dispositions with more ‘cancer-stricken ancestors’

      BREAST CANCER*:
      Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include:
      •A breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue
      •Bloody discharge from the nipple
      •Change in the size or shape of a breast
      •Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling
      •Inverted nipple
      •Peeling, scaling or flaking of the nipple or breast skin
      •Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange
      •Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare, fast-growing type of cancer that often causes no distinct lump. Instead, breast skin may become thick, red, and may look pitted -- like an orange peel. The area may also feel warm or tender and have small bumps that look like a rash.
      Signs of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
      Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare, fast-growing type of cancer that often causes no distinct lump. Instead, breast skin may become thick, red, and may look pitted -- like an orange peel. The area may also feel warm or tender and have small bumps that look like a rash.

      2. *Prevention & Cure--If U press the surrounding area on both sides of palms, soles, wrists and ankles regularly three times a day and then breast cancer shall not grow further. Side benefit is that Ur menses cycles are regulated.Acupressure & Indian Natural Remedies can cure breast cancer safely & totally in 45-90 days. T & C apply.

      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2306802071169.2103895.1282822997&type=1&l=38eadce9df

      In Ur case, target therapy is helpful to have total cure.
      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

  42. QUESTION:
    What causes acid bumps/ulcers in the mouth, I get them kind of often?
    Just curious, because I often get them in the lower front section of my mouth.

    • ANSWER:
      Options are...
      1) herpes stomatitis. a viral infection that is acquired in childhood or through sexual contact. Presents as a cluster of small blister that pop to produce a cluster of small but painful ulcers, each about 2 mm in diameter. Usually reoccur at the same location. The virus is present for years, if not for life, but produces the painful ulcers when the immune system is stressed by lack of sleep, poor nutrition, concurrent physical illness or emotional stress.

      2) Apthus ulcers: a single larger ulcer about 5 mm in diameter or can be larger if two adjacent ulcers grow toward each other and fuse into one, can occur at any site within the mouth, not on the skin around the lips. Origin is unsure but likely due to the germs in the mouth infecting spot on the oral lining. This infection can be due to
      a) poor oral hygiene that allows the germ population to grow,
      b) weakened immune system (as above) that allows the germs to flourish (lack of sleep, poor nutrition, concurrent physical illness or emotional stress),
      c) in small injury to the lining of the mouth where the germs of the mouth gain entrance and infect the lining (eg with poor fitting dentures/bridges...)

      I would get them often myself and almost always if I skipped 2-3 meals in a row or had 2 nights in a row of poor sleep. I feel your pain. It's comforting to know that the pain lasts only 7 days and the healing finishes 7 days after that. Lysine and other agents have been touted as a cure or help but I haven't found that. I just make sure I get my rest and eat right.

      Good luck.

  43. QUESTION:
    I have bumps on my fingers and they hurt when I press on them, what are they?
    I just got these bumps on my fingers a couple weeks ago. It started with my right pointer finger and it has spread to a few other fingers on the other hand but it is not spreading anywhere else but my hands. They don't itch, they just hurt when they are pressed on and they are bothering me a lot. Some aren't very visible. There is a big cluster of them on my right pointer finger on the side and a couple on the top of my finger. What are these bumps???

    • ANSWER:
      Warts

      A wart is generally a small, rough growth, typically on a human’s hands or feet but often other locations, that can resemble a cauliflower or a solid blister. They are caused by a viral infection, specifically by human papillomavirus 2 and 7. There are as many as 10 varieties of warts, the most common considered to be mostly harmless. It is possible to get warts from others; they are contagious and usually enter the body in an area of broken skin.[1] They typically disappear after a few months but can last for years and can recur

      So visit your doctor for treatment

  44. QUESTION:
    Can we get hpv infection from swimming with a contaminated person?
    I did not start my sexual life yet and I got an hpv infection (a wart appeared on the external vaginal opening right next to my hymen ) after swimming in a dirty swimming pool, probably with contaminated people, can this be the cause of the infection, knowing that I have a low immune system???

    • ANSWER:
      Probably not. Have you engaged in any hand to genital sex play? The virus can be transmitted this ways.

      The virus sheds viral particles through the normal shedding of our skin tissue. The virus particles enter a micro-abrasion or a micro trauma of the skin tissue. Micro-traumas are common during sex.

      It is very rare but sometimes there is no explanation of how we acquired genital HPV types. Immune disorder can play a part in the body building its immunity to all HPV types.
      www.ivpsoc.org

      I would check with your doctor to make sure this is a wart and not another bump that can occur in this area.
      Vulva bumps
      http://www.vaginapagina.com/index.php?title=Vulvar_Bumps/Cysts
      There is no evidence that contaminated toilet seats, doorknobs, towels, soaps, swimming pools or hot tubs, can transmit HPV. However, some unexplained cases of HPV lesions do occur and one should never rule out the possibility that an HPV infection may have been transmitted in a non-sexual event.
      http://www.asccp.org/PracticeManagement/HPV/NaturalHistoryofHPV/tabid/5962/Default.aspx

  45. QUESTION:
    What causes a man to be sterile?
    What causes some men to be sterile? Can a yeast infection that he caught from his wife cause this? And what are the signs of a yeast infection in men, is chunky semen one of them???

    • ANSWER:
      It is rare and never been known to Sterilize the semen of a male.
      or a female in that fact.

      BALANITIS

      What is balanitis? The term Balanitis is used to describe all inflammation of the skin covering the foreskin and/or head (glans) of the penis.

      Symptoms
      •reddening of foreskin or penis
      •rashes, white bumps, on the head of the penis
      •pain or soreness of the penis and foreskin
      •pungent discharges

      Causes

      The male yeast infection symptoms – redness, inflammation, irritation – are all consistent with this general condition. However, many problems other than yeast infection could be the cause.

      Balanitis is usually caused by poor hygiene especially in uncircumcised men. The inflammation can also be due to a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection, caustic soaps, or failure to properly rinse soap off while bathing. Another common cause is from allergies, such as those of latex and chemicals used in condoms or skincare products. Several other diseases, including Reiter's syndrome and lichen sclerosis, erythema multiforme, can also cause balanitis.

      Causes of Male Yeast Infection
      There are a number of causes of yeastinfection in men. These include:

      Diabetes. Elevated sugar in urine encourages bacterial and yeast growth.
      Low immunity, which can result from other conditions, such as an under-active thyroid gland, chronic stress, Lyme disease, and HIV.
      Sexual transmission from a female with a vaginal yeast infection. Although yeast infections are not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STDs). While it is possible to contract one through sexual relations, sex is a rare source of infection.
      Antibiotics. An antibiotic can kill beneficial bacteria found on the penis and in the crotch.
      Condoms with nonoxynol-9 added to the lubricant may contribute to an anal yeast infection.
      Continual masturbation.
      Poor personal hygiene.

      Reasons for Extra Caution
      Men who are not circumcised should be even more careful with their personal hygiene. This includes cleaning properly beneath their foreskins. This is because the warm, moist folds of the foreskin create an ideal environment for yeast to thrive. The area must be kept clean and dry to help prevent an infection. If symptoms appear, a physician can treat it and suggest a cure, including a natural remedy.

      Effects of an Untreated Infection
      Treating a yeast infection is very important. Otherwise, the result is discomfort and inconvenience. You may also end up passing it to your uninfected partner. Although a recurring yeast infection tends to be uncommon and is considered relatively minor, it is still important to pay attention to the signs and symptoms.

      A male yeast infection can be easily treated with a male yeast infection home remedy, such as antifungal creams or ointments. Anti-fungal preparations are available with or without a prescription. To make sure, it is always best to get a diagnosis from your doctor first before you treat it. It is also recommended that you avoid sex during treatment. An oil-based cream treatment also tends to weaken or break condoms.

      wish u luck

  46. QUESTION:
    okay so im a 16 year old guy, still a virgin, and i dont know if i can get genital warts without sexual contac?
    like i said im 16 and a virgin. I masturbate once in a while and i keep myself very clean. I do have a very minor case of clogged hair pores which turn into a zit like bump but this new mark i discovered is flat and white. Do you have any idea what this is? how do i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi YES in fact if u have warts on ur hands fingers etc u can in fact pass them onto ur genitals when masturbatings giving yourself gentila hpv read below cheers ♥

      HPV FACTS
      HPV is passed from person to person, often indirectly. HPV on the skin may be passed to another person when that person touches the wart. It may take several months for HPV to appear if transmission occurs.
      Warts are contagious, excreting large loads of HPV viral particles. If a person with a wart on a finger were to touch a genital area in a manner vigorous enough to slightly break the skin, this might transmit the virus to that area
      http://www.aldara.com
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm
      http://www.stdservices.on.net/std/
      http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/default.htm
      http://www.forces-of-nature.net/topics/warts/hpv.htm

  47. QUESTION:
    Why do I have bumps on my skin?
    I have small little bumps on the back of my hands and feet. The skin on my feet is peeling a little bit. The bumps don't have any fluid in them; they're just tiny. They don't really itch. The skin skin isn't red. They burn just a little bit. You have to look closely to see them. That's how tiny they are. This is really bothering me because I don't know what it is. Does anyone have an idea of what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to show them to your doctor, we can only guess. It might be a viral infection, some form of dermatitis or an allergy

  48. QUESTION:
    Sometimes itchy red bumps on my body?
    I have been in the sun a lot this week starting from monday, and i've started noticing the itch on monday as well, then i looked at the are near my arm pit, and there were many many red bumps in that area. It itched but doesnt itch like crazy just as long as i dont scratch it. I did squeeze one of them and water came out, then dont think i washed my hands and it started spreading.

    Throughout the week i also have been getting wet and dry constantly due to physical work.

    what could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      Little, red itchy or non-itchy bumps on the skin could be one of the indications of getting a body rash. In many instances, people do not really need to undergo any treatment for skin rash, as the problem can get resolved on its own. However, it has been seen that most of us choose to undergo treatment for skin rash on the face and neck, mainly because they are visible and look unsightly.

      Itchy skin rash treatment may vary, based on the underlying cause. If the rash is the result of an allergy, infection or immune system disorders, your doctor may need to prescribe some antibiotics, antibacterial or antifungal medication. However, in many other cases, you could use some simple home remedies for skin rashes for relief. Given below are some of the most commonly recommended home remedies for skin rashes:

      Oatmeal baths: Add 2 cups of plain and uncooked oatmeal, to half a bathtub of warm water. Sit in this water for at least 20 minutes, before rinsing your skin with plain water.

      Baking soda: Make a thick paste of baking soda and water and apply it on to the areas affected by the rash. Leave the paste on till it hardens and then rinse it off with plain, lukewarm water.

      Olive oil: This remedy relieves the skin and helps get rid of the rash at a faster pace. Apply some lukewarm olive oil directly on to the affected area and leave it on for a while. The oil will penetrate through the skin, allowing it to heal faster.

      Aloe Vera: Skin conditions or all kinds, including rashes can be treated with the help of Aloe Vera gel. This remedy nourishes the skin and reduces the risks of further viral or bacterial infections.
      Allergy rashes can also be treated with Aloe Vera gel.
      Cornstarch: Apart from baking soda and oatmeal, this ingredient is regarded as an excellent natural remedy for heat rash. It keeps the skin dry, by absorbing all the extra sweat and moisture, reducing the risks of a rash.

      Cucumbers, chamomile tea, Vitamin C, calamine lotion, talcum powder, ice and herbal poultices are also excellent, when it comes to treating a rash naturally. In case of a heat rash or an allergy rash, it is also important to dress in the right manner.

      The itchy skin rash remedies mentioned above are quite safe if used correctly, but it is best to consult a doctor before trying any of them, especially if you are suffering from any health problem. The treatment for skin rashes in children may be different as compared to adults, as some of the medication may be too strong for them. In fact, in order to avoid any side effects, many parents choose to use natural cures for skin rashes, which they think are safer. However, it is important to ensure that all instances of skin rash in babies, toddlers and children are checked, treated and monitored by a doctor.

  49. QUESTION:
    Small bumps on body of my 10 months old?
    Hi,

    Today morning I noticed so many small bumps on my baby's legs, back and tummy. She is not itchy but she was feeling very hot during night time. I had to remove her clothes and put thin clothes at night. She had cold since two days and yesterday I had put vicks vaporizer at night. That was the only thing I did different. She did not eat anything different. Please tell me what should I apply on her skin.

    • ANSWER:
      A rash is common after a cold or viral infection. My daughter is getting over something now and has a rash on her tummy and back. I spoke with the nurse at her doctor's office and she has an appointment today. I would consult with a doctor as well.

  50. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know my chances of getting throat cancer or lymphoma?
    I don't think anyone in my family has ever had cancer but these are my symptoms
    -two lumps on my neck
    -Pain behind my ears
    -Jaw pain
    -Kinda sore throat
    -fatigue(I've always been lazy)
    -and weird sensation on my tongue
    I am 16 years old and i'm really worried about having cancer

    • ANSWER:
      Carcinophobia/Lymphomaphobia: Fear of Cancer--The main problem with "You" youngsters is that you people are either dynamic or genius or intelligent or shrewd and sharp. You, despite your extra-ordinary virtues, are the victims of internet and TV channels. You people start worrying with half or no/knowledge. How ever, Yahoo Answers blog is an "oasis" in the desert of confusion and worry & the blog became a “sanctuary” for the poor, middle class & the gullible patients all over the globe. People with carcinophobia or cancerophobia live with an irrational dread of developing cancer. Every bodily discomfort becomes a sign for them that they have a malignant growth somewhere inside. A headache, for instance, is a sign for them that they have a brain tumor.A cyst/an enlarged lymph node, for instance, is a sign for them that they have lymphoma cancer. Just, wheezing and shortness of breath is taken as lung cancer, etc. Any rash on the body is taken as skin cancer.A boil/cyst/pustule/abscess in any part of the body is apprehended as cancer.Pain in testicle[s]/ovary[ies] is perceived as testicular/ovarian cancer.Chroic constipation is taken as colon cancer, so on...............Cognitive therapy can help someone with carcinophobia regain control of their life-WebMD.com
      Nothing to fear for any disease, be it bacterial, viral, autoimmune disorder, allergy.hypersensitivity—an offshoot of bad diet[s] & or genetic disorder[s].

      Any lump*/lymph node enlargement*, in any part of the body on the skin, is a sign of blocked energy + toxins in the lymphatic system. It may be a boil, abscess, cyst, pustule, abscess, tumor [benign/malignant], fibroid mass. If possible identify it properly.

      Lymphatic System is ‘nothing’ but scavenging system collecting blocked energy with toxins, dead cells, pus, etc., from each and every organ and putting the debris into 5 excretory channels, feces, urine, skin, lungs and menses[ladies].
      1. Cyst*— Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are non-cancerous (benign). Some common examples of cysts include sebaceous cysts, small bumps that form just beneath the skin, and ovarian cysts. It's important to note, however, that nearly all cancers are capable of producing cysts. (A sac containing liquid secretion or pus).
      • 2. Tumor*—Tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).
      3. Fibroid: Benign Tumours are also called fibroids.

      To determine whether a cyst, a fibroid, a nodule, pustule, furuncle, carbuncle, tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue — or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area — is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy*. A swelling on any of the cutaneous, mucous or serous surface of any part of the body of independent growth.
      Anyways, U may see a general surgeon/local homeopath/dermatologist for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference. Only a biopsy can reveal accurately, if the enlarged lymph node is malignant or localized non-malignant one.


viral skin bumps

Tongue Sores

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what the ingredient is in lipstick that makes my tongue sore?
    Only through a process of elimination have i discovered that it is lipstick that makes my tongue sore and i was advised by my doctor that this might be what caused it.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to try lipsticks and see which one suits you & doesn't set off a reaction. Note the ingredients when doing so.

      It may be the pigment/colours?

      Or it could be wax? Beeswax can be used sometimes.

  2. QUESTION:
    What happens if you kiss someone with a cold sore?
    Yesterday I went to the doctors with a sore throat & swollen gums. Today I have a yellow fuzzy tongue sore throat and swollen gums. The doctor told me it was just a viral illness but I am freaking out because I just remembered I kissed my boyfriend will he had a cold sore and now I have all these symptoms. Could the two be related? And if so can anyone tell me what I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, yes, not only do you have to deal with the embarrassment of having a cold sore, but they are still contagious when they have scabbed over, this is usually the most painful period of the cycle of cold sores as well. Although the scabies is not the actual virus itself, it is the protein in the blood and as the virus replicates itself, it damages the skin around the lips and nose forming a clot or scab. The body responds better to scabs as opposed to open wounds, so if your cold sore does scab, it is a sign of healing. It is important to try and keep your scabbed cold sore moist with a petroleum jelly or other chap-stick because it may crack and break while eating, talking or even smiling, which will cause the viral fluids to escape and may cause a further outbreak. Even after scabies appears and your sore appears to be healed, the virus is still alive and can be spread by contact.

      If someone you know has a cold sore, definitely avoid touching the infected area. A cold sore virus is spread by sharing body fluids, utensils, straws, cups, and any other direct or non direct contact. To avoid spreading the virus if you have a cold sore, avoid contact with an active sore. Be sure to wash your hands frequently throughout the time the cold sore is present. Do not share items that come in contact with the mouth. Do not engage in kissing and oral sex to reduce the chance of spreading the infection to others. Remember, cold sores are highly contagious, so precautions should be taken to ensure you, and your loved ones, do not get this disease.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is something that you ate that made your tongue bleed?
    I'm eating salt and vinegar pringles, and they are making my tongue sore and I can taste blood.

    • ANSWER:
      Sour Skittles

  4. QUESTION:
    What hurts more tongue or nose piercings?
    I have my nose pierced and I really want my tongue pierced. I didn't find my nose sore at all really. Does it hurt getting your tongue pierced? Would I find my tongue sore?

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  5. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a white furry tongue with red dots?
    I am 15 and just recently, I have noticed a white furry-like coating on my tongue (if that's the way to describe it) along with small red dots. Please could someone tell me what would be causing this. I do not have a dry mouth, a sore tongue, sore throat or anything but when I look at it, I just think- yuk!
    I am not a smoker and isn't thrush what girls get? :S is there any way to get rid of it.. whatever it is?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you have something called thrush. Go to the doctor, it is nothing to worry about, but you will probably need some type of medication.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why do different types of candy make my mouth sore?
    I've noticed that not only sour candy makes my tongue sore, but other as well. I was just recently eating some of those skittles with the different flavored cores in them, and by the time I was done, my mouth felt awful :S

    Just curious as to why this is happening, and if you know any remedies to this, that would be greatly appreciated as well ^ ^

    • ANSWER:
      acids and ingredients in the candy make your mouth react differently. nut mostly when there is some kind of acid or citrus

  7. QUESTION:
    What can I expect at the Oral Surgeon for a tongue lesion/canker sore?
    What kind opf sugery is used to remove a tongue canker sore/lesion ? What is the usual cost for these types of procedures? Does laser surgery or other types of surgery hurt to remove it on tongue and how do they numb you?

    • ANSWER:
      When removing a tongue lesion, they give a you local shot in the tongue. Its not very nice, probably the worst shot I ever had. The pain only lasts about 1-2 seconds though. And when they cut out the lesion you won't feel a thing. Getting anesthesia on the tongue is quite easy unlike on lowar molars. Sometimes a oral surgeon will give a block just like he woulld if he were working on your teeth, but it has been my experience that the tongue block is more popular. Then the excise the lesion, and may or may not use stitches to hold it shut. Usually stitches on the tongue fall out in about a day or two. The tissues in the mouth are almost the fastest regenerating tissues you have. Healing does not take weeks, it takes a few days to a week. I had a biopsy done on my tongue and it costed about 300 dollars once you added in the pathologist who looked at the tissue. I am not really sure about laser surgery, I have never used it.

      If you have oral cancer the prognosis is good if the lesion is detected early so its a good idea to be safe and get the biopsy if you or your dentist has a concern.

      Good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is more painful, a normal tongue piercing or a tongue web piercing?
    I have my tongue web pierced and I want to get my tongue pierced, is it painful? I didn't feel anything when I got my tongue web pierced so will I find the normal tongue piercing sore?

    • ANSWER:
      a tongue web piercing

  9. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a sore tongue?
    I drank too much orange juice yesterday and the acid has made my tongue all sore :(
    Is there a drink or food or something that can reduce the soreness?

    • ANSWER:
      The treatments for canker sores might help. To relieve pain and speed healing of canker sores, here are some recommendations:

      Rinse your mouth. Use salt water; baking soda (dissolve 1 teaspoon of soda in 1/2 cup warm water); hydrogen peroxide diluted by half with water; or a mixture of 1 part diphenhydramine (Benadryl) to either 1 part bismuth subsalicylate (Kaopectate) or 1 part simethicone (Maalox). Be sure to spit out the mixtures after rinsing.

      Cover lesions with a paste made of baking soda.

      Try over-the-counter products that contain a numbing agent, such as Anbesol and Orajel.

      Avoid abrasive, acidic or spicy foods that can cause further irritation and pain.

      Apply ice to your canker sores or allow ice chips to slowly dissolve over the sores.

      Brush your teeth gently, using a soft brush and toothpaste without foaming agents, such as TheraBreath.

      Dab a small amount of milk of magnesia on your canker sore a few times a day. This can ease the pain and may help the sore heal more quickly.

      Check here for more information.

      http://dentistry.about.com/od/basicdentalcare/f/cankertreatment.htm
      http://www.ehow.com/how_3069_treat-canker-sores.html
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-treat-canker-sores.html
      http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores
      http://www.cankersore.net/

  10. QUESTION:
    Getting rid of and preventing sores on tongue.?
    I noticed that i keep getting tongue sores near the areas where my teeth close for the past weeks. I dont know if it's because i have a large tongue but how do treat these sores and prevent them from coming back? It's really annoying.

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  11. QUESTION:
    Getting rid of and preventing sores on tongue.?
    I noticed that i keep getting tongue sores near the areas where my teeth close for the past weeks. I dont know if it's because i have a large tongue but how do treat these sores and prevent them from coming back? It's really annoying.

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  12. QUESTION:
    How can I remedy my sore tongue and throat?
    On Sunday I woke up with a slightly sore, swollen throat. It happens occasionally since I breathe through my mouth when I sleep, so I didn't think much of it. By Tuesday it hadn't gone away and I had developed congestion so I got some medicine. Robitussin for cold/cough/flu. It helped at first. Today, Wednesday, I woke up and my throat was swollen again. I massaged the lymph nodes to make the swelling go away, and now it's evening and my throat isn't swollen but it's SO sore. The back of my tongue is sore. When I move my head up slightly, it hurts my throat. I can't recall when it's ever been this sensitive. I don't have medical insurance right now. Does anyone know what might be causing this and how to remedy it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm my question is..look in at your throat..do you have white spots? Then it is Strep Throat. you will need antibiotics. go to your local emergency room. Even if you have no insurance,,they will help you. Then when you get a bill from them, call the hospitals office and ask if they have any "charity" assistance to cover your bill. Our local hospital wrote off my sons 12,000. Broken wrists visit.. I was uninsured,
      Hope you feel better.
      If there arent any spots, id give it a day or two, if you still feel like crap, then go to the hospital.

  13. QUESTION:
    After having your tongue pierced how long is it painful?
    I had my tongue pierced 5 days ago. It really hurts to eat and my glands are swollen. It is so uncomfortable. My whole tongue is sore. How long does it feel like this?

    • ANSWER:
      Mine wasn't all that bad, I was eating solids that same night. Everyone is diffrent, so it's hard to say. I don't think your glands being swollen has anything to do with your tounge, but maybe you can go back to the person who pierced it and have them take a look. I KNOW they are no medical experts, but I'm sure they have seen many cases like your's and will be able to tell you if you should take it out or not. Plus they will probably take a look at it for free, whereas if you go to the doctor's you will prbably get charged out the ying yang, and doctors don't normally condone to piercing of the tounge so they will just tell you to take it out. I had my tounge pierced for a few years, and at the time it was cool, but to be honest it really IS bad for your teeth, it chips the enamel. Of course it is your opinion to have one and I know how you feel if you don't want to take it out especially since you just paind dollars or more to have it done, but maybe you should think about taking it out!

  14. QUESTION:
    How can you cure a burnt tongue?
    Yesterday I burnt my tongue. Its sore and painful today. What are ways to fix this?

    • ANSWER:
      When you burn your tongue or the roof of your mouth you are stripping off a layer of skin and just like skin everywhere else if it is burned, it will be left raw and sore for a while until the healing process sets in. With tongues and the natural amount of moisture in the mouth, this is usually fast healing and you will be ok in a couple of days. If it was a really bad burn your tongue may remain sensitive to hot things for ever. It happens.

      Enjoy the coldness of iceblocks which soothe the burn and yes, oralsed gel or even better SM33 oral gel will numb the area if its really painful but they taste awful.

  15. QUESTION:
    I just made myself throw up, and now my tongue is sore?
    I did that, and about 3 or 4 minutes later, the back of my tongue is sore. Almost as if I sprained a muscle or something. Is this from shoving my fingers down my throat?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't do it again. You've heard all those warnings that it'll give you anorexia and bulimia? All true, and it hardly helps you lose weight.

      I think you'll be fine.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can I take my tongue ring out at night while I sleep?
    I have had my tongue ring for a few years now. But lately I guess it is because of stress but I must squeeze the ring or something while I sleep because I wake up and underneath my tongue is sore and a little swollen. I just wanted to know if I could take it out at night and put it back in ... in the morning without it closing up. Thanks for the help and advice in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't suggest you take it out and leave it out at night. Though you've had it for years, it can still shrink up over night making it very hard to reinsert jewelry.

      I suggest you try to find a dental acrylic jewelry. Its a softer material and very compatible with the body so you aren't likely to have an allergic reaction to it. They also make dental acrylic ends which might be a good option for you. Also, make sure the current barbell you have isn't too long for your tongue because that could be adding to the problem

      sites like bodyartforms.com, steelnavel.com should have it if not a piercer should be able to advise you where you can get it

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to get Sore throats almost everyday?
    For a while now I have been waking up in the morning with a sore throat and some kind of white bacteria or white marks on my tongue. The sore throats and white bacteria go away as they day goes on but I most often wake up with them. I cant figure out what is wrong, any suggestions would be great. Thank you.

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  18. QUESTION:
    What is in fat free/reduced fat salad dressing that could be irritating my tongue?
    Whenever I eat Wishbone fat free blue cheese or reduced fat Kraft Italian, my tongue gets sores. This has also happened when I eat foods like pineapple or mandarin oranges, so I know it happens with citric acid. Do fat free salad dressings have something in them like that?

    • ANSWER:
      read the label for acid producing products. I would guess vinegar or paprika, Read the first 3 ingredients and see if they are acid type of food or ingredients.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you get tongue sores to go away?
    I ate one too many sour patch kids a couple of days ago and by tongue hurts soooo badnand my taste buds are white and they hurt :/ anybody have any treatment suggestions? Thanks soooo much or anyone who helps!

    • ANSWER:
      Mix a light solution of warm water and hydrogen peroxide and, just as you would with a salt and water solution, just hold it in your mouth for a few minutes and then spit it all out. Follow by warm water rinse - again spitting all out. Then don't eat all those sour patch kids all at once! Poor taste buds!!

  20. QUESTION:
    Why are the sides of my tongue always sore?
    The sides of my tongue are almost always sore, I don't get it and it's been like that for a long long time. What could possibly be wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      In some instances, however, a discolored or painful tongue can indicate more serious conditions, including vitamin deficiency, AIDS, or oral cancer. For this reason, it is important to seek medical advice if you experience any ongoing problems with your tongue. Other causes:

      Leukoplakia
      Oral thrush
      Oral lichen planus
      Geographic tongue
      Scarlet fever
      Kawasaki syndrome
      Trauma
      Canker sores
      Burning tongue syndrome
      Enlarged papillae

      Certain medical conditions. medical conditions, including diabetes and anemia, can have a sore tongue as a symptom.
      See your health care provider as soon as possible.
      I hope this helps you. And good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    Why have I got a sore inside of mouth?
    My tongue feels sore, like it has been slightly burned, and I have what feels like small ulcers on my gums.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you eaten something hot, i had something similar to that before i think, it was really irritable, have you look on NHS website, try some bonjela ( not sure if i spelt that right lol ), hope it gets better, if its any worse tomorrow try giving your doctor a call to see if you can get a emergency appointment, so your not worrying.
      Get well soon :-)

  22. QUESTION:
    What are these strange white things on my tongue?
    Seriously now, they've been annoying me all day. They're right in the centre of my swollen tongue, near the back. They're quite hard and scaly to touch and sore too.

    I've been trying to quit smoking and wonder if this is related? Either to the deprivation (I know quitting can cause ulcers) or from using a nicorette inhaler.

    Either way I've got a swollen tongue with sore, hard bits on it that I don't want!

    Anyone?!

    • ANSWER:
      Keratinized fungiform papilla, likely due to years of smoking.

      See your dentist to rule out oral cancer and to find out why your tongue is swollen.

  23. QUESTION:
    Asthmatics- Have you recently been given a new type inhaler called Symbicort?
    How are you getting on with it.
    I hate mine it tastes horrible and I have to rinse my mouth every time I use it and it still makes my tongue sore.
    Do you think my doc will let me go back to my old brown clenil inhaler?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah i got symbicort have had no probs with it. its much better than clenil try and stick with it or else you could try seretide this was great for me for ages

  24. QUESTION:
    Is it possible when you have a bacterial throat infection that your tongue and gums act up?
    Around two Thursdays ago, I began experiencing a sore throat - specifically, the sore throat that hurts when you swallow. I've been reading into it and all I'm getting is "pharyngitis" or "strep throat".

    At the same time as my sore throat started, I started seeing tiny canker sores on my tongue (the little white dots). The next morning, there were more canker sores and a worse off throat, not to mention red and swollen gums. I went to the doctor on Saturday and he was a bit perplexed but gave a prescription for Penicillan.

    Now is it possible to have a bacterial throat infection so bad that it affects your tongue (canker sores) and gums (red and swollen)?

    I went to another doctor this past Wednesday and she prescribed for me Tantrum (and a dental paste for the gums and tongue) because apparently I have an awful bacteria in my mouth. I'm just a little disappointed in myself as to how this all happened. No doctor has exactly pinpointed what it is. Does anyone have a vague idea?

    • ANSWER:
      You might have an enterovirus like coxsakie A virus (hand, foot, mouth disease) or echovirus, or herpangina...

      Herpangina starts with sore throat - can have a fever, cough or runny nose. Sores can start on the throat and can progress into the oral cavity (mouth) but doesn't commonly affect the tongue. Hand, foot, mouth can affect the tongue but of course you would also usually get sores on the hands and feet (hence the name).

      Chances are what you have is a viral infection. Penicillin only works against bacteria - not viruses. However, if you had a virus infection that got a secondary infection with bacteria you may get some relief from the penicillin.

      If you have had the sores on your tongue before or if they have been on your cheeks before (and are very painful) they may be canker sores (also known as apthous ulcerations). It isn't clear what causes canker sores but they are thought to be from a local (confined) hyped up immune response. So, if you had a allergy to a spice or food, or if you had a hyperimmune response to the viral infection ... it could trigger the canker sores. If you have never had those types of sores before then it is probably not aphthous ulcer (on your tongue) and is probably from a virus.

      Long story short - you probably had a mixed bacterial/viral infection. Rinse gently with warm salt-water and spit it out. Finish the antibiotic completely. If the sores don't go away or come back go see a dentist (they take classes in this kind of stuff). If you use mouthwash, dilute it half/half with water.

      Last, keep your teeth and gums very clean. Food and extra bacteria make a lot of plaque on your teeth. The plaque acts like a reservoir for infectious bacteria. Brushing 2-3 times a day gently and flossing 3-5x/week will help keep that down.

      DO NOT RINSE WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. IF YOU HAD ORAL SEX RECENTLY HAD CONRACTED AN STD YOU NEED TO INFORM YOUR DOCTOR.
      Hope this helps!

  25. QUESTION:
    Why do I chew on my tongue while I sleep?
    This happens at least once a week. I'll wake up with the sides of my tongue really sore, and teeth marks. My tongue ends up being sore for several days, and it's to the point that it hurts when I talk. I've never had problems with seizures, so please don't tell me something ridiculous like that. I would also like to know how I can help my problem. Thanks! :)

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  26. QUESTION:
    How long after getting your tongue pierced will the swelling set in?
    I just got my tongue pierced and I took a motrin before I went and then about 15m inutes later had cold water with ice in it to drink over an hour. And my tongue is not sore and has not swollen any. I am wondering if it will still swell a large amount later and if the peak swelling is a few hours or days later?

    • ANSWER:
      About the next day it starts to swell. Mine got so big it looked like I had a bar of soap in my mouth lol. Make sure to rinse frequently because there will be secretions. Good luck

  27. QUESTION:
    Can tonsillitis give me blisters on my tongue as well as a sore throat?
    My tongue is very sore to move and I can feel blisters and there is little purple dots on my tongue too. My throat is very sore and swollen and its painful to swallow.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds as if you've either got an infection that's spreading from your throat to other parts of your mouth, or that you've got something else alongside tonsilitis. I had a viral infection once that gave me blisters on my tongue as well as in my throat, and my tonsils were infected too, although there were no purple dots. Do you feel ill in general? Are you achy, feverish? Headache? Shivering, sweating? Sore joints/limbs? Dizzy? If you're feeling terrible in general, and your tonsils are infected and it's started to spread to your tongue, you should probably get some medical advice. It's probably just a virus that will go away on its own, BUT it would be worth getting checked out just in case it's a bacterial infection of some sort. In the meantime, ease the soreness by sipping iced water and taking an anti-inflammatory painkiller like ibuprofen.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is the palate expander with they key and with out the key the same thing ?
    I recently got a palatal expander for my braces on my jaw but i didnt get the one where you crank it with a key daily , i just got one where i guess i dont do anything to it. Is it the same thing? And also if anyone knows what im talking about is this one supposed to hurt your tongue? My tongue feels sore and it really hurts from the palate putting pressure on it.

    • ANSWER:
      They do the same thing but are not the same. One uses a screw to do the expanding while the other probably uses a Nitanium body wire that exerts a constant light force that do not need any adjustments. Any tongue problems may br due to you pressing your tongue against the appliance. Learn to keep your tongue down and away and the sores should go away. Your tongue being sore has nothing to do with the palate.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can analgesic throat lozenges cause tongue sores/burns?
    I've had a sore throat for a couple of days, and have been using analgesic lozenges with benzocaine 6 mg and menthol 10 mg (the Cepacol/Chloraseptic type). I noticed that my tongue has developed some sore spots. I'm wondering if the lozenges could have caused this, and if anyone knows treatment for it. I have tried sugar, ice and other cold things, and none have relieved the pain.

    • ANSWER:
      I totally agree withe first answer, sounds like you are over using them beyond the prescribed amount that will do an appropriated job. When you over use them you get what is caused side effects because your body can only help so much and by taking to much you actually slow the healing process down and cause other side effects you might not see if you were using only the amt recommended on the package, So go back down to the lower dose and the side effects will go away, If you overdue on what you want to do you are bound to fall into problems. Also, don't use these products for longer then the time recommended, if you are not noticing any improvement you may have a bacteria infection or virus that may need the treatment of a health care worker, such as a dr or walk in clinic. You may actually need a antibiotic or a flu shot, Good Luck and hope you feel better real soon.

  30. QUESTION:
    why is my tongue sore sometimes when putting in / taking out my tongue barbell?
    I am just wondering why it hurts to change my tongue barbell sometimes?? & I have a dentist appointment tomorrow can i take it out for that, if i have had it since november? Would it be ok too?
    I have been thinkin of taking my piercng out for good but just wondering if its safe to if its been hurting to put jewellery in / take it out?
    i'm actually not 2 sure if i want to take it out though!

    • ANSWER:
      interesting...may I send you an email with lot's of info

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent playing with my tongue ring?
    I've had my tongue pierced for over a year now, but lately (this past week) I've been playing with my barbell non stop and my tongue is really sore, but I can't seem to stop! Is there any way to stop playing with it (besides taking it out -.-) & if so what are they? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You can try getting a flat disk to put on the top part and snug jewelry? It may be more difficult to manipulate.

  32. QUESTION:
    Should my tongue be swelling because if this?
    I have had my tongue pierced since aug 10 and now it is swollen, almost how it was when I got it done. Now I did recently change the barbel in it and I am sick. Could that cause the swelling? Oh and my tongue is sore around the hole. This did happen before with the pain but I cant recall if it swelled too. So ya thanks!

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  33. QUESTION:
    What happens to your tongue when you sleep at night? I think I chew on mine,I wake up with a sore tongue?
    Every morning I wake up and my tongue is very sore, I think I must chew on it while asleep, some grind their teeth, I chew my tongue. How can I stop this?

    • ANSWER:
      Ask your Dentist for a ''biter's- block'', this will help with the grinding of the teeth and chewing of the tongue. (I use to do the same thing). hehe
      The biter's-block is really great, at night it prevents you from chewing and grinding. You just have to get use to it being placed in your mouth before you go to sleep.

  34. QUESTION:
    i can not distinguish the difference between rather i have cold sores or canker sores. ?
    i have a big sore on tip of tongue, 2 sores on top inner lip and 2 on bottom lip where noticable. what are they and what can i do to cure them? i cant go to dr because i have no insurance

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  35. QUESTION:
    Okay I need tongue piercing help. Just a few questions that I would like experienced feedback from not google?
    There's a white scab like substance I guess you could call it forming around the top hole, is that normal? Also the tip of my tongue is sore and has really red little bumps. Any ideas.

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  36. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for early symptoms of HIV to show up in one week?
    I had unprotected sex last week and 7 days later came down with flu-like symptoms, mouth ulcers, white tongue, sore head and tiredness.
    I got tested today and not heard back yet but apparently it'll only be conclusive after a few months.
    I generally don't get sick and really worrying about the symptoms that appear to be in line with early HIV.
    Any help appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like guilt to me rather than HIV I'm not saying u haven't got it or u have but u stressing abt it. Test at 3 months then 3months later n u should have deffinate result until then don't put ya self or anyone else at risk n use condoms xxxx

  37. QUESTION:
    I have enlarged papillae what can I do to make them stop hurting?
    My tongue and my enlarged taste buds are driving me crazy!! I cant help but to bite my taste buds off when there sticking up!! Its hurts so bad to bite them off but it feels better than them sticking up. I hate biting them off the very next day my tongue is sore and its red like really red. What can I do to make them calm down. They have been like this for months now. Should I talk to my dentist or doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you may have an allergic response to something. Ask a doctor, not a dentist. In the meanwhile, DO NOT go biting on your taste buds. You can cause a worse infection when the germs in the mouth invade the broken skin. Try a hydrogen peroxide rinse (50/50 water dilution) or an antihistamine like Benedryl.

  38. QUESTION:
    My tongue has been sore now for a while now and a small white pimple has appeared. Any ideas?
    The pimple appears to have grown recently, its a bit like a skin tag and is very annoying, its like having a loose tooth, you cannot help keep touching it! but this makes my tongue permanently sore.
    Definately not a mouth ulcer, this is raised rather than a flat white sore patch. Have tried bonjela etc but no joy

    • ANSWER:
      Mouth Ulcer. Very painful and annoying.

      Bonjela is good. Also, get yourself down to Superdrug (only place to get them) and buy some of their own brand mouth ulcer pastilles. They taste minty (£2.19 a pack). They are one of the only things that work for me. When I get ulcers, I practically live on these little pastilles!!

      Failing these, try Rinstead - available in all chemists

      Best of luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the disorder/illness associated with the tongue?
    My tongue is often sore. I always have sores on the sides that lasts for 3 days, the sides are irregular and looks like folds and I could see that my papillae are prominent and red. It is also kinda of whitish. I am worried because my daughter and my brother also have red prominent papillae. Can someone answer me? Please? Someone who actually knows something about this. Thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Gurgle mouth with sour buttermilk. The sores should vanish.

      For tongue hygiene, use a tongue cleaner/scraper to gently clean the upper surface. Repeat the process everyday.

  40. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you have bright red dots on your tongue near your tonsils?
    I have bright red dots on my tongue near my tonsils there only small but when I eat/drink things it burns a little and also when I swallow it feels like my tongues dry and sore and when I don't do anything with my tongue it tingles where the red spots are plus I get sore throat quit a lot some days I don't but other days I do- just wondering if anyone could help?

    • ANSWER:
      You most likely have tonsalitus (mildly) try some over the counter medication first and if it dosent clear up go see your doctor and they will most likely give you some antibiotics :)

  41. QUESTION:
    Why do the sides of my tongue hurt?
    For some reason after I got home from school yesterday (I am a teacher), the sides of my tongue were sore. My husband said it's probably that my lymph nodes (sp?) are swollen. My throat doesn't hurt, but every time I swallow I can feel the sides of my tongue hurting a little. It's hurt all day today. Does anyone know the reason for this? Is my husband right?

    Oh, I just tried to look in the mirror and all I could see was a couple of bumps on each side. Nothing major.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you get any bumps/lines/lesions on the side of your tongue? I get white spots and lesions on the sides of my tongue that are quite annoying because I smoke. Eating sour and certain types of food can cause irritation.

      I would start rinsing my mouth out with warm salt water....it could be a simple canker sore that has just not erupted yet....
      it could be infection,
      Good luck

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for your tongue to be sore after you pierced it yourself about an hour ago?
    Yes, I know piercing it myself is very dangerous. I've spent hours looking up information on how to pierce it and take care of it. I'm just really nervous... :/ My tongue is pretty sore, but I've been sucking on ice since I pierced it, so it's not swollen. Just very very sore.
    Well I didn't hit a vein, luckily. I knew where to push the needle through. :] I'm so proud of myself.

    • ANSWER:
      duh obiously its gona hurt
      yur lucky yu didnt hit the wrong vain

  43. QUESTION:
    Why is the tip of my tongue sore?
    A little group of taste buds on the tip of my tongue hurt really bad? They look a little bigger. Some of them are red, and some of them look white. They hurt really bad, and they press up against my teeth. How can i make them go away or stop hurting.

    • ANSWER:
      This happens to me at times and it's really tempting to agitate them further by rubbing it or biting it, but just leave it alone. It's all you can do...

  44. QUESTION:
    Sore tongue on the sides, particularly when it hits my teeth?
    I've had this a couple of times before, and it does go away after a little while. But I want to know what it might be.

    My tongue is mainly sore on the sides, and hurts the most when it touches my teeth and when I talk. It's really sensitive and my teeth feel a lot sharper than they are.

    I can't really see anything wrong, perhaps a couple of little bumps but they may be there all the time I don't know.

    Any ideas? I haven't bitten my tongue really hard recently or anything, and have had this before.

    • ANSWER:
      Normally, allergies cause this.

  45. QUESTION:
    I have a cold and my tongue is sore and burns?
    I have had a cold for about one week now and my throat is sore along with my tongue being sensitive, sore and burning at times.

    • ANSWER:
      cold season again! This time of year more people are sniffling, coughing and feeling lousy.. But your condition is very critically. so i think you should be suggestion from Doctor.

  46. QUESTION:
    How long does smoking meth effect your body when it's your first time?
    I am wondering because i smoked it for the last two days and the last puff was at 1 in the morning, and i probably smoked.....well lets just say i had to refill the bowl five time. But I was also doing some mary j and drinking too. And I don't know if my dried lips and inflammed tongue and sore throat plus body aching, has effect on it?
    Now the really big question, I am feeling a bit slower and well...dumber and it hasn't even been a whole 24 hours yet. What should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      I asked an expert of meth and was told u could feel like that for 3 days &@ "are u stuck" also he swears if u get a good orgasim u will feel better. Yes it dries your lips and makes ur bbody ache

  47. QUESTION:
    Has anyone experienced a lump on the roof of their mouth that is sore, a little smaller than pea sized?
    I thought it was getting better but now in the same area, my tongue has gotten sore & swollen. Is this an infection?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had them also, garggle with listerine and in a few days it will be gone.

  48. QUESTION:
    I burnt my tongue and now have a hard lump in my tongue?
    Hi. Yesterday I was drinking a Cup-A-Soup and I took a swig to quick and burnt my tongue. Later in the afternoon I felt a hard lump in my tongue that is sore. If I stick my tongue out, it looks normal. Is it just swelling from the burn? Has anyone got any tips to help the lump go away?

    • ANSWER:
      All right first drink lots of cool water not freezing but just cool. Take a few days off the hot foods like soups and chili and stews, and every two hours or so try rinsing your mouth out with very salty water also what can also work is cold very strong tea. You don't have to to drink it lol! just gargle with it.

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the mexican word for tongue sores?
    I was just wondering what mexicans/hispanics call the sores that you get on your tongue because you want something but cant have it.(food)

    the mexican word for it.
    i mean, its when your craving something that you want to eat/taste. but you cant have it or get it so you supposably develop a blister/sore/bump on your tongue because of not getting it.

    i just dont remember what my grandma would call it.

    • ANSWER:
      Many Call It "Fuegos" Theres More But can't remember.

  50. QUESTION:
    what are some causes of a sore tongue?
    My tongue is only sore/tender to the touch in the back, it doesn't have sores on it. It has been this way about 3 wks.

    • ANSWER:
      You could be sick. You could have pulled a muscle, after all your tongue is a muscle. Did you chew something wrong? Did you have it pierced? Allergies. Are you eating the same things daily, if so maybe you are reacting to them. 3 weeks would be too long for me to wait to see a dr. go to an ears/nose/throat doctor, hopefully they can help. Also try to gargle with warm water and salt, a few times a day. You could have a bacterial/viral infection.
      Did you just have dental work done, do you smoke a lot? There are many things it coould be from. Definately go get expert advice.

      Good luck.


tongue sores

Little White Bumps On Vigina

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have many white bumps inside of my labias. What are they?
    Do I have an STD if so then how did I did I get it since I'm still a virgin. I am to embarased to ask my doctor and my parents. I think that they are ok since I have had sensitive skin ever since I was little. These bumps are only on the outer part and not in the center or near my vigina opening. But i am afiad that they might be to big although they are only the size of a half a grain of rice. Seeking some help.

    • ANSWER:
      if you're a virgin they're not an STD. It's probably something minor, like an allergic reaction to a soap or detergent you're using...especially if you have sensitive skin. To ease your mind, go to your doctor and ask; and by the way, doctor/patient confidentiality will apply. Nothing you tell/ask your doctor will be shared with your parents. Doctors have seen and heard it all...don't be embarassed because there's no reason to.

  2. QUESTION:
    what is this bumps at my vigina?
    i have this white little bumps at the lips of my vigina
    i can only see them if i stretch it out.
    i dont know what is it?
    im so worried.. pls help me
    and im a virgin. but i do masterbate with panty's on
    i know i should see a doctor... but for the girls out there is this normal or something bad?

    its like a cluster of small bumps.
    and when i touch the lips it feels rough
    im 19 yrs old

    • ANSWER:
      Dont worry :)

      These sound like milia which are very common on labia and entirely harmless

      Here is a photo to compare:
      http://surgeryblog.co.cc/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/getting-rid-of-the-dreaded-chicken-skin-milia-2.jpg and http://whitebumpsonface.com/images/milia_1.png those these are on the eye

  3. QUESTION:
    how do i know if i have hvp?
    i think i may have hvp i have little white bumps on the inside of my vigina they dont hurt or anything they are just there not getting better and seems to be sprending alittle i felt them a while ago and didnt think much bout them until now and i worried can someone give me some more info on what they think?

    • ANSWER:
      you're not going to love this answer, but you have to go to a gynocologist. if you have an std, you need to start treatment as soon as possible. if it's not an std, it's probably another sort of infection and that, too, will require medicine. don't be embarrassed to go to a doctor - that's what they're there for and they've seen it all. you'll probably be surprised by how kind and non-judgmental they'll be. To get a quick appointment, just tell the receptionist you have a rash in your vagina. they'll get you in right away.
      good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    Is my vigina normail? Please help!?
    I'm a virgin and want to start having sex soon, I'm 14 almost 15 and weigh about 135. My vignia I shave but the middle of my vigina like sticks out some and it's like a pinkish black and if you pull it out some it's got like little white bumps, please please help.

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    ladies.. do you have this too?!?
    on the insdie of the lip of my vigina i have a bunch of little white bumps that i feel like have been ther eforever!!!
    i was sexually active once a year and a half ago.
    im sure ive had these forever but i only started to notice them a few months ago.. they havent left since i noticed them, is this normal?!
    they dont hurt..

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they are normal, they are the ridges that provide us with sexual stimulation.

  6. QUESTION:
    Im worried about my friend...she thinks she may have an STD....I hope its something else...What do you think?
    She showed me (lol she was worried so i took a peek) these bumps on her vagina. She had had sex with her ex about a month before she showed me these bumps who told her that he got checked and didnt have anything which it turns out that he didnt get checked. He had sex with one girl who had HPV (she says it was the cancer one but im not sure) unprotected, and another girl with protection (not sure if the second girl has anything or not) The first girl who has the HPV says she had cancer and they took it out and that its not sexually transmitted (which I think is a lie personally) Now my friend has 2 little white bumps on the inside of the lips of her vigina and she is worried. SHe has an appoinment set up at the clinic for the 12th. These sores kind of hurt but not too bad but they do itch quite often. She is not sure if she should go up to the E.R. to find out quicker. She wants to but she is on her period so she is not sure if doing that would be appropriate. I just thought i would post this to see what people thought before she went to her appoinment...could it be something else besides something bad???
    Please dont post anything mean. Obviously she should of had protected sex but she didnt so here we are.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      she can go to urgent care - the sooner the better - they may go away making it more difficult to diagnosis - but they will return and the whole time they will put her at risk.

      go with her to urgent care - if she refuses or tries to ignore the situation then just drop it and tell her you don't want to hear about it anymore - it is her body not yours.

  7. QUESTION:
    Vigina PROBLEM! HELP! A.S.A.P?
    Soo around My vigina I have little bumps & I have some kind of discharge I have told anybody because I'm scared ): they would judge me & I have no medical soo I really need help SOMEBODY PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME ): is There Any Free Clinics I can go to are wud the hospital help me?

    • ANSWER:
      little white bumps is usually just sweat glands blocked up and nothing bad, look to see if the discharge is white, girls tend to have a little bit of white discharge anyways that can be a bit itchy, but if its a lot and its itchy as hell then it is thrush which is caused by too much yeast intake and you can get creams, peccary which you insert into your vagina, they dissolve and get rid of thrush, and there are pills. there is usually a GUM clinic in your local hospital which is free and confidential, they will check you for any STI's and STD's including other things, just look on google for you local hospital gum clinic or local gum clinic.

  8. QUESTION:
    a small red bump on the vigina lips then hit blood and a little white stuff come out what could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Ingrown hair, probably. Put a warm washcloth on it periodically to draw out the pus and see if that brings the swelling down. If it gets large enough to be uncomfortable, go see a doc.

  9. QUESTION:
    im 14 and ive never had sex but i have these little white bumps on my "down there" area?
    these bumps dont hurt but when i squeze them white stuff comes out like pimples. also theres a fowl oder that comes from down there sometimes. And this gooie stuff thats sometimes white and some times clear comes out of my vigina a lot and sometimes it soaks my underwear also sometimes i itch real bad down there is there something rong with me or is this normal also is there any way to get rid of this without a doctor?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    could i be pregant?
    okay so about two weeks ago i was fooling around with my boyfriend, like i had cloths on and everything. but some of his c*m got on me. Like it was on my shirt, near my stomach, and a little on my pants like on the upper leg.

    its been like 2 weeks and i havent gotten my period the last time i had it was sometime near the 17.
    last week i had a backache, and headache. like one week after we were foolin around i took a preganecy test and it came out negative.. and i resently took one on the 15, but im afarid that its to early to tell. On and i have a bump in my right boob, like on the side. and after i pee a little white cloud of stuff comes out. does this mean that im going to get my period or that im pregant?

    like both the test said negaitive, and the c*m didnt get close to my vigina. but im still scared.

    please help.
    no he didnt go inside of me
    lizM.
    if you dont mind could you tell me what happened to you?

    • ANSWER:
      his semen has to get inside your vagina somehow............

  11. QUESTION:
    I have a little bump inside my vigina, PLEASE HELP!?
    I have a little bump below my clitoris. It is white or have a head on it. It doesn't burn or itch. I discovered it last night when my boyfriend started playing with it. It was a slight pain when he rubbed it. I went to the bathroom and looked at it with a mirror. It was a small pink bump. it doesnt hurt or smell. I also have unprotected sex with my boyfriend and oral sex maybe once a week.( Basically im sexually active.) I have read that it can be natural or be a serious matter. Im not the person to ride out things and i go quickly to the doctor if something is wrong. I'm scared and I hope its not genital warts or something worser. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    sex and yeast infections?
    We had sex 3 to 4 times a day for three days. We also both preformed oral on each also. Then we did it again a day later we both felt a little sore and red, thinking just to much sex and the last time I noticed a little bit of white clumps when we were having sex near the end of the act, plus she had problems getting wet, witch never happens. Then i noticed little light red bumps on the shaft, and 8 little bigger darker red bumps in my pubic hair. It itches only a little and a few days later it started to fade but not gone yet, 3 days later now. Now she is starting to itch bad, not all the time with one bump at the top of her vagina. She has never had a yeast infection before, so she is very nervous and can't get to the doctor for a couple days, i recommended monistat 7. I have NOT cheated on her, so that is not an issue. Is this a yeast infection or maybe because not cleaning her vigina well after each day? sounds like yeast infection to me.

    • ANSWER:
      Try showering before you do 'er. Also, oral isn't exactly the smartest way to pleasure... you'll have acne on your tongue for life!

  13. QUESTION:
    single bump herps or pluge.?
    Often after sex I felt a little irritated its nothing serious or new but recently I noticed a scrap almost like if you fell and srapped your knee on the inner lip of my vigina toward the bottom then above that rite between where the hair ends and the inside of my vifina begins there was a pimple like bump it stung but it poped its self within 2days the liquid was yellowish white now that its poped it isn't sore or open I would like to know if this is herps I don't have any blisters or open sores besided the irritated scrap it dosnt burn when I pee but if urine toushes it burns... the the scrap and bump are gone 2 and 4days later HELP

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Help! I'm 13 and I have these bumps on my vigina?
    Ok... I just noticed them a few days ago. Idk how long they have been there and I've been freaking out. I've never had sex I'm 13 years old and I'm to afraid to ask my mom if its natural. Idk how to decribe the bumps but there like on the lips I guess they look kinda white there like all over the lips... I'm just to embarssed to ask my mom anything... Is this natural? If not what is it? PLEASE HELP!
    There very tiny not like really big and there ppimple like and I've never done any kind of sexual act the worse I've done is make out with my boyfriend and he's also never done any kind of sexual act except make out with me. I do shave down there though

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever had anyone perform oral sex on you? (dude's mouth on your vagina)
      Ever have anyone put their hands there? Like, besides yourself.
      Do you shave down there?

      If you shave, there's a really good chance it's just razor burn. Means the skin is irritated from being shaved too often or improperly. It's a delicate area where the skin is really sensitive. Shaving the down there region takes a little extra finesse.

      The other option is that you have a rash of some kind or possibly a disease. That's why I asked if you've ever had sexual contact at all. Some STDs can move from genitals to mouth to someone else's genitals. There are four main categories of Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections:
      1) Those spread through bodily fluids.
      2) Those spread through skin to skin contact
      -
      3) The kind that have a cure
      4) The kind that don't have a cure yet.
      If you've have sexual contact at all its best to as least get a diagnosis from a doctor to confirm what you have. That way you learn more about it and how make changes to your life style if necessary to keep yourself & those around you as healthy as possible.
      If you havent had in contact in that area then its probably just from shaving. Stop for a while so your skin can heal. Trim instead to keep things from getting too long. No worries!

  15. QUESTION:
    Please help'Im only 13:(?
    Ok well I have been having this problem . I have a small bump near my anus area and it has been there for about 2-3 months . At first it was painless but just recently it be came painful at the touch. I am a virgin , but I have tried to finger , and do a lot of rubbing (w/ dirty hands). I have been having ALOT and I mean ALOT of discharge it is white or clear and thick , or just slimy. About a year before this I had bumps on my vigina like this :( and I have a VERY foul odor down there. I'm guessing it is because I don't wash regularly (very busy) it may be a yeast infection this has Been going on for about 2 yrs untreated ? But I hope not herpes ( when I was little i got curious and I rubbed my vigina -with undies- whit another girls my age. I'm so very scared that how follish I have been will ruin the rest of my life! Oh my god I'm so scared to tell my mom - she hates me enough already :(- if ANYONE can tell my what this sounds like ( and a home remide it would mean the WORLD to me! Thank you so much

    •itching ( near vigina)
    •don't wash regurly
    •Bump on anus (feels like tiny pea incide)
    •foul vigina odor
    •lots of discharge

    god bless :(

    • ANSWER:
      read this article and hope it will help u :)

  16. QUESTION:
    Smelling discharge is this normal?
    Il try not to explain this in to much detail bt i am a little concernd and wanted some advice. I have noticed a slight smell to my discharge, bt its not the stuff thats in my knickers its inside me. I duno if its just me bt i sometimes check inside my vigina for any lumps or bumps with my finger. ( health consious ) and i noticed a thick sticky white discharge on my finger that really smelt weird i cnt explain the smell. Iv have a little discharge now and then nd never noticed a smell and just wondered if it was normally as its horrible and dont want my fiance going down there smelling it. Its not on the outside just the stuff inside? Is this normal? I had a baby a yr ago, with ny partner of 6 yrs i use the contraceptive pill and no condoms just bit of info to help. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Rachey9, here is an article that I had actually found on a teen site but it really explains yeast infections in a informative way. I hope this helps you. Congrats on the baby. Take care.

      YEAST INFECTION

      Yeast infections usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body, such as the mouth and moist areas of skin. When they cause an infection in the vagina, it is known as vulvovaginal candidiasis.

      Many girls find that yeast infections tend to show up right before they get their periods because of the hormonal changes that come with the menstrual cycle. Clothing (especially underwear) that is too tight or made of materials like nylon that trap heat and moisture might make yeast infections more likely because yeast can thrive in this type of environment. Using scented sanitary products can irritate the vagina, and douching can upset the healthy balance of bacteria in the vagina. Both can make yeast infections more likely.

      Yeast infections can happen to any girl, and they're not considered sexually transmitted infections — although they may be able to be spread from one sexual partner to the other. This is rare, though, and the partner of someone who has a yeast infection does not automatically have to be treated unless symptoms appear.

      What Are the Symptoms of a Yeast Infection?
      Common signs and symptoms of yeast infections may include:

      •itching and irritation in the vagina
      •redness, swelling, or itching of the vulva (the folds of skin outside the vagina)
      •a thick, white discharge that can look like cottage cheese and is usually odorless, although it might smell like bread or yeast
      •pain or burning when urinating or during sex

      If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor or gynecologist. It's easy to confuse the symptoms of a yeast infection with those of some STDs and other vaginal infections. Your doctor can give you the right diagnosis so that you can be treated appropriately.

      Source(s):
      http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health…


little white bumps on vigina

Gential Warts Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long should it take for gential warts to disappear when being treated?
    I have been treating myself with the medication given to me by the doctor for my gential warts. I have been doing this for nearly 2 months now, and have had no change what so ever, is this normal???

    • ANSWER:
      I used Aldara to treat my genital warts and it took about 5 weeks for them to completely go away.

      I got really frustrated about the 3rd week and called my doctor who told me to just keep using it for a couple more weeks.

      If these creams don't work you might need to try something else. The creams don't work for everyone.

      The doctor might suggest applying medication at the office. This is done by the doctor, is done in several visits and can be pretty expensive. Some of the medications that can be used include: Podophyllin resin (Podofin), Intralesional (injected into wart lesion) interferon, Fluorouracil (Efudex, Fluoroplex), and Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or bichloroacetic acid (BCA).

      A person can also have surgery to remove genital warts by freezing (cryosurgery), burning (electrocautery), or laser treatment. Surgery is occasionally used to remove large warts that have not responded to other treatment.

  2. QUESTION:
    can u get gential warts from sitting on the same toilet as someone that has gential warts?
    My friend just found out she has gential warts. I was wondering if i could get them by using the restroom at her house?

    • ANSWER:
      no!
      you only can get warts if you sit after her during ~30 seconds!
      if you wait at least ~2 minutes - you can not because virus dies outside humans body after a few seconds!

      anyway she must get rid of genital warts !
      tell her this : "if you really want to get rid of genital warts forever then you should know that you can remove genital warts by surgery, freezing, laser, acid or cream but genital warts can reappear again and again because genital warts appears when your immune system is weak!

      HPV is the virus that causes genital warts. People can be infected with HPV and never show any symptoms. Others will develop genital warts. These warts can stay the same size, grow, or go away on their own. It largely depends on the infected person's immune system. A healthy immune system means your body may be able to suppress the virus and not show symptoms.

      Even after the warts go away, the person will always remain infected with HPV. That person can spread the virus even without showing symptoms.

      so you must build up your immune system because your body can get rid of genital warts by itself if your immune system will be strong! so eat more healthy food, more vitamins and more sport activities! (No smoking, no beer/ale, no booze, no drugs, no junk food, no fast food garbage, no sugary sweet soda's. Get on a good, balanced, healthy diet including plenty of boiled or steamed vegetables.
      Drink P L E N T Y O F W A T E R , fruit juices & fat free milk. Snack on lots of RAW fruit & veggies. Get up one hour early every morning & take a BRISK 30 minute walk - then - do the same thing again in the evening after dinner. Make sure you eat a good, balanced breakfast daily. You get your energy for the day from your breakfast meal. Get 8 hours sleep each night. Flip your mattress over so it will level out to give you a good night's rest. Slack off too much coffee & tea) also you must use herbal treatment!

      in that case Wartrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of genital warts comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that they wont reappear again! It works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HPV virus that causes the warts. of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly).

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Wartrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here

      http://www.wartrol.com/?aid=749165

      The advantage of Wartrol over other natural treatments for genital warts is that, since it is taken orally, it also acts on invisible and internal genital warts that CAN NOT BE treated by other creams and natural remedies.

      good luck!

      Working in women's health - Gynecologist + personal experience

      http://thehpvvirus.blogspot.com

  3. QUESTION:
    What medication is used to treat genital warts to prevent from having outbreaks?
    Hi I saw an answer to a question and the lady said that there is medication you can use to keep from getting an outbreak. I get them all the time right before I get my period for about a day or two and it is very uncomfortable sometimes I want to cry. What is the name of this medication...thank you. As soon as I get an answer I am calling my doc and asking them to prescribe it for me they know I have gential warts.

    • ANSWER:
      see your doctor, who may prescribe a medicine for you to apply to the warts or may administer one of a number of treatments himself or herself. Medicines that can be applied include
      podophyllin trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and

      Condylox, which kill the wart tissue, or

      Aldara, a cream that stimulates your immune system to fight the virus.

  4. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of gential warts?
    what is the best way to get rid of gential warts at home, ones that are internal.

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts caused by the most common types of HPV often go away on their own without treatment. After you are diagnosed, if you do not have symptoms or cosmetic concerns, you may observe your condition without using treatment. This is called watchful waiting.

      Experts sometimes differ on how to treat the condition because genital warts often go away without treatment and because treatment does not eliminate the HPV infection.

      Treatment will depend on:

      The number of warts and their size and location.
      Any problems the warts are causing.
      The side effects and costs of treatment.
      Your health professional's skill in treating warts.
      Your preferences.
      Even if you are treated to remove visible warts or your warts go away without treatment, the HPV infection is not cured; it remains in your body's cells.

      Even with treatment for genital warts, you still may be able to spread the infection. Condoms may help reduce the risk of spreading the infection, but they do not fully protect against genital contact.

  5. QUESTION:
    If a common wart does spread to the vagina area or the pervix where the hair is located at?
    would it be considered a common wart or a gential wart?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure if I know what the "pervix" is...unless you mean cervix, but, if you have a what in THAT region, on the exterior, I would suggest seeing your family physician and have him remove it. Genital Warts (also known as Condyloma acuminatum, or Verruca acuminata) are usually caused by a virus called HPV or Human Papilloma Virus, and IS an STD, and can be very infectious.Verruca vulgaris is the name for the "common" wart, and though they, too, can be contagious, they are also known to disappear at times without treatment, though treatment is usually advised (for cosmetic reasons).

      Just like "Herpes (the Genital version)" is related to "the Chicken Pox"...ie, they are BOTH of the VARICELLA strain, one is varicella zoster (which also can cause a conditional known as "Shingles or VSV (varicella shingles virus)", Genital Herpes is HSV-2, whereas Cold Sores are usually HSV-1.

      This may all seem like GREEK to you, so REALLY go to your family doctor, and have it removed. Good luck, and blessings.

  6. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend is affected with gential warts, we want to be intimate. I will have my first shot o?
    My boyfriend is affected with gential warts, he is coming home fomr Iraq soon and we want to be intimate. I will have my first shot of gardisil next week. He is coming at the end of January, will I be ok with just one shot? I am getting all three, I need to know. So we don't do anything that will affect me

    • ANSWER:
      I do not know how well it works but there is a natural treatment listed below.

      Here is some information that I found online.

      Genital warts are caused
      by the Human Papillomavirus or HPV. Genital HPV is the most common
      sexually transmitted infection in the United States. About 24 million
      people are currently infected with genital HPV. Up to 80% of women
      and men will possibly become infected at some time in their life.

      Just what is HPV?

      HPV, like all viruses, is a very small organism that needs to infect the
      body at the cell level in order to survive. There are more than 120
      known types of HPV. Some types cause warts on the hands or feet. Other
      types cause genital warts or condyloma. There are also types of HPV that
      infect the cervix (lower part of the uterus) where they can cause either
      harmless cell changes or potentially pre-cancerous cell changes or dysphasia.
      A person can be infected simultaneously with multiple HPV types. Most
      people who become infected with genital HPV will not have any symptoms
      and will not know they have an infection. It has been estimated that
      fewer than 5% of people with genital HPV will develop warts. The
      others have sub clinical (or invisible) HPV. Whether people with sub clinical
      HPV infection are as contagious as people who have visible warts is not
      known.

      WHEN DO WARTS APPEAR?

      The infection is normally spread by direct skin-to-skin contact during
      vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected partner. After the initial
      exposure, warts may take weeks, months or even years to appear; or might
      not appear at all. For this reason, it is usually impossible to
      determine when, or from whom, someone gets the virus. Most men and women
      are unaware that they have the virus - they spread it unknowingly to
      their sexual partners. Men and women can develop warts from a partner
      who does not have any visible signs of the virus. Condoms do not
      provide complete protection from the virus. The greater number of
      lifetime partners; the greater the risk of exposure to the virus.

  7. QUESTION:
    if i had gential warts one time, when i decide to have kids will my wife contract hpv from me during sex?
    i know hpv is not detectable in men but gential warts is a sympton i know.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, your wife might at risk too with genital warts...genital warts though already treated remains dormant in the body and it may reappear at anytime after treatment. those with one outbreak of genital warts still carry the virus and can infect others like your wife...so better have a consultation with a doctor specialising on this diseases so that you and your future wife can do something about it and for precautionary measures.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can i recieve help being under the age of 18 ?
    Okay, So i am at a young age, and please don't critisise what i am about to say. I believe i have gential warts and need to see a Dr. But when the Dr prescribes me with treatment, ie. creams and stuff. Do i have to be over the age of 18 to get the prescription filled? and does the person who is serving know why i am getting the medication? like i know the pharmacist fills the script, but does the counter person know why?
    this is in australia .

    • ANSWER:
      ok so at the age of 18 YOU are concered and adult you can have it filled and yes the person behind the counterprobly dose know what the medication is but hun i bet she or he see even craser medication and besides i dont they care what you ave down there so you just need to get your medication so that way it can go wasy adn if your embaresed to pick of the meds ask your mom or dad or friend to get it or just face your fears and get it

  9. QUESTION:
    How did HPV affect others prenancys?
    Went for my check up at the doctor yesterday. Said I have HPV and pre cancer cells. Was wondering if this would effect my pregnancy and how? In Feb. I had them froze but apparently they are back. No Gential Warts or anything just the pre cancer cells.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a cryotherapy (freezing) procedure done in 1990 at the age of 19. My next smears came back normal so I started my family and had a baby in 1992 and 1995. Then in 1997 the abnormal cells showed up on a pap again. In between the pap and the notification of abnormal cells returning, I became pregnant. I was terrified during the pregnancy that it would do harm to the baby. Thankfully it didn't, but between the time I found out and treatment was over a year (I had to wait until 3 months after the baby was born to let my body heal). I had the LEEP procedure done and have had normal paps ever since (10 years now). I went on to have 3 more happy healthy babies after the LEEP.

      P.S.--The procedure did not cause cervical weakness for me, and all 3 of the babies that I had after the LEEP were full term, and a few of them even very late and induced. The only lasting problem was some scar tissue forming, and all of my labors stalling at 3cms. Since I had epidurals with just the last 3 anyway they gently stretched my cervix manually, and I went from 3 cms. to delivery within an hour.

  10. QUESTION:
    would a urologist be the correct person to see if I think I have HPV or Genital Warts?
    I'm trying to decide which type of doctor to see because I think I may have genital warts. Would a urologist be the most correct person to visit? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If your a woman then a gynecologist. If your a male, go to a regular doctor. A dermatologist can also diagnose this for you, but its better to get treated by a gyno or regular doctor. If you do have gential warts, they will either freeze them off or give you cream. You might have to have several treatments until they are actually gone. And it takes a while for your skin to grow back to normal and be smooth. Just an fyi. Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    How long after you were diagnosed with HPV did you have unprotected sex again?
    How long after your warts were removed did you have unprotected sex again, and did your partner develop warts?

    Doctors say your immune system naturally clears the virus within one to two years and I just want to see how it varies among others.
    **Tarnishsilverheart... Kay, thanks for not answering my question. I already know all of that. I'm asking for individual experiences, not an article written by research.

    • ANSWER:
      Condoms do not provide complete protection to the virus. You may have already contacted the virus even with consistent condoms use. There is skin contact with the base of the penis and the vulva and the virus particles may enter the secretion that sex creates. Condoms do help in the regression of the warts and condoms help in preventing the viral load of the virus to the gential area.

      We are most contagious when they are actual warts, but immunity is usually not obtained just after removal of warts. You are probably still on the high end of being contagious for several months after the warts have been removed.

      Most information does tell us that most people do build immunity to our acquired HPV type in a year or two. But even after we build immunity we may share our virus with a new sex partner. Once immunity is obtained in a committed relationship the couple doesn't usually ping pong the virus back and forth. In a few the virus can show years after acquiring the virus.

      It is each person individual immune system that keep the virus at bay.

      Most people treated for external warts do not have complete resolution even after several treatments. That is because most treatments destroy the HPV lesions but cannot eliminate any HPV in surrounding apparently normal skin. Until the individual's immune system responds and suppresses the remaining HPV, new lesions may appear.
      The inability to be 100% sure that an individual with a history of an HPV infection is no longer contagious should encourage honesty whenever a new relationship begins. This should be balanced with the fact that most people are exposed to this virus during their life, and that, for most, this virus does not usually cause great harm.
      Latex condoms protect only those areas of skin that they cover. Many infected individuals have HPV in areas of their skin that are not covered by the condom and that come into contact with their partner's skin. Secretions may also be a source of HPV-infected skin cells that could contact a partner's uncovered skin areas. Despite these issues, recent data indicates that consistent condom use appears to reduce the risk of HPV transmission by about 70%.

      http://www.asccp.org/hpv_history.shtml

  12. QUESTION:
    if i have gential warts does that mean that i can never ever have sex again?
    i just found out that i have gential warts, i am 56 yrs old, does having gential warts mean that my love life is over for ever, i dont want to pass this on to anyone. still in a fog over finding out and not real sure of all the answers yet. any information on what it really means would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      You can get rid of gential warts, you ob/gyn can treat them, will take a number of treatments. They may have better/easier treatments since the '70s. Your sex life is not over, your partner will probably need treatment, as well.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it true that genital warts can be easilly remove with Potassium Permanganate and Water solution?
    I read some where that By apply Potassium Permanganate and water solution(half tea spoon Potassium Permanganate and One cup Of water). you can remove genital warts with in 2 weeks. Guys what you think it will work??
    2) what about its reaction on skin?? is it harmful solution??? I want to apply suggest me...thanks.
    If anyone need the detail I can send

    • ANSWER:
      Potassium Permanganate and Water solution works on blisters very well, but genital warts need some more aggressive treatment to mange them. such has :-

      The underlying virus can not be completely removed and the genital warts may reappear even after treatment.

      *

      Podophyllotoxin solution and Podophyllotoxin cream: This treatments can be applied in a clinic or at home by the patient. A typical treatment course will last up to four weeks.
      *

      Podophyllin Solution: This treatments is usually administered by clinical staff. It must be washed off within four hours as it is toxic and can irritate the surrounding skin.
      *

      TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid): This is a caustic chemical applied to the warts by clinic staff.
      *

      Immune Response Modifiers: These enhance the immune system's ability to fight the virus responsible for gential warts.
      *

      Cryotherapy: This involves freezing the warts with liquid nitrogen by clinical staff. This kills cells in the warts and some surrounding skin.
      *

      Cauterizing: This involves burning off the warts by clinical staff with an electrically heated probe, after numbing the area with a local anaesthetic.
      *

      Laser Treatment: This may be done under general or local anaesthetic at the clinic. This can be usefull for treating areas with a lot of warts. The heat of the laser kills the cells.
      *

      Surgery: Surgical removal of the warts may be done in hospital.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do HPV gential warts go away by theirselves? I am a female and they are on my rectum. ?
    Contracted HPV and do not have a cervix. I have been checked throughly by doctor for warts in vaginal area. It is clear. I have them around ny rectum area. Have had them for about 1 month. Do they go away on their own?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possibel they can clear up by themselves . The average time would be about 4 years though. They are a few treatments to get rid of them if you see your doctor, aldara cream, cryotherapy

  15. QUESTION:
    I have gential warts around my rectum area and needed some advice on how to stop itching? Do creams help?
    Please give me any help. I'm open to home remedies and anything out there. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There are treatments for genital warts, though the warts often disappear even without treatment. There is no way to predict whether the warts will grow or disappear. Therefore, if you suspect you have genital warts, you should be examined and treated, if necessary.

      Depending on factors such as the size and location of your genital warts, your health care provider will offer you one of several ways to treat them.

      Imiquimod cream
      20 percent podophyllin antimitotic solution
      0.5 percent podofilox solution
      5 percent 5-fluorouracil cream
      Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
      If you are pregnant, you should not use podophyllin or podofilox because they are absorbed by your skin and may cause birth defects in your baby. In addition, you should not use 5-fluorouracil cream if you are pregnant.

      If you have small warts, your health care provider can remove them by one of three methods.

      Freezing (cryosurgery)
      Burning (electrocautery)
      Laser treatment
      If you have large warts that have not responded to other treatment, you may have to have surgery to remove them.

      Some health care providers inject the antiviral drug alpha interferon directly into warts that have returned after removal by traditional means. The drug is expensive, however, and does not reduce the rate that the genital warts return.

      Although treatments can get rid of the warts, none get rid of the virus. Because the virus is still present in your body, warts often come back after treatment.

  16. QUESTION:
    How to completely get rid of genital warts?
    I am 29 years old, i had first sex 6 months ago with a guy. then there was nothing, until i got a bf and had sex with him in september, after 3 weeks we broke up.
    now i got genital warts. i have seen my doctor, i got the medical solution for treatment, applied it the first 2 disappeared quickly. now i am treating the rest.
    i have read a lot of stuff about genital warts on internet and it pisses me off to every time read '' sexually active men and women get warts...'' , '' having one partner will lower ur chances...'' and all that.
    i am 29,and i had 2 partners only ( one time sex with the first one, 6-7 times with the second one), how the hell did i get those warts? am i considered as ''sexually active'' that i got them? or am i considered ''not being faithful and having more partners'' thats why i got them??

    i want to know how to totally get rid of this gential warts, does not matter for how long i will get treatment and what it will take me, i want them out of my body, and all this information is so depressing, everyone saying the virus never goes away and all that.
    please tell me what i can do, any vaccinations, treating them for a long period of time??? what???
    oh and i used condoms all the times i had sex, so there is no question of unprotected sex either.

    • ANSWER:
      you will have them forever just because you did not probably use protection

  17. QUESTION:
    Can i get treatment for genital warts ?
    Okay, So i am at a young age, and please don't critisise what i am about to say. I believe i have gential warts and need to see a Dr. But when the Dr prescribes me with treatment, ie. creams and stuff. Do i have to be over the age of 18 to get the prescription filled? and does the person who is serving know why i am getting the medication? like i know the pharmacist fills the script, but does the counter person know why?
    and i live in Australia.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Can i get treatment for genital warts?
    Okay, So i am at a young age, and please don't critisise what i am about to say. I believe i have gential warts and need to see a Dr. But when the Dr prescribes me with treatment, ie. creams and stuff. Do i have to be over the age of 18 to get the prescription filled? and does the person who is serving know why i am getting the medication? like i know the pharmacist fills the script, but does the counter person know why?

    • ANSWER:
      the counter person fills so many RX a day they wont remember you,dont worry. besides im sure they fill scripts for more embarrassing condition's all the time.

  19. QUESTION:
    i am 28eeks pregant and have just discovered i have a gential wart?
    i dont know what to do i dont want to go to the doctor as i would be to embarrased : does this mean my husband has been sleeping with someone eles?

    • ANSWER:
      yes it is an STD - so someone has been playing away. You will have to get ir treated or it will worsen. As you are pregnant, dont you think its best you start getting treatment before you actualloy go into labour - that will be more embarrasing than going to your dr's now. Are you sure it is a genitial wart - it could be something else - a slight growth due to the extra blood supply that is being carried while pregnant. Pregnancy can make strange changes in your boby that normally wouldnt occur - get to the doctors

  20. QUESTION:
    how close are doctors to finding a CURE for genital warts?

    That is not true, some people contract it from rape, which is not at ALL their own fault.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, quite close! Sorta.

      There are a few clincal trials going on the test a theraputic HPV vaccine. They give you injections that boost your immune system to specifically target HPV. I hear they are having success!

      However, the trials are not testing for regression of genital warts, they are testing to see if the vacccine helps in regression of cervical dysplasia (precancer). Warts suck, but trust me cancer is worse.

      But if this vaccine gets approved for use in the treatment of cervical dysplasia, it will be available from gynos everywhere. So technically there would not be a genital warts cure out there, but there would be a treatment for dysplasia that would probably be effective in an "off label" use against gential warts.

  21. QUESTION:
    I am getting treatment for my gential warts. How long does it take for my body to fight & kill the virus?

    • ANSWER:
      Most people are able to get rid of the virus, but sometimes it will stay with the person their entire life.

      Usually the strains that can cause cancer and warts stay with the person and never go away. You can have the warts treated, but, I've read there is about a 20% chance they will come back and you'll have to have them treated again. Even if you body does get rid of the virus, you can still contracted it again. Good luck to you!

  22. QUESTION:
    Where can I go to get tested for STDs? How should I word it to the person behind the desk?
    I'm 20 and have only had sex with one person...but she has had sex with A LOT.

    Anyways, I am really nervous that I caught something because of how many guys she has been with. Where can I go to get tested for cheap?

    How is the testing usually done?

    Will my parents see anything?

    How long does it take to get the results?

    What exactly do they test for?

    Thanks.
    Okay..any idea of about how much these testings would run?
    I wore a condom every time we had sex.

    • ANSWER:
      Any doctor's office or Planned Parenthood can do this. When you call and make the appointment, they will ask you over the phone what you want to be seen for so just tell them you want to be tested for STD's.

      The testing can be blood or cultures taken from sores in the genital area.

      If you use your parent's insurance card, they will get the bill. But, the clinic cannot tell them the reason for your visit or any treatment you received.

      Results are usually available in 48 hours. They can test for syphillus, gonorrhea, chlamydia, gential warts and HIV plus anything else, depending on the symptoms, that may be needed.

  23. QUESTION:
    genital warts and herpes? How similar are they? Are they one in the same?
    I just asked a question about genital warts and someone wrote me back about herpes...are they the same thing?

    • ANSWER:
      gential warts are caused by human papilloma virus, or the sometimes skin tags that guys have on their penis and claim they don't know what it is or has always been there. Beware. This is the one that causes cervical cancer untreated or atypical pap smears. It can be treated early.
      Herpes simplex virus is different, more sores/painful and different treatment. similar to cold sores, treatment is acyclovir or so Valtrex for gyn sx.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of gential warts on my mouth?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jean

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Geranium, lemon, chamomile, tea tree, and/or lavender essential oils applied topically can help speed the healing process.

      Diet: Eat a whole foods diet. Eat lots of fresh green salads, raw and steamed vegetables, cultured, fermented products such as yogurt and sauerkraut. Refrain from dairy products, sugar, white flour and other processed foods. Avoid citrus fruits, including pineapple. Buy organic whenever possible and please eat only organic animal protein.

      Drink at least 1/2 your weight in ounces of pure water daily with either stabilized liquid oxygen added or water dispensed from an oxygen water cooler.

      Flower Essences: The most useful flower essences for dealing with the accompanying emotional/mental stress of cold sores are Rescue Remedy®, Rescue Remedy Cream®, and Crab Apple.

      Herbs: Herbs that boost resistance to cold sores by strengthening the immune response include the tinctures of Echinacea, Siberian ginseng, nettle, and goldenseal. Combine in equal parts and take 1/2 teaspoonful of this mixture three times a day. You can also externally apply diluted tincture of myrrh or calendula. Licorice root tincture applied topically has been shown to inactivate herpes simplex particles and inhibit the growth of the virus.

      Topical Treatment: Apply vitamin E ointment or saturate gauze with vitamin E oil and apply for 15 minutes over the area of outbreak.

      BHT, a natural food preservative, added to an alcohol solution is another effective topical solution.

      Caution: The drug acyclovir is typically prescribed (both orally and topically) to treat cold sores. However, it may cause an increase in symptoms when it is discontinued. In addition, antiviral drugs can be hard on the body and especially the liver, making natural, alternative treatment approaches more advisable.

      Cause
      Herpes simplex virus is the cause of herpes. HSV causes cold sores on the lips and in the mouth and genital herpes in, on or around the genital area. Although once you contract the herpes virus you have it for life, you can stop outbreaks. They can be controlled and in some cases eliminated.

      Nearly all people experience cold sores at least one time during their lives. After the first attack, the virus remains dormant in nerve cells, and can be reactivated later by stress, colds, hot weather, anxiety, nutrient deficiencies, or other illnesses, especially ones with accompanying fever. Prolonged cold sore outbreaks may occur in people suffering from compromised immune function or in healthy people who are under high levels of stress.

      Herpes zoster, Coxsackie virus, low thyroid, and health problems that suppress immune function can all contribute to cold sore outbreaks, and must be addressed before long-term relief can be achieved.

      Best of health to you

  25. QUESTION:
    I seem to have gential warts, but i 've never had sexual contact with another person?
    I seem to have gential warts, but i had never had sexual contact with anyone else, can i be mistaken them for a skin infection or something?
    I dont know if the are genital warts, i 've had this look a likes , for about for two years, without them spreading, or growing. could i be wrong, besides ive never been with another person

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts (or condyloma, condylomata acuminata, or venereal warts) is a highly contagious sexually transmitted infection. Caused by some sub-types of human papillomavirus (HPV) genital warts are spread through direct skin-to-skin contact during oral, genital, or anal sex with an infected partner. Genital warts are the most easily recognized sign of genital HPV infection. Of the multiple strains of genital HPV, strains 6, 11, 30, 42, 43, 44, 45, 51, 52, and 54 can cause genital warts; types 6 and 11 are the most common.[1] Most people who acquire those strains never develop warts or any other symptoms. HPV is also responsible for over 90% of all cases of cervical cancer. (However, the HPV strains responsible for cervical cancer differ from the strains that cause genital warts.) (The above information is incorrect: HPV Types 16 & 18 are associated to 70% of Cervical Cancer whereas HPV Types 6 & 11 are associated to 90% of Genital Warts).

      Genital warts often occur in clusters and can be very tiny or can spread into large masses in the genital or anal area. In women the warts occur on the outside and inside of the vagina, on the opening (cervix) to the womb (uterus), or around the anus. While genital warts are approximately as prevalent in men, the symptoms of the disease may be less obvious. When present, they usually are seen on the tip of the penis. They also may be found on the shaft of the penis, on the scrotum, or around the anus. Rarely, genital warts also can develop in the mouth or throat of a person who has had oral sex with an infected person.

      After reading the above, are you sure it is genital warts, if so your partner may have them also and a trip to the doctor for treatment is warrented.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Molluscum?
    Ok. What started as one bump right near my belly button has turned into about 30 spreading down by my gential region. My girlfriend and I both have been tested and everything comes back fine. I have tried to get them frozen off but now it seems like they are coming back. I first got them when I switched gyms and started showering there (I have for sure stopped that). The doctor said since there is no risk of STDs that unless they really bother me (which they do), I should just wait it out. Is there anything I can buy for this? Is there any other advice anyone can give me. Thank you for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no consensus among doctors about the best way to treat molluscum. In general, the two proven treatments are similar to wart removal: freezing the bumps in the office or applying an acid-like medication to the skin at home. The former can be painful or frightening for young children. The latter can cause significant skin irritation, even worse than the molluscum, and requires faithful application to all the lesions. Other medications, such as Tagamet, imiquimod cream, and Retin-A have been used with occasional success, but they are effective only 50-80% of the time.

      We generally don't recommend molluscum removal unless they are a severe cosmetic problem or if they are in a high-friction area (such as the armpit.) In those cases, medications such as Verrusol or Cantharone can be applied directly to the bumps. Be aware that, because this is a cosmetic therapy, insurance sometimes does not pay for treatment.

      There is evidence that a home remedy is safer and just as effective as any of these: duct tape! Cleaning the lesions, applying duct tape to the lesions at bedtime, then removing the duct tape the next morning has shown to work well for many children.

  27. QUESTION:
    Have these little tiny spots around vagina. some sites say gential warts but ive look up photos n do nt match?
    Dont match genital warts... thy look completly differnt i also seen on a site u could get hpv throught the warts but mine dont look like genital warts at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Some genital warts may go unnoticed for years because some cannot be seen by the naked eye. There is no cure for the HPV virus but there are many ways to get rid of genital warts. Most products for the treatment of genital warts are designed to just remove the warts. I suggest you to use Wartscide to get ride over it.

  28. QUESTION:
    ive been with my boyfriend for 5 years now he tells me he thinks hes got gential warts?
    he only has one and said it has been there since we got together but surely if it was warts i would o caught it by now, and i havent im clear.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, If he didn't get it from you he potentially had affairs on the side. I hate breaking it to you girl, but chances are that your partner haven't been quite as faithful as you may wish. If you are clear I would sit down and talk with him, and encourage him to go see a doctor. This need proper treatment, before you guys engaged in any sexual activities.

      * Generally, two-thirds of people who have sexual contact with a partner who has genital warts develop them within three months.

      * Genital warts are indirectly associated with use of birth control pills due to increased sexual contact without the use of barrier protection, multiple sex partners, and having sex at an early age.

      About 90% of genital warts are caused by two specific types of the virus (HPV-6 and -11), and these HPV types are considered "low risk," having a low cancer-causing potential. Other HPV types have been strongly associated with premalignant changes and cervical cancers in women. HPV-16 is responsible for about 50% of cervical cancers, and types 16, 18, 31, and 45 together account for 80% of cancers.

      On the other had, if he had affairs, I'd say get another guy who's faithful and STD free.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can a guy have any treatments to get rid of hpv if its only the virus and not gential warts?

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Gential Warts: Post Treatment. Can I now have unprotected sex?
    After a brief sexual encounter at the beginning of the year, I noticed a few skin tags began appearing on my foreskin. It wasn't until a month or so later that they became greater in number. Then I sought advice from my local sexual health clinic, where I was diagnosed with HPV/ Gential Warts. I was given a solution to put on the warts and they were all gone within the space of 2 weeks.

    Anyway, since then I now find myself in a stable relationship with a girl who I adore. I have not mentioned previously being infected with warts, as they are no longer visable.

    At the moment we're using condoms during sex, however, now she has been on the pill for some time, I'm being pressured to have sex without a condom... is it safe to do so?... without her contracting warts!

    Because I'm under the impression from the information gathered on the net, that I'll forever be infected with the virus & am susceptible to outbreaks whenever my immune system is down?!

    • ANSWER:
      Just because the warts are physically gone doesn't necessarily mean the virus that causes them is (HPV).

      There is NO cure for HPV. Luckily, many people are able to get rid of the virus. Their body can basically "fight off" the virus. But, not everyone is so lucky. Some people will have HPV their entire life. And, just because a person may have got rid of HPV before, doesn't mean they will never get it again. They can always become infected again.

      Unfortunately there is NO test for men to detect HPV. They usually find out they have HPV by developing warts from it. But, not everyone with HPV develops warts and sometimes it can take several months and even years to develop them. So, people can go for years and years not realizing they have this virus. Even if you think you got rid of your HPV, it's basically impossible to know for sure because there is no test for men.

      I would definitely tell her you have HPV, even if you think you got rid of it. Also, condoms are not 100% effective in preventing the spread of HPV or any other STD. STDs like HPV and genital herpes can be spread by direct skin to skin contact. So, even if the condom is covering your penis, it's not covering your whole genital area. Just the rubbing back and forth of the skin during sex is enough to spread the virus.

      If I were you I would tell her you have it. I would also tell her about the new vaccine for HPV called Gardasil. It's for women ages 9 - 26. ANY woman can get it, whether they have had sex or not, or have HPV or not (a lot of people think you have to be a virgin and that's NOT true). This new vaccine protects against 4 different kinds of HPV, two known to cause about 90% of genital wart cases and two known to cause about 70% of cervical cancer cases. If a woman already has HPV it won't cure her of it, but it can possibly prevent her from contracting a kind of HPV she doesn't already have. Say, for example, a young girl only has one kind of HPV that the vaccine prevents. Theoretically, if she gets the vaccine, she'll be protected from contracting the other 3 kinds of HPV that the vaccine protects against.

      Check out these links for more information about the vaccine:
      http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV-vaccine.htm
      http://www.gardasil.com/who-should-receive-gardasil.html

      Good luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    Can a wart on the finger cause gential warts?
    Only answer if you know plz

    • ANSWER:
      NOOO!!!

      it is different strain of HPV virus! HPV virus has more than ~130 strains and ~40 of them causes genital warts and are STD! but in your case you have finger wart and it has nothing to do with genital warts!
      only thing you to do is to get rid of your finger wart because it can spread!

      if you really want to remove warts forever then you should know that you can remove warts by surgery, freezing, laser, acid or with cream but warts can reappear again and again because warts appears when your immune system is weak! so you must build up your immune system because your body can get rid of warts by itself if your immune system will be strong! so eat more healthy food, more vitamins and more sport activities!
      (No smoking, no beer/ale, no booze, no drugs, no junk food, no fast food garbage, no sugary sweet soda's. Get on a good, balanced, healthy diet including plenty of boiled or steamed vegetables. Drink P L E N T Y O F W A T E R , fruit juices & fat free milk. Snack on lots of RAW fruit & veggies. Get up one hour early every morning & take a BRISK 30 minute walk - then - do the same thing again in the evening after dinner. Make sure you eat a good, balanced breakfast daily. You get your energy for the day from your breakfast meal. Get 8 hours sleep each night. Flip your mattress over so it will level out to give you a good night's rest. Slack off too much coffee & tea.)

      HPV is the virus that causes warts. And HPV virus has many strains. In your case you have HPV virus strain number 2. People can be infected with HPV and never show any symptoms. Others will develop warts. These warts can stay the same size, grow, or go away on their own. It depends on the infected person's immune system. A healthy immune system means your body may be able to suppress the virus and not show symptoms.

      also you should use some herbal treatment!

      in that case Wartrol is a good (probably the best) product that gets rid of warts comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that they wont reappear again! it says that it is designed for Genital Warts but
      it does not matter because warts are warts and wartrol works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HPV virus that causes the warts. of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly).

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Wartrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.wartrol.com/?aid=749165

      The advantage of Wartrol over other natural treatments for warts is that, since it is taken orally, it can also act on invisible warts that can't be treated by other creams and natural remedies.

      good luck!

      Working in health + personal experience

  32. QUESTION:
    If a woman has gential warts can you get them if you have bi sexual , oral sex with her?
    My boyfriend wants me to have a bi sexual expereince with an ex girlfriend of his, but I am prettty sure that she has gential warts cause when I met him he was getting them but has been treated and we have never had unprotected sex since the treatments and no intercourse before I have been cked and do not have the virus, We told this girl but she never went and got checked or treated. I need to know if you can get this STD by having oral sex with someone who is active with them..

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can get genital warts from her if she has them. You can even get them in your mouth and throat, it's rare, but possible from giving someone oral sex. Do NOT do it. HPV (the virus that causes the warts) can cause serious health problems for women.
      http://std-gov.org/stds/hpv_warts.htm

      I was diagnosed with HPV when I was just 17 years old. About a year later I got cervical cancer from it and then about 7 months ago I developed genital warts from it.

  33. QUESTION:
    homepathy treatment fully cure the gential warts?
    hi

    i have gentail warts in my pennis i have more tahn five years from
    recent i observed that spreeding for warts any treatment for gential warts

    • ANSWER:
      The closest thing that MIGHT work would be to freeze them. This does NOT denote a "cure," since there is no actual CURE for genital warts. However, it can certainly reduce the size and spread somewhat.

      Best of luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    Does Wartrol (wart remover) work?
    Ive read that it works for gential warts but I have a stubborn wart on my index finger that will no go away. I'm done 5 liquid nitrogen treatments, duct tape, over the counter stuff. Everytime I'm left with a bunch of dead white skin around and a crater where the wart was, but the wart always comes back. I came across Wartrol doing a search but doing a search on it brings up a lot of sites that don't seem like they have legit reviews, more like advertising.

    It says it uses all natural stuff and works like a vaccine where your body develops antibodies against virus that causes warts so it should work for warts anywhere. Can anyone honestly say if it works or not?

    • ANSWER:
      If nothing else helped up to now I would try it for sure. It can't get worse, so why not.
      If that doesn't help at al you might ask for some older people who can talk warts away. Don't laugh, they can do that for sure and when these warts are gone they never come back..

  35. QUESTION:
    Any decent wart cures ?
    Anyone have any good cures for warts ? im a teenager who's big into animals. can i stress that i dont have gential warts ! for some reason i have about 60 warts growing on my hands. I have tried home remedies, had them frozen at the doctors, put on acid and used creams recommended by the doctor and have even had laser treatment !!! the laser treatment only made them grow more aggressively :( anyone have any cures/ remedies that worked for them ? im absolutely sick of the things ! Thanks in advance and no rude answers please

    • ANSWER:
      I've had lodes of warts all over my hand ,and they were huge ,not great for school. My advise is to just leave them ,all the treatments I had just made them worse.
      General cleanliness works best ,wash hands when ever you can even if you haven't touched anything dirty. Also ,drink lots of water ,I'm no scientist so I don't know why but it really does work. Oh ,and always use soap when washing your hands. Do not pick them ,that used to just make mine spread but it became a bad habit. There is an exception though ,you can pick them if your hand have been in water along time and the skin has sofened and wrinkled. You must still wash you hands after this or they will spread where ever you touch.picking them at this stage will make them peel away.

      Just because they're gone doesn't mean you can stop cleaning your hands. You don't want them to come back.

  36. QUESTION:
    what is the difference in genital herpes and genital warts?

    • ANSWER:
      i am not usually acustomed to berate a colleague, but you are wrong dr a. what med school did you attend? for the correct answer, please see below

      Genital Warts & Genital Herpes: Different STDS
      The two viruses:

      Genital warts and genital herpes are both an incurable virus. They are both very much alike but there are some differences and this can mean the difference between "just there and bothersome" and "there with a lot of pain without a cure". Both viruses are caused by different strains and both cause bumps to appear on the genitalia. Whereas genital warts show no symptoms, genital herpes will be very painful for the first month or two. Both gential warts and genital herpes are relatively common around the world in both sexes and all sexual orientations.

      Genital Warts

      Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus. There are about a hundred different strains of the virus and none of them are pleasant. Genital warts are also a sexually transmitted disease but millions carry the HPV virus in their body and never get warts or genital warts. Warts on the genital area are usually small bumps, sometimes so tiny that only a doctor can say whether or not a person has them. Genital warts cause no pain but are highly contagious and in fact more so than genital herpes. Wearing a condom during sex may not always protect a person from contracting genital warts as the condom only covers the penis. The scrotum or anus can touch any part of the other person's body and so be infected. Genital warts can vary in color and may be pink or white with a cauliflower like appearance. Genital warts appear in bunches and will not go away unless they are addressed with a proper genital warts treatment

      Genital Herpes

      Genital herpes is the more serious of the two sexually transmitted diseases and the one most people hear about. Genital herpes cannot be contracted unless through intercourse, that is oral, anal and vaginal sex. If a condom is used, a person should be safe from contracting herpes. Unfortunately, some people may not be aware that they have herpes and this can lead to the spread of the disease. There are different strains of herpes and genital herpes is just one of the strains in the herpes simplex virus group. The genital herpes virus is a tricky one but some of the signs are fever, body aches and headaches. Then eventually very small painful blisters appear all over the genitalia - inside the vaginal canal in women and around the scrotum in men. When a person first contracts the disease, the herpes will be at its most painful and appear more quickly. In those who have had genital herpes for a long time, the breakouts will be less painful and less frequent - perhaps once a year.

  37. QUESTION:
    can you still french kiss someone and NOT give them gential warts if you have them?
    and what does gential warts look like??i think i have them

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts are usually confined to the genitals so you can french kiss to your heart's desire with no worries. They look like flat brownish warty growths at first, but they can get larger without treatment. Over the counter wart medicine will usually remove them, but they're caused by a virus, so if you think you have them you should see a doctor. They can be serious, and are known to lead to uterine cancer in females.

  38. QUESTION:
    I seem to have gential warts, but i ve never had contact with another person sexually?
    I had this gential wart look a like for about 2 years or more without them spreading or growing, I ve never had sex with any so i dont know if the are, can some body help me

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have to engage in a sexual activity to contract an STD.
      All it takes is skin to skin contact.
      Go to the doctor!
      If you are a minor, and afraid to discuss it with a parent... call your local district health department and make an appointment to check them out.
      You have to be responsible for your health... what if they are not "look alikes," what if they are something worse than an STD? (God forbid)
      Early detection and treatment is the key to all ailments (obviously if you're ailing, prevention slipped by ;))
      Good luck. My hope for you is that they are nothing outside of normal, but GO TO THE DOCTOR.

  39. QUESTION:
    Do i Have gential Warts?? Please answer i am really woried?
    hi im 13 and i am freakin out. I have little yellow lumps on my penis are these gential warts what should i do i am so worried.is there any danger from these please answer thanks a million! i dont know what to do!!

    • ANSWER:
      The white/yellow lumps are called smegma and are made up of the cells that once attached the foreskin to the head of the penis. Smegma is normal and will eventually disappear. No treatment is needed.

  40. QUESTION:
    i have a small lump on my bikini line underneath my skin and when i sqeeze blood and puss come out. what is it
    is this gential warts or a cyst..is contagious..is it and stds...is there treatment...

    • ANSWER:
      women who shave or wear form fitting clothes often get what is called "Folliculitis". It's basically damaged hair follicles from shaving or being rubbed. They tend to look like herpes and can cause quite an alarm. Make sure you change your razor blades often and rotate where your panties rub against your bikini line (the elastic).

      I have learned that after I shave down there, I apply a small amount of deodorant around the shaved area. Ever wonder why you get razor burn everywhere except your arm pits? I had that thought before and decided to put my deodorant down there and wouldn't you know it... razor burn GONE!

      Back to Falliculitis... it often is accompanied by bacteria. So if it doesn't clear up on it's own in a couple of days, you may need a prescription from the doctor to zap the bad bacteria and help promote healthy growth of "good" bacteria to be restored...

  41. QUESTION:
    hpv and gential warts?
    hi everyone i was wondering if anyone had gential warts or hpv and got rid of it by themselves??? if so please share what you did... I heard that taking vitamins can help get rid of hpv and i heard that putting neosporin or other creams can help get rid of gential warts. please share what has worked for you

    • ANSWER:
      I would HIGHLY suggest seeing a doctor if you can. Every person is different. What works well for others, may not work well for you. There are several different ways a person can get rid of them.

      A doctor can prescribe a cream that the person can use at their convenience and at their home. Aldara cream and Condylox cream are available with a prescription. I used Aldara for my warts and they went away in about 5 weeks. It worked great!

      If these creams don't work or the doctor doesn't want to try them, the doctor might suggest applying medication at the office. This is done by the doctor, is done in several visits and can be pretty expensive. Some of the medications that can be used include: Podophyllin resin (Podofin), Intralesional (injected into wart lesion) interferon, Fluorouracil (Efudex, Fluoroplex), and Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or bichloroacetic acid (BCA).

      A person can also have surgery to remove genital warts by freezing (cryosurgery), burning (electrocautery), or laser treatment. Surgery is occasionally used to remove large warts that have not responded to other treatment.

      Although treatments can get rid of the warts, they do not get rid of HPV, so warts can recur after treatment. The body's immune system typically clears the virus anywhere from 8 to 13 months, but it occasionally remains in the body for a lifetime.

  42. QUESTION:
    Gential Warts Question?
    Hi, I was diagnosed with gential warts about 5 years ago.

    I was prescribed an acid like cream that I applied to the infected areas. I burned all of them off with the cream but since then I haven't had any outbreaks or anything. There is a spot on my penis just under the head where I've had about 5 or 6 small bumps for a few years now. They haven't really grown in size or anything. They've just sat there and I haven't had any warts show up anywhere else.

    What does this mean? If I burn these off and get rid of them, is it likely I could rid myself of the virus for good? Because I hear some people are able to kick the virus permanently after some treatments.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    is it genital warts or not?
    i recently found what i think might be gential warts but i have never had sex or oral sex or anything so does this mean its definatly not them?
    i searched for other question but could find anything
    please help :(

    • ANSWER:
      Google genital warts and take it from there.
      They are usually sexually transmitted but can be caught from (say) using a towel that an infected person has used.
      Only your doctor can diagnose and give treatments for genital warts.
      They are very contageous.

  44. QUESTION:
    gential warts jw?
    can u pop gentile warts jw??

    i have little tiny brown bumps on my legs like connecting to the vajj thing yeah lol anyways i can pop them and little white puss comes out and the brown thing what is this?? gential warts???

    i dont think you ca pop those???!! but idk!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Genital warts are usually flat, papular, or pedunculated growths on the genital mucosa. Diagnosis of genital warts is made by visual inspection and may be confirmed by biopsy, although biopsy is needed only under certain circumstances (e.g., if the diagnosis is uncertain; the lesions do not respond to standard therapy; the disease worsens during therapy; the patient is immunocompromised; or warts are pigmented, indurated, fixed, bleeding, or ulcerated). No data support the use of HPV nucleic acid tests in the routine diagnosis or management of visible genital warts.

      http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2006/genital-warts.htm

      Good Luck!!!!

  45. QUESTION:
    herpes and gential warts 30 weeks pregnant?
    I have had herpes and gential warts since i was 16...I am now almost 30 weeks pregnant! My doctor has told me several times its not much to worry about but as you can see, im here writing and wondering...

    I have read a lot of the other peoples questions and answers here, some relieving some not!

    My main question is, If the baby does not contract these during birth, is it possible to get it later in life , like at age 1 or so on?

    The other question is, I have read about this LEEP thing? what is that?

    Last question, As im sure many of you with warts know that during pregnancy they get worse, What is the best option later after birth to clear the warts??

    • ANSWER:
      How may herpes simplex affect pregnancy?
      If you have caught herpes simplex before becoming pregnant you can give birth normally. This is because during the last few months of pregnancy, babies in the womb develop antibodies to all the infections (‘childhood illnesses’) that their mothers have previously caught (and have antibodies for). These protect the baby from infection during childbirth and for 3 to 6 months afterwards; longer when breastfed - the virus is not in breast-milk.

      your baby wont catch genital herpes from you for that to happen you need to have skin to skin contact with that area though always make sure someone with coldsores on the mouth never kisses your baby

      During pregnancy, herpes simplex normally only causes concern:

      if the mother catches it (for the first time) during the early stage of pregnancy (like other infections, this may trigger a miscarriage).
      if the mother has it for the first time during the last few months of pregnancy. There will be no time for antibodies to have formed before birth.
      if baby is being born before 32 weeks (very premature). These babies do not have full antibody protection so they could be infected during the birth if the mother has sores at the time.
      In the second and third cases, there is a danger that the baby could contract herpes simplex so a Caesarean-section is usually performed.

      If your doctor has told you that you need to have a LEEP procedure, it's because your annual Pap smear indicated the presence of abnormal cervical cells, or cervical dysplasia. While the loop electrosurgical excision procedure, or LEEP procedure, may make you wonder if your doctor wants you to jump. The LEEP procedure has nothing to do with jumping. The LEEP procedure is one of several procedures your doctor has available to help diagnose and treat abnormal cervical cells. Other procedures your doctor may want you to have either before or during the LEEP procedure include, a colposcopy and / or a cone biopsy.

      One way to remove the warts is to freeze them. This is called cryotherapy. The warts can also be taken off with a laser.

      A treatment called the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) can be used to remove the warts. With this method of removal, a sharp instrument shaped like a loop is passed underneath the wart and the wart is cut out of the skin.

      Special chemicals can be used to remove the warts. These chemicals dissolve warts in the genital area. They may have to be applied to the area a number of times over a period of several weeks before the treatment is complete.

      Chemicals you can buy at the store to remove warts from your hands should not be used for genital warts. They can make your genital skin very sore.

  46. QUESTION:
    gential warts treatment?
    i found this website and im not so sure about it can anyone tell me thier experience if they have used this or can anyone tell me if this seems like a bogus website please...... http://www.amoils.com/genital-warts.html

    • ANSWER:
      Bogus. A doctor can freeze it off for you, stings a little, but since it's freezing, it shouldn't be too painful. This destroys the blood supply to the wart and it falls off in a few days.

  47. QUESTION:
    My Fiance has gential warts, but i havent got them. Can i still get them, if he is being treated?
    i found out my fiance has gential warts and is now being treated. i have been checked and havent got them, even though we had inter-course while he had them. Will i still catch them or am i immune? ive had no symtoms of any kind and dont want to go back to the doctors for a check-up. I check every week incase i do have them but still nothing. ive read many stories and looked on websites and i have nothing that they say i might have after being exposed to gential warts. What shall i do?

    • ANSWER:
      You can still have the virus and what's worse you can now pass it on to someone else. And you can get cervical cancer. Just looking at your vagina is not getting adequate treatment. You need to go to your ob-gyn again and talk to her and have her test you. And you need a pap smear now and one every six months for life. So that if cervical cancer appears it is caught in time. And if you have anal sex you are at risk now for anal cancer in later years. And if you have had oral sex you can get them in your mouth and throat. You have to be completely honest with your ob-gyn and have her look at your mouth and throat if you have had oral sex. And your anus if you have had anal sex.

      Your health is not worth playing with. I assume one day you will want kids. Well, then just play around and let it go and you won't be able. Or do the responsible thing and go to the obgyn. And while you are being tested for one disease, get tested for everything. The fact that he had warts does not mean something else could not be going on too.

      And no more sex unless you want warts. There is no cure or treatment that can eradicate HPV infection, so the only currently possible treatment is to remove the lesions caused by the virus. Unfortunately, even removal of the warts does not necessarily prevent the spread of the virus, and genital warts frequently recur. None of the available treatment options is ideal or clearly superior to others. He has this for life and it will never go away completely. Medication may lesson flare up time, and may reduce the risk of transmission about 5 percent. Not enough to make it a risk to take lightly and rubbers don't protect you from this. Unless you know you are spending forever with this guy that has been with someone he did not know well enough to know they had hpv, cut off the sex and do some serious soul searching. If you continue you are likely to get them. Is this guy worth have warts in your vagina. What about oral sex. Is he worth having warts in your throat and mouth? And if he loves you really loves you, he will understand your need to stop having sex until you figure out what you are doing and learn all there is to know about HPV. Don't go by his word or this guy said this. Talk to a professional about it. Start writing questions down now and do not stop until everything you want to know is answered. Then decide if you want to be at risk for a disease and play russian roulette with your health every time you two have sex.

      And do not forget to ask your OB-Gyn what happens if you do stay with him and have kids. Does the HPV get in the blood of your baby and give your child HPV. Does you having a flare up at the time of delivery and warts in your vagina at the time of delivery and being unable to take meds because you are pregnant mean your baby will get it. Or will that mean a C-section. Really think this over.

  48. QUESTION:
    can gential wart treatment harm me being that im withchild?

    • ANSWER:
      Would'nt think so,your baby is cocooned in a sleeve of water.Anyway if it's a medical procedure,the medics would be aware of your situation.So no problem

  49. QUESTION:
    genital warts and warticon?
    I have Gential warts and have been seeing the doctor for nearly 2 months with the freezing treatment , although they said it is a big imporvement and i still feel it they are stil there and i m so depressed . Now the doc gave me warticon and discharged me from the hospital .. i been using this warticon now for 2 days ... it very sore and tender the area i apply the cream . When i check it in the mirror , it looks even worst then it was cuz all those seems bigger.. how long do i need to use that warticon ? what is the reaction of it ? cuz for freezing , it go shrink and the warts turn dark , so i know its gona fall off but now with this warticon , it seems bigger and i dont know wat to do .. shall i contact the doctor or wait and see for 3 weeks. cuz i m planning to go for holiday in 3 weeks time and i do not want to hold back bc of the warts and i m pretty distressed .. i m not even sure whether i m able to receive that kind of treatment in the place where i m going . because my warts itch a lot when i didnt get the aggressive freezing treatment and it so embarrasing in front of ppl as its itching unbarable .. please explain me how does warticon works . is it normally warts grow bigger during the cream treatment ?? then wil it fall or what do i expect of it ? thanks..

    • ANSWER:
      They can get worse before it gets better only because warticon usually takes awhile to build up in your system.

      I would give it a few weeks before you begin to worry. Warticon is a very good medication and usually has great results. They just take awhile to see. I do not want to give you a exact time line because everyone functions different.

      I Hope this helps

      -Dan
      EMT

  50. QUESTION:
    Genital Warts question?
    My boyfriend recently had a very small wartlike thing on his junk...I was tested for STD's with a UA a couple weeks ago and everything came up okay, and his wartlike thing went away...but now I seem to have almost the same thing (I have never had anything like it before)

    Does a UA test for gential warts? Do the warts come and go? Would they effect me being 29 weeks pregnant? What kind of treatment is available? Could it be something else not tested with a UA?

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor can help you clear an outbreak of warts with medications or surgical treatments. The underlying virus is never completely eliminated, however, and genital warts may reappear even after treatment.
      Medications
      Genital warts treatments that can be applied directly to your skin include:
      * Imiquimod (Aldara). This cream appears to boost your immune system's ability to fight genital warts. Avoid sexual contact while the cream is on your skin. It may weaken condoms and diaphragms and may irritate your partner's skin.
      * Podofilox (Condylox). Podofilox works by destroying genital wart tissue. Your doctor may want to administer the first application, and will recommend precautionary steps to prevent the medication from irritating surrounding skin. Never apply podofilox internally. Additionally, this medication isn't recommended for use during pregnancy.
      * Trichloroacetic acid, or TCA. This chemical treatment burns off genital warts. TCA must always be applied by a doctor.
      Don't try to treat genital warts with over-the-counter medications. These medications aren't intended for use in the moist tissues of the genital area. Using over-the-counter medications for this purpose can cause even more pain and irritation.
      Surgery
      Surgery may be necessary to remove larger warts, warts that don't respond to medications, or — if you're pregnant — warts that your baby may be exposed to during delivery. Surgical options include:
      * Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy). Freezing works by causing a blister to form around your wart. As your skin heals, the lesions slough off, allowing new skin to appear. You may need repeated cryotherapy treatments.
      * Electrocautery. This procedure uses an electrical current to burn off warts.
      * Surgical excision. Your doctor may use special tools to cut off warts. You'll need local anesthesia for this treatment.
      * Laser treatments. This approach, which uses an intense beam of light, can be expensive and is usually reserved for very extensive and tough-to-treat warts.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these little bumps on my legs that itch?
    I have these hard little bumps around my shin area and they itch real bad. Does any body know what this might be.

    • ANSWER:
      Make a cross with your 2 index finges, have one finger around the back of your leg, then have the other digging into the bump.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the itchy little bumps on my face?
    Somehow I've been getting series of itchy little bumps on my face? They itch a REAL LOT but it doesn't irritate. I try hard not to scratch it, but I can't help myself.And if I do, it puffs up. At this time of year, I've been getting allergies (Yet, Idk what I am allergic to which is also a problem. Maybe it relates to the bumps on my face?) I usually have clear skin, and I do not use any type of makeup. It has been a annoyance and I want it to stop. Anything to answer why? Possibly any remedies to relieve the itching? Thank you!♥
    My face isn't dry, I moisturize it with lotion or petroleum jelly. Sometimes the bumps would randomly come up. Sometimes, not on my face but on my arms,legs,neck as well. They sort of resemble like mosquito bites, but I know that I haven't been hanging out with bugs.

    • ANSWER:
      It can be anything to cause your face has bumps. Is your face too dry? Most of people will have dry skin at this season. And sometimes dry skin will cause bumps and its itch. Try some extra virgin coconut oil, at Walmart or any other gerocery store. Must be food grade. It's 100% natural and this oil smell good like coconut. The benefits are very good for minor skin problem such as rush, ezema and some skin allergy.

      I used on my face in the winter when my face was dry and itch with tiny bumps. I used on my new born's face for ezema and body for rush from detergent. It cleared his face and body within 10 days. My mom use it on her eye as eye cream for her allergy from the flowers. Give it a try, even tho if it may not work for you, at least wont hurt your skin or make it worse like chemical does. Good luck

  3. QUESTION:
    What kind of rash do I have and how to get rid of it?
    Hi :) I tend to get rashes a lot because I have sensitive skin. Summer just started so I've been swimming(in a pool, not beach) and I've been putting tanning lotion on my legs and I'm a girl so of course I shaved my legs, I noticed last week that I had little red bumps scattered all around my legs and a little patch of red bumps on the fold of my legs and all these little bumps itch. Do you guys have any idea what they could be from and how to get rid of them?
    Thnx in advance :)

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  4. QUESTION:
    Bumps on arm that itches and wont go away?
    Okay, well since February, on a small part of my arm there is an area with little bumps that itch. Ive tried calamine lotion, but its done nothing. I actually itch it so hard that it leaves open wounds. Any idea what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      I have little white bumps in a spot on my arm. They are sun spots. Use hydrocortisone 1% cream, and go up a number if that doesnt work.

  5. QUESTION:
    My skin is really itchy and I have little bumps where it itches?
    I have little bumps on my legs not tiny but little and they itch like crazy!!! Help it's like on my thighs and stuff I don't know what to think

    • ANSWER:
      maybe it's a rash?! Or because you touch it so much the dirt left some bumps. Or maybe that only haves to a face. lol It's probably a rash.
      Take a bath in oatmeal (: it works. llol &no i don't mean the food.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can u tell the difference between flea bites, mosquito bites or bed bugs?
    I feel like I'm getting bitten around my ankles lately and I don't have any pets so don't think it's fleas. And I can usually tell a mosquito bit cuz it starts out swollen and turns into a raised bump. These are tiny little bumps that itch. Any ideas besides "cooties"?

    • ANSWER:
      Bites around the ankles usually indicates fleas. Do you have any friends with pets, or do you spend a lot of time outside? It only takes a few of the pests to lay eggs in your carpets to start an infestation. Also they could have been there before you moved in.
      Get a good spray from the local pet store, and spray your carpets and curtains, and any cracks in the floors where dirt/duct collects. This should take care of the little buggers within a week or so, and you may have to spray again in about 7 months.
      Failing that (if you can afford it) call in the professionals.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some sings that you are having an allergic reaction to a laundry detergent?
    I recently started using a different laundry detergent than I usually do. About a week after the change, I started breaking out with these little bumps that itch like crazy. I think it might be the detergent because they only seem to appear where my clothes touch me. Can you help me???????

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ok yes you are having an allergic reaction to the detergent, Please go and get you some benadryl liquid or tablets and take it as directed and your itchy will stop and go back to your othe detergent and if the itchy and bumps continue then see your doctor.

  8. QUESTION:
    What would an allergic reaction look like?
    What exactly would someone that is having a allergic reaction to fabric softeners look like? Would it be small little bumps that itch?
    We changed fabric softeners about a week weeks and a half ago and about 3-4 days ago my bf started to get these tiny little flesh colored bumps that itch on his arms and now theyve spread to his back, and neck. Or could it be something else. I dont have them at all, and thats the only thing that weve changed.

    • ANSWER:
      People react differently, but that sounds like hives and yes, that is an allergic reaction.

      I have been told if you continue to come in contact with the allergy, the reaction will eventually get worse, so change back or find something safe for those with sensitivity to allergies.

      Tell your bf to take some Benadryl.

  9. QUESTION:
    Itchy bumps on top of genital are where all the pubic hair is?
    So Ive never had them before. Now I have like three little bumps and they itch. If I bump into something they also hurt. I cant really see how they look like because of the pubic hair covering it. I dont shave and never have shaved that area. I havent had sex, just played around but not intercourse.
    Does anyone know what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      they are probably ingrown hairs or pimples. if you don't have any discolored or smelly discharge, it's probably not an infection so i don't think you should be too concerned. they will most likely go away on their own.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why did i get eczema and what are some good eczema facial creams YOU've tried?
    I started noticing a difference when i started working out a few months ago. Next thing i know i get these little bumps that itch or dry patches of skin. I guess it's mild but its rather annoying. In my body i do get patches of dry skin and the bumps but on my forehead is where i have the most bumps. How do i get rid of it? What are some good facial creams YOU've tried that help hydrate and combat eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I have been helping a friend get rid of his psoriasis’ on his skin, it covers about 2 square feet of his arms and hands.

      He has been spraying on 2.5 PH water for about a month now, and it is working. He is also drinking 9.5 PH water. His wife has MS, and is also drinking the 9.5 PH alkaline water, and is doing much better.

      You can get free alkaline water - place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com

      Here is a demo video to watch for the eczema cure as seen in Japan. Sorry but the hospitals in the United States and Europe are not this advanced at this time.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwxmjd8CkvQ

      Good Luck !

  11. QUESTION:
    Is my son allergic to one dog in particular?
    I have a three year old son ,and just adopted a dachsund puppy.He has been around other dogs and has had no problem,I brought this dog home and my son started playing with him,and now is breaking out in little bumps and itching.Me myself have started itching after i have handled the dog .I have give him two baths and it still is happening.I am not allergic to dogs and do not believe him to be either.Please give me any information you can on this question,he has had his first shots and wormed also.He is also a registered dog and has papers.

    • ANSWER:
      As a vet tech, I have seen this happen to others like you. This is probably not an allergic reaction to your little doxie. All dogs produce allergens, some more or less than others, but doxies are pretty standard as far as that goes.

      Think back on your past experiences with dogs. Do they have the same type of coat as your current dog? Sometimes a coarse coated dog will cause irritation on the skin that another type of coat would not have caused. I, myself, have a reaction around Shar Pei dogs that I do not have with others, and that is simply because they have a very, VERY, coarse (you can almost say SHARP), coat.

      Another possibility is that perhaps the dog, being so low to the earth and all, may have traipsed through a certain grass or something and this allergen (grass, pollen, something in the dust, etc) is being brought into the house all over his little body and then it is affecting you and your son. Or perhaps it could be an allergic reaction to the shampoo that your dog is bathed in. Or maybe the food your dog is eating is causing certain types of oils to be excreted through your dog's skin, and the ingredient in the food is causes a reaction in you and your son.

      Is anyone else in your household affected? Examine your puppy's belly, does it look dirty? Little black flecks? How about the bedding, any little black flecks there? Fleas are pretty tiny, you usually won't see them, but if puppy has fleas you will see the "flea dirt" that they leave behind, which is actually their feces (they bite the skin and eat the blood). A single flea bite can cause a severe allergic reaction in both canines and humans. If you suspect that the dirt on your doggie is flea dirt, take a white paper towel and wipe it off, then lay the paper towel flat on the table. Drop a few drops of water on the dirt. If it turns red, that's flea dirt.

      If you aren't sure about the fleas, you can give puppy a good flea bath (flea shampoo can be bought just about any place that sells dog shampoo). Take puppy to the vet and tell the vet to examine him for fleas. If fleas are not the problem, the vet can help you determine exactly what it is about this little guy that is causing you to itch so much!

      Good luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    What are all these little bumps all over my face?
    I got these little bumps all over my cheeks, chin, & my nose about 2 days ago. No, there not pimples. Just a bunch of little bumps. They don't really itch or anything. It was really really hot the day I got them, could it just be a heat rash or something?

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  13. QUESTION:
    What are these fine little bumps on my arms and under my stomach?
    So, I'm allergic to chocolate and codeine, but I haven't had this stuff in a while. I have fine little bumps on both of my arms all over my stomach. It itches and burns a lot, but I've been putting vaseline on my arms and stomach; Nothing's working. What to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Could it be poison ivy

  14. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps around my tattoo?
    I got a tattoo about 2 weeks ago, and I was told to put A&D ointment on it, just as I did with my other tattoo. But now right below it, there are these little and big red bumps that itch at times. I don't know if it is an allergic reaction or what. I don't think its that because it didn't do that with my other tattoo.

    • ANSWER:
      By now, you should be using a no aloe, non-scented, no healing lotion on it such as Lubriderm, Curel, Eucerin, or Neutrogena body lotion. (I was recommended the Neutrogena by my recent artist because my skin was sensitive and the lotion seems to have helped.) Use this for the next week or so.

      The bumps people usually get on tattoos, are kind of like pimples. Do NOT pick at them or anything. Just leave them be... whatever you're using on them (I assume ointment) is clogging the pores, hence making them have "dirt" in them... causing pimples.

      After the week is up, and your tattoo is still swollen, red, warm to touch, or has pus coming out of it, that's a sign of infection. Tell your artist, then see a doctor. Don't get too worked up about it though- if you went to a reputable place, your tattoo should do well.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are these weird little bumps on my chest?
    Okay, so I'm an exotic dancer. Tonight, after giving this man a lapdance my nipples/chest area started to itch and had teeny little bumps on them. It went away after about 30 minutes or so. Everything seemed fine when I got off work. Then I walked into my shower and the water made me chest burn and the little bumps appeared again. I'm so PARANOID! Please tell me this man didn't have little bugs living on his clothes! What can I do?
    * its been about 8 hours since I first noticed them and I see them again.

    • ANSWER:
      When giving lap dances you can expect to get a lot of things besides little red bumps! Maybe you are allergic to his body soap or laundry detergent or after shave.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my knees?
    They're these little bumps that are on both of my knees and they don't itch or anything. Some are red and some aren't but they look like goose bumps and feel like them too but they don't go away. I've tried lotion but that didn't work. What are they? And is there anyway to make them go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you remove the hair from your legs (eg: shaving, waxing etc...) If so, you may have ingrown hairs. If this is the case then the Nair range has an ingrown hair removal cream. I'm sure that there will be other products similar to this as well. When you at at the supermarket/ chemist just have a browse. Hope I helped :)

  17. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my upper arm?
    I have little bumps on my upper arm. I know people who have to, it's not a rash or anything, it doesn't itch. Some people say it's because you dont' put enough lotion, and other people say it's because you use really hot water to shower.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't give a lot of details, so it's hard for me to answer you. Is it a hard bump, and the same color as the rest of your skin? In that case, it's probably a fat bump. Have you gained weight recently? They're not dangerous, they're just a way for the body to store extra fat.
      You should probably get a doctor to examine that, though, just in case.

  18. QUESTION:
    My dog has little bumps and is itching alot, and now I have the same symptoms. whats wrong?
    My husband and I just got a little dog, the dog scratches constantly and now I'm itchy and I have little bumps on my back and stomach. My husband plays with the dog more than I do and he doesn't itch or anything! Anybody have some guidance?

    • ANSWER:
      The puppy may have fleas, it sure sounds like it.
      Take pup to the vet for a general check and it may be due for vaccination and worming. While you are there buy a good flea treatment.
      If the pup does have fleas you will need to also get a good all wormer because from fleas, comes tapeworm.

      You should use a flea preventative and worm your pup regularly.

  19. QUESTION:
    what other disorders have similiar symtoms to vaginal herpes?
    My girlfriend that i've been with over a year has vaginal bumps, little red bumps, itching and burning. Unless she cheated its impossible for it to be herpes, we've both got tested about 3 months ago and were clean. The rash occured after using lube and the only other time she had bumps was also after using lube. When she went to the doctor she said 50-50 chance of herpes. Can it be an allergic reaction?, and what else could it be besides herpes?

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  20. QUESTION:
    How do I stop my scalp from itching? it itches all the time?
    My head itches so much. I thought it might be my allergies, but now and then, I get little bumps. My itching..into the late hours in th night...is annoying my boyfriend. I have tried everything. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      i had the same problem for more than a year. i went to my dermatologist and he made me cut out most of the products i used on my hair and body as well as laundry detergents and fabric softeners. finally, i went to an allergist and it turns out it was a food allergy....wheat, to be exact. one slice of bread and i itch for days, especially on the scalp, and i'd get small bumps on my scalp. now, i use the head & shoulders shampoo in the navy blue bottle when i get itchy, and antihistamines to control the response. it has made a huge difference in my life. try benadryl tablets, but it might make you drowsy, so use it cautiously. also, if the itching is accompanied by a fever, it definitely suggests an allergy. good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    Why is my tattoo breaking out in little bumps?
    I got a tattoo on april 17, 2013 and about a month and a half ago it started to break out in little bumps. The artist is certified and I watched take clean needles out of packs. I got a shoulder piece with 4 roses and 3 butterflies. Everything is just onlines and shading except the rose buds, there red and the bumps are only on the inside of the 4 roses. They don't hurt or itch but it doesn't look good either, does anybody know how to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm afraid I can't tell you what they are, but I would definitely suggest going to the doctor about them. If they aren't uncomfortable then it probably isn't anything to worry about, but it's absolutely worth getting them checked out as soon as possible just to be sure.

  22. QUESTION:
    My Weimaraner is getting little bumps on the back of her body?
    I have been noticing that there are little bumps along the spine of my dog. It is lifting her hair.

    Can this be caused by the heat?? What can I do to cure them?

    • ANSWER:
      It is most probably a dermatitis which can be provoked by many factors (fleas-normal treatment, and yes heat and sun rays too-shelter, water splash). Does the dog also have an infection of the ear? Does it shake the head more often than usual? Do the bumps itch? The dog tries to scratch or reach with the teeth? Look into the ear or insert carefully a q-tip. If it comes out black then it is a ear infection. If so, treat the ear infection (vet) and the dermatitis will solve itself also. Could also be that the diet of the dog is too rich in proteins. Reduce the amount of meat include some vegs and even fruit. These were some of the problems we had with our dog who also had these bumps and we solved them as told above. Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a stomach rash from an allergic reaction?
    It is a lot of little bumps and it itches. I took benagryl but it didnt help it just made me drowsy.... Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      I would get a wash cloth wet with some warm water and use it to wipe the area of the rash, then dry it with a towel. Next use some benadryl cream on the rash, since you apply it directly to your skin; this should help you better than taking a benadryl by mouth.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I shave my bikini area without getting razor bumps?
    I always shave but that area down there always gets irratated and gets little bumps that hurt and itch. How can I get rid and prevent them?

    • ANSWER:
      they normally always show up,
      its a pain of my life!
      the best way to reduce them is use lots or cream or soap to reduce friction, make sure your razor is new ans sharp....
      and i always find trimming before shaving helps, but that might just be me
      x

  25. QUESTION:
    I am wondering why I keep getting little bumps that itch really bad on the bottom of my feet?
    They are little tiny bumps that go away & then come back very easily from just accidentally itching my foot once. They look like tiny little blisters or air bubbles but i know they aren't blisters because they aren't big enough and they don't hurt. I don't think it is athletes foot either because I've used athlete foot cream & it didn't work. Please help, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Dyshidrosis. Go to yahoogroups Dyshidrosis.
      This is caused by an allergic reaction to a dermatophyte (mold, yeast, fungus) SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE BODY not on your hands or feet or anything you touch! Candida in the gut is a common cause. Yeast in the nose, staphylococcus on the skin. Epiphyton, microsporum, etc..etc..
      You can take 180mg fenofexodine anti-histamine to stop the itching. The cure is a drug called Toctino not available in USA or Australia yet, or a naturopathic protocol. Both are equally effective and you must NOT get pregnant or drink alcohol while doing either.
      Go to a podiatrist rather than a doctor, we see more of it!

  26. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my upper arm?
    I have these little bumps on my upper arm that don't itch or hurt or anything and they aren't red or hard. The only time they get red is when I go swimming or stay in the sun for a long time, other than that they are skin colored. This is kind of gross but I squeezed one once and some white stuff came out. They are kind of starting to worry me.

    • ANSWER:
      its called chicken skin. unfortunaltey a lot of people have it and there isnt much you can do about it. just lotion as much as you can so that the appearance will go down. take care :-)

  27. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my upper arm?
    I have these little bumps on my upper arm that don't itch or hurt or anything and they aren't red or hard. The only time they get red is when I go swimming or stay in the sun for a long time, other than that they are skin colored. This is kind of gross but I squeezed one once and some white stuff came out. They are kind of starting to worry me.

    • ANSWER:
      razor burn

  28. QUESTION:
    How do you avoid bumps on your bikini line after shaving?
    Whenever I shave my bikini line I get little red bumps and they itch like crazy!
    It looks really gross too.
    Do you know how to get rid of them, or better yet avoid them?
    Thank you! :)

    Oh, and waxing is not an option.

    • ANSWER:
      Two words to live by: Cootchie Cream. Seriously. Go and get you some and you will wonder how the fack you ever shaved without it.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are the little bumps on my head?
    I am a african american who is growing an afro and i have little bumps on my head that itch sometimes any idea what they could be or what is causing them.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like they could be the typical "bumps" that some afro-americans get on their faces and heads. My husband has them. They are usually caused by ingrown hairs and are more prone to afro-americans because of the coarser and curlier hair types.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of razor irritation bumps?
    Every time I shave my pubes I get these Little red bumps. And they itch alot.
    Is there any thing I can do to get rid of them or to prevent them in the future?

    • ANSWER:
      Shave with warm water & conditioner.
      Shave in the direction of hair growth, never "against the grain."
      Shave daily.
      Dry thoroughly & rub talc over the freshly shaved area.

  31. QUESTION:
    I have had 2 red little bumps on my buttcheek For a couple monthes could it be a std?
    I have had 2 red little bumps on my buttcheek For a couple monthes they DONT hurt nor do they ITCH. They have been there for a couple of monthes they just now feeling hard. They Dont look like sores of anything. Im not having any symptoms And im also Pregnant. Could this be a std?

    • ANSWER:
      It can't be diagnosed online from your description. The bumps could be an allergic reaction to the detergent you're using to wash your clothes. They could be a sebaceous cyst. They could be anything.

      Since you're pregnant you should be seeing a doctor regularly now. Show the bumps to your doctor and get a professional opinion.

  32. QUESTION:
    I'm allergic to Veets' wax strips. What should i do to remove away my leg hairs?
    Whenever i use Veets' wax to remove my leg hairs, red little bumps that itch so badly started to appear. Are there any other ways which i can use to remove my leg hairs that will not cause the hair to grow out thicker and darker? Or should i try waxing in a salon? Will I still have the same kind of allergic reaction?

    • ANSWER:
      I get those bumps every time I wax. I am finally giving up and going back to shaving or using chemical hair remover like Nair. The itch and duration of the waxing bumps is just not worth it! The Epilator suggested by another poster here I found to be a torture device - I couldn't use it. It was comically painful.

  33. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if I have little white bumps all around the shaft of my penis?
    I am currently 14 years old and have had these little bumps on the shaft of my penis for about a week. I am not sexually active and they do not itch. Are these bad?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually it's because you masturbate too much... :

  34. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of little bumps on my face?
    I have some little bumps like under my skin and also some red blotchy areas. What can I do that will help get rid of them and give me clear skin on my face?

    • ANSWER:
      i had the same problem. i used this stuff called hydrocortizone. its in a little box like a toothpaste box. its actually called cortizone10. its an anti itch cream. it will make them dissapear overnight!! mine would go away and come back so i got tired of it and went to a dermatolotgist. he said its some sort of skin condition but doctors dont no wat causes it. he perscribed me an antibiotic and cream and now theyre completely gone. sorry this was so long :P anywho good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Why am I getting little bumps on my skin?
    What's causing the little bumps im getting on the back and front of my arms as well as the side of my thighs and a little around the chest area near my armpits? They don't itch or hurt or anything and I can squeeze some of them until a little white stuff comes out, almost like a small pimple or zit, but not all pussy and gross.

    • ANSWER:
      I get those too - they are just little clogged pores. Try using a body scrub :)

  36. QUESTION:
    How to get these bumps to leave my stomach?
    I was shaving hair off my stomach one day, and that night i noticed one area was itching and burning. The next day I noticed the area started forming little bumps and the bumps were itching and burning. Now it has been over a week and some bumps left and it don't itch or burn but I noticed some bumps are still there and others are forming. Please help me because even though the bumps are not irritating I don't want them on me so how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Most probably you don't shave there very often, so your skin is irritated from this. You have to put afterwards some after shave balsam on it so the burning sensation won't occur and if you do it more frequent even these bumps won't occur any more.
      The other bumps are most probably due to some ingrown hair right at these places. They'll be gone in a while, but if you're going to shave again, they might come back if you're not doing it at least once in a week or two..

  37. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these tiny red bumps on my upper thigh?
    I have these little bumps and one large bump on my upper thighs. They itch a little but since they're so small I barely even feel it.

    I'm a 17 year old guy, and since I don't shave my legs, I don't think that's why I'm getting them. I run track though and wear tight compression shorts, so that's a possibility. Any ideas on why I'm getting them and how I can get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      It may be a heat rash. Heat rash develops when your sweat ducts become blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin. Symptoms range from superficial blisters to deep, red lumps. Some forms of heat rash can be intensely itchy or prickly feeling.

      Heat rash usually goes away on its own. Severe forms of heat rash may need medical care, but the best way to relieve symptoms is to cool your skin and prevent sweating. Try to be quiet for a while, and stay out of the sun and heat if possible. Drink plenty of water. Pace yourself if you have to be physically active. Apply an over the counter anti-itch ointment. Also apply cool compresses. Actually cool milk compresses help a lot. Milk is very soothing to a rash or any skin irritation.

      Read about heat rash here.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heat-rash/DS01058

      Or it may be jock itch. Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection that affects the skin of your genitals, inner thighs and buttocks. Jock itch causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.

      Read about jock itch here.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/jock-itch/DS00490

  38. QUESTION:
    What can I do about this terrible itch?
    After I shower my legs start turning red, little bumps pop up and my legs itch really bad. It is an almost painful itch, very intense and drives me crazy. I once made the mistake of scratching them and that made them itch even worse, so bad I could cry. Now I immediately put moisturizer on them as soon as I step out of the shower but they are still red, with bumps and still itchy and all I can do is grit my teeth until the itch goes away. I am at the point where I hate to shower.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no easy solution. You can try a lower water temperature and a water softener, but this won't necessarily help. To test the water softener idea, try out some bath salts in a warm soak. Antihistamines (Hydroxyzine, Cyproheptadine) and topical cortisone lotions or ointments are sometimes prescribed for this condition, with mixed results. You might consider visiting an allergist to see if they can help you.

      Here's what one dermatologist says:

      Aquagenic urticaria is a rare disorder associated with contact with water in which temperature is not a factor in the condition. Small papules appear with intense itching and occasionally cholinergic urticaria [hives]. Aquagenic urticaria is believed to have a similar mechanism similar to that of cholinergic urticaria. Pruritus [itching] may occur in the absence of a discrete rash. Treatment with H1-blockers, with or without an H2-blocker, is usually effective. [H-1 & h-2 blockers are antihistamines] Regular treatment is usually necessary. Other methods that may be tried include a leukotriene-receptor antagonist [similar to an antihistamine] and on rare occasions an oral beta-agonist. This condition can be very difficult to control.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are the little bumps outside of my bottom lip?
    When i woke up this morning i noticed a red spot on my bottom lip but didnt really pay attention to it until 4 hours later... it started to burn and feel funny...i got a magnified mirror and noticed i have couple little bumps... its not big and the bumps either...

    - what could it be and what should i put on it?

    • ANSWER:
      herpes simplix 1/ oral. go to the dos's get checked, get an anti-viral med oral and or topical acyclovir. dont touch the lip, or rash area, don't itch it. it's a virus can spread from contact, WASH your hand often, don't touch your face, lips or especially eyes, can spread to mucous membranes, eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals readily. don't kiss anyone, have oral sex, or share glasses, can spread easily by these methods. get an oint/oral dose of anti- viral, drink plenty of water, can prob take an anti inflamatory/ like asprin, tylenol, or motrin for pain.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my face?
    I get little white bumps on my face when i itch my face or sometimes when i don't do anything. They go away after a while but the bump is white and around it is bright red. What are they and how can i get rid of them?
    I get little white bumps on my face when i itch my face or sometimes when i don't do anything. They go away after a while but the bump is white and around it is bright red. What are they and how can i get rid of them? And they are not pimples!

    • ANSWER:
      Those don't sound like pimples, but more like milia. Honestly, you'll have to consult your doctor. It's not a big deal, but it's not like acne and they have to be removed in some cases.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can I pop these little bumps on my stomach?
    A couple days ago I asked a question about these little red bumps on my stomach, the answer I got was Scabies, and my mom said it was a heat rash. I noticed it started spreading a little, and started itching really bad. I was wondering if it is Scabies, or a Heat Rash. If I could pop the little bumps, they look like little bubbles though.

    • ANSWER:
      I would leave it alone and not aggravate it as that can at times lead to a bacterial infection. If it is a heat rash it should subside within a week and people use agents like corn starch or zinc oxide to help with healing. Scabies would require a permethrin prescription. For heat rash it's good to avoid wearing nylon as that can trap moisture.

  42. QUESTION:
    What insect is black and white and bites?
    It has a long, slender body with a white underbelly. The top of it is black and white stripes. It's about an inch long, perhaps a tiny bit longer. It's wings are black. It flies, but doesn't hover.
    I don't think it stings, but it bites and creates little red bumps that itch, like a mosquito bite.
    This is also a midwestern area in America.
    Any idea what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      The Zebra fly

  43. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my arms?
    They don't itch at all... Like, they just lay there, and when I feel my arm or what ever, they just appear as red little bumps. They look like a pimple... Could that be a pimple, on my arms...? Eww.
    What is it, if you know, and a way to get rid of it? Answers are greatly appreciated. (:
    I've had them for about 3-4 weeks.
    Would the birth control pill effect it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes i have it too very common. there is a cream i use which helps.its a white bottle but cant recall the name i think it begins with an E. it does say calm cream. and bumps and pimples

  44. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps on my skin and how do I get rid of them?
    I'm 13 years old, but I've had these little red bumps on my skin my entire life. They've always been there and I don't like them. They're pretty much on the outsides of my legs and arms. My skin looks and feels pretty normal on the insides of my thighs and insides of my arms. They are just these little redish bumps everywhere. They've never itched or been sore at all, but they're always there (sometimes they can be seen a little easier than others, but you can always see them). What are they? Why do I have them when no one else does? Most importantly, how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps may be keratosis pilaris. It is harmless and very common. Initial treatment of keratosis pilaris should be intensive moisturizing. Try a cream such as Acid mantle, Vaseline or Complex 15 after bathing, and re-apply the cream again several times daily. Read here for more information.

      http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/keratosis_pilaris.html
      http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm

  45. QUESTION:
    What could cause these bumps on my hands and feet?
    Ok, so I have all of these little bumps all over the palms of my hands and the bottom of my feet. What could they be from?!
    They don't itch or anything, they are the same color of my skin and if you were to feel them it would be as if I was holding myself up in a bed of nails.

    • ANSWER:
      They sound like small warts that appear on many peoples palms and soles of their feet. They ae caused by past virus's and do not hurt or do harm. And they are not contagious. If you remove them by cutting them with a nail cutter, they just grow back, so if you want them removed, you wil have to go to your doctor where he will use an acid to remove them and the root but there is no guarantee that thy wil not grow back.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps all over my arms?
    I suddenly broke out into little red bumps all over my arms, it's very itchy, and if I itch them too much, they bleed. I have a lotion but it doesn't seem to work. Any thoughts on what it may be?

    • ANSWER:
      Allergies? I get those sometimes too..

      It helps if you put ice on your arm or a little aloe vera to ease the itching..

  47. QUESTION:
    How do i prevent getting those little red bumps when i shave my pubic hair?
    I shave my pubic hair with shaving cream, but everytime i do it i get these little red bumps. they're irritating and they itch. i dont know if they're ingrown hairs or what they are. how do i stop getting them? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Nikki! Try shaving with COLD water. Because when you use hot water, it opens up your pores which allows you to shave off the hair closer to you the root but you're also taking off more skin (making red bumps appear). So if you shave while under cold water, you'll still get the hair off, but no more red bumps. Also, put skin sensitive lotion in that area. Also, the more you shave, the less sensitive that area will be.

      Good luck! :)

  48. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my arms?
    I have these tiny little bumps on my arms. I'm not sure what they are, but they bother me really bad. They don't irratate me or itch me, but they just look hideous. I want them gone. I don't know any cure, but maybe you guys can help me out. Please let me know what they are and if there is a cure! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    What causes itching in a general area can go into remission then resurfaces again?
    My left arm started itching before I knew I was pregnant, but that's been 81/2 yrs ago, I break out with little bumps under the skin, then they have a break through just a tiny red dot that has a stinging itch that can drive a person insane. Can someone give me a diagnosis?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms?
    I have had these little red bumps on my arms under my shoulders for years now. They recently started itching and turned into little rashes. I think I may be allergic to something but I have no clue. Does anybody know what they could be?

    • ANSWER:
      I also had something like this, i had little red bumps that kinda looked like they can be popped but you couldnt, The derm. told me this was calcium build up and i put Kerasal AL daily foot lotion on it! sounds crazy but within three days it was almost gone!


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