White Bumps On The Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. QUESTION:
    what causes itchy feet after a shower with white bumps under the skin?
    every time i take a shower, my feet itch really bad, i have to use something sharp an scratch them in order for the itching to stop. then i noticed little white bumps under the skin. the itching goes away after about 15 minutes, but im worried the white bumps could be something serious.

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  4. QUESTION:
    Skin redness and white bumps immediately after waxing?
    I waxed my arms or tried to, and when I finished with a section I saw these white bumps and red skin starting to show through. I can't find anything on the internet about why it is here. Is it an allergy to wax or an irritation. My skin does burn.

    But my real question is how long will this last? I just now waxed and washed my arm off. I need it gone!
    The bumps aren't pimples. They look like hives.

    • ANSWER:
      My guess is that your skin just got irritated by the sudden ripping. Try to moisturize that area and it will go away in a day or two or even earlier :)

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are these white bumps on my skin?
    Okay so I'm 15 and I've gotten this before but usually on my hands or arms. It's these tiny white bumps(a lot) on my skin and their sssooooo itchy. But last night my boyfriend fingered me for the first time and now the morning after I have alllllll these white bumps on my inner thighs. I can't stand it! What's going on?

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  7. 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.

  8. 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!!

  9. QUESTION:
    Why do I get bumps when I handle my Guinea Pig?
    Often, but not all the time, after handling my Guinea Pig I develop small, itchy white bumps on my skin. I don't sneeze when she's around or anything, so what can this be?

    My guinea pig shows no signs of having fleas or mites or anything.
    How can I be allergic, I don't sneeze or anything when shes around.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you're either allergic to her, or allergic to something she's carrying around in her fur or skin.

      You could try taking antihistamines (to reduce the allergic reaction) and washing her frequently (although she will not appreciate this at all).

      There's also no harm in taking her to the vet, just to make sure this isn't something like external parasites.

  10. QUESTION:
    What to do for small white bumps on my upper right lip?
    i have little skin tone/ white bumps on my upper right part of my lip and want to know how to get rid of them. they appeared a day ago and they don't itch or hurt but i want to get rid of them. is there any type of medication to use?

    • ANSWER:
      White bumps isn't very descriptive.
      Zits? Herpes? Rabies? I have no idea love.

  11. QUESTION:
    I have tiny white bumps ubove the skin on my upper lip please help?
    I woke up with tiny white bumps on my upper lip 2 days ago the bumps are ubove my skin they are also very sensitive to heat or cold climents and it also feels like these small bumps at throbbing under my skin I have no idea where I could have got this from .

    • ANSWER:
      Its probably white heads try poping them if its too painful, go see a dermatologist.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are these white bumps under my penis skin?
    I have noticed over the years these white bumps have found their way all over my penis what are these can someone help?

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  13. QUESTION:
    Help, I have these weird white bumps under the skin of my hands that itch like crazy, am concerned?
    Okay so, they aren't raised bumps. Like, when you press on my palms, you see white dots/bumps beneath the skin. A lot of times, my hands will get sweaty and then itch very very badly for hours on end. It's been going on for a few weeks, and it started after I went to a water park (I'm allergic to chlorine) So it might be an allergic reaction, but i'm growing concerned. Is it something to worry over and how can I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      It looks like it could be an id reaction or dishydrosis. Things that might help: Avoid doing or using anything that can irritate your skin, apply hydrocortisone cream, and take Benedryl. You can compare the two problems at the links:

  14. QUESTION:
    What that is tiny bump with normal skin on near my eye?
    Not red or white bump. Just normal color skin.
    Mean is wart or what? I hate wart so annoy. Hope someone can answer!

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably a skin tag. A dermatologist can remove it in a minute or two.

      - Stuart

  15. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of little white bumps on the face?
    On my chin, around my nose, and on the center of my forehead I have these little white bumps. I have no idea what they're from and I don't know how to get them to go away.
    Maybe it's some sort of acne because I am a teen and have fairly oily skin but I don't know what it is.
    Any face washes or tips on how to get rid of them?
    Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm guessing the white bumps are 'whiteheads'. You can get rid of them by using a facial scrub. I recommend St Ives Apricot Scrub. It's most effective if you use it during or after a shower. The heat from the shower will open up your pores, so if you use the scrub after that it will be easier to get rid of the dirt inside those pores.

  16. QUESTION:
    If you leave a yeast infection untreated for a long time? Can you get white bumps?
    basically, I think I have had a yeast infection for 2 months from the antibiotics from a UTI. Now I see tiny TINY white bumps if I stretch the skin of my labia.occasionally they itch, but not very much. Is it common to get white bumps from a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      No.
      See a doctor now.

  17. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of white bumps under my eyes?
    ok so where there shud be dark circles and stuff..well there is, tbu theres also white bumps i dont think its milia ..my dad says its thrre cuz i have dry skin, which i do. my doctor said that too but how do i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Those are deposits of fat under the skin usually associated with high cholesterol. You would need to go to an ophthalmic surgeon to get them removed. However after you did that they would just come back again unless you reduced the cholesterol levels in your body significantly.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these white bumps under my eyes?
    I have a patch of white bumps on each cheek right under my eyes. They aren't zits, or at least they don't look like typical zits. I can't really squeeze anything out of them. They are kinda whitish/flesh tone.
    Btw, I'm a guy and I don't use moisturizer or anything else. I wash my face twice a day with Dial soap. Could it be because I have oily skin?

    • ANSWER:
      They are called mellia bumps and they are from using too much moisturizer or eye cream too close to the eyes. The skin doesn't have pores around the eyes so when you put something on them that is too moisture-rich, the skin tries to push it out. Since there are no pores there, it simply turns into a white bump and it's your moisturizer trapped under the skin. They will go away with time but it will definitely take a while. When putting eye cream on it's important to use a tiny amount (about half the size of a grain of uncooked rice) and rub it between both ring fingers. Then starting by the side of the nose, gently tap it into the skin while moving across the bone surrounding the eye and over your brows. Do not rub it all over your eyes and your lids.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are these small white bumps on my chin under my lip? How to get rid of them?
    I have these white bumps Im not sure if its a white head or not, when I try popping ti there still white stuff there or pick layers of skin off its still deep in there ): How can I get rid of them? What are they?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the just might be really deep pimple's. That's a very common place for them. I know i should recommend going to a dermatologist, but that can be pricey, and time consuming. I have one of these extractor things that i use for my deep blackheads. It should work for you as well.

      http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/revlon-blackhead-remover/ID=prod1354602-product?ext=gooBeauty_PLA_Acne_Treatment_Appliances_prod1354602&adtype=pla

      I doubt brand matters, and it can easily be found at any drug store.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the little white bumps on my chin?
    They are barely visible unless I stretch the skin-but they are little tiny white bumps that I can't seem to get rid of. I've heard that they are calcium deposits but other's say they are just small zits.

    I've tried everything I can think of-popped them, steamed my face, and exfoliated but they don't seem to disappear for more than a day if at all. I also wash my face regularly so it's not just poor hygeine--can anyone help??

    • ANSWER:
      could be a reaction to your soap or moisturizer.

  21. 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

  22. QUESTION:
    What are these white bumps around my eyes?
    I have these weird white bumps around my eyes. And i have noo idea what they are. I know that theyre not pimples, so dont say they are. My mom has them too, and like me theyre only around her eyes. What are they and how do i get rid of them? Iv tried to pick them off but it hurts too bad since theyre around my eyes. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Bumps wouldn't be skin tags. Tags are more like these little pieces of skin that hang free of the rest of it. It could just be blocked pores. I get them from time to time. In which case a steam bath will help open them enough to unblock them. It could also be a skin disorder I seen on older women. If they bother a lot, see a doctor.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the little white bumps on my face?
    What are the little white bumps on my face? I squeeze and white comes out like a whitehead, but they come back in a week or so?

    • ANSWER:
      They are called milia. What causes them is an oil gland becomes blocked with a thin layer of skin growing over it, and oil becomes clogged underneath.
      Using a peel-off mask once a week can help remove the covering over the gland.
      Use a gentle exfoliator every day to cleanse the skin, preferably before bed, and do not use a heavy moisturizer afterwards, just let the skin breathe overnight.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are these small white bumps on my penis and scrotum?
    I'm a 15 year old male virgin, and a little over a year ago, i noticed these small white bumps under my penis, on the base. I investigated further and realized i had small white bumps all over my scrotum as well. Most of these bumps have pubic hair growing on them but some, like the ones on the penis itself, do not. My questions are: What are they? Should I be concerned? What can i do to make them go away, if anything? Will they get worse?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hair follicles, some with, some without hair; also oil glands. Normal, your skin on your penis is very thin, nearly transparent, which is why you can see your hair follicles and oil glands and lots of veins as well. You have these same "bumps" under skin all over your body, but elsewhere you have much thicker skin. You don't want to do anything to them, don't want to make them go away. Part of your normal body dude.

  25. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of black heads and the tiny little white smelly bumps along the edge of the nose?
    I use ance wash and eat right.My complextion is clear except when you get real close the it is oily and it hides little white bumps along the edge of the nose and when sqeezed they let off a foul smell.If I sent you a pic of my face you would think ,hay is skin look snice.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should go to a physician. I wouldn't have worried that much about the bumps, but the smell indicates that you might have a chronic infection.

  26. QUESTION:
    get rid of these white bumps under my skin?
    i have white bumps under my skin....they don't have a head and there skin color. any one know how to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Best to consult your doctor who can refer you to a dermatologist if necessary.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the little white bumps on my face?
    I have been noticing these small white bumps on my face recently. I'm not sure if these are whiteheads or calcium deposits. The bumps are mostly located on my upper cheek bone area. These do not seem to pop although I try not to mess with them if I can help it. What could these be and how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I have these too! I was just wondering what they were too because I tried to pop one today and instead the skin around it just started bleeding. I've read a little on it and I think they are probably just white heads. They are supposed to be really hard to get out. I also get try them in the same place as you mentioned.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are little white bumps on the tip of your finger?
    the kids I watch at my daycare have tiny little white bumps forming on the tip of their fingers and on their toes, and then after about 1 to 2 days their skin starts to peel on their hands and feet, what is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Exactly that, their skin is peeling. It's perfectly normal, don't worry about it.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the small raised white bump on my lip?
    I am in my 30s. No, it's not herpes, but thanks for that. It's a little white bump that has been there for more than 2 weeks (I think). At first I assumed it was just a patch of dry skin, and I've tried to slough it off (bite it, use a washcloth, whatever), but it comes back. Should I be concerned? I'd say it's about 1/4 of the size of a pencil eraser. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you use tobacco products?

  30. QUESTION:
    I have these weird white bumps in my throat?
    For like a week now I've noticed this white bump in the left part of my skin in my mouth right near my throat. Its kind of scaring me because I don't know what it could be. I still have my tonsils if that is rellevant. It feels like something is stuck on the back of my mouth. Please help if you know anything. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a sore throat, white spots on the throat can be a sign of strep throat. I have had a white spot/bump on the left side of my throat for months. The doctor told me it was a cyst when I asked about it. But it wouldn't hurt to get checked out by the doctor. If it's not quite on the throat it could be a canker sore which could be caused by stress or an allergic reaction to something. Either way, I would say you should probably get it checked out. Good luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    Lately my hands have been very itchy, and have litte white bumps under the skin?
    So i know its winter and your skin gets itchy when its dry, but my skin has never been this itchy before. And my hands have been REALLY itchy. and every time i scratch them, these white bump looking things show up but you can bearly feel them, its like theyre under the skin.

    its kinda startin to freak me out, and its VERY irritating

    does anyone know what it could be/mean and how to fix/get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have it. It's eczema. And chances are you will have it on your feet too. Use a good anti itch lotion with corticosteroids in it. And put lotion and gloves/socks on at night to keep them moist. It gets better in time. I've had it for ten years now. And wear gloves when you wash dishes and / or use chemicals of any kind.

  32. QUESTION:
    White flat bumps on skin on hand and arm?
    I've been noticing these white, flat bumps on my skin on my hand and arm lately. They slightly itch like a mosquito bite, and the appear to go away quickly. They are round, but not perfectly, they are a bit oval. Are these just mosquito or bug bites, or is this something else? What are the possibilities?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be as well something in relation to your puberty. I don't think that these are bug bites or even mosquito stitches.
      Put some cream on it and if they won't go away after some days an appointment by an dermatologist could be really helpful..

  33. QUESTION:
    What are minuscule white bumps on skin filled with a liquid?
    I got back from my soccer game and on my stomach there were very very small white dots/bumps. and i scratched then and it seems like they are filled with some liquid? Please help me i recently went to Costa Rica and think I might have caught this there!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      pimples

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best thing to use for excessive dry bumpy skin?
    My daughter has really dry skin with little white bumps and nothing seems to help if you know of something that might work please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      i think i may have the same condition as your daughters. it may be skin asthma (acute dermatitis). consult a dermatologist.

      My derma recommends i use hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic and non-perfumed products on my body, this will help alleviate excessive drying and further irritation of the skin. I use dove soap, or cetaphil, and non-greasy/perfumed body lotions. My derma also suggests i use baby products (soap, lotion) as they are safe and free from all those harsh ingredients. She also suggests i don't exfoliate, as this rubs off the natural oils in our body

  35. QUESTION:
    What is this little white bump on my cheek?
    Ok so iv had this little white bump on my cheek for a while now and thought it would go away but hasent. I thought it was one of those white pimples so iv tried to pop it bt wouldnt i would just keep pinching my skin its hard to get. And i also somtimes get these bumps around my eyes but go away. Could it be the same thing or is it just a pimple? Should i just leave it alone?

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  36. QUESTION:
    When is differin suppose to start to work?
    I have been on differin for 8 weeks now and my face is still braking out. The brake outs are different now being that they are a little bit smaller. I can see little white bumps under my skin? Are those pimples being brought up? I feel like this initial brakeout is lasting to long? How long is it suppose to last?

    • ANSWER:
      Differin (adapalene) can take weeks or months to work.

      It is recommended for mild acne and on its own, is relatively successfull at treating the causes of acne; however, used in conjunction with another medication, clindamycin, it appears to be more effective, but the risk of side-effects does increase.

      Applying adapalene 3 to 5 minutes prior to application of clindamycin enhances the penetration of clindamycin into the skin, which may enhance the overall effectiveness of the treatment as compared to clindamycin alone.

      You might find that an oral anti-biotic such as minocin will be more effective in your case.

      Alternatively, you might want to try Pronexin, which, in many cases, clears-up 80 - 90% of acne within 7 days; this treatment has a very loyal fan base because of this.

      If you notice little or no improvement in a month to two months' time, talk to your doctor about changing to one of the treatments above.

      Take care.

  37. QUESTION:
    My scrotal sac has many little white bumps that extend to the base of my penis and to my anus-What are these?
    A doctor told me-(when I was 13) that this is a semi-common condition for men called LWB's-Little White Bumps.It is a build-up of fat just below the skin and is nothing to worry about. Do'es this still hold true and are there any remedies? It seems to get slightly more numerious and bothersome with age. Some of them get backed-up and have to be sqeezed out. The content has no odor but is quite thick-and very white. I'm very hairy-(2/3rds up my erection down and around to my anus.I suspect that an ingrown hair or two on my scrotal sac is to blame for some back-ups. Are there any obvious nutritional defiticientcies involved and will lazer hair removal reduce the incidence of infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they are still called LWB's. If you are concerned with all the hair, contact a dermatologist. They can do a procedure called LASER hair removal. It can be costly, but if the hair is causing you discomfort, it will be worth it. Good Luck! I hope this helped you out.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are these white bumps on my fingers?
    I was peeling scales off of some shrimps and my fingers started to itch so I stopped. Soon after white bumps appear on my fingers. What are these? And how do I get rid of them?
    Oh and I'm not allergic to shrimp. I've ate it all my life.

    • ANSWER:
      it could just be that the shrimp irritated your skin ... you should take benadryl and it will stop itching and the bumps will go away.

  39. QUESTION:
    What do I do about these white bumps on my face?
    Across my cheek bones, near my eyes, I have these tiny white bumps. They look a lot like small pimples, but they cannot be popped and they don't go away. What are they? I have a really nice complexion, the occasional zit, but normally great. So what can I do about these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      i have the exact same thing. there's also a bit on my upper arms and sometimes thighs but it's most common to have on your cheeks and face. it's a really common minor skin disease called keratosis pilaris. really the only thing you can do is go to your local drugstore pharmacy and ask for something over-the-counter for it :)
      hope i helped!

  40. QUESTION:
    what does it mean if you have small white bumps on your vagina?
    Two days ago, I had protected sex with my boyfriend a couple of times (in one day). Now I have been uncomfortable down in that region and I noticed I have three white bumps on my vagina. I know that they were not there before and I'm not sure what it could be. I am planning on seeing a doctor if it does not go away in a few days.

    • ANSWER:
      go see a doctor -- possibly an STD

      also could be a skin irritation due to...friction...if you know what i mean.

  41. QUESTION:
    How much would it be for me to go to a dermatologist?
    I have milia on my face and extremely dry skin. I'm wanting to visit a dermatologist and try and get my milia removed (they are just white bumps on the skin not white heads) how much would it be for me to just have a consultation?

    • ANSWER:
      It really depends on a couple of things. If you have insurance, you should first check and see if an appointment will be covered. You may need a referral from your primary care physician. If not, different doctors charge different prices, especially if you're paying out of pocket. Derms are usually VERY expensive. There may be a larger price tag for your first appointment, and different prices for your follow ups. And last, what you pay will depend on the treatment the dermatologist prescribes for you. Any procedure done in the office (like using lasers, or peels) will cost more than a prescription. However, a prescription, like differin for example, will still run you around 0. Find a good doctor, and they may start you off with some samples!

  42. 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.

  43. QUESTION:
    I put neosporin on a cut and I am having an allergic reaction?
    I put neosprin on a cut and it made it sting and itch. After a while, I reapplied it and the itching got worse. Even though I didn't scratch, the area is red and white bumps appeared on my skin. I washed off the neosporin with soap and water but I don't think all of it came off because it's petroleum based. I've never had an allergic reaction of any kind now. What do I do? How do I make the redness and white bumps go away?

    • ANSWER:
      wash it again, take benadryl, try bactine next time

  44. QUESTION:
    What does this white bump on the inside of my nose next to my piercing mean?
    I got my nose pierced about three weeks ago and i found on the inside of my nose a white bump which is kind of under it yet around where the hole is. I have been cleaning it twice a day sometimes only once and I have been touching it? Is it infected and what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      If its a clear bump that almost looks like a pimple or something like that but won't pop or it just looks like a bump of skin, it's probably a hypertrophic (spelling?) scar. It happens a lot on most piercings on the inside.

  45. QUESTION:
    I have little white bumps around my cheeks, is this acne?
    Don't say I need to go to a skin doctor or try Proactive. It's around my cheeks there is at least 30 of them all together. It is VERY unattractive. What can I do to make these little white bumps go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, i don't know why all these people are talking bad to you this way. I hope they look in the mirror one day and see nothing but acne all over their faces.

      As for you my dear, do not ever sleep with soap of any kind overnight on your face. It will just dry you out and make a mess. Wash your face twice a day. Once in the morning when you get up with Oxy. It comes in a bar soap at walmart for about 6 bucks. You can also use a product called seabreeze. Get it at walmart too. inexpensive. Seabreeze can be put on anytime you feel oily. Then before bed each night wash your face again with the oxy. Oxy also has a light scrub. Comes in a tube.

      Best of luck and don't listen to all these others that are just on here cuz they are bored while they are on christmas vacation.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are the hard white balls under my skin on my forehead?
    I'm NOT talking about pimples, whiteheads or blackheads. These are very similar, but they are under the skin and harder to get out. They also appear on my cheeks and are white hard bumps. You can really see them in a magnified mirror or in a black light. How can I prevent them? And how can I get rid of them. All I feel are these bumps on my forehead and the only way I've been able to get rid of them is to take a safety pin and poke underneath the white bump and get it out. But I still keep getting them and they don't go away unless I poke them. But I'm afraid of damaging my skin by doing that. All the dermatologist does is exfoliate my skin and I can do that at home and that's not working either. For the record, I'm 41 years old.
    They're not pre-pimples. They stay the same and it doesn't form into a pimple. But thanks for answering.

    • ANSWER:
      Probably milia. See a different dermatologist. They can be removed.

  47. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of hard skin or corn on my feet?
    There seems to be a spawn of hard skin or corn on my feet. These are the symptoms. They are small circular white bumps when at room temperature. But when the doctor froze it, it turned to this huge blister like bump. After getting it frozen, it hurts extremely much when touching it. So after a few days, i popped it, and it reappears. Anyone know what this thing is.

    • ANSWER:
      The mainstay of treatment for hard corns is aggressive paring with a No. 15 blade.
      Once the central core of the lesion has been removed, corn pads should be used to redistribute the pressure on the affected area.
      If the entire central core cannot be pared away, aggressive application of keratolytic agents, such as 40% salicylic acid, may be beneficial.
      For painful soft interdigital corns, padding the web space with lamb's wool or doughnut web spacers provides relief and usually allows healing of the maceration.
      Patients should be encouraged to wear low-heeled shoes with a roomy toe box, extra width, and orthotic insoles.

  48. QUESTION:
    what are those small white bumps on my cheeks and arms?
    People have told me that it is hereditary but they are bothering me a lot. I want a smooth and nice skin. People might say i am being ungrateful but i am not. I just want to cure something that is making me unhappy. These are small bumps, not like any pimples filled with puss (sorry for the grossness). I can't squeeze them out and won't do it, because it can damage the skin. What are those little white bumps? Is there a cure for it? the make my arms and legs look like i am constantly having goosebumps.

    • ANSWER:
      Those are called Milas I had the same problem around my eye area