Yellow Bumps On Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

    My dog itches a lot and has yellow bumps on his belly. What could they be?
    My puppy has been itching for quite some time and has had some dry skin. Recently I found yellow bumps on his belly. He is always licking himself there. I don't have any idea what they are.

    • ANSWER:
      Jennifer is right.The best thing to do is take the dog to the vet.More than likely whatever it is needs medication in order to heal it up and another thing it could possibly be poison ivy if the dog was near any and again a vet is the best person to advise you on this.

    How to home treat female canary with feather loss?
    Not sure what to do here, my little ray of sunshine is getting worse, and I don't have enough money for expensive vet fees for small birds

    My little Raia is 2 years old and shares a cage with her mate of 13, Pippin. She's always tried frequently for clutches, none fertile, and will continue to lay eggs even in seperation, although both birds act very stressed when seperated, moving about frequently, calling out to each other, and eventually generally unhappy or depressed. Given that Raia was going to lay eggs either way, and Pippin is oddly very gentle and affectionate full time for a male canary, I gave up and let them remain together full time.

    Raia hasn't attempted another clutch in 6 months, but in the last 3 she's lost all her crown feathers with no regrowth, only tiny hair like filaments 1/4 cm long. All feathers above her tail are also gone, and round yellow bumps under the skin a bit smaller than a pin head where they used to be. She's eating normally, but seems to be a little underweight, no change in bowel movements. Her vent is very swollen, almost like it would the night before she'd lay an egg, but without the roundness or any other sign of an egg, and from what I understand about the egg getting stuck, had this been the case, my Raia would have passed by now.

    I freeze the canary seed & mix after it's purchased, refresh water once per day, have them in a cage large enough for a parrot to allow for extra flight space, have tried mite spray and conditioning spray, and increasing the frequency of suppliments/fruits, vegetables, but she keeps getting worse

    I feel so bad, she must feel miserable, I've contemplated having her put down, but my little Pippin loves her so very much, he dotes on her, feeds her, and guards her, I'm not sure what else to try at this point

    • ANSWER:
      Try supplementing her food. I did a search for you.

      She could also have mites. Try a product called "S76" ...

      Swollen vent does not sound good.

      Make sure that the male is not picking on her --- sometimes they can be nice, and you turn your back ...

      If you love this bird, consider take her to the vet.

    Why are there yellow bumps on my dick that I can't remove?
    Ok so I'm 14 years old and I masturbate kind of often, almost once everyday. Yes well anyways, why are there yellow bumps on my dick and how do I remove them. I haven't been circumcised yet by the way. There yellow bumps are growing at the back of the head of my dick. Imagine a mushroom (the kind that looks like the tops of penises). The yellow stuff are growing right under the head of the mushroom. Is it serious like doctor serious?

    • ANSWER:
      Common “bumps” on the surface skin of the penis include sebaceous glands, pearly papules and inflamed hair follicles. Sebaceous (oil) glands are yellow raised bumps on the shaft, which may secrete a small amount of waxy material. Pearly penile papules may also develop during puberty and may be mistaken for sexually transmitted genital warts. These tiny raised flesh-colored bumps are found in rows along the rim (corona) of the head of the penis. Both sebaceous glands and pearly papules may persist into adulthood, and require no treatment. Pubic hairs at the base of the penis may become infected with skin bacteria such as Staph, resulting in folliculitis. This produces red bumps and pus in the hair follicles, and may require antibiotic treatment if extensive.

      Best to see the doc, just in case of infection... better than having it drop off!

    What should I do with my dog's bumps on her skin?
    I have a 9-year-old Chow/Shih-tzu mix. I think she has papillomatosis--its a small little bump on the top of her lip. She has had it for the past 8 months, and there has been no growth to it.

    Also, I have noticed 2 black growths (they feel like a piece of skin that latch onto my dog's skin---their hard, and will move back and forth, but stay in the same spot). These have stayed on her skin for about a year or 2 now, and there has been no size growth to them at all.

    Also, about a month ago, I noticed a small yellow bump near her shoulder blade on her skin. I work at a pet hotel/doggie daycare, and I noticed a shih-tzu that has all of these bumps on his back, and some even popped---he felt awful to pet. Is this a typical proplem of Shih-tzus or do all dogs get it?

    Any suggestions on how I can get rid of these bumps would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      you can't get rid of them ...and plan on more showing up as your dog gets older....just have the groomer not clip him as close as he use to as not to clip the bumps and cut them...because then they get infected and you have another vet bill...

    I can see the fat under my skin in a cut?
    I have a deep cut and inside it I can see a layer of yellow bumps and I think it's fat what could it be? It's not infected

    • ANSWER:
      No, it's not the fat you see, that's one of the skin layers that is below the upper skin. If you try google and look at the skin and how it is built I really doubt that you cut this deep to see any fat at all.
      So scroll a bit down and than you can decide if it's really the fat..

    I popped a pimple, on my nose and its left a bump underneath the skin, which is kinda yellow looking. Help?
    My friend just popped it with her nail a long time back (we didn't know it was bad to pop it) and now in its place is a slightly yellow looking bump, which looks a LOT like a pimple, but it cannot be popped, so it must be underneath the skin. Can anyone please suggest good home remedies for this? Thankyou.

    • ANSWER:
      its a pimple just dont bother it because it will make a scar.put acne medication on it or white toothpaste

    Has anyone seen anything like this on their dogs paw?
    We have a Boxer/Boston terrier mix, who is three years old and has never been sick before. About 3 weeks ago, we noticed him chewing at his paw and upon examining it, we didn't see anything unusual. A week ago, he was once again bothered by it, and upon examining it, it appeared very swollen, red, and a yellow bump could be seen. We brought him to the vet 4 days later, on tuesday, and in the meantime we gave him epsom salt baths. The vet said it was a mild case of pyoderma, gave him novolexin for 14 days. We protected the paw using a sock, kept it dry, and continued the epsom salt soaks. We returned to the vet that Friday, three days later, because the paw was significantly worse. The white areas spread, it was more inflamed, and now he was not using the paw at all. They said that it was now a severe pyoderma, and that the bacteria was likely resistant to the antibiotics, and put him on baytril, 150 mg/day for 14 days. It is now day three on baytril and the condition seems to be worse. The white areas are inbetween the toes, not just around the pad, and he is still not using the foot. Besides the Epsom salt soaks, we have also been putting Iodine on the localized area.
    It appears to be spreading and it looks like little skin tugs with black tips. They manifest from flat white spots that look like pus under the skins.

    • ANSWER:
      Your vet said pyoderma which is a very broad term but what tests have been done? And why the epsom salts? And if this was mrsa why baytril and not an antibiotic that is made for mrsa resistant strains? Baytril is a strong antibiotic but not for mrsa. Was any skin biopsy or scrape done? First I'm inclined to think the salt baths made it worse and that a vet needs to check what this really is by doing tests. It could be autoimmune, bacteria, or fungal.

    My baby is 12 days old and I noticed small rash like bumps on his head is this cradle cap?
    I looked it up and they say symptoms are dry flaky skin and yellow or brown bumps. There is no flaky skin and the bumps aren't any color they are just tiny bumps. could this still be cradle cap? And how do you treat it if it is cradle cap?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't sound like cradle cap but it could very well be Baby acne. It's usually on the face but can spread to the head back and arms. Cradle cap just looks like flaky yellow skin then you can kinda scrape off with your nail (softly). For cradle cap, I just rubbed in some baby oil (olive oil works too) and used a baby brush to gently rub off the flakes. Then I gave her a bath. I had to do this a couple oftimes before it went away. Baby acne usually goes away on its own and is caused by the left over hormones from your pregnancy.

    How do I get clear, smooth skin for my prom?
    Its my prom in a few months, and I have problems with spot. I deal with the red ones easy enough, but its just the black heads and the little bumps under my skin. I also want to stop the red ones and the yellow heads coming up. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Get a good facewash and use it once in the morning and at night. also you need to get facial wipes and after you get sweaty or have been in a dusty area use them. but only use the facial wipes once or twice a day.

    What is this yellow bump on my finger?
    2 days ago I woke up to this small white bump on my index finger. It hurts to touch it so I don't use that finger. Now the bump is yellow and getting bigger. It's under the skin. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

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    What exactly is supposed to happen when you put tea tree oil on a piercing bump?
    So one day I woke up with a pretty nasty bump by my nose ring, and a piercer told me to put tea tree oil on it 3 times a day for 2-3 weeks. I've done this for almost two weeks now, and my bump has changed, but it looks like a crusty booger. I was just wondering what else is going to happen, like with this eventually fall off? (I won't pick, I promise) I've always just heard to use the oil, but I never knew what to expect after.

    • ANSWER:
      Tea tree oil is a strong antibacterial and the last solution for piercing bumps if sea salt soaks or chamomile soaks did not work.

      You should use just a tiny bid with a q-tip no more than 2 times a day. It can burn the bump, the skin also and leave a nasty scar there for ever. Use wisely and if you see any skin color change stop using it.
      3 weeks of using tea tree oil is way too much.

      There are too bumps when it comes to piercings. Cysts/boils and hypertrophic scarring ones.
      Cysts are usually painful and ooze any kind of fluids or can be filled with yellow fluids or pus if they have gotten infected.

      Hypertrophic scarring bumps do not ooze any fluids and do not hurt. They can stay on the piercing for long. This is a formation of scar tissue and it goes away, it just takes time to do so.

      You treat both those bumps with sea salt soaks twice a day.

      Warm water (8oz) + non iodized salt (1/4 teaspoon) mixed in a cup. Soak the piercing in for 10 minutes, 2 times a day. Use a q-tip to clean around the piercing thoroughly, rinse with water and pat it dry with a paper towel.

      Non iodized salt is cheap and easy to find.

      Until the piercing is fully healed you don't : Touch the piercing, twist the jewelry, change the jewelry or take it out, sleep on it, play with it, but only touch it with freshly washed hands to clean it.

      What triggers and keep 'feeding' hypertrophic scarring bumps : An early jewelry change on a piercing that is not fully healed ( nose piercings take 3 months to fully heal ), bad jewelry material or shape ( like a hoop ), any kind of irritation like sleeping on the piercing, playing with it, touching and moving it a lot etc.

      I'd stop using the tea tee oil and start the sea salt soaks. Try not to touch the piercing at all.

    Do I have blackheads or whiteheads and is there a big difference?
    I don't have any pimples except for my nose. I have gray bumps deep inside my skin on my nose. When I squeeze the dots, hard yellow puss oozes out. If I scratch the dot 2 or more times it gets white. Are white heads and black heads almost the same? Aren't blackheads harder to get rid of? And what exactly do white heads look like? Are they sort of gray? I'm curious because all the blackhead creams I use do not work.

    • ANSWER:
      You would know if you had a white head. They are huge and pussy and really annoying. And they hurt when you poke them.

      Black heads kinda look like embedded freckles in your skin, and they are dark.

    What is this little yellow spot on my arm?
    I just found a little yellow spot on my my arm about the size of a quarter. At first I thought maybe it was a stain from something, but I haven't been near anything yellow and it doesn't even fade when I try to wash it away. It just looks as if a little spot on my arm is discolored, no bump or anything like that, just discoloration. I've never had anything like this before. My skin is regularly a light almond color. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it's a bruise. You probably had it for a couple of days and didn't notice it. As it heals it'll change colors.

      When I get bruises they turn yellow after a few days.

      Or it could be a ringworm, but you would see a circle in the center of it.

    What causes the red bumps on the back of people's (mostly girls) arms?
    The bumps are usually small but many and sometimes they are red. Almost like razor bumps only on the back of the upper arm.
    Can it be inherited?
    O yeah, how to solve it?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a symptom of Vitamin A deficiency. It is called Chicken Skin. An early sign of Vitamin A deficiency is chicken skin - small raised bumps on the back of the neck, upper arms, back and shoulders. Other deficiency symptoms are premature wrinkles, acne, pimples, blackheads, psoriasis, vision disorders, respiratory problems, dry, rough, itchy, scaly, cracked skin and slowed healing.

      You need to increase your dietary intake of Vitamin A. Once eaten, beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A(retinol) in the body when needed. It's a powerful antioxidant in its own right.

      Foods rich in Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) are:- Fish liver oil, liver, carrots, dark green and yellow vegetables, eggs, milk and dairy products, margarine and yellow fruits.

      Vitamin A rich foods will keep the outer layers of your tissues and organs healthy, help in the removal of age spots, if you have them, promote growth, strong bones, healthy skin, hair, teeth and gums, help treat acne, superficial wrinkles, impetigo, boils, carbuncles and open ulcers when applied externally.

      Another deficiency symptom of Vitamin A is night blindness.

      Recommended daily intake of Vitamin A is 4,000 IU for females.

      I'm sure if you follow my advice you will be more than pleased with your renewed skin texture !!!


    What are these small bumps on my knee after scraping it on sand?
    Hi, just need some help on what this could be and any advice?

    Almost 6 days ago I fell down on the sand and hurt/scraped some of my knee. Once i got home I quickly rinsed the area in water and applied antibacterial cream. I didnt realise afterwards that there was dark/blackish stuff in some parts of the wound. I realised this was dirt/sand from the fall and rinsed the cream and tried to get most of it out.

    Afterwards reapplied cream without any bandages. After 2-3 days of use, a scab formed in a small area where i think it was injured more. But there seemed to be small pinkish bumps for the other parts of my skin that was scrapped. It was at this time i realised the cream was past its use by date.

    Rinsed this off again using cotton pads. This time applied new antibacterial cream and havent been covering the area with any bandage. Cleaned it daily with water/tea (some asian thing) but afterwards when I let it dry out, some clear liquid comes out. When i dab it with a cotton pad it seems to be slightly yellow. Right now i cleaned it again and applied the cream

    Is this area infected? Should i continue treatment? What are the small bumps? Could there still be sand/dirt trapped underneath causing bumps?

    Thanks for your help

    • ANSWER:
      Canids - a mix of Cancer and Aids. You need to amputate your whole body.

    What are these small bumps on my knee after scraping it on sand?
    Hi, just need some help on what this could be and any advice?

    Almost 6 days ago I fell down on the sand and hurt/scraped some of my knee. Once i got home I quickly rinsed the area in water and applied antibacterial cream. I didnt realise afterwards that there was dark/blackish stuff in some parts of the wound. I realised this was dirt/sand from the fall and rinsed the cream and tried to get most of it out.

    Afterwards reapplied cream without any bandages. After 2-3 days of use, a scab formed in a small area where i think it was injured more. But there seemed to be small pinkish bumps for the other parts of my skin that was scrapped. It was at this time i realised the cream was past its use by date.

    Rinsed this off again using cotton pads. This time applied new antibacterial cream and havent been covering the area with any bandage. Cleaned it daily with water/tea (some asian thing) but afterwards when I let it dry out, some clear liquid comes out. When i dab it with a cotton pad it seems to be slightly yellow. Right now i cleaned it again and applied the cream

    Is this area infected? Should i continue treatment? What are the small bumps? Could there still be sand/dirt trapped underneath causing bumps?

    Thanks for your help

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably just a rash, like an allergic reaction. My brother gets it if he goes to the beach but he's fine. If it's pussing then I think you should get it checked though, I've never seen my brothers do that.

    What should i do about the skin under eyes?
    I'm really self concious about my dark under eyes. Also the skin under my eyes is very fragile, hollow, and has some lines so i can't cover it up with makeup or it'll look worse. There's also these little tiny bumps that look like a hole bunch of white heads under them too.
    I use to have like perfect eyes like a few months ago. I don't know what happened. I've been really depressed over it and My mom won't take me to the dermatoligst so i don't know what to do?

    • ANSWER:
      well, dark circle under your eyes usually indicates of lack of sleep or stress, and daily diet has something to do with it too somehow, the best you can do is have a plenty of sleep and drink tons and tons of water daily, use foundation instead of powder to hide the dark circle and concealer with yellow or green undertone will do the magic too..

    Can anyone tell me their personal experience with Cephalhematoma?
    My baby's head has two bumps - one on each side. I know the technical details and am just wondering if anyone can tell me how long it stayed for your baby and any complications that may have occurred.
    My baby is 4 days old, and I think they may be a bit bigger than at first, but that may not be true.

    • ANSWER:
      Cephalhematoma's are very common in newborns often from mild trauma during birth. Its essentially a small amount of blood trapped between the skin and bone. Depending on the size it may take days to months for the blood to completly be reabsorbed. The larger ones may also calcify and become harder as time goes on before they resolve. Large hematomas can increase the chances of your baby being jaundice (yellow) and if this is the case your doctor should check the bilirubin level to make sure it doesnt get to high. Otherwise they shouldnt be any major complications.

    Theres like these yellow bumps on my nose?
    THey're clogged pores. I believe and they're yellow. They're not like skin material they're like maybe puss ? I dunno I guess you can just say yellow clogged pores on my nose. How can I get rid of them?
    Proactiv doesn't do anything really about them. Any other advice tips?

    • ANSWER:
      *Could be just from oily skin and then you have to make sure to clean your face/nose often with an astringent to keep it free from oils. It could also be this thing called milia and I think a doctor has to get the gunk out of those.

      Have you tried using Biore strips on your nose to see if that removes the bumps?

    i have yellow around my tattoo but my lotion is like a tan. could it be the lotion staining around it?
    I just got a tattoo about almost 4 days ago. This is my second tatttoo. I used a tanish lotion on it and its all yellowish around it. But i doesnt have and redness,it doesnt itch, and it doesnt have any bumps or anything around it. Do you think it could be just the lotion?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the yellow may be from the bruising around the tattooed area. The lotion will not stain the tattoo, it doesn't penetrate the skin deep enough to affect it. Just give it a little more time.

    When should I pick yellow squash?
    I read that you should pick yellow squash before it has bumps all over it. However, one of my squash has bumps on it and is around 8 inches long. Can I still eat it? Will I have to peel the skin off?

    In the future, when should I pick the yellow squash?

    • ANSWER:
      Socom your squash is ready to eat, after they get about 7 or 8 inches long will be good, if you let them get much larger they are not good, as seeds gets to big. You do not need to peal your squash just wash under faucet.

      Good Luck

    How do i know if my insulin pump site infection is getting better?
    I had a pump site infection. it was solid hard and bright red and very swollen. it had 3 little bumps today. i was put on an antibiotic. over the past few days its become softer, and the bumps turned yellow-ish like a zit. today its soft, not as red or swollen and the bumps appear to have popped. how do if its getting better or worse? I've never gotten one before!! also, is it normal for the skin to be numb?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it's getting better :) Yeah it is normal for the skin under it to be numb but don't worry it gets better eventually! I often put antiseptic cream on my site when I remove a set to help prevent infections and help the site heal more quickly. Hope that helps and you get better soon - I know how much it sucks! xxxx

    What is this skin condition that when the bumps are barely touched they pop and it makes you itch really bad?
    My boyrfriend is getting these bumps all over his body. He says they do not hurt but they itch really bad. It seems to be wherever his clothes make contact with his skin. However His elbows which are not clothed also are getting them. He says they pop even when he barely touches them..I believe he sid yellow puss

    • ANSWER:
      I would have him get checked for scabies! It's a nasty parasite that lays eggs under your skin. It is highly contagious.

    Is it safe to use both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid?
    My face just recently broke out. I was my face twice a day and then apply benzoyl peroxide and then moisturizer. However after doing some research I found out that salicylic acid is better for white heads which is predominately what I have plus a few red bumps. So would it be safe if I continued using benzoyl peroxide on the red bumps and applied salicylic acid on just the white heads? Or should I just stick to one?

    • ANSWER:
      the more product you apply to your face, the more you dry it out and the more oil your skin makes so if you over do it with the medications, you could end up with more acne. I would alternate the benzoyl peroxide and the Salicylic acid; use one for a week or so, then switch. It is not dangerous to use both, but you could end up burning your skin which is uncomfortable to say the least. i use Dial antibacterial soap or the Dial [yellow] bar soap to wash and I find that the both work extremely well. P.S., Im 43 and still have acne now and then. Be well

      Oh! forgot; Queen Helene Mint Julep mask is a great product as well! Use it as a mask not more than once a week, and if you have a stubborn blemish, you can dab some of the masque on the spot and leave it overnight. :)

    Is it possible to have a pimple on my penis?
    I have this bump, that used to be small but is now bigger and it hurts when i touch it, im 14 and i know its not an std because my still a virgin, could it be a pimple or what could it be?? Im really worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Common ‘bumps’ on the surface skin of the penis include oil glands, pearly papules and inflamed hair follicles. Oil glands are yellow, raised bumps on the shaft, which may secrete a small amount of waxy material Pearly penile papules may also develop during puberty and may be mistaken for sexually transmitted genital warts.

      These tiny raised flesh colored bumps are found in rows along the rim (corona) of the head of the penis. Both sebaceous glands and pearly papules may persist into adulthood, and require no treatment. Pubic hairs at the base of the penis may become infected with skin bacteria such as Staphylococcus, resulting in folliculitis.

      This produces red bumps and pus in the hair follicles, and may require antibiotic treatment if extensive. Another diagnosis could be genital herpes but it is highly unlikely until there has been sexual contact.

      Kindly consult a good dermatologist to clear any other doubts.

    Pink bumps with yellow crustiness on cats underbelly?
    There are a few bumps in a row on his belly that are pinkish in colour on the skin and have a crusty yellow scab-like stuff on top of them. He (Jax, 2-yr-old male cat) doesn't seem to be bothered by it at all but I just don't want to leave it if it could be something dangerous. Any ideas as to what it could be? Should I take him to the vet?

    • ANSWER:
      Does he have fleas? If so, that could be flea allergy dermatitis. One of the most common places it occurs is on a cat's belly and cats will often pull out their fur there to try to relieve the irritation.

    Are there ways to keep your belly button piercing while it's infected?
    I just got the piercing done four weeks ago and it looks bruised around the top ring. I got a small red bump, which formed into a scab right under it. I've accidentally pulled it really hard a couple of times. The skin around the top piercing looks dry. It has bled once, and light almost clear, semi yellow pus comes out after Isoak it with saline solution. I went to the doctor and was told I had a slight infection, to take the antibiotics and get rid of my piercing. But I've been told by others that there is a way to cure it without having to get rid of the piercing. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem.

    • ANSWER:
      If your piercing was infected you would absolutely need to leave it in as taking it out can cause the piercing to close up before the infection gets out, trapping the infection in your body which can cause it to spread.

      Redness, soreness, blood, and lymph (light colored, white, or clear discharge) are completely normal in a healing piercing. Bruising can also be normal in the beginning so if it doesn't go away soon, go have your piercer look at it. Dryness is from cleaning improperly and/or too often. Saline often contains chemical additives which will cause this dryness. Have your piercer check out the bump and give you advice for treatment.

      It's best to do actual sea salt soaks twice a day for 5-10 minutes each soak with 1/4th of a teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt to 8oz of hot water. Pour some into a clean shot glass, bend over at the waist, hold the glass tightly against your stomach and then lean back and it will form a suction to soak it properly.

      If your piercing was infected you'd have excessive redness, hot to the touch feeling, and darker yellow/green pus that usually has an odor to it.

    What are these little small White/Yellow Bumps?
    Hey all, recently I have noticed very small clusters of white/yellow dots/bumps on my fingers and also a small patch on my toes. When I scratch them a yellow/white substance comes out.

    Also, on my feet I have 1 or 2 blister-like bumps, a bit larger and some liquid comes out when burst, are they linked?

    Thanks V Much.
    Ahhh okay, maybe it is impetigo, is there a way to get rid without going to the doctor??

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you have impetigo. see a doctor to get a special cream to get rid of it. dont scratch it-it will only make it spread to other areas on your body! if it gets really severe, you'll have to take antibotics by mouth. Wash your skin several times a day, with antibacterial soap, too-it gets rid of the crust and drainage from the popped bumps.

      hope i helped(:


    My Yorkiepoo has bumps around his "areas" and chest and it hurts him and gives off flaky skin?
    I've looked for similar symptoms and found some things that seem mildly similar, but it doesn't have a bad odor. It hurts him because he is whimper whenever he touches it. He has a high quality diet so I don't think it's that. He hasn't had a history of any skin problems. The first time I noticed it, it was a small patch on his neck, but it went away after a while. Now it's spreading, and I don't know what I should do. Sorry this is lengthy but I wanted to describe as well as I could to get the most accurate answer. Thanks in advance!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me, like it's time for a visit with your vet. We are not vets, we cannot diagnose your dog over the Internet and we can't see what it looks like. It could be many different things. Whatever it is, it is causing your poor dog a lot of pain. Emergency Vets are open 24 hours. You can find one in your Yellow Pages under Veterinarians. Take your poor dog to the vet. She's suffering in pain and you need to find out why and get it treated before she gets any worse than she already is. Only a vet can help your dog. Now Go!

    Is it normal to have bumps on your lips?
    On my upper lips, when I stretch my mouth or the lips out there are visible bumps underneath the skin, they're kid of white but my lips are pale-ish anyway, they are under the skin for sure. They are not blisters or anything, just tiny bumps, only on my upper lips.
    I have a lip peeling habit, I peel them a lot and I get sores obviously, but I haven't touched my lips in two days as I am trying to get out of the habit, also its been dry aswell.

    Is it normal to have bumps like that underneath the skin or not?


    • ANSWER:
      It's normal, and quite common.

      "Fordyce granules are small, whitish or yellow papules that can develop on the genital areas, but also tend to appear commonly on the border of the lips. These granules, which can form as small group cluster, are sebaceous glands that contain no hair follicles. Believed to be present at birth, these bumps begin to grow and become more visible after puberty. Found in approximately 80 to 95 percent of the adult population, fordyce spots are benign, non-contagious and require no treatment, according to DermNet NZ."

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    My six month old dog had a bump under her spay scar. Three - four months after surgery it became red and burst?
    My six month old dog had a bump under her spay scar. Three - four months after surgery it became red and burst open. The vet said it was probably an old piece of stiching when she saw it before it burst ope she said this might happenn. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      I had surgery once where they gave me stitches on the inside. I had several stitches come to the surface and make their way out. Some of them took weeks to come out. If they don't dissolve they will come out through the skin. Put some Hydrogen Peroxide on it to keep it clean. If there is any blood or yellow seeping through it, then take her back to the vet.

    How do i get rid of acne and ance scars in a week?
    I have bumps on my faces that are red and big and it hurts when u press against it but it wont pop and it keeps getting worst =[ i wanna find a way to fix this. The bumps talks forever to go away it stays there and leave a bumpy scar

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      Zinc - Zinc is the Acne stopper. It works in several ways to both treat acne and prevent it. It helps the body regulate certain hormones which prevents acne, but it also helps with wound healing, tissue regeneration and boosting the body's immune system.Most people in the United States actually have a marginal zinc deficiency, but you can get zinc from many of your favorite foods, such as seeds, nuts, legumes and whole grains.

      Vitamin A - Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that helps you have beautiful, healthy hair and skin. You can find vitamin A from fruits and vegetables. Dark green vegetables and deep yellow vegetables as fruits give you a good dose of vitamin A by providing carotenes. Oatmeal is a good source of vitamin A, as well as cantaloupe, honeydew melon, broccoli, spinach and sweet potato. Liver contains a megadosis: watch out, vitamin A is stored in the body and you can actually get vitamin A poisoning.

      Vitamin E - Vitamin E helps to normalize decreased levels of antioxidant enzymes. This is often prevalent in male acne patients, but vitamin E has proven beneficial to both male and female acne sufferers. Almonds, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, spinach, broccoli and mango are all great sources of vitamin E.Even a snack as simple as ¼ to ½ cups of raw nuts and seeds can help your skin become clearer and healthier.

      Selenium - Selenium works much like vitamin E in that it also helps to normalize decreased levels of antioxidant enzymes. Selenium can be found in foods such as vegetables, meats and bread. Some nuts, such as Brazil nuts and walnuts are also rich in selenium. You can also supplement your diet with selenium, taking 100 to 200 micrograms per day. However, 3 ½ ounces of beef has 35 micrograms of selenium and 3 ounces of tuna has 63. Brazil nuts, though, are the winner with 544 micrograms of selenium per ounce.

    My Bearded Dragon's head and Pelvic area turned white, is it to do with calcium deficiency?
    I don't think it's shedding because he recently shed and I always clean the dead skin out after he cut himself on one of his shedded spines. My main worry is as mentioned that it has to do with the calcium deficiency. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms of calcium deficiency (called metabolic bone disorder or MBD) are twitching of the back legs, general twitching, lethargy, bad or nonexistent appetite, thin or brittle bones, twisted toes and limbs, bumps or deformities, paralysis, seizures and eventual death. Turning white is not one of the symptoms. Young bearded dragons are constantly shedding in what are known as 'incomplete' sheds, meaning little bits or certain body parts shed at different times (as opposed to a snake who will shed it's entire skin in one go). Are you sure his head and pelvic area have shed recently? Does this whiteness look mottled or dull/does it look like it usually does when he sheds?

      My guess would be that it's a shed. If you are absolutely certain he isn't shedding, my second guess would be yellow fungus rather than MBD. Here is a link to a description and picture of yellow fungus (although if you keep your beardie's cage clean, I doubt he has this either.)

    How do I use tea tree oil for my keloid by my nose piercing?
    I know it's a stupid question but i just bought it today and it said you should mix it with olive oil to see how sensitive my skin is to it. I don't want to take my nose piercing out so do i just put it on the keloid or everywhere? And do you know how much i should put it on and how long it would hopefully take to come off or flatten? Thanks for the help!
    then why did you answer?

    • ANSWER:
      You just pour a DROP into the cap, then dilute it with a few dots of water, and apply with a q-tip to the bump! Leave it on to absorb and don't touch it, no need to clean it afterwards or wash it off :) Don't use olive-oil, it's too greasy and will only do bad for your piercing.

      BUT there is a much better alternative. Fill a cup right to the brim with freshly boiled water, and add 1/4tsp of sea salt into the cup and stir, then add a chamomile teabag and let it brew for a few minutes until it's a deep yellow colour. Then as soon as it's cooled down enough for you, litterally stick your nose in the cup XD Of course breathe through your mouth, but time yourself and keep your nose submerged in the cup for 5 minutes ATLEAST. No shorter than 5 minutes! Take your nose out and dry around it with a paper towel to wipe away any lymph that came out, and then leave it :) I had a HORRIBLE bump on my nose piercing last year, and I only had to do this twice and the bump dried up and just fell off painlessly. It now looks perfect and the bump hasn't come back. Chamomile tea bags are really cheap, so please don't hesitate. It's so much better than the tea tree oil and you'll see better results quicker :) Do this once or twice a week!

    How do I know if my lip piercing is infected?
    I just recently pierced my bottom lip and I clean it like crazy cuz i'm paranoid about infection. But now there's redness around the ring and inside my lip where the ring goes through there's a big bump and i'm wondering what i should do,can someone please help me A.S.A.P?

    • ANSWER:
      Cleaning your piercing "like crazy" can actually cause redness and swelling like you're describing. Unfortunately so can infections, allergy to your jewelry, and an improper fit of the jewelry. So no one online is going to be able to tell you exactly what is wrong with your piercing.

      If you have redness, pain, heat, yellow/green/brown/ or smelly discharge, and other nasty symptoms you may have an infection. If you've just got an irritated looking piercing with a little whitish discharge and some puffiness, you are most likely not infected. It's possible though, so if your lip does anything alarming, please see your doctor.

      To clean a lip piercing you can either clean it with sea salt soaks alone or you can clean the outside with anti-bacterial soap. Most piercers also have you rinse your mouth out with non-alcoholic mouthwash or a saline rinse after eating, drinking or smoking for the first couple of weeks. The mouth rinsing helps keep your piercing tidy and gives it an easier time healing.

      To clean your lip with anti-bacterial soap is fairly self-explanatory. Use a soap without a lot of fragrance, rinse the area thoroughly when you're finished. You don't need to do soap more than once or twice a day unless you get particularly dirty or sweaty. Cleaning more often than you need to can aggravate your piercing, strip it of moisture, actually slow your healing process, and leave the area more vulnerable to infection since you've over-cleaned all of its natural defenses.

      If you just can't live with only cleaning twice a day, you can perform sea salt soaks instead. To do this mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or non-iodized salt) in 8oz warm water. Soak your piercing in the solution for a few minutes. You can stick your lip in the cup or you can soak some cotton wool in it and apply to the piercing. You can premix this solution, put it in a small clean bottle and carry it with you if you need to. Salt soaks will help soothe the area and keep it clean. You may notice the soaks drying out your skin, in this case cut back on soaks.

      DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ELSE ON A PIERCING WITHOUT DIRECTION FROM A PROFESSIONAL. This means no hydrogen peroxide, no alcohol, no ointment. Hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria, but it also kills the cells that your body is using to heal the area. Alcohol is too drying and can strip the area of materials it needs to heal. Ointment keeps your piercing from breathing and its sticky so it attracts dirt and germs. If you must have something to rub on yourself, get some emu oil or tea tree oil, both of these can keep the area moist and are natural antiseptics. Just don't over apply them and ONLY apply them to a freshly cleaned piercing.

      If you mean there is a lump inside your piercing, it is probably just swollen tissue that is trying to heal and has been aggravated by over-cleaning. Don't squeeze the lump, don't pick at it, just clean the area and leave it alone. If you mean there is a giant bubble of fluid someplace, then go to a professional and have it looked at.

      One of the biggest parts of avoiding infection in a new piercing is to avoid touching it. Never, ever, ever touch a piercing with dirty hands. Not for any reason. There are nasty germs on just about every surface you touch. These germs get onto your hands and then can hitch a ride right to your new piercing. If you need to adjust your jewelry, wash your hands. Before you clean your piercing, wash your hands. Don't let anyone else touch your jewelry unless they have just washed their hands. The world is a dirty place, the best way to keep your piercing safe is not to touch it.

      Keep your piercing clean, but don't over-do it. The more you let your piercing rest and care for itself, the better it is likely to heal. So no touching, and only just enough cleaning to keep it healthy.

      And please, if it does anything strange like gets sore, oozes colored discharge, puts off heat, or gives you other trouble, go see a professional immediately about it.

    How long did it take your cartilage piercing to stop hurting?
    I didn't say to heal, but how long did it take to stop hurting, like when it was bumped or something.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know how long it will stay sore for an ear cartilage piercing. I know my nose was tender for a little over a week. Granted, it didn't hurt all the time, but if my husband kissed me and the tip of his nose knocked the ring or if I rubbed it on my pillow it would hurt and get all red and sore afterward.

      Just remember that even piercings that look like they're doing really well on the surface are going to be very tender on the inside of the hole because your body is trying to adapt to the concept of healing around a foreign object. Because cartilage doesn't get the same level of blood flow as skin it can take longer to heal on the inside and some piercings can still be tender up to three weeks, but that's unusual.

      What you need to watch out for is increased swelling, increased redness, increased pain and sensitivity, the area around the piercing being hot to the touch, throbbing pain and/or a green or whitish yellow, thick, foul-odored discharge. Those are signs of infection.

    How can I tell if my cartilage is shattered/infected?
    I pierced my own ear a week ago and I'm honestly regretting it now. I didn't do much research before poking a safety pin through my ear and I was just wondering how soon you'll know your cartilage is shattered/infected? I've been cleaning it regularly and I did notice this bump behind my ear (right on the cartilage piercing hole). Is that a sign of infection? Also, what are things you can do to prevent your ear from getting an infection? Thank you in advance!

    (Sorry for my bad grammar, English isn't my first language.)
    Oh, and my mom wouldn't let me get my cartilage pierced so I did it behind her back... So I can't go to the doctors if my ear is actually infected.

    • ANSWER:
      The little bump in natural! Its just how the skin is. I've had my ears pierced for years, and it still has the bump! I your ears get infected, you will have yellow and white fluids and goo coming out of them. They will also be in a lot of pain. Just wash your ears regularly, and clean your ear rings before you put them in!

    How can you tell if a cartilage piercing is infected?
    I had recently gotten a cartilage piercing yesterday and i have started noticing to day there is a bump on the back of my ear where the back piercing is at so im nervous wondering if its infected i haven't noticed any pus that's yellow or foul smelling but it only hurts if i touch my earring like forcefully.

    • ANSWER:
      Cartilage is fragile, and it is easy to irritate it. The bump you have is fairly common, especially if you had it pierced with a gun which does alot more damage than a piercing needle. If you picture your cartilage, it is basically skin on the outside and the cartilage is sandwiched in between. When that piercing gets bumped or snagged (or even the force from having it pierced) it can pull that skin away from the cartilage making a pocket there. You body heals it by filling that area in with fluid or skin cells, and from the outside you see a funky looking bump. The good news is it usually takes care of itself and goes away over time. The bad news is you just have to wait it out. Doing sea salt soaks can definitely help with the healing (for directions on how to take care of it you can check out the homepage for the Association of Professional Piercers) In the future, if you snag it there are a few things you can do to take down the risk of getting a bump again. Alot of people have seen good results with a compression technique. Take two q tips (or something else that isn't sharp or abrasive and is clean) and gently press on on each side of the piercing (front and back) for 30 seconds or so. It helps to let the skin reattach to the cartilage. I'm sure it doesn't always fix it, but it's worth 30 seconds to reduce your chances of an ugly bump. I hope this helped. If it doesn't start looking better, you could have a licensed body piercer check it out for you. And, as always, if you are worried about an infection see a doctor who is familiar with body piercing. It's better to be safe.

    best way to get rid of black heads or hyper-pigmentation?
    I have like really bad acne but not its clearing. but i have a lot of dark spots ALOT!!. and like different patches of skin complexion so basically hyper pigmentation. I have dark complexion so its weird finding something that works. Any fast way to fix these without seeing a dermatologist or breaking my pockets.

    • ANSWER:
      To put it quite simply and non-mechanical, blackheads are little bumps embedded into the pores of our skin. They are usually yellowish or blackish in colour.
      According to medical practitioners, blackheads are the first stage of acne, forming before bacteria invade the pores of our skin, which in turn results in infection and inflammation (otherwise known as the pimple). These lesions typically develop after puberty, when hormones begin surging into the body and skin. The excess hormones in the skin result in stimulation of the oil gland (called the sebaceous glands). This stimulation leads to excess oil production in the pores. The excess oil gets occluded in the pores resulting in a ball of accumulated oil which, when exposed to air, turns black in color. There are many conditions that may cause or even worsen blackheads. Some of these causes are the use of topical oils and the use of makeup. While blackheads are present in almost any skin type, they are most likely to develop on people with very oily skin.
      What Causes Blackheads?
      As previously stated, blackheads usually develop when the skin produces too much oil. A major factor contributing to excess oil production is the onset of puberty. At this time, hormones become unregulated due to a by product called dihydrotestosterone or DHT. This hormone results in the over activity of the oil gland which then results in clogged pores.
      Another common cause of the appearance of blackheads is that the skin is has not been cleaned thoroughly. When skin is not cleaned properly, dead skin cells accumulate within the pores. These dead cells then clog the pore opening which then results in oil build up, which we already know causes blackheads to form. Yet another cause of clogged pores is the use of too much makeup. Excessive use of moisturizes, foundations or sun screens can also have the same effect as the overuse of makeup.
      A good rule of thumb to always follow is that whatever is it you put on your face throughout the day, be sure to take it off before going to sleep that night. Although thorough cleansing is essential, over-scrubbing or cleansing has been found to be one of the reasons for skin's anomalies and irritation. Although excessive oil is not beneficial, our skin needs a small amount to stay healthy. Too much scrubbing or irritation of the skin will result in reflex over activity of the oil gland. This will result in increased oil production and clogging of the pores, which, in turn, aggravates acne.
      Other articles about skin conditions/diseases
      Prevention with Regular Cleansing
      Regular cleansing is recommended to everyone, whether blackheads are present or not. Initial symptoms of blackheads are not visible to the naked eye. As we spoke about earlier, if your skin is left unclean, more dirt is attracted to the skin. What starts out as yellow blackheads then turns into black, hard bumps which are difficult to extract. For this reason is always suggested to keep skin cleaned thoroughly.
      How to Get Rid of Blackheads
      You can extract blackheads yourself if there is no sign of infection on or surrounding the blemish. If attempting to extract the blackhead yourself, always be sure to use sterile materials. It is also advised to be certain your environment is extremely clean. As suggested by skin experts, the first step would be to steam your skin for several minutes. The best way to do this is to place your face over a bowl of very hot water. It is also recommended to hold a towel over your head to keep in the steam. This will loosen the pores and make the extraction process less painful. Be careful not to scald yourself.
      It is preferable to use a flat blackhead remover, or a comedone extractor to remove blackheads. You can find this product at any beauty store. It is highly recommended not to attempt to extract aggravated, inflamed or infected acne lesions since this will worsen the acne and can cause scarring.
      If you are unsure of your ability to extract blackheads, it is recommended to visit a professional. Aestheticians and dermatologists can offer deep cleansing facial treatments designed to keep skin clear of black or white heads. The cost of these treatments may be a little high for your budget, but most are happy with the results and feel it is worth it in the long run.

    What kind of make-up could you use if you have dark patches under your eyes?
    What kind of make-up would you use if you have a bump or a pimple that you need to cover up?

    List some that do not make the skin look like it has glitter on it. If you could list some that are sweatproof it would be wonderful!

    • ANSWER:
      Use yellow illusions concealer. The yellow covers up purple and blue tones. You can get sticks, pencils, cream.
      Here's one from Physician's Formula:

    How do I get rid of these patches on my skin?
    They are small bumps that itch like crazy. They're getting bigger and turning red. sometimes bleed. When I get out of the shower, yellow liquid stuff comes out. What is it and how do i get rid of them?
    They are on the inner side of my calves. I am 15 and a serious athlete, does it have to do with how much i sweat?

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    my soon to be 8 year old border collie has a bump under his skin should I worry?
    it is located on his right side of his ribs. it is soft and it seems like it is located subcutaneous under the upper epidermal layer of his skin.

    • ANSWER:
      My yellow lab has the same lump...her lump was tested by my vet and it was just fatty tissue. I was told this is fairly common in female dogs that are a bit older. Best bet is to have the vet test it. It's painless to the animal and can be diagnosed within a few minutes under a microscope. Hope this helps.

    What is the difference between poison oak and insect bites?
    I have circle shaped bumps that are white or red and if I squeeze them they become yellow and red they itch and are getting a lot bigger when I scratch them

    • ANSWER:
      Poison oak mostly comes from plants. Either the steam, the leaves and the flowers when in contact with human beings skin it produces allergic effects.
      Insect bites too may produce skin reactions lijke skin rashes, swelling the skin part or in the lymph nodes.
      There are available over the counter medicines in drugstores like anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory creams and ointments suitable for skin applications and in oral doses in form of tablets, capsules and liquid syrup for oral intake.

    What are these small faint bumps on the palm of my hand?
    I noticed last week that I have 3 very faint bumps on the palm of my hand. They are not very noticeable, they don't itch, and they do not hurt. They are somewhat white in can barely see them. They are only driving me crazy because I don't know what they are. You have to run your finger across my skin to feel them. Have no clue where they came from. Any ideas on what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      here is everything you need to knowabout skin marks or bumps

      Skin disease Symptoms Usual area of body
      Acne Covered in small pus-filled sacs, blackheads, pimples or sore red bumps Face, chest or back
      Rosacea Flushed appearance or Redness Around cheeks, chin, forehead or nose
      Boil Painful red bump or a cluster of painful red bumps Anywhere
      Cellulitis Red, tender and swollen areas of skin Around a cut, scrape or skin breach
      Insect bite Red and/or itchy bumps on the skin Anywhere and can be sprinked randomly
      Allergic reaction Irregular, raised or flat red sores that appeared after taking medicine/drugs or eating certain foods Anywhere
      Hives Bumps formed suddenly Anywhere but usually first noticed on face
      Seborrheic dermatitis Bumps and swelling Near glands
      Cradle Cap Dry, scaly skin Cover the head of a child
      Irritant contact dermatitis Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash Eyebrows, nose, edge of the scalp, point of contact with jewellery, perfume or clothing.
      Allergic Contact Dermatitis caused by poison ivy, oak or sumac Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash; can also be weeping or leathery. Anywhere that came in contact with the irritant either directly or via transfer (eg. from contaminated clothing.)
      Allergic purpura Small red dots on the skin, or larger, bruise-like spots that appeared after taking medicine Anywhere
      Pityriasis Rosea Started with a single scaly, red and slightly itchy spot, and within a few days, did large numbers of smaller patches of the rash, some red and/or others tan Chest and abdomen
      Dermatitis herpetiformis Intensely itchy rash with red bumps and blisters Elbows, knees, back or buttocks
      Erythema nodosum Large red bumps that seem to bruise and are tender to touch Anywhere
      Psoriasis White, Scaly rash over red, irritated skin Elbows and knees
      Erythema multiforme Red, blotchy rash, with "target like" hives or sores. Anywhere
      Measles Red Rash that is raised with a fever or sore throat. Usually starts first on the forehead and face and spreads downward.
      Chickenpox Multiple blisters with a fever, cough, aches, tiredness and sore throat. Usually starts first on the face, chest and back and spreads downward.
      Shingles Red blisters that are very painful and may crust Anywhere
      Fifth Disease Started as a fever and then developed a bright red rash Cheeks
      Warts Soft bumps forming that don't itch and have no other symptoms Anywhere
      Ringworm Bald spot on the scalp or a ring of itchy red skin Anywhere
      Syphilis Rash that is red but not itchy Palms of hands or soles of feet
      Jock itch, yeast infection or diaper rash Red itchy rash Groin
      Tinea versicolor Light coloured patches Anywhere
      Impetigo Crusted, tan-colored sores Near nose or lip
      Scabies Bite-like sores that itch and spread intensely Usually start on hands or feet and spread everywhere
      Rocky Mountain spotted fever A fine rash with a fever and headache Usually start on arms and legs including the hands and feet
      Lupus erythematosus A butterfly rash with achy joints Forehead and cheeks
      Jaundice or sign of hepatitis Yellowish Skin, whites of eyes and mouth
      Bruise Blue or black area after being hit Anywhere
      Actinic keratoses Scaly, pink, gray or tan patches or bumps Face, scalp or on the backs or the hands
      Keloid or hypertrophic scar Scar that has grown larger than expected Anywhere
      Lipoma Soft or rubbery growth Anywhere
      Milia Lots of white spots On the face of a baby
      Molluscum or contagiosum Small, firm, round bumps with pits in the center that may sit on tiny stalks Anywhere
      Sebaceous cyst Bump with a white dome under the skin Scalp, nape of the neck or upper back
      Skin tag Soft, fleshy growth, lump or bump Face, neck, armpits or groin
      Xanthelasma Yellow area under the skin Under eyelids
      Melanoma Dark bump that may have started within a mole or blemish, or, a spot or mole that has changed in color, size, shape or is painful or itchy Anywhere
      Basal cell carcinoma Fleshy, growing mass Areas exposed to the sun
      Squamous cell carcinoma Unusual growth that is red, scaly or crusted Face, lip or chin
      Kaposi's sarcoma Dark or black raised spots on the skin that keep growing or have appeared recently Anywhere
      Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) Pink-red ring or bullseye marks Anywhere

    What is seriously going on with my anus? Red bumps on buttocks, purplish opening, weird yellow skin tag?
    It's only been bothering me today. It feels kind of like a worm moving a little bit, but not like an actual worm (if that makes sense). It sits on the outside of my anus, like a piece hanging off. It looks like a worm, it's yellow. I tried pulling it, ha, it didn't come out or anything. Just felt like a piece of skin. Also, the outside of my anus is a purplish color. Another thing I have are these little red bumps all over my buttocks. They don't itch or bother me in any way, they're just there. I am not sexually active, I never have been. I'm just extremely confused and concerned on all of this. I would appreciate serious answers. There is absolutely no way to word this without it sounding ridiculous and gross, but I need to know if there is a home cure out there or an explanation before I weirdly drop my pants in front of my parents. I also used to self harm and have a lot of scarring that my parents don't know about, and I'd appreciate it if they didn't find that out while they were observing my ass.
    Please, serious answers. What is going on.

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    Can someone qualified explain to me what lupoid rosacea is? Also is it related to lupus.?
    Please explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. So is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus? What are the similarities and differences? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Lupoid or Granulomatous Rosacea. This variant of rosacea is characterized by firm, yellow, brownish or redish, cutaneous papules or nodules. These lesions are less inflammatory and frequently sit upon relatively normal-appearing skin but sometimes it is diffusely red and thickened. Typically, they are monomorphic in each individual patient affecting the cheeks and the periorifical areas. For diagnosing this form of rosacea, other signs and symptoms of rosacea are not necessary. Diascopy with a glass spatula reveals the lupoid character of the infiltrations. Lupoid or granulomatous rosacea may lead to scarring of the skin. This rosacea variant is the only one recognized by the expert committee commissioned by the NRS However, most medical literature discuss several other rosacea variants and there is no universal agreement of what constitutes a rosacea variant. The National Rosacea Society has classified rosacea into four subtypes based upon morphology rather than causality. The NRS classification of rosacea is a controversial subject. (1) Subtype 1. Erythematotelangiectatic (ETR) (characterized by persistent redness, usually with the Butterfly or T -Zone). (2) Subtype 2 Papulopustular (PPR) (characterized by persistent redness with bumps [papules] and pimples [pustules]). (3) Subtype 3. Phymatous (Rhinophyma). Variants of Rhinophyma:- Glandular. Fibrous. Fibroangiomatous . Actinic. Rhinophymous leishmaniasis. (4) Subtype 4. Ocular. (5) Neurogenic rosacea. Phenotypes. Glandular Rosacea [1] Variants of Rosacea. 1. Granulomatous Rosacea. 2. Rosacea Fulminans. 3. Steroid-induced acneiform eruption. 4. Perioral dermatitis. 5. Persistent edema of rosacea. 6. Gram-negative Rosacea. 7. Halogen Rosacea. 8. Rosacea Conglobata. 9. Rosacea Inversa. 10. Lymphedema (Morbihan's disease). 11. Gnatophyma. 12. Metophyma (forehead). 13. Motophyma (one or both ears). 14. Blepharophyma (eyelids). 15. Otophyma (ears) (PubMed Article). 16. . 17. Rosacea Keratitis. 18. . 19. Pyoderma Faciale. There is some of confusion and debate on what constitutes a rosacea variant. There are many symptoms of lupus. One of the most common is a rash on the face, which can be confused with rosacea. In lupus, the facial rash is called a Malar rash. The malar rash is a redness or rash that may appear in a butterfly configuration across the nose and cheeks. It can appear on one or both sides of the face and is usually flat. In rosacea, the rash does not have the butterfly configuration. Rosacea is clinically defined as a chronic skin disease that causes redness and swelling, primarily on the face. Rosacea usually varies in severity, and manifests in episodes of flushing and inflammation of the affected areas. So when asked, “is rosacea a symptom of lupus”, the answer is no. Rosacea is not a symptom of lupus. Rosacea and lupus both can cause a red rash on the face, but the rashes are very different. The rosacea rash can be all over the face, while the lupus rash is normally seen in the butterfly pattern. Now that you understand the difference, I hope I have satisfactorily answered the question "Is rosacea a symptom of lupus."


      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

    My year old cousin has a rash everywhere on her body, how do i get rid of it?
    she has a rash on her body. it is like pink bumps but not chicken pox because it doesnt itch. it isnt serious though. what is it? how can i make it go away? please help!
    she went to the doctor he said its not serious but nothing else

    • ANSWER:
      Hi FB

      Here are a few ideas to heal the issue.

      Although most rashes are not symptoms of a serious health problem, they can be signs of allergies, liver and gallbladder problems, lupus, bleeding disorders, nutritional deficiencies, and autoimmune diseases.

      Rashes can also be due to the elimination of toxic wastes through the skin, or of an active immune reaction to an invading organism. Suppression of such a rash can lead to chronic disease states. Rather than try to suppress the rash, in such cases watchful waiting may be more advisable.


      Natural Cures

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate any foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat an organic, whole foods diet, with plenty of green leafy vegetables and yellow vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and winter squash. Also drink plenty of pure, filtered water, and avoid all processed foods and chemical food additives.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically to the affected areas.

      Herbs: The following herbal remedies can speed healing: A tincture of equal parts burdock root and gentian root, the fresh juice of coriander, and/or aloe vera juice or gel.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Belladonna, Sulfur, Graphites, and Calc carb.

      Juice Therapy: Drink fresh squeezed vegetable juices on a daily basis, especially carrot, beet, radish, and garlic juice.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful to speed healing: vitamin A and vitamin E (both orally and applied topically over the affected areas), vitamin C, essential fatty acids (EFAs), flaxseed oil, and amma linolenic acid (GLA). In addition, add half a teaspoon of baking soda to water and drink every fifteen minutes. Do this three times, and then every two to three hours for two to three days or until the reaction subsides.

      Best of health to you

    Please answer my question in really worried?
    I have a dry gential and I also found a lot of small bumps inside my skin. They feel like little tiny pebbles inside my skin. I also have a white, some times a little yellow discharge... What could it be? My partner showed me his papers that he's clean and doesn't have herpes or anything like that.

    • ANSWER:
      There may be two things. The bumps might be genital warts that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Your description doesn't fit HPV very well, so its just as likely to be something else.

      The discharge characteristics may be normal if they are part of your period or they might indicate yeast or bacterial infections that can be acquired without sex.

    What are the symptoms of Basil Cell Carcinoma?
    I have a bump on my nose that my doctor thinks is growing and she says it might be basil cell carcinoma. I am looking for a dermatologist to consult with but am wondering if anyone out there knows about these things and also have you ever heard of the morhs (? spelling) treatment? Thank you for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of Basal Cell Carcinoma
      The five most typical characteristics of basal cell carcinoma are quite different from each other. Frequently, two or more features are present in one tumor. In addition, basal cell carcinoma sometimes resembles non-cancerous skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema. Only a trained physician, usually a dermatologist, can diagnose this cancer.
      It is advisable to learn the signs of basal cell carcinoma and examine the body regularly, as often as once a month, if at high risk. A full-length mirror and a hand-held mirror can be very useful for the less visible parts of the body. The five warning signs of basal cell carcinoma are:
      •An open sore that bleeds, oozes or crusts, and remains open for three or more weeks. A persistent, non-healing sore is a very common early manifestation.
      •A reddish patch or an irritated area, frequently occurring on the chest, shoulders, arms or legs. Sometimes the patch crusts. It may also itch or hurt. At other times, it persists with no noticeable discomfort.
      •A smooth growth with an elevated, rolled border and an indentation in the center. As the growth slowly enlarges, tiny blood vessels may develop on the surface.
      •A shiny bump (or nodule) that is pearly or translucent and is often pink, red or white. The bump can also be tan, black or brown, especially in dark-haired people, and can be confused with a mole.
      •A scar-like area (white, yellow, or waxy in appearance) which often has poorly defined borders. The skin itself appears shiny or taut. Although a less frequent sign, it can indicate the presence of an aggressive tumor.

      TARGET THERAPY* for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, HIV/AIDS, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, etc., ---it should aim @ [3] steps.
      1. Removal of toxins from all internal organs & purging through Normal Drainage systems, feces, urine, menses[females], skin, lungs and vomiting.
      • 2. Activating all the internal organs to make each & every organ to function up to optimum levels.
      3. Supplying vitamins, nutrients, micro-nutrients, minerals, trace elements for invigorating the entire Immune system to produce antibodies.

      • Acupressure techniques & Indian Natural Remedies [comprising Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bio-chemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc.,] can meet all the requirements.
      • Acupressure Techniques—NO SIDE EFFECTS. NO HOSPITALIZATION. Costs Affordable even by the poor. An acupressure Therapeutist can, not only diagnose any disease instantaneously, but, also prevent/treat any disease & or the affected organ[s] with the aid of Indian natural remedies. All stipulated instructions must be followed most religiously. The % of success depends upon the extent of compliance.
      4. U may try acupressure techniques and natural remedies strictly for 45 days and If U find any perceivable improvements, U may continue it for another 45 days to have total cure.

      PS:If satisfied/benefited with, U may inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ by Dr.Devendra Vora, D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

    How can I get rid of this rash on my face quickly?
    A few days ago I got a rash on my face; it's red, rough, dry, and itchy. It almost looks like there are tiny little bumps? It's very uncomfortable and I need it to go away!! Should I use Aloe Vera gel and Benadryl for fastest results? Have you ever experienced something similar? And if so, how do I get RID of it??! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Tea tree oil gets rid of fungis and bacteria and viruses. That could work. Also raw honey (not the prosessed kind you get in the store), that helps heal very very fast! Honey healed my nose when I was sick twice and my nose was so chapped that it had dry flakey yellow skin and was cracked so bad that it was bleeding! It healed completely in like 3 days! Tea tree kills germs really fast to. (tea tree is not to eat.)

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