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Raised Skin Bumps

Moles are of different types. Moles basically have three main categories. The decision to remove them or leave them be will be guided by knowledge of the differences among these three.

If you have moles, is it a must to remove them?

This question may come across as ridiculous for some science students. But for a layman, such doubts can arise, when they read scientific articles about moles causing cancer. The process of mole removal is no more a difficult one.

People in the past had to make do with home remedies and natural treatment methods. However, hospitals now conduct laser surgery or excision, carried out only by skin surgeons, to remove moles. You have to have your mole diagnosed for any cancerous tendencies before signing up for a surgical procedure to remove them.

When this differentiation is understood clearly, you will find out whether a surgery is required or not. Nevus, the most common types of moles do not have cancerous tendencies. Despite being similar to common moles, however, dysplastic nevus can sometimes pose cancer risks. Melanoma surely causes cancer.

They all differ in their shape and size. Others have differences in their symmetry, border line and surface texture. Common moles, once removed, have lesser possibilities of appearing again. Similarly, after removing the dysplastic nevus, you cannot expect the recurrence. But in the case of melanoma, there is no guarantee that it will not reappear. There are some cases where melanoma has reappeared a few years after a successful excision surgery. Among the three, melanoma poses the most danger. Its effects can reach the other regions of the body and not just the area where it first appears. However, just because a mole forms in one area does not mean other areas of the body will follow suit. Surface areas of normal moles are usually flat. They develop as smooth spots on one's skin. Sometimes, it can form a raised area and a bump.

Dysplastic nevus, despite having smooth surfaces, can look unsightly. They do not have a proper symmetry or shape like the common moles. Their appearance is actually pebbly. Melanoma looks scraped. They are also lumpy and quite hard. In some instances, blood can ooze from them.

Among the three forms of moles, nevus is round; sometimes, oval. There is no proper shape for dysplastic nevus. A proper shape or symmetry is also lacking in melanoma. One way of finding out if a mole can turn cancerous is close observation of its shape.

If the border and shape of moles are not well defined, you need to take serious step of removing them. Nevus is well separated from the skin and has a distinct contour. But melanoma has blurred edges. You won't be able to tell where the mole ends and the skin starts because the mole's notched contour basically meshes well into the skin. The contour or dysplastic nevus is the same.

Moles cannot be treated harmful always. In certain cultures, they are regarded as beauty spots, if found on certain parts of the body.

I sincerely hope that this article has done a good contribution in making you aware about different types of moles and their features.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Some parts of my skin feels like football leather?
    Where only talking quarter sized spots, there are 3 of them I believe, two on my right shoulder and one on my chest. By football leather im trying to describe the skin as little bumps, they're the normal skin color just raised skin in bump form. It doesn't hurt or itch or anything, its just there, any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      IMO - Monistat and better micro-nutritional absorption in the gut should clear it up.

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.

      After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.

      IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      Since petrolatum med steroid antibiotic pushing MDs were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds or supplements.

      Poor quality and/or low cost micro-nutrition that will weaken one's immune system, will cause/ allow/ promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life.

      With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria .]

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 . FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive leafy green vegetables.

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

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

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

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

      These are some symptoms of a primary genital herpes outbreak:

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

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

      Good luck and take care!

  3. QUESTION:
    Why am I getting peeling spots leaving me with pink scars while on accutane? How do I stop this?
    I have been on accutane for almost 3 months now and I am worried because I am supposed to stop in mid march a month before my wedding in April but I am still getting about one pimple a week. That's not a huge deal but what is also bothering me is my pores feel more clogged.. Not by blackheads but just oils like tiny bumps in a lot of my pores. I also have been having weird peeling areas where it seems like I would have had a pimple but it never creates any oozing of real inflammation.. Just a raised dead skin bump that ends up peeling and turning into a pink spot. It is hard to explain but I want to get rid of this problem before my wedding!

    • ANSWER:
      The peeling is totally normal. Your skin is going to be a mess of flakes, scabs & peeling until you're off the stuff. That's how it works.

      Also, Accutane slows down your ability to heal so don't expect the scars to heal like they normally would when you're not taking it. They will probably last until you've been off of the meds for a month or so.

  4. QUESTION:
    How can the raised skin on nose be treated???
    I am getting more and more raised skin on nose with irregular shapes but they are normal skin color. Once they are formed they are not gone.

    How can a doctor remove them? by laser or hot cut? they are slight raised skin very slight bumps..

    help

    • ANSWER:
      i think it might be hyperkeratinisationn but i cant be 100 percent try microdermabrasion or speak to a beauty therapist. exfoliate the skin regularly and keep up the moisturiser

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the raised skin colored bumps on my face?
    I have these, very small skin colored bumps on my forehead. There not white heads.. or zits. What are they?! I wash and moisturize my face everyday.. and i don't have acne.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    I have a little bump on my nipple that i think is raised skin?
    I've had it since i can remember, but i would really like to know what it is! If not raised skin, i dont know what because breast cysts do not run in my family history.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a milk gland.

  7. QUESTION:
    can coldsores start with like a black head?
    well, i started with like a raised skin coloured bump with like an indented black head, i scratched it off and now i have a big red bloody mess, which is circular but only slighly bigger than the original spot. it is not dry skin, it is quite moist. was this a blackhead or a coldsore?? please help me! i dont want herpess.

    • ANSWER:
      my step daughter had something similar and it turned out to be a tick.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of the very little raised bumby skin on my face?
    It starts around my nose underneath my eyes and now it's starting to spread to my cheek now on both sides. It's like these tiny bumby raised skins. I don't know what is it!

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter has always had similar bumps since she was little and she's now 13. We found out it was keratosis pilaris. It mainly appears on the tops of arms and sometimes legs and she does get in on the sides of her face too. Check out their website and read up in case its the same thing. Hers gets better if she uses vitamin A cream.

  9. QUESTION:
    How would I cause a raised skin bump or red skin irritation?
    Trying to find out a substance or technique that would cause someones skin to be raised or turn red when touching them. Would really appreciate some help!

    • ANSWER:
      This makes me wonder. Why would you want to?

  10. QUESTION:
    What is this on my upper cartilage piercing?
    I changed my earring after over 4 months from the studs to hoops.They don't hurt much but there is raised skin in the back part of the ear.They aren't bumps exactly..they aren't defined.The skin kind of looks like it's swollen I gues.But it's not painful or red.Is this normal and what can I do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, if it's not infected you have nothing to worry about. I had a small lump on the top of my ear on the cartilage and I just continued using an antiseptic cream (even though it wasn't infected) and kept turning the ring. But I do have a small lump just inside my nose piercing and they said it's nothing to worry about. Sometimes the skin just reacts in a certain way.

  11. QUESTION:
    Under the skin facial bumps/whiteheads? How do I get rid of them?
    On my face I have like these under the skin bumps that are raised but not popable and really dont have color. You can see them in certain lighting. How do I get rid of them??

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    What could cause a rash on the bend of the arm and break out in a sweet?
    Age 52--- Woman Rash looks like little red raised bumps.
    Could it be symptoms of menopause ?
    Can a high consumption of fish oil cause this condition ?

    • ANSWER:
      The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Elbow rash. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

      Heat rash
      Contact dermatitis
      Stasis dermatitis (type of Eczema)
      Seborrheic dermatitis
      Measles
      Chickenpox
      HIV infection
      Nummular eczema
      Dry skin
      Bacterial meningitis
      Melanoma
      Q fever
      Syphilis
      Erythema nodosum
      Atopic eczema (type of Eczema) - rash on the inside of the elbows.

      Technically, you don't actually "hit" menopause until it's been one year since your final menstrual period. In the United States, that happens about age 51, on average.

      The signs and symptoms of menopause, however, often appear long before the one-year anniversary of your final period. They include:

      Irregular periods
      Decreased fertility
      Vaginal dryness
      Hot flashes
      Sleep disturbances
      Mood swings
      Increased abdominal fat
      Thinning hair
      Loss of breast fullness

      The Mayo Clinic lists 195 causes of sweating.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommed a gentle moisturiser for irritated skin?
    I suffer with breakouts of tiny raised bumps around chin area and crease from nose to corner of lips this happens after sun exposure or showering. Moisturisers at that time will aggrivate and make it very red although it does calm down sometimes within the hour sometimes not for a couple of days. A Beauty Therapist has recommended not to use moituriser just sunblock but it just does not feel right . Any suggestions of a good calming moisturiser or as to what this problem is so far NO dermatologist has a clue arrrhhh!!.

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem I've tried everything out there and the only thing that won't make me break out and get red is Aveeno. The oatmeal in it really soothes. Once in a while I make a mask out of avacado and shower it off.

  14. QUESTION:
    What beauty skin treatments should I get?
    I have spot scars, from whiteheads, like quite noticable raised above my layer of skin. Like little bumps. Could microdermabrasion be beneficial?

    • ANSWER:
      2 Parts Merdema / 1 part Tea Tree Oil.
      A) Wash face,
      B) Use a Non-Alchohol Astrintgent, then
      C) Apply gently. Merderma/Tea Oil
      Complete 3x a day. You will be Amazed!

      Take Care.

  15. QUESTION:
    I have a small patch of raised bumps on my scalp. The hair comes in much thinner than anywhere on my head?
    I have a small patch of raised bumps on my scalp. The hair comes in much thinner than anywhere on my head and the hair itself is much more thick and curly than all the hair on my head. Anyone else hear of or have this problem?
    there is no keloid scaring or redness, or ingrowing hair, just tiny bumps on the scalp where each stand of hair is growing.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there! Sorry to hear you have this problem. It is really tough for anyone, even a doctor, to say what this might be without seeing you in person, but it sounds very much like you may have a skin condition called Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN for short). A super-simplified explanation of the condition is that ingrown hairs eventually develop into thick scars. The scarring affects the thickness of the hair in that area.

      A dermatologist can treat the symptoms, but it tends to be more treatable the earlier you seek treatment. I have a genetic disorder that sometimes involves this condition, although I have not yet experienced this. There is a really good website that explains this, including some photos that might help you figure out if this is what afflicts you. I've listed it below under my source. Your scalp can get quite tender in the area where these bumps develop, so please try to see a dermatologist soon if it is really bothering you.

      Good luck with this, and I hope you see a doctor soon. If this is AKN and it is caught early, you may be able to avoid a lot of the discomfort and frustration that can accompany this condition.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of raised blackheads?
    I have skin colored bumps on my forehead and cheeks. I went to the dermatologist and he said they were blackheads and gave me Retin-a micro 0.04% (the weakest formula.) This solution got rid of the bump but chaffed and irritated my skin which didn't go away over time. These bumps have come back and cannot be squeezed away. Does anyone know of a good over the counter product or better dermatologist formula?

    • ANSWER:
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  17. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy non discolored bumps?
    My little brother has some itchy bumps across his stomach that run up to his armpit on one side. They are skin colored not red, and are flat topped. They vary in size from about twice the size of a pin head to a little bigger than a nickel. By flat topped I mean they are not rounded, I guess they are sort of like mesas- raised from skin level but with a surface parallel to it. I have seen them before but I cannot remember where or what they were from.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    I have a small patch of bumps on my genital area.. I just shaved a couple days ago, can it be from that?
    I just shaved a couple days ago, and I found a small patch of raised skin colored bumps on my pubic area. I havn't been sexually active in the last 7 months, so surely it's from shaving right?

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely ingrown hairs. If you're still worried though, go get it checked just to be on the safe side.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of raised blackheads?
    I have skin colored bumps on my forehead and cheeks. I went to the dermatologist and he said they were blackheads and gave me Retin-a micro 0.04% (the weakest formula.) This solution got rid of the bump but chaffed and irritated my skin which didn't go away over time. These bumps have come back and cannot be squeezed away. Does anyone know of a good over the counter product or better dermatologist formula?

    • ANSWER:
      biore nose strips
      thats not the exact name
      i had blackheads when i was like 10
      and these strips were amazing

  20. QUESTION:
    My 10 yr old yorkie has raised bumps on her back which are very itchy. What can I do to help her out?
    They are raised patched on her lower back. She is consistently scratchy them. I am currently using a medicated shampoo from the Vet. But there has to be something else I can do for her for relief. She has got to be miserable. I need suggestions please and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      you can give benedryl at 1mg per pound of doggie weight every 8 hours. You can also add omega 3's & 6's to your dogs food, they come in liqui-cap form...just poke it and squeeze it on. It's great for the skin. There are also alot of natural home remedies for dog itchies at the link below....

  21. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of this thing on my armpit?
    On my armpit crease, there is raised skin. Kind of itchy and runs about 1 inch along my armpit crease. I think they're warts. It's 1 linear band of raised/itchy skin and then 1 lone round raised bump. I've had these things for as long as I can remember. What are they and how can I get rid of?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a skin tag. I just tie thread around it really tight and about a week later it turns black and falls off.

  22. QUESTION:
    my entire body is itchy and i am covered in hives?
    my body is itchy,,, my boyfriend and i stayed in a hotel a week ago... i asked him if he was each because i thought we had brought something back from the hotel... he said no... i did research on bed bug... my bites are spread through my entire body not in patches,,, and my body is like covered in itchy bumps and hives... i live in the sticks so we get mosquitoes before everyone else but i have never broken out in hives before from them raised skin colored bumps mostly on my chest and tummy.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    What kind of bug bite is ithis?? [[a little worried]]?
    It is right above my ankle. The color is kind of purpleish..and pink. There is a clear bump (that looks like a pimple) in the middle. And the skin around my ankle is puffy and its like raised skin. Looks different than my other ankle. It itches LIKE CRAZY sometimes..other times I don't feel anything. But, it does ache when i walk or run sometimes.

    Should I go to the doctor? Is it something I should worry about? Any tips to relieve the itching?

    Thank you! Much appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      it could be a spider bite. if you start to vomit or feel weird i would go to Dr.
      for itch if you feel OK maybe calamine lotion.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is up with all these breakouts?
    I've had a breakout (all over the body) of teeny tiny white heads. I wouldn't really call them pimples because they are so small. What could this be? My face is the worst and for someone who has clear skin it's a big deal. Also I have tiny (way smaller then the white heads) bumps (tones - no color just raised skin) that is extremely itchy - I assume an allergic reaction. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      That happened to me. Something I did caused me to have an allergic reaction. For me it was benzoyl peroxide.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for a mole to feel like a bump?
    I've got a mole on my right side that has just always been a little raised on the skin, I guess it feels like a bump. It's not bothering me, I'm just wondering if it is any cause for alarm?

    • ANSWER:
      usually if there is no change in the mole's appearance or behavior then you are fine. If the mole begins to change shape, color, enlargen, feel firm and fixed, is oozing or bleeding, is causing discomfort then time to see the doctor ASAP.

  26. QUESTION:
    I have many many many skin colored bumps all over my forehead, any home remedies?
    I can't go to a dermatologist so please don't suggest that. They seem to be raised blackheads but im not sure. When squeezed puss comes out but they dont go away afterwards like regular blackheads, they get red and swollen like pimples. I have had them for over a year and I feel like I have tried everything. I would really like home remedies and cleanser suggestions that aren't too pricey. I drink nothing but water all day and I eat fairly healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      Peroxide is your best bet. Also exfoliate your face with a sugar scrub

  27. QUESTION:
    What does skin cancer really look like?
    A raised bump with a crusty area or scab that never quite heals or goes away for two or three months? Could this be a boil?

    • ANSWER:
      Get it checked! It could be either but your best getting checked early. If it is cancer then you need it attended to as early as possible

  28. QUESTION:
    What are these small flesh-colored bumps all over my face?
    I recently went on a camping trip with a few friends, after about two days i started getting small flesh-colored bumps all over my face. They started multiplying then spread through my neck and even to my forearms. They are not itchy, red, or even that noticeable, but they are raised on my skin. Please help me determine what they are!

    • ANSWER:
      It is most likely eczema, I have eczema and it's the same as your probably, ask your doctor.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have this sort of pimple in the outter corner on my eye ball. Is it an infection or what?
    It looks like a raised bump and it extends farther back under my eye lid, and it feels like I have a eyelash in my eye sometimes. What is it?
    And is there an alternative medicine treatment for it? Thanks
    This pimple formation is actually ON my EYE BALLs outer right corner.

    • ANSWER:
      Most bumps on the eyelid are styes. A stye is an inflamed oil gland on the edge of your eyelid, where the lash meets the lid. It appears as a red, swollen bump that looks like a pimple. It is tender, especially to the touch. Dont try to drain the stye..... try putting a hot towel in your eye for ten minutes. A stye is caused by bacteria from the skin that get into the oil glands in the eyelids that provide lubrication to the tear film. Styes are similar to common acne pimples that occur elsewhere on the skin. Hopes this helps.

  30. QUESTION:
    What would raised bumps on a tattoo mean?
    Last weekend I went to an outdoors concert. I used sunscreen over my 6 week old tattoo but I still got sun burnt (mainly just my shoulders and nose...the tattoo is on my left shoulder blade area). A few days later I noticed that my tattoo was itchy and I just thought that it had gotten sun burnt and didn't think about it. The other day I noticed that some of the lines on it are raised and that's were it's itchy. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      a tattoo is a scar and scars usually are raised so it should go down a little bit but it will always be raised a little more than the rest of your skin

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

    What could this be?

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

  32. QUESTION:
    What could cause tiny raised bumps on hands?
    every warm,summer season these tiny pinkish bumps surface on my hands mostly on my fingers and very few on my palms.they feel kindof sore if i touch them enough.I was wondering if this was heat blisters or heat warts or something i should be afraid of.I get it every summer and it fades away in the fall-winter.could somebody please let me know what this could possibly be?

    • ANSWER:
      it is hard to say! better go to doctor! those can be warts or skin tags....but why only in summer....

  33. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my skin?
    They appeared about 2 weeks ago and they are on areas of my body that are sensitive (stomach, back, neck). They itch and when I itch them even a little they swell and the area around them gets red and stays red for an unusually long time. The bumps themselves are just raised skin less than the size of my pinky nail. They seem to be slowly spreading. Any idea what they are? I know they're not pimples.

    • ANSWER:
      might be bites

  34. QUESTION:
    Several days after I give my dog a bath he gets these raised bumps like dry skin. What can I do?
    I changed him from a flea and tick shampoo, (which he had neither), to Hartz skin and coat shampoo. It appears as if could be an allergy. Any suggestions? Also we live in a tropical climate which may have something to do with it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, please stop using the flea and tick shampoo, that is not good for humans, especially women, to be exposed to. It is better to use a spot treatment like Frontline (please get a quality spot product also).
      You need to change your pup to something gentle like Earthbath products. I personally like the aloe vera and tea tree oil formula for my dog with sensitive skin followed by the conditioner since he has thick fur that needs to be combed out (aussie). You do not want to bathe your dog too frequently either, this can wash away the natural oils and dry out their skin causing rashes and flaking. Hope this helped!

  35. QUESTION:
    What is this raised skin on my dogs leg?
    Yesterday I noticed a small area on my dogs leg that looks like there is something under his skin. Almost like a worm. It doesn't move and doesn't seem to bother him, but there's defInetly something going on.

    • ANSWER:
      Take him to the vet. It could be serious but then again it could just be something minor.

      Can you describe what the bump looks like? I might be able to help. It sorta reminds me of something we went through with two stray cats we found.

      The thing about the larvae is what we went through with the stray cats. It think one of them died. But the kitten isn't a stray anymore. If it is larvae take you dog to the vet. Its not wise to remove it yourself. We did with the cats, we got lucky with that though. If the larvae tears and you cant get the rest of it out, your dog will get a bad infection. And if you do nothing your dog will get a really BAD infection. The cat I think died, smelled so bad. It was gut wrenching. It just smelt like death. We tried our hardest to get rid of the infection but then he got out and we have seen him since. With the cat we suffocated the larvae and pulled it out easily the next day. But with the kitten she had 3. One on her side like the cat, and one on each side of her face. We had to pull them all out alive. The poor little kitten was in so much pain. Two came out without a hitch. One ripped in half though. We did all we could to get it out, and we did.

  36. QUESTION:
    I have a case of mild hives. Is there anything I can do to stop itching and soothe skin with no medication?
    I only have three spots with hives/ raised bumps: my left hand index finger, my left hand pinky knuckle, and the area near my elbow.

    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Since its only a few hives you could just ignore them. If they dont go away after a day take a benadryll. I know its medicine but it works wonders.
      If you cant ignore them you could try soaking your hand in an oatmeal bath.....you can buy it at the drugstore I think aveno makes one. Since its only your hand and elbow you only need to fill a large bowl with water and add the oatmeal mix.....read the instructions on the package. This works for my hives but I take benadryll too.

  37. QUESTION:
    How long do skin rashes usually last?
    I used a new hand sanitizer 3 days ago and got a very itchy rash on my hands. At first it was just my palms, then spread up to my knuckles, now progressed past my knuckles and wrist. I am also getting welts trailing up my arms. The rash itches and hurts. It is what looks like raised bumps under the skin. I am trying to ride it out but wondering how long it would take for this to run it's course.

    • ANSWER:
      It'll probably last for like a week, and try using hand lotion. You might be allergic to the sanitizer.

  38. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of raised red bumps on my bikini line area?
    I wax my bikini line (and occasionally shave) as I am a dancer, but I have these angry red raised bumps that appear afterwards. Its really embarassing and sometimes painful, can anyone reocommend some sort of cream or something to get rid of them? Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      hi, its nt nice eh, im no what you mean myself and ive always made sure that the razor is only used a couple of times as after we leave it on the side of the bath it starts to become rusty,and infections can live on it in the dead skin cells left behind, firstly always scald the razor with boiled water before re useage to kill germs,two try a little antisepic dettol in your bath water a cap or two and its cleaning healing and killing skin germs on your body whilst you soak,three a good bet for cream is bepanthan which is easy to get freom any chemist and will leave no sticky visible signs as is absorbed completely, four if its not settled in 2 or 3 days pop in to see your practise nurse or gp, dont be embarresed they have seen it all before as i thought the same when after waxing i developed in grown hairs on my vaginal area ,it turned to kinda boils and i was in agony and worried about going and my nurse said if i had a shilling for everyone ive tended id retire in luxuray ha ha .good luck.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to remove moles and freckles?
    There is a little raised light bump, and little flat freckles that I want to remove. They don't hurt or anything. Are there any ways I can get rid of them at home?

    • ANSWER:
      A mole can be removed by minor surgery, whereby the surgeon whips it off with a knife, relatively painless as it is likely to be carried out under local anasthestic, but scarring might happen, depending on your skin tone. I'm guessing as you have freckles you have quite fair skin to it might not be such a problem. Freckles can't be removed but their visibility can be reduced with a variety of products, I think the most effective would be Bio Oil, which is quite pricey but worth it. I had a scar from a rejected peircing and two lengthy ones from barbed wire, and they were quite visible. I bought Bio Oil and just under a year later they are barely there.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do I fix a sore spot on my penis?
    A long while ago, I rubbed my penis a little too hard and ever since there has been a sore spot on my skin below the head where I rubbed too hard. It's not a raised bump. The skin is just chafed. Anyway, it hurts and I was wondering if there's any remedy out there to cure the skin?

    I already use lube now, but it still hurts at times.

    • ANSWER:
      Try the polysporin. It is used on circumcisions. It has an antibiotic so this should help. give it a few days and if it still hurts get yourself to the doctor. Famioy jewels are precious and should be protected at all cost.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the skin virus that takes 4 to 6 weeks to heal?
    Red, raised, scaly bumps
    mainly on the back

    • ANSWER:
      Well, as for skin viruses, there are only a few that affect only the skin in humans - and most of them form some type of wart. There are some viruses that can infect more systemically (your whole body) and produce a rash in the process (examples: Roseola, Fifth Disease, Chicken Pox), but most of these only last a week or a few weeks.

      If your rash is worse on the back, and consists of small red bumps, I believe you may be referring to Pityriasis Rosea. While its exact cause is unknown, some presume it may be an unidentified virus. It resolves with no treatment, and 4-6 weeks is a reasonable estimate. That to me sounds closes to what you are describing.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the hard red bumps on my face?
    They're not pimples, more like full pores. They are in a small group on either side of the bridge of my nose, underneath my eyes, Actually, they are not really bumps. They are more like slightly raised areas of my skin. Also, when I touch them they feel pretty delicate, they they would rip easily if that makes sense.
    I have combination skin, dry on my forehead and cheeks but an oily nose and t-zone

    • ANSWER:
      Free easy treatment- just boil some water in a pot and let the steam open your pores. Dont shove your face and get all burnt and literally STEAMED- but use common sense and fair distance and let the steam do it's duty for about 15 minutes.

      It works because it opens your pores. Its free and easy.
      If you want though, they have special facial steaming machines at beauty places..

      Wash your face often. Especially because your combination skin. I have the same skin type but I just take good care of my skin with organic lavender face.body wash and i do noxema masks every night and wash my face atleast 2 times a day- besides shower time and I buy good makeup and wash my brushes/makeup utensils after every use so bacteria doesn't build up.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to clear clogged pores?
    I've had these raised skin-coloured bumps on my nose an they've been there for years now, I think they're big pores. Any natural cures that cost next to nothing? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I use a facial sauna to steam my face and extract all the dirt and impurities out of my pores. Facial saunas are very inexpensive. As an alternative- you can simply use a large bowl of boiling water and lower your head over the water with a towel covered over yourself and the bowl to trap the steam. However- you must be careful and not burn yourself. It is definitely worth investing in a facial sauna because it is relaxing and beneficial for the skin.

      After steaming the face is an excellent time to use a mask. It can be a soothing mask or an exfoliating mask/moisturizing mask.
      Once a week would be fine (not to mention it really relaxes you after much stress!). Once done, you can splash your face with cold water to close your pores and keep them firm. Trust me, when you've done this one... you'll see a huge different! [:

      just make sure you don't use anything too harsh on your skin

  44. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my forearm and side?
    On the inside on my right forearm and and the right side of my abdomen are little bumps. I can't really tell if they're keratosis pilaris or just acne. Some of them look a little white like there's puss inside them, but acne treatment doesn't seem to be doing much. They're also not so densely packed together like keratosis pilaris, there's like one every square inch or so. If anyone has any ideas which these are or how to treat them that'd be much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      oh! I had something similar! Do you raise a dog/cat? Do you get near dogs/cats often? If so, it could be that you are allergic to dog/cat fur. I WAS allergic to dog fur. i went to a skin care doctor, and she said that it's atopy(a dog fur allergy). If you do have a dog, you don't have to get rid of him/her. You just need to avoid it as much as possible, unless he/she is too cute to handle and just cuddle it. lmao. kbaii, hope i helped!

  45. QUESTION:
    Why do I have this horrible itchy red rash after threading or waxing my eyebrows?
    My skin is fine immediately following the procedure; however, about 5-7 hours later, these itchy red bumps and raised patches of skin pop up and last for at least seven days. After the seventh day, they dry and begin to peel. Please help...

    • ANSWER:
      These are ingrown hairs. You always get them after waxing. To reduce the swelling, and the bumps, rub lotion on the spot you waxed with specialized lotion for waxing.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are these small pin size bumps on hands?
    For the passed few months these small red pin size bumps been appearing and disappear on my hands. Especially my fingers.

    When they start up, they are red and raised out of the skin and hurts a lot. Then maybe after a day or two they sorta disappear. They dont hurt after that but still a little bump and not red. And maybe a week after that, those bumps sorta turn into little pin size scabs.

    Anyone know what this is?

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    How to deal with razor bumps and acne simultaneously?
    Razor bumps require me to grow out my neck hair routinely, and use a depilatory or conservative razor.

    The acne on my neck required me to apply acne medication.

    Will growing out my neck hair create complications in getting rid of my acne on my neck?

    • ANSWER:
      Try using a "bump fighter" razor blade, which has raised ridges that prevent the blade from scraping too close to your skin (you should find them in pretty much any decent pharmacy). Otherwise, make a point to try not shaving too close and to use a razor blade no more than once or twice at the most before throwing it away. You should also try using white vinegar as a skin astringent after shaving, that tends to prevent razor bumps.

  48. QUESTION:
    for anyone who works as a vet tech please help is hydrocortisone 1% cream safe for a 7 month old puppy?
    she has raised red bumps on her tummy it's like a rash. is it safe to use. thank you.
    she doesn't lick it off.
    i simply want to know if it is safe for her.
    these are red sores staph infection sores have crust over them it's not that!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It won't hurt her, but the bumps could be a staph infection, so get it checked out at her vet soon. If she gets recurrent skin infections, she could have a food allergy (among other things).

      Added: Actually, staph infections often have a collarette of dead skin around each lesion. Regardless of the appearance of the rash, especially without seeing the animal, it is impossible to say what caused it. If it clears up and does not recur, no worries. However, if it does not go away, or recurs, get it checked out.

  49. 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?


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