Painful Itchy Bumps

The painful, itchy bumps can be due to an allergic reaction or stress. Hives are an example of such bumps. Antihistamines can reduce such bumps due to allergic reactions. Applying ice to the affected area also can provide some relief.

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My skin swells in patches over my neck, shoulders, back, head, and some regions of my legs and arms. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, What are these? Are these hives? I am breaking out almost daily; my skin swells in patches over my neck, shoulders, back, head, and some regions of my legs and arms. At first, it started probably about three months ago in tiny patchy areas near the top of the shoulders in the back of the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is chronic urticaria (a frequently occurring skin disease). In urticaria, the localized wheel is surrounded by an area of itchy redness. Cutaneous hives may last for 30 minutes to 24 hours. The cause could be physical, autoimmune, vasculitis...  Read Full »

I have painful, itchy pimples and blisters on my vagina and bottom which are red with a burning sensation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing pimples and blisters that are painful and itchy on my vagina and bottom. This is the first time I am experiencing this issue. I have only had one sexual partner in five years. I have been under a bit of stress, and also recently not only shaved this area but also had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query.  Read Full »

Please help me know the cause of the painful pimples on my scalp and how to prevent them.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting a few pimples every month on my scalp for the last couple of years. It is nothing serious or widespread, but the pimples are slightly painful to touch. I wanted to know what this condition is and if there is any way I can prevent it from occurring.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. This seems to be recurrent bacterial folliculitis. It can happen to anyone with the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria carrier stage, in which bacteria normally reside on the skin and can lead to repeated infections. Th...  Read Full »

Why do I get lumps or bumps repeatedly on my private area that goes off on their own and return?

Query: Hello doctor, I get lumps and bumps on my private area that usually goes off on their own. Sometimes it is painful while sometimes it is not and it always goes off on its own. But after a few days, it returns and goes off again. Please may I know what is wrong with me?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. The lumps and bumps you are experiencing in your private area may be related to a condition called folliculitis. Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles that can cause red, tender bumps to form around the hair shafts. These bumps...  Read Full »

I have a bump on the right side of my head with pain and itching. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed a bump on the right side of my head ten months back. Sometimes on that small spot, I have a dull ache and sometimes itchiness. I have visited a family doctor a few days back, and it hurt when he touched the spot. Since then, I have had pain in that area every day, it comes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I suggest you undergo an ultrasound of the bump and, if possible, excision with biopsy depending on the findings in the ultrasound. Is the bump soft and tender? If it is reddish and tender, we might give you antibiotics. I hope this helps.   Read Full »

I am a 14-year-old male with eight to ten bumps on my back that itch when I sweat and are painful. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 14-year-old male and have eight to ten bumps on my back which are red in color. They do not itch but are painful. However, I feel a slight itching when I sweat. They do not seem to improve in condition since I discovered them about a week ago. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) attached. From your descriptions and given pictures, it seems you have trunkal acne. Tight-fitting exercise clothing that traps sweat n...  Read Full »

I am a 42-year-old with some lumps and painful itching in my thighs. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had skin problems. In my thigh, I have some lumps and itching with pain. I felt pain in my whole body. My age is 42, and my weight is 110 kg. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Philip Shenouda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. After viewing the picture (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity) and reading your problem, I see that you suffer from a fungal infection over the skin of your thigh called Tinea. This common problem usually happens wi...  Read Full »

Painful,itchy,cluster of bumps started on the side of my face and has spread on arms and hands. Please help.

Query: Hi, I am a female 18 years old, 6 feet and I weigh around 165 lbs. I have got painful, itchy, cluster of bumps. It started on the side of my face and has spread on arms and hands. Corners of mouth are cracked also. I have not taken any medications yet. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to My advise is that you should consult a doctor in person immediately. There is no point in waiting, as the lesions have already spread to your arms and hands. And it is good that you did not take self medication. It does more harm than good. Hope this helps.  Read Full »

Small bumps on the anal hole cause pain and difficulty in passing motion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain and itching on the anal hole. I also have four to five small cylindrical bumps near the anal hole that cause more irritation and discomfort. Kindly let me know what the remedy is. Under this situation, it is becoming painful to pass.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The picture you attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seems thrombosed external hemorrhoids. These are blood-filled piles in the anal canal, which has now clotted with blood. Pain and sometimes bleeding is a common thing. I suggest you...  Read Full »

Why do I have small painful bumps on my labia with itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I started with burning when I pee, but it felt different than a normal UTI. Some small bumps seen on the labia appeared like ingrown hairs but itched and hurt when touched. I tested negative for herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Severe back and pelvic pain began, with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the symptoms you mentioned and also the treatment you have taken. The lesion you said is an STD, possibly chancroid. It would help if you took the recommended antibiotics for chancroids like tablet Azithromycin 1 gm single dose or Erythromycin 500...  Read Full »

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