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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Pink or Red Foot Bump

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced pink or red foot bump. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    The severity of the acne dictates treatment-type and duration. With proper treatment, acne should resolve in weeks to months. In some cases, acne is a long-term condition.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red facial bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Boil (Furuncle)

    Boils are infections of a hair follicle that creates a small pocket of inflammation full of pus. It's typically caused by a common bacteria called S. Aureus.

    5-10 days

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump, constant skin changes
    Symptoms that always occur with boil (furuncle):
    pink or red facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with boil (furuncle):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Bunion

    A bunion is a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. Certain footwear styles can worsen bunions.

    Generally, better footwear & orthotics can slow the bunion's progression and alleviate symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    bump on outside edge of big toe, big toe pain, toe pain that gets worse when wearing closed-toe shoes, foot ulcer, pain at the base of the toe
    Symptoms that always occur with bunion:
    bump on outside edge of big toe
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Mosquito Bite

    Mosquito bites are very common. They often cause itchiness and redness.

    Usually clears up within a week.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    mosquito bite
    Symptoms that always occur with mosquito bite:
    mosquito bite
    Symptoms that never occur with mosquito bite:
    fever, muscle aches, vomiting, loss of appetite
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  6. 6.Tick Bite Not Needing Prophylactic Antibiotics

    Ticks can carry diseases when they bite. However, it takes a tick 2 whole days before a disease can be transmitted.

    The tick bite should go away in the next week.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    tick bite, white rash when pressed
    Symptoms that always occur with tick bite not needing prophylactic antibiotics:
    tick bite
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  7. 7.Bullous Impetigo

    Bullous Impetigo is a skin infection that causes large blisters that is caused by streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria. Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) is becoming a common cause.

    2-3 days with treatment. Weeks without treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    moderate fever, constant skin changes, facial skin changes, severe fever, crusty rash
    Symptoms that always occur with bullous impetigo:
    facial skin changes, constant skin changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

    Shingles (herpes zoster) is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. Rashes or blisters appear anywhere from one to 14 days later. If shingles appears on the face, it may affect vision or hearing.

    An episode usually lasts 2-4 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    symptoms of infection, dizziness, fatigue, rash, diarrhea
    Symptoms that always occur with shingles (herpes zoster):
    grouped rash, rash
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.Hemangioma (a Common, Benign Skin Change)

    A hemangioma is a birthmark that most often appears as a bright red, rubbery nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. It is sometimes called a "strawberry mark," and it grows within the first year of life.

    Will recede over time, and usually no trace is left by age 10.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    growing armpit lump, cherry red armpit bump, shrinking armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with hemangioma (a common, benign skin change):
    cherry red armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  10. 10.Cherry Angioma

    A cherry angioma is a noncancerous (benign) skin growth made up of blood vessels.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    small armpit lump, constant armpit lump, cherry red armpit bump
    Symptoms that always occur with cherry angioma:
    small armpit lump, cherry red armpit bump, constant armpit lump
    Symptoms that never occur with cherry angioma:
    painful armpit lump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pink or Red Foot Bump

  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Is the bump cherry red?

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Pink or Red Foot Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pink or red foot bump have also experienced:

    • 31% Big Toe Pain
    • 6% Toe Pain
    • 4% Swollen Toes
  • People who have experienced pink or red foot bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 38% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Week
    • 16% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced pink or red foot bump were most often matched with:

    • 66% Skin Abscess
    • 16% Pimple
    • 16% Boil (Furuncle)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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