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Your Yellow or White Facial Bump May Also be Known as:
White bump on cheek
White bump on chin
White bump on face
White cheek bump
White cheek lump
White cheek pimple
White chin bump
White chin lump
White chin pimple
White face bump

Top 4 Yellow or White Facial Bump Causes

  1. 1.Whitehead

    Whiteheads are caused by hair follicles becoming clogged with oil & dead skin cells. When the clogged pore is closed to the air by a layer of skin cells, the oil/dead skin cells remains white (as opposed to a blackhead).

    Though large whiteheads can be removed by a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications/treatments. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, yellow or white facial bump
    Symptoms that always occur with whitehead:
    small facial lump, yellow or white 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").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, facial bump, swelling on one side of the face, painful facial bump, large facial lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Folliculitis

    Folliculitis is a common skin problem where hair follicles are infected by bacteria or fungi.

    You can take take care of this at home by using a topical antibacterial or benzoyl peroxide. Also, reduce exposures to irritants like shaving, contaminated water, and other chemicals.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, pink or red facial bump, face itch, facial bump leaking yellow/milky fluid, yellow or white facial bump
    Symptoms that always occur with folliculitis:
    small facial lump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Severe Facial 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"). If the infection begins to spread, urgent treatment is required.

    You should head to the nearest ER by car since your infection seems like it might be spreading. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, pink or red facial bump, painful facial bump, growing facial lump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe facial skin abscess:
    pink or red facial bump, facial bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow or White Facial Bump

  • Q.Is your facial bump still getting bigger?
  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is this bump?
  • Q.Is your face bump constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long have you had this particular bump?

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Yellow or White Facial Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced yellow or white facial bump have also experienced:

    • 6% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 5% Abdominal Cramps (Stomach Cramps)
    • 4% Stomach Bloating
  • People who have experienced yellow or white facial bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 31% Less Than a Day
    • 30% Less Than a Week
    • 17% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced yellow or white facial bump were most often matched with:

    • 23% Whitehead
    • 15% Folliculitis
    • 11% Skin Abscess

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