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4 Potential Yellow or White Facial Bump Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  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).

    Whiteheads should go away within the next 3-4 days

    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").

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    facial bump, pink or red 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.

    Mild cases clear in a few days. More severe ones can cause hair loss and scarring.

    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.

    92-96% resolve with treatment within 7-10 days

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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow or White Facial Bump

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is your face bump painful to touch?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

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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
    • 4% Abdominal Cramps (Stomach Cramps)
    • 4% Rash With Bumps or Blisters
  • People who have experienced yellow or white facial bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Less Than a Day
    • 21% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced yellow or white facial bump were most often matched with:

    • 18% Whitehead
    • 11% Folliculitis
    • 8% Skin Abscess
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