Yellow or White Hand Bump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Have you noticed a yellow or white bump on your hand? Causes for a yellow or white bump on the hand range from common conditions such as warts to uncommon conditions such as basal cell carcinoma. Read more below to learn about 6 possible causes of a white or yellow bump on the hand.

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Contents

  1. 6 Possible Yellow Or White Hand Bump Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  4. Statistics
  5. Related Articles

6 Possible Yellow Or White Hand Bump Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced yellow or white hand bump. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Wart

Warts, also called common warts or verrucae, are small, rough, rounded growths on the top layer of the skin. They may appear alone or in clusters. Common warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious through direct contact. They may spread from one place on the body to another simply through touch.

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Skin abscess

A skin abscess is a large pocket of pus that has formed just beneath the skin. It is caused by bacteria getting under the skin, usually through a small cut or scratch, and beginning to multiply. The body fights the invasion with white blood cells, which kill some of the infected tissue but form pus within the cavity that remains.

Symptoms include a large, red, swollen, painful lump of pus anywhere on the body beneath the skin. There may be fever, chills, and body aches from the infection.

If not treated, there is the risk of an abscess enlarging, spreading, and causing serious illness.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination.

A small abscess may heal on its own, through the body's immune system. But some will need to be drained or lanced in a medical provider's office so that the pus can be cleaned out. Antibiotics are usually prescribed.

Keeping the skin clean, and using only clean clothes and towels, will help to make sure that the abscess does not recur.

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

Dermatofibroma

A dermatofibroma is a common skin growth that usually appears on the lower legs, but may appear anywhere on the body. These growths are benign (noncancerous). Dermatofibromas are most common in adults and are rarely found in children.

Symptoms include a hard, raised growth that is red, pink, ...

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Basal cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer. Skin cancer falls into two major groups: Non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: facial skin changes, pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painless facial bump, growing facial lump

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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).

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

Solar (actinic) keratosis

Actinic keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is the most common skin condition caused by sun damage over many years. It appears as small, rough, raised growths that may be hard and warty.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: unchanged face redness, rough skin on the face, thickened skin with a well-defined border

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow Or White Hand Bump

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Is the bump caused by thickened skin?
  • Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Any fever today or during the last week?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Yellow Or White Hand Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced yellow or white hand bump have also experienced:

  • 12% Finger Pain
  • 8% Swollen Finger
  • 5% Hand Bump

People who have experienced yellow or white hand bump were most often matched with:

  • 80% Skin Abscess
  • 20% Wart

People who have experienced yellow or white hand bump had symptoms persist for:

  • 32% Over a month
  • 29% Less than a week
  • 20% Less than a day

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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