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Yellow or White Neck Bump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your yellow or white neck bump symptoms, including 4 causes and common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Yellow Or White Neck Bump Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

4 Possible Yellow Or White Neck Bump Causes

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

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

Folliculitis

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

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

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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

Severe 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.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, fever, painful neck lump, marble-size neck lump, pink or red neck bump

Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess: pink or red neck bump, red bump

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow Or White Neck Bump

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

  • Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?
  • Is the bump hard or soft?
  • Do you have a rash?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

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Yellow Or White Neck Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

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

  • 13% Headache
  • 9% Neck Bump
  • 9% Ringing In The Ears

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

  • 66% Skin Abscess
  • 16% Whitehead
  • 16% Folliculitis

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

  • 33% Less than a week
  • 31% Over a month
  • 16% Less than a day

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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