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I have this weird pimple like whitish bump on the pad of my left middle finger. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what it is?
Mackenzie from Millington, TN
Does it hurt when pressed on? Not being mean or kidding! If it is hard to the touch and hurts when pressed on it may be what is called a seed wart. Which you can freeze off at home with the freeze items at drug stores just follow directions. May have to repeat several times since seed warts seem harder to get rid of. If it hurts and is soft to touch, more pimple like, it may be an imbedded splinter which can be soaked in peroxide after puncturing the head. Then apply pressure to remove the object, soak again, apply neosporin and bandaid. Good Luck! :)
I can't really send a picture. It's on the very edge of my nail and has a yellowy off white sort of puss in it. It hurts when I apply pressure to it, and it isn't really all that raised at all, maybe a little. It's been hurting for three days now, and this morning I found it had the puss-like stuff in it.
I noticed it after sleeping in my uncle's car one morning as we were on a road trip from Florida to California. This made me think it might be a bite or something. I have never had a pimple on my finger and am hoping it is. Even the other side of my nail hurts right at the tip. I'm not sure what else to give as info. I really hope some little bug doesn't sprout out of it. Any ideas?
By Alex D
That isn't really a whitehead. It is actually an infection, may even be a small ingrown nail. You can try warm soaks with epsom salt, to help draw it out. If it continues to get worse, you will need to see your doctor, he may lance it and drain it if it is bad enough, or may just give some antibiotics.
Some people will try to poke it the burnt end of a needle, but if you aren't careful, it can lead to a worsening infection. You can always put some antibiotic ointment with pain killer on it. I used gum numbing gel the last time I had one. They really stick out like a 'sore thumb', everything seems to touch it, no matter what!
Hope it gets better soon.
It is paronychia, an infection around the fingernail. Google for more info. You need to see a doctor as I doubt it will clear up with just antibiotic ointment. May be a bug bite or it can be from an injury that you don't even remember happening.
I had this white spot come up on my finger over past couple weeks, it feels uncomfortable when you press on it and I wanted to ask what could that be?
This looks like a blister, or bug bite! They have medicine that would shrink and take away the pain!
Thank you for your reply, but its hard like its a wart but u don't think it is, I'm just so confused because I never seen anything like it before
Could be Calcinosis. I get these too. They usually go away on their own. If it doesn't, talk to your doctor.
It could be callous built up from a splinter of some sort. Perhaps from something really thin and tiny. I had something like that once. Believe it or not, it was a very short short thin BUT sharp piece Of HAIR! YUP! You read it right! HAIR! It was the leftover shavings from my husbands beard. I guess NOT ALL the tiny hairs from his shaver was washed away that day. AND Because one was stuck in the palm of my hand for quite some time, it formed a callous around it. I know... Im sorry... So gross!! But... I NEVER forgot THAT possibility.
From then on, I ALWAYS... ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS... make him wipe the bathroom sink down using paper towels to catch those tiny pieces of hairs. AND IF he does a morning shave in the shower... I have him wash down the WHOLE SHOWER. TUB, WALLS & ALL. Dont need a repeat of that on any OTHER BODY PARTS. Hehehe...
Ok... So maybe you could soak your finger/callous in warm or semi-hot water til it softens and then needle through it. It could be fiberglass or an actual WOOD splinter. But be careful! You could make the callous worst instead of better. Maybe go to a doctor to see what they can do. Good luck! Hope this helps/Heleekela! Take Care...
I have this yellowish/whitish painful bump on my index finger pad. It's painful to touch. Does anyone know what it could be?
If it hurts it could be infected. Time to see a doctor.
When I had one it was a wart. Very painful.
Does your doctor let you do telemedicine (where you email them in a secure way a photo, they look at it and give their diagnosis?)
That was how I had mine diagnosed.
The doc then gave me some choices for over the counter meds...I can't remember which one I used, I think she said Compound W. It was painful (to me), but it worked.
Post back with an update! Sending healing wishes.
It might be a "mucous cyst" if you have joint pain / arthritis. Sometimes it's good to check with family members to see if they've ever experienced these types of things since even minor conditions can be inherited. Good luck!
It's a blister
It's possible it is caused by a tiny splinter or the tip of a thorn but if you have Epsom Salt you can make a pan of hot water with a cup or more of Epsom Salt (hot as you can stand without burning) and soak until water is cold.
Do this several times and just soak in hot water if you do not have Epsom Salt.
If it has something in it this will bring it to head where you can remove it.
You can also place a piece of duck tape over it for overnight and see if that draws it out or softens it. Use surgical tape or tape end of a band aid if you have nothing else.
Any of this will help to decrease the pain.
I have a white pimple like stuff on the back side of my finger. Earlier also in the same place it happened, but it was gone on it's own. Now again it appeared, but now it's not going away. It's generally not painful, but when pressed it hurts. Can anyone suggest what should I do?
First thought is spider bite since the wound appears dry and the surrounding area is dark. Not sure why that would seem to go away though. Another concern would be diabetes as a cause for the wound not healing. Can you apply antibacterial and keep it covered? If it doesn't improve a trip to the doc might be in order. I know that's expensive for such a small thing, but they will be able to treat this and put your mind at ease.
You might have some scar tissue from a small cut you got.
This sometimes happens if you get a small splinter under the skin.
If it shows any signs of heavy infection then you should see a doctor so they can get a better look at your problem.
it sounds to me too like you at some poitn got a splinter or even a tiny piece of glass in there and it just never really came out. YOu could try to have it removed though I believe eventually your body will 'process' it. Do you remember getting a splinter at any point?
No.. It completely went away once and now it has again happened almost after a year..
There is probably an infection and that's why it came back. The problem is that there is a lot of MRSA getting into cuts and sores. I would call the doctor and see if he wants to culture the white stuff. I had a small one of these on my back I would drain it and it would be gone for a while sometimes up to 2 years I finally got sick and tired of it coming back I call my doctor and sure enough it had MRSA in it and he said I have probably have had this infection for the entire time since the very first time it looked like a pimple too. Just a thought that you may want to think about. Possibly antibiotics and you're good. Good luck hope it works out because a finger is a terrible place for that type of thing.
That is so odd, what I mean is, I have the same thing on my right index finger and almost in the same place (mines just a hair above
where yours is) on my finger.
And it "acts like a pimple, but yet it seems to come back and go away for a time, then come back again".
I've looked at fungus and also warts. I to this day, still don't know what it is. Sometimes I'll "pluck it" with tweezers, and it leaves a tiny hole for a day, then it's back to normal for only a while, as it grows right back again.
Does yours hurt? Mine doesn't, it's just "a very rough spot there on my finger" sort of like a pointed or (pimple callus) is what it's like, and it's been doing this "there then gone thing"
for a couple of years now.