I've been getting these swollen, red lumps on the back of my neck and head. They're bigger than zits, swollen and solid and are really tender. I tried squeezing one but even with all my force all that seeped out was a little clear, sticky fluid. I have four right now in various stages around my neck, one the right, two in the upper, center, one on the left where my neck meets my head. Like I said they hurt a lot and I don't know why I'm getting them.Three weeks ago I had the first one on the back of my head, I messed with it and it got more swollen and bigger and I tried to cut out the center with a swiss army blade I sterilized with a lighter but it didn't work and I couldn't dig past the outer skin. That one healed and then I got an even larger one right below the first, that got to the size of a grape probably but at least it stayed hidden beneath my hair and no one could see a hideous mass. What are these damn things? What is inside of them? What is that solid shit and how come it can't be extracted? Seriously I squeezed one of these until it felt flattened between my thumb and forefinger and it just got larger. I really want to know wha's inside them.
Red Lumps On Neck
_Severe acne vulgaris is characterized by nodules and cysts:
Nodules: As opposed to the lesions mentioned above, nodular acne consists of acne spots which are much larger, can be quite painful and can sometimes last for months. Nodules are large, hard bumps under the skin's surface. Scarring is common. Absolutely do not attempt to squeeze such a lesion. You may cause severe trauma to the skin and the lesion may last for months longer than it normally would. Dermatologists often have ways of lessening swelling and preventing scarring.
Cysts: An acne cyst can appear similar to a nodule, but is pus-filled, and has been described as having a diameter of 5mm or more across. They can be painful. Again, scarring is common with cystic acne. Squeezing an acne cyst may cause a deeper infection and more painful inflammation which will last much longer than if you had left it alone. Dermatologists often have ways of lessening swelling and preventing scarring.
They sound like boils. Boils are deep infections of hair follicles and you can't successfully squeeze them until they are "ripe" and come more to the surface ('coming to a head'). All your digging around is probably spreading the bacteria and you might form a carbuncle.Applying a towel wet with warm-hot water helps bring them to a head. Wash the area with antiseptic twice a day and after squeezing (if you must).
In the shower I put the faucet on as hot as I can stand it and vigorously irrigtate the lumps with the scalding water. Does that work?Sick! Boils? I recently shaved the back of my neck when I cut my hair, after that some of them sprang up but I had a few before I cut my hair on the really hairy back part of my head.What is this solid mass inside them?" I mean if you removed it what would this painful lump look like inside? How come it won't come out now? And how do I get rid of these? The ionly antiseptic I have is Palmolive dish soap.I've covered them with plasters for now.
At least covering them with plasters will stop you doing more damage. You always go for over-aggressive treatments, white_lines! Don't use water that will actually scald you.Soap isn't an antiseptic. You'll probably find something in the medicine chest. If there's some bathroom disinfectant for cleaning the toilet it will probably say on the label how much to dilute it for use on the skin. Follow the instructions and don't be tempted to make it more concentrated! More is not better!If it's boils, the painful lump is mainly tissue swollen by inflammation, which makes the blood vessels leakier so your immune system can more easily fight the bacteria.