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Skin Lumps: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Skin lumps are the slightly raised portions on the skin. They are very common and may occur due to infection, insect bite, allergic reaction or skin disorder. They are generally harmless but in rare cases, they could be a symptom of skin cancer. They may be many in number or just a few, itchy or non itchy, big or small. The colour of lumps may also differ. They may be of the same colour as your skin or different. They may also be really hard to touch or soft and movable. Skin lumps generally do not need to be treated. They go away on their own. However, if you face discomfort for more than a week and your condition is worsening, you must consult a doctor.

How is the treatment done?

The doctor will examine your lumps carefully and ask you about your medical history and lifestyle. Most skin lumps, caused due to bacterial or viral infections, can be treated with over the counter medications taken in the form of pills, gel or ointment. If need be, the doctor may remove skin tags or warts by freezing them. Cysts and lipomas may also be removed surgically. You may be suggested to go for a skin biopsy to find out if the lumps are cancerous, in case the doctor suspects of it being so. In this procedure, a small sample of the skin tissue will be taken from the affected area and analysed to find out if it contains tumour cells. If your lump is found to be cancerous, you should immediately go for surgery to remove it.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you have been experiencing skin lumps for a long time along with pain and discomfort, you must consult a doctor.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Mild bumps on the skin can be due to the side effects of another medical treatment you may be going through. Consult a doctor before consuming any medication.

Are there any side effects?

Some medicines may result in temporary nausea, headache, irritation or redness. There is nothing to be concerned about, these effects wear off soon.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You must use a mild cleanser to keep your skin clean at all times. Protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Apply a good amount of sunscreen lotion, of an SPF of at least 50, before stepping out in the sun. Consume a nutritious and healthy diet. Stay away from junk food, tobacco and alcohol.

How long does it take to recover?

The time period of recovery depends on the severity of your condition and the area that has been affected by lumps.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

One session of consultation with a dermatologist will cost you between ₹500 - ₹1200.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment are mostly permanent.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

You can try applying a proportionate mixture of honey and flour on the affected areas. Having apple cider vinegar daily for a 5-10 days is also known to help treat skin problems. Applying neem and flaxseed oil may also help.

Popular Questions & Answers

I found few very small red blackish lump on testis skin. Few are very soft, under pressure just look like a blood dot and on release of pressure, it comes back to soft lump. Other few are little soft, does not compress under pressure. No pain, no itching. How can it go. Any cream to apply.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
In reference to your inquiry, please note that you need not worry, as treatment for this problem of is available with us. The causative factors may not be necessarily based into the affected region and may be associated with disorders of internal ...

I am 13 male. I have 3 huge bumps on my bum cheeks. It has the same skin color as me and has a little bit of pain and no itches. What is this? How do I cure this?

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Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
It can be because of dermatitis/ eczema or allergy or dryness or fungal infection or psoaiasis etc. I need details of case n preferably pics of affected area. In the meanwhile follow this moisturize frequently. Avoid sudden changes in temperature ...

There is no pus in finger. It looks like cyst or nodes (small green) and it is little hard and can move and may be related to nervous system. I have confused whether it is cyst or else.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
In reference to your inquiry, please note that you need not worry, as treatment for this problem of is available with us. The causative factors may not be necessarily based into the affected region and may be associated with disorders of internal ...

I have a lump in my right chest under nipple area and it pains when I touch that lump. My height is 6 ft and my weight is 90 kg. Is it chest fat? Or something else please reply.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
In reference to your inquiry, please note that you need not worry, as treatment for this problem of is available with us. That small lump with tenderness beneath the nipple is a normal part during puberty. In fact, about half of all boys develop g...
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I have bump under skin at right hand fore arm. It does not pain and is larger than 5 cm. It has been there for over 1 year. No diagnosis has been done. What to do? Is it sarcoma? No such growth of it is not noticed. No case of weight loose.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Delhi
In reference to your inquiry, please note that you need not worry, as treatment for this problem of is available with us. The causative factors may not be necessarily based into the affected region and may be associated with disorders of internal ...

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