Painful Red Bumps
Red bumps refer to any area which appears to be swelling. These can occur with or without itching. The bumps on the skin have varying characteristics. These can be noticeably smooth or rough, hard or soft, and light or dark coloured. These red bumps can be found on different areas of the body.
Once the pain on the affected area begins to take place, symptoms such as fever, chills and swollen lymph nodes can occur, especially for severe types of elevations. Severe itching can also indicate that a red bump has grown on a specific area. Accompanying symptoms such as difficulty of breathing, swollen face and lips, and hives may indicate an allergic reaction. Treatment for these conditions should be administered before they affect other areas of the body.
Elevations and other abnormalities of the skin can be caused by a lot of infections such as acne, boils, cellulitis, dermatitis, and enlarged lymph glands on the neck.
Painful Red Bumps Treatment
Treatment can be administered to these painful red bumps for immediate relief. Since individuals who have this condition can experience either intense pain or itching, it is recommended to avoid scratching the area. This can prevent transmission to other body parts. Scratching can cause breaks in the skin integrity and release the contained bacteria. Aside from that, permanent scars may form. Treatment for the appearance of red bumps includes:
- Applying of herbal treatments such as sage, lavender, tea tree oil and chamomile. These herbs have anti-pruritic and soothing properties which can relieve severe itch. These can also make the skin smoother upon application.
- Salt water application. This can be done several times in a day to alleviate itchiness. The salt contained in the solution attracts the water contained in the bumps, thus relieving swelling.
- Herbal medicines containing camphor and menthol can also be applied to the infected area. Camphor and mint have antibiotic properties.
- Proper hygiene. Daily bathing and cleansing can prevent as well as treat the painful red bumps on the skin.