Tonight, I am 18 years old. Last February I saw a white dot on my left cheek and now in March the point is already big and hard (about the size of a zit). I was confused, at first it didn’t hurt, but after being left for a long time it hurt and my cheeks turned red, was the lump called? The lump that resembles a white pimple is a bit green, I wonder why this is paniccckk
Thank you for the question.
The appearance of white spots on the cheeks that are getting bigger, bulging, hardening, redness, and pain with a greenish-white center are most likely to indicate you have folliculitis. This condition occurs when the hair root has a bacterial, fungal, or other microorganism infection. Sometimes, folliculitis can also occur due to inflammation of hair that grows pierced into the skin. You are prone to experiencing folliculitis if you often wear tight clothing and heat, have problems with endurance (such as diabetes, HIV, or take long-term steroid drugs), and do not maintain good personal hygiene.
Not only folliculitis, your complaint may also arise due to other triggers, such as acne, white head blackheads, skin tags, warts, molluscum contagiosum, contact dermatitis, cyst pilaris, hyperkeratosis, benign or other malignant tumors.
It's best not to panic. If your condition is mild, the following steps can often be overcome:
Diligent shower and wash your face thoroughly
Do not squeeze or slough off bumps on the skin
If it feels painful, apply a warm compress to the lump
Do not carelessly exchange towels and cosmetics with other people
Don't overactivate outdoors, especially in the hot sun
Do not hold the face, except with hands that have been washed thoroughly using soap
Sleep early, eat lots of fruit and drink water, don't stress, and live a healthy lifestyle to nourish the skin from the inside
If there are no complaints that are emergency, and if your complaints improve with the steps above, you should postpone seeing a doctor first and lots of silence at home first. In this way, your risk of contracting COVID-19 which is currently endemic can also be minimized.
However, on the contrary, if the complaint actually worsens after undergoing the above efforts, you can check yourself to the doctor or dermatologist for further treatment.
I hope this helps.