Bumps on chin can be caused by many different conditions. These bumps are mostly benign and sometimes won’t go away. If you have a small white bump on chin that not a pimple or acne, is itchy or appears to be under the skin on your chin, this guide will help you identify (with pictures), find possible treatments to get raised hard bumps on the chin.
Bumps on the skin around the face, chin, neck and mouth can be difficult to hide and even get rid of. But what do these small bumps mean? What causes them? Why don’t they go away? The causes of such pimples on chin can vary and may mean different things. While mostly they are harmless, a few could be a symptom of a serious skin problem.
Meaning of bumps on chin and around mouth, neck
Clusters of bumps forming on the chin can mean many things. Chinese physicians are well known for linking the area on the skin where bumps, pimples, zits and acne spots and the meaning on the health of the individual suffering them. Bumps around mouth, neck, on lip line and even under eyes can mean different things.
The basic meaning of bumps on chin and around the mouth and neck is that you are suffering from food allergies. It is known that small pimple-like bumps, mostly acne on chin is an indication of food-related problems in the intestines. Reaction to certain foods in your diet is likely to be a certain meaning of clusters of little bumps on the chin, around the mouth and neck.
In women, small tender bumps on the chin area or mouth area could also mean hormonal changes and imbalances. This should not be related to bumps on chin that won’t go away on their own. Acne bumps on the chin are common in women during pregnancy, puberty or at a certain point of your menstrual cycle. Mostly, these chin acne breakouts will clear on their own.
Itchy bumps on your chin after shaving – razor burn rash and bumps in men
Tiny bumps on your chin could also mean something else, especially if you are used to shaving on the area around your mouth, chin and neck. Poor shaving techniques can cause razor bumps on chin. If they are tiny with pus, it means that you have infected follicular pores.
The condition is sometimes called folliculitis, mostly when it occurs from bacteria around the nose. Razor rash can appear as small itchy bumps on chin, neck and mouth area, or on the sides of your jaws, and sometimes on the cheeks after shaving, waxing or using other hair removal methods.
Bumps on chin not acne pimples and won’t go away
Chin pimples or acne bumps are expected to go away on their own after a couple of days. However, there are times that you are sure the bumps are not acne or pimples and remain there for months. For some people, they don’t go away for years. So, what are they?
According to Dr. Philip Ellerin answering a question on Healthtap.com, soft bumps that are not painful or have no pus inside them are likely to be comedomes. Closed comedomes, also called closed blackheads that lie deep under the skin can be stubborn and recurrent. So how can these be removed?
- Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments are the treatments the doctor recommends for getting rid of bumps on chin that are not pimples or acne.
- Another way to remove these raised dots on chin is to use retinoic acid or glycolic acid treatments for removing them.
It is important not to try to apply these treatments on your own as a way to get rid of the benign growths under your chin. Have a dermatologist examine you in order to rule out caner and such problems, and administer the right treatment.
Small white bumps on chin, hard under lip, itchy and hard white bumps
Small white bumps on chin, neck, under the lip may feel hard or soft and tender. Mostly, these are not cause for any concern and will go away on their own. But what are they? Are white bumps under lip an infection? What causes them?
Small hard white bumps on your chin, are likely to be milia spots. According to Healthline.com, milia are white bumps that normally occur on the area around the face – cheeks, under eyes as small white bumps under eyes – and on the nose. These cycts form when “keratin become trapped beneath surface of the skin.”
White cysts on chin or milia are often confused as chin pimples, and occur in people of all ages, from babies to adults. Such small white bumps on the chin may be caused by any of the following, a combination or sometimes all of the following skin problems.
- Skin ailments that may cause blistering including epidermolysis bullosa, bullous pemhigoid and porphyria cutanea.
- Small burns, sometimes mild but causative on sensitive skin, or young skin such as that in babies.
- Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and other similar skin cosmetic procedures.
- Sun damage especially during summer.
- Injuries to the skin, such as stings from poison ivy, sumac and oak.
- Prolonged use of steroid creams
How to get rid of hard white bumps on chin – milia spots on chin
There is no necessary treatment for those hard white lumps under your lip and chin. In a few weeks, they will clear on their own. This normally occurs within a few weeks to one month. However, some people may report that the white spots won’t go away and cause a lot of discomfort.
In the case of hard itchy white bumps on chin, treatment might be needed to help get rid of the itch lumps and the discomfort. Here are the common treatments used to get rid of small white bumps on the chin and face.
Cryotherapy and cauterization of milia dots is the process of destroying the cysts using either extreme heat or freezing them. Sometimes, your doctor may scrape them off surgically in a process called curettage.
De-roofing of milia is another treatment that may be used, where a sterile needle is used to open up the cysts on chin and pick out the contents. Do not do this on your own as you can injure yourself and end up causing a boil or an infected bump.
Topical retinoids are also used to treat white bumps on chin. Mostly, creams containing vitamin A are effective in getting rid of yellow bumps on the chin and around the face.
Laser treatment may also be applied to remove chin bumps.
Home remedies for white milia spots on chin
Honey is normally used in facial scrubs and masks. Exfoliation is one of the best way to remove the small hard white bumps on your face. Honey is known to have antioxidant properties, and it also helps the skin retain moisture to prevent dryness. In order to remove those white dots on your chin:
- Apply raw honey on your face and allow it about 15 minutes. Rinse it off with clear water. Repeat this daily until the spots disappear.
- You can also mix honey with other ingredients such as jojoba oil or oatmeal and granulated sugar to make a facial scrub.
Sugar + lemon scrub will exfoliate the skin and get rid of the milia dots on the neck, jawline, cheeks and even chin. Simply make a mixture of lemon juice with two tablespoons of granulated sugar and a few drops of olive oil. Scrub your face or area affected with milia for a few minutes, leave it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off. This will help get rid of white bumps on chin.
Tea tree oil is a good natural disinfectant and can help as a home remedy for milia bumps. First, ensure your face is clean and then dab a little essential tea tree oil on the little chin bumps. Leave it on overnight and then rinse in the morning. Repeat until you see an improvement to the raised spots on your chin.
Little bump under chin, under skin
A bump under the skin on the chin is likely to be cystic acne. Unlike normal pimples, cystic acne feels like a bump on chin under skin because it I deeply embedded within the skin tissue. Some people call it a bump on chin with no head because it will not come to a head that you will be able to pop.
According to WebMD, cystic acne bumps under the skin are caused by hormonal changes especially during puberty. The rapid changes in your skin are likely to lead to cystic acne from clogged pores.
Pregnancy, birth control, greasy cosmetics, excessive sweating and high humidity have also been identified as the causes of cystic acne bumps under the skin on the chin and other parts of the face. [Source: Medical News Today].
Red bumps on chin, painful, picture
Small, painful bumps on the chin can be a number of things. From a normal skin rash to psoriasis to conditions such as keratosis pilaris, their treatment depends on the exact cause. But first, you must be able to identify them. Pictures of red bumps on the chin, neck and jawline included here should make it clear.
Keratosis pilaris red bump on skin and treatment
According to NHS, keratosis pilaris is a harmless skin condition. Small red bumps, sometimes a cluster of them may form on a localized area of your skin. Generally, these bumps do not hurt, but appear to be red in color, as if they have blood in them or are about to bleed.
Treatments for keratosis pilaris on the chin inclide OTC Salicylic acid, moisturizers, tretinion or Retin-A medications as well as application of steroids on the affected area.
Itchy red bumps on the chin from contact dermatitis and allergy
Sore red bumps on the skin could also be an allergic reaction or contact dermatitis. When you are exposed to an allergen such as certain soaps, jewelry, chemicals, some fragrances, poison oak, ivy and sumac or even some foods can cause contact dermatitis red bumps.
Such bumps are normally itchy and painful but they are not life threatening. You can treat them by identifying the cause and eliminating it. However, you can use home treatments such as anti-itch creams, OTC antihistamine and cool baths. Your doctor may recommend some oral medication for painful red bumps on the face.
Big bump on chin, hurts, is not a zit and has no head
A small nodule on the chin can easily grow and form a big bump. For most people, a big chin bump causes aesthetic problems and removing them is important. However, it is important to determine what it is because a growing lump can mean a serious problem such as a cancerous growth, or a malignant chin lump.
Causes of big lump on chin
Big bump on chin that are not zits or pimples, with no head can be caused by many possible things. From trauma to infections, cancers to inflammatory diseases, tumors and benign cysts. Here are a few of the most common causes of big bumps on the chin.
Viral and bacterial infections, including HPV and common cold
A viral or bacterial infection can produce symptoms on the lips and chin, such as small to big localized lumps and abscesses. These infections include the following:
- Herpes virus
- Warts, usually caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Mumps affecting the salivary glands
- Common cold
Cancers may cause big bumps on chin too
Cancerous growths may exhibit themselves as growing bumps on chin, which can be the soft tissues growing into malignant forms. These cancers may include:
- Thyroid cancers
- Cancerous cysts and tumors on the jawbone
- Nonmelanoma skin cancer
Lipoma fatty lump under skin on chin
A lipoma, as defined by Mayo Clinic, is a fatty lump that’s most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer.” This kind of lump will grow slowly and keeps on moving when you touch it. If you have a lipoma lump on chin, you might start to feel as though it is a pimple with no head.
Lipoma lumps are harmless and will not require treatment. They go away on their own. However, when they cause discomfort, feel itchy or painful, treatment will be required. See a doctor or dermatologist for help.
How to get rid of bumps on chin fast, from shaving, tweezing and acne
Removing or getting rid of bumps on chin will depend on what the bumps are, the causes and in what state they are in. While you can get rid of some of them overnight or fast enough, some bumps will have to be treated slowly over a course of time. Here are 5 ways to get rid of bumps.
Retinol treatment for acne bumps on chin
Bumps from acne can be removed using retinol treatment. It contains exfoliating properties and will help clear up bumps under the skin on your chin and make the skin clear. However, this treatment can only be used if you do not have a sensitive skin.
People with sensitive skin can start feeling a burning sensation on the skin, which might react by developing further rashes besides the milia spots. However, if you are sure the deep bump in the skin is cystic acne, apple a small amount of retinol on the chin area with white spots, allow to it for about 30 minutes and then rinse off.
Hydrocortisone cream for razor bumps on chin
Razor bumps in men are common on the chin, cheeks and neck area. Hydrocortisone cream is one of the best treatments that clears up these shaving bumps that can be itchy and painful especially when picked.
Although some home remedies for razor bumps such as hot compresses work well too, hydrocortisone cream is said to work fast because of its anti-inflammatory ingredients. This cream can be bought over the counter. Apply a small amount of hydrocortisone cream to get rid of small razor bumps on chin faster.
Here’s a video about bumps and pimples on chin
Sources and References
- Paula’s Choice Skincare: http://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/skin-disorders/_/milia
- Top 10 Home Remedies: http://www.top10homeremedies.com/home-remedies/home-remedies-milia.html
- Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lipoma/basics/definition/con-20024646
- Health Grades: http://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/skin-hair-and-nails/chin-lump–causes
- MNT: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/103258.php
- WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/cystic-acne
- Bevel: https://getbevel.com/get-advice/other/what-home-remedies-work-best-to-get-rid-of-razor-bumps