I myself have run into the same situation. For large and very painful cysts, it may be necessary to see a doctor for drainage and an antibiotic. Folliculitis is the most common cause of irritated or tender, raised lesions. All recent questions and discussions Unread questions and discussions Questions and discussions you've participated in Questions and discussions you've started Unanswered questions and discussions Answered questions and discussions Questions with suggested answers. Now, this one is much closer to my spot and I've been able to enjoy all the pleasures of the area, as long as I clean well and again, place some antibacterial ointment on the bump. They are called Fordyce's spots an overgrowth of the sebaceous glands, sebaceous glands without hair follicles and are exactly like you have described them, small, painless, raised, pale or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter. Good luck and best wishes.