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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Abscess? infected: Hair follicle? These are some of the common things that it could be. I suggest putting warm compresses on it to see if it might get soft and open up/d ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Low BP: It would be nice to be able to look at a rash to render a better judgement about it, however, big blotchy rashes with itching generally suggest urtica ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Contact allergy: You may be allergic to something in your bra and the metal in the bra hook. You may try a different make of bra and one with a plastic hook. Wash the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Itching sore or rash: Hi without seeing the sore I have to guess a bit. But, given your age i would include in the possible issues psoriasis and/or ringworm. There are ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Nor enough info: not enough info for an answer. 2 small bumpms on the back of your head? where exactly-where hair is? are they red, itch, pimple like, hard, soft? do t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aldino Pierotti III
28 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Immune reaction: This can be keratitis pilaris, which is often yeast/mold that is flaring in the hair follicles causing goosebumps/chicken skin. It may also be an alle ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience in Dentistry
Examination: To play it safe, get it looked at. A white coating on the tongue is fairly common and the bumps you see may be the normal presence of large taste buds ... Read More
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Dr. Erine Kupetsky
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Need pic: I think a picture wil be helpful in diagnosing your problem. It could be anything from eczema to molluscum, to scabies.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Require exam: these may not be related and cedrtainly require a physicial examination, blood testing and imaging. Make an appointment today.
A female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Maybe eczema. Need to be seen to get best treatment. Meanwhile try Hydrocortisone cream.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience in Podiatry
Read below: The red bumps may be rubbing from the shoes on the back of a boney prominence. Other possiblities are a rash or dermatitis to the area from shoes or a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
18 years experience in Dermatology
Could be KP: Without examining you in person, it's tough to say what these bumps are. Generally red bumps behind the arms are called keratosis pilaris, which is a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Many things: it could be many things from lymph node to a cyst or soft tissue mass like lipoma So see a doctor that can examine you and either assured you or trea ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience in Dentistry
Could be normal: Without actually seeing your tongue, we cannot determine what you see and if it is abnormal. It is best to see your dentist who can see if it is a pr ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Eczema: This is typical of eczema and will respond to prescription cortisone. An exam might reveal something else. OTC hydrocortisone is usually not potent en ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, inse ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
Likely not related: Scalp patches likely not related. After sinus infection ex. Or sore throat (viral, bacterial) lymph nodes may grow. If they persist after a few weeks ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Can't say: There is not enough info to give any concrete recommendation other than: if you have a knot, nodule, or mass, especially if growing, visit your family ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: Sharp pains in those areas of the head are consistent with neuralgia which is an irritable/inflamed superficial artery of the scalp and not within the ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Herpes zoster: If these burned just prior to eruption or are painful this may be herpes zoster, a recurrent deactivation if the chicken pox virus. Need culture to pr ... Read More

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