A 38-year-old member asked:
what is this painful skin disease? clusters of small circular bumps.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dermatology 23 years experience
Might be herpes: Small cluster of bumps if they are filled with fluid and then later crust over may be herpes (hsv) or herpes zoster (shingles). They are both viral conditions and are best diagnosed by a lab test at the doctors office. If this is the diagnosis, early treatment will help shorten the course.
Last updated Jul 18, 2013
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