San Jose, CA
A 19-year-old female asked:
Lately i've had a few red bumps appear on my legs and one on my arm . they are red with a white head and go away fast could it be herpes?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laurence Badgleyanswered
General Practice 53 years experience
Folliculitis: The most common explanation for scattered self-limiting minute pustules is infected skin pores. An antibacterial soap, avoidance of scratching and scrupulously cleaned fingernails are useful to prevent skin infections.
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Dr. Martin Raffanswered
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Herpes simplex: The description you provide does not necessarily suggest herpetic infection, nor do the areas involved. The only way, however, to determine what these are is to have them examined by a physician. Go and see somebody and deal with these effectively. Good luck.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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