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Please tell me what type of acne causes raised red bumps?

Please tell me what type of acne causes raised red bumps?

Cystic acne: Acne comes from many causes ususally exacerbated during puberty blocked pores with sebum and secondary infections cause the bumps astringents and cleaning the skin helps one may need antibiotic creams inaddition to cleansing the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What condition involves raised red bumps that itch?

What condition involves raised red bumps that itch?

See a dermatologist: There are many conditions that can cause raised red bumps that itch. This include eczema, contact allergy, hives, bug bites, dry skin and many others. Without actually seeing you, it would be hard to diagnose what you have. Best to see a dermatologist! ...Read more

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I have 2 raised red bumps on base of penis?

I have 2 raised red bumps on base of penis?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe and hard to visualize in words. Rashes of bumps at the base of the penis may be blackheads (comedones) or be folliculitis, which is an infection in the little hair follicles in the skin. Rashes that itch a lot may be allergic reactions and/or skin infections. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to decide on a diagnosis and talk about treatment options. ...Read more

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Raised red bumps around ankles itchy infection related?

No.: Because you're not mentioning the other hallmarks of infection, i.e. Warmth and drainage, this is more likely related to insect bites than infection, and the itchiness would also be typical of some sort of insect bite. ...Read more

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I have raised red bumps on my arms and back. I have had these bumps for around a week and a half. ?

I have raised red bumps on my arms and back. I have had these bumps for around a week and a half. ?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have non itchy raised red bumps on my inner thighs. Ten on each leg in clusters. Didn't even notice them until I saw them.

I have non itchy raised red bumps on my inner thighs. Ten on each leg in clusters. Didn't even notice them until I saw them.

Thigh rash: your rash could be an allergic reaction, fungal infection or some kind of folliculitis (inflammation/infection around your hair follicles). Could also be a viral infection such as common warts. Infections are typically painful and swollen and can spread quickly if not treated. Best to see your doctor or a dermatologist to determine what it is. Hard to diagnose without seeing it. ...Read more

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We just got back from a vacation in the Wi Dells. I noticed that I have a rash on both my sides by my breasts, going toward my back. Raised red bumps?

We just got back from a vacation in the Wi Dells. I noticed that I have a rash on both my sides by my breasts, going toward my back. Raised red bumps?

Swimmer's itch: Due to allergic reaction against microscopic larvae looking for their proper host, which is not you. Self-limited. Best relief from strong prescription steroid cream. Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) unless you want sedation. It won't do much for you, anyway. ...Read more

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Ivee been experiencing a dry mouth for the past 2-3 days. This morning I noticed some large, raised red bumps at the back of my tongue?

Ivee been experiencing a dry mouth for the past 2-3 days. This morning I noticed some large, raised red bumps at the back of my tongue?

Mouth: Could be viral or simply not drinking enough water. Those bumps sound like your circumvallate papillae or tase buds which can enlarge if you are dry ...Read more

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Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more