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Have these bumps around my new tattoo. Not sure if bug bites or allergic reaction. Some have white in them like pimples. Each day there's more (5 days)?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Have these bumps around my new tattoo. Not sure if bug bites or allergic reaction. Some have white in them like pimples. Each day there's more (5 days)?

Itchy?: If they are itchy, you may be allergic to one of the dyes or metals used in the tattoo ink. If they are not, I would suspect an infection. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I'm having pimple like bumps all over my body and I itch a bit. I'm taking azithromycin. Is this an allergic reaction?

I'm having pimple like bumps all over my body and I itch a bit. I'm taking azithromycin. Is this an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: If the rash began soon after starting Azithromycin it is most likely an allergic reaction and you should stop the medicine and see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

Unlikely: Sounds more like a folliculitis, which is inflammation or possible infection of hair follicles in the skin. As with all skin problems, need to see it, feel it and examine patient to help make diagnosis. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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My son is 6 with no prior allergies. He recently developed hives in reaction to cold along with small bump like pimples on his tummy. Cause?

My son is 6 with no prior allergies. He recently developed hives in reaction to cold along with small bump like pimples on his tummy. Cause?

Viral induced likely: A virus can cause hives as well as an ex anthem (rash). Usually this will last 2 to 4 weeks then dissipate. Other thought would be an allergy to a medication you gave him for the cold. ...Read more

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My son gets diarrhea every time he eats any amount of apples, I'm inclined to think he has an intolerance, but have not heard of a reaction to just a few slices of an apple. He has seasonal allergies & chronic bumps on arms/legs look like pimples.

My son gets diarrhea every time he eats any amount of apples, I'm inclined to think he has an intolerance, but have not heard of a reaction to just a few slices of an apple. He has seasonal allergies & chronic bumps on arms/legs look like pimples.

Intolerance: Rather than having an allergic reaction to Apple's, I believe that his intestinal tract doesn't tolerate the skin of the Apple which is insoluble. Try peeling the Apple before feeding it to him. Chronic bumps in his skin may need a dermatologist's evaluation to determine whether they're an allergic reaction to something internal or external. An allergist may also be helpful in this regard. ...Read more

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7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist and give a more detailed rendering. When did it happen? Was the child taking any medication at the time? Any travel history?
Use of new detergents or change in clothes? Have a great day. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my forehead but they aren't acne. They won't go away is it an allergic reaction?

I have small bumps on my forehead but they aren't acne. They won't go away is it an allergic reaction?

Difficult to say: In this limited forum it is not possible to say what you have. At 16 the most likely cause of bumps on the forehead is comedonal acne (whiteheads and blackheads). Having a dermatologist take a look will be your best bet at a better answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on face that won't go away are they related to allergies?

Pimple like bumps on face that won't go away are they related to allergies?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My right nostril is swollen inside. Is it a pimple or an allergic reaction?

My right nostril is swollen inside. Is it a pimple or an allergic reaction?

Is it painful?: Pimples are painful to touch, pushing on your nose would hurt. Allergic reactions that cause swelling in the nose are not painful. ...Read more

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I used pimple cream in my face and I tink I've an allergic reaction - it's totally red, burnt n itchy now. I've taken zyrtec (cetirizine). Is it enuf?

I used pimple cream in my face and I tink I've an allergic reaction - it's totally red, burnt n itchy now. I've taken zyrtec (cetirizine). Is it enuf?

Not enough: Various medicated creams that are used for acne can cause local reactions. You should stop the cream, which usually helps. Zyrtec (cetirizine) or other antihistamines are usually insufficient to resolve the issue. In most cases a steroid cream would be necessary. If prescribed by a physician, go back and discuss alternatives. If it is otc, better see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I get small pimples under my facial skin due to allergic reaction to somrthing I can't figure out. Don't want to take antiallergies everyday. Help!

I get small pimples under my facial skin due to allergic reaction to somrthing I can't figure out. Don't want to take antiallergies everyday. Help!

See a doctor: You should go see a doctor so they can perform and allergy test to try and figure out what is causing the allergic reaction and what steps you can take from there :] also they would be able to tell you if the pimples were actually due to an allergic reaction or something different. ...Read more

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Why when I have my shampoo allergic reaction I get pimples on my face? My face is very clear I never breakout just until I started with my itching.

Why when I have my shampoo allergic reaction I get pimples on my face? My face is very clear I never breakout just until I started with my itching.

Contact allergy: If you are allergic to one or more ingredients in the shampoo, you may develop skin lesions 24 to 72 hrs after. You will need to try different shampoos to find which one does not affect your skin. If the problem persists, then see a dermatologist who may perform some patch skin test on you. In the meanwhile, you may use topical Hydrocortisone to clear up the rash. ...Read more

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I have 3 small pimples around my inner labia around my vagina area. What is it? There's no pus or blisters. I had an allergic reaction to soap.

I have 3 small pimples around my inner labia around my vagina area. What is it? There's no pus or blisters. I had an allergic reaction to soap.

Hard to say: Bumps are hard to sort out without looking. This could be ass simple as pustules at the base of hairs in the area, or an early form of warts from HPV.There are other possibilities, but these are the first that come to mind. ...Read more

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Taking IV infusion of cetaxone (2 gr) two red pimples appeared on skin one on stomach the other on hand. Should I worry about allergic reaction?

Taking IV infusion of cetaxone (2 gr) two red pimples appeared on skin one on stomach the other on hand. Should I worry about allergic reaction?

Depends: Are you done with the infusion or still ongoing? Is it the first time? At any rate communicate that to the nurse/doctor treating you, wish you wellness? ...Read more

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July I noticed my skin breaking out, heat rash, was going away now seems to be back along with whiteheads on face. Looks bad like allergic reaction, help?

July I noticed my skin breaking out, heat rash, was going away now seems to be back along with whiteheads on face. Looks bad like allergic reaction, help?

May not be allergy: You don't really describe the original rash and don't mention itching. You also have other issues. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may cause abdominal pain and diarrhea. Try an anti-histamine such as fexofenadine (allegra) or Loratadine (claritin, alavert). I don't suggest Cetirizine (zyrtec) or Diphenhydramine (benadryl), because they may worsen constipation. If no better in 2 days, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have very small bumps or pimples in my penis and testicles is it a bad thing? Is it a result of masturbation?

I have very small bumps or pimples in my penis and testicles is it a bad thing? Is it a result of masturbation?

Bumps/pimples/penis: Small "bumps" or "pimples" on the penis and testicles are most commonly related to a mild infection in the area. They are not related to masturbation in general. See your family doctor for a checkup and possible treatment. ...Read more

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I had rough sex with a condom, it was latex free because I am allergic to latex. The following day I noticed that my vagina was sore (still is), burned when I urinated, inflammed, red and had 2 pimple looking bumps near the opening of my vagina. I went an

I had rough sex with a condom, it was latex free because I am allergic to latex. The following day I noticed that my vagina was sore (still is), burned when I urinated, inflammed, red and had 2 pimple looking bumps near the opening of my vagina. I went an

Need urinalysis: Condom or not, rough sex or not, the symptom of burning upon urination following vaginal intercourse requires that a urinalysis be performed along with STD testing to rule out either a UTI, herpetic lesions, both, or something else. Partner should be tested as well. Questions? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR if you'd like to set up a private meeting. ...Read more

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Little bumps on my face (mostly forehead) that are not acne and do not itch. No change in diet, skincare regime, allergies - what can I do about it?

Little bumps on my face (mostly forehead) that are not acne and do not itch. No change in diet, skincare regime, allergies - what can I do about it?

R they bumpy: Follicles? Do u have these bumps on the upper outer arms? If so, it could b Keratosis Pilaris.In any event, c ur Dermatologist for a diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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My elbow has a few small bumps. It look smth like pimple which haven't mature yet. It is black in colour n doesn't hurt when press on. Its thr 4 months

My elbow has a few small bumps. It look smth like pimple which haven't mature yet. It is black in colour n doesn't hurt when press on. Its thr 4 months

Lots of things: Could be rheumatic diseases, could be infectious, could be irritant dermatitis. Need much better history and physical. Go to your doc or your dermatologist for a look see. ...Read more

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Small pimple-like bump under skin. What could it be?

Small pimple-like bump under skin. What could it be?

Cyst: This is one of those "picture is worth a thousand words" kindof problems. It probably needs to be seen, but it could be a small cyst. If it grows or does not go away, or is bothersome, let your doctor look at it--quickest way to get the answer. ...Read more

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Small pimple-like bump on vaginal area. What could this be?

Small pimple-like bump on vaginal area. What could this be?

This could be a: Pimple, but it also could be a cyst, infected or uninfected. It could also be a genital wart. I would advise having it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Scalp folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex.
It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone, based on cause. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on my neck, what are they?

Pimple like bumps on my neck, what are they?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a hard pimple like bump on back?

How to get rid of a hard pimple like bump on back?

Maybe not pimple: It may be a persistent clogged pore or a small cyst if it has lasted for some time. It may also be some persistent inflammation. The best way to know for sure would be to have it examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

Dermatological eval: 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 a pimple like bump on my head and it burns?

I have a pimple like bump on my head and it burns?

Any pus?: It could be a pimple. Jew the area clean and dry and monitor for improvement ...Read more

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What are the pimple-like bumps are my 5 week old's chin?

What are the pimple-like bumps are my 5 week old's chin?

Baby acne: Infant skin is often a mess in the first months. While it was well nourished in the womb, birth brings environmental and system changes that result in skin issues. Hormones that help maintain pregnancy begin to decline in the tissue & trigger a transient baby acne in most. It starts by 2-4 wks & usually fades by 4-6m. Skin reactions to soaps, lotions & other products are also common. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more