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Bumps All Over My Back
Physical examination: Sorry you are having a symptom that bothers you. I wish i could give an answer, but your doctor needs to see your white bumps in order to help you--it could be hundreds of different things. Start with your primary care doc--it may or may not require a specialist. ...Read more
Pus filled pimples all over the back of my neck and on my back and stomach. They are itchy and slightly painful. [www.imgur.com/HfB47al].
Acne? Medication?: Thanks for uploading that photo - I was able to see it. The pustules are all a very similar size -- were they a result of a topical medication you might have applied to the area previously? Did you receive any oral medications that preceded the onset of this rash? There are many causes for such an eruption and a proper evaluation and examination by a medical provider would be essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds like allergic: Reaction to be so systemic to your trunk. If it looks bigger than pin size or a rash, it looks bigger like wheals and hives, you need to go to er immediately. This can easily get out of control. Meanwhile you can use some cool compresses, to prevent it from being more irritating. You may have eaten something, or used a detergent, or lotion, that is irritating your skin. You need to make sure that if that's the case, that it's washed off completely with soap and water. ...Read more
I have itchy bumps on my inner thighs and they just randomly popped up. They are all over my inner thighs & parts of my arms itch. What's the cause?
Exam: An exam, best by a dermatologist, is your best chance to define this. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more
Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose--sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
See a doctor : So many possible explanations ranging from sunburn or poison ivy to infection to allergic reaction. Are there any associated symptoms? Are you taking any medications? Are you ill? Do you have itching? Best to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This rash would : need to visualized (with a medical history) to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
I have little red bumps all over my feet, thighs, and all up my legs and on my butt. so itchy!!! please help.. ?
Hives/Urticaria: Sounds like hives. Most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune/autoimmune pathways in skin that trigger mast cells. Usually, hives resolve and we never know the cause. For other causes: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. A virtual consult to discuss triggers can help. If no contraindications, try otc Zyrtec (cetirizine) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fatty tumor: More likely benign fatty tumor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Woke with ichy skin-colored bumps on the backs of my shoulders, on my stomach, all around the back of my neck, and on my wrists.
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
Yesterday i noticed that i've been getting these red bumps all over my body. They are mainly around my sides and legs.
Could be anything: We might be able to narrow it down for you a bit if you gave us more information, such as how long it has been there, whether it itches or hurts, and if anyone else in your household has anything similar, or is itching. But as a rule, rashes are very difficult to diagnose without actually seeing them; you'll probably have to see a dermatologist to find out for sure what is going on. ...Read more
Need a picture: Rashes are tough to diagnose with just limited description. Often even with pictures and biopsies rashes can go undiagnosed. It is important to see the rash and get a thorough history including new contacts, foods and medications taken as well as pattern of spread to get an accurate diagnosis. I would get seen if this rash is spreading and causing discomfort. ...Read more
Folliculitis?: Infection of the hair follicles commonly occurs on the neck and back and is usually caused by staph bacteria. In this case, usually oral antibiotics are prescribed to kill the bacteria. However, there are quite a few conditions that could be described as "bumps" and that can affect the neck and back, so i think that seeing your doctor would be best to get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have these small red patches with bumps in them all over my body. My stomach and lower back were really red and I also have bumps in my groin area. ?
Body rash: Likely pityriasis roasea which will go away on own in 6-8 weeks or eczema/psoriasis , bacterial or fungal, tinea vesicolor or related to allergy- medications ( if on any) or food -like celiac, can also be bites like scabies usually are linear pattern, rarely can be thyroid, or liver /kidney condition, autoimmune process. Would check CBC, thyroid , ESR. F/u w/urgent care or doc over next 1-3 d ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
For the past week, I've been extremely itchy. It started on my upper arms and thighs, now it's all over my arms and legs. They are little bumps, help?
Tell your parents?: You'll need to have your parents sign up for an account on HealthTap and then, they can pose questions on your behalf. That is because of laws governing treatment of minors whether by telemedicine or otherwise. We need parental permission to give you any sort of medical advice let alone a prescription. Have you told your parents about your condition? I'm sure they can help you as well. ...Read more
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