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I have these little red bumps on my chest that resemble acne, but arent. They usually appear after showers, but won't go away now. What are they?!?

I have these little red bumps on my chest that resemble acne, but arent. They usually appear after showers, but won't go away now. What are they?!?

Read up on...: Cholinergic urticaria. See if this is what you have. If I'm way off, please forgive me, write back with more details & maybe one of us can make an educated guess -- though diagnosing rashes without seeing them is a challenge. Best wishes.

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Rash On Chest (Definition)

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If you have some bump in your chest, what you think its acne?

If you have some bump in your chest, what you think its acne?

Skin lesions: Well, with the limited description acne can be on the list of things that cause bumps on the chest. I would recommend having a physician take a look to give you a better answer.

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I have itchy brown bumps on my back and they started spreading to my chest and other parts of my body. They look like acne.

I have itchy brown bumps on my back and they started spreading to my chest and other parts of my body. They look like acne.

Itchy bumps: Several possibilities including bug bites. Time to see a dermatologist for acne and itchy bumps.

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Developed a bunch of bumps on my chest. Not sure if it's acne but there's no white heads or black heads, just bumps. Use sensitive detergent and soap.?

Developed a bunch of bumps on my chest. Not sure if it's acne but there's no white heads or black heads, just bumps. Use sensitive detergent and soap.?

See a dermatologist: There are many possible diagnoses for the above complaint including eruptive vellus hair cysts. The best approach is to be examined and diagnosed by a dermatologist.

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of red bumps/acne on chest?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of red bumps/acne on chest?

Serious Rx: When it's on the chest, usually at least a short course of a systemic antibiotic is required. Perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day from your physician plus topical benzoyl peroxide will do the trick. It's a chronic disease that will eventually remit. Good luck.

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I get acne like little and big bumps, mostly skin colored, Some red and painfull. They do not itch and come and go. Around forehead mostly chest also?

I get acne like little and big bumps, mostly skin colored, Some red and painfull. They do not itch and come and go. Around forehead mostly chest also?

Manage it: I'm going to assume this actually is acne. Don't try to figure out the cause, but assume it's unrelated to lifestyle, hygiene or diet. With lesions on your trunk, you'll need a physician's Rx. Start with over-the-counter topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, maybe 5% 2x/day, and make your appointment. Spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill may be your first Rx.

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I have pimple like bumps all over my arms and chest and shoulders, they don't itch they are just extremely imbassersing! I know its not acne.?

I have pimple like bumps all over my arms and chest and shoulders, they don't itch they are just extremely imbassersing! I know its not acne.?

Keratosis pilaris: One common cause of pimple like lesions on the arms and chest is keratosis pilaris. It is due to dry skin building up around the hair follicles. Sometimes it is associated with small pustules and pimple like lesions. Use a moisturizer with Lactic Acid or urea and exfoliate will help some. The condition is inherited and is not curable.

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Can I use dovobet for small pimple like bumps all over my abdomen chest and back? I have had follicle problems, and body acne it looks similar to both

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea without knowing exactly what you are treating. Devobet is a combination local ointment used for psoriasis and it contains Dexamethasone a strong steroid which may make your rash worse I will suggest you consult your family doctor or a dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

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Is there such a thing as std related acne? I woke up with these weird red bumps on my chest and they resemble a pimple but don't pop like a pimple?

Is there such a thing as std related acne? I woke up with these weird red bumps on my chest and they resemble a pimple but don't pop like a pimple?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you did not have chicken pox and did not take vaccination for chicken pox, a rash appearing on the chest can be an early sign of chicken pox.

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I'm starting to get red bumps and acne on my legs, butt, belly, and chest what is the cause?

I'm starting to get red bumps and acne on my legs, butt, belly, and chest what is the cause?

Acne vs folliculitis: The area where your rashes are does not sound like it's acne it sound more like folliculitis. This is usually caused by excessive sweating, friction, sometimes overgrowth of skin bacteria. See your doctor for diagnosis and best way to treat

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My daughter has red bumps all over her except her nose today I noticed three more on her chest, is this baby acne, eczema or heat rash?

My daughter has red bumps all over her except her nose today I noticed three more on her chest, is this baby acne, eczema or heat rash?

Red bumps: Not knowing your child's age I would rule out baby acne. Eczema doesn' t usually cause bumps. She might heat rash but could also have the hives. For heat rash cut down on room temperature and/ or clothes child is wearing. For hives you can try benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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I have white small bumps on my breast. Is it acne & what can take it away?

I have white small bumps on my breast. Is it acne & what can take it away?

Depends: The location, color and character of the bumps can vary and so they could be simple acne, areolar glands, skin irritation or something else. If you want them to go away ask your healthcare provider so they can look and help decide what is causing them.

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I have these acne like bumps on both of my breast that are a little more deeper in the skin than normal bumps. Where is it come from? Mammogram needed?

I have these acne like bumps on both of my breast that are a little more deeper in the skin than normal bumps. Where is it come from? Mammogram needed?

See your physician: For an evaluation. You probably don't need a mammogram. You may have sebaceous cysts. If the diagnosis is not clinically apparent, ultrasound might be useful.

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Small patches of redness and pimple like bumps and light brown discoloration on breast. What could this be? Doesn't hurt, I have acne skin probs.

Small patches of redness and pimple like bumps and light brown discoloration on breast. What could this be? Doesn't hurt, I have acne skin probs.

Get exam: Any time you have skin changes on the breast you should be seen by a doctor for a breast exam. If that is normal then it is possible that you have a skin condition such as acne, folliculitis or tinea on the breast.

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I've noticed I've gotten four pimple like bumps on my left breast. Do you think this is just acne? No pain, itching, slightly inflamed like a pimple

I've noticed I've gotten four pimple like bumps on my left breast. Do you think this is just acne? No pain, itching, slightly inflamed like a pimple

Could be pimple but: It may be pimples but we can not say for sure without looking at it So get it checked from your doctor if it persists or spread. Don't sqeeze the pimples

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