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Not pimples but tiny bumps on face, what are these?

Not pimples but tiny bumps on face, what are these?

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

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What could these bumps on forehead skin be that's not acne?

What could these bumps on forehead skin be that's not acne?

Uncertain: 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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Bumps on my face not pimples but they hurt?

Bumps on my face not pimples but they hurt?

Without: visualizing these lesions and taking a history - there is no way for us to diagnose them. ...Read more

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What are those small white pimple like bumps that appear on face?

What are those small white pimple like bumps that appear on face?

Milia: The small white bumps that stick around for awhile are called milia and represent small cysts -- they can be extracted by a facialist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do we get rid of small bumps on the nose that isn't acne but skin colored bumps? And what are they?

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How do we get rid of small bumps on the nose that isn't acne but skin colored bumps? And what are they?

Skin colored bumps : Not sure what you are referring to. It could be banal or congenital neville . You may also be referring to sebaceous gland hyperplasia. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my face that look like pimples but are not and they hurt?

I have bumps on my face that look like pimples but are not and they hurt?

May not be acne: Bumps on the face that hurt may be deeper-than-average acne bumps. A dermatologist can help treat them. If they are not acne, and don't come to the surface and break open to drain themselves, then the dermatologist will also be very helpful. Sometimes the doctor can open a bump to see what is inside. ...Read more

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What are these small pimples on my arms and thighs and there not red are itchy?

What are these small pimples on my arms and thighs and there not red are itchy?

Rash: Although it's difficult to know, exactly without seeing it; this sounds like pilaris keratosis. This rash is usually located on the back of arms, and tops of thighs. Occasionally on the cheeks. It is a form of eczema. It's eczema of the hair follicles. You can try a loofa, and moisturizers. There are some other creams, that a dermatologist can prescribe, as well. It is harmless. ...Read more

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What are small red spots on legs that are not itchy?

What are small red spots on legs that are not itchy?

Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Have many small pimples on my cheeks that itch why?

Have many small pimples on my cheeks that itch why?

This could be: demodex infection or Keratosis pilaris rubra facei. Need to see dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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What are bumps on the skin that itch?

What are bumps on the skin that itch?

Multiple causes: Bumps on the skin that itch is a non-specific rash that suggests allergy. The bumps may be large and evanescent (come and go within 24 hours) more characteristic of hives and respond to antihistamines. The bumps can also be tiny and remain in select areas such as the hands or creases of our arms or legs for a longer period of time characteristic of eczema or a contact allergy. ...Read more

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I have this flesh colored bumps on my nose and they are not skin tag. They are like pimples but, without the itch, redness, cyst. What's this?

Worth getting seen: We can't diagnose you at a distance, but this is worth discussing with your physician, now if it is new, or at your regular appointment if it is not. This may be anything from the "adenoma sebaceum" of mild tuberous sclerosis to early deformity from rosacea to sebaceous hyperplasia. I'll bet on the last. ...Read more

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What are these dry not itchy spots that are spreading on me. They're very small and are spreading.

What are these dry not itchy spots that are spreading on me. They're very small and are spreading.

Dermatitis NOS: It is a dermatitis "not otherwise specified" ...See a dr. To get a more definitive diagnosis as diagnosing rashes over the computer is almost impossible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can ringworm cause bumps on the face? Skin-color no puss not itchy just ugly

Can ringworm cause bumps on the face? Skin-color no puss not itchy just ugly

Yes: Ringworm on the face is known as the "great masquerader" so yes it can cause bumps, round scaly patches, pustules and more. Tinea faciale (ring worm) often itches or burns but can be asymptomatic. Consider visiting with a dermatologist to make sure it is not something else that will not respond to anti fungal therapy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark spots caused by pimples? .. There are no more pimples on my face but there are black spots that are caused by them ..

How to get rid of dark spots caused by pimples? .. There are no more pimples on my face but there are black spots that are caused by them ..

See a Dermatologist : See a dermatologist for the treatment who can use skin lightener cream. It contain an active ingredient or combination of ingredients that reduces the amount of melanin in the skin where it is applied. The most widely used ingredient in skin lighteners sold in the U.S. Is hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Small lumps on arms that are itchy, is this hives?

Small lumps on arms that are itchy, is this hives?

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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Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. I see that you already have scarring from your acne having been neglected when you were younger. I'm sorry this happened. At age 19, you're old enough to phone your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx to your benzoyl peroxide regimen. You will probably need to do this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my face that look like pimples but are not and they hurt?

May not be acne: Bumps on the face that hurt may be deeper-than-average acne bumps. A dermatologist can help treat them. If they are not acne, and don't come to the surface and break open to drain themselves, then the dermatologist will also be very helpful. Sometimes the doctor can open a bump to see what is inside. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my face similar to pimples, and the more i pop them, the more they seem to spread. What is it?!

I have bumps on my face similar to pimples, and the more i pop them, the more they seem to spread. What is it?!

Maybe not pimples: It could be molluscum contagiosum, a viral condition similar to warts - and called "contagiosum" for a reason! it could also be a folliculitis due to either bacterial or yeast organisms, which can also be spread by squeezing. The lesson here, obviously, is stop squeezing! and see a dermatologist to find out exactly what it is and get proper treatment for it. ...Read more

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Bumps on my face not pimples but they hurt?

Without: visualizing these lesions and taking a history - there is no way for us to diagnose them. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on my face it is not a pimple, its not sore or anything, its on my upper face a little above my nose. What is it and any treatments?

I have a red bump on my face it is not a pimple, its not sore or anything, its on my upper face a little above my nose. What is it and any treatments?

Bumps: The word bump is in no way descriptive enough to diagnose by internet. I am sorry but, your problem will require examination. Please contact your family physician. ...Read more

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My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

Newborn acne: Newborns develop baby acne around 2 weeks of age and it peaks around 6 weeks, usually gone by 12. If your baby is in this age group, it could be newborn acne. Your baby's pores are sensitive to changes in hormone levels(just like during the teen years) - so all those Estrogens they were exposed to during pregnancy are suddently gone - and boom - breakout!no treatment needed - be patient. ...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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White bumps on face with soft fluid inside. Are these whiteheads?

White bumps on face with soft fluid inside. Are these whiteheads?

Probably : In all likelihood it probably is, particularly if there are no significant areas of redness or fever which if present would suggest you would be best served with a visit to your physician. Having said that in all likelihood this is a presentation of acne and would likely be well addressed with over-the-counter acne preparations containing benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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My baby has a few groups of red pimple like bumps on face? What could it be?

My baby has a few groups of red pimple like bumps on face? What could it be?

Baby acne, contact: Without knowing more about the age of your baby and exactly how the rash looks, is difficult to say for sure. If baby under 3 months old, is likely it is "baby acne", a normal newborn condition where the changes in hormone levels in the newborn cause the glands to secrete and cause pimples. If more a rough/red sensitive rash, could be soaps or irritants baby's cheeks are coming into contact with. ...Read more

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Not pimples but tiny bumps on face, what are these?

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

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6 yr old son has skin colored pimple sized bumps on face and neck. No itching or any other discomfort. Maybe 25 total bumps. Been there for months.?

6 yr old son has skin colored pimple sized bumps on face and neck.  No itching or any other discomfort.  Maybe 25 total bumps. Been there for months.?

Molluscum: This is likely molluscum contagiosum, a viral infection of the skin. Once the immune system starts attacking the virus, they may inflame, and appear to be infected, but this is actually a good sign, and they disappear in a few months after this occurs. It can be frustrating for parents, as I have seen mc last for a couple of years. There are many treatments available, though. ...Read more

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Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and i take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and i take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Irritation : This irritation of skin and hair follicles is likely due to profuse sweating. The first step is prompt showering after a run. Also, check to see if any new laundry detergents or soaps are being used. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on face, skin rash white swollen tongue, fatigue, red and white blotches on palms night sweats. What could this be? Please help!!!

Pimple like bumps on face, skin rash white swollen tongue, fatigue, red and white blotches on palms night sweats. What could this be? Please help!!!

Better to have this: assessed than to just guess. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! are they 'oil bumps?'

Many possibilities: When you say "no" remedy, tha's hard to believe. You should consider many things that could cause this - topicals, foods, hormones, etc. So there are many options. Call your doctor so you can get back on track! ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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