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Two small bumps on upper thigh that itch?

Two small bumps on upper thigh that itch?

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

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My one yr old has white bumps on upper thighs and shoulders. My doc said it was the dead skin getting caught. What is that called? I want to get ridof

My one yr old has white bumps on upper thighs and shoulders. My doc said it was the dead skin getting caught. What is that called? I want to get ridof

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition in which a protein in the skin called keratin forms hard plugs within hair follicles. Treatment may include: moisturizing lotions to soothe the skin and help it look better, skin creams that contain urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, or vitamin d, steroid creams to reduce redness. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Sounds like hives: Urticaria, hives, are caused by exposure to something the body responds to in an allergic response. Pink raised areas that blanch when pressed, itchy is a typical hive. Anxiety can also be a cause. It could be from something that came in contact with upper thighs, perhaps new pants, new detergent, new scent. Most cases, cause not found. Rx with antihistamines. If very bad, may need rx w steroids. ...Read more

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Herpes questions not for me. God forbid. But anyway if a male has small bubbley like dots/bumps in upper thigh area and a scratch on penis--why??????

Herpes questions not for me. God forbid. But anyway if a male has small bubbley like dots/bumps in upper thigh area and a scratch on penis--why??????

Herpes is one: POSSIBILITY. Please ask your friend to see his doc for diagnosis and treatment. The scratch on the penis may be unrelated. It sounds like you know that herpes can be transferred to you if you are not careful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I been getting red itchy bumps in upper thigh, back, and arms and want to know what's the cause of it?

I been getting red itchy bumps in upper thigh, back, and arms and want to know what's the cause of it?

Fungal dermatosus: A of dermatological conditions that can cause non specific papules that itch in the sweat gland distribution of the axilla, upper back and groin. The most common dermatoses seen in moist skin clad regions of the body are fungal. Excessive sweat alone can cause the formation of itchy papules, pustules and abscesses called hydradenitis. Try a fungal powder, Benadryl cream and 1% hydrocortison ...Read more

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Occasionally i get a raised, itchy bump on my upper thigh? What can this be

Occasionally i get a raised, itchy bump on my upper thigh? What can this be

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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I have a bump on my upper thigh and and then I scratched it it starts bleeding could it be herpes?

I have a bump on my upper thigh and and then I scratched it it starts bleeding could it be herpes?

Need details: Various possible diagnoses, including herpes. No diagnosis possible from such vague description. ...Read more

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My pre teen daugher has been getting out breaks of boil bumps inside her upper thigh area and has now spread to her bottom area.

My pre teen daugher has been getting out breaks of boil bumps inside her upper thigh area and has now spread to her bottom area.

Skin infection: It's hard to say for certain what is causing the rash in your daughter, but the symptoms you have described are suspicious for infection, possibly Staph. An in person exam for prescription treatment is certainly warranted. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I found 5 non-connected raised and hard bumps on my upper thigh. They itch really badly. They line up vertically. Cause and treatment?

Yesterday, I found 5 non-connected raised and hard bumps on my upper thigh.  They itch really badly.  They line up vertically. Cause and treatment?

Insect bites?: You can send us several photos the area: go to www.imgur.com At imgur you can upload the photo's anonymously. They will attach your photo's to a URL address. Then resubmit your question AND INCLUDE THE LINK (the web address). Then who ever answers the question will be able to see your pictures. Don't reply to me. Just ask the same question again with the link. Include history of the bumps. ...Read more

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My husband gets these little irritated red bumps on his upper thighs. When squeezed a clear liquid comes out. What is this he has always had them.?

My husband gets these little irritated red bumps on his upper thighs. When squeezed a clear liquid comes out. What is this he has always had them.?

Bumps: This is probably a common skin rash caused by the rubbing of pants on the skin and sweating. You say he's had it for a long time so unless he's been taking a certain medication for about the same period of time its not a drug eruption (allergy). Pants made of a different material, something softer and more permeable, may help. Ask a dermatologist to take a biopsy of the bump to be certain. ...Read more

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Few painful purplish bumps on left upper thigh(area between butt and thighs, groin area) .Started yesterday.How to ease the problem & possible causes?

Few painful purplish bumps on left upper thigh(area between butt and thighs, groin area) .Started yesterday.How to ease the problem & possible causes?

Painful bumps: Painful skin lesions in a dermatone raises the suspicion of herpes zoster(shingles) infection. If this is the problem it is treatable and,thus, I recommend an evaluation by your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a hard quarter sized bump in my groin under the skin and seems to be connected to a bigger bump in my upper thigh about 3 inches away. Painful.

I have a hard quarter sized bump in my groin under the skin and seems to be connected to a bigger bump in my upper thigh about 3 inches away. Painful.

Abscess: It may be that you have a boil (abscess, carbuncle) in your thigh and a lymph node in your groin is enlarged in reaction to the infection. Use warm compresses (on for 30 minutes) every 2 to 4 hours, rest, and see your doctor or go to an UC today to see if you need antibiotics or to have the boil drained. If you have a fever over 100, increased redness or marked increase in pain or warmth, to ER. ...Read more

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Hello, I have about 30 bumps on my upper thighs mostly my left one and 4 on my stomach they are very red puffed up and they peel then turn into scabs?

Hello, I have about 30 bumps on my upper thighs mostly my left one and 4 on my stomach they are very red puffed up and they peel then turn into scabs?

Need exam: It is impossible to DX correctly bumps or rashes in this format. An exam is needed to get the correct DX and treatment. Please call and get an apt for this to be done. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have two swollen red bumps on your upper thigh? Could it be an insect or spider bite?

What does it mean when you have two swollen red bumps on your upper thigh? Could it be an insect or spider bite?

Likely.: Have 2 random red bumps on a leg could easily indicate something as common a bug bite. If it is tender or starting to extend the red discoloration beyond where it is currently, you may want to see a doctor to consider possibly infection post bite. Otherwise, if it is simply itchy and inflamed, use a topical Hydrocortisone over-the-counter product. ...Read more

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I have a sore red bump on my upper thigh for the past 4 days. The surrounding area is red and sore to the touch. It seems to be getting bigger. Help!?

I have a sore red bump on my upper thigh for the past 4 days. The surrounding area is red and sore to the touch. It seems to be getting bigger. Help!?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is inflammation of the superficial or deep portion of the hair follicle. Folliculitis may be infectious or noninfectious. The most common pathogen in infectious folliculitis is Staphylococcus aureus. The management of folliculitis varies based upon the etiology. Mild S. aureus folliculitis may resolve without medical treatment. Topical mupirocin can be used initially. ...Read more

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I am breaking out with itchy bumps on my upper thigh that is now spreading to my side and the back of my legs. I have diabetes.Would that contribute?

I am breaking out with itchy bumps on my upper thigh that is now spreading to my side and the back of my legs. I have diabetes.Would that contribute?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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