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I have bumps that look like pimples in my palms. What could they be?

I have bumps that look like pimples in my palms. What could they be?

Pompholyx: Dishydrotic eczema, do you think? Read about it. Some folks manage it with very sparing use of hydrocortisone cream. Some say a low-zinc diet is key, but I don't know anyone with the patience or diligence to try it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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My lips are really dry and I have all these little bumps that look like pimples on it, what is this?

My lips are really dry and I have all these little bumps that look like pimples on it, what is this?

Minor salivary gland: The lips have many small minor salivary glands within and near the surface. If those glands are blocked, the lips could appear with many small bumps. Those bumps could also due to an irritation. ...Read more

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I've had bumps that look like pimples on my left arm for a couple of years it doesn't hurt & when in scratch them it just looks like white dots?

I've had bumps that look like pimples on my left arm for a couple of years it doesn't hurt & when in scratch them it just looks like white dots?

Keratosis pilaris: Likely keratosis pillars. It is common. Caused by overproduction of keratin in the skin. Sometimes requires a dermatologist to give medication to treat. Many people tolerate it without needing intervention. ...Read more

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I have the same issue. i have a couple of small but noticeable bumps that look like pimples on my penis. Would like to know if they are warts, herpes?

I have the same issue. i have a couple of small but noticeable bumps that look like pimples on my penis. Would like to know if they are warts, herpes?

Doctor can look: Bumps and rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor, a urologist, or a dermatologist can examine penis bumps to see what they might be. Sometimes rashes are normal bumps like "pearly papules" or comedones (plugged skin pore, plugged hair follicle) but other times they may be from viruses like HPV or molluscum. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I itch on my legs and and private area with bumps that look like pimples?

Why do I itch on my legs and and private area with bumps that look like pimples?

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. ...Read more

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I have bumps that look like pimples in my genital area and they itch what could they be?

I have bumps that look like pimples in my genital area and they itch what could they be?

Genital pimples: Pimple-like spots in the genital area could actually be pimples or folliculitis, bacterial infection of hair follicles. They could also be molluscum, a viral infection, common in genital area, as well as other infections. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

Not uncommon: Consider Keratosis Pilaris, a common condition that is difficult to treat but usually resolves in late twenties or early thirties see mayo clinic review http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750 ...Read more

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Around my clitoral hood and labia minora there are these tiny bumps that look like pimples! labia minora is more stretchy on the one side! normal?

Around my clitoral hood and labia minora there are these tiny bumps that look like pimples! labia minora is more stretchy on the one side! normal?

Can be normal: It's normal to have some irregularities and 'bumps' on your hood and labia minora. Sometimes we are born with them, could also be enlarged pores, could also be tiny condylomas. If you've ever had sex, then possible hpv related. Definitely normal to have one labia be more stretchy then the other, just like normal to have one breast bigger than the other. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have red bumps that look like pimples they hurt and itch, they are between my vagina and anus i did shave their about three weeks ago won't go away?

I have red bumps that look like pimples they hurt and itch, they are between my vagina and anus i did shave their about three weeks ago won't go away?

Get it checked: These bumps could be folliculitis-an inflammation/infection of the hair follicle as it enters the skin. However, there are other problems that could present the same way-like herpes or genital warts. Make an appt for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms that are itchy! No idea why? I waxed my arms about a week ago, very itchy bumps

I have small red bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms that are itchy! No idea why? I waxed my arms about a week ago, very itchy bumps

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving/ hygeine product or friction by clothing. Trauma from hair extraction through waxing may also produce this. ...Read more

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I have a few red bumps that look like pimples or razor bumps on my inner butt cheek and it hurts to have a bowel movement. Anus is sore and red. ?

I have a few red bumps that look like pimples or razor bumps on my inner butt cheek and it hurts to have a bowel movement. Anus is sore and red. ?

Where is it exactly?: Are they blistered? If you've engaged in anal intercourse consider warts, herpes, molluscum contagiosum, though only herpes usually stings. What is the exact location? Could they be hemorrhoids, +/- thrombosed, especially while straining. ...Read more

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Every first big sun exposure I break out with lil bumps kinda look like pimples w/out the white head then they go away but its happens 3 years in arow?

Every first big sun exposure I break out with lil bumps kinda look like pimples w/out the white head then they go away but its happens 3 years in arow?

Rash: It sounds like you may have Polymorphous Light Eruption (PMLE), however it would be a good idea to rule out Lupus Erythematosus. You should visit a Dermatologist if it is continuing to occur. ...Read more

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I shaved my arms for the first time couple of days ago and I've seem to have developed red bumps some look like pimples mainly on the top of my arm?

I shaved my arms for the first time couple of days ago and I've seem to have developed red bumps some look like pimples mainly on the top of my arm?

Ingrown hair: It is not feasible to be sure without examining you but from what you described the bumps are from ingrown hair. The issue is likely to recur if you shave again. If you must remove hair from your arms, try a method other than shaving. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have these bumps that look like huge pimples but when i try and pop them i can feel them move under my skin and they turn blue/purple what r they?

I have these bumps that look like huge pimples but when i try and pop them i can feel them move under my skin and they turn blue/purple what r they?

Your Mother says:: Do not pop your pimples. Do not squeeze them. Do not pick at them. Do you want scars and damaged skin from acne? Please please get some real medical advice and learn how to care for your skin so that the acne can heal appropriately and you do not have life long scars to deal with. And, in your specific case it sounds like there is worse infection happening. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have bumps that look like tiny pimples above my clitoris, but it doesn't hurt. They come back from time to time. Do I have herpes? It never burns.

I have bumps that look like tiny pimples above my clitoris, but it doesn't hurt. They come back from time to time. Do I have herpes? It never burns.

Sebaceous glands: If these are not actual blisters, i suspect these are the normal sebaceous glands that you have because you are a woman. Of course, no description is as helpful as actually seeing them. Ask your gynecologist during your next visit. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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