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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bumps On My Skin

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What causes cholesterol bumps on my skin?

What causes cholesterol bumps on my skin?

?: How do you know they are "cholesterol bumps?" (f they really are, they are associated with very high levels of cholesterol, but they probably aren't...). ...Read more

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What might have caused unexpected bumps on my skin that look like mosquito bites?

What might have caused unexpected bumps on my skin that look like mosquito bites?

There are many: Possible causes for this. With info available - can't provide a helpful response. ...Read more

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What might have caused unexpected bumps on my skin that look like mosquito bites?

What might have caused unexpected bumps on my skin that look like mosquito bites?

Difficult to tell: There are so many possibilities as to why you could be developing these bumps, which could include an allergic rash ("contact dermatitis"), dry skin, infection, drug reaction, etc. The only way to find the true cause is to have your skin examined by a doctor, and they can find the proper diagnosis and treatment for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes keratosis pilaris? I have bumps on my skin that seem to pop up whenever I eat too much sugar,fried food, meat or wheat ? Is it an allergy?

What causes keratosis pilaris? I have bumps on my skin that seem to pop up whenever I eat too much sugar,fried food, meat or wheat ? Is it an allergy?

Eczema.: Think of KP as eczema of the hair follicles. It is not an allergy. We treat it with the same medications that we use to treat acne - usually topical steroids and emollient lotions. If it worsens whenever you eat the things you mention, listen to your body and eat less of them. ...Read more

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What causes hard bumps under skin by my bikini line?

What causes hard bumps under skin by my bikini line?

Ingrown Hairs: Depending on how you remove hair at the bikini line, you may be getting ingrown hairs and eventually "cysts". Waxing and shaving are the most common causes of this problem. If you have only one or two bumps, they are likely cysts. However, some of your lymph nodes reside in this area and so seeing a doctor would be smart to be make sure its a cyst and not a swollen lymph node or two. ...Read more

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After tanning I have gotten some bumps on my skin that itch. Been tanning before without a problem. What is the cause of this?

After tanning I have gotten some bumps on my skin that itch. Been tanning before without a problem. What is the cause of this?

Probably not tanning: It sounds like you have a rash. It's difficult to diagnose without seeing it. Is the rash on your extremities, trunk or both? Is it symmetrical on your extremities. You need an examination to determine what this is. It is probably safe to apply and otc lotion like caladryl to relieve the itch. ...Read more

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What to do if i keep getting these white itchy bumps on my skin, what is the cause?

What to do if i keep getting these white itchy bumps on my skin, what is the cause?

Allergy consult: The issue is complex and you should consult an allergist. Do realize that even though we can usually control the rash, not uncommonly no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. ...Read more

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For years I've had red, itchy bumps on my skin appear at random. Aveeno (oatmeal) Eczema cream seems to work - eczema or bumps caused by chronic dehydration?

For years I've had red, itchy bumps on my skin appear at random. Aveeno (oatmeal) Eczema cream seems to work - eczema or bumps caused by chronic dehydration?

Here are some...: Your described skin changes most times come with no identifiable cause, but personal "dry" skin - rare at 20 - may worsen the itching. So, continue same care and see. As to water consumption, please peruse articles in http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. For how to follow other health-related issues, follow instruction described in http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. ...Read more