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What can cause small red itchy bumps on inner thigh?

What can cause small red itchy bumps on inner thigh?

Many possibilities: Hives localized to the inner thighs may be due to multiple causes. The area is warm and one thigh can rub against the other. It can be due to cloth or chemicals in pants, just to give a few examples. Wear non-tight pants; when itchy, apply Sarna with pramoxime. Otherwise, keep dry with cornstarch or talc. Take an antihistamine such as fexofenadine or cetirizine. No help - see your physician. ...Read more

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Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more


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I have small somewhat painful red bumps on the lips of my vagina and on the bottom of my thighs.The inner lips are swollen and cause excruciating pain.i had sex a lot, but I'm not sure if this caused ?

I have small somewhat painful red bumps on the lips of my vagina and on the bottom of my thighs.The inner lips are swollen and cause excruciating pain.i had sex a lot, but I'm not sure if this caused ?

Red painful "bumps": What you describe may just be a friction based rash in a normally very sensitive area. It may also be herpes type two, commonly acquired with sexual contact. See your healthcare provider to be certain: Tests can be done to explain the cause only when the lesions ("bumps") are present. ...Read more

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I have ingrown hairs, red bumps and pimples (white heads) near my vagina (mostly on the inner thigh and crease). What is the cause? How can I improve?

I have ingrown hairs, red bumps and pimples (white heads) near my vagina (mostly on the inner thigh and crease). What is the cause? How can I improve?

Dump the razor: Shaving with a razor can cause tiny cuts that get infected... Get rid of the razor, ask your doc to treat infection if there is one and switch to a beard trimmer ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps on inner thighs, what is this from?

Itchy red bumps on inner thighs, what is this from?

Hard to say maybe: From the fabric of your clothes, soap or detergent, ... Occasionally it can be from a mild inflammation of the hair follicles in that area... Try using a mild soap like dove(white).. Detergent like all free clear.. Trying yourself well after you bathe ... And maybe some over-the-counter cortisone cream. If these things don't help let your doctor take a look. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should i pop the hard red bumps on my inner thigh?

Should i pop the hard red bumps on my inner thigh?

Would not. Get them: Assessed. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Approximately 10 days ago i noticed a few red bumps on my right inner thigh. It now has spread to both thighs and is inflamed & is darker.?

Approximately 10 days ago i noticed  a few red bumps on my right inner thigh.  It now has spread to both thighs and is inflamed & is darker.?

As with most rashes.: ...This could be a variety of things. This could be a virus, or this could be a bacterial infection that would respond to an antibiotic. This could even be tiny insects in the skin. It cannot be diagnosed online. You must see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my inner thighs itch and have red bumps ?

?allergic rash: This itchy rash could be due to allergic reaction to clothing or less likely insect bites. If the rash is in the groin area, it could be due to friction in warm, moist areas. Yeast infections also occur in the groin area.A cortisone ointment or cream would help allergic rash and insect bites but not yeast infections. ...Read more

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I have these red bumps on my upper inner thigh and i was wondering what it is they popped up just a short while ago?

I have these red bumps on my upper inner thigh and i was wondering what it is they popped up just a short while ago?

Wide Differential: The possibilities are quite numerous. Breifly, infection (fungal, bacterial, viral, parasite), reactive (arthropod trauma, drug eruption, contact dermatitis), neoplastic (benign or malignant), miscellaneous. Nice thing is, most maculopapular rashes are self limited. See your doc if it doesn't get better or it becomes annoying. ...Read more

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