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I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

Dermatitis: There are many causes of itchy skin rash; there is no way to even guess. Probably not serious, but see your doctor and take it from there. Or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I'm starting to get red bumps and acne on my legs, butt, belly, and chest what is the cause?

I'm starting to get red bumps and acne on my legs, butt, belly, and chest what is  the cause?

Acne vs folliculitis: The area where your rashes are does not sound like it's acne it sound more like folliculitis. This is usually caused by excessive sweating, friction, sometimes overgrowth of skin bacteria. See your doctor for diagnosis and best way to treat ...Read more

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What can cause small, red bumps on my breast and stomach?

What can cause small, red bumps on my breast and stomach?

Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

Red itchy bumps: Do you have a belly button ring or a belt could be allergic reaction to nickle take out the ring/ belt and use zyrtec (cetirizine) or benedryl at night ( no driving with benedryl) , or a skin infection called folliculitis may respond to bacitracin, from sweat/heat , f/u with doc urgent care ...Read more

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I have bug bites that are on my legs arms and chest. Very itchy at night. I feel the bite and get red bumps right after. Scabies?

I have bug bites that are on my legs arms and chest. Very itchy at night. I feel the bite and get red bumps right after. Scabies?

Exposed?: Usually, you will know if you've been exposed to someone with scabies, they will have a persistent itchy rash. Could also be flea bites or bedbugs. See your doctor and get checked. In the meantime, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablets and cortisone cream can help the itching. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have strange little red bumps on my chest, what is this?

I have strange little red bumps on my chest, what is this?

Could be foliculitis: This is often a hairy area in men but even if it is not hairy, there are hair follicles there. These follicles can become inflamed or infected. Be sure to follow up with you doctor. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my sons neck,back and chest?

Red bumps on my sons neck,back and chest?

Might be acne: The neck, back, and chest are areas that commonly have acne. Your son may be starting puberty. Definitely make an appointment for him to see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are these three red bumps on my chest? Is it from gallbladder trouble?

What are these three red bumps on my chest? Is it from gallbladder trouble?

Probably not: It is unlikely that the bumps on your chest are related, as the gallbladder is in the abdomen, and gallbladder problems usually manifest with gastrointestinal symptoms, such as pain, nausea or vomiting after meals. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but i'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?

Agree w Dr Raff.: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as the legs. A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my chest and neck but are not really itchy and have white heads on them, what could this be ?

Possibly rosacea: Does the area get hot and red and flushed sometimes? If so, it could be rosacea. Other possibilities include an allergic response or a fungal or yeast infection. A dermatologist can tell you which it is, and prescribe treatment for it. ...Read more

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Red bumps on clavical area one side of chest; what is it?

Red bumps on clavical area one side of chest; what is it?

Shingles: Hard to know from your description. If you have had chicken pox in the past, this may be shingles. It can be very painful, then the rash appears. ...Read more

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I was scratching my chest and itchy red bumps appeared and I scratched some more it spread what is it? I never had this before

I was scratching my chest and itchy red bumps appeared  and I scratched some more  it spread what is it?  I never had this before

Local: Local urticarial reaction to irritation, pressure, scratching. It is just how sensitive your skin is. It will calm down on its own. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my ribs that seems infected. Recently I've started seeing a rashy group of red bumps trailing off up onto my chest. It's very painful?

I have a cut on my ribs that seems infected. Recently I've started seeing a rashy group of red bumps trailing off up onto my chest. It's very painful?

See a doctor: Without being able to examine this would only be guessing. You need to have this seen by an experienced clinician, diagnosed and treated appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get little red bumps that pop up on my chest right above my cleavage. They don't itch, but if and when I pop them, they leave ugly black scar marks.

I get little red bumps that pop up on my chest right above my cleavage. They don't itch, but if and when I pop them, they leave ugly black scar marks.

Red bump: In young person like you, it could be acne. See if you are allergic to anything and avoid when possible. I would not scratch and pop them. See a dermatologist if problem continues. ...Read more

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I have red bumps that are not ichy on chest and back .. And it seems that they get worse everytime i eat cheese or any dairy product. What should I do?

I have red bumps that are not ichy on chest and back .. And it seems that they get worse everytime i eat cheese or any dairy product. What should I do?

See a Dermatologist: If you are certain that the bumps get worse with dairy products you may want to see a dermatologist or an allergist to have a workup. It is possible to get skin rashes and allergies to food or things you ingest. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on chest and stomach, how can I treat this?

I have tiny red bumps on chest and stomach, how can I treat this?

Derm eval: 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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My chest starts hurting then it's a bit red with red bumps/pimple things on them. Happens sometimes on parts of my face as well?

My chest starts hurting then it's a bit red with red bumps/pimple things on them. Happens sometimes on parts of my face as well?

Hard to say?: We need to get more of a detailed history and physical exam to know this. Are the bumps itchy? Does chest and face flare at the same time? Is this a recurring event? Does anyone in your family have this rash? How long does it last when it flares? These are the kinds of things we need to know. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more