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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Small Red Itchy Bumps On Genital Area

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What causes red itchy bumps on a childs genitals?

What causes red itchy bumps on a childs genitals?

Difficult to answer: Attempting to diagnose ; then properly treat rashes "over the phone" or without actually inspecting is usually ill-advised. Nonetheless, based on my experience of nearly 30 years of office-based pediatrics, rashes that most frequent the diaper region tend to be either due to yeast or irritation. If you have already attempted home treatment w/o success perhaps it's best to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a red itchy rash on his genital area what could this be?

My boyfriend has a red itchy rash on his genital area what could this be?

The jock in him?: The most common red itchy rash in the genital area would be a fungal infection. Other causes of rash can be a drug reaction (either from something spread in the area to which he is allergic or a fixed drug rash from something taken internally). Auto-immune diseases can sometimes cause groin rashes as can some sexually transmitted ds. Try otc lotrimin (clotrimazole) and if no response, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with an itchy rash all over my body except my face and genitals. It started as tiny red bumps, now some are a little bigger, still red. ?

I woke up with an itchy rash all over my body except my face and genitals. It started as tiny red bumps, now some are a little bigger, still red. ?

More details: This can be a drug reaction, a viral infection, or the onset of a new skin condition. Given the scanty history and description, I would suggest that you try taking antihistamine to see if it helps. If the itching is intolerable or the rash is getting worse, need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps all over body (except face & genitalia) for 3 months now, esp after stress, waxing, & physical effort. I have asthma & allergies. Help?

Red itchy bumps all over body (except face & genitalia) for 3 months now, esp after stress, waxing, & physical effort. I have asthma & allergies. Help?

Possible hives: Sounds like you may have hives brought on by stress and sweating. Antihistamines frequently offer relief. Suggest seeing a board certified allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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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I'm having small red, dry, itchy bumps that look just like razor burn but aren't around my vagina and inner thighs, what could be the cause and cure?

I'm having small red, dry, itchy bumps that look just like razor burn but aren't around my vagina and inner thighs, what could be the cause and cure?

Need to examined: If it was not traumatized by a razor, then number of things including localized cellulitis, folloculitis, contact dermatitis are possibilities. Hard to tell by your description. Have a clinician or a dermatologist take a closer look if it's persistent. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on my genital area what could they be?

I have itchy red bumps on my genital area what could they be?

Many possibilities: Rashes are quite hard to describe and diagnose in words. A primary care, dermatologist, urologist, or ob-gyn doctor will have to look at a genitals rash in order to tell what it is. If an eczema or allergic rash, Hydrocortisone cream helps. If fungal, an antifungal cream is needed. If bacterial, antibiotic pills or cream is needed. If warts or some other infection, special treatments are needed. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my genital area, they have been there for about a month. my skin is overall itchy at night and a little during the day.

I have red bumps on my genital area, they have been there for about a month. my skin is overall itchy at night and a little during the day.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved i would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Hsv2 blood test at 7 wks-neg. Hsv.1 and 2 blood test at 15 wks.-both neg. I had some symptoms of it such as red bumps and itchiness in genital area. Are these results reliable? Do i not have herpes?

Hsv2 blood test at 7 wks-neg. Hsv.1 and 2 blood test at 15 wks.-both neg. I had some symptoms of it such as red bumps and itchiness in genital area. Are these results reliable? Do i not have herpes?

Test unreliable: Blood test not 100% sensitive and may not detect early infection. Your symptoms consistent with herpes infection. Should consult a physician and if clinically looks like herpes, should get treatment. ...Read more

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3 days after sex I got small itchy bumps and few blisters on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet (not on my genitals or mouth), could this be herpes?

3 days after sex I got small itchy bumps and few blisters on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet (not on my genitals or mouth), could this be herpes?

Herpes simplex: That is certainly possible, but without seeing the rash it would be foolish to try and diagnose it. It may not have had anything to do with the sex and you may have chicken pox or some other illness, or this may be a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with small red itchy bumps in my groin area. What could it be? Are they related?

I have a sore throat with small red itchy bumps in my groin area.  What could it be?  Are they related?

Possible: Since viral infections can cause the sore throat and a skin rash, they may be related. On the other hand, I would expect a more generalized skin involvement when a viral infection is involved. If this has lasted for more than 10 days or been getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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There's small red itchy bumps on stomach and side after showering?

There's small red itchy bumps on stomach and side after showering?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have small red itchy bumps on both my shoulders. they're extremely itchy and red and sore. I'm so confused. I'm a female teen ?

I have small red itchy bumps on both my shoulders. they're extremely itchy and red and sore. I'm so confused. I'm a female teen ?

Pic worth 1000 words: There's no substitute for seeing a rash. Hard to tell from your brief description what it might be. Acne is common on shoulders but isn't usually very itchy. Could be 'ringworm' which is a skin fungus (tinea corporis), although that doesn't usually get sore. If they've been scratched a lot they might have become infected, which could cause pain. A medical exam would be the best way to know cause. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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