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I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

See Your Doctor: The description and symptoms given do not sound typical for Herpes however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for "bumps" are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment ...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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What would cause a rash in hotspot areas, purple and red bumps on legs and on groin ?

What would cause a rash in hotspot areas, purple and red bumps on legs and on groin ?

Bumpy rashes on legs: Rashes can be difficult to diagnosis, even by a skilled dermatologist looking at the rash in person. With just a description i cannot answer your question. There are many causes of rashes in these areas, such as a contact allergy, irritation, chafing, fungus, scabies, etc. I recommend you make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist so she/he can examine you and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Rash in groin. Red, itchy, small red bumps, white color in middle. Both sides of groin. No history of allergy. About a week now. What could it be?

Rash in groin. Red, itchy, small red bumps, white color in middle. Both sides of groin. No history of allergy. About a week now. What could it be?

How long?: There are many potential causes. If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What could cause the lymph nodes in my neck and groin to be swollen for a month and little red bumps popping up everywhere?

What could cause the lymph nodes in my neck and groin to be swollen for a month and little red bumps popping up everywhere?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have had small clusters of red bumps forming on my wrists, inside arms, torso, and groin. They are not itchy. I also have Crohn's disease?

I have had small clusters of red bumps forming on my wrists, inside arms, torso, and groin. They are not itchy. I also have Crohn's disease?

Red Bumps on Wrist: Even without doing anything different, it could still be an allergic reaction. Allergies can develop to things you've never been allergic to before...Basically your system gets overloaded. There's also the chance it could be some sort of bug bites...Maybe mites or something hiding in your home.There are also some skin conditions that cause itching and bumps...Like eczema. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my stomach and pelvis. I was in a hot tub about a week ago. The bumps are in groups if twos and seem to be spreading.

I have small red bumps on my stomach and pelvis. I was in a hot tub about a week ago. The bumps are in groups if twos and seem to be spreading.

Let me ask you: If those bumps cause pain and burning, are they oozing clear fluids or thick cloudy fluids, if they do, we two diagnosis, either they shingle or skin infection. Cause by staphylococcus. ...Read more

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What to do for scabies so i'm very sure I have scabies, I have itchy red bumps on my groin, and i'm itchy every where. Today it has never been worse, i orders 10% sulfur soap and it should be here really soon. But my question is should I see out help at a

There : There is an over the counter treatment called elimite (permethrin). I believe it is inexpensive. Also remember to wash your sheets/bedding in very hot water, and all affected family member's need to be treated. If the treatments do not work go to the free clinic for an evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have red bumps in my groin area that are appearing to crust over and then two sores on the right side of my public area what could this be?

I have red bumps in my groin area that are appearing to crust over and then two sores on the right side of my public area what could this be?

Bumps in Groin: These very easily could be simple hair follicle infections. But, it would be wise to make sure this is not herpes or some other worrisome issue by getting in to see your trusted healthcare advisor. ...Read more

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Red bumps (like tastebuds) on my right upper groin different sizes close to each other, when i scratch them they get watery they smtms make me wake up

See a dermatologist: It is very important to see a board certified dermatologist to have the lesions checked. It may be dermatitis herpetiformis (dh), a vesicobullous eruption that appears on the elbows, knees, buttocks, neck, and scalp, and less commonly on the upper back, abdomen, groin, and face the main symptoms are severe itch, followed by small blisters resembling those caused by herpes simplex virus. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get red bumps on the lower part of the inner thigh near the groin/genitals?

Foliculitis: Possible foliculitis ("ingrown hair"), although, any type of allergy may do that as well. Sexually transmitted diseases are less likely, except for herpes that presents with blisters on red skin associated with intense pain. ...Read more

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I have red bumps right where my thighs meet my groin and where my underwear stops by my vagina. What could this be?

A few ideas: Red bumps can sometimes be a heat rash, also a yeast infection could cause as well. Red bumps can also be genital warts (a virus called HPV that can cause warts, typically benign but can be annoying). Another (hopefully not) idea would be herpes. It's difficult to diagnose so best would be to make an appointment and be seen by doctor so that you don't miss anything important and treatable. ...Read more

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Dry skin rash with little white bumps in groin area, red bumps above genetalia, rash has spread to anus and butt cheeck, what could this be?

Dry skin rash with little white bumps in groin area,  red bumps above genetalia, rash has spread to anus and butt cheeck, what could this be?

Get it checked: It's difficult to say what your problem could be without visualization of the rash. It's best to follow up with a provider so they can evaluate your condition and determine it's seriousness or lack there of. ...Read more

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I have had red bumps on my inner groin area for about two weeks now. I wear spandex everyday to workout in and sweat a lot. Could be possible std?

I have had red bumps on my inner groin area for about two weeks now. I wear spandex everyday to workout in and sweat a lot. Could be possible std?

Prickly heat: Prickly heat from the sweating and blockage of sweat glands is a more likely explanation. It may help if you would use different attire that allows air circulation better that spandex does. If you have multiple sex partners, you may wish to see a doctor to get tested for STDs. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of yeast infection, husband has itchy balls and groin with little red bumps both started about 3 days after using whirlpool tub why?

I have symptoms of yeast infection, husband has itchy balls and groin with little red bumps both started about 3 days after using whirlpool tub why?

Hot Tub Folliculitis: Hot Tub Folliculitis Cause Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This bacteria is commonly found in contaminated whirlpools, hot tubs, water slides, physiotherapy pools, or even loofah sponges. ...Read more

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Hi my name is Jeremy, I recently started itching about a week ago, It started as little red bumps on my arm. Now i have it a lot on my stomach/groin?

Hi my name is Jeremy, I recently started itching about a week ago, It started as little red bumps on my arm. Now i have it a lot on my stomach/groin?

An itch that rashes?: Jeremy, an itch that rashes causes me to immediately think of eczema; yet without visual inspection by your doctor this is but a calculated guess. Other possibilities include metal allergy, contact dermatitis, poison ivy dermatitis, scabies infection, etc., etc. Let's stop guessing and go see your doctor instead. In the long run, you'll be glad you did. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had ringworm on groin. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra was used. Ringworm is faded. However red bumps appeared on groin, been there 4 days, could this be herpes?

I had ringworm on groin. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra was used. Ringworm is faded. However red bumps appeared on groin, been there 4 days, could this be herpes?

Red bumps : It may be recurrent ringworm. Herpes is painful and the bumps will eventually look like ulcers/blisters. If they are painless, you can try Lamisil (terbinafine) over the counter or a prescription antifungal for ringworm. If you suspect herpes, abstain from sex and consult with a physician. ...Read more

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I am freaking out that i might have herpes. There are red bumps all over my mons pubis. It's not from shaving b/c i haven't shaved in a week. My groin lymph nodes are swollen too. What could it be?

I am freaking out that i might have herpes. There are red bumps all over my mons pubis. It's not from shaving b/c i haven't shaved in a week. My groin lymph nodes are swollen too.  What could it be?

Infection-GYN: You must have a pelvic examination and tests for all p[ossible stds. This could also be a skin/bacterial infection. Swollen lymph njodes requirw further investigation. ...Read more

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Red Bumps (Definition)

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


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more