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How come i get raised white bumps on my skin when i scratch?

How come i get raised white bumps on my skin when i scratch?

? Keratosis pilaris: really depends on the area you are talking about. Scratching will typically cause red bumps know as dermatographism (a form of urticaria or hives from scratching the skin). On the back of arms and legs, follicular white papules can become more prominent as the surface of the skin is removed from scratching and making the bumps more exposed. See derm to be sure. ...Read more

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How would I cause a raised skin bump or skin irritation just by scratching?

How would I cause a raised skin bump or skin irritation just by scratching?

It triggers rashes: Scratching of the skin can trigger eczematous rashes, it damages the skin and can result in bumps and rashes.It also depends on what caused the scraching, as allergies and eczema makes you scratch and this makes the rash worse and there is a vicious cycle and you need meds to stop the ithch to help the patient. ...Read more

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I have been coming up in itchy raised bumps on my skin, i've not changed my diet and i'm not allergic to anything that i'm aware of. What could it be?

Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be seen to get proper diagnosis and treatment. Based on your brief descriptions, raised bumps on your skin sound like urticaria or hives. If you have it recently, you can try otc antihistamine. Several etiologies may cause acute hives but otc is suffice. If it last longer than 6 weeks, or you have associated shortness of breath/ abdominal pain, you should come see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have a small raised bump on my skin thats on the side of my stomach that won't go away, what is it?

Lesion NOS: Diagnosing lesions over the computer is next to impossible. You have a lesion, not otherwise specified (nos), and until you have a clinical exam and possibly even an excisional biopsy, you won't know exactly what it is. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a few very small, raised, skin/orangey coloured bumps on the base edge of the head of my penis. Should I be worried?

I have a few very small, raised, skin/orangey coloured bumps  on the base edge of the head of my penis. Should I be worried?

Probably OK: There are several normal things this could be. If they are non-painful and have always been there, then they are probably pearly penile papules (normal). If they grow, then they could be warts (less likely). ...Read more

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I have a little bump on my knuckle. It is pinhead sized and flesh colored and not very raised off the skin. Result of my dry skin?

I have a little bump on my knuckle. It is pinhead sized and flesh colored and not very raised off the skin. Result of my dry skin?

Sounds very small: Something so small could be almost anything. A wart, a plugged pore, etc. Doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about right now. You can take a photo and submit it through a virtual consult on HealthTap Prime if it's getting bigger. ...Read more