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Cluster Of Small Red Painful Bumps On Back
Small cluster of red bumps on back in 2 places. They are itchy and somewhat painful. Has had them for three days. Folliculitis? Calamine lotion?
Bumps unknown: If the bumps are itchy and painful, they could even represent a herpes outbreak. It's extremely difficult to determine what they are by your description. Calamine lotion at best just soothes superficially -- it will do nothing for the underlying reason why the breakouts are happening. ...Read more
I have small red painful bumps on the lower part of my scalp at the bottom of hair line. They go away and come back.
? folliculitis: This could be caused by inflammation or infection of some of the hair follicles of that part of your scalp. A dermatologist could diagnose the problem if you were examined when the problem is active. In the meantime try a good detergent shampoo which is good for removing excess oils. ...Read more
27/female, had cluster of small red bumps behind ear 2 weeks ago, cleared up in 5 days but now same bumps came back on chest, back and stomach. Help!?
Need an exam: You need to be examined by a physician to have a diagnosis. There are too many unknowns for anyone to tell you what this is on here. ...Read more
I have a small patch of itchy and painful red bumps in the center of my spine. Just showed up, I can feel the skin a little tighter that area.
Rash/itchy: If only on one side of your back, it could be shingles, and you should go see a doctor today to start the medication for it (there is a window of 48 hrs to start the meds). If the rash is on both sides of your back, it isn't shingles, and then, you could try an OTC hydrocortisone cream twice a day for up to 1 week, no longer. Avoid scratching the area. If it is getting worse, see a doctor. ...Read more
Have a small red bump on back of heel & has like white center. Very painful I've had it b4 it comes and goes. What could it be? It's as small as a pea
Foreign body or cyst: You have to rule out a foreign body which may have become embedded in the back of your heel, but there is more of a likelihood that it could be an inclusion cyst which can be painful. You should consider having it examined and biopsied which will basically take care of 2 things - it will remove the immediate problem and help determine what it is. See a podiatrist! ...Read more
I have developed a small painful red bump on the side of my tongue near the back I don't drink or smoke any ideas what this could be?
See your dentist: There are multiple factors that can cause a painful red bump on the side of your tongue (e.g. chronic trauma). It is important for your dentist to determine the cause of the sore tongue. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved quickly. Good luck. ...Read more
Have small painful and itchy red bumps starting in middle of my spine. Nauseous, chills, night sweats. Bumps starting to go towards right side of back?
See dr: Sounds like an unpleasant infection. You are a bit young for shingles, which would give bumps to blisters on one side like you describe. I suggest you visit an urgent care center, your PCP, or if high fever or vomiting, perhaps the ER. Night sweats, chills, and nausea alone indicate an infection such as influenza or even tuberculosis. Please seek help ASAP. ...Read more
Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?
? Lyme work-up: A painful bump that is red could well be a target lesion from a tic bite. If you live in an area of the country where lyme disease is endemic, you may want to pursue formal evaluation (blood test) to determine your lyme titer. Lyme can be accompanied by the other symptoms described. Rocky mountain spotted fever, recluse spider bite, abscess and even closed head injury would be other possibilities. ...Read more
10 yr old daghtr has small bumps on chest and now on back. Itchy and painful but not red. Not heat rash or eczema, this is different. No new soaps.?
I have a small painful red bump in the back of my throat behind my right tonsil. It appeared suddenly and has been there for 3 days. What could it be?
Viral infection: Red bump on tonsils may be due to a viral infection. Gargle with salt water for relief. ...Read more
Painful bump behind eye tooth recently I have noticed a small bump on the gums behind my right eye tooth that hurts when I touch it. I sucked on it and it bled enough where my saliva was a dull red. It stopped hurting for a few hours but then it came back
I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.
See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your medical history and meds, etc. We cannot in this forum make a diagnosis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist to begin the differential diagnostic process. ...Read more
My 3 yr old is currently experiencing black/ bright red urine, only urination once a day, swollen infected lymph nodes. Stiff neck and back pain. Along with a pimply looking rash (bumps are in small cluster not all over).
Hair loss after pregnancy. Now I have small itchy/painful red bumps all over scalp, could it be ingrowns from my hair coming back in or something more?
Alopecis: See a doctor. It is not usual to get skin rash in telegenic effluvium., ...Read more
I have a small white painful bump on my iris close to my pupil. I have redness in the one eye and pain. Vision cloudy after OTC redness drops?
Urgent: Any swelling bump inflamed or hurting or tender area on the Iris can be a serious Eye infection or inflamatiory Emergency Seek immediate medical attention from an eye Doctor or Emergency Room ...Read more
I have a small cluster of bumps on the underside of my arm. They look like tiny blisters. It started with that area being sore with no redness or bumps. That was 2 days ago. Now I woke up with this cluster that has redness surrounding it and a mild case o
Underarm Bumps: Bumps with blisters, that are worsening (i.e. getting red, or spreading) sound like something that should be looked at in person by your primary care doctor. Likely there is something that can be prescribed to help resolve this fairly quickly! ...Read more
I have small cluster of bumps on the shaft of my penis that appeared the day after intercourse. They don't hurt and there is no redness, swelling, or discharge from the urethra...i had intercourse sunday and I noticed them monday morning. They were small b
Not hives no redness cluster of small hard clear fluid filled bumps on heel of palm on both hands palms and soles of feet itchy Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help?
A form of dermatitis: There are a few different conditions that may cause such a presentation. This could be due to an organism. But there are a variety of causes which could be due to eczema or a less common condition called pompholyx. It can be challenging to diagnose in a clinical presentation, so I'm thinking the blisters should be cultured and biopsied. Some rx's usually include a topical steroid. ...Read more
Penis bumps: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more
I have small red painful bumps on my scalp along with dry scalp. Would it be bad if I picked it open? How do I home treat?
I am not sure what your red bumps are but if you pick these they could be come infected and could develop a cellulitis. I would see your doc and have him /her review what is ongoing. If the doc can treat it fine otherwise see a derm doc and have them tell you what it is and how treated appropriately.
foolish if you home treat ...Read more
A small cluster of small red bumps near inner elbow of left arm & a few red bumps around both arms. Itchy. 3rd day now. What is this?
Are there spiders about?????
Sounds like insect bites
Are you a gardner??? ...Read more
Cluster of small red bumps and really dry skin on my face and swollen eyes in the morning. What could be wrong?
See a doctor: Any number of issues come to mind and an accurate diagnosis is important prior to treatment. This way you will know if all three problems are related and what can be done for each. ...Read more
I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?
Mouth lesions: Maybe cold sores or ulcers. Or may be connected to your teeth. Have them seen by your doctor or dentist for a a accurate diagnosis and treated. All the best. ...Read more
I have a big bump in the center of my back. It isn't painful or red but it has a black center that is indented inward. What could it be?
Outbreaks of itchy: red bumps are very common and have many different causes: allergy related hives, especially if you've contacted something new (natural/leaves/plant or artificial/household chemicals). A red itchy rash can go along with being sick (chicken pox/impetigo) or parasites (scabies). Try some OTC cortisone cream and antihistamine for a day or two. .. then to Derm if persists. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I have painful bumps mainly on my inner thighs. They start off small an red but once they form they turn brown an change shape an size. What are they?
Folliculitis?: Your description suggests bacterial infection of hair follicles. Usually will develop small pustules (pimples). Bactroban (mupirocin) antibiotic cream may help but if not responding will need culture for MRSA and oral antibiotics. Suggest you see your physician for proper diagnosis and Rx. ...Read more
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