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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?

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

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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.

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

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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!?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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