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Small Skin Bumps (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. A bump is an area of skin that is raised. A small skin bump is a small raised ...Read more


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What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

SLE : Malar rash is a sign of SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis ) there are other other autoimmune diseases which can also have this rash. there are many rashes which can look similar and be mistaken for a malar rash. The most common is rosacea. You will need an evaluation by someone with experience. If you have other symptoms see a rheumatologist. If the rash is your only symptom see Dermatology. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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Circular bumpy itchy rash side effects of bedbug?

Circular bumpy itchy rash side effects of bedbug?

Bed bugs: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist and give a more detailed rendering. When did it happen? Was the child taking any medication at the time? Any travel history? Use of new detergents or change in clothes? Have a great day. ...Read more

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Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unclear, although the cause may be a viral infection, such as infection with certain strains of the human herpes virus (hhv6 or hhv7). Pityriasis rosea, however, isn't believed to be contagious. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Reddish bumps appearing on face, what to do?

Reddish bumps appearing on face, what to do?

Many possibilities: Bumbs under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

See a doc : A 1:80 Ana is barely abnormal but seeing a rheumatologist for an evaluation would be a good idea - the eval would include a history and examination and possibly some more detailed blood testing to see if anything important is going on. ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps on arms rash or bug bites?

Tiny red bumps on arms rash or bug bites?

Don't know: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea occur just on the face?

Can pityriasis rosea occur just on the face?

Pityriasis rosea: There are no absolute yes or no answers in medicine. However it would be exceedingly uncommon to have pityriasis rosea limited to the face. In fact it doesn't usually affect the face. ...Read more

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Many small scaly bumps on face.Any quick remedies?

Many small scaly bumps on face.Any quick remedies?

It depends.: It depends on what's causing them. Try basic acne medicine or thorough washing. If this doesn't work, see your doctor for an examination and possibly a prescribed skin treatment. Good luck'. ...Read more

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Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks  and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician) ...Read more

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What are the differences between erythema toxicum and eczema?

What are the differences between erythema toxicum and eczema?

Different rashes: erythema toxucum is a rash usually seen after birth consisting of effervescent rash spotty rash, not itchy and resolves spontaneously without ant treatment. It is not toxic nor can it spread to others. Eczema is a more chronic skin condition with red, dar and staley rashes, often itchy and can be triggerecby the environment, foods, shapes etc and can be treated to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the tests for erythema toxicum?

What are the tests for erythema toxicum?

None I'm aware of: Erythema toxicum is a transient condition affecting 1/3 to 1/2 of newborns & is relatively easy to diagnose on exam. I don't need a confirmatory test. Microscopic exam of some of the tiny blisters will yield eosinophils, a white cell associated with allergy.It's a cute test but i haven't done one since medical school. ...Read more

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My son has erythema toxicum. Should I be concerned?

My son has erythema toxicum. Should I be concerned?

Erythema Toxicum: There are several rashes that are common in the newborn period, this is one of them. It looks bad because it is a red splotch with a little white pustule in the middle but it does not cause him any itching or discomfort. It will disappear on its own in about a week. ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is erythema toxicum?

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I've heard different things. What exactly is erythema toxicum?

Transient rash: Erythema toxicum is a very common rash affecting newborn babies, typically shows up on second day of life and stays 2-3 days. Cause is still elusive and no treatment is necessary. The original meaning of erythema in greek was "bug bite.". ...Read more

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At what age erythema toxicum will go away?

At what age erythema toxicum will go away?

Erythema Toxicum: Congratulations on your new baby. The rash of erythema toxicum typically goes away within two weeks, but can last up to four months. There is no need to do anything more than bring your baby in for regular pediatric visits so your doctor can follow. ...Read more

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Can erythema toxicum appear around 6-7 weeks of age?

Not usually: I have never see n iti n a 6 week old. It is primarily in the first 48 hours of life and resolves by a week of age. It could be viral...Have your child seen if it is concerning to you. ...Read more

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What treatments for erythema toxicum can I try at home?

None: Erythema toxicum is benign condition and does not require treatment. In fact no treatment is known to help with it. It will disappear on its own. ...Read more

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Rash like erythema migrans on 10-yo face, but itchy, no known tick, & nothing flu-like. Saw dr who guessed random bite. No rx. 2nd opinions, please?

Rash like erythema migrans on 10-yo face, but itchy, no known tick, & nothing flu-like. Saw dr who guessed random bite. No rx. 2nd opinions, please?

Rash: I'm afraid- rash - can only be diagnosed after seeing it and feeling it. You will have to rely on your md's opinion. For second opinion, you need to take your child to see another md. ...Read more

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I got joint pain,fatigue,weakness,palmar erythema,telangiectasias on face &chest,high scl70,but no hard skin.Can you have scleroderma but no hard skin?

I got joint pain,fatigue,weakness,palmar erythema,telangiectasias on face &chest,high scl70,but no hard skin.Can you have scleroderma but no hard skin?

Rheumatologist: Possibly. Your symptoms are suspicious of a collagen or autoimmune disease. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you. Appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I never use to have papules on the head of my penis why now? Is there treatment , will it stop and not grow in size?

You need evaluation: You need to be seen by a family doctor or dermatologist. No one can tell you what it is without seeing it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I wake up and find a red Papule on face,I don't know whether it's a mosquito bite or acne.How to differentiate?BTW I'm nt sure whether it itches or nt

I wake up and find a red Papule on face,I don't know whether it's a mosquito bite or acne.How to differentiate?BTW I'm nt sure whether it itches or nt

Itch?: Mosquito will itch, subside in about 2 days. Acne will be tender or have no symptoms, last for weeks, may have a pustule which you can squeeze out. Mosquito likely to be solitary, acne multiple. ...Read more

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Pregnant 4th months complaning of papule and red patches in the face what the best treatment for her? Thank alot

Pregnant 4th months complaning of papule and red patches in the face what the best treatment for her? Thank alot

Hormone related acne: It's those pregnancy hormones at work yet again,causing your pore to secrete excess oil. Stick to to a well balanced diet. Avoid those pregnancy cravings for junk foods.. And other possible cause is liver dysfunction...Fatty liver or cholestasis---dysfunctional gall bladder. If you are having a lot of bloating or belly pain check with your OB doctor and check---liver function tests--or Ultra s ...Read more

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I have these little bumps on the rim of the head of my penis I have had them for a wile thay don't hurt or itch I think it may be pearly penile papule?

I have these little bumps on the rim of the head of my penis I have had them for a wile thay don't hurt or itch I think it may be pearly penile papule?

Very possible: Fordyce papules are common and represent small sebaceous glands -- they are persistent and asymptomatic. It would be helpful to have that condition confirmed by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Newborn Rash (Definition)

Erythema toxicum is a common, harmless rash among newborns consisting of red areas of ...Read more


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Skin Redness (Definition)

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