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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


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What does it mean if both armpits are swollen, and swore with little red bumps?

What does it mean if both armpits are swollen, and swore with little red bumps?

Folliculitis: That's a folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicles caused by bacteria or yeast (or a combination). Topical antibiotics never work on these, in my experience; you're going to need an oral antibiotic, which your doctor or a dermatologist can prescribe for you. ...Read more

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I have had small red bumps and some large bumps that arent red under my armpits (these hurt) and lower for about 3 1/2 weeks. What could this be?

I have had small red bumps and some large bumps that arent red under my armpits (these hurt) and lower for about 3 1/2 weeks. What could this be?

Check with doctor: You may have hydradenitis which is a skin disease affects the epocrine sweat glands or sebacious glands such as under the arms and under the breasts
use warm compresses and you mat need antibiotics
if reccurs or persists see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red bumps on my armpits?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I've had nodules under my armpits and ugly red bumps (i shave) just squeezed nodule very hard and hard white puss came out. ? What is this

Folliculitis: Shaving can irritate hair follicles, which can lead to folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle). Plugging of the hair follicles and ingrown hairs can lead to secondary infection with bacteria, which form pustules (pimples) and abscesses (boils). ...Read more

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I keep getting red bumps in my armpits. Quit using any deodorant for over a month. Just washing with regular soap. Both sides.what should I do?

I keep getting red bumps in my armpits. Quit using any deodorant for over a month. Just washing with regular soap. Both sides.what should I do?

See your doctor: You probably have an inflammation of infection of the sweat glands or hair follicles. You may need topical or even oral antibiotics or combination of these plus steroids to get rid of it. Itching vs soreness can help distinguish between allergic contact dermatitis vs infection. ...Read more

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How to treat armpit rash and red bumps ?

How to treat armpit rash and red bumps   ?

See below.: This may be related to the deodorant/antiperspirant you are using, so you can try switching that. Otherwise you can try a cornstarch based powder, 1% hydrocortisone cream or an antifungal cream. The best thing to do, however, is have your doctor look at it to diagnose it properly and treat properly. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps in my armpits for as long as i can remember, is there anything i can do it make it stop?

I have itchy red bumps in my armpits for as long as i can remember, is there anything i can do it make it stop?

See doctor: You may have dermatitis from moisture /sweat in the armpit. Try to keep are dry with deodorant or baby powder, as well as see doctor to get proper med. ...Read more

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My daughter has a bad rash below her armpit area. The rash has medium sized red bumps in a large area .

Rahs in axilla: You need to have it checked by your md. Also, I have seen it in patietns who do not use clean shavers or soem deodorants and antiperspirants do that. Apply wart comporesses and avoid any spryas or roll on products until it is cleared. ...Read more

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Daughter has red bumps that itch on lower hip and under armpit what could it be?

Daughter has red bumps that itch on lower hip and under armpit what could it be?

Contact dermatitis?: The rash under the arm that itches could be from allergy to deodorants. Because the rashes are also present on lower hip, it could also be a fungal dermatitis. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have non itchy red bumps all over my torso, in my armpits, etc. sporadic, 19 total. Doesn't seem to be a bug bite, no pus, husband doesn't have any?

I have non itchy red bumps all over my torso, in my armpits, etc. sporadic, 19 total. Doesn't seem to be a bug bite, no pus, husband doesn't have any?

Pityriasis Rosea?: Do you recall where the rash started? Pityriasis Rosea is characterized by a symmetrical rash that usually begins with a "herald patch." The herald patch is an oval, fawn-colored patch that precedes the generalized eruption. Google images for Pityriasis Rosea--see if that's what you look like. The cause is unknown, and requires no treatment. Should resolve in a few months. Not infectious ...Read more

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Painful red bumps in one armpit? Varying sizes some look almost like pimples, what is this?

Hair follicle infect: Most likely you have infected hair follicles. If you shave under the arms, this can occur and even if you don't. If there are enlarged lymph nodes under your arm, you may need to be seen and given an antibiotic. Sometimes these develop to the point of having to be opened up. Soap and water, avoiding deodorants if one can and very good hygiene are important. If fever or streaks, get seen. ...Read more

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I have a rash on one armpit, its little red bumps with heads and there is one bump that is very swollen even under the skin. It is painful and itchy?

This Is The Pits...: You may have the beginnings of an infection in that area. If it gets too advanced it could become a real problem that's hard to get rid of and at that point it would be called :hidradenitis suppuritiva" which means a recalcitrant infection of the armpit(s). Best to get it looked at and treated right away. It's not likely to go away on its own and that big lump is a sign of that. ...Read more

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My left armpit has been itchy for more than a week. I couldn't see any visible skin irritations, but now it has small red bumps and it itches what now?

My left armpit has been itchy for more than a week. I couldn't see any visible skin irritations, but now it has small red bumps and it itches what now?

Multiple causes : The rash could be due to folliculitis, or a dermatitis from your antiperspirant or another cause. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. Use unscented soaps and sensitive skin antiperspirants only. ...Read more

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Swollen, itchy red bumps appeared randomly under both of my arms today in the armpit region. What could this be and how can I treat it? Thanks!

Bumps: Both contact dermatitis and folliculitis can cause a rash in the armpit. Sometimes shaving irritates the hair follicles, causing them to inflame, then become partially blocked. Consider using topical antibiotics, like benzoyl peroxide. If you think this is a contact allergy to a chemical like those found in deodorants, consider topical hydrocortisone cream ...Read more

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Right armpit itches. 2 or 3 small red bumps . Left armpit is fine. No new deodorant. How should I Tx this? Antifungal? Talc powder? Hyrdrocort?

Right armpit itches.  2 or 3 small red bumps .  Left armpit is fine.  No new deodorant.  How should I Tx this?  Antifungal? Talc powder?  Hyrdrocort?

Warm compresses: In case it's early infection. If this makes it worse, then switch to cool. No other things since you have no clue what this is or whether you might indeed have n allergy. If it doesn't resolve, then see someone to get a diagnosis and treat specifically. ...Read more

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Often getting red bumps in armpit tender to touch look like pimples but not. Hairy armpits?

Often getting red bumps in armpit tender to touch look like pimples but not. Hairy armpits?

Folliculitis: Proper hygiene and keeping the area dry should help. It may be secondary to underarm products you are using which may be an allergy. ...Read more

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I have painful red bumps in armpits, one on my nipple, bicep, & groin. What could they be and how to get rid of it?

I have painful red bumps in armpits, one on my nipple, bicep, & groin. What could they be and how to get rid of it?

Bug bite; infection?: Bumps on 3 separate parts of the body may be bug bites and/or may be small boils (skin infections; small abscesses). A visit to one's primary care doctor is needed, as bumps are very hard to describe in words. Antibiotics may be needed, if there are signs of infection. Others causes of bumps are possible, but less likely. If the bumps are mysterious-looking, a dermatologist can examine them. ...Read more

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Hi , I have been woken up the past few nights with itchy red bumps on both legs. Itchy bumps that appear on arms and red itchy bumps in both armpits.

Hi , I have been woken up the past few nights with itchy red bumps on both legs. Itchy bumps that appear on arms and red itchy bumps in both armpits.

Viral?: This may be from a viral or drug reaction. If the bumps come and go within hours, try taking antihistamine. If they lasts over 24 hrs, try topical hydrocortisone. If the problem worsens or persists for for more 2 weeks. see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had very painful knot like lumps on both armpits for 3 days, and now have red bumps coming up around armpits and breasts.Throat pain as well.?

Many possibles : There are many possible, explanations for your symptoms, all of which require a doctor's examination. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. they are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?

I am experiencing  rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. they are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?

Contact allergy: You may be allergic to something in your bra and the metal in the bra hook. You may try a different make of bra and one with a plastic hook. Wash the bra thoroughly before use. See that your bra is not too tight.
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I have a rash on my upper arms, armpits, breasts, back and its the worst on my stomach and tighs. It looks like red bumps, but it hardly itches at al

I have a rash on my upper arms, armpits, breasts, back and its the worst on my stomach and tighs. 
It looks like red bumps, but it hardly itches at al

Difficult to assess: Rash descriptions are difficult to diagnosis without examination or an image. Please consult your primary or with us via Prime. ...Read more

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I've 16 years old , I've these horrible painful/itchy red bumps in thighs , under armpits , legs , foot , hands everywhere I'm tired of it ! Help me!!

I've 16 years old , I've these horrible painful/itchy red bumps in thighs , under armpits , legs , foot , hands everywhere I'm tired of it ! Help me!!

Needs evaluation: These are all sites that likely itch & your passive scratching could plant a number of germs. From your description your body is likely colonized with an aggressive staph that has inflamed some hair follicles &will need prescription meds to kill off. It may be something else.The only way to know what to do is have it looked at. ...Read more