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I've had some small white pimple like bumps on my penis for 3 months. They don't itch or hurt. I've been sexual in the past. They're only on shaft.

I've had some small white pimple like bumps on my penis for 3 months. They don't itch or hurt. I've been sexual in the past. They're only on shaft.

May be: Fordyce spots, which visible sebaceous (oil) glands that are present in most individuals particularly on the genitals. It's hard to say though without visualizing the lesions. Your best bet is to at least see your primary care doctor if not a dermatologist. ...Read more

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A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Need help docs! My 5 year old has small pimple like bumps all over his body. When should I start being concerned?

Need help docs! My 5 year old has small pimple like bumps all over his body. When should I start being concerned?

CHild rash: Be concerned if the child is having symptoms from the rash (itching, pain, drainage), or if it's not improving in a couple of weeks after treatment. It may be many different things and may need a doctor to do a good history and look at the rash to determine what it is and what the best treatment would be. ...Read more

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Can I use dovobet for small pimple like bumps all over my abdomen chest and back? I have had follicle problems, and body acne it looks similar to both

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea without knowing exactly what you are treating. Devobet is a combination local ointment used for psoriasis and it contains Dexamethasone a strong steroid which may make your rash worse
i will suggest you consult your family doctor or a dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have small red pimple like bumps all over my right leg. No where else on my body. Have not changed soaps or detergents recently. They do not itch?

I have small red pimple like bumps all over my right leg. No where else on my body. Have not changed soaps or detergents recently. They do not itch?

Rash: Maybe a contact rash or folliculitis from shaving. Take a picture and show your doctor for help with diagnosis and treatment. You are always welcome to submit a picture on this site. Stop shaving and using any products that might aggravate your rash. All the best. ...Read more

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I have been getting these pimple like bumps all over my body. Idk what it is but they itch. Anyone have any idea what it could be? Or what can help it

I have been getting these pimple like bumps all over my body. Idk what it is but they itch. Anyone have any idea what it could be? Or what can help it

Itching rash: There are dozens of reasons why a person could have a rash like you have described and doctors prefer to see the rash and ask question to point at a cause before treating. But the rash itches, and most itches regardless of cause result from release of histamine. Before you make the appointment, consider one of many good antihistamines now available over the counter for some relief. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and I have these red pimple like bumps all over my body. Mainly on my butt and hips... What can I do to get rid of it?

I'm 19 and I have these red pimple like bumps all over my body. Mainly on my butt and hips... What can I do to get rid of it?

See your doctor: Shower daily, exfoliate your skin, use non-comedogenic products, and most importantly-- see you doctor to make sure you are not missing anything. ...Read more

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I'm having pimple like bumps all over my body and I itch a bit. I'm taking azithromycin. Is this an allergic reaction?

I'm having pimple like bumps all over my body and I itch a bit. I'm taking azithromycin. Is this an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: If the rash began soon after starting Azithromycin it is most likely an allergic reaction and you should stop the medicine and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Itching red bumps I have pimple like red bumps all over my body and when I pop them they get hard and itch like crazy and even where there are no bumps I itch and the only time I don't itch is when I am in the shower or up to an hour after I take one

Itching red bumps I have pimple like red bumps all over my body and when I pop them they get hard and itch like crazy and even where there are no bumps I itch and the only time I don't itch is when I am in the shower or up to an hour after I take one

You: You should see your doctor or dermatologist for allergy testing. Also if this is something new consider any new lotions, detergents you are using. A new pet? New foods? You have to be a detective when it comes to finding possible allergens. Other causes are possible, but an allergy probably needs to be ruled out first. Please see your doctor soon for a complete evaluation, testing, and treatment.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps all over my body they look like pimples they itch so much that they when I scratch they leave scabs what do u think it is?

I have tiny red bumps all over my body they look like pimples they itch so much that they when I scratch they leave scabs what do u think it is?

Folliculitis: You may have a condition called folliculitis.Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, blockage of the follicle, or shaving. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria staphylococcus (staph). Since I cannot see your skin, I would recommend you visit your local dermatologist to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

Newborn acne: Newborns develop baby acne around 2 weeks of age and it peaks around 6 weeks, usually gone by 12. If your baby is in this age group, it could be newborn acne. Your baby's pores are sensitive to changes in hormone levels (just like during the teen years) - so all those Estrogens they were exposed to during pregnancy are suddently gone - and boom - breakout! No treatment needed - be patient. ...Read more

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I have red little pimple like bumps all over me, what's going on?

I have red little pimple like bumps all over me, what's going on?

Allergic reaction: You could be having an allergic reaction. Are you taking antibiotics? If so, you need to stop it and call your md for a change. If not taking any medication, try over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if the rash resolve. ...Read more

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I have bleeding pimple-like bumps all over my scalp?

I have bleeding pimple-like bumps all over my scalp?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My daughter has pimple like bumps all over her arms and some on he legs she has had them for a couple of years and they don't go away what could it be?

My daughter has pimple like bumps all over her arms and some on he legs she has had them for a couple of years and they don't go away what could it be?

Molluscum Contagiosu: Molluscum contagiosum is a disease of day care in children. After they are infected, it itches, so they scratch. They look like little whiteheads, to skin color donuts with a dimple in the middle. Very contagious, and she can self inoculate (spread by scratching). Can be frozen, cut, or curettes off, also can use "bettlejuice". I don't recommend that, left large scars on my son. Check by derm! ...Read more

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I have big pimple like bumps all over the top of my vagina there's about 6 and they are painful what can it be? I'm freaked out

I have big pimple like bumps all over the top of my vagina there's about 6 and they are painful what can it be? I'm freaked out

Bumps vulva/ vagina: Most likely folliculitis, inflammation or infection of hair follicles, from shaving. Decrease frequency of shaving. In the interim, warm soak and antibiotic ointment. In conservative methods do not help, see your physician. ...Read more

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About a week ago I notice red pimple like bumps all over my chest, waist line, shoulder and neck. The itching is mild and some of them are scaly red cir?

Skin: If you started a new medication this could be a reaction. If so contact you doctor about the condition. If not you should drop a dermatologist so they can have a look before you start treating. Treatment would typically involve an ointment with steroid once a diagnosis can be made. In the short term there are several over the counter treatments for itching like cortisone. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps all over my arms and chest and shoulders, they don't itch they are just extremely imbassersing! I know its not acne.?

I have pimple like bumps all over my arms and chest and shoulders, they don't itch they are just extremely imbassersing! I know its not acne.?

Keratosis pilaris: One common cause of pimple like lesions on the arms and chest is keratosis pilaris. It is due to dry skin building up around the hair follicles. Sometimes it is associated with small pustules and pimple like lesions. Use a moisturizer with Lactic Acid or urea and exfoliate will help some. The condition is inherited and is not curable. ...Read more

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Ok. My bikini area is constantly itchy and I have bumps all over that practically looks like their pimples. What does this mean?

Ok. My bikini area is constantly itchy and I have bumps all over that practically looks like their pimples. What does this mean?

Sounds like: folliculitis or ingrown hairs. See dermatologist for absolute answers and prescriptions to clear it. ALso laser hair removal can help get rid of it permanently (if it's folliculitis) ...Read more

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My son is 10 months old and has red bumps all over his face some look like they are pimples. Told it was eczema but I'm not so sure. Thoughts?

My son is 10 months old and has red bumps all over his face some look like they are pimples. Told it was eczema but I'm not so sure. Thoughts?

Infant skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be looked at to get proper diagnosis and treatment. If you were told by your son's pediatrician that it is eczema, it is likely that it's the case. Eczema is one of the most common cause of itchy skin rashes in infants. ...Read more

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I have lil red bumps all over my legs that looks like a lil pimples with a lil white head and now it's coming on my stomach and they r very itchy?

Folliculitis: If you recently shaved the areas this could be caused by inflammation around the hair follicles called folliculitis. You can try using over the counter acne washes to help with your condition, but if it persists it is important to have it evaluated by your physician or dermatologist. New rashes which are spreading should be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have these white bumps all over my cheeks and chin. Are these whiteheads? How can I get rid of this?

I have these white bumps all over my cheeks and chin. Are these whiteheads? How can I get rid of this?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body. Only some bump itch lightly. What can it be?

I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body. Only some bump itch lightly. What can it be?

Rash?: It is really tough to diagnose a rash on the computer, so if it persists I recommend seeing your Doctor or a Dermatologist who specializes in skin conditions. Best wishes. ...Read more