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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Is it normal for a baby to have small red bumps all over body?

No: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be pediatric evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy skin small red bumps all over body and hairline?

Itchy skin small red bumps all over body and hairline?

Skin bumps: Unable to diagnose without seeing the bumps, so go see your doctor. Possibilities include, but are not limited to: rash, infection, drug reaction, and chemical exposure. ...Read more

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My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back. What should I do?

My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back. What should I do?

Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and looks like red bumps that get redder and stand out more when baby is upset or just after a bath. This goes away on its own in a few weeks. It is caused by maternal hormones that crossed through the placenta. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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My daughter has small red bumps all over her body. Injection site of last immunization bruised, swelling with bumps in it?

My daughter has small red bumps all over her body. Injection site of last immunization bruised, swelling with bumps in it?

Allergic reaction?: Red, raised bumps are most commonly a sign of an allergic reaction. Swelling and bruising is not unexpected at the site of any injection, however. If there are any signs of difficulty breathing or fever, then a personal evaluation would be prudent. If she is otherwise normal, observe and contact pediatrician if it does not resolve. Report the reaction to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have small red tiny bumps all over my body and limbs. Could it be fleas? I can't see any bugs anywhere. I left my pjs on the floor. What could it be

I have small red tiny bumps all over my body and limbs. Could it be fleas? I can't see any bugs anywhere. I left my pjs on the floor. What could it be

See dermatologist: It sounds like you have multiple small insect bites. Fleas or bed bugs are a consideration. Your areas of physical or furniture contact should be carefully examined and you should be checked by a dermatologist ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I have small red bumps all over my legs?

Can you tell me why I have small red bumps all over my legs?

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. ...Read more

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I have small, red bumps all over my top & bottom lips since April 9th. Today it's May 1st and they're still there. They get worse when I use vaseline.

I have small, red bumps all over my top & bottom lips since April 9th. Today it's May 1st and they're still there. They get worse when I use vaseline.

Well: Can be rash or reaction to something or can be tiny blood vessel's. Examination is required with photograph on HealthTap or in person with a primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have small red bumps all over my stomach and it has spread to my wrist and thighs, they itch bad?

I have small red bumps all over my stomach and it has spread to my wrist and thighs, they itch bad?

Rash: See your dermatologist or family doctor. There are many causes fr rashes. If it is spreading and getting worse you should get it diagnosed in order to receive treatment. ...Read more

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There are small red bumps all over my baby's skin. Will they go away on their own?

There are small red bumps all over my baby's skin. Will they go away on their own?

Yes: Newborns often have a red rash, which may be bumpy or even look like little pimples, called "erythema toxicum." sounds scary, but means nothing and will go away on its own. Heat rash can cause little red bumps. If you're not sure of the cause, have your doc take a look. (especially if they have any other symptoms.). ...Read more

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What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

Infantile eczema: Allergies, rule out change in detergents or food consumption. Baby eczema (infant eczema or atopic dermatitis) appears in about 10% to15% of children. It shows up as patches of red skin. Skin is almost always itchy, dry, and rough. Dry skin, irritants, and allergens causes. Usually outgrow condition. Treatment with daily warm baths, not hot, no bubble baths, soaps, use moisturizer on skin after bath. ...Read more

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My 3yr old son who has spina bifida broke out with small red bumps all over his skin and he is not itching what can that be?

My 3yr old son who has spina bifida broke out with small red bumps all over his skin and he is not itching what can that be?

Heat or viral: Small red bums could be heat rash. Might be a virus or if he has been exposed to a new soap, detergent, or food might be a slight reaction. Rashes are best diagnosed when seen. If it persists or worsens see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have these small red bumps all over my arm, and they are getting worse. Also, can this rash effect the heart? Do rashes affect pain in arm veins?

I have these small red bumps all over my arm, and they are getting worse. Also, can this rash effect the heart? Do rashes affect pain in arm veins?

Impossible to say: How can you expect an answer when one cannot even visualize the rash? See a dermatologist. It is highly unlikely that the rash is associated with cardiac issues. ...Read more

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My husband seems to be having an allergic reaction to something but we haven t changed soap laundry detergent etc he has small red bumps all over his face the inside crook of one elbow his genitals and a patch on each thigh he is taking Benadryl but doesn

My husband seems to be having an allergic reaction to something but we haven t changed soap laundry detergent etc he has small red bumps all over his face the inside crook of one elbow his genitals and a patch on each thigh he is taking Benadryl but doesn

Dermatitis: Sounds like dermatitis to me as well, and thinking of laundry or personal care products is smart. May have become allergic to things that he was not prior, or maybe something you are not thinking about. Be suspicious of any new medications as well. Consider using hypoallergenic soaps and a topical Hydrocortisone cream and if persists seek some help from a derm. ...Read more

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Every day for the last week, I have been getting small red patches on various parts of my body. Then, small red bumps form. What could this be?

Every day for the last week, I have been getting small red patches on various parts of my body. Then, small red bumps form. What could this be?

Allergy: This may represent an allergic reaction to a medicine, song of an info toon or even a food allergy. It is best to be e slushed by a dermatologist for exam, possible blood tests and biopsy. Then proper treatment can be started. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has small red bumps that seem to spread to different areas of his body and itch only sometimes. Is it a rash or something different?

My boyfriend has small red bumps that seem to spread to different areas of his body and itch only sometimes. Is it a rash or something different?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause small red bumps. It is helpful that they seem to move and not stay around long. It could be as simple as skin irritation from a soap, detergent, dryer sheet or lotion he is using. Removing products with dyes and perfumes can often improve this type of rash. If it persists, try a good hypoallergenic emollient cream and see your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Small Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue that is raised (often on the skin). Tiny red elevations of skin or tissue might ...Read more


Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more