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I have some itchy bumps on my face. Is this acne?

I have some itchy bumps on my face. Is this acne?

Probably not: Acne is more likely to be sore or tender than itchy. Itchy bumps could represent eczema or some other condition. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Irritation: This irritation of skin and hair follicles is likely due to profuse sweating. The first step is prompt showering after a run. Also, check to see if any new laundry detergents or soaps are being used. ...Read more

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I have small red non itchy bumps that go up my abs to my pecs. I think it might be KP, acne, or a rash? I have tried a SA renewing lotion but no luck

I have small red non itchy bumps that go up my abs to my pecs. I think it might be KP, acne, or a rash? I have tried a SA renewing lotion but no luck

Chest papules: Really the treatment would depend on the diagnosis. Try a exfoliative cleanser or topical such as lachydrin (lactic acid) lotion and antibacterial cleanser. If this does not help you may need to see someone to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I recently discontinued isotretinoin for painful cystic acne. Now I'm breaking out on my forehead with little itchy bumps with long whiteheads.?

I recently discontinued isotretinoin for painful cystic acne. Now I'm breaking out on my forehead with little itchy bumps with long whiteheads.?

See Your Derm: See your dermatologist. You may need a mild retinoid (tretinoin) to keep you from breaking out, at least for a few months. This will likley pass uneventfully. However, there could be another cause for this type of breakout. Your dermatologist can help you with this frustrating flare. ...Read more

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Was on high dose of predinsone for 2 1/2 weeks. Came off of it and developed a non itchy "rash" on face and chest that looks like bad acne. Is this co?

Was on high dose of predinsone for 2 1/2 weeks. Came off of it and developed a non itchy "rash" on face and chest that looks like bad acne. Is this co?

Related: Prednisone can cause some acne. It should get better in a few weeks. Please see your doctor who prescribed the prednisone if it does not clear up. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

Not uncommon: Consider Keratosis Pilaris, a common condition that is difficult to treat but usually resolves in late twenties or early thirties

see mayo clinic review http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750 ...Read more

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Are there any effective over-the-counter meds. For severe scalp breakouts? (bumps, pimples and itchy rash). I need help asap, this is out of control.

Are there any effective over-the-counter meds. For severe scalp breakouts? (bumps, pimples and itchy rash). I need help asap, this is out of control.

Yes and no.: For and itch rash of the scalp (the technical name is seborrheic dermatitis), numerous medicated shampoos and lotions are available otc; most contain zinc or tar derivatives. Add bumps and pimples, however, and you probably have a problem in the hair follicles, possibly an infection, and if it's really that "out of control" you should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps that turn to pimples that turn to scabs. Only on stomach. Not a home allergy, as everyone at work (a restaurant) seems to get these bites.

Itchy bumps that turn to pimples that turn to scabs. Only on stomach. Not a home allergy, as everyone at work (a restaurant) seems to get these bites.

Bites: That is a big concern. If that is only happening to the staff you must have the boss close down the restaurant and have a team come in and get rid of the causes of bites.
This is even a bigger concern if folks coming in for food and drink also have the bites.
MUST BE DONE ASAP!! ...Read more

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I have small red bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms that are itchy! No idea why? I waxed my arms about a week ago, very itchy bumps

I have small red bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms that are itchy! No idea why? I waxed my arms about a week ago, very itchy bumps

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving/ hygeine product or friction by clothing. Trauma from hair extraction through waxing may also produce this. ...Read more

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After I got out of shower I noticed my right side of face had acne like bumps. It stings and is a little itchy. What's wrong with my skin?

After I got out of shower I noticed my right side of face had acne like bumps. It stings and is a little itchy. What's wrong with my skin?

Acne: Acne can present on one side or both sides of face and if one-sided could be from pressure as from a hand resting over the area or a cell-phone and this is referred to as "mechanical" acne. ...Read more

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I have tiny bumps on the left side of my cheek on my face. In the morning they are fine and by the night time they are itchy and burn. They started clear and now they red and look almost pimple like. I've tried several different acne face washes and nothin

I have tiny bumps on the left side of my cheek on my face. In the morning they are fine and by the night time they are itchy and burn. They started clear and now they red and look almost pimple like. I've tried several different acne face washes and nothin

Bumps on face: Could be eczema or food/ other allergies. If used antibiotics and no benefit may consider topical coconut oil or steroid for 7 days. Could also be rosacea but usually that is on the nose an in older individuals f/u with doc/dermatologist ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on my face every once a while. Just a bump or two. What could it be.

I have itchy bumps on my face every once a while. Just a bump or two. What could it be.

Itchy Bumps: A visit to the dermatologist is required to ascertain the nature of these spots of patches of inflamed skin. If skin disorders such as acne, eczema, rosacea or skin allergies are affecting the texture of the skin, the dermatologist might prescribe certain medications to tackle this problem. Topical steroids, creams, lotions, antibiotics or antihistamines might be needed to treat this condition. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat red itchy bumps on my face-cheeks, forehead, jawline?

How would doctors recommend I treat red itchy bumps on my face-cheeks, forehead, jawline?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.

Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.

Yes: Yes, shrimp and other shellfish allergy can develop in adults and is actually quite common. If the red itchy bumps are appearing soon after ingesting shrimp defiantly could be allergy. Avoid shellfish for now and see allergist for confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my face and the bumps hurt?

I have a itchy rash on my face and the bumps hurt?

Itchy rash: The bumps on your face may be the hives. Try using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to resolvr the itch and the pain. ...Read more

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First noticed a localized non-itchy rash or bumps in between thighs that spread. Every other day, more appeared in different parts except my face.?

First noticed a localized non-itchy rash or bumps in between thighs that spread. Every other day, more appeared in different parts except my face.?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Hi there, my face, thighs, chest feel very itchy. When I scratch pink itchy bumps appear. They seem to be spreading all over my body also. What can it be?

Hi there, my face, thighs, chest feel very itchy. When I scratch pink itchy bumps appear. They seem to be spreading all over my body also. What can it be?

Dermatographism: This is a heightened sensitivity of your skin and an allergic type reaction to something internal or external. Stimuli could be foods, medications, temperature, etc. Often the inciting cause is unknown. If you cannot get relief with antihistamines like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy), consult an allergist who may prescribe atarax (hydroxyzine) as well as attempt to determine the cause ...Read more

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I have small semi itchy bumps developing on my face! Need urgent help! I am a 20 year old male.?

I have small semi itchy bumps developing on my face! Need urgent help! I am a 20 year old male.?

This is difficult: To diagnose here without seeing the rash. Did you have any new exposures to foods, soaps, shampoos, medications? Are you sick with a fever or other symptoms? A cortisone cream might help, but it would be best to see your doctor or a dermatologist to be properly diagnosed and treated. Hope it's better soon. If you are a Prime member on HealthTap, you could also request a consult. ...Read more

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Found a tick on my head a little while after that I noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

Found a tick on my head a little while after that I noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

See details: If the tick was not attached and engorged (filled with blood) it is not an issue. The bumps are likely unrelated. ...Read more

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If I didn't get the head of a tick out of my crown of my head can ot cause itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

If I didn't get the head of a tick out of my crown of my head can ot cause itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

Get it out: Yes it can cause itchy bumps and even a secondary infection. You need to get all of the insect parts out. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?

Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?

Many answers: Your rash needs to be examined by a doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. If you blush easily, these bumps may be from rosacea. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps I first noticed on my face but now they have spread quickly all over and are mildly itchy not sure what to do?

I have red itchy bumps I first noticed on my face but now they have spread quickly all over and are mildly itchy not sure what to do?

Itchy red bumps: Rashes that are red, itchy, raised and spread can be hives (urticaria) although it is easier to view them directly. It can be helpful to take a photo (to document), not all the circumstances surrounding onset of rash (diet, exercise, medications, stings/bites, fever, other symptoms, etc) to try to pinpoint trigger. Antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) help with itching. See doc if continue or worsen... ...Read more

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I got my face waxed & It looked a little irritated but I thought it was normal then I woke up the next day with red itchy bumps (hives) help!

Waxing: Can cause physical irritation to the delicate skin on your face and lead to what you got, but calm down, wash your face with cream soap and moisturize your face well, OTC hydrocortisone cream 1%, on affected areas, avoid near eye/eyelids, for a day or so together with OTC antihistamine, avoid driving if it makes you drowsy, if it doesn't improve in a day or so, see your doctor, be careful waxing, ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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