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What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes from other infections if the HIV is untreated. Like most viral infections, it can give pink dots all over which can run together. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

Not every one has a: Reaction to 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 hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, should. ...Read more

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Red bumps on arm - insect bites?

Red bumps on arm - insect bites?

Hard to tell...: ...Without looking. But if they are, remember: scattered are likely mosquitos; chains or clusters suspicious for bedbugs. ...Read more

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My daughter has this red bumps dat shows sudnly and take long to go away. Its ichy & looks like an insect bite bt we don't know what kind. What to do?

My daughter has this red bumps dat shows sudnly and take long to go away. Its ichy & looks like an insect bite bt we don't know what kind. What to do?

See a dermatologist: Your daughter needs to be examined, it could be urticaria, but not that common in kids, you didn't mention your daughter 's age, at any rate get her to see a specialist, or start with your doctor for now, good luck ...Read more

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I was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should I be worried?

I was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should I be worried?

No: This is where it attached. Leeches have round mouths, the marks are where it attached to you. Watch for infection. ...Read more

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Could the small red bumps that come and go within the hour be bedbug bites. Silly I know but im just wondering. Noone else has these bumps?

Could the small red bumps that come and go within the hour be bedbug bites. Silly I know but im just wondering. Noone else has these bumps?

Doubt it: 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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I have really small red bumps on my hands and feet and scalp and they ictch and burn the tiniest bit...What is it??

I have really small red bumps on my hands and feet and scalp and they ictch and burn the tiniest bit...What is it??

Rash & itching: This could be scabis but it is hard to tell without seeing it. It is best if you see your 1ry care physician or dermatologist for proper diagnosis & treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have these small red bumps/bites on my stomach, back, and side arranged in a triangle formation they are swollen and feels like glass when touched?

I have these small red bumps/bites on my stomach, back, and side arranged in a triangle formation they are swollen and feels like glass when touched?

Allergic reaction: Or insect bite
Did you get exposed to Poison Oak or Ivy? Did you have Insect Bite? Is it only one one side of the mid line and painful?
Get examined by the doctor. ...Read more

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Bit by gnats on arm. Initially, small red bumps that swelled for a day, now a week later small water like blisters that won't go away. Help plz.

Bit by gnats on arm. Initially, small red bumps that swelled for a day, now a week later small water like blisters that won't go away. Help plz.

Hives?: Are the new lesions itchy? Papular urticaria can occur a week after exposure to insect bites, with some degree of sensitivity to insects. Gnats are not a common culprit, but certainly can induce a localized reaction if sensitized. Keep skin well moisturized and expect resolution in short time. If itchy, try cetirizine (read label), an otc antihistamine. See doctor if rash persists. ...Read more

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Usual blood clot like small red bumps in mouth due to teeth bit or mostly during chewing, goes away automatically after some time. I am a smoker.

Usual blood clot like small red bumps in mouth due to teeth bit or mostly during chewing, goes away automatically after some time. I am a smoker.

Red bumps: First, you should stop smoking as it's a known carcinogen and will also lead to other health problems. While it seems that you have diagnosed the red bumps as related to accidental trauma, without actually examining you, we can't confirm or negate your diagnosis. It's best to have this checked by a local dentist (or physician). ...Read more

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What could small red bumps that do not itch be?

What could small red bumps that do not itch be?

Can not telll: From your brief desciption it is impossible to answer. It could br any of a number of conditions and it best diagnosed and treated if it persists by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on butt and thigh, what to do?

I have small red bumps on butt and thigh, what to do?

BUMPS ON BUTT: SEE YOUR DOCTOR.
I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG YOU HAVE HAD THEM, BUT IT MAY BE DUE TO A CHANGE IN SOAP OR DETERGENT. ...Read more

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Is it a good thing when blackheads turn into small red bumps??

Is it a good thing when blackheads turn into small red bumps??

No: No. I'm not certain what kind of small red bumps you are talking about, but that is not a good thing. I recommend you see a dermatologist if this is ongoing or if you are particularly concerned. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps that have pus on my skin what could this be?

I have small red bumps that have pus on my skin what could this be?

Could be foliculitis: There are hair follicles almost everywhere on the skin. These follicles can become inflamed or infected. Be sure to follow up with you doctor as antibiotics may be necessary. ...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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Help me please! There are small red bumps on tongue, with "hairy" tougne and red patches. What do I do?

Help me please! There are small red bumps on tongue, with "hairy" tougne and red patches. What do I do?

See your dentist: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. Sounds like normal taste buds (bumps), geographic tongue (bald patches-red spots) and hairy tongue (elongation of papillae). ...Read more

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I have small red bumps in between my buttocks. They don't hurt and they're soft. They're spread apart what could they be?

I have small red bumps in between my buttocks. They don't hurt and they're soft. They're spread apart what could they be?

Red bumps on buttock: May be folliculitis or dry skin-eczema, rarely bites or ringworm/fungal. Could try some desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D ointment with zinc oxide as it has skin protection and antibacterial/ antifungal properties (zinc oxide). other alternative are bacitracin as an antibacterial and a topical steroid (first apply bacitracin, then the topical steroid. F/U w/ doc ...Read more

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My husband has a rash on his back that flares up and sometimes it itches. But not always. Its just small red bumps. Why?

Keratosis pilaris: Depending where you live or your husbands activities, small red papules can become inflamed and pruritic. Usually this can be treated with a perscription wash and gentle exfoliation to minimize the discomfort.
You should see a dermatologist to have the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Today, I noticed the inside of my cheek is raw. With six small red bumps. They do not hurt. I am a smoker. What could it be?

Too many choices...: See a dr / urgent care / dentist. Might be an infection, might be herpes, might be a precancerous skin change from tobacco exposure. Too hard to say over internet. Get seen. ...Read more

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