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Doctor insights on: Itchy Bumps That Turn Brown

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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I have light brown discharge with foul dead animal smell from my vagina. There are two small itchy bumps. Antibiotic didn't work. What can this be?

I have light brown discharge with foul dead animal smell from my vagina. There are two small itchy bumps. Antibiotic didn't work. What can this be?

Vaginal infection: It sounds like a vaginal infection and you may not have used the correct antibiotic. Seek Medical help. The doctor will take a swab and look under the microscope snd deter main what you have and you will be treated correctly. ...Read more

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Insatiable itchy bumps that turn to lumps, itch creams don't help keep me up some nights, goin on for cpl wks, go away n new ones come up?

Insatiable itchy bumps that turn to lumps, itch creams don't help keep me up some nights, goin on for cpl wks, go away n new ones come up?

Look for answers: If this only occurs at night, it could represent allergy to the soap with which you wash your sheets or insect bites. If you don't live alone, insect bites would affect other members of the household. Try changing the soap that you use to wash your linens and night clothes. If the problem still persistd, ask your physician for a referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been getting little itchy bumps that turn into huge red sores it has been happening for a while now and they take forever to go away. What could this be?

My boyfriend has been getting little itchy bumps that turn into huge red sores it has been happening for a while now and they take forever to go away. What could this be?

Do not touch!: First and foremost answer: herpes (HSV). No direct contact! Highly contagious. Sorry, IMHO not even barrier method/condoms can and do break. Get counseling (call your OB-GYNE or other), and him checked, know what you're dealing with. Not my specialty here. Sure, allergy to metals, adhesives, poison ivy, etc can cause itchy rashes that bubble up, but since he's your boyfriend, first things first. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing red itchy bumps that turn into rashes in random spots of my body no new products or anything when they heal they bruise?

I'm experiencing red itchy bumps that turn into rashes in random spots of my body no new products or anything when they heal they bruise?

Red random rashes: More info needed, and visual exam, to begin to guess what could be going on. Dermatologists are the best at diagnosing this type of problem, especially if biopsy is appropriate. It could be a form of atopic dermatitis (eczema) or something more serious like vasculitis, low platelet count, or even scabies. Trusted products can sensitize too, after long use; contact dermatitis is always possible. ...Read more

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I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

Keratosis pilaris: Is quite common. They generally only get itchy if your skin is dry. They only scar if you pick at them. You can use an exfoliant and a loofah. Acne is also possible. ...Read more

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Every so often my hands break out in itchy bumps that turn into blisters and leak. What could this be?

Every so often my hands break out in itchy bumps that turn into blisters and leak. What could this be?

Contact dermatitis: Could explain the rash in your hands. Most common source are strong kitchen soaps. Use kitchen gloves in the sink. Please contact a dermatologist if avoidance of this soap does not eliminate the rash. ...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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Itchy bumps on rectal area?

Itchy bumps on rectal area?

See a doctor: See a doctor and get it checked ...Read more

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My son has small itchy bumps that hurt?

My son has small itchy bumps that hurt?

Eval: 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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Looks like a scratch then gets itchy bumps?

Looks like a scratch then gets itchy bumps?

Dermographism: See a dermatologist. If it is distressing, try cetirazine (Zyrtec) 10mg. Start at 1 a day. Sometimes it can make you sleepy, in which case you can change to loratadine (Claratin). Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 a day. The generic is the same, only costs less. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps in a row, what could they be?

Small itchy bumps in a row, what could they be?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause itchy bumps. 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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What to do if I have a bunch of itchy bumps help?

Itchy bumps: They need to be examined to determine what they are, you can apply a topical steroid cream until you see your doctor ...Read more

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What causes white itchy bumps to appear on the body?

What causes white itchy bumps to appear on the body?

Could be an: Allergic reaction to something you have been exposed to, sometimes called hives. Please see your doc so it can be identified, treated, and you can figure out what to avoid if necessary. A more extreme version of this can close your throat so please get checked. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could cause small itchy bumps on my child's back?

What could cause small itchy bumps on my child's back?

Itchy rashes...: Do have a large differential diagnoses in Pediatrics...from insect bites to infectious...like scabies.Only through a physical and history examination the diagnosis can be established. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

Nickel allergy: Nickel allergy from the snaps on blue jeans or a metal belt buckle is a common cause of an itchy red rash near the umbilicus (belly button). A dermatologist or allergist can confirm using an allergy patch test. ...Read more

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What could cause itchy bumps that are spreading very fast?

What could cause itchy bumps that are spreading very fast?

Hives of rash: There are many causes, and it is best to be seen by a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have weird mysterious itchy bumps, should I be concerned?

I have weird mysterious itchy bumps, should I be concerned?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have white itchy bumps that at appering all over my body?

I have white itchy bumps that at appering all over my body?

This rash would: Need to visualized (with a medical history) to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I'm having itchy bumps appearing on different parts of my body but they go and away after an hour or so?

I'm having itchy bumps appearing on different parts of my body but they go and away after an hour or so?

See your PCP: Some conditions like itchy bumps on your body may require further assessment; tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first for evaluation. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps?

Hives: Red itchy bumps may be hives, bed bugs, mosquito bites, spider bites, poison ivy and many other things. Of course more detail is needed to help you but an antihistamine pill like Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg once daily could help reduce the itch. A steroid cream may be helpful too. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for my itchy bumps?

What is the remedy for my itchy bumps?

Diagnosis: You need to diagnose your itchy bumps to see what they are and where they are coming from. Let your doctor examine them. Meanwhile you can take an over the counter antihistamine to help with the itch, such as Allegra or zyrtec. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also good but sedating. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on scalp?

Itchy bumps on scalp?

Psoriasis: Likely psoriasis. I would first have it looked at to make sure it is nothing suspicious. If it is psoriasis, switching to t-gel shampoo as well as using calcipotriene and occasional topical steroid helps. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on my lips?

Itchy bumps on my lips?

Cause uncertain.: 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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Itchy bumps on my vagina?

Itchy bumps on my vagina?

Multiple causes: Bumps in the vaginal area can be due to multiple causes including low grade bacterial or vaginal infections or irritation of the area. An evaluation by a physician is important to diagnose the cause so that the correct treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Allerfy? Psoriaisis?: This could represent dermatitis or psoriasis. This could be assocated with food allergy or atopic dermatitis. Try hydrocrotisone over the counter. If not effective see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like? Is it red? Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on penis?

Itchy bumps on penis?

Bumps on Penis: Spots on the penis are very common and most do not have a serious cause. However, occasionally spots can indicate a significant health problem. So, it's important to seek prompt medical advice if you're concerned. ...Read more