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Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more


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I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. what could it be?

I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. what could it be?

Viral rash: Many viruses can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms such as fever and cough. Many of these rashes are not specific or characteristic enough to identify the virus. The viral rash itself is not usually serious. But it is very important to make sure the rash is not part of a serious infection such a meningococcal infection. If you have any concerns then contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Itchy red bump on end knuckle then a permanent knot. Then another formed on the other side of the same knuckle. No pain but a little stiff.?

Itchy red bump on end knuckle then a permanent knot.  Then another formed on the other side of the same knuckle.  No pain but a little stiff.?

Knuckle Pads: Knuckle pads are benign, asymptomatic, well-circumscribed, smooth, firm, skin-colored papules, nodules, or plaques, located in the skin over the dorsal aspects of the metacarpophalangeal (mcp) and interphalangeal (ip) joints. A history of repetitive trauma related to sports or occupation is often present. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on my togue and have not eaten any new foods ?

I have itchy red bumps on my togue and have not eaten any new foods
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Inflammed papillae: Most likely taste bud or papillae on your tounge have bcome inflammed due to a prior burn, cut, viral infection, or bacterial infection. Inflamed papillae are very common symptom and not one that should cause overwhelming concern. If you have a high fever and other symptoms of infection then you should contact your doctor. Cold viruses, flu viruses, hpv , herpes viruses can cause this symptom. ...Read more

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I have random tiny itchy red bumps with clear tops that pop up all over my body.

I have random tiny itchy red bumps with clear tops that pop up all over my body.

Hives: Sounds like classic hives. They tend to be red, raised, scattered all over and intensely itchy. I would eliminate whatever might be the causative agent. If that doesn't help, then try otc anti-itch topical creams and otc non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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I have small itchy red bumps?

I have small itchy red bumps?

Red bumps: Can be from different causes such as dry skin, skin infection, etc. For a proper diagnosis, you need to see a doctor to look at them and help you with the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Tell me what are itchy red bumps on skin?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my body--what should I do?

I have itchy red bumps all over my body--what should I do?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bumps that itch and spread on different parts of the body?

Small itchy red bumps that itch and spread on different parts of the body?

Reaction 2 somthing: If it's red and itchy, more than likely it's an allergic reaction to something (new skin care product, soap, detergent, fragrance, etc...) could be something else though, so should be checked and treated to give you relief. ...Read more

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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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