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Doctor insights on: Itchy Small Bumps On Skin Folds

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Skin Folds (Definition)

Skin folds are the parts of the body where skin overlaps and traps skin oils and skin moisture, increasing the likelihood of rashes and odors. Skin folds areas include the neck (sometimes), the armpits, under the breasts (sometimes), and between ...Read more


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What could these itchy small bumps on my skin be?

What could these itchy small bumps on my skin be?

Unsure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a rash on forearms & thighs. Skin colored, slightly pink. Not itchy. Small bumps all over, not patchy. Possibly allergic reaction to z-pack?

I have a rash on forearms & thighs. Skin colored, slightly pink. Not itchy. Small bumps all over, not patchy. Possibly allergic reaction to z-pack?

Many possibilities: This could be a reaction to a z-pac, a new food, or some other exposure. I would hold stop the med for now and contact your pcp in the am. S/he may want to change the med or have you evaluated. This med is going to be in your system for a while. So more rash may continue to come up for some time. ...Read more

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When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?

When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?

Hypersensitive skin: This could represent dermographism, where you can cause welts on your skin with pressure, like writing. Physical urticaria, or hives, also possible. I usually have someone try an oral anti-histamine for this problem. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Why do I have a red, itchy rash with no bumps along my jawline and neck? I have sensitive skin. Just started taking gildess fe 5 days ago.

Why do I have a red, itchy rash with no bumps along my jawline and neck? I have sensitive skin. Just started taking gildess fe 5 days ago.

Stop Gildess: If you suspect gildess, stopping it for a couple of week would be a prudent approach but there are also other probabilities. If the problem persists and not helped with Hydrocortisone cream, consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

May be fungus/yeast: It is very difficult to diagnose any kind of rash in genital area without looking at it. My guess is that it is a fungus or yeast infection. Try any antifungal like Monistat-derm. Follow the directions of using it properly and if not better in a week, see a Dermatologist if you can or see a family doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy small bumps around anus?

Possible impetigo: Have impetigo from poor hygiene or possibly hives from perfumed toilet paper. ...Read more

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There are a smaller cluster of white itchy small bumps near the base of the penis. What could this be? Thanks

There are a smaller cluster of white itchy small bumps near the base of the penis. What could this be? Thanks

Pearly penile papule: These are probably "pearly penile papules", which are benign, they may either go away or remain there for ever ...Read more

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Semetrical, red, VERY itchy small bumps on my elbows. When I scatch, they bleed. The itchiness doesn't stop throughout the day. Since 4 days ago.

Semetrical, red, VERY itchy small bumps on my elbows. When I scatch, they bleed. The itchiness doesn't stop throughout the day. Since 4 days ago.

Dry skin?: Apply moisturizer at the area at least 2x daily especially after bathing. Topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days may help. If problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have this itchy small bumps that come and go usually on my neck, face and chest that won't last for really long mostly one at a time. What can it be?

I have this itchy small bumps that come and go usually on my neck, face and chest that won't last for really long mostly one at a time. What can it be?

Hives: Hives typically last in one location less than 24 hours, move around, itch, resolve comlpetely without changes to the skin pigment and are typically red elevated above the normal skin level (bumps). ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy rash with small bumps 15 to 20 min after swimming in any swimming pool?

Dry skin: The chemicals in pool can strip your skin of its protective oils. Apply baby oil before and after swimming. ...Read more

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There is a sudden non-itchy rash on the backs of my hands, the bumps are very small and have fluid when scratched.?

There is a sudden non-itchy rash on the backs of my hands, the bumps are very small and have fluid when scratched.?

It is almost: Impossible to diagnose a skin rash without direct visual and/or tactile examination. Please see a healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis then treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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Very itchy small bumps on left side of penis that scabbed over in 5 days is this an early symptom of HIV?

Very itchy small bumps on left side of penis that scabbed over in 5 days is this an early symptom of HIV?

No!!: Herpes simplex! Very common! Easily transmitted when you have the blisters! Reoccurs frequently, but these can be controlled to a great extent with medication ...Read more

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Why do the outer rims of my ears feel warm to touch and have red itchy small bumps?

Why do the outer rims of my ears feel warm to touch and have red itchy small bumps?

Red itchy rash ears: Often ears are first to be affected if there is an allergic reaction to hair dye. Ears are swollen, red & itchy with small vesicles. Ingredient in hair color that does it is paraphenalinediamine, component of hair dye that gives it black color, present in all hair dyes except bleached blond. If this happened after dying your hair, please see derm as reactions can be severe & worse w/each exposure. ...Read more

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I have itchy small bumps on my back and on my breast area. Some of the bumps have went away but now they look like old sore I need help?? Please

I have itchy small bumps on my back and on my breast area. Some of the bumps have went away but now they look like old sore I need help?? Please

Itchy or not?: If not itchy but sore, see your doctor to determine whether a topical antibiotic may be needed. If itchy and not oozing, try topical hydrocortisone. It is hard to say what it may be with so little information and no direct examination. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on stomach underarms and thighs small patches with raised target like bump?

I have an itchy rash on stomach underarms and thighs small patches with raised target like bump?

Get the diagnosis: 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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I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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On Buspar (buspirone) 5 mg for 2 weeks, 10 mg for 1 week. Think I'm getting hives? Itchy, small bumps hard to see. Had severe reaction to Zoloft but no hives.

On Buspar (buspirone) 5 mg for 2 weeks, 10 mg for 1 week. Think I'm getting hives? Itchy, small bumps hard to see. Had severe reaction to Zoloft but no hives.

Prob not hives: hives are usually neither small nor hard, though they are itchy. They are generally large and soft, even fluctuant (give way when you push on them and have fluid in them). If you think you are having an allergic response to them, STOP taking them and call the prescriber and/or talk to your pharmacist. Someone has to see these to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Male 27. I have a painful, itchy rash or small red bumps, blisters or sores on my penis what is the cause and what prescription can you recommend?

Male 27. I have a painful, itchy rash or small red bumps, blisters or sores on my penis what is the cause and what prescription can you recommend?

.: The differential diagnosis is huge. It could be a STD to fungal infection to herpetic rash. You need to see a doctor, get examined and obtain proper labs before you receive any meds. ...Read more

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Runny nose, swollen glands, fluid in lungs, consistent mild fever, cough, headache itchy small bumps everywhere, had chkn pox 10 yrs ago. What is this?

Runny nose, swollen glands, fluid in lungs, consistent mild fever, cough, headache itchy small bumps everywhere, had chkn pox 10 yrs ago. What is this?

Best to see MD: It seems like you have one of the exanthematous childhood diseases like measles. It is best to see your md for precaution and proper diagnosis. It is fraught that childhood diseases when they happen in adults can have possibility of more complications, not necessarily that they happen. ...Read more

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I've developed a small red itchy rash on both cornesr of my eyelids. My eyebrows sometimes itch as well. I have VERY sensitive skin, what should I do?

I've developed a small red itchy rash on both cornesr of my eyelids. My eyebrows sometimes itch as well. I have VERY sensitive skin, what should I do?

Sounds like eczema: I'd start with hydrocortisone to the affected areas twice a day. You can get the OTC 1% ointment at any pharmacy or market. The key is to apply once after a 10-15 minute shower, and a separate time later in the day. A moisturizer can also help. Vanicream, Eucerin, Cetaphil...these are all good options for a moisturizer. It can go on separately from the medication. This should help! ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

Call your doctor: A rash during the first trimester of pregnancy needs to be discussed with your doctor. This can be something very complicated. If you don't have a doctor, get one early next week to discuss this. ...Read more

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I get an itchy rash on my right arm once every 4 weeks. It goes away in 4 or 5 days. The skin is bumpy with small red pimples only in that area. WHY?

I get an itchy rash on my right arm once every 4 weeks. It goes away in 4 or 5 days. The skin is bumpy with small red pimples only in that area. WHY?

ITCHY BUMPS ARM: YOU MUST BE A DETECTIVE.
WHAT DO YOU DO EVERY FOUR WEEKS THAT YOU DO NOT DO AT OTHER TIMES?
HOBBIES?
WORK?
YOU ARE PROBABLY TOUCHING SOMETHING OR DOING SOMETHING THAT YOU DO NOT DO IN THE OTHER THREE WEEKS.
BE A DETECTIVE AND WRITE BACK WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHAT IT IS. . . ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have itchy rash/bumps on my neck, what can it be?

What to do if I have itchy rash/bumps on my neck, what can it be?

It may be many: Different things. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Iam getting an itchy rash with red bumps on my body from past 3 months. What I have to do to cure it permenantly?

Iam getting an itchy rash with red bumps on my body from past 3 months. What I have to do to cure it permenantly?

Rash: See a dermatologist. You have not provided enough specific information to be able to help you. There are hundreds of different rashes that come on a persons skin. ...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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Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Possobly hives: If the itchy bumps go away in 24 hrs, and then come back; or they have an appearance of " moving around", they are probably hives. But there are a lot of skin rashes looking like itchy bumps, like bug bites.... Better to consult a dermatologist or allergist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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