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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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Itchy, tiny red bumps all over body for two months and my doctors thought it was a prescription allergy. What could be wrong?

Itchy, tiny red bumps all over body for two months and my doctors thought it was a prescription allergy. What could be wrong?

Multiple things: Go back for follow up and let your doctor take a look as this may be allergic dermatitis, candida dermatitis or a host of other problems that only follow up can uncover. If necessary your doctor will refer you for a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?

I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?

Rash: They can be either, you really need to have your rash examined to know how to treat it and if you are contagious or not, see your doctor sooner than later. ...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 three tiny red bumps on my smaller toes, one on each. They are not painful or itchy, they're just ugly. I have no clue what they are... Do you?

I have three tiny red bumps on my smaller toes, one on each. They are not painful or itchy, they're just ugly. I have no clue what they are... Do you?

Possible Common Wart: It could be a viral infection caused by human pappiloma virus type 1 & 2. These lesions are mostly located on hands and feet. The virus could be transmitted from one person to another. Most of these lesions could be observed and they regress spontaneously. Liquid nitrogen are often used to freeze these lesions, but it could be painful and harm the skin if not done by trained professionals. ...Read more

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Tiny patches of itchy red bumps while on vacation in jamaica. Don't know why but was this an allergic reaction?

Tiny patches of itchy red bumps while on vacation in jamaica. Don't know why but was this an allergic reaction?

Possible: You might have been bitten by some small sea creatures in the ocean water ( sorry i but can't recall the name). On the other hand, bug bites on land can cause the same reaction. We will need to know more details to render a reasonable guess since there are many potential causes for your problem. ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps appeared on my hand they were a little itchy but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

Tiny red bumps appeared on my hand they were a little itchy but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

Skin inflammation : Dyshydrotic eczema has similar features you describe. Send us some pics or get examined by your PCP for definite diagnosis. Try moisturizers/ olive oil and OTC cortisone cream in the meantime, You may need a higher strength by prescription if needed. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Herpes zoster is also known as Shingles. Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more


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