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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Have itchy red bumps on my chest legs and sides. seem to keep coming and are very itchy. Also have sore throat. Have had chk pox/shingles in the past?

Have itchy red bumps on my chest legs and sides. seem to keep coming and are very itchy. Also have sore throat. Have had chk pox/shingles in the past?

Doesn't sound like: shingles or chicken pox. It can just be viral rash, or hives of acute urticaria, all can be related to viral infection, if antihistamines, salt water gargles don't work in few days, or if symptoms worsen, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Hello I have itchy tiny red bumps on my mons pubis that recently happened, how can I reduce it or make it go away?

Hello I have itchy tiny red bumps on my mons pubis that recently happened, how can I  reduce it or make it go away?

Rash: Could be inflammation of the hair follicles. This can happen from any method of hair removal. If you shave, be sure to use a clean, sharp blade. If you use other hair removal products, you may be having an allergic reaction, so don't use them again. Try soaking the skin 20 min. Avoid any products on the area. Go without undies at night. If painful blisters see a doctor to check for herpes. ...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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Can you recommend a remedy for small, itchy red bumps?

Can you recommend a remedy for small, itchy red bumps?

Depends on the cause: 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 small patch of itchy and painful red bumps in the center of my spine. Just showed up, I can feel the skin a little tighter that area.

I have a small patch of itchy and painful red bumps in the center of my spine. Just showed up, I can feel the skin a little tighter that area.

Rash/itchy: If only on one side of your back, it could be shingles, and you should go see a doctor today to start the medication for it (there is a window of 48 hrs to start the meds). If the rash is on both sides of your back, it isn't shingles, and then, you could try an OTC hydrocortisone cream twice a day for up to 1 week, no longer. Avoid scratching the area. If it is getting worse, see a doctor. ...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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I have small itchy red bumps on foot?

I have small itchy red bumps on foot?

Possible allergy: Causes of this type of localized itchy rash include contact dermatitis from clothing, creams, etc or allergic reaction to insect bites.Cortisone cream may help. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bumps on my feet and ankles. What is this?

Small itchy red bumps on my feet and ankles. What is this?

It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...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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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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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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Hi there, I recently started having small red bumps with a white dot that expanded into larger bumps. They don't not hurt but they can be itchy and ?

Hi there, 

I recently started having small red bumps with a white dot that expanded into larger bumps. They don't not hurt but they can be itchy and ?

Any pics?: It is really difficult to comment without seeing any pics as to what these skin lesions are. They could be a fungal infection, hives, itchy bites, staph infection, shingles and the list goes on. Either upload a picture and repost your question or please see a doctor for a proper diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

Allergic reaction: Rashes of sudden onset that are itchy are usually allergic in origin.Use of anti-itching cream seems to help. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

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