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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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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 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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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is 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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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

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