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Itchy White Bumps Under Skin
Yes: Itchy red skin is classic for allergic rashes, and these can present as small bumps (papules); they can also present as hives (raised lesions), macules (flat patches), and blisters. In some cases, especially when long-standing, skin can be dry & flaky and become thickened. The location of the rash on the body is important and can help make the diagnosis. A skin biopsy is needed in difficult cases. ...Read more
Bug Bite?: This works for many types of bug bites - mix 2 parts baking soda with 1 part water. Apply to affected areas 5 to 6 times per day. ...Read more
Rash: You rash needs to be examined for proper diagnosis, please see your doctor about it. ...Read more
Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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
Allergy consult: The issue is complex and you should consult an allergist. Do realize that even though we can usually control the rash, not uncommonly no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. ...Read more
Felt bump under skin 3 days ago. Not itchy or red. Noticed 2 possible bite marks. Should it be fine if it goes away in a few days?
Yes: If not insect bite could be epidermal inclusion cyst, espec. If black dot in center and waxy stuff comes out if squeezed, could be beginning pimple ...Read more
About 1cm patch of pinky skin, like a cluster of tiny bumps. Not itchy or blistered. Looks slightly scaley if anything had for about 3 weeks?
Rashes: Of this sort can be diagnosed easier if you include location and maybe other medical condtions you may have-. Also a picture is worth more than one thousand words when it comes to rashes. Feel free to connect with any of the Docs on Health Tap with your latest PICTURE file to get firm advice. ...Read more
What does it mean when I am itchy and I scratch then these big bumps and small bumps rises above my skin? I have a picture how do I send it to you?
Hypersensitivity: Your skin is in a state of hypersensitivity to pressures on it causing hivelike swellings and angioedema reactions. There is something of an allergic reaction causing this hypersensitivity. Taking antihistamines like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (loratadine) may help. See an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more
Hi. My skin is having very weird problem. Its been 3 weeks, there is redness, my skin is dry and flakey. And I've got tiny tiny bumps. Its itchy too?
Eczema??: Did you use a new skin products--apply a low strength hydrocortisone--and a good moisturiser. ...Read more
Colorless itchy small bumps on skin, appears random on skin not allot but irritating! Been going on for 2 months! Has cleared up but re appears often.
Lesions: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Rash: Cannot tell without looking at it, I highly recomend seeing your primary care doctor ...Read more
See Dr: Might be fungal, but could also be std. Get it checked and treated properly. ...Read more
Itching skin: Without rash more than likely from dry skin especially due to weather and using warm/ hot water for washing and baths. Use skin cleansers for baths and apply any moisturizing lotion or cream to affected areas. Take oral histamines if itching really bad. May use otc Hydrocortisone cream or any topical itch cream available if needed. Consult w your physician if you have other signs and symptoms! ...Read more
Manymany causes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is probably eczema. ...Read more
Photosensitive: It appears that you have developed a photosensitivity to the sun. You did not mention as to why long the bumps stayed with you after having been away from the exposure since this would also help to narrow down the possibilities. If you develop large and itchy hives, the condition is known as solar urticaria. The treatment is the same- avoid sun exposure. ...Read more
What should I do if I have itchy skin that comes out in bumps they stay for maybe 10-15 min then disappear?
Itchy lumps on head without injury. One has tiny white bump and the other does not but hurts very bad. What is this?
Hard to say: Without actually looking at the rash. Since the bumps are itchy, they may be insect bites of some type, but since one hurts, infection must be ruled out. See you doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Every morning when I wake up, my skin gets itchy and I develope bumps everywhere I scratch. Could this be bed bugs?
Possibly: But the bites would stay and not go away. There are some hive like reactions that occur with heat (being under the covers), but if you do not notice it in the hot shower or with exercise you probably do not have the things that can cause that. A dermatologist would be the specialist to gather information from. ...Read more
My skin has been extremely itchy since October. Usually starts out as little bumps then becomes really dry, flaky skin.?
Dry skin: It may well be that dry skin is the main problem. Applying a skin moisturizer while your skin is still wet after showering helps. If your home heating system is causing too much dryness, use a humidifier. If symptoms persist consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. You may need to be checked for an underactive thyroid. ...Read more
Please help me! I have been fighting this skin problem for months now. I have bumps all over my face that are itchy and dry.
I have red itchy bumps everywhere and now around the bumps, my skin is turning white. Could you please tell me what this is?
Need to see it: This will be something best addressed in person or if you could open a virtual consult with pictures. Best of luck! ...Read more
Why is my skin so itchy? It's been itchy for two months now and it just now became red blotchy and has white bumps. It won't stop.
Need eval to know.: 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
There are bumps that just randomly showed up all over my bum. They aren't itchy or big. They are small and on the skin. What could it be?
Today I noticed a small skin colored bump on my pubic area. It is not itchy or painful but I am very worried about it. There is only one?
Let your parents: Know of this concern. There is not a way to identify this lesion via this interchange but an in-person evaluation is likely to help make an accurate diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more
Sometimes my face begins to itch and when I itch the area I feel like small bumps underneath the skin, it's really itchy. Are these spots?
Dermatologist: There may be an allergy to something external (like cosmetic) or internal and the scratching brings out hive like lesions. Avoid lotions, shaving with a razor, etc and try an antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or Claritin (loratadine). A dermatologist or allergist can be consulted if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Me and my husband have red itchy bumps on skin. They are RECURRENT. Had it few months ago and have it again now. No bugs or insects anywhere.
I can feel bumps in my head. .... But nothing is visible. ... My hair gets greasy in12 hrs. ... It's really itchy and roots of my hair hurt?
Get checked: Typically some toxin, pathogen, allergen, is causing your bumps, itchiness and pain. Get checked ...Read more
Small red itchy bump came up then got larger developed white head then bright red and painful. Got black crus. Then several more came up in same area.
Folliculitis: Small itchy red bumps that then develop a white head and appear in crops may be an infection of the hair follicles called folliculitis. Folliculitis is commonly caused by bacteria on the skin. Warm compresses may be applied to the rash but often it will resolve on it's own. Avoid shaving the affected region until the rash clears. ...Read more
Walking on beach in cancun and stepped on a tiny something (shell, who knows) now I have a small bump under my skin on bottom that is extremely itchy?
Most likely a: foreign body present. If a shell it could very well be an allergic response 2 the chemical composition. If does not clear or becomes swollen & red & painful, it may become infected. If so U need eval by an ortho or podiatrist, as incision& drainage along with removal of the foreign body. Sand, glass, , shells all will B visible on images. ...Read more
I have been coming up in itchy raised bumps on my skin, I've not changed my diet and I'm not allergic to anything that I'm aware of. What could it be?
Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be seen to get proper diagnosis and treatment. Based on your brief descriptions, raised bumps on your skin sound like urticaria or hives. If you have it recently, you can try otc antihistamine. Several etiologies may cause acute hives but otc is suffice. If it last longer than 6 weeks, or you have associated shortness of breath/ abdominal pain, you should come see an allergist. ...Read more
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