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I occasionally get large red bumps on my arms/legs that itch excessively. Are they bug bites?

I occasionally get large red bumps on my arms/legs that itch excessively. Are they bug bites?

Hives: They sound like hives. You may be allergic to something. I would see an Allergist for this. You could also try an antihistamine like zyrtec to relieve, or benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more


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My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

Without: Without examining him, it's difficult to say exactly what the lesion is.

It sounds as though your boyfriend could have a skin infection with abscesses or "boils". These usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria.

Next time your boyfriend develops one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should take him to his doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat him appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If he ever develops fever, chills, or feels ill with this infection, call his doctor immediately.

You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. His doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. Good luck! ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

My boyfriend has a large red/pink bump on his leg that is very painful and seems to be filled with a liquid or puss that's surrounded by a rash-ish looking thing. He has gotten it twice and it went away the first time before we could go to the doctors. Is

This: This is difficult to answer without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Perhaps it is a boil or cyst? Read more about treatment options for cysts at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I went camping two days ago. I have big red bumps on buttocks, back amd legs plus a couple on arms that are intensely itchy and burning.

I went camping two days ago. I have big red bumps on buttocks, back amd legs plus a couple on arms that are intensely itchy and burning.

? Poison Ivy?: It is difficult to know what you have without examination. So, if you can handle it, go see your primary care doctor for examination and treatment. If you do not have health insurance, you can try treating at home but it may be difficult. Over the counter medicines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help to reduce itching. But they can make you sleepy, so avoid driving after benadryl (diphenhydramine) or use it at night only. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has red bumps or acne on his arms, legs, even his waistline and below. He gets big ones on his neck that hurt. What can he do to fix this?

My boyfriend has red bumps or acne on his arms, legs, even his waistline and below. He gets big ones on his neck that hurt. What can he do to fix this?

Various: This sounds like an inflammatory acne. The combination of topical and oral anti-inflammatory medications would probably be ideal. ...Read more

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2 red bumps, yellowish middle. (not big). No itch or pain. Never seen them before. Inner thigh close to genitals. Help? I am sexually active.

2 red bumps, yellowish middle. (not big). No itch or pain. Never seen them before. Inner thigh close to genitals. Help? I am sexually active.

Bumps near genitals: What you are describing could be as simple as infected hair follicles, or could be an episode of herpes. Have your physician take a look. ...Read more

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I have large welt like bumps on my right shin. Very red. Bumps always there but only itch on occasion. Tender and painful before it gets itchy.?

I have large welt like bumps on my right shin. Very red. Bumps always there but only itch on occasion. Tender and painful before it gets itchy.?

EN?: EN stands for erythema nodosum. it is poorly understood but suggests there may be some type of infection or ongoing process such as an autoimmune disease. See your doc and have that person explain this more. ...Read more

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Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Dermatitis: Of some sort. Rashes or skin conditions are much easier diagnosed by seeing them. You can try an over the counter cortisone creams nd if no improvement see the dermatologist. A prescription med may be needed. Try not to itch. ...Read more

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Red bumps on legs with clear liquid coming out. What is this?

Red bumps on legs with clear liquid coming out. What is this?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause a rash in hotspot areas, purple and red bumps on legs and on groin?

What would cause a rash in hotspot areas, purple and red bumps on legs and on groin?

Bumpy rashes on legs: Rashes can be difficult to diagnosis, even by a skilled dermatologist looking at the rash in person. With just a description I cannot answer your question. There are many causes of rashes in these areas, such as a contact allergy, irritation, chafing, fungus, scabies, etc. I recommend you make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist so she/he can examine you and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small freckle like red bumps on legs early sign of pregnancy?

Small freckle like red bumps on legs early sign of pregnancy?

Not a sign: This is not a sign of pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test if you are uncertain. There can be skin changes with pregnancy but most often they involve increase in pigmentation around the nipples and in the midline on the belly. ...Read more

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Breaking out in small red bumps on legs and slowly spreading and are painful also with a headache and fever what could this be cause from?

Breaking out in small red bumps on legs and slowly spreading and are painful also with a headache and fever what could this be cause from?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this without seeing the rash and obtaining a full history and exam. You also need to be checked to be sure you do not have central nervous system involvement. Go see your pcp now. This is the season for tick-borne illnesses and they need rapid treatment. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Red bumps on legs. Recently started getting on back of arms and on my back. Haven't been to derm yet? Possibly KP? Tried many lotions nothing plzhelp

Red bumps on legs. Recently started getting on back of arms and on my back. Haven't been to derm yet? Possibly KP? Tried many lotions nothing plzhelp

Keratosis pilaris?: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy. Certainly the above diagnoses could be consistent with bumps on the legs, but there are many other causes, such as razor dermatitis so you really have to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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1 yr old has small red bumps on legs and buttox. Ongoing for a week and spread up his thighs. Could this be irritation from detergent or should I make an appt asap?

1 yr old has small red bumps on legs and buttox. Ongoing for a week and spread up his thighs. Could this be irritation from detergent or should I make an appt asap?

Possibly: It sure can be an irritation from the detergent. I don't think you need to worry too much. Put otc Hydrocortisone on the rash twice a day. If not better by monday, see you doctor. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my kid legs?

Red bumps on my kid legs?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I got red bumps up and down my legs what is it?

Not sure.: 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 red bumps on my upper leg. They don't itch or hurt?

I have red bumps on my upper leg. They don't itch or hurt?

Monitor situation: Without seeing your leg it is difficult to determine what if anything this might be. I would say you should continue to monitor the situation. If they start to itch or get bigger than have a physician look at it. ...Read more

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I have little tiny red bumps on my legs. What causes this?

I have little tiny red bumps on my legs. What causes this?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Why do I get red bumps on my legs after shaving? How do you treat this?

Why do I get red bumps on my legs after shaving? How do you treat this?

Shave gently: Irritation of hairs is worse if you press hard or go over the same area too many times. Shave very gently. Change the blade frequently. Use shaving cream. The longer you go between shaves the harder it is, so you may wish to shave more frequently. But spend less time at each shave. You may also consider chemical or electric shaves. Laser can be tried to reduce the number of hairs. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my legs that itch and they move from different areas?

I have red bumps on my legs that itch and they move from different areas?

Sounds like: Bug bites! Look for insects in "unwelcome" places (for example bedbugs!)

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are these little red bumps that are all over my legs and dose not itch. I want a smooth legs but these little red bumps are keeping me from it.

Leg papules: These lesions could be folliculitis, or a number of other things - therefore best to get a checkup with your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on the back if leg, remedy?

I have itchy red bumps on the back if leg, remedy?

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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I have these red bumps all over my legs and they hurt what can they be?

I have these red bumps all over my legs and they hurt what can they be?

Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What are these red bumps on my legs and butt with white or clear liquid?

What are these red bumps on my legs and butt with white or clear liquid?

Not certain: 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 my legs that started as red bumps and is now spreading. It does not itch.?

I have a rash on my legs that started as red bumps and is now spreading. It does not itch.?

See a dermatologist: With all due respect, a rash like this can represent many things. Some can be quite benign, but others can be serious. Please see a qualified dermatologist. It can save you a lot of grief. ...Read more

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Yesterday I noticed that I've been getting these red bumps all over my body. They are mainly around my sides and legs.

Yesterday I noticed that I've been getting these red bumps all over my body. They are mainly around my sides and legs.

Could be anything: We might be able to narrow it down for you a bit if you gave us more information, such as how long it has been there, whether it itches or hurts, and if anyone else in your household has anything similar, or is itching. But as a rule, rashes are very difficult to diagnose without actually seeing them; you'll probably have to see a dermatologist to find out for sure what is going on. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I have small red bumps all over my legs?

Can you tell me why I have small red bumps all over my legs?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on my legs. It's not bed bugs or fleas. What are they?

I have tiny red bumps on my legs. It's not bed bugs or fleas. What are they?

Keratosis Pilaris: I assume they are at the thigh area. If they are, most likely benign bumps called keratosis pilaris. The bumps can be smoothed out by lotions that contain acids such as amlactin (otc). If the bumps are lower, they could be bites, razor burn, folliculitis, fungus, etc. Touch to say without photo. ...Read more