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My 25 month old has little bumps all over the back of her arms and thighs. How can I treat this at home, or to at least make it smoother?

My 25 month old has little bumps all over the back of her arms and thighs. How can I treat this at home, or to at least make it smoother?

Moisturize/Exfoliate: Dry bumps on the thighs or backs of the arms are often keratosis pilaris (plugged follicles). Try brief baths followed by moisturizer. Products with Lactic Acid or urea help exfoliate. There are prescription meds if bad. But unless uncomfortable no treatment at all needed. Avoid harsh drying soaps. Avoid fragrances in skin products. Keratosis pilaris usually gradually goes away on its own. ...Read more

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I have little bumps all over the back of my throat. Some are a little bigger than others. I've had em for as long as I can remember. Are they normal?

I have little bumps all over the back of my throat. Some are a little bigger than others. I've had em for as long as I can remember. Are they normal?

Seen in throat: The lining (mucosa) of the pharynx is thrown into a series of folds by lymphoid & muscular tissue. The base of the tongue (where your question points) often has a nodular appearance due to the circumvallate papillae & the lingual tonsil. Nodular lymphoid tissue or linear webs may also be seen on the otherwise smooth surface of the valleculae.You sound normal, but a doctor's exam can reassure you. ...Read more

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8mo old has broken out in little red bumps all over face, back, neck, thighs, and behind ears. Diagnosis/advice/suggestions?

8mo old has broken out in little red bumps all over face, back, neck, thighs, and behind ears. Diagnosis/advice/suggestions?

Needs to be checked: This kind of rash in 8 months old baby needs to be looked at as at this age it can be caused by several conditions like viral infections, other childhood infections, allergy, seborhic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis(infantile eczema).Take the baby to the pediatrician to be checked. ...Read more

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I have these sometimes itchy, little bumps all over my legs and backs of my arms, for about 2 years, what are they and what treatment should I use?

I have these sometimes itchy, little bumps all over my legs and backs of my arms, for about 2 years, what are they and what treatment should I use?

Itchy pumps: Could be keratosis pilaris that due to dryness is itchy. May also be eczema Moisturize skin in shower and exfoiiate with 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup sugar Could also use Amlactin lotion to moisturize F/u with dermatology /doc/urgent care ...Read more

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My back has been itching for about 2 or 3 days and finally someone looked at it and there's little red itchy bumps all over my back what could it be?

My back has been itching for about 2 or 3 days and finally someone looked at it and there's little red itchy bumps all over my back what could it be?

Could be allergies: Rash and itching most of the time could be due to allergies, another condition could shingles, take over the counter allergy medicines and creams, if no better in 24 hours see your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My little girl had bumps all over her, doctors said it was viral exanthem. They went away but now theirs blotches all over her now. Take her back?

My little girl had bumps all over her, doctors said it was viral exanthem. They went away but now theirs blotches all over her now. Take her back?

other symptoms ?: If the child was examined and no treatable problem was found, a return visit would be justified if worrisome symptoms arose.Decline in activity, feeding or drinking and persistence or increase in fever .A simple change in the appearance of the rash would not mean a change in diagnosis.A call to the office during regular hours would allow you to review the issue with the staff before deciding to go. ...Read more

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My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back . What should I do ?

My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back . What should I do ?

Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and looks like red bumps that get redder and stand out more when baby is upset or just after a bath. This goes away on its own in a few weeks. It is caused by maternal hormones that crossed through the placenta. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I stopped taking BC I been off it for 3 weeks now My face is full of this little red bumps all over my face & Neck. Should I go back to BC? Vitamins?

I stopped taking BC I been off it for 3 weeks now My face is full of this little red bumps all over my face & Neck. Should I go back to BC? Vitamins?

Acne: Birth control pills are helpful in fighting acne. They decrease the circulating level of male hormone which can make acne better. Restarting may help. There are other options for treating acne as well. A dermatologist can help discuss your options ...Read more

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Can I use dovobet for small pimple like bumps all over my abdomen chest and back? I have had follicle problems, and body acne it looks similar to both

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea without knowing exactly what you are treating.Devobet is a combination local ointment used for psoriasis and it contains Dexamethasone a strong steroid which may make your rash worse i will suggest you consult your family doctor or a dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has small bumps all over his arms, back and legs that grow together to form hard scaly masses of skin. They appeared about 2 weeks ago an?

My boyfriend has small bumps all over his arms, back and legs that grow together to form hard scaly masses of skin. They appeared about 2 weeks ago an?

Visual Dx: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have small "milk bumps" all over my chest,arms,back &then 1crusty sore on the right side of my face-just happened over night; concerned boutmy face ?

I have small "milk bumps" all over my chest,arms,back &then 1crusty sore on the right side of my face-just happened over night; concerned boutmy face ?

Consultation advised: Sorry, but it's not a good idea to render a diagnosis without seeing your rash. A picture really is worth a thousand words. With an online consultation at Health Tap you can upload an images of your rash and discuss it with a physician. Best wishes. You can join Prime and consult with a primary care physician or you can have a Concierge consultation with a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have small water filled bumps all over my body on my arms legs back armpit and on my feet ?

I have small water filled bumps all over my body on my arms legs back armpit and on my feet ?

See a doctor : So many possible explanations ranging from sunburn or poison ivy to infection to allergic reaction. Are there any associated symptoms? Are you taking any medications? Are you ill? Do you have itching? Best to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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