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When a young baby has little red bumps on her cheeks, how do you get rid of it?

When a young baby has little red bumps on her cheeks, how do you get rid of it?

Common problem: Many infants have little bumps on the cheeks othewise referred to as neonatal acne. Usually aquaphor or vaseline a couple times a day will help. If this is not working, very sparing use of one percent over the counter Hydrocortisone is safe once a day. If still persists seek medical attention from your pediatrician. ...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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Today, i noticed the inside of my cheek is raw. With six small red bumps. They do not hurt. I am a smoker. What could it be?

Today, i noticed the inside of my cheek is raw. With six small red bumps. They do not hurt. I am a smoker. What could it be?

Too many choices...: See a dr / urgent care / dentist. Might be an infection, might be herpes, might be a precancerous skin change from tobacco exposure. Too hard to say over internet. Get seen. ...Read more

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After gym work or any exercise , my cheek breaks out in small red bumps , like heat rash or something similar , please help?

After gym work or any exercise , my cheek breaks out in small red bumps , like heat rash or something similar , please help?

Rosacea?: You likely have a condition known as rosacea which tends to exacerbate with any increase in core body temperature such as exercise. Consult your doctor re. a trial with a topical cream for the treatment. Some cases may require daily intake of an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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2 or 3 small, red bumps on each side of inner butt cheek, almost directly across from one another, not painful, not itchy, been there about 4 weeks?

2 or 3 small, red bumps on each side of inner butt cheek, almost directly across from one another, not painful, not itchy, been there about 4 weeks?

Folliculitis.: What you are describing could be folliculitis which is simply inflammation of the extremely small hair follicles which are present in that area. Folliculitis can be asymptomatic, or it can be itchy. Try using some over the counter Cortaid (hydrocortisone) twice daily for a week, but if that does not take care of it, see your dermatologist. You may need something prescription strength. ...Read more

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Hi im tasha i recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Hi im tasha i recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Facial rash: Small red bumps on face typically represent a rash. Rashes can be caused by many things such a virus, food allergies, contact allergies and more. If it persists for more than several days I recommend dermatology evaluation. Try to pinpoint what may have caused the rash. Topical corticosteroid creams may help ...Read more

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Small red bumps on scalp of head?

Small red bumps on scalp of head?

? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but i often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have 2 groups of 3 small white/red bumps on the back of my penis right under the head is there something wrong?

I have 2 groups of 3 small white/red bumps on the back of my penis right under the head is there something wrong?

Bumps on penis: It's almost impossible to comment whether the bumps you see on your penis are normal or not by your description. You should see a medical doctor or a urologist to be examined. ...Read more

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Could a new skin lotion be causing my occasional red bumps on face? Small red no pus or head what is that? Do they disappear?

Could a new skin lotion be causing my occasional red bumps on face? Small red no pus or head  what is that? Do they disappear?

Yes: It sounds like the new lotion could be causing a mild reaction. Try stopping it for a few days and see if the red bumps go away. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

Pearly penis papules: Ring of small skin colored bumps around head of penis just beyond the circumferential groove are normal and nothing to be concerned about. Sometimes called tyson's glands, but in fact are not glands. Tend to be more promininent in the uncircumcised penis. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my penis head and it just itches and ive had for about 3 days. What could this be from?

I have little red bumps on my penis head and it just itches and ive had for about 3 days. What could this be from?

Here are some ...: What you described is acute so it is related either with acute infection / inflammation or with physical / allergy-related irritation. But, regardless of its cause, the essence of care is same with keeping the affected area as clean, dry, & ventilated as possible (of course, with washing/drying) plus gingerly using antifungal + steroid cream 1-2 times daily of ...Read more

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A friend of mine has small red bumps on the head of his penis and it doesn't irritate him and it has been continuous for the past 4 years, what is it?

A friend of mine has small red bumps on the head of his penis and it doesn't irritate him and it has been continuous for the past 4 years, what is it?

Papules : Since they have been there for 4 years and has not caused a problem it does not seem serious but you could see a dermatologist. They sound like papules depends on the size ...Read more

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What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis ? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis ? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

Spreading Red Bumps: Anything that is getting worse...Especially when it is on the skin needs to be evaluated in person. This could be herpes. It could be a staph or fungal infection. Please get in to see your family doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

Seborrhea?: This may well be a case of seborrheic dermatitis. The head and shouders may not help. You might want to try some selsun to see if that will help. If not call your doc for appt and advice. ...Read more

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Small red bumps that appeared out of nowhere today on the head on my penis and when I pull back the foreskin. They don't really hurt or itch?

Small red bumps that appeared out of nowhere today on the head on my penis and when I pull back the foreskin. They don't really hurt or itch?

Bumps on penis: It would be useful to know, if you have any other signs or symptoms along with these red dots like itching, fever, swelling of head of penis (glans penis). The shape and contour of the said red dots is also important.. Also as per you description, you noticed them after having sex. This may indicated a sexually transmitted infection. If they are red rash like spots with itching and/or swelling of head, then it could be an yeast (candida) infection. Small blister like lesions with pain and fever may strongly indicate a herpes infection. Molluscum contagiosum infection can appear as small bumps with central depression. Also, genital warts due HPV (Human papilloma virus) infection can present as small pink/red bumps over penis. ...Read more

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My son has red bumps big and small all over his body some on his face and a few on his head. What could it be? No itching and no fever but very cranky

My son has red bumps big and small all over his body some on his face and a few on his head. What could it be? No itching and no fever but very cranky

Probably viral rash: Viral exanthems usually stay on a few days. Should he develops drastic change in his general condition, have him checked. ...Read more

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Red Bumps (Definition)

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