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Doctor insights on: Little Red Bumps On Chest And Back

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Rash On Chest (Definition)

Rash (exanthem): is a lesion (s) which affects color/ texture/ appearance of skin. This skin eruption may have many possible causes- allergies, medical conditions/ diseases, hormones, or contact with damaging substances. Rash of ...Read more


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Small bumpy rash on chest not really itchy not widespread little red bumps some raised some not

Small bumpy rash on chest not really itchy not widespread little red bumps some raised some not

Need eval to know: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis.. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but I'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?

I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but I'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?

Agree w Dr Raff.: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as the legs. A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. ...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?

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 have little red bumps on my chest, in between my legs, on my back and behind my ear. I don't know what they are and what I should do about it?

I have little red bumps on my chest, in between my legs, on my back and behind my ear. I don't know what they are and what I should do about it?

Post picture: Could you post of picture of them? That would be helpful and perhaps help one of us to answer what they might be and how you might be able to treat them. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R ...Read more

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27/female, had cluster of small red bumps behind ear 2 weeks ago, cleared up in 5 days but now same bumps came back on chest, back and stomach. Help!?

27/female, had cluster of small red bumps behind ear 2 weeks ago, cleared up in 5 days but now same bumps came back on chest, back and stomach. Help!?

Need an exam: You need to be examined by a physician to have a diagnosis. There are too many unknowns for anyone to tell you what this is on here. ...Read more

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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

Possible: Looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...Read more

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I'm worried I have hiv. Right now I have 2 small mouth ulcers and small red bumps on my back and chest that don't itch. Also I have a headache. Its been 2 weeks since I had unprotected oral sex. I am a paranoid person so how worried should I be?

I'm worried I have hiv. Right now I have 2 small mouth ulcers and small red bumps on my back and chest that don't itch. Also I have a headache. Its been 2 weeks since I had unprotected oral sex. I am a paranoid person so how worried should I be?

Not at all: You should not worry before you have a test to determine if you have HIV or another sexually transmitted disease. Simply make an appointment with your doctor, discuss your sexual activity and ask for testing for STDs as well as for advice regarding safe sex. Do not be shy about doing this, we are all prepared to have these discussions and to address these concerns. You are part of a generation that seems to have a higher rate of anxiety about many things, health especially. It is not clear why this generation has such a high rate of anxiety or, as you call it, paranoia, but rest assured you are not alone. ...Read more

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Have lager red bumps on both sides of my butt and some on my butt under my breast and some look like welps on my back and it iitch a little what wrong?

Have lager red bumps on both sides of my butt and some on my butt under my breast and some look like welps on my back and it iitch a little what wrong?

Skin infection: This sounds like a skin infection, which may be caused by bacteria, virus or fungus, or possibly a skin irritation from other causes such as excema. A doctor should have a close look to determine what the cause and the correct treatment. Certain skin infections can be a sign of underlying health problems, and your doctor may recommend additional tests. ...Read more

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Little red bumps on back that itch and lump under skin of left breast? Both came at the same time and both got worse at same time

Little red bumps on back that itch and lump under skin of left breast? Both came at the same time and both got worse at same time

See a dermatologist: This could be an infection or an allergy. Either way if this lasts more than a few days you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Little red bumps under breast, upper stomach, pelvic line, and mid back. Feels like being poked by needles and extreme itchy-ness. Irriated badly!

Little red bumps under breast, upper stomach, pelvic line, and mid back. Feels like being poked by needles and extreme itchy-ness. Irriated badly!

See your doctor: There could b a number of causes and a doctor would need to take a more detailed history and examine the rash in order to make a diagnosis and treat it. ...Read more

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I have strange little red bumps on my chest, what is this?

I have strange little red bumps on my chest, what is this?

Unsure: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my sons neck, back and chest?

Red bumps on my sons neck, back and chest?

Might be acne: The neck, back, and chest are areas that commonly have acne. Your son may be starting puberty. Definitely make an appointment for him to see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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I get little red bumps that pop up on my chest right above my cleavage. They don't itch, but if and when I pop them, they leave ugly black scar marks.

I get little red bumps that pop up on my chest right above my cleavage. They don't itch, but if and when I pop them, they leave ugly black scar marks.

Red bump: In young person like you, it could be acne. See if you are allergic to anything and avoid when possible. I would not scratch and pop them. See a dermatologist if problem continues. ...Read more

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I have red bumps that are not ichy on chest and back. And it seems that they get worse everytime I eat cheese or any dairy product. What should I do?

I have red bumps that are not ichy on chest and back. And it seems that they get worse everytime I eat cheese or any dairy product. What should I do?

See a Dermatologist: If you are certain that the bumps get worse with dairy products you may want to see a dermatologist or an allergist to have a workup. It is possible to get skin rashes and allergies to food or things you ingest. ...Read more

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There are small red bumps on my chest and I try to get rid on it for the past 3 days, do I need to go to a hospita?

There are small red bumps on my chest and I try to get rid on it for the past 3 days, do I need to go to a hospita?

Not an emergency: Doesn't sound like an emergency to me. Cool compresses might help. Find out if there is something that you are ingesting, applying locally, (sun screen?) or maybe your detergent or fabric softener. Could be an allergic reaction to a medicine that you are taking. A doctor's visit should do the trick. It will save you lots of time and money over going to the emergency room ...Read more

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I have a rash on my chest and neck. It is not itchy. Small red bumps.

I have a rash on my chest and neck. It is not itchy. Small red bumps.

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have these itchy little red bumps on my legs some on my chest and arms?

I have these itchy little red bumps on my legs some on my chest and arms?

Unsure: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have these little red bumps on my chest that resemble acne, but arent. They usually appear after showers, but won't go away now. What are they?!?

I have these little red bumps on my chest that resemble acne, but arent. They usually appear after showers, but won't go away now. What are they?!?

Read up on...: Cholinergic urticaria. See if this is what you have. If I'm way off, please forgive me, write back with more details & maybe one of us can make an educated guess -- though diagnosing rashes without seeing them is a challenge. Best wishes. ...Read more

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There are small red bumps on my chest and I've been trying to get rid of them for 3 days. Do I need to go to a hospital?

There are small red bumps on my chest and I've been trying to get rid of them for 3 days. Do I need to go to a hospital?

Any other symptoms?: If not - see if they resolve on their own. If they are not resolving or just one symptoms of a number then you many need medical assessment. ...Read more

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What are these red bumps on my chest? It started from the chest and now I have them on my back and arms. It is also a bit itchy.

What are these red bumps on my chest? It started from the chest and now I have them on my back and arms. It is also a bit itchy.

Contact dermatitis: Without seeing your rash, you're at the mercy of guess. It sounds some sort of allergic dermatitis like contact one. If able to identify the offending agent, make sure to do your best to avoid further contact with it. Otherwise, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night, avoid hot water, scrubbing your body with a sponge or scrub and drying soaps - which will make it worse. If the rash is worse, see doc. ...Read more

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My wife's back "upper part" is almost full of itchy bumps, she just got them suddenly, also a big spot on her chest and some red bumps on her face.

My wife's back "upper part" is almost full of itchy bumps, she just got them suddenly, also a big spot on her chest and some red bumps on her face.

Hives: Thisis an allergic reaction most likely. As long as she has no breathing problems or loss of blood pressure these are hives. You can try bendryl but you will need to see your doctor. Look for exposures like a new medication, a food, now fabrices, new chemical exposures, infection = the list is very long and often we can not discover the cause. We call this urticaria. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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