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Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more


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I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

Keratosis pilaris : rubra. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess amounts of the skin protein keratin, resulting in the formation of small, raised bumps in the skin often with surrounding redness. Harmless. See a dermatologist if concerned. ...Read more

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My two year old son has red bumps under his chin and his arm and leg and he itches. He is coughing ,running nose ,fever what could this be?

My two year old son has red bumps under his chin and his arm and leg and he  itches. He is coughing ,running nose ,fever what could this be?

Mild Virus: This pattern suggests a mild virus with an allergic component (itchy rash). Support the child with fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the fever, and Benadryl for the itching if it bothers the child enough. If the fever lasts more than 2 days take your son to his doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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Constant itchiness from red bumps for over a month, on hands/arms/thighs/legs (is not getting better, itches everyday), what could it be?

Constant itchiness from red bumps for over a month, on hands/arms/thighs/legs (is not getting better, itches everyday), what could it be?

Many possibilities: The only way to find out is to have a doctor look at the rash. If you tried over the counter itch cream and it hasn't cleared this up, it's getting worse and a month has gone by, call to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son had some red bumps come up on his leg yesterday and they've gotten worse. There is a lot more and itching him now. He's never had Chicken Pox?

My son had some red bumps come up on his leg yesterday and they've gotten worse. There is a lot more and itching him now. He's never had Chicken Pox?

Unlikely to be Cpx: Cpx come up rapidly from tiny bump to BB sized blister within hours.They then drain and crust. It usually starts on the neck and spreads.Spots come up in waves for about 6 days.The ave # of spots is ~200. There a lot of things that can can cause bumps, bug bites and allergic exposures being high on the list. ...Read more

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I am experiencing some itching lately around my genital area. Looking there, i can see some red bumps on my leg which is close to testicles. ?

I am experiencing some itching lately around my genital area. Looking there, i can see some red bumps on my leg which is close to testicles. ?

Our immune system: Holds viruses that live in the body in check. When immunity is low they show up, sometimes in the forms you mention. Possibility of fungus or virus. Please get checked by your doc who can then help you. Don't jump to conclusions. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more