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What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

Not every one has a: Reaction to bed bugs. Bed bug bites may
have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, should. ...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 left armpit has been itchy for more than a week. I couldn't see any visible skin irritations, but now it has small red bumps and it itches what now?

My left armpit has been itchy for more than a week. I couldn't see any visible skin irritations, but now it has small red bumps and it itches what now?

Multiple causes: The rash could be due to folliculitis, or a dermatitis from your antiperspirant or another cause. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. Use unscented soaps and sensitive skin antiperspirants only. ...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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I have tiny red bumps on my skin that itches. Help?

I have tiny red bumps on my skin that itches. Help?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at www. Imgur. Com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can resubmit the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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Most of the times when I scratch myself or I just pluck my eyebrows, my skin gets red bumps & itches?

Most of the times when I scratch myself or I just pluck my eyebrows, my skin gets red bumps & itches?

Local mast cell: Local tissues release gets exposed to blood produces which is irritating to tissue. Which responds with histamine and swells with itching. Try vit e oil or black current seed oil locally let me know if this helped. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be an std? I get red bumps in head of penis and foreskin it usually happens in thje morning when I wake up I usually just take a shower and it goes away in 1hr or so. Sometimes foreskin itches and it gets red....Is it possible it can be

Is it possible to be an std? I get red bumps in head of penis and foreskin it usually happens in thje morning when I wake up I usually just take a shower and it goes away in 1hr or so. Sometimes foreskin itches and it gets red....Is it possible it can be

Balanitis: This is due to a tiny amount of urine under the foreskin. Smegma and other microorganisms proliferate as they feed on the urine. It is not an infection, but the metabolic products of these microbes is irritating. Make sure you wash and blot under the foreskin before sleep. Castellani solution wipes out the microorganisms and stops this symptom. It can be repeated when needed. A circumcision is cur ...Read more

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I have been experiencing itching without a rash followed by a burning sensation, crawling feeling underneath skin and small red bumps. Help please!

I have been experiencing itching without a rash followed by a burning sensation, crawling feeling underneath skin and small red bumps. Help please!

Red bumps: If the red bumps clear within a day, they may be hives caused by an allergic reaction to something internal (example=food) or external by something coming in contact with your body. If the bumps persist for a few days, insect bites could be the culprit. Taking antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy) helps. See a dermatologist or allergist as needed. ...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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My 3yr old son who has spina bifida broke out with small red bumps all over his skin and he is not itching what can that be?

My 3yr old son who has spina bifida broke out with small red bumps all over his skin and he is not itching what can that be?

Heat or viral: Small red bums could be heat rash. Might be a virus or if he has been exposed to a new soap, detergent, or food might be a slight reaction. Rashes are best diagnosed when seen. If it persists or worsens see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Skin rash, month now, skin itches, I scratch, at 1st little bumps would appear, now spreading with raised red lumps with little bumps too, sound like?

Skin rash, month now, skin itches, I scratch, at 1st little bumps would appear, now spreading with raised red lumps with little bumps too, sound like?

Dermograghism: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can take a daily antihistamine. The best one for this is Zyrtec. The generic, cetirizine, is just the same only cheaper. This is a physical urticaria, not allergy. When the skin is stroked, mast cells release histamine, causing itchy, elevated areas in the shape of the contact. Thus you can write messages on your skin. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps that itches on my body, what could this be?

I have little red bumps that itches on my body, what could this be?

Skin bumps: Very hard to answer without getting details, about location, type of bumps, and duration and also without visualization. If this in a in patchy area and itching could be eczema or if in areas exposed as hands contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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I have a lot of red bumps on my skin and is itching a lot what can it be?

I have a lot of red bumps on my skin and is itching a lot what can it be?

See below: Red bumps and itching can be do to various causes including, among others, allergic drug reaction, other allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, insect bites etc.

Anti-itch lotion containing Pramoxine is OTC and very effective for itching.

You can upload a picture of the rash at www. Imgur. Com and resubmit your question with the link to your picture. Then we can see the rash ...Read more

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Rash with a bunch of little red bumps on neck about the size of a half dollar. Itches really bad. What could it be.?

Rash with a bunch of little red bumps on neck about the size of a half dollar. Itches really bad. What could it be.?

Uncertain: 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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My husband has a rash on his back that flares up and sometimes it itches. But not always. Its just small red bumps. Why?

My husband has a rash on his back that flares up and sometimes it itches. But not always. Its just small red bumps. Why?

Keratosis pilaris: Depending where you live or your husbands activities, small red papules can become inflamed and pruritic. Usually this can be treated with a perscription wash and gentle exfoliation to minimize the discomfort.
You should see a dermatologist to have the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should I be worried?

I was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should I be worried?

No: This is where it attached. Leeches have round mouths, the marks are where it attached to you. Watch for infection. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my wrist. I've had them there for about 10 days but it only seems to be spreading throughout my wrist. It itches a little.

I have small red bumps on my wrist. I've had them there for about 10 days but it only seems to be spreading throughout my wrist. It itches a little.

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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I'm have these small red bumps towards my vagina and it itches from time to time and I didn't shave. What can this be?

I'm have these small red bumps towards my vagina and it itches from time to time and I didn't shave. What can this be?

Most often yeast: Itching is almost always a yeast infection until proven otherwise. You can try some otc treatment---any vaginal anti-fungal will do. If that doesn't work, then consider making an appointment with your doctor to have the lesions or bumps looked at as you wouldn't want to miss a std. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have red bumps rite above my butt crack area they were itching but not so much now could this be from dry skin?

Dry skin: Regardless of location can definitely cause red bumps and itching. Could also be contact dermatitis. Lotion up, use moisturizing creams / ointments, mild topical steroids otc to moisten the area and relieve itching, and avoid tight fitting outfit ...Read more

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I have a rash on my stomach, it itches a little but is also painful. Its just a few red bumps. What could it be?

I have a rash on my stomach, it itches a little but is also painful. Its just a few red bumps. What could it be?

Shingles: After you get chickenpox, the virus remains inactive (becomes dormant) in certain nerves in the body. Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in these nerves years later.
The reason the virus suddenly becomes active again is not clear. Often only one attack occurs.
Shingles may develop in any age group, but you are more likely to develop the condition if: your immune system is weak. ...Read more

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Can anyone help me figure out what these red bumps on the head of my penise are? No itching or burning. Thank you so much

Can anyone help me figure out what these red bumps on the head of my penise are? No itching or burning. Thank you so much

Evaluation needed: Would need to see the lesions to help figure out what they are. Many possibilities, some are spread via sexual contact. Please see your doctor or go to an STD or public health clinic for evaluation. Until you have this diagnosed, please avoid sexual contacts (and it's wise to use a condom). ...Read more

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How can I make the pain go away? I have developed some red bumps on the back of my neck. It never itches but I was unable to sleep last night because it felt as if little ants were constantly biting at the area on the back of my neck. Any idea what this c

How can I make the pain go away? I have developed some red bumps on the back of my neck. It never itches but I was unable to sleep last night because it felt as if little ants were constantly biting at the area on the back of my neck. Any idea what this c

It: It sounds like you could be dealing with something called herpes zoster or shingles. This is a rash that can be painful and can appear like red blisters on the skin. It is caused by a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.
Otherwise you could be dealing with a dermatitis or infectious process. It is very difficult to say without actually seeing the lesions in question. Please see your doctor right away.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Yesterday after showering I noticed little itchy red bumps on my face, neck, and chest. What could this be its itches bad and red. Sound serious?

Red bumps: You may be breaking out in urticaria caused by the hot water from the shower. This is known as cholnergic urticaria. Take tepid or luke warm showers rather than hot showers. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if necessary before you shower. ...Read more

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What non contagious skin condition causes brown freckles all ove body, red bumps that scab over, slight hairloss, itching? 4yrs noone else affected

What non contagious skin condition causes brown freckles all ove body, red bumps that scab over, slight hairloss, itching? 4yrs noone else affected

Need eval 2 diagnose: 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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The skin above my upper lip was itching last night so this morning I saw red bumps on my upper lip. This happened two weeks ago. Could this be herpes?

The skin above my upper lip was itching last night so this morning I saw red bumps on my upper lip. This happened two weeks ago. Could this be herpes?

It s possible: Your description is a little confusing but it sounds like you said this all started last night? With that description this could certainly be an outbreak of herpes. Having your doctor examine you soon could help answer the question. ...Read more

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I have had this irritation on my hand for a few weeks. Its first started as little itchy red bumps now its a big red blotch that itches when I wash my?

I have had this irritation on my hand for a few weeks. Its first started as little itchy red bumps now its a big red blotch that itches when I wash my?

Hard to say: Difficult question without a picture, but hand eczema can look like this and is common. Usually pretty itchy but can get painful if there are cracks or open skin. Treatment is topical mid potency steroids and avoidance of irritants. ...Read more

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What over the counter medication will help get rid of a rash on the skin around the vagina? Itching, red bumps caused by fabric irritant I think.

What over the counter medication will help get rid of a rash on the skin around the vagina? Itching, red bumps caused by fabric irritant I think.

Lamisil and: hydrocortisone cream because it may be fungal and irritant, use otc antivaginitis creams inside and out like monistat, be sure not a sexually transmitted disease like herpes [if little teardrop vesicalson red base bunched up get it cultured] or even hpv virus warts but if you shave too close can irritate and cause this too, may need antibiotics for skin infection ...Read more

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Right armpit itches. 2 or 3 small red bumps. Left armpit is fine. No new deodorant. How should I Tx this? Antifungal? Talc powder? Hyrdrocort?

Warm compresses: In case it's early infection. If this makes it worse, then switch to cool. No other things since you have no clue what this is or whether you might indeed have n allergy. If it doesn't resolve, then see someone to get a diagnosis and treat specifically. ...Read more

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Skin of penis is peeling and making red bumps it is itching very much what is this? You have to treat me well doctor

Skin of penis is peeling and making red bumps it is itching very much what is this? You have to treat me well doctor

See below: Your symptoms suggest either an allergic type reaction, contact dermatitis, or infection of some type. Without further history or ability to see and examine, unable to provide any further information. Would recommend you see a health care professional as soon as possible. Keeping area clean and applying topical steroid cream such as 1-2% hydrocortisone twice daily may be helpful in the interim. ...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 had a cold sore on my lip put some campho-phenique on it and now I have little red bumps all over my chin lips and they break open and bleed or crust over with pus if I rub it because it is sore and itches woke up today and my lip and chin is swollen?

I had a cold sore on my lip put some campho-phenique on it and now I have little red bumps all over my chin lips and they break open and bleed or crust over with pus if I rub it because it is sore and itches woke up today and my lip and chin is swollen?

Progression of sore: Either there is continued progression of the cold sore, or your skin was burned by the camphor. Now it's best to see your doctor to straighten this out and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Good morning, doctor. I have small red bumps on my upper thigh-both legs. They're itchy sometimes. It's been a few days now my tummy also itches too.

Good morning, doctor. I have small red bumps on my upper thigh-both legs. They're itchy sometimes. It's been a few days now my tummy also itches too.

Itchy rash: Itchy rash. Last menstrual period? Make sure you're not pregnant. LMP? Past medical history? Most likely, you are having an allergic reaction to something you touched in that area. There are other possibilities. You can try over the counter topical steroid and benadryl to treat the itch. See MD if it is bothering you for an in person evaluation since there are other possibilities, need exam 2b sur ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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