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Little White Bumps On Face
Milia: They may be tiny little cysts which are called milia.They usually do not grow in size and do not become infected. They are very common in people of all ages. ...Read more
Acne: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions on how to use it can be found here. ...Read more
Little fine bumps on face. Has happened before but it clears up in few days. What could cause this & what is this ?
Comedones: What you are describing sounds a lot like mild acne. Things that come and go on the face which appear as fine bumps are probably the first forms of acne called comedones. These can resolve on their own, but usually come back. There are many treatments for this type of acne and if you want to prevent it from forming it would be a good idea to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
See Your Doctor: You described a few details about the rash however not enough information is given to deduce the cause. "Bumps" can have numerous causes, from insect bites to contact dermatitis, & more. Diagnosis of skin findings is challenging without visual inspection. Additionally, a detailed medical history is needed to assess all possible causes. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
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?
My one old month baby has little bumps on face. Took him to doctor and said it was heat rash it's been 3 weeks and he still has them?
Transiently: Babies often get a transient "baby acne" that is not present at birth (bathed in the waters of the womb) but comes out at a few weeks & lasts a few months. It is thought to result from maternal hormone effect which gradually declines as the baby ages.It will generally disappear without specific treatment. ...Read more
What are the first signs of skin cancer? Being redhead,I got a burn last week outside for 70 minutes. usually have sunblock 70+ on.Small bumps on face
Check this link: http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/ss/slideshow-skin-lesions-and-cancerGet a more detailed answer ›
Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! are they 'oil bumps?'
Dermatology or pediatrition only please. 5 wk old baby redness and small tiny bumps on face and a little on neck. Acne? What else? Treatment?
Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and i take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.
Irritation : This irritation of skin and hair follicles is likely due to profuse sweating. The first step is prompt showering after a run. Also, check to see if any new laundry detergents or soaps are being used. ...Read more
2 yr old developed a few small facial bumps on face 1 wk ago- yesterday bumps spread to hands and legs, can he have chicken pox if he's vaccinated?
Bumps: The chicken pox vaccine isn't 100% effective so it is possible to get chicken pox even if you have been vaccinated. If it is taking a week for the bumps to spread it is unlikely that this is chicken pox. Here's a link to some good information about chicken pox: http://www.Cdc.Gov/chickenpox/about/overview.Html. ...Read more
Probably : In all likelihood it probably is, particularly if there are no significant areas of redness or fever which if present would suggest you would be best served with a visit to your physician. Having said that in all likelihood this is a presentation of acne and would likely be well addressed with over-the-counter acne preparations containing benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more
9y/o girl, several white bumps on face/cheek for over a year Dr says may be clogged pored. What is the best OTC treatment? Nothing I buy is working.
Clogged pores: Use a gentle exfoliating scrub. There are several types available, in any drug store. :) ...Read more
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