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My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

Newborn acne: Newborns develop baby acne around 2 weeks of age and it peaks around 6 weeks, usually gone by 12. If your baby is in this age group, it could be newborn acne. Your baby's pores are sensitive to changes in hormone levels (just like during the teen years) - so all those Estrogens they were exposed to during pregnancy are suddently gone - and boom - breakout! No treatment needed - be patient.

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At a month old baby developed 2 red bumps on head. Ped called them strawberry marks. 8 mos later still has the bumps. Dr says its ok? Should I get 2nd

At a month old baby developed 2 red bumps on head. Ped called them strawberry marks. 8 mos later still has the bumps. Dr says its ok? Should I get 2nd

Maybe: Your pediatrician is likely right, but when it comes to your child's health there is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. Sometimes we can benefit from getting things explained in a different way.

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My child (4) has 7 tiny red bumps on her face they started 3 days ago and slowly a few more each day there is none inside her mouth or anywhere else?

My child (4) has 7 tiny red bumps on her face they started 3 days ago and slowly a few more each day there is none inside her mouth or anywhere else?

Have the doc see it.: Children get so many types of rashes and skin lesions. They can be due to allergies, illness, or any number of things. Think if there have been any new foods, soaps, shampoos, detergents, etc in her life. Best is to have her pediatrician check her out to make sure that it is not a rash associated with any other type of condition. Many times, a rash's origin cannot be traced. Hope this helps.

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My 1 month old son keeps getting red bumps all over his face chest and upper arms on and off. Could this be heat rash, or can he possibly be allergic to the baby wash I use for his bath?

My 1 month old son keeps getting red bumps all over his face chest and upper arms on and off. Could this be heat rash, or can he possibly be allergic to the baby wash I use for his bath?

Could be either: Hold this baby wash for now, usr something else, keep him dry as much you can, if the rash keeps coming see your baby's doctor

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Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician)

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What is a good drug store medicine for an allergic reaction? I have redness on my eyelids and a lot of red bumps all over my face.

What is a good drug store medicine for an allergic reaction? I have redness on my eyelids and a lot of red bumps all over my face.

Benedryl: Benadryl or the generic called "diphenhydramine" is often the drug store's own brand of allergy medicine. It can possibly cause some drowsiness so use caution but it can be your first line choice for an allergic reaction. If it does not help or the reaction gets worse or you start to have any trouble swallowing, go to the er asap for help.

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Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?

Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?

Eat healthy: Eat a diet with at least 80 grams of complete (animal or soy) protein every day and lots of fresh vegetables and fruits with some whole grains and perform regular exercise for good health. Don't worry about being too skinny if you have good energy and eat right. Try over-the counter acne medicines such as benzoyle peroxide or the Proactive products. If this isn't enough, see your doctor.

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My son has red bumps on his face around his mouth. I'm pretty sure it is an allergic reaction, is that what it is?

My son has red bumps on his face around his mouth. I'm pretty sure it is an allergic reaction, is that what it is?

Anything: It could be anything. Give him some benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but if not better, have him seen by his doctor. If it gets worse, bring him to the er.

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My 15 month old son has red bumps on his face, tummy and back. It does not seem to bother him. He also had a fever up to 102 the last couple of days.

My 15 month old son has red bumps on his face, tummy and back. It does not seem to bother him. He also had a fever up to 102 the last couple of days.

Roseola: Sounds like he may have roseola, otherwise known as "baby measles". He is at the prime age for this. The illness usually has a couple of days of fever. The fever then breaks as the rash develops. At that point the illness is remitting and since it is caused by a virus, no need for any medicines. If he continues with fever, then likely not roseola and should see doc to check for other illnesses.

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Hi, for the past 2 weeks I have been getting little red bumps that itch like crazy all over (other than face). no new exposures?

Hi, for the past 2 weeks I have been getting little red bumps that itch like crazy all over (other than face). no new exposures?

Scabies if animals: Around espec. If track like lesions or outdoors, poison ivy if work in brush, could be viral skin reaction, take benadryl up to 50 mg 2x/day, get hydrocortisone cream 10% over the counter, use 3-4x/day, more potent need dr. Prescription, try to find any cause ;new recent meds, chemicals, perfumes, food? Wash well, if persist see dermatologist or at leasts a dr.

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What are these red bumps under foreskin and some on bottom part of the head?

What are these red bumps under foreskin and some on bottom part of the head?

Balanitis: Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans penis (head). Posthiitis involes the foerskin. It is most often due to a fungus and is treated with topical antifungal creams. Ask you pharmacist. If no improvement, see a urologist. If painful or involving blisters that rupture, it could also be herpes!

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My face has been flushed for a few weeks. It's been itchy and now a few lil red bumps too. What could this be? Please help

My face has been flushed for a few weeks. It's been itchy and now a few lil red bumps too. What could this be? Please help

See below: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better.

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Have been bitten by something a few places on my head. Not sure what is they have left red bumps about 2cm across. Black in middle. What is it?

Have been bitten by something a few places on my head. Not sure what is they have left red bumps about 2cm across. Black in middle. What is it?

Wrong question: You assume you were "bitten". Did you capture something in the act? If you did you could identify it. You have sores on your scalp. Best see a dermatologist for diagnosis with treatment accordingly. Be sure of 1 thing: it has nothing to do with spiders.

Red Bumps (Definition)

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