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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have a rash on one armpit, its little red bumps with heads and there is one bump that is very swollen even under the skin. It is painful and itchy?

I have a rash on one armpit, its little red bumps with heads and there is one bump that is very swollen even under the skin. It is painful and itchy?

This Is The Pits...: You may have the beginnings of an infection in that area. If it gets too advanced it could become a real problem that's hard to get rid of and at that point it would be called :hidradenitis suppuritiva" which means a recalcitrant infection of the armpit(s). Best to get it looked at and treated right away. It's not likely to go away on its own and that big lump is a sign of that. ...Read more

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Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?

Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?

?Lyme work-up: A painful bump that is red could well be a target lesion from a tic bite. If you live in an area of the country where lyme disease is endemic, you may want to pursue formal evaluation (blood test) to determine your lyme titer. Lyme can be accompanied by the other symptoms described. Rocky mountain spotted fever, recluse spider bite, abscess and even closed head injury would be other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your medical history and meds, etc. we cannot in this forum make a diagnosis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist to begin the differential diagnostic process. ...Read more

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I have a small patch of itchy and painful red bumps in the center of my spine. Just showed up, I can feel the skin a little tighter that area.

I have a small patch of itchy and painful red bumps in the center of my spine. Just showed up, I can feel the skin a little tighter that area.

Rash/itchy: If only on one side of your back, it could be shingles, and you should go see a doctor today to start the medication for it (there is a window of 48 hrs to start the meds). If the rash is on both sides of your back, it isn't shingles, and then, you could try an OTC hydrocortisone cream twice a day for up to 1 week, no longer. Avoid scratching the area. If it is getting worse, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Painful red bumps on knuckles. Happening on &off for years.What could this be? It doesn't itch, its not dry skin, nor is it hard in nature.

Possibly eczema: Dermatology relies on visual clues more than any other field. Several diagnoses come to mind, but small details in the presentation will define the lesion. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my forehead chin and cheeks. They itch, burn, and are painful. Some days I have it much worse then other days. What could it be?

I have red bumps on my forehead chin and cheeks. They itch, burn, and are painful. Some days I have it much worse then other days. What could it be?

Rosacea?: Rosacea can affect the forehead, chin and cheeks. This is an extensive cade. There are other possible diagnoses including lupus and a skin infection. It is best to be seen since with a case such as this over the cow ter self treatment will be inadequate. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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2 or 3 small, red bumps on each side of inner butt cheek, almost directly across from one another, not painful, not itchy, been there about 4 weeks?

2 or 3 small, red bumps on each side of inner butt cheek, almost directly across from one another, not painful, not itchy, been there about 4 weeks?

Folliculitis.: What you are describing could be folliculitis which is simply inflammation of the extremely small hair follicles which are present in that area. Folliculitis can be asymptomatic, or it can be itchy. Try using some over the counter Cortaid (hydrocortisone) twice daily for a week, but if that does not take care of it, see your dermatologist. You may need something prescription strength. ...Read more

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What is this painful red bumps(two) on the inside of my vagina lip? Please reply back quickly thank you

What is this painful red bumps(two) on the inside of my vagina lip? Please reply back quickly thank you

Depends: There are many conditions that can cause red painful bumps in that area. I would recommend having a gynecologist examine and test for further answers ...Read more

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What are small red bumps inside of lower lip that is very painful. No openings like ulcers, what is this and how can I trear it?

What are small red bumps inside of lower lip that is very painful. No openings like ulcers, what is this and how can I trear it?

Call your dentist: There are many possible causes of small painful bumps. It depends on how they started and how long they have been there and if you have swelling. Over the counter pain medications can help relive you pain for now, but you should see your dentist and have this area checked. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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