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Red rash like bumps on both my upper arms?

Red rash like bumps on both my upper arms?

Dry?: This time of year- winter itch/eczema flares in sensitive skinned people. These usually show up a dry patchy areas with skin colored bumps that may redden if irritated. Treatment is moisturize/no hot showers/drink plenty of water-60-80oz a day/ avoid harsh soaps or perfumed lotions.. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Itchy bites on inside upper leg behind knee on butt. What could this be?

Itchy bites on inside upper leg behind knee on butt. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could infected bumps on my arm and lower back be?

What could infected bumps on my arm and lower back be?

Do you have: Mrsa now? Encourage you to see a dermatologist on this one vice inquiring on line. ...Read more

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Red mole like bumps on lower stomach?

Red mole like bumps on lower stomach?

Red Bumps on Stomach: Red bumps which develop as we age are usually collections of blood vessels called hemangiomas. I would encourage you to see a dermatologist with a vascular laser. They should be able to confirm the diagnosis and treat them with the laser. ...Read more

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I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on the back of my thighs and on my lower butt. My fiance also has bumps like mine on his inner thighs that also itch. Std? Help

I have red itchy bumps on the back of my thighs and on my lower butt. My fiance also has bumps like mine on his inner thighs that also itch. Std? Help

Need to see: It is possible that this is scabies, but it is impossible to accurately diagnose a rash without seeing it. I suggest you call in for a virtual consult with a video or an attached photo for an accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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Blisters on my scalp and forearms. My left arm looks like chickenpox bumps and the right looks like scabies with 4 tracks coming out of 1 large bump?

Blisters on my scalp and forearms. My left arm looks like chickenpox bumps and the right looks like scabies with 4 tracks coming out of 1 large bump?

Post a photo: Many things can look as described. Both chicken pox (unlikely) and scabies are intensely itchy. Scabies does not form visible blisters but tracks with bumps spread out at relatively even intervals. Other viral illnesses can cause rashes similar to what you describe as can contact reactions. ...Read more

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What are the two white bump things on my upper lip? Feels kinda like skin tag on neck

What are the two white bump things on my upper lip? Feels kinda like skin tag on neck

Milia: Sounds like milia which are tiny epidermal inclusion cysts. They mean nothing but they are annoying. See a dermatologist to have them removed. ...Read more

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What could the blackhead like dot on my lower eyelid be?

What could the blackhead like dot on my lower eyelid be?

Blackhead: You have probably made your own diagnosis. The dot may be a plugged oil gland called an open comedone. It might also be a small mole or freckle like lesion called a lentigo. If it's growing, it needs to be checked by a skin specialist to be sure it's not an early melanoma. ...Read more

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I have a hard zit like bump on the top inner thigh?

I have a hard zit like bump on the top inner thigh?

Variable: This could be one of a number of benign growths from an ingrown hair to a dermatofibroma (piece of scar tissue thought to be from an old bug bit) to a calcified cyst. You would need to see a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Cyst like pimples on hips and buttox.

Cyst like pimples on hips and buttox.

Difficult: Difficult to discern what they are with one simple description. If they are on one side and do hurt and look like the old chicken pox rashes, they could be shingles, otherwise we can't make a diagnosis as the causes of rashes or cyst like growths is so varied. ...Read more

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White gray bumps like a rash on my thigh near my vagina on both sides what could that be?

White gray bumps like a rash on my thigh near my vagina on both sides what could that be?

See a doc: Rashes are tricky to diagnose over the phone and on line, so it is best to see a doctor.Bumps on the thigh near the vagina sounds as if they are occuring in a high friction area, so benign problems such as inflammation, fungus or yeast (jock itch), mechanical skin irritation all come to mind. I would by lying if i didn't say herpes or genital warts aren't possibilities but they come to mind later. ...Read more

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Little bumps on my lower vagina...look like razor bumps. What could it be?

Little bumps on my lower vagina...look like razor bumps. What could it be?

R/O FOLLICULITIS : Your symptoms sound like folliculitis=inflammation of the hair follicle. You need to be examined and course of therapy decided. You may need topical and or oral Antibiotics. If symptoms persist or worsen a Cyst/abscess can develop requiring surgical intervention. Seek prompt evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing red pimple looking bumps on the inner part of my leg by my bum/ vagina?

I am experiencing  red pimple looking bumps on the inner part of my leg by my bum/ vagina?

Folliculitis: Most likely an irritation of the skin but if it is forming pimples the you may have to consider a visit with your doctor ...Read more

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I had a red bump on my bum cheek (close to inner thigh crease) It looked and felt like a painful pimple, now it looks popped and looks like a sore.

I had a red bump on my bum cheek (close to inner thigh crease) It looked and felt like a painful pimple, now it looks popped and looks like a sore.

Pimple: This sounds like a small abscess caused by an infected hair follicle. It can be really warm and painful. Usually when it drains, will feel better but you should keep a close eye on it and keep it clean. If the pain worsens or the site starts looking worse, see your doctor because it might become more infected. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump on upper leg (not my bottom) and it's not painful but has been there for over a year. What should i do?

I have a pimple like bump on upper leg (not my bottom) and it's not painful but has been there for over a year. What should i do?

A pimple : Most likely it is a sebaceous cyst, but sine you have it for more than a year you should check it out with your doctor, it is not urgent but have it checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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I popped a pimple on my upper leg yesterday. Today the area around the pimple is hard and red. Im wondering if maybe it is infected?

I popped a pimple on my upper leg yesterday. Today the area around the pimple is hard and red.  Im wondering if maybe it is infected?

Possible: Apply warm compresses to it for 10-15 min several times a day. If worsening pain, redness spreads, or fevers, go to a doctor or ER as it can be an abscess that needs to be drained. ...Read more

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I have 3 small bumps on my upper inner thigh. They appear to look like pimples or razor burn. But there are three bumps in triangular formation. This ?

I have 3 small bumps on my upper inner thigh. They appear to look like pimples or razor burn. But there are three bumps in triangular formation. This ?

Folliculitis: This is a common region for folliculitis, which is an ingrown hair. The inner thighs rub against each other and cause hair follicles to turn inward and get caught. You could try waxing when the hairs get long enough. ...Read more

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Herpes or razor burn I shaved 3 days ago. I have several small pimples now at the top o my pubic area. No burning or tingling, but pain in my thigh?

Herpes or razor burn
I shaved 3 days ago.  I have several small pimples now at the top o my pubic area.  No burning or tingling, but pain in my thigh?

Difficult to assess: Visualization of the bumps would likely be necessary to determine the true cause, since the symptoms you are describing are not consistent with one over the other. Herpes lesions are typically blistered or ulcerated (open), while razor burn/folliculitis lesions appear more as red pimples. Folliculitis however, does not usually cause referred pain, while herpes often does. ...Read more

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What can help treat back, buttocks, and back of the thigh acne? I've tried over-the-counter body acne treatment with no luck.

What can help treat back, buttocks, and back of the thigh acne?  I've tried over-the-counter body acne treatment with no luck.

Acne vs folliculitis: It's important to distinguish whether you have acne or folliculitis. If it is folliculitis, to determine if it is pityrosporum folliculitis. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. If you are certain it is acne, use otc 10% benzoyl peroxide wash daily, leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing off. If it doesn't improve, see your dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and rx treatment. ...Read more

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Between my legs, around my thigh. My skin have darken and i got really bad itch sometime. Also pimple kind thing, with poss in them sometime?

Between my legs, around my thigh. My skin have darken and  i got really bad itch sometime. Also pimple kind thing, with poss in them sometime?

I would start: By using a an antifungal cream like lotrimin, (clotrimazole) mix with Hydrocortisone and possibly even some topical silver cream. Those three in combo, used every day for a month then 2 d per week should help. The pigmentation could be do to scratching but if overweight and/or strong family hx of type 2 dm, look up acanthosis nigricans. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has pimple like bumps on his belly, bum, legs that seem to get better then in the next hour are worse. Any ideas? Take him to dr. ?

My 2 year old son has pimple like bumps on his belly, bum, legs that seem to get better then in the next hour are worse. Any ideas? Take him to dr. ?

Could molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that cause a warty like papule that has a central indent (umbilication). These are benign, and can spontaneously improve, usually over weeks, not minutes. These could also be allergic type reaction. Should be checked at some time when he has them to get correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing red pimple looking bumps on the inner part of my leg by my bum/ vagina?

Folliculitis: Most likely an irritation of the skin but if it is forming pimples the you may have to consider a visit with your doctor ...Read more

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Soft lump pimple like on inside thigh ?

Pimple on thigh: It could be anything from a big bite to an infected hair follicle. If it progresses, have your pmd take a look. ...Read more

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Bump on left thigh like a pimple but painful ?

Bump on left thigh like a pimple but painful
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Rule out skin cancer: Possibly a sebaceous cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst. See a doctor to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps that have appeared in my inner right thigh that ittches, what are they and how can it be treated?

Several possibilitie: This can viral eruption called molluscum or folliculitis...Difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing the lesions. ...Read more