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Rash on breast spreading these are raised red bumps peeling in middle, as they get bigger a round red border yellow/brown center, only itches when hot?

Rash on breast spreading these are raised red bumps peeling in middle, as they get bigger a round red border yellow/brown center, only itches when hot?

Needs to be seen: Most dermatology questions are best discussed with your doctor because they can see and examine the lesion. I would make an appointment with your family doctor. ...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 18 month old has raised red bumps all over his body. Some for over a month. No fever or any other noticeable symptoms. No itching/meds or changes?

My 18 month old has raised red bumps all over his body. Some for over a month. No fever or any other noticeable symptoms. No itching/meds or changes?

See pediatrician: That is a long time to have a rash. I recommend that you see your doctor to check that it's not something serious.

At this time of year, the most common types of rashes are from dry skin, but without more information, I can't give you better advice. ...Read more

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What condition involves raised red bumps that itch?

What condition involves raised red bumps that itch?

See a dermatologist: There are many conditions that can cause raised red bumps that itch. This include eczema, contact allergy, hives, bug bites, dry skin and many others. Without actually seeing you, it would be hard to diagnose what you have. Best to see a dermatologist! ...Read more

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I got bit by mosquitos and there hard raised red bumps that itch a lot, is this normal?

I got bit by mosquitos and there hard raised red bumps that itch a lot, is this normal?

Yes, it can be.: Most people have a variety of reactions to mosquito bites, and the symptoms change over time, depending on the amount of bites a person received. These reactions can include both immediate and delayed swelling and itching around the bite area. Localized reactions can be treated with the use of topical corticosteroid, such as Hydrocortisone cream, as well as with oral antihistamines. ...Read more

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in garage, when I felt a burn itch on fore arm. Now 5 days later its raised, red bumps in a circle. Hot & tender to touch. What can I put on it?

in garage, when I felt a burn itch on fore arm. Now 5 days later its raised, red bumps in a circle. Hot & tender to touch. What can I put on it?

Cellulitis: You might have an infection under the skin where it is red. You might need oral antibiotics to prevent it from spreading. You need to have it seen by a doctor. Benadryll cream may help the itch but it still needs to been checked out by a professional ...Read more

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I have tons of defined circular, raised red bumps on both legs, between my knees & ankles. They often itch. No new soaps, not razor burn. Advice?

Eczema vs. Psoriasis: Raised defined circular red bumps on skin could be a form of psoriasis or a type of eczema. You need to see a dermatologist or podistrist for evaluation and treatment. Your doctor may perform bloodwork on you to see if you have any signs of auto-immune disease and/or they may prescribe oral and/or topical medications to help resolve this skin issue. ...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 2 raised red bumps on base of penis?

I have 2 raised red bumps on base of penis?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe and hard to visualize in words. Rashes of bumps at the base of the penis may be blackheads (comedones) or be folliculitis, which is an infection in the little hair follicles in the skin. Rashes that itch a lot may be allergic reactions and/or skin infections. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to decide on a diagnosis and talk about treatment options. ...Read more

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Raised red bumps and shoulders that won't go away with hydrocortizone crean, what is it and what should I use, thank you?

Raised red bumps and shoulders that won't go away with hydrocortizone crean, what is it and what should I use, thank you?

Unknown: Unfortunately, conditions such as these can't be diagnosed on the web. A physician needs to look at it and maybe even biopsy it. I suggest you make an appointment. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about raised red bumps on back of tongue?

Should I be worried about raised red bumps on back of tongue?

Probably not: They are most likely taste buds (circumvallate papillae). See your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of acne causes raised red bumps?

Please tell me what type of acne causes raised red bumps?

Cystic acne: Acne comes from many causes ususally exacerbated during puberty blocked pores with sebum and secondary infections cause the bumps astringents and cleaning the skin helps one may need antibiotic creams inaddition to cleansing the skin. ...Read more

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Raised red bumps around ankles itchy infection related?

No.: Because you're not mentioning the other hallmarks of infection, i.e. Warmth and drainage, this is more likely related to insect bites than infection, and the itchiness would also be typical of some sort of insect bite. ...Read more

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I have raised red bumps on my arms and back. I have had these bumps for around a week and a half.?

I have raised red bumps on my arms and back. I have had these bumps for around a week and a half.?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have non itchy raised red bumps on my inner thighs. Ten on each leg in clusters. Didn't even notice them until I saw them.

I have non itchy raised red bumps on my inner thighs. Ten on each leg in clusters. Didn't even notice them until I saw them.

Thigh rash: Your rash could be an allergic reaction, fungal infection or some kind of folliculitis (inflammation/infection around your hair follicles). Could also be a viral infection such as common warts. Infections are typically painful and swollen and can spread quickly if not treated. Best to see your doctor or a dermatologist to determine what it is. Hard to diagnose without seeing it. ...Read more

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We just got back from a vacation in the Wi Dells. I noticed that I have a rash on both my sides by my breasts, going toward my back. Raised red bumps?

We just got back from a vacation in the Wi Dells. I noticed that I have a rash on both my sides by my breasts, going toward my back. Raised red bumps?

Swimmer's itch: Due to allergic reaction against microscopic larvae looking for their proper host, which is not you. Self-limited. Best relief from strong prescription steroid cream. Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) unless you want sedation. It won't do much for you, anyway. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your upper inner thigh itches? Fungus, germs, herpes, what could it be? There is also a raised group of red bumps.

What does it mean when your upper inner thigh itches? Fungus, germs, herpes, what could it be? There is also a raised group of red bumps.

Dermatitis: Several kinds of skin inflammation (dermatitis) could do this, including fungal and bacterial infections. However, herpes doesn't behave like this and is very unlikely. See a doctor if it continues or you remain concerned about it. ...Read more

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I have had red eyes for the past year. They are especially red in the corners, and at the edges. I have also noticed small raised red bumps on edges?

I have had red eyes for the past year. They are especially red in the corners, and at the edges. I have also noticed small raised red bumps on edges?

Redness: There are many causes of re eyes, the main cause, with no other symptoms like light sensitivity, is dryness. Symptoms include burning worse at night, scratchy sensation and blurry vision. The treatment is lubricating eye drops; systane, blinks, refresh. The red spots are most likely areas of irritation called pingueculae. Use sunglasses while out doors. ...Read more

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I have a localized rash near the right side of my stomach, right next to my belly button. It consists of some small, slightly raised red bumps.

I have a localized rash near the right side of my stomach, right next to my belly button. It consists of some small, slightly raised red bumps.

Periumbilical rash: May be folliculitis (bacterial rash) eczema or zoster- shingles -herpetic rash- this is usually associated with pain and treated with acyclovir and sometimes prednisone if severe pain, rarely could be fungal. Follow up with doctor ...Read more

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Ivee been experiencing a dry mouth for the past 2-3 days. This morning I noticed some large, raised red bumps at the back of my tongue?

Ivee been experiencing a dry mouth for the past 2-3 days. This morning I noticed some large, raised red bumps at the back of my tongue?

Mouth: Could be viral or simply not drinking enough water. Those bumps sound like your circumvallate papillae or tase buds which can enlarge if you are dry ...Read more

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For the past month I have been experiencing weird raised red bumps on my arms and legs. It only happens if I scratch, and they go away quickly, help!

For the past month I have been experiencing weird raised red bumps on my arms and legs. It only happens if I scratch, and they go away quickly, help!

Itching: One thing it could be would be lichen simples chronicus. This is an itchy skin condition that can be very troublesome. Try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream twice a day for a few weeks and if it doesn't help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have rosacea & 2 raised red bumps on cheek. Dr suggest shaving them off & laser. Also have keloids. Will this work? Could it scar badly due to keloid?

Have rosacea & 2 raised red bumps on cheek. Dr suggest shaving them off & laser. Also have keloids. Will this work? Could it scar badly due to keloid?

Patients who keloid: Can be at higher risk for keloids. I would confirm that you really have keloids and not hypertrophic scars. There is no guarantee so if spots bother you then you can try shave and laser (make sure this is with a dermatologist), but if they don't bother you why take the risk. ...Read more

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I have a rash looks like shiny raised red bumps stomach back arms neck?

I have a rash looks like shiny raised red bumps stomach back arms neck?

See your Dr: It is difficult to give advice on skin conditions without seeing them. It could be benign, but could also need treatment. I suggest you see your dr. ...Read more

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Is a red raised red bumps (looks like penile cyst, infected hair follicle or Fordyce spot) relatively common?

Is a red raised red bumps (looks like penile cyst, infected hair follicle or Fordyce spot) relatively common?

Not uncommon: Without knowing exactly what you have it is very difficult to know the actual frequency, but numerous individuals present with rashes of differing nature. ...Read more

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I have had a very itchy rash on the back of my right hand for the past several days. Its a cluster of raised red bumps. Any ideas for relief?

I have had a very itchy rash on the back of my right hand for the past several days. Its a cluster of raised red bumps. Any ideas for relief?

Try hydrocortisone: Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. Contact allergy, insect bites and the like will generally respond. If the rash looks infected however, the cream will not help. ...Read more

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I have little raised red bumps around both corners of only my eye left. It's not itchy-just sometimes stings/burns when I wash there. Any ideas?

I have little raised red bumps around both corners of only my eye left. It's not itchy-just sometimes stings/burns when I wash there. Any ideas?

Angular blepharitis: A picture would be very helpful, and length of time. Sudden onset and within the last 5 days would be more concerning. Redness usually indicates inflammation, and in that region probably caused by a low grade, smouldering kind of reaction to a bacteria that normally lives in harmony on our skin. The treatment would be a mild topical antibiotic - steroid combination ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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