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My 4 yr old has a cluster of red bumps on his back maybe 5 or 6. All in the circumference of a quarter. Is this a rash? Bumps are kind of hard

My 4 yr old has a cluster of red bumps on his back maybe 5 or 6. All in the circumference of a quarter. Is this a rash? Bumps are kind of hard

Rash: It is important to know more information such as the duration and associated symptoms such as itching which can occur with insect bites. Infections can also cause red bumps and will require treatment. Because of the difficulty in diagnosing rashes without taking a look in person your child's doctor should be consulted to obtain the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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 cluster of red bumps near my bottocks area. They have been there 2 days now. I used sudocreme as I thought it was a heat rash I am unsure?

I have cluster of red bumps near my bottocks area. They have been there 2 days now. I used sudocreme as I thought it was a heat rash I am unsure?

Is it shingles?: Usually only on side of the body and look like red spots some may look like blisters. Shingles is react ovation of chickenpox virus. Numbness and pain typically precede rash. Treatment consists of ant viral like Acyclovir, steroids, and pain meds. ...Read more

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2 year- old girl developed a skin rash on her left thigh. It's a cluster of red bumps, non itchy and not filled with liquid, but the clusters keep spreading upwards.

2 year- old girl developed a skin rash on her left thigh. It's a cluster of red bumps, non itchy and not filled with liquid, but the clusters keep spreading upwards.

Diaper rash: If your baby wears diapers with an elastic band, she may have a latex allergy. Without seeing a picture olof the rash however, one can only speculate. ...Read more

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I had this rash come and go around my mouth. It's a cluster of little red bumps that turn to white heads. What kind of food can cause that? Help!

I had this rash come and go around my mouth. It's a cluster of little red bumps that turn to white heads. What kind of food can cause that? Help!

Perioral dermatitis: What you describe sounds like perioral dermatitis, a relative of rosacea. Foods generally don't make it worse but cortisone creams and heavy moisturizers do. We use anti inflammatory medications such as topical creams such as metronidazole, sulfur/sulfacetamide and oral antibiotics to reduce the inflammation. It may take several months to get the rash under control. ...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. It's 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. It's 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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What's the quickest way to heal shaving rashes and red bumps?

What's the quickest way to heal shaving rashes and red bumps?

Medication : Your dermatologist can prescribe medication for this eruption. You probably have pseudofolliculitis. ...Read more

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My body has been itching for about two months now but I don't have rashes! I get little tiny red bumps but they come and go. What can this be?

My body has been itching for about two months now but I don't have rashes! I get little tiny red bumps but they come and go. What can this be?

Itching with no rash: The list of conditions that could cause itch without rash is long, like thyroid problems, liver or kidney disease, even malignancies among others. Need a complete workup including a chest xray, urinalysis and stool exam for ova and parasites x 3. Also, small red bumps that come and go could be a type of urticaria (hives) that is very itchy. Please see your doctor right away for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I get rashes on my forearms every time I come to florida? Tiny, little red bumps are everywhere, and they itch. What's the best way to treat?

Why do I get rashes on my forearms every time I come to florida?  Tiny, little red bumps are everywhere, and they itch. What's the best way to treat?

Rash: Is the rash limited to your forearms? They can be related to sun exposure. Wear a sunscreen when you go out in the sun, it should protect your skin. ...Read more

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What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

Eruption: This could be caused by several diseases. The sun or climate may have something to do with it. You should see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Will it be possible that the lotion you are using is the cause of rashes/small red bumps on your skin?

Will it be possible that the lotion you are using is the cause of rashes/small red bumps on your skin?

Certainly!: Any skin care product can cause a reaction. If you have a new rash after changing products, then stop that product. ...Read more

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What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes from other infections if the HIV is untreated. Like most viral infections, it can give pink dots all over which can run together. ...Read more

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My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back. What should I do?

My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back. What should I do?

Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and looks like red bumps that get redder and stand out more when baby is upset or just after a bath. This goes away on its own in a few weeks. It is caused by maternal hormones that crossed through the placenta. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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For the past three years I've been getting rashes on both of my hands only in the month of May. They're small red bumps that are very itchy and they b?

For the past three years I've been getting rashes on both of my hands only in the month of May. They're small red bumps that are very itchy and they b?

Uncertain: But the fact that it only occurs in one month of the year makes one question if this is some form of allergic reaction to something that is around at that time. ...Read more

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Hi, I have developed itchy red bumps nd rashes between my left side of stomach nd waist!

Rash: Itchy red bumps could be anything- contact dermatitis, eczema, insect bites. Make sure it is not vesicular in nature (because you will need to see your doctor) and to take photos. Take some antihistamine. Apply steroid cream for the itch. Beware of impetigo, this will need to be treated with antibiotics ...Read more

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Hi im tasha i recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Hi im tasha i recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Facial rash: Small red bumps on face typically represent a rash. Rashes can be caused by many things such a virus, food allergies, contact allergies and more. If it persists for more than several days I recommend dermatology evaluation. Try to pinpoint what may have caused the rash. Topical corticosteroid creams may help ...Read more

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Reoccurring rashes. Only on arms. Started out flat, not itchy & looked like pattern of sweater I was wearing. New rash is tiny little red bumps.ideas?

Allergic reaction: If within few hours to days, likely allergic reaction, avoid this fabric. Wash well, dry, try antihistamine like diphenhydramine as directed, topical otc steroid cream, if ever little pustules[whiteheads] could be secondary infection/folliculitis, need antibiotic. Could be fungus if fine lightertonedcolor and flakes[tinea versicolor], need selenium sulfide lotion, otc or see dr for ketoconazol ...Read more

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Got shingles on March 17 & small rash. No blisters just red bumps. Didn't pop or pick scabs but bumps won't go away. Redness gone but not bumps. Scars?

Question diagnosis: Did you diagnose yourself or did a doctor make the diagnosis? In any case, it is time to consult a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. ...Read more

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What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?

What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?

Many: There are many other illness that cause rashes. Most of them are viral. If your child still has the rash I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe allergic reactions to wheat and gluten. Get very bad skin rashes, blotches of little watery blisters and red bumps. Migraines. How do I know if its just an allergy or if it's celuiac disease?

I have severe allergic reactions to wheat and gluten. Get very bad skin rashes, blotches of little watery blisters and red bumps. Migraines. How do I know if its just an allergy or if it's celuiac disease?

Intestinal problems?: The main difference if that Celiac Disease causes damage to the intestines and with that, cramping and diarrhea. All of your symptoms except for the watery blisters can be caused by the wheat allergy and possibly other grass grains (barley, rye, oats, rice and rarely corn) Wheat, barley and rye contain gluten. The others don’t but sometimes can be cross-contaminated. ...Read more

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I have these small red bumps all over my arm, and they are getting worse. Also, can this rash effect the heart? Do rashes affect pain in arm veins?

I have these small red bumps all over my arm, and they are getting worse. Also, can this rash effect the heart? Do rashes affect pain in arm veins?

Impossible to say: How can you expect an answer when one cannot even visualize the rash? See a dermatologist. It is highly unlikely that the rash is associated with cardiac issues. ...Read more

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7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist and give a more detailed rendering. When did it happen? Was the child taking any medication at the time? Any travel history?
Use of new detergents or change in clothes? Have a great day. ...Read more

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How can I make the escama rash red bumps go away?

How can I make the escama rash red bumps go away?

Eczema: See a dermatologist for medications including eucrisa, or topical steroids to help for flares. Keep the skin well moisturized with CeraVe cleanser and lotion to prevent irritation. ...Read more

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I have red rash that covers a lot of my body some parts are welips and other parts look like red bumps. What can this be?

I have red rash that covers a lot of my body some parts are welips and other parts look like red bumps. What can this be?

Many possibilities: If the rash is itching, and the bumps come and go, hives or urticaria is likely and antihistamines are the treatment (diphenhydramine or benadryl). Many other causes of rash with bumps are possible, may need evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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Every time I go out in the sun this rash that I have flares up into red bumps and they won't go away. What could this be? Started 6 months ago.

Every time I go out in the sun this rash that I have flares up into red bumps and they won't go away. What could this be?  Started 6 months ago.

Many options: Without seeing the rash it is difficult to diagnosis. Recommend seeing your doctor to evaluate. One of many possibilities is a polymorphic light eruption. This is a condition that occurs with exposure to sunlight. ...Read more

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What causes this rash, red bumps and little black lines that look like scabs?

What causes this rash, red bumps and little black lines that look like scabs?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has small red bumps that seem to spread to different areas of his body and itch only sometimes. Is it a rash or something different?

My boyfriend has small red bumps that seem to spread to different areas of his body and itch only sometimes. Is it a rash or something different?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause small red bumps. It is helpful that they seem to move and not stay around long. It could be as simple as skin irritation from a soap, detergent, dryer sheet or lotion he is using. Removing products with dyes and perfumes can often improve this type of rash. If it persists, try a good hypoallergenic emollient cream and see your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Red Bumps (Definition)

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