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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.

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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7 year old has what looks like the beginning of scarlet fever rash. Small red bumps sandpaper like all over body, but has no fever or no sore throat.

7 year old has what looks like the beginning of scarlet fever rash. Small red bumps sandpaper like all over body, but has no fever or no sore throat.

Rash: It may not be scarlet fever at all. Scarlet fever is a fairly rare manifestation of strep infection. It's unlikely to go without sore throat and fever either. You will need to take you kid to the doc to figure this out.

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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.

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Is it normal for a baby to have small red bumps all over body?

No: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be pediatric evaluation.

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Itchy skin small red bumps all over body and hairline?

Itchy skin small red bumps all over body and hairline?

Skin bumps: Unable to diagnose without seeing the bumps, so go see your doctor. Possibilities include, but are not limited to: rash, infection, drug reaction, and chemical exposure.

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My daughter has small red bumps all over her body. Injection site of last immunization bruised, swelling with bumps in it?

My daughter has small red bumps all over her body. Injection site of last immunization bruised, swelling with bumps in it?

Allergic reaction?: Red, raised bumps are most commonly a sign of an allergic reaction. Swelling and bruising is not unexpected at the site of any injection, however. If there are any signs of difficulty breathing or fever, then a personal evaluation would be prudent. If she is otherwise normal, observe and contact pediatrician if it does not resolve. Report the reaction to the pediatrician.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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There are small red bumps all over my baby's skin. Will they go away on their own?

There are small red bumps all over my baby's skin. Will they go away on their own?

Yes: Newborns often have a red rash, which may be bumpy or even look like little pimples, called "erythema toxicum." sounds scary, but means nothing and will go away on its own. Heat rash can cause little red bumps. If you're not sure of the cause, have your doc take a look. (especially if they have any other symptoms.).

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Can you tell me why I have small red bumps all over my legs?

Can you tell me why I have small red bumps all over my legs?

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.

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I have small, red bumps all over my top & bottom lips since April 9th. Today it's May 1st and they're still there. They get worse when I use vaseline.

I have small, red bumps all over my top & bottom lips since April 9th. Today it's May 1st and they're still there. They get worse when I use vaseline.

Well: Can be rash or reaction to something or can be tiny blood vessel's. Examination is required with photograph on HealthTap or in person with a primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment

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What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

Infantile eczema: Allergies, rule out change in detergents or food consumption. Baby eczema (infant eczema or atopic dermatitis) appears in about 10% to15% of children. It shows up as patches of red skin. Skin is almost always itchy, dry, and rough. Dry skin, irritants, and allergens causes. Usually outgrow condition. Treatment with daily warm baths, not hot, no bubble baths, soaps, use moisturizer on skin after bath.

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My 3yr old son who has spina bifida broke out with small red bumps all over his skin and he is not itching what can that be?

My 3yr old son who has spina bifida broke out with small red bumps all over his skin and he is not itching what can that be?

Heat or viral: Small red bums could be heat rash. Might be a virus or if he has been exposed to a new soap, detergent, or food might be a slight reaction. Rashes are best diagnosed when seen. If it persists or worsens see your pediatrician.

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I have small red bumps all over my stomach and it has spread to my wrist and thighs, they itch bad?

I have small red bumps all over my stomach and it has spread to my wrist and thighs, they itch bad?

Rash: See your dermatologist or family doctor. There are many causes fr rashes. If it is spreading and getting worse you should get it diagnosed in order to receive treatment.

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My husband seems to be having an allergic reaction to something but we haven t changed soap laundry detergent etc he has small red bumps all over his face the inside crook of one elbow his genitals and a patch on each thigh he is taking Benadryl but doesn

My husband seems to be having an allergic reaction to something but we haven t changed soap laundry detergent etc he has small red bumps all over his face the inside crook of one elbow his genitals and a patch on each thigh he is taking Benadryl but doesn

Dermatitis: Sounds like dermatitis to me as well, and thinking of laundry or personal care products is smart. May have become allergic to things that he was not prior, or maybe something you are not thinking about. Be suspicious of any new medications as well. Consider using hypoallergenic soaps and a topical Hydrocortisone cream and if persists seek some help from a derm.

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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