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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

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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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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

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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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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 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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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.). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My husband has a rash on his back that flares up and sometimes it itches. But not always. Its just small red bumps. Why?

Keratosis pilaris: Depending where you live or your husbands activities, small red papules can become inflamed and pruritic. Usually this can be treated with a perscription wash and gentle exfoliation to minimize the discomfort.
You should see a dermatologist to have the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my chest and neck. It is not itchy. Small red bumps.

I have a rash on my chest and neck. It is not itchy. Small red bumps.

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash on my 6 year old daugther. Small red bumps. In small patches itching and some swelling with it. Not sure what it could be and how to help her

Rash on my 6 year old daugther. Small red bumps. In small patches itching and some swelling with it. Not sure what it could be and how to help her

This: This is very challenging without a clinical examination so I would recommend you see a dermatologist. Read more about rashes and other conditions commonly seen in young children such as eczema, molluscum, psoriasis, and hives at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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After gym work or any exercise, my cheek breaks out in small red bumps, like heat rash or something similar, please help?

After gym work or any exercise, my cheek breaks out in small red bumps, like heat rash or something similar, please help?

Rosacea?: You likely have a condition known as rosacea which tends to exacerbate with any increase in core body temperature such as exercise. Consult your doctor re. A trial with a topical cream for the treatment. Some cases may require daily intake of an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a rash on one of my arms and I've had it for 2 days. Its a bunch of small red bumps and it feels like its on fire when I itch it.

I have a rash on one of my arms and I've had it for 2 days. Its a bunch of small red bumps and it feels like its on fire when I itch it.

Red vesicular rash: 18 year old with painful burning vesicles on arm. Get a full medical history and in person physical exam ASAP. You can try a consult in your area as well. If the rash is itchy (pruritic) and painful you need to give more history. The differential is large and it could be anything from zoster to contact dermatitis to chiggers or a reaction to insect bites, bedbugs, or scabies. A picture=1k words. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing itching without a rash followed by a burning sensation, crawling feeling underneath skin and small red bumps. Help please!

I have been experiencing itching without a rash followed by a burning sensation, crawling feeling underneath skin and small red bumps. Help please!

Red bumps: If the red bumps clear within a day, they may be hives caused by an allergic reaction to something internal (example=food) or external by something coming in contact with your body. If the bumps persist for a few days, insect bites could be the culprit. Taking antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy) helps. See a dermatologist or allergist as needed. ...Read more

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Week long rash that doesn't itch or burn located mostly around chest area. Does not affect face, began as small red bumps has now turned into patches.

CHEST RASH: COULD BE ANY OF A NUMBER OF CONDITIONS.
WITHOUT SEEING YOUR CHEST, IT COULD BE PITYRIASIS ROSEA, TINEA VERSICOLOR, OR OTHER SKIN DISORDERS.
DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST SOON. . .
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

Small Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue that is raised (often on the skin). Tiny red elevations of skin or tissue might ...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