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Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.

Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.

Not herpes: This partly duplicates my previous reply to the same question, which included "...genital herpes is not a likely cause of 'isolated red bumps on thighs', and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes." Herpes lesions rarely if ever can "have hairs coming out". ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more


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I have a recurring red bump near my belly button that hurts a bit when I press down on it. Is it anything I should be worried about?

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I have a recurring red bump near my belly button that hurts a bit when I press down on it. Is it anything I should be worried about?

Painful red bump: Painful red bumps should be evaluated. Or at least monitored closely for possible worsening of infection. While waiting to see your Family Doc, apply warm compresses (reasonable option for any (potential) infection vs ice packs for injuries). Also use ballpoint pen to outline area then date/time marking so you have objective idea of worsening/improvement. Of course, see your Family Doc if worse. ...Read more

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A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches. Hydrocortisone cream helps. Bump lasts a couple of wks. It returns in same spot?

A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches.  Hydrocortisone cream helps.  Bump lasts a couple of wks.  It returns in same spot?

Contact allergy: This suggest that the area is still exposed to a contact allergen such as the metal in the watch band or bracelet. The only treatment is avoidance. Another possibility is what we called nummular eczema which may be treated with a cortisone shot injected into the site. See dermatologist to find out. ...Read more

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I have a sore red recurring bump on the bridge of my nose, any idea what it could be?

I have a sore red recurring bump on the bridge of my nose, any idea what it could be?

Sort of: Most commonly would be a simple pimple or an ingrown hair. For either, moist warm compresses may speed resolution and lessen the chance of recurrence. A dermoid cyst is less likely in this area but possible; would need removal. Worse would be a little squamous or basal cell skin cancer. A picture would be worth more than 400 characters in this scenario. ...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?

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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What is a good drug store medicine for an allergic reaction? I have redness on my eyelids and a lot of red bumps all over my face.

What is a good drug store medicine for an allergic reaction? I have redness on my eyelids and a lot of red bumps all over my face.

Benedryl: Benadryl or the generic called "diphenhydramine" is often the drug store's own brand of allergy medicine. It can possibly cause some drowsiness so use caution but it can be your first line choice for an allergic reaction. If it does not help or the reaction gets worse or you start to have any trouble swallowing, go to the er asap for help. ...Read more

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Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?

Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?

Eat healthy: Eat a diet with at least 80 grams of complete (animal or soy) protein every day and lots of fresh vegetables and fruits with some whole grains and perform regular exercise for good health. Don't worry about being too skinny if you have good energy and eat right. Try over-the counter acne medicines such as benzoyle peroxide or the Proactive products. If this isn't enough, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a staph infection on the penis? Does it cause redness on glans and tiny red bumps? And can it spread internally?

What are the symptoms of a staph infection on the penis? Does it cause redness on glans and tiny red bumps? And can it spread  internally?

Staph Infections: Yes. Of course. I am not sure why you have not gone to the doctor. This is not a kind of infection and not a place to just wait and let it get worse. Please get to your family doctor urgently. ...Read more