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What does it mean if I have red bumps with white ring around it?

What does it mean if I have red bumps with white ring around it?

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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Skin 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've noticed a big red bump on my leg. It has a larger more faded purpleish ring around it. No pain. What could this be?

I've noticed a big red bump on my leg. It has a larger more faded purpleish ring around it. No pain. What could this be?

Could : Could be an insect bite. Could be a small superficial blood clot or be an infection. It would be nice to see what this looks like. Please get an exam. ...Read more

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Keep getting boilson me face especially around my nose, chin, and eyebrows. They start with a red bump and then forms a crater with ai red ring .

Keep getting boilson me face especially around my nose, chin, and eyebrows.  They start with a red bump and then forms a crater with ai red ring .

Cystic acne: You may be describing cystic acne (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/multimedia/cystic-acne/img-20006234) for which isotretinoin (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/isotretinoin.html) does wonders. However, it is also Category X as it is teratogenic (can cause congenital/birth defects) so women of child bearing age must use 2 forms of contraception (birth control) while taking this drug. ...Read more

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I have a single small, red bump on the inside of my ring finger. It's tender to the touch and kind of tingles if i press on it. What could it be?

I have a single small, red bump on the inside of my ring finger. It's tender to the touch and kind of tingles if i press on it. What could it be?

FINGER FINDING: The sides of the fingers are often the site of a flare-up of a condition known as dyshidrotic eczema, which is a chronic condition characterized by intermittent flares usually brought on by irritants or stress. Dry skin is also a common finding. When flared, small red, painful bumps can occur which occasionally require topical steroids to resolve. Isolated lesions are rare, but can occur. ...Read more

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