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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've been swimming in a ocean for the past 3 days and when ever I go into the salt water my scrotum starts to burn I've also been getting small little red bumps all over my body that itch accept for where I had my swimsuit on?

I've been swimming in a ocean for the past 3 days and when ever I go into the salt water my scrotum starts to burn I've also been getting small little red bumps all over my body that itch accept for where I had my swimsuit on?

Swimmers itch: You may have swimmers itch, an irritation caused by schistosomes in the water. Alternatively this could just be irritation or sensitivity to something else you have come in contact with. Treatment is usually avoidance , low to medium potency steroids topically. Usually last about a week. ...Read more

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I have red bumps all over my body and they itch alot at night and at work but when I get off work and take a shower they for the most part go away ?

I have red bumps all over my body and they itch alot at night and at work but when I get off work and take a shower they for the most part go away ?

Hives/Urticaria: Sounds like hives. Most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune/autoimmune pathways in skin that trigger mast cells. Usually, hives resolve and we never know the cause. For other causes: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. A virtual consult to discuss triggers can help. If no contraindications, try otc Zyrtec (cetirizine) ...Read more

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I have these red bumps all over my body and they itch constantly. They are not any big bites but I have no idea what they are.

I have these red bumps all over my body and they itch constantly. They are not any big bites but I have no idea what they are.

Need examination: Could be urticaria or sensitive to laundry detergent , soap or food or medications. Antihistamines, topical steroids and oral steroids in severe cases are common management ...Read more

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I layed in the tanning bed and i ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?

I layed in the tanning bed and i ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?

Tanning Bed Rash: Small bumps can appear all over the body after tanning. However, they are more commonly found in certain areas, such as stomach, chest, back and legs which are exposed to the ultraviolet rays for a longer duration. These eruptions are often referred to as tan bed rash which may develop immediately after tanning or a few days later. They look like blisters and are red in color. ...Read more

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Itching red bumps I have pimple like red bumps all over my body and when i pop them they get hard and itch like crazy and even where there are no bumps i itch and the only time i don't itch is when I am in the shower or up to an hour after i take one

Itching red bumps I have pimple like red bumps all over my body and when i pop them they get hard and itch like crazy and even where there are no bumps i itch and the only time i don't itch is when I am in the shower or up to an hour after i take one

You : You should see your doctor or dermatologist for allergy testing. Also if this is something new consider any new lotions, detergents you are using. A new pet? New foods? You have to be a detective when it comes to finding possible allergens. Other causes are possible, but an allergy probably needs to be ruled out first. Please see your doctor soon for a complete evaluation, testing, and treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

Dermatitis: There are many causes of itchy skin rash; there is no way to even guess. Probably not serious, but see your doctor and take it from there. Or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more