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Dr. John Chiu
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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 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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My 18 month old has raised red bumps all over his body. Some for over a month. No fever or any other noticeable symptoms. no itching/meds or changes?

My 18 month old has raised red bumps all over his body. Some for over a month. No fever or any other noticeable symptoms. no itching/meds or changes?

See pediatrician: That is a long time to have a rash. I recommend that you see your doctor to check that it's not something serious. At this time of year, the most common types of rashes are from dry skin, but without more information, I can't give you better advice. ...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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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 little red bumps that itches on my body, what could this be?

I have little red bumps that itches on my body, what could this be?

Skin bumps: Very hard to answer without getting details, about location, type of bumps, and duration and also without visualization. If this in a in patchy area and itching could be eczema or if in areas exposed as hands contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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I have a red rash all over my body it itches a lot there are red bumps on my biceps and dry red circles on my body aswell?

I have a red rash all over my body it itches a lot there are red bumps on my biceps and dry red circles on my body aswell?

Allergic Reaction: You have developed generalized allergic reaction to something . Did you go to woods and got exposed to plants like Poison Oak/Ivy? or got bitten by insects/Mosquitos. Exposure to new Detergent, Medicine,food, Rx Wash entire body with soap and water,apply Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream if you have. Take oral Antihistaminics. If Short of breath go to ER. If not better by AM go to your Doctor. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on my skin that itches. Help?

I have tiny red bumps on my skin that itches. Help?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at www.imgur.com the picture will be tagged with its own URL website You can resubmit the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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Most of the times when I scratch myself or I just pluck my eyebrows , my skin gets red bumps & itches?

Most of the times when I scratch myself or I just pluck my eyebrows , my skin gets red bumps & itches?

Local mast cell: Local tissues release gets exposed to blood produces which is irritating to tissue. Which responds with histamine and swells with itching. Try vit e oil or black current seed oil locally let me know if this helped. ...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?

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 was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should i be worried?

I was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should i be worried?

No: This is where it attached. Leeches have round mouths , the marks are where it attached to you. Watch for infection. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more