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Doctor insights on: Red Bumps On Back Of Legs

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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 went camping two days ago. I have big red bumps on buttocks, back amd legs plus a couple on arms that are intensely itchy and burning.

I went camping two days ago. I have big red bumps on buttocks, back amd legs plus a couple on arms that are intensely itchy and burning.

?Poison Ivy?: It is difficult to know what you have without examination. So, if you can handle it, go see your primary care doctor for examination and treatment. If you do not have health insurance, you can try treating at home but it may be difficult. Over the counter medicines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help to reduce itching. But they can make you sleepy, so avoid driving after benadryl (diphenhydramine) or use it at night only. ...Read more

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Little red bumps on back and arms and legs...Could it b a vitamin deficiency?

Little red bumps on back and arms and legs...Could it b a vitamin deficiency?

Eczema?: This is unlikely related to a vitamin deficiency, and the location of the rash is in areas commonly affect by eczema. Do you itch? Dry skin? You should probably see your doctor, but if eczema is present it should respond to mild, over the counter topical 1% hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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My daughter has non itchy painless red bumps all over her back arms and legs only what could they be?

My daughter has non itchy painless red bumps all over her back arms and legs only what could they be?

Many possibilities: You didn't mention your daughter's age or how big the bumps are, but the most likely possibility is probably bug bites, which aren't necessarily itchy. Since they are widely distributed it's most likely a flying insect, e.g. Mosquitos. It could also be a viral illness or allergic reaction. If symptoms or a fever develop, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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1 yr old has red bumps on arms, legs, back-seems to be spreading and has leathery feel. Dr said was dry skin but is spreading a lot. Could be eczema?

Skin: Yes, it sounds exactly like eczema. You can treat his with lotions or steroid creams for maximum benefit. However this process does come and go and may spread at times. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on arms, legs, back, stomach that are very itchy. When scratched release clear fluid. What does this sound like?

I have tiny red bumps on arms, legs, back, stomach that are very itchy. When scratched release clear fluid. What does this sound like?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on th back of my leg. What can I do to get rid of it?

I have a red bump on th back of my leg. What can I do to get rid of it?

Depends...: It all depends on what it is. It could be anything from a nevi if it has been there for a long time to an infected boil for example. We would need to have more information in order to have a better idea of what it is. Try to get seen by your PCP so he(she) can take a look at it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Possible & unlikely: Herpes seldom recurs outside the area in which you had the initial outbreak. It is extremely painful and tender and presents initially as a blister-like lesion. This sounds like it is something else. Show it to a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more