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Red Bumps (Definition)

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


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I have little red bumps on my hands and feet that hurt. What is this?

I have little red bumps on my hands and feet that hurt. What is this?

Allergy or Virus: It can be an allergic reaction or a viral rash like hand, foot, and mouth disease which is causing appearance of the small red bumps.
If it is allergic take some oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or loratadine.
Apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin.
If symptoms persist get an evaluation done by a dermatologist. Treatment can be then started. Read more

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I have little bright red bumps that occurred on my hand, wrist and 1 or 2 in other places they look similar to flea bites. Do not itch or hurt?

You really need to: Be seen as it is impossible to diagnose and treat a rash without seeing it. Make an appointment so you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment Read more

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I have small red bumps on my feet (80%), and some on my hands, belly, back or legs. They are itchy at first, then they hurt and then dry out.

I have small red bumps on my feet (80%), and some on my hands, belly, back or legs. They are itchy at first, then they hurt and then dry out.

Dermatologist: I recommend that you consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This could be a problem of insect bites such as bed bugs, etc and it would be important to have a specialist diagnose the condition as soon as possible so that whatever treatment you need, even if it's not an insect problem, can be started without much delay. Read more

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What could the tiny clutter of red bumps on the side of my pinky finger be? It only hurts slightly when pressure is put on it.

What could the tiny clutter of red bumps on the side of my pinky finger be? It only hurts slightly when pressure is put on it.

Multiple causes: These may be caused by many skin issues including flat warts, dyshidrotic eczema, or other issues. Consult a dermatologist to evaluate this issue. Read more

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Should I be concerned about non itchy red bumps on hands and feet?

Should I be concerned about non itchy red bumps on hands and feet?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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Have mouth ulcers, red bumps on hands and feet. Right ear is a little draining and 101.6 fever. My DR appt in two days. Should I go to ER or wait?

Have mouth ulcers, red bumps on hands and feet. Right ear is a little draining and 101.6 fever. My DR appt in two days. Should I go to ER or wait?

Coxsackie Virus: Also called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. The contagious disease is typically moderate, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 14 days without any medical treatment. If concerned, see your GP for exam. Read more

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I have little red bumps on my hands. What it is it?

I have little red bumps on my hands. What it is it?

Could be: This could be lots of diseases. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. Read more

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What could cause red bumps on the back of the hand?

What could cause red bumps on the back of the hand?

Dermatitis: It may be some forms of dermatitis when you are in contact with in your environment. It is not possible to tell you at this time. You need to see doctor for better evaluartion on your question. Read more

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What would cause lil red bumps and lil cuts on back of hand that turns into a dark area?

What would cause lil red bumps and lil cuts on back of hand that turns into a dark area?

Probably: This is probably hand eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Read more

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I had tiny red bumps all over my hands and forearms and within a hour or so it spread all over and it doesn't really itch hardly at all, and?

I had tiny red bumps all over my hands and forearms and within a hour or so it spread all over and it doesn't really itch hardly at all, and?

Question off: But - it is dog gone, near impossible to accurately diagnose a rash cause without a full history and visualizing the lesions. Take care. Read more

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Tiny red bumps appeared on my hand they were a little itchy but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

Tiny red bumps appeared on my hand they were a little itchy but then the next day, where the bumps were, small black lines appeared, what could it be?

Skin inflammation: Dyshydrotic eczema has similar features you describe. Send us some pics or get examined by your PCP for definite diagnosis. Try moisturizers/ olive oil and OTC cortisone cream in the meantime, You may need a higher strength by prescription if needed. Read more

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My daughter has red bumps on her hands and her arms?

My daughter has red bumps on her hands and her arms?

Need much more info: Rashes are sooooo hard to diagnose without looking at them, but further info to even try and narrow it down includes history or any new exposures, foods, soaps, detergents. Does rash itch, burn, hurt. Are there open sores, drainage. Size of bumps, do they come and go. Anywhere else at all on body, just not as many? The questions go on, but these are some of the essentials to help try and diagnose. Read more

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Itchy red bumps on just arms and hands?

Itchy red bumps on just arms and hands?

Hives: Most likely an allergic skin reaction to something you may have come into contact with. You can try over the counter antihistamines and if they do not resolve within 24 hrs, see your doctor Read more

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