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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 have ingrown hairs, red bumps and pimples (white heads) near my vagina (mostly on the inner thigh and crease). What is the cause? How can I improve?

I have ingrown hairs, red bumps and pimples (white heads) near my vagina (mostly on the inner thigh and crease). What is the cause? How can I improve?

Dump the razor: Shaving with a razor can cause tiny cuts that get infected... Get rid of the razor, ask your doc to treat infection if there is one and switch to a beard trimmer ...Read more

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A couple red bumps on vaginal. The part where hair grows (im sorry i don't know the proper term) also feel some pain on the right side. Why is this?

A couple red bumps on vaginal. The part where hair grows (im sorry i don't know the proper term) also feel some pain on the right side. Why is this?

Squeeze technique: This is an effective and very fun exercise to do with your partner: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/premature-ejaculation/ds00578/dsection=treatments-and-drugs http://www.Metacafe.Com/watch/4255494/squeeze_technique/. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic hairs yesterday red bumps showed in the area it now hurts.I first used scisors to cut it down.I then to use hair clipers.Then a razo?

I shaved my pubic hairs yesterday red bumps showed in the area it now hurts.I first used scisors to cut it down.I then to use hair clipers.Then a razo?

Folliculitis: U most likely have either ingrown hairs or infection in the hair follicles secondary to shaving too closely or from scissors or clippers that weren't sterile. If there are just a few small spots, they usually clear with warm compresses, but see a doctor if they are painful, large, and multiple. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I just shaved my pubic hair. It hurts when touched and red bumps have showed up.This is my first time doing this, what can I do to help it get better?

I just shaved my pubic hair. It hurts when touched and red bumps have showed up.This is my first time doing this, what can I do to help it get better?

Folliculitis: Painful red bumps on the skin that is newly shaved may be caused by folliculitis - infection surrounding the base of hair shafts. Treatment is warm compresses and a tincture of time. if it worsens, if any red streaks or fever develops, antibiotics may be needed. See your doctor if not better in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent red bumps after shaving pubic hair?

What is the best way to prevent red bumps after shaving pubic hair?

Bumps: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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I masturbated 2 days ago and when I ejaculated, it got all over my pubic hair. Now I have red bumps near my pubic hair. What happened?

Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Does keratosis pilerius cause itchiness all over with red bumps on hair follicles?

Does keratosis pilerius cause itchiness all over with red bumps on hair follicles?

Yes, sometimes: Keratosis pilaris is the accentuated hair follicles and are small raised and frequently red. Sometimes they itch, but many times there is no itching. Treatment really depends on the itching. The usual locations is on the upper outer arms and thighs. ...Read more

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My pubic hair gets hittchy, no the vagina but th pubic hair, sometimes little red bumps appear what is it ?

My pubic hair gets hittchy, no the vagina but th pubic hair, sometimes little red bumps appear what is it ?

Pubic hair itch: If you are sexually active you may have been infected with a std, e.g. Pubic lice (crabs). Lice can be seen with a magnifing glass as can lice nits be seen on pubic hairs. The red bumps my be from lice or other. See your doctor for any examination or treatment. If you can't see a doctor and you see lice or lice nits, you can get medication over the counter-follow directions carefully. ...Read more

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I am finding red bumps that seem to resemble a pimple or an ingrown hair, on my vaginal area. They do not itch. What is this and is it normal?

I am finding red bumps that seem to resemble a pimple or an ingrown hair, on my vaginal area. They do not itch. What is this and is it normal?

Molluscum: These may be molluscum contagious, a wart like infection which can be transmitted sexually. This can be spread and be treated easily if caught early with electricity, freezing, or medication. If present you need to be tested for other sexually transmitted diseases. See your gym for exam for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tonight my scalp suddenly became oily, itchy, burning, flakes, and red bumps. It happened very fast but nothing was near my hair today. Any ideas?

Tonight my scalp suddenly became oily, itchy, burning, flakes, and red bumps. It happened very fast but nothing was near my hair today. Any ideas?

Look at history: You may have symptoms of burning itching, flakes, oily, red bumps today, but it may have been as a result of something that you've been using on your scalp recently. So a good history of the products you have used on your scalp for conditioning, shampoo, coloring, oil treatments can cause a dermatitis to show up. Best to have your doctor examine it, and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Red bumps on arm on hair follicle , what is it and how do I get rid of them?

Red bumps on arm on hair follicle , what is it and how do I get rid of them?

Doctor can evaluate: Bumps may be keratosis pilaris, eczema, comedones, and/or folliculitis. Each would have a different treatment, so a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and give some recommendations. Rashes are hard to describe in words. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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