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Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.

Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.

Not herpes: This partly duplicates my previous reply to the same question, which included "...genital herpes is not a likely cause of 'isolated red bumps on thighs', and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes." Herpes lesions rarely if ever can "have hairs coming out". ...Read more

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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My bf has a very large soft red bump on his inner left thigh right by his genitalia that is sore. What could it be and how do we treat it?

My bf has a very large soft red bump on his inner left thigh right by his genitalia that is sore. What could it be and how do we treat it?

Staph Infections: The most likely problem is an abscess or skin infection. The most dangerous and now common problem is the drug resistant form of staph known as mersa (mrsa). I would advise that you get him to the doctor today. ...Read more

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2 year- old girl developed a skin rash on her left thigh. It's a cluster of red bumps, non itchy and not filled with liquid, but the clusters keep spreading upwards.

2 year- old girl developed a skin rash on her left thigh. It's a cluster of red bumps, non itchy and not filled with liquid, but the clusters keep spreading upwards.

Diaper rash: If your baby wears diapers with an elastic band, she may have a latex allergy. Without seeing a picture olof the rash however, one can only speculate. ...Read more

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I have road rash on my left thigh from a bike accident that is 2 weeks old. I've recently developed a red bumps all along my leg. The road rash is red and tender to the touch. Should i be concerned?

I have road rash on my left thigh from a bike accident that is 2 weeks old.  I've recently developed a red bumps all along my leg.  The road rash is red and tender to the touch. Should i be concerned?

Time for an eval: Any time you have an injury that is not getting better as you would expect, or is getting worse with increasing pain or redness, foul discharge, etc. You should see a physician for an evaluation. You don't want a minor and easily treatable infection to turn into something much more serious or potentially life threatening. Go get it looked at to make sure it is nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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