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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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Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. ...Read more

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I have not had any symptoms of chicken pox but I have red bumps on my chest stomach neck and bavk. Could it be chicken pox. They are not pimbles.

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I have not had any symptoms of chicken pox but I have red bumps on my chest stomach neck and bavk. Could it be chicken pox. They are not pimbles.

See a doctor: There's always the possibility it may be chickenpox, and you should get it evaluated soon by a doctor to see if you need treatment. Chickenpox in an adult is often associated with a more severe course than in childhood. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my ribs that seems infected. Recently I've started seeing a rashy group of red bumps trailing off up onto my chest. It's very painful?

I have a cut on my ribs that seems infected. Recently I've started seeing a rashy group of red bumps trailing off up onto my chest. It's very painful?

See a doctor: Without being able to examine this would only be guessing. You need to have this seen by an experienced clinician, diagnosed and treated appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

Red itchy bumps: Do you have a belly button ring or a belt could be allergic reaction to nickle take out the ring/ belt and use zyrtec (cetirizine) or benedryl at night (no driving with benedryl), or a skin infection called folliculitis may respond to bacitracin, from sweat/heat, f/u with doc urgent care ...Read more

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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

Possible: Looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...Read more

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Red bumps on my sons neck, back and chest?

Red bumps on my sons neck, back and chest?

Might be acne: The neck, back, and chest are areas that commonly have acne. Your son may be starting puberty. Definitely make an appointment for him to see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are these three red bumps on my chest? Is it from gallbladder trouble?

Probably not: It is unlikely that the bumps on your chest are related, as the gallbladder is in the abdomen, and gallbladder problems usually manifest with gastrointestinal symptoms, such as pain, nausea or vomiting after meals. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but I'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?

Agree w Dr Raff.: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as the legs. A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my chest and neck but are not really itchy and have white heads on them, what could this be?

Possibly rosacea: Does the area get hot and red and flushed sometimes? If so, it could be rosacea. Other possibilities include an allergic response or a fungal or yeast infection. A dermatologist can tell you which it is, and prescribe treatment for it. ...Read more

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I have strange little red bumps on my chest, what is this?

I have strange little red bumps on my chest, what is this?

Unsure: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red bumps on clavical area one side of chest; what is it?

Red bumps on clavical area one side of chest; what is it?

Shingles: Hard to know from your description. If you have had chicken pox in the past, this may be shingles. It can be very painful, then the rash appears. ...Read more

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I was scratching my chest and itchy red bumps appeared and I scratched some more it spread what is it? I never had this before

I was scratching my chest and itchy red bumps appeared and I scratched some more it spread what is it? I never had this before

Local: Local urticarial reaction to irritation, pressure, scratching. It is just how sensitive your skin is. It will calm down on its own. ...Read more

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I get little red bumps that pop up on my chest right above my cleavage. They don't itch, but if and when I pop them, they leave ugly black scar marks.

I get little red bumps that pop up on my chest right above my cleavage. They don't itch, but if and when I pop them, they leave ugly black scar marks.

Red bump: In young person like you, it could be acne. See if you are allergic to anything and avoid when possible. I would not scratch and pop them. See a dermatologist if problem continues. ...Read more

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I have red bumps that are not ichy on chest and back. And it seems that they get worse everytime I eat cheese or any dairy product. What should I do?

I have red bumps that are not ichy on chest and back. And it seems that they get worse everytime I eat cheese or any dairy product. What should I do?

See a Dermatologist: If you are certain that the bumps get worse with dairy products you may want to see a dermatologist or an allergist to have a workup. It is possible to get skin rashes and allergies to food or things you ingest. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on chest and stomach, how can I treat this?

I have tiny red bumps on chest and stomach, how can I treat this?

Derm eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My chest starts hurting then it's a bit red with red bumps/pimple things on them. Happens sometimes on parts of my face as well?

My chest starts hurting then it's a bit red with red bumps/pimple things on them. Happens sometimes on parts of my face as well?

Hard to say?: We need to get more of a detailed history and physical exam to know this. Are the bumps itchy? Does chest and face flare at the same time? Is this a recurring event? Does anyone in your family have this rash? How long does it last when it flares? These are the kinds of things we need to know. ...Read more