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Red Bumps On Spine
Period like cramps, lower back pain. 3-4 tiny red bumps in middle of spine that hurt if I touch. What could this be? Bumps are 2-3 days old.
Pea-sized, hard, red, bump near upper spine. Painful when layed on and pain from muscle it's near moving. Just noticed today what should I do?
Local heat: It is probably a small boil or infected cyst. I would treat it with warm soaks with hot towels to see if it comes to a head and drains spontaneously. If if does not drain and resolve in the next day or two, see your physician as it may need to be lanced and antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more
Red bump in middle of spine. Doesn't hurt and is not itchy. Also been having lower back pain. Is it cancer?
Medium, red raised bumps on middle of spine. These have been occurring for a month. No pain, it almost looks like a bruise. What is it?
Depends: Hard to speculate without seeing you. Go to your primary care doctor and the new lesion checked out. ...Read more
I have a small patch of itchy and painful red bumps in the center of my spine. Just showed up, I can feel the skin a little tighter that area.
Rash/itchy: If only on one side of your back, it could be shingles, and you should go see a doctor today to start the medication for it (there is a window of 48 hrs to start the meds). If the rash is on both sides of your back, it isn't shingles, and then, you could try an OTC hydrocortisone cream twice a day for up to 1 week, no longer. Avoid scratching the area. If it is getting worse, see a doctor. ...Read more
Have small painful and itchy red bumps starting in middle of my spine. Nauseous, chills, night sweats. Bumps starting to go towards right side of back?
See dr: Sounds like an unpleasant infection. You are a bit young for shingles, which would give bumps to blisters on one side like you describe. I suggest you visit an urgent care center, your PCP, or if high fever or vomiting, perhaps the ER. Night sweats, chills, and nausea alone indicate an infection such as influenza or even tuberculosis. Please seek help ASAP. ...Read more
I have had small red bumps on my back along my spine for a month or so. I currently have a sinus infection and bad cough. The bumps have become itchy.
Various: Small bumps on the skin surrounding the clitoris could be small skin cysts. They are usually pink like the surrounding skin. Sometimes certain infections can cause bumps- like condylomata or molluscum. Having your doctor examine the bumps would be necessary to know for sure. ...Read more
Taste Buds: Provided that these bumps are not a symptom of underlying disease, i.e. There is no pain, swelling, bleeding, burning sensation, or discomfort of any kind, they are taste buds. The major test buds are in the posterior part of the tongue. They are called circumvallate papillae and number from 8 to 14. ...Read more
My boyfriend gets really red bumps around the hairs on his back. What could it be? How could we treat it?
Folliculitis: He has infected hair follicles. He needs to see his doctor and get some antibiotics. ...Read more
Don't know.: 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