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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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What does it mean when you have two swollen red bumps on your upper thigh? Could it be an insect or spider bite?

What does it mean when you have two swollen red bumps on your upper thigh? Could it be an insect or spider bite?

Likely.: Have 2 random red bumps on a leg could easily indicate something as common a bug bite. If it is tender or starting to extend the red discoloration beyond where it is currently, you may want to see a doctor to consider possibly infection post bite. Otherwise, if it is simply itchy and inflamed, use a topical Hydrocortisone over-the-counter product. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Sounds like hives: Urticaria, hives, are caused by exposure to something the body responds to in an allergic response. Pink raised areas that blanch when pressed, itchy is a typical hive. Anxiety can also be a cause. It could be from something that came in contact with upper thighs, perhaps new pants, new detergent, new scent. Most cases, cause not found. Rx with antihistamines. If very bad, may need rx w steroids. ...Read more

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My husband gets these little irritated red bumps on his upper thighs. When squeezed a clear liquid comes out. What is this he has always had them.?

My husband gets these little irritated red bumps on his upper thighs. When squeezed a clear liquid comes out. What is this he has always had them.?

Bumps: This is probably a common skin rash caused by the rubbing of pants on the skin and sweating. You say he's had it for a long time so unless he's been taking a certain medication for about the same period of time its not a drug eruption (allergy). Pants made of a different material, something softer and more permeable, may help. Ask a dermatologist to take a biopsy of the bump to be certain. ...Read more

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I have these red bumps on my upper inner thigh and i was wondering what it is they popped up just a short while ago?

I have these red bumps on my upper inner thigh and i was wondering what it is they popped up just a short while ago?

Wide Differential: The possibilities are quite numerous. Breifly, infection (fungal, bacterial, viral, parasite), reactive (arthropod trauma, drug eruption, contact dermatitis), neoplastic (benign or malignant), miscellaneous. Nice thing is, most maculopapular rashes are self limited. See your doc if it doesn't get better or it becomes annoying. ...Read more

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I have an odd circular red bump on my inner upper thigh : it is really red, and about an inch or so in diameter . It itches a lot. What could this be?

I have an odd circular red bump on my inner upper thigh : it is really red,  and about an inch or so in diameter . It itches a lot. What could this be?

Ringworm is a : Circular itchy fungus.A characteristic finding is "central clearing".This describes a decrease in the intensity of this "rash" in the middle of the lesion. C a dermatologist for a diagnosis/cure. If not better. ...Read more

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Could a small red sore bump in the upper thigh neer the vaginal area be genetal herpes?

Could a small red sore bump in the upper thigh neer the vaginal area be genetal herpes?

Yes: The "classic" herpes lesion looks like a clear-headed small pimple. But it can certainly get red if inflamed. Bottom line: get to your doc and have a culture done to get an answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old female with itchy red bumps filled with pus and hard to the touch on my upper thigh should I be worried?

I'm an 18 year old female with itchy red bumps filled with pus and hard to the touch on my upper thigh should I be worried?

Pustules: these are commonly called boils, some are superficial and will drain on their own. Warm compresses help this. Others are deeper and require antibiotics. If increasing in size and pain over a 24 hour period, see a doctor for antibiotics or drainage. ...Read more

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My 19 mo old has tiny red bumps all over his upper arms & thighs, cheeks get red too. He has been tested 4 allergies. There is a name for it. Kp? Pk?

My 19 mo old has tiny red bumps all over his upper arms & thighs, cheeks get red too. He has been tested 4 allergies. There is a name for it. Kp? Pk?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is an extremely common skin disorder. It usually runs in families and can be associated with eczema. It usually does not require treatment unless it becomes a cosmetic concern later in life. ...Read more

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