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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have small red bumps on my upper thigh and vagina.They don't itch or hurt.There is not a lot of them and they r not together in a patch ?

Dr. Robert Jackson
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I have small red bumps on my upper thigh and vagina.They don't itch or hurt.There is not a lot of them and they r not together in a patch ?

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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


Dr. Ellen Turner
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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?

Dr. Ellen Turner
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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?

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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
45 years in practice
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Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Eyal Levit
Board Certified, Dermatology
21 years in practice
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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.?

Dr. Eyal Levit
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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.?

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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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Board Certified, Family Medicine
7 years in practice
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I have a sore red bump on my upper thigh for the past 4 days. The surrounding area is red and sore to the touch. It seems to be getting bigger. Help!?

Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
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I have a sore red bump on my upper thigh for the past 4 days. The surrounding area is red and sore to the touch. It seems to be getting bigger. Help!?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is inflammation of the superficial or deep portion of the hair follicle. Folliculitis may be infectious or noninfectious. The most common pathogen in infectious folliculitis is Staphylococcus aureus. The management of folliculitis varies based upon the etiology. Mild S. aureus folliculitis may resolve without medical treatment. Topical mupirocin can be used initially. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

Maybe: Or maybe an inflamed epidermoid cyst. Or maybe an abscess. Complete drainage is the important thing. Usually antibiotics of any kind are not indicated. If it fails to heal promptly you had best see a DR. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Board Certified, Pathology
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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?

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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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?

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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Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Adam Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Could a small red sore bump in the upper thigh neer the vaginal area be genetal herpes?

Dr. Adam Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Cesar Sturla
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30 years in practice
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