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I have this small red non itchy bumps on my stomach and three on my back. It started on my chest and progressed. What is it?

I have this small red non itchy bumps on my stomach and three on my back. It started on my chest and progressed. What is it?

Dermatitis?: Small red bumps could be dermatitis (skin irritation allergy) or infectious lesions (like viral zoster). The presentation is so widely variable that the only way to properly diagnose you is to see your physician. Your physician will want to know how long these 'bumps' have been present, if you changed soap or detergent recently, what improves it, and seen these bumps before? See your physician. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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My wife's back "upper part" is almost full of itchy bumps, she just got them suddenly, also a big spot on her chest and some red bumps on her face.

My wife's back "upper part" is almost full of itchy bumps, she just got them suddenly, also a big spot on her chest and some red bumps on her face.

Hives: Thisis an allergic reaction most likely. As long as she has no breathing problems or loss of blood pressure these are hives. You can try bendryl but you will need to see your doctor. Look for exposures like a new medication, a food, now fabrices, new chemical exposures, infection = the list is very long and often we can not discover the cause. We call this urticaria. ...Read more

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I have red non itchy bumps that cover my stomach, chest and go up the back of my neck and arms. some are pimple like but have clear liquid in them.

I have red non itchy bumps that cover my stomach, chest and go up the back of my neck and arms. some are pimple like but have clear liquid in them.

See Your Doctor: You have given some details about your rash however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of a rash is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for rash are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.

What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.

Heat Rash: Sounds like you had heat rash. It should go away fairly rapidly. If you search about heat rash you will see pictures and a host of information far beyond my 400 word answer. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over my chest now on arms and back! it's so itchy! an looks like its starting to blister! please help! what is this! goin on my neck now! poison oak!?

I have red itchy bumps all over my chest now on arms and back! it's so itchy! an looks like its starting to blister! please help! what is this! goin on my neck now! poison oak!?

Might be: It might be a poison oak, however poison oak tend to be on areas of the body that were unclothed and in contact with plants, but it might be a contact dermatitis or other allergic reaction, you need to show it to doctor, no one can diagnose rash without seeing it, and you most likely will need treatment that you can't get without seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps around my hips and chest?

I have red itchy bumps around my hips and chest?

Rashes: can be many many things. Sorry but for us to properly evaluate rashes we need to see and feel them. Please see healthcare provider to have this evaluated. Best of luck. ...Read more