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How would doctors recommend I treat red itchy bumps on my face-cheeks, forehead, jawline?

How would doctors recommend I treat red itchy bumps on my face-cheeks, forehead, jawline?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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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Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Yes: Skin that is very dry can develop irritation. The best treatment would probably be to use a cream that is both an exfoliant and emollient. I generally recommend either a lactic or a glycolic acid cream to help get rid of the dry, rough skin.
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Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Irritation: This irritation of skin and hair follicles is likely due to profuse sweating. The first step is prompt showering after a run. Also, check to see if any new laundry detergents or soaps are being used. ...Read more

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3 patches of very small (pin head size) itchy bumps. One patch has a dime size red itchy bump. I take yoga daily. Very sweaty group setting.?

3 patches of very small (pin head size) itchy bumps. One patch has a dime size red itchy bump. I take yoga daily. Very sweaty group setting.?

Could be fungal: Usually rash that starts around sweaty areas of the body (under the breast, around the groin, etc) are fungal in nature. The medical term is tinea. It is usually itchy as well. You can try over the counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream. If you get worse or any concern, then see your private doctor. ...Read more

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21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

May be fungus/yeast: It is very difficult to diagnose any kind of rash in genital area without looking at it. My guess is that it is a fungus or yeast infection. Try any antifungal like Monistat-derm. Follow the directions of using it properly and if not better in a week, see a Dermatologist if you can or see a family doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps inside of my vagina mainly where I shave they look like they have a red head on some of them does this sound like herpes? I am on my period and it does feel kinda sore there are multiple

Itchy bumps inside of my vagina mainly where I shave they look like they have a red head on some of them does this sound like herpes? I am on my period and it does feel kinda sore there are multiple

Unlikely: This sounds more like irritation from shaving. I often recommend not to shave as skin in this area is extremely sensitive, and prone to rash and blister-like lesions. Usually herpes has bumps that are clustered/bunched together, and the bumps look like they have water in them almost. Usually this is very painful but not always. I would go get a physical exam. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over me and a really bad head ache and the bumps keep coming and I've already had the chicken pox! :' (I've already had the chicken pox. But I have red itchy bumps all over and won't go away. And a horrible head ache what should I

I have red itchy bumps all over me and a really bad head ache and the bumps keep coming and I've already had the chicken pox! :' (I've already had the chicken pox. But I have red itchy bumps all over and won't go away. And a horrible head ache what should I

If: If patient has a new rash with a headache, then consulting their physician would be the next appropriate step. There are multiple, multiple conditions that can cause rash. The concern with rashes is that it could just be a skin process, but other processes must be considered. It is very difficult to diagnose a rash online, so a medical evaluation is typically warranted. ...Read more

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Red spots/scabs penis head no discharge, pain or blisters, very itchy bumps on scrotum, whole body is itchy, even more at night. 3 weeks like this.

Red spots/scabs penis head no discharge, pain or blisters, very itchy bumps on scrotum, whole body is itchy, even more at night. 3 weeks like this.

See a doctor: It seems like you may have dermatitis like from sensitivity to something you came in contact. Did change soap shampoo or lotion. See your doctor to evaluate the rash on your scrotum and his penis. ...Read more

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Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. It's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots.????

Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. It's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots.????

See doctor: It is best for the child if you take him to the doctor for evaluation. You do not want the skin to scar especially on the face ...Read more

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I had unprotected oral sex three months ago. I have a swollen white tongue. Tip of tongue burns. Itchy bumps on face. Is this hiv or other std?

I had unprotected oral sex three months ago. I have a swollen white tongue. Tip of tongue burns. Itchy bumps on face. Is this hiv or other std?

Get tested: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer, without examining you and performing some tests. Please see your doctor. If you do not have a personal physician, please seek care at your city of count health department or at planned parenthood.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Found a tick on my head a little while after that I noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

Found a tick on my head a little while after that I noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

See details: If the tick was not attached and engorged (filled with blood) it is not an issue. The bumps are likely unrelated. ...Read more

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If I didn't get the head of a tick out of my crown of my head can ot cause itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

Get it out: Yes it can cause itchy bumps and even a secondary infection. You need to get all of the insect parts out. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?

Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?

Many answers: Your rash needs to be examined by a doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. If you blush easily, these bumps may be from rosacea. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps I first noticed on my face but now they have spread quickly all over and are mildly itchy not sure what to do?

I have red itchy bumps I first noticed on my face but now they have spread quickly all over and are mildly itchy not sure what to do?

Itchy red bumps: Rashes that are red, itchy, raised and spread can be hives (urticaria) although it is easier to view them directly. It can be helpful to take a photo (to document), not all the circumstances surrounding onset of rash (diet, exercise, medications, stings/bites, fever, other symptoms, etc) to try to pinpoint trigger. Antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) help with itching. See doc if continue or worsen... ...Read more

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I got my face waxed & It looked a little irritated but I thought it was normal then I woke up the next day with red itchy bumps (hives) help!

I got my face waxed & It looked a little irritated but I thought it was normal then I woke up the next day with red itchy bumps (hives) help!

Waxing: Can cause physical irritation to the delicate skin on your face and lead to what you got, but calm down, wash your face with cream soap and moisturize your face well, OTC hydrocortisone cream 1%, on affected areas, avoid near eye/eyelids, for a day or so together with OTC antihistamine, avoid driving if it makes you drowsy, if it doesn't improve in a day or so, see your doctor, be careful waxing, ...Read more

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I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, I was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, I was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause an itchy rash, from allergic reactions to infections. It would be best if you could have a doctor look at the rash and he/she could direct treatment or diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

Your age?: It is hard to tell without you giving us any detail on the history or even your age. Although itching often points to an allergic contact condition (hair preparations especially black hair dye), it may also be from a skin cancer. Best to get them checked especially if you are over age 50. ...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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Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.

Can u developed an allergic reaction to shrimp? I've never been allergic to seafood. I had red/itchy bumps on my face.

Yes: Yes, shrimp and other shellfish allergy can develop in adults and is actually quite common. If the red itchy bumps are appearing soon after ingesting shrimp defiantly could be allergy. Avoid shellfish for now and see allergist for confirmatory testing. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on head of penis, some white others no color, im diabetic, I've only been with my gf of 8 months, she's a virgen, no burning pain/discharge?

Itchy bumps on head of penis, some white others no color, im diabetic, I've only been with my gf of 8 months, she's a virgen, no burning pain/discharge?

Here are....: Does your foreskin cover your head of penis? If yes, make sure to pull back foreskin for cleansing with no overuse of soap or physical stimulation and drying daily especially after sex. And see if improving. If necessary, anti-fungal/steroid cream may be used lightly daily for 3-5 days. If not helping, see doc timely for detail. Note: it's hard to give accurate DX without seeing the penis. ...Read more

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I woke up with an itchy rash all over my body except my face and genitals. It started as tiny red bumps, now some are a little bigger, still red.?

I woke up with an itchy rash all over my body except my face and genitals. It started as tiny red bumps, now some are a little bigger, still red.?

More details: This can be a drug reaction, a viral infection, or the onset of a new skin condition. Given the scanty history and description, I would suggest that you try taking antihistamine to see if it helps. If the itching is intolerable or the rash is getting worse, need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will using permethrin only where the itchy bumps are located on my body eliminate the scabies? It worked last time. Head to toe seems overkill no?

Will using permethrin only where the itchy bumps are located on my body eliminate the scabies? It worked last time. Head to toe seems overkill no?

Not overkill: Scabies is not like a simple mosquito bite. Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.
Transmitted by close person to person contact or by fomites (clothing, linens). To prevent transmission treat with Permethrin 5% cream. Apply to all areas of the body from the neck down and wash off aprox 8-14 hours later. Simultaneous treatment of close contacts advised. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

Hot tub: There is a condition called hot tub folliculitis that is usually due to a pseudomonas infection. You should check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps all over body (except face & genitalia) for 3 months now, esp after stress, waxing, & physical effort. I have asthma & allergies. Help?

Red itchy bumps all over body (except face & genitalia) for 3 months now, esp after stress, waxing, & physical effort. I have asthma & allergies. Help?

Possible hives: Sounds like you may have hives brought on by stress and sweating. Antihistamines frequently offer relief. Suggest seeing a board certified allergist for evaluation. ...Read more