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I have a red, raised scaley bump on my head and chest. Is thins ringworm?

I have a red, raised scaley bump on my head and chest. Is thins ringworm?

It could be but: this really can't be diagnosed without seeing it. We don't have the capability of looking at photos on this part of the site. I would recommend you either see your primary care doctor, a dermatologist, or consult with one of us on HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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What could red, raised patch of bumps on chest that feel like mosquito bites with surrounding skin turning black be?

What could red, raised patch of bumps on chest that feel like mosquito bites with surrounding skin turning black be?

Many possibilities: Including infection, insect bites, contact dermatitis, and others. Without a full history and ability to examine these it is impossible to diagnose. Go see a primary care physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Small red raised bump on forehead after bumping head. Been five days and it comes and goes. Sensitive skin. Anything to worry about?

Small red raised bump on forehead after bumping head. Been  five days and it comes and goes. Sensitive skin. Anything to worry about?

Bruising: Apply warm packs from now on. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain/swelling. Apply some neosporin to prevent infection. If you don't feel better in 1-2 weeks, go see your dr. Not a cause for alarm, unless there is persistent fever, increasing headache, nausea vomiting. Take care friend! ...Read more

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Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.

Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.

Need diagnosis: A fungal infection comes to mind and thus a topical antifungal +/- steroid may be helpful Best is to consult your doctor since the problem has been going on for so long. ...Read more

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Multiple pink to red "blotches" and thickening of skin/slightly raised bumps where foreskin would be (circumcised). New spots pop up every so often.

Multiple pink to red "blotches" and thickening of skin/slightly raised bumps where foreskin would be (circumcised). New spots pop up every so often.

Penis papules: Most of the time pearly papules are seen around the head of the penis. Those are normal. Now a face to face exam can confirm other things such as infection or warts. Get checked. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a small, raised red/ skin coloured bump on my chest. It's been there for about 5 weeks, not sure if it started as a bite? I've tried cortisone

Red bump: This may be a hemangioma which is a benign growth of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. These don't blanch when touched and are not likely to change or disappear. Of course a physician or dermatologist would have to inspect the spot to be sure. ...Read more

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Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?

Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?

Changing Mole: It is not unusual for moles to change, but when they do it is time to see your doctor or a dermatologist. A brief exam can provide you guidance, and when indicated, a biopsy the definitive answer. ...Read more

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What are small red itchy bumps on palms of hands? Some tiny bit raised some under skin.

Bumpy rash: A rash is best diagnosed and treated when a physician can actually look at it. It could be hives but it could also be a contact dermatitis or infection. ...Read more