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What are little red painful itchy bumps on neck?

What are little red painful itchy bumps on neck?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Red pimple like marking in pubic area. Painful and itchy?

Red pimple like marking in pubic area. Painful and itchy?

Folliculitis: What you're describing sounds like an infected hair follicle. This is very common, especially if you shave. Try warm compresses and an over the counter antibiotic ointment. If it fails to get better, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Red and blotchy spot covering ankle. Not painful.

Red and blotchy spot covering ankle. Not painful.

Skin Lesion: Can't diagnose this without examination (visualize lesion) and history. Take care. ...Read more

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Red patchy rash under breast. not itchy nor painful?

Red patchy rash under breast. not itchy nor painful?

Intertrigo: Skin can develop a rash when 2 skin surfaces touch and sweat builds up allowing growth of yeast or bacteria. Treat by keeping area clean and most of all dry. Change sports bra immediately after exercise and shower. Wear good support bra during day and possibly at night. Apply baby powder to area to keep dry. Topical antifungal cream may help, too. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Non itchy red bumps under buttocks?

Non itchy red bumps under buttocks?

Biopsy: See a dermatologist for a possible biopsy. This does need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Red itchy ears?

Red itchy ears?

Rash?: Is it a rash? Sunburn? Infection? Very difficult to answer without seeing it in person to examine. See your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Rash feel on vulva red swollen?

Rash feel on vulva red swollen?

Please see a doctor: It sounds like you have an infection. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Red inch wide circular mark groin/base of penis area. Not itchy or swollen or sore. Red ring with skin coloured inside area.

Red inch wide circular mark groin/base of penis area. Not itchy or swollen or sore. Red ring with skin coloured inside area.

Ringworm: What you described is consistent with ringworm infection. Try an over the counter medication for ringworm. If that does not help, it would be time to see a doctor. 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. 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Quarter sized, red itchy skin patches?

Quarter sized, red itchy skin patches?

Can not tell: The description is not adequate to make diagnosis. It can be dermatitis, fungal infection. If it is persistent see dermatologist. ...Read more

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White flakey circular red rasheson butt.

Likely: A fungal infection, try lotrimin (clotrimazole) or another fungal cream, if it hurts may have superimposed bacterial infection and need antibiotics. My guess is that daily application of lotrimin (clotrimazole) for 4 weeks will do the trick. It will stop the growth as your skin grows it out, not immediate. ...Read more

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Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy . Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye . It's itchy . Kindly help. ?

Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy . Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye . It's itchy . Kindly help. ?

Eczema : It's possible that you have eczema affecting your brows and corners of your eyelids. This condition can also affect other parts of your body, like behind your ears, elbows, behind your knees, etc. avoid your eyelids, but you may trial hydrocortisone 2.5% cream to the brows 2-3 times per day to see if you respond well enough. The eyelids require prescription grade ophthalmic ointment. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on scalp of head?

Small red bumps on scalp of head?

? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but i often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Red itchy painful pubic hair follicles 2wks following yeast infection no fever no discharge just itchy & painful?

Red itchy painful pubic hair follicles 2wks following yeast infection no fever no discharge just itchy & painful?

Folliculitis!: Sounds like staph infection of pubic hair follicles! some PO antibiotics , topical cream and self hygiene will cure this fast! first have your md check to make sure no other problems are involved! regards! ...Read more

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Little red spots om penis cracking pn foreskin and pccasional itching?

Little red spots om penis cracking pn foreskin  and pccasional itching?

Dry: Usually dry skin. Try moisturize frequently and see what happens. If no improvement, check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Scalp Pain (Definition)

Painful scalp syndrome! can now be shown by ultrasound to be periosteal inflammation of the skull. Can be related to ...Read more