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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

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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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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One foot has small red itchy bumps and scaly peeling skin. 2 different dermatologists diagnosed 2 different conditions. Still no relief. Help.

One foot has small red itchy bumps and scaly peeling skin. 2 different dermatologists diagnosed 2 different conditions. Still no relief. Help.

What are: The 2 diagnosis. Can you show the rash. Will be concerned with scabies or contact dermatitis or impetigo but without picture or diagnosis of the previous Dermatologist or the treatments that did not work it is just a guess. ...Read more

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For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash that only appears on my elbows, red raised itchy bumps. Sometimes it looks scabby or scaly. What is this and how do I get rid of it?

I have a rash that only appears on my elbows, red raised itchy bumps. Sometimes it looks scabby or scaly. What is this and how do I get rid of it?

Pruritic skin rashes: Based on your age and description, the most common skin rash that are red, itch, and scaly is atopic dermatitis. Psoriasis could be similar but it is not as itchy. Either case, you can try to apply otc Hydrocortisone cream to the lesions a few times a day plus moisturizer generously to always keep your skin moist. If it does not improve or not completely resolve, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on skin after being bitten, remedy?

Bug Bite?: This works for many types of bug bites - mix 2 parts baking soda with 1 part water. Apply to affected areas 5 to 6 times per day. ...Read more

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I have small red extremely itchy bumps on skin, what is this?

I have small red extremely itchy bumps on skin, what is this?

Rash: Cannot tell without looking at it, I highly recomend seeing your primary care doctor ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on skin and yellowing in the eyes. What are these possible symptoms of?

Itchy bumps on skin and yellowing in the eyes. What are these possible symptoms of?

Liver involvement: If you have yellowing of the eyes and a rash you need to see your doctor you have a process going on in your liver. The rash is being caused by bilirubin from the liver. ...Read more

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Dtr gets red itchy bumps on skin (esp. Feet) in weather warmer than 50 deg F. It is not a fungus or infection, only feels better with cold bath. Why?

Dtr gets red itchy bumps on skin (esp. Feet) in weather warmer than 50 deg F. It is not a fungus or infection, only feels better with cold bath. Why?

Likely heat rash: Heat rashes are very common especially in moist places like the groin, arm pits, and feet. They can take many forms and can itch or not. Usually triggered by hotter temps that you describe but there are substantial individual differences in the level of heat and moisture required for triggering. If it is a huge problem for you, see a Dermatologist for suggested treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a straight line with itchy bumps on my skin?

What does it mean if I have a straight line with itchy bumps on my skin?

Bug bites: If it is not a bug bite and it is a rash, it may be from scratching that it is symetrical and in a line formation. If it is worrisome see your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have itchy bumps on the skin of your clitoris?

What does it mean when you have itchy bumps on the skin of your clitoris?

Manymany causes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is probably eczema. ...Read more

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How come I get small, itchy bumps on my skin when I'm out in the sun too long?

Photosensitive: It appears that you have developed a photosensitivity to the sun. You did not mention as to why long the bumps stayed with you after having been away from the exposure since this would also help to narrow down the possibilities. If you develop large and itchy hives, the condition is known as solar urticaria. The treatment is the same- avoid sun exposure. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps everywhere and now around the bumps, my skin is turning white. Could you please tell me what this is?

I have red itchy bumps everywhere and now around the bumps, my skin is turning white. Could you please tell me what this is?

Need to see it: This will be something best addressed in person or if you could open a virtual consult with pictures. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What should I do if my skin is covered in itchy bumps?

What should I do if my skin is covered in itchy bumps?

Itchy bumps: You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have small, itchy bumps on my skin. Could these be allergic?

I have small, itchy bumps on my skin. Could these be allergic?

Yes: Itchy red skin is classic for allergic rashes, and these can present as small bumps (papules); they can also present as hives (raised lesions), macules (flat patches), and blisters. In some cases, especially when long-standing, skin can be dry & flaky and become thickened. The location of the rash on the body is important and can help make the diagnosis. A skin biopsy is needed in difficult cases. ...Read more

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What to do if I keep getting these white itchy bumps on my skin, what is the cause?

What to do if I keep getting these white itchy bumps on my skin, what is the cause?

Allergy consult: The issue is complex and you should consult an allergist. Do realize that even though we can usually control the rash, not uncommonly no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. ...Read more

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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 tiny skin colored itchy bumps all over my neck. What are they?

I have tiny skin colored itchy bumps all over my neck. What are they?

? allergy: Any itching skin rash makes me suspect of an allergic reaction to either a medication (have you started taking any new pills recently?) or contact dermatitis which is allergy to any local skin applications like, sprays or skin creams/scents. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the time being, it might help and it is available over the counter. If the reaction is severe or does not settle down then you should see doct ...Read more

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I get painful and itchy bumps on the skin above my pubic bone. What could it be?

Folliculitis: A hair follicle inflammation or possible infection. OTC hydrocortisone cream 1% applied as a thin film twice daily would help-. Avoid shaving and tight fitting undergarments. If bumps are red and swollen- see a physician for medical treatment. ...Read more

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Little itchy bumps on forarms that are a little red but skin color. What could it be?

Little itchy bumps on forarms that are a little red but skin color. What could it be?

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly. What is the cause?

My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly. What is the cause?

Rash: Sounds like an urticarial rash. Hives are a red, rasied, scattered and intensely itchy rash resembling mosquito bites. Treatment is to remove the inciting agent, and to use topical anti-itch and oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?

Hypersensitive skin: This could represent dermographism, where you can cause welts on your skin with pressure, like writing. Physical urticaria, or hives, also possible. I usually have someone try an oral anti-histamine for this problem. ...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