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Why do I get red bumps on my legs after shaving? How do you treat this?

Why do I get red bumps on my legs after shaving? How do you treat this?

Shave gently: Irritation of hairs is worse if you press hard or go over the same area too many times. Shave very gently. Change the blade frequently. Use shaving cream. The longer you go between shaves the harder it is, so you may wish to shave more frequently. But spend less time at each shave. You may also consider chemical or electric shaves. Laser can be tried to reduce the number of hairs. ...Read more

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I have black bumps on my legs it's not a skin condition and it's not from shaving and when I pick at it little back hairs come out of the bump?

I have black bumps on my legs it's not a skin condition and it's not from shaving and when I pick at it little back hairs come out of the bump?

Ingrown hairs: See your doctor. Options for treatment include topical corticosteroid creams, retinoids or antibiotic. You may have to stop shaving for a while or shave less closely. You may even trial depilatory creams. ...Read more

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I have bumps all over my legs from putting on cream after shaving. Some of them are oozing a clear liquid. What should I use to clear it up?

I have bumps all over my legs from putting on cream after shaving. Some of them are oozing a clear liquid. What should I use to clear it up?

Bumps: Need to find out what is causing the bumps, is it reaction to the cream? (dermatitis), is it folliculitis (infection of the hair follicles) treatment will be directed toward the cause of eruption, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Will applying rubbing alcohol to my legs before shaving help avoid razor bumps? What can else can I do? I have very sensitive skin

Will applying rubbing alcohol to my legs before shaving help avoid razor bumps? What can else can I do? I have very sensitive skin

Unlikely: Razor bumps are due to irritation from shaving and ingrown hairs. Rubbing alcohol can dry out the skin and irritate sensitive skin even more. Try a fresh blade, shaving in direction of hair growth, use a thin layer of shaving cream, and gently exfoliate periodically. Sometimes depilatories or laser hair removal & not shaving at all gives the best relief & prevention! ...Read more

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I have lots of ingrown hairs & marks on my legs & thighs from using epilator & waxing & lots of bumps from shaving what can I do to make them go away?

I have lots of ingrown hairs & marks on my legs & thighs from using epilator & waxing & lots of bumps from shaving what can I do to make them go away?

Dermatologist: All these procedures can cause ingrowing hairs, bumps and scarring. Letting the hair grow may help ease this problem. If the problems is severe you may want to see a dermatologist to see if they can offer some treatments to speed up the process. ...Read more

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Whatever method I use to remove hair (shaving, waxing, etc), I still have a rash and red bumps besides ingrown hair. What should I do to have nice legs?

Laser: Consider laser hair removal but only under a doctor's care. It does really work (on dark hairs, not blonde/red/gray; and best on light skin. ...Read more

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Why do I have bumps on my legs?

Why do I have bumps on my legs?

See below: You need to provide more information. A description of the bumps, their location, etc. ...Read more

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Bumps on bottom legs, what to do?

Bumps on bottom legs, what to do?

Get assessment.: There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can bumps on my leg be from a virus?

Can bumps on my leg be from a virus?

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

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Leg hurts with bump on back on knee?

Leg hurts with bump on back on knee?

See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes it's way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...Read more

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I got red raised bumps on my leg. Bite?

I got red raised bumps on my leg. Bite?

Unknown: Bumps could be from bug bites, but could be inflammation around hair follicles (folliculitis).
If it doesn't resolve over 2-3 days contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Why might someone have bumps on their legs?

Why might someone have bumps on their legs?

So many: Reasons could be an injury or an infection or tumor or cyst ...Read more

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What can cause painful bumps in calf of leg?

Calf bumps: Swollen lymph node, varicose veins, a cyst, possibly a tumor (unlikely), a blood clot, among other things. Have you been immobilized or had an injury lately? If it persist, go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Please help! I had these big bumps on my legs!?

This would require: Direct evaluation of the lesions to identify. ...Read more

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What are the bumps on my legs and upper thights?

What are the bumps on my legs and upper thights?

See your doctor: We need to find out what they are before we can determine the best way to remove them. ...Read more

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What is it if I have red swollen bumps on my leg?

Numerous: There can be a number of causes so you should see your doctor so he can examine you and diagnose the lumps. ...Read more

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What are the hard bumps I get between my inner legs

What are the hard bumps I get between my inner legs

Erythema nodosum?: None of us can examine your bumps, but check for erythema nodosum online and see if this is what you have. ...Read more

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Io have really fine bumps on my legs causing mr to itch why?

Bites, contact derm: Without looking at the bumps it is difficult to tell you exactly what it may be. But red itchy bumps can be due to insect/bed bug bites, or contact dermatitis due to skin haveing had contact with an allegen.
You can use over the counter 1%hydrocortisone cream, and some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec to stop the ithcing, if it does not clear than see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have two bumps on each leg smooth rounded pinkish is it cancer?

I have two bumps on each leg smooth rounded pinkish is it cancer?

Skin bumps: Please see a dermatologist for a skin exam. It is not possible to accurately diagnose a skin cancer without at least seeing it and possibly getting a biopsy. Family history, personal history of sun exposure and some history of how long you have had these bumps, if they changed, bleed or scab, will be helpful. ...Read more

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I have one small red bump on my leg and I don't know what it is?

I don't either: Bumps and lesions are very hard, if not impossible to diagnose over the computer. If the bump does not go away on its own in the next few days, than a physical exam by a health care provider would help determine what the bump might be and how to treat it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bumps appeared on outer thighs and lower leg! What could this be : (?

More info: Did these appear suddenly all at once? Are they itchy? Are they red? If so they could be hives or insect bites. Are they painful nodules? Hives will clear in a day but reappear elsewhere. A physician will have to diagnose them unless allergy medications clear them rapidly. ...Read more

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I squeezed a bump on my leg and orange discharge came out. What is this?

I squeezed a bump on my leg and orange discharge came out. What is this?

Possible cyst: This sounds like a cyst. You should gave it evaluated by a dermatologist ASAP and tarred as needed. If left alone it could become a severe infection ...Read more

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When I walk or when things touch my leg it hurts and now there is a bump?

When I walk or when things touch my leg it hurts and now there is a bump?

Minor trauma?: Mild trauma or insect bite may be the reason. Should be better in 2-3 days if getting worst please see a physician ...Read more

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I have small bumps on the back of my legs. What is this and can I get medication for it?

Allergy: If it does not itch and it bothers you try otc-hydrocortizone 10 ointment and see in 3 to 5 days, if it is insect bites use Vicks vaporub. ...Read more

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I have a itchy circle on my leg it's red and it has 3 bumps in the middle.... What could that be?

I have a itchy circle on my leg it's red and it has 3 bumps in the middle.... What could that be?

Unkown: Over the computer it is tough to diagnose skin conditions, but as described, a guess would be a possible fungal infection such as "ring worm." get eval to be definitive. Good luck. ...Read more

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After waxing I have some kinds of bump on my leg not red but black after a few weeks what bump is that?

After waxing I have some kinds of bump on my leg not red but black after a few weeks what bump is that?

Bruise?: Sounds consistent with bruising. Waxing is traumatic and could result in capillary disruption in the dermis. ...Read more

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What happens when my muscle on the front side of the bottom half of my leg has become a bump and hurts?

What happens when my muscle on the front side of the bottom half of my leg has become a bump and hurts?

Muscle fascia hernia: Sounds like you may have a fascial hernia that allows the muscle to locally herniate through due to internal pressure. With activity, the muscle pressure increases and the visual bump enlarges as more muscle extrudes through the defect. Exercise induced exertional compartment syndrome may also lead to this injury pattern. Orthopaedci surgeon evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my upper left thigh and it really hurst as I feel it up and down my leg its a hard bump

This: This is very challenging without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist to have this evaluated. It could be many diagnoses such as a mole, a seborrheic keratosis, a dermatofibroma, a cyst, a lipoma, a skin cancer, or other skin growths. Read more about these and see pictures of these at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have a two bumps one on each of my upper legs with lines going down in weird directions what is this?

One way to know: Only way to know is through an appropriate physical exam. It is difficult to make a diagnosis based on a description. There are many things it could be, it could also be normal but the only way to know is to have a physical exam. ...Read more

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My son has bumps all over him it started on his leg like little white bumps now they are red what's going on?

My son has bumps all over him it started on his leg like little white bumps now they are red what's going on?

Hard to say without: He needs to be examined to be sure of what he has. Rashes are notoriously difficult to discuss without seeing them in person. Please consult your pediatrician for a proper exam and treatment. ...Read more