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Skin rash, month now, skin itches, I scratch, at 1st little bumps would appear, now spreading with raised red lumps with little bumps too, sound like?

Skin rash, month now, skin itches, I scratch, at 1st little bumps would appear, now spreading with raised red lumps with little bumps too, sound like?

Dermograghism: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can take a daily antihistamine. The best one for this is Zyrtec. The generic, cetirizine, is just the same only cheaper. This is a physical urticaria, not allergy. When the skin is stroked, mast cells release histamine, causing itchy, elevated areas in the shape of the contact. Thus you can write messages on your skin. ...Read more

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I had a horrible sharp pain in my finger. A red bump appeared under the skin immediately. It hurts and also is raised a bit. Blood clot? Help!

I had a horrible sharp pain in my finger. A red bump appeared under the skin immediately. It hurts and also is raised a bit. Blood clot? Help!

Bump under skin: The causes of painful red bumps on fingers include infection, inflammation of the blood vessels, trauma, and irritation, and possibly emboli or blood clots which come from heart or other sources. They are usually benign but can be a manifestation of arthritis or other serious diseases. If the pain persists or worsens or if your finger becomes numb or bluish in color see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What is this raised red bump in the middle of my right calf? Its small and has been there for over a year. Texture it pretty tough. Does not itch.

What is this raised red bump in the middle of my right calf? Its small and has been there for over a year. Texture it pretty tough. Does not itch.

Soft tissue growth: Most likely it is a benign soft tissue growth (tumor). Since it's been there for over a year without significant change goes against malignancy, but a benign tumor is very much possible. Biopsy may be able to provide definite answer, but consult with a physician is a must to move on with this. ...Read more

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My son has a soft red bump on his earlobe for at least a week. It doesn't hurt to touch, can barely be felt, but it is always red and slightly raised.

My son has a soft red bump on his earlobe for at least a week. It doesn't hurt to touch, can barely be felt, but it is always red and slightly raised.

Mgt: If this is an isolated rash without other symptoms, it may be due to an insect bite. Application of 1 percent hydrocortisone topical cream twice a day for 3 days may help. If it persists please see your PCP. ...Read more

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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?

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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Hi I had sex with my husband last night and this morning after the shower I looked down there and noticed a tiny raised red bump? What would it be

Hi I had sex with my husband last night and this morning after the shower I looked down there and noticed a tiny raised red bump? What would it be

Ingrown hair: The bump is most likely an irritated or infected hair follicle. Most likely not an STD. However if more bumps arise then seek medical evaluation. ...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.

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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I have a painful red bump on the back of my neck on the left side. It felt closer to the surface at first but still is raised and red and sore. Also e?

I have a painful red bump on the back of my neck on the left side. It felt closer to the surface at first but still is raised and red and sore. Also e?

Question cut off: Consider rewording so that we get all pertinent info and a specific question. You can resubmit. Thank you. ...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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A red bump with hardness underneath and red/black head and redness area. Does that sound like a spider bit? Located on thigh

A red bump with hardness underneath and red/black head and redness area. Does that sound like a spider bit? Located on thigh

Skin infection: Did you actually see a spider bite you? If not, the bump you describe is likely an abscess. In any event, it should be evaluated by a physician to determine the appropriate course of treatment (I & D +/- antibiotics). ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter had a tick latched on to her arm pit a month ago. There is still a raised red bump. Is that normal or something I should worry?

My 2 year old daughter had a tick latched on to her arm pit a month ago. There is still a raised red bump. Is that normal or something I should worry?

Not unusual: A persistent red bump could be associated with a mild reaction to the saliva of the tick or else there may be small fragments of the tick's mouth parts, causing a foreign body reaction. If this was a deer tick and the tick was latched more than 24 hours and you live in an area known to have lyme disease, you should check with your doctor to see if tests for lyme exposure are indicated. ...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

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I have a raised red bump on tip of nose after a scratch to the area, what can I do to get rid of it?

I have a raised red bump on tip of nose after a scratch to the area, what can I do to get rid of it?

Cleanse, antibiotic: I suggest cleaning it with a gentle skin cleanser followed by topical otc antibiotic bacitracin. Avoid squeezing it as infection could spread to deep veins at base of brain. May need oral antibiotics if the redness expands, the tissue becomes raised and firm, and there is pain. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I've had a raised red bump under my eye (where bags under your eyes would be located) and is also puffy/swollen. It's painful?

For 2 weeks I've had a raised red bump under my eye (where bags under your eyes would be located) and is also puffy/swollen. It's painful?

Abscess: You may have an abscess or infected gland. Two weeks is too long! Get seen and get it taken care of this week. Antibiotics and warm packs may be enough, often, to cure this. ...Read more

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Vacationed in arkansas, came home w/ 64 pink+ red raised bumps w/ bite puncture inside. None on exposed skin, mostly groin+stomach. What bit me?

Bed bugs?: Since you were vacationing and they were not on exposed skin it is possible that these are bed bug marks. Without seeing the bumps it is difficult to say what they may be. ...Read more

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What is this red bump on the tip/middle of my nose? The bump is raised and has no pus in it. The bump has been on my face for about 2 weeks now.

What is this red bump on the tip/middle of my nose? The bump is raised and has no pus in it. The bump has been on my face for about 2 weeks now.

Pimple.: Just because you did not get pus, does not mean this is not an inflamed papule or pimple. The body can produce intense inflammation in the skin, and that can be seen as a papule (red bump) or pustule (pus-filled bump). If there is no pustule, do not attempt to squeeze or manipulate it as this can create further increased inflammation. Try using an over-the-counter acne remedy. ...Read more

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I have large red patches on the back of my calves. The skin is hot and tight, and each patch has one to three raised liquid filled bumps. Itchy.

I have large red patches on the back of my calves. The skin is hot and tight, and each patch has one to three raised liquid filled bumps. Itchy.

Contact dermatitis: Did you come in contact with poison ivy or other irritants. Do you have known skin reactions to chemical, metals, fibers, soaps, etc. Use topical steroids once- twice per day, for 1-2 weeks ...Read more