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I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face and arms. What can I do?

Keratosis pylaris: Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a disorder of build up of keratin within the hair follicles of the skin. The condition can be remedied with a good exfoliating scrub and also by improving the consistency and fluidity of the skin membrane from the inside. This can be done with a good fish oil supplement as well as eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants. Vitamin A is also recommended. ...Read more

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I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face and arms. What could it be and how do I treat it?

I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face and arms. What could it be and how do I treat it?

Dermatitis: It sounds like you have some form of dermatitis. The rash on sun exposed areas could be photosensitivity. Photosensitivity is cause by taking certain medications and then having prolonged exposure to uv light (sunlight). Contact dermatitis is a rash that is caused by exposures to allergens directly on the skin? Some allergens i seen more and more lately are detergent rashes. Use clear detergents! ...Read more

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I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face. They don't look like milia. They don't hurt but I don't know how to get rid of them. I've never had acne.

I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face. They don't look like milia. They don't hurt but I don't know how to get rid of them. I've never had acne.

Get them checked: Visit your primary physician for an evaluation. If the are millias, white heads, or clogged pores, they will give you alternatives to decrease them. ...Read more

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What are the skin colored bumps on my face but it doesn't look like acne. I get these flare ups when i rest my face on my hand mostly. Even w/stress?

What are the skin colored bumps on my face but it doesn't look like acne. I get these flare ups when i rest my face on my hand mostly. Even w/stress?

Hard to know: It's hard to know what a skin rash is without seeing it. Please visit your primary care doctor or a dermatologist in person, so that they can give you a better idea of what you're dealing with. ...Read more

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6 yr old son has skin colored pimple sized bumps on face and neck. No itching or any other discomfort. Maybe 25 total bumps. Been there for months.?

6 yr old son has skin colored pimple sized bumps on face and neck.  No itching or any other discomfort.  Maybe 25 total bumps. Been there for months.?

Molluscum: This is likely molluscum contagiosum, a viral infection of the skin. Once the immune system starts attacking the virus, they may inflame, and appear to be infected, but this is actually a good sign, and they disappear in a few months after this occurs. It can be frustrating for parents, as I have seen mc last for a couple of years. There are many treatments available, though. ...Read more

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mom has itching and pain on the top of her head. I saw a small bump there skin colored and quite small she has scratched them off before. What is it?

 mom has  itching and pain on the top of her head. I saw a small bump there skin colored and quite small she has scratched them off before. What is it?

Your mother is...: ...fortunate to have someone too look after her. But diagnosing a problem like this is trickier than you might think. The best way to help her is to see that she makes an appointment with her doctor and, if needed, provide her with transportation. Best wishes to both of you. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Raised bump on face; skin colored; feels like something hard underneath; squeezed it out once, but it came back. What is it and how to get rid of it?

Sebaceous cyst: You can "pop" a zit, pimple, or cyst, but the sac around it has cells that produce the sebum that you squeeze out--unless the sac is removed, it will return. See a plastic surgeon for proper removal and least scarring. Do not pick! ...Read more

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Tiny skin colored bumps and dry skin on the head of penis its been there for 5 months but no pain at all ?

Lesion: Dry skin on your penis could be just that, but unlikely to be there for 5 months. Certain genital lesions could cause this, skin cancer or other skin problems. After 5 months probably time to get this checked. ...Read more

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Red bump on head closer to neck. Another one about two inches away skin color. And another bump i scratched and made bleed. Please help me what is it?

Red bump on head closer to neck. Another one about two inches away skin color. And another bump i scratched and made bleed. Please help me what is it?

Need exam: Unfortunately, rashes, bumps etc are almost impossible to diagnose and tell what they are over the computer. This would require you to see a dr. Who can examine and look at the area in question to determine what it is and how to treat it, best wishes. ...Read more