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Doctor insights on: Small Itchy Bumps On Pubic Area

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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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I get very bad red itchy bumps after shaving my pubic area which I believe is folliculitis. Should I just pluck the infected hair out?

I get very bad red itchy bumps after shaving my pubic area which I believe is folliculitis. Should I just pluck the infected hair out?

Folliculitis: You are correct about the folliculitis. However, I don't recommend wasting your time plucking them out individually. If you are going to pluck them you might as well wax and save yourself time. There is no scientific benefit of shaving vs waxing for the removal of hair. Always monitor for infection. ...Read more

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19 year old female, not sexually active. Noticed red itchy bumps in pubic area, they only go away if I shave. Regrowth of hair, itching & bumps reoccur?

19 year old female, not sexually active. Noticed red itchy bumps in pubic area, they only go away if I shave. Regrowth of hair, itching & bumps reoccur?

Possibly pubic lice?: These insects (phtirus pubis)can be picked up if you sleep on an infected bed/linen. You should see a physician when the hair has grown and you actually have the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my pubic area im real worried but they don't seem to be an STD they look more like boils and there on my penis i just started using antibiotic cream and they dry out what should I do

I have red itchy bumps on my pubic area im real worried but they don't seem to be an STD they look more like boils and there on my penis i just started using antibiotic cream and they dry out what should I do

It : It sounds like they are responding to the antibiotic cream, however that may not be enough. You are likely dealing with abscesses or boils. Did you recently shave? This is a common precursor to infection. Please visit your doctor because std'd still need to be ruled out. If it is bacterial your doctor may put you on oral antibiotics. It is always best to have a doctor examine you in these types of instances.
Good luck. ...Read more

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White blotches on palms. Itchy skin rash all over. White tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

White blotches on palms. Itchy skin rash all over.  White tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

Probably unrelated: You may have contracted scabies from the contact but there are other potential causes unrelated to the sexual contact. See a doctor if this has been presented for more than 3 days or been getting worse. ...Read more

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

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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I have three or four kinda itchy bumps around pubic hair and when one goes away another one appears, been tested for herpes and clean?

I have three or four kinda itchy bumps around pubic hair and when one goes away another one appears, been tested for herpes and clean?

Hair Follicle: Probably what is called folliculitis. An inflammation/infection at the base of a hair/hair follicle. Might need a virtual consult and furnish a photo. An app for at least iPhone called Magnificent produces great magnified or micro photos. RJ ...Read more

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Hello, I have itchy bumps-bra area, panty line area, base of neck, arms, back that look like mosquito bites that are raised, white & red, wide & small?

Hello, I have itchy bumps-bra area, panty line area, base of neck, arms, back that look like mosquito bites that are raised, white & red, wide & small?

Hives: Raised itchy bumps could be hives, which are due to a whole host of causes. Anthistamine medication could reduce the bumps and itch if truly hives. However, a photo of your rash is very important. Either consult a physician on this site with a photo or in person, or see a doctor in person to diagnose if the rash does not improve. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with small red itchy bumps in my groin area. What could it be? Are they related?

I have a sore throat with small red itchy bumps in my groin area.  What could it be?  Are they related?

Possible: Since viral infections can cause the sore throat and a skin rash, they may be related. On the other hand, I would expect a more generalized skin involvement when a viral infection is involved. If this has lasted for more than 10 days or been getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has small itchy bumps that hurt?

My son has small itchy bumps that hurt?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps in a row, what could they be?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause itchy bumps. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Advice? I am having small itchy bumps all over my body?

Advice? I am having small itchy bumps all over my body?

Itchy bumps: The causes are numerous, I suggest you see a doctor for a proper diagnosis to treat it correctly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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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Can you advise me on getting small itchy bumps all over my body?

Can you advise me on getting small itchy bumps all over my body?

Take antihistamines: Start by taking a cool shower and apply a safe anti-itch lotion such as Sarna with pramoxime. Also, take a non-sedating antihistamine during the day, such as fexofenadine (Allegra) 180mg and at night cetirizine (Zyrtec) 10mg or diphenhydramine 25mg (Benadryl). If no better with 3-4 days, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps on my forarm. They come and go through the day. Help!

I have small itchy bumps on my forarm. They come and go through the day. Help!

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture ...Read more

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Help me please! There are small itchy bumps all over my body. Wwhat's going on here?

Help me please! There are small itchy bumps all over my body. Wwhat's going on here?

Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be seen and evaluated. If the rashes do not last more than 24 hours at a time, it may be hives. You can try taking otc anti histamine if that is the case. If the rashes are there several days, it can be dermatitis due to any reason. Use moisturizer, avoid irritant like soap will help. In any case, you should come see a local physician for evaluation of skin rashes. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps that come and go all over body. What could they be and how to treat them?

Small itchy bumps that come and go all over body. What could they be and how to treat them?

See Dermatologist: I have little info. It sounds like an allergy for certain. Could be food, could be detergent of your clothes, could be something you are eating or drinking. Are you on any meds? Could be perfume, could be a lotion you are using. Could be the soap you shower with. Write down everything you use and eat including supplements and see a dermatologist. UofP Med has very good Dermatologists. ...Read more

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Hi i have this small itchy bumps with white top on my left cheeks scattering all over my face 2 days now.

Hi i have this small itchy bumps with white top on my left cheeks scattering all over my face 2 days now.

More details: Since only the left cheek is affected (or is the whole face involved?), I suspect that this may be from a sensitivity to sunlight. Have you recently introduced a new facial cosmetic which may lead to a photosensitive skin reaction after sun exposure? If both cheeks are involved, one needs to consider rosacea. You may well need to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the small, itchy bumps on the top of my foot?

What are the small, itchy bumps on the top of my foot?

It depends: In order to give you a better answer you need to describe the bumps or better send a photo. How big are they? Do they itch? What color?
The bumps can range from a response to pressure from socks or the shoe (pressure) to a number of skin problems. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps on labia and clitoris, what is this?

Small itchy bumps on labia and clitoris, what is this?

See gynecologist: You should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. It could just be an infected hair follicle but it could also be a std. It is always best to get it diagnosed by gyn so you can get the best treatment. ...Read more