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Doctor insights on: Small, Itchy Bumps On The Rib Cage

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Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what I thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an

Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what I thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an

Dry skin?: From your description, the problem appears to be what is called keratosis pilaris. Skin tags have a stem. I would suggest that you try applying a moisturizer on your body within 3 mins after bathing and perhaps another application with or without bathing 12 hrs later and see if you can see improvement after about a week. If not, consult a dermatologist. Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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I have a small bump on the right side of the stomach (right under my rib cage) that looks similar to a mosquito bite but isn't itchy and isn't hard.

I have a small bump on the right side of the stomach (right under my rib cage) that looks similar to a mosquito bite but isn't itchy and isn't hard.

Rash: Sounds like you have a rash of some sort. This isn't much information to go by, TBH. You might have an ingrown hair or plugged follicle or it might simply have been a small irritation. Simply put, if it is an inconvenience or an issue, have a doctor look at it Read more

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I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

Outbreaks of itchy: red bumps are very common and have many different causes: allergy related hives, especially if you've contacted something new (natural/leaves/plant or artificial/household chemicals). A red itchy rash can go along with being sick (chicken pox/impetigo) or parasites (scabies). Try some OTC cortisone cream and antihistamine for a day or two. .. then to Derm if persists. Good wishes:) Read more

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Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. Read more

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I have small non red itchy bumps on my neck chest and behind my ears?

I have small non red itchy bumps on my neck chest and behind my ears?

Too young to post!: Sorry, but according to the guidelines, you are too young to post on this forum, and for us to advise you. Please have your guardian/parent ask. Read more

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I have this small red non itchy bumps on my stomach and three on my back. It started on my chest and progressed. What is it?

I have this small red non itchy bumps on my stomach and three on my back. It started on my chest and progressed. What is it?

Dermatitis?: Small red bumps could be dermatitis (skin irritation allergy) or infectious lesions (like viral zoster). The presentation is so widely variable that the only way to properly diagnose you is to see your physician. Your physician will want to know how long these 'bumps' have been present, if you changed soap or detergent recently, what improves it, and seen these bumps before? See your physician. Read more

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Small non itchy bumps on chest, arms, back, etc. Gave oral to a man the day before, also started birth control same day. Going on a week. Any clue?

Small non itchy bumps on chest, arms, back, etc. Gave oral to a man the day before, also started birth control same day. Going on a week. Any clue?

Secondary Syphilis: Get checked.......probably got secondary syphilis.....And this is not from the mentioned oral job; job a week or so before. Read more

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I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

Unlikely: Sounds more like a folliculitis, which is inflammation or possible infection of hair follicles in the skin. As with all skin problems, need to see it, feel it and examine patient to help make diagnosis. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R Read more

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My son has developed raised itchy bumps on his arms and legs over the last 2 days they resemble bug bites however they completely cover his extremities he does not have any on his neck face back or chest the bumps are small reddish in color and have a tin

My son has developed raised itchy bumps on his arms and legs over the last 2 days they resemble bug bites however they completely cover his extremities he does not have any on his neck face back or chest the bumps are small reddish in color and have a tin

Contact rash: With the limited information: he is itchy and the rash is not infected or sore. He sounds otherwise normal. His rash may be a contact allergic rash. A trial of antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec may be indicated with cool compresses/soaks and topical anti-itch creams/lotions like calamine/caladryl/1% hydrocortisone. If he appear more "ill" and uncomfortable, see your pediatrician. Read more

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I have red itchy bumps around my hips and chest?

I have red itchy bumps around my hips and chest?

Rashes: Can be many many things. Sorry but for us to properly evaluate rashes we need to see and feel them. Please see healthcare provider to have this evaluated. Best of luck. Read more

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What to do if I have red non-itchy bumps all over chest and stomach.?

What to do if I have red non-itchy bumps all over chest and stomach.?

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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Hi there, my face, thighs, chest feel very itchy. When I scratch pink itchy bumps appear. They seem to be spreading all over my body also. What can it be?

Hi there, my face, thighs, chest feel very itchy. When I scratch pink itchy bumps appear. They seem to be spreading all over my body also. What can it be?

Dermatographism: This is a heightened sensitivity of your skin and an allergic type reaction to something internal or external. Stimuli could be foods, medications, temperature, etc. Often the inciting cause is unknown. If you cannot get relief with antihistamines like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy), consult an allergist who may prescribe atarax (hydroxyzine) as well as attempt to determine the cause Read more

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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites on ankles, chest, neck and arms?

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites on ankles, chest, neck and arms?

Could be rash: From an insect bite or allergic reaction to something in the environment or food/ medicine. I suggest a video-consult with the Healthtap doctor on duty. You may want to take a high resolution photo of the rash. Get well. Read more

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I have very itchy bumps/rash in my chest, neck and around chin, a cluster in betwen brests, more itchy usually in the morning, what could this be?

I have very itchy bumps/rash in my chest, neck and around chin, a cluster in betwen brests, more itchy usually in the morning, what could this be?

I do not know: Tough to DX rashes on the computer, maybe it is a type of candidiasis like rash in your cleavage, and neck creases where it can get sweaty? Get eval to be safe. Read more

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My wife's back "upper part" is almost full of itchy bumps, she just got them suddenly, also a big spot on her chest and some red bumps on her face.

My wife's back "upper part" is almost full of itchy bumps, she just got them suddenly, also a big spot on her chest and some red bumps on her face.

Hives: Thisis an allergic reaction most likely. As long as she has no breathing problems or loss of blood pressure these are hives. You can try bendryl but you will need to see your doctor. Look for exposures like a new medication, a food, now fabrices, new chemical exposures, infection = the list is very long and often we can not discover the cause. We call this urticaria. Read more

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18 year old from India. Experiencing itchy bumps on my shoulders upper arms and chest. Since the past 6 months. My chest has dark spots since 2 years?

18 year old from India. Experiencing itchy bumps on my shoulders upper arms and chest. Since the past 6 months. My chest has dark spots since 2 years?

Prickly heat: Possibly because of heat and moisture you may get itching and small bumps. Try to keep area dry and apply J&J baby powder or sandal wood paste. If not helpful get examined. Read more

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All over my arms, chest, legs I have red itchy bumps ranging from tiny to big. Do you have any idea what they might be or should I seek medical care?

All over my arms, chest, legs I have red itchy bumps ranging from tiny to big. Do you have any idea what they might be or should I seek medical care?

Many: Viral infection, drug reaction etc can cause your problem. Try taking antihistamine up to 2-4 times daily. If the problem is very intolerable or lasts more than 10 days without letting up, see your doctor. Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

Hot tub: There is a condition called hot tub folliculitis that is usually due to a pseudomonas infection. You should check with your dermatologist. Read more