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I have a small patch of itchy and painful red bumps in the center of my spine. Just showed up, I can feel the skin a little tighter that area.

I have a small patch of itchy and painful red bumps in the center of my spine. Just showed up, I can feel the skin a little tighter that area.

Rash/itchy: If only on one side of your back, it could be shingles, and you should go see a doctor today to start the medication for it (there is a window of 48 hrs to start the meds). If the rash is on both sides of your back, it isn't shingles, and then, you could try an OTC hydrocortisone cream twice a day for up to 1 week, no longer. Avoid scratching the area. If it is getting worse, see a doctor. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more


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No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms?

No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms?

Cannot see these: And therefore cannot diagnose them, but if you think you may have been exposed to HIV you should go and get tested in the near future. This is a treatable disease, best when diagnosed early. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps that have pus on my skin what could this be?

I have small red bumps that have pus on my skin what could this be?

Could be foliculitis: There are hair follicles almost everywhere on the skin. These follicles can become inflamed or infected. Be sure to follow up with you doctor as antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on scalp of head?

Small red bumps on scalp of head?

? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but I often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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There are small red bumps all over my baby's skin. Will they go away on their own?

There are small red bumps all over my baby's skin. Will they go away on their own?

Yes: Newborns often have a red rash, which may be bumpy or even look like little pimples, called "erythema toxicum." sounds scary, but means nothing and will go away on its own. Heat rash can cause little red bumps. If you're not sure of the cause, have your doc take a look. (especially if they have any other symptoms.). ...Read more

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Need expert opinions on what small red bumps on the skin with a yellow center could be?

Need expert opinions on what small red bumps on the skin with a yellow center could be?

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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Will it be possible that the lotion you are using is the cause of rashes/small red bumps on your skin?

Will it be possible that the lotion you are using is the cause of rashes/small red bumps on your skin?

Certainly!: Any skin care product can cause a reaction. If you have a new rash after changing products, then stop that product. ...Read more

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I have 2 groups of 3 small white/red bumps on the back of my penis right under the head is there something wrong?

I have 2 groups of 3 small white/red bumps on the back of my penis right under the head is there something wrong?

Bumps on penis: It's almost impossible to comment whether the bumps you see on your penis are normal or not by your description. You should see a medical doctor or a urologist to be examined. ...Read more

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Could a new skin lotion be causing my occasional red bumps on face? Small red no pus or head what is that? Do they disappear?

Could a new skin lotion be causing my occasional red bumps on face? Small red no pus or head what is that? Do they disappear?

Yes: It sounds like the new lotion could be causing a mild reaction. Try stopping it for a few days and see if the red bumps go away. ...Read more

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What are these small red bumps on my penis head? It seems to be turning into a sore.

What are these small red bumps on my penis head? It seems to be turning into a sore.

Get checked: It hard to say by description. Best to be on the safe side. Get checked by doctor for possible STD. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

Pearly penis papules: Ring of small skin colored bumps around head of penis just beyond the circumferential groove are normal and nothing to be concerned about. Sometimes called tyson's glands, but in fact are not glands. Tend to be more promininent in the uncircumcised penis. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has small red bumps on the head of his penis and it doesn't irritate him and it has been continuous for the past 4 years, what is it?

A friend of mine has small red bumps on the head of his penis and it doesn't irritate him and it has been continuous for the past 4 years, what is it?

Papules: Since they have been there for 4 years and has not caused a problem it does not seem serious but you could see a dermatologist.
They sound like papules depends on the size ...Read more

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What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

Infantile eczema: Allergies, rule out change in detergents or food consumption. Baby eczema (infant eczema or atopic dermatitis) appears in about 10% to15% of children. It shows up as patches of red skin.Skin is almost always itchy, dry, and rough. Dry skin, irritants, and allergens causes. Usually outgrow condition. Treatment with daily warm baths, not hot, no bubble baths, soaps, use moisturizer on skin after bath. ...Read more

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What would cause clusters of small painless but tender red bumps with dried skin and a shiny appearance on a penis.

What would cause clusters of small painless but tender red bumps with dried skin and a shiny appearance on a penis.

Bumps on penis: The bumps may be ingrown hairs, pimples, or warts, they may also be due to an std. So, it may be minor/normal or a bit more involved. In any case your doc can determine what it is and treat it. Dark damp places can make all of this worse. The very best to you. ...Read more

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What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

Spreading Red Bumps: Anything that is getting worse...Especially when it is on the skin needs to be evaluated in person. This could be herpes. It could be a staph or fungal infection. Please get in to see your family doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

Seborrhea?: This may well be a case of seborrheic dermatitis. The head and shouders may not help. You might want to try some selsun to see if that will help. If not call your doc for appt and advice. ...Read more

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Small red bumps that appeared out of nowhere today on the head on my penis and when I pull back the foreskin. They don't really hurt or itch?

Small red bumps that appeared out of nowhere today on the head on my penis and when I pull back the foreskin. They don't really hurt or itch?

Bumps on penis: It would be useful to know, if you have any other signs or symptoms along with these red dots like itching, fever, swelling of head of penis (glans penis). The shape and contour of the said red dots is also important. Also as per you description, you noticed them after having sex. This may indicated a sexually transmitted infection. If they are red rash like spots with itching and/or swelling of head, then it could be an yeast (candida) infection. Small blister like lesions with pain and fever may strongly indicate a herpes infection. Molluscum contagiosum infection can appear as small bumps with central depression. Also, genital warts due HPV (Human papilloma virus) infection can present as small pink/red bumps over penis. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing itching without a rash followed by a burning sensation, crawling feeling underneath skin and small red bumps. Help please!

I have been experiencing itching without a rash followed by a burning sensation, crawling feeling underneath skin and small red bumps. Help please!

Red bumps: If the red bumps clear within a day, they may be hives caused by an allergic reaction to something internal (example=food) or external by something coming in contact with your body. If the bumps persist for a few days, insect bites could be the culprit. Taking antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy) helps. See a dermatologist or allergist as needed. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on both palms and small bits of skin on fingertips especially keep turning white and peeling off, then fingertips look liney and old.

Small red bumps on both palms and small bits of skin on fingertips especially keep turning white and peeling off, then fingertips look liney and old.

Atopic dermatitis: Peeling rash in palms sounds like a varient of eczema. A correct diagnosis will require a complete history, exam and diagnostic test deemed necessary by your primary care provider or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm watching a little girl. She has a patch on her arm that has tiny red bumps, it is kind of kidney shape instead of round. The skin doesn't look red?

I'm watching a little girl. She has a patch on her arm that has tiny red bumps, it is kind of kidney shape instead of round. The skin doesn't look red?

Discuss with parents: It's best to discuss this with her parents when they return. If you are worried encourage them to seek care, but we can't suggest a plan of care without their consent or involvement ...Read more

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My son has red bumps big and small all over his body some on his face and a few on his head. What could it be? No itching and no fever but very cranky

My son has red bumps big and small all over his body some on his face and a few on his head. What could it be? No itching and no fever but very cranky

Probably viral rash: Viral exanthems usually stay on a few days. Should he develops drastic change in his general condition, have him checked. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been experiencing small red bumps in my penis head sometimes accompanied by itchiness. I haven't had any sex in months, just martubation?

Hello, I have been experiencing small red bumps in my penis head sometimes accompanied by itchiness. I haven't had any sex in months, just martubation?

Here are some...: Without a direct look at, it is hard to draw a conclusion for diagnosis and treatment, but clinically, such bumps are most likely related with long foreskin with inflammatory change on foreskin or/& glans penis - called balanoposthitis or posthitis if involving foreskin only or balanitis if glans penis only. More? Ask doc, preferably urologists. ...Read more

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Itchy skin small red bumps all over body and hairline?

Itchy skin small red bumps all over body and hairline?

Skin bumps: Unable to diagnose without seeing the bumps, so go see your doctor. Possibilities include, but are not limited to: rash, infection, drug reaction, and chemical exposure. ...Read more

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On the back of the tip of the penis I have two small white areas of skin (discolored) and they have little little red bumps in them. Never had sex.

Cysts: these are called penile cyst, women get them, ie, vaginal cysts. They are benign, not sexually transmitted and usually go away. However, I would have them checked anyway. Either you go see your primary doctor, or send us a picture to review and privacy. ...Read more