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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

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Small itchy red bump on chest?

Small itchy red bump on chest?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What is the size, distribution, state of surrounding skin, vesicle formation, any systemic disorders? If the rash does not subside in a couple of days, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bumps on side of foot?

Small itchy red bumps on side of foot?

Hard to know...: Many things cause rashes, from insect bites to infections, allergies to trauma. I recommend having it looked at by a physician, either in person or through a video consultation at HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Small red circular dots on arms?

Small red circular dots on arms?

Lesions: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read more

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Red painless bump a little itchy on vagina lip?

Red painless bump a little itchy on vagina lip?

Unsure: There are many different possibilities as to why you may have the bump. One possible explanation could be a clogged gland which is not harmful. Is there any possible exposure to STDs? I recommend that you see a physician such as a family doctor or OB/GYN to make sure that this is not some sort of STD. Do you have any history of genital herpes? Usually, genital herpes is painful especially more pronounced with the first episode ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Itchy bumps: Small bumps can occur on the skin for a variety of reasons, but when they are "ichy" it is usually an indication that they are a "reaction" to something - an "allergy". You may be allergic to something that your skin is coming in contact with like a soap or lotion - could also be clothing. Try to find out what is causing the reaction, eliminate it, and see if it gets better. Steroid cream may help. ...Read more

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Small white bumps on fingers?

Small white bumps on fingers?

Sounds like: Neurodermatitis, especially if you have little blister like eruptions before white bumps appear. Dry your hands completely after every handwashing, apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream at bedtime, and wear gloves to bed. If this doesn't do it, it is dermatologist time. ...Read more

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Small cluster itchy but sore red bumps on palm of hand?

Small cluster itchy but sore red bumps on palm of hand?

Contact dermatitis: From your brief description, it is likely you have allergic (vesicular) contact dermatitis. Have you had contact with any new lotions or metals (eg. Nickel) on your palms? ...Read more

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Red spot on earlobe?

Red spot on earlobe?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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White reddish dime sized lump on my face. ?

White reddish dime sized lump on my face. ?

Multiple causes: THis is something that should be examined and if anything looks suspicious biopsied or removed completely. You didn't say how long it has been there or if it is changing in color and or size which is important to know. ...Read more

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Really small bumps on my small palate?

Really small bumps on my small palate?

Minor salivary gland: These small bumps are most likely minor salivary glands that may have become a bit inflamed. As long as they are not painful, don't grow larger, and go away then you should be fine. If they persist have the area looked at by your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Tiny itchy yellow bump on clit?

Tiny itchy yellow bump on clit?

Yellow "submarine": The itchy yellow bump is located where it must be seen by a GYN MD to accurately diagnose as it is presently "underwater". ...Read more

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I have small itchy red bumps on foot?

I have small itchy red bumps on foot?

Possible allergy: Causes of this type of localized itchy rash include contact dermatitis from clothing, creams, etc or allergic reaction to insect bites.Cortisone cream may help. ...Read more

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Little tiny bumps on cheeks and forehead not red or itchy, ?

Little tiny bumps on cheeks and forehead not red or itchy, ?

Medical eval.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more