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Small Red Bumps (Overview)

A bump is an area of tissue that is raised (often on the skin). Tiny red elevations of skin or tissue might occur with different conditions.


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What would cause small red bumps on my hands that turn into sores then break and ooze. Very sore.?

What would cause small red bumps on my hands that turn into sores then break and ooze. Very sore.?

Dyshidrosis : There could be many causes for this from an infection from a bacteria or fungus to a condidion called dyshidrosis where we get tender sometimes itchy bumps on the sides of the fingers and the palms. You would need to have it checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more

Small Red Bumps (Overview)

A bump is an area of tissue that is raised (often on the skin). Tiny red elevations of skin or tissue might occur with different conditions.


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What does it mean when you have small red bumps on the back of your tounge?

What does it mean when you have small red bumps on the back of your tounge?

Most likely normal: The tongue normally has taste buds also called papillae. The largest ones are on the back of the tongue. The only way to be 100% sure that it's all normal is to have a dentist actually take a look. ...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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What is the best treatment for small red bumps on 1 year old?

What is the best treatment for small red bumps on 1 year old?

Need to see it: There are so many possibilities that i cannot answer this question. It would be helpful to know how long the child has had it, what part of body, is it painful or not, how large is it, etc. If you can answer these questions together with a good picture of the bump, i can narrow down the diagnosis considerably, and thus recommend the treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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How can I get rid of small red bump left after acne cyst?

How can I get rid of small red bump left after acne cyst?

Let it heal: It needs to heal on its own. This will take a few months. You also need to get treated so that this does not recur. The red is new vessels forming so hopefully you don't get a crater. ...Read more

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My 20 month old is scratching her back and stomach. It looks like she has small red bumps that go away, but she sometimes leaves scratch marks on her?

My 20 month old is scratching her back and stomach.  It looks like she has small red bumps that go away, but she sometimes leaves scratch marks on her?

Fabric or irritant: She is having something that is irritating and inflaming her skin. Could be fabrics and detergent, or grass and pollen if she's been outside. Cool compresses, vaseline, and baking soda/ aveeno (oatmeal) baths are very soothing. Hydrocortisone cream can help with the itching also. If it doesn't resolve discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get of really tiny small red bumps on my forehead?

How do I get of really tiny small red bumps on my forehead?

ACNE?: Pimples start as tiny red bumps on the forehead. Better seen to DX skin problem. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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What could small red bumps that do not itch be?

What could small red bumps that do not itch be?

Can not telll: From your brief desciption it is impossible to answer. It could br any of a number of conditions and it best diagnosed and treated if it persists by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small red bumps?

What is the definition or description of: Small red bumps?

Small red bumps: A bump is an area of tissue that is raised (often on the skin). Tiny red elevations of skin or tissue might occur with different conditions. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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I get small red bumps on my butt. What is it and how do I cute it?

I get small red bumps on my butt. What is it and how do I cute it?

Folliculitis: A bacterial infection and irritation of the hair follicle is termed folliculitis. Folliculitis is probably the most common of all skin infections. Although usually trivial, it can produce extensive disease. It may be superficial or deep, and it causes the formation of a pustule or inflammatory nodule surrounding the hair. This is a very common problem on the butt. Treatment can be oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps pop up everywhere slowy, i havnt used anything differnt please help?

Can't tell: Without seeing them. Have you doctor look at them while they're still visible. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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I get 1 maybe 2 small red bumps on my soft pallet occasionally that last only 3-5 days. Should I be concerned?

I get 1 maybe 2 small red bumps on my soft pallet occasionally that last only 3-5 days. Should I be concerned?

See answer: If the bumps come in EXACTLY the same spot every time there is a possibility it could be oral Herpes Simplex virus. If the above doesn't apply they may represent Aphthous ulcers(Canker sores) or due some other insignificant cause. If there is any concern for HSV it's best to be seen at the time you have the bumps. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my sides only that itch occasionally and look like a blemish. There are only a few on each side.

I have small red bumps on my sides only that itch occasionally and look like a blemish. There are only a few on each side.

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the hair follicles. It appears as a small localized area of red surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. One to hundreds of follicles can be affected anywhere that hair is present. Another possibility is follicular eczema. Follicular eczema is an uncommon type of eczema which affects the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Red Bumps (Definition)

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