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I have small red bumps on my vagina. I thought it was from shaving but im not so sure that's the case anymore. What could they be?

I have small red bumps on my vagina. I thought it was from shaving but im not so sure that's the case anymore.  What could they be?

Skin irritation: There are many causes of bumps on the skin outside your vagina - including having a reaction to shaving (the hair follicles become inflamed) other causes can be of more concern, so if it isn't better soon, you might want to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Small Red Bumps (Definition)

Small distinct red bumps on the skin are most commonly caused by a heat rash. Heat rash or prickly heat is caused by the blockage of the pores that lead to the sweat glands. It is most common in very young children but can occur at any age, particularly in hot and humid weather. An infant does not sweat. The sweat is held within the skin and forms little red bumps ...Read more


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I've been using the same cleanser for a while but lately small red bumps would appear only on my forehead after cleansing. I cleanse twice a day.?

I've been using the same cleanser for a while but lately small red bumps would appear only on my forehead after cleansing. I cleanse twice a day.?

Too much cleanser: This may not seem intuitive but the cleanser itself may be the problem, . Both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide (the likely ingredients of the cleanser) can irritate or dry the skin. You may be too aggressive as well cleansing too often. Try switching from one ingredient to the other and if still not better a prescription topical antibiotic for acne may help. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps in pubic hair area. It mainly shows up after i shave, and it itches. I (stupidly) left it alone and now I am wondering what this is.

I have small red bumps in pubic hair area. It mainly shows up after i shave, and it itches. I (stupidly) left it alone and now I am wondering what this is.

Likely irritation: The base of the hair follicles may simply be reacting to your choise of shaving lubricant or soap.If it flares after shaving the relationship to tha process cannot be discounted. You may want to try alternate methods of site preparation and after care.The redness should respond to a mild steroid cream like hydrocortizone.If it persists see your doc. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on forearms that don't itch mainly come out after shower/bath then 20 min later are gone? I've had them for 2 months. Very dry skin to

Small red bumps on forearms that don't itch mainly come out after shower/bath then 20 min later are gone? I've had them for 2 months. Very dry skin to

Not Sure: When you have bumps that come and go quickly, it is unlikely that it is a harmful condition. Some possibilities include a contact or irritant dermatitis, and hives. There are rare instances where people are allergic or get rashes to water. As for the dry skin, i like for my patients to apply creams or moisturizers within 5 minutes of bath or shower- cerave & cetaphil are good starting points. ...Read more

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Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more


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