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Small Red Bumps After Shaving
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
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
Just returned from a week in central america. Itchy forearms, buttocks, upper thighs, back. Small red bumps after scratching. Intermittent. Allergy?
I have red dry areas on my face, as well as small red bumps. They sometimes get redder and puffy, and sometimes they subside. I am in my 50's.
Can't tell: Without seeing them. Have you doctor look at them while they're still visible. ...Read more
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
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
No: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be pediatric evaluation. ...Read more
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
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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