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Dr. Jeffrey Hick
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I have small red bumps no itching all over my arms what could it be?

Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have small red bumps no itching all over my arms what could it be?

Many things: It could be simple things such as a folliculitis or keratosis pilaris, both of which are benign conditions. It would be useful to know how long they have been there and what they look like. ...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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

Not every one has a: Reaction to bed bugs. Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, should. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I have small red bumps on my wrist. I've had them there for about 10 days but it only seems to be spreading throughout my wrist. It itches a little.

Dr. Susan Rhoads
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I have small red bumps on my wrist. I've had them there for about 10 days but it only seems to be spreading throughout my wrist. It itches a little.

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Jackson
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I was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should i be worried?

Dr. Alan Jackson
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I was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should i be worried?

No: This is where it attached. Leeches have round mouths , the marks are where it attached to you. Watch for infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Cheryl Eberting
Board Certified, Dermatology
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My husband has a rash on his back that flares up and sometimes it itches.. But not always.. Its just small red bumps.. Why?

Dr. Cheryl Eberting
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My husband has a rash on his back that flares up and sometimes it itches.. But not always.. Its just small red bumps.. Why?

Keratosis pilaris: Depending where you live or your husbands activities, small red papules can become inflamed and pruritic. Usually this can be treated with a perscription wash and gentle exfoliation to minimize the discomfort. You should see a dermatologist to have the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
13 years in practice
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I'm have these small red bumps towards my vagina and it itches from time to time and i didn't shave. What can this be?

Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I'm have these small red bumps towards my vagina and it itches from time to time and i didn't shave. What can this be?

Most often yeast: Itching is almost always a yeast infection until proven otherwise. You can try some otc treatment---any vaginal anti-fungal will do. If that doesn't work, then consider making an appointment with your doctor to have the lesions or bumps looked at as you wouldn't want to miss a std. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Patch of eczemic looking skin on bum, few small red bumps clustered around/on area. Also itches sometimes. Do I need to see MD?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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Patch of eczemic looking skin on bum, few small red bumps clustered around/on area. Also itches sometimes. Do I need to see MD?

Skin Patch: You may have a fungal infection of the skin. See your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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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.

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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.

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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Dr. Clarence Lyons
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I have small red bumps under my right forearm and it stings and itches and wanted to know what is it?

Dr. Clarence Lyons
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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I have small red bumps under my right forearm and it stings and itches and wanted to know what is it?

Can not tell: A doctor needs to check you.

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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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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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