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I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, i also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also skin peeling off?

I have small red bumps on the tip of my penis they irritate me, i also noticed these pimple like things around the penis head. Also skin peeling  off?

Need evaluation: you should see your primary care doctor for a complete evaluation and testing if needed. They will be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan.
An urgent care is also an option if you do not have a primary care doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Noticed a few small red bumps few days after shave genital. Not painful or itchy. Extracted hair but small pimple thing not gone. concerned about sti?

Noticed a few small red bumps few days after shave genital. Not painful or itchy. Extracted hair but small pimple thing not gone. concerned about sti?

Shaving problems: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness, irritation, pustules and ingrown hairs. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving (replace razors regularly) can help reduce this. ...Read more

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I have had a series of small red bumps around outer edges of my lips. Don't turn into pimples. Sometimes whole lip burns and feels swollen. Allergy?

I have had a series of small red bumps around outer edges of my lips. Don't turn into pimples. Sometimes whole lip burns and feels swollen. Allergy?

No: Allergy usually causes itching which you don't have. Have these bumps been present all of your life? The burning and swelling points more to an irritant to which the lip has been exposed. Consider changing toothpaste, mouthwash, or lip preparation etc to see if it helsp. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms that are itchy! No idea why? I waxed my arms about a week ago, very itchy bumps

I have small red bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms that are itchy! No idea why? I waxed my arms about a week ago, very itchy bumps

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving/ hygeine product or friction by clothing. Trauma from hair extraction through waxing may also produce this. ...Read more

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I Have small red bumps sporadically around my legs, hips, and arms but only around a total of 10-15 over all areas and three just appeared on the roof of my mouth. They're almost like what a pimple that just started to form looks like. Completely red, no

I Have small red bumps sporadically around my legs, hips, and arms but only around a total of 10-15 over all areas and three just appeared on the roof of my mouth. They're almost like what a pimple that just started to form looks like. Completely red, no

Papules: It really sounds as if you have two from us. I cannot envision what are the bumps on the roof of the mouth would relate to the bumps on your skin. But there are such conditions, they just need to be evaluated personally. The most important asset of a dermatologist is his/her eyes, so you need to have this rash evaluated. ...Read more

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Shinny red bumps on face? I have two red bumps on my cheeks one is the size of a bean they move around I do have bad acne, there is no pus what is it?

Shinny red bumps on face? I have two red bumps on my cheeks one is the size of a bean they move around I do have bad acne, there is no pus what is it?

Acne Nodules: Acne cysts are soft, pus-filled and inflamed lesions that occur deep in the dermis. They are also referred to as acne nodules, and are notoriously difficult to treat with common acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Due to the fact that acne cysts occur deep inside the skin, they must be treated by a skincare professional in order to minimize scarring. ...Read more

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I never had acne at all growing up. For the last two months i've had small red bumps on my nose to my forehead in one patch that doesn't go away?

I never had acne at all growing up. For the last two months i've had small red bumps on my nose to my forehead in one patch that doesn't go away?

Acne: Acne can happen at any age, not just adolescence. A dermatologist can give your recommendations on treatment if over the counter products are not working. ...Read more

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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

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My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back . What should I do ?

My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back . What should I do ?

Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and looks like red bumps that get redder and stand out more when baby is upset or just after a bath. This goes away on its own in a few weeks. It is caused by maternal hormones that crossed through the placenta. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis ? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis ? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

Spreading Red Bumps: Anything that is getting worse...Especially when it is on the skin needs to be evaluated in person. This could be herpes. It could be a staph or fungal infection. Please get in to see your family doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

Seborrhea?: This may well be a case of seborrheic dermatitis. The head and shouders may not help. You might want to try some selsun to see if that will help. If not call your doc for appt and advice. ...Read more

Small Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue that is raised (often on the skin). Tiny red elevations of skin or tissue might ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more