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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 have had small red bumps on my forehead and hairline for 6 weeks. They don't itch and have not changed or gone away. Look swelled. What is this?

Sorry, just can't : Diagnose with this information. A dermatologist would likely be able to easily assess with physical examination (occasionally biopsy is needed for dx). ...Read more

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Small red raised bump on forehead after bumping head. Been five days and it comes and goes. Sensitive skin. Anything to worry about?

Bruising: Apply warm packs from now on. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain/swelling. Apply some neosporin to prevent infection. If you don't feel better in 1-2 weeks, go see your dr. Not a cause for alarm, unless there is persistent fever, increasing headache, nausea vomiting. Take care friend! ...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.?

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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Hi im tasha i recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Hi im tasha i recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Facial rash: Small red bumps on face typically represent a rash. Rashes can be caused by many things such a virus, food allergies, contact allergies and more. If it persists for more than several days I recommend dermatology evaluation. Try to pinpoint what may have caused the rash. Topical corticosteroid creams may help ...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

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