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Small itchy red bumps that itch and spread on different parts of the body?

Small itchy red bumps that itch and spread on different parts of the body?

Reaction 2 somthing: If it's red and itchy, more than likely it's an allergic reaction to something (new skin care product, soap, detergent, fragrance, etc...) could be something else though, so should be checked and treated to give you relief. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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What can cause tiny red bumps that itch & spread in size?

What can cause tiny red bumps that itch & spread in size?

Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Annoying itch and rash between anus and itch spreads to scrotum. No bumps just couple very small red dots/ circles visible. Itch can be pretty intense?

Annoying itch and rash between anus and itch spreads to scrotum. No bumps just couple very small red dots/ circles visible. Itch can be pretty intense?

Need more info...: You may try applying topical antifungal cream with 1% hydrocortisone 1-2 times daily lightly after gentle cleansing without harsh soap for 5 days and see if improving, resolving... If not, seek evaluation. Clinically, fungal skin infection, atopic or contact dermatitis, or psoriasis may cause severe itch. Best... ...Read more

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I have tiny clusters of bumps on both shins that itch (slightly red), and also small bumps that are spread across my inner thigh (don't itch/very red)?

New itchy rash: Any new itchy rash can be due to a new medicine, soap, detergent or skin care product. Those are the most likely culprits. Stop any new products. Call your doc if you have started a new medicine and it is giving you a rash. If it does not resolve in 2-3 days when stopping the new product, see MD. ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps that itch and seem to be spreading down both of my arms?

Tiny red bumps that itch and seem to be spreading down both of my arms?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Red bumps that itch and form scabs?

Red bumps that itch and form scabs?

See a dermatologist: Without being able to see and examine these the best approach would be to have a doctor examine these and prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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Have red itchy marks on my arms and they itch and ooze little mounts of pus or something?

Have red itchy marks on my arms and they itch and ooze little mounts of pus or something?

Infected?: Itching usually points to allergy but pus usually indicates infection. Put them together- you likely had an allergic contact reaction at the arms with secondary infection from scratching the rash. ...Read more

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Big red spots that itch and sting, they also. Spread fast. What are they.?

Big red spots that itch and sting, they also. Spread fast.  What are they.?

Hives: Hives are not contagious. Although, some rashes may be mistaken for hives that are contagious- like chicken pox. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/hives-urticaria-angioedema#1 ...Read more

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Dry skin rash with little white bumps in groin area, red bumps above genetalia, rash has spread to anus and butt cheeck, what could this be?

Dry skin rash with little white bumps in groin area,  red bumps above genetalia, rash has spread to anus and butt cheeck, what could this be?

Get it checked: It's difficult to say what your problem could be without visualization of the rash. It's best to follow up with a provider so they can evaluate your condition and determine it's seriousness or lack there of. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on both forearms they itch and have small white tips and scabs on them and are slowly spreading could this be scabies?

I have itchy red bumps on both forearms they itch and have small white tips and scabs on them and are slowly spreading could this be scabies?

Possible but: White tip is unusual for scabies unless the lesions got infected from scratching. Scabies usually affects the other parts of the body before getting to the forearms. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash on breast spreading these are raised red bumps peeling in middle, as they get bigger a round red border yellow/brown center, only itches when hot?

Rash on breast spreading these are raised red bumps peeling in middle, as they get bigger a round red border yellow/brown center, only itches when hot?

Needs to be seen: Most dermatology questions are best discussed with your doctor because they can see and examine the lesion. I would make an appointment with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read more

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Itching in genital area slowly it reached penis head(even there leathery skin).now small white specks like pustules on the head and rim.they dont itch?

Itching in genital area slowly it reached penis head(even there leathery skin).now small white specks like pustules on the head and rim.they dont itch?

STD or fungal infxn: This could be a form of fungal infection (tinea or 'jock itch'), which would respond to OTC antifungal medicine like tolnaftate or terbinifine. Pustules on the penis are of more concern - unless these go away quickly with antifungal treatment, please get yourself checked for a sexually transmitted disease (STD) ...Read more

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Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Eczema vs infection: This rash could be a dry skin patch like eczema that is now becoming a superficial skin infection. It is important that this be evaluated by a physician to determine the correct treatment. Eczema can be treated with topical steroids and moisturizers while an infection requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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What insect causes large red itchy bumps with whiteheads?

Many: Spider for one. Fire ants can do the same but the bumps are usually small. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg that is grouped together and it's multiple small red splotches that have white pustules. It burns and itches?

I have a rash on my leg that is grouped together and it's multiple small red splotches that have white pustules. It burns and itches?

?Shingles?: You are a little young but it can happen in any age group. If the rash is only on one side and is painful / itchy with pustules or blisters then I would be checked. Other possibilities include ringworm (tinea corporis), eczema, allergy. ...Read more

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Little red bumps that are itchy and itch and burn on my inner thighs?

Little red bumps that are itchy and itch and burn on my inner thighs?

?hives: These may be hives caused by an allergic reaction to something internal or external. Taking an antihistamine should help, but detective work is needed to find what you're reacting to. They may also be insect bites. Check for these. If you need further help, a dermatologist or allergist should be helpful. ...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


Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more