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I have small red itchy bumps on both my shoulders. they're extremely itchy and red and sore. I'm so confused. I'm a female teen ?

I have small red itchy bumps on both my shoulders. they're extremely itchy and red and sore. I'm so confused. I'm a female teen ?

Pic worth 1000 words: There's no substitute for seeing a rash. Hard to tell from your brief description what it might be. Acne is common on shoulders but isn't usually very itchy. Could be 'ringworm' which is a skin fungus (tinea corporis), although that doesn't usually get sore. If they've been scratched a lot they might have become infected, which could cause pain. A medical exam would be the best way to know cause. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more

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What can cause small red itchy bumps on inner thigh?

What can cause small red itchy bumps on inner thigh?

Many possibilities: Hives localized to the inner thighs may be due to multiple causes. The area is warm and one thigh can rub against the other. It can be due to cloth or chemicals in pants, just to give a few examples. Wear non-tight pants; when itchy, apply Sarna with pramoxime. Otherwise, keep dry with cornstarch or talc. Take an antihistamine such as fexofenadine or cetirizine. No help - see your physician. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
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Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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Sometimes my 5 year old gets small red itchy bumps on his torso and back. They go away completely in 3-4 days. What are these??

Sometimes my 5 year old gets small red itchy bumps on his torso and back.  They go away completely in 3-4 days.  What are these??

Rash: if the rash is itchy, he probay is exposed to something he wears that is making him break out with the rash. Try to identify and see what it is ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
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Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
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Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
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Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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Groups of 1, 2, or 3 small, red, itchy bumps appearing on my legs. What Is this. It's been spreading throughout the day.

Groups of 1, 2, or 3 small, red, itchy bumps appearing on my legs. What Is this. It's been spreading throughout the day.

Insect allergy?: Allergy to insect bites is the most common cause. Avoiding exposure by wearing long pants when you go out may provide relief. Consult your doctor if the rash keeps appearing. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 4 days ago and I have a bunch of small red itchy bumps on my stomach between my breasts and belly button. What is this?

I had my gallbladder removed 4 days ago and I have a bunch of small red itchy bumps on my stomach between my breasts and belly button. What is this?

Reaction: This may be a reaction to the medications during surgery, medications you are taking now or the antiseptic solution used at the time of surgery most likely. Call your md and ask to be seen if this does not clear. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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Small slightly itchy bumps and red blotches after shower since as long as I can remember. Disappear 30mins after. Is becoming more itchy lately. ?

Small slightly itchy bumps and red blotches after shower since as long as I can remember. Disappear 30mins after. Is becoming more itchy lately. ?

Heat urticaria?: Many patients come with complaints of itching and rarely hives after a hot bath. If hives appear it could be due to hot water. In that case, reducing the temperature of water will help. Applying moisturizing creams or Vaseline immediately after bath may relieve itching. ...Read more

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