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Doctor insights on: Small Red Pimple Like Bumps

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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I have 2 small red pimple like bumps on my genital area and I was wondering what they might be?

I have 2 small red pimple like bumps on my genital area and I was wondering what they might be?

Many possibilities: Herpes is often a consideration for pimple-like genital lesions. However, a lot depends on details: Exact location? Evolution from red bump to blister to pimple or sore over a few days, like herpes. Unchanging bumps over 2+ days not herpes. Actual pimples, warts, and molluscum contagiosum may be possible. Sexual risks of course make a difference. Stop guessing and see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have small red pimple like bumps on outer part of vagina . And I also have a painful pimple like bump on crease of thigh and butt. What is it?

I have small red pimple like bumps on outer part of vagina . And I also have a painful pimple like bump on crease of thigh and butt. What is it?

Get it checked!: This could be an infection of the hair follicles. However, what you are describing might be something serious such as a herpes virus infection and should be check out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have small red pimple like bumps all over my right leg. no where else on my body. Have not changed soaps or detergents recently. they do not itch?

I have small red pimple like bumps all over my right leg.  no where else on my body.  Have not changed soaps or detergents recently. they do not itch?

Rash: Maybe a contact rash or folliculitis from shaving. Take a picture and show your doctor for help with diagnosis and treatment. You are always welcome to submit a picture on this site. Stop shaving and using any products that might aggravate your rash. All the best. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic hair and small red pimple like bumps appeared at the very base. I can't be an STD because i've never had sex. What is it?

I shaved my pubic hair and small red pimple like bumps appeared at the very base. I can't be an STD because i've never had sex. What is it?

Normal: This occurs normally after shaving large amounts of hair. The razor creates a slight trauma to the hair follicle which results in small red bumps. Sometimes the bumps can become inflamed and appear like small pimples. Be sure to clean the area with soap and water. ...Read more

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