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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

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Small white bumps on fingers?

Small white bumps on fingers?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do hives on my face look like small white head pimples?

Do hives on my face look like small white head pimples?

White head pimples: White head pimples on face may be due to milia. Milia are small deposits of keratin under the skin forming cyst like structures. It is abenign condition zthey are best removed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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White pimple bumps on public hair?

White pimple bumps on public hair?

It could be from: Shaving causing inflammation / infection of hair follicle.Check out this link.Take care! http://m.Wikihow.Com/get-rid-of-ingrown-pubic-hair. ...Read more

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White pimples on chin or white herpes blisters?

White pimples on chin or white herpes blisters?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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Small white dot on penis. Herpes?

Small white dot on penis. Herpes?

Probablyl not: Usually, a herpes outbreak will begin with a burning or tingling sensation of the skin, then progress to painful, blisters, usually with a base of pink or red skin beneath the blisters. The blisters usually occur in groups, (but can be singular). A single, painless white dot on penis does not sound typical of a herpes outbreak. ...Read more

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Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Small red spots on legs and stomach with tiny whiteheads?

Small red spots on legs and stomach with tiny whiteheads?

Rash: with what you describe is sounds like folliculitis or inflammation/infection of the hair follicles. Do you shave these areas? With rashes, as a doctor, we must see and feel the rash to really be able to diagnose and treat. Best to see your health care provider to check this rash. Best of luck. ...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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Breakout of tiny bumps on thigh, why?

Breakout of tiny bumps on thigh, why?

See your doctor: There can bea number of causes including, infection, insect bites, dermatitis...... ...Read more

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Small white raised bumps on the prepuce( tip of foreskin) anythinh bad?

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Small white raised bumps on the prepuce( tip of foreskin) anythinh bad?

Need a direct look: Oftentimes what you saw is long foreskin-related inflammation / infection. But, a direct look at them is essential to derive a diagnosis. So, seek evaluation / counseling timely. How to have healthcare process done rightly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closely with doc so to deduce right diagnosis for right treatment. Best... ...Read more

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White itchy spots on skin?

White itchy spots on skin?

Assessment will tell: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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I have a small pimple sized bump on my scalp under my hair, it has been there for a few weeks and won't go away. There is only one. What is it?

I have a small pimple sized bump on my scalp under my hair, it has been there for a few weeks and won't go away. There is only one. What is it?

See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes for the "bump" described such as blocked hair follicle, dermoid cyst, mole, & more. Diagnosis of skin findings can be challenging without visual inspection. Additionally your medical history is important to know. See your doctor for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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