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Red Bumps (Definition)

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


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I've been feeling unwell and just noticed a sore red/purpleish hard bump on my leg with a raised red ring around it. Could this be a spider bite?

I've been feeling unwell and just noticed a sore red/purpleish hard bump on my leg with a raised red ring around it. Could this be a spider bite?

May be a cellulitis: It is hard to tell without a picture. If it is tender, with redness and feels warmer than the same area on the other leg, then it may be a cellulitis and may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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About a month or 2 ago my legs and ankles started swelling, red bumps, very sore and a week ago started oozing clear fluid?

About a month or 2 ago my legs and ankles started swelling, red bumps, very sore and a week ago started oozing clear fluid?

See a doctor: The weeping from the skin might represent lymphatic issues and you want to get the proper care to prevent issues such as scarring or infection. Talk to your doctor about this, and he/she can also determine if it is something else. ...Read more

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Have itchy red bumps on my chest legs and sides. Seem to keep coming and are very itchy. Also have sore throat. Have had chk pox/shingles in the past?

Have itchy red bumps on my chest legs and sides. Seem to keep coming and are very itchy. Also have sore throat. Have had chk pox/shingles in the past?

Doesn't sound like: Shingles or chicken pox. It can just be viral rash, or hives of acute urticaria, all can be related to viral infection, if antihistamines, salt water gargles don't work in few days, or if symptoms worsen, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I have road rash on my left thigh from a bike accident that is 2 weeks old. I've recently developed a red bumps all along my leg. The road rash is red and tender to the touch. Should I be concerned?

I have road rash on my left thigh from a bike accident that is 2 weeks old. I've recently developed a red bumps all along my leg. The road rash is red and tender to the touch. Should I be concerned?

Time for an eval: Any time you have an injury that is not getting better as you would expect, or is getting worse with increasing pain or redness, foul discharge, etc. You should see a physician for an evaluation. You don't want a minor and easily treatable infection to turn into something much more serious or potentially life threatening. Go get it looked at to make sure it is nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have large welt like bumps on my right shin. Very red. Bumps always there but only itch on occasion. Tender and painful before it gets itchy.?

I have large welt like bumps on my right shin. Very red. Bumps always there but only itch on occasion. Tender and painful before it gets itchy.?

EN?: EN stands for erythema nodosum. it is poorly understood but suggests there may be some type of infection or ongoing process such as an autoimmune disease. See your doc and have that person explain this more. ...Read more

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Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Dermatitis: Of some sort. Rashes or skin conditions are much easier diagnosed by seeing them. You can try an over the counter cortisone creams nd if no improvement see the dermatologist. A prescription med may be needed. Try not to itch. ...Read more

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Small freckle like red bumps on legs early sign of pregnancy?

Small freckle like red bumps on legs early sign of pregnancy?

Not a sign: This is not a sign of pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test if you are uncertain. There can be skin changes with pregnancy but most often they involve increase in pigmentation around the nipples and in the midline on the belly. ...Read more

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What would cause a rash in hotspot areas, purple and red bumps on legs and on groin?

What would cause a rash in hotspot areas, purple and red bumps on legs and on groin?

Bumpy rashes on legs: Rashes can be difficult to diagnosis, even by a skilled dermatologist looking at the rash in person. With just a description I cannot answer your question. There are many causes of rashes in these areas, such as a contact allergy, irritation, chafing, fungus, scabies, etc. I recommend you make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist so she/he can examine you and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red bumps on legs with clear liquid coming out. What is this?

Red bumps on legs with clear liquid coming out. What is this?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Breaking out in small red bumps on legs and slowly spreading and are painful also with a headache and fever what could this be cause from?

Breaking out in small red bumps on legs and slowly spreading and are painful also with a headache and fever what could this be cause from?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this without seeing the rash and obtaining a full history and exam. You also need to be checked to be sure you do not have central nervous system involvement. Go see your pcp now. This is the season for tick-borne illnesses and they need rapid treatment. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Red bumps on legs. Recently started getting on back of arms and on my back. Haven't been to derm yet? Possibly KP? Tried many lotions nothing plzhelp

Keratosis pilaris?: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy. Certainly the above diagnoses could be consistent with bumps on the legs, but there are many other causes, such as razor dermatitis so you really have to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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1 yr old has small red bumps on legs and buttox. Ongoing for a week and spread up his thighs. Could this be irritation from detergent or should I make an appt asap?

1 yr old has small red bumps on legs and buttox. Ongoing for a week and spread up his thighs. Could this be irritation from detergent or should I make an appt asap?

Possibly: It sure can be an irritation from the detergent. I don't think you need to worry too much. Put otc Hydrocortisone on the rash twice a day. If not better by monday, see you doctor. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my kid legs?

Red bumps on my kid legs?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What causes red bumps & itching on legs above the ankle?

What causes red bumps & itching on legs above the ankle?

Hard to say...: Need more info to answer. There are several causes for red bumps and itching on the legs. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my legs after shavein should I see a doctor?

Red bumps on my legs after shavein should I see a doctor?

Probably...: Just razor burn. If it doesn't heal after a few days then I would see a doctor to rule out anything else. ...Read more

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My 1 year old son has lol red bumps on his legs and arm. What is it?

My 1 year old son has lol red bumps on his legs and arm. What is it?

Hives??: Could be many things, but hives from bites or a contact allergy are most likely. Seeing a doctor will be definitive. This is assuming he is otherwise well. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my legs that hurt and my ankle hurts. What could this be?

I have red bumps on my legs that hurt and my ankle hurts. What could this be?

Erythema nodosum: This could represent a condition called erythema nodosum which is a reaction to an infection or some other internal problem such as tb, sarcoma, strep infection. See a doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why are my lower legs itch, irriatied looking and have small litte red bumps all over?

Why are my lower legs itch, irriatied looking and have small litte red bumps all over?

Rash: The accurate diagnosis of a rash typically requires a physical exam. Ask your primary care physician to look at this problem. ...Read more

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My baby had red bumps on his legs from chiggers, insects bites what can I apply and what precaution I can take?

My baby had red bumps on his legs from chiggers, insects bites what can I apply and what precaution I can take?

Topical cream: It is safe to use topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on bug bites on infants. Also cool water or compresses or an oatmeal bath can be soothing. If necessary, you can try OTC Hydrocortisone 0.5% cream 1X/DAY (use very sparingly on an infant.) The best approach is prevention. Avoid being outside in the evening, dress him in lightweight long pants and sleeves, consider a mosquito netting for his stroller. ...Read more

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I have red bumps showing up on my legs and arms very ichy...haven't used any new products. What could this be!??

I have red bumps showing up on my legs and arms very ichy...haven't used any new products. What could this be!??

Many causes: You could certainly have come into contact with something you are having an allergic reaction to. It could also be a symptoms of gall bladder dysfunction or cholestasis. Keep the area clean, use benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed, and try Cortizone cream to the area twice daily. If it does not start to improve in a few days, and certainly if it gets worse, you have vomiting or jaundice see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my legs and I got them when I became pregnant in 2012 & they are worse I need an anwser?

Dermatofibroma: Dermatofibromas are firm tan- or red-bumps that often appear on the legs and/or arms of women. As they appear more frequently in women, it is believed that estrogen plays a role in their development. Frequently, they can appear after an injury to the skin, such as a bug bite or an inflammed hair follicle.
Most commonly, one as only a few lesions present, that persist and do not go away. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has a red circular rash on the back of her upper leg accompanied by a few red bumps. She doesn't itch it?

My 3 year old daughter has a red circular rash on the back of her upper leg accompanied by a few red bumps. She doesn't itch it?

Rash: A circular rash could represent a fungal infection, bacterial skin infection or other less common causes. Have it examined to determine the cause and treatment. All the best. ...Read more