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My 4 year old son has tiny red bumps on the top of his ear lobes and it seems to be spreading to the outline of his scalp and now on cheeks...any idea?

My 4 year old son has tiny red bumps on the top of his ear lobes and it seems to be spreading to the outline of his scalp and now on cheeks...any idea?

Many possibilities: Rashes that remain localized to specific areas are often reactions to soaps/lotions or other material that was in contact with that area. Specific cause is hard to confirm without an exam and review of possible exposures. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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Red, burning ear lobes and little red bumps on back of neck?

Red, burning ear lobes and little red bumps on back of neck?

Painful rash: If it's just on one side, i'd worry this was shingles and would encourage you to get someone to start treatment right away. If it's on both sides, it could be an allergic reaction to something that got on your skin. There are a lot of other conditions that can cause painful rashes but most need to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

? ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema.Did you use a new soap, facial cream or lotion. If you did stop using it. Take oral benadryll. You can try an over the counter steroid cream--if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on the back of my ears. They don't have pus or head and are not itchy. I'm curious because I did't have ever again in that area.?

I have tiny red bumps on the back of my ears. They don't have pus or head and are not itchy. I'm curious because I did't have ever again in that area.?

Doctor can examine: Little red bumps are hard to figure out without an exam. Sometimes, they appear and disappear for unknown reasons. That is ok if there is no pain, oozing, bleeding, itching, etc... The causes may be irritant or allergic (something touched the area), or may be from blocked pores, blocked glands, irritated follicles, etc... A doctor can look at the bumps to help get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on the back of my ears. They don't have pus or head and are not itchy. I'm curious because I did't have ever again in that area.?

I have tiny red bumps on the back of my ears. They don't have pus or head and are not itchy. I'm curious because I did't have ever again in that area.?

Many possibilities: This could represent any of a number of conditions including a minor infection, allergic reaction. You could use Hydrocortisone cream temporarily. If it persists or you develop other areas see dermatologist. ...Read more

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My son is 12 and he got small red bumps behind his ears, neck, arms and back. What could that be?

My son is 12 and he got small red bumps behind his ears, neck, arms and back. What could that be?

Visit the MD: The best advice is for you to visit your doctor. If your son has red bumps on his face and neck that spread downward and has a fever, you should seek immediate medical attention. If he does not have a fever, the differential diagnosis is quite large and he should visit a doctor for a full exam for diagnosis. When exactly did the rash start? Your MD needs his medical history and vital signs. ...Read more

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27/female, had cluster of small red bumps behind ear 2 weeks ago, cleared up in 5 days but now same bumps came back on chest, back and stomach. Help!?

27/female, had cluster of small red bumps behind ear 2 weeks ago, cleared up in 5 days but now same bumps came back on chest, back and stomach. Help!?

Need an exam: You need to be examined by a physician to have a diagnosis. There are too many unknowns for anyone to tell you what this is on here. ...Read more

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Last week I started having small red bumps on my lips. Then a few days later there were bumps on the roof of my mouth. Now the same thing is on my ear?

Last week I started having small red bumps on my lips. Then a few days later there were bumps on the roof of my mouth. Now the same thing is on my ear?

See your doctor: Because this rash appears to be spreading, see your primary care physician to determine what this rash is and how to keep this from spreading. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?

Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?

See derm: I wonder if your doctor has considered scabies as the cause for your skin problem. You need to call your doctor or consider consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes?

I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes?

This does not sound: Like herpes, but without seeing it, we can't make a diagnosis on this platform. Please see your doctor to be properly diagnosed if you are concerned. If you are a HealthTap Prime member, you can do a virtual consult there with one of us and send a photo or show us on the video consult. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

What to do if I have multiple and very small red bumps on the head of my penis, what is this?

Pearly penis papules: Ring of small skin colored bumps around head of penis just beyond the circumferential groove are normal and nothing to be concerned about. Sometimes called tyson's glands, but in fact are not glands. Tend to be more promininent in the uncircumcised penis. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has small red bumps on the head of his penis and it doesn't irritate him and it has been continuous for the past 4 years, what is it?

A friend of mine has small red bumps on the head of his penis and it doesn't irritate him and it has been continuous for the past 4 years, what is it?

Papules: Since they have been there for 4 years and has not caused a problem it does not seem serious but you could see a dermatologist. They sound like papules depends on the size ...Read more

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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

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Have tiny red bumps directly underneath the head of my penis. They tend to itch occasionally. What could this be?

Have tiny red bumps directly underneath the head of my penis. They tend to itch occasionally. What could this be?

Here are some...: To verify if what you've observed in glans penis is related with tight long foreskin, see urologist timely so to reach right Dx for right care; if not related with foreskin or not pearly penile papules along penile corona, circumcision is needed for long-term care, but currently, improve topical hygiene with adequate cleansing & drying + judicious use of topical ant-fungal - steroid cream. ...Read more

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I have 2 groups of 3 small white/red bumps on the back of my penis right under the head is there something wrong?

I have 2 groups of 3 small white/red bumps on the back of my penis right under the head is there something wrong?

Bumps on penis: It's almost impossible to comment whether the bumps you see on your penis are normal or not by your description. You should see a medical doctor or a urologist to be examined. ...Read more

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Could a new skin lotion be causing my occasional red bumps on face? Small red no pus or head what is that? Do they disappear?

Could a new skin lotion be causing my occasional red bumps on face? Small red no pus or head what is that? Do they disappear?

Yes: It sounds like the new lotion could be causing a mild reaction. Try stopping it for a few days and see if the red bumps go away. ...Read more

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What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

What are all of these small red bumps on the head of my penis? They're also surrounding the urethra. It seems like they're spreading.

Spreading Red Bumps: Anything that is getting worse...Especially when it is on the skin needs to be evaluated in person. This could be herpes. It could be a staph or fungal infection. Please get in to see your family doctor soon. ...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


Red Bumps (Definition)

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