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Doctor insights on: Tiny Red Bumps On Rib Cage

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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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Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. ...Read more

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What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

Red itchy bumps: Do you have a belly button ring or a belt could be allergic reaction to nickle take out the ring/ belt and use zyrtec (cetirizine) or benedryl at night (no driving with benedryl), or a skin infection called folliculitis may respond to bacitracin, from sweat/heat, f/u with doc urgent care ...Read more

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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection?

Possible: Looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on chest and stomach, how can I treat this?

I have tiny red bumps on chest and stomach, how can I treat this?

Derm 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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There are small red bumps on my chest and I try to get rid on it for the past 3 days, do I need to go to a hospita?

There are small red bumps on my chest and I try to get rid on it for the past 3 days, do I need to go to a hospita?

Not an emergency: Doesn't sound like an emergency to me. Cool compresses might help. Find out if there is something that you are ingesting, applying locally, (sun screen?) or maybe your detergent or fabric softener. Could be an allergic reaction to a medicine that you are taking. A doctor's visit should do the trick. It will save you lots of time and money over going to the emergency room ...Read more

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I have a rash on my chest and neck. It is not itchy. Small red bumps.

I have a rash on my chest and neck. It is not itchy. Small red bumps.

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Tiny, 10 slightly red bumps on chest in between Breasts (not big enough for cleavage)just appeared over a week ago? Just finished cold virus. Linked?

Tiny, 10 slightly red bumps on chest in between Breasts (not big enough for cleavage)just appeared over a week ago? Just finished cold virus. Linked?

Rash: It would be rash to try and diagnose this without seeing it. It is not likely to be related to your cold, but anything is possible. If it keeps up you might want to show this to your PCP and let them assess it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small bumpy rash on chest not really itchy not widespread little red bumps some raised some not

Small bumpy rash on chest not really itchy not widespread little red bumps some raised some not

Need eval to know: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis.. ...Read more

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I layed in the tanning bed and I ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?

I layed in the tanning bed and I ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?

Tanning Bed Rash: Small bumps can appear all over the body after tanning. However, they are more commonly found in certain areas, such as stomach, chest, back and legs which are exposed to the ultraviolet rays for a longer duration. These eruptions are often referred to as tan bed rash which may develop immediately after tanning or a few days later. They look like blisters and are red in color. ...Read more

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There are small red bumps on my chest and I've been trying to get rid of them for 3 days. Do I need to go to a hospital?

There are small red bumps on my chest and I've been trying to get rid of them for 3 days. Do I need to go to a hospital?

Any other symptoms?: If not - see if they resolve on their own. If they are not resolving or just one symptoms of a number then you many need medical assessment. ...Read more

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Week long rash that doesn't itch or burn located mostly around chest area. Does not affect face, began as small red bumps has now turned into patches.

Week long rash that doesn't itch or burn located mostly around chest area. Does not affect face, began as small red bumps has now turned into patches.

CHEST RASH: COULD BE ANY OF A NUMBER OF CONDITIONS.
WITHOUT SEEING YOUR CHEST, IT COULD BE PITYRIASIS ROSEA, TINEA VERSICOLOR, OR OTHER SKIN DISORDERS.
DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST SOON. . .
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back. What should I do?

Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and looks like red bumps that get redder and stand out more when baby is upset or just after a bath. This goes away on its own in a few weeks. It is caused by maternal hormones that crossed through the placenta. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Small red bumps some have a white head on them. Started on upper chest and now on arms. What could this be?

Small red bumps some have a white head on them. Started on upper chest and now on arms. What could this be?

Doctor can evaluate: Bumps may be conditions such as keratosis pilaris, eczema, comedones, or folliculitis. Each would have a different treatment, so a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and give some recommendations. Rashes are hard to describe in words. Little white heads are more likely folliculitis. If recently using a hot tub, such a rash could be due to that. ...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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I'm worried I have hiv. Right now I have 2 small mouth ulcers and small red bumps on my back and chest that don't itch. Also I have a headache. Its been 2 weeks since I had unprotected oral sex. I am a paranoid person so how worried should I be?

I'm worried I have hiv. Right now I have 2 small mouth ulcers and small red bumps on my back and chest that don't itch. Also I have a headache. Its been 2 weeks since I had unprotected oral sex. I am a paranoid person so how worried should I be?

Not at all: You should not worry before you have a test to determine if you have HIV or another sexually transmitted disease. Simply make an appointment with your doctor, discuss your sexual activity and ask for testing for STDs as well as for advice regarding safe sex. Do not be shy about doing this, we are all prepared to have these discussions and to address these concerns. You are part of a generation that seems to have a higher rate of anxiety about many things, health especially. It is not clear why this generation has such a high rate of anxiety or, as you call it, paranoia, but rest assured you are not alone. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my ribs that seems infected. Recently I've started seeing a rashy group of red bumps trailing off up onto my chest. It's very painful?

I have a cut on my ribs that seems infected. Recently I've started seeing a rashy group of red bumps trailing off up onto my chest. It's very painful?

See a doctor: Without being able to examine this would only be guessing. You need to have this seen by an experienced clinician, diagnosed and treated appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my sons neck, back and chest?

Red bumps on my sons neck, back and chest?

Might be acne: The neck, back, and chest are areas that commonly have acne. Your son may be starting puberty. Definitely make an appointment for him to see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What are these three red bumps on my chest? Is it from gallbladder trouble?

Probably not: It is unlikely that the bumps on your chest are related, as the gallbladder is in the abdomen, and gallbladder problems usually manifest with gastrointestinal symptoms, such as pain, nausea or vomiting after meals. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but I'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?

Agree w Dr Raff.: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as the legs. A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more