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Tiny Red Bumps On Rib Cage
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
Biopsy: You probably need a biopsy to diagnosis this lesion. See a physician. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have a small patch of itchy, NOT red, bumps that started in a small patch on my chest, went away with antihistamine, now found them on my elbow!
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.
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
I have small red bumps on my back upper shoudlers arms and some on my chest there like goosebumps size please help?
See derm: See dermatologist because you may need a biopsy. ...Read more
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
I have small raised red bumps, that itch at times, peel, heal and turn dark on my chest and upper arms.
Need picture: It is difficult to diagnose your ailment without a visual picture a picture would help. ...Read more
I have a rash on my left thigh, the left side of my chest & around my eyes. It itches. Started as red bumps like many small insect bites. What is it?
Have small red bumps on upper arm and chest and upper legs most of my life. Don't know what they are but would be great if I could get rid of them.?
See your doctor: We need to find out what they are before we can determine the best way to remove them. ...Read more
My son is 8 years old, is covered in small, red bumps all over his stomach, back, chest and arms. They don't itch and he has no other symptoms.
Evaluation: You should take him to his doctor to be evaluated and find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
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
5 week old has developed a skin rash. It's located on arms chest and legs and slightly on cheeks. Tiny red bumps. Doc said eczema. I think heat rash?
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
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
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
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