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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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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


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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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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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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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I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

I have dandruff on my scalp and small red bumps. Head and shoulder hasn't cleared this problem up. What is the cause of my scalp issue?

Seborrhea?: This may well be a case of seborrheic dermatitis. The head and shouders may not help. You might want to try some selsun to see if that will help. If not call your doc for appt and advice. Read more

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Small red bumps that appeared out of nowhere today on the head on my penis and when I pull back the foreskin. They don't really hurt or itch?

Small red bumps that appeared out of nowhere today on the head on my penis and when I pull back the foreskin. They don't really hurt or itch?

Bumps on penis: It would be useful to know, if you have any other signs or symptoms along with these red dots like itching, fever, swelling of head of penis (glans penis). The shape and contour of the said red dots is also important. Also as per you description, you noticed them after having sex. This may indicated a sexually transmitted infection. If they are red rash like spots with itching and/or swelling of head, then it could be an yeast (candida) infection. Small blister like lesions with pain and fever may strongly indicate a herpes infection. Molluscum contagiosum infection can appear as small bumps with central depression. Also, genital warts due HPV (Human papilloma virus) infection can present as small pink/red bumps over penis. Read more

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My son has red bumps big and small all over his body some on his face and a few on his head. What could it be? No itching and no fever but very cranky

My son has red bumps big and small all over his body some on his face and a few on his head. What could it be? No itching and no fever but very cranky

Probably viral rash: Viral exanthems usually stay on a few days. Should he develops drastic change in his general condition, have him checked. Read more

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Hello, I have been experiencing small red bumps in my penis head sometimes accompanied by itchiness. I haven't had any sex in months, just martubation?

Hello, I have been experiencing small red bumps in my penis head sometimes accompanied by itchiness. I haven't had any sex in months, just martubation?

Here are some...: Without a direct look at, it is hard to draw a conclusion for diagnosis and treatment, but clinically, such bumps are most likely related with long foreskin with inflammatory change on foreskin or/& glans penis - called balanoposthitis or posthitis if involving foreskin only or balanitis if glans penis only. More? Ask doc, preferably urologists. Read more

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What are these small red bumps on my penis head? It seems to be turning into a sore.

What are these small red bumps on my penis head? It seems to be turning into a sore.

Get checked: It hard to say by description. Best to be on the safe side. Get checked by doctor for possible STD. Read more

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Boyfriend has a irritated shaft on the side it has some red bumps and on top of red bumps it looks like a small tiny black head. When pee burns a tad?

Boyfriend has a irritated shaft on the side it has some red bumps and on top of red bumps it looks like a small tiny black head. When pee burns a tad?

Must be seen: This could be herpes or a staph infection. Add that to dysuria (which in a male represents Gonorrhea or Chlamydia) it is a definite indication that this man needs a doctor visit today. Read more

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My girlfriend has reddnes and pain on the genitalia and I have tiny red bumps and flaking skin around the bumps on my penis head. For about 2 days now?

My girlfriend has reddnes and pain on the genitalia and I have tiny red bumps and flaking skin around the bumps on my penis head. For about 2 days now?

Here are some. ..: If what you described indeed happened to both in the same time frame, one has to consider if these Sx and signs were related with possible use of sex-enhancing or safe-sex- agents or possible STDs. If going away in 2-3 days predictably, the former concern is possible; if lingering, the latter is the concern. Nonetheless, seek timely evaluation and counseling for now and future. Read more

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I have a lot of tiny red bumps near the cut line on circumsized penis foreskin, same size as the papules on the head of penis, what could they be?

I have a lot of tiny red bumps near the cut line on circumsized penis foreskin, same size as the papules on the head of penis, what could they be?

Pearly penile papule: These are probably normal variant but you could be checked as part of your next exam to rule out warts which would be unusual in that location. Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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