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What are these red bumps on my chest? It started from the chest and now I have them on my back and arms. It is also a bit itchy.

What are these red bumps on my chest? It started from the chest and now I have them on my back and arms. It is also a bit itchy.

Contact dermatitis: Without seeing your rash, you're at the mercy of guess. It sounds some sort of allergic dermatitis like contact one. If able to identify the offending agent, make sure to do your best to avoid further contact with it. Otherwise, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night, avoid hot water, scrubbing your body with a sponge or scrub and drying soaps - which will make it worse. If the rash is worse, see doc. ...Read more

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


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What are these red bumps on my chest, neck, shoulders and stomach? Allergic to the hot tub?

What are these red bumps on my chest, neck, shoulders and stomach? Allergic to the hot tub?

Infection: Hot tub folliculitis is caused by a bacteria, pseudomonas aeruginosa, that grows in the hot water when chlorination is inadequate. Your can treat foliiculitis with otc antibacterial creams or washes or you can try dilute vinegar on the skin. Get that hot tub water tested & don't go back in until you and the tub are in good health. ...Read more

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

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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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 have strange little red bumps on my chest, what is this?

I have strange little red bumps on my chest, what is this?

Unsure: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...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 red bumps on my chest and neck but are not really itchy and have white heads on them, what could this be?

Possibly rosacea: Does the area get hot and red and flushed sometimes? If so, it could be rosacea. Other possibilities include an allergic response or a fungal or yeast infection. A dermatologist can tell you which it is, and prescribe treatment for it. ...Read more

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I have these little red bumps on my chest that resemble acne, but arent. They usually appear after showers, but won't go away now. What are they?!?

I have these little red bumps on my chest that resemble acne, but arent. They usually appear after showers, but won't go away now. What are they?!?

Read up on...: Cholinergic urticaria. See if this is what you have. If I'm way off, please forgive me, write back with more details & maybe one of us can make an educated guess -- though diagnosing rashes without seeing them is a challenge. Best wishes. ...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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I'm shawn. Lately I've been having these sharp pains all over my body, red bumps on my chest and arms and slight trouble breathing at times please help?

I'm shawn. Lately I've been having these sharp pains all over my body, red bumps on my chest and arms and slight trouble breathing at times please help?

Allergies?: This type of situation calls for examination by a doctor as soon as possible to see if this is an allergic reaction to something or some other type of ailment that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as std related acne? I woke up with these weird red bumps on my chest and they resemble a pimple but don't pop like a pimple?

Is there such a thing as std related acne? I woke up with these weird red bumps on my chest and they resemble a pimple but don't pop like a pimple?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you did not have chicken pox and did not take vaccination for chicken pox, a rash appearing on the chest can be an early sign of chicken pox. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my chest, in between my legs, on my back and behind my ear. I don't know what they are and what I should do about it?

I have little red bumps on my chest, in between my legs, on my back and behind my ear. I don't know what they are and what I should do about it?

Post picture: Could you post of picture of them? That would be helpful and perhaps help one of us to answer what they might be and how you might be able to treat them. Thanks for using Healthtap. Dr R ...Read more

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I have not had any symptoms of chicken pox but I have red bumps on my chest stomach neck and bavk. Could it be chicken pox. They are not pimbles.

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I have not had any symptoms of chicken pox but I have red bumps on my chest stomach neck and bavk. Could it be chicken pox. They are not pimbles.

See a doctor: There's always the possibility it may be chickenpox, and you should get it evaluated soon by a doctor to see if you need treatment. Chickenpox in an adult is often associated with a more severe course than in childhood. ...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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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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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

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Red bumps on clavical area one side of chest; what is it?

Red bumps on clavical area one side of chest; what is it?

Shingles: Hard to know from your description. If you have had chicken pox in the past, this may be shingles. It can be very painful, then the rash appears. ...Read more