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What causes strange bumps on the face?

What causes strange bumps on the face?

Depends: Are these acute onset or have they grown over time? Are they symptomatic, painful, red, inflammed, growing (spreading) from one spot. The possibilities are quite large and should be evaluated by a dermatologist, probably fairly soon. ...Read more

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What are small bumps on face caused by?

What are small bumps on face caused by?

Shot in the dark: Many causes, can be viral , acne ? Derm help should be saught. ...Read more

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What could cause rash or red / pink bumps on face?

What could cause rash or red / pink bumps on face?

Many possibilities: So many possibilities ranging from eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, photosensitivity, infection, reaction to medication, lupus or other collagen vascular disease. Need to see a dermatologist or primary doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Have a small rash of three medium size bumps on face right cheek. What could have caused this?

Have a small rash of three medium size bumps on face right cheek. What could have caused this?

See Your Doctor: You described a few details about the rash however not enough information is given to deduce the cause. "Bumps" can have numerous causes, from insect bites to contact dermatitis, & more. Diagnosis of skin findings is challenging without visual inspection. Additionally, a detailed medical history is needed to assess all possible causes. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What lotion is good for a baby's face that doesn't cause small bumps or pimples?

What lotion is good for a baby's face that doesn't cause small bumps or pimples?

Under the age of 6mo: we don't even recommend sunscreen as anything put on baby's skin can cause allergic reaction, acne etc. Baby's skin has natural moisturizer. If skin is really dry I would see dermatologist for treatment options and likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

Milia: Milk bumps most likely. Avoid trying to open them. They will likely pass. While a resident, i was trained to "ask the grandmother" if you don't know the rash. There is a lot of truth here. ...Read more

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What can cause acne, pimple and red tiny bumps on my face?

What can cause acne, pimple and red tiny bumps on my face?

Lots of things: Although acne is known to be more common in teenage years, it does occur in older age groups as well. A wide vatiety of thing may contribute like cosmetics, physical, emotional or even environmental stress. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of multiple bumps on my face caused by using acne cream that contain some sort of peroxide?

Can i get rid of multiple bumps on my face caused by using acne cream that contain some sort of peroxide?

Yes..: You can try benzoyl peroxide products, a few of which you can obtain over the counter (like Proactiv), and some as a prescription from your doctor. You might want to have your doctor examine your skin, though, to identify what kind of acne it is (if it really is acne and not another skin condition) to better tailor your skincare regimen/medications. ...Read more

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Can ringworm cause bumps on the face? Skin-color no puss not itchy just ugly

Can ringworm cause bumps on the face? Skin-color no puss not itchy just ugly

Yes: Ringworm on the face is known as the "great masquerader" so yes it can cause bumps, round scaly patches, pustules and more. Tinea faciale (ring worm) often itches or burns but can be asymptomatic. Consider visiting with a dermatologist to make sure it is not something else that will not respond to anti fungal therapy. ...Read more

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