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What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Small Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue that is raised (often on the skin). Tiny red elevations of skin or tissue might ...Read more


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What could a red itchy inconsistent size bumps be on both of my forearms and the baxk of my hands?

What could a red itchy inconsistent size bumps be on both of my forearms and the baxk of my hands?

Many possibilities: Contact dermatitis, photodermatitis (related to sun exposure), folliculitis (due to infection), neurodermatitis (due to chronic, often unconscious scratching). There are some unusual fungal infections that could cause this kind of eruption, too. Rashes can be tough to diagnosis - oftentimes it's a matter of sight recognition. See your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Small red non itchy spots, kind of rash-like on the back of my hands. What could be the cause?

Small red non itchy spots, kind of rash-like on the back of my hands. What could be the cause?

Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you got into contact with something that irritated the skin on your hands. Think carefully about any new products, soaps, laundry detergents, etc, and try to avoid them. Were you out in the woods near poison ivy perhaps? Use a gentle moisturising cream like cetaphil or neutragena if the skin is dry. Use hydrocortisone 1% twice a day for up to 10d if it starts to itch. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on the back of my thigh and on the inside of the rash are tiny white bumps. _hat is it?

I have a red rash on the back of my thigh and on the inside of the rash are tiny white bumps.  _hat is it?

Need to see: A dermatologist in person, to get your question answered adequately. Online diagnosis is hazardous. ...Read more

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I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my neck, in the hairline. What could this be?

I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my neck, in the hairline. What could this be?

Acne keloidalis: Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a scarring form of chronic folliculitis that manifests as follicular-based papules and pustules, which eventuates in keloidlike lesions. The lesions are most pronounced on the occipital scalp and the posterior part of the neck. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could these red bumps on the backs of my arms be eczema?

Could these red bumps on the backs of my arms be eczema?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. ...Read more

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What could have caused these blotches of red on my cheeks and rash on my wrist?

What could have caused these blotches of red on my cheeks and rash on my wrist?

Too many possible : There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What could cause red bumps on the back of the hand?

What could cause red bumps on the back of the hand?

Dermatitis: It may be some forms of dermatitis when you are in contact with in your environment.It is not possible to tell you at this time.You need to see doctor for better evaluartion on your question. ...Read more

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What could cause the very back of my daughters tongue to have big bumps on it?

What could cause the very back of my daughters tongue to have big bumps on it?

Taste Buds: These are taste buds and they are supposed to look big and ugly and irregular. This is normal. ...Read more

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I have small white and red bumps on the insides of my lips. The bumps are in a straight line, what could be wrong?

I have small white and red bumps on the insides of my lips.  The bumps are in a straight line,  what could be wrong?

Cysts in lips: Fordyce spots also known as sebaceous. .prominence or Fordyce granules.. White spots on lips HPV STD. Oral HPV treatment. Milia – small hard white bumps. Oral thrush. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) – cold sores or fever blisters. White spots on lips cancer. Canker sores. Vitiligo. Mucous cysts Contact allergy Fibroma. Mouth and lips sores and HIV. White spots on lip line. White spots on corner of lips ...Read more

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On both outsides of my upper bum near the bottom of my back have small red dots/bumps and dark red lines, it kinda looks like a reaction what is this?

On both outsides of my upper bum near the bottom of my back have small red dots/bumps and dark red lines, it kinda looks like a reaction what is this?

Bumps and lines : It is hard to say without getting a good look and learning more. Are you taking any medicines? How is your growth are you in a growth spurt or recent weight gain? What's the relationship of the bumps to the lines? Are they in the same location? Or is there a line extending from a bump? Fever? Contacts with illness? Any friends with similiar bumps? We may be able to learnmore in a Prime visit! ...Read more

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9 month old has small red bumps that are hard on back arms and thighs. What could be the cause?

9 month old has small red bumps that are hard on back arms and thighs. What could be the cause?

Hard to know: Rashes are nearly impossible to diagnose without seeing. One of the most common rashes i see on the arms and thighs is keratosis pilaris. Google the images to see if it looks similar. ...Read more

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I havd red spots on my tongue and large ones on the back of it, what could this be?

I havd red spots on my tongue and large ones on the back of it, what could this be?

Taste Buds: Provided that these bumps are not a symptom of underlying disease, i.e. There is no pain, swelling, bleeding, burning sensation, or discomfort of any kind, they are taste buds. The major test buds are in the posterior part of the tongue. ...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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What could a red raised itchy patch of skin on the back of the neck be?

What could a red raised itchy patch of skin on the back of the neck be?

Eczema vs dermatitis: This sounds like inflammation of the skin localized to one spot. Dermatitis is a fancy term for inflammation of the skin. Try treating with either a topical steroid such as Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or an anti-itch lotion such as sarna or sarna for sensitive skin. If this does not resolve it, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What caused these big red bumps on the back of my tongue?

What caused these big red bumps on the back of my tongue?

Big red bumps: Those big red bumps are known as circumvallate papilla--completely normal. But net time you are at the dentist ask him/or her to show them to you. ...Read more

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What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Rash on back of hands from chemicals used when cleaning.had rubber gloves on but think got inside gloves,itchy small red bumps now, seem to spread. hu?

Rash on back of hands from chemicals used when cleaning.had rubber gloves on but think got inside gloves,itchy small red bumps now, seem to spread. hu?

Rash: This could be a rash due to irritation from the chemicals that you were using or a contact dermatitis. Make sure that you cleaned the area well. If it continues to spread you might need treatments. ...Read more

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My son is 12 and he got small red bumps behind his ears, neck, arms and back. What could that be?

My son is 12 and he got small red bumps behind his ears, neck, arms and back. What could that be?

Visit the MD: The best advice is for you to visit your doctor. If your son has red bumps on his face and neck that spread downward and has a fever, you should seek immediate medical attention. If he does not have a fever, the differential diagnosis is quite large and he should visit a doctor for a full exam for diagnosis. When exactly did the rash start? Your MD needs his medical history and vital signs. ...Read more

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My 18 mo old has small red bumps on his tummy & back, a few on his arms he has had a runny nose, but no fever and is full of energy, not acting sick.?

My 18 mo old has small red bumps on his tummy & back, a few on his arms  he has had a runny nose, but no fever and is full of energy, not acting sick.?

DERMATITIS: He has colds and non-specific rash on body and extremities and playful. Although rash is better diagnosed by looking at it, this could be viral in nature due to associated colds. If in doubt, please see md. Thanks. ...Read more

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9 month old has small red bumps that are hard on back arms and thighs. What could be the cause?

Hard to know: Rashes are nearly impossible to diagnose without seeing. One of the most common rashes i see on the arms and thighs is keratosis pilaris. Google the images to see if it looks similar. ...Read more

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My children has a lot of small red bumps every where some hurt on private areas legs arms back and face?

My children has a lot of small red bumps every where some hurt on private areas legs arms back and face?

As with most rashes.: ...This could be a variety of things. This could be a virus, or this could be a bacterial infection that would respond to an antibiotic. This could even be tiny insects in the skin. It cannot be diagnosed online. You must see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. If your child is in pain, see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my arms and belly my side's and in the middle of my fingers. And they itch a lot. What could it be and what to help.

See below : Could be a contact allergy, insect bites, contact dermatitis or inflammed angiomias (due to scratching). Treatment includes otc anti-inflammatory creams, moisturizers, or sarna lotion. Contact a dermatologist for further information and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a rash on one of my arms and I've had it for 2 days. Its a bunch of small red bumps and it feels like its on fire when I itch it.

I have a rash on one of my arms and I've had it for 2 days. Its a bunch of small red bumps and it feels like its on fire when I itch it.

Red vesicular rash: 18 year old with painful burning vesicles on arm. Get a full medical history and in person physical exam ASAP. You can try a consult in your area as well. If the rash is itchy (pruritic) and painful you need to give more history. The differential is large and it could be anything from zoster to contact dermatitis to chiggers or a reaction to insect bites, bedbugs, or scabies. A picture=1k words. ...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?

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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Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs on neck arms hands torso legs

Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs   on neck arms hands torso legs

This : This is one of those situations where "a picture is worth a thousand words"--really needs to be seen by a medical professional. Eczema is common in children and can occur on trunk and extremities. Topical moisture with heavier, cream-type moisturizers is best for eczema. If it does not resolve, it may require topical prescription medication. But a quick "eyeball" visit will clarify the issue. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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