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Would using amlactin reduce redness & bumps of kp?

Would using amlactin reduce redness & bumps of kp?

It helps, but...: Keratosis pilaris bumps don't like to completely go away, but amlactin can help. If the bumps are on both sides of the body (like arms ; thighs) one can use amlactin on one side (and use the other side for comparison). After 3-4 weeks, if the amlactin side is a lot smoother and softer than the other side, then that is a good sign that amlactin has been helpful, and one should use it on both sides. ...Read more

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Why is cell phone giving me redness/bumps!?

Why is cell phone giving me redness/bumps!?

Nickel alleregy: There have been numerous recent reports about the new the recent i-phone cases containing nickel and people who are allergic to nickel having various rashes because of it. If this is the type of cell phone you have, they suggested putting it in some type of plastic carrying case to reduce exposure to the nickel and see if that helps. New technology, new problems! ...Read more

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I have a bite that's black and looks like a bump surrounded by redness and swelling. What type of bite is it and should I be concerned?

I have a bite that's black and looks like a bump surrounded by redness and swelling. What type of bite is it and should I be concerned?

Exam needed: If there is significant or spreading redness the bite site may be infected. My guess is that this is a spider bite and either the venom or bleeding under the skin caused swelling. Either way redness is of concern and examination by a physician is needed. In the meantime apply warm compresses, pat dry and apply an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. ...Read more

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I've had 2 bumps on the back of my neck. No pain, no redness, and they are about the size of a pea. What can the be?

I've had 2 bumps on the back of my neck. No pain, no redness, and they are about the size of a pea. What can the be?

Swollen glands: These could be reaction to recent infection or even irritation in the scalp which caused these nodes to develop. If you are concerned confirm with your md. ...Read more

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What causes temporal pain on one side head. It doesn't hurt bad unless I touch it. Should I be concerned? I am 60. No bumps or redness on area.

What causes temporal pain on one side head. It doesn't hurt bad unless I touch it. Should I be concerned? I am 60. No bumps or redness on area.

PainInTheTemple, Oy!: At your age it could be an inflamed temporal artery, which is a marker for inflammation to deeper arteries, some of which could affect your eye and eyesight. So best to go see your doctor right away. A blood test could give a fairly good answer. If it's not that (called "temporal arteritis) then your doctor could try and figure out something else with a sigh of relief that it wasn't arteritis. ...Read more

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Flesh colored soft bumps appear on full lower inner arm comes/goes several times a day not everyday but often. No redness/itchWhat could it be

Flesh colored soft bumps appear on full lower inner arm comes/goes several times a day not everyday but often. No redness/itchWhat could it be

Non itchy bumps: Since the bumps are non itchy, not red, come and go daily, these seem to represent some type of a reaction to an allergen in your environment. Examine the area for bugs, mites etc. Long term exposure to such allergens can cause chronic problems like asthma etc. ...Read more

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I was laying on the couch and it felt like something bit me. It itches really bad but there's no bumps, just redness from where I was itching it. HELP!

I was laying on the couch and it felt like something bit me. It itches really bad but there's no bumps, just redness from where I was itching it. HELP!

Cannot say: Which insect in your particular case.
and, minor itching is helped by benadryl (diphenhydramine) (an antihistamine) that acts pretty rapidly and generally safe.
Spreading redness, warmth, redness and of course purulence implies a more serious condition (infection) that requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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I was bit by a stranger's dog yesterday and I have no information on owner. There was no bleeding but there was a bump and redness, what should I do?

I was bit by a stranger's dog yesterday and I have no information on owner. There was no bleeding but there was a bump and redness, what should I do?

Emergency room: Go to the hospital emergency room for evaluation and treatment. It's important to try to get information on the dog (and its rabies immunization status)that bit you and perhaps the local police, local dog officer, and public health department can help as well. Antibiotics are indicated and your status of tetanus protection will be checked. ...Read more

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Hard bump back left side of head. Noticed it 10 days ago. Hurt to press on. No redness but is now causing more pain in back of my head and down into m?

Hard bump back left side of head. Noticed it 10 days ago. Hurt to press on. No redness but is now causing more pain in back of my head and down into m?

This is the kind: Of thing that you can watch for a few days, but if it hasn't resolved or is in fact worse. "causing more pain". it is time for you to see your Doctor. An expert physical examination and possibly some tests (plain skull x-ray or CT) will likely be helpful. Most fluid filled cysts are not hard, but there is a chance the lump could be aspirated. Make appointment today. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have a redness, itchiness, bumpy around the stomach and back itchiness, redness, bumps on the stomach and back?

I have a redness, itchiness, bumpy around the stomach and back itchiness, redness, bumps on the stomach and back?

See your doctor: Its unfair to you for us to try to guess what kind of rash you have over the internet. Your doctor will be able to see it and feel it and give you an accurate answer. ...Read more

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I have ichy bumps and redness on wedges of fingers, toes and scabs on legs, what is this?

I have ichy bumps and redness on wedges of fingers, toes and scabs on legs, what is this?

Scabies?: When someone has very itchy lesions especially at night involving also the webs of the fingers and toes, the bell of scabies rings in my head. On the other hand, scabies usually affects more parts of the body than the lower extremities. I do agree that you need to see a dermatologist but not a podiatrist since your problem is not confined to the feet. ...Read more

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Tiny bumps all over soft pallet and near uvela tiny flesh colored no pain just a little redness any ideas?

Tiny bumps all over soft pallet and near uvela tiny flesh colored no pain just a little redness any ideas?

Long list: Unfortunately what you described has a fairly long list of possible diagnosis. With any lesion it is most important for the doctor to see, feel the lesion as well as examine other areas. Best to see your doctor for evaluation to help answer your question. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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1st metatarsal head painful to touch, but there is no bump, redness, or swelling. Why would this be hurting?

We're on the bone: Is it painful? If on the bottom a sesamoid injury or plantar plate injury is possible. If on the side a tight shoe could of been a culprit. If on top, it is possible a tendon is irritated......sometimes underlying tissue can be irritated without there being lots of swelling.... ...Read more

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Last week noticed tiny white bump on upper edge of left iris. Now there are 3. No pain, but a little redness above them. Concern?

Last week noticed tiny white bump on upper edge of left iris. Now there are 3. No pain, but a little redness above them. Concern?

Bumps on iris: Would seek medical attention at doc/ urgent care/ optometrist. May be infectious vs inflammatory (antibiotics versus topical steroids) and should be followed up w/in 48 hours ...Read more