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What these little red bumps that look like flea bites but seem to be spreading?

What these little red bumps that look like flea bites but seem to be spreading?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Flea Bites (Definition)

Flea bites - bite from a blood-sucking Siphonaptera which may be itchy and painful. Fleas may ...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?

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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I have little bright red bumps that occurred on my hand, wrist and 1 or 2 in other places they look similar to flea bites. Do not itch or hurt?

I have little bright red bumps that occurred on my hand, wrist and 1 or 2 in other places they look similar to flea bites. Do not itch or hurt?

You really need to: Be seen as it is impossible to diagnose and treat a rash without seeing it. Make an appointment so you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Lately I have been noticing red bumps on my vaginal area they have spread a little bit and sometimes they can be popped but sometimes they are just re?

Lately I have been noticing red bumps on my vaginal area they have spread a little bit and sometimes they can be popped but sometimes they are just re?

Genital lesion: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. What you describe could be normal, a pimple, herpes, genital warts, syphilis or many other things. ...Read more

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What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes from other infections if the HIV is untreated. Like most viral infections, it can give pink dots all over which can run together. ...Read more

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I have these red bumps looks little yellow in the middle what do u think it is? They itch look like some kind of bug bite

I have these red bumps looks little yellow in the middle what do u think it is? They itch look like some kind of bug bite

Folliculitis?: Sounds like Folliculitis, which is a hair follicle infection. Sometimes warm compresses will help this. Also could be insect bites or allergy. If no better in a few days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have small patches of red bumps on my neck and back of shoulders. Almost look like bites, woke up with them but my partner doesn't have them.?

I have small patches of red bumps on my neck and back of shoulders. Almost look like bites, woke up with them but my partner doesn't have them.?

Watch for 2 days: You may try over-the-counter anti-allergy medication cream or tablets, or you could just watch it for the next 48 hours. If getting worse, then have a clinician take a look at it & recommend tests or treatment. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bumps that itch and spread on different parts of the body?

Small itchy red bumps that itch and spread on different parts of the body?

Reaction 2 somthing: If it's red and itchy, more than likely it's an allergic reaction to something (new skin care product, soap, detergent, fragrance, etc...) could be something else though, so should be checked and treated to give you relief. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has small red bumps that seem to spread to different areas of his body and itch only sometimes. Is it a rash or something different?

My boyfriend has small red bumps that seem to spread to different areas of his body and itch only sometimes. Is it a rash or something different?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause small red bumps. It is helpful that they seem to move and not stay around long. It could be as simple as skin irritation from a soap, detergent, dryer sheet or lotion he is using. Removing products with dyes and perfumes can often improve this type of rash. If it persists, try a good hypoallergenic emollient cream and see your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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My rat scratched me on thumb. Small bumps came. I scratched them. Then red bumps and puss. It spread to underside of thumb when I scratched. What is it?

My rat scratched me on thumb. Small bumps came. I scratched them. Then red bumps and puss. It spread to underside of thumb when I scratched. What is it?

Pus with scratch: Consistant with infection. Check with your doctor for exam as you will probably need antibiotics at this point. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps in between my buttocks. They don't hurt and they're soft. They're spread apart what could they be?

I have small red bumps in between my buttocks. They don't hurt and they're soft. They're spread apart what could they be?

Red bumps on buttock: May be folliculitis or dry skin-eczema, rarely bites or ringworm/fungal. Could try some desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D ointment with zinc oxide as it has skin protection and antibacterial/ antifungal properties (zinc oxide). other alternative are bacitracin as an antibacterial and a topical steroid (first apply bacitracin, then the topical steroid. F/U w/ doc ...Read more

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I am having some red bumps in my back. I'm sure its not acne. They were small and itchy. They are kind of scatering. Started as a group then spreads.?

I am having some red bumps in my back. I'm sure its not acne. They were small and itchy. They are kind of scatering. Started as a group then spreads.?

Needs to be seen: This could be any of a great number of things. One entity that's very common is pityrosporum folliculitis, with red spots at the bases of the tiny hairs; it is easy to treat. Only your physician can tell the cause of a rash. If this is a new rash and you are already taking some kind of medication, consider stopping the rx if you can. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps that itch every now and then that fade away then come back. I am sexually active, It hasn't spread anywhere or to my boyfriend?

I have small red bumps that itch every now and then that fade away then come back. I am sexually active, It hasn't spread anywhere or to my boyfriend?

? infection: It is probably nothing serious. So you could watch to see if it will go away. It may be a ring worm infection which can settle down itself. If it is bothering you too much, seek medical check up and take medication for local application. ...Read more

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I have red bumps that itch terribly in different areas. I suspected flea bites, but could it be pup? I am 37 weeks pregnant. Could it be pup?

I have red bumps that itch terribly in different areas. I suspected flea bites, but could it be pup? I am 37 weeks pregnant. Could it be pup?

Itchy bumps: Itchy bumps can be puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) are one cause of itchy bumps. Flea bites, contact dermatitis, eczema, scabies and other causes are among other possibilities. I recommend you see a board certified dermatologist for help with this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my vulva now look like canker sores that I get in my mouth. Can canker sores spread to your genitals? What is it? Std? Behcet's disease?

Red bumps on my vulva now look like canker sores that I get in my mouth. Can canker sores spread to your genitals? What is it? Std? Behcet's disease?

Herpes or Behcet's: Genital ulcers can be caused by the herpes virus or one of several other sexually transmitted infections. In the us, herpes is the most common and can infect both the mouth and genitals. Behcet's disease can also cause oral and genital ulcers. You should be seen by a physician or an std clinic. ...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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What are these two small red bumps on my finger and one on the outside of my lower lip? They don't get bigger, spread, itch, or hurt.

Boils: The best and most important thing to do would be to have culture done on the pus from the boil. Once the inciting bacteria is identified, then the right oral antibiotic can be used to kill the offending germ all through the body. Using hibiclens soap twice a week in the shower for 2-3 weeks can also kill bacteria but it is not meant for long term use. ...Read more

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Dry skin rash with little white bumps in groin area, red bumps above genetalia, rash has spread to anus and butt cheeck, what could this be?

Get it checked: It's difficult to say what your problem could be without visualization of the rash. It's best to follow up with a provider so they can evaluate your condition and determine it's seriousness or lack there of. ...Read more

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I have dry white patches & small red bumps that started on r. Forearm several weeks ago but have now spread to other arm & stomach. It doesn't itch.?

I have dry white patches & small red bumps that started on r. Forearm several weeks ago but have now spread to other arm & stomach. It doesn't itch.?

Need an exam: You need a physician to look at the lesions to make a diagnosis. Impossible to give you answer without picture. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps all over my stomach and it has spread to my wrist and thighs, they itch bad?

I have small red bumps all over my stomach and it has spread to my wrist and thighs, they itch bad?

Rash: See your dermatologist or family doctor. There are many causes fr rashes. If it is spreading and getting worse you should get it diagnosed in order to receive treatment. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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