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Why Do I Have Red Bumps On My Legs
I have red bumps on my legs that form white tips.I picked at them & some white stuff came out. The skin around gets stiff itchy, red afterwards. Help!
Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more
Shave gently: Irritation of hairs is worse if you press hard or go over the same area too many times. Shave very gently. Change the blade frequently. Use shaving cream. The longer you go between shaves the harder it is, so you may wish to shave more frequently. But spend less time at each shave. You may also consider chemical or electric shaves. Laser can be tried to reduce the number of hairs. ...Read more
Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have these small red bumps on my legs. They break open when i shave my legs. What can I do about them?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
I have these weird red bumps on my legs , at first I thought it was an allergic reaction but then it started spreading and they kind of hurt . Any ide?
See dermatologist: Allergy reaction does not cause pain but an infection or vasculitis can. If this occurs only on one side of the body , one needs to rule out shingles which can be brought on by stress in a person of your age. Do consult your doctor since early treatment with an antiviral drug may reduce the complication from shingles. Whether shingles or not, they need be looked at ASAP. ...Read more
Keratosis Pilaris: I assume they are at the thigh area. If they are, most likely benign bumps called keratosis pilaris. The bumps can be smoothed out by lotions that contain acids such as amlactin (otc). If the bumps are lower, they could be bites, razor burn, folliculitis, fungus, etc. Touch to say without photo. ...Read more
Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Probably...: Just razor burn. If it doesn't heal after a few days then i would see a doctor to rule out anything else. ...Read more
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