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Red Bumps (Definition)

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


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I have red bumps on my legs that hurt and my ankle hurts. What could this be?

I have red bumps on my legs that hurt and my ankle hurts.  What could this be?

Erythema nodosum: This could represent a condition called erythema nodosum which is a reaction to an infection or some other internal problem such as tb, sarcoma, strep infection. See a doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have little tiny red bumps on my legs. What causes this?

I have little tiny red bumps on my legs. What causes this?

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

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Why do I get red bumps on my legs after shaving? How do you treat this?

Why do I get red bumps on my legs after shaving? How do you treat this?

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

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I have tiny red bumps on my legs. It's not bed bugs or fleas. What are they?

I have tiny red bumps on my legs. It's not bed bugs or fleas. What are they?

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

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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

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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

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Red bumps on my legs after shavein should I see a doctor?

Red bumps on my legs after shavein should I see a doctor?

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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What are these red bumps on my legs and butt with white or clear liquid?

What are these red bumps on my legs and butt with white or clear liquid?

Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my legs and i got them when i became pregnant in 2012 & they are worse i need an anwser?

I have small red bumps on my legs and i got them when i became pregnant in 2012 & they are worse i need an anwser?

Dermatofibroma: Dermatofibromas are firm tan- or red-bumps that often appear on the legs and/or arms of women. As they appear more frequently in women, it is believed that estrogen plays a role in their development. Frequently, they can appear after an injury to the skin, such as a bug bite or an inflammed hair follicle. Most commonly, one as only a few lesions present, that persist and do not go away. ...Read more