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Help please. When i work out i get red bumps on my thighs and shins, what's the deal?

Help please. When i work out i get red bumps on my thighs and shins, what's the deal?

Folliculitis: Several possibilities including folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicles. Some people also get a histamine release when they sweat which can cause redness. See your primary care or a dermatologist for further recommendations. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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How can I get rid of itchy red bumps on my thighs?

How can I get rid of itchy red bumps on my thighs?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my buttock & thighs that itch very bad . Could it be herpes?

I have red bumps on my buttock & thighs that itch very bad . Could it be herpes?

Herpes: Nope. Not at all. Herpes us a small cluster of blisters in a small and unchanging place near the genitals. Herpes lesions are painful. ...Read more

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I have red bumps right where my thighs meet my groin and where my underwear stops by my vagina. What could this be?

A few ideas: Red bumps can sometimes be a heat rash, also a yeast infection could cause as well. Red bumps can also be genital warts (a virus called HPV that can cause warts, typically benign but can be annoying). Another (hopefully not) idea would be herpes. It's difficult to diagnose so best would be to make an appointment and be seen by doctor so that you don't miss anything important and treatable. ...Read more

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I have red bumps all over my thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. ?

I have red bumps all over my thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. ?

See doctor: You would be wise to see your doctor. You also need to give a good description of the rah and is it itchy or painful? Etc ...Read more

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I have red bumps all over my thighs, butt, lower stomach and under my bra area. Small colorless bumps also started to appear on my hands and feet.

I have red bumps all over my thighs,  butt, lower stomach and under my bra area. Small colorless bumps also started to appear on my hands and feet.

Doctor can evaluate: Bumps and spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams / lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my inner thighs itch and have red bumps ?

Why do my inner thighs itch and have red bumps ?

?allergic rash: This itchy rash could be due to allergic reaction to clothing or less likely insect bites. If the rash is in the groin area, it could be due to friction in warm, moist areas. Yeast infections also occur in the groin area.A cortisone ointment or cream would help allergic rash and insect bites but not yeast infections. ...Read more

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Should i pop the hard red bumps on my inner thigh?

Would not. Get them: Assessed. 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 these red bumps on my upper inner thigh and i was wondering what it is they popped up just a short while ago?

I have these red bumps on my upper inner thigh and i was wondering what it is they popped up just a short while ago?

Wide Differential: The possibilities are quite numerous. Breifly, infection (fungal, bacterial, viral, parasite), reactive (arthropod trauma, drug eruption, contact dermatitis), neoplastic (benign or malignant), miscellaneous. Nice thing is, most maculopapular rashes are self limited. See your doc if it doesn't get better or it becomes annoying. ...Read more

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Approximately 10 days ago i noticed a few red bumps on my right inner thigh. It now has spread to both thighs and is inflamed & is darker.?

Approximately 10 days ago i noticed  a few red bumps on my right inner thigh.  It now has spread to both thighs and is inflamed & is darker.?

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. ...Read more

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I have three huge red bumps on the back of my thighs. They are very painful and are hot to touch. What would they be? Are they just bug bites?

I have three huge red bumps on the back of my thighs. They are very painful and are hot to touch. What would they be? Are they just bug bites?

Inflammed bumps: Could be bites but must consider inflamed cysts or abscesses , particularly if they are more tender and painful (and no necessarily itchy). if they are abscessed cysts they may form pustules and drain on their own. Warm compresses may help but you may need to have a professional evaluate you. ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps on inner thighs, what is this from?

Hard to say maybe: From the fabric of your clothes, soap or detergent, ... Occasionally it can be from a mild inflammation of the hair follicles in that area... Try using a mild soap like dove(white).. Detergent like all free clear.. Trying yourself well after you bathe ... And maybe some over-the-counter cortisone cream. If these things don't help let your doctor take a look. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on butt and thigh, what to do?

BUMPS ON BUTT: SEE YOUR DOCTOR. I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG YOU HAVE HAD THEM, BUT IT MAY BE DUE TO A CHANGE IN SOAP OR DETERGENT. ...Read more

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My thighs rub together now all of a sudden i keep having itchy red bumps that appear. Who do I need to see?

My thighs rub together now all of a sudden i keep having itchy red bumps that appear. Who do I need to see?

Chafing: Chafing is skin irritation that occurs where skin rubs against skin, clothing, or other material. When skin becomes irritated because of something rubbing, there are several things you can try, including: avoid coarse clothing. Wearing 100% cotton fabric against your skin may help. Eliminate friction against your skin by using appropriate clothing for the activity you are involved in. See you derm. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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