I have small red bumps on my sides only that itch occasionally and look like a blemish. There are only a few on each side.

Folliculitis. Folliculitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the hair follicles. It appears as a small localized area of red surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. One to hundreds of follicles can be affected anywhere that hair is present. Another possibility is follicular eczema. Follicular eczema is an uncommon type of eczema which affects the hair follicles.

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