Red Bumps On Skin That Itch

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how to stop red bumps and itching from the bikini area?
    I always get red bumps and my skin is super sensitive! Ive tried bikini zone and that stops the itching but not the red bumps (at least for me) and I really need help! If you know what keeps the ugly red bumps away please tell me!!!!
    i forgot to add that i get the bumps from shaving!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried Bikini Zone Anti-Bumps shave gel? That works really well for me. Or try using witch hazel on it after you shave [not right after or it will burn, wait maybe 10 minutes or so], it should help calm it down.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps on my skin and how do I get rid of them?
    I'm 13 years old, but I've had these little red bumps on my skin my entire life. They've always been there and I don't like them. They're pretty much on the outsides of my legs and arms. My skin looks and feels pretty normal on the insides of my thighs and insides of my arms. They are just these little redish bumps everywhere. They've never itched or been sore at all, but they're always there (sometimes they can be seen a little easier than others, but you can always see them). What are they? Why do I have them when no one else does? Most importantly, how can I get rid of them?

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  3. QUESTION:
    I have an intense skin itch especially at night and now my boyfriend does too, help!?
    I have had an intense all over skin itch for a few months now. My skin doctor has given me a couple of steroid and ezcema creams but nothing has helped! A couple weeks ago my boyfriend started to complain of itching so I asked my doctor if it could be scabies. He gave me a topical (5%) cream and a round of some type of pill but after following the instructions to reapply every 5 days for 3 rounds, I continue to itch and have developed more red bumps! Has anyone had a similar issue and it was not scabies, or needed to be treated using a different method? Please help!

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  4. QUESTION:
    I just adopted 2 rats, after holding them for a couple mins I have small itchy bumps and red around bumps?
    On my arms and by my neck I have small white/red bumps surrounded by red skin that itches. Anywhere the rats were on me I have a couple spread out bumps and they itch a lot. I have only had them a couple hours but the rats themselves arent itching or anything.

    Do you think allergic or some kind of bugs or mites? The bumps are about the size of small/medium mosquito bites.

    • ANSWER:
      Im pretty positive this is from their nails scratching you. This happens to me too. If you are comfortable enough you could try to clip (use finger nail, or baby nail clippers) or file their nails.

      Here is a link on how to do that. http://www.ehow.com/how_4667277_clip-rat-nails.html

  5. QUESTION:
    What to take a bath in with itchy skin?
    I have little red bumps all over my skin and they itch really bad. They itch even worse from the heat of the bath. I don't want to take a cold bath, so what is some itch remedies in the bath that you may know of? I heard taking a bath in baking soda helps?

    • ANSWER:
      Baking soda. Baking soda battles itches of all kinds. For widespread or hard-to-reach itches, soak in a baking soda bath. Add 1 cup baking soda to a tub of warm water. Soak for 30 to 60 minutes and air dry. Localized itches can be treated with a baking soda paste. Mix 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Apply to the itch, but do not use if the skin is broken.

      Oatmeal. Add 1 to 2 cups finely ground oatmeal to a warm bath (not hot or you might have breakfast for the next month in your tub) to ease your itches.

      Hope this helps.....

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I determine if there itchy red bumps are bedbug bites?
    For the last 2 months I have had episodes whereas red bumps appear on my skin and they are intensively itching. They last maybe 4 or 5 days. It looks like a mosquito bite, but there are no mosquios out during this season. I thought maybe they were dust mites, but now im thinking bedbugs.
    i am the only one of 5 people that is getting bit, however my nephew came to visit and he left my house looking like he had gotten beat up. He had big red bumps all over his face.
    I need help! Should i go see a dermotologist or my primary doctor? Should i see an allergist? How do i determine what exactly is biting me? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Might be that your nephew brought some flea and you got bitten from them or even spider or ant bites.
      You can clean your bed with an steam cleaner and wash all blankets and than most probably even an bed bug should be gone..

  7. QUESTION:
    Why Does My Girlfriend Have These Small Red Bumps?
    Small Red Bumps On Skin?
    My girlfriend has been getting these small red bumps on her feet, legs, and chest the past few days. They start as little red dots that don't stick out but are now raising. It's not a heat rash or chicken pox, this much I know. They don't itch or cause pain and they don't seem to be contagious, as I have none. They're fairly close together, but not touching, and they seem to be in patches. What could the problem be and how can we treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      This might be weird but make sure your bed sheets are clean lol

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these red bumps on my legs?
    I'm 14 and I have these red bumps on my legs. But they're under my skin. They don't itch and they show a lot in the sun or whenever water hits them. I have had them for about 9 months now and they're not going away. I've tried not shaving for a while but that didn't help either. So, I decided to go to the dermontologist but he even said there was nothing wrong. Because of this, i can't wear shorts or dresses. PLEASE HELP MEE!

    • ANSWER:
      If you've already seen a doctor and he said there was nothing to do, then there really is nothing you can do. You could see a different doctor, or perhaps try putting vitamin E and suntanning your legs and stuff.

  9. QUESTION:
    what is happening to my skin?
    my puppy sleeps in the bed with me almost everynight (not so much recently) and now i am getting little red bumps on my skin that itch an extreme amount once i notice them. and then they scab over. what is this? what do i do?
    the areas vary usually. they are usually on my legs, butt, or back. occasionally on my tummy.
    i thought flea bites were flat? these are raised.

    • ANSWER:
      You have fleas.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of heat rash? Do I need a steroid shot?
    I've been experiencing red bumps and itching and redness ever since the weather has gotten severely hot. It seems to be spreading. What do i need to do to get rid of it? Any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Try Benedryl or Cortizone cream. Also, try to keep your skin dry - towel off after you've been outside sweating.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do i prevent getting those little red bumps when i shave my pubic hair?
    I shave my pubic hair with shaving cream, but everytime i do it i get these little red bumps. they're irritating and they itch. i dont know if they're ingrown hairs or what they are. how do i stop getting them? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Nikki! Try shaving with COLD water. Because when you use hot water, it opens up your pores which allows you to shave off the hair closer to you the root but you're also taking off more skin (making red bumps appear). So if you shave while under cold water, you'll still get the hair off, but no more red bumps. Also, put skin sensitive lotion in that area. Also, the more you shave, the less sensitive that area will be.

      Good luck! :)

  12. QUESTION:
    Why am I getting itchy red bumps all over?
    After getting out of the shower yesterday, I became really itchy but it wasn't that bad. This morning I got upband noticed red bumps all over my skin. It looked similar to mosquito bites but mostly larger. My neck, arms, shoulders, back, belly, underarms and thigh (so pretty much my whole body) are all itching like crazy. I have had eczema all my life but it stopped the beginning if this year. What I have right now does not look like eczema at all. It looks absolutely horrible! What's happening to me?

    • ANSWER:
      It may be a fungus infection, allergic reaction to chemicals or an insect that bit you, or a virus such as small pox or chicken pox, if you have other symptoms. You should see a physician ASAP, especially if the symptom don't subside.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have these small red bumps on my outer arm. They don't itch, they don't bother me at all. I just don't know how to get rid of them. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris - Chicken Skin - Bane of my existence!!

      Go out and buy Neostrata 10% AHA body lotion and use it every day!!

      If you have more $$ to spend, go to amazon.com and search for lactic acid peel under the brand name Skin Laboratory.

      They have both dramatically improved my KP :)

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you prevent red bumps when shaving pubic area?
    I am a 17 year old male who shaves my pubic area for hygiene and cleanliness. Everything is good for a day or two after i shave but i then develop red bumps until the hair grows back completely. I try using lotions and baby powder to keep the area moist but it's not effective in removing the red bumps. Please help! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I feel your pain, man. I recommend the following:

      Trim your Pubic Hair
      To make this process easier, trim the genital area before applying the razor! You'll save blades this way. Electric razors, clippers (with safety guards) or scissors work well. To get a closer cut and avoid unwanted nicks, pull the hair up then trim away.

      Soaking
      Take a long, warm bath beforehand. This softens coarse pubic hair and makes it easier to shave and style.

      Lathering
      Apply shaving cream or gel to lather the pubic area. A thin layer of petroleum jelly will help with a closer shave. Soap doesn't make the best lather for pubic shaving. Note that some people may have allergic reactions to certain shaving cream.

      Shaving
      There are many different ways to style your pubic hair. Think about it before you start and be as creative as you desire. It is recommended to shave the same way the hair grows. Avoid constantly stroking the same area during the shave because this may irritate the skin. Aim for two to three short strokes. Do stretch the skin to reach the difficult hairy spots.

      Attention First-Timers! The pubic area is sensitive and may take time to adjust to the razor. Shaving once a week is enough for your first month. Don't worry about a smooth shave the first month.

      Exfoliating (Removing dead skin)
      It's important to clean your skin after shaving. The best way is with a "loofa sponge" and your normal body soap. Due to sensitivity of this area, rub lightly with the sponge to prevent skin irritation. This will help remove anything that may clog the pores.

      Moisturizing
      Rinse, dry and moisturize the freshly shaven pubic area. Baby oil and Aloe Vera work well. It's best to avoid moisturizers that contain fragrances and colors, since this may cause irritation. You may also want to use baby powder for comfort.

      Hygienic Maintenance
      Wash your shaven genitals on a daily basis. This helps remove unwanted oils and sweat. Moisturize and powder the area daily to avoid irritation. If you keep the hair short, you'll avoid stubbles, which causes itching. Try to wear cotton underwear and to stay away from tight fitting cloths pants. The lack of air circulation and friction of tight cloths may lead to in-grown hairs.

      A Few Warnings

      For some people, pubic hair is always easy and fun. However, for many other people it presents problems. When the genital hair begins to grow back, itching often occurs. Red bumps and ingrown hair may appear. To relieve the irritation, you can apply cortisone cream. If these symptoms cause you stress or don't go away, see a doctor.
      People who are allergic and react to some shaving creams. This area seems to have heightened sensitivity. Furthermore, if it does react, your natural sweat and the natural abrasion this area receives will most likely make your life miserable (temporarily). Use hypoallergenic shaving creams or consider avoiding shaving all together.
      Some women have noted genital sensitivity during menstruation. If shaving becomes uncomfortable for women during their periods, they should time pubic shaving around their menstruation cycle.
      If shaving does irritate your skin, waxing may not cause as much irritation or in-grown hairs.

  15. QUESTION:
    Dog itching with red bumps and dandruff?
    My dog has small red bumps on the upper part of her chest and a few on her back (mostly on the sides). She has dandruff and scratches all the time. I've tried giving her a bath in special shampoo, but it doesn't seem to be working. Any ideas?
    No, she doesn't have any bald patches... I think it's just dry skin, but obviously don't want to take any chances... She's had it for a while, and it hasn't gotten any worse, so I'm really not sure what to do... I'd like to avoid the vet if at all possible.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there tink your dog having skin problem... please bring ur dog to the vet .. most likely will be on medication n u will have to use medicated shampoo

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps that are on my body?
    So one day i wake up and i notice that i have about 5 red bumps on my stomach that look like bug bites. Then as few days pass more of these red bumps appear to the point where it is very noticeable. Then they start traveling onto my back. Now i have them on my stomach and the bottom of my back. By the way they do kind of itch. I dont think it is chicken pox because they look more like bug bites to me. What could it possibly be? Skin irritation, bug bites, ect?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably bug bites? You should for sure go to a nearby clinic or doctor and get them checked out, Good luck =)

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I shave down there without getting irritated skin?
    I always get itch red bumps and I have tried everything to get rid of em and I am so sick of all the hair but can't shave because of the rash? Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      They do make a cream to use down there for that purpose. It is really good. I suggest that you try it. You can get it at any adult store.

  18. QUESTION:
    I have red bumpy itchy spots after swimming in a swimming pool. What is going on?
    So sometimes after I swim I get these red itchy spots (looks like bug bites) on my body and then a few hours later it is gone. But today the same thing happened but it is sort of all over my body. Itchy, irritating, red. And it's not going away. I checked online and it could be swimmers rash/itch, or chlorine rash, but I am not sure. I know some people's skin are more sensitive than others. And I think it's because I have sensitive skin and didn't clean enough. I put vaseline on the spots that are itchy with the red bumps. Any suggestions?
    I'm not sure if it spreads but it does look pretty similar to bug bites
    I swim regularly, I have swim team 2 days a week.

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  19. QUESTION:
    How can i avoid getting red bumps on my thighs and bikini line when i shave?
    My skin is not super sensitive ... except when i shave my legs. My calves are fine, but my thighs (especially the inner and back sides) and bikini area get TONS of red bumps. It itches, too. I've tried sensitive skin lotion, free-of-everything lotion, and even stuff called "Bikini Zone" that you put on after shaving to prevent the bumps (which it doesn't). Does anyone have anything else for me to try?

    FYI: don't suggest waxing b/c it's too expensive to go to a spa and it never works well when i do it at home. :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Use a facial exfoliation creme to cleanse the area after shaving, and regularly exfoliate the area in between shaves. The 'red bumps' are sometimes caused by ingrown hairs, which the regular exfoliation should help to prevent, and using a facial exfoliation product is less likely to upset the delicate skin in the bikini and inner thigh areas.

  20. QUESTION:
    What could these red bumps on my vagina be?
    okay so i noticed this lastnight in the shower and i have a lot of red bumps on my upper inner thighs and around my vagina and they itch. i am not sexually active so i have absolutley no idea what this is. does anyone have any idea of what could be going on?

    • ANSWER:
      its probably just a rash. or your skin was irrated by something like jeans or panties. did your mom happen to change laundry detergent? because sometimes that change can irritate your skin. just put some neosporin on it and leave it go. if it doesnt start to go away or the bumps dont decrease in number or size, then tell your mom about it. dont worry, she will listen to you and help ya out :)

  21. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bug bite bumps?
    I have about 7 bug bites on my arm. They dont itch anymore, but i just dont like having all these red bumps on my skin. how do i get rid of the bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      Household ammonia is effective at reducing the swelling.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps that appeared overnight on my vagina?
    Saturday night i had rough unprotected sex with my boyfriend, i was very sore & burned while urinating. also did not shave 3 days prior. sunday night i notice a red bump on right vagina lip that looks similar to a ingrown hair & is the size of this letter "O" it hurts when i touch & feels like a tiny lump, i could feel 2 more coming on, one on the right side of the labia & one on the left. wake up monday morning & i have a total of 3 that are all almost identical & a little sore red spot on my clitoris that could possibly turn into the same thing? We've been together 2 months & never use a condom, this has never happened before. What do you think it could be? Help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here's how to shave your pubes: If you can afford to get the no-no hair remover on TV that's the best way. If not then 1st pluck/wax some of them while they're long. Cut the hairs short. Apply shaving cream or conditioner to the pubic area. Then shave upwards in the opposite direction of the hairs with a 5-bladed razor. Be sure to shave hard to make it smooth. Afterwords to avoid getting beginners side effects wash the area off with acne cleanser, dishwasher soap, or rubbing alcohol. It only takes me 5 minutes to shave that & I shave about 3x a week. If done right you will be incredibly smooth like me. If you do experience beginners side effects don't panic! just put acne cream on the bumps, pop them if you can, keep up the shaving routine, & they should go away within a month. That's just a reaction cause your body isnt used to being hairless there. Even I itched & burned when I 1st started. Also try rubbing one of those skin moisturizing bar soaps on the area after you shave it. That'll make it really soft. Also when my facial razor gets dull I switch it to my body razor.

      You can also get it removed permanently with electrolysis which is painful & costs an hour. I've gotten 3 treatments on mine. Email me for more info about it.

      Here's the benefits of hair removal: The absence of it is erotic, sensational, & it's easier to sexually relieve yourself. You'll feel sexier, younger, & cleaner. For girls it makes their periods easier to clean up because the hair traps in blood. It's cleaner because hair traps in odors & dirt & is 1 less thing to wash when you take a shower. One of the reasons I started shaving is because I would kill time twirling the hairs when I saw that area. Pubes can get caught in stuff like your zipper. & you won't leave long gross hairs on stuff like toilets. The only real con is that it takes time & maintance. But then alot of hairy people spend that time doing other worthless stuff like smoking.

      I've got a blog posted on my profile about why there's nothing wrong with pubic hair removal (or body hair removal on either sex) that you & everybody else should read. & fyi you don't need to be sexually active to shave that area. I have friends that are complete prudes that are into body hair removal.

      I hope I am helping people by answering these questions. If you don't wanna pick my answer as best at least let me know if my advice has helped you.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps all over legs?
    So I've always had these weird itchy red bumps all over my legs that bug me so much! They're feel like mosquito bites but I have them all year so it can't be Mosquitos. I have been to the doctor before they said I have eczema but I looked eczema up and it doesn't look like it. Pretty much every day Im always Itching me legs and if I itch them too long I peel my skin, which becomes scabs then into nasty scars all over my legs! After every shower I moisturize my body with cetaphil and it seems to make it soft but it doesn't really help the itching. How do I get rid of them to prevent more scabs/scars?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be 'Hives', due to stress.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps around my hairline?And how do I get rid of them?
    I have 10+ small red bumps around my hairline. They dont itch,but hurt a little if I press on them. I've noticed them since I got a hair cut a month ago. I've been using the same shampoo and conditioner for over a year,but it's the first time this has happened. Whats going on?
    BTW, I don't have bangs,like in my avatar.

    I thought about lice,but I have had by head looked at and thats not the case..plus it doesn't itch...

    • ANSWER:
      You may just have acne around your hair line. If you wear makeup a lot, or slept in it that may becausing the skin around your hair line to react.Acne of this type can be caused from abuild of of conditioner, or any oils and dirt from normal every day life. If you dont shampoo well there, or clean well in that area when washing your face that could be the problem. If you wear your hair tight, try loosening it up a bit to reduce stress on the skin, and the pain may lessen some. If it doesn't itch you probably don't have head lice. Hope this helps some. =)

  25. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps/spots all over my legs?
    I have these tiny little red bumps all over my legs. [upper & lower legs] They are not really that noticeable but they bother me. They do not hurt, itch or anything like that, I don't even feel them. I just have no idea what they are and I would like to get rid of them before it is time to wear shorts.
    And it isn't razor burn because i have had them before I started shaving, they have been there for a few years.

    • ANSWER:
      I think I have that too. Its like right at the hair follicles right? It could be the same "condition" I have which is called Keratosis Pilaris, basically it just means that your hair follicles 'pores' get clogged really easily when your skin is dry. If it isn't that specific issue, the bumps still means your skin is dry. If they're red that just means that the skin is a little irritated, if they're normal skin colored they're clogged but not irritated.

      Get a really moisturizing lotion, try something like Eucerin Intensive Repair lotion. That helps to exfoliate the dry skin and also moisturize a lot. Its a little expensive compared to other drug store stuff but it works really well. CVS [and probably other stores] has a generic version if you prefer just check the ingredients to make sure they're the same.
      http://www.amazon.com/Eucerin-Lotion-Intensive-16-9-Ounce-Bottles/dp/B001FB5IRS
      That lotion is a little like Elmers glue lol but it does work really well. If you don't like it, maybe try Amlactin or some other lotion thats for extra extra dry skin.

      eta- the bumps i have look like goosebumps just a little reddish. you can find pics on google images to see if its the same, chances are it is.

  26. QUESTION:
    is there any remedy or like item i can use to not get red bumps around vaginal area after shaving?
    i hope this isnt to much information but after i shave my vaginal area...its itchy and once i itch it(ik gross :[..) i get not big but noticeable red bumps that kinda hurt..im sure this happens to every girl unless your lucky lol is there anything i can do to stop the itching and formation of red bumps? please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Razor bumps are created when hair curls and grows back into the skin. The body's immune system recognizes the hair as an intruder and attacks it, creating red, inflamed areas. These red bumps can easily become infected.

      Treating razor bumps involves letting the hair grow without shaving for 3 - 4 weeks. In that time, hair grows enough to actually "spring out" by the hair follicle. A mild topical corticosteroid cream may help reduce inflammation and pain. Benzoyl peroxide will help reduce bacteria. Apply it lightly, as it can be irritating to sensitive skin. If your rash is severe, your health care professional needs to be contacted about this and may prescribe medication.

      You can prevent razor bumps by:

      using warm water to soften the skin and hairs before shaving; shaving right after a shower.

      applying shaving cream, foam, or soap in the opposite direction of hair growth (usually upward), moisturizing your skin as well as hair.

      shaving in the direction of hair growth.

      rinsing your razor thoroughly after each use and replacing your blades often.

      Using razors with two or three blades, attempt to cut the hair underneath the actual skin line, and are making it easier for those hairs to then poke back into the skin.

      Hope this helps, Your BEINGgirl Expert Panel

  27. QUESTION:
    What is it that is causing red bumps that look like pimples on my back?
    I'm 14 and I'm so confused, for the past week i got 3 red bumps looking like pimples and they itch sometimes!
    Does anyone have an idea what they are?
    And any thing i need to do?
    And apperantly i've been getting them after I sleep...like I wake up and find them on my back.
    Could they be bed bugs or some sort of bug bites or acne?
    Don't just tell me its skin cancer because I doubt I would have skin cancer!

    • ANSWER:
      its just acne, body acne... just wait on it because its not skin cancer thats very very very rare. skin cancer only apears that way if ur in the sun allot and have really light skin.

      ive got some pimples on my back, ive done a bit of reserch and its just acne, altho mine dont itch

  28. QUESTION:
    My neighbor got four cats recently and after she did, we started getting itchy bumps and our dog itches too?
    Our dog never used to scratch hmself, but lately he has been really itchy. My mom and I have been expeiencing itchy, red bumps on our skin, and our neighbor next door said she has been having the same problem. This all started after our neighbor downstairs got 4 cats. She lets them roam around outside and we saw her throw out a bunch of bedding, so I was wondering if anyone would know if the cats could have something on them that is causing the itching?

    • ANSWER:
      You guys got bed bugs problem. Call the animal care control, and report your neighbor negligence to animal care. A one bedroom apartment will 4 cats is also illegal...

      Let your mom know...

  29. QUESTION:
    Why do i get itchy red bumps after using tanning beds?
    I have started using tanning beds two weeks ago and have just recently been getting itchy red bumps on my stomach and legs. Is this from using tanning beds? How can I make them stop itching?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a sign of sun damage to your skin. Stay away from the tanning beds and get a lotion with aloe in it to help with the itching.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I shave my pubic hair and not get red bumps?
    I recently started shaving my pubic hair, but I have come to realize that I am getting some red bumps. How can I keep completely shaving/shaven and not get these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a product called "Coochie Cream" that is like a skin conditioner. It cuts back on the razor burn and itch. It's marketed for women but perfect on men too (my hubby uses it).

  31. QUESTION:
    Does your skin itch a little right before a localized break out?
    My skin gets a little itchy so I know a little acne will be there, so I take care of it then. Does your skin itch?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but only with the larger ones that take several days to surface. I try to zap them with my zeno acne thingy before it even turns into a red bump, let alone develops a white head. The heat penetrates the skin and kills the bacteria that's causing the infection in the pore (acne). Works awesome! You can buy them at Target.

  32. QUESTION:
    What should I do after I shaved pubic hair but am now getting red bumps?
    Shaved 2 days ago. I'm itching and there are red bumps all over down there.
    Why is this? Is it very serious? Should I just ignore it and wait for it to go away. Or will it not?
    How can I get rid of and what should I do about ingrown hairs? Don't have access to a lot of medicines or creams....
    IS IT SERIOUS!!!??

    • ANSWER:
      well, the red bumps are probably ingrown hairs. if you used a triple blade it probably got too close of a shave and irritated your skin. try a double blade.. also disinfect the razor before you do that.

      Glamour magazine February 2010 issue page 54 says

      Q: Help-- I get bumps and ingrowns when I shave my bikini line.

      A: NYC dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, suggest cleaning your razor with rubbing alcohol before shaving ato kill bacteria that can cause ingrowns. Super bump-prone? Your doc can prescribe Evoclin, an antibacterial foam that can be mixed with shaving cream.

      Also, if the bumps are itching right now, slap on some baby powder.

      Good luck, waxing or lasik is really your best bet.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is there a quick way to get rid of itchy hives?
    I have these clustered red bumps on my skin that itch and seem to spread across my skin. I don't know what to do about them they've been present for over a week or so now. The bumps have spread and they seem to have come from nowhere after noticing this clustered patch of skin upon my shoulder. What could it be? please help

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like poison ivy, if you've been outside or anything then thats a possibility. If you've changed up body wash or laundry detergent and things along those lines it could also be that. Take some benadryl, it should work. (:

  34. QUESTION:
    What are these weird red bumps on my leg?
    there are 6 little red bumps on my leg. Too small to be a mosquito bite, and they don't have puss or anything in them. they itch sometimes. It is weird because they are in two perfectly straight lines and look like a T. Idk what it is. Help me please.

    • ANSWER:
      razor bumps?maybe the soap that you use for your clothes because that happened to me once but we have the soft water system and you have to put salt in the thingy but it makes skin dry from that too and stays in the clothes also

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I know if my son has the measles? Do the red bumps itch?
    My son broke out in a million little red bumps everywhere. I assumed that he had an allergic reaction to something. So I gave him some benedrly. But someone was saying may be he has measle so I just want to know how would I know?

    • ANSWER:
      Affected persons will present initially with cough, runny nose, fever, red eyes and white spots inside the mouth. This is followed 3 to 7 days later by a red blotchy skin rash, which usually spreads from face to the rest of the body. The rash usually lasts 4 - 7 days, but can persist for up to 3 weeks leaving with brownish staining and sometimes fine skin peeling.
      www.info.gov.hk/dh/diseases/CD/Measles.htm
      site to check out.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these red bumps on the back of my thighs?
    I have these red bumps appear on the back of my thighs and it looks like acne and they itch and are red and i hate them. what are they and how do i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Rub lemon on the effected area and let it dry before putting the aloe vera. Let it overnight.

      I started having serious skin problems as a teenager in high school. I tried the different treatments available on the market, like the skin care creams, lotions, and cleansers. Nothing really gave me the results I was looking for. In fact, I found out years later that the same over-the-counter products I had spent money on and tried had assisted in worsening my acne condition. I mean I was only a teenager and I did not know what I was doing. I had just seen the commercials on TV and went to the local Wal-Mart or Target to buy what they were selling. The other side of it was my friends and family kept giving me advice on what products to try that they thought worked the best. Over the years and after much trial and error, I found out there are some things you could do immediately that gave excellent results. This is when I figured out the first real basic secret to having clear skin.
      Read article at http://www.powerfulremedies.com/acne/128-the-truth-7241

  37. QUESTION:
    home remedy for dry itchy feet with small bumps?
    My feet are driving me crazy. They itch and burn. My heels are extremely dry and the skin on the sides of my feet and in between my toes peel. I have a few small red bumps on parts of my feet. I have tried everying from antifungal cream and spray and using vaseline on my heels and wrapping them in saran wrap. Any home remedies out there?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you Athlete's Foot and until you deal with the source of the problem then it won't go away. Things that really help;

      1. Wear leather shoes only instead of rubber ones/trainers (leather is a much more breathable fabric).
      2. Avoid wearing socks & shoes indoors, let your feet breath as much as possible.
      3. Wear flip flops or sandals when the weather is warm as much as possible.
      4. Never re-use socks without cleaning them first. Wear freshly cleaned socks only.
      5. Use a pumice stone to remove dead or dry skin (don't try to moisturise dry/dead skin).
      6. Wash your feet with soap & sponge in the shower/bath everyday.
      7. Use an anti Athlete's Foot treatment on top of all this.

  38. QUESTION:
    What could these little bumps on my back be?
    I have a cluster of itchy red bumps on my back. They are really itchy and they burn. If you have any ideas of what they may be and any home remedies to help them stop itching it would be awesome!

    • ANSWER:
      Heat rash develops when your sweat ducts become blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin. Symptoms range from superficial blisters to deep, red lumps. Some forms of heat rash can be intensely itchy or prickly feeling.

      Heat rash usually goes away on its own. Severe forms of heat rash may need medical care, but the best way to relieve symptoms is to cool your skin and prevent sweating.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps around my tattoo?
    I got a tattoo about 2 weeks ago, and I was told to put A&D ointment on it, just as I did with my other tattoo. But now right below it, there are these little and big red bumps that itch at times. I don't know if it is an allergic reaction or what. I don't think its that because it didn't do that with my other tattoo.

    • ANSWER:
      By now, you should be using a no aloe, non-scented, no healing lotion on it such as Lubriderm, Curel, Eucerin, or Neutrogena body lotion. (I was recommended the Neutrogena by my recent artist because my skin was sensitive and the lotion seems to have helped.) Use this for the next week or so.

      The bumps people usually get on tattoos, are kind of like pimples. Do NOT pick at them or anything. Just leave them be... whatever you're using on them (I assume ointment) is clogging the pores, hence making them have "dirt" in them... causing pimples.

      After the week is up, and your tattoo is still swollen, red, warm to touch, or has pus coming out of it, that's a sign of infection. Tell your artist, then see a doctor. Don't get too worked up about it though- if you went to a reputable place, your tattoo should do well.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are these red bumps on my chest?
    OK. So these red bumps are right over my breasts. Not on them, Over them. And they ITCH! Especially in the morning. They look exactly like pimples except the red and there in one little group like on my chest. Please help me! I want to know what this is!

    • ANSWER:
      Could it be chiggers around your bra line? They like to chew on skin around elastic bands, etc.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the tiny red bumps near my ankles?
    About a week ago, my ankles started to itch, i started itching, and then the next day, a group of red, tiny bumps near my ankles, around the place i itched, i have a series of eczema every year around this time of the year, but it doesn't really look like the ones i had before, these are a lot smaller, its really itchy and the medicine i used to stop the eczema i had before isn't really itching.

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many different causes of rashes that it is very difficult to narrow down any specific cause of one, especially without being able to see it. Common categories of rash are:

      scaly patches of skin not caused by infection,
      scaly patches of skin produced by fungal or bacterial infection,
      red, itchy bumps or patches over the body, such as on the chest and back.

      Although rashes are seldom dangerous, self-diagnosis is not usually a good idea. Proper evaluation of a skin rash requires a visit to a doctor or other health-care professional. Check this site for good information and you may be able to figure out what is going on.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/rash/article.htm

  42. QUESTION:
    Do dogs carry skin diseases that can be transmitted to humans through touch?
    My friend has 14 dogs, and some of the dogs were sitting on my lap. When I left her house I started to itch on my legs. Now I have little red bumps on my legs and stomach? They itch like crazy.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they do. The itchy bumps you have are probably dog flea bites though. Use some antihistamine cream and tell your friend. She needs to de flea the dogs, probably she is not allergic to them so doesn't notice.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are the little dry circular patches of bumps on my skin?
    Your Question
    What are the Little red circular dry patch of bumps on my skin?
    I got a small patch of little dry bumps on my right arm then with in 3 weeks it had spread to the inside of my arms,my stomache and the back of my legs. It itchs a little but not really and it doesnt hurt, but its all over. What is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry, I have the same problem. It's just dry skin. Try putting some Olay lotion on it every day after you take your shower. After a couple of weeks, it should clear up.

  44. QUESTION:
    does the itch from scabies occur before you see the red bumps?
    I itch all over my body and the itch feels like something like a gnat is jumping on my skin, but I cannot see anything there where the itch is? I cannot figure out what it is? Does the itch occur before you see the red bumps appear with scabies?

    • ANSWER:
      No. Sometimes there are no red bumps. What causes the itching is the scabies excetment and saliva. They are under you skin and they are pooping and peeing and salivating on you. That is what makes it itch. The only cure is to go to the doctor and get a prescription for an antibiotic cream. You have to put it EVERYWHERE. Wash everything in your house, blankets, pillows, cases, laundry bags. EVERYTHING! Scabies are a pain the A@#. Good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help me try to figure out what is causing my skin to itch?
    Just recently I've had terrible itching occur all over my body, below my neck. Sometimes there are little red bumps, other times, I'm just itchy where there is nothing on my skin. I haven't changed anything like laundry detergent, soap, etc. and my roommates have also been experiencing the same thing. I've disinfected my bed and washed everything numerous amounts of time. I don't know what else to look for, anything would be helpful...thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      scabies

  46. QUESTION:
    What are these annoying red bumps on my legs?
    I went to the lake the other day, and sat in the sand. I don't know if that has to do with anything, but the next day, I noticed these big red bumps on the back of my upper leg. They don't itch. They aren't razor burn. They don't really hurt either. They are just..there. There are red splotches of them.They spread down my leg too, and now they are around my knee. It's really, really gross. xP I can't wear shorts until I figure out how to make this go away! Any suggestions?
    EDIT//

    You know, you would think it's from the sand or lake, but that wouldn't explain why they are spreading like crazy! =/

    • ANSWER:
      I would consult with your family practitioner, but in the meantime, I would purchase liquid benadryl (for the skin) and rub all over the spots. Trust me, it will help a lot. You can purchase it at Rite Aid, CVS, Eckerd, any drug store, and it comes in a clear bottle. Good luck.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to stop itchiness in lady parts after shaving, for sensitive skin?
    I'm the type who will break out in red bumps after using something like Veet or Nair (cream hair removers), or sometimes when using scented lotions after shaving.
    I want to be able to shave again, but the itching is terrible. Completely unable to be ignored.
    Can anyone suggest how to avoid this?

    • ANSWER:
      100% aloe vera gel works perfect for that.

  48. QUESTION:
    How to remove facial hair on sensitive skin?
    I have facial hair on my cheeks but they are extremely sensitive. I have tried threading and waxing which led to red bumps that itched and burned for one week straight.. Are there any other ways to remove this hair using a plucking method? I am not interested in Nair products.
    What is the best way to remove the hair on my sensitive cheeks?

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    What are these huge itchy bumps on my skin?
    I have been waking up with huge, red, itchy bumps on all different parts of my body for the last couple months. They itch and burn and swell for about 3 or four days. Then, they just turn into these small little bumps on my skin. I get them on my legs, arms, and face so far. I have no idea what they are, but it really worries me. Any ideas?
    I highly doubt they are bedbugs, I rarely sleep in my bed. I usually sleep on the couch, or the chair, or the floor. Wherever I happen to be when I get tired, lol. I even stayed over at a neighbors house to watch her kids and got them when I woke there.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, bed bugs!
      they live in beds, chairs, couches, rugs.
      spray rugs and sofa with lysol spray.
      change your sheets. wash in hot water.
      put aloe lotion on skin before bed so they can't grab.


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