Conditions like lichen planus, molluscum contagiosum, eczema, warts, allergic reactions, etc., cause papules. Papules are solid skin lesions that are less than a centimeter in diameter and are not fluid-filled. Scratching or scrubbing them can break them down, leading to infection.

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I have symptomless bumps in my stomach, pubic area, and shaft area, and it keeps spreading. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am curious about small symptomless bumps that have grown throughout my lower stomach, my pubic area, and the middle to the lower portion of the shaft. The bumps are not severe on the stomach, but they are severe on the shaft area. It started a couple of months randomly and keeps spreadi...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Thank you and take care.  Read Full »

My son has a small nodule on his lip. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 3.5 years old and has a small nodule-type lesson on his lip border. I request your opinion. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The lesion is Molluscum contagiosum, a kind of cutaneous viral infection. It is very common in children. It presents as an umbilicated papule (the central part is depressed and has a central white core). It can easily be treated at a de...  Read Full »

I have severe itchy rashes that do not resolve with the use of antihistamines. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female with height 5 feet 3 inches. I am a black woman. I have been having some severe itchy rashes for one week now that do not resolve with the use of antihistamines. They are red and small papular with clear in color. The issue started last week. I awake with itching...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Teczine-M (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) tablet once daily after food for 7 days. Is that spreading? Do you have any history of fungal infections in the past? Do you have excess sweating? Did you scratch or rub the rashes excessively? Do you have a fever? Answ...  Read Full »

Is a hair growing out of a papule on the scalp indicative of an appandageal tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small pink growth on my scalp. I noticed this about ten months ago. It does not seem to have changed much, if at all, in that time. However, I recently noticed the skin around the area is a little bit dry and red. There seems to be hair growing out of the pink spot. It is not...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are concerned. Papules over the scalp are difficult to diagnose sometimes without skin biopsy. A few differential diagnoses are: 1) It can be a benign appandageal tumor of the scalp, originating from hair or sweat or apocrine gland. There are ...  Read Full »

How to treat flea bite rashes on arms and legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have bites all over my arms and legs that do not heal. My cat has fleas, so I think it is flea bites. I am currently taking Escitalopram. I weigh 130 pounds.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you send me a picture of bites so I can prescribe you medicine accordingly? If there are flea bites, then it can lead to infections and swelling or redness. Take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg once a day after meal for five days. Is there any pus inside bites? Is you...  Read Full »

What are the skin-colored papules on my son's nose?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2.8 year old son has got two tiny skin color papules on the dorsum of the nose. It will not attract one's attention on a casual look. He has the same for more than a month I guess. First, I thought it might be due to sweat. Because, it looks like sweat dots over the nose. It is not itc...  Read Full »

Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms and the skin lesion do not seem to be serious. This might be due to some viral infection also. Check for any similar skin lesions anywhere else on the body and with other family members. I suggest you consult a dermatologist if the lesions increase in size o...  Read Full »

Why did I get tiny black dots on the body after gallbladder surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I had acute pancreatitis, which resulted in gallbladder surgery. Two weeks post operation; I have noticed tiny black dots appearing on my body. Now it has spread, some are raised and some are flat. Should I be concerned? What are they? I have attached the picture of my stom...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are a bit blurred and these are tiny small papules. Are they itchy? There are two to three possibilities. I will mention it one by one. First is drug reaction - As you had undergone surgery, you must be taki...  Read Full »

What is the fleshy growth on labia majora?

Query: Hello doctor, I saw a fleshy growth on my labia majora. I am worried about it. Can you explain to me what is this fleshy growth?  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This appears to be a very small papule or bartholian cyst. It is hard to tell without a direct examination but both of these conditions are not dangerous. Please keep an eye on it, it is supposed to dissolve by itself in the next few weeks. You can use warm compressi...  Read Full »

I have rashes in vagina that keep multiplying. What are they?

Query: Hello doctor, My vagina has got these rashes that are not going away but seem to be multiplying. Some are like three close together and some are single. It does not hurt or itch, it only hurts after sex. None of my previous or current sexual partners have these rashes. The rashes are really small a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. These lesions of yours appear to be small papules (attachment removed to protect patient identity) probably can be due to some viral infection superimposed with a little bit of fungal infection. You should apply Candid B cream locally twice for...  Read Full »

What is causing red papules from fingers to arms?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some red papules on my fingers to arms for the past one day. I am so worried. What is the cause of it?  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the images you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The possibility of allergic etiology is more likely. So apply Mometasone cream thrice daily. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself...  Read Full »

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