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Your Light Red or Pink Bump on Skin May Also be Known as:
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Top 9 Light Red or Pink Bump on Skin Causes

  1. 1.Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

    Shingles (herpes zoster) is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. Rashes or blisters appear anywhere from one to 14 days later. If shingles appears on the face, it may affect vision or hearing.

    You should go to a retail clinic or your primary care physician to be treated for shingles. Most common treatments involve pain killers and prescription antiviral medicines.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, weight loss
    Symptoms that always occur with shingles (herpes zoster):
    grouped rash, rash
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Non - Melanoma Skin Cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinoma)

    Squamous cells are the small, flat skin cells in the outer layer of the skin. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) a type of skin cancer that usually appears as a tiny, painless bump or patch. The most common spots for this cancer are the head (including scalp, lips, ears, and mouth), legs, and the backs of the hands and the arms.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who will coordinate care with a dermatologist. Squamous cell carcinoma needs to be confirmed by examining a piece of your affected skin in a laboratory. If SCC is confirmed, treatment involves cutting out a patch of affected skin, scraping the cancer away, or destroying it by freezing or radiation.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    rash on sun-exposed areas, rash with well-defined border, painful rash, light red or pink bump on skin, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter
    Symptoms that always occur with non-melanoma skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma):
    rash on sun-exposed areas
    Symptoms that never occur with non-melanoma skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Pyogenic Granuloma (a Common, Benign Skin Change)

    Pyogenic granulomas are small, raised, red bumps on the skin. The bumps have a smooth surface and may be moist. They bleed easily because of the high number of blood vessels at the site. They are always benign.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut it out and burn the area so it doesn't come back.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    constant skin changes, light red or pink bump on skin, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, growing bump or blister, yellow, large (>1/2 cm) skin bump
    Symptoms that always occur with pyogenic granuloma (a common, benign skin change):
    constant skin changes
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  4. 4.Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that most often affects the lungs and skin, but can als affect the joints.

    You should visit your physician to discuss your symptoms when convenient.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, joint pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  5. 5.Interstitial Nephritis

    The tissue of the kidneys can become inflamed for many different reasons, ranging from medications to infection to our own immune system

    You should go to your primary care physician(PCP) tomorrow for a sick visit.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, joint pain, fever, side pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Wegener's Granulomatosis

    An inflammation of the blood vessels by the body's immune system is a rare, but possibly dangerous problem. The inflammation can happen anywhere, but often in the sinuses, lungs, and kidneys.

    You should visit your primary care physician soon to provide an early diagnosis. Treatment of inflammatory diseases commonly involve prescription medications such as a steroid to decrease inflammation, and a cell-damaging medicine to kill abnormal cells.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, joint pain, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Job Syndrome

    Job syndrome is a genetic (inherited) disease of the immune system. People with this condition tend to have frequent bacterial infections of the lungs (pneumonia). Recurrent skin infections and an inflammatory skin disorder (eczema) are also common in this syndrome. This disease can also affect other parts of the body, including the bones, teeth, and the spine.

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss treatment. There is no cure for this disease, and management usually consists of controlling infections (with antibiotics) when they occur.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    groin skin changes, constant skin changes, neck skin changes, itchy rash, crusty rash
    Symptoms that always occur with job syndrome:
    cheek skin changes, crusty rash, itchy rash, scalp skin changes, pus-filled rash, constant skin changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

    There are many different cells of the immune system. At times, there can be too many of one or more of them.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next few days.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, fever, unintentional weight loss, severe fatigue
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.Topical Steroid Withdrawal

    Topical steroids are used for a variety of skin conditions, especially eczema (atopic dermatitis), but is frequently used in situations that are not approved by a physician. In these situations, there is a likelihood of "withdrawal", skin changes caused by heavy use of the steroids.

    You should go see your primary care doctor to talk about stopping use of the steroid. Your doctor may prescribe a medication like antibiotics, antihistamines, or cool compresses to help heal along with testing the skin with what's called "patch testing."

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Light Red or Pink Bump on Skin

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is your rash:
  • Q.Is your rash raised or rough when you run your hand over the area of skin?
  • Q.Does the rash have a clearly defined border?

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Light Red or Pink Bump on Skin Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced light red or pink bump on skin have also experienced:

    • 6% Feeling Itchy or Tingling All Over
    • 5% Vaginal Itch or Burning
    • 5% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced light red or pink bump on skin had symptoms persist for:

    • 35% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced light red or pink bump on skin were most often matched with:

    • 12% Non - Melanoma Skin Cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinoma)
    • 4% Pyogenic Granuloma (a Common, Benign Skin Change)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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