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pimple like bump on arm

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Skin irritation: Any time you have significant enough skin irritation, the cells in the skin can make extra fluids to try and sooth/protect it. Think of when you burn ... Read More
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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to tell.: It could be a skin infection, allergic dermatitis, but also could be shingels, specially if its painful , itchy and localized on one side. It should b ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Infection: Description is consistent with staph infection. Cleaning with anitbcterial soap can help. You should be seen fr evaluation and probable prescription o ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Folliculitis: The condition is possibly inflammation of hair follicles which can result in bumps, crusting etc. Rarely some areas may progress to micro abscess form ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Keratosis pilaris: These are more of a cosmetic issue than anything serious. Some people hate them and use a loofa to scrape them off of the backs of their arms. They h ... Read More
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Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience Pediatrics
Newborn rash: If your baby is a newborn, then it's most likely the common newborn rash erythema toxicum. The rash should clear on its own. No treatment is needed. H ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Highly unlikely: A lesion only present for a week is unlikely to be a melanoma. Usually these arise more slowly, and are not usually pink/red. If the spot persists sev ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Bump: See your doctor to be sure what it is. There are many different possibilities. Common ones include cyst, lipoma, lymph node, dermatofibroma. There ar ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Have it seen: The description is not conclusive to anything. Skin issues usually require a direct exam & sometimes tests to be sure.

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