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A 22-year-old male asked:

What could all the tiny bumps over my babies arms and legs be?

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Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greeneanswered
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Possibly ringworm: Ringworm is very common in kids - by some estimates, up to 1 in 5 have a patch at any given time. The classic ringworm rash starts as a dry, slightly raised, mostly round patch, which may be slightly red. The patch may also be somewhat itchy. As it grows, the center of the patch often clears, leaving a ring-like appearance...More info: http://www.Drgreene.Com/azguide/ringworm.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Lots of things: Little bumps could represent many things. A reaction to: a detergent used to clean the clothes s/he wears; to a dryer sheet or fabric softener; to a lotion applied to those areas; a final stage in a viral illness coming to the skin.Skin bumps are often diagnosed after a visual inspection, but not always. If it seems to bother the kid it may be worth a visit.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What could the bumps on my arms and legs be?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, impaired venous circulation, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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