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I have red bumps on my arms like pimples but not. From my elbows to shoulder what is this from. Coffee or dairy.

I have red bumps on my arms like pimples but not. From my elbows to shoulder what is this from. Coffee or dairy.

Chicken skin?: May be keratosis pilaris. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750 Should check with a dermatologist to make sure. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet. ?

I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet. ?

Recent rash?: This may be from a viral infection or a drug reaction. If the problem goes away after 10 days, don't worry about it. If the rash persists, then see a dermatologist. If pus is present , consider impetigo It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction in the absence of itching. ...Read more

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I have 3 bug bites on my elbow and 2 at the top of my shoulder and a painful rash has spread all over the underside of my arm. Is this an emergency?

I have 3 bug bites on my elbow and 2 at the top of my shoulder and a painful rash has spread all over the underside of my arm. Is this an emergency?

may be not.: Allergic reaction can be treated with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth and Cream. Also apply Cortisone Cream to the area. These will help curb the spread of Rash. Assuming you cleaned and washed the area with soap and water first. If you are having Difficulty in breathing along with spreading of Rash=Emergency, Otherwise you may need to see your doctor if rash keep spreading ...Read more

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How do I get ride of arm acne? It is near my elbow but just above. It goes mid way up from my elbow up. It is on my both arms. Mainly my right.

How do I get ride of arm acne? It is near my elbow but just above. It goes mid way up from my elbow up. It is on my both arms. Mainly my right.

Keratosis pilaris?: Sounds more like keratosis pilaris, small hard plugs at the opening of every follicle. Commonly seen on backs of upper arms, sometimes cheeks, sometimes front of thighs. I usually recommend my patients try gentle cleanser such as dove or cetaphil, and apply eucerin plus lotion or amlactin at least twice daily. It takes a few months to clear. If that doesn't work, I use a prescription med. ...Read more

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How to get rid of discoloration around neck and on elbows&knees without effecting my skin. (21yr old female) also I have acne spots left after pimples?

How to get rid of discoloration around neck and on elbows&knees without effecting my skin. (21yr old female) also I have acne spots left after pimples?

Hyperpigmentation: You need to see a dermatologist who can make a recommendation for the treatment. The post acne pigmentation can be treated with peels, topical bleaching agents, topical antioxidants and more importantly, treatment for the acne. The other issue may respond to a moisturizer called LacHydrin (lactic acid) or AmLactin. Additionally it may be a sign of hormone issues, especially if you are overweight. ...Read more

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I have had hives for 3 weeks. I thought it was a reaction to a new acne cream I had tried (benzoyl peroxide), but that would have to be out of my system by now. I have had psoriasis on my knees and elbows, but these hives seem to be exacerbating the psori

I have had hives for 3 weeks. I thought it was a reaction to a new acne cream I had tried (benzoyl peroxide), but that would have to be out of my system by now. I have had psoriasis on my knees and elbows, but these hives seem to be exacerbating the psori

Simple hives: Agree. Simple hives can last weeks, months, years. Unfortunately by 3 weeks causes become difficult to know. Often immunologic hives from a virus go for a few weeks. If longer, or if bruises, joint pain, throat swelling, need consult. Check kidney, liver, autoimmune, chronic infection, even for cancer. Need a good sit down w/ allergist, dermatologist to confirm hives and test. ...Read more

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Broke out in a rash/pimples on my shoulder?

Broke out in a rash/pimples on my shoulder?

RASH AND PIMPLES: CANNOT TELL WITHOUT SEEING THESE. HOW LONG AGO? DO THEY ITCH? ARE THEY PAINFUL? DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? ONLY ONE SHOULDER? PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST IF THE RASH DOESN'T GET BETTER SOON. SHINGLES IS A POSSIBILITY . . . ...Read more

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Pinky Tiny Pimples-like Rashes on the back of both hands & starts to feel itchy after few hours...spreading to arm slowly...can I take Cetirizine?

Pinky Tiny Pimples-like Rashes on the back of both hands & starts to feel itchy after few hours...spreading to arm slowly...can I take Cetirizine?

You could but..: a better choice might be diphenhydramine (Benadryl) but the cetirizine is less likely to make you drowsy so you can start with that and if it doesn't work try the diphenhydramine. You can also try 1% hydrocortisone cream that you can get at the store on the rash to see if that alleviates the itching and the spread of the rash. ...Read more

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Fever 5 days ago, then appear flu. Weird rash that appear when sleeping at both shoulder and hands. And small pimples like at penis. What is it?

Fever 5 days ago, then appear flu. Weird rash that appear when sleeping at both shoulder and hands. And small pimples like at penis. What is it?

Exam: Please get examined. This is an informational website and not for diagnosis. You have multiple symptoms which need to be addressed and treated. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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Arm pit rash with pimples with white heads?

Arm pit rash with pimples with white heads?

Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, 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. ...Read more

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Have a dry rash with tiny pimples and a couple lumps under armpit. is painful to move arm around?

Have a dry rash with tiny pimples and a couple lumps under armpit. is painful to move arm around?

Warmth,Pain med, I&D: You may have inflammation of a local sweat gland or hair follicle which can be quite painful. Warm compress/ heat pad to the area and acetominophen or ibuprofen for the pain might help. However there may be a collection of "pus" which may require drainage. See your doctor for this treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more