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I have red spots that occasionally show up on my arms and sometimes are itchy they usually come and go. I'm wondering if they could be skin cancer?

I have red spots that occasionally show up on my arms and sometimes are itchy they usually come and go. I'm wondering if they could be skin cancer?

Unlikely: Skin cancer usually is a slow growing lesion which doesn't go away on it's own. Precancerous lesions such as actinic keratoses can go away if you use enough sun protection. Rashes also commonly can come and go. I recommend seeing a dermatologist when you have an active lesion for an evaluation and potential skin biopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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If skin is burned it can also be itchy right? I have small red blisters only on my arms, could it be skin cancer?? I stay out of the sun just in case

If skin is burned it can also be itchy right? I have small red blisters only on my arms, could it be skin cancer?? I stay out of the sun just in case

See a doctor: You should see your doctor to be sure. Blisters on the arm could occur from a severe sunburn. If so, these should resolve as the burn heals.
Scaly, red areas over the arms can be actinic keratosis, a pre-cancerous condition.
However, there are many things, including infections, that can cause red blisters, so it is best to see either your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?

Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?

Generalized pruritus: Pruritus, or itch, is defined as an unpleasant sensation that provokes the desire to scratch. Certain systemic diseases have long been known to cause pruritus that ranges in intensity from a mild annoyance to an intractable, disabling condition. Generalized pruritus:renal pruritus, cholestatic pruritus, hematologic pruritus, endocrine pruritus, pruritus related to malignancy, and idiopathic. ...Read more

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I've suddenly broken out in red, itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back and head - what's going on?

I've suddenly broken out in red, itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back and head - what's going on?

Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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All of a sudden I've brocken out in red itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back & head. Possible causes?

Get it evaluated: It is impossible to answer without be able to see the rash. Let your primary care doctor or a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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Ultrasound done. Not cancer. Looks like vessel clog. Lump under skin under penis head. Itchy only after masturbation. No pain. What could it be?

Ultrasound done. Not cancer. Looks like vessel clog. Lump under skin under penis head. Itchy only after masturbation. No pain. What could it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy red blotches started on arms. Spread to neck, head, body, and legs. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) did not help. Difficulty sleeping. Ideas to help or what could be?

Itchy red blotches started on arms. Spread to neck, head, body, and legs. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) did not help. Difficulty sleeping. Ideas to help or what could be?

? HIVES: Sounds like hives/urticaria, but tough to diagnose rashes over the computer. See derm or your PCP for diagnosis and proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy and tingly feeling in neck, arm&hand. Neck stiffness and shoulder pain and headache, tingling&burning in face &head on same side. What it could be?

Itchy and tingly feeling in neck, arm&hand. Neck stiffness and shoulder pain and headache, tingling&burning in face &head on same side. What it could be?

Residuals of dentals: So sorry you're feeling this way. From your conditions listed certainly it would appear that your symptoms should have something to do with the dental problems you were having. Has that tooth been since extracted? Have you spoken with the dentist or oral surgeon about your current status? If you'd like to look me up at:

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we can speak in more depth. ...Read more

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What is this itchy bumpy rash on my arms and face today?

What is this itchy bumpy rash on my arms and face today?

Bumpy rash: Dermatology is a visual science, so I can't tell you what it is. This is a job for your friendly neighborhood dermatologist! ...Read more

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I've got itchy big bumps on my face and on my arms. What could they be?

Itchy bumps: Unfortunately this is a hard one without seeing them. Could be hives if they are large and come and go or could be allergic reaction to something. Please see your doctor who can examine them in person and give you a better idea. ...Read more

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Hi, lately ive had itchy arms and an itchy face. My skin doesn't seem to be abnormal or even dry. I'm not using any new soaps so I don't understand.

Hi, lately ive had itchy arms and an itchy face. My skin doesn't seem to be abnormal or even dry. I'm not using any new soaps so I don't understand.

Itch with no rash: Generally itchy skin without any rash or fungal infection relates to dry or irritated skin. Many irritants are encountered in our environment and these may include fragrances, preservatives or plant extracts in the products we use. Irritant or allergen induced itching will eventually rash. If not the above, then blood tests are done to rule out an underlying condition ...Read more

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I keep getting dry, itchy patches on my arms & face. What could this be?

I keep getting dry, itchy patches on my arms & face. What could this be?

Skin issues: Skin rashes are common. Your sounds like an eczema or psoriasis. Try the over the counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day. Change your so at to a gentle soap like camay or oil of olea. Takes a while to go away so give it a tey ...Read more

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I am breaking out on my face arms and legs and I have itchy ness as well! What could it be?

I am breaking out on my face arms and legs and I have itchy ness as well! What could it be?

Itchy rash: Many possibilities for itchy rashes: eczema, allergic reaction to foods or medications, hives, viral rash, scabies, and many others. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. If you have hives (urticaria) and any itchiness or swelling of lips, tongue or throat or any difficulty breathing, get to er right away. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumpy rash stared on neck spreading down back and middle of arms now on face burning up?

Red itchy bumpy rash stared on neck spreading down back and middle of arms now on face burning up?

Dermatitis: You may have a form of dermatitis. Also if you have warmth this may be a sign of vasodilation from an allergy reaction or possibly be related to a skin infection. A picture would help to tell what is happening. Consider a healthtap consultation. ...Read more

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Hi, I just recently moved to my new home. I've been getting small bumps on my arms, one in face, and neck also on buttocks. I am itchy all over. Help..

Hi, I just recently moved to my new home. I've been getting small bumps on my arms, one in face, and neck also on buttocks. I am itchy all over. Help..

Bedbugs vs lice vs?: Perhaps you're describing bedbugs (http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/bedbugs-infestation) or lice (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/lice/basics/definition/con-20021627) infestation. See your FamilyDoc or find new one. And consider calling exterminator. ...Read more

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Hive or bite? Itchy red lesions on arms, face or chest seem to have center, but only occur on or after weekend (at home), so maybe food allergy?

Hive or bite? Itchy red lesions on arms, face or chest seem to have center, but only occur on or after weekend (at home), so maybe food allergy?

Bites: Hive like bumps with centers are called "papular urticaria" and are typically caused by insect bites. Crops of three are often from fleas - do you have any pets? Bed bugs and other insects that are in your home can all be culprits. ...Read more

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My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?

My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?

Possibly: Contact allergies can occur when an allergen is in contact with the skin. Body washes, detergents, perfumes/colognes, cosmetics, metals, etc., can all cause contact reactions. The requirement is that the allergen must be in direct contact with the skin. It is rare for these allergies to affect the entire body. In your case, I'm more concerned about an underlying virus or environmental allergy. ...Read more

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Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Xerosis: Xerosis or dryness of the skin can have multiple causes including vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and take a multivitamin supplement with vitamin a, biotin and zinc. Also, follow up with an endocrinologist to make sure you don't need thyroid hormone supplement. Moisturizer with aveeno (oatmeal) or other sensitive skin moisturizer. ...Read more