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I have a big red bump on my arm just above my hand and it hurts a lot. What could it be?

I have a big red bump on my arm just above my hand and it hurts a lot. What could it be?

It's hard to say: Without actually seeing what that means inflammation and swelling which can be caused by infection chronic inflammation metabolic issues such as get out from a puncture wounds a system that gotten irritated and many other things a lot depends on if it's in the skin or in the fatty tissue or moving with tendons these are all possibilities. ...Read more

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I got a big red bump under my arm and it hurts. I squeezed it and blood& fluid came out not it is just red and hard. What should I do?

I got a big red bump under my arm and it hurts. I squeezed it and blood& fluid came out not it is just red and hard. What should I do?

Abscess: Hi, an abscess is the body's way of "walling off" an infection it cannot fight on its own. It will be a growing, warm, red, tender mass, and could form anywhere on the body. Tx often consists of incision and draining of pus, heat, rest, and possible antibiotics. Recurrent axillary abscess' are called hidradenitis supprativa, responds to sugery, laser, and restriction of close shaving practices. ...Read more

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Spider/Insect bite on inner arm that hasn't healed. No fever or appetite loss, or anything, but a big red bump still. How long should it take to heal?

Spider/Insect bite on inner arm that hasn't healed. No fever or appetite loss, or anything, but a big red bump still. How long should it take to heal?

5-10 days: Most insect bites completely heal in days. Chigger bites may take more than 2 weeks to resolve. Reasons to see a doctor would be ulceration, significant pain, drainage from the bite site or fever ...Read more

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I was bit had 4 white bumps now one red bump in big rash its hot get twinges sweating nausea blurry vision numbness in arm and hand is it scorpion?

I was bit had 4 white bumps now one red bump in big rash its hot get twinges sweating nausea blurry vision numbness in arm and hand is it scorpion?

Go to the ER: There could be a reaction to the insect bite. Go to an ER now as your symptoms are concerning for allergic reaction or envenomation. Without the actual animal being seen it is almost impossible to tell what bit you. ...Read more

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I am having rash on arm, chest and shoulders, skin redness or irritation and skin rash (episodic itchiness, uniform tiny bumps, skin colored mostly). A nurse said it was allergic reaction & gave me centraben cream. Can allergy last more than a week?

I am having rash on arm, chest and shoulders, skin redness or irritation and skin rash (episodic itchiness, uniform tiny bumps, skin colored mostly). A nurse said it was allergic reaction & gave me centraben cream. Can allergy last more than a week?

Yes: If you are exposed to the item to which you are allergic, the symptoms will persist, even for years. It would be prudent to consult your doctor.
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I have had this red bump on my arm for a week and a half&it's itchy too. I thought it was a bug bite, I iced it and the swelling went down.?

I have had this red bump on my arm for a week and a half&it's itchy too. I thought it was a bug bite, I iced it and the swelling went down.?

Give it more time: It may well have been a bug bite and your body is still reacting to the saliva left behind. Give it a couple more weeks and see doctor if the bump is still there or getting larger. Topical hydrocortisone cream may help. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on my arm, it's the only one, it's itching and it burn sometimes?

I have a red bump on my arm, it's the only one, it's itching and it burn sometimes?

I am sorry but we: Can't diagnose this with the available information. I encourage you to let your parents know about it. ...Read more

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A goose egg like bump on my arm about 2 inches wide with a red bump in the middle that has a head. The head is white?

A goose egg like bump on my arm about 2 inches wide with a red bump in the middle that has a head. The head is white?

See below: Sounds like abscess, boil, or infected cyst. Any recent injury to area—scratch, insect bite? Try warm compresses to encourage it to open & drain. Wash with warm, soapy water; pat dry. If lump gets larger, redder, more painful, see pcp for treatment. If u have history of boils, may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a red bump under my arm its red and hard. Hurts to touch or when my shirt or when I move my arm. I was síndrome what it could be.

I have a red bump under my arm its red and hard. Hurts to touch or when my shirt or when I move my arm. I was síndrome what it could be.

You: Mean armpit? If this is a case you have hidrosadenitis which is an inflammation of sweat glands. Go please and see a doctor as you may need antibiotics or even open it up to drain if on can detect pus. Do not neglect this.
Do not use antiperspirants just deodorants as the first could create what you have. Some medical voices claimed that antiperspirants my play a role in causing breast cancer. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has a small red bump on her arm that has persisted for weeks. It doesn't seem to bother her. Should I worry?

My 18 month old has a small red bump on her arm that has persisted for weeks. It doesn't seem to bother her. Should I worry?

Probably not: Babies skin can have lots of different bumps and lesions. If it is stable and not rapidly changing ins size and continue to not cause any symptoms, I would recommend you mention it to your pediatrician a the next office visit. You should be taking her in for an 18 month well visit, if you haven't done so already. ...Read more

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I have a small circular red bump with a little scab on my arm that itches I was wondering what it could possibly be and what should I do?

I have a small circular red bump with a little scab on my arm that itches I was wondering what it could possibly be and what should I do?

See doctor: This could possible be skin cancer or another abnormal growth. A non healing lesion with a scab needs to be evaluated and probably biopsied. A dermatologist will diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on my forearm that I popped and it scarred into a flat baby pink piece of skin. Now my other arm developed one. What is it & h?

I have a small red bump on my forearm that I popped and it scarred into a flat baby pink piece of skin. Now my other arm developed one. What is it & h?

Not sure: We're limited in this forum in trying to diagnose a problem with a limited amount of information. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your doctor. HealthTap Prime will let you upload a picture of your arms that could help with a diagnosis. Also, risk factors (tick bites, exposure to sun / pests / etc) could be discussed. In any case, most of the time, you don't want to "pop" any blister intentionally. ...Read more

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Recently had a sore red bump close to underneath the arm pit the bump is gone but still pains when the areas pressed I'm 23 f I have no other symptoms?

Recently had a sore red bump close to underneath the arm pit the bump is gone but still pains when the areas pressed I'm 23 f I have no other symptoms?

Skin infections: Hello Aliss, it sounds like you may have had a little abscess in your arm pit area. That's pretty common and they usually go away without treatment. My fear if you were a patient of mine, would be that you have an abscess under your skin that you can't see while it appears to be better on the surface. If it does not improve soon, you have fevers, or worsening pain, go to your MD or the ER. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a red bump on arm from vaccine allergy?

How to get rid of a red bump on arm from vaccine allergy?

Local inj. Reactions: Usually go away with time. Depending on type of "vaccine" may take a few weeks. ...Read more

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I have a small circular red bump with little scabs in it on my arm by my underarm that itches. What is it?

I have a small circular red bump with little scabs in it on my arm by my underarm that itches. What is it?

Dermatitis/ringworm?: Either eczema (dermatitis) or a skin infection such as ringworm.Start by applying a topical antifungal; if not improved then try Hydrocortisone prior to seeing a derm. ...Read more

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I have a large red bump on the back of my arm where the muscle is. It looks like a pimple and is very painful. What is it?

Abscess? Infected: Hair follicle? These are some of the common things that it could be. I suggest putting warm compresses on it to see if it might get soft and open up/drain. If it gets worse, see a doctor for evaluation, possible incision/drainage or antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter had a tick latched on to her arm pit a month ago. There is still a raised red bump. Is that normal or something I should worry?

My 2 year old daughter had a tick latched on to her arm pit a month ago. There is still a raised red bump. Is that normal or something I should worry?

Not unusual: A persistent red bump could be associated with a mild reaction to the saliva of the tick or else there may be small fragments of the tick's mouth parts, causing a foreign body reaction. If this was a deer tick and the tick was latched more than 24 hours and you live in an area known to have lyme disease, you should check with your doctor to see if tests for lyme exposure are indicated. ...Read more

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Red bump on arm feels like a ball hurts only when I rub or push down noticed it today making my left shoulder kinda sore could it have ben poison spid

Doubtful spider bite: Spider bites are painful, form a small black ulcer from the venom the spider injects with a bite. Your lump does not sound like this. Many, Many things on the list of what this might be (lipoma, inclusion cyst, lymph node) to name a few. Only way to know what it is, evaluation. Can watch for next 1-2 weeks. If still there then eval, if worse eval. Also leave it alone to not irritate it. Dr R ...Read more

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What bit me? I have a red bump on my knee and upper arm. They are both bumpy and it squirts out a clear liquid. Its itchy and when I tap it it stings.

What bit me? I have a red bump on my knee and upper arm. They are both bumpy and it squirts out a clear liquid. Its itchy and when I tap it it stings.

Insect bites: Insect bites usually show up as a bump with red around the edges. Usually there is not a lot of liquid that squirts out. If the bump resolves on its own, then likely it was an insect bite. If it worsens, continues to drain liquid, gets larger or more painful, then you should have a physician evaluate it. ...Read more

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My baby has a red bump on his stomach and some white dry patch looking spots on the back of his arm. It doesn't look like eczem I can send pictures if necessary

My baby has a red bump on his stomach and some white dry patch looking spots on the back of his arm. It doesn't look like eczem I can send pictures if necessary

It: It may be a fungal or bacterial infection, amongst many other things including eczema. Regardless instead of sending a picture, you should take the baby in to see his doctor. Rashes can be harmless or dangerous, it's very difficult for a mother to know, therefore a medical professional should be the one to make a diagnois or suspected diagnosis after an examination in his/her office. If necessary a dermatologist (skin doctor) can be consulted.
Best of luck. ...Read more