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Doctor insights on: Big, Round, Red, Itchy Spot On The Forearm

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Red circular growing spot, very itchy in the inner forearm, 5 mm diameter, it was 3 maybe yesterday?

Red circular growing spot, very itchy in the inner forearm, 5 mm diameter, it was 3 maybe yesterday?

Insect bite/fungus?: Try cool compresses x 5 minutes follow by OTC hydrocortisone cream. If it's gone in 2 days, it was an insect bite. If it's not gone, get OTC clotrimazole cream and if it disappears in 2 weeks it was a fungal infection. If it is still not gone or new lesions develop, you need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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One red circular rash on arm that flares up at least twice a year in same spot warm and itchy. When not inflamed, there's always a light brown spot.

One red circular rash on arm that flares up at least twice a year in same spot warm and itchy. When not inflamed, there's always a light brown spot.

See Your Doctor: Your rash suggests a condition called Cutaneous Mastocytosis; excess mastocyte cells accumulate usually in skin & release histamine; causing itching, hives, & more. Can occur as single or multiple lesions, involved skin is darker in color. Stroking or other mechanical trauma to skin can cause symptoms to flare-up. Occurs in children & ages 30-49 yrs. See doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have a very tender, swollen spot on my forearm - it is not red and I did not injure it - could it be a blood clot? Yesterday it was itchy.

I have a very tender, swollen spot on my forearm - it is not red and I did not injure it - could it be a blood clot? Yesterday it was itchy.

Insect bite?: Often we get insect bites without even knowing it, spider or Mosquitos or even a bee sting. Your age, risk factors, general health, and recent hiking or travel history might assist diagnosis. And a photo is often most helpful:) be well, drliza (Try over the counter hydrocortisone cream and see what happens if you are not allergic to it) ...Read more

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I have a red itchy spot on folded arm what is my treatment?

I have a red itchy spot on folded arm what is my treatment?

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, I get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, I get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

Lubricate: High doses of marine fish oil and/or coconut oil can help lubricate from the inside, not just outside. Please avoid lotions w/alcohol in them because they are drying. Winter is high season for dry skin. Check with a dermatologist for a diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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There is a red tiny spot in my arm, approximately 3 mm in size. Not raised and not itchy. What could it be?

There is a red tiny spot in my arm, approximately 3 mm in size. Not raised and not itchy. What could it be?

More info: The reasons are so many that to be helpful at the very LEAST you should attach a picture to the question and consult on Health Tap Prime

Dr Z ...Read more

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What can cause a itchy red warm swollen spot on my arm?

What can cause a itchy red warm swollen spot on my arm?

Bug bite: Most such localized spots would be the result of some bug deciding to bit you & you body deciding it didn't appreciate the attention. ...Read more

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Spots of dry skin on forearms...itchy...I scratched them. And now they are red welts?

Spots of dry skin on forearms...itchy...I scratched them. And now they are red welts?

Dermatographism: When the skin welts up after scratching, it is call dermatographism. Antihistamine often helps control this condition. Sometimes dry skin can cause it as well and you may try applying a moisturizer to the area especially right after bathing to see if this helps. ...Read more

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My 4yr old has a small red spot on the inner side of the arm. Not raised, not itchy. Looks like a bruise but too small to be?

My 4yr old has a small red spot on the inner side of the arm. Not raised, not itchy. Looks like a bruise but too small to be?

Possible bite.: Depending on how long it has been there, it could still be a bruise, although if it is bright red, it sounds like a broken capillary (small blood vessel) or possibly spider bite. To be sure, you should show his doctor. If there are many of them appearing, you should call his doctor and/or take him to the emergency room ASAP, as that could be a sign of a more serious illness. ...Read more

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Itchy raised white spot near wrist/red around it. Iced it. White spot gone/stayed red. Swollen. Not red today/hurts a lot. Itch gone. I see no puncture. Can't rest arm/hurts to use. What happened?

Spider bite: This sounds like a possible spider or some other insect bite. The lack of persistent redness is a good sign but ongoing pain and swelling can be due to a spider bite. You should have an examination of your arm as soon as possible in view of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have several small, red, non itchy spots on both hands, fingers and forearm. They do not hurt and they are not raised above the skin. I noticed th?

I have several small, red, non itchy spots on both hands, fingers and forearm. They do not hurt and they are not raised above the skin. I noticed th?

Well: In order to diagnose a rash the doctor needs to examine you. Recommend consultation with Healthtap with photographs or face-to-face consultation with primary care doctor ...Read more

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Red spots on arm an thighs. Almost a year with this itchiness. Help please?

Skin: Consider common condition called atopic dermatitis or eczema. W/o seeing skin can't tell. Consult physician but in meantime use good moisturizer, non prescrition and safe- cerave cream available at most pharmacies. Dermatologist recommended. Use twice day. ...Read more

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Three days ago, I noticed a red circle on my arm, it's really itchy and it appeared on several more spots on the skin.

Three days ago, I noticed a red circle on my arm, it's really itchy and it appeared on several more spots on the skin.

Dermatologist is: Needed ASAP. Sounds like a tick bite, to be sure see a dermatologist SOON. In the States this could be a deer tick bite, not good but treatable in the early stages. ...Read more

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I have an raised itchy red rash on my arm the size of a 10p piece. It has lots of little spots inside the area.

I have an raised itchy red rash on my arm the size of a 10p piece. It has lots of little spots inside the area.

Sorry but rash: Is impossible to help diagnose on this type of forum. We have a consultation service that makes use of a camera. Please use the HealthTap. Thank you. ...Read more

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3 spots on my arm- looks like each has 2-3 small bites in the middle with a red rash around them. They are warm & sorta itchy. What kind of insect?

3 spots on my arm- looks like each has 2-3 small bites in the middle with a red rash around them. They are warm & sorta itchy. What kind of insect?

Need more info.: Probably a venous insect due to the warmth and redness, but it depends on your exposure to outdoor versus indoor environments, when they appeared, where you live, whether you have pet (that can have fleas) or where sitting on a rock in Texas (fire ant bites), before they appeared. Also of interest are how large the bites are, and history of allergy (bee stings, etc.). ...Read more

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If you have red non itchy and non burning spots on the upper arm and the front and back of the leg what are those spots called?

If you have red non itchy and non burning spots on the upper arm and the front and back of the leg what are those spots called?

Angioma maybe: The usual method for identifying skin lesions is to look at them, so your question is difficult to precisely answer. However, if they look like this:

http://missinglink. Ucsf. Edu/lm/dermatologyglossary/cherry_angioma. Html

then they are angiomas. ...Read more

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3yo girl has 3 tiny red spots not raised/not itchy or irritating on back of upper right arm. What could this be? Spent the wknd in sun, pool, beach.

3yo girl has 3 tiny red spots not raised/not itchy or irritating on back of upper right arm. What could this be? Spent the wknd in sun, pool, beach.

? Bites: If the rash is localized and she is otherwise well these are likely bites or something she came in contact with. Keep the area clean and observe the rash. If it spreads or if she is otherwise sick, see her doctor. Take a picture. All the best. ...Read more

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2 small red spots, 1 on fore arm and other the bicep, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, sligh?

Exam needed: To be sure these would have to be inspected by a physician, but since they blanch on stretching the skin, it would rule out a hemangioma or petechia. If these persist or increase in size, have them examined by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis even though they sound benign. ...Read more

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Two red "bruise like" spots on his arm. Says it burns, not itchy, slightly raised, arm does not hurt besides the burn on the bumps.?

Two red "bruise like" spots on his arm. Says it burns, not itchy, slightly raised, arm does not hurt besides the burn on the bumps.?

Rash: The best thing to do is get these evaluated by your doctor. We have a hard time telling what they are without examining you. ...Read more