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I have these blister like oval bumps on the back of my hands all the way up to my elbow. I don't know what it is and what I should do.

I have these blister like oval bumps on the back of my hands all the way up to my elbow. I don't know what it is and what I should do.

Blister?: Or they sold or fluid filled, They are new or there for a long time, painful or not? Need to be seen by your physician

If they are not painful and fluid filled, may be molluscum contagiosum which will get better with time ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction?

I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction?

Difficult to say: As you can imagine, rashes of any type are difficult to diagnosis definitively without an examination. Recurring rashes can be due to allergies, eczema, infections or other causes. Best to see your family doctor, internist, or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Blistering bumps covering my face, elbows, forearms, scalp, and pelvic region. Along with the back of the neck. Plaque psoriasis? Press help.

Blistering bumps covering my face, elbows, forearms, scalp, and pelvic region. Along with the back of the neck. Plaque psoriasis? Press help.

See doc: This is not description of psoriasis.This is more consistent with extensive allergic reaction such as erythema multiform which needs internal medications. Diagnosis amy need biopsy and blood tests. See doc immediately to prevent scarring or long term discoloration. ...Read more

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What could small blister like bumps that itch a little but don't hurt under my arm where my bra is be? They have been there a few days

What could small blister like bumps that itch a little but don't hurt under my arm where my bra is be? They have been there a few days

Infection: This could represent infection with yeast, bacteria or even a cystic eruption called hidraadenitis. If it is infected itvwill require medication. See physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My son has small clearish blister like bumps on arm and face what could they be? They are itchy and appeared out of no where

My son has small clearish blister like bumps on arm and face what could they be? They are itchy and appeared out of no where

Allergy: Most likely an allergic reaction to something that he has been in contact with. If they are fluid filled blisters and he has not been vaccinated against chicken pox, that is possible although we don't see chicken pox often nowadays because most children are immunized against it. ...Read more

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Blister/bump has been on my arm for approx. 9 hrs. I was running errands and went to the gym. Just 1 bite and blister. Yes to warm and chkpx. I'm 25.

Blister/bump has been on my arm for approx. 9 hrs. I was running errands and went to the gym. Just 1 bite and blister. Yes to warm and chkpx. I'm 25.

Bite?: Sounds like a bugbite. Since it's only been there 9 hours it's nothing to worry about. You can treat with hydrocortisone (if it itches) and/or a healing ointment like Neosporin or Vaseline (if it's open and raw). ...Read more

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I have a raised reddish bump on my arm and on top of it is a pin size bubble resembling a blister. It itches and has been there for several hours.

Lets review your sym: You have this red bump on your arm which has a blister on top correct? How long has this been there? Have you been outside where you could have gotten bit by an insect? Is there just the one or are there more? Is the area surrounding the rash red and/or warm to touch? Have you ever had chickenpox? How old are you? Most likely if it is a single lesion it is most likel due to an insect bite. Cluste ...Read more

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What is cause of lots of bumps on elbows?

What is cause of lots of bumps on elbows?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause a bump on the lower arm near the elbow?

GOUT OR ARTHRITIS: Gout and arthritis could cause a cyst that is filled with a joint fluid called synovial cyst if not bothering you leave it alone if painfull or getting larger check with your physiciam. ...Read more

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What would cause red little bumps on elbow that burn?

What would cause red little bumps on elbow that burn?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a painful pimple like bump with white head on my elbow. What could it be? Could laying on my bed or applying pressure on my elbow at my desk cause it?

Yes: This could be as simple as a pimple that has not come to surface yet. Constant pressure or irritation to the area can cause this. If you are having fevers, chills or limited range of motion of your elbow joint, a more serious infection could be developing and you should seek medical attention. If not, a warm compress and avoiding the pressure to the area should be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

Rash on Arms: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. This rash occurs on the arms and elbows. Other causes include eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and others. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this rash on my feet, legs, elbows, fingers, armsdespite the medicines I've been on, and now, these itchy blister like things show up?

What to do if I have this rash on my feet, legs, elbows, fingers, armsdespite the medicines I've been on, and now, these itchy blister like things show up?

Many possibilities: 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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What to do if I have this rash on my feet, legs, elbows, fingers, arms, and face. This has I've been on, and now, these itchy blister like things show up?

What to do if I have this rash on my feet, legs, elbows, fingers, arms, and face. This has I've been on, and now, these itchy blister like things show up?

Many possibilities: 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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What blood test should I get to find out if there's something in my blood that causes recurring bumps only on my elbow and knees and sometimes feet?

What blood test should I get to find out if there's something in my blood that causes recurring bumps only on my elbow and knees and sometimes feet?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to recommend a blood test without examining you. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and it is not a suitable do it yourself activity. ...Read more

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Good day I am getting a blister type of rash around my elbow area and on the inside of my arm. It burns and itches.

Good day I am getting a blister type of rash around my elbow area and on the inside of my arm. It burns and itches.

Rash: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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2nd maybe 3rd degree burn from water its from my elbow around the top to where my arm bends should I wrap it or not my blister got popped?

2nd maybe 3rd degree burn from water its from my elbow around the top to where my arm bends should I wrap it or not my blister got popped?

Be seen: To determine the depth of the burn and because it goes around your arm and may need further treatment. You also may need a tetanus shot. You will need ongoing wound care. All the best. ...Read more

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Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area? Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area? Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Possible but: Unusual to involve these areas alone. Do they itch? How long has this been present? If this has been present for at least a few weeks and itch, then eczema would be the most likely cause for a child of this age. ...Read more

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I have blister type rash on both upper under arms. Worse on the right side. Red warm rashsems ro bw heading down past my elbow. No pain.?

I have blister type rash on both upper under arms. Worse on the right side. Red warm rashsems ro bw heading down past my elbow. No pain.?

Blistering rash: Blistering rashes need to be seen by a dermatologist. You could have a contact dermatitis that has become secondarily infected. On the other hand there are specific blistering diseases that need to be diagnosed with a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and feet that blister wen scratched?

Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and feet that blister wen scratched?

Psoriasis?: Although it is very difficult to diagnose rashes without actually looking at it. But it sounds like early psoriasis by the distribution and description that you have given. Please consider uploading pictures and consulting a dermatologist here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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What can cause an upset stomach, along with itchy bumps on elbow and hands?

What can cause an upset stomach, along with itchy bumps on elbow and hands?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more