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What do I do for little pus bumps on my forearms? I have these little bumps on my skin that have occurred within the last few days. It started with only a few bumps that had pus in them, and i would push it out. Then more came next to the old bumps. Almos

What do I do for little pus bumps on my forearms? I have these little bumps on my skin that have occurred within the last few days. It started with only a few bumps that had pus in them, and i would push it out. Then more came next to the old bumps. Almos

This : This sounds like folliculitis. You can get this from contaminated water such as a hot tub. Use anti-bacterial soap and try to think of any exposures you have had. You need to be medically evaluated as they have been persistent. If you get redness, red streaks, discharge, feel "flu like", or have a fever then you need to be evaluated immediately as an emergency. ...Read more

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I have small bumps under my skin, mostly on my forearm.They are cyst like and itchy. Could itbe neurofibroma?

I have small bumps under my skin, mostly on my forearm.They are cyst like and itchy. Could itbe neurofibroma?

Doubt it: If you had neurofibromatosis, you should have been diagnosed at a much younger age. Neurofibromas are characteristically firm, as they are solid nerve tumors, rather than cystic structures. Itching is not a typical symptom of a neurofibroma, rather a symptom reflecting allergy or inflammation. A contact dermatitis or other skin condition sounds more likely. See your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a patch of several skin tone colored bumps on my forearm that is very ichy, it's not red & no where else on my body what could this be?

I have a patch of several skin tone colored bumps on my forearm that is very ichy, it's not red & no where else on my body what could this be?

Contact dermatitis: You may have come into contact with something that irritated your skin or less likely it may represent bug bites. Use over the counter cortisone cream twice a day for 5 days. ...Read more

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I have a small lump/bump under skin near elbow on outer forearm. Its skin colour, feels softish (i think) and seems to disappear if i press on it hard?

I have a small lump/bump under skin near elbow on outer forearm. Its skin colour, feels softish (i think) and seems to disappear if i press on it hard?

Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor to evaluate the lesion. You should go promptly if the lesion is growing or changing. ...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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My son has a rock hard bump under the skin of his forearm it is not outside noticable but you can feel its very hard what is it? It is a hard bump under his forearm. He was playing and barley bumped it when he was playing with his lil brother. He is three

My son has a rock hard bump under the skin of his forearm it is not outside noticable but you can feel its very hard what is it? It is a hard bump under his forearm. He was playing and barley bumped it when he was playing with his lil brother. He is three

The : The most important question here is if the lump was present prior to the incident where he bumped his arm. This is a common, the discovery of a lesion that is thought to be from the injury that occurred but was actually present prior to that. The bottom line here is to have your son evaluated by his primary care provider. It may just be a simple cyst or lipoma, however it needs to be seen. Best of luck. ...Read more

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After a bath my skin was very red and itchy.Today on my right inner forearm i noticed several red bumps scattered. Could it be related?

Cool it!: You may have a form of dermatographia where mechanical stimuli cues your skin to get red, itchy or break out in rashes. Try taking more tepid baths rather than hot ones. ...Read more