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Bumps On My Arms That Itch
I have small bumps all over my arms & they itch really bad. I have tried anti itch creams & nothing works. What could they be & how to stop the itchin?
Many things: This rash could be one of many things. You need to see your doctor or a dermatologist to help you find out. Have you been exposed to anything you could be allergic to? Are the bumps present in the creases in your fingers, undearms and groin? The best thing to do is see a doctor. ...Read more
I have bumps on my legs & arms that itch bad (mostly on thighs & back of inside of upper arms).My fiance doesn't have them & i haven't changed products?
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
I keep getting bumps/hives on my arms and legs. It itches and then after 25 min goes away then reappears. No changes in anything meds or lotions etc.
Acute hives: This is called acute urticaria (chronic if over 6 wks duration) which may be caused by a viral infection, drug allergy, or other factors. Most can be controlled by taking an antihistamine . If not controlled with antihistamine or lasting more than 6 wks, consult an allergist.Stop any drug or supplement introduced within 2 weeks prior to onset if applicable. ...Read more
Tiny skin colored/white bumps on my arms, in clusters. Rarely itch just ugly to look at really close?
Keratosis pilaris: Sounds like keratosis pilaris, benign skin condition that does not require treatment . Usually genetic. Treatment is rarely successful and they tend to come back, although it may improve with age . You can try moisturizing lotions to soothe the skin and help it look better skin creams that contain urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, or vitamin d steroid creams to reduce. ...Read more
I have bumps on my arms and back, they itch and swell. Is it an allergy or bug bite and how do I treat this?
Not all bumps equal: It depends on how they look are they raised, flat and red? Or are they like tiny blisters on a red base? The former suggest allergy, the latter bug bites, but the distinction is not absolute. You can try an anti-itch suspension such as sarna with pramoxime topically and take an otc anti-histamine such as Cetirizine 10mg or fexofenadine 180mg. If no better with a reasonable time, see a physician. ...Read more
I have small white/flesh colored bumps on my arms and legs. They itch a lot and they multiply when I scratch. I'll get 3-5 around the original.
Keratosis: Keratosis pilaris gives skin a goose-flesh or sandpaper-like appearance. Typically patches are skin colored, but they can appear red and inflamed, as shown here't relieve symptoms, get these checked out for a differenitial diagnosis requiring additional management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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