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Doctor insights on: Bumps On The Back Of My Arm

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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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Yesterday I laid in the grass for like 20 mins & now I have several nickel sized red, raised, itchy bumps on my back& arm. 1more popped up today. Why?

Yesterday I laid in the grass for like 20 mins & now I have several nickel sized red, raised, itchy bumps on my back& arm. 1more popped up today. Why?

You got bit by: Some ticks. I would consider going to see a primary care provider if it doesn't go away with over the counter steroid creams (hydrocortisone). They may get bigger and itch worse. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read more

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Doc told me had low blood pressure other day now very tired also have rash on back and arms very itchy for 2 days little and big bumps is it related?

Doc told me had low blood pressure other day now very tired also have rash on back and arms very itchy for 2 days little and big bumps is it related?

Low BP: It would be nice to be able to look at a rash to render a better judgement about it, however, big blotchy rashes with itching generally suggest urticaria. Urticaria causes vasodilation of the blood vessels which can lead to a lower BP ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. They are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?

I am experiencing rash on back, under breast and under armpit along bra line, worst under the hook of my bra. They are like big VERY ITCHY red bumps?

Contact allergy: You may be allergic to something in your bra and the metal in the bra hook. You may try a different make of bra and one with a plastic hook. Wash the bra thoroughly before use. See that your bra is not too tight.
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Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a weird rash on back of arm?

What could be the cause of a weird rash on back of arm?

Keratosis Pilaris: The most common cause of rash on the backs of the arm is keratosis pilaris. It is found in 50% of the population and presents as fine bumps with surrounding redness. It can also be seen on the sides of face as well as thighs. There are no great treatment options. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist if you want to have a definitive diagnosis. Other causes could be eczema or tinea versicolor. ...Read more

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What is causing rash on back of upper arm this summer?

What is causing rash on back of upper arm this summer?

Various causes: There are several causes for redness on the back of your hands. These include a sun sensitivity due to an internal medication or topical creams, lime juice, or may be related to something going on inside your body. Seek care if this does not clear. ...Read more

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Pimple like rash on back of arm, what is this and what is a treatment?

Pimple like rash on back of arm, what is this and what is a treatment?

Keratosis pilaris: Is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time. ...Read more

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Rash on back of right upper arm about 1.5 in tall and. 5 in wide and another rash on back near armpit that is half the size. Looks like a hickey.

Rash on back of right upper arm about 1.5 in tall and. 5 in wide and another rash on back near armpit that is half the size. Looks like a hickey.

See dermatologist: Neither Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nor Lotrimin will help this. Does it itch? Skin issues in the past? A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you might try OTC hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Rash on back of hands from chemicals used when cleaning. Had rubber gloves on but think got inside gloves, itchy small red bumps now, seem to spread. Hu?

Rash on back of hands from chemicals used when cleaning. Had rubber gloves on but think got inside gloves, itchy small red bumps now, seem to spread. Hu?

Rash: This could be a rash due to irritation from the chemicals that you were using or a contact dermatitis. Make sure that you cleaned the area well. If it continues to spread you might need treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do for this bump on upper lip & rash on back of calves?

What can I do for this bump on upper lip & rash on back of calves?

Need to identify: What the bump is what is the type of rash on the calves -to recommend treatment. Dermatological evaluation would help with that. ...Read more

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I have those little bumps on the back of my arms. You can't see them but you can feel them, what are they and what can I do to make them go away. Thanks?

I have those little bumps on the back of my arms. You can't see them but you can feel them, what are they and what can I do to make them go away. Thanks?

Keratosis Pilaris: A benign condition, but difficult to treat Try the following:
- Don't scratch or rub your skin roughly
- Use warm water / not hot for bathing and showering
- Limit water exposure
- Use thick moisturizers generously on the skin.
Take Care! ...Read more

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How come I have weird bumps on the back of my arms and both elbow itch like crazy help plz!?

How come I have weird bumps on the back of my arms and both elbow itch like crazy help plz!?

Needs to be checked: It can be eczema, allergic rash, contact dermatitis or something else. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zertec etc for itching and over the counter hydrocortisone1% if it is recent, if does not get better in2to3 days consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of those little bumps on the back of both of my arms?

How do I get rid of those little bumps on the back of both of my arms?

Keratosis pilaris: "those little bumps" on the back of your arms that look like chicken skin maybe a condition called keratosis pilaris, which is benign. Since they are often dry and itchy, moisturizers are the treatment of choice. Occasional exfoliation may also help the condition. ...Read more

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What kind of product can I buy to cure th bumps on the back of upper arms?

Keratosis Pilaris: This is a common problem that causes occasionally an itchy but bumpy eruption on the upper arms. You can use a moisturizing cream that contains salicylic acid such as cerave sa lotion. ...Read more

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Do the little bumps on the back of my arms, which have been there forever, have any new treatments?

Do the little bumps on the back of my arms, which have been there forever, have any new treatments?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. Use cerave sal which is otc. ...Read more

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I never had bumps on the back of arms untill a year ago. What are they and how do I get rid of them. Thank you.

I never had bumps on the back of arms untill a year ago. What are they and how do I get rid of them. Thank you.

Keratosis Pilaris: Check out this website for some info
www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/.../con-20025750
If this is keratosis Pilaris, it is not harmful, but can be annoying. Using a loofah sponge can help, but don't scrub too hard and hurt the surrounding skin. ...Read more

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What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How can I treat the red bumps on the back of my upper arms?

How can I treat the red bumps on the back of my upper arms?

Keratosis pilaris: This is a sign you are irritating or over drying your skin. You may need a prescription but most of my pts with this do better if they use gentler products when bathing and a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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My husband and I have clusters of itchy bumps on the back of our arms and backs. I have some on my leg also. What is this and is it contagious?

My husband and I have clusters of itchy bumps on the back of our arms and backs. I have some on my leg also. What is this and is it contagious?

See below: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps on the back of my upper arms and thighs. They are not itching. What could be?

Pimples: Usually pimple-like bumps on the arms and legs are caused by a condition such as keratosis pilaris and moisturizers with Lactic Acid may help. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of arm, feel small bump but feel bump on other side also- no pain. Is there a lymph node there? Should I be concerned?

Pain in the back of arm, feel small bump but feel bump on other side also- no pain. Is there a lymph node there? Should I be concerned?

See below: There are no lymph nodes on the back of the arm. Since you are feeling the same bump on both sides you are likely
feeling some other normal structure. Try not to worry about it excessively. It's likely the pain is from a muscle strain, etc. Hodgkins Lymphoma usually presents as painless enlargement of cervical or supra-clavicular lymph nodes.

If your pain persists or any swelling enlarge>see DR ...Read more