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Causes Of Itchy Upper Arms
Hi I have red itchy spots all over my shoulder blades and upper arms it's very itchy can you please tell me what is the cause of this thank you?
Many possibilities.: The 3 most common causes are viral illnesses, medications, and contact with something you're allergic to. If you've been sick, or recently started a new medicine or vitamin, or pulled weeds out of your yard over the weekend, that can give you some clues. Your best option is to see a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My back has been breaking out for a month. The past week Ive had a few days where my upper back, upper arms, and labia area are really itchy. Causes?
What could cause petichiae rash on upper arms of 6 yo? Same exact spot both arms like a pattern. Got them at school. Said sweater was itchy? Worry?
Could latent jaundice cause keratosis Pilaris type non itchy rash on upper arms and yellow coating on tongue? Also fatigue? Taking silybon70. How long for this to get resolved? I've been tired and rash is still there from 1.5 months.
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?
Check it out: See your doc. Rashes are best diagnosed by seeing them. ...Read more
I noticed a cluster of small, flat, non-painful, non-itchy maroon/red dots on each of my upper arms. Could this be from punching myself?
I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.
Circular rash: May be fungal like ringworm. You can try over the counter anti-fungal medications. or may be eczema due to dry skin or food /environmental allergies or granuloma annulare which needs steroids, sometimes you can first layer the antifungal and then on top the steroid cream or get a cream that contains both by prescription f/u /w/doc see http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment.html ...Read more
I have brown spots appearing on my upper arms and torso and they seem to be spreading. They are not bumpy, scaly, or itchy. What could it be?
Age/sun spots?: It is difficult to tell what you have without seeing them..But probably sun spots which are not dangerous check with your doc to be sure... Good luck. ...Read more
My skin isn't clear on my upper arms & thighs. They're a bit rough/prickly. Tried lotions & others. Had my whole life. Not itchy/painful. Any idea?
Keratosis pillaris : Keratosis pillaris, usually a benign and asymptomatic skin condition, commonly presents as you have pointed out, often involving the upper arms, but can be seen elsewhere on the body as well. If this is the condition you have, daily use of exfoliating moisturizers containing Lactic Acid or urea may help. Topical tretinoin may also be very effective. ...Read more
Had bad sunburn on my upper arms in early June. Skin has fully healed but its still really itchy and a freckle has a black dot on it. Is this normal?
Sunburn: Yes, you can get itching and freckles. Apply moisturizer to your skin and it should help the itching ...Read more
I have a rash that looks like goosebumps and is very itchy on my back upper arms? What is this and is it contagious
Itchy spots on neck, upper arms, low back seems to help when I use my hairdryer. .taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg and zyrtex. .not helping.
See doctor: Since cooling is usually more soothing for itching, your response to heat is of interest. If taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) up to 4x daily does not help, then you may have something other than the usual hives. Consult an allergist or dermatologist if the problem persists or worsens. ...Read more
18 year old from India. experiencing itchy bumps on my shoulders upper arms and chest. Since the past 6 months. My chest has dark spots since 2 years?
Very itchy upper arms. My PCP thought its hormonal and put me on Atarax. Worked for months but now it is back. Only ice helps. No bumps. What's next?
Dry skin?: Try applying moisturizer <3 minutes after bathing (avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap) to see if this helps. Topical anti-itching cream/ lotion may help. If problem persists and remains bothersome, consult a derm or allergist . ...Read more
For the past week, I've been extremely itchy. It started on my upper arms and thighs, now it's all over my arms and legs. They are little bumps, help?
Tell your parents?: You'll need to have your parents sign up for an account on HealthTap and then, they can pose questions on your behalf. That is because of laws governing treatment of minors whether by telemedicine or otherwise. We need parental permission to give you any sort of medical advice let alone a prescription. Have you told your parents about your condition? I'm sure they can help you as well. ...Read more
I noticed sudden rash on my sides spreading up my upper arms. No changes detergent. Was carrying infant b4 noticed. Rash is painful and itchy and warm?
See derm: This could be many things so see dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Is it an allergic reaction to something? I'm 20 and these last couple of days i've gotten a break out mainly on my stomach and arms. They are little bumps that are itchy and i've had some small red patches on my upper arms and sometimes on my shoulder. I
Hives: Sounds like hives which are red, raised and intensely itchy lesions that look like a mosquito-bite. Topical Hydrocortisone can help as can the use of oral non-sedating antihistamines in a slightly higher dose than the once daily (usually twice daily is started). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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