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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?

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

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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?

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?

Petechial rash: petechial rash that is localized on both side of the arms is probable related to trauma. That is nothing to worry about provided that there is no fever, abdominal pain or any any other symptoms ...Read more

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Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

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

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What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

Many possibilities: Possibilities are intertrigo, eczema, inverse psoriasis, contact dermatitis, candida (yeast). See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Not sure - eczema?: 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

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How come I have itchy white splotches on my upper arms?

How come I have itchy white splotches on my upper arms?

Check it out: See your doc. Rashes are best diagnosed by seeing them. ...Read more

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I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have a rash that looks like goosebumps and is very itchy on my back upper arms? What is this and is it contagious

I have a rash that looks like goosebumps and is very itchy  on my back upper arms? What is this and is it contagious

Goosebumps: You probably have a skin condition called keratosis pilaris which is a benign chronic condition. Treatment consists of moisturizing cream and, occasionally, Hydrocortisone cream. Once in a while, using an exfoliant may help. ...Read more

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Itchy spots on neck, upper arms, low back seems to help when I use my hairdryer. .taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg and zyrtex. .not helping.

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

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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?

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?

Prickly heat: Possibly because of heat and moisture you may get itching and small bumps. Try to keep area dry and apply J&J baby powder or sandal wood paste. If not helpful get examined. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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