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I have over 12 small round (not perfectly circular) lumps, different sizes, on both arms, neck, & couple on legs. Are not pimples. Dr. Dismisses.?

I have over 12 small round (not perfectly circular) lumps, different sizes, on both arms, neck, & couple on legs. Are not pimples. Dr. Dismisses.?

Ask family members: In the absence of associated pain, rapid growth or any discharge from these lumps there is no urgency to have them removed. Possibilities include include cysts or lipomas(benign fatty tumors) but a biopsy would give more information. These types of lesions can be associated with inherited conditions so it's useful to ask family members if they have similar lesions, then follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My son has red, pus filled pimples that began on the back of his left hand. Theyve moved up his left arm. They itch now. And are now on both arms/hand?

My son has red, pus filled pimples that began on the back of his left hand. Theyve moved up his left arm. They itch now. And are now on both arms/hand?

Chickenpox? Staph?: Chickenpox usually involves face and trunk as well as arms or legs. But the rash appears in crops and "red, pus filled pimples" is typical. If he has been properly vaccinated, including chickenpox, it's something else. A staph or strep infection is possible. Whatever the cause, it needs medical attention right away. Call his pediatriican's office today; even over the weekend, someone is on call. ...Read more

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I'm currently on the Accutane, and one day I woke up with rashes on my face and both arms. Did Accutane cause rashes? If yes, how do I get rid of it?

I'm currently on the Accutane, and one day I woke up with rashes on my face and both arms. Did Accutane cause rashes? If yes, how do I get rid of it?

It is a side effect: Your rash can be caused by acutane. It is important that you avoid irritants such as sun during this time and stay moisturized. You should also show your rash to your current prescribing doctor. ...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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How do I get ride of arm acne? It is near my elbow but just above. It goes mid way up from my elbow up. It is on my both arms. Mainly my right.

How do I get ride of arm acne? It is near my elbow but just above. It goes mid way up from my elbow up. It is on my both arms. Mainly my right.

Keratosis pilaris?: Sounds more like keratosis pilaris, small hard plugs at the opening of every follicle. Commonly seen on backs of upper arms, sometimes cheeks, sometimes front of thighs. I usually recommend my patients try gentle cleanser such as dove or cetaphil, and apply eucerin plus lotion or amlactin at least twice daily. It takes a few months to clear. If that doesn't work, I use a prescription med. ...Read more

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Rashes on both arms since childhood, but does not itch, and does not go away. What's this sound like?

Rashes on both arms since childhood, but does not itch, and does not go away. What's this sound like?

Keratosis pilaris?: Need more info, but kp is a long standing arm/leg/face rash that can be seen in kids and adults. ...Read more

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I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet. ?

I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet. ?

Recent rash?: This may be from a viral infection or a drug reaction. If the problem goes away after 10 days, don't worry about it. If the rash persists, then see a dermatologist. If pus is present , consider impetigo It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction in the absence of itching. ...Read more

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Pinky Tiny Pimples-like Rashes on the back of both hands & starts to feel itchy after few hours...spreading to arm slowly...can I take Cetirizine?

Pinky Tiny Pimples-like Rashes on the back of both hands & starts to feel itchy after few hours...spreading to arm slowly...can I take Cetirizine?

You could but..: a better choice might be diphenhydramine (Benadryl) but the cetirizine is less likely to make you drowsy so you can start with that and if it doesn't work try the diphenhydramine. You can also try 1% hydrocortisone cream that you can get at the store on the rash to see if that alleviates the itching and the spread of the rash. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more