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I have red bumps on both arms that itch. Tried itch cream, anti fungal cream, and changing bedding.

I have red bumps on both arms that itch. Tried itch cream, anti fungal cream, and changing bedding.

Get checked: Lots of possible causes, from prescription side effects, to contact irritation, to autoimmune disease & everything in between. See your clinician. ...Read more

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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


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Occasional bumps (looks like hives?) on both arms cover entirely and randomly no redness no itching besides allergies what can cause this?

Occasional bumps (looks like hives?) on both arms cover entirely and randomly no redness no itching besides allergies what can cause this?

Keratosis pilaris : About half the people on the planet have small bumps on the backs of their arms, fronts of their thighs, cheeks or buttocks that are not red and do not itch , and the condition is called KP or keratosis pilaris . It usually causes no symptoms and does not need treatment. See a doctor to be sure. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=91543&page=0 ...Read more

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What are those common lil white or red bumps most ppl get on arms (can look like tiny pimple)? What causes them?

What are those common lil white or red bumps most ppl get on arms (can look like tiny pimple)? What causes them?

Possible: If they are on the back of your upper arm mostly and kind of firm they might be keratosis pilaris. It's a plugged hair follicle filled with keratin which is made by the skin. You can get rid of them by using a mild exfoliating "puff" when you shower followed by some retin a (tretinoin) type cream (prescription) not sure if this is what you mean. ...Read more

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9 month old has small red bumps that are hard on back arms and thighs. What could be the cause?

9 month old has small red bumps that are hard on back arms and thighs. What could be the cause?

Hard to know: Rashes are nearly impossible to diagnose without seeing. One of the most common rashes i see on the arms and thighs is keratosis pilaris. Google the images to see if it looks similar. ...Read more

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What may cause red bumps(rash) like allergy , to come and go away on arms and back? What are the causes?

What may cause red bumps(rash) like allergy , to come and go away on arms and back? What are the causes?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition in which a protein in the skin called keratin forms hard plugs within hair follicles. Causes, incidence, and risk factors keratosis pilaris is harmless (benign). It seems to run in families. It is more common in people who have very dry skin, or who have atopic dermatitis (eczema). ...Read more

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What can cause bite-like red bumps on arms, now developing whiteheads?

Furunculosis: Sometimes people develop bumps around hair shafts and these are infections called furunculosis usually treated with antibiotics or soaps. ...Read more

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I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

Keratosis pilaris : rubra. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess amounts of the skin protein keratin, resulting in the formation of small, raised bumps in the skin often with surrounding redness. Harmless. See a dermatologist if concerned. ...Read more

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What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

Dermatitis: You may have contact dermatitis or fungal dermatitis.It is best to see doctor so you can get some cream for it. ...Read more

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I'm getting random red bumps on my left arm. Pea size. What are the causes of it?

I'm getting random red bumps on my left arm. Pea size. What are the causes of it?

Contact Rash: Typically if you have a one sided specific area it may be related to something you have come in contact with. Make sure you see your primary doctor, and initially look for what may be coming in contact with that area. Also note if there is pus, or redness in the area. Other possibilities include viruses etc, but unlikely just to be in one area. ...Read more

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What are tiny red bumps on your lower inner arm caused by?

Proprobably: This is probably eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My friend's daughter about 5 month old with tiny red bumps only on her face, arm and leg. Itch cause her scratch until infected. What kind of that?

Possible Scabies: Itchy bumps in a young child could be bug bites, such as fleas, bedbugs, or scabies. In addition, a skin virus such as molluscum should be considered. This child should be seen by a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm..I did scratch and caused terrible sores.. Swell now on my face?

Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm..I did scratch and caused terrible sores..  Swell now on my face?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has red bumps on both of his arms and wrists, what can it be?

My boyfriend has red bumps on both of his arms and wrists, what can it be?

Dermatitis, scAbies: I'd think of dermatitis or scabies, but only with an exam would i know. Consider submitting images per health tap protocols? ...Read more

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Hi , I have been woken up the past few nights with itchy red bumps on both legs. Itchy bumps that appear on arms and red itchy bumps in both armpits.

Hi , I have been woken up the past few nights with itchy red bumps on both legs. Itchy bumps that appear on arms and red itchy bumps in both armpits.

Viral?: This may be from a viral or drug reaction. If the bumps come and go within hours, try taking antihistamine. If they lasts over 24 hrs, try topical hydrocortisone. If the problem worsens or persists for for more 2 weeks. see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 22 mo old daughter has dry skin with red bumps on both upper arms. Form of eczema? What products could I try or do I need an rx?

My 22 mo old daughter has dry skin with red bumps on both upper arms.  Form of eczema?  What products could I try or do I need an rx?

Keratosis Pilaris: Thus sounds like a very common condition called keratosis pilaris. It is not eczema, although both commonly occur together. There is no cure but you can decrease the appearance using over-the-counter creams that gently remove excess skin build-up, such as lac-hyrdin. Also, keep the skin very well hydrated with vaseline, aquaphor, or eucerin cream. ...Read more

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Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more