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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Red Bumps On Both Arms

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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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Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...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 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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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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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