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Causes Of Red Bumps On Leg Or Arm
Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small and tender red bumps appeared overnight on mid-upper arm&back of legs. Under the skin, raised&slightly painful. What could b causes & treatment?
Rash on Arms: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. This rash occurs on the arms and elbows. Other causes include eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and others. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Bumpy rashes on legs: Rashes can be difficult to diagnosis, even by a skilled dermatologist looking at the rash in person. With just a description i cannot answer your question. There are many causes of rashes in these areas, such as a contact allergy, irritation, chafing, fungus, scabies, etc. I recommend you make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist so she/he can examine you and make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Top of right hand has red rash or stain look, no itching or swelling. Middle knuckles to upper wrist and none on palms.
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
Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you got into contact with something that irritated the skin on your hands. Think carefully about any new products, soaps, laundry detergents, etc, and try to avoid them. Were you out in the woods near poison ivy perhaps? Use a gentle moisturising cream like cetaphil or neutragena if the skin is dry. Use hydrocortisone 1% twice a day for up to 10d if it starts to itch. ...Read more
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
What could be the cause of itchy fingers & tops of feet & toes? Also had a slight rash appear on outside of Palm of hand now disappeared. Thanks.
Itch: The cause of itchiness of fingers, feet and toes can be difficult to identify. I would suspect reaction to foods, medications, changes in temperature,etc. See if you detect any pattern. Taking antihistamine medications like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(nondrowsy) may relieve the symptoms. An allergist may help you with this problem if it persists. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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