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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Red Bumps On Leg Or Arm

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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

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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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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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 1 year old son has lol red bumps on his legs and arm .. What is it?

My 1 year old son has lol red bumps  on his legs and arm .. What is it?

Hives??: Could be many things, but hives from bites or a contact allergy are most likely. Seeing a doctor will be definitive. This is assuming he is otherwise well. ...Read more

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I have red bumps showing up on my legs and arms very ichy...haven't used any new products..what could this be!??

I have red bumps showing up on my legs and arms very ichy...haven't used any new products..what could this be!??

Many causes: You could certainly have come into contact with something you are having an allergic reaction to. It could also be a symptoms of gall bladder dysfunction or cholestasis. Keep the area clean, use benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed, and try Cortizone cream to the area twice daily. If it does not start to improve in a few days, and certainly if it gets worse, you have vomiting or jaundice see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have white and red bumps on my arms and legs with no other symptons?

I have white and red bumps on my arms and legs with no other symptons?

Difficult to tell: There are so many possibilities as to why you could be developing these bumps, which could include an allergic rash ("contact dermatitis"), dry skin, infection, drug reaction, etc. The only way to find the true cause is to have your skin examined by a doctor, and they can find the proper diagnosis and treatment for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Red bumps on arms and legs don't itch and is not acne. Any ideas?

Red bumps on arms and legs don't itch and is not acne. Any ideas?

Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more