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Could these red bumps on the backs of my arms be eczema?

Could these red bumps on the backs of my arms be eczema?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. ...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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1 yr old has red bumps on arms, legs, back-seems to be spreading and has leathery feel. Dr said was dry skin but is spreading a lot. Could be eczema?

1 yr old has red bumps on arms, legs, back-seems to be spreading and has leathery feel. Dr said was dry skin but is spreading a lot. Could be eczema?

Skin: Yes, it sounds exactly like eczema. You can treat his with lotions or steroid creams for maximum benefit. However this process does come and go and may spread at times. Hope this helps. ...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?

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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I have been all itchy for about 3 weeks. I have eczama but my meds don't help. I now have red bumps on my arm and hands I have tried a lot from anti itch meds to my eczama meds and nothing helps

I have been all itchy for about 3 weeks. I have eczama but my meds don't help. I now have red bumps on my arm and hands I have tried a lot from anti itch meds to my eczama meds and nothing helps

You : You may benefit from topical corticosteroids alone or in combination with non-steroidal topical anti-inflammatory medications, such as pimecrolimus or tacrolimus. Using an effective moisturizer several times a day will be helpful too. ...Read more

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How can I make the eczema rash red bumps go away?

How can I make the eczema rash red bumps go away?

Cortisone cream: Over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream can be useful, but is not very strong. You may need a prescription from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Get red bumps on sides of fingers & hurt if touched or finger bent. Biopsy showed consistent w/eczematous process but thought eczema itched, not hurt?

Get red bumps on sides of fingers & hurt if touched or finger bent. Biopsy showed consistent w/eczematous process but thought eczema itched, not hurt?

Pomphylix: Dyshidrotic eczema, pustulosis palmaris, contact (especially irritant type) can all do this. Chronic anxiety, OCD, compulsive cleaning are some possible factors. Food or hair or other contact? Your dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Red bumps that raise and itch horribly then go down. 2 derms, 2 biopsies, creams and no help. One BX revealed eczema and one pemphigus. Same places. ?

Red bumps that raise and itch horribly then go down.  2 derms, 2 biopsies, creams and no help. One BX revealed eczema and one pemphigus. Same places. ?

DETAILS?????: Did you have direct immunofluorescense biopsy? Blood tests? Bullous pemphigoid or another type of pemphigus? Do not use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except as a sleeping pill. If your DR wants to help you, she will certainly give you a prescription steroid. Hydrocortisone OTC is so weak it does almost nothing. Pick a dermatologist and ask your questions. Start with a solid diagnosis. Hives? Eczema? Dermographism? Pem ...Read more

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My son is 10 months old and has red bumps all over his face some look like they are pimples. Told it was eczema but i'm not so sure. Thoughts?

My son is 10 months old and has red bumps all over his face some look like they are pimples. Told it was eczema but i'm not so sure. Thoughts?

Infant skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be looked at to get proper diagnosis and treatment. If you were told by your son's pediatrician that it is eczema, it is likely that it's the case. Eczema is one of the most common cause of itchy skin rashes in infants. ...Read more