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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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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What could have caused these blotches of red on my cheeks and rash on my wrist?

What could have caused these blotches of red on my cheeks and rash on my wrist?

Too many possible : There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What could a red itchy inconsistent size bumps be on both of my forearms and the baxk of my hands?

What could a red itchy inconsistent size bumps be on both of my forearms and the baxk of my hands?

Many possibilities: Contact dermatitis, photodermatitis (related to sun exposure), folliculitis (due to infection), neurodermatitis (due to chronic, often unconscious scratching). There are some unusual fungal infections that could cause this kind of eruption, too. Rashes can be tough to diagnosis - oftentimes it's a matter of sight recognition. See your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's causing small areas of skin on my arm to be really bumpy? Bumps are close together and skin-coloured.

What's causing small areas of skin on my arm to be really bumpy? Bumps are close together and skin-coloured.

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at www.imgur.com the picture will be tagged with its own URL website You can resubmit the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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I have several brown bumps on the side of my both breasts and when i often itch them , red rashes appear..What s the cause?

I have several brown bumps on the side of my both breasts and when i often itch them , red rashes appear..What s the cause?

Mastocytosis: Mastocytosis come to mind! unfortunately those darn rashes , mds need to see , feel and touch them! a quick visit to your md will sort out this dilemma ! regards ! ...Read more

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What could all the tiny bumps over my babies arms and legs be?

What could all the tiny bumps over my babies arms and legs be?

Possibly ringworm: Ringworm is very common in kids - by some estimates, up to 1 in 5 have a patch at any given time. The classic ringworm rash starts as a dry, slightly raised, mostly round patch, which may be slightly red. The patch may also be somewhat itchy. As it grows, the center of the patch often clears, leaving a ring-like appearance...More info: http://www.Drgreene.Com/azguide/ringworm. ...Read more

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Please describe these red bumps from on both of my arms?

Please describe these red bumps from on both of my arms?

Not enough info: It is not possible to diagnose what skin condition that you have with this much information. Diagnosis would depend on your medical history and the actual appearance of the "bumps" and their distribution. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my sides, back, neck and forearms? What could be the problem they are itchy

I have little red bumps on my sides, back, neck and forearms? What could be the problem they are itchy

Allergic Reaction.: Try to think if you ate something unusual, applied anew skin lotion, or wore new clothes, or came in contact with shrubs. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with Itching. Apply Aveeno soap to sooth the skin. If spreading still get examined for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Cluster of small red bumps and really dry skin on my face and swollen eyes in the morning. What could be wrong?

Cluster of small red bumps and really dry skin on my face and swollen eyes in the morning. What could be wrong?

See a doctor: Any number of issues come to mind and an accurate diagnosis is important prior to treatment. This way you will know if all three problems are related and what can be done for each. ...Read more

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I have tiny red itchy bumps on my elbows and upper arm. They come and go. And sometimes appear on knees, thighs and bottom. What can be causing this?!

I have tiny red itchy bumps on my elbows and upper arm. They come and go. And sometimes appear on knees, thighs and bottom. What can be causing this?!

See a dermatologist: can be one of several possibilities, you need to be evaluated and physically examined, you can start by your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

Skin Bumps: It is difficult to provide recommendations without an image of your skin lesions. Can you upload a picture? ...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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Small red non itchy spots, kind of rash-like on the back of my hands. What could be the cause?

Small red non itchy spots, kind of rash-like on the back of my hands. What could be the cause?

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

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What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What could these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs be?

Rash: A rash really needs to be visualized by a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Fyi: a red, raised and intensely itchy rash is often hives but it can also be ? ...Read more

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What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

Eruption: This could be caused by several diseases. The sun or climate may have something to do with it. You should see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more