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Dry Red Bumps On Arms
This : This is one of those situations where "a picture is worth a thousand words"--really needs to be seen by a medical professional. Eczema is common in children and can occur on trunk and extremities. Topical moisture with heavier, cream-type moisturizers is best for eczema. If it does not resolve, it may require topical prescription medication. But a quick "eyeball" visit will clarify the issue. ...Read more
Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a type of eczema (dermatitis) of unknown cause that is characterized by a pruritic vesicular eruption on the fingers, palms, and soles. The condition affects teenagers and adults and may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. A more appropriate term for this vesicular eruption is pompholyx, which means bubble. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone. ...Read more
Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more
Dry?: This time of year- winter itch/eczema flares in sensitive skinned people. These usually show up a dry patchy areas with skin colored bumps that may redden if irritated. Treatment is moisturize/no hot showers/drink plenty of water-60-80oz a day/ avoid harsh soaps or perfumed lotions.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?
Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician.If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment.In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Furunculosis: Sometimes people develop bumps around hair shafts and these are infections called furunculosis usually treated with antibiotics or soaps. ...Read more
Had worms but now gone they disappeared, now have red bumps on arms an legs an spreading all over they don't itch dr. said it was fungal gave two type?
PLR: Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) is a skin rash that occurs with exposure to the sun. It is not the same as sunburn. PMLE is not harmful, but can be itchy.The rash normally heals completely within a week if you avoid further sun exposure. Meanwhile, a cream containing corticosteroid will help to settle the rash. ...Read more
I have tiny red bumps on arms, legs, back, stomach that are very itchy. When scratched release clear fluid. What does this sound like?
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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
Red bumps on arms, legs for ~3 yrs. Had biopsy, can't id, mybe allrgy, dr not sure. Scratch = open sore over time. Got in afghanistan. Bumps last for months. Very itchy! allrgy meds & creams don't help.
I have red & dry bumps on my arms. They do not itch at all, & I've had them for a few years now. how do I get rid of them?
For the past six months, my arms and chin have broken out with small clusters of red bumps (not pimples) which dry up, then reappear every week. Help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red bumps on my hands, palm, legs, and lower arms.They are itchy and some look dry and some look blisters.?
Contact dermatitis?: This sounds superficially as if you have had your hands in something to which the skin reacted. If this does not clear up in several days or is not helped with an otc steroid/aloe cream, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have dry white patches & small red bumps that started on r. Forearm several weeks ago but have now spread to other arm & stomach. It doesn't itch.?
Need an exam: You need a physician to look at the lesions to make a diagnosis. Impossible to give you answer without picture. ...Read more
I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?
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
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Need more info: It's hard to diagnose dermatological conditions without seeing them. The prudent thing to do is to see your family physician as soon as possible to make a diagnosis and treat the problem. Your symptoms can be caused by a number if illnesses. ...Read more
Light red bumps formed on the inside of my arms overnight and i don't know what it is, and if it is dangerous.
It's painful or itching: It can be a problem. If there's no itching, burning, stinging, and just discoloration, you can monitor and watch it and see if it goes away. If it doesn't, and they there are you have the associated symptoms including erythema or redness, then it's best to have your pcp evaluate it, and look at it to offer the best recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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