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Could small, itchy bumps on my forearm be hives? If so, how quickly can hives occur?

Could small, itchy bumps on my forearm be hives? If so, how quickly can hives occur?

Yes.: Hives can come up very quickly - as you watch, sometimes. But there are many other causes of "small itchy bumps" - without more information it's hard to narrow it down. Your best option is to let a dermatologist look at them and tell you for sure what they are. ...Read more

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The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I have a few clusters of 2-3 small red itchy bumps on my forearms. The ones near my arm fold spread to my upper arm when they get blistery. Help?

I have a few clusters of 2-3 small red itchy bumps on my forearms. The ones near my arm fold spread to my upper arm when they get blistery. Help?

Poison ivy?: Cluster of skin lesions could be from poison ivy to herpes simplex, and many different conditions. Poison ivy type of contact allergy should have some history of exposure. If it stays on one area for a long time without spreading, herpes simplex maybe considered. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps on my arm and one is blistering. What can this be?

I have small itchy bumps on my arm and one is blistering. What can this be?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are very difficult to describe in words, so an exam by a primary care doctor and/or a dermatologist is helpful, when the rash is present. Sometimes rashes occur from bug bites, fungus/yeast, reactions with chemicals, irritants, plants, allergens, etc... Itching makes it more likely an allergic rash or bug bites. If one cannot go to the doctor, a video consult on HealthTap PRIME may help. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps on my forarm. They come and go through the day. Help!

I have small itchy bumps on my forarm. They come and go through the day. Help!

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture ...Read more

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Very small white itchy bumps on half arm spreading fast around tinea versicolor patch.?

Very small white itchy bumps on half arm spreading fast around tinea versicolor patch.?

Keratosis Pilaris: It sounds like you have a condition called keratosis pilaris. This causes tiny, rough prickly bumps to form on the backs of the arms, the thighs, the buttocks and occasionally on the face. A mild exfoliating skin cream with 12% ammonium lactate used once to twice a day will smooth these areas out nicely. If you have itch, a mild cortisone cream from your doctor can help. ...Read more

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I have small white itchy bumps on my arms shoulders and neck what could it be? They've been there about 3 days and aren't getting any better. I used to cut, and they seem to be worse around the scars on my arm

I have small white itchy bumps on my arms shoulders and neck what could it be? They've been there about 3 days and aren't getting any better. I used to cut, and they seem to be worse around the scars on my arm

Need more info: Hi,
Most itchy bumps are red in color. Are they spreading? Are there red streaks or any swelling? Do the bumps look like they have fluid inside or not? Clarify for us and the answers will come. ...Read more

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I woke up with red small itchy bumps on my lower stomach yesterday and today I have a few on the top abdomen, and even one on my arm. What could it be?

I woke up with red small itchy bumps on my lower stomach yesterday and today I have a few on the top abdomen, and even one on my arm. What could it be?

Itchy bumps: Can be from different causes, you need to have them checked by a doctor to identify them ANS treat them properly. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what I thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an

Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what I thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an

Dry skin?: From your description, the problem appears to be what is called keratosis pilaris. Skin tags have a stem. I would suggest that you try applying a moisturizer on your body within 3 mins after bathing and perhaps another application with or without bathing 12 hrs later and see if you can see improvement after about a week. If not, consult a dermatologist. Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. ...Read more

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Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Wish could: See a picture but can't. Could it be a bug bite too? If it's new maybe that's it. If not better get it seen when back deem vacation. If you can get some1% hydrocortisone creame try it but doubt you will find it there. Enjoy your vacation ...Read more

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I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?

I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?

Many things!: What you are describing is a very common condition and not specific for any one diagnosis. You could have a contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction to something coming into contact with your skin), hives, eczema or any number of things. If your primary care physician is stumped, please consider seeing an allergist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have had a ring of itchy bumps on my forearm for 3 days. I poped it and a sticky fluid came out. I don't know what it is or how to get rid of it.?

I have had a ring of itchy bumps on my forearm for 3 days. I poped it and a sticky fluid came out. I don't know what it is or how to get rid of it.?

Vesicular rash: You have possibly got a contagious dermatitis. Popping it can cause it to spread. See your physician for her to look at it, diagnose it or if necessary send the fluid or the punch biopsy to the lab. Keep the area clean and dry and stop scratching. ...Read more

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Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Possobly hives: If the itchy bumps go away in 24 hrs, and then come back; or they have an appearance of " moving around", they are probably hives. But there are a lot of skin rashes looking like itchy bumps, like bug bites.... Better to consult a dermatologist or allergist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Just got these random itchy bumps all over the under side of my forearms. Idk what they are it's not poison oak.?

Hyperkeratosis pilar: Hyperkeratosis pilaris often worsens in the winter, occurs on the outside of the forearms, and can mildly itch. It is treated with LacHydrin (lactic acid) lotion (alpha hydroxy acids). ...Read more

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I get red itchy bumps on my fingers and forearms at night, in the classroom we had a breakout of scabies. My dr. Said no, but continues.?

I get red itchy bumps on my fingers and forearms at night, in the classroom we had a breakout of scabies. My dr. Said no, but continues.?

Need evaluation: Your concern of scabies can be rule out by examination by dermatologist, have skin scrapping for scabies can be done. Other etiology to be look into this too. Not a bad idea treat empirically for scabies? ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on forearms for 2 1/2 weeks & not contagious? No one has it but me. Itches really bad & my doctor has no idea. Not a allergic reaction!

Itchy bumps on forearms for 2 1/2 weeks & not contagious? No one has it but me. Itches really bad & my doctor has no idea. Not a allergic reaction!

See dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist who may obtain a biopsy of your skin to help establish a diagnosis. Does topical cortisone cream help? Do you have very dry skin? ...Read more

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I have these red itchy bumps on my side under my arm?

I have these red itchy bumps on my side under my arm?

Fungus: If you sweat a lot and rash is itchy and located under you axilla, possibly cutaneous candidiasis. Try over the counter anti-fungal cream. If no improvement, follow up with pcp. ...Read more

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Got some very itchy bumps on my arm in japan. What can I do?

Got some very itchy bumps on my arm in japan. What can I do?

Too vague a question: Depends on what is causing it. Most of the time, a topical cortisone may help. But if you may need a rx to get it there. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps and rash on arm pits, remedy?

I have itchy bumps and rash on arm pits, remedy?

See a dermatologist: Meanwhile try 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Skip shaving ; deoderants until it heals. Water os fine but do not scrub. ...Read more

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I was out in the sun for a few hours and now I have these itchy bumps on my arm look like bites but I no I didn't get bite by anything what is it?

Hives: Some people can get hives with sun exposure. Try sunscreens first. If that is not effective, you can try to suppress them with antihistamines. ...Read more

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I continuously get red itchy bumps on my right arm?

I continuously get red itchy bumps on my right arm?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I just got red, itchy bumps on my upper left arm out of nowhere. What could have caused this?

? Hives: Sounds like you may have hives which would be an allergic reaction. You can try taking some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if that helps. If the rash persists, spreads, or you develop fever, make sure you get in to see you physician. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Itchy bumps starting on my shoulder going partway down my arm They are close together get farther apart as they go. They are in a straight line?

Itchy bumps starting on my shoulder going partway down my arm They are close together get farther apart as they go. They are in a straight line?

Hard to tell: If this involves only one side and follows a dermatome pattern (google dermatone), then this may be the beginning stage of shingles which will likely become painful later on. On the other hand, it is hard to tell what you may have given the scanty amount of information and vague description. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash with bumps on elbow going up and down arm. What is it?

How long?: How long have you had this problem? If it has been present for less than a couple of weeks, a viral infection or drug reaction may be the cause. See your doc if this goes beyond a couple of weeks or gets more severe. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on my elbow and inner arm they are raised do you know what it could be?

Red itchy bumps on my elbow and inner arm they are raised do you know what it could be?

See your doc: It is almost impossible to tell anything about bumps and sores on skin without actually seeing them. I suggest you see your doctor for this one. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more