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How do I get rid of red bumps on upper arms?

How do I get rid of red bumps on upper arms?

Go to Dr.: What you describe as red bumps could be many things. Skin problems need to be seen by a dr. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I am 26. Several months ago little red bumps started popping up on my upper arms. Where are they coming from and how can I get rid of them?

I am 26. Several months ago little red bumps started popping up on my upper arms. Where are they coming from and how can I get rid of them?

ARM BUMPS: Difficult to know without seeing these bumps. If they do not itch, it could be a harmless condition called keratosis pilaris. An over-the-counter cream that you can try is amlactin (no financial interest!) if it doesn't get better, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red bumps after shaving under my arms?

How can I get rid of red bumps after shaving under my arms?

Shaving Bumps: Shaving depletes moisture from your skin and cuts hair blunt, both creating breeding grounds for the hair to grow back into the skin. But simple changes to your routine like: not shaving with excessive pressure, using a shaving oil and shaving brush, and choosing the right razor will help you seeing less redness and bumps. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my arms.. What cream can I use to get rid of them?

I have red bumps on my arms.. What cream can I use to get rid of them?

Please see your: Dermatologist for accurate diagnosis. After diagnosis is made a treatment plan can be provided to you. ...Read more

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Red bumps on arm on hair follicle , what is it and how do I get rid of them?

Red bumps on arm on hair follicle , what is it and how do I get rid of them?

Doctor can evaluate: Bumps may be keratosis pilaris, eczema, comedones, and/or folliculitis. Each would have a different treatment, so a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and give some recommendations. Rashes are hard to describe in words. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps like pimples all over my upper arm and sides of stomach and it spreading. Dr told it is miliaria. His treatment didn't help.

I have tiny red bumps like pimples all over my upper arm and sides of stomach and it spreading. Dr told it is miliaria. His treatment didn't help.

What is it?: Miliaria responds to removing the cause. One fooler is pityriasis rubra. Another is acne mechanics. There a few other mimics. I hope you find the explanation. ...Read more

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My 19 mo old has tiny red bumps all over his upper arms & thighs, cheeks get red too. He has been tested 4 allergies. There is a name for it. Kp? Pk?

My 19 mo old has tiny red bumps all over his upper arms & thighs, cheeks get red too. He has been tested 4 allergies. There is a name for it. Kp? Pk?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is an extremely common skin disorder. It usually runs in families and can be associated with eczema. It usually does not require treatment unless it becomes a cosmetic concern later in life. ...Read more

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I have red bumps all over my thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. ?

I have red bumps all over my thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. ?

See doctor: You would be wise to see your doctor. You also need to give a good description of the rah and is it itchy or painful? Etc ...Read more

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How can I treat the red bumps on the back of my upper arms?

Keratosis pilaris: This is a sign you are irritating or over drying your skin. You may need a prescription but most of my pts with this do better if they use gentler products when bathing and a good moisturizer. ...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?

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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7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist and give a more detailed rendering. When did it happen? Was the child taking any medication at the time? Any travel history? Use of new detergents or change in clothes? Have a great day. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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