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I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

Keratosis Pilaris...: ...Is very common. I think of it as eczema of the hair follicles; some people also get it on the upper legs. A medium-strength steroid cream, prescribed by your dermatologist, will keep it under control. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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 have a red skin rash on the inside of elbows of both arms..?

I have a red skin rash on the inside of elbows of both arms..?

More information: How long have you had it? Does it itch or hurt? A variety of skin conditions can cause such a condition. Your best bet is to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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My Son has a pale red skin rash on his back arms and legs. Parts of it are round ( back arms lower legs ) but it is all over his buttocks help?

My Son has a pale red skin rash on his back arms and legs. Parts of it are round ( back arms lower legs ) but it is all over his buttocks help?

? Viral rash: Many viruses can cause the kind of rash you are describing. Also key to know if there are other symptoms such as red eyes, runny nose or fever. Your son's age also can narrow down the possible cause. Needs follow up with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Taking Labatolol 100 mg 2x day. I do get dizzy sometimes, dry mouth, muscles in both arms and skin feels like its burning but no redness or rash?

Taking Labatolol 100 mg 2x day. I do get dizzy sometimes, dry mouth, muscles in both arms and skin feels like its burning but no redness or rash?

Check with doctor : You need to check with your doctor some of the medicine side effect is what you just describe this medicine will be wean off slowly it should not stopped by the patient suddenly that can cause more harm keep hydrating and check your pulse and your BP frequently if heart rate too slow like lower than 50 go to the emergency room thank you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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Red rash looking patches of skin in the crease of both arms, they only itch sometimes and are usually dry ?

Red rash looking patches of skin in the crease of both arms, they only itch sometimes and are usually dry ?

Rash on arms: Need a picture to help. Do a video consult or send photos. Seborrhea dermatitis some to mind. Use plain skin cream to see if that helps. ...Read more

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My arms and legs are a bright red but not itchy rash. I am also experiencing chills with the red skin.

My arms and legs are a bright red but not itchy rash. I am also experiencing chills with the red skin.

Urgent: Please seek urgent medical advice as this might be a serious infection that needs to be treated at once. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?

I have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?

Pimple like : Rash - sounds benign . Just observe for now. Do take a picture for documentation . In meantime , cover it with a bandaid to avoid getting irritated by your clothing. ...Read more

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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent,extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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I have a reddish bumpy skin rash on the back of both arms..?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis) is a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous. ...Read more

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Reoccurring, bright red rash on face and under both arms. Occurring for over a year. Contact dermatitis has been ruled out. What could this be?

Reoccurring, bright red rash on face and under both arms. Occurring for over a year. Contact dermatitis has been ruled out. What could this be?

See dermatologist: It is difficult to make any sense out of this without a direct exam of the rash and knowing more about your health and medication intake. Consider seeing a dermatologist who may obtain a biopsy on one of the lesions. ...Read more

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I have a rash under both arms that just follows along the crease. Dark red, bumpy, blistered, mildly painful, no itching. What could this be? Thanks!

I have a rash under both arms that just follows along the crease. Dark red, bumpy, blistered, mildly painful, no itching. What could this be? Thanks!

A few thoughts..: We are prone to developing fungal and bacterial infections in places that are moist and rub together - the groin, armpits, etc. Shaving and deodorant can inflame the skin more. Your doc might take a culture to see if a bacteria is present and might start antibiotics or antifungal medications. Your doc might also suggest keeping the area dry and avoid shaving while rash is healing. Best of luck! ...Read more

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For a year I have been getting severe rashes all over my body sometimes white bumps other times just really red skin what could this be? Itches so bad

For a year I have been getting severe rashes all over my body sometimes white bumps other times just really red skin what could this be? Itches so bad

Show your physician: It's impossible to diagnose a rash without looking at it. Next time it flares up, don't take any medicine for it and don't apply anything topically-- these can change the rash and make it difficult to diagnose. Then have your physician look at it right away. ...Read more

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I have skin rash on both arms and thighs after drinking. I took loratadine but it still there.

I have skin rash on both arms and thighs after drinking. I took loratadine but it still there.

RAsh: Although you may have a rash. If you are feeling well I would continue your Lorataidne or Benadryl for a day or so. If you fnd this not resolving get checked,. ...Read more

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I have a itchy red rash without blisters on both arms. I have had it for about a week?

I have a itchy red rash without blisters on both arms.  I have had it for about a week?

Not dangerous.: The rash is unlikely dangerous. You can try using some steroid cream like OTC hydrocortisone or even topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Also try oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). As long as you're not feeling sick or feverish you can watch and wait for now. Possible allergic to some new exposure. Write down everything you've been exposed to in the past few days. Foods, perfumes, soaps lotions, etc, and save that for next time ...Read more

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Hey I have a rash on both arms really red and itchy and burns and I can't get it to go away should I wrap with ace bandage im not allergic to that?

Hey I have a rash on both arms really red and itchy and burns and I can't get it to go away should I wrap with ace bandage im not allergic to that?

No you should see : A dermatologist and figure out what the dermatitis is and they can prescribe something to help it go away, or figure out the etiology. Does not sound like compression would do anything. ...Read more

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My 15 yr old has a red splotchy rash on both arms, no where else. What could this be?

My 15 yr old has a red splotchy rash on both arms, no where else. What could this be?

Fifths disease: A red splotchy rash of the arms is usually accompanied by the same blotchy rash on the legs and a slapped face effect in children who have fifths disease . Since I have no picture i can only go by your description. ...Read more

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Very tiny red dots that resemble rash appeared on both arms from wrist to elbow. Don't itch. day 3. What could this be?

Very tiny red dots that resemble rash appeared on both arms from wrist to elbow. Don't itch. day 3. What could this be?

Well : To diagnose a rash need to See pictures healthap consult with pictures or face-to-face consult with primary care doctor or dermatologist ...Read more

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My child has a red, slightly raised rash on both arms and face/cheeks. He isn't bothered by it and has no other symptoms.

My child has a red, slightly raised rash on both arms and face/cheeks. He isn't bothered by it and has no other symptoms.

Rash: Could be a few things but look up 5th disease or slapped cheek disease to see if it looks similar. The important issue about this infection is that it can cause problems with an unborn fetus. All the best. ...Read more

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Every month i get a red rash on the insides of both arms -wrists, and inside and top of thighs. Take the pill and have pcos. Are they connected?

PCOS does not cause: Rashes. The pill is more likely, but still a long shot. There are much more common reasons for rash; suggest you let a doctor examine you for more help. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Red Skin (Definition)

= erythema of the outermost layer of ...Read more