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I have little red bumps on my arms and hands, what can it be?

I have little red bumps on my arms and hands, what can it be?

Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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.

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Can I use honey and sugar to scrub away little bumps on my arms?

Can I use honey and sugar to scrub away little bumps on my arms?

No: This is likely keratosis pilaris. This is a benign condition affecting many people. Glycolic acid topically applied may provide relief. A slightly stronger exfoliator than sugar is probably called for.

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I have lots of little bumps on my arms and back of my legs (these have always been there) and lots of dry patches. What do you think it is and what should I do about it?

I have lots of little bumps on my arms and back of my legs (these have always been there) and lots of dry patches. What do you think it is and what should I do about it?

Dermatologist- asap: Since you did not upload a photo of these skin areas, they must be visualized to make any kind of diagnosis. Re-submit your question with a photo attachment. For plain dry skin I advise Nivea or LubriDerm.

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What might cause sudden small bumps on my arms?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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.

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I have small greenish bumps on my arms. What is that?

I have small greenish bumps on my arms. What is that?

Infection? Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.

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Hey I have these bumps on my arms some are small some are big and I get new ones everytime too. .. I don't know what they are or are they dangerous??

Hey I have these bumps on my arms some are small some are big and I get new ones everytime too. .. I don't know what they are or are they dangerous??

Hard to know: A physician will need more information about the size, frequency and duration of the bumps to begin to differentiate diagnoses. One possibility is mild physical or chemical irritation that could disappear with a stringent skin care regimen.

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What are those little tiny white itchy bumps on my arms?

What are those little tiny white itchy bumps on my arms?

Assess: 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.

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I have small patches of goose bumps on my arms and elbow are. They do not itch but are annoying to look at. What can it be?

I have small patches of goose bumps on my arms and elbow are. They do not itch but are annoying to look at. What can it be?

Keratosis pilaris: A genetic condition related to dry skin, worse in winter. No cure. Lubricating creams and salicylic acid creams make it less like sand paper.

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I have small itchy flesh colored bumps on my arms. Mainly on the fronts of them, not discolored and I can pop them sometimes. Also itchy all over help?

I have small itchy flesh colored bumps on my arms. Mainly on the fronts of them, not discolored and I can pop them sometimes. Also itchy all over help?

Few possibilities.: It looks like you have clusters of vesicles containing clear fluid, grouped and itchy. Conditions like eczema, dermatitis herpetiformis (herpes like lesions but not herpes secondary to gluten sensitivity), and few other condns like sensitivity to sun light, staphylococcal toxin relatedscalded syndrome, contact dermatitis form allergen, porpyria cutanea tarda, scabies, bullous impetigo-staph, strepto.

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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?

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I have the little red bumps on my arms all the time. What does this mean?

I have the little red bumps on my arms all the time. What does this mean?

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.

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I have small bumps on my arms starting at my tricep area going to the outside of my forearm they don't itch nor do they hurt. Just annoying?

I have small bumps on my arms starting at my tricep area going to the outside of my forearm they don't itch nor do they hurt. Just annoying?

Not new, I bet...: Sounds like something called hyperkeratosis pilaris. Basically, dry skin covering oil glands around small hair follicles. Sometimes you can treat these using an exfolliative moisturizing cream after bath/shower. Real common.

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I have these, small, almost unnoticable bumps on my arms, legs, neck, and shoulders. There's not very many but they itch like crazy! ?

I have these, small, almost unnoticable bumps on my arms, legs, neck, and shoulders. There's not very many but they itch like crazy! ?

See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best.

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I have small white/flesh colored bumps on my arms and legs. They itch a lot and they multiply when I scratch. I'll get 3-5 around the original.

I have small white/flesh colored bumps on my arms and legs. They itch a lot and they multiply when I scratch. I'll get 3-5 around the original.

Keratosis: Keratosis pilaris gives skin a goose-flesh or sandpaper-like appearance. Typically patches are skin colored, but they can appear red and inflamed, as shown here't relieve symptoms, get these checked out for a differenitial diagnosis requiring additional management.

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For the past5 summers I break out in little liquid filled itchy bumps on my arms. I wear sunscreen when outside for prolonged time. Is this sun?

Contact allergy?: Itchy, fluid-filled bumps are classically seen in contact dermatitis. A common example would be poison ivy. Many chemicals can cause this reaction, even those in sunscreen. The sun itself can cause different kinds of rashes, but would rarely cause the symptoms you describe. See a dermatologist or allergist about your rash, and take a picture of it in case it goes away before your appointment.

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I have small flesh colored bumps on my arms, not red or pink, just skin colored and they itch. Most people cannot see them unless in the right light?

I have small flesh colored bumps on my arms, not red or pink, just skin colored and they itch. Most people cannot see them unless in the right light?

Doctor can evaluate: Itchy spots that are barely visible until itching and scratching begin, may have some extra-sensitive nerve endings there (that send itchiness signals to the brain), or have some cells there that release histamine (causes itching) for no particular reason or release histamine when the area is rubbed or scratched. A doctor can evaluate to see if the bumps are related to any problem inside the body.