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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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Hi. I have a single small red non painful and non itchy bump on my forearm and it have lasted for 2 weeks.

Hi. I have a single small red non painful and non itchy bump on my forearm and it have lasted for 2 weeks.

Red bump in forearm: I need more information. For how long you had it?, does id become white to compression? has it grown during the last 6-12 months? Does it bleed to trauma?. There are about 31 causes such as: hemangioma, keratosis pilaris dermatofibromas, cherry angioma, mosquito bites, etc. Laser therapy will get rid of the lesion. First must be inspected by a dermatologist ...Read more

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Pea-sized red, itchy, scaly bump on forearm. Been there for a few days.

Pea-sized red, itchy, scaly bump on forearm. Been there for a few days.

Scaly bump/ forearm: Could be eczema or psoriasis, or fungal infection -tinea. Can try topical OTC antifungal and then put a topical steroid on top. F/u/ w/ doc ...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