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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

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I have itchy red bumps on my forearms? What could it be? Do I need to get them checked out?

I have itchy red bumps on my forearms? What could it be? Do I need to get them checked out?

ITCHY BUMPS FOREARM: Yes, you need to have it checked. It is better seen and diagnosed to give the right rx. It could be insect bites, skin allergy or viral infection. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on both forearms they itch and have small white tips and scabs on them and are slowly spreading could this be scabies?

Possible but: White tip is unusual for scabies unless the lesions got infected from scratching. Scabies usually affects the other parts of the body before getting to the forearms. See your doctor. ...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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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 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?

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 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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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