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Itchy bumps on the outside of my elbow? What OTC creams can get rid of them?

Itchy bumps on the outside of my elbow? What OTC creams can get rid of them?

Most likely Eczema: Those are sign for eczema, use some otc cream see if help, if did not see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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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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I have a rash that only appears on my elbows, red raised itchy bumps. Sometimes it looks scabby or scaly. What is this and how do I get rid of it?

I have a rash that only appears on my elbows, red raised itchy bumps. Sometimes it looks scabby or scaly. What is this and how do I get rid of it?

Pruritic skin rashes: Based on your age and description, the most common skin rash that are red, itch, and scaly is atopic dermatitis. Psoriasis could be similar but it is not as itchy. Either case, you can try to apply otc Hydrocortisone cream to the lesions a few times a day plus moisturizer generously to always keep your skin moist. If it does not improve or not completely resolve, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over my stomach and just started getting them on my arm what ccould it be or how do I get rid of it?

I have red itchy bumps all over my stomach and just started getting them on my arm what ccould it be or how do I get rid of it?

Eczema?: Itchy bumps in winter on trunk and extremities is often eczema. Topical cortisone creams--otc or prescription can help. Heavy moisturizing with creams, not lotions will also help and will likely prevent a recurrence. Avoid too much soap and hot, hot baths. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of itchy bumps in the scalp?

How do you get rid of itchy bumps in the scalp?

Depends on the cause: See your doctor as itchy bumps could be folliculitis, dandruff, insect bites or even lice. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of the tiny itchy bumps around my lips?

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis is a facial rash that causes bumps to develop around the mouth. In some cases, a similar rash may appear around the eyes, nose, or forehead. Treatment is similar to acne, oral antibiotics and topical medication. ...Read more

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I have small very itchy bumps on my inner thighs can you help me get rid of them?

I have small very itchy bumps on my inner thighs can you help me get rid of them?

It depends on rash: Small, very itchy bumps on the inner thighs can be various things. They can include eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis, urticaria, candida/yeast infection, psoriasis, fungal infection, scabies, lichen planus, psoriasis, amongst other inflammatory skin disorders. I'd be happy to evaluate your rash and provide the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of those red itchy bumps I get after I shave my bikini line?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of those red itchy bumps I get after I shave my bikini line?

Razor bumps: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving.> ...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.?

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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Iv used lyclear twice to get rid of scabies. I washed everything I came in contact with but im still itchy and have new red itchy bumps?

Iv used lyclear twice to get rid of scabies. I washed everything I came in contact with but im still itchy and have new red itchy bumps?

See Your Doctor: Scabies: a mite; burrows in superficial skin layers, lays eggs in skin also; cause rash, intense itch /inflammation. Prolonged rash, itch can persist after successful treatment due to a hypersensitivity reaction in skin; can take weeks to subside; requiring steroid cream, antihistamine for relief; must treat all household members to avoid re-infestation. See doctor for correct diagnosis/management ...Read more

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How to get rid of small itchy bumps all over my body?

How to get rid of small itchy bumps all over my body?

Moisturize your skin: To start with, bathe with a cream soap, pat your skin dry, immediately add a moisturizer to trap the moisture, take OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated, if that doesn't work, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I woke up and got these tiny little itchy bumps like flea bites on me. How do I get rid of them?

I woke up and got these tiny little itchy bumps like flea bites on me. How do I get rid of them?

Check for fleas: As you have waited for a while, I hope by now your lesions are gone. If not, you need to see a physician. In general, if you suspect flea bites, you can take an otc antihistamine and apply an anti-itch lotion such as calamine with pramoxime. Also, check for fleas and treat your mattress. No fleas and recurring rashes, see a physician. ...Read more

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I have these hard red itchy bumps on my ankle and one on my lower right leg next to my ankle. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

I have these hard red itchy bumps on my ankle and one on my lower right leg next to my ankle. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Itchy rash: The location of the rash may indicate insect bites, but hard to tell without looking at it, you may need to see a doctor for that. ...Read more

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What is a viral rash & how do I get rid of one? Causing red itchy bumps in random places that come & go. Doc said side effect of post-viral bronchitis

What is a viral rash & how do I get rid of one? Causing red itchy bumps in random places that come & go. Doc said side effect of post-viral bronchitis

Antihistamines: Good morning,
viral rashes could vary in nature from macules and papules due to chicken pox and mononucleosis to hives, which can last for a long time. Red itchy bumps suggest hives. Viruses come to our body, enter the cells of different types and take over the management of the affected cells just like a new manager. Our immune system reacts by antibodies to reject them, and will eliminate them. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of itchy bumps with clear liquid.... they are on my hands, ankle, an right breast.?

What can I do to get rid of itchy bumps with clear liquid.... they are on my hands, ankle, an right breast.?

See Provider: If you have a rash that has spread from one part of the body to another I recommend getting examined for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Depending on the rash there are a variety of natural and prescription treatments available! ...Read more

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Sometimes I get red itchy bumps on my elbows only. Only last a week at the most then goes away. What is this?

Sometimes I get red itchy bumps on my elbows only. Only last a week at the most then goes away. What is this?

Probably dry skin: Try applying moisturizer on the area immediately after bathing to see if this helps. I suspect that why your elbow rash flares up from time to time is related to dry weather. Try it and let us know whether this works. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash with bumps on elbow going up and down arm. What is it?

I have itchy rash with bumps on elbow going up and down arm. What is it?

How long?: How long have you had this problem? If it has been present for less than a couple of weeks, a viral infection or drug reaction may be the cause. See your doc if this goes beyond a couple of weeks or gets more severe. ...Read more

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What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

Skin Bumps: It is difficult to provide recommendations without an image of your skin lesions. Can you upload a picture? ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on my elbow and inner arm they are raised do you know what it could be?

Red itchy bumps on my elbow and inner arm they are raised do you know what it could be?

See your doc: It is almost impossible to tell anything about bumps and sores on skin without actually seeing them. I suggest you see your doctor for this one. ...Read more

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I have small red, VERY itchy bumps on the inside of my elbow. It seems to be getting bigger. Help!

Itchy red elbow bump: There are a lot of things this could be like a contact dermatitis. You could try an over the counter hydrocortisone cream. If that does not work then you may need to see a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have a cluster of red itchy bumps where I tend to chafe and also where my hips are and a little on my elbows. What could it be?

I have a cluster of red itchy bumps where I tend to chafe and also where my hips are and a little on my elbows. What could it be?

? Dermatographism,: A sort of physical urticaria, tends to occur in some individuals when their skin is stroked or at pressure points, usually benign and self-limited, if it progresses or is bothersome, see your doctor first who may refer you to a dermatologist or an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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Especially after a hot bath/shower, I keep getting random itchy bumps on my elbows and back. They look similar to mosquito bites.?

Especially after a hot bath/shower, I keep getting random itchy bumps on my elbows and back. They look similar to mosquito bites.?

Urticaria: You are developing hives because of the hot showers or bath. The condition is known as cholernergic urticaria. Turn the temperature of the water down and your symptoms dhould be relieved ...Read more

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I started with small flesh colored bumps inside my elbow and that turned into red itchy bumps. I now have itchy bumps on my upper inner thigh also.

I started with small flesh colored bumps inside my elbow and that turned into red itchy bumps. I now have itchy bumps on my upper inner thigh also.

Many causes: Often we have no idea on the cause for these bumps. You may try a topical Hydrocortisone ointment or cream on them for a few days. If problem fails to resolve or starts to spread, see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Just developed a rash on the outside if my elbows and top of one hand. Small itchy bumps. I'm in nicaragua for vacation. What could it be?

Just developed a rash on the outside if my elbows and top of one hand. Small itchy bumps. I'm in nicaragua for vacation. What could it be?

Can be anything: This may be from a contact allergy to something like poison ivy or something else. If this problem persists, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

Bumps: 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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have these really itchy bumps on the bottom of my elbow.?

Not enough info: 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. ...Read more