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Please help! I have red itchy bumps on wrist and feet?

Please help! I have red itchy bumps on wrist and feet?

Hard to tell: It is very difficult to determine the cause of a rash without seeing it. The bumps could be from scabies, which is a mite obtained from contact with others who have this. Other causes would be an allergic reaction to something you've been exposed to such as plants outside, or soaps. It could also be a medication reaction. There are also many skin diseases that can cause bumps. I suggest being seen ...Read more

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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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Tiny itchy bumps on ny wrist and elbow it only happens during spring/summer time.

Tiny itchy bumps on ny wrist and elbow it only happens during spring/summer time.

Contact or solar: Dermatitis of the skin can be from exposure (poison ivy/oak/sumac,) other direct allergens and sometimes the sun. Review with a dermatologist if progressive, persistent or blistering. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on my wrist it started off small and now expanded into more and the original one is swolen. I pulled weeds a week b4 symptoms?

Red itchy bumps on my wrist it started off small and now expanded into more and the original one is swolen. I pulled weeds a week b4 symptoms?

Poison ivy?: Sounds typical for poison ivy. Topical otc hydrocorticone would be helpful, but be sure to wash any clothes, bedding etc that may have come into contact. Difficult to know for sure without examining the rash and knowing more about your history. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have small, skin colored, non-itchy bumps on my wrist and hands. Can these be cancers?

I have small, skin colored, non-itchy bumps on my wrist and hands. Can these be cancers?

Not likely: These may be warts. See your doctor to have one or more removed and the material examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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This morning i got a small itchy bump on my wrist, after scratching it, it spread around my wrist more. They are skin colored and flat. What is this?

This morning i got a small itchy bump on my wrist, after scratching it, it spread around my wrist more. They are skin colored and flat. What is this?

Itchy Bumps: It is hard for me to say without looking. In general, widesprad, aymmetrical, red and itchy bumps tend to be caused by a virus, rather than an allergy. They often hang around for a while, and go away without treatment. If yours have lasted weeks and started to spread, i would advise that you show them to a doctor, since only in that way can you get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a big somewhat itchy bump on my wrist. What could this be?

I have a big somewhat itchy bump on my wrist. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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There is an small, itchy bump on my inner wrist, with something like a dot in the middle. One appeared on my lip the other day. What could it be?

There is an small, itchy bump on my inner wrist, with something like a dot in the middle. One appeared on my lip the other day.  What could it be?

Perhaps bites: If they go away I wouldn't be concerned but if you continue to get new ones, see dermatologist for possible biopsy ...Read more

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Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area? Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area?   Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Possible but: Unusual to involve these areas alone. Do they itch? How long has this been present? If this has been present for at least a few weeks and itch, then eczema would be the most likely cause for a child of this age. ...Read more