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Itchy Pimples On Arms
I have a MRSA infection that consists of itchy pimples on my arms, back, and belly. I am taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 10 days. After 5, little improvement.
Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy.
Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...Read more
1st three days in warm sun, no SPF or sunburn, and I have these itchy, small pimples all over my arms. New issue, started Friday and hasn't gone away.
Not sun poisoning: Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) unless you want a sleeping pill. It is dangerous to use if driving. It will do nothing for this type of condition. Biotin is a waste of money. If Hydrocortisone does not help, see a dermatologist. Need exam for diagnosis, then probably a prescription cortisone. ...Read more
Small, itchy, red pimple like bumps all over shoulders, back of arms, and back. Flared up after day at beach, always had it back of arms but worsened?
I have pimple like bumps in my arms and a couple on my thighs but they're not itchy at all. I've had them for almost two days now. What could it be?
BUMPS ARMS & THIGHS:
CANNOT TELL WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING THEM.
COULD BE ANY SKIN PROBLEM.
PLEASE SEE YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT IT.
DOES NOT SOUND SERIOUS, BUT IT WOULD BE BEST TO SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR OR, BETTER STILL, A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more
I have a pimple like rash only on the outter part of my arms it not itchy but it is really bothersome. What is it? I have had it for about a month now
Rash: It's very difficult to diagnose skin rashes without a picture, but it could be patches of eczema (which don't always have to itch). If it's symmetric on the upper arms, we think of things like keratosis pilaris, which doesn't itch, but can be cosmetically bothersome. It doesn't sound like an urgent concern, and getting it checked in the next 1-2 weeks should be fine. ...Read more
My arms have pimples all along them. My arms also get very itchy. This has been going on for a few months. Thanks!
See doctor: Time to see the doctor. Has been going on for a while get your exam and treatment ...Read more
Rash: Although it's difficult to know, exactly without seeing it; this sounds like pilaris keratosis. This rash is usually located on the back of arms, and tops of thighs. Occasionally on the cheeks. It is a form of eczema. It's eczema of the hair follicles. You can try a loofa, and moisturizers. There are some other creams, that a dermatologist can prescribe, as well. It is harmless. ...Read more
I have a white pimple like rash that has appeared all over my chest and tops of arms it is not itchy or sore?
It is difficult: To diagnose a rash without seeing it. If you were exposed to something new, it could be a contact dermatitis; if you are ill with a fever, it could be a virus; ill with sore throat, it could be strep. Please see your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated (if necessary). ...Read more
Yes my 13 year old daughter has these pimple like bumps on her legs and arms and now are showing up on her fingers, very painful and itchy,?
Fishy odor from my vagina and very recently it has been itchy and painful/burning, (did scratch it)pimples abnormally coming up on butt/legs/arms?
See gyn: There are several different things this could be, but based on your description it is most likely bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of the wrong bacteria in the vagina. The vagina is full of bacteria, some of which are normal and good and others than cause problems. Bv is a condition where gardnerella, a bad species, grows too much and lactobacillus, a good species, too little. See a doc. ...Read more
I have red non itchy bumps that cover my stomach, chest and go up the back of my neck and arms. Some are pimple like but have clear liquid in them.
See Your Doctor: You have given some details about your rash however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of a rash is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for rash are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have small red bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms that are itchy! No idea why? I waxed my arms about a week ago, very itchy bumps
In the last week I have been waking up in middle of the night itchy al over body, mostly stomach arms and legs, also hav a pimple like rash on wrist?
I have about seven itchy pimple-blister looking bumps dispersed evenly throughout legs and arms and two on my fingers. I also have strep throat?
2 small red spots, 1 on fore arm and other the bicep, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, sligh?
Exam needed: To be sure these would have to be inspected by a physician, but since they blanch on stretching the skin, it would rule out a hemangioma or petechia. If these persist or increase in size, have them examined by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis even though they sound benign. ...Read more
I have similar to spider bites. I have two on my arm that are itchy and one on my hip that hurts alot, pimple, red, really sore?
Picture: Can you send a picture? Anyone else living in same house, bedroom with bites? ...Read more
I have itchy pimple liked bumps that is spreading on my arm and it also is itching on my breast. I started noticing it two weeks ago what is it?
I have a rash on my arm. It's not too itchy. This morning it had stuff comin out of the pimple like dots. What should I do? What kind of rash is it?
Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. Sounds like yours may be infected. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Tiny itchy pimple like bump on arm. Leaking clear fluid. Might be a mosquito bite. What could be causing the fluid?
Skin irritation: Any time you have significant enough skin irritation, the cells in the skin can make extra fluids to try and sooth/protect it. Think of when you burn yourself and you get a fluid filled blister - same thing. Keep area clean and monitor for redness. If drainage becomes purulent or area gets red, then seek medical care. ...Read more
Itchy blister like pimples. 1itchy2whitehead looking like pimple appears 3pot it still itchy. On my lower arm and chest by my semi new tattoos?
Likely inflammation: ...or folliculitis, a localized infection to the hair follicles caused by irritation from the new tattoo and bandages that were used to cover it. Use soapy water to clean the area three times a day, air dry well, and apply an antibacterial ointment. Call your doctor if the pimple lesions get bigger, are warm to touch or you develop a fever. ...Read more
2 red spots, 1 on each fore arm, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, slightly raised, HIV rash?
Red Spots: Heat, fungus, parasites, bacteria and virus can cause red blotches to appear on your arm. Rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema and shingles can cause large red patches of skin to appear and become itchy and uncomfortable, hives, cellulitis and insect bites can create red splotches of skin that become irritated. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more
I get an itchy rash on my right arm once every 4 weeks. It goes away in 4 or 5 days. The skin is bumpy with small red pimples only in that area. WHY?
ITCHY BUMPS ARM:
YOU MUST BE A DETECTIVE.
WHAT DO YOU DO EVERY FOUR WEEKS THAT YOU DO NOT DO AT OTHER TIMES?
YOU ARE PROBABLY TOUCHING SOMETHING OR DOING SOMETHING THAT YOU DO NOT DO IN THE OTHER THREE WEEKS.
BE A DETECTIVE AND WRITE BACK WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHAT IT IS. . . ...Read more
Hello sir I have these breakouts that look like pimples on my shoulders chest and upper arm. They appear suddenly and leave scars each time. There is no itchiness or any other type of irritation. They just randomly appear and go away?
I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet.?
Pinky Tiny Pimples-like Rashes on the back of both hands & starts to feel itchy after few hours...spreading to arm slowly...can I take Cetirizine?
You could but..: A better choice might be diphenhydramine (Benadryl) but the cetirizine is less likely to make you drowsy so you can start with that and if it doesn't work try the diphenhydramine. You can also try 1% hydrocortisone cream that you can get at the store on the rash to see if that alleviates the itching and the spread of the rash. ...Read more