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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.

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.

Infectious disease: I think after this much time and your recurring questions, it may be time to see an infectious disease specialist or to get an opinion from an expert in person. ...Read more

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A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Folliculitis: 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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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What are these small pimples on my arms and thighs and there not red are itchy?

What are these small pimples on my arms and thighs and there not red are itchy?

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

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How do I remove small itchy red pimple like bumps on my stomach arms and back?

How do I remove small itchy red pimple like bumps on my stomach arms and back?

Maybe allergies: You may have a contact dermatitis (allergic reaction similar to poison ivy or hives) or a form of eczema. If this is chronic and recurrent you may psoriasis as well. See your doctor for a diagnosis and then get treatment. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

Not uncommon: Consider Keratosis Pilaris, a common condition that is difficult to treat but usually resolves in late twenties or early thirties

see mayo clinic review http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750 ...Read more

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I have a white pimple like rash that has appeared all over my chest and tops of arms it is not itchy or sore?

I have a white pimple like rash that has appeared all over my chest and tops of arms it is not itchy or sore?

Folliculitis: It is hard to say without seeing it but my guess is folliculitis. Itching can be present with folliculitis. Steroid creams help and good hygiene is important. ...Read more

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I am breaking out in red spots on my arms. They are not pimples but are itchy and have spread?

I am breaking out in red spots on my arms. They are not pimples but are itchy and have spread?

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

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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,?

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,?

Mgt: I would advise an oatmeal bath preparation eg Aveeno, to remove any potential irritants such as poison ivy. For itching please provide one dose of Claritin (loratadine) as an anti histamine. She should see her pediatrician soon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving/ hygeine product or friction by clothing. Trauma from hair extraction through waxing may also produce this. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hard to tell: It's hard to identify skin lesions by description. They may be insect bites. They may be pimples. They may be other types of sores. See a doctor if they are bothering you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Tiny itchy pimple like bump on arm. Leaking clear fluid. Might be a mosquito bite. What could be causing the fluid?

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

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Itchy blister like pimples. 1itchy2whitehead looking like pimple appears 3pot it still itchy. On my lower arm and chest by my semi new tattoos?

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

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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

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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?
HOBBIES?
WORK?
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

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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?

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?

See a dermatologist: Probably acne. Various treatments. Meanwhile you can try Benzoyl Peroxide 5% or 2%. Keep off colored fabrics as it will bleach out colors. Usually used at bedtime, used with white towels, white sleep wear. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Recent rash?: This may be from a viral infection or a drug reaction. If the problem goes away after 10 days, don't worry about it. If the rash persists, then see a dermatologist. If pus is present, consider impetigo It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction in the absence of itching. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have had a persistent itchy, burning rash of about 20 or so red pimples on my inner upper arm for over a month. Antihistamines not helping. Help?

I have had a persistent itchy, burning rash of about 20 or so red pimples on my inner upper arm for over a month. Antihistamines not helping. Help?

See dermatologist: A cluster of red pimples that itch and burn on one side of the body sounds like shingles but a month sounds a bit long. Time to get checked out. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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