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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...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 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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more