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For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a ...Read more


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I woke up with hives 2 mornings in a row. On day 3, in the middle of the day, I have itchy red bumps on my elbows & knees. What could this be?

I woke up with hives 2 mornings in a row. On day 3, in the middle of the day, I have itchy red bumps on my elbows & knees. What could this be?

Hives: Hives come and go. The best therapy is to decrease the itch-scratch cycle by taking higher doses of non-sedating antihistamines during the daylight hours and the sedating antihistamines at nighttime to get some sleep. See you allergist if this persists. ...Read more

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I had tiny itchy red bumps around my shoulders and inner elbow, is it an allergic reaction to my new unwashed sweater or is it scabies?

I had tiny itchy red bumps around my shoulders and inner elbow, is it an allergic reaction to my new unwashed sweater or is it scabies?

Red bumps: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. what could it be?

I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. what could it be?

Viral rash: Many viruses can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms such as fever and cough. Many of these rashes are not specific or characteristic enough to identify the virus. The viral rash itself is not usually serious. But it is very important to make sure the rash is not part of a serious infection such a meningococcal infection. If you have any concerns then contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

Dermatitis: You may have contact dermatitis or fungal dermatitis.It is best to see doctor so you can get some cream for it. ...Read more

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I got black itchy red bumps on my left arm that hurt what could it be?

I got black itchy red bumps on my left arm that hurt what could it be?

Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them. But one spot implies a local cause: Inflammation/infection from specfici exposure or bug bites come to mind ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on my arm after being in the sun. What could it be?

I have itchy red bumps on my arm after being in the sun. What could it be?

Solar urtucaria: Very much possible to be "solar urticaria" a kind of skin reaction to physical agents as heat, cold, uv sun rays. ...Read more

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Hi in 26 year old female i just developed some medium size itchy red bumps on the upper left side of my back and the back of that arm can you tell me.

Hi in 26 year old female i just developed some medium size itchy red bumps on the upper left side of my back and the back of that arm can you tell me.

Hard to tell: Making a diagnosis on the cause of rash is difficult especially when there is no detailed history or picture of the rash. I suggest that you talk to your doctor about it. In the meanwhile, try apply skin moisturizer to the skin on a regular basis to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm..I did scratch and caused terrible sores.. Swell now on my face?

Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm..I did scratch and caused terrible sores..  Swell now on my face?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Small cluster of red bumps on back in 2 places. They are itchy and somewhat painful. Has had them for three days. Folliculitis? Calamine lotion?

Small cluster of red bumps on back in 2 places. They are itchy and somewhat painful. Has had them for three days. Folliculitis? Calamine lotion?

Bumps unknown: If the bumps are itchy and painful, they could even represent a herpes outbreak. It's extremely difficult to determine what they are by your description. Calamine lotion at best just soothes superficially -- it will do nothing for the underlying reason why the breakouts are happening. ...Read more

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What are these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

What are these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more