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I have itchy red bumps on my forearms? What could it be? Do I need to get them checked out?

I have itchy red bumps on my forearms? What could it be? Do I need to get them checked out?

ITCHY BUMPS FOREARM: Yes, you need to have it checked. It is better seen and diagnosed to give the right rx. It could be insect bites, skin allergy or viral infection. ...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


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I have itchy red bumps on both forearms they itch and have small white tips and scabs on them and are slowly spreading could this be scabies?

I have itchy red bumps on both forearms they itch and have small white tips and scabs on them and are slowly spreading could this be scabies?

Possible but: White tip is unusual for scabies unless the lesions got infected from scratching. Scabies usually affects the other parts of the body before getting to the forearms. See your doctor. ...Read more

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When i take showers i get itchy red bumps on the tops of my hands, wrists, neck and underside of my forearms. I've switched products countless times. Nothing helps, could it be the hot water? Help!

Hot water eczema.: This type of eczema resembles an allergy. But the skin irritation, which i, is not an allergic reaction. The current thinking is that eczema is caused by a combination of factors that include: genetics abnormal function of the immune system exposure to water being too hot or too cold sweating and then becoming chilled taking baths or showers that are too hot or last too long. ...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 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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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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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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I have small itchy red bumps?

I have small itchy red bumps?

Red bumps: Can be from different causes such as dry skin, skin infection, etc. For a proper diagnosis, you need to see a doctor to look at them and help you with the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on cheeks, remedy?

I have itchy red bumps on cheeks, remedy?

Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps on inner thighs, what is this from?

Itchy red bumps on inner thighs, what is this from?

Hard to say maybe: From the fabric of your clothes, soap or detergent, ... Occasionally it can be from a mild inflammation of the hair follicles in that area... Try using a mild soap like dove(white).. Detergent like all free clear.. Trying yourself well after you bathe ... And maybe some over-the-counter cortisone cream. If these things don't help let your doctor take a look. Good luck. ...Read more

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Non itchy red bumps under buttocks?

Non itchy red bumps under buttocks?

Biopsy: See a dermatologist for a possible biopsy. This does need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause itchy red bumps on my neck?

What can cause itchy red bumps on my neck?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What is this? I have itchy, red bumps rash with pus.

What is this? I have itchy, red bumps rash with pus.

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat these itchy red bumps on my face?

What can I do to treat these itchy red bumps on my face?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more