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Swollen, itchy red bumps appeared randomly under both of my arms today in the armpit region. What could this be and how can I treat it? Thanks!

Swollen, itchy red bumps appeared randomly under both of my arms today in the armpit region. What could this be and how can I treat it? Thanks!

Bumps: Both contact dermatitis and folliculitis can cause a rash in the armpit. Sometimes shaving irritates the hair follicles, causing them to inflame, then become partially blocked. Consider using topical antibiotics, like benzoyl peroxide. If you think this is a contact allergy to a chemical like those found in deodorants, consider topical hydrocortisone cream ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...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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Itchy red bumps on just arms and hands?

Itchy red bumps on just arms and hands?

Hives: Most likely an allergic skin reaction to something you may have come into contact with.You can try over the counter antihistamines and if they do not resolve within 24 hrs, see your doctor ...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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Itchy Red bumps, not blisters on arms and legs after weed whacking, what is it?

Itchy Red bumps, not blisters on arms and legs after weed whacking, what is it?

Bites or bumps: could either be insect bites or a local skin reaction to the weeds. Either way and antihistamine will relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have Chlamydia and everything else negative, but I have itchy red bumps on my arms/legs, is it a symptom of Chlamydia or could it be something else?

I have Chlamydia and everything else negative, but I have itchy red bumps on my arms/legs, is it a symptom of Chlamydia or could it be something else?

Not likely chlamydia: Not usually a symptom of chlamydia. It is something else. but it still could be a STD, for example: scabies. Many other things also cause itchy red bumps, though, including dry skin, skin infections, liver or kidney problems, medications, allergies to things you eat or things that touch the skin... I would suggest you have have them checked out, preferably by the Dr. that diagnosed the chlamydia. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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