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Doctor insights on: Itchy Red Welt On Arm

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Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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My 4yr old has a small red spot on the inner side of the arm. Not raised, not itchy. Looks like a bruise but too small to be ?

My 4yr old has a small red spot on the inner side of the arm. Not raised, not itchy. Looks like a bruise but too small to be ?

Possible bite.: Depending on how long it has been there, it could still be a bruise, although if it is bright red, it sounds like a broken capillary (small blood vessel) or possibly spider bite. To be sure, you should show his doctor. If there are many of them appearing, you should call his doctor and/or take him to the emergency room ASAP, as that could be a sign of a more serious illness. ...Read more

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Two red "bruise like" spots on his arm. Says it burns, not itchy, slightly raised, arm does not hurt besides the burn on the bumps. ?

Two red "bruise like" spots on his arm. Says it burns, not itchy, slightly raised, arm does not hurt besides the burn on the bumps. 
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Rash: the best thing to do is get these evaluated by your doctor. We have a hard time telling what they are without examining you. ...Read more

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I have slightly elevated redness in my arm nearest to the elbow that keeps on geeting bigger. Its not that itchy but keeps on spreading ?

I have slightly elevated redness in my arm nearest to the elbow that keeps on geeting bigger. Its not that itchy but keeps on spreading ?

Dermatitis/infection: New onset of a red raised area of skin can generally be caused by an irritant, allergy or infection. An irritant (like poison ivy or chemical) can cause a contact dermatitis. An allergic reaction to something either external (environment) or internal (food/medication) can cause an allergic dermatitis. Either of these tend to itch. Infection is less likely to itch. See MD if keeps getting worse. ...Read more

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I have a redness on my arm that is itchy &hot& turned abit hard. I thought its from some insect bite but now that is hard im worried. Wat should i do?

I have a redness on my arm that is itchy &hot& turned abit hard.
I thought its from some insect bite but now that is hard im worried.
Wat should i do?

Evaluation: Because of the persistence of this lesion and now it's getting hard I would highly recommend that you see skin doctor to evaluate it. He could be something as simple as the plugged sebaceous cyst to a foreign body or even and embedded parasite. A proper evaluation and possible biopsy needs to be done ...Read more

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I have itchy areas once scratched bumps/welts appear will disappear if I don't scratch. Seem to travel from under arm to inner thigh to arm fold. Why?

I have itchy areas once scratched bumps/welts appear will disappear if I don't scratch. Seem to travel from under arm to inner thigh to arm fold. Why?

Could be yeast : Skin yeast infections are called tinea. They may present in areas you describe due to moisture and warm there. Try OTC nystatin powder and/or topical anti final cream. Resist the urge to scratch as that may spread it. If you have boils are ulcers as well, that needs MD evaluation. ...Read more