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What would cause red little bumps on elbow that burn?

What would cause red little bumps on elbow that burn?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area? Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area?   Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Possible but: Unusual to involve these areas alone. Do they itch? How long has this been present? If this has been present for at least a few weeks and itch, then eczema would be the most likely cause for a child of this age. ...Read more

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What are the little red bumps on my elbow around my burn ?

What are the little red bumps on my elbow around my burn ?

Folliculitis: This may be skin irritation from the burn or folliculitis, but the bumps could also be unrelated to the burn. I would see your dermatologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 years old and came home with little red bumps on her elbow that she says don't hurt or itch. They look like warts but i'm not sure. ?

My daughter is 3 years old and came home with little red bumps on her elbow that she says don't hurt or itch. They look like warts but i'm not sure. ?

Mollusca?: Probably mollusca contagiosum, a common skin wart variant seen in many small children frequently. Benign and unnecessary to treat unless they become infected. I've included a picture with the typical appearance of mollusca. ...Read more

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I have a little tiny red bump on my elbow that i just discovered today and it hurts. what is it?

I have a little tiny red bump on my elbow that i just discovered today and it hurts. what is it?

Furuncle?: Sounds like it may be a clogged/inflammed hair follicle - furuncle. However, I cannot be sure without seeing it. I would recommed warm compresses and nsaids (ibuprofen or naproxen). See a clinician if your symptoms worsen. Take care. ...Read more

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I have tiny itchy bumps little bit reddish in elbow and knees, how can I treat this?

I have tiny itchy bumps little bit reddish in elbow and knees, how can I treat this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. 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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What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

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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Little bumps that itch me and they are on both elbows. Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ?

Little bumps that itch me and they are on both elbows. Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) ?

Not appropriate: Bactroban (mupirocin) is for staph and strep infections. You are not describing infection. IF OTC hydrocortisone or moisturizer fails to relieve it, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a pinkish colored spot on the outer bend of my elbow it has a small bump in the center of it and every time i bump it it hurts. Why?

I have a pinkish colored spot on the outer bend of my elbow it has a small bump in the center of it and every time i bump it it hurts. Why?

Infection: One reason to get this problem taken care of is that your "bump" probably overlies the olecranon bursa, with not much tissue in between. If infection gets into the bursa, you would need to have the bursa drained, with a longer recovery period than the current, smaller problem. ...Read more

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I have a small bump that is under my skin near my elbow that doesnt hurt when pressed. however ive had this bump for about a month and is noticeable?

I have a small bump that is under my skin near my elbow that doesnt hurt when pressed. however ive had this bump for about a month and is noticeable?

Epitrochlear node?: If it's on the front as in the photo, it may be an epitrochlear lymph node. These are usually clinically significant and may indicate an infection. Best to have it checked by a physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My elbow has a few small bumps. it look smth like pimple which havent mature yet. it is black in colour n doesnt hurt when press on. its thr 4 months

My elbow has a few small bumps. it look smth like  pimple which havent mature yet. it is black in colour n doesnt hurt when press on. its thr 4 months

Lots of things: Could be rheumatic diseases, could be infectious, could be irritant dermatitis. Need much better history and physical. Go to your doc or your dermatologist for a look see. ...Read more

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I have a small lump/bump under (inside) my skin around my right elbow it does not hurt but can be felt and is somewhat visible. I am freaking out.?

I have a small lump/bump under (inside) my skin around my right elbow it does not hurt but can be felt and is somewhat visible. I am freaking out.?

Possible cyst: These are always difficult, even when seen in person. Cysts, lipoma (little fatty growths) and rheumatoid nodules can all cause similar little lumps under the skin. Though most are benign, it is worth getting it checked out by your primary doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had a lot of small bumps-which turned into a cluster of lumps-on my forearm & side of elbow. 2 wks prior I had an IV in this arm and swelled after ?

I had a lot of small bumps-which turned into a cluster of lumps-on my forearm & side of elbow. 2 wks prior I had an IV in this arm and swelled after ?

Related?: Not exactly sure what you are describing but if they are close to the IV site it could be a superficial phlebitis but could also be an infection. Could be a reaction to what was given to you thru the IV but 2 weeks later much less likely. Best to let your doctor sort it out. ...Read more