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Doctor insights on: Little Bumps On My Elbow

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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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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 get these small bumps on my elbow that usually are the normal skin color . But thu start itching and become red & it last for a few days . ?

I get these small bumps on my elbow that usually are the normal skin color . But thu start itching and become red & it last for a few days . ?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to see what the bumps are, and to start treatment as needed. Bumps are hard to describe in words. Bumps that start itching and enlarge after being scratched may contain some histamine, which gets released from the scratching. ...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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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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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