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Woke up Friday with a rash on my elbow but today Saturday it is painful filled bumps and the area is swollen. . What is ir?

Woke up Friday with a rash on my elbow but today Saturday it is painful filled bumps and the area is swollen. . What is ir?

Shingles?: Acuity suggesting an infection- either viral-shingles or bacterial- impetigo versus cellulitis. Dermatitis herpetiformis is also possible. Would suggest seeking medical attention for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a nickle size lump on the inside of my upper forearm right before my elbow which is only painful to the touch. I did not bump my arm. ?

I have a nickle size lump on the inside of my upper forearm right before my elbow which is only painful to the touch. I did not bump my arm. ?

Lump: Is it red or warm to touch? Given that it sounds like it appeared suddenly, it may be an infection. You should be seen by a physician. Since it is Sunday, I recommend going to either an Urgent Care Facility or the Emergency Department. ...Read more

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I have a weird dark bump on my elbow. been there for years, almost look like an ingrown hair. not painful, not grown in size.any ideas how to dig deep?

I have a weird dark bump on my elbow. been there for years, almost look like an ingrown hair. not painful, not grown in size.any ideas how to dig deep?

You shouldn't: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Should not dig into skin without specific training or it will cause damage and/or infection. Any urgent care or Er or dermatologist can take care of it. ...Read more

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I have a painful pimple like bump with white head on my elbow. What could it be? Could laying on my bed or applying pressure on my elbow at my desk cause it?

I have a painful pimple like bump with white head on my elbow. What could it be? Could laying on my bed or applying pressure on my elbow at my desk cause it?

Yes: This could be as simple as a pimple that has not come to surface yet. Constant pressure or irritation to the area can cause this. If you are having fevers, chills or limited range of motion of your elbow joint, a more serious infection could be developing and you should seek medical attention. If not, a warm compress and avoiding the pressure to the area should be helpful. ...Read more

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I've had a very painful bump on my arm right above the elbow for about 2 weeks now. skin around it seems to be peeling. and it is slightly swollen . What can it be??

I've had a very painful bump on my arm right above the elbow for about 2 weeks now. skin around it seems to be peeling. and it is slightly swollen . What can it be??

?: It is hard to make a skin lesion diagnosis without seeing it. The lesion could be anything from an insect bite to an infection or more. Please make an appt with your family physician very soon. ...Read more

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LARGE painful VERY RED BUMP WITH BLACK CENTER on chin, hand, elbow ?

LARGE painful VERY RED BUMP WITH BLACK CENTER on chin, hand, elbow
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See doctor: It appears you have what's call carbuncles which will likely require an antibiotic and perhaps even incision and drainage. See a doctor ASAP ...Read more

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Bumps on my itchy elbows don't go away! what do I do?

Bumps on my  itchy elbows don't go away! what do I do?

Hyperkeratosis: When skin thickens on the elbows and knees it gets bumpy, rough and sometimes itch. This is best treated with a skin exfoliating cream. There are over-the-counter creams with 12% ammonium lactate to start with. However, sometimes you may need a prescription cream to help those really stubborn spots. ...Read more

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I have a soft movable one inch bump two inches above elbow?

I have a soft movable 
one inch bump two inches above elbow?

Lipoma: A common cause of a painless, soft, mobile swelling just under the skin is a harmless build up of fatty tissue. ...Read more

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My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now. Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?

My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now.  Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?

Eval: 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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I have this hard bump on my elbow. Its movable and I was wondering if I should get it clocked out. It has been there for 8 months now. ?

Probably benign: I would have this checked out only f it is bothering you. Otherwise I would not worry about it. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Allerfy? Psoriaisis?: This could represent dermatitis or psoriasis. This could be assocated with food allergy or atopic dermatitis. Try hydrocrotisone over the counter. If not effective see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like?Is it red?Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. ...Read more

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What is cause of lots of bumps on elbows?

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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Itchy bump near elbow, what is it?

Itchy bump near elbow, what is it?

Knee itch: Knees and elbow are a common area for eczema, and psoriasis. See a dermatologist if topical moisturizer does not improve it. ...Read more

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What could a white pussy bump on elbow be?

Possible infection: 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 are the raised bumps on inside elbow?

Epicondyle: The hard bump on the inside part of the elbow is called the medial epicondyle. The muscles that flex your wrist and fingers attach there. Sometimes with overactivity that area can become painful. ...Read more

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What would cause a bump on the lower arm near the elbow?

What would cause a bump on the lower arm near the elbow?

GOUT OR ARTHRITIS: Gout and arthritis could cause a cyst that is filled with a joint fluid called synovial cyst if not bothering you leave it alone if painfull or getting larger check with your physiciam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

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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Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! help!?

Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! help!?

Hydrocortisone : Possible causes are contact allergy, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, etc. Start with applying steroid cream and take oral antihistamines. See a dermatologist to find out the diagnosis. ...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. Read hard bumps. On my elbow. When I hit them on something. It's a burning feeling. What is it?

I have. Read hard bumps. On my elbow. When I hit them on something. It's a burning feeling. What is it?

Bumps: uploading a picture and consulting with a doctor can help us diagnose that. I am concerned you may have a skin infection and want to see the rash on your elbow. ...Read more

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My son has a itchy pink/flesh colored bumps that began on his elbows and spread to his whole body overnight. Any idea what this could be.

My son has a itchy pink/flesh colored bumps that began on his elbows and spread to his whole body overnight. Any idea what this could be.

Needs to be checked: Rash which has spread all over the body needs to be checked.It may be a viral infection, allergy or something else.So take him to the doctor and get it checked. ...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 boyfriend gets random bumps under the surface of his skin. They do not pop up too often and when they do they usually go away pretty quick. But they are usually about the size of a quarter and are hard. He has one in his elbow that is always there. The

My boyfriend gets random bumps under the surface of his skin. They do not pop up too often and when they do they usually go away pretty quick. But they are usually about the size of a quarter and are hard. He has one in his elbow that is always there. The

These : These could be either cystic lesions or nodules. There are many different types, some more worrisome than others. The fact that they go away is a good sign. However, the bottom line here is to have an evaluation by his primary care provider or dermatologist for a clear diagnosis.
Good luck. ...Read more