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Pimple Like Rash On Arm
Keratosis pilaris: is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time. ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
I have pimple like rash on upper left arm, down to my elbow. It seems to get a bit better with antifungal and hydracortizone creams. Possiblities?
Staph infection: At worst, if they are real red pustules, they could be a topical staph infection. If they are skin colored small bumps, and you have a few on the other arm in the same place, it's a genetic condition called "hyperkeratosis pilaris". Creams help temporarily but do not cure or remove it. You may need to have somebody look at it to tell the difference. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine these in person to he/she can see them live. ...Read more
I have non itchy rashes like pimples on my right arm (wrist to elbow) and a little on left arm. I am not on medication or has changed my diet. ?
Pinky Tiny Pimples-like Rashes on the back of both hands & starts to feel itchy after few hours...spreading to arm slowly...can I take Cetirizine?
You could but..: a better choice might be diphenhydramine (Benadryl) but the cetirizine is less likely to make you drowsy so you can start with that and if it doesn't work try the diphenhydramine. You can also try 1% hydrocortisone cream that you can get at the store on the rash to see if that alleviates the itching and the spread of the rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a rash on my arm. It's not too itchy. This morning it had stuff comin out of the pimple like dots.What should I do? What kind of rash is it?
Folliculitis: Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy. Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...Read more
I have a pimple like rash only on the outter part of my arms it not itchy but it is really bothersome. What is it? I have had it for about a month now
Rash: It's very difficult to diagnose skin rashes without a picture, but it could be patches of eczema (which don't always have to itch). If it's symmetric on the upper arms, we think of things like keratosis pilaris, which doesn't itch, but can be cosmetically bothersome. It doesn't sound like an urgent concern, and getting it checked in the next 1-2 weeks should be fine. ...Read more
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