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Pimple Like Rash On Arm Or Leg
I have a rash that start off as a small pimple and evolves to look like a burn mark. It's on my legs, waist, arms(severe) and neck. What can this be?
Exanthems (= rashes): such as yours are often impossible to diagnose with out the MD having the advantage of " laying eyes on it." Photos of good resolution can help but won't supplant good clinical evaluation. There are so many possibilities it wouldn't help anything to try to narrow down with such little information. On the other hand, a good dermatologist usually can nail it in a few minutes in person. ...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 a rash all over my legs and arms. It isn't raised or have any pimple like look to it. Went to a PA who couldn't diagnosis it. Should I be worried?
In the last week I have been waking up in middle of the night itchy al over body, mostly stomach arms and legs, also hav a pimple like rash on wrist?
My 18 month old has a pimple like rash around her diaper line and on her arms and legs as well as blisters on the bottom of her feet?
Many possibilities : Have her doctor take a look, as this sounds like a pattern that can accompany a viral or perhaps a bacterial infection. It might need time, or a prescription antibiotic cream/ointment, something else, or nothing. Give the doctor a a call and see what he advises. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Son got his vaccines and has red pimples on his arms, chest, and back not on legs or stomach. Could it be heat rash from fever or vaccine related?
Dermatitis: Your son needs to be seen by PEds to make sure it is not vaccine reaction. ...Read more
I have tiny pimple like bumps on my arm and legs. They don't itch or bother me. When i scratch them they turn white. What could they be?
Keratosis pilaris: These are more of a cosmetic issue than anything serious. Some people hate them and use a loofa to scrape them off of the backs of their arms. They happen more in kids and teens and less in adults. You might try some low-potency Hydrocortisone cream to see if that might smooth out these little bumps on the skin. ...Read more
My baby has red pimple like bumps on her arm and leg, they look almost like bug bites. They just appear. What could they be?
Newborn rash: If your baby is a newborn, then it's most likely the common newborn rash erythema toxicum. The rash should clear on its own. No treatment is needed. However, there are similar looking rashes that do need medical attention, so check with your baby's doctor. Here's a link for pic and info: www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-erythema-toxicum-neonatorum. ...Read more
My 8 year old girl has things popping up on her skin that look like huge pimples, trying to pop them doesn't work . They have been on her arm, her leg a couple of weeks ago. That still hasn't completly healed after i popped it with a needle. She just had
I recently had surgery and noticed red bumps on my left arm. They look like pimples & hurt, they started to accumulate on my legs too. What are they?
Maybe a drug allergy: This is not a normal finding. If you are on any new medications following your surgery, this may indicate an allergic reaction. Also, the antiseptic solution used in surgery to reduce infection can cause skin reaction in some patients. You should contact your surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more
I get itchy from time to time. My hands itch, lower legs and rashes look like small whitehead pimples. I have cats but doubt it's from them. Help! :(?
Rash: Possible correlation with your medications?. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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