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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. ?

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. ?

Recent rash?: This may be from a viral infection or a drug reaction. If the problem goes away after 10 days, don't worry about it. If the rash persists, then see a dermatologist. If pus is present , consider impetigo It is unlikely to be an allergic reaction in the absence of itching. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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I also have a pimple like bump on my left elbow this one however is very sensitive it has even made my elbow swole up due to sitting leaning on elbow?

I also have a pimple like bump on my left elbow this one however is very sensitive it has even made my elbow swole up due to sitting leaning on elbow?

Doctor can evaluate: If a pimple on an elbow leads to significant swelling of the skin at that elbow, the pimple likely had infectious germs that have spread into the nearby skin. This means a doctor should examine the affected area, and he may prescribe antibiotics if necessary. If left untreated, the pimple may turn into a big abscess (that's bad). ...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 pimple like bumps on my elbow. But they never go away after i get the pus out. They don't hurt or itch. Any idea what they could be.

I have pimple like bumps on my elbow. But they never go away after i get the pus out. They don't hurt or itch. Any idea what they could be.

Infection: It sounds like these are not really pimples. First, stop squeezing them. Second, you should see your doc or a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My son has some white pimples on his elbows that itch and hurt, what is this?

My son has some white pimples on his elbows that itch and hurt, what is this?

A picture please!: It may be one of a variety of things. For example it may be shingles, or possibly impetigo or .Psoriasis then again it may be fungal or viral. A picture is worth a thousand words. ...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 have a painful pimple on my elbow. Why does this happen?

Because it can: And does happen. An inflammed oil gland or hair follicle is common, . Keep it protected with a band aid, clean and use warm compresses. It should resolve. Don't manipulate it. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more