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Pimple Like Rash On Upper Arms
Dry?: This time of year- winter itch/eczema flares in sensitive skinned people. These usually show up a dry patchy areas with skin colored bumps that may redden if irritated. Treatment is moisturize/no hot showers/drink plenty of water-60-80oz a day/ avoid harsh soaps or perfumed lotions.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?
Reaction: Sounds like you are describing hives. This is likely an allergic reaction to something. Could be another type of bug bite but more likely it is a reaction to something that you ate or something that came in contact with your skin. You should have your doctor take a look and decide how to treat. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Red itchy bumpy rash stared on neck spreading down back and middle of arms now on face burning up?
Rash-like, itchy, lumps/bumps. Mainly on back and neck. Starting to itch and rash on chest. Armpits itchy.
Allergic reaction: The severity of allergies varies and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis (shock) — a potentially life-threatening emergency. If your symptoms after starting a new medication, call the doctor who prescribed it immediately. If you are developing a breathing problems call 911. ...Read more
This : This is one of those situations where "a picture is worth a thousand words"--really needs to be seen by a medical professional. Eczema is common in children and can occur on trunk and extremities. Topical moisture with heavier, cream-type moisturizers is best for eczema. If it does not resolve, it may require topical prescription medication. But a quick "eyeball" visit will clarify the issue. ...Read more
Red small maculopapular rash on sideburns area, lower cheeks, arms, thighs and elbow crease along with sand paper texture. What could it be?
Common cold like symptoms, swollen glands, rash on inner thighs upper arms and shoulder/back rash is slowly spreading and a little itchy. Help?
Get checked: But, reddish firm nodules can be a condition called hidradenitis suppuritiva. They can recur month to month and have some pain with them. Get an examination to be sure exactly what it is. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause a rash on the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor circulation, allergic reactions, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, friction, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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
Sounds like hives: Urticaria, hives, are caused by exposure to something the body responds to in an allergic response. Pink raised areas that blanch when pressed, itchy is a typical hive. Anxiety can also be a cause. It could be from something that came in contact with upper thighs, perhaps new pants, new detergent, new scent. Most cases, cause not found. Rx with antihistamines. If very bad, may need rx w steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy blister like pimples. 1itchy2whitehead looking like pimple appears 3pot it still itchy. On my lower arm and chest by my semi new tattoos?
Likely inflammation: ...or folliculitis, a localized infection to the hair follicles caused by irritation from the new tattoo and bandages that were used to cover it. Use soapy water to clean the area three times a day, air dry well, and apply an antibacterial ointment. Call your doctor if the pimple lesions get bigger, are warm to touch or you develop a fever. ...Read more
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