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Pimples On My Elbow
Dr I have a pimple on my elbow but it got really swollen and it hurts a bit when i bend my arm the area looks bruised from where i pinched it. Help?
Get it checked: would have it looked at to make sure it is not a spreading infection ...Read more
I have a small pimple on my elbow I don't know if it could be a staph infection or just a regular pimple?
Any cuts?: Chances are it might be folliculitis but it's hard to tell without seeing it. Is there any pus oozing, honey-crusting on top, or redness around it? Most times, a staph infection sets in when there is injury to the skin. Exception is when there is a follicle that gets infected or ingrown hair. ...Read more
I have a white headed pimple on my left elbow, in which the area surrounding it is very red and swollen. I noticed it yesterday (red bump) when it was?
Pimple or more?: Is this a pimple or a boil? If skin is red, swollen, tender, painful, warm, has possible streaking or drainage - this may be an infection that would warrant assessment. ...Read more
I have a pimple swelling on my elbow and puss comes out of it i have been on anti biotics but nothing seems to happen, more less my hand is now swelling up what would you advice me to do?
Get it checked: Sounds like you may have an abcess. The reason the antibiotic doesn't seem to be helping may be: wrong antibiotic for type of infection, retained foreign body (splinter, etc), and or abcess, or spread into the joint. The area may need to be drained or the drainage sent for culture to determine the appropriate antibiotic. In the meantime keeping your arm elevated may help with the hand swelling ...Read more
Hard to say without: seeing them. The possibilities include warts, psoriasis, seborrhea, dry skin, contact dermatitis, or infection (and probably others). I would recommend having an examination by your doctor. If you are a HealthTap Prime member, you could also do a consult with one of us there. ...Read more
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 a pimple ish thing on my elbow and it's kinda small size it's red like around it and it hurts whenever I put my elbow down should I pop it?
Got a pimple like bump on my elbow and red all around. Started feeling a bad pain on my upper arm. What should I do?
Dr , 2 days ago a small pimple appeared on my right elbow. It doubled the size today and has white stuff in it. What should I do?
Skin Pustule: Please make an appointment with your family physician to see if you may need antibiotics for an infection. Please go to urgent care if you have pain and tenderness as well. Some infections can become serious very quickly. Use a very warm cloth or warm water to soak it in to bring blood flow to the area. Do not squeeze it. ...Read more
I have red bumps on my arms like pimples but not. From my elbows to shoulder what is this from. Coffee or dairy.
Hi I have this pimple looking bump, just below my elbow. It doesn't have a white head and I have had it for a couple of weeks.
Trauma: is very common in this area and so that is very likely unless it is a pimple. Try using a hot compress on it 3-4 times a day and otherwise, leave it alone so as not to irritate. Most such things eventually disappear. ...Read more
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
What should I do if I didn't know that the "pimple" on the inside of my elbow was actually a boil/infection until today and picked at it yesterday and drained it slightly because I thought it was a pimple/cyst?
Ingrown hair?: It may a condition called ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of rising up from it. Sometimes dead skin can clog up a hair follicle. That forces the hair inside it to grow sideways under the skin, rather than upward and outward. It may look dark because of hair inside. ...Read more
My son is 7months and has pimples/rash on his butt and it spreaded to his elbows . What could the be ?
Atopic eczema: Most likely atopic eczema from your description. ...Read more
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
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
I have very dry skin and a pimple type of bump on my right elbow it gets really irritating and itchy what should I do?
I have a small lump near my elbow. It feels like a dime size pimple. I noticed it about a 2week ago. It is bruised and is slightly painful. My elbow h?
There are lymph: nodes in the area you are referring to and this could be a swollen lymph node. Get it checked out by a health care provider to make certain it is not something more serious. ...Read more
Tiny itchy pimples same color as flesh in elbows and knees, they come in groups. They itch when forming then they don't. Unvisible unless you searched?
Hives: Hives tend to be red, round, raised and very itchy. Yours aren't red but they match up otherwise. I like to think of hives as the baskin robbins of skin conditions, they come in 31 different flavors. Try a little over the counter non-sedating oral antihistamine or topical anti-itch creams twice daily. ...Read more
My 3 year old has cluster of red spots like pimples on her elbow, its there for 2 weeks now and its spreading, what it could b?
I have a small pimple looking bump on the bottom side of my wrist, it's starting to swell and a faint red line goin from it to my elbow now, any ideas?
See a doctor: Red streaks spreading upwards from your hand may be a sign of infection. Please have this looked at right away. ...Read more
Sore developed on my elbow after an ingrown hair or pimple. Looks like it’s oozing and getting worse.
Sore with drainage : You need medical examination and possibly antibiotics ...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
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