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What are the purple spots on upper arms?

What are the purple spots on upper arms?

Purpura ?: Not sure. Dermatological evaluation should be able to diagnose what the lesions is and the possible causes. ...Read more

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Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Please keep: Looking for the cause. Lots of possibilities Blood sugar? Neurological? Thyroid? Please stay w/your doc but ask about seeing a specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Appearance of small red spots on upper arms, inner arms, stomach and shoulders which ictch badly, the itch gets at night. 45 year old female?

Appearance of small red spots on upper arms, inner arms, stomach and shoulders which ictch badly, the itch gets at night. 45 year old female?

Dermatologist: I recommend that a dermatologist examine and treat you. I would be concerned about insect bites such as can occur with bed bugs. Another possibility is some sort of allergic reaction to soap, detergents or some other agents you are exposed to. ...Read more

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I have purple spots on my shoulders and arms. What could they be.?

I have purple spots on my shoulders and arms. What could they be.?

Not clear: Only a doctor who can look at them can tell you. ...Read more

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I have small brown small spots on my upper arms and back what can they be?

Could be anything: But can't see them over the internet. Probably benign, but if you're concerned, ask your doctor to take a look at them. ...Read more

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I'm 62 and now and then I get these redish purple spots on my arms, they don't bleed but look close to bleeding, what causes this?

I'm 62 and now and then I get these redish purple spots on my arms, they don't bleed but look close to bleeding, what causes this?

Get is checked pleas: It is difficult to assess without looking at these spots
It might be due to pressure on the arm, or due to blood problems resulting in reducing number of Platelets (tiny pieces that helps preventing bleeding) in the blood.
Your doctor should be able to check the spots and arrange some testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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I get purple spots on my hands and my arms but not from hiting them on anything.?

I get purple spots on my hands and my arms but not from hiting them on anything.?

Check bruises out: It sounds like those are bruises, or blood vessels that are breaking. Without trauma as a cause, they could be from a bleeding problem from disease (like liver, or blood abnormality) or medications (like Aspirin or similar drugs, or coumadin) or even some kinds of cancers (leukemia). Or they just happen! Best to be checked out. ...Read more

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I have probably 10 little red pin prick sized spots on my chest and a few on my upper arms. Should I be concerned or is this normal big deal?

I have probably 10 little red pin prick sized spots on my chest and a few on my upper arms. Should I be concerned or is this normal big deal?

Rash: Sounds nonspecific of anything. You can always do a virtual consult and take a picture of it and we could help you that way ...Read more

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I've many spots that look like red goosebumps on both arms (mainly on the back of my upper arms). Thought it's from scratching but still can't cure.

Could consider: Keratosis pliaris, which commonly occurs on the upper arms and is basically your skin producing extra keratin around a hair follicle entrapping the follicle, and creating a small, hard, often red bump. I see that you are using a steroid cream;could try a stronger one in addition to a topical retinoid or glycolic acid. Can also try long hot baths, scrubbing arms with stiff brush or exfoliating sponge ...Read more

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I have brown spots appearing on my upper arms and torso and they seem to be spreading. They are not bumpy, scaly, or itchy. What could it be?

I have brown spots appearing on my upper arms and torso and they seem to be spreading.  They are not bumpy, scaly, or itchy.  What could it be?

Age/sun spots?: It is difficult to tell what you have without seeing them. But probably sun spots which are not dangerous
check with your doc to be sure...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have red itchy spots all over my shoulder blades and upper arms its very itchy can you please tell me what is the cause of this thank you?

Hi I have red itchy spots all over my shoulder blades and upper arms its very itchy can you please tell me what is the cause of this thank you?

Many possibilities.: The 3 most common causes are viral illnesses, medications, and contact with something you're allergic to. If you've been sick, or recently started a new medicine or vitamin, or pulled weeds out of your yard over the weekend, that can give you some clues. Your best option is to see a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 19 years old and I have white spots all over my arms and today i just found purple bluey spots on the back of my legs could you please help?

Spots: Perhaps we could help if you were to send a picture of those to us. Without that and getting more history from you, it's impossible to guess this one out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped).
Brown spots on arms?

Can't diagnose with: This info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What are these brown small spots on my upper arms? Sunburn? Why arms are darker than my face and legs. How to get it normal like other body parts? The

What are these brown small spots on my upper arms? Sunburn? Why arms are darker than my face and legs. How to get it normal like other body parts? The

Need more informatio: Sun burn is possibility given the amount of sun exposure in your country, but a little more info re what size, duration, any itching or associated symptoms and preferably a picture would be helpful to provide more specific answer. ...Read more

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Itchy spots on neck, upper arms, low back seems to help when I use my hairdryer. .taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg and zyrtex. .not helping.

Itchy spots on neck, upper arms, low back seems to help when I use my hairdryer. .taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg and zyrtex. .not helping.

See doctor: Since cooling is usually more soothing for itching, your response to heat is of interest. If taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) up to 4x daily does not help, then you may have something other than the usual hives. Consult an allergist or dermatologist if the problem persists or worsens. ...Read more

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I get red blotchy spots on my chest and upper arms when stressed or upset. I know it is caused mainly by anxiety but is there any remedy for this?

I get red blotchy spots on my chest and upper arms when stressed or upset. I know it is caused mainly by anxiety but is there any remedy for this?

Anxiety & skin rash: Stress and anxiety can trigger or worsen skin conditions such as urticaria (hives). The key is to control your anxiety. Antidepressants can be helpful for preventing acute anxiety attacks. To control your skin rash due to anxiety, you can try cool compresses or take antihistamines. I have found doxepine, an antidepressant with a strong antihistamine effect, to be helpful in stress-induced rash. ...Read more

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18 year old from India. Experiencing itchy bumps on my shoulders upper arms and chest. Since the past 6 months. My chest has dark spots for 2 years?

18 year old from India. Experiencing itchy bumps on my shoulders upper arms and chest. Since the past 6 months.  My chest has dark spots for 2 years?

Prickly heat: Possibly because of heat and moisture you may get itching and small bumps. Try to keep area dry and apply J&J baby powder or sandal wood paste. If not helpful get examined. ...Read more

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I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

Picture=1000 words: W/o a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: do you have a new or old mattress? Do u use any chemical / cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (insect bite, petechiae) or it could be a sign of something ominous. ...Read more

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I have red small spots with yellow heads on my upper legs an upper arms for about 7 years and I heard that mupirocin could be god but i m feeding?

Not advised : Mupirocin should be reserved for limited use for certain skin infections such as impetigo.
If your condition is more chronic, it could be keratosis pilaris --the the best treatment fir that would be an aha containing cream. ...Read more

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Random red spots, most tiny but some like moles on upper arms, abdo, breasts, since 3-4 weeks ago. Petechia? Should I see my doc?

Random red spots, most tiny but some like moles on upper arms, abdo, breasts, since 3-4 weeks ago. Petechia? Should I see my doc?

Rash: With the recent onset of this rash, I would see your doctor. You can try some Diphenhydramine (benadryl), as this will help if it is allergic in origin. Feel better! ...Read more

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Had rash since was a baby they are wee pink spots that cover my upper arms+legs tonight it spread to stomach, chest etc gotten alot worse what wrong?

Had rash since was a baby they are wee pink spots that cover my upper arms+legs tonight it spread to stomach, chest etc gotten alot worse what wrong?

Bumpy rash on back: Of arms, and thighs is usually keratosis pilaris. Rash on chest and stomach could be something else. Really to know for sure you need to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Hi I keep getting these red spots on my upper arms, breasts & stomach, they're nt acne and are raised but smooth & non itchy. Had for 1yr?

Hi I keep getting these red spots on my upper arms, breasts & stomach, they're nt acne and are raised but smooth & non itchy. Had for 1yr?

Spots: This could be a few things. Let a doctor check them and see what they look and feel like and if a biopsy is needed. ...Read more