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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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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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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.

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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Hi I have red itchy spots all over my shoulder blades and upper arms it's 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 it's 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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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 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?

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 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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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

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I have chronic redness on both my upper arms. Is the redness part of keratosis pilaris?

I have chronic redness on both my upper arms. Is the redness part of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Betamide lotion is a therapeutic exfoliating moisturizer for chronically and severely dry skin. It contins 25% urea to penetrate the skin and help retain moisture, and 4% Lactic Acid to exfoliate dead skin. The combination and high levels of both key ingredients make betamide effective to a wide range of skin conditions including keratosis pilaris. ...Read more

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2 yo developed redness, blotchy, and hives on tops of hands and feet, face, arms yesterday. All of these keep appearing and going away and appear 2days?

2 yo developed redness, blotchy, and hives on tops of hands and feet, face, arms yesterday. All of these keep appearing and going away and appear 2days?

Various causes: Recurrent hives in a 2 y/o is most commonly a associated with viral infections. Another possibility would be a newly developed food allergy or an allergy to the Prilosec. Try giving a ½ tsp of Cetirizine twice a day for a week then stop it and observe. If it returns then look at the above mentioned factors and restart the anti histamine and maintain it for 4, weeks. If it returns then it's Chronic ...Read more

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Why would I have a blotchy rash under the skin in my upper arms and upper chest that is very warm to touch?

Why would I have a blotchy rash under the skin in my upper arms and upper chest that is very warm to touch?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at www. Imgur. Com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can resubmit the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Friction burn.: Could certainly be an area of irritation related to the strap, either from direct friction burning or from compression of the hair follicles in the skin 6folliculitis). Start with warm soaks to the area. ...Read more

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I have lymphodema in my left upper arm. Friday, it began swelling and getting very red in blotches along with a fever of 101.9 last night.

I have lymphodema in my left upper arm. Friday, it began swelling and getting very red in blotches along with a fever of 101.9 last night.

Get Checked: Even a small infection can be very serious in such an arm. The appearance described and the fever could be an infection. Please call your doctor or go to see someone right away. If caught early, it is usually treatable with antibiotics alone. ...Read more

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I have 2 red smooth quarter sized spots on my left backside upper arm and one red smooth spot on my right arm by my elbow what is it?

I have 2 red smooth quarter sized spots on my left backside upper arm and one red smooth spot on my right arm by my elbow what is it?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. I go with the process occurrring (which could be infection or insect mediated) and the location to give clues.
Bites, ringworm, even syphillis are possible.

many other possibilities I Psoriasis if it has scaley parts is possible; eczema if itchy. Reactions if you've had an exposure at JUST those locations, but those seem less likely ...Read more

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If you have red non itchy and non burning spots on the upper arm and the front and back of the leg what are those spots called?

If you have red non itchy and non burning spots on the upper arm and the front and back of the leg what are those spots called?

Angioma maybe: The usual method for identifying skin lesions is to look at them, so your question is difficult to precisely answer. However, if they look like this:

http://missinglink. Ucsf. Edu/lm/dermatologyglossary/cherry_angioma. Html

then they are angiomas. ...Read more

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Small yellow cluster spots red around it on upper arm and tiny five cluster brown sports right above chest not red what could this be?

Needs 2B seen by Dr: It's difficult to determine by your description alone, and best and fastest to be seen by your doctor to determine what it is, and treatment options. S'he can refer you to an dermatologist if it is unusual in presentation, but often it's something your doctor has seen before, and will be simple to treat. ...Read more

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What should I do ER or my dr tomorrow I have a bruise looking mark with red spots on the right side of back and another one starting on my left upper arm

What should I do ER or my dr tomorrow I have a bruise looking mark with red spots on the right side of back and another one starting on my left upper arm

Without: Without being able to examine you or ask more questions, it's impossible to tell what is going on or how serious it is. You should call your doctor's office and ask for advice. Almost all doctors' offices have after-hours medical advice lines run by nurses or physicians and they will be able to direct you either to the er, or instruct you to wait for an appointment in the morning. ...Read more

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I have red blotch under my skin on both of my arms what is this my dad used to get this on his face. It takes a long time to clear up

I have red blotch under my skin on both of my arms what is this my dad used to get this on his face. It takes a long time to clear up

Depending: Depending on your age and medications, this is often "solar purpura" which isnthe medical name for bruising. It is often due to age, medications, sun and genetics. It is typically a cosmetic concern. Some patients find arnica gel or vitamin k cream helpful when applied to the bruised areas to help them go away faster. Best to avoid scratching/trauma to these areas as you will from more bruises (purpura). ...Read more

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Red dots on upper arms for years?

Red dots on upper arms for years?

? Keratosis pilaris: Of course I cannot say for certain without an examination but you may have something called keratosis pilaris. This is a common, harmless condition. I recommend going to www. Aad. Org and looking at their online pamphlet. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Child age 10 has a red blotchy patch on both arms?

Blotchy rash: Sight unseen a blotchy red rash on both arms could be erythema multiforme which may have an allergic cause. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has red blotchy arms. What could this be?

Rash?: If you are describing a new rash, it could be hives--an allergic reaction to a food or medicine, or to a viral infection. It can also be sunburn if just on the arms. Is it itchy or is the baby acting sick in any way? ...Read more