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Red Bumps All Over Back And Arms
Many possibilites: 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
Physical examination: Sorry you are having a symptom that bothers you. I wish i could give an answer, but your doctor needs to see your white bumps in order to help you--it could be hundreds of different things. Start with your primary care doc--it may or may not require a specialist. ...Read more
Hives: What you describe sounds like hives, a nonspecific reaction of the skin that commonly occurs during an allergic response to some trigger. The trigger to the reaction can be many things; new food, bug bite, reaction to sun screen, etc. Lots of possibilities but only your own detective work may figure it out.Benedryl often helps with the itch. ...Read more
Red spots all over my body mainly on the inside of my arms, shoulders, chest, and back. Patches that are red some raised and darken ovr time, itch ocas?!
Sounds like allergic: Reaction to be so systemic to your trunk. If it looks bigger than pin size or a rash, it looks bigger like wheals and hives, you need to go to er immediately. This can easily get out of control. Meanwhile you can use some cool compresses, to prevent it from being more irritating. You may have eaten something, or used a detergent, or lotion, that is irritating your skin. You need to make sure that if that's the case, that it's washed off completely with soap and water. ...Read more
Red itchy blotches all over all over from neck down to feet even in palms and soles of feet. Mostly in lower thighs and under arms.
I have red blotches all over backs of both arms now spreading to lower forearm, not painful, itchy or raised?
Pus filled pimples all over the back of my neck and on my back and stomach. They are itchy and slightly painful. [www.imgur.com/HfB47al].
Acne? Medication?: Thanks for uploading that photo - I was able to see it. The pustules are all a very similar size -- were they a result of a topical medication you might have applied to the area previously? Did you receive any oral medications that preceded the onset of this rash? There are many causes for such an eruption and a proper evaluation and examination by a medical provider would be essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Telangiectasias: Telangiectasia is a condition of broken capillaries or spider veins. Although broken capillaries usually appear on the skin as thin lines, clusters of broken capillaries are possible, resembling a red patch or bruise. The incidence of broken capillaries is often hereditary and is a sign of sensitive or fragile skin. Environmental issues can also provide clues to the meanings of broken capillaries. ...Read more
Possibly ringworm: Ringworm is very common in kids - by some estimates, up to 1 in 5 have a patch at any given time. The classic ringworm rash starts as a dry, slightly raised, mostly round patch, which may be slightly red. The patch may also be somewhat itchy. As it grows, the center of the patch often clears, leaving a ring-like appearance...More info: http://www.Drgreene.Com/azguide/ringworm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: You would be wise to see your doctor. You also need to give a good description of the rah and is it itchy or painful? Etc ...Read more
Moisturizer: Try using an unscented cream moisturizer after showering and at nighttime. Also showering with a moisturizing, fragrance free body wash or soap should help with the dryness. If you shave your legs, it's also important to mosturize throughly after you're done. ...Read more
I have itchy/ prickly skin, all over with small bumps on areas on upper legs and both areas above elbows.
Keratoses Pilaris: try emollients that have urea and alpha hydroxyl acid in them. It will smooth them out. Its a genetic condition you inherited from one or both of your parents. ...Read more
I have a raised red rash which started off on my thighs and has spread up my back and stomach and down legs and arms itchy, some yellow scabbing?
Impetigo? Get seen!: It sounds like you could have a rash that became infected. You may need oral and topical antibiotics as well as a surgical scrub like hibiclens or some hydrogen peroxide to clean the area. Dry itchy skin becomes cracked, rashy and infected skin. I think you should head to a physician for evaluation especially because of the yellow crusting. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help with itch. ...Read more
See a doctor: It could be anything from an allergic reaction to eczema, psoriasis or anxiety. A doctor could diagnose this and treat it for you. Use sarna lotion, witch hazel and aveno bath oil to control the itching so you do not tear your skin. Make an appointment with a doctor because this can recur. ...Read more
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