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I get itchy red bumps on arms and back of neck when exposed to sun. What can this be? Thnx

I get itchy red bumps on arms and back of neck when exposed to sun. What can this be? Thnx

PLR: Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) is a skin rash that occurs with exposure to the sun. It is not the same as sunburn. PMLE is not harmful, but can be itchy.The rash normally heals completely within a week if you avoid further sun exposure. Meanwhile, a cream containing corticosteroid will help to settle the rash. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more


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1 yr old has red bumps on arms, legs, back-seems to be spreading and has leathery feel. Dr said was dry skin but is spreading a lot. Could be eczema?

1 yr old has red bumps on arms, legs, back-seems to be spreading and has leathery feel. Dr said was dry skin but is spreading a lot. Could be eczema?

Skin: Yes, it sounds exactly like eczema. You can treat his with lotions or steroid creams for maximum benefit. However this process does come and go and may spread at times. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on arms, legs, back, stomach that are very itchy. When scratched release clear fluid. What does this sound like?

I have tiny red bumps on arms, legs, back, stomach that are very itchy. When scratched release clear fluid. What does this sound like?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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

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I have raised red bumps on my arms and back. I have had these bumps for around a week and a half. ?

I have raised red bumps on my arms and back. I have had these bumps for around a week and a half. ?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My son is 12 and he got small red bumps behind his ears, neck, arms and back. What could that be?

My son is 12 and he got small red bumps behind his ears, neck, arms and back. What could that be?

Visit the MD: The best advice is for you to visit your doctor. If your son has red bumps on his face and neck that spread downward and has a fever, you should seek immediate medical attention. If he does not have a fever, the differential diagnosis is quite large and he should visit a doctor for a full exam for diagnosis. When exactly did the rash start? Your MD needs his medical history and vital signs. ...Read more

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My daughter has non itchy painless red bumps all over her back arms and legs only what could they be?

My daughter has non itchy painless red bumps all over her back arms and legs only what could they be?

Many possibilities: You didn't mention your daughter's age or how big the bumps are, but the most likely possibility is probably bug bites, which aren't necessarily itchy. Since they are widely distributed it's most likely a flying insect, e.g. Mosquitos. It could also be a viral illness or allergic reaction. If symptoms or a fever develop, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a rash looks like shiny raised red bumps stomach back arms neck?

I have a rash looks like shiny raised red bumps stomach back arms  neck?

See your Dr: It is difficult to give advice on skin conditions without seeing them. It could be benign, but could also need treatment. I suggest you see your dr. ...Read more

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Experienced red circular bumps on arms, legs and back. Changed clothing detergent and showering more often but they are extremely itchy. Why is this?

Experienced red circular bumps on arms, legs and back. Changed clothing detergent and showering more often but they are extremely itchy.  Why is this?

Not sure: Rashes are impossible to diagnose over the computer, but a guess would be urticaria or "hive like eruptions." these can be caused by many things including allergies to almost anything vs. Even things like stress. When you get them, see a dermatologist to get diagnosed and then the treatment would follow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?

I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?

Rash: They can be either, you really need to have your rash examined to know how to treat it and if you are contagious or not, see your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat red bumps on arms?

Bumps: It would depend on were the bumps can from. This can be a very large range of things that might be causing the bumps. Hope this helps. ...Read more