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Small red bumps on forearms that don't itch mainly come out after shower/bath then 20 min later are gone? I've had them for 2 months. Very dry skin to

Small red bumps on forearms that don't itch mainly come out after shower/bath then 20 min later are gone? I've had them for 2 months. Very dry skin to

Not Sure: When you have bumps that come and go quickly, it is unlikely that it is a harmful condition. Some possibilities include a contact or irritant dermatitis, and hives. There are rare instances where people are allergic or get rashes to water. As for the dry skin, i like for my patients to apply creams or moisturizers within 5 minutes of bath or shower- cerave & cetaphil are good starting points. ...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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My son has tiny red bumps on his forearm after playing in yard. They itch him and he has never had them before.?

My son has tiny red bumps on his forearm after playing in yard. They itch him and he has never had them before.?

Probable Allergic: Most likely a reaction to plants.Bites also possible. If no trouble swallowing or breathing, treat the itching with calomine lotion or cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on my forearms? What could it be? Do I need to get them checked out?

I have itchy red bumps on my forearms? What could it be? Do I need to get them checked out?

ITCHY BUMPS FOREARM: Yes, you need to have it checked. It is better seen and diagnosed to give the right rx. It could be insect bites, skin allergy or viral infection. ...Read more

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I was spreading mulch yesterday. I did wear gloves, but had to get under pine trees. I have red bumps all over forearm.no itch but they look blistered?

I was spreading mulch yesterday. I did wear gloves, but had to get under pine trees. I have red bumps all over forearm.no itch but they look blistered?

Sensitivity rash: Sounds like either skin irritation or contact dermatitis (example is poison ivy, but many natural causes can exist). Be sure to wash all clothes, bedsheets, or anything else you may have been in contact with before showering (small amounts of resin can cause persistent activation). If it does not appear infected, then hydrocortisone may help. If not improved in a few days, may need examination. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on both forearms they itch and have small white tips and scabs on them and are slowly spreading could this be scabies?

I have itchy red bumps on both forearms they itch and have small white tips and scabs on them and are slowly spreading could this be scabies?

Possible but: White tip is unusual for scabies unless the lesions got infected from scratching. Scabies usually affects the other parts of the body before getting to the forearms. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps scattered on my forearm they really itch or irritate until i get out the shower What could this be?

I have little red bumps scattered on my forearm they really itch or irritate until i get out the shower What could this be?

Several things: Unfortunately with skin issues we really have to see and feel them in order to be able to help you. The list of what these might be is pretty long. I am sorry but best to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on my forearm that I popped and it scarred into a flat baby pink piece of skin. Now my other arm developed one. What is it & h?

I have a small red bump on my forearm that I popped and it scarred into a flat baby pink piece of skin. Now my other arm developed one. What is it & h?

Not sure: We're limited in this forum in trying to diagnose a problem with a limited amount of information. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your doctor. HealthTap Prime will let you upload a picture of your arms that could help with a diagnosis. Also, risk factors (tick bites, exposure to sun / pests / etc) could be discussed. In any case, most of the time, you don't want to "pop" any blister intentionally. ...Read more