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Red Bumps On Hands And Arms
Need much more info: Rashes are sooooo hard to diagnose without looking at them, but further info to even try and narrow it down includes history or any new exposures, foods, soaps, detergents. Does rash itch, burn, hurt. Are there open sores, drainage. Size of bumps, do they come and go. Anywhere else at all on body, just not as many? The questions go on, but these are some of the essentials to help try and diagnose. ...Read more
Little red bumps appear all over hands, wrists, and arms after taking a shower. They're not itchy, and they usually go away after about an hour.
Unsure: 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
I have red bumps that are warm, itchy, and pain full in my arms, and hands. Otis also causing swelling. What is it?
Sounds like allergic: Sounds like an allergic reaction if it involves both arms and both hands in an equal distribution. I don't understand the word "Otis" Did you mean to say, "It is? " or did you mean to say something like OTITIS...if you have ear problems as well? If this came on acutely and is getting worse you may wish to get to an ER for immediate relief. If you wish to show it to me online let me know. ...Read more
I found 2 red bumps on my hand last night, now 24 hours later I've got 18 on my arms and 10 on my legs and they're itching like crazy! What is this?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Constant itchiness from red bumps for over a month, on hands/arms/thighs/legs (is not getting better, itches everyday), what could it be?
Many possibilities: The only way to find out is to have a doctor look at the rash. If you tried over the counter itch cream and it hasn't cleared this up, it's getting worse and a month has gone by, call to see your doctor. ...Read more
This: This is one of those situations where "a picture is worth a thousand words"--really needs to be seen by a medical professional. Eczema is common in children and can occur on trunk and extremities. Topical moisture with heavier, cream-type moisturizers is best for eczema. If it does not resolve, it may require topical prescription medication. But a quick "eyeball" visit will clarify the issue. ...Read more
Red bumps on hand and face spreading to back and arms. Er said allergic reaction. Cream not helping at all. Itch bad only hand. Help. Contagious?
Derm problems: Dermatological problems are very difficult to diagnosis without actually seeing the problem. If the er is correct in the diagnosis, allergic conditions are not contagious. Most creams used to treat allergic reactions are steroid creams. If one cream does not work, stronger creams are usually available. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss the possibility of a stronger cream. ...Read more
I have red bumps popping up all over my body, mainly my arms, hands, legs and now my abdomen as well. They itch like crazy! Any idea what it could be?
A number of things: Svirl vs bacterial vs common rashGet a more detailed answer ›
I woke up with very itchy, little red bumps (3-10mm in diameter) randomly on my arms, legs, hands, feet. They are random and sparse. What could it be?
May be a fungus: Skin that is noted on the palms of the hands, plantar aspect of the foot and intertriginous zones (creases) can become irritated by friction and can attract a fungus infection. It can sometimes present as blisters. It's important that you come in and have it examined! Some other differentials can be an allergic reaction or an infection. Don't delay on getting it checked. ...Read more
I have red bumps on my hands, palm, legs, and lower arms. They are itchy and some look dry and some look blisters.?
Contact dermatitis?: This sounds superficially as if you have had your hands in something to which the skin reacted. If this does not clear up in several days or is not helped with an otc steroid/aloe cream, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
My daughter has red bumps on her legs, arm pits arms and hands, they are not itchy and she has not been sick. No fever. She has had allergies?
Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. Cat scratch disease or ringworm?
Allergy?: Sounds like an allergic reaction to the scratches. You cannot get ringworm from the scratch itself. Cat scratch fever doesn't develop immediately after the scratch but within a day or two. Symptoms of cat scratch disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite. ...Read more
Day after Strep Throat with fever of 102.7, discovered red bumps on top of hands and along both sides of arms. Fairly itchy. What should I do?
Drug allergy?: Presumably you were treated with an antibiotic. Sounds like you're having an allergic reaction to it. It's also probable your apparent strep throat is really a viral infection with rash. Contact the doctor treating you; most likely s/he will recommend you stop treatment and prescribe a different antibiotic. ...Read more
Very itchy skin on feet under feet, palms of hands, fingers of feet & hands swollen, spread to the arms & legs & now to upper thighs. Red bumps first?
Itchy hands/feet: Thank you for your question. Itchy hands & feet that spreads to the arms & legs could be caused by a number of things. There are different types of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources. Having an examination & evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have been all itchy for about 3 weeks. I have eczama but my meds don't help. I now have red bumps on my arm and hands I have tried a lot from anti itch meds to my eczama meds and nothing helps
Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?
Have it evaluated.: 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
Have mouth ulcers, red bumps on hands and feet. Right ear is a little draining and 101.6 fever. My DR appt in two days. Should I go to ER or wait?
Coxsackie Virus: Also called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. The contagious disease is typically moderate, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 14 days without any medical treatment. If concerned, see your GP for exam. ...Read more
I have small canker sores in my mouth and tonsils, Now red bumps on hands/feet. No fever, not itchy. Ear hurts a little too. Any idea?
Herpangina: Probably hand, foot and mouth disease. Should be examined for definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Could be: This could be lots of diseases. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
Not enough info: It is not possible to diagnose what skin condition that you have with this much information. Diagnosis would depend on your medical history and the actual appearance of the "bumps" and their distribution. ...Read more
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. ...Read more
Please see your: Dermatologist for accurate diagnosis. After diagnosis is made a treatment plan can be provided to you. ...Read more
Dermatitis: There's a good chance that your skin is reacting to the paint thinner. Avoid chemical contact and see if skin gets better. If this is related to your job then have employer provide you with gloves and see your doctor to document this occupational illness/injury. ...Read more
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