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My daughter has red bumps on her hands and her arms?

My daughter has red bumps on her hands and her 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.

Dr. John Chiu
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I have little red bumps on my arms and hands, what can it be?

I have little red bumps on my arms and hands, what can it be?

Have it looked at.: 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.

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Itchy red bumps on just arms and hands?

Itchy red bumps on just arms and hands?

Hives: Most likely an allergic skin reaction to something you may have come into contact with. You can try over the counter antihistamines and if they do not resolve within 24 hrs, see your doctor

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I have red bumps that are warm, itchy, and pain full in my arms, and hands. Otis also causing swelling. What is it?

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.

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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.

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Constant itchiness from red bumps for over a month, on hands/arms/thighs/legs (is not getting better, itches everyday), what could it be?

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.

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Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs on neck arms hands torso legs

Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs on neck arms hands torso legs

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.

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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?

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.

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Red bumps that turn into blisters on arms, hands, feet, and privates.?

Red bumps that turn into blisters on arms, hands, feet, and privates.?

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.

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I have red bumps on my hands, palm, legs, and lower arms. They are itchy and some look dry and some look blisters.?

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.

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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?

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?

Mgt: This could represent a number of different types of rash, including insect bites, impetigo or a viral exanthem. Continue to keep her well hydrated and monitor her temperature. If she is less than one year, in particular, I would suggest seeing your PCP.

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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?

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.

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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?

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 problem 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.

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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?

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.

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I have red bumps on my arm. They itch and have spread to my hand.

I have red bumps on my arm. They itch and have spread to my hand.

See doctor: For evaluation and diagnosis in order to treat it. Could be dermatitis, shingles,,,,,,,,,,,

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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

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

You: You may benefit from topical corticosteroids alone or in combination with non-steroidal topical anti-inflammatory medications, such as pimecrolimus or tacrolimus. Using an effective moisturizer several times a day will be helpful too.

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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?

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?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon.

Red Bumps (Definition)

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