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Have red pimples on upper arm,hips & on side.Itching too.Is it eczema.In past 2 months 3 times have been given med for eczema by dr.What more can I do?

Have red pimples on upper arm,hips & on side.Itching too.Is it eczema.In past 2 months 3 times have been given med for eczema by dr.What more can I do?

Eczema??: If you indeed have eczema it is almost always bilaterally symmetrical. If you have a patch on the right hand side you almost certainly will have an equivalent sized patch on the left hand side. Very commonly it shows up in the flexor creases of the elbows and behind the knees. Dry conditions exacerbate it so get a good moisturizer and smear it on when soaking wet, post shower. Most don't use them ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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My baby has red pimple like bumps on her arm and leg, they look almost like bug bites. They just appear. What could they be?

My baby has red pimple like bumps on her arm and leg, they look almost like bug bites. They just appear. What could they be?

Newborn rash: If your baby is a newborn, then it's most likely the common newborn rash erythema toxicum. The rash should clear on its own. No treatment is needed. However, there are similar looking rashes that do need medical attention, so check with your baby's doctor. Here's a link for pic and info: www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-erythema-toxicum-neonatorum. ...Read more

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Pinkish red pimple like bump on my arm. What are the odds of nodular melanoma appearing this way? It has been there about a week.

Pinkish red pimple like bump on my arm. What are the odds of nodular melanoma appearing this way? It has been there about a week.

Bump : A red bump of short duration may represent a pimple or cyst to name a couple of diagnoses. If the lesion persists for more than a few weeks , it should be diagnosed by a dermatologist to make sure it is not a nodular melanoma (typically but not always black in color ) or basal cell carcinoma (bleeding , pearly, non healing growth). ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with what appears to be a bite on my arm, it is red and swollen hot to the touch is it a bite or could it be a hive/pimple?

I woke up this morning with what appears to be a bite on my arm, it is red and swollen hot to the touch is it a bite or could it be a hive/pimple?

Not diagnostic: Without examining it, it's not possible to make a diagnosis. If there is spreading redness,heat,pain and/or tenderness,Antibiotics may be needed for a secondary bacterial infection of a bite or an early boil. Get it checked by a physician if you observe these findings. In the meantime apply warm compresses and apply an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. ...Read more

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Got blood test a month ago in three different places on arm. Started getting small red pimple at the site where blood was drawn. Doesnt hurt or itch. ?

Got blood test a month ago in three different places on arm. Started getting small red pimple at the site where blood was drawn. Doesnt hurt or itch. ?

Need to examine: Depending on your ancestry, you may be prone to developing hypertrophic scar or keloid. If it does not subside in a week or so, you may wish to see your doctor for an in person evaluation. In the mean time leave it alone and do not try any home remedies. ...Read more

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I have a large red bump on the back of my arm where the muscle is. It looks like a pimple and is very painful. What is it?

Abscess? infected: Hair follicle? These are some of the common things that it could be. I suggest putting warm compresses on it to see if it might get soft and open up/drain. If it gets worse, see a doctor for evaluation, possible incision/drainage or antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more