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Red Pimples On Arm
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a persistent itchy, burning rash of about 20 or so red pimples on my inner upper arm for over a month. Antihistamines not helping. Help?
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