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Red Pimples On Upper Arms
Dry?: This time of year- winter itch/eczema flares in sensitive skinned people. These usually show up a dry patchy areas with skin colored bumps that may redden if irritated. Treatment is moisturize/no hot showers/drink plenty of water-60-80oz a day/ avoid harsh soaps or perfumed lotions.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many possibilities: 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
Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more
Red itchy bumpy rash stared on neck spreading down back and middle of arms now on face burning up?
I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?
Rash on Arms: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. This rash occurs on the arms and elbows. Other causes include eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and others. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Have them checked: You need to have these patches checked, it could be anything, and without looking and feeling we can not tell you what it can be so get it checked by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Sounds like hives: Urticaria, hives, are caused by exposure to something the body responds to in an allergic response. Pink raised areas that blanch when pressed, itchy is a typical hive. Anxiety can also be a cause. It could be from something that came in contact with upper thighs, perhaps new pants, new detergent, new scent. Most cases, cause not found. Rx with antihistamines. If very bad, may need rx w steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruises: These are hemorrhages underneath your skin resulting from rupture of fragile dermal vessels due to vitamin deficiency or trauma or perhaps even due to blood coagulation factor deficiency. If these bruises are localized and disappear in a few days, they are probably due to trauma. If they are generalized, recurrent and persistent, i suggest you see your doctor for further examination and testing. ...Read more
Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have little red bumps that look like little pimples on my upper arms how do I get rid of them.?
I have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?
I have small red bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms that are itchy! No idea why? I waxed my arms about a week ago, very itchy bumps
Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving/ hygeine product or friction by clothing. Trauma from hair extraction through waxing may also produce this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Got a pimple like bump on my elbow and red all around. Started feeling a bad pain on my upper arm. What should I do?
I got bad swimmers itch. Now I get recurring red pimple-like dots with white heads on my upper arm and genital. What is this. Is it transferable?
Could be : Infection so visit doc to have it looked at roses what should be done ...Read more
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 have tiny red bumps like pimples all over my upper arm and sides of stomach and it spreading. Dr told it is miliaria. His treatment didn't help.
I have small raised red bumps, that itch at times, peel, heal and turn dark on my chest and upper arms.
7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?
Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist and give a more detailed rendering. When did it happen? Was the child taking any medication at the time? Any travel history? Use of new detergents or change in clothes? Have a great day. ...Read more
Hi I keep getting these red spots on my upper arms, breasts & stomach, they're nt acne and are raised but smooth & non itchy. Had for 1yr?
I have pimple like bumps on the back of my upper arms and thighs. They are not itching. What could be?
I have small pimples on my arms from my wrist to the top of my upper arms. They leave scars after they heal, what could they be?
Folliculitis: Folliculitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the hair follicles. It appears as a small localized area of pus surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. Older lesions that have lost the pus appear as red bumps surrounding the opening of the follicule. One to hundreds of follicles can be affected anywhere that hair or pores are present.. ...Read more
Rash: Although it's difficult to know, exactly without seeing it; this sounds like pilaris keratosis. This rash is usually located on the back of arms, and tops of thighs. Occasionally on the cheeks. It is a form of eczema. It's eczema of the hair follicles. You can try a loofa, and moisturizers. There are some other creams, that a dermatologist can prescribe, as well. It is harmless. ...Read more
After shaving under my arms, the skin goes dark, like I haven't shaved it and parts of it turn red. I get pimples there too. What can I do about it?
Dermatologist: Make sure you are shaving with a fresh razor. The skin could be getting irritated or infection in the hair follicles. Instead of shaving you could consider laser hair removal, waxing, or chemical depilatory instead...though you may have similar irritation. Also consider seeing a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of dermatitis caused by shaving. ...Read more
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