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Red spots on my upper legs?

Red spots on my upper legs?

Please have this: Medically assessed in person to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Red rash like bumps on both my upper arms?

Red rash like bumps on both my 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 more

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Dark spots with bumps on upper arm and thighs?

Dark spots with bumps on upper arm and thighs?

Get checked: But, reddish firm nodules can be a condition called hidradenitis suppuritiva. They can recur month to month and have some pain with them. Get an examination to be sure exactly what it is. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Red blotchy rash on my arms neck back and stomach?

Red blotchy rash on my arms neck back and stomach?

probably an allergy: With this distribution and without symptoms of infection like fever, malaise or joint pains this probably represents an allergy. Diagnosis would depend on the appearance and distribution of the rash. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red bumpsll over my elbows arms and upper legs?

Many choices : Do they itch.. Do they blister? How large are the bumps it depends on your medications if you're taking any. This is not an easy question to answer this way. See dermatology. ...Read more

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Red dots on upper arms for years?

Red dots on upper arms for years?

? Keratosis pilaris: Of course i cannot say for certain without an examination but you may have something called keratosis pilaris. This is a common, harmless condition. I recommend going to www.Aad.Org and looking at their online pamphlet. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

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

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Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Red itchey spots on lower legs?

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

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Red itchy bumpy rash stared on neck spreading down back and middle of arms now on face burning up?

Red itchy bumpy rash stared on neck spreading down back and middle of arms now on face burning up?

Dermatitis: You may have a form of dermatitis. Also if you have warmth this may be a sign of vasodilation from an allergy reaction or possibly be related to a skin infection. A picture would help to tell what is happening. Consider a healthtap consultation. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Keratosis pilaris: Your description sounds like a dermatologic condition known as keratosis pilaris. This condition produces rough and pimple-like bumps on the upper outer arms and back. Sometimes the inner thighs and face can also be affected. ...Read more

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I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?

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: They can be either, you really need to have your rash examined to know how to treat it and if you are contagious or not, see your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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Red bumps on buttock?

Red bumps on buttock?

Eval: A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

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

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What are these red patches that have appeared on my upper arms. Upper thighs, and torso?

What are these red patches that have appeared on my upper arms. Upper thighs, and torso?

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

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Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

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 more

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What causes brownish black blotches to on skin on upper arm near shoulder?

What causes brownish black blotches to on skin on upper arm near shoulder?

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

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Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Small red spots on torso not itchy?

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 more

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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 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?

Pimple like : Rash - sounds benign . Just observe for now. Do take a picture for documentation . In meantime , cover it with a bandaid to avoid getting irritated by your clothing. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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

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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 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.

What is it?: Miliaria responds to removing the cause. One fooler is pityriasis rubra. Another is acne mechanics. There a few other mimics. I hope you find the explanation. ...Read more

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7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

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

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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?

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?

Spots: This could be a few things. Let a doctor check them and see what they look and feel like and if a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples on upper arms after waxing them?

How to prevent pimples on upper arms after waxing them?

Ask Dr: Why not ask the dr who is treating you for acne. Also you might want to stop waxing upper arms to let pimples clear up. ...Read more

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I have pimple like bumps on the back of my upper arms and thighs. They are not itching. What could be?

I have pimple like bumps on the back of my upper arms and thighs. They are not itching. What could be?

Pimples: Usually pimple-like bumps on the arms and legs are caused by a condition such as keratosis pilaris and moisturizers with Lactic Acid may help. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter have whiteheads on her upper arms? How I can get rid of that ?

Whiteheads : On the arms sounds more like keratosis pilaris ( dry skin). Use moisturizer , skin cleansers or apricot scrubs. Or leave them alone. Self limiting but, takes time to go away .They are harmless. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are these small pimples on my arms and thighs and there not red are itchy?

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

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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?

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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more