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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...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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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 a rash on my upper arms, armpits, breasts, back and its the worst on my stomach and tighs. It looks like red bumps, but it hardly itches at al

I have a rash on my upper arms, armpits, breasts, back and its the worst on my stomach and tighs. It looks like red bumps, but it hardly itches at al

Difficult to assess: Rash descriptions are difficult to diagnosis without examination or an image. Please consult your primary or with us via Prime. ...Read more

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My 1 month old son keeps getting red bumps all over his face chest and upper arms on and off. Could this be heat rash, or can he possibly be allergic to the baby wash I use for his bath?

My 1 month old son keeps getting red bumps all over his face chest and upper arms on and off. Could this be heat rash, or can he possibly be allergic to the baby wash I use for his bath?

Could be either: Hold this baby wash for now, usr something else, keep him dry as much you can, if the rash keeps coming see your baby's doctor ...Read more

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What may cause red bumps (rash) like allergy, to come and go away on arms and back? What are the causes?

What may cause red bumps (rash) like allergy, to come and go away on arms and back? What are the causes?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition in which a protein in the skin called keratin forms hard plugs within hair follicles.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
keratosis pilaris is harmless (benign). It seems to run in families. It is more common in people who have very dry skin, or who have atopic dermatitis (eczema). ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

Not sure - eczema?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I jus got back frm trip 2 hilly area now m experiencing rashes on arms face feet. It includes bumps lyk mosquito bites litle redness itch. What is it??

I jus got back frm trip 2 hilly area now m experiencing rashes on arms face feet. It includes bumps lyk mosquito bites litle redness itch. What is it??

Rash: It sounds like you may have been exposed to a toxin such as poison ivy or oak. Try not to sratch the area. Take an antihistamine to see if it will help. Use Aveeno (oatmeal) in your bath water and try a mild hydrocortisone cream. If this doesn't help see your doctor for an assessment and consideration for steroids taken by mouth. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Now & then on backs of arms I get lots of tiny bumps almost like a rash with no redness or itching they hang around for few days comes & goes causes?

Now & then on backs of arms I get lots of tiny bumps almost like a rash with no redness or itching they hang around for few days comes & goes causes?

Possibilities: Could be keratosis pilaris. Are they firm bumps? If so it can be caused by keratin clogging hair follicles. Gently using a "buff-puff" or other time of mildly exfoliating cloth while in the bath or shower can help unplug the follicles; then pat your self dry and allow to air dry prior to using a mild retinoid; like retin a (tretinoin) which is a prescription or an over the counter retinol product. ...Read more

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How can I treat the red bumps on the back of my upper arms?

How can I treat the red bumps on the back of my upper arms?

Keratosis pilaris: This is a sign you are irritating or over drying your skin. You may need a prescription but most of my pts with this do better if they use gentler products when bathing and a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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Hello I have no rash no bumps or redness but it is very itchy between my books and under my arms what could cause this?

Hello I have no rash no bumps or redness but it is very itchy between my books and under my arms what could cause this?

Itchy underarms: Could be dry skin, deodorant reaction if new deodorant, reaction to clothing (detergent or wool products) liver issues, rarely lymphoma, kidney issues. F/u with doc ...Read more

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What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

Eruption: This could be caused by several diseases. The sun or climate may have something to do with it. You should see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

Circular rash: May be fungal like ringworm. You can try over the counter anti-fungal medications. Or may be eczema due to dry skin or food /environmental allergies or granuloma annulare which needs steroids, sometimes you can first layer the antifungal and then on top the steroid cream or get a cream that contains both by prescription f/u /w/doc

see http://www. Cdc. Gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment. Html ...Read more

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How do I get rid of red bumps on upper arms?

How do I get rid of red bumps on upper arms?

Go to Dr.: What you describe as red bumps could be many things. Skin problems need to be seen by a dr. ...Read more

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Reoccurring rashes. Only on arms. Started out flat, not itchy & looked like pattern of sweater I was wearing. New rash is tiny little red bumps. Ideas?

Reoccurring rashes. Only on arms. Started out flat, not itchy & looked like pattern of sweater I was wearing. New rash is tiny little red bumps. Ideas?

Allergic reaction: If within few hours to days, likely allergic reaction, avoid this fabric. Wash well, dry, try antihistamine like diphenhydramine as directed, topical otc steroid cream, if ever little pustules[whiteheads] could be secondary infection/folliculitis, need antibiotic. could be fungus if fine lightertonedcolor and flakes[ tinea versicolor], need selenium sulfide lotion, otc or see dr for ketoconazol ...Read more

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I have red bumps all over my thighs, upper arms, and abdomen.?

I have red bumps all over my thighs, upper arms, and abdomen.?

See doctor: You would be wise to see your doctor. You also need to give a good description of the rah and is it itchy or painful? Etc ...Read more

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I am 26. Several months ago little red bumps started popping up on my upper arms. Where are they coming from and how can I get rid of them?

I am 26. Several months ago little red bumps started popping up on my upper arms. Where are they coming from and how can I get rid of them?

Need to know dx: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Red rashes on upper arms and buttocks? He hasn't been sick lately. He says that it doesn't itch& recently told dr said it could be eczema, what can I use

Red rashes on upper arms and buttocks? He hasn't been sick lately. He says that it doesn't itch& recently told dr said it could be eczema, what can I use

Doctor can examine: Rashes can be hard to describe or diagnose without seeing them. A primary care or a dermatology doctor can look at it in order to tell what it is. If a dry skin or eczema rash, hydrocortisone cream helps. Some rashes are an allergy to something. Hydrocortisone also helps allergic rashes. Bacterial or fungal rashes benefit from antimicrobials. If it doesn't go away, a dermatologist can take a look. ...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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Is it an allergic reaction to something? I'm 20 and these last couple of days I've gotten a break out mainly on my stomach and arms. They are little bumps that are itchy and I've had some small red patches on my upper arms and sometimes on my shoulder. I

Is it an allergic reaction to something? I'm 20 and these last couple of days I've gotten a break out mainly on my stomach and arms. They are little bumps that are itchy and I've had some small red patches on my upper arms and sometimes on my shoulder. I

Hives: Sounds like hives which are red, raised and intensely itchy lesions that look like a mosquito-bite. Topical Hydrocortisone can help as can the use of oral non-sedating antihistamines in a slightly higher dose than the once daily (usually twice daily is started). ...Read more

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My 19 mo old has tiny red bumps all over his upper arms & thighs, cheeks get red too. He has been tested 4 allergies. There is a name for it. Kp? Pk?

My 19 mo old has tiny red bumps all over his upper arms & thighs, cheeks get red too. He has been tested 4 allergies. There is a name for it. Kp? Pk?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is an extremely common skin disorder. It usually runs in families and can be associated with eczema. It usually does not require treatment unless it becomes a cosmetic concern later in life. ...Read more

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My 22 mo old daughter has dry skin with red bumps on both upper arms. Form of eczema? What products could I try or do I need an rx?

My 22 mo old daughter has dry skin with red bumps on both upper arms. Form of eczema? What products could I try or do I need an rx?

Keratosis Pilaris: Thus sounds like a very common condition called keratosis pilaris. It is not eczema, although both commonly occur together. There is no cure but you can decrease the appearance using over-the-counter creams that gently remove excess skin build-up, such as lac-hyrdin. Also, keep the skin very well hydrated with vaseline, aquaphor, or eucerin cream. ...Read more

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I have red/pink rashes spreading from trunk to my arms and legs. No fever. Is it pityriasis rosea? There is no herald patch, or scaling. Just bumps!

More details needed: Although this is most likely from a viral infection (which may not lead to a fever), there are many potential causes for a red rash (drug reaction etc). If the rash is improving and you are feeling ok otherwise, just keep an eye on it. If the problem fails to improve or persists >2 wks, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more