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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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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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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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?

ARM BUMPS: Difficult to know without seeing these bumps. If they do not itch, it could be a harmless condition called keratosis pilaris. An over-the-counter cream that you can try is amlactin (no financial interest!) if it doesn't get better, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red rashes on upper arms and buttocks? he hasnt been sick lately.he says that it doesnt itch& recently told dr said it could be eczema, what can I use

Red rashes on upper arms and buttocks? he hasnt been sick lately.he says that it doesnt 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

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