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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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Skin Bumps (Definition)

Skin is the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. A bump is an area of skin ...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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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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Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Dermatitis: Of some sort. Rashes or skin conditions are much easier diagnosed by seeing them. You can try an over the counter cortisone creams nd if no improvement see the dermatologist. A prescription med may be needed. Try not to itch. ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps on arms rash or bug bites?

Tiny red bumps on arms rash or bug bites?

Don't know: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps around thighs and buttocks?

Difficult to say.: It's often difficult to diagnose skin issues without seeing them in person. I recommend seeing your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Psoriasis or eczema?: Around the elbow, it is possible that this represents psoriasis or eczema but it could be a variety of other diseases , many of which may be easily treated or may require additional diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Get examined: It could be eczema, folliculitis, blood disorder/vasculitis, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate dx. Take care! ...Read more

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Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy. Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...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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Skin color bumps on my groin area?

Skin color bumps on my groin area?

Skin color bumps: Please get an appointment with your Primary doctor. He/she will listen to your concerns, examine you, and order laboratory studies and possibly xrays. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm eval: 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 blotchy warm skin on chest?

Red blotchy warm skin on chest?

Many possibilities: There's a long differential here, from seborrheic dermatitis to allergic or irritant dermatitis to a yeast or fungus infection - hives - something called erythema multiforme - the list goes on and on. A lot depends on how long it's been present, whether it itches, its precise appearance, etc. You really need to have a dermatologist look at it in person. ...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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Little red itchy prickly dots on hands?

Little red itchy prickly dots on hands?

Several possible...: ...Problems: hand-foot-mouth disease, contact dermatitis, dyshydrosis (sweat rash.) if it bothers you, get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Is it flat, pebbly, blistery? How long present? How large an area involved? Any contact with poison ivy personally or a pet? Any exposure to ticks? Any exposure to measles/chickenpox/etc? See pcp for evaluation & treatment of rash. ...Read more

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. ...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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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent,extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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1 yr old has red bumps on arms, legs, back-seems to be spreading and has leathery feel. Dr said was dry skin but is spreading a lot. Could be eczema?

1 yr old has red bumps on arms, legs, back-seems to be spreading and has leathery feel. Dr said was dry skin but is spreading a lot. Could be eczema?

Skin: Yes, it sounds exactly like eczema. You can treat his with lotions or steroid creams for maximum benefit. However this process does come and go and may spread at times. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do you treat small skin bumps on triceps area of your arms?

How do you treat small skin bumps on triceps area of your arms?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps. You can use the new otc cerave sal twice a day to exfoliate these skin lesions. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dry skin bumps on the upper arms?

How do you get rid of dry skin bumps on the upper arms?

CeraVe Sal: As salicylic acid works to loosen and exfoliate dead skin cells, patented mve® technology allows a controlled release of nourishing ceramides, hyaluronic acid and antioxidant vitamin d into the skin to help repair and maintain the barrier. Salicylic acid’s exfoliating action enables these moisturizing ingredients to penetrate the skin more deeply, leaving it smooth and touchable. Get cerave® sa. ...Read more

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Redness and some white bumps between perineum (female) and anus, no itch or burn. Constipated, hurts to poop. Red skin around anus, anus looks bruised?

Redness and some white bumps between perineum (female) and anus, no itch or burn. Constipated, hurts to poop. Red skin around anus, anus looks bruised?

More info; get check: Any anorectal coitus? Possible irritation or even early herpes infection. Any constipation or hemorrhoid history? That could be a factor. Any recent yeast discharge with vsginal symptoms as well. An in-person exam sounds warranted, especially STD is a possibility. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have really blotchy red skin, then little spots on the inside of my arms, and they really hurt when I even blow them, and it's really warm here.

I have really blotchy red skin, then little spots on the inside of my arms, and they really hurt when I even blow them, and it's really warm here.

Likely dermatitis: You probably have dermatitis. This is inflammation of the skin with itching or soreness, of various causes. The causes range from allergic to autoimmune. If the symptoms persists and cause significant pain or discomfort, you need to see your PCP for Dermatology referral. ...Read more

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I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

Keratosis Pilaris...: ...Is very common. I think of it as eczema of the hair follicles; some people also get it on the upper legs. A medium-strength steroid cream, prescribed by your dermatologist, will keep it under control. ...Read more

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I have a red skin rash on the inside of elbows of both arms..?

More information: How long have you had it? Does it itch or hurt? A variety of skin conditions can cause such a condition. Your best bet is to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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My arms and legs are a bright red but not itchy rash. I am also experiencing chills with the red skin.

My arms and legs are a bright red but not itchy rash. I am also experiencing chills with the red skin.

Urgent: Please seek urgent medical advice as this might be a serious infection that needs to be treated at once. ...Read more

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My Son has a pale red skin rash on his back arms and legs. Parts of it are round ( back arms lower legs ) but it is all over his buttocks help?

My Son has a pale red skin rash on his back arms and legs. Parts of it are round ( back arms lower legs ) but it is all over his buttocks help?

? Viral rash: Many viruses can cause the kind of rash you are describing. Also key to know if there are other symptoms such as red eyes, runny nose or fever. Your son's age also can narrow down the possible cause. Needs follow up with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetes, hot red skin on left side of face and left arm?

Type 2 diabetes, hot red skin on left side of face and left arm?

Cellulitis: Above mentioned symptoms look like infection of the tissues left side of face and arm. See your doc asap possibly for antibiotics after a thorough exam. ...Read more

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I have a raised red skin blotch on my arm that disappears and comes bacj?

Red skin blotch: Not enough information to guess a diagnosis. Does it come and go in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years. Is it a single spot? Does it have scale? Or any symptoms like itching or burning? When it leaves can you tell that anything was there? Does it start small and grow or does it appear fully formed right away? These are some of the factors your dermatologist will take into considera. ...Read more

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Why do I have red skin and some tiny bumps on my underarm? How do I get rid of it?

Why do I have red skin and some tiny bumps on my underarm? How do I get rid of it?

Likely Irritation: Red skin (erythema) and bumps sounds like irritation. It could be from shaving, anti-perspirant, or chaffing. Hold off from applying anything irritating to the area for a week. If it doesn't improve, see a doctor. Fyi, other less common causes for something like this are inverse psoriasis, hailey-hailey disease, axillary granular parakeratosis and fox-fordyce disease. ...Read more

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I have a small circular patch of dry red skin on my arm. I thought it was ringworm but my medication from the past doesn't work. Help?

I have a small circular patch of dry red skin on my arm. I thought it was ringworm but my medication from the past doesn't work. Help?

Rash: A number of conditions can cause a circular rash including eczema (nummular type) , ringworm, etc. . Eczema often responds to moisturizers and a corticosteroid cream after a few days. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have red skin and bumps around the outer corner of my eyes. I suspect this irritation is from my tears. What are the causes and remedies for this?

I have red skin and bumps around the outer corner of my eyes. I suspect this irritation is from my tears. What are the causes and remedies for this?

Lacrimal gland: Get evaluated for focused treatment by an ophthalmologist. This is not as rare as you might believes.This can be from your tears. This would indicate infection under the lateral aspect of the eyelids where the lacrimal glands are located. ...Read more

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Red Skin (Definition)

= erythema of the outermost layer of ...Read more