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Shingles On Elbow
Can shingles come on arm/ankle. Only arm rash has feeling like being scratched. only 3 bumps on arm, 2 on ankle. All on left side. See Dr? Vacinat
Unlikely: There are many more likely causes for what you describe: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) is common in Winter as are other dry skin issues. Try an OTC cream - ask pharmacist for recommendations - if it gets worse do have an PCP exam - but those locations are not often shingles. Look at online photos and relax. Best! ...Read more
Specific: Is the mass on the arm between the shoulder and elbow? Is it getting bigger and over how long a time? Does it pulsate? Does it move with the shoulder or elbow? Does it "tingle" when you thump it? These are things to think about when you see you see an orthopedic surgeon. He can decide what to do for you. ...Read more
I've developed a rash on left forearm/ wrist, rt hand/ wrist, neck, back of neck, & slightly on ankles. Looks like tiny blisters. I though hives?
Can't tell: the description doesn't suffice, ypu need to be seen to reach a diagnosis, kindly see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more
Doubt it: Cpx is a rash that generally starts around the neck and face before spreading elsewhere.The pox starts as a small bump that quickly becomes a blister about 2X the size of a BB shot ,ruptures and begins to dry all in the space of 12 hrs.They come up in waves of half a dozen or more.Your description does not bear any resemblance to this. ...Read more
Maybe: See your primary care doctor or a dermatologist and then you will know. ...Read more
Wife was resting her head on my arm (near shoulder). Could hairspray from her hair cause intense itching on my arm (near shoulder)? No bumps on arm.
Help. Just broke out in rash of 3 itchy raised bumps under sportsbra over collarbone. Bug bite? Shingles? (had one outbreak on back in 2003)
Itching raised rash: Localized itchy rashes suggest a local effect - exposure to the skin by an irritant or allergen, or insect bites. A metal clasp on a bra strap can cause a contact dermatitis. Poison oak or ivy, or other allergens possible. Shingles expands from an initial patch to a larger area of rash that does not cross over the midline, and is painful/sensitive. Topical steroids unless shingles(acyclovir helps). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Swelling/pain in hands & where arm meets wrists,pain up forearm, elbow, back of arm,swollen spot top of shoulder, RA test -,started 1 yr ago,worried about deterioration,no rash,no warmth,some tingling?
Pain in hands/arms: This sounds very much like a connective tissue problem. Best to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation and work up. Also with the tingling, EMG/NCS (nerve) testing also indicated. Your provider will know what this means and what to do. Best of luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fell tore right rotator cuff. Previous epichondolectomy on same arm. Now having pain in elbow fingers esp small/ring also cold. Did i reinjury elbow?
Ulna nerve: Sounds like an injury of the ulna nerve which travels under the inside of your elbow. Did you injury a ligament in you elbow as well? The usual place for epicondylecotmies is on the outside. If yours was on the inside then it may be a reinjury, but more to the nerve. Have it checked by your orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have linear scabs on both arms from wrists to upper arm. They're on the underside on my forearm and center of upper arm. No itching. What could it be?
Some type of trauma: Linear scabs can be caused by trauma, from scratching, or from being scratched by a plant or an animal. There is no disease process that would injure the skin in straight lines on the inside of both arms. Wear shirts when gardening, and use a lotion to keep your skin moist. ...Read more
Depends: If the nerves need to re-spout from the neck down to the palm (because the nerve axon it self has been destroyed) it can take months (so long as scar tissue does not block the pathway back to the skin, sweat glands etc. Sometimes local damage to myelin insulating the nerves can be repaired by the surviving oligodendrocytes. This usually takes less time to occur. (weeks). ...Read more
On the tender area..: Most shoulder tendinitis is due to the rotator cuff . The tender area may be the greater tuberosity ( bony prominence deep to the deltoid where rc attaches)...Rc pain is often referred to lateral( outside) deltoid and ice may be helpful here as well.Ice massage works well if you can manage it w/ your opposite arm or your partner is willing to help! gl! ...Read more