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Skin Rash On One Arm Only
Both of my kids (6&7) Developed skin rash. No fever. One all over body the other mainly back of arms?
Likely viral: Sounds like a post viral rash. If rash worsens or does not away in the next few days, better to run it by their pediatrician. No specific treatment necessary if no symptoms ...Read more
I have clear drainage from nose and developed an under skin rash like like the one you get with scarlet fever however it's on my arm only. What is this?
I had a quater skin infecction with puss and oil that looked like road rash and a week later one formed on my arm, could this be related to hiv?
HIV: This sounds like a case of cellulitis, possibly with staphylococci with recurrence. Whether it has anything whatever to do with HIV would only be significant if you have the disease, and have become profoundly immunosuppressed as a result of long-standing untreated disease. If you are concerned about possible exposure go and get tested. The 4th generation immunoassays are excellent. ...Read more
I have a red discolored rash under my arms. The right one has gotten much worse, with dry scaly skin. Now it has red bump all around it. Please help!
Dry scaly skin: You could have eczema with the beginning of a low grade infection. See your doctor before it gets worse. ...Read more
Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/keratosis-pilaris/ds00769/
actually a normal variation of skin texture. ...Read more
HIV Rash: When a rash presents with initial HIV symptoms – it is usually more prominent on the central body then on extremities. Early HIV symptoms (fatigue, sore throat, mouth sores, joint or muscle pain, fever, headache, rash or swollen lymph nodes) often begin 1 to 2 months after transmission ; may be present from 1 to 4 weeks. ...Read more
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis) is a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous. ...Read more
After playing for a few minutes or going out in sunlight, my whole body starts itching with skin rashes on my arms. It happens during winters only.
"puzzler"...My first thought was sun allergy but the Winter sun would do that too....Just a thought. IN THE WINTER HOUSES/APARTMENTS GET VERY DRY!! The HEAT comes up and if there is no attached humidifier the SKIN DRIES. ..if that DRY SKIN is exposed to sunlight there is further DRYING which leads to "classic" "WINTER ITCH" HYDRATE YOUR SKIN! Hope this helps
DR Z ...Read more
Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?
Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more
Not advisable: It may make your rash worse, treat the rash first. ...Read more
I have what apears to be a skin rash on my breasts. My skin is very itchy and is now spreadind to my arms. What could it be?
Many causes...: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams / lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more
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
I have a rash on one armpit, its little red bumps with heads and there is one bump that is very swollen even under the skin. It is painful and itchy?
This Is The Pits...: You may have the beginnings of an infection in that area. If it gets too advanced it could become a real problem that's hard to get rid of and at that point it would be called :hidradenitis suppuritiva" which means a recalcitrant infection of the armpit (s). Best to get it looked at and treated right away. It's not likely to go away on its own and that big lump is a sign of that. ...Read more
I have developed a lumpy skin rash under my arms and inner thighs, the y are sometimes itchy! What is it?
Wife has some sort of arm skin rash (dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, other), but says it doesn't itch. What can it be and how would you treat it?
See details: It is impossible to answer without seeing the rash. Have a dermatologist evaluate it if there is concern. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red), only in my arms. A new bump appears everyday.?
Rash: This will require a history and physical examination to provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
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
RAsh: Although you may have a rash. If you are feeling well I would continue your Lorataidne or Benadryl for a day or so. If you fnd this not resolving get checked, . ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?
Can't diagnose with: This info. 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
Severly itchy raiaes off skin rash that started on arm then spread to legs and back it get red and hot what is this?
Rash: It may be dermatographism, but it is best to have your rash evaluated by a doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
What I have on my arm is not a skin rash it don't burn or itch if a doctor can receive pic messages I would like to send a pic of it 6786156144?
You can: Certainly upload your images at healthtap so we may be able to help you ...Read more
Experiencing itch&skin rash not very visible but itchy&only on my hands the back of them and arms no where else has that but does itch What to do?
Just an itch: If just itching without a rash and if affecting only the hands and forearms, then step one is usually to avoid irritants (excessive hand washing, contact with hot water or chemicals etc) and to ensure adequate moisturization with fragrance-free/plant extract-free product. ...Read more
Someone I know has really terrible skin rashes/bumps up and down her arms. No topical medications have helped. Should she look into birth control pil
Can you help me with this rash on my arm? Hi. I've been having some rashes on my right arm. They get somewhat red and they are really itchy. My skin dosent look blistered or dry. It does rise a little. I live in a college dorm and I've tried to look for b
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness). The rash is located on my left upper arm fron the elbow up and on my neck.
Rash: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose and treat without seeing a photo of the rash or seeing the rash in person. Please set up a live consult with a doctor on this site or see your regular doctor. You can try a over the counter anti itch cream like hydrocortisone to help with the itching in the meantime. ...Read more
I have a skin rash only on the upper part of my arms. It looks similar to ringworm but isn't red ir itchy. I get it every year around october...
Dry skin?: It is not easy to guess what the problem is without examination the lesions and getting a more detailed history. Having said that, I would guess that dry skin is the likely cause (Oct is usually dry). Try applying a moisturizer on the area immediately after bathing and see if this helps. ...Read more