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Doctor insights on: Small Itchy Bumps On Shoulders Symptoms

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Itchy bumps starting on my shoulder going partway down my arm They are close together get farther apart as they go. They are in a straight line?

Itchy bumps starting on my shoulder going partway down my arm They are close together get farther apart as they go. They are in a straight line?

Hard to tell: If this involves only one side and follows a dermatome pattern (google dermatone) , then this may be the beginning stage of shingles which will likely become painful later on. On the other hand, it is hard to tell what you may have given the scanty amount of information and vague description. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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Itchy bumps on my thigh, what could they be? Some turned into black bruises.Started about a week ago on my left thigh, now on my right and shoulder too.

Itchy bumps on my thigh, what could they be? Some turned into black bruises.Started about a week ago on my left thigh, now on my right and shoulder too.

Dermatitis: Sounds like you have a dermatitis (not otherwise specified) and an exam would define it more specifically. Most dermatitis like, itchy skin eruptions can be treated with a topical steroid and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as an antihistamine (which can also help with the itch). If severe, then get derm eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have some colourless itchy bumps on my skin. Primarily on my wrists, feet, ankles, tops of the arm and shoulder. It's itching like crazy?

I have some colourless itchy bumps on my skin. Primarily on my wrists, feet, ankles, tops of the arm and shoulder. It's itching like crazy?

See doctor: It is hard to tell what may be causing it without a direct exam. Nonetheless you may try taking antihistamines to see if they help. A dermatology consult may be required if antihistamine does not help or the problem is getting worse. Any new drug or supplement introduced within the month prior to the onset of the rash may be a suspect also. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on my wrist it started off small and now expanded into more and the original one is swolen. I pulled weeds a week b4 symptoms?

Red itchy bumps on my wrist it started off small and now expanded into more and the original one is swolen. I pulled weeds a week b4 symptoms?

Poison ivy?: Sounds typical for poison ivy. Topical otc hydrocorticone would be helpful, but be sure to wash any clothes, bedding etc that may have come into contact. Difficult to know for sure without examining the rash and knowing more about your history. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are small red itchy bumps on back of neck symptoms of?

What are small red itchy bumps on back of neck symptoms of?

Several causes: Little itchy bumps on the nape, several forms of dermatitis (skin inflammation), folliculitis (inflammation ofthe hair follicles) , ? Psoriasis ( a scaly skin condition), or seborrhea (part of it is dandruff) u may want 2 c ur 1ry md or a referral to a dermatologist 2 sort it out see less. ...Read more

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What are these small itchy bumps on my shoulders and arms?

What are these small itchy bumps on my shoulders and arms?

Many answers: You need to check with your doctor and dermatologist who would likely want to know how long these bumps have been present , medications being taken , and other associated symptoms, a skin biopsy may also be needed. ...Read more

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My son has small itchy bumps that hurt ?

My son has small  itchy bumps that hurt ?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. 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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Small itchy bumps in a row, what could they be?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause itchy bumps. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause small itchy bumps on my child's back?

Itchy rashes...: do have a large differential diagnoses in Pediatrics...from insect bites to infectious...like scabies.Only through a physical and history examination the diagnosis can be established. ...Read more