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32mth & 13mth old have small pimple like bumps on arms/legs and a couple on back. Not many at all. Could this be prickly hear? No temp.

32mth & 13mth old have  small pimple like bumps on arms/legs and a couple on back. Not many at all. Could this be prickly hear? No temp.

A picture ; history: When is comes to rashes there is no substitute for seeing, either directly or a pic. How long has the rash been there? Is is a long term rash or did is come in the last few days? Is the rash itchy? Could these be bug bites? I would recommend seeing your pediatrician if this rash doesn't go away in a few days or becomes worse. If is looks like this pic it is a form of warts. ...Read more

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A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Red bumps on arms and legs don't itch and is not acne. Any ideas?

Red bumps on arms and legs don't itch and is not acne. Any ideas?

Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Small bumps on arms and legs. Very itchy. No puss. Dry skin. What could it be? No other signs. Allergic reaction or more?

Small bumps on arms and legs. Very itchy. No puss. Dry skin. 


What could it be? No other signs. 
Allergic reaction or more?

Probably: an irritative folliculitis...inflammation of the tiny pouches i which your hairs are growing ..this is often caused BY SHAVING TOO CLOSE or TOO OFTEN! An antibacterial moisturizing soap may help! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a suggestion! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I Have small red bumps sporadically around my legs, hips, and arms but only around a total of 10-15 over all areas and three just appeared on the roof of my mouth. They're almost like what a pimple that just started to form looks like. Completely red, no

I Have small red bumps sporadically around my legs, hips, and arms but only around a total of 10-15 over all areas and three just appeared on the roof of my mouth. They're almost like what a pimple that just started to form looks like. Completely red, no

Papules: It really sounds as if you have two from us. I cannot envision what are the bumps on the roof of the mouth would relate to the bumps on your skin. But there are such conditions, they just need to be evaluated personally. The most important asset of a dermatologist is his/her eyes, so you need to have this rash evaluated. ...Read more

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For the past month I have been experiencing weird raised red bumps on my arms and legs. It only happens if i scratch, and they go away quickly, help!

For the past month I have been experiencing weird raised red bumps on my arms and legs. It only happens if i scratch, and they go away quickly, help!

Itching: One thing it could be would be lichen simples chronicus. This is an itchy skin condition that can be very troublesome. Try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream twice a day for a few weeks and if it doesn't help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have some kind of pimples on my skin. Its on my arms and legs. Big but not to much on legs. Small and a lot of them on my arms?

I have some kind of pimples on my skin. Its on my arms and legs.
Big but not to much on legs. Small and a lot of them on my arms?

Possibly kp: It sounds like you have keratosis pilaris (kp). This often appears from childhood. There are other diagnoses that can look like pimples such as molluscum contagiosum. It is best to see a dermatologist so they can examine your extremities. ...Read more

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I get small pimples on my arms and legs after a week of waxing. What should I do to prevent them?

I get small pimples on my arms and legs after a week of waxing. What should I do to prevent them?

Red bumps and waxing: Red bumps after waxing are know as folliculitis or inflammation of the hair follicle. Low dose (1%) Hydrocortisone cream one can buy over the counter should help. You might consider laser hair removal(lhr). See http://www.Accskin.Com. ...Read more

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What can cause bite-like red bumps on arms, now developing whiteheads?

Furunculosis: Sometimes people develop bumps around hair shafts and these are infections called furunculosis usually treated with antibiotics or soaps. ...Read more

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My daughter has pimple like bumps all over her arms and some on he legs she has had them for a couple of years and they don't go away what could it be?

My daughter has pimple like bumps all over her arms and some on he legs she has had them for a couple of years and they don't go away what could it be?

Molluscum Contagiosu: Molluscum contagiosum is a disease of day care in children. After they are infected, it itches, so they scratch. They look like little whiteheads, to skin color donuts with a dimple in the middle. Very contagious, and she can self inoculate (spread by scratching). Can be frozen, cut, or curettes off, also can use "bettlejuice"..I don't recommend that, left large scars on my son. Check by derm! ...Read more

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I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

Keratosis pilaris : rubra. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess amounts of the skin protein keratin, resulting in the formation of small, raised bumps in the skin often with surrounding redness. Harmless. See a dermatologist if concerned. ...Read more

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I have these pimple like bumps that started on my butt and spread down my legs and are now appearing on my neck face and arms they itch and are sore and if iscratch the form scabs but never really heal it has now spread to my arms face and neck and leaves

I have these pimple like bumps that started on my butt and spread down my legs and are now appearing on my neck face and arms they itch and are sore and if iscratch the form scabs but never really heal it has now spread to my arms face and neck and leaves

See a dermatologist: To make an accurate diagnosis you should see a skin doctor, but this sounds like an allergic reaction, either to something you are taking by mouth, or a contact dermatitis. If you have recently changed your shampoo, lotions, perfume, other, bring this info along with your visit to dermatologist. Hope the itching stops. ...Read more

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I have about seven itchy pimple-blister looking bumps dispersed evenly throughout legs and arms and two on my fingers. i also have strep throat?

I have about seven itchy pimple-blister looking bumps dispersed evenly throughout legs and arms and two on my fingers. i also have strep throat?

Hard to tell: It's hard to identify skin lesions by description. They may be insect bites. They may be pimples. They may be other types of sores. See a doctor if they are bothering you. ...Read more

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My baby has red pimple like bumps on her arm and leg, they look almost like bug bites. They just appear. What could they be?

My baby has red pimple like bumps on her arm and leg, they look almost like bug bites. They just appear. What could they be?

Newborn rash: If your baby is a newborn, then it's most likely the common newborn rash erythema toxicum. The rash should clear on its own. No treatment is needed. However, there are similar looking rashes that do need medical attention, so check with your baby's doctor. Here's a link for pic and info: www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-erythema-toxicum-neonatorum. ...Read more