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I just discovered 6 pinkish small pimple like bumps on my forearm, one on my leg, and one on my ankle. They don't itch. What could it be?

I just discovered 6 pinkish small pimple like bumps on my forearm, one on my leg, and one on my ankle. They don't itch. What could it be?

Pimple Like Bumps: Folliculitis is a very common, benign skin disorder that looks like scattered pinpoint red bumps on the skin. However, without seeing these skin lesions it is impossible to be sure of the diagnosis. If folliculitis treatment is usually oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Small, pink bump on inner forearm. Originally thought it was pimple or bug bite. Getting bigger rapidly. Looks like a darker center. Melanoma? Other?

Small, pink bump on inner forearm. Originally thought it was pimple or bug bite. Getting bigger rapidly. Looks like a darker center. Melanoma? Other?

Need exam: There are a few kinds of bug bites that take longer to heal than others. Some spider bites and tick bites could fit what you describe, but melanoma is also on the list. If it hasn't gone away in 14 days you should see your dermatologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have small pimples on top of my hand and forearm some times itch but not red or rashy and they come and go during the day? Day 2 with them

I have small pimples on top of my hand and forearm some times itch but not red or rashy and they come and go during the day? Day 2 with them

Hi ZAustin,: Sounds like you might have hives, or urticaria. See your dermatologist with some photos of active lesions to determine if you need an antihistamine or other treatments ...Read more

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Small, colorless, pimple size bump on arm under skin. Can be picked off but just bleeds. What could this be?

Small, colorless, pimple size bump on arm under skin. Can be picked off but just bleeds. What could this be?

Skin tag: The skin in the armpits and in the groin is notorious for developing small benign growths called acrochordons or skin tags. Some people are prone to develop them, others only rarely. Could be a mole without pigment, too, but skin tags are quite common. ...Read more

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I have a, what I think is a small pimple, under my arm. But it has two white heads on it, and it's painful. Is it a pimple or something else?

I have a, what I think is a small pimple, under my arm. But it has two white heads on it, and it's painful. Is it a pimple or something else?

Impacted follicles.: Sounds like this would be two impacted underarm hair follicles. This can occur due to compression from clothing, use of underarm deodorants and anti-perspirants or friction from shaving in the armpits. If you develop fevers/chills/sweats, or if the area worsens acutely, you should be seen by a doctor as this could represent something more in that context. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a pimple on my arm but there's a small red ring around it and a line coming from it going up my arm. What is it?

I have what looks like a pimple on my arm but there's a small red ring around it and a line coming from it going up my arm. What is it?

Lymphangitis or skin: inflammation. The red lesion going up the arm is the area of inflammation spreading upward via the lymph vessels. If the lesion is itchy, this could be related to an insect bite, but if painful, it is most likely a skin infection and evaluation is indicated. Warm compresses to the area every 2-3 hours for 10 minutes may be helpful, but oral antibiotics may be indicated ...Read more

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Got blood test a month ago in three different places on arm. Started getting small red pimple at the site where blood was drawn. Doesn't hurt or itch.?

Got blood test a month ago in three different places on arm. Started getting small red pimple at the site where blood was drawn. Doesn't hurt or itch.?

Need to examine: Depending on your ancestry, you may be prone to developing hypertrophic scar or keloid. If it does not subside in a week or so, you may wish to see your doctor for an in person evaluation. In the mean time leave it alone and do not try any home remedies. ...Read more

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I have a very small painless pimple like lump ony Left arm just below my armpit should I be worried p.s I eat a lot of butter?

Time will tell: If a pimple or is red inflamed it will resolve in a few days. If a hard lump present for a while, it won't go away on its own and you would need to see a doc. Butter hasn't that much to contribute in this discussion. ...Read more

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I have super small painless pimples with little pus on the arm. Why do they keep forming?

I have super small painless pimples with little pus on the arm. Why do they keep forming?

They may be blocked: Glands in the skin, or inflammation of the hair follicles, or could be infectious. Depending on how long they have been there and exactly what they look like, and what you have tried for treatment, the diagnosis could be different. I recommend that you have your doctor examine you, so this can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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2 small red spots, 1 on fore arm and other the bicep, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, sligh?

2 small red spots, 1 on fore arm and other the bicep, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, sligh?

Exam needed: To be sure these would have to be inspected by a physician, but since they blanch on stretching the skin, it would rule out a hemangioma or petechia. If these persist or increase in size, have them examined by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis even though they sound benign. ...Read more

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Hi I have sores that keep coming up like small pimples then they grow on thigh arm and elbow they get to 10 cent coin size with bright yellow pus!

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I get an itchy rash on my right arm once every 4 weeks. It goes away in 4 or 5 days. The skin is bumpy with small red pimples only in that area. WHY?

I get an itchy rash on my right arm once every 4 weeks. It goes away in 4 or 5 days. The skin is bumpy with small red pimples only in that area. WHY?

ITCHY BUMPS ARM: YOU MUST BE A DETECTIVE.
WHAT DO YOU DO EVERY FOUR WEEKS THAT YOU DO NOT DO AT OTHER TIMES?
HOBBIES?
WORK?
YOU ARE PROBABLY TOUCHING SOMETHING OR DOING SOMETHING THAT YOU DO NOT DO IN THE OTHER THREE WEEKS.
BE A DETECTIVE AND WRITE BACK WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHAT IT IS. . . ...Read more

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I have a red zone in my face, like a rash, in my forearms. Sometimes is so red, and it have like little pimple... What could that be?

Much more data neede: Could be a dermatologic condition, medication reaction if you are taking anything. Food allergy, etc. Questions need to be asked like onset, does it itch, what makes it worse or better, etc. Start with your family doc and go from there. ...Read more

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Okay so I started off with what looked like a pimple on my forearm and me being me I scratched at it and then after a few days it started to itch and?

Okay so I started off with what looked like a pimple on my forearm and me being me I scratched at it and then after a few days it started to itch and?

Healing?: Itching may be associated with wound healing. If it is just itching without any pus or swelling, give it a few days. If no healing (may take longer for complete healing) is noted after 2 weeks, then ask your doctor to take a look at it. If the itching is intolerable, consider anti-itch lotion or even hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I am having white pimple type rashes on my hands as well as extreme swelling. It itches and is spreading up my forearm. Is this bad?

I am having white pimple type rashes on my hands as well as extreme swelling. It itches and is spreading up my forearm. Is this bad?

Allergic Reaction?: Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) right way. If there is red streak and pain with or without Fevers then there may be a component of Infection. This needs Examination immediately. ...Read more

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I don't have a fever but my body feels hot sometimes on my chest, tingling sensation all over and more in hands and feet. I have a raised pimple like rash on forearm?

I don't have a fever but my body feels hot sometimes on my chest, tingling sensation all over and more in hands and feet. I have a raised pimple like rash on forearm?

Need more info: Rashes and unusual feelings should be monitored closely. Without further history it's hard to determine risks. Have you been outdoors lately? Tick bite? New medications? I would encourage you to get an appointment with a medical professional for a full exam and history. Drink plenty of fluids and rest in the meantime. ...Read more

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I had a pimple blister looking rash on my forearm, no fever but hot and tingling sensation all over my body especially my hands and feet.?

I had a pimple blister looking rash on my forearm, no fever but hot and tingling sensation all over my body especially my hands and feet.?

? Bite: This sounds like a bite with a general body reaction. Get checked to get a firm diagnosis and fluids and medications. Also get immunized for tetanus if you are out of date. All the best. ...Read more

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Whitehead on arm, what is this?

Probably nothing: Put warm compresses on it. Leave it alone. If it becomes very painful or begins to spread locally or produce red lines up the arm, think about an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can I get rabies if a dog licked a pimple (not popped) on my arm?

Can I get rabies if a dog licked a pimple (not popped) on my arm?

Extremely unlikely: It is extremely unlikely if there was not open wound.

You should wash the hand throughly just to be sure.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/rabies/exposure/type. Html ...Read more

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I just felt a lump under my arm pit... What could it be? I feel some pain when I touch it. Not too much pain but like a pimple pain....

Abscess/cyst: Sounds like a superficial abscess or cyst, but could be an inflamed lymph node. Get it evaluated to be sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I got this pimple on my arm 2 years ago and it is now a dark, slightly raised blemish that would give out puss if I squeeze it enough. What is it?

I got this pimple on my arm 2 years ago and it is now a dark, slightly raised blemish that would give out puss if I squeeze it enough. What is it?

Cyst: It is not common to have a pimple, was at one time ruptured and now still have problem after 2 years. Typically, it is a sebaceous cyst, the only way to completely resolve is to remove the whole cyst capsule ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my arm. How to treat it?

I have a pimple on my arm. How to treat it?

Ignore it: If it is a simple pimple it will resolve. If it is tender and/or enlarging then have it checked. ...Read more

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I have a painful pimple on my elbow and it hurts when I stretch my arm out.

I have a painful pimple on my elbow and it hurts when I stretch my arm out.

Pimple: If its a small pimple antibiotic cream can be tried. If swelling/redness spreads or pain increases or start getting fever or generally feel unwell then oral antibiotics might be needed and would be time to consult doctor. ...Read more

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I have little pimple like bumps on my arm they kind of itch or hurt what is it?

I have little pimple like bumps on my arm they kind of itch or hurt what is it?

Hard to tell.: It could be a skin infection, allergic dermatitis, but also could be shingels, specially if its painful, itchy and localized on one side. It should be seen to be able to tell. ...Read more

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