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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and 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 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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more