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Sores On Forearm
My partner has crater like sores on top of forearms they start out as puss filled bumps, they seem to follow the vein lines, my partner takes no drugs?
Need more info: This is the kind of scenario best tackled by your doctor. He/she can ask questions, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more
I have sores on top of my forearms that look like infected hairs. They scab over and then scar but don't really heal. What could this be?
My son has reoccurring sores appearing on his lower legs and forearms only. I thought they were from scratching small areas of eczema but its not. They are small round shaped ulcers that itch then leave a scar of dark colored skin after its healed. I h
Eczema: See a dermatologist who will teach you how to take care of eczema and prescribe useful cream. ...Read more
23 F. I have 2 sores under each arm pit after shaving but it's been three (3) days since shaving and there still there, what are they?? what I can do?
Could be infected: Hair follicles, called folliculitis, that could lead to a skin abscess. Be careful of shaving in these areas and if you have access to healthcare facilities, you may get a MRSA infection. If they enlarge or do not go away after 2-3 days, you need to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I get small hive-like bumps that itch like crazy and then they turn into sores. I have two on my arm that have never gone away & are now dark and hard?
Maybe shingles: If you have recently developed pain in one arm and then had a blistery rash break out, you may have shingles. Get an evaluation as soon as possible, preferably within days, as early treatment may speed healing. Sores that are lasting longer than a week could be infected and should be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
I have these bumps that start on chest than upper arm, looks like sores. What are they don't itch but painful.
I have noticed 3 small open sores in my arm pit. They are a little bit sore and have bled and pussed a little what could they be?
Lot's there: That area has a lot of things in it including arteries, veins, lymph nodes, etc. The skin however has a lot of sweat glands that have a risk of infection. Also, the many hair follicles there can also get infected. You need to be careful about keeping that area clean, minimize deodorant use as it can clog the pores. Right now, an antibiotic is probably needed, see a doc. ...Read more
Red itchy round place on my arm near elbow. Scabbed up sores around the middle, trying to peel. Only have one, what is it?
Exam: Only exam by a primary care doctor dermatologist can tell you what's causing this ...Read more
I’m worried my daughter has impetigo. She has crusty sores under her nose and one on her back. Also had one on her arm that I had assumed was a bite?
Sounds like it: I would treat it initially with topical hydrogen peroxide which will kill some germs on contact. Then have her seen. She is likely carrying staph germs in her nose & seeding to any where she scratches. ...Read more
My baby has knots and sores in her head and knots under her arm pits and sore like spots on her face. What cause this?
I feel constantly tired & have sores on my head, back, arms that won't heal. Still have 2 huge sores on my arm from mosquito bites that I got in june.
Simply Complex: There are many factors that allow our bodies to heal and most people should heal any open wounds quickly. When a wound fails to heal, there can be many causes ranging from using medications that prevent healing to other factors such as poor nutrition, circulation, ongoing stress, pressure on the site, etc. A woundcare specialist is trained to look at the many factors and get you healed. ...Read more
What are these bumps/sores on my body I have them on my belly I have them on my breasts and under my arm they come thin goes away and leaves ugly mark?
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Folliculitis like. Five weeks antibiotics. Swab, biopsy and blood tests clear. Lrg sores on OH arm spread elsewhere and to me and kids. What other cause?
Skin problem: I need to know exactly what the biopsy showed to answer your question. ...Read more
Seem to be getting little blisters on my legs amd arm out of the blue. Turns into little sores and takes a long time to heal?
I have a spot in my arm that has red irritated skin with small fluid filled bumps. I have cold sores and am wondering if it could be related to that.?
I have had sores that appear on my legs, arm, stomach and sides all the time and they won't disappear. Had probably around 2 years help?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
Nerve itch on left arm, itch so bad that I have open sores, only relief is with a cold compress, have tried allergy medicine, and topical/itch lotions?
Back pain: Avoid lifting weight. Avoid getting wallet in the back pocket of your paint. You may could benefit from pain specialist/neurologist to see. Different physical therapy's are available depending upon the severity of your stenosis ...Read more
I am a meth addict with giant skin sores on my back and ribs. I also had my arm go completely numb and unstable for three weeks. What does that mean?
METH: Skin infections most likely and the arm going numb may be toxicity related it all means its time to seek help and quit using ...Read more
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
Over two weeks I have developed welts and sores under my arm pits and arms. My breast peeled about an inch on top (nowhere near nipple) over this time?
Needs to be looked @: Get to your doctor. No emergency here, just need someone to examine this. This format is not good for this kind of problem. ...Read more
I get these sores under my breast and on my stomach and under my arms I get these boil like sores on my stomach mostly where my bra rubs on my stomach and around the arm pits. When I pop them I get a lot of mixed puss and blood. Some of them I have to pop
Have HCV went thru treatment, not had my 6 month check yet, im starting to have sores pop up on my left arm & hand & black puss blister, my liver?
Not sure: Please call your doctor immediately as you may have shingles which needs to be treated as soon as possible. ...Read more
Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?
Had one episode of rectal bleed, have night sweats tiredness mouth sores and a bruise on my arm don't know where it came from?
I have had severe pain beginning with my right side radiating under breast. Hurts to breathe or lift arm. Ulcers in mouth and in corner of mouth, sores?
Yes: The biggest issue with self cutting is why are you doing it. The cutting itself can cause scarring, infection and blood loss. If you hit a major vein or artery you could cause serious harm. Most people who self cut are trying to feel something different than what's truly causing them pain. Trying to substitute one pain for another is not a healthy thing. Seek medical/psychiatric help immediately. ...Read more
Numb forearm: May be compression of nerve from repetitive stress, either in the forearm or shoulder like thoracic outlet (usually thumb is affected as well), amy be nerve or vascular, rarely could lesion or MS. Try motrin 2 tabs if not allergic, rest. Elevate arm on pillow when sleeping, f/u with doctor/urgent care ...Read more