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Have linear scabs on both arms from wrists to upper arm. They're on the underside on my forearm and center of upper arm. No itching. What could it be?

Have linear scabs on both arms from wrists to upper arm. They're on the underside on my forearm and center of upper arm. No itching. What could it be?

Some type of trauma: Linear scabs can be caused by trauma, from scratching, or from being scratched by a plant or an animal. There is no disease process that would injure the skin in straight lines on the inside of both arms. Wear shirts when gardening, and use a lotion to keep your skin moist. ...Read more

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What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are cause by the herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types—oral & genital. Either type can cause a "cold sore" although the oral type is usually involved with lip lesions. There are several otc treatments to lessen symptoms, but prescription anti-viral meds work better to clear the lesions. Herpes, however, is not cured; it is suppressed & can reappear.—>. ...Read more

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Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Had blisters surrounding mouth and on forearm, not HSV1. Lesions resolved. Weird hickey-like marks (3 on arm In different places, and 4 on stomach). ?

Had blisters surrounding mouth and on forearm, not HSV1. Lesions resolved. Weird hickey-like marks (3 on arm In different places, and 4 on stomach). ?

Echymosis : Without seeing a picture of the Hickey - like spots you are describing on your arm and abdominal area , the first thing that comes to mind is bruising . The blisters could have been due to some viral illness . I revommanded seeking medical care to have at least a blood count to check your blood count and your platelets . Stop any NSAID's such as Asprin , Aleve (naproxen) , Inuprophen . Avoid any trauma . ...Read more

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8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?

8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?

It is really: difficult to guess at correct diagnosis without visualizing a lesion. This would be best handled by an in-person dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.

What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.

Allergies vs. inf: Allergic rash is one reason. Also, infection, usually viral may present this way. Pityriasis rosea, an interesting disease, that is common in your age group may present this way. There is a mother or herald patch, which is the first lesion to appear and then other similar, usually salmon colored lesion start spreading. There is some scaling associated with the lesions. Benign. ...Read more

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Tingling on skin above upper lip on left side. What is this? No "pain" or rash.

Tingling on skin above upper lip on left side. What is this? No "pain" or rash.

Harmless: A very localized tingling is usually due to some minor irritation of a local nerve branch to the skin. It's almost always temporary. Anxiety and stress can also cause this. ...Read more

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What could cause the rash on chest upper back and neck?

What could cause the rash on chest upper back and neck?

Depends on the cause: Since many things can lead to a rash over those areas, the different etiologies require different treatment. Try seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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I get sinus pain, shooting left ear pain + tooth pain on the left side lower molar+ canker sores on my lip. How are lip sores related to sinus pain?

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I get sinus pain, shooting left ear pain + tooth pain on the left side lower molar+ canker sores on my lip. How are lip sores related to sinus pain?

Unrelated problems: 1. A sinus infection or inflammation can cause a ear pain, These problems should be managed by your PCP or ENT. 2. Toothache -see a dentist 3. Mouth sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. The sore may be painful for three or four days, but complete healing usually takes ten to fifteen days. Canker sores may recur many times each year. No cure is available. ...Read more

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Rash on arms legs chest and back after the flu shot?

Rash on arms legs chest and back after the flu shot?

Allergy: Since its so widespread and there is a temporal (time) relationship between drug and rash onset, this might be allergy to flu shot or one of its components. ...Read more

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Dizziness, sore shoulder, sore ear, aching cheek under eye, numbness in arm. All on the left hand side. Any ideas?

Dizziness, sore shoulder, sore ear, aching cheek under eye, numbness in arm.  All on the left hand side.  Any ideas?

R/O MS: With these multiple systemic symptoms you should be seen by a Neurophthalmologist or Neurologist to rule out MS. ...Read more

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Swollen spot on upper arm with achy feeling throughout arm, is this from bug bite?

Swollen spot on upper arm with achy feeling throughout arm, is this from bug bite?

Cellulitis / allergy: Cellulitis is a skin condition characterized by redness, warmth and swelling often following an injury or bite. Treatment is with prescription oral antibiotics. Sometimes an exaggerated immune response to an insect bite can cause similar symptoms, but this will generally resolve with an oral antihistamine. ...Read more

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Hi! My symptoms include: persistent headache, sore chin, sore top right jaw bone, and lumps on either sides of my throat.

Hi! My symptoms include: persistent headache, sore chin, sore top right jaw bone, and lumps on either sides of my throat.

Flu season: Flu season has arrived :'( Your symptoms sound like typical symptoms from the common cold. At this point, you should focus on rest and hydration. The flu typically lasts 3-7 days. Make sure someone is around to help take care of you, until you feel well. If you do not start to improve in the next few days, I would certainly suggest going to see your Doctor. Hang in there. Happy Thanksgiving!! ...Read more

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What could cause rash on upper arms and chest?

What could cause rash on upper arms and chest?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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Bumps that itch and sore to touch on upper torso?

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Bumps that itch and sore to touch on upper torso?

Hard to tell: It's difficult to diagnose what you have without actually seeing the bumps. Please consult with your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Common cold like symptoms, swollen glands, rash on inner thighs upper arms and shoulder/back rash is slowly spreading and a little itchy. Help?

Common cold like symptoms, swollen glands, rash on inner thighs upper arms and shoulder/back rash is slowly spreading and a little itchy. Help?

Mono!: Several infections can cause that. Mononucleosis is perhaps the most common at this age, particularly when you take amoxicillin. Other viral infections can cause the same as well. Get checked out! ...Read more

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Fri sunburn/blisters on rt. arm. Loose stools, fever. By Tues blisters on left arm, neck and lower right arm and malaise. Just sun poisoning?

Fri sunburn/blisters on rt. arm. Loose stools, fever. By Tues blisters on left arm, neck and lower right arm and malaise.  Just sun poisoning?

Sun poisoning: Probably. I suggest that you force fluids as noted: Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day: Electrolyte rich fluids- Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water Protein rich fluids: broth bullion, consume. ...Read more

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Wrist and arm pain cold hands sore joints. What could these symptoms indicate?

Wrist and arm pain cold hands sore joints. What could these symptoms indicate?

Several possibles: There are several possible causes but you should have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. This may be raynauds disease. Raynauds is often associated with an underlying connective tissue disorder. ...Read more

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For mnths im having strange symptoms, onece i had a light squeezing sensation in my right upper arm radiate into my arm pit intermittently went away a?

For mnths im having strange symptoms, onece i had a light squeezing sensation in my right upper arm radiate into my arm pit intermittently went away a?

Muscle spasms : If no other symptoms present then I would suspect muscle spasms. Could be a pinched nerve in the next as well. Would recommend some neck and arm exercises. If worse then good to be seen. ...Read more

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Is intermediate bilateral upper arm pain a symptom if ms?

Is intermediate bilateral upper arm pain a symptom if ms?

CONSIDER THIS: You appear to have diabetes, and there is a rather high incidence of peripheral neuropathy with Type 2. You might have neck issues, such as cervical spondylosis. The bilateral upper arm pain issue is not usually encountered in MS patients. Would search for other answers. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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1wk of mild constant upper arm pain w/ spontaneous bouts of intense stabbing/stinging pain.Not affected by movement/touch.No trauma.No other symptom.?

1wk of mild constant upper arm pain w/ spontaneous bouts of intense stabbing/stinging pain.Not affected by movement/touch.No trauma.No other symptom.?

Varies: Multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. A "pinched nerve" in the neck, otherwise known as a cervical radiculopathy, can cause similar symptoms as what you are describing although there are other possibilities as well. A simple physical exam could go a long way to determine the likely cause. ...Read more

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Slap repair/bicep release in shoulder.good 1st 2 wks.then much worse.all upper arm muscles severe pain, even under arm. symptoms 4wks ago. Docs unsure. Help?

A number of possibi-: lities, including the suture used has become undone or the screw/anchor used has pulled out. In both cases you would benefit from another surgery, to put it right. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I usually have one or two canker sores at a time when they occur, but recently I began to develop at least twelve very painful canker sores reoccurring along with unbearable arm and hand pain on both sides from my upper arm to my fingers?

I usually have one or two canker sores at a time when they occur, but recently I began to develop at least twelve very painful canker sores reoccurring along with unbearable arm and hand pain on both sides  from my upper arm to my fingers?

Rheumatologist: I suspect that you have a painful polyneuropathy or polyneuritis which may be on the basis of an autoimmune disorder in view of the presence of multiple mouth ulcers. I recommend an evaluation by a rheumatologist. A neurologist and oral surgeon may also be consulted for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr says I have a shoulder impingment. My symptoms are dull upper arm discomfort, specific neck pain radiating into my ear. Is this normal?

Dr says I have a shoulder impingment. My symptoms are dull upper arm discomfort, specific neck pain radiating into my ear. Is this normal?

Seems likely: Impingement can cause many symptoms but usually with pain somewhere. It is usually in the shoulder itself, but can radiate down the arm or to the neck. Dull discomfort may be your pain. The other thing that can cause such pain can be in the neck itself. If your doctors feels it is shoulder, i assume s/he checked your neck out too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms or internal bleeding in the arm?

What are the symptoms or internal bleeding in the arm?

Bleeding: internal bleeding in the extremities can present with bruising, mass, pain, or firmness. It really depends on the speed, depth, and severity of hemorrhage. ...Read more

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I have implant in my arm, all of the symptoms I have point to pregnancy. Is this possible ?

I have implant in my arm, all of the symptoms I have point to pregnancy. Is this possible ?

Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. That is not likely with a birth-control implants. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What might a large lump on my arm be a symptom of?

What might a large lump on my arm be a symptom of?

Many things: A bump must be seen and examined in person to be able to give a better idea what it is or isn't. If it's worse, changes, or not improved in the next few weeks, go ahead to a doctur. ...Read more

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What does the symptom of a tingling right arm mean?

Irritated/pinch nerv: Usually pinching of nerves from neck to wrist can occur and symptoms and signs will depend on the location of compression of one or more nerves. ...Read more

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Is waking up with a numb arm a symptom of a serious condition?

Is waking up with a numb arm a symptom of a serious condition?

Usually not: Waking up with a numb arm can be the result of laying on the arm for a long period of time, causing prolonged compression of a nerve. However, the same symptoms can be due to an underlying condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cervical radiculopathy. Occasional symptoms are probably nothing to worry about. However, if you frequently wake with numbness in the hand or arm, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are all the possible symptoms of post thrombotic syndrome in an arm?

Pain, swelling, weak: 1) shoulder or neck discomfort, 2) arm or hand swelling, 3) pain radiating to the hand or forearm, and/or 4) hand weakness. ...Read more