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Sores On Upper Arms Symptoms
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Common cold like symptoms, swollen glands, rash on inner thighs upper arms and shoulder/back rash is slowly spreading and a little itchy. Help?
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
Have them checked: You need to have these patches checked, it could be anything, and without looking and feeling we can not tell you what it can be so get it checked by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?
Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?
Pityriasis rosea?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a peach spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to viruses, allergies, medications, etc., but many times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more
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
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
I have a itchy feeling all over especially on wrists, hands creases in arms upper thighs chest, lower neck could it be hives?
No rash? No hives.: Most common reason for itching without a rash? Dry skin. Skin not dry? Liver, kidney, thyroid, and parathyroid disease - including thyroid & parathyroid cancers - cause itching without rash. Lastly, eczema is called "the itch that rashes" meaning intense itching leads to scratching resulting in a chronic rash. The places where you itch are typical areas for eczema. Time to see your doctor? Yes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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