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Spot Upper Arm
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
How large: This can be many different skin rashes. We need to know the size, is it flat or thickened, is it painful, does it itch etc. Sometimes a black and blue injury can change to yellow as it heals. It is best diagnosed by a dermatologist. Ask your physician about seeing a dermatolgoist. ...Read more
Unlikely: Maybe but not likely. It may need to be looked at if the spot is new. ...Read more
Brown spot on upper arm that is sore. It also makes other parts of my upper arm sore. It happens on and off. Like ever 2 weeks?
Hard to say: Without looking at it. Might be a good idea to have it checked out, diagnosed and treated. Your may need referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Random sore spot on upper arm by shoulder. No discoloration or warmth but If touched, hurts. Looks normal, Little swollen. Very randomly appeared. Ideas?
Soreness: If there is no recent injury like a sprain to explain your symptoms, it's possible that the problem is tendonitis especially if shoulder motions produce pain. I recommend a trial of cold alternating with warm applications and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (with food). If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
My boyfriend got a very light, almost faint dotted brown spot on his upper arm. It's about the size of a scar, but isn't a scar. Just appeared.?
Have it seen...: From your description, it is difficult to say exactly what this spot it. A physician can examine the area and either reassure him that it is normal or come up with a treatment plan for further evaluation. I would recommend he make an appointment to have it seen. ...Read more
I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago, is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago. Is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I have this spot on my upper arm (in the general area I received the co
Yes: Yes - one of the side effects to corticosteroid (i.e. Cortisone) injections is lipoatrophy. Lipoatrophy is the medical term for loss of fat under the skin. The steroid medicine can dissolve the fat under the skin and cause a depression, or scar. It can also affect the cells that make pigment, so that the overlying skin can look lighter. This side effect typically occurs several months after the injection and can progress, somewaht, over several months. In many patients, the area can fill back in with fat cells, but this can take several years. It is purely a cosmetic blemish and may very well improve with time. ...Read more
I woke up with a big red spot on my upper arm. No itch, no bite head, warm to the touch. Today, the red and warm is gone but im in pain. Help. Ideas?
Exam: It may be an infected cyst or a bug bite. If its not better by tomorrow, consider seeing your primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have 1 faded red spot on my upper arm. Now I have 1 on my hand and 1 on my other arm. What could this be?
Many things: You should have a doctor look at it to diagnose it, it could be many things and it needs to be visualized for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Suddenly I experienced left upper arm coldness. And I touch what it feels like a nerve in a spot right above the forearm. Whuch hurts to the touch.
My son has a spider bite on his upper arm a lil puffy spot and hard underneath, been there for a week. How can I treat this seems to be bothering him?
Hard to say?: If it is a spider bite, perhaps you would want to be seen? Local care of any would usually consists of warm soap and water with gentle washing/scrubbing, then patting dry with a clean cloth or gauze. Application of a topical antibiotic ointment may be needed and then a loose covering usually with a non-stick (telfa) dressing. Observe for pus, redness, pain, heat, streaking up from the wound. ...Read more
On my upper arm, I feel a spot. When I press on it, it feels funny but it doesn't hurt me. There's no bruise or any visible deformities. What's wrong?
Small red spots on upper arm, when squeezed a tiny amount of white puss comes out, then after are very very inflamed and skin turns white around spot?
Possible infection: This sounds like an infection it could be from bug bites or some Mild Eczema that has got infected a picture would go a long way ...Read more
I have 2 red smooth quarter sized spots on my left backside upper arm and one red smooth spot on my right arm by my elbow what is it?
Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. I go with the process occurrring (which could be infection or insect mediated) and the location to give clues.
Bites, ringworm, even syphillis are possible.
many other possibilities I Psoriasis if it has scaley parts is possible; eczema if itchy. Reactions if you've had an exposure at JUST those locations, but those seem less likely ...Read more
I had a myxoma in left thigh. Found a lump in left upper arm I have a spot of dysplasia on femur. Could it be another myxoma or mazabrauds?
Myxoma: Yes you could have a myxoma of your upper arm. ...Read more
GM, woke up with a muscle contract in my right calf (below my knee) and now I'm seeing a dark red spot (blood clot) on my left upper arm.?
Cramps: Doesn't sound relatedGet a more detailed answer ›
Can not say: We can not say what it can be without looking at it or having a good description or a picture of the spot. It may ba an insect bite, or something else. If it is not painful and not associated with itching and any other symptoms you can watch and see if it will go away. But if it gets bigger or you get more spots or any other symptoms, than get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Hi a small dark green spot has appeared on my left arm what can this be should I get medical adviseregardsmarco?
Yes: See a dermatologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more
Have had a spot on arm. Started clear, had turned purple in 6 months. Should I be worried? Tried to pop it, nothing comes out.
See your doctor: It only takes a minute to diagnose these lesions, but it's always better to be safe and get it evaluated. ...Read more
I have a light pink spot on my elbow that has slowly grown over time. Now more spots are forming on the same arm. Should I be concerned?
Rashes and spots are difficult to diagnose without a visual exam.
It is impossible to give you an accurate diagnosis in this format. ...Read more
Hello there.... Yesterday a purple spot has appeared on my arm.... It doesn't hurt me but it looks ugly.... I was wondering what it could be?
Bruise?: If it does not resolve set up a Health Tap consult with photos. ...Read more
Localised tingling for some seconds periodically in almost same spot in left midback. Especially when doing something with lifted and extented arm?
I have a severe stinging in the upper left inside arm. There is not bite or mark but if I touch a certain spot it takes my breat it strted yesterday?
Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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
For nearly 20 yrs I've had sensitive spot on my arm. Sharp pain w/ slightest touch. Worse the past 5-6 yrs with sharp spontaneous pains. Nothing visible (x-rayed even). What could it be & what to do?
Nerve injury?: Depending upon where on the arm this sensitivity is it could be due to a nerve injury in your arm or a nerve injury in your neck. Consult with a physiatrist (physical medicine ; rehabilitation) for an exam and a diagnostic work-up. ...Read more
I am experiencing sharp stabbing sudden pain in my arm. It happens in the same exact spot. It has been happening a couple of times a year for 15 plus years. It will just happen suddenly and last a split second. But recently it has been happening more?
Strain vs bruise: Pain and soreness about your triceps is most likely do to an injury or overuse problem. You can sustain a bruise with direct blunt trauma, a partial tear or strain with resisted force injury (too heavy a weight or too many repetitions past point of fatigue). A thorough orthopaedic evaluation is warranted if your symptoms are not steadily resolving over the course of a week. ...Read more
White Spot on Arm: This would depend on its size, appearance, etc. Is this the only spot? How long has it been present? Is it getting bigger? Are there any symptoms such as numbness or itching? You should be evaluated by a dermatologist who can look at the spot and ask you any pertinent questions. Thanks. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Need to see this to diagnose.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a blue spot the size of a freckle on my arm, and I've just now noticed it. What could this be?
How do I know if I have been having this arm itch in the same spot for months. It be a nerve causing this itch?
Dime sized white spot on arm. Area surrounding it is warmer than rest of body. What could this be?
Hard to know: Having more information or visualizing the lesion may help. A common cause of hypopigmented lesion with surrounding redness/warmth is fungal skin infection, but this is really a shot in the dark based on little info. See a Dermatologist or your primary doctor, or consider a virtual consult here on HealthTap; and good luck! ...Read more
I have a spot on my arm pit, it's red and medium sized. I'm worried about it and want to know what it is? Could it be a sweat spot. .......
Cyst, Ringworm, Etc.: It is difficult to know what this might be based on your description. A red, medium-sized "spot" in the armpit would most likely be a cyst (a clogged hair follicle with backed up oil and shed skin cells under the skin surface). If it's flat, it could be an infection. However, it could be a swollen lymph node, a lipoma, or any number of other things. I would suggest you have the spot checked out ...Read more
I have a very intense tingling sensation in my right arm in the same spot each time. It's very annoying and has a wierd feeling. What is this?
Hello. I'm here to ask about a small greenish/purple spot on my arm. It was from where an i.V needle was placed. It does not hurt. Just odd to me.
Bruising: It is just some bruising (blood under the skin) from the iv. As your body breaks down blood under the skin, it changes color and will eventually disappear. ...Read more