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I have tiny red itchy bumps on my elbows and upper arm. They come and go. And sometimes appear on knees, thighs and bottom. What can be causing this?!

I have tiny red itchy bumps on my elbows and upper arm. They come and go. And sometimes appear on knees, thighs and bottom. What can be causing this?!

See a dermatologist: Can be one of several possibilities, you need to be evaluated and physically examined, you can start by your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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Tiny itchy bumps on ny wrist and elbow it only happens during spring/summer time.

Tiny itchy bumps on ny wrist and elbow it only happens during spring/summer time.

Contact or solar: Dermatitis of the skin can be from exposure (poison ivy/oak/sumac,) other direct allergens and sometimes the sun. Review with a dermatologist if progressive, persistent or blistering. ...Read more

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I have tiny itchy bumps little bit reddish in elbow and knees, how can I treat this?

I have tiny itchy bumps little bit reddish in elbow and knees, how can I treat this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. 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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What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have small red, VERY itchy bumps on the inside of my elbow. It seems to be getting bigger. Help!

I have small red, VERY itchy bumps on the inside of my elbow. It seems to be getting bigger. Help!

Itchy red elbow bump: There are a lot of things this could be like a contact dermatitis. You could try an over the counter hydrocortisone cream. If that does not work then you may need to see a dermatologist ...Read more

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I started with small flesh colored bumps inside my elbow and that turned into red itchy bumps. I now have itchy bumps on my upper inner thigh also.

I started with small flesh colored bumps inside my elbow and that turned into red itchy bumps. I now have itchy bumps on my upper inner thigh also.

Many causes: Often we have no idea on the cause for these bumps. You may try a topical Hydrocortisone ointment or cream on them for a few days. If problem fails to resolve or starts to spread, see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause an upset stomach, along with itchy bumps on elbow and hands?

What can cause an upset stomach, along with itchy bumps on elbow and hands?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Why are there itchy bumps on my inside of elbow?

Why are there itchy bumps on my inside of elbow?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get red itchy bumps on my elbows only. Only last a week at the most then goes away. What is this?

Sometimes I get red itchy bumps on my elbows only. Only last a week at the most then goes away. What is this?

Probably dry skin: Try applying moisturizer on the area immediately after bathing to see if this helps. I suspect that why your elbow rash flares up from time to time is related to dry weather. Try it and let us know whether this works. ...Read more

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What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

Rash on Arms: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. This rash occurs on the arms and elbows. Other causes include eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and others. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! Help!?

Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! Help!?

Hydrocortisone: Possible causes are contact allergy, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, etc. Start with applying steroid cream and take oral antihistamines. See a dermatologist to find out the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Allerfy? Psoriaisis?: This could represent dermatitis or psoriasis. This could be assocated with food allergy or atopic dermatitis. Try hydrocrotisone over the counter. If not effective see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like? Is it red? Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. ...Read more

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What to do if I have these really itchy bumps on the bottom of my elbow.?

What to do if I have these really itchy bumps on the bottom of my elbow.?

Not enough info: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They've been there for about 2 months and don t show signs of going away. What can I do about it?

Red itchy bumps: If you haven't already, start with avoiding any hard scrubbing or washing with soap on those areas. Use a daily barrier ointment like aquaphor immediately after shower. You can also try a otc steroid ointment for a week or so to see if it improves. Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose and manage without a picture so make sure you see your doc if not improving. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

Skin Bumps: It is difficult to provide recommendations without an image of your skin lesions. Can you upload a picture? ...Read more

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I have itchy rash with bumps on elbow going up and down arm. What is it?

I have itchy rash with bumps on elbow going up and down arm. What is it?

How long?: How long have you had this problem? If it has been present for less than a couple of weeks, a viral infection or drug reaction may be the cause. See your doc if this goes beyond a couple of weeks or gets more severe. ...Read more

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