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Doctor insights on: Tiny White Bumps On Right And Left Arm

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I have bumps on both my right and left arm, most of the bumps are more above my elbow. How can I get rid of them?

I have bumps on both my right and left arm, most of the bumps are more above my elbow. How can I get rid of them?

Keratosis pilaris: No cure. Worse in winter. Less obvious as you get older. Related to dry skin. OTC 3% salicylic acid creams are used to make it smoother. Frequent application of moisturizers helps. Sometimes cortisone creams are useful. Do not worry: it is never serious. Most people who have it are not even aware of it. ...Read more

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I have small red dots on my left arm like eight. They don't itch and there not bumps.?

I have small red dots on my left arm like eight. They don't itch and there not bumps.?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are very difficult to describe in words, so an exam by a primary care doctor and/or a dermatologist is helpful, when the rash is present. Sometimes rashes occur from bug bites, fungus/yeast, reactions with chemicals, irritants, plants, allergens, etc... If one cannot go to the doctor, then taking a series of photos to show the doctor later is helpful. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a tiny bump underneath my skin been there for awhile on my left arm?

Should I be worried  about a tiny bump underneath my skin been there for awhile on my left arm?

An exam would tell: "bumps under the skin are not uncommon and are usually benign, or harmless to your health. most commonly they are a type of cyst or fat deposit (lipoma). If the lump does not change in character or size and is not causing problems like pain you are likely not to fear. If it gets red, warm, painful it represent the bump got infected and a doc would need to see you. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the forearm of my left arm with looks like a inflated piece of skin(small)?

I have a bump on the forearm of my left arm with looks like a inflated piece of skin(small)?

Skin lesion: This lesion needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have two bumps under my skin on my upper left arm(where the vaccines are given) very small. Smaller than peas... What. Can it be?

Did you have: vaccines recently in that area? If so, it could be a small local reaction. If not, they could be sebaceous cysts or lipomas (benign fatty lumps). Either way, to be sure, I recommend you get them checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have developed bumps/ rash under my left arm near the crease. I also have a similar rash on the inside of my right thigh. Both itch. What is it?

I have developed bumps/ rash under my left arm near the crease. I also have a similar rash on the inside of my right thigh. Both itch. What is it?

Fungal irritation : probably a fungal type infection like athletes foot and/or irritation from shaving. Mix some hydrocortisone 1% cream together with some terbinafine cream and apply twice daily for two weeks. See your physician in 2 weeks if not improved. ...Read more

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I have several bumps(tiny with black tips) on my stomach, inside of my left arm, my outer thighs, on my back right side but in clusters(2 locactions)?

I have several bumps(tiny with black tips) on my stomach, inside of my left arm, my outer thighs, on my back right side but in clusters(2 locactions)?

Hair follicle: You are female 35 and have many black bumps tiny on your body. These sound like infected or ingrown hair follicles. It may occur in places where clothes rub or on placed you shave or even exposure to sun. Your goal is to find what this is and make it better. A dermatologist will be best. They will offer you advice to solve this and make ways to avoid it or minimize its return. ...Read more

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Bumps on left arm only, why?

Bumps on left arm only, why?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have fine bumps on my left arm what are they?

I have fine bumps on my left arm what are they?

Left arm bumps: More information is needed to make even an educated guess. Are they red? Do they itch? Have they spread from a small area to the entire arm? Is only the left arm involved? Skin lesions are best evaluated by being seen by a doc. Your fp/pcp can examine the bumps after getting a good history & provide you with possibilities & treatment. ...Read more

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I noticed a bump on the outside of my upper left arm. It's about the size of a quarter. It's where fatty tissue is located on ones arm.?

I noticed a bump on the outside of my upper left arm.  It's about the size of a quarter.  It's where fatty tissue is located on ones arm.?

Cyst or lipoma?: You didn't mention any pain so it's like likely to be an infectious process like cellulitis or abscess. Cysts & glands can often swell up as the pore gets clogged then resolve on their own w/o getting infected or causing pain. Lipoma is a benign (non-cancerous) fatty growth just under the skin. It rarely changes size. Best to go see your family doc for an exam & diagnosis. ...Read more

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My dad has numbness in his left arm and now has bumps all underneath his arm And hand .. What could it be?

My dad has numbness in his left arm and now has bumps all underneath his arm
And hand .. What could it be?

Watch out: Your symptoms could be zoster, also known as shingles. Or it could be something harmless like a random cold virus. Please proceed to a healthcare provider to be examined properly and diagnosed/ treated. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I just got red, itchy bumps on my upper left arm out of nowhere. What could have caused this?

I just got red, itchy bumps on my upper left arm out of nowhere. What could have caused this?

?Hives: Sounds like you may have hives which would be an allergic reaction. You can try taking some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if that helps. If the rash persists, spreads, or you develop fever, make sure you get in to see you physician. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have the same reoccurring bump on my upper left arm in the back. It looks like a huge mosquito bite but it comes back in the same place every time?

I have the same reoccurring bump on my upper left arm in the back. It looks like a huge mosquito bite but it comes back in the same place every time?

Explanation : Difficult to give you professional answer without seeing and touching this bump. Is this redness around or pain on palpation? If it resolving by itself it means it benign condition what does not need any treatment. If it growing, erythematous and painful, you need see a doctor. ...Read more

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I feel bruise like pain on the side under left arm pit when I press on it. It is literally on the side of my body under left arm pit. Didn't bump into?

I feel bruise like pain on the side under left arm pit when I press on it. It is literally on the side of my body under left arm pit. Didn't bump into?

Various causes: Discomfort and tenderness there could be due to strain of muscle or ligament, bruised rib or tender lymph glands. Check for any lumps or redness, and if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm getting random red bumps on my left arm. Pea size. What are the causes of it?

I'm getting random red bumps on my left arm. Pea size. What are the causes of it?

Contact Rash: Typically if you have a one sided specific area it may be related to something you have come in contact with. Make sure you see your primary doctor, and initially look for what may be coming in contact with that area. Also note if there is pus, or redness in the area. Other possibilities include viruses etc, but unlikely just to be in one area. ...Read more

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I got black itchy red bumps on my left arm that hurt what could it be?

I got black itchy red bumps on my left arm that hurt what could it be?

Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,

Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them. But one spot implies a local cause:
Inflammation/infection from specfici exposure or bug bites come to mind ...Read more

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I have a friend who has extremely painful red bumps spreading from what he thinks are several bites on the back of his neck down his left arm.

I have a friend who has extremely painful red bumps spreading from what he thinks are several bites on the back of his neck down his left arm.

Bacterial infection: What you describes sounds suspicious for a bacterial infection of the skin. It is important to have a doctor examine the rash to get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I've had bumps that look like pimples on my left arm for a couple of years it doesn't hurt & when in scratch them it just looks like white dots?

I've had bumps that look like pimples on my left arm for a couple of years it doesn't hurt & when in scratch them it just looks like white dots?

Keratosis pilaris: Likely keratosis pillars. It is common. Caused by overproduction of keratin in the skin. Sometimes requires a dermatologist to give medication to treat. Many people tolerate it without needing intervention. ...Read more

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Bump on left upper arm, numbness in left arm numbness started about 3 weeks and bump been fodidnt notice a while,didnt notice i thought i bumped it, its is slightly tender when touching it ?

Bump on left upper arm, numbness in left arm numbness started about 3 weeks and bump been fodidnt notice  a while,didnt notice i thought i bumped it, its is slightly tender when touching it ?

Examination: Is required - may be a bruise with surrounding nerve inflammation or may be some sort of nerve problem such as radiculopathy (pinched nerve) with a concurrent lump. Could also be a shoulder injury with associated nerve irritation. A doctor examination will help sort through this and then if necessary tests can be run if the diagnosis still remains unclear. All the best. ...Read more