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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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I have a few clusters of 2-3 small red itchy bumps on my forearms. The ones near my arm fold spread to my upper arm when they get blistery. Help?

I have a few clusters of 2-3 small red itchy bumps on my forearms. The ones near my arm fold spread to my upper arm when they get blistery. Help?

Poison ivy?: Cluster of skin lesions could be from poison ivy to herpes simplex, and many different conditions. Poison ivy type of contact allergy should have some history of exposure. If it stays on one area for a long time without spreading, herpes simplex maybe considered. ...Read more

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I woke up with red small itchy bumps on my lower stomach yesterday and today I have a few on the top abdomen, and even one on my arm. What could it be?

I woke up with red small itchy bumps on my lower stomach yesterday and today I have a few on the top abdomen, and even one on my arm. What could it be?

Itchy bumps: Can be from different causes, you need to have them checked by a doctor to identify them ANS treat them properly. ...Read more

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Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Wish could: See a picture but can't. Could it be a bug bite too? If it's new maybe that's it. If not better get it seen when back deem vacation. If you can get some1% hydrocortisone creame try it but doubt you will find it there. Enjoy your vacation ...Read more

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I've had little red itchy bumps on my armpits and groin area (inner thigh) for the past few days. What could it be?

I've had little red itchy bumps on my armpits and groin area (inner thigh) for the past few days. What could it be?

? Infection: Of hair follicles, or fungal infection, keep the area clean and dry, avoid tight clothing/underwear, try OTC antibiotic cream, unless allergic to it, if fungal infection, OTC antifungal cream can help too, if no improvement in few days, please see your doctor for proper management ...Read more

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Clustered red & white itchy bumps in one area on my right torso at the waistline, my right armpit is itchy now too. Any suggestions for meds & diagnos?

Clustered red & white itchy bumps in one area on my right torso at the waistline, my right armpit is itchy now too. Any suggestions for meds & diagnos?

It's hard to: Diagnose and treat without a direct physical exam. Possibilities may include eczema, fungal/tinea etc. Go see ur pcp or derma for an accurate diagnosis. Take care! Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/rashes. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been woken up the past few nights with itchy red bumps on both legs. Itchy bumps that appear on arms and red itchy bumps in both armpits.

Hi, I have been woken up the past few nights with itchy red bumps on both legs. Itchy bumps that appear on arms and red itchy bumps in both armpits.

Viral?: This may be from a viral or drug reaction. If the bumps come and go within hours, try taking antihistamine. If they lasts over 24 hrs, try topical hydrocortisone. If the problem worsens or persists for for more 2 weeks. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...Read more

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Hi! I have -extremely- itchy bumps on my legs. Not quite blisters, just circles of red. On the back of my thigh above the knee armpit. What is this? Ty

Hi! I have -extremely- itchy bumps on my legs. Not quite blisters, just circles of red. On the back of my thigh above the knee armpit. What is this? Ty

Rash: Difficult to say without seeing them but the fact they are so itchy makes me think of hives or bites. Send a picture if you can. Keep them clean and use an antihistamine. All the best. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over, what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy bumps all over, what is this and treatment?

Scabies: Look up scabies and see if it sounds like what you have. If so there are over the counter meds that might clear it up. If not see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on torso, what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy bumps on torso, what is this and treatment?

Bite: Probably an allergic reaction to an insect bite or a plant like poison ivy. I would keep it clean and use Hydrocortisone cream to lessen the itch. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my lady parts!, what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy bumps on my lady parts!, what is this and treatment?

Really Needs Exam: It could be several things from fungal infections, irritated or infected hair follicles, heat rash/chaffing, etc. It really needs to be examined to be sure. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on buttocks, what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy bumps on buttocks, what is this and treatment?

You need an in-: Person eval for accurate assessment. Treatment would be determined after lesions are identified. ...Read more

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I have these red itchy bumps on my side under my arm?

I have these red itchy bumps on my side under my arm?

Fungus: If you sweat a lot and rash is itchy and located under you axilla, possibly cutaneous candidiasis. Try over the counter anti-fungal cream. If no improvement, follow up with pcp. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

Not sure - eczema?: 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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I continuously get red itchy bumps on my right arm?

I continuously get red itchy bumps on my right arm?

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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Red itchy bumps on my elbow and inner arm they are raised do you know what it could be?

Red itchy bumps on my elbow and inner arm they are raised do you know what it could be?

See your doc: It is almost impossible to tell anything about bumps and sores on skin without actually seeing them. I suggest you see your doctor for this one. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps appear often (mostly arm/leg/back), can be goosebump-like or can get as large as bug bites. Disappears in a few hours. Usually not red.

Itchy bumps appear often (mostly arm/leg/back), can be goosebump-like or can get as large as bug bites. Disappears in a few hours. Usually not red.

Hives / urticaria: Usually, itchy bumps are urticaria, or hives. They go away in a few hours and the skin looks normal. They are white in the bump area and usually it is pink around the outside. The bumps are called wheals and the areas around them are called flares. If you don't have ANY redness anywhere, it may be eczema or something else. Antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help the itch. See a doc! ...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 had hives in August, they healed but my skin is itchy off and on. Now I have red itchy bumps in lines of 2 or 3 on my arm. Mites? Husband is fine.

I had hives in August, they healed but my skin is itchy off and on. Now I have red itchy bumps in lines of 2 or 3 on my arm. Mites? Husband is fine.

Continued histamine: Very likely the immune reaction which caused the hives, with histamine release, is still somewhat active. I doubt you have mites or any insect problem. Continue using the anti-histamines you were likely treated with (Benadryl?, Allegra (fexofenadine)?) or OTC topical cortisone as needed to control your current red itchy bumps. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Yesterday I laid in the grass for like 20 mins & now I have several nickel sized red, raised, itchy bumps on my back& arm. 1more popped up today. Why?

Yesterday I laid in the grass for like 20 mins & now I have several nickel sized red, raised, itchy bumps on my back& arm. 1more popped up today. Why?

You got bit by: Some ticks. I would consider going to see a primary care provider if it doesn't go away with over the counter steroid creams (hydrocortisone). They may get bigger and itch worse. ...Read more

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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

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I have red itchy bumps all over my stomach and just started getting them on my arm what ccould it be or how do I get rid of it?

I have red itchy bumps all over my stomach and just started getting them on my arm what ccould it be or how do I get rid of it?

Eczema?: Itchy bumps in winter on trunk and extremities is often eczema. Topical cortisone creams--otc or prescription can help. Heavy moisturizing with creams, not lotions will also help and will likely prevent a recurrence. Avoid too much soap and hot, hot baths. ...Read more

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I have a 1st degree burn on my hand and arm, treated with aloe but now I have red itchy bumps on top of my hand around the burn?

I have a 1st degree burn on my hand and arm, treated with aloe but now I have red itchy bumps on top of my hand around the burn?

Reaction to aloe: Sounds like good possibility. Try topical Hydrocortisone 1% cream otc. If that doesn't work, time to see the dermatologist. ...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