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What can I do for tiny red bumps on my arms and legs? They kind of look like a break out

What can I do for tiny red bumps on my arms and legs? They kind of look like a break out

Depends: Red bumps on the skin can represent a number of things including a hypersentitivity reaction or allergy, a skin reaction to a viral infection, medication, or other environmental exposures. Some skin changes may signifiy a more serious condition. If your skin rash persists, you should see your health care provider to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more


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What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

Eruption: This could be caused by several diseases. The sun or climate may have something to do with it. You should see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have the little red bumps on my arms all the time. What does this mean?

I have the little red bumps on my arms all the time. What does this mean?

Need more info: It's hard to diagnose dermatological conditions without seeing them. The prudent thing to do is to see your family physician as soon as possible to make a diagnosis and treat the problem. Your symptoms can be caused by a number if illnesses. ...Read more

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What to do if I have these little red bumps on my arms. It's embarrasing. How can I get rid of them?

What to do if I have these little red bumps on my arms. It's embarrasing. How can I get rid of them?

Derm eval.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have raised red bumps on my arms and back. I have had these bumps for around a week and a half.?

I have raised red bumps on my arms and back. I have had these bumps for around a week and a half.?

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 swollen red bumps on my arms. 4 on one arm and 11 on the other. What could it be? They are itchy as well as painful to touch

I have swollen red bumps on my arms. 4 on one arm and 11 on the other. What could it be? They are itchy as well as painful to touch

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and taking additional history. These could be insect bites or part of a systemic reaction. If the lesions do not regress in a couple of days, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
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I have little red bumps on my arms and hands, what can it be?

Unsure: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my arms. What cream can I use to get rid of them?

I have red bumps on my arms. What cream can I use to get rid of them?

Please see your: Dermatologist for accurate diagnosis. After diagnosis is made a treatment plan can be provided to you. ...Read more

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I have white and red bumps on my arms and legs with no other symptons?

I have white and red bumps on my arms and legs with no other symptons?

Difficult to tell: There are so many possibilities as to why you could be developing these bumps, which could include an allergic rash ("contact dermatitis"), dry skin, infection, drug reaction, etc. The only way to find the true cause is to have your skin examined by a doctor, and they can find the proper diagnosis and treatment for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bed bugs. I have been getting red bumps on my arms. Very itchy?

How do I know if I have bed bugs. I have been getting red bumps on my arms. Very itchy?

Bed bugs: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. *here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by >. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my arms that's spreading and are full of puss they are spreading quickly they itch when you squeeze the pus out its back full within an hour they are very itchy

I have red bumps on my arms that's spreading and are full of puss they are spreading quickly they itch when you squeeze the pus out its back full within an hour they are very itchy

Hopefully: Hopefully you have seen a doctor by now. If not you must do so at once, this sounds like a very aggressive infectious process that needs to be treated with antibiotics right away.
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For the past month I have been experiencing weird raised red bumps on my arms and legs. It only happens if I scratch, and they go away quickly, help!

For the past month I have been experiencing weird raised red bumps on my arms and legs. It only happens if I scratch, and they go away quickly, help!

Itching: One thing it could be would be lichen simples chronicus. This is an itchy skin condition that can be very troublesome. Try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream twice a day for a few weeks and if it doesn't help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I woke up with itchy red bumps on my arms and stomach. They look like bug bites. What is it?

I woke up with itchy red bumps on my arms and stomach. They look like bug bites. What is it?

May be insect bites: You may have bed bugs, in which you may have to be treated appropriately. Allergy is a possibility as well as some other diseases. However, if you have no other symptoms, the first diagnosis to exclude would be bed bugs. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my arms and belly my side's and in the middle of my fingers. And they itch a lot. What could it be and what to help.

I have small red bumps on my arms and belly my side's and in the middle of my fingers. And they itch a lot. What could it be and what to help.

See below: Could be a contact allergy, insect bites, contact dermatitis or inflammed angiomias (due to scratching). Treatment includes otc anti-inflammatory creams, moisturizers, or sarna lotion. Contact a dermatologist for further information and diagnosis. ...Read more

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All my life I've had these red bumps on my arms and sometimes a couple pimples. What could this be from I had someone tell me once its an allergy.

All my life I've had these red bumps on my arms and sometimes a couple pimples. What could this be from I had someone tell me once its an allergy.

Hyperkeratosis: Hard to tell without seeing this, but this may be follicular hyperkeratosis a condition where the hair follicles and pores get clogged with thick sloughing keratin. Please see a dermatologist to confirm, but you can start off by trying to moisturize the affected skin daily after showering with a gentle lotion like Cetaphil or aquaphor. This could also be eczema and may require some mild steroid. ...Read more

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