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What Causes Red Blotches On Arms
Medical evaluation: The lesions (red blotches) on your arms will require direct visualization to make an accurate diagnosis. Biopsy might sometimes be required. I encourage you to have this evaluated by your physician or a dermatologist if the blotches are not resolving. ...Read more
I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi
Viral? Allergic?: Blotchy appearing reddish rashes can occur when the blood flow in the tiny vessels at the skin's surface change, such as in an allergic rash, a viral rash, or in reaction to changes in skin temperature. Viral infections that cause cold symptoms and other symptoms can sometimes cause such skin patterns (fifth disease, caused by a virus, can cause reddish patterns). A doctor can evaluate if needed. ...Read more
I get red blotchy spots on my chest and upper arms when stressed or upset. I know it is caused mainly by anxiety but is there any remedy for this?
Anxiety & skin rash: Stress and anxiety can trigger or worsen skin conditions such as urticaria (hives). The key is to control your anxiety. Antidepressants can be helpful for preventing acute anxiety attacks. To control your skin rash due to anxiety, you can try cool compresses or take antihistamines. I have found doxepine, an antidepressant with a strong antihistamine effect, to be helpful in stress-induced rash. ...Read more
Blotchy rash: The rash may be due to an allergy or may be viral in origin. ...Read more
2 yo developed redness, blotchy, and hives on tops of hands and feet, face,arms yesterday. All of these keep appearing and going away and appear 2days?
Various causes: Recurrent hives in a 2 y/o is most commonly an associated with viral infections. Another possibility would be a newly developed food allergy or an allergy to the Prilosec. Try giving a ½ tsp of Cetirizine twice a day for a week then stop it and observe. If it returns then look at the above mentioned factors and restart the anti histamine and maintain it for 4,weeks. If it returns then it's Chronic ...Read more
I have red blotch under my skin on both of my arms what is this my dad used to get this on his face. It takes a long time to clear up
Depending : Depending on your age and medications, this is often "solar purpura" which isnthe medical name for bruising. It is often due to age, medications, sun and genetics. It is typically a cosmetic concern. Some patients find arnica gel or vitamin k cream helpful when applied to the bruised areas to help them go away faster. Best to avoid scratching/trauma to these areas as you will from more bruises (purpura). ...Read more
Most of my back was covered with red spots. My chest and face have some red spots too, and then my arms turned into blotchy mess, heelp?
It's difficult to: Evaluate skin rashes in person and impossible to do so accurately without seeing the rash and getting more information about the symptoms. I suggest you take some selfies and set up a Virtual Consult with one of our doctors. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I've a rash appeard today on both arms but worse on one, its red blotchy and a little warm. Looks like prickley heat but I'm not hot?
Depends: It's hard to tell without seeing in person. ...Read more
I have really blotchy red skin, then little spots on the inside of my arms, and they really hurt when I even blow them, and it's really warm here.
Likely dermatitis: You probably have dermatitis. This is inflammation of the skin with itching or soreness, of various causes. The causes range from allergic to autoimmune. If the symptoms persists and cause significant pain or discomfort, you need to see your PCP for Dermatology referral. ...Read more
I get a red blotchy rash on my arms and chest we hen nervous but recently I drank some strawberries wine and broke out in the same rash any relation?
Hand in hand:
This has been known as "pudic erythema": a reaction to emotion/embarrassment, usually. It's perceived as "hyperexcitability of vaso-motor nerves" and can go hand in hand with urticarial (hives) reactions — a form of allergic reaction that can happen idiosyncratically (individual/unique to each person), like may be with strawberry wine. So, there is a correlation.
Mention it to your primary md. ...Read more
Had six yrs clean. Recent relapse. AreNoticed red blotchy areas that are kinda warm to the touch. Arms legs and abdomin. Not raised and not itchy?
Magic Message?: It's impossible to know the cause of the warm blotches for ceertain. Possibly allergic reaction to something. More important is the need to get clean aain ASAP. Your body may be giving you this advice in a gentle way. See your Dr or urgent care for the rash. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (as directed) may give the rash the boot. Only you can do it with the other issue. Best! ...Read more
Scratching my arms to the point of them turning red/blotchy/peeling. Not suicidal, I want to stop because it hurts, but I can't (ocd). Can an ER offer help for compulsion if so, what can I expect?
Besides treating the itching/skin problem caused by the OCD, the underlying cause (OCD) should be appropriately diagnosed and medically treated by a health professional.
ER can provide temporary relief but long term visits and follow-up are a better option ...Read more
Small white bumps on my upper arms along with blotchy skin tone from very pale to very red- what is this? Can it be treated- I've had it my whole life
I have a rash under my arms and on my hands and wrists. It's not itchy, just red and blotchy. Could this be part of tonsilitis?
My 21 year old daughter gets a red blotchy rash on her chest and upper arms when she's nervous or stressed. Anything she can do about it?
Hello. I have a red rash on my arms and legs only. It started on my left arm and is now on both arms and legs. It is red and blotchy and itches.?
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I been doing meth (smoking)for an awhile but I have red blotchy face dry skin as well M it's warm Also blotchined on arms and hands What can I do t?
Quit smoking meth: Seek help. The blotches are likely related to contriction and dilation of blood vessels associated with the drug. ...Read more
What is red ichy welps on your stomache and arms my husband has red blotchy itchy welps on his stomach and arms nothing seems to help it benadryle or itch cream he's miserable he itches all the time
Rash appeared suddenly, somewhat blotchy, red bumps all over my stomach, thighs, chest, and arms. Not itchy. Haven't changed anything: detergent etc.
Non raised, non itchy, red blotchy rash on arms and legs only for 5 days now, taken strong antihistamines but it's getting worse doctor is unsure?
Red splotchy rash: You may have erythema infectiosum or fifth's disease which is a harmless viral exanthem. ...Read more
Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat
Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible. ...Read more
I got a somewhat large cut on my arm a few days ago, this morning I woke up and the cut was much darker and my arm is blotchy with red spots?
Red skin blotch: Not enough information to guess a diagnosis. Does it come and go in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years. Is it a single spot? Does it have scale? Or any symptoms like itching or burning? When it leaves can you tell that anything was there? Does it start small and grow or does it appear fully formed right away? These are some factors your dermatologist will take into considera. ...Read more
I have a red blotch under my left arm.no other symptoms. Dr thought fungal infection and prescribed Loprax cream. No change 3 days. What do I do?
Not fungus: If it concerns you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Left arm was red& blotchy (like when your really cold) except a lot darker, ecpecially inside of bicep, slightly sore, hot shower seemed to help?
Not sure: I'm not sure what your question is. Sounds like something a doctor should take a peek at. ...Read more
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