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What are red blotches caused from on arms?

What are red blotches caused from 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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Child age 10 has a red blotchy patch on both arms?

Child age 10 has a red blotchy patch on both arms?

Blotchy rash: Sight unseen a blotchy red rash on both arms could be erythema multiforme which may have an allergic cause. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has red blotchy arms. What could this be?

Rash?: If you are describing a new rash, it could be hives--an allergic reaction to a food or medicine, or to a viral infection. It can also be sunburn if just on the arms. Is it itchy or is the baby acting sick in any way? ...Read more

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Why does my skin get blotchy and red on my arms and fingers while doing mild exercise?

Why does my skin get blotchy and red on my arms and fingers while doing mild exercise?

See below: Exercise can be a trigger for hives. I would discuss with your doctor. They can be prevented by taking daily allegra, claritin, or zyrtec along with Zantac (ranitidine) or tagamet. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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Red blotchy rash on my arms neck back and stomach?

Red blotchy rash on my arms neck back and stomach?

probably an allergy: With this distribution and without symptoms of infection like fever, malaise or joint pains this probably represents an allergy. Diagnosis would depend on the appearance and distribution of the rash. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Fever or medications: Did the rash appear along with a tonsillitis? Were you being treated for it? An infection can cause a rash and a medication can cause it too. If you were given an antibiotic and the rash appeared afterwards, call your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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

Very : Very difficult to tell without a clinical examination, but possiblities include hives, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, or other possibilities. See a picture and read about treatment options for hives (and the other conditions) at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Rash appeared suddenly, somewhat blotchy, red bumps all over my stomach, thighs, chest, and arms. Not itchy. Haven't changed anything: detergent etc.

Rash appeared suddenly, somewhat blotchy, red bumps all over my stomach, thighs, chest, and arms. Not itchy. Haven't changed anything: detergent etc.

Many causes: Depending on the type of your rash the cause varies from a viral infection to hives, you need to have a doctor look at it and determine what is the problem. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have a raised red skin blotch on my arm that disappears and comes bacj?

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