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What could all the tiny bumps over my babies arms and legs be?

What could all the tiny bumps over my babies arms and legs be?

Possibly ringworm: Ringworm is very common in kids - by some estimates, up to 1 in 5 have a patch at any given time. The classic ringworm rash starts as a dry, slightly raised, mostly round patch, which may be slightly red. The patch may also be somewhat itchy. As it grows, the center of the patch often clears, leaving a ring-like appearance...More info: http://www.Drgreene.Com/azguide/ringworm. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 days old, has tiny red dots on arms and legs. Not surface bumps just dots. What is this?

My baby is 6 days old, has tiny red dots on arms and legs. Not surface bumps just dots. What is this?

Petechie: There are a number of rashes commonly seen in newborn babies. The one you are describing does not seem to fit in any of those rashes. I suggest that this baby need to be seen immediately to make sure she is not having low platelets or any other blood cell pathology. ...Read more

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What could these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs be?

What could these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs be?

Rash: A rash really needs to be visualized by a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Fyi: a red, raised and intensely itchy rash is often hives but it can also be ? ...Read more

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Why would it be that after go in the sun I get these little tiny bumps that itch on my arms and legs?

Why would it be that after go in the sun I get these little tiny bumps that itch on my arms and legs?

Sun rash: There are several photoallergic rashes. Some related to medication, some seasonal that become better as the skin becomes more accustomed to the sun, and some related to pregnancy and others related to diseases such as liver disease, porphyria, etc. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have small white/flesh colored bumps on my arms and legs. They itch a lot and they multiply when I scratch. I'll get 3-5 around the original.

I have small white/flesh colored bumps on my arms and legs. They itch a lot and they multiply when I scratch. I'll get 3-5 around the original.

Keratosis: Keratosis pilaris gives skin a goose-flesh or sandpaper-like appearance. Typically patches are skin colored, but they can appear red and inflamed, as shown here't relieve symptoms, get these checked out for a differenitial diagnosis requiring additional management. ...Read more

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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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Small bumps on arms and legs. Very itchy. No puss. Dry skin. What could it be? No other signs. Allergic reaction or more?

Small bumps on arms and legs. Very itchy. No puss. Dry skin. 


What could it be? No other signs. 
Allergic reaction or more?

Probably: an irritative folliculitis...inflammation of the tiny pouches i which your hairs are growing ..this is often caused BY SHAVING TOO CLOSE or TOO OFTEN! An antibacterial moisturizing soap may help! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a suggestion! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I get rid of these small white bumps on the backs of my arms and legs? I have started to see them on my 2 year old daughter also.

How can I get rid of these small white bumps on the backs of my arms and legs? I have started to see them on my 2 year old daughter also.

Keratosis pilaris: Sounds like both you and your daughter have a benign skin condition known as keratosis pilaris. We don't really know what causes it - lots of different etiologies are suspect. Sometimes using an exfoliant routinely is helpful. The big thing to remember is you don't really need to do anything about it. ...Read more

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Small circular bumps- very itchy! only on arms and legs- one or two present at a time. Have been coming and going for 6 weeks. No known allergies.

Small circular bumps- very itchy!  only on arms and legs- one or two present at a time.  Have been coming and going for 6 weeks.  No known allergies.

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more