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What Do The Red Rash On My Arms 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
It can be many thing: The most likely is an athletes foot infection or allergy to socks/shoes. This should be evaluated by a podiatrist to guide proper treatment. ...Read more
Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?
Too many possible : There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more
I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?
Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more
Dermatitis: You need to see a clinician to determine the diagnosis. There are many causes for what you describe. ...Read more
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
Maybe irritation: The reddish bumps could just be irritation from leaning or putting pressure on your elbows. This happens to me occasionally when i read and lean with my head against my hand with pressure on my elbow. You could also have a folliculitis or an abscess if more serious. If it doesn't go away in a few days, you can always see your medical provider to get it checked out, but likely nothing serious. ...Read more
Keratosis pilaris?: If you are talking about numerous asymptomatic, firm red bumps on the outsides of your arms, then it sounds like you are describing keratosis pillars. Keratosis pilaris is a common condition that is associated with dry skin and retention of dead skin cells around the follicles. It is not dangerous and should be managed with moisturization and gentle care. Avoid excessive scrubbing or picking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, impaired venous circulation, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
It would require: In-person evaluation to accurately answer your question. ...Read more
Easy bruising?: The cause of easy bruising (if your 'splotches' are bruises) can be subdivided into disorders of blood vessels and surrounding tissues, platelet problems, or coagulation disorders. A good history and physical will determine the cause in most cases. If the bruising is confined to the distal extremities, or there is no bleeding elsewhere or family history, labs and further workup may not be needed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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