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What Does Red Dots On My Arm Mean
I got sting by a wasp today and I do have pain but I don't have redness around the area anymore but what does it mean by my arm is starting to stiffen?
That depends....: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
Dots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Can't say: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
Red dots: Send pictures. Can be many things.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have small red dots on my arm just above my wrist. They aren't raised or itchy but I'm worried. Do I need to be worried and get it checked out?
Platelets: It's worth having some basic blood work done, especially if they're new. ...Read more
My arm and hand is very sore. Veins show in hand and arm now I have a few very small red dots on my arm and left side of swollen forearm?
Show her provider: Red dots on an arm can be a variety of things--depending on how long it has been there, size, if they are raised, flat, or in areas of friction. Had some that were a sibling's art work with pen! You may want to ask about it at her next checkup. A picture may be worth a thousand words--but seeing and feeling a skin finding in person is worth about ten thousand when it comes to diagnosis. ...Read more
More information: Give more information and description. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more
I just had a red bloch in the shape of a triangle appear on both the upper and lower side of my arm with red dots in it should I be concerned?
Yes: Any abnormal skin lesion, rash or mole should be checked out by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
I noticed a red dot on my arm two days ago. A day later it turned into a red circle (but not itchy at all) I wanted to see if it was a bug bite?
17 month old son has three pin prick red dots on arm. I checked his whole body and he doesn't have any anywhere else. Is this caused by low platlets?
Got bit by a strat cat 3 days ago and now have feint red lines going up my arm starting at the bites and wondering if that means it might be infected?
YES: Please seek immediate medical attention.Get a more detailed answer ›
I woke up this morning with tiny red dots on the inside of my arm were my arm creases, There not itchy and can't feel them, don't know what it is?
Red dots: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
See derm: See dermatologist for your answer.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are very difficult to describe in words, so an exam by a primary care doctor and/or a dermatologist is helpful, when the rash is present. Sometimes rashes occur from bug bites, fungus/yeast, reactions with chemicals, irritants, plants, allergens, etc... If one cannot go to the doctor, then taking a series of photos to show the doctor later is helpful. ...Read more
Red dots around my body, mostly arms. They come on and off and I've had them for about 7 months now. They don't itch. What could it be?
Dermatological eval: Would not want to guess about a rash that I haven't seen. Would recommend evaluation by your physician or by a dermatologist to obtain accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi, past week im noticing tiny pin pricked single red dots on my arms, I hve no other symptoms, may I know wht these r n when they go away?
Ever since I can remeber, I've had these tiny red dots on the back of my arms the whole way up. They don't itch or don't cause any pain. Cure?
Keratosis Pilaris: It's hard to diagnose rashes without seeing them personally. Most people who describe a painless non-itchy bumpy skin on the back of arms (often also occurring on thighs-cheeks, esp. In kids) that have been lifelong, are describing keratosis pilaris, which is a skin condition associated with atopy (the tendency to have allergies). Both are genetically inherited. Moisturize and leave them alone. ...Read more
Upper left arm started itching in early pm. Took shirt off to look. Red streaks from itching but also red little dots around the area. Serious?
See a doctor: Without more information and a look at the " red dots" we can't be sure of the cause. However, the early stage of shingles may present with itching before the appearance of the rash. Best to see a doctor if the itching and rash persist, as early treatment can help reduce the chance of complications. ...Read more
I keep getting petechiae in my left arm once in a while that last no more than two days. There are about 15 to 20 red dots. Should I be concerned?
Evaluated: There are various causes that can cause petechial rash. Discuss it more with your physician and get some basic lab tests done. ...Read more
I keep developing tiny red dots on my inner arm that come and go. They don't hurt or itch they aren't raised. Could it be from lifting my daughter?
Folliculitis or: keratosis pilaris. You have periodic folliculitis. This is a condition in which the bases of the hair shafts becomes infected by bacteria leading to red bumps around the hair shafts. These can be treated with good skin hygiene and topical antibiotic ointment. Another possibility would be something called keratosis pilaris, which is a benign condition does not require treatment. ...Read more
On my upper arm there are red small dots all over they are not at all bumpy or neither do they pain but they exist, please help me in gettin rid of..
Keratosis pillaris: Keratosis pillaris, usually a benign and asymptomatic skin condition, commonly presents as you have pointed out, often involving the upper arms, but can be seen elsewhere on the body as well. If this is the condition you have, daily use of exfoliating moisturizers containing Lactic Acid or urea may help. Topical tretinoin may also be very effective. ...Read more
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