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What could the bumps on my arms and legs be?

What could the bumps on my arms and legs be?

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

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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 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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I have white and red bumps on my arms and legs with no other symptons?

I have white and red bumps on my arms and legs with no other symptons?

Difficult to tell: There are so many possibilities as to why you could be developing these bumps, which could include an allergic rash ("contact dermatitis"), dry skin, infection, drug reaction, etc. The only way to find the true cause is to have your skin examined by a doctor, and they can find the proper diagnosis and treatment for you. Best wishes. ...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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For the past month I have been experiencing weird raised red bumps on my arms and legs. It only happens if I scratch, and they go away quickly, help!

For the past month I have been experiencing weird raised red bumps on my arms and legs. It only happens if I scratch, and they go away quickly, help!

Itching: One thing it could be would be lichen simples chronicus. This is an itchy skin condition that can be very troublesome. Try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream twice a day for a few weeks and if it doesn't help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I started having hair bumps on my arms and legs two years ago. I exfoliate regulary but it just smothes out leaving dark spots. Ps: I epilate my hair.?

I started having hair bumps on my arms and legs two years ago. I exfoliate regulary but it just smothes out leaving dark spots. Ps: I epilate my hair.?

burn hyper pigment: When one uses an exfoliating agent, a chemical is in effect burning away the hair follicles. Skin can become hyper pigmented after this treatment and more so if there is exposure to the sun for 6 months. As a result the patient trades loss of hair for pigmented areas. It would be best to use a sunscreen of spy 15 or greater for six months while doing the exfoliation. ...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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Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?

Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?

Dermatology: I suggest seeing a dermatologist ASAP since this cannot be diagnosed without directly examination and visualization. I suggest BOTH Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical 1% hydrocortisone cream until seen. ...Read more

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I would like to know what red bugs bites looks like and does it itch a lot that I can't sleep, cause I have some big bumps all over my arms and legs.?

I would like to know what red bugs bites looks like and does it itch a lot that I can't sleep, cause I have some big bumps all over my arms and legs.?

Best to see doc: Many things can cause big bumps on arms and legs. Often, people blame bumps on spider bites or other insect bites, when they are in fact due to other causes. It is best to see one's doc for this, or do a micropayment, and do a one-on-one question w/ a dermatologist on healthtap, while including pictures of these bumps, as the possibilities are numerous. ...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.

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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I keep getting bumps/hives on my arms and legs. It itches and then after 25 min goes away then reappears. No changes in anything meds or lotions etc.

I keep getting bumps/hives on my arms and legs. It itches and then after 25 min goes away then reappears. No changes in anything meds or lotions etc.

Acute hives: This is called acute urticaria (chronic if over 6 wks duration) which may be caused by a viral infection, drug allergy, or other factors. Most can be controlled by taking an antihistamine. If not controlled with antihistamine or lasting more than 6 wks, consult an allergist. Stop any drug or supplement introduced within 2 weeks prior to onset if applicable. ...Read more

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Got lil balls like bumps under skin couple in my arms and legs doctor told me there greese balls not cancerous?

Got lil balls like bumps under skin couple in my arms and legs doctor told me there greese balls not cancerous?

Lipomas: It sounds like you have lipomas, benign fatty tumors which sit just under the skin. Under very rare circumstances they can become cancerous. Notify your physician right away should one of them grow suddenly or become painful. ...Read more

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I have itchy rashes, small pink and white bumps, only on my arms and legs. Not applying anything atm. What should I do and what cud it be?

I have itchy rashes, small pink and white bumps, only on my arms and legs. Not applying anything atm. What should I do and what cud it be?

Moisturize your skin: Rashes can be dry skin. Avoid hot too much soap baths. Moisturize with simple skin oils such as vaseline after each bath of once per day. Be nice to you skin, wear sunscreen if you are white. Do not scratch? Avoid all other chemical skin applications. ...Read more

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Have rash on mostly face but on my arms and legs too, on legs and arms bumps spread apart on face is is all over, itchy and swelling and face is hot?

Possible hives: You may be having a reaction to something. Follow up with your doctor to have him or her check your rash. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it in person. You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching if you are not allergic to it. ...Read more

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For the past week, I've been extremely itchy. It started on my upper arms and thighs, now it's all over my arms and legs. They are little bumps, help?

For the past week, I've been extremely itchy. It started on my upper arms and thighs, now it's all over my arms and legs. They are little bumps, help?

Tell your parents?: You'll need to have your parents sign up for an account on HealthTap and then, they can pose questions on your behalf. That is because of laws governing treatment of minors whether by telemedicine or otherwise. We need parental permission to give you any sort of medical advice let alone a prescription. Have you told your parents about your condition? I'm sure they can help you as well. ...Read more

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Thousans of itchy bumps appeared all over my arms and legs. Is that a symptom of something serious? I am applying a topical ointment with benadryl (diphenhydramine)..

Thousans of itchy bumps appeared all over my arms and legs. Is that a symptom of something serious? I am applying a topical ointment with benadryl (diphenhydramine)..

Contact rx: If the itchy bumps appear where Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
cream was applied it may be contact dermatitis to the cream. Stop using.
You may need a cortisone tx either local os systemic to heal. ...Read more

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"i have a purplish reddish rash on my arms and legs and a bump filled with pus on my knee. What could this be? " "i have a purplish reddish rash on my arms and legs and a bump filled with pus on my knee. What could this be? "

"i have a purplish reddish rash on my arms and legs and a bump filled with pus on my knee. What could this be? " "i have a purplish reddish rash on my arms and legs and a bump filled with pus on my knee. What could this be? "

This: This is quite challenging without a clinical examination. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Could be many conditions, including folliculitis, eczema (with secondary infection), psoriasis, lichen planus, a drug rash, or other possibilities. Read more about rashes and other possibilities at the link below. I hope that helps a little. ...Read more

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I have red/pink rashes spreading from trunk to my arms and legs. No fever. Is it pityriasis rosea? There is no herald patch, or scaling. Just bumps!

I have red/pink rashes spreading from trunk to my arms and legs. No fever. Is it pityriasis rosea? There is no herald patch, or scaling. Just bumps!

More details needed: Although this is most likely from a viral infection (which may not lead to a fever), there are many potential causes for a red rash (drug reaction etc). If the rash is improving and you are feeling ok otherwise, just keep an eye on it. If the problem fails to improve or persists >2 wks, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

Uncertain: 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

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My daughter is 2 and has hard bumps coming up on her arms and legs they cant be popped. They are the color as her skin.?

My daughter is 2 and has hard bumps coming up on her arms and legs they cant be popped. They are the color as her skin.?

Could be molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is a common condition seen in young children. The lesions are flesh-colored and dome-shaped. Lesions can spread locally and often self resolve, but may take months. Your pediatrician or dermatologist can diagnose and discuss treatment options if they are numerous or bothersome. Another possible condition is called keratosis pilaris ...Read more

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What are itchy bumps popping up on arms and legs?

What are itchy bumps popping up on arms and legs?

Itchy bumps: I really can't tell you without more history snd exam. See your doctor! ...Read more