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Why do I have notciable bumps on my elbow after I came from the beach? What I did there is just put beach water on my arms and rubed sand on arm. Rinse

Why do I have notciable bumps on my elbow after I came from the beach? What I did there is just put beach water on my arms and rubed sand on arm. Rinse

Likely irritation: Your skin likely has a topical reaction to the exposure; possibly, rubbing sand irritated your skin. Try topical Hydrocortisone cream 1% 2-3 times a day for a few days. If there is redness and swelling, there might have been an exposure triggering an allergic reaction. In this case, try benedryl 50mg every 6 hr for 1-2 days. If it continues or is problematic, call your md.

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Why do I get bumps on my elbows when taking albuterol?

Why do I get bumps on my elbows when taking albuterol?

Reaction: It appears that you may have a reaction to albuterol when you take it via a dermatologic manifestation. Trying some antihistamines may reduce the presence and occurrence of this.

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Sometimes I get red itchy bumps on my elbows only. Only last a week at the most then goes away. What is this?

Sometimes I get red itchy bumps on my elbows only. Only last a week at the most then goes away. What is this?

Probably dry skin: Try applying moisturizer on the area immediately after bathing to see if this helps. I suspect that why your elbow rash flares up from time to time is related to dry weather. Try it and let us know whether this works.

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Red bumps on my elbows and knuckles, what are they?

Red bumps on my elbows and knuckles, what are they?

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.

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Semetrical, red, VERY itchy small bumps on my elbows. When I scatch, they bleed. The itchiness doesn't stop throughout the day. Since 4 days ago.

Semetrical, red, VERY itchy small bumps on my elbows. When I scatch, they bleed. The itchiness doesn't stop throughout the day. Since 4 days ago.

Dry skin?: Apply moisturizer at the area at least 2x daily especially after bathing. Topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days may help. If problem persists, see dermatologist.

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Especially after a hot bath/shower, I keep getting random itchy bumps on my elbows and back. They look similar to mosquito bites.?

Especially after a hot bath/shower, I keep getting random itchy bumps on my elbows and back. They look similar to mosquito bites.?

Urticaria: Some people develop urticaria in hot water. So try to avoid hot water; (try lukewarm instead.). Use a mild soap when bathing & cool compresses on the hives.

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I woke up with hives 2 mornings in a row. On day 3, in the middle of the day, I have itchy red bumps on my elbows & knees. What could this be?

Hives: Hives come and go. The best therapy is to decrease the itch-scratch cycle by taking higher doses of non-sedating antihistamines during the daylight hours and the sedating antihistamines at nighttime to get some sleep. See you allergist if this persists.

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I have tiny red itchy bumps on my elbows and upper arm. They come and go. And sometimes appear on knees, thighs and bottom. What can be causing this?!

I have tiny red itchy bumps on my elbows and upper arm. They come and go. And sometimes appear on knees, thighs and bottom. What can be causing this?!

See a dermatologist: Can be one of several possibilities, you need to be evaluated and physically examined, you can start by your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist, best wishes

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I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?

I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?

Viral rash: Many viruses can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms such as fever and cough. Many of these rashes are not specific or characteristic enough to identify the virus. The viral rash itself is not usually serious. But it is very important to make sure the rash is not part of a serious infection such a meningococcal infection. If you have any concerns then contact your doctor immediately.

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What is cause of lots of bumps on elbows?

What is cause of lots of bumps on elbows?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.

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Bumps on my itchy elbows don't go away! What do I do?

Bumps on my itchy elbows don't go away! What do I do?

Hyperkeratosis: When skin thickens on the elbows and knees it gets bumpy, rough and sometimes itch. This is best treated with a skin exfoliating cream. There are over-the-counter creams with 12% ammonium lactate to start with. However, sometimes you may need a prescription cream to help those really stubborn spots.

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I have a soft movable one inch bump two inches above elbow?

I have a soft movable one inch bump two inches above elbow?

Lipoma: A common cause of a painless, soft, mobile swelling just under the skin is a harmless build up of fatty tissue.

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My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now. Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?

My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now. Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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I have this hard bump on my elbow. Its movable and I was wondering if I should get it clocked out. It has been there for 8 months now.?

Probably benign: I would have this checked out only f it is bothering you. Otherwise I would not worry about it.

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Itchi elbows and knees. Bumps come and go?

Itchi elbows and knees. Bumps come and go?

Probably: This is probably eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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Itchy bump near elbow, what is it?

Itchy bump near elbow, what is it?

Knee itch: Knees and elbow are a common area for eczema, and psoriasis. See a dermatologist if topical moisturizer does not improve it.