Small Red Bumps On My Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How you get rid of small red bumps on my upper arm?
    I've had small red bumps on my upper arm for years. I've seen other people with it too. Does anyone know how to make it go away or less visible?

    • ANSWER:
      Your bumps are known as Keratosis Pilaris. Here's a website that give a brief explanation about them.
      http://www.keratosispilaris.org/

      I've used DermaDoctor's KP Duty for a couple of years now and it works pretty well.
      www.dermadoctor.com

  2. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of the red bumps on my arms?
    I have small, red bumps on my upper arms. I need them to go away really soon. My prom dress is strapless and there arent any sleeves. So how can i get rid of the bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      aloe?

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have these small red bumps on my outer arm. They don't itch, they don't bother me at all. I just don't know how to get rid of them. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris - Chicken Skin - Bane of my existence!!

      Go out and buy Neostrata 10% AHA body lotion and use it every day!!

      If you have more $$ to spend, go to amazon.com and search for lactic acid peel under the brand name Skin Laboratory.

      They have both dramatically improved my KP :)

  4. QUESTION:
    What are these small red bumps that appear only when I scratch certain areas?
    this all started about a month ago. it begins with a mild itching sensation on my lover torso, back or usually in the thigh area and when i scratch it, small red bumps appear on that spot and at its close vicinity which remain like half an hour. now i thought about dermatographism but scratching my arm or chest doesn't leave any marks. it also seems like its the follicles that become irritated after scratching and become swollen red bumps.

    • ANSWER:
      It might me a reaction you should go to the doctor!

  5. QUESTION:
    Would shaving your arms get rid of ingrown hairs?
    I have a good amount of small red bumps on my arms. Would shaving help get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      for one: shaving causes ingrown hairs, it doesn't get rid of them

      also: are you sure they're ingrown hairs?
      these are usually large, painful, and contain pus where the hair infected the skin. it's probably what i used to get, i had lots of little bumps on my arms, it's usually just clogged pores, and they go away if you use acne wash on them, the same that you use on your face.

  6. QUESTION:
    There are small red bumps on my back and stomach?
    I woke up at 5 pm yesterday evening to discover small red bumps forming on my breast and upper stomach. It's 5 in the morning right now.
    Since than, these bumps have spread all along my back and stomach, a bit on my neck, starting on my arms, and along my thighs.
    I've recently been getting over a sore throat that turned into a head and nose cold, that's now a chest cold with a bit of a sore throat. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Do the bumps itch?

      Have you been vaccinated against or previously had the Chicken Pox?

      Are you taking any medication that may have caused an allergic reaction (hives)?

  7. QUESTION:
    Tiny red bumps on arms. What are they? How do you treat them?
    Tiny red bumps on arms. What are they? How do you treat them? I have small red bumps on my arms that appeared about nine months ago. They don't itch but you can see and feel them. What should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      It might be a condition called keratosis pilaris. I would check out www.dermadoctor.com That's a great website!

  8. QUESTION:
    small red bumps that does not itch but hurt what are they?
    my girl friend that is 29 yrs old has these small red bumps on here lower both legs, and now on her arms. she tells me that they are as big as a dime sometimes as big as a quarter. They don't itch but hurt when press on. she tells me that they are like a flea, or Miskito bite. They are red hard and painful, and they pop up in random areas of her body. she only has 4 right know.

    Any information is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      KNOWING WHAT I NOW KNOW, I WOULD CONSIDER ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO SOAPS OR HOT SHOWER WATER AND/OR ‘POSSIBLY’ A FUNGAL INFECTION THAT IS TRYING TO TAKE HOLD ONTO YOUR SKIN. On me, the rash-itch reactions always occur at the weaker parts of my skin where I would usually sweat a-lot and not at the tougher parts.

      SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis

      ALSO see about “heat rashes” at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria which in my opinion is caused when one sweats out strong toxins onto a weakened area of one’s skin.

      IF a fungus is trying to take hold, an anti-fungal anti-bacterial like Monistat_Derm for open areas, or Monistat_7 for moist areas, or Desenex for the feet, or Head and Shoulders for the scalp may ‘assist’ in the healing process, OR it may be viral hand foot and mouth disease, OR the problem may need stronger antibiotics in pill form if one's body may be 'allowing' the beginnings of deadly bacterial meningitis to grow - although bacterial meningitis would be very very rare in the more industrialized countries. I mention this not to scare you, but to 'encourage' you to continually monitor your symptoms, and to seek out 'good' advice that will help you get stronger real soon.

      SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand,_foot_and_mouth_disease
      and
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis .

      ALSO, consider that whenever one's immune system becomes weakened from allergic reactions to toxins OR antibiotics OR petroleum / wood-alcohol based cosmetics OR from inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut OR inexpensive synthetic chemical based nutritional supplements, then fungal-bacterial infections ‘always’ try to take hold onto one’s skin since one’s immune system is then at its weakest.

      I truly hope you will quickly find a 'good' physician that will give you solid short and long term advice, and after you do it - the advice will keep you and yours healthy and strong for a lifetime.

      My best to you,
      AI

      PS –After many years of needless sufferings with my own skin problems until I learned some long term advice from a 'good' physician, I have finally come to understand that better non-toxic micro-nutritional absorption in the gut and occasional fastings actually heals our bodies for the long term, rather than just covering up a serious nutritional deficiency with lotions and meds until the lotions and meds will no longer work. I have also become severely allergic to antibiotics that for me cause Urticaria-hives, and petrolatum based skin creams that have caused serious pains and large swellings in my lymph glands.

      IF YI, this is a more detailed report I recently posted for another who had a malady that eventually affected their skin.
      > http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091205115824AA6K1DP <

      I hope I might have helped a little. <3

  9. QUESTION:
    What are these small red very itchy red bumps on my upper chest but some on upper thighs and inner arms?
    I have had somewhat reoccurring very itchy small red clustered bumps (appearance like pimple, hive or bug bite) primarily on my upper chest (all over upper chest spread to shoulders and neck but not breasts) but a few have shown on my upper thighs and sometimes but rarely on stomach and inner arms. The condition has seemed to worsen in the last few weeks, possibly because of my currently heightened stress level.

    • ANSWER:
      Overactive sweat glands, brah. K.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of reddish brown spots on my back?
    I think I have keratitis, it's small and red bumps on my arms, back and hips. The doctor doesn't know what to do. I have had this problem for 5 years and it's getting worse. What to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure that you have these supplies: Brush, whiteout, primary colors of tempera paints(you can get these at any Kraft store.) Make sure that you get a pa-latte and brush. then you must get a mirror so you can see your back. once you spot a spot try to "color match" using a color wheel. If you are as white as they come use more whiteout. be careful to negotiate the brush to the allotted spot adding purple to red depending on the darkness of your red spot. this works wonders. soon, with practice you will cover a majority of these spots. Don't worry if you don't get it right the first week this takes time.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of bumps on arms?
    I have small red pimple like bumps everywhere on my arm. Its like chicken skin. How do yo get rid of this?

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  12. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bumps on upper arms/face?
    So ever since I was born I've had these small red bumps on my cheeks and upper arms. I use to not care, but I care now. Typical seventh grader right? ;). Anyway, it looks a little bit nasty, quite like a rash. I'd rather have a nice smooth skin tone and texture.... Anyone know any home remedies or something?

    P.S. No links please, it's a lot easier for me to just read them on here, thanks c:

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure what the issue is that you suffer from,but for many people "witch hazel" works amazingly. Witch hazel is some kind of astringent that dries up the area of the skin that you apply it to and if you use it several times a day you actually will feel it working. I have used it myself in my younger acne ridden days and it worked awesomely.The best part is that you can buy it at many places like a grocery store or almost any pharmacy for just a couple bucks.
      Also do not let the name scare you as it has nothing to do with witches or magic. Here is some background on it a slight bit of technical info from wikipedia

      EtymologyThe name Witch in witch-hazel has its origins in Middle English wiche, from the Old English wice, meaning "pliant" or "bendable".[5] "Witch hazel" was used in England as a synonym for Wych Elm, Ulmus glabra;[6] American colonists simply extended the familiar name to the new shrub.[citation needed] The use of the twigs as divining rods, just as hazel twigs were used in England, may also have, by folk etymology, influenced the "witch" part of the name

      Medicinal usesThe bark and leaves are astringent; the extract, also referred to as witch hazel, is used medicinally. Extracts from its bark and leaves are used in aftershave lotions and lotions for treating bruises and insect bites. Witch-hazel helps to shrink and contract blood vessels back to normal size, hence its use as the active ingredient in many hemorrhoid medications. It is also a common treatment for postnatal tearing of the perineum. The seeds contain a quantity of oil and are edible. It is also used in treating acne.

      To use it you just take the bottle and wash with it like you would wash your face.
      Hope that helps :)

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have a bat bite?
    While I have never seen a bat inside my house, I noticed that I have two small red bumps on my left arm that are about a half inch away from each other. Neither are inflamed or anything, but they're two small red bumps, kinda like ance pimples. One mark has a hair growing out of it too. Could this be possibly a bat bite though or just two random bumps on my arm that just happen to be right next to each other?

    • ANSWER:
      Bats are not going to bite you. Most go after insects or fruit and only the vampire bat goes after blood, but that is more of a scrape mark than a puncture would (like a snake would leave), and never indoor.

      Chances are more that they are either flea or bed bug bites.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the skin rash called that my husband has had for 5 years and how is it treated?
    My husband has had a skin rash for five years.

    It looks like measles - small red bumps covering his back, chest, and some of his arms...

    The dermatologists do not know what it is, or how to treat it.

    Has anyone heard of this?

    It is very upsetting that no one has been able to help him.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      This is only guessing, as we saw even less of the rash than the specialist doctors did, but.....
      the areas you described are exactly the areas covered by SHIRTS.
      Either he is allergic to one of the fabrics (wool and nylon are two common materials to be allergic to)
      OR he is allergic to the washing powder or ironing aid spray being used on the shirts.
      New shirts, especially knits like Tshirts, are stiffened with a sizing to make them look smooth and attractive. Sometimes this contains formalin, which can be very irritating to the skin. New clothes, especially cotton ones, should be washed before the first wearing. IF he has sensitive skin they should be washed twice.

      Try having him wear nothing but PURE cotton (not polyester mix) shirts. Do not use bleach in the wash, or sprays when ironing them. He should use an unscented soap, or, better still, a lotion called SORBALENE. This is available at chemists or supermarkets. It does not foam up like soap, but cleans like soap, while leaving the skin moisturised.
      For fresh irritations, try Aloe Vera creams or jelly. There's one type made to treat sunburn which is great on other skin problems too.

  15. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for Keratosis pilaris?
    There are these small red bumps on my upper arms, so I googled it to find out what they are and saw that they're called Keratosis pilaris. A common skin condition that is also hereditary. Since my family is flat broke and I'm being picked on in school because of these unsightly bumps, are there any home remedies that will help me get rid of them?

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  16. QUESTION:
    What are these non itchy small red bumps on my upper body?
    Yesterday after I ate Hot salsa I noticed I had small red non itchy bumps around the areas: "down there" and my stomach, chest, shoulders neck and upper back and a little on my arms. What could this be? I ate the salsa about twenty four hours ago and if anythings it's gotten worse

    • ANSWER:
      Heat rash

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs?
    So I have red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs.
    I don't think I'm sick or anything like that, and I also don't think I it's acne.
    It doesn't really look like acne. They're just small redish bumps.
    I heard it has something to do with genetics, and yes, my dad has them too.
    I'd be glad to know some way to get rid of them since it's it's bikini season and all.

    • ANSWER:
      When you get red bumps on you inner thighs, more than likely you are allergic to a certain colored die you wear(on your pants). The bumps probably are not genetic completely. Your dad and you probably have them because you all are allergic to the same colored die. To prevent them, try to stay away from the color you wear most often because that's probably what causes them. But, if you are not sure, people are most allergic to red and blue dies, so I would stay away from that color for a while.

      As far as the bumps on your arms, every one gets them. Basically it's just dirt buil up. Try a nuetrogena acne free body wash. That really helps!

  18. QUESTION:
    Red bumps on my arm after handling a tree?
    I was helping my mother out with moving a tree, and when I was done I had these little red bumps on my arm, spreading slowly. It pains a bit, a small ,but noticeable sting.

    • ANSWER:
      what kind of tree? Like a fuzzy bark tree (poison sumac)? Or a regular tree, with regular bark. I have had rashes from carrying heavy wood in my arms before myself. goes away. wash the affected area with soapy water anyway. probably some oils or something you are allergic too.

      I also have had a run-in with poison sumac, but got it all over my hands. It is a lot like poison ivy. Same cure as poison ivy (calamine lotion).

  19. QUESTION:
    What herbal plants suitable for removing my skin rash?
    I don't have money in buying medicine for it. My skin rash is a small red bump on my skin with lots of it around my hands,arms,thighs and stomach. It's very very itchy. I want to know if there's an herbal plant used in removing any kind of skin rash 'cause my skin rash stayed on my skin for over a month. What herbal plants will remove my skin rash? Any suggestions please? Really need right now. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Try aloe vera. And you can make a thick paste of baking soda and water and apply it to he rash and that will help.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have an allergy to bath soap?
    I've always slightly broken out with small red bumps after bathing. Latley it has gotten quite a bit worse. I get tons of red splotches and hives on entire torso as well as the top of my arms. What causes it and is there any relief. I've tried just about every soap out there.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is possible to be allergic to bath soap. It's possible to be allergic to anything. Maybe the soaps you use are too harsh for the skin. You could try looking for ones that are for sensitive skin. You could also try using soap made for babies. If worse comes to worse, go visit your doctor and he/she will know what to do from there.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I spot bed bugs?! I am starting to believe I might have these at home, wake up with bites...?
    Hello!

    I'm 21, female. I live at home with my parents, when I was younger, like 13, we found bed bugs on my mattress, we assume we got these from an apartment next to us that was found infested with these, we had to throw away my mattress and get a new one.

    Never agian did I have such an issue. I was able to find out they were bed bugs because I would have itchy red small bumps (bites), and one night I was lucky enough to spot the bugs, it wasn't hard for me to see them.

    Well, lately I keep finding itchy small red bumps on my body again, about 4 nights ago I got a bump near my chest, I didn't think much of it. Right now I have about 4 other bumps of these, behind my arm, forearm, elbow, etc. So I am starting to think that perhaps it's bed bugs again. But I have searched my mattress a lot, and I see nothing.

    I know bed bugs are really small but I know what they look like from that experience when I was younger. They are small and reddish/brown etc. I see none on my mattress, could these bumps be from something else?

    I haven't used any skin products that I could relate this to.

    I will now wash everything in hot water, maybe that helps, but in the meantime I would like to know if there are any technics I can use to figure out if these are really bug bites? How do I spot these bugs if they are the cause of these bumps?!

    Help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you suspect that you may have bed bugs then wrapping some double sided sticky tape round the legs of the bed is a good test. You will find the bugs stuck on there. Generally speaking an infestation which is under 3 months old will be hard to detect.

      You can buy bed bug monitors very cheaply online, try Amazon.

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs?
    So I have red bumps on my upper arms and inner thighs.
    I don't think I'm sick or anything like that, and I also don't think I it's acne.
    It doesn't really look like acne. They're just small redish bumps.
    I heard it has something to do with genetics, and yes, my dad has them too.
    I'd be glad to know some way to get rid of them since it's it's bikini season and all.

    • ANSWER:
      Butter is not a beverage but is almost like lotion. Its pretty good on rolls as well.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of heat rash?
    Every time summer rolls around, I get small red bumps all up and down my arms, on my lower back and on my thighs. They itch and end up turning into scabs and sometimes scar. Any cream I can put on it? Lotion just makes it sting and doesn't make it go away or stop itching.

    • ANSWER:
      Heat rash occurs when sweat ducts become plugged and trap perspiration beneath the skin. The rash appears as clusters of red spots
      Baking soda ease heat rashes.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to remove stretch marks and small bumps on my arms?
    well i got the stretch marks from weight lifting what is the best way to remove them and also i have these small red and some whit bumps all up and down my arm they are really small but i have a lot of them and have been having them since i was about 5 im 19 now but yeah can anyone give me an idea what they are and how to remove them?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    How to remove stretch marks and small bumps on my arms?
    well i got the stretch marks from weight lifting what is the best way to remove them and also i have these small red and some whit bumps all up and down my arm they are really small but i have a lot of them and have been having them since i was about 5 im 19 now but yeah can anyone give me an idea what they are and how to remove them?

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  26. QUESTION:
    I just adopted 2 rats, after holding them for a couple mins I have small itchy bumps and red around bumps?
    On my arms and by my neck I have small white/red bumps surrounded by red skin that itches. Anywhere the rats were on me I have a couple spread out bumps and they itch a lot. I have only had them a couple hours but the rats themselves arent itching or anything.

    Do you think allergic or some kind of bugs or mites? The bumps are about the size of small/medium mosquito bites.

    • ANSWER:
      Im pretty positive this is from their nails scratching you. This happens to me too. If you are comfortable enough you could try to clip (use finger nail, or baby nail clippers) or file their nails.

      Here is a link on how to do that. http://www.ehow.com/how_4667277_clip-rat-nails.html

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you treat red bumps on arms?
    I have these little red bumps on my arms. It's not super bad, but it's really annoying. I think I have Keratosis pilaris. I researched a bit and the only thing I could find to treat it is to use a loofa and use certain lotions. I've been doing this, but is there anything else that I should know about?
    It doesn't itch or hurt or anything. It just feels and looks bad.

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer from the same thing and it sounds like you do have Keratosis Pilaris. It's very common, particularly in adolescents. I've suffered for years now and many people I know got rid of the KP through exfoliating and moisturising daily, although this didn't work for me.

      A year ago I went to my GP and I was prescribed a cream (I can't remember the name) which didn't work so I went back recently and a different GP prescribed Diprosalic Ointment (salicylic acid). It's a steroid ointment and quite potent so the chemist advised that a very small amount is applied to the affected area.

      I've been using it for a few weeks now and I can see a huge improvement already. My GP said that the ointment would be particularly effective when combined with exposure to sunlight.

      Hope this is helpful!

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the red bumps on my upper arm?
    I have red bumps on my upper arm. I've tried different lotions like Eucerin but it didn't help. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Get a lufa or buff puff and Vaseline Intensive Care cocoa butter oil (generic is at CVS) and scrub daily in the shower.
      Although the condition (Keratosis Pilaris) won't go away completely it will help. Small doses of the sun helps too.
      Don't burn or bake.

  29. QUESTION:
    What can these bumps on my arms be?
    I've had these small, red, bumps on the top of my arms since 3rd grade ( now in 8th) they get really itchy, and the look like acne, (im pretty sure its not). What can it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like eczema to me I had the some problem when I was younger but I didn't fine out till I was In 8th grade (going to 10 next year) but it was itching ever since like 1st grade get some cream from the doctor it will help it go away & stop the itching & if you put it on everyday it won't even itch anymore for like a year

  30. QUESTION:
    is my body wash causing me to have a rash and be more susceptible to bug bites?
    recently i have developed small red bumps that itch on sun exposure on my upper arms. i also have had a lot of bug bites on my neck, upper back, upper chest, and shoulders. i have not had this problem in the past (or if i have, it has been on a much lesser scale). i also recently changed body wash because i liked the tropical scent of the new one. could this new body wash be the cause of my skin problems? any suggestions on how to prevent bug bites and to help heal the ones i already have?

    • ANSWER:
      use sunscreen
      do not use tanning lotion!
      it could be your body wash
      only wash a little area that is
      usually exposed to the outdoors
      and see if it has the same
      reccuring conditions
      if not it is something else
      also bugs are attracted to the sweetness
      of blood
      it could perhaps be something that you are eating
      i hope i helped and i hope that whatever is going on goes away =)

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I spot bed bugs?! I am starting to believe I might have these at home, wake up with bites...?
    Hello!

    I'm 21, female. I live at home with my parents, when I was younger, like 13, we found bed bugs on my mattress, we assume we got these from an apartment next to us that was found infested with these, we had to throw away my mattress and get a new one.

    Never agian did I have such an issue. I was able to find out they were bed bugs because I would have itchy red small bumps (bites), and one night I was lucky enough to spot the bugs, it wasn't hard for me to see them.

    Well, lately I keep finding itchy small red bumps on my body again, about 4 nights ago I got a bump near my chest, I didn't think much of it. Right now I have about 4 other bumps of these, behind my arm, forearm, elbow, etc. So I am starting to think that perhaps it's bed bugs again. But I have searched my mattress a lot, and I see nothing.

    I know bed bugs are really small but I know what they look like from that experience when I was younger. They are small and reddish/brown etc. I see none on my mattress, could these bumps be from something else?

    I haven't used any skin products that I could relate this to.

    I will now wash everything in hot water, maybe that helps, but in the meantime I would like to know if there are any technics I can use to figure out if these are really bug bites? How do I spot these bugs if they are the cause of these bumps?!

    Help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you suspect that you may have bed bugs then wrapping some double sided sticky tape round the legs of the bed is a good test. You will find the bugs stuck on there. Generally speaking an infestation which is under 3 months old will be hard to detect.

      You can buy bed bug monitors very cheaply online, try Amazon.

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I convince my mom to let me wax my arms and legs?
    Prom is coming soon and my arms are disgusting! Ive always been insecure, mostly because of my face, but my arms too. I have (had) a lot of gross hair on my arms, it was curly which made it worse. I got made fun as a kid of but shaved it when I went high school. Now that I do it everyday I get these small red bumps from razor burn on them :( I want to get them waxed so I don't look like a hairy gorilla or a bumpy red mess at prom! How can I convince my mother. My mom knows I shave my legs but I just wanted to use prom as an excuse because I hate shaving >.<
    she doesn't know i shave my arms, and she doesn't want me to

    • ANSWER:
      so why wont your mom let you if you already shave?
      whats the difference ?
      tell your mom your skin is very irritated specially on your arms from shaving that you want to wax if she doesnt want to take you to get it done professionally thats fine try sally's they sell this wax that is strip free make sure when ur going to wax your hair is at least 3 cm long sometimes it doesn't grasp the hair right

  33. QUESTION:
    How do you contract HSV? What is it and what does it look like?
    My wife had a shingles outbreak last summer and then in January she started getting these very small red bumps. However the don't look like anything is in the bumps. They are mostly on her back, sides and back of arms. Any ideas?

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  34. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to be severely allergic to mosquito bites?
    I know everyone is allergic if you get small red bumps but when I get bit, after a couple of hours they swell up huge across the skin. Is this considered severely allergic?

    • ANSWER:
      Well you could develop cellulitis depending on how allergic you are to it and that is when the bite gets huge and depending on if its your leg or arm it swells bigger and bigger and is usually red painful but is can be treated with antibiotics

      http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/cellulitis-topic-overview

      Hope this helps and get better (wear mosquito spray please) :)

  35. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my skin?
    I have small, red bumps on my arm around my elbows, when I pop them pus type fluid comes out. When I did pop one it got bigger.

    Any idea what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like ingrown hairs to me

  36. QUESTION:
    What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with HIV?
    Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch? Where are they most likely located? I know the only sure way to know is to get tested but I would like to know if anyone knew what these type of rashes looked like....thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Before I was diagnoses with HIV in 2008 one of the many symptoms that I had was the rash. The rash is usually part of the later symptoms of HIV and will normally show up along with other later symptoms. My rash was in spots on my body, not really localized to one part of my body. I had bumps on my neck, my arms and on my hips and inner thighs. It was itchy and kinda came and went sorta like hives. So one day my hips might itch and itch and have little red bumps and then the next day there would be no irritation on my hips and it would be itchy on my neck.

      If you are worried that you may have HIV then that means that you feel you have put yourself at risk. You are right that the only way to be sure is to be tested. Testing can be a scary thing for anyone...imagine how I felt...but HIV is very treatable (though not curable) especially when it is diagnosed early. You should contact your county health unit and ask them when they do their HIV testing. Most health units do this testing at least once a week and testing is usually free. I would suggest that when you do get tested that you test "anonymously" as opposed to confidentially. This will keep your information private until you decide to get yourself into treatment...should you be positive.

      The CDC recommends that those who are sexually active should be tested at least once a year. If you are sexually active you should get in the habit of getting tested regularly. Take it from me, getting tested is much better than the alternative.

  37. QUESTION:
    My 4 month old golden retriever has red itchy bumps under arms and scratches constantly.What is the cause?
    He scratches and bites and no fleas are present only little red bumps and rash like symptoms under his arms, on his belly, and under his neck. I need answers this is not good. Is it a yeast infection or something else i don't know about?

    • ANSWER:
      Take your pup to a vet, they are best at diagnosing and treating pet skin ailments. A yeast infection is possible because yeast does live in the moist areas but my guess is that this is unlikely. More likely it is fleas, mites, scabies or some other biting critter. Check the base of the tail for signs of fleas. The mites are too small to see so the vet will do a skin scrapping (painless) and look under a microscope. The good news is all these things are treatable. The bad news is that if you don't treat the dog, you may get them next.

  38. QUESTION:
    Tanning bed i have been going for about two weeks now?
    I have been going to the tanning bed for about 2 weeks. And i have these small red bumps on my legs, my arms, chest, And i don't know why.

    • ANSWER:
      About Tanning can be read in http://health-tips09.blogspot.com/?q=Tanning

  39. QUESTION:
    Are little bumps on my industrial piercing a sign of infection?
    I had my industrial pierced for about a 2 weeks,when my grandpa gave me a hug and his arm accidently hit it really hard,it started bleeding pretty bad. I heard that rough activity leads to bumps on it. I hit it again about 2 weeks after that,and the bumps got worse. A couple days ago I woke up and there was a really big blood blister type bump. Everything else is fine, the puss is watery and yellow like I read it should be. I dont see any signs of infection,but I always can't find anything about the bumps. I've been putting tea tree oil on it to try and help it,but I havent seen any changes in it. It hasnt gotten any bigger or smaller. Are these red bumps an infection or just because rough activity? And will they go away with me cleaning it with salt water and putting the tea tree oil on it? Do you recommend anything else? Thanks :)
    The piercing is about a month old,
    and the big bumps are about two weeks old.
    Here are some pictures to give you a better understanding

    The Blood Blister looking one,after it was popped a little:

    http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/avrilhaterskater/?action=view&current=Picture002.jpg

    http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/avrilhaterskater/?action=view&current=Picture003.jpg

    http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/avrilhaterskater/?action=view&current=Picture005-1.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      no matter what anyone says - take the safe option and get it checked !!!!

      you have nothing to loose that way because if it is infected they will be able to treat it if it isnt then at least you have got a pice of mind and reashurance that your ok now

  40. QUESTION:
    Many small red bumps around my bicep area. How can I get rid of them?
    On both of my arms from my elbow up to the top of my bicep I have a lot of tiny red bumps. They don't itch or hurt. They are just there and its sort of annoying. Just want them gone if possible.

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same problem, I HATE IT I cannot get it under control either. mine is not rough, but it is very red sometimes it gets rough.

      It is very annoying i completely agree, I won't even were sleeveless tops.

  41. QUESTION:
    umm i have these red little bumps on my arms but idk what they are plz help?
    umm well i have these small red bumps and they r spredding more on my arms i had some on my legs but ik its not peison ive because i have had that 4 times b4. so they are a little ichy but idk what to do im 13 and my mom says its nothing but its like going all around my arm. what could it be? and what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      allergic reaction to a certain lotion or soap or laundry detergent

  42. QUESTION:
    Any treatment recommendations for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have a skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris, which is rough bumps on upper arms and on thighs and legs. It is not eczema or acne, but it is like small red bumps on the skin. It is unsightly and I want to get rid of it. Any suggestions for lessening the appearance or getting rid of it? I've already tryed a loofa, multiple types of sponges, and moisturizing lotion such as Aveeno & Eucerin. Any advice will be appreciated, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Small doses of the sun help - I won't say go and lay out but healthy sun helps -
      A lufa with a thick oil like Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa butter
      helps soften the skin.

  43. QUESTION:
    Has anyone gotten itchy red bumps after laser hair removal?
    After my third treatment for laser hair removal I developed itchy red bumps on my arms and legs. I am doing full body, but this is the only area that was irritated. The technician told me to take Sudafed and Claritin and it would go away. My arms went away within a week but my legs have been irritated for almost a month. It is only a small part of the shin. Has anyone else had this reaction? If so, what did you do?

    • ANSWER:
      had a very similar reaction after my second treatment.. try to avoid hot showers, sweating, perfumes and perfume containing moisturizers, and tight clothes.. I used combination of E45 lotion & aloe vera gel, they worked for me.. the areas still red and a lil bit bumpy though but at least not itchy.. :-)

  44. QUESTION:
    Does my son have an illness that I should worry about?
    My son who is 2 years old developed really small red bumps on his face and a few on his arms about two days ago. Today his cheeks are a bit red. He doesn't have a fever or act sick in any way, he's also not itchy. Is this something I should worry about? I am also 33 weeks pregnant. I don't think they are chicken pox. Should I wait another day or 2 and take him to the doctor or go see a doctor asap?

    • ANSWER:
      you should most definetly consult a physician for both your son's sake and you and your unborn baby.
      could be something as harmless as ezcema or rash since there is an absence of fever. do you or your son have allergies? people with allergic tendancies ussually are prone to skin problems like ezcema. does the rash seem to worsen with a hot bath or fragrant lotion? these may both cause a flare up. check out this web site: www.keepkidshealthy.com
      however because your son is so young, you need to get it checked out, and also your pregnant, if he has something more serious than a simple skin rash you may be putting your other baby at risk. just call a doctor.
      good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why do I get red, itchy bumps on my hands?
    I have several, small, itchy, red bumps around the top of my hands and up my arms.
    They are EXTREMELY itchy and annoying. It kinda hurts to scratch them
    I've been to the doctor before and them gave me a cream. It didn't work.

    I also noticed that I've been getting even more when I try to put just normal cream on them. Maybe it's an allergic reaction?
    Anyone else know what they might be and what can I do you heal them.

    • ANSWER:
      you can't tell that way go to a doctor!!! -

  46. QUESTION:
    Why does this red bump appear every once in a while?
    I get this red bump about the size of a small bean on my arm. It's not a pimple and I get it about everyone month or two. I wash it with benzol peroxide and it goes away in about a day. I injected heroin at that spot about three years ago, I know stupid, long story short I've been clean for years now, and the red bump only started appearing about 6 months ago? Is it an infection and should I see a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you should see a doctor. You can never be to safe, because things could turn out worse if you don't get it checked out.

  47. QUESTION:
    All my soap and shampoo is aggravating my skin. Is dove products good?
    Okay so I have been using just random shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc. all my life, but now my head is starting to itch a lot and my forehead and parts of my face are breaking out and the skin disorder on my legs is seemingly getting worse, like the bumps on them are almost making it impossible to shave without discomfort. I have heard some really good reviews about Dove products, and I have been thinking about switching to all Dove shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc. Any opinons? and if any of you have that same small red bumps on your legs and back of arms PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT HELPS! Thanks :)
    P.S I am almost 18 if you need to know.

    • ANSWER:
      Dove is definitely the best. Most shampoos, conditioners, soaps, lotions etc bother me (give me a rash) and Dove is one of the few I can use. Finesse for shampoo and conditioner works well for me too.

  48. QUESTION:
    I need to get rid of these red bumps?
    I have small red bumps on my vaginal lips. They don't itch or hurt but, how do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I had similar things on my arm i mixed some almond oil with some loreal skin dehydrating cream and it worked a treat!

  49. QUESTION:
    On my upper arms and shoulders I have red bumps, and a hair grows out of each one. What is this?
    I think I have infected hairs, maybe even follicultis, but in my upper arms, shoulders, back, and recently starting to appear on my legs, feet, chest, abs, and lower arms, I have red bumps and I recently discovered that each has a hair on them, so I'm beginning to think that these are truly infected hairs. I have pulled some out by the root with tweezers and the follicals all seem to have a small amount of pus at the tip. Despite this effort, they seem to never go away. Plus, many are on the side of my arm where I can't pull at the root properly with tweezers. I've had these for a long time, at least since I started middle school (I'm a freshman in high school, soon to be sophomore). They're ugly and cause me to be shy when taking off my shirt or showing my arms. I was wondering if anyone knew what this is and the correct way to treat and cure it. Thanks!
    I think I have infected hairs, maybe even follicultis (except there is no itching or burning, so I have doubts about that being the case here), but in my upper arms, shoulders, back, and recently starting to appear on my legs, feet, chest, abs, and lower arms, I have red bumps and I recently discovered that each has a hair on them, so I'm beginning to think that these are truly infected hairs. I have pulled some out by the root with tweezers and the follicals all seem to have a small amount of pus at the tip. Despite this effort, they seem to never go away. Plus, many are on the side of my arm where I can't pull at the root properly with tweezers. I've had these for a long time, at least since I started middle school (I'm a freshman in high school, soon to be sophomore). They're ugly and cause me to be shy when taking off my shirt or showing my arms. I was wondering if anyone knew what this is and the correct way to treat and cure it. Thanks!
    sorry for putting all of that again, I thought I was editing the details and not adding new ones. d'oh.

    All I added was that I don't think it's folliculitis because there's no itching or burning.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair growth is very normal in upper arms, legs, chest and etc.
      What seems to be happening is when hair grows, it sometimes gets stuck under the skin, which causes it to become red, swollen and infected. The best thing to do, is get a loofah and give them a good scrub which will help get rid of the skin on top of the hair. If it really bothers you can bleach or wax them.

      I hope that helped


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