Home Remedy For Keratosis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for keratosis pilaris?
    I have it on my arms, thighs, and cheeks... ITs not SEVERE but its kinda annoying..
    It has gotten better over the years... Its not acne either...
    So are there any home remedies?
    my cheeks arent rosy or red from it.. normal color :P

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely!

      I have it on my arms, and am prone to it on my upper legs. So, i make sure to exfoliate with a *good quality* exfoliator each time I shower, or at least every other shower. The second step is to *always moisturize* when you get out of the shower, or after washing your face. I wish someone had told me years ago :)

      The combination of the two keeps most of the bumps from forming and makes your skin look more clear.

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone have home remedies to get rid of keratosis kilaris (also known as chicken skin)?
    Does anyone have any good home remedies to get rid of keratosis pilaris? Its also known as chicken skin...its the red little bumps in the back of the arms. I really hate them and want to get rid of them soon, so please if you know of any please tell me. Or if your still not sure what I'm talking about just ask... I really want an answer. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Buy a lotion that has alpha hydroxy acid in it. That's what my dermatologist told me to do. It eventually goes away all on its own, but the lotion keeps it under control.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you treat a Keratosis Pilaris Alba? Only home remedies, please!?
    I want to treat my chicken skin so bad like, I want to wear t-shirts with no hoodies. And can you please tell me any medications that is inexpensive, and affordable -- also, home remedies! Please tell me as soon as possible! :D

    Thanks,
    ^that person

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/keratosis-pilaris/DS00769
      Read the article. It has home remedies.

  4. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of keratosis pilaries?
    What are some home remedies? Im 13 and have had these bumps on my arms that are kind of pimple looking, i searched up what it was and it said it was keratosis pilaries. How can i get rid of them? They're on my arms and are a little red, does aloe Vera help fade it?

    • ANSWER:
      Bad news: 'keratosis pilaris usually disappears by age 30.'

  5. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for keratosis pilaris?
    I have keratosis pilaris on my arms, legs, and back. My mum won't let me see a dermatologist because she things I do not have to, but the little red bumps (not acne they are keratosis pilaris) and red patches are so embarrassing especially with summer coming. Plz help. Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      I just googled this myself earlier today and found there is actually quite a lot of information online from other sufferers talking about what helped or didn't help them. Mostly they suggest using a moisturising body wash and a loofa in a circular motion. Pat the skin dry and follow up by using a good moisturiser. Others are suggesting eliminating dairy or wheat from your diet. Some people say tanning or steam baths or saunas have helped them. I know how embarrassing this is for you as it really bothered me too as a teenager, but it isn't the end of the world. I think you should just google keratosis and try some of the things that others have suggested for yourself.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I reduce my Keratosis Pilaris?
    Hi everyone,

    i just found out i have keratosis pilaris, it is all over my upper thighs and back legs. With it being summer time it is extremely embarrassing to have this on my legs. I know it can not be cured but is there any over the counter/home remedies i can do to reduce the redness and bumps? Any help would be great!

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris is caused by over growths of dead skin over the hair follicle. The quickest and easy fix is a chemical exfoliant (for example a Glycol based one that you would use on your face) or even a physical exfoliant will clear it up in as little as three weeks. Enjoy your clear skin!

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of sebborheic keratosis?
    I know that is spelled incorrectly, sorry.

    I'm trying to find a solution to it. I've tried vitamins and creams, but have not hit on home remedy. At the moment, I'm trying apple cider vinegar.

    Anyone with any ideas that have worked?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of scars and keratosis pilaris?
    I've had chicken skin since I was three and I guess when I was younger I used to pick them or scratched them too roughly so now I have scars all over my right arm. I hardly ever wear half sleeved shirts because of this. How can I get rid of the scars? I want to use home remedies because the medicine isn't doing anything for me. Also what drug store foundation should I use to cover this up? The chicken skin isn't just on my arms it recently moved to my fore head and it looks like acne.

    • ANSWER:
      Are the scars purple or white?

  9. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have tried everything and nothing seems to work. I need something that really works and I am saying this as a scientist, you would think I have founs something to get rid of KP, but nothing seems to work and all the stuff I have you are to expensive I can't afford this stuff. Any home remedies you guys know of or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, you can't. It is an inherited condition. There are some medications mentioned on the web that say they will help the condition, but they will not eradicate it. Using a rich emollient like Lubriderm or Aveeno help cut down on the roughness, but nothing makes it go away. The only thing that works is time. As you get older, KP literally goes away on its own. You just have to wait it out. Sorry.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of chicken skin?
    I have Keratosis Paralis, or chicken skin, on my arms and cheeks. Are there any at home remedies I could try?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually there is no way to get rid of chicken skin. ( I have it myself. ) But if you put body lotion on it, it make it feel softer...

  11. QUESTION:
    Any good home remedies for keratosis pilaris?
    I have it on my upper arms and thighs,i have noticed it has gone away with intensive moisturising slightly,is there any other ways of reducing it at home?

    • ANSWER:
      http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_red_and_white_small_bumps_on_your_entire_arm_and_upper_leg

  12. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark spots on face?
    I have a couple spots on my face that are darker from sun or whatever. Im not sure. I always wear sunscreen now so they don't get darker. How can I get rid of them? I appreciate home remedies the most but any suggestions please!!! Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      It's called a solar keratosis. You can have them frozen off in 1 or 2 treatments (depending on the size) for around 0 per treatment.

      I have an appointment to get one removed next week!

  13. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    Help! I have Keratosis Pilaris (the small "goosebumps") on my lower butt. What is a preferably quick, at home remedy to get rid of this? Also, how often should I wash my jeans to keep this from happening?

    • ANSWER:
      I know how you feel. I had Keratosis Pilaris too and always wore long sleeves to hide it even when it was really hot. I started using Paula's Choice 2% BHA and it cleared up completely within a few weeks. I don't know if it works for everyone, but it seems to work for a lot of people. I've told several people about it and it has worked for everyone I've told. KP is a fairly common thing.

      I started with their liquid formula but I also have used their 2% BHA body lotion. I recommend the liquid to start. You can find out a lot more about KP and the various treatments and products here: http://cosmeticscop.paulaschoice.com/keratosis-pilaris-solutions.aspx

      Good Luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    Know any natural remedies to cure keratosis pilaris??
    Also know as chicken skin, it's harmless and not contagious. But I want to know if there are any home remedies or anything I can do to get rid of them, without going to the doctors???

    • ANSWER:
      You can try an exfoliating scrub... I make one for my daughter out of brown sugar, powdered milk and honey. My doctor said to use a lotion that has alpha hydroxy acids in it... I found an inexpensive one made my Pond's. The doctor said it will be worse in the winter than in the summer and I find that to be true....

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of this eczema on the bottom of my butt cheeks?
    For a year now I've noticed these bumps on the bottom of my butt cheeks, really mild though. Not noticeable unless you feel it.

    I tried putting lotion there for a while in case it was just dry skin. Then I tried tanning to see if it would disappear from that. I tried baby powder.. I just don't know anymore!

    I don't want to go to the doctor or anywhere like that, so is there any thing recommended I should buy at the store for it? Or any other home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like keratosis pilaris to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

      The options are AHA, BHA, and urea, all meant to break up the keratin in the pores, which makes the bumpy feeling.

      Some products with these active ingredients include: Neostrata lotions (glycolic or lactic acid), Paula's Choice 2% BHA body treatment, or Eucerin lotions that have urea high on the ingredient list.

      Hope this helps.

  16. QUESTION:
    Seriously. Is there really no cure for Keratosis Pilaris?
    If you don't know what Keratosis Pilaris is, they are little bumps on your skin that are on your upper arm, your face and some other parts of the body. Does anyone know any home remedies or anything that can actually cure this?

    • ANSWER:
      mmmm maybe try microdermabrasion.. either at a beauty therapist or l'oreal make one that is soooo good in a tube for exfoliating but its not just a scrub its done with crystals that really scratch the surface (without wrecking it) and they help to get any bumps, dead skin, lumps, pimples, scaba, acne scars to clear and u only need to use the smallest amount as it is so good!! if anything will get rid of them, that will xx goodluck please try it ...

  17. QUESTION:
    Help!?! How to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris? And Blackheads?
    i have these red spots on my arms which i think are keratosis pilaris and also some of them have white heads. i want to get rid of them before my birthday in may and was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I am only 14 so i would like to get rid of these soon.

    I also have blackheads on my t-zone,, i've tried steaming, facials, home remedies and home made blackhead strip thingys.... any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello!
      I have to say I have tried almost everything to get rid of acne: Creams, strips, cleaning, and all type of home made remedies, and nothing really helped to definitely get read of acne nor blackheads. I have to say that certain things that helped partially:
      -Change your diet and include plenty of nutrition rich foods like fish, diary products, fruits and greens. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 present in the foods helps clear the pores of the skin and remove the secretions and dust thereby allows the skin to breath and glow.
      -The biggest enemy of your face is the oily skin which gives rise to Acne formation. Therefore it should be your endeavor to always keep your face free of oil and secretions

      BUT it was’nt, until a friend of mine told me how she solved her acne problem. At first sight her solution looked like one of this promises books out there about how to solve your acne problem.

      As the method was 100% back guaranteed, I thought I had nothing to lose. What I didn’t know it was how much I had to win with it with the step- by-step solution I got! (They say it is based on a 7 year period of trial and error). Not only did I get rid of blackheads and breakouts, but in 7 weeks I was able to get my acne cured permanently! 1 and half years later my skin has never looked better. For me it was really worth it the try.
      Best of lucks!

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a home remedy to get rid of keratosis pilaris?
    I have those red bumps on my arms and am wondering if anyone knows a way to either get rid of them of make them less noticeable?

    • ANSWER:
      I have it, too, and so does one of my daughters, only for both of us it's more widespread. The pediatrician recommended Betamide Lotion or AmLactin lotion. Both are available at drug stores or WalMart or similar places, and they both really, really help. Ask the pharmacist wherever you decide to look and they can help you find it. You have to use it faithfully or the bumps will return. My daughter and I have both been using it and it definitely makes a difference. It's the combination of urea and lactic acid that do the work. The lotions I mentioned are also great for dry, cracked heels and dry skin. It was handed down to you genetically, so unfortunately there is no permanent cure. I hope I helped!

  19. QUESTION:
    What to do about keratosis pilaris?
    I have keratosis pilaris and it annoys me so much! What can I do about it? I've heard about something called Carmol 20? and I think I've tried Carmol 40 which is only available by prescription but it didn't work. Maybe there are some home remedies or just some tips? Please help. I know a lot of girls my age (13) have them too but I cannot stand it. Thanx :)

    • ANSWER:
      I know how you feel. I had Keratosis Pilaris too and always wore long sleeves even when it was really hot. I started using Paula's Choice 2% BHA and it cleared up completely within a few weeks. I don't know if it works for everyone, but it seems to work for a lot of people. I've told several people about it and it has worked for everyone I've told. It is a fairly common thing.

      I started with their liquid formula but I also have used their 2% BHA body lotion. I recommend the liquid to start. You can find out a lot more about KP and the various treatments and products here: http://cosmeticscop.paulaschoice.com/keratosis-pilaris-solutions.aspx

      Good Luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    Is there any facial mask i can make at home easily?
    I have keratosis pilaris alba, which is rough bumpy skin, is there a facial mask i can make that will make it go away? I don't have coconut, orange juice, lemons, papaya, honey, tea, none of that stuff. Is there any facial mask that doesn't take that stuff that i can make myself?

    • ANSWER:
      I've been doing some research and I don't believe that there is a home remedy that will give you the results you're looking for. You may need medical treatment if you want it to fully go away. The simplest thing I found that meets your request was to just exfoliate you skin gently. Though if you want treatment with results, you might have to see your doctor. My sister has those bumps on her arms, so my mom took her to Sephora and bought her certain products to help it. Though she spent like 0 on everything, and my sister has those bumps still. In my opinon, I think they just tell you that it'll go away to make a quick buck. My sister just deals with it now.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is a home-made remedy to get rid of moles?
    I've heard onion juice won't by some people but others say it does work. The mole is on my face and quite big so obviously I want it gone. I'm willing to go through pain if it means it will be gone forever. I hate it so much. :( Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      For one if its a true mole there is no home remedy of getting rid of it.A doctor can remove a facial mole one of two ways both of which need local anesthesia (lidocaine,usually) DO NOT try to remove a true mole yourself please. If your are told any other "methods" there not true that is if its an actual mole. Some people confuse letigos (i.e sun-spots and or freckles) or seborrehic keratosis (hereditary warty like spots) with a true mole which can both be frozen off or lightened with bleaching creams.

  22. QUESTION:
    how to remove the bumps i have on my arms?
    its kiratosis pilaris , nad my doctor did give me a medical cream for it . but now i cannot use it cause im having lazer treatements, and the doctor said that i shouldnt use any medical creams.
    so any at home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      For Keratosis Pilaris, wash with a mild soap (Clearly Natural Glycerine Soapglycerine soap, Dove Beauty Bar for Sensitive Skingentle cleanser, Dove Deep Moisture Body Washbody wash for keratosis pilaris, etc.) to not dry out the skin.

      One step in treatment is intensive moisturizing. Try Vaseline Intensive Care Total Moisture, Dry Skin Lotionvaseline lotion or Complex 15 Therapeutic Moisturizing LotionComplex 15 after bathing, and re-apply the cream again several times daily. Put this on when the skin is still damp. If one of these creams does not help, change to a cream containing urea (Nutraplus Lotion with Urea or Aqua Care Lotion for Dry SkinAqua Care) or alpha-hydroxy acids (Kiss My Face Peaches & Creme Moisturizer with 8% Alpha Hydroxy Acidsalpha hydroxy lotion) applied twice daily - it may be too irritating to use more often.

      The second step is to remove the plugged pores can be by taking long, hot soaking tub baths and then rubbing the areas with a coarse washcloth, stiff brush, or a Buf-PufBuf-Puf. Using Dove Exfoliating Body Washbody wash for keratosis pilaris with the scrubber will moisturize as it exfoliates. Rub in a circular motion.

      Take a good Multivitaminmulti-vitamin. If you already are, take extra Vitamin AVitamin A.

      Increase the humidity in the bedroom with a Humidifierhumidifier.

      Get 15 to 30 minutes of sunshine every day possible.

  23. QUESTION:
    what are some good home remedies for keratosis pilaris?
    yeah i had it since i was little and i am 14 now and i hate it!arrrrrr!the sun helps it a little but i wanna get rid of it!is there anything i can do at home or something to help it or make it go away?i mostly have it on my arms,face, and back.i dont have that much on my legs.is there a good soap or scrub thing lol idk?HELP ME!!!

    • ANSWER:
      http://skincarerx.com/Glytone-Keratosis-Pilaris-Kit.html

  24. QUESTION:
    How to improve complexion?
    I hate looking at my skin, it tortures eyes and reflects my personality. It's smooth, but hideous- Keratosis Pilaris, bumps, uneven coloring, and anything else you can think of. I eat veggies and try to drink as much water as I can until my stomach swells
    I don't want to buy beauty products- are there any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      You should try using a moisturixer that evens out your skin tone such as Ponds makeup enhancing moisturizer or aveeno's pure radiance moisurizer.

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090703174906AAikQrk

  25. QUESTION:
    I have raised bumps on the back of my legs. I never had them b/f, they aren't red or itchy, what are they?
    I have sensitive skin, and often get razor bumps, but this is not that. They showed up about 2 weeks ago, and I have never had anything like this before. I cannot afford a dermatologist, and I won't have insurance for another month or two...are there any over-the-counter creams or home remedies I can use?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor. This sounds like what my husband and children have. Look up Keratosis Polaris. There are several creams that are over the counter that can be used to smooth the skin and help to alleviate some of the irritation. Try Lac Hydrin. There is an over the counter brand that only cost us approx. 5 dollars.
      I hope this was a least a little helpful.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to improve "chicken skin"?
    I found out that ,unfortunately, you cannot get rid of keratosis pilaris. I've tried multiple way to make it look better. Like, scrubs and home remedies, but if I don't notice imporvement after a month , I usually give up on it. If anyone knows a faster or more sufficient way to improve keratosis pilaris please tell me, because I am desperate to have my skin look good for the summer. Thx.

    • ANSWER:
      massage castor oil on to effected area each night and leave on overnight (wear something to keep from staining bed linens) use an exfoliant scrub or a sturdy bath brush over the area and then use coconut oil as a moisturizer on wet skin when you get out of the shower. You should see significant improvement in a week.

  27. QUESTION:
    what is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris and reduction of deep keloidal scars?
    i have had KP for the past 15 years now and i have so many scars because of them which affects my overall self confidence. please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I'll tell you what, go natural. Natural remedies work. Start off by ditching all harsh and synthetic chemicals. They are terrible for your skin in the long run (not to mention, expensive). Switch to all natural or organic products and you will see a major difference. I can't even tell you how much my skin has cleared just from using natural home remedies. This is coming from someone who has had tons of scars on my face and body. Beyond belief. :-P Vitamin E is really good for scars. So is Rose Hip Seed Oil and Tea Tree.

      Oh and you should definitely try the BestBathStore soaps. All of their soaps are handmade with 100% natural ingredients. They can even out your skintone. I've been using their lemon cleansing bar as my body wash. It only took about 2 days for me to see major improvement on my scars.

      I'm not the only one. They have an entire review section here:
      http://bestbathstorecouponcodes.blogspot.com/p/reviews.html

      They offer free samples as well. Hope that helps. Take it easy.

      -Love Is Peace

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I get smooth arms?
    The section of my arms between my shoulders and elbows have been rough for years. They get lots of little pimples, and are always dry. I've changed soaps, detergents, no lotion I know of works long term, I don't wear tight shirts and I don't sweat a lot. Can someone please tell me an inexpensive or natural remedy for my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      You might have keratosis pilaris. Keratosis pilaris is quite common and is usually found on people's arms.
      Here is some info about keratosis pilaris.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

      Here are some natural home remedies for it.
      http://ezinearticles.com/?Keratosis-Pilaris-Treatment---Easy-Home-Remedies-Tips&id=644857

  29. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to remove skin tags?
    I'm trying to get rid of one by tying a string around it, (well about to) and i was wondering how long it would take to remove it. Thanks if you help any.

    • ANSWER:
      Skin Tag
      http://www.medicinenet.com/skin_tag/page2.htm How are skin tags treated?

      There are several effective medical ways to remove a skin tag, including removing with scissors, freezing (using liquid nitrogen), and burning (using medical electric cautery at the physician's office).

      Usually small tags may be removed easily without anesthesia while larger growths may require some local anesthesia (injected lidocaine) prior to removal. Application of a topical anesthesia cream prior to the procedure may be desirable in areas where there are a large number of tags.

      Dermatologists (skin doctors), family physicians, and internal medicine physicians are the doctors who treat tags most often. Occasionally, an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) is needed to remove tags very close to the eyelid margin.

      There are also home remedies and self-treatments, including tying off the small tag stalk with a piece of thread or dental floss and allowing the tag to fall off over several days.

      The advantage of scissor removal is that the growth is immediately removed and there are instant results. The potential disadvantage of any kind of scissor or minor surgical procedure to remove tags is minor bleeding.

      Possible risks with freezing or burning include temporary skin discoloration, need for repeat treatment(s), and failure for the tag to fall off.

      There is no evidence that removing tags causes more tags to grow. Rather, there are some people that may be more prone to developing skin tags and may have new growths periodically. Some patients even require periodic removal of tags at annual or quarterly intervals. Do skin tags need to be sent for pathology?

      Most typical small skin tags may be removed without sending tissue for microscopic examination. However, there are some larger or atypical growths that may be removed and sent to a pathologist for examination under a microscope to make sure that the tissue is really a tag and nothing more. Additionally, skin bumps that have bled or rapidly changed may also need pathologic examination. While extremely rare, there are a few reports of skin cancers found in skin tags.
      What else could it be?

      While classic skin tags are typically very characteristic in appearance and occur in specific locations such as the underarms, necks, under breasts, eyelids and groin folds, there are tags that may occur in less obvious locations.

      Other skin growths that may look similar to a skin tag but are not tags include moles (dermal nevus), nerve and fiber-type moles (neurofibromas), warts, and "barnacles" or "Rice Krispies" (seborrheic keratosis).

      Warts tend to be rougher, with a "warty" irregular surface whereas skin tags are usually smooth. Warts tend to be flat whereas tags are more like bumps hanging from thin stalk. While warts are almost entirely caused by human papilloma virus (HPV), tags are only sometimes associated with HPV.

      Groin and genital lesions resembling skin tags may actually be genital warts or condyloma. A biopsy would help diagnose which of these growths are not skin tags. Very rarely, a basal cell skin or squamous cancer or melanoma may mimic a skin tag, but this is very uncommon.

      Is there another medical name for a skin tag?

      Medical terms your physician or dermatologist may use to describe a skin tag include fibroepithelial polyp, acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, and soft fibroma. All of these terms describe skin tags and are benign (noncancerous), painless skin growths. Some people refer to these as "skin tabs" or warts. However, a skin tag is best known as a skin tag.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/skin_tag/page2.htm

  30. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of those little bumps on your arms?!.. between shoulder and elbows lotsa people get it?
    I think its actually called keratosis pilaris?.. something like that.. one friend says to just scrub hard?.. that seems gross.. are there creams or any home remedies anyone knows of or has tried?.. any thing can be helplful. Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I have those. I use a loofa and I really scrub that area -- with a mild soap (dove), I also use a hydrating lotion for that area (right now im using lubriderm, however before this I had gotten the lotion from my doctor (it was clear) -- it did a great job, however the lubriderm is doing a good job. St. Ives is also a good choice, but get one for hydration.

  31. QUESTION:
    Natural home remedies for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have tried Apple Cider Vingar, didnt work at all (plus it made me smell like a salad). Tried exfoiliating until i pretty much bleed. Tried TEa tree oil and that smelled terrible. any remedies you guys no.
    Much appreciated thanx

    • ANSWER:
      I found that champori cream for psoriasis clears my kp better than anything else: takes just a few days and then my skin stays smooth for months on end. Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesnt work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Mol.

  32. QUESTION:
    My son has keratosis pilaris and I was wondering if anyone has some home remedies or tips?

    • ANSWER:
      I actually used this on my KP and it worked so well my KP never came back. Sort of pricey, but totally worth it for me. It's called Dermadoctor KP Duty.

      http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P73509&categoryId=B70

  33. QUESTION:
    keratosis pilaris help :S :S? How can i make it dissapear!!?
    I have keratosis pilaris on my upper arm and only there so it looks like i have a farmers tan!

    Is there any cream or medication or home remedy that can help it go away? even if it's temporary i don't mind!

    and i heard that sun helps make it alot less obvious - but any other tips?

    thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      I have it , too. Most of the times on my upper arms, sometimes also on the back of my upper legs.
      The severness of it comes and goes. There are times when I don't have anything at all.
      Sun and air is good. Keeping the upper arms moisturized also helps. I read that exfoliating doesn't help but makes it worse. But I have experienced that it does help. I make a paste of salt, honey and lemon juice, scrub with that and then take a normal shower. I always have the feeling that the skin gets smoother afterwards plus it is really refreshing (do this though before you shave legs because otherwise it will sting)

      I also read that some product with some milk enzyme or so were supposed to really good, but I don't know any specific brand.
      Anyway, I fear that we have to live with it. I had it really bad just after the birth of my daughter, but for the last 2 months it is almost totally gone....So I guess hormones also play a role.

  34. QUESTION:
    I think I have Keratosis Pilaris?
    I think I have Keratosis Pilaris, but when I look up information on it everyone always says they got bumps on there arms and I don't have that, I have red bumps on my upper but my skin is smooth. Can Keratosis Pilaris be smooth or do I have something else?

    Also if that is what it is does anyone have any home remedies that can help with it? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      No, you don't have Keratosis Pilaris then. I have it and mine are little raised bumps I think you probably have something else.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have goosebump type bumps on the back of my arms, What are they?
    They are also on my thighs and sides of my torso. I was told it was just dry skin, but i was also told is was something else. Some word with almost every letter of the alphabet in it. I use a heavy moisturizing body lotion, and they aren't going away. They don't itch or anything. Serious answers ONLY please!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like KP:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

      There are home remedies that work for some people, listed in one of the links on the wiki page. But your best bet would be to go to a dermatologist for professional treatment.

  36. QUESTION:
    I have these pimple looking bumps on my legs thighs and arms?
    What does it mean? i had them since i could remember but never really did anything about it. They look like little pimples and they are psychological affecting me, i wont show my thighs or don't want anyone to rub my skin cause of it. What is it, and what could i do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably Keratosis pilaris.. does it look something like this?

      http://apps.uwhealth.org/health/adam/graphics/images/en/1920.jpg

      Keratosis is basically extremely dry skin, usually more apparent in higher-altitude regions.

      The obvious way to get rid of it is go to a dermatologist, get it checked out, and get him/her to prescribe you a cream or whatever to put on it.

      However, A more natural, home-remedy treatment is simply applying lotion (try to go with a fragrance-free lotion with oatmeal) or oil (like oil of olay) to your trouble areas RIGHT after a bath or shower. This approach may take much, much longer, but I guarantee that it will work!

      Also, It is sometimes caused by a lack of vitamen A. Try to eat more foods like this:
      liver
      sweet potatos
      carrots
      mangoes
      spinach
      cantaloupe
      dried apricots
      milk
      egg yolks
      mozzarella cheese

      or you could take vitamin A supplements with the lotion routine.

  37. QUESTION:
    What can I do for my keratosis pilaris? (KP)?
    Are there any moisturizers that work well? Home remedies? Something topical? Any help appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Uhh I know, I have it 2. I just researched it for u (u're welcome, lol) and I saw that taking a lofa and general soap (Baby Johnson Works good for me since I have sensitive skin) and rubbing it on your arms in the shower helps.

  38. QUESTION:
    Anyone else have little flat white sebhorreic keratosis spots?
    Recently I noticed tiny white spots all different parts of my body..these spots resemble vitiligo or tinea versicolor (but the size of a pencil point). My biopsy came back and the doctor diagnosed me with sebhorreic keratosis. I looked at pictures on the web and can not find anything that remotely resembles what I have so I was wondering if anyone else may have the same thing? Id also like any advice on making them go away if possible.

    • ANSWER:
      Seborrheic keratoses can come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Some are totally without color; others are jet black. So, it's not surprising to have white ones. And, some are very thick; others are flattish. They tend to be genetic, so I suspect that you'll continue to get them.They can be easily removed by your dermatologist. There is no "at home" remedy to get rid of them.

  39. QUESTION:
    What can I do for my keratosis pilaris? (KP)?
    Are there any moisturizers that work well? Home remedies? Something topical? Any help appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    I have Keratosis Pilarison my arms. how do i get rid of it?
    how do i get rid of it because i am 13 and it makes me self concious.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a home remedy for an Aspirin Mask and it helps

      Why does it work?
      Aspirin is actually a form of Beta Hydroxy Acids or BHA’s, which are found in many skin creams and work by exfoliating the dull, dead layers of skin, revealing fresh new skin underneath. Over time, BHA’s can help clarify skin tone and promote healing of blemishes.

      However, do not use the aspirin mask if you have a sensitivity to BHA’s or if you have very sensitive skin, or obviously if you are allergic to aspirin!

      How do you make it?
      The Aspirin mask must be made with uncoated, dissolvable tablets. Take two or three tablets and dissolve in a teaspoon/tablespoon of warm water.

      To Apply
      Spread the mixture on the face, avoiding the eye area and leave for a few minutes until it dries. Very gently rub the mask for about 10 seconds, to exfoliate the skin. Rinse off with tepid water. Remember to moisturize as BHA’s can be drying.

      I find this an excellent mask to use once or twice a week. It makes your skin feel as soft as a baby’s bottom and helps to clarify skin tone and texture.
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Since the Aspirin Mask is actually a facial mask, I had to adjust the recipe to use it on my keratosis pilaris. I used about 10-12 aspirin and added a little bit more warm water. Crush the aspirin in the water until it's a paste like texture (don't use too much water though, just enough to make it a thick paste) then apply it on your arms, legs or wherever you have KP. Leave it on until it dries (about 5-10 minutes) and then exfoliate in to your skin. Rinse off with water.

      It makes my skin feel much smoother when I do it.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are these things on my thighs and arms?
    I'm 13. On my legs and arms there are little "Zit-like" sores, but they aren't zits... they are filled with clear-ish yellow pus-like liquid, and whenever i squeeze them, the pus leaks out, but in a couple of minutes its filled again.... i have 1 really bed on on my left thigh and 7 on my right one... i had 4 on my upper left arm, but they are almost healed... What are these things?

    • ANSWER:
      dont listen to these noobs... hahahh sorry i dont know why but i felt the need to say that. and i just cant control it.

      but anyways, what it sounds like to me is a textbook case of "keratosis pilaris"

      which is either red bumps like you described - usually a more severe case - or a bunch of blackhead looking things on your arms/legs - which is a very mild case.

      KP is when your body starts creating excess kertin and the keratin gets caught in the follicles causing some kind of infection on you. the black ones are not infections, but the red pussy ones are.

      look up some home made remedies for it, and if that works awesome.
      if not id either try some beauty products, or see a doctor if you can. make sure to go tell your parents about it though

  42. QUESTION:
    Has anyone cured there Keratosis Pilaris out there?
    I want to know if anyone has actually got rid of it through home remedy, prescription, diet, or actions, and not by age, not by growing out of it. I'm actively trying to cure myself.

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment

      To treat keratosis pilaris patients can try several strategies to lessen the bumps. First, the patient can supplement the natural removal of dry skin and papules by using a loofah or another type of scrub showering or bathing. A variety of different over-the-counter (OTC) lotions, ointments, and creams can also be applied after showering while the skin is still moist and then several times a day to keep the area moist. Medicated lotions with urea, 15% alphahydroxy acids, or Retin A can also be prescribed by the dermatologist and applied one to two times daily. Systemic (oral) medications are not prescribed for keratosis pilaris. However if papules are opened and become infected, antibiotics may be necessary to treat the infection.

      Q:Are there any effective treatments for keratosis pilaris?
      A:
      Keratosis pilaris is a common skin disorder. Although it isn't serious, it can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs most often in children. It results from the buildup of a protein called keratin in the openings of hair follicles in the skin. This produces small, rough patches — usually on the arms, thighs and face. The exact cause isn't known, but it may be associated with eczema.

      Keratosis pilaris typically causes no pain or itching. Treatment is directed at softening the keratin deposits in the skin and may include medicated creams containing urea or lactic acid. Even with treatment, this condition tends to remain for years. If associated with eczema, keratosis pilaris may improve with treatment of the underlying eczema.

      betamethasone dipropionate, Diprosone, Diprolene
      chloroxine-shampoo, Capitrol
      corticosteroids-topical
      desoximetasone-topical, Topicort, Topicort LP
      fluocinolone-topical oil, Derma-Smoothe/FS
      fusidic acid/hydrocortisone-topical
      halobetasol-topical, Ultravate
      hydrocortisone valerate, Westcort
      omega-3 fatty acids-oral, Coromega, Longs Fish Oil, Max Epa, Omega-3, Salmon Oil, Superepa
      pimecrolimus, Elidel
      pramoxine-hydrocortisone-cream, ointment, Enzone, Pramosone
      pramoxine-hydrocortisone-lotion, Pramosone, Zone-A
      tacrolimus ointment, Protopic
      tea tree oil-topical

  43. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for keratosis pilaris?

    • ANSWER:
      You will find some excellent information at www.dermadoctor.com. Select "Search by condition" on the home page, and then scroll down until you find keratosis pilaris.

      You can read articles by the dermatologist, submit questions to the doctor, and see which products they recommend for this condition.

      I'll tell you what worked best for my husband - a good loofah and an emollient cream like Eucerin or Avon's Intensive Therapy treatments. LacHydrin is also an excellent option - I think you can purchase that directly from the dermadoctor website.

      The real key is diligence - whatever you use to successfully treat the problem (and it CAN be controlled by the way), just be sure you stick to the routine every day to see and maintain the results you want.

      Best wishes -

  44. QUESTION:
    Help with keratosis pilaris (kp) home remedies?
    i have some kp on my upper arms and it really bothers me.. do you have any home remedies that could possibly cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem. Though, there is not a cure, only treatments.If your looking for home remedies, I've heard if you put extra virgin oil on it, it will go away. I haven't tried it yet but I read it on a forum some time ago. Hope this helps anyways!

  45. QUESTION:
    How to treat Keratosis Pilaris?
    Any treatments store brought or home remedies for KP. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I have Keratosis Pilaris too and although this won't cure your condition, it will help clear it up. It's called Lac-Hydrin 12% and it looks like this: http://www.ichthyosis.com/images/lac-hydrin.jpg

      I'm pretty sure that you can get some at a local Walgreens. Luckily for me, I went to my dermatologist and he gave me a huge bag full of samples!

      I hope this helps!

  46. QUESTION:
    What can help treat Keratosis Pilaris?
    l have tiny little red goosbumps looking like things on the backs of my upper arms. l've Googled it and it's shown up with KP. l've had it ever since l can remember and it's really, really embaressing! ls there anything l can do to get rid of it? ls there any creams or something that can help? Will it go away by itself? l'm 21, will l have it forever?

    Does anyone else have this problem? How do you treat it?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There are a couple of ways to get rid of this problem... 1. If you like really hot showers or baths, turn it down to warm. 2. While taking a warm shower, use a ultra moisturizer. I use Dove, but anything with a moisturizer or vitamins are good; you should not exfoliate. 3. Follow up with a, not too heavy, but just enough lotion. Do this twice a day; once in the morning and once at night. 4. Try to stay out of the sun. For some people the sun can help but for others these bumps, also known as sun bumps, can add many more bumps. 5. Do not pick at these bumps! It makes it worst and leaves horrible scars. Eventually these bumps will go away with age, and these home remedies are sure to help!
      ...and your welcome!

  47. QUESTION:
    Does microdermabrasion help reduce the appearance of keratosis pilaris?

    If you have keratosis pilaris, what have u done to help reduce the apperance. I ask because I have it and want to wear short sleeves with the nice weather, but kp prevents me from doing so :(
    Thank you so much for your answers so far ♥

    • ANSWER:
      My best friend had the same problem as you (she is 30). This is what she did (after trying many at home remedies and a few medium chemical peels). She has a series of 8 microderma professional treatments and bought one of those at home kits and used it several times a week for a few weeks. Now the skin on her arms looks very good, it's like she never had the keratosis. she still uses the microderma kit once a week for maintenance. I believe its the body kit form Neutrogena, but there are a lot of other options out there that can help you.
      microderma exfoliates only the top layer of skin, not hurting it in any way, but thus cleans the inside of pores and follicules and reduces the cicken skin appearance.
      hope this helps.

  48. QUESTION:
    Home Remedies for Keratosis Pilaris?
    I heard using dandruff shampoo as a body wash is good for treating Keratosis Pilaris. Any other good home remedies??? HELP!!

    • ANSWER:
      Use Tea Tree Shampoo. Tea tree shampoo is available at health food stores, drug stores and online. To use, shampoo your hair with tea tree shampoo and leave on your hair for 20 minutes. Rinse hair. Repeat every day, if needed.

  49. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Keratosis pilaris?
    So. I have these red dots on my arms with excess dried skin. Its basically "chicken skin." Anyways.. its called Keratosis pilaris.
    I've had this for years. And I can't get rid of it. I drink 6 glasses of water everyday, wash my arms everyday, moisturize. Nothing works!
    Suggestions!!??
    AHHH

    • ANSWER:
      Dry Skin home remedies and natural cures, Questions and answers

      Home Remedies for Dry Skin
      There are a number of simple home remedies that can be used to combat dry skin. Let us take a look at some of them.

      • The best way to ensure that your skin doesn’t become dry is to keep it moisturized. Use a moisturizing cream and apply it liberally over the affected areas of your skin, especially after you bathe.

      • A hot water bath may feel wonderful in the winters, but it also dries out your skin more than normal water. Keep these hot water baths to a minimum or apply some body oil before you bathe so that your skin doesn’t lose all its precious moisture.

      • An occasional bath in milk is a royal treat and also does wonders for dry skin.

      Dry Skin : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Diet for Dry Skin
      Here are some dietary tips that will help to keep your skin moisturized in these cold winter months.

      • Drink plenty of water and fluids. This is the best thing you can do to keep dry skin at bay.

      • Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol. Although alcohol might make you feel all warm during these cold winter months, it doesn’t do good for the rest of your body, including your skin.

      • Vitamins A,D, and E can do wonders for your skin. Consume them in the form of capsules or through your diet.

      Other Suggestions for Dry Skin
      These tips will ensure that your skin stays moist and supple in the coldest of days.

      • Smoking is an absolute no-no when you’ve got dry skin. Smoking further dries out the skin and makes it parched and leathery.

      • Avoid keeping the temperature setting in your room too high. Also use a humidifier to keep the air moist.

      • Harsh chemicals such as those used in detergents and soaps can really play havoc with your skin. Use natural soaps to bathe and wear gloves when you’re washing dishes or clothes.


home remedy for keratosis

Red Bump Under Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    When I shave under my arms (with cream and a new razor) why do I get red little bumps under my arms?
    I do everything you are supposed to do when shaving, like shave in the shower with warm water, use shaving cream, and a double or triple blade razor. Can anyone figure out why I get little red bumps under my arms? Should I use Nair or Veet or something???

    • ANSWER:
      there are several things that could be causing this reaction. you could be allergic to the actual blade
      you could be allergic to the cream your using
      you could be allergic to the deoderant your using
      ingrown hairs
      if your shaving everyday try shaving only every other day
      i would highly recommend waxing its fairly inexpensive if you just do your underarms, make sure they use a hard wax for your underarms instead of a soft wax (they use strips with the soft) i think you'll really like the results you get with waxing

  2. QUESTION:
    Why do i get red bumps under my arm after i shave?
    I hate wearing sleeve-less shirts because i have all these red bumps and rashes under my arm, and it never like bare. why do i get this, and how do i prevent it?
    tanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Razor burn and sensitive skin! Use shaving cream for sensitive skin. :)

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a painful red bump under my armpit?
    I shaved a few days ago and after there was a red bump under my arm. It has since gotten bigger and is very painful. I was wondering if anyone knows what it is or how to fix it.
    it also hurts really bad when i try to put my arm down to my side or lift it up. thank you all for your answers !

    • ANSWER:
      Razer burn or sweat pimples.. put some powder on ur arm pit

  5. QUESTION:
    What is with the irritating bumps under my arms?
    After I shave and after I put on deoderant I get irritating red bumps in my under arms. They hurt and I am terribly embarrased by them! What can I do to prevent them or try and keep them clean.... I guess. I am soon to be turning 13 and I was just wondering if this might just be part of "growing up".

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like a allergic reaction just don't use the deodorant
      after your shave at least 2 hours.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the painful, red bumps in my armpits?
    After every time I shave, I have these little red bumps under my arms that really, really sting!

    Please help!

    Thanks already.

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible that it may be the deoderant you're using, you may be allergic to it. If its not that, try using a different soap or a different razor.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is this patch of tiny red bumps?
    I used the tanning bed, without putting anything on my skin (stupid I know) but anyways, i found this patch of little red bumps under my right arm today and im wondering what it is, and if it will go away without treatment, because i dont have the means to go out and get rid of it. I went on yahoo images and saw pics of these dots and theyre callrd heamongiomas, but idk. Help?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    How do you know when a girl is old enough or ready to start wearing deoderant?
    My daughter is 7 and has been getting little red bumps under her arms. Sweat bumps I believe.

    • ANSWER:
      When body odor hit, start using it. Some kids may need it at 8, others at 11.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms?
    I have had these little red bumps on my arms under my shoulders for years now. They recently started itching and turned into little rashes. I think I may be allergic to something but I have no clue. Does anybody know what they could be?

    • ANSWER:
      I also had something like this, i had little red bumps that kinda looked like they can be popped but you couldnt, The derm. told me this was calcium build up and i put Kerasal AL daily foot lotion on it! sounds crazy but within three days it was almost gone!

  10. QUESTION:
    I have bumps under my arms from Certain Dri. How do I get rid of them?
    I use this roll-on anti-perspirent because I sweat a lot under my arms. It caused little red bumps to appear. Is there any kind of moisturizer or something that will help the bumps to disappear? Thanks!
    I have to use this antiperspirant though because I sweat under my arms a lot, and nothing else works to make it stop.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the ingredients irritated your skin. A little hydrocortisone cream will reduce the bumps.
      Chuck it out and look for a hypoallergenic brand of deoderant.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are these little red painful bumps under my armpit?
    i recently had chlamydia and tooke azithromycin for treatment but the same night got little red bumps under my armpits and were painful and couldnt put my arms down they have subsides now but still can feel the lumps a little bit what can they be?

    • ANSWER:
      YOU SHOULD GO THE DOCOTR BECAUSE MY FRIEND HAD OHNE AND THEY TOLD HIM THAT HE HAD TO HAVE SURGERY, SO PLEASE DONT WAIT UNTIL IT GETS REALLY REALLY BAD..

  12. QUESTION:
    How to treat spots under armpit and other areas?
    For a while i have had some sore and some not so sore red spots and bumps under my arm pit and also around the leg/vagina area,this is rather irritating and really would like to know how to treat them.
    Please help, thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Treat 'em using the arm pit lotion...

      good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    How do get rid of razor burn?
    I have red bumps in my under arms ever side I started shaving, they don't go away. It think its razor burn so how do I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Always shave in the direction of the hair growth,not against it.This won't happen if you follow this method.cheers.

  14. QUESTION:
    Red bumps under my skin on my legs my whole life?
    I have little red bumps under my skin all over my legs and some on the back of my arms my whole life. I wonder what it is. I also have slight lactose intolerance. Does anyone know how I can get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of this bump?
    there is a big red bump under my arm. how can i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Try putting ice on it, that should help with the swelling. Other than that, be patient! :D Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps on my inner thighs?
    I have these weird red bumps on my inner thighs.
    The red bumps do not itch.
    They're not bright red.
    The bumps are dry.
    The bumps turn into these flat patches.
    I have a dark completion so the old patches turn dark.
    The patches don't itch at all.
    I also got them under my arm.
    What are they?
    I'm a teenager.
    I'm a girl.
    I'm not sexually active.

    Does anyone know what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      most likely they are just ingrown hairs, or irritatation caused by the rubbing of the thighs or armpits or shaving- perfectly normal happens to us all

      you can try applying some topical hydrocortisone 1% cream to the areas and try a non-irritating moisturizer such as cetaphil or aveeno

  17. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of these red bumps?
    I have kind of an embarrassing thing that I need help with. Whenever I shave my armpits, I always get these red bumps that show up. I use shaving cream, and i know i am not allergic to it because i use if on the rest of my body. Also, i try to remember to put lotion on right after i shave but sometimes i forget. How can i get rid of these things because it is really embarrassing to be at the pool and have red pimple looking things under my arms. Please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      They are shaving bumps. Folliculitis. Google it.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I get a smooth bikini area?
    I have really sensitive skin. i've tried just about everything and i still get really bad red bumps. This also happends with my under arms and legs....how do i avoid this with out waxing. I've done it and im looking for a way with less pain.

    • ANSWER:
      You should make sure you invest in a razor and shaving cream that adds moisture to your skin. You should be proactive and moisturize those areas with lotion in the days before shaving as well. Finally, you should exfoliate. Exfoliating will dry out your skin (thus why you must moisturize). However, it will take off all the dead skin and prevent you from getting ingrown hairs. It'll make it easier for the hairs to come out and not be so irritating when they come back in.
      Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I help my ingrown hair?
    I have really bad ingrown hair in my under arms. I think it's a "chronic" case, cuz something I read said that in chronic cases, balls of tissue form under the skin, and I've had that. It hurts really bad, and I need help! The hair is really thick, and it grows back really fast, but under the skin, and then it gets irritated, with red bumps and puss. HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      otc would be similar to treatment for shaving/ingrown hairs,
      exfoliation, you need to see doctor, not right. sounds painful.
      hate to tell you this, but use a new razor, remove hair, see what it really looks like, be easier for doc to determine, too. try hibiclens scrub, drugstores, don't use facial scrubs, particles are irritating and can get under skin, too, worse.

  20. 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 :)

  21. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my itch under my arms?
    I have a rash for sure, and there are red bumps under there too. It itches like crazy.Ive switched soaps and i dont believe its my deodorant because this itch appeared last weekend and ive been using my deodorant for 3 weeks prior. Im wondering if this will go away anytime soon or should i go see a doctor. It is really annoying and If it doesnt stop soon, i will go on a flowering stomping spree. im kidding, but please, help.

    • ANSWER:
      I know you think it's not the deodorant, but an allergic reaction can occur at any time, no matter how long you've been using something. I suggest you get a new deodorant, preferably one for sensitive skin like Dove. And just put some medicated powder on it for now.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the large red bump under my dogs front leg?
    Underneath my dogs front leg there is a large bump. Last week he had a hotspot under his arm that had a lot of pus. I applied a treatment and the puss and redness went away but this morning I noticed a small lump under his arm and it has gotten bigger. I would take him to the vet but they're closed for the week. What could this lump be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be irritation. Sometimes lumps appear because of the way they lay/sit, etc.

  23. QUESTION:
    what are some common skin rashes that you can get from sharing equipment at the gym?
    i have little red bumps by my elbow and under my arm and on my triceps. that's where my arms typically rest on a lot of machines, they also itch. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I know you can get ringworm, but i don't know if it itches or not...i would try cortizone cream for a week ans see if that helps.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do you shave your bikini area?
    I don't want to wax my bikini area so I tried to shave but I got some little red bumps. What are they and how do you stop them? I asked a friend and she didn't know either but said that she would get them sometimes when she shaved her under arms and wanted to know what they were and how to stop them.

    • ANSWER:
      Youre going to want to start by taking a hot shower. The heat opens up pores and makes the shave closer. Next, exfoliate with a loofah or one of those little netted ball things. Use a soap free, fragrence free body wash and lather up. This doubles as washing and a shaving cream, and cuts down shower time. Use a 2 bladed razor, any more than 2 blades has been proven to cause razor burn. Shave against the grain (although shaving with the grain is more gentle, it doesnt get as close). After you get out of the shower, apply a fragrence free lotion. There are also lotions made for razor burn, they are usually near the razors at the store. If you still get razor burn after this, you may have to just shave with the grain of the hair, deal with not getting a closer shave.

  25. QUESTION:
    why is there a bump under my arm?
    I have a bump under my arm about the size of a pee and its red/a little browish. it hurts if i touch it. its near the inside art of my armpit on the right side. what do you think it is? im also an 18 year old boy.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like a boil or maybe an infected hair folicle. cover it with antibiotic cream and a bandaid.... should start to look better soon.

  26. QUESTION:
    Best way to avoid underarm shaving irritation?
    I have a big problem is shaving irritation under my arms. I have to shave pretty much daily, and I always do it in the shower, using either soap or shaving cream and my Venus razor. After I get out of the shower I put lotion on, but I still always feel stubbly and have red bumps. I think it looks awful and it makes me really self conscious. Are there any alternative methods or products that help with this?

    • ANSWER:
      This is very common and especially with sensitive skin its hard to find the right product. The bee luscious shaving cream for women is simply AMAZING! I use their bee royal shaving cream for men and for the first time in my life I can shave daily.

      http://www.beeroyalproducts.com/store/product.php?productid=430&cat=2&page=1

      You use it after the shower apply a thin layer shave then the remaining rub in because it is your moisturizer all in one. It is a waterless shaving cream/lotion that does not contain any soap and really gives you the closest shave you will ever have. You will ADORE THIS PRODUCT!

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bumps and itchy?
    So I have been getting little red bumps, like extremely little red bumps, and they are really itchy. They are like on the tops of my feet, under my arms, on my stomach and back. And I have been getting itchy female parts to. Its frustrating, how can I get rid of the itchiness?

    We have two off the street cats, is there any chance they could be giving me an allergy or something? First time this has ever happened.

    Or is there any oils I could put on it, to help with the itchiness?
    Also I havent changed washing powder or anything like that

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    How to prevent and get rid of red bumps after shaving under arms?
    I use aveno soap or shaving stuff and i do it lightly but still get bumps, how can i get rid of them and how can i prevent them?

    • ANSWER:
      make sure your razor blade isn't dull, this will pull the hair and irritate it. have you tried just doing it in the shower with water? the soap and irritation could possibly be the source of the red bumps

  29. QUESTION:
    Why i am getting painful red bumps under my arms and breast?
    They come and go, starting under my arm and along my bra line then spread,

    • ANSWER:
      Several possibilities.

      You may be reacting to the fabric of your bra.
      You may be reacting to your laundry detergent used for your bra.
      You could be experiencing excessive perspiration in the area.
      you bra could be fitting poorly and causing chaffing.

  30. QUESTION:
    What do I do about bikini razor bumps?
    Everytime I shave my bikini line I get red bumps that itch and hurt and I cant shave for days after that. I even get it in my under arms when i shave there too. I have tried different types of shaving creams for sensitive skin and different razors as well and Im not sure what to do! Would you reccomend an electric razor?

    • ANSWER:
      Eletric razors never get a good shave in... I recommend babyoil instead of shaving cream and a old school lady's bic with only one blade:) this way less to irritate the skin... and the oil will help soften the hairs... in any case waxing maybe a good option them you do not have to shave for a while:) but waxing stinks cause of the ouch!

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have your underarms hurt whenever i shave?
    whenever i shave my under arms, it hurts really badly, and i have a red bump on both (only one) i think its razor burn but its been there since ive started shaving them about 2 or 3 years ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah it is normal.

      You have cut yourself a bit slightly because it happens to me
      and it stings.

      Try doing it really slow and lightly

  32. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of the bumps and irritation after shaving under arms?
    I shave my armpits everyday, and I always gets red bumps and irritation when I shave them... Is there some product out there that can relieve the burn and make my armpits look smooth??

    • ANSWER:
      You can use Cortizone or Lotion,
      and if you don't already, use shaving cream with added vitamin E or lotions in it.
      For the time being, try and cut back to shaving your pits every other day. And when you do shave, be sure and do it in the proper direction (the way the hair is growing). If you have really fast growing underarm hair, this might not be the most favorable solution, but this is probably your best bet at least until the bumps have gotten considerably smaller and less painful. That way you aren't reirritating it every day.

  33. QUESTION:
    Underarm Rash--What is it, How to Treat?
    I have a bright red rash under one arm. It's flat, no blisters, no other discoloration, no odor. It itches, and is slightly painful. Some of the skin seems to be getting a bit dried out. I've had it for a couple of weeks. Tried anti-fungal cream, no effect.

    Now it seems as though it may be spreading with tiny little red bumps, smaller than ant bites, down the torso. Does anyone have any ideas what this could be and how I might treat it?

    Thanks in advance for any help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem. It turned out that after many years of use, I had become allergic to a common ingredient in deodorant/antiperspirant. I switched to a hypoallergenic deodorant/antiperspirant and I have not had a problem since. I have used several brands with success, currently I am using Almay.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have allergic reactions to something only in certain areas of your body?
    I tried using baking soda under my arms, instead of deodorant, since deodorant gives me boils. & I got very irritated with painful, red bumps. But when I use baking soda with washing dishes (along with dish detergent), taking a bath (along with soap), cleaning up, hand washing my clothes (along with laundry detergent) etc. I'm fine.

    I don't understand why this is.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't have an allergic reaction per se to baking soda. Classic allergic reactions are dependent on proteins and there are none in baking soda.
      The skin in your arm pits is actually very delicate. Baking soda is a mild alkali so what's most likely is you've irritated the sensitive skin. The skin on your hands, by contrast, is much tougher.

      If you're looking for a good deodorant besides the chemical stick stuff, consider mineral salt blocks. They're sold for that specific purpose. My wife gets hers at a shop that handles a lot of Kosher stuff.

  35. QUESTION:
    What could this red bump on my arm be?
    I have a large, red, raised rash looking circle on my arm towards my elbow and it only slightly itches. I've been putting antibacterial and anti-fungal cream on it, and it doesn't seem to be helping. It doesn't look like ring-worm because it is completely red, instead of just a circle. It started off looking like a small white-head and my friend popped it and it turned into a scab and now is this red bump.

    • ANSWER:
      There's a colony of gnomes under your skin, and they're building a shopping plaza. They're resistant to all of that stuff, so the only way out is to go to WebMD.com like a normal person.

  36. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of unwanted hair?
    I want to get rid of my leg hair, pubic hair and hair under my arms. Every time I shave I get red itchy bumps, I have really white sensitive skin and really dark thick hair.
    Any suggestions on how to make it less painful?

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    How do girls remove their armpit hair without leaving red bumps and removing all of it?
    Every time I shave my armpits in the shower, I end up accidentally cutting myself, not removing all the hair, or having red bumps appear. I want to know how girls remove their armpit hair so well? I have complications with that.
    I use the Schick Intuition Plus Sensitive Care razor and soap when shaving.

    • ANSWER:
      Try using a shave gel or shaving cream instead of soap. Make sure your razor is sharp. Put your arm back as far as it will go to help keep the skin tight and shave in both directions (both up and down) as hair growth tends to go in both directions under the arm

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it fairly common these days for men to shave their under arms?
    To be quite honest, I have been shaving my under arms for 2 years now. I love how it feels with no hair and my under arms smell much better. Call me girly man if you want but I am not girly or metro sexual at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Its completely normal to want that sexy on-screen star body celebrity males have. Mostly all of the hottest men have hairless bodies, and women love this hunky look. Shaving is one easy way to rid yourself of hair, best the most efficient and long lasting is waxing. It may hurt a little but its well worth it. You can purchase wax almost anywheres, and it eliminates dark shadows and pesky red bumps. Shaving is still a great way to do it though and there are plenty men removing hair this way. It shows you care about your appearance which is what most girls are looking for. It doesn't make you meterosexual or weird whatsoever. Honestly, you should get more guys into hair removal! :)

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you prevent red bumps from coming up after shaving your pubic area, and arm pits.?
    also when i was in 6th grade a girl said she shaved under her belly button so i started to which i regret! so i need the bumps to stop coming there too. its embarrassing and i don't feel attractive because i have red bumps everywhere.

    • ANSWER:
      with your pubic area, if you shave there often, and carefully, then that will reduce red bumps because then your skin can get used to shaving. waxing might help, too. also, with your arm pits, you could try using Secret Visibly Smooth after you shave. hope that helped :)

  40. QUESTION:
    what is a really good skin care product for red bumps?
    Ive always had these little red bumps on the back of my arms and on my thighs, and aside from that my skin is dry and just never seems to look good! does anyone know of any good skin care products that could help?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like to me you have skin condition called "Keratosis Pilaris" commonly know as "Chicken Skin." Unfortunately, this is a genetic condition... so there's not much you can do for it. If you are still young, there's a chance of you outgrowing it. Here's some information on it and ways to keep it under control.

      http://www.keratosis-pilaris.org/
      http://www.helpforkp.com/keratosis_pilaris_pictures.html
      http://www.helpforkp.com/keratosis_pilaris_about_kp.html
      http://www.helpforkp.com/keratosis_pilaris_tips_index.html#anchor_87
      http://www.helpforkp.com/keratosis_pilaris_treatment_index.html

  41. QUESTION:
    i have had an itchy burning feeling under my arms. for the past week a half?
    i have not changed deodorants but it seems to get worse now i have red bumps under bother arms and then a huge rash under my biceps. it burn and goes half way up my arms and down my side. i haven't touched deodorants because it makes it worse. i am using eczema cream to stop the itching but have to use it 6 times a day help

    • ANSWER:
      These symptoms can occur and be aggravated by razor burn - shaving under your arms with a blunt razor??? then applying deodorant on top fresh out of the shower after shaving. The blunt blade grates on the skin like a sander almost on wood and the skin reacts by becoming inflamed. Then you spray on your deodorant and whammo, it becomes burning and you feel like walking around with your arms lifted to ease the burn. Use Aloe Vera to settle the burning sensation - fresh from a plant works best or alternatively a similar aloe vera for burns and sunburns - you are probably experiencing a chemical burn. The aloe is very soothing and calms down the aggravated redness too. Dont use deodorant until it has healed and dont use soap. Just wash with warm water for a few days until it has healed.

      Try shaving at night before going to bed so you dont apply deodorant straight on top and always use a fresh razor or get a wax or depilatory cream.

      If you absolutely must wear deodorant get one for sensitive skin and that is ok to be applied to broken skin - read every label before you buy and use. There are some out there and the cream ones work better than the sprays during this delicate time.

  42. QUESTION:
    What could this be under my arm?
    I have little red pimple like bumps under my arm pits. Do you think it would be better for me to wax or shave? any idea what it could be or how to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Look like it is acne vulgaris nothing serious.

      Clean the surrounding regularly with mild soap and wipe dry, use clean washed cloth for each cleaning.
      Use astringent such as alcohol to remove oil.

      DON'T squeeze, scratch, pick or rub the sores they heal better on its own.

      Well it is a good idea to wax or shave, but only after the sores subsided.

      I hope the above will help.

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. QUESTION:
    what is it called when you have little bumps all over your body?
    my son has allergies to alot of things but he has small bumps all under his arms and on the back and arms. They constantly itch and most of the bumps are close together making it look like one big patch. They are red. and swell up . What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe eczema.

      Is it on the opposite side of the elbow, opposite side of the knee?

      Hives is plausible too.

  46. QUESTION:
    What causes itching in a general area can go into remission then resurfaces again?
    My left arm started itching before I knew I was pregnant, but that's been 81/2 yrs ago, I break out with little bumps under the skin, then they have a break through just a tiny red dot that has a stinging itch that can drive a person insane. Can someone give me a diagnosis?

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    I have these little red bumps under my arm pits?
    I shave my arm pits once every 2 days thinking it would help but it hasent! So do you guys have any ideas to get rid of them!

    • ANSWER:
      Razor burn

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of red bumps under my arms?
    Now, before you say it, "wait a couple of days after shaving" won't work, because that's how long I go between shaving anyway. It's also not because of shaving at all. Well, maybe initially it was, but they just never went away. They're big, bright, unsightly, and sometimes painful/itchy. They showed up ever since I started shaving, and they just stayed there. Please help?

    • ANSWER:
      Ask your doctor if he can give you a medication or a cream.

  49. QUESTION:
    Purple hard spot under the skin on my arm?
    I have a spot on my arm that has been hard and feels like a bump under my skin for the past year. It's changed colors from red to purple and is sometimes sore but doesn't really hurt. What could this be? Going to see a dermatologist on Jan 4th.

    • ANSWER:
      Your describe is unhelpful because it is vague at best.

      It could be a number of things so all you will get are guesses, which is not what you want. You want a proper examination in-person by a real doctor. No one knows your medical or sexual history.

      Just wait for your dermatologist. At least you have the luxury to see one.


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Bumps On Back And Arms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is "grinding" what type of dance is that and is it good or bad?
    I heard some people mention "grinding". Now I am wondering what type of dance move that is, do you hold hands, do you twirl around, do you dance in a circle or something? Do you bump arms?

    • ANSWER:
      It is Dry Humping.
      NOT real dancing.
      It is nasty.

      -Good Luck

  2. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of eczema bumps on arms?
    I have really fair skin so the eczema bumps on my arms really stick out. Does anyone have any tips/remedies on how to get rid of these, or at least make them less noticeable? I just don't think that guys are attracted to dry/red/bumpy arms. Haha. Thanks for the help! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatment worked best for me without harmful effects of steroids. I used SerenaSkin eczema herbal remedies - ointment and spray on the skin, and anti-eczema extract internally to prevent future breakouts. It is the most effective treatment I've ever tried. More than a year later my skin is still clear.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of little red bumps on arms and thighs?
    i have alot of little red bumps on my arms and thighs. What can i do to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I agree partially with the first answer. Go see your dermatologist to get a diagnosis and prescription.

      About it going away as you get older, I'd have to disagree... If you have the same thing as I do (mild eczema). Well I've had those little red bumps since I was 4 and I'm 21 now and they haven't gone away.

      According to my dermatologist there is an over the counter ointment you can purchase to help lessen the appearance of these bumps (the name escapes me at the moment, but you could probably ask around at a local pharmacy), or you can also use Retin-A on the affected areas (which is a prescription for acne).

      But like I said previously, it's best to go visit your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. You don't want to put something on your skin that may end up aggravating it more. =)

  4. 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!

  5. QUESTION:
    How to make redness from picking bumps go away fast?
    Asap ok so heres the story:

    I pick bumps on arm/leg they are not acne just little bumps everywhere. I have the bad habit of picking them as if they r acne.

    My question:

    Hot to make the redness from picking go away???? Please help

    • ANSWER:
      first of all. stop picking! that only make things worse!!! then I would get a 'fight and fade' cleanser or toner. it will help fight the body bumps from coming back and it will fade the red spots and scars from picking at them too much.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you take care of bumps on arms and legs.?
    I have these bumps on my arms and legs and they drive me nuts! I just want to have clean smooth arms. Please somebody help me! I a dying here!

    • ANSWER:
      Do they feel like goosebumps except that they're there all the time? If this is the case then it's most likely keratosis pilaris. I've had this and it has been an absolute pain! I did some research on it online and with different doctors and estheticians and I've found out that there is, unfortunately, no cure :(
      There are treatments for it though. I have a rough loofah that I only use on my problem areas (only on those areas though, since it is too aggressive for the rest of the skin), and I use it every 4 days or so (again, no more than that since it is aggressive). I also use special lotion on those areas too, and it contains an ingredient called lactic acid. You can buy it over the counter at any drugstore. The best one I can suggest is called amlactin. I use this once or twice a week where the skin is rough, but no more since lactic acid is also somewhat aggressive and can cause damage when overdone.
      If you wax your legs instead of shaving, stop waxing for a while. This is something else I've tried while searching for the answer. Keratosis is actually caused by the inflamation of the hair roots, so anything you can do to calm your skin down will help.
      I had a pretty serious problem with this for a while, and it was at a point where I couldn't wear skirts or short sleeves 'cuz I was that embarassed. Now, though, I don't have any sign of it any more so I think that at least one of the things I mentioned above worked. I can't tell you specifically which one though since I kind of did them all at once :/ lol. Good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    What are red bumps that look like mosquito bites?
    Yesterday morning I woke up and my arm was itching and i saw that I had small and medium sized bumps on arm. They looked just like mosquito bites but,I know they aren't because its winter time. I am going to make a doctor's appointment this week. But i was just wondering if anyone knew what they could be.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my arms and body?
    On my arm is little bumps on my arm and it looks like the goosebumps when your cold. Instead the top is white. Little bumpy white dots on my hand. I have it for like 1 month or more. Does anyone know what it is and how to fix it. It's soo itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      They could be little arm pimples(everybody gets them)
      Or like maybe an irritation to something your eating.... Are you allergic to anything? It could just be a simple skin irritaion or maybe a rash from a plant. They also MIGHT be warts, but if they have been there for more than a month, you should really go see a dermotologist. I have sensitive skin too, and trust me, the sooner you get it looked at, THE BETTER!

      Hope I helped :)

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the little bumps on my arms and legs called?
    I have these little bumps on my arms. They are kind of like goosebumps that don't go away. Its not a big deal or anything. They aren't severe and they don't hurt or anything too extreme. I just want to know what they are and how to make them go away. I have had them for a few years (even though I am only sixteen). Someone told me they were called pila or something like that but I don't remember exactly. Does anyone know what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know the exact name but they are clogged hair follicles that are essentially harmless.

  10. QUESTION:
    Any good remedies for the little bumps on arms?
    Ever since I was younger I have had little redish pink bumps on my arms. They feel sort of like rough skin, but are very deeply indented I believe. My mother had them and my sister has them, so I am sure they are genetic. Anyone know how to cure or resolve this problem? We've tried a few types of creams... but haven't heard any success stories of what works. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      i sometimes get little arm bumps too. i just use my face wash on them and it helps out alot. i think they will always come back though because i believe they are genetic too. hope this works for you :)

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have red bumps on my arms because I shaved them. I know that was really stupid and I regret it 100%. If I stop it will grow back thicker and courser. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      just wash your arms. i don't know if it will grow back thicker. if they get worse contact a doctor.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the little bumps on my childs arm and how do I get rid of them?
    She has these little bitty reddish, almost pimple-looking bumps on her arms and cheeks, and has had them for a long time. At first i thought it was baby acne, but it hasnt gone away yet and shes 1 1/2! ...and now im getting them on my arms! Her dad has sensitive skin, so she may too. But i dont. Ive tried using different soaps, lotions and detergents but ive noticed no change. What are these bumps? What are they from? And, How do you get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Keratosis Pilaris. I have it and I've had little red bumps on my arms and legs my whole life.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have all these red bumps on my arms, some are red and some have white heads. But my sister has the same kind of problems except she has eczema and her's are all white and she has the same problem around her eyes with whiteheads.

    I want to know what it is and how to get rid of it! Its so ugly and annoying?! Please answer with anything you have or know about this! Thankyou soo much guys!

    • ANSWER:
      try exfoliation with st ives apricot scrub. follow with gentle moisturizer like baby lotion. moisturize frequently.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these bumps on my arms?
    I've had these bumps on my arm all over my triceps area they normally look like little pimples that don't hurt as much when you touch them. That area is slightly more red then other parts of my body and its no itchy. I try peeling them off but they just end up being little dark patches that fade and come back as the bumps. Some of the bumps are like pimples without that white skin and some are just pimple like bumps with the white skin thing.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have already tried some of these things, however maybe not all combined. One thing, make sure you only use soap that is fragrance free and hypo allergenic. Do not apply any cream or lotion that contain any perfumes. Make certain that the area is dry after washing. Water can remain on the skin can cause a fungus to remain, or grow in some areas (if already irritated, especially ...).
      After the skin is clean and dry, try some hydrocortisone cream. Let that stay on and wash after several hours and reapply. 2 to 3 times daily for a couple of days. If this is going to work, it should be improving, if not then a prescription strength steroidal cream may be necessary. Triamcinilone or hydrocortisone 2.5% along with a medrol dose pack. It may require the stronger of the 2 suggestions if it has been an ongoing cycle. Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bumps on arms?
    I have bumps on my arms, they look like goosebumps but they aren't. They're on my entire arm, not just upper. This spa lady told me to just exfoliate (sp??) with a loofa and I have been but I dont see an improvement. How can i get rid of them , they're really unnattractive.

    • ANSWER:
      This is hereditary. My mom had it, 1 of my little brothers has it, and then I have it. I don't remember what it's called, but really all you can do to minimize the bumps is wash with a non-scented mild soap and then use a medicated lotion (Eucerin works well). Basically it's extra-dry skin and eventually as you go up it will fade. Hope this helps!

  16. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my arm, between my elbow and my shoulder and how do I get rid of them?
    They are small un-noticeable (except to touch) bumps on my arm where the biceps are. They usually feel softer when I put moisturiser on them, except this does not get rid of them. How do I get rid of them completely?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that you are talking about Keratosis pilaris and as far as I know its genetic. Here's what I found on the internet. Hope it answers your question:

      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin". It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face and may be mistaken for acne.

      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.[citation needed]

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.

      Many people with keratosis pilaris do not know they have it (if the condition is mild). While KP resembles goose bumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin. As a result, it is often confused with acne.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it’s during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the “goose bumps” are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.

      [edit] Treatment

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated. Regardless, exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to the lactic acid — a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may also be helpful but increases risk of skin cancer. Small amounts of vitamin A can be used orally but only with exteme caution due to potential for liver damage. Check with a Dermatologist or Family Doctor before taking extra vitamin A due to the vitamins' potential toxic effects.

      Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden (if they do not already appear red), and in many cases will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can also help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing (such as tight fitting jeans) is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. Instead, the hair grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated, and can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though can lead to scarring.

      Food allergies may also exacerbate the condition, causing hyper-keratosis pilaris, gluten being a common culprit (source: physician's (MD) oral presentation).

  17. QUESTION:
    I have red little bumps on my arms and thighs; what are they and how can i get rid of them?
    I have little red bumps on my arms, thighs, and all over my legs. If I don't shave for a few days, they get worse, but if I tan they go away a little.Either way, they are still very noticeable. I have had people tell me they look like goosebumps but you can tell that they are not.

    • ANSWER:
      I get that problem from waxing, it's just sensitive skin..try using an extra rich shaving lather and sharp blades, and put baby oil or light mineral oil on right after shaving. Also you can try exfoliating with a mix of sugar or salt and olive oil..cleans out your pores/follicles at the same time as soothing your skin!

  18. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of the bumps in your arm?
    many people says they have them, but I think I have too many of these. So how do you get rid of these bumps in the arms? Or at least make them smoother? Any good skin tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's what Ive done for years-try rubbing banana peels (the inside part) on you arms and face before bed, and wash it off with shower in the morning. After a few nights you will start to see the bumps subside and other acne is reduced. It conditions the skin very nicely.

  19. QUESTION:
    What could these bumps on my arms be?
    Tonight I noticed these very very small, almost hive-like bumps on my arms, but they aren't red, they are the same colour as my skin. They are on the bottom side of my forearm and stretch from my wrist to my elbow. I am unsure if they could have anything to do with the fact that I have recently been been very badly sun burnt on the upper side of my forearm. This could be completely irrelevant, but I thought I should add that detail in.

    Thanks, all answers appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the really weird bumps on my arm?
    I have these bumps on my arm but the rest of my skin is completely smooth. I am twelve years old and i don't even have any pimples. What do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      consult dermo

  21. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the red bumps on my arms and legs?
    I have red bumps on my arms and legs and i hate it. I was just wondering if there was a way to get rid of them??

    • ANSWER:
      I also have this on my upper arms. Make sure to exfoliate everyday in the shower. Right after you shower, use lotion. AmLactin is really helpful. You have to moisturize everyday though, because if you stop, then the bumps will come back. It's really annoying sometimes, but it turns into a daily routine. You should be moisturizing everyday anyway. Well I hope this helps. And remember a lot of people have this, so it's completely normal.

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of red bumps on my arm?
    I have red bumps on my arm, and I just want my arms to be nice and smooth to the touch. I'm using this smelly gel stuff thats for bad skin, but it doesn't seem to work that well. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      use cocoa butter everyday when you get out of the shower. keep your skin really moisturized.

  23. QUESTION:
    I have bumps on my upper arms and lower shoulders. How do I get rid of them?
    I have small little bumps on my arms. They aren't red and they don't hurt and they aren't very noticeable, but they are annoying. What can I do to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      you don't have eczema ^^
      i have the same problem and i cant really get them to go away but i have found using exfoliator gloves in the shower helps-followed with a good moisturiser such as E45
      x

  24. QUESTION:
    What are these weird red bumps on my arms?
    I have these weird little red bumps on my arms, they are not pimples. It runs in my family, my sister has it also. I've had it my entire life. Does anyone know what it is or how to get rid of it??

    • ANSWER:
      What you have is Keratosis Pilaris or chicken skin. Keratosis Pilaris is caused by over growths of dead skin over the hair follicle. The quickest and easy fix is a chemical exfoliant (for example a Glycol based one that you would use on your face) or even a physical exfoliant will clear it up in as little as three weeks. Enjoy your clear skin!

  25. QUESTION:
    What are these weirdo bumps on my arms?
    K so I have these small raised clusters of bumps on my arms and I don't know what they are. They are extremely rough and each one has a hair growing out of it. Is this normal and what can I do to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      i think its from the heat

      i used to

      is it on the triceps?

  26. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my arm and face?
    What are these bumps on my arm and face?
    They are raised and looks like Mosquito bumps. One appeared on my right cheek this morning and I was convinced maybe a mosquito had bit me but now I have two more that appeared on my left arm. What does this mean should I go visit a doctor. I took a Excederin pill this morning but I don't ever remember this showing up using the product.

    • ANSWER:
      u may refer to the natural remedies given here
      http://skincare1-12.notlong.com
      (copy n paste the above link in browser to open it)
      n u ll find tips for curing acne and
      solution to all your skin problems
      with homemade remedies

  27. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of bumps on my arms?
    The bumps are not pimples and there is also brown spots. I have bumps on my arms and I've tried to get rid of it ever since. Every time I go to school I always have to wear a sweater to hide the bumps on my arms. Please help me!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It is hereditary and you actually need to go to a dermatologist to get help. Good luck

  28. QUESTION:
    I have these white itchy bumps on my arms and thys?
    I went into our hot tub and after about 5 minutes my thys and arms started to get really really itchy. So I got out. When i got out I realized I had these small white bumps on my arms and legs. I've never had this kind of reaction to a hot tub before. Can someone please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like there was something there that you are allergic to.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms?
    I have had these little red bumps on my arms under my shoulders for years now. They recently started itching and turned into little rashes. I think I may be allergic to something but I have no clue. Does anybody know what they could be?

    • ANSWER:
      I also had something like this, i had little red bumps that kinda looked like they can be popped but you couldnt, The derm. told me this was calcium build up and i put Kerasal AL daily foot lotion on it! sounds crazy but within three days it was almost gone!

  30. QUESTION:
    I have small acne looking bumps on arm and thighs, what are they?
    I have had these small bumps on my arms and thighs for the majority of my life and not quite sure what they are as they have never really concerned me. I don't like the way my arms and legs look because of them. I think they are some type of acne but they have never disappeared. Any help you can give me as to what it is and a solution would me really really appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      well if u dont know what it is thats not much help (: but is it chicken skin? Cuz that usually develops on the upper arms and thighs
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/61/Keratosis_pilaris_arm.jpg/230px-Keratosis_pilaris_arm.jpg
      Thats what chicken skin is

      If thats what u have i honestly dont know how to help you. I have it too and sadly, most scientists dont pay attention to it. I exfoliate though and scrub my arms really roughly with a loofah and it seems to help it. It doesnt hurt me but i dont know if it will help you. I also moisturize after my shower and that helps too.

  31. QUESTION:
    How To Get Rid Little Bumps On My Arms?
    I have a lot of little bumps on my arms. They've been there since I was small. Any way to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      if you have what i have, it's call Keratosis Pilaris. VERY common. No cure, but there are certain creams that can treat it. You have to use them regularly, though, otherwise the bumps will come back

      check the site below

  32. QUESTION:
    What can i do to cure theses bumps on my skin?
    Ever since i was really young, i have had small fine bumps on my arms and legs. I need to know if there is a way that i can get rid of them at home without going to the doctor. Like some lotions, or other exfoliators or something! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have them on the tops of my arms, i have never got rid of them completely but i found that exfoliating (i use exfoliating gloves) every few days and moisturizing every day has improved the appearance so much i feel allot more confident about wearing strappy tops now :)

  33. 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?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    What does a itchy painful bump on my arm mean?
    A couple of weeks ago I had a big bump on my leg that itched for a while and then became very painful and made my whole leg ache. It became so painful I had to skip school for a while. Now I have another similar bump on my arm and I am experiencing the same symptoms. My sister also had this a couple days ago. I know it's not bed bugs, fleas, or lice. But I have no idea what it is or how to treat it and would really appreciate some help.

    • ANSWER:
      oh i have this feeling you may wish to seek out medical advice as this happened to my pet hamster a few months ago and he died. rip.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are the small bumps on my upper arm?
    For years I've had these bumps on my arms. They look sort of like small pimples but I don't think they are. They get a bit better in Summer when I'm wearing t-shits and letting air to them, also moisturizer helps. But they're still there, what are they and how do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      might be keratosis pilaris.
      they look like goosebumps.

  36. QUESTION:
    what are these little skin bumps on my arm?
    Hey. I'm a guy and I have these really little skin bumps on my arms. They're near where my arm bends on the outter skin near the biceps. They're not zits because I can't pop them. They don't itch at all and they look like goosebumps but they don't go away. The bumps are the same color as my skin. From far away, they are not noticeable, but up close, they are easily viewable. Does anyone know what these bumps are and how do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe an allergic reaction to something.

  37. QUESTION:
    What kind of cream should I use to get rid of bumps on my skin?
    I have sensitive skin so I have like red bumps on my arms, legs, chest, and breast..
    And I want to get rid of them so what should I use?

    10 points best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      i have that too and i got this moisturizer from Avon in america, it is called moisture therapy, you have to use it often and regularly but i work really well, your skin feels much better instantly.
      P.S. is most effective after a nice hot shower.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of the bumps caused by Keratosis Paralis or at least make it reduced?
    I developed these little bumps on my arms like just a few years ago and it seems like it's getting worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Try some OTC corticosteroids.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of bumps on my skin that itch, hurt and have a burning sensation?
    I've been getting bumps on my arms and legs for a couple months now. They always itch, sometimes they have a burning sensation, they are reddish, round and they hurt. I went to the Dr. who prescribed antibiotics and said they look like bug bites. Itching cream does not help. I seem to be getting the bumps over night. No one else in my house gets them. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be some type of allergy...just over New Year weekend I had this occur too.
      I got itchy on my arm and when I scratched all these bumps or welts came. Then it started happening on my legs or neck too and got worse when I showered.

      I started taking an OTC allergy pill and it went away.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why do I have bumps on my arms all of the time?
    Everyday I look at my arms and there are always these bumps on my arms. I hate the way they look but if I try picking them, they look worse. I think it may be from sweating from working out. But how would I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:

  41. 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).

  42. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my upper arms and legs!?
    I have these bumps on my upper arms and upper legs. I don't shave my arms, but I shave my legs. I am thinking that the bumps on my legs are from shaving, but the bumps on my arms? They aren't red though. I have heard many stories, so only answer if you know for sure. They are really embarrassing and I want them gone before school starts. I've tried scrubbing, but it made it worse. What should I do?
    I have Retin A. Would that work? I've had these for about four years maybe.

    • ANSWER:
      i've had those (on the arms) for the longest time
      they're little, kind of whiteish if you look closely
      they're nothing, you just have sensitive skin that is toughing up a bit
      if they itch, it could be an allergic reaction to something, have it checked out

      as for the legs, if the bumps are red- its just razor burn, try using aveeno shaving cream for that- it really helps

      AND DON'T listen to the vaseline answer above this- that will only make your skin greasy and oily- not good!
      use a very gentle lotion after shaving...
      or some steamy hot washclothes put over your upper legs when you're done shaving

  43. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of these red bumps on the back of my arms?
    I have had red little bumps on my arms for a while now, and im 16 and going to the beach i wanna look good! HELP??

    • ANSWER:
      Look up keratosis pilaris and see if the pictures look like the bumps on your arms..Don't use anything until you know what is causing them..ok??.:)

  44. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my skin and is there any way to get rid of them?
    I have always had these bumps on my arms and legs that look like goosebumps, even though I'm not cold. I don't like them at all, and I want to know what they are and if there's any way to get rid of them without expensive products.

    • ANSWER:
      No, they aren't eruptions or a disease, but are a characteristic of the skin, like a chicken that is plucked. Goosebumps are caused by spontaneous muscle contraction around hair follicles.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are these small bumps on my arms?
    Ive had these bumps on my arms for as long as I can remember. They arent on the back of my arms but they are on the front and they spread out onto the top of my chest. They look like goosebumps but I know they arent because they never go away.

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    When I shave under my arms (with cream and a new razor) why do I get red little bumps under my arms?
    I do everything you are supposed to do when shaving, like shave in the shower with warm water, use shaving cream, and a double or triple blade razor. Can anyone figure out why I get little red bumps under my arms? Should I use Nair or Veet or something???

    • ANSWER:
      there are several things that could be causing this reaction. you could be allergic to the actual blade
      you could be allergic to the cream your using
      you could be allergic to the deoderant your using
      ingrown hairs
      if your shaving everyday try shaving only every other day
      i would highly recommend waxing its fairly inexpensive if you just do your underarms, make sure they use a hard wax for your underarms instead of a soft wax (they use strips with the soft) i think you'll really like the results you get with waxing

  47. 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?

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the prickly bumps on my nose?
    I have these weird prickly bumps on my nose with a lot of oil. It doesn't hurt or anything, but it'sa bothersome to have. I also have those prickly bumps on my arms. My nose is whereI get my pimples at, but are these things a sign of some sort? I've read a couple articles, but I feel as if they don't really solve the problem as they all resort to saying, "Oh it's either just white heads or black heads or scars." Can this be something else instead?

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    What do I do about these strange bumps on my arm?
    Okay, so as you can imagine, I have acne on my face. No big deal, I treat it daily, but that's not the problem.

    I have all these weird, acne-like bumps on my arm, and I can't get rid of them. They've been there forever. They are NOT mosquito bumps. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition that is mostly found on the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. Dry skin cells that normally flake off the skin, get caught in the hair follicles and clogs them up. This forms little pimples that have a dry rough texture. They are not painful or itchy but aren't very attractive and are known chicken skin.

      Keratosis Pilaris Treatment

      Keratosis Pilaris occurs mostly in teenagers on the upper arms. However, babies and adults can experience this condition on their faces, upper arms, legs and buttocks. It's a genetic follicular disorder that looks almost like "goose bumps" and are rather rough to touch.

      Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet).

      Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents, varying in degree from minimal to severe. It can last for a number of years but usual begins to disappear at the age of about 30 years old.

      Keratosis pilaris is a result of a process called hyperkeratinization. This is when there is an excess production of keratin (a natural fibrous protein of the skin, hair and nails) that builds up around the hair follicles. The skin becomes flaky and dry and if not removed from the skin it clogs up the hair follicles causing the small pimple like bumps that are visible on the skins surface.

      google 'oil pulling' - I have read that that can have dramatic effect and help the condition - reason is not well understood


bumps on back and arms

Lumps On Arm

Breast cancer is one of the issues that are concerning women today. It's common and it can be a hassle. What you can do to help yourself is to get a breast exam often with your doctor or nurse for any abnormality. You are encouraged to a get a professional examination so that accurate result will be known to you. Sometimes a home examination is not sufficient enough to detect cancerous cells.

You should get a checkup at your doctor's office regularly such as every three months. Time is your friend and the earlier you detect problems the more you can prevent it from advancing. Time is the key factor when it comes to any disease. You need to get it treat as soon as you can. You should never wait on a disease.

Doctors are professionals who have been trained to see the things that you won't be able to see. They have the medical technology to make sure that they find out exactly what is wrong with you. They have MRI, ultrasounds, XRAY, and aspirations methods that you can't do at home. You can rely on them for what you need.

There are a few things that you can do at home to scan for cancer. When you notice something from home you can alert that to your doctor. You can do breast self-examination at home too. How do you do it? You can stand in front of the mirror and use your hand to palpate the breast tissue for hard, weird, large lumps that is only in a particular place. Cancer lumps will only be here and there and they won't be evenly spread out like your normal tissue.

If you go around the tissue and you noticed a hard, large lump that is painful then that is something that you need to get check up on at the doctor's office because it can be cancerous. You can use your fingers and palpate from the outer edge to the middle of the breast in a line.

Over the past few years, Breast cancer has become a cause of worry in the medical fraternity, as the disease is spreading at an alarming rate. Every year, more and more women are reported to be suffering from the disease, which is fatal in advanced stages. The current situation is aggravated because there is very less awareness about it amongst women. Most of the women who are suffering from breast cancer do not even come to know of it, until it is too late. However, this can be avoided by being prepared for the same. To know how to detect breast cancer at home, read about the signs and symptoms given below.

Signs and Symptoms

To be able to detect breast cancer at home, one should know the signs and symptoms for breast cancer. However, a symptom should not be the only reason to coax you to examine your breast for cancer. You should undertake self examination after a regular period of time, as it will enable you to track any anomaly as soon as it occurs. Given below are the signs and symptoms for breast cancer.

A lump or thickening in an area of the breast

Change in the size or shape of a breast

Dimpling of the skin

Change in the shape of your nipple, specifically if it turns in, sinks into the breast or becomes irregular in shape

A blood-stained discharge from the nipple

A rash on a nipple or surrounding area

A lump or swelling in your armpit

Must read about Beautiful Breasts

Detect Breast Cancer at Home

To detect breast cancer at home, one should conduct breast self exam. This exam is the best way to keep the problem at bay or at least to keep you informed about the coming problem. Self exam should be started in your 20's and should be conducted once a month. Go for the test four-five days after your menstrual cycle is over. For older women who have stopped menstruating, conduct the test at the same date every month, as it is easy to memorize.

One can perform the breast self exam, in the shower, in front of the mirror as well as while lying down. In the shower, gently move your fingers flat on each breast to locate any lump, knot or thickening. Next step is to stand in front of the mirror, undress and examine your breasts with your arms at your side and also with your arms raised overhead. Look for any change in size, shape, swelling or reddening. Lastly, examine your breast while lying down.

Lie down on a flat surface facing upwards, with a pillow just under your shoulder and right arm behind your head. With your left hand and fingers examine your right breast, pressing it gently in circular motions, covering the whole breast area. Repeat the exercise with light, medium and firm pressure. Squeeze nipples to check for any abnormal discharge such as bloodstained discharge, or any lump. Moreover, if you experience pain while performing the test, consult a doctor, though pain is not always a sign of breast cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Could the lump under my arm be something to worry about?
    I am 31 yrs old. I have had this lump under my arm for the past 6 months or so. It doesn't seem to be getting any bigger, but it won't go away. Sometimes it hurts so bad I can't put my arm all the way down, but it doesn't hurt all the time. Could this lump under my arm be something to worry about or am I just overreacting?

    • ANSWER:
      if this is under your arm as in armpit...you need to go to the doctor immediately as this could be a sign of breast cancer...please go to the doctor...not next month or whatever...go now!!!

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the painful lumps under my arms called?
    After shaving I felt lumps under my arms and it is very painful, it's about a week now and scared to visit a Doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      If it's actually IN your underarms it could be breast cancer, so I would definitely go to a doctor.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can boys get growth lumps under their arms at the age of 18?
    A boy has 2 hard lumps under his arm which are painful could these be growth lumps or something to worry about? He is 18?

    • ANSWER:
      Cyst more likely.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the red lump on my arm hat is itchy?
    I woke up with a red lump on my arm. It itches like crazy. Why is it there?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be any number of different things. However, since it is summer, the most obvious thing would be a mosquito bite. When they bite you, they also inject a chemical into you to thin your blood (just in the area of the bite), which makes it easier for them to draw their fill of your blood. If they've had a chance to do that (while you're asleep, for instance), it will often itch like crazy for a while and raise a bump. The worst thing you can do is to scratch it. Put some ointment on it and the itching and bump should go away
      overnight.

      If you live in a rural area down south that is near cattle, it could also be the bite of a black bloodsucker beetle that usually preys on cattle. They also get into houses and feed on humans. Or, it could be a spider bite, or a centipede bite, or a tick bite, etc. Give their bites the same treatment, whatever it was.

      If this keeps on happening again and again, you might consider checking your bed for bedbugs, which also bite. I understand there is an epidemic of bedbugs going on all across the country.

      It could also be fleas, especially if you have a dog or cat that goes in and out of the house. However, with them, the "good" news is that there's almost never just one bite; there'll usually be a whole bunch of them.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a lump in my armpit?
    I have had a hard lump (possibly a cyst in my armpit) for about 2 or 3 years. It is only in one armpit and about the size of a ping pong ball. I had one in my other armpit around this time last year, and I've had a similar lump in my arm a while ago, but both of those just went away after i applied pressure over the course of a few days. The ping-pong sized lump in my armpit doesn't really hurt or anything, its just there and its annoying because it looks nasty and I can't wear tank tops or anything with it. Has anyone had anything similar?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a cyst. It could be something more. Best to check with your doctor. They will probably want to remove it and test it just to rule out anything serious. I know that with cysts, the lumps will increase and decrease in size sometimes. However, it's never good to take the chance with those things. Even if you think it's a cyst, definitely get it checked out.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have a hard blister where I got the Swine-flue vaccine on my arm?
    I got the swine flue vaccine on Thursday (two days ago) and I have a hard lump on my arm that looks like a blister. Is this a normal reaction?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't sound normal. But if the lump is not tender to the touch or painful, it might just be a side effect to the vaccination. You might want to talk to your General Practice Physician about it. At least call the nurse there and let them know what's going on. They can tell you if it's serious enough to merit an appointment.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is bathing in pasta sauce unhealthy or damaging to your health in any way?
    I bath in pasta sauce once every month and now i have a lump on arm can this be from the sauce?

    • ANSWER:
      Bathing in pasta sauce is the leading cause of pastacular cancer. The only treatment is by bathing in oil and vinegar twice a day. Sorry. The lump might be contagious.

  8. QUESTION:
    Do lumps from deodorant usage make one vulnerable to breast cancer?
    I find that when I use spray deodorants I windup getting lumps under both arms that are painful. But I fear that it may lead to cancer later in life.

    • ANSWER:
      I had this same problem recently and immediately consulted my doctor about it. The lumps are completely benign and are actually caused by our constant shaving of our armpits. My doctor explained that the lumps are just like boils or pimples under the skin (they were much larger, however). Of course, I've been shaving my armpits since I became a teenager (which was a long time ago) and have never had this problem and all of a sudden I developed a lump on one arm and a week or two later under the other arm. My doctor suggested always shaving the same direction of the hair growth, never use an old razor or blade, and change deoderants if the one you use aggravates it. I've been following his advice and the lumps have gone away and I've yet to develop any others.

      Of course, this was just my own experience with the lumps. I strongly recommend that you consult a doctor just in case. It's far better to be safe than sorry.

  9. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if i keep getting these little lumps under my arm?
    I keep getting a lump under both of arm in my arm pits. They keep coming up and going away and im not sure if i should ask my mom to take me to the doctor or not. Help me please!

    • ANSWER:
      If they keep coming and going it sounds very much like blocked sweat glands. purely as a precaution run this by your G.P. which you can even do by telephone consultation appointment now. dont keep stressing find out and get peace of mind now

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the following symptoms related to?
    The symptoms include swollen feet with big sores with thick white/yellow liquid and lumps under arms and in groin. Slight loss of appetite and very thirsty. Please help!

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    How will I develop all of my arm muscle?
    I started lifting weights again the other day like just dumb-bells. I have a lot of muscle in my arms but its just like a lump in my arm I want to have a nice shaped arm, any tips on how I can get this result?

    • ANSWER:
      masturbation

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the painful lump in my armpit?
    I've had a lump under my arm about 6 months now, recently started growing and became painful, now another one has come up under it. Doctors treated me with antibiotics-no help. Said I had cat scratch fever, treated me for that, then blood tests for cat scratch came back negative. Then had catscan done and ultrasound done. They say its a swolen muscle. I am not happy with this answer and they refused to biopsy. Help! Each knot is about the size of a quarter.

    • ANSWER:
      get a second opinion. My best friend had the same thing happen only it was in his testicle. The doctor blow him off because it tested negative for cancer. It kept growing now hes one man down if you know what I mean. If you ever have any question about what any doctor says get a second opinion from someone else.

  13. QUESTION:
    I had found a few lumps around my body what are the possibility that they are malignant rather than benign?
    I'm a 16 year boy and fairly healthy.
    I had a benign lump on my arm as a child and I had an operation to remove it.
    They are all painless but some have grown quite large in size . I have had one under my breast for a while which I have been told was gynecomastia. I have also found a couple around my jaw. They are all painless, under the skin and the two around the jaw cannot be seen but the breast lump has grown so it swells from the skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Get it confirmed or denied first, then if it is cancer do not let them do any surgery or chemical treatments before GOOGLING, BIOCHEMIST WHO CURED HIS OWN CANCER before they shut down the site for good!!!

  14. QUESTION:
    What is this rock hard red lump on my arm?
    I have had a red lump on my arm for about 2 weeks now. This is not a bug bite, and it is between my wrist and elbow about the size of a quarter. When I first saw it, it was very painful to touch, squishy, and very red, so I squeezed it and some white puss came out. Here I am, two weeks later, and now it is very hard, and is coming out of my arm about a quarter of an inch. It is still painful to touch...what could this be, and will it go away anytime soon?

    • ANSWER:
      see a doctor

  15. QUESTION:
    My husband was told he was to have masses in arms removed?
    My husband has had these lumps in his arms since I have known him(6 yrs.). He plays with them and they appear to move. Well, I finally made him go have them checked out. The doctor told him they were masses, but probably weren't malignant. He is scheduled for surgery next week. He is only 28. Should we be worried? He seems like he is in good health. He was a baseball player almost all of his life, and a pitcher at that. Could this be any relation to injury or something? What could this be since it has to be removed? Anybody had a similar experience?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of possibilities, but most lumps along the arm are benign. If I had to guess I'd bet they are lipomas based on how moveable they are and they've been there for years. His baseball days or injuries are not likely factors. Did he have a CT or MRI scan or maybe a biopsy? These things would have given more info and you might be more at ease with the upcoming procedure, but I'd try not to worry or get your husband anxious. At any rate the surgery will be definitive and you'll know for sure. Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    I have a hard red lump on my arm what is it?
    Hey guys, Last week I noticed I have a red lump on my arm and then the skin around it is red, i thought it was a spot and tried squeezing it and nothing happened, what is it?

    • ANSWER:
      If I'm thinking right it could just be goose bumps alot of people I know get them there kinda like goose bumps above the elbow they look like mini pimples but there not and sometimes the skin just has red dots? Yea don't mess with them I did and they scared really bad it was horrible they got bigger to and took a bit to go away I still have the scar it looks like a old ciggerate burn now

  17. QUESTION:
    Statistically, how likely is a 13 year old to get lymphoma?
    For both boy and girl. Like every 1 in____children. Also, should someone be concerned if they exhibit: lumps under arms, night sweats, itchiness, a feeling of weakness, and breathlessness?

    • ANSWER:
      Out of every 1 million people under 20 years old 34 will get lymphoma.
      If you don’t feel well tell your parents they will know if you need a doctor.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is an underarm lump bad if had for several years?
    I've had a lump inside my arm pit for a couple of years now. It hardly if ever is painful, I didn't really care too much about it. For the last 2 days it's been very, very painful. It sort of hurts to move my arm even. I've tried squeezing it before and nothing has ever happened but today I squeezed and puss came out. I continued squeezing and got about half a tea spoon worth out but the lump hasn't gone down any. Should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      It may be a cyst. Check with your doctor or see someone.

  19. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had a staphylococus infection under the arm?
    This is probably one of the weirdest medical conditions I've had, and I'm hoping that someone out there may be able to help me with this as I can't figure out how I got it?

    I have a staph infection under my right armpit. I have a small hole under my arm and there is puss coming out of it, and I also have a rash. I originally felt a lump under my arm, and I showed it to my Dr and he said it was probably a staph infection. I'd just like some more information as I'm quite baffled?

    • ANSWER:
      yes!

  20. QUESTION:
    Have a lump under my arm for the last 3-4 weeks, any advice ?
    I found a lump under my arm a few weeks ago, it was not painful. It is gradually growing and is right in the crease of my arm pit. I tried to palpate the lump with not much movement. I am starting to worry as I have had previous blocked sweat ducts and it seems different. I am 33 year old female .

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    my 10 month old daughter was born with a lump in her arm?
    she was born with a lump in her arm,the doctor said he would monitor it...but it seems as if it is getting larger,anyone know what this could be?
    well,to the smart asses and the sarcastic answers, ijust meant,i have asked the doctor,he says no cause for concern right now, hell just monitoer it,just wanted to know if anyone has had a child with anything similiar,im not looking for a diagnosis.

    • ANSWER:
      I have no idea what this could be, but if it's getting bigger and you're worried, talk to your doctor about it and keep pushing until he gives you an answer you're satisfied with.

  22. QUESTION:
    What caused this painful lump under my arm?
    There has been a hard, painful lump in my armpit for the past few days. I looked at it in the mirror a little while ago and it had a white head on it so I squeezed it and it popped and blood and pus came out of it. It's not hurting as bad as it was before but what on Earth caused it?

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    Why do i have red / skin lumps on my arms legs and chest ?
    i have noticed red and some skin lumps on my arms legs and chest . They are really itchy and i dont know wat they are .

    • ANSWER:
      you need to see your GP as it could be anything.... take an antihistamine and put calamine on them if they are itchy

  24. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of dark underarms & lumps of ingrown hair?
    i have NEVER shaved.
    i ONLY wax & pluck.
    my underarms are very dark & ugly.
    i can't even wear sleeveless shirts anymore.
    there are soo many lumps in my arm pits & i think almost every lump has an ingrown hair
    i exfoliate with a loofa every night & morning.
    HELP?!

    p.s. im 14!

    • ANSWER:
      DON'T SCRUB YOUR ARMPITS! That is one reason why they get dark! When you wash it, just use soap on your hand to clean it.

      You can use whitening soap like: Extract Skin Whitening Soap, you can find this at a Filipino market called Seafood City. Main thing I know that whitens is Papaya and Calamansi.

      I don't know wha toyu can do with the lumps, I have a couple, but they aren't that noticable... Try going to a dermatologist.

  25. QUESTION:
    What could this lump underneath my armpit be?
    I visited my family doctor on November 14th and around the time, the visit was for a skin problem and I showed him this painless lump under my right armpit. He prescribed medicine and this cream for swelling but I'm not sure if I should be using this cream for that. I still have this lump underneath my arm and it has shrunk just a bit and last month when I went to the hospital, they took blood which was fine and did a ct scan but I don't know what this could be. Any ideas? I'm going back to the doctor next week.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be enlarged lymph nodes in the axillary area. They're common, and don't usually mean anything bad.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the large red bump under my dogs front leg?
    Underneath my dogs front leg there is a large bump. Last week he had a hotspot under his arm that had a lot of pus. I applied a treatment and the puss and redness went away but this morning I noticed a small lump under his arm and it has gotten bigger. I would take him to the vet but they're closed for the week. What could this lump be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be irritation. Sometimes lumps appear because of the way they lay/sit, etc.

  27. QUESTION:
    I have recently found a lump under my arm and have discharge from nipples.?
    I am only 22 and found a golfball sized lump under my left arm and just started having discharge come from my nipples. I know I am not pregnant, so should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      this may be lymph node enlargement
      any infection can cause L node enlargement
      you may need to make some investigation
      like com blood picture
      or wlc
      and you need to go to doctor
      and seek medical advice
      to exclude any other causes

  28. QUESTION:
    I have 2 red itchy lumps on my leg, they are red and now brusing what are they?
    i have several itchy lumps on arm and legs but these are not bruise, when pressure is applied on leg the bruises ache, any ideas?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    What should I do if I have 1 visable lymph node that is swollen, red, painful and found under my left arm?
    I woke up Monday morning with a lump under my arm... it has gotten more centralized, red, and painful. I believe its an infected lympth node... I am not feeling sick, just have pain by my arm pit. Any suggestions?
    It isn't a skin reaction- it hurts under the skin... I don't believe its from shaving either... it feels like a swollen lymph node.

    • ANSWER:
      MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR DOCTOR, YOU WILL PROB JUST BE PUT ON ANTIBIOTIICS. MAY BE A CLOGGED SWEAT GLAND TOO, COMMON IN HOTTER WEATHER, YOU MAY NEED TO SWITCH DEODERANTS TOO

  30. QUESTION:
    What could it be and should I go to the doctor?
    I have a knot or a lump under my arm in the armpit area, and it hurts. It kind of feels like it's bruised, but I don't see how it could be bruised. It hurts a little when I raise my arm, and it kind of gets a throbbing sensation when I touch it. What could it be? And should I go to the doctor? Could it be a swollen Lymph node?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      yes it could be an inflamed lymph node, or infection. i would definately have it evaluated.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if you have breast cancer?
    My sister recently found a little lump under her arm pit, and I felt it, and I told her I had the same lump under mine also and that it went away. She's so worried, and has been crying 'all' day about it.
    Any info. Would be great thnx. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Nobody can self-diagnose breast caner.

      In other questions and answers you say you're a teenager. If your sister is too, her chances of having breast cancer are so close to zero that it makes very little difference.

      Breast cancer is almost unheard of in under 25s; fewer than 0.1% of all those diagnosed with it are under 30 and only 5% are under 40. Most (80%) are over 50. I was classed as a 'younger woman' when I was diagnosed with breast cancer; I was 50.

      Most breast and underarm lumps, even in women over 50, aren't cancer.

      Your sister should stop worrying - she's in an age group where breast cancer is just about unknown - and should talk to her mother; if she doesn't feel comfortable about doing that, she should talk to her school nurse, who will be used to girls having worries like this and will be able to reassure her than she doesn't have breast cancer

  32. QUESTION:
    How common is it for blood clots to form in your arm?
    I recently had knee surgery and the arm where my IV was is kinda tender and you can see my vein, near the top of my arm the vein is kinda bulging. Should I be concerned? It's been almost 4weeks since I had the IV.

    • ANSWER:
      I had surgery and the same thing happened. I can't remember the name for it, but it had something to do with the vein being damaged when they either put the IV in or took it out. It was really sore for a few weeks, and there was a lump in my arm, and then it slowly healed.
      However, if you are concerned, I would go have it looked at by a doctor.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have a hard blister where I got my swine flue vaccine?
    I got my swine flue vaccine two days ago and now I have a hard lump on my arm that looks like a blister. Is this a normal reaction?
    Sorry I posted this question twice. My computer froze the first time and I did not know that it actually posted.

    • ANSWER:
      I got my H1N1 shot, and my doctor said that the usual symptoms should just be a sore arm.
      If it's really uncomfortable, you should get it checked out.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of an abscess in the arm pit?
    I have a abscess in my arm pit and has gotten bigger. My mother and gf tried to pop and drain it but so far it hasn't done much leaking. Does anyone know how it was cause and whats the best way to get rid of it? I want to make going to the doctor a last resort.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry but I think the only way to truly get rid of it is to have it lanced at your doctor's office. Here's a link that has a ton of answers about abscesses.

      http://symptoms.wrongdiagnosis.com/cosymptoms/abscess/underarm-lump.htm

      And if you're really strong take a look at this video on youtube showing a guy getting his underarm abscess being taken care of at the doctor's. His looks pretty big, so I wouldn't recommend you letting yours get out of control!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_0v84EtzHQ

  35. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a painful bulge in my arm four days after having an IV?
    I was in the emergency room Sunday and had an IV put in while there. Well, this morning I woke up with a really painful lump/bulge in my arm right above where the IV was (left arm, in the bend). Its not discolored in anyway, just very painful. Why is it like this and why would it take four days for it to happen?

    • ANSWER:
      Go back to the dr.! You may have an abcess, or an infection. Sorry.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is this strange lump on my right arm?
    I bit myself and now there is a large lump on my forearm near to my wrist. The lump is noticeable. I renal failure and I want to know if I should be worried about this lump or not. Please help.
    I self-harm, and I have put Ice and Savlon Antiseptic Cream on it and covered it with clean bandage.

    • ANSWER:
      ravenclawdragon,

      You should be worried. You've stated that you have renal failure, you need to go to the emergency room and check it out. I'm not exactly sure what it could be but I've heard of such cases and it makes one very sick. Never bite yourself, you skin is the largest organ on your body and is susceptible to many and various types of disease. GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. It might be nothing but never take a chance on your life.

      Ta-ta,
      CuteMuffin

  37. QUESTION:
    What is this lump under my arm?
    I found a small lump under my arm, right next to my left pectoral but not on it. It's under the skin, and feels like a solid mass. It doesn't hurt, its just kind of uncomfortable when touched.
    It doesnt feel like it can be popped, its not red or anything its just a lump underneath the skin, it doesnt feel like a cyst or boil or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      sebaceous cyst? http://www.sebaceouscyst.net/

  38. QUESTION:
    What do you call a benign nerve growth called?
    I had a physical a few days ago and asked my doctor about two lumps on my arms. He rolled them in his fingers, which hurt by the way, and called them nerve growths and that they are a nuisance more than anything. For the life of me I can't remember the medical term he used. I just want to look it up and put all my fears away. Thanks in advance!
    P.S. Google failed me

    • ANSWER:
      it was likely neuroma, and there are many forms that neuromas take, not to worry, if the doctor said it was benign then as he said, they are more of a nuisance than anything else.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are these small round lumps on the back of my head and one on the neck that are underneath the skin?
    The one on my neck that is located near my spine and shoulder is causing my arm to become sore. The one on my head is near the scalp and isn't causing much pain besides some mild headaches. I had a rash on the back of my neck that I have no real cause for yet. I would just like to know someones opinion on what this might be.

    • ANSWER:
      Tumors.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you dont have breast cancer?
    Im 19 years old and i have had this little limp under my armpit for about 3 weeks. I went to my doctor and he checked it out and said he didnt find anything then he felt my breats to make sure nothing was there to. We also took blood work to. That was like sept. 28 and my blood work came out fine. But i still have that lump under my arm it hasnt gottne any bigger and it dont hurt at all but my boob feels funny a lot kindof like someone is pushing on it but not hard. What should i do? Should i stop worrying?

    • ANSWER:
      If your bloodwork came out fine and your family doctor isn't overly concerned I wouldn't obsess over it but I would keep an eye on it. If it persists or gets larger - ask for a mammogram and ultrasound. You could just have a clogged gland or duct - hence the feeling you're experiencing. It could also be a lymph node, I suppose. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer make sure you get regular check-ups and let your doctor know about it.
      It is not common to get BC at 19 years old but it does happen. I was 31 when I was diagnosed. My sister's cousin-in-law was only 18 when she was diagnosed. It can strike at any age. By being educated, aware, and following a healthy lifestyle (exercise and eating healthy) you can drastically cut down your chances of having to battle this disease later.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is causing the huge lump right inside the vein in my mom's forearm?
    My mom just showed me her arm and inside a vein near the elbow is a very large, rock-solid thing that is not red or sore. It is just huge and looks/feels like someone injected a marble into her vein! She has NOT had blood work done anytime recently and does NOT use drugs or needles or anything like that and never did. Is this thing serious? What could it be? Please Help!

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Why is there a bruise and lump on my arm and why did I almost pass out?
    I got tested for allergies today and then the doctor gave me a shot of adrenaline in each arm. Very shortly after I received the shots, I felt really dizzy and nearly passed out. The doctor made me lay on the floor and put my feet up. I also felt really shaky for about the next twenty minutes and then my teeth started chattering really bad but I wasn't cold.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    I have a lump under my arm what is it?
    Am 13 and i found this lump under my arm its feels like a tiny ball or something.What do you think it is?

    • ANSWER:
      i think it's a gland, similar to the ones in your neck. When they get puffy, it means you're sick. Maybe your'e coming down with the flu or a fever.

  44. QUESTION:
    is it normal to have a huge lump on arm after having an IV inserted?
    i had an IV inserted yest. and thers a huge lump on my arm bout 1 in above the point where the needle was inserted, is this normal? its also hot to touch and red.any hlp appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      tell your doctor about it , because it might be infected after the IV line,
      it happens and better to be treated

  45. QUESTION:
    Why does my Rabbit have a lump under his arm?
    My rabbit has always been a little chubby, but i started to worry when what i thought was fat under his left arm turned large and hard. It could move around, and i can touch it without him hurting. He still acts normal, and eats and drinks the same. i worried if its cancerous, and the vet we had moved away so im not sure what to do. I hope someone knows what this is ! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Unless your rabbit is pretty old, I doubt it is cancer. There can be numerous reasons for the bump like:

      1. An abscess. This is just like a huge pimple. It's and infection and full of puss. Usually they are semi soft, but can appear hard. Abscesses need to be shaved, then lanced and drained by someone that knows how to properly lance and drain them. Normally there will be a soft spot on the spot.

      2. If it's around the belly, it could be a hernia. Hernia's often feel hard, but sometimes they can be popped in. The only way to fix a hernia is with surgery and sewing the hernia closed.

      3. Bot fly larvae. This is kinda rare and it normally happens to baby rabbits. The fly lays eggs on the babies and the larvae develop under the skin, causing bumps. Usually a vent hole can be found. DO NOT SQUEEZE the bump. That can cause the larvae to burst inside making things worse.

      4. Thickened skin due to rubbing against something. This is totally fine and can be left alone.

      5. Cancer - this will normally happen on only older rabbits. And by the time the rabbit gets cancer it is already near the very end of its life as far as age.

      Really to find out what it is you're going to have to take the rabbit to a vet to be sure. The vet can look at it, feel it and take a biopsy if need be.

  46. QUESTION:
    After my tetnus jab i have a painful lump help?
    I had a tetnus jab yesterday and i looked this morning and i have a big red lump on my arm is that normall it really hurts is there anything i can do which can make it less painful apart from paracetamol. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      hello. your reaction is perfectly normal and will subside in a few days. paracetamol will help with the pain and can be taken safely with ibuprofen. to get the greatest effect alternate between the 2 every 2 hours. for example:
      10:00 take 2 x paracetamol if required
      12:00 take 2 x ibuprofen if required
      14:00 take 2 x paracetamol if required etc

      take no more than 8 paracetamol and 8 ibuprofen in 24 hours. take the ibuprofen after food or with milk to protect your stomach.

      if the pain and swelling get worse see a doctor or even a pharmacist for advice. cover the area with a dressing to stop clothes rubbing on it but keep an eye on it.

      i sympathise as i react badly to most vaccinations. i really suffered last year after having a flu jab in one arm and then a pneumococcal vaccination in the other arm straight after. i highly recommend having the tetanus vaccination in your bottom in future, where it's practically painless.

      best wishes, A x

  47. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my insulin lumps please read on?
    I am a 18 year type 1 Diabetic and for four years i have had insulin fat lumps on my stomach, i am thin so the lumps looks rather odd and are playing a horrible role in self esteem.
    I haven't injected there for nearly a year but they aren't even getting smaller so if anyone has some advice on how to lose them I'd be very grateful. (I heard surgery was an option, but i'd rather not have scars)
    Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      lol @ insulin lumps. Cute. Ive had sugar my whole life and have never had this problem but I know it is caused by not altering your injection sites enough. Make sure you are moving around spots in the stomach area and give tummy a break at times and use legs, arms, etc. Butts usually have more cushion. So since you are thin that might be a good alternate site. Just make sure you inject into the right areas so that the insulin has the best chance at absorption. If you dont have one get a diagram of all the good shot sites and the best areas to inject at. They will not do surgery on a diabetic unless it is absolutely necessary. Like if the areas became infected. Which you do NOT want so please alternate. Remember diabetics heal slowly so are you sure they arent just scars? Is the skin still noticeably lumpy or does it just look that way to you? Ask your mom or someone you are comfortable with how they look to them. Show the doc to make sure they arent infected and ask for tips on getting rid of them or making them less noticeable. Ive never heard of a diabetic with permanent lumps from injecting insulin so they should go down with time. Sometimes a lil muscle lump can form under the skin at a site that is often used. They are usually not really visible but you can feel it if you push down on it. If thats the case just inject in arms and it will appear as muscles. lol Make sure to keep tummy moisturized with plenty of lotion as diabetics tend to be dehydrated and will also help with the healing and smoothing process. Good luck!!

  48. QUESTION:
    I have a lump on my armpit, andi have a soft lump on my breast?
    I relised the lump on my arm about 5 minutes ago, i shaved about 3 days ago, and lump on my breast is soft, it it hurts a little bit if i touch it.

    • ANSWER:
      It is most likely a infective pathology.
      Better get examined by DOC and take proper treatment.

  49. QUESTION:
    Why did the buffalo hump on my back disappear after taking Zoloft?
    Why did the buffalo hump on my back disappear after taking Zoloft?
    I went to the dr. to change my antidepressant and about a lump under my arm. She changed my antidepressant from Paxil to Zoloft. My depression has been where I cannot get out of bed, eating all the time, and etc... Well I was on Zoloft for one day and started feeling so much better. The lump under my arm seems to be shrinking and my husband told me the hump on my back is gone. I felt back there and sure enough it is loose instead of a big hard lump. I actually feel like some kind of weight has literally been lifted from my shoulders. Would Zoloft have fixed something like a buffalo hump? I have never showed my dr. the hump because I just didn't think about it. I have been stressing how tired I am all the time, but nothing has been done about it. My blood pressure is always high too, but she acted like it was good when I know better. When the bottom number is 98 that cannot be good. I am so glad the hump is gone, but I am just curious as to why it is gone. I mean can a antidepressant have done this, or was getting of of Paxil what has done this?

    • ANSWER:
      Miracle, seen many of these happenings, you give medication for one disease some other pathology goes away.


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Scientifically called hirsuties papillaris genitalis, penile bumps are very mild and do not cause much harm to your private parts. However, the fact cannot be ignored that these may always be a cause of itching and trouble. They not only look ugly, but might also be embarrassing as well as uncomfortable for the person.

Although there are many options for pearly penile papules treatment, people often opt out of this. This is generally because of the reason that they feel embarrassed to see a doctor for pearly penis papules. However, it is strongly recommended that in case of any such development, one should immediately consult a doctor to find out an apt pearly penile papule treatment for himself.

There are many home based remedies suggested for pearly penile treatment. These include drugs, warts removal creams, medicines, and other lotions. People also try to scrap them off by themselves. However, these treatments don't give a permanent solution to your problem and can instead aggravate them further.

A medical treatment for this is the only way to get permanently get rid of pearly penile papules. One of the medical treatments employed for the removal of penile papules is Cryotherapy. The process involves the freezing of such lesions with liquid nitrogen resulting in peeling or scabbing of the same.

Excisional surgery involves the actual surgical methods to remove the pearly penile papules. A local anesthesia is given to the patient, however, this process can be tedious. The use of carbon dioxide Laser Ablation is also a common method now days. The recovery process can take several weeks, although it varies from person to person.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my skin?
    I just noticed have a small circle of weird, little white bumps on my upper arm. What could this be and how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      You probably have little white heads or in-grown hairs on your shoulder. People get them. No big deal. Try popping them.

  2. QUESTION:
    What can I do to help my skin condition, keratosis pilaris?
    I have a skin condition called keratosis pilaris. I was born with it and I get little white bumps on my arms and legs. It looks like pimples/acne but it's not. I have tried every lotion and scrub, but nothing has worked. Does anyone have this skin condition who has had success in reducing the bumpy appearance?

    Also, because I have been picking at the bumps for years, I've gotten scars. Is there a good cream or lotion to make the scars fade away?

    • ANSWER:
      If you keep on scrubbing and loading on products with tons of chemicals it is only going to make your skin get more irritated. If I were you I would such to all organic products. Coconut and emu oil are wonderful for skin. Raw organic shea butter is wonderful also.

      Try going to a health store or look online..I get everything from rose mountain.

      There are many organic oils out there that help reduce inflammation, reddness, scars, etc.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to treat eczema on arms?
    i dont want to go to the doctor or use and prescription stuff. my eczema isn't that serious, i just have those little white bumps on my arms. will it go away if i use lotion regularly? if so, what lotion do you recommend?
    ohh & my eczema isn't itchy. it sometimes it, but only once in a while. my eczema is just rough patches of skin

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is to focus on treating the underlying cause of the eczema and minimize the flare ups by:

      - bathing using warm, not hot, water and a very mid soap
      - using a cream or petroleum jelly based moisturizer on wet skin after bathing or washing hands.
      - moisturize throughout the day as the need arises. Avoid using lotions as they tend to dry out the skin
      - pat excess water from skin after moisturizing as rubbing irritates the skin
      - wear cotton clothing
      - avoid the use of detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets with perfumes and/or dyes

      There's a really great article on this website about how one woman with severe eczema was finally able to beat it: http://www.beateczema.com/?hop=4safetynow

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the bumps on my skin that look like goose bumps?
    they're on my arms and tummy and they look like little white bumps (not red) and they wont go away. they're not spread out they are in groups and are small. i want to get rid of them but idk how. does anybody know what they are and how to get rid of them?plz help.

    • ANSWER:
      ?Keratosis pilaris...
      Keratosis pilaris (KP) describes a group of disorders.1 It is a very common condition in which there is hyperkeratosis around hair follicles. KP is often described in association with other dry skin conditions. the bumps can be white, pinkish brown or red.
      Treatment
      * Avoid excessive dryness of the skin but emollients and moisturisers are of limited value. That is not to say that they have no value.
      * Creams with salicylic acid, lactic acid or urea may be of value.
      * Expensive cosmetic or vitamin creams are not helpful.
      * An abrasive pad may be helpful.
      * Take tepid showers rather than hot baths.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are these little white bumps on my upper arm?
    I have these little bumps on my upper arm. They are red and white. They're not itchy but when you squeeze it white stuff come out like a pimple. If you have any idea please tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      I have white bumps on my arm also but my dont have white stuff come out. Im not sure what it is but i think its a rash.

  6. QUESTION:
    where and how does eczema start?
    My feet and heels are cracked, my arms (right behind my thumbs) and my shoulders and arm pits. i don't know what to do. they itch so bad. i put Gold Bond Foot Cream on my feet and Hemp Lotion on my arms. Nothings working. Also sense i had my son 8mths ago i have these little bumps on my arms goes from my shoulder to my elbows. they are little white bumps. Please HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema is a skin condition characterized by redness, cracking, oozing and scaling of the skin. This may be caused by the extremes of heat and cold and even emotional stress. The patient usually complains of itching and burning in the skin, especially at the night. Sores appear on various parts of the body, but most often on the hands, feet, ears and legs. Eczema may come on at any time of life and in either sex. The commoner manifestations are erythema changing to papule, vesicle, crust, scale and fissure, with serous exudation. In chronic cases, thick scales accumulate.

      This is the effect of local irritation by chemical, thermal, or mechanical agents in a hypersensitive individual, subject of an allergy or constitutional disabilities such as gout, chronic nephritis, rheumatism, local sepsis, dyspepsia, alcoholism, uterine disturbances also teething .in some cases heredity may be found.

      Papules, vesicles and pustules with some degree of local oedema are found; exudation, crusting and scaling with inflammation of varying severity may be present. These tend to spread to the contiguous areas.

      One or both cheeks of an infant or the ear, limbs or trunk are occasionally involved. In adults also similar papulo- vesicular eruptions appear. Sensations of burning, smarting, throbbing or itching are present, according to the acuteness of the process and severity of the inflammation.

      When chronic the discharge diminishes or disappears, leaving a thickened, irregular, scaly patch, fading at the margins. The best way to take care of eczema at home is to keep dry, patchy skin moist and well lubricated. Children with eczema are most often allergic to eggs, milk, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish and tree nuts, although a child is usually allergic to only one or two of those foods.

      HOME REMEDIES FOR ECZEMA
      * Oatmeal bath is useful for patients suffering from eczema. For the bath, pour 2 cups of colloidal oatmeal into a tub of lukewarm water
      * Cotton clothing is the best for the skin and is much better than either wool or polyester, especially wool. Avoid synthetics or itchy fabrics, as well as tight- or ill-fitting clothes.
      * Daily bathing is not necessary, as it tends to make alreadydry skin even drier. Instead, you can sponge bathe the parts of the body that really need it--the hands, face, neck, armpits and (for babies) the diaper area.
      * A moisturizer or soap should be avoided as they can contain fragrances that will trigger a flare-up of eczema. Look for products that are fragrance-free.
      * Avoid overdressing your child unnecessarily at night, because getting too hot can make the rash worse.
      * Stress can trigger eczema or make it worse. Try to reduce the stress.
      * Make a paste by adding 1 tsp camphor to 1-teaspoon sandalwood and apply on the affected eczema areas.
      * Make a paste by rubbing a nutmeg against a smooth stone slab with a little water and. Apply to affected eczema area.
      * Apply Crisco 2-3 times a day is said to not only make you greasy, but eczema free.
      * Coconut oil may be applied to the areas with eczema.
      * Add carrot juice and spinach juice and apply to the affected area.
      * Drink plenty of water and take fruit juices like orange.
      * Make a paste by adding 1 tbls turmeric powder to a tbls of bitter neem leaves. Apply to the affected areas.
      * Deficiency of vitamin B6 may also cause eczema. So increase your intake of vitamin B6.
      * Evening primrose oil can also help. It contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is helpful in curing the eczema.
      * Take watercress every day. It helps to cure the eczema, along with a daily drink of parsley, spinach, celery, and wheat grass.
      * Add 1 Tbsp. Vinegar,1 Tbsp. Honey. Mix together with water and drink all at once.
      * Neem has been used for treating all sorts of skin problems for centuries. It contains Nimbidol and Gedunin, which have excellent fungicidal properties. Crush some neem leaves and apply to the affected area. It will immediately give relief.
      * Basil (tulsi) is extremely effective in treating skin disorders as it is a blood purifier and kills bacteria.
      * Crush the garlic clove and mix it with half a cup of hot water in a pan. Soak a clean washcloth in the solution and then apply to the affected areas only.
      * Add five drops of castor oil in half a cup of any fruit or vegetable juice, or plain water, and take on an empty stomach in the morning, is beneficial for any kind of skin disease.
      * One or two bananas a day are useful for those who are allergic to certain foods and who consequently suffer from skin rashes, such as in eczema.
      * Foods which should be excluded from the diet are tea, coffee, chocolate, cola drinks, alcohol, sugar and products made from it, refined cereals, meats, fish, chicken, tobacco, milk, cheese, butter, smoked and salted pickled foods, and foods containing any chemical additives, preservatives and flavorings.
      * Try to do some prevention techniques such as relaxation, exercise, meditation, and mind control.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are these white bumps on my arms?
    On my upper arms, I have a bunch of these little white pimple sized bumps. I don't know what they are, and I'm pretty sure it's not threatening. My mother had them, and so did my grandmother. They eventually dry out and fall off, and new ones form. You can't see them from far away.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Does anyone else get tiny white bumps on upper arm in the summer?
    I have gotten these little bumps for the past 3 summers and I want them to stop. I'm in my late 20's so it isn't puberty or anything like that. If anyone else has gotten them and have a way to end it please let me know. I want to go to the dermatologist but I haven't gotten the bumps this year yet so I would have nothing to show them right now. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      my girlfriend has gotten the same thing in previous summers ... hers was a mild form of eggzima, went to the doctors and they gave her pills for when she would be in the sun for long periods of time

  9. QUESTION:
    Why do i get a little bump in my arm vein when i put pressure on it?
    I'm a healthy and very active 19 year old. When i put pressure as in block off the blood to my hand, near my arm in my vain i get like a little white bump that kinda looks like a pimple sorta, and when i release the pressure it just goes back to normal. I would feel over my arm when i am not applying pressure and there is no bump whatsoever. Just when i apply pressure. Its in my legs too... Is this normal??

    • ANSWER:
      Is it right by ur radial artery (wrist vain)? Or by ur Brachial Artery (ur mid arm where the crease is, usually when they take blood)? Most everyone gets a sizable white, almost translucent bump or 'bubble' when they put pressure on their wrist or hand. But i wasn't sure exacltly which arm vien u meant. It sounds like u mean ur mid arm, where there is a big juicy vein :) Could it be a valve vien? That would be harmless. Many people have random bumps or 'sorta bumps' like that. Putting pressure on ur arm like that will bring up things under the skin that we may not necessary see otherwise. I would bet that it's absolutely nothing. But if it worries u, see a doctor. The worst that can happen is that if it is nothing, u will be releaved a lot sooner. I remember once i had a huge lump behind my ear, behind my earlobe near where it attaches to ur head. I was terrifyed. My doctor said it's just a cyst and that it's common and benign of course. Good luck!! <3

  10. QUESTION:
    What are these small white pimple like things on my arms?
    What are these small white pimple like things on my arms? They are kinda like little tiny pimples with a little white on them. So when I rub the palm of my hand over my arm, I feel small little bump bumps instead of a smooth normal arm. Can I make these go away? Please help because it feels really weird and looks unattractive!

    • ANSWER:
      i have something just like that. but not the white. its like goosebumps but they are there ALL the time. i went to my doctor and he said it was herited in your genes. there's no cure for it, well because you got it off your parents.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what kind of rash this is?
    I have little white bumps over my hands and my left foot, it looks like it is trying to make it's way up my arms and legs. It looks like nettle rash, but i have not been anywhere near nettles and i haven't touched or done anything i wouldn't normally do. And it is insanely itchy!

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my upper legs and arms?
    I have oily skin and I have heard that something called keratosis pilaris is having bumps on your upper arms and legs because of dryness, but my bumps look more like the color of my skin and a little white too, I think there are hardly any red bumps on my arms. I have oily skin so that's another reason why it is KP. So why do I have bumps on my arms and how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      you should see a dermatologist..:o)

  13. QUESTION:
    What could this thing on my eye have been?
    I'm not trying to be gross or make a joke, but about a month ago I noticed I had this tiny little white bump under my eyebrow, just above the crease of my eye. I thought maybe it was just a pimple, but when I tried to squeeze it nothing would come out and it wasn't red or painful so I left it alone.

    I then thought maybe it was just a little skin tag (I get them other places from time to time and just cut them off.) so I left it alone to see what would happen.

    Then about a week ago I was rubbing my eyes and I decided I'd had enough of the little bump, and I started scratching at it pretty vigorously, and when I did that, some little hard, white thing came out of it. It didn't bleed except for a tiny drop, and it hasn't come back at all.

    What could that have been?? I also have Keratosis pilaris a little bit on my arms. I was wondering if it had anything to do with that?? Sorry if I've grossed you out.

    • ANSWER:
      It could Have been a stye I get them all the Tyme they r not like regular zits u can't pop them.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of little pimples on upper arms?
    I have these little bumps that look like pimples on my upper arms and shoulders, and have had them for about 2 months. I thought it was just sensitive skin. I have been putting lotion all over my arms before I go to bed but it hasn't worked very well. I'm not sure how to get rid of it. I need advice please!

    • ANSWER:
      use neutrogena's acne body wash. they're whiteheads if when you squeeze them & a white dot comes out--it's trapped skin oil.

      -9 @ walgreens/target. 2% acne medication (salicylic acid)

  15. QUESTION:
    Why am I getting little bumps on my skin?
    What's causing the little bumps im getting on the back and front of my arms as well as the side of my thighs and a little around the chest area near my armpits? They don't itch or hurt or anything and I can squeeze some of them until a little white stuff comes out, almost like a small pimple or zit, but not all pussy and gross.

    • ANSWER:
      I get those too - they are just little clogged pores. Try using a body scrub :)

  16. QUESTION:
    What are these clusters of bumps?
    I first noticed a little cluster of bumps on my left thigh about two weeks ago. Then I went on vacation for a week and begin to notice another cluster forming on my right arm. Now I have two more clusters on my right arm, another on my left thigh, one on my stomach, and little white bumps along my left arm. It seems that the cluster starts as one single bump then progress to a cluster. The one on my leg is starting to scab. These clusters do not itch and are not sensitive to the touch. I went to the doctors and he said they could be from stress or the heat. I asked him if it was contagious and he said no, but I still have doubt. I sleep beside my wife every night and she has no sign of these kinds of bumps. Could these bumps be something else like herpes? I am concerned and I am making an appointment with my dermatologist, but can someone help me out until then?

    • ANSWER:
      Dude,

      That's a tough one to answer.
      If you have been faithful to you better half, then there should be
      no problem with HS1 or HS2.
      HS1 the mouth area and HS2 is, well...... that other area below.
      You said there was no itch, then you probably don't have any
      problem, but don't quote me. If you are not sure, have a blood draw done for 1 & 2. Then you will know for sure.

      Good Luck

  17. QUESTION:
    Is this a skin condition, and will I be able to cure it?
    My skin on my arms is constantly rough. It is dry as well, but I moisturize daily so that's ok. But the moisturizing doesn't help the fact that my skin doesnt have a nice smooth texture like most people's. Also it is covered in little red/white bumps which I've always had. My arms look so unattractive, is there anything I can do to make them better?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like exma.
      Don't itch or scratch it.
      Don't worry, loads of people have it.
      See your GP, but try a moistuiser like E45 thats good with it.

  18. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of KP redness?
    KP stands for Keratosis Palaris, a skin disease where (mostly in your arms, but it can be on your thighs or face) little white head like bumps are all over your skin, and the skin is a reddish purplish tint. I have the bumps under control, I just don't know how to get rid of the reddish purple color. It kinda looks like roscea if that helps. Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    How to remove bumps on my skin? Is it chicken skin?
    I have little bumps ALL over my skin on my arms (Starting from my wrists to my shoulders), legs (starting from my ankles to my upper thighs) & a little on my cheeks. Some are the same color as my skin and are unnoticeable unless you look close, but most of them are red and they are VERY noticeable. I looked around the web and the result "Chicken Skin" keeps coming up. Keratosis Pilaris is the correct term. How can i get rid of them? Or at least tame it so they arent as noticeable. Is there any products i can buy at Target or something to help? Maybe you have this issue too? Let me know! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing that works for me (my back and shoulders) is a tube of acne cream that contains 5% or 10% of Benzoyl Peroxide. However, since it sounds like its a very large part of your body you might need more then 1 tube a month (cost about ).
      Try getting products that are for acne - like OXY or Clearsill soaps and washes ( I personally reccomend Neutrogene's acne prone skin solid bar- the orange/white box).

  20. QUESTION:
    Little White Bumps on my upper Arm but dont itch?
    Last week I notice I had some sort of "rash" on my upper arm. It is tuns of little whitish bumps, they don't itch but they are very annoying. I don't what it could be my brother has eczema but it looks nothing like my bumps? Does anyone have a clue what it could be?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I treat the red little bumps after waxing?
    I just waxed my arm
    and last time i did it i got red little bumps that turned into white heads...
    I just waxed last night and I have red little bumps
    how should I treat it to prevent white heads but also to not irritate my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      cream or ice and a nice washing.

  22. QUESTION:
    Do i have keratosis pilaris or arm acne?
    ok well on both of my arms. there are these little tiny white bumps on the upper forearm. i dont know what they are. ive tried to pop them but nothing comes out of them.
    if u have any ideas of treatment or what you think it is let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      HELP HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!

      I had this for years, my mom told me it was eczema. Most people say eczema is a name used for tons of different dry skin conditions that doctors can’t diagnose. I used eczema creams all through Jr. High and High School, all that did was make me feel greasy and uncomfortable with zero results.

      You probably have what is called Keratosis pilaris, Keratosis pilaris is a common, genetic follicular condition that causes the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on arms, thighs, hands, legs, sides, buttocks, or face (which on the face are often mistaken for acne). Worldwide, Keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. There are several different types of Keratosis Pilaris, including Keratosis Pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), Keratosis Pilaris Alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

      Keratosis Pilaris is caused by Hyperkeratosis: when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin, which is cream colored, surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore, resulting in rough clogged pores. The openings are often closed with a white plug of encrusted sebum, the oily, waxy substance produced by glands in the skin to keep it from drying out. Hyperkeratosis is most likely caused by your body having a vitamin A & E deficiency.

      I started taking vitamin A & E pills at dinner every night and 90% of my white bumps on my cheeks, arms, and legs cleared up. My boss also had white bumps on her arms and tried taking the vitamins too, it worked nicely for her. You could try taking the vitamins, but if you stop taking them, your body will go back to being deficient in them unless you start eating more foods naturally containing vitamins A & E:

      Vitamin A: Liver, Red Pepper, Cayenne, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Dried Apricots, Cantaloupe, Spinach, Squash, Dried Herbs, Papaya, Mangoes, Green Peas, Tomatoes.

      Vitamin E: Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Pine Nuts, Peanuts, Dried Apricots, Pickled Green Olives, Cooked Taro Root, Wheat Germ/Flax Seed/Corn/Canola/Soybean Oils, Hazelnuts, Broccoli.

      Both A & E: Paprika, Red Chili Peppers or Powder, Spinach

      If the bumps (clogged dry rough crusty pores) have a red or pink ring around them, it could just be that they are inflamed, or it could be some sort of skin infection, such as yeast, which lives on the skin naturally but could become an infection, or bacterial. If they are a little pink or red I would try an antibacterial soap.

      Antibacterial soaps are full of chemicals and poisons, some are so harmful they cause muscle weakness, such as in the heart and tongue, and should not be in stores. A natural alternative is a soap or lotion containing Tea Tree oil. Tea Tree oil has natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities. It also has beneficial cosmetic properties. Tea Tree oil has a faint medicinal scent to it like eucalyptus, which is why I would suggest a soap instead of a lotion. Products containing Tea Tree oil can be found in abundance at health and natural and heath stores, but is also available in main stream store such as Wal-Mart for as low as around .

      So in short, vitamin A, vitamin E, soap, and you should be good (: I wish you luck

  23. QUESTION:
    Anyone know how to get rid of the little white bumps on my arms?
    I have what i believe is "keratosis pilaris". I have researched and found medicines they say may work, but i was wondering if anyone has had this problem and if anything worked for you.

    • ANSWER:
      I believe you are right. My son has this, and his father did. I think it is or can be hereditary. They are probably located on your outer upper arms. I have read before that a salicylic acid body wash could help. If it were me, I would go to a skin clinic, not necessarily a dermatology clinic and ask them if having laser treatment would help get rid of them. They use it for facial acne and it would be more tolerable to have it done on your arms that the sensitive area that is your face. My son has developed MRSA from using to many antibiotics over the years and often prescribed for these bumps which did not help. A chemical peel could be another option

  24. QUESTION:
    What causes this little bumps, under my arms?
    I have this little bumps, that look like pimples, without the white stuff. What can i do to stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      Shaving your armpits isn't just for summertime, and you probably shave them as much as your legs. But your underarm skin is really sensitive, and because you sweat, it's a breeding ground for bacteria.

      You've probably been a victim of little red spots, but here's some tips to battle those bumps.
      Wash your armpits (and the rest of your body while you're at it) after exercising.
      Toss your dull razors - they can cause major irritation.
      Try not to keep your razor in the shower - it ups the chance for bacteria to grow on your blade, which leads to those annoying bumps.
      Clean your razor after each use with a quick dip in some rubbing alcohol.
      Toss your disposable razor or blade after 3 uses.
      Hope these tips help you !!

  25. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my upper arm?
    I have these little bumps on my upper arm that don't itch or hurt or anything and they aren't red or hard. The only time they get red is when I go swimming or stay in the sun for a long time, other than that they are skin colored. This is kind of gross but I squeezed one once and some white stuff came out. They are kind of starting to worry me.

    • ANSWER:
      razor burn

  26. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my upper arm?
    I have these little bumps on my upper arm that don't itch or hurt or anything and they aren't red or hard. The only time they get red is when I go swimming or stay in the sun for a long time, other than that they are skin colored. This is kind of gross but I squeezed one once and some white stuff came out. They are kind of starting to worry me.

    • ANSWER:
      its called chicken skin. unfortunaltey a lot of people have it and there isnt much you can do about it. just lotion as much as you can so that the appearance will go down. take care :-)

  27. QUESTION:
    Since I was a little girl i have had these little white/skin colored bumps on my upper arms?
    I am now staring to get them on my lower arm as well, My doctor said i would grow out of them as i get older, but im older now and they arent goin anywhere. Ive tried Apricot scrub and it helps a little. Does anyone know what they are and/or how to get rid of them completly?

    • ANSWER:
      I think they are blocked hair folicles...

  28. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of or prevent those white bumps on your underarms after shaving?
    Each time i shave my armpitts i get these little zits on them, am i doing somthing wrong? How do i make them go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Those are ingrown hairs. What you should do is use tweezers to "pop" the zit in order to remove the hair at is trapped under the oil. Then apply ingrown hair solution or an acne cream

      To avoid it, don't shave your arms until the end of your shower, that way the heat from the water will open your pores. Also, you might have a dull dirty blade, so change your blade more regularly.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why do I have dry, white spots on my arm?
    Okay so on my right arm I have a few patches of these little white bumps and they flake when I scratch them. I'm very fair skinned but I have a tan right now so it's really noticeable. I'm not sure what it was, maybe eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      u dont get enough son on it

  30. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bumps on my skin?
    I have them on my arm and on my thighs.. they look like goosebumps. If you squeeze the bumps, little white stuff comes out. I've had it all my life and I have no idea what it is! Does anyone know what it is and how to get rid of it? Everyone in my family has it too. I've been putting lotion on, and it helps a little but it doesn't get rid of it all. Do you know what I have? Thanks for taking the time to answer! =]

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you have something called Keratosis Pilaris. I have it too. You said it looks like goosebumps, right? It's basically an excess of Keratin in your skin that causes bumps to form over hair follicles. You can use all the lotion you want, but it never seems to completely help. supposedly you can use something called KP duty, its available at Sephora. I've never used it, but its supposed to work well.

  31. QUESTION:
    why is the back of my arm so rough?
    I get these little white bumps on the back of my arm and its rough, what is is and how do it get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a condition called keratosis pillaris, which is caused by an excess production of certain proteins. However, the bumps caused by this problem are usually reddish, so it might be something else. If its KP, there's info at the link:

  32. QUESTION:
    I have little bumps on my arms legs and thighs?
    So ya I have like a bunch of small bumps all over my arms and thighs and some on my legs. Some are red, especially on my thighs. I've had these bumps for a long time and they aren't itchy. i've heard a lot of people who have these bumps. im not too worried. i just wish they were gone. how do I get rid of them?

    I've gone to the doctor once a while ago. She only said to scrub them off with a luffa.

    • ANSWER:
      I get these bumps and use cortizone 10 in the purple and white tube. It usually takes about a week for them to go away though. Hope this helps.

  33. QUESTION:
    When I scratch my arm white bumps pop up?
    Hey guys I was jw if this is normal but when I scratch anywhere on my body a little white bump will pop up. I went to the doctor and he even said its prolly just some type of bug bite and when you scratch it, it comes out more. My mom just did it too and it happend to her

    • ANSWER:
      Must be genetic then if your mom has it too. I am not sure what you mean by white bump / when i scratch my arm i get a white line where i scratch but thats because a scratch is just little surface tears in your skin. Maybe your bumps have liquid underneath as a sort of defense for your skin just like a bug bite does but when your skin receives tears or any pain>? maybe. good luck I am sure your okay either way if you both have it and shes fine.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are these annoying little bumps on my upper arms?
    They kind of look like pimples, but they don't get inflamed or red, just pink or white, or even skin-color, but they're little bumps all along the back and front of my upper arms, some even around my elbow. Some were saying they are chicken something (not pox), but they're not in clusters, just randomly placed. It makes my arms bumpy and I can no longer where short sleeves without feeling self-concious.

    Does anyone know what these are and how to get rid of them?
    Thank you!!!

    • ANSWER:
      i think your talking about keratosis pilaris
      i have it to and its gross
      but go to a dermatologist they help a lot

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I fix these appearance downfalls?
    I have all these little random bumps on my thighs are the top of my arms and I need to make them go away but I have no idea what they are! I've had them for years. You can't really see them but you can feel them. Does anyone know what they could be? Theyre really little. And they NEED to go away soon! Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go...

      Keratosis Pilaris
      Keratosis pilaris (commonly called KP) appears as "chicken skin bumps" on the skin. These bumps usually appear on the upper arms and thighs. They also can appear on the cheeks, back and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris, while unattractive, is harmless.

      What Are the Symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris?
      This disorder appears as small, rough bumps. The bumps are usually white or red, but do not itch or hurt. Keratosis pilaris is usually worse during the winter months or other times of low humidity when skin becomes dry. It also may worsen during pregnancy or after childbirth.

      How Is Keratosis Pilaris Treated?
      Although the condition may remain for years, it gradually disappears before age 30 in most cases. Treatment of keratosis pilaris is not medically necessary; but, individuals with this condition may want to seek treatment for cosmetic reasons.

      The initial treatment of keratosis pilaris should be intensive moisturizing. A cream such as Acid Mantle, Vaseline or Complex 15 can be applied after bathing, and then re-applied several times a day. Other treatments may include:

      Medicated creams containing urea (Carmol-20) or alpha-hydroxy acids (Aqua Glycolic, Lacticare) applied twice daily
      Efforts to unplug pores by taking long, hot soaking tub baths and then rubbing the areas with a coarse washcloth or stiff brush.

  36. QUESTION:
    I have these little bumps an my arms how do I get rid of them?
    Some are like white and others are my skin colors.

    • ANSWER:
      I use Neutrogena acne body scrub, which really helps. You should try it.

  37. QUESTION:
    What are these white itchy bumps on my arm?
    I notice that they get worse when I've been in the sun for an extended period of time. They come up in little patches and are itchy, I'm a little worried because I don't know what they are. anyone know what it is?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    why do i use all these skin products yet my skin is really bad?
    evry day i use gentle cleaner, then manuka honey moisurizer, i use dove moisturizing body wash on my body then moisturize with thick cocoa body butter
    my skin is still super dry and red all the time! plus i have little white bumps all over my arms and thighs and on the edges of my face.
    my frend uses no products and her skin is even and clear and smooth!
    help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try baby oil or olive oil for moisturizing. It could cause you to break out if you use it on your face (baby oil especially) so be careful.

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get these red bumps off my arms?
    I have these little red bumps all of both of the top parts of my arm. from elbow to shoulder. Most concentrate under the forearm. Their like little red bumps and they have little white puss and them. And if i squeeze them white puss does come out. Im not sure if its acne but i need help because they are very annoying. Also i have barely any acne on my face but my arms are really bad. What should i do?? exfloiate? how can i get rid of these little white puss filled red bumps

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem. I got a prescription from my doctor for acne cream for my face and it really helped, so I've been using it on my arms and some of the bumps have cleared. I'm hoping it will clear the rest. Talk to your doctor.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on my arms?
    I have these tiny tiny little whit bumps on both of my forearms. Right where the skin meets the elbow crease. I'm pretty sure I got them from the sun but they look nothing like the heat rash blisters. Just very small white bumps that itchy reall bad. Especially when exposed to sunlight. Help??
    I figured out what it was. Its the most common form of an allergic reaction to the sun. This is nothing like eczema, no redness or dryness or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      it may be eczema because that'll itch like crazy some times. I was going to suggest psoriasis but that doesn't itchy - that's just really dry skin that peels. I would advise going to see a dermatologist or your primary care provider

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you get redness out of a popped zit?
    I have little bumps all down my arms they might be white heads cause they act like it. I got into a real bad habit on popping them and I'm going to a party this week and I need some home remedies to get rid of the redness or at least make them less noticeable all answers are valued!! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First put ice on them for 1-2 minutes, the ice will reduce the swelling since they will be inflamed after you popped them. Next put some tea tree oil on the popped ones, this will get rid of them. Then finally to get rid of redness use Visine to reduce and get rid of redness. I know it is used to reduce redness in eyes, but it is very useful for pimples too! :)

  42. QUESTION:
    How To Tell The Difference Between Small Pimples And Eczema?
    I have body acne and eczema but lately there are little bumps near my arms and I don't know if it's from eczema or just small pimples! Help! Thanks much!

    • ANSWER:
      Does it itch?
      That's usually a good indicator, because eczema itches...a lot... Are the bumps in a cluster? Eczema.

      Do you see any white heads? acne

  43. QUESTION:
    Can you be allergic to the fibers from your pillows and bed sheets?
    I've been having itchy skin and red bumps on my arms and legs for a while now. I told my parents about it and they went to go check out my bed.

    No bed bugs.
    No fleas.
    No ticks.

    My aunt said to wash my sheets and stuff every week, because it could be ringworm.

    I don't think that makes any sense? So, can you be allergic to the fibers on your bed sheets and pillows. If so, what do they look like?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be allergy to the laundry detergent, some of them make lots of people itchy.
      You can't always see dust mites and things like that, they're too small.

      Try buying a laundry powder that's meant for people with allergies.

      Also, check out the plants in your neighbourhood. If you're in Australia, there's one called Murraya, lots of people have it for a hedge plant, but lots and lots of people are allergic to it. It is flowering at the moment, and that's when it's worse. It's like a mock orange, has little white flowers, and strong perfume. Gives lots of people allergies, and some asthma.

  44. QUESTION:
    is it okay for my newborn to have little bumps on her face?
    My newborn is only 9 days old, and she's been getting little bumps on her face which looks like pimples being ready to pop, but they aren't. What is this? Can it be irritation to everything since she isn't used to the outside world yet? Should i worry? They go away, but eventually they keep coming back, especially WHEN I BREASTFEED.

    • ANSWER:
      It is called Milia. My son has them, as well as my newborn daughter. They are very common, and should go away after a while. My son however has them severely all over his legs, arms, cheeks and even his ears. My daughter on the other hand is 3 weeks old, and she has a few on her face. Look them up if you like, but they are very normal, and their is no special treatment for them. If you child gets a fever in addition to the bumps then it may be something else. Milia looks like tiny little white heads. They can show up anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face.

  45. QUESTION:
    I have itchy legs and when i scratch them white bumps appear!?
    Its been a few days lately, and its really itchy all over my legs and when i scratch them enough little white bumps so up *its so nasty* its not like bleeding or anything, i can't really describe the bumps...they are just bumps, i dont know what to do! and sometimes i get itchy on my arms but BARELY compared to my legs PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like your legs are so dry that the skin is starting to flake off. Therefore when you scratch you are removing the upper layer (nothing serious) and seeing the dry white flakes appear as bumps because that's how it looks over the pores.

      I have 3 answers for you: Moisturize, Moisturize and Moisturize! It will solve everything.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my arms?
    They don't itch at all... Like, they just lay there, and when I feel my arm or what ever, they just appear as red little bumps. They look like a pimple... Could that be a pimple, on my arms...? Eww.
    What is it, if you know, and a way to get rid of it? Answers are greatly appreciated. (:
    I've had them for about 3-4 weeks.
    Would the birth control pill effect it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes i have it too very common. there is a cream i use which helps.its a white bottle but cant recall the name i think it begins with an E. it does say calm cream. and bumps and pimples

  47. QUESTION:
    why do i have little dry patches on my arms?
    i have the these tiny tiny white non-itching bumps on my arms above my arms on my biceps. i just noticed it this winter. is it lack of vitamin D? i started putting lotion on them. i want them to go away. i have used a lufa on them. how can they go away?

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same thing,but they are on my arms.I went to the doctor and she said its because of the weather and all.She gave me Hydrocortisone cream 2.5%.You should buy some and put it on the areas 2 times a day for a week,in the morning and at night.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these bumps on my arms?
    I've had these bumps on my arm all over my triceps area they normally look like little pimples that don't hurt as much when you touch them. That area is slightly more red then other parts of my body and its no itchy. I try peeling them off but they just end up being little dark patches that fade and come back as the bumps. Some of the bumps are like pimples without that white skin and some are just pimple like bumps with the white skin thing.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have already tried some of these things, however maybe not all combined. One thing, make sure you only use soap that is fragrance free and hypo allergenic. Do not apply any cream or lotion that contain any perfumes. Make certain that the area is dry after washing. Water can remain on the skin can cause a fungus to remain, or grow in some areas (if already irritated, especially ...).
      After the skin is clean and dry, try some hydrocortisone cream. Let that stay on and wash after several hours and reapply. 2 to 3 times daily for a couple of days. If this is going to work, it should be improving, if not then a prescription strength steroidal cream may be necessary. Triamcinilone or hydrocortisone 2.5% along with a medrol dose pack. It may require the stronger of the 2 suggestions if it has been an ongoing cycle. Good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    How do i remove these little bumps on my face?
    i have ezcema so maybe thats the problem but im not sure. these bump are all over my face and they never go away. ive tried a lot of products but they break me out even more. some are white but most are my skintone.

    • ANSWER:
      ok i have the exact same thing in my face and arms! i went to the demetologist and they told me there was not alot they could do but that it was eczema and a lil acne together! they gave me some gel that dries out pimples but it ended up dring out my skin along with it even though it works but it was like !

      they also gave me some lotion that helped a little but they said that cetaphil works great! and i tryed it and loved it it was so gentle and motrized the eczema but didnt keep my face oily!!

      but right know im using mary kay velocity cleanser and mostrizer it works great the wash has i lil exfoliater!!! but i LOVE the mostrizer it is so light and not heavy and thick it is satiny soft i love it!!!

      but recently i got sunburnt on my face but and all the bumps went away!! i dont reccomend but it did work so yor call!

      GOOD LUCK I KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE THESE BUMPS INCLUDING ME !♥


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Small Itchy Bumps On Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs?
    There are these small itchy bumps all over my arms and legs. They feel and look like goosebumps but they're red and a little bigger. Some also have holes in the center with blood kind of sitting there. They itch real bad but they don't bother me at school (I don't know why). But they bother me all day when I'm at home. There Re none on my hands or my body but there are some on my wrist. They don't itch as much. I have less on my calves than my arms. They also feel a bit bigger, too. But my thighs are just like my arms, except they have a bit less on them. I heard folliculitis is caused when the follicles are irritated or blocked by things like cocoa butter. I use a lotion that has cocoa butter on my arms and legs. But I never used it on my body. Maybe it's folliculitis. But a website said that the bumps have hairs in the centers. The bumps I have don't even have hairs on them (which I think is weird). It started this Sunday morning. I brushed my hand against my left arm and I felt the bumps. I ignored them thinking it was my eczema. I put some cortizone on it when I got home (I was at a friend's house). But the next day they were on my arms and legs. I told my parents but they kind of brushed it away saying that it was my eczema. I don't want to go to a doctor cuz we can't really afford it right now. Please help me. If you know what it is, please also give me suggestions on what I should do to get rid of them. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hard to say, it could be an rash or allergic reaction. When you got them after you went to your friend it might be that something is over there that got an allergic reaction to your skin.
      I would try it first with an anti itch cream and later with an healing cream and than they should be gone. If not you might have to see an doctor or dermatologist for it, so try to get rid of it without seeing any of them..

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to be allergic to V8 juice?
    I've been drinking V8 juice about everyday and I noticed not too long ago that I have some small itchy bumps on my arms, stomach and lower back. Do you think I'm allergic to it?

    • ANSWER:
      It does sound like an allergy rash. Best to consult a doctor. Stop drinking the juice in the mean while and see if that stops the rash.

  3. QUESTION:
    Small pink itchy bumps on arm and red patches on thigh that hurt?
    I started with the red patches on my thigh now I'm getting it on the other thigh and today I noticed I had the small itchy bumps on my arm.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see a docter, it is probably alergys. Possibly to grass or something. It is not herpys, I know a lot of kids at school who get that, its from alergies

  4. QUESTION:
    Small itchy bumps on my healing scratch?
    I got some scratches on my arm a week and a half ago. The scabs have already flaked off and now I have small itchy bumps on my scars. This has happened before and I'm just wondering why I get them? I put cortisone on them and it's not helping, they really itch!

    • ANSWER:
      If its just some simple itchy keloid forming scars, the cortisone application should have helped. What you didnt mention is what scratch it? There could be some minute material left over there to which you are experiencing an allergic reaction. Its not advised that you prolong use of the cortisone. Before it gets worse, see your doctor.

  5. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had the following reaction to a cut or tetanus shot?
    I recently cut myself pretty deep (through skin, and only a centimeter away from cutting through muscle) by accident on Thanksgiving. I had to get stitches, and they gave me a tetanus shot. The shot didn't hurt at first, but it was extremely painful for the following week. Now, I am developing small itchy bumps that turn to scars only on the arm that was cut, which was also the arm they gave me the tetanus shot in. In addition, I've been running a low-grade fever and have had some stomach issues (I won't be graphic). I am planning on going to the ER but I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Probably a reaction from the shot. Get to the ER. I have had similar reactions to other shots but not to tetanus,

  6. QUESTION:
    What are those small, itchy bumps on my back and upper arms?
    I have small bumps on my upper arms and back. They are clustered and raised. They only appear to itch at night. I use lotion and aloe vera. I've had them for about 2 weeks. Any ideas on what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like hives which as an allergic reaction on the skins surface. If you are using new skin products like body wash/lotion, I would test them on one arm to see what happens. Try some benadryll gel/ointment to see if that gets rid of the bumps.

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do I have tiny red bumps on my forearms?
    I have small pimple-like, non-itchy bumps on my arms. They come and go, and there are only about 4 or 5 at a time on each of my forearms. I haven't found any on other places at all.

    At first I thought it might be bug bites from my weekly horseback riding lessons, but I have missed the last few lessons, and the bumps are still showing up and going away every few days.

    • ANSWER:
      I really don't think its any thing serious they are common

  8. QUESTION:
    i have small bumps on my arms legs and mid section and feels like i was wraped in insalation?
    small itchy bumps when i sweat and feels like hot insolation is put all over me.

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably an allergy.

      My wife had that and it turned out she's allergic to Mangoes. Go figure.

      So, review in your mind what you've eaten recently, or if maybe you've changed your laundry detergent or your soap or something like that, and that may be it.

      If all else fails, see a doctor.

      Good luck!... ☺

  9. 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

  10. QUESTION:
    Itching bumps after playing sand volleyball?
    My friends and I play a lot of sand volleyball. Lately a lot of us have been noticing small, itchy bumps on our arms and anything else that comes into contact with the sand. Anybody have any idea what that is?

    • ANSWER:

  11. 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!!! -

  12. QUESTION:
    What are these huge itchy bumps on my skin?
    I have been waking up with huge, red, itchy bumps on all different parts of my body for the last couple months. They itch and burn and swell for about 3 or four days. Then, they just turn into these small little bumps on my skin. I get them on my legs, arms, and face so far. I have no idea what they are, but it really worries me. Any ideas?
    I highly doubt they are bedbugs, I rarely sleep in my bed. I usually sleep on the couch, or the chair, or the floor. Wherever I happen to be when I get tired, lol. I even stayed over at a neighbors house to watch her kids and got them when I woke there.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, bed bugs!
      they live in beds, chairs, couches, rugs.
      spray rugs and sofa with lysol spray.
      change your sheets. wash in hot water.
      put aloe lotion on skin before bed so they can't grab.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps all over my body?
    Kayy, so a few days ago I noticed a itchy bump on the top of my vagina.. Just thought it was a pimple or something. Buhh then I noticed more, smaller though. Like, way upper inner thigh. And now all over my stomach, my lower back, and starting on my arms.
    What could it be? I haven't changed soap, detergant, eating habits.. Please help. I'm so scared as to what this might be!

    • ANSWER:
      Possibly Yeast infection,possibly chiggers, possibly heat rash. See a doctor for accurate diagnose all we can do on this forum is guess.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on my skin?
    So for the last few weeks I've started to notice these itchy bumps all over my skin. They seem to be spreading, are very small, and are colorless (not any sort of red unless I itch them). It began on my legs and started to appear on my torso, now my arms and feet. Whenever I take a hot shower they itch even more. They aren't patchy or clumped together, but are spread out. Also, some are a little bigger than others. Can you please tell me what these things possibly could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like it could be Scabies. Call your family Doctor and get in A.S.A.P. Read about it here:

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/scabies/DS00451

  15. QUESTION:
    What is this small itchy bump near my elbow?
    Earlier today, I discovered a (one/1) small bump on my arm about the size of a dime near my elbow. It's not on my elbow but it's less than 3 inches away from it on my lower arm. It's under the skin, it's somewhat hard, and it's itchy. It's not painful or tender or anything but I'm still concerned about it. What is it, how serious it, and what should I do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably cancer. I have been teeling you for over a year to go to the doctor and have it removed. And by the way that is no small lump it is the size of Quato.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on my skin?
    For the last few weeks, itchy, small bumps have been appearing on my skin. They each last a day or two, and then they disappear, and then others pop up elsewhere. Although a few have been reddish, some don't have color. It started on my butt, but my doctor said I didn't have genital herpes, and since my appointment, I've gotten about a dozen or so more. I have a few on my arms, I've had a couple on my torso, and some on my legs and butt. I don't consume anything regularly enough to be having a constant allergic reaction, and I've changed detergents and stuff, but it hasn't changed. I've had poison ivy before, and the bumps look like individual poison ivy bumps. I don't know what to do :( Please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      Check around your home for bugs like bedbugs or fleas. Both bedbugs and fleas leave blackish droppings so look for those around your bed and your sofa. Think about where you were right before you got the bumps - someone else may have the bug problem.

      You could also be having some contact dermatitis or some other skin issue. If I were you, I'd vacuum my bed, pillows, mattress, box spring, carpet and any other upholstery in your house to help get rid of any allergens. I would also wash all of the blankets and covers on your bed and throw your pillows in the dryer for a few minutes. My husband reacts to cat hair on his (and the cat's) favorite blanket by getting small itchy red bumps all over his back.

      One more thought, have you been around any wood burning fireplaces? Or any dogs/cats that might have been running around outside through the bushes. You can get poison ivy from your friendly family pet and from cut firewood. See a dermatologist if none of the suggestions help. Use some cortisone cream to help with the itch - benedryl cream is also very good.

  17. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you have small itchy red bumps on your arms and legs and canker sores on your lips?
    My bumps are small and red and itchy at first, but the itchyness eventually goes away. It has only been two days i have had this and each day i get more little red bumps on my skin. Now i have like 5 canker sores on my lips and it really hurts. I also have more canker sore in my mouth. I do not really feel sick or feverish.

    • ANSWER:
      This does not sound like hives (an allergic reaction) but it could still be some kind of reaction to something you ate, or something your skin in coming in contact with --i.e. soaps, detergents or fabric softeners. Or you could be developing a viral rash. You may want to go to the doctor for the rash to get some type of medications for relief

      Canker sores usually go away without any treatment. For pain relief, you can try taking ibuprofen (brand name: Advil) or acetaminophen (brand name: Tylenol). Other medicines, such as Anbesol, Oragel, Orabase and Zilactin-B, might keep your canker sores from becoming irritated by eating, drinking or brushing your teeth. You put these medicines right on the sore.

      You can also mix equal amounts of Milk of Magnesia and Benadryl Allergy liquid. After it's mixed, you can swish a teaspoonful in your mouth for about 1 minute and then spit it out. If you do this every 4 to 6 hours, your canker sores may hurt less.

      Some people think that sucking on zinc lozenges, taking vitamin C or vitamin B complex, using a sage-and-chamomile mouthwash or taking a lysine supplement helps their canker sores heal faster.

  18. QUESTION:
    My skin is very itchy and I am wondering why?
    I don't know if it's bug bites or what, but every so often I'll get very itchy, small, smooth bumps on my arms, and shoulders. They will itch horribly for an hour or so, then disappear. I'm not eating anything that I am allergic to so what could it be? Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    i have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?
    I have blisters on my hands and wrist that itch and burn, i also have red itchy bumps on my legs and some scattered on my stomach. I can't take it! The Dr has. No idea what it is. Please helpll
    Also others not related to me have this. Even people with no direct contact.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, its possible you may have hand, foot, and mouth disease.
      It's not normal that people over the ages of ten get it, but it does happen.
      Basically you get a rash everywhere that then turn into blisters. These normally occur on the palms, bottom of feet, top of feet and hands, and inside the mouth. It can also spread on your legs and arms, as well as up your back, on your stomach, and in other.. regions.
      Sadly, there is nothing you can do for it.
      But I'm no doctor, so its very possible I'm wrong.
      Good luck!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.. :-)

  22. QUESTION:
    What do small itchy bumps on parts of the body signify to diabetics ?
    I have two bumps on my thigh, one on my arm, and one on my back. They are itchy and a little watery. I don't know what they are.

    • ANSWER:
      high blood sugar.

  23. QUESTION:
    I have these white itchy bumps on my arms and thys?
    I went into our hot tub and after about 5 minutes my thys and arms started to get really really itchy. So I got out. When i got out I realized I had these small white bumps on my arms and legs. I've never had this kind of reaction to a hot tub before. Can someone please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like there was something there that you are allergic to.

  24. QUESTION:
    i have itchy bumps all over my legs and arms?
    it started as small flesh colored itchy bumps, and i thought it may be poison ivy, but i had some on my lower back and my mom said it was not. just a small rash. my legs and arms are randomly itchy and now i have red patches where its itchy on my legs. i need help figuring out what to do.
    the itching starts most when im hot, mostly when i have my laptop on my lap,i dont know if its the heat or what.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor, but there is a condition called miliaria or "prickly heat" which is a rash that appears because of plugged sweat glands in hot and humid conditions. It could be that. The treatment is just to avoid hot and sweaty conditions, wear breathable clothing, take cool showers, etc. and it should go away by itself. Of course it could be something else, so if it continues to bother you, see a doctor.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are these bugs, where did they come from and how do I get rid of them?
    For the past week I've gotten about 6 red itchy bumps on my legs and arms, but I didn't see or felt anything biting me. Then today I saw 2 tiny bugs(about the size of a period) crawling on my left arm, and I think they're what have been biting me. Do you know what I'm talking about?
    I have 3 budgies.

    • ANSWER:
      if they were an orange color it's a chigger if it was a blackish grey the only thing small enough i can think of is a nat. hope i helped.

  26. QUESTION:
    Has anyone else experienced allergic reactions to Tide with febrese?
    I have been using a new detergent for about 2 months now and I have encountered a terrible allergic reaction. Not only have I , but also my best friend as well. Tiny little red itchy bumps in random places that feel like they are on fire. Mainly these bumps occur on the knees, arms,legs,feet, or elbows. It is not rash-like, but red tiny bumps without whiteheads. I actually conducted a small experiment with placeing a small amout on the back of my hand and sure enough, a bump appeared. . I am currently washing all my clothes with another hypoallergenic detergent. Since I have worn other articles of clothing, not washed in Tide with febrese, small bumps are vanishing and I feel happy. But, this product should be removed from stores.....honestly, I wish I could speak with Tide and have them please consider recalling this product.

    • ANSWER:
      I think some people are just allergic to something in ferbreze. My friend starts sneezing like crazy if you spray it. Hope you get feeling better.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy, pimple like bumps on my left arm?
    I noticed I have these small pimple like bumps on ONLY my left arm as far as I can tell. Possible one or 2 below my neck . They itch and bleed when I itch to much and it seems as though I keep finding more of them on my left arm and neck each day. Could it be bug bites? What are the possibilities?

    • ANSWER:

  28. 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.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my arm, between my elbow and my shoulder and how do I get rid of them?
    They are small un-noticeable (except to touch) bumps on my arm where the biceps are. They usually feel softer when I put moisturiser on them, except this does not get rid of them. How do I get rid of them completely?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that you are talking about Keratosis pilaris and as far as I know its genetic. Here's what I found on the internet. Hope it answers your question:

      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin". It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face and may be mistaken for acne.

      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.[citation needed]

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.

      Many people with keratosis pilaris do not know they have it (if the condition is mild). While KP resembles goose bumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin. As a result, it is often confused with acne.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it’s during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the “goose bumps” are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.

      [edit] Treatment

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated. Regardless, exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to the lactic acid — a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may also be helpful but increases risk of skin cancer. Small amounts of vitamin A can be used orally but only with exteme caution due to potential for liver damage. Check with a Dermatologist or Family Doctor before taking extra vitamin A due to the vitamins' potential toxic effects.

      Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden (if they do not already appear red), and in many cases will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can also help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing (such as tight fitting jeans) is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. Instead, the hair grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated, and can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though can lead to scarring.

      Food allergies may also exacerbate the condition, causing hyper-keratosis pilaris, gluten being a common culprit (source: physician's (MD) oral presentation).

  30. QUESTION:
    I have itchy red bumps showing up randomly. Any clue what they are?
    4 small itchy red bumps showed up on my arm near the elbow. Then 3 more on my left foot the next day. A day later 2 more on my right foot. And then today 4 on my left thigh. I'm starting to get worried because more keep popping up.

    • ANSWER:
      could be an allgery

      try eliminating certain things from your diet everyday to see if you can pinpoint what is giving you these bumps. Also, wash your bedsheets just in case theres dirt or bugs in your bed

      I get hives all the time, its just a matter of figuring out whats causing them

      if you keep seeing bumps apear, see your doctor. He can give you an allergy test

  31. QUESTION:
    What are these small itchy red bumps on my toddler's arms?
    There the size of a pimple, but there aren't any white heads, or puss, or anything like that. They're only on his arms, no where else. He constantly scratches them so it makes them more red, could even be making them spread. What could this be? It doesn't look like chicken pox, or impetigo...could it be eczema? is it just a rash? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Could it be KP (Keratosis Pilaris)? I have them and they sometimes itch. They are just lots of red bumps which you can get on your arms or legs. 60% of teenagers have them, but many ages can get them (45% of the population). It is not harmful, but it cant be cured. I can be treated by exfoliation with salicylic acid and moisturizing. It looks a bit like chicken skin. It happens when excess keratin is produced and surrounds the hair follicles. This means the bumps are usually where hairs are.

      It might not be this, but if it is I hope it helps!

  32. 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can you be allergic to the fibers from your pillows and bed sheets?
    I've been having itchy skin and red bumps on my arms and legs for a while now. I told my parents about it and they went to go check out my bed.

    No bed bugs.
    No fleas.
    No ticks.

    My aunt said to wash my sheets and stuff every week, because it could be ringworm.

    I don't think that makes any sense? So, can you be allergic to the fibers on your bed sheets and pillows. If so, what do they look like?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be allergy to the laundry detergent, some of them make lots of people itchy.
      You can't always see dust mites and things like that, they're too small.

      Try buying a laundry powder that's meant for people with allergies.

      Also, check out the plants in your neighbourhood. If you're in Australia, there's one called Murraya, lots of people have it for a hedge plant, but lots and lots of people are allergic to it. It is flowering at the moment, and that's when it's worse. It's like a mock orange, has little white flowers, and strong perfume. Gives lots of people allergies, and some asthma.

  34. 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

  35. QUESTION:
    What are these small itchy bumps on my skin?
    I've had them from about 2 days ago, they aren't red, but very small in like one place together. I started from my thighs on the sides, and now it's on my ankles and arms, what could it be??
    They're really really really itchy!!!

    • ANSWER:
      it could be eczema my kids have it it sounds like that.

  36. 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.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do I know if a spider bite is poisonous our not?
    I have a small patch of tiny bumps on my arm. Its been itchy and hasn't been painful to the touch but it is very annoying. Please help...

    • ANSWER:
      I would say that you should get it checked out by a doctor if it doesn't get better, but if it turns into a bulls eye shape, go to the doctor asap!

      Did you see the spider? there are only 2 poisonous spiders in the us: the black widow and brown recluse spiders.

      Pictures: Black Widow - http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/graphic/bugs/widow2.jpg
      Brown Recluse - http://www.tandjenterprises.com/images/hobo%20kit%20brown%20recluse%20big.jpg

  38. QUESTION:
    What caused the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?
    I woke up with a rash on my lower arms and upper legs. Now it has appeared on my face and lower legs. It is not on the palms of my hands or soles of my feet.

    I have not been outdoors or in contact with anyone that was outdoors so I am sure it is not poison oak or ivy. I have not changed soaps or laundry detergent or eaten anything different than normal.
    My husband slept in the same bed without problems so I doubt bed bugs.

    I have already had chicken pox.

    • ANSWER:
      MAYBE AN ALLERGIC REACTION.
      ;~)

  39. QUESTION:
    My mom has small bumps on her arms and going up to her neck?
    So last Saturday my mom began seeing these tiny little bumps on the lower thumb area of both hands and when they disappeared small bumps began appearing on her arms and now it's up to her neck. The bumps are itchy. My mom thinks it might be hives but she's still worried. She's going to see a doctor tomorrow but I just wanted to know if you guys might know anything about it to relieve her a bit.

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on my arms?
    I have these tiny tiny little whit bumps on both of my forearms. Right where the skin meets the elbow crease. I'm pretty sure I got them from the sun but they look nothing like the heat rash blisters. Just very small white bumps that itchy reall bad. Especially when exposed to sunlight. Help??
    I figured out what it was. Its the most common form of an allergic reaction to the sun. This is nothing like eczema, no redness or dryness or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      it may be eczema because that'll itch like crazy some times. I was going to suggest psoriasis but that doesn't itchy - that's just really dry skin that peels. I would advise going to see a dermatologist or your primary care provider

  41. QUESTION:
    Why is it when I go in the sun I get these little tiny bumps that itch on my arms and legs?
    I have never had a sunburn, but just last year I started getting these itchy bumps and now the sun is back and so are they. It is only the lower part of my legs and from my elbow to my wrists. It is very uncomfortable. They are almost like tiny pimples.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm afraid you have an allergy to the sun.

      A sun allergy is an immune system reaction to sunlight, most often, an itchy red rash. The most common locations include the "V" of the neck, the back of the hands, the outside surface of the arms and the lower legs. In rare cases, the skin reaction may be more severe, producing hives or small blisters that may even spread to skin in clothed areas.

      Sun allergies are triggered by changes that occur in sun-exposed skin. It is not clear why the body develops this reaction. However, the immune system recognizes some components of the sun-altered skin as "foreign," and the body activates its immune defenses against them. This produces an allergic reaction that takes the form of a rash, tiny blisters or, rarely, some other type of skin eruption.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are these small faint bumps on the palm of my hand?
    I noticed last week that I have 3 very faint bumps on the palm of my hand. They are not very noticeable, they don't itch, and they do not hurt. They are somewhat white in nature...you can barely see them. They are only driving me crazy because I don't know what they are. You have to run your finger across my skin to feel them. Have no clue where they came from. Any ideas on what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      here is everything you need to knowabout skin marks or bumps

      Skin disease Symptoms Usual area of body
      Acne Covered in small pus-filled sacs, blackheads, pimples or sore red bumps Face, chest or back
      Rosacea Flushed appearance or Redness Around cheeks, chin, forehead or nose
      Boil Painful red bump or a cluster of painful red bumps Anywhere
      Cellulitis Red, tender and swollen areas of skin Around a cut, scrape or skin breach
      Insect bite Red and/or itchy bumps on the skin Anywhere and can be sprinked randomly
      Allergic reaction Irregular, raised or flat red sores that appeared after taking medicine/drugs or eating certain foods Anywhere
      Hives Bumps formed suddenly Anywhere but usually first noticed on face
      Seborrheic dermatitis Bumps and swelling Near glands
      Cradle Cap Dry, scaly skin Cover the head of a child
      Irritant contact dermatitis Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash Eyebrows, nose, edge of the scalp, point of contact with jewellery, perfume or clothing.
      Allergic Contact Dermatitis caused by poison ivy, oak or sumac Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash; can also be weeping or leathery. Anywhere that came in contact with the irritant either directly or via transfer (eg. from contaminated clothing.)
      Allergic purpura Small red dots on the skin, or larger, bruise-like spots that appeared after taking medicine Anywhere
      Pityriasis Rosea Started with a single scaly, red and slightly itchy spot, and within a few days, did large numbers of smaller patches of the rash, some red and/or others tan Chest and abdomen
      Dermatitis herpetiformis Intensely itchy rash with red bumps and blisters Elbows, knees, back or buttocks
      Erythema nodosum Large red bumps that seem to bruise and are tender to touch Anywhere
      Psoriasis White, Scaly rash over red, irritated skin Elbows and knees
      Erythema multiforme Red, blotchy rash, with "target like" hives or sores. Anywhere
      Measles Red Rash that is raised with a fever or sore throat. Usually starts first on the forehead and face and spreads downward.
      Chickenpox Multiple blisters with a fever, cough, aches, tiredness and sore throat. Usually starts first on the face, chest and back and spreads downward.
      Shingles Red blisters that are very painful and may crust Anywhere
      Fifth Disease Started as a fever and then developed a bright red rash Cheeks
      Warts Soft bumps forming that don't itch and have no other symptoms Anywhere
      Ringworm Bald spot on the scalp or a ring of itchy red skin Anywhere
      Syphilis Rash that is red but not itchy Palms of hands or soles of feet
      Jock itch, yeast infection or diaper rash Red itchy rash Groin
      Tinea versicolor Light coloured patches Anywhere
      Impetigo Crusted, tan-colored sores Near nose or lip
      Scabies Bite-like sores that itch and spread intensely Usually start on hands or feet and spread everywhere
      Rocky Mountain spotted fever A fine rash with a fever and headache Usually start on arms and legs including the hands and feet
      Lupus erythematosus A butterfly rash with achy joints Forehead and cheeks
      Jaundice or sign of hepatitis Yellowish Skin, whites of eyes and mouth
      Bruise Blue or black area after being hit Anywhere
      Actinic keratoses Scaly, pink, gray or tan patches or bumps Face, scalp or on the backs or the hands
      Keloid or hypertrophic scar Scar that has grown larger than expected Anywhere
      Lipoma Soft or rubbery growth Anywhere
      Milia Lots of white spots On the face of a baby
      Molluscum or contagiosum Small, firm, round bumps with pits in the center that may sit on tiny stalks Anywhere
      Sebaceous cyst Bump with a white dome under the skin Scalp, nape of the neck or upper back
      Skin tag Soft, fleshy growth, lump or bump Face, neck, armpits or groin
      Xanthelasma Yellow area under the skin Under eyelids
      Melanoma Dark bump that may have started within a mole or blemish, or, a spot or mole that has changed in color, size, shape or is painful or itchy Anywhere
      Basal cell carcinoma Fleshy, growing mass Areas exposed to the sun
      Squamous cell carcinoma Unusual growth that is red, scaly or crusted Face, lip or chin
      Kaposi's sarcoma Dark or black raised spots on the skin that keep growing or have appeared recently Anywhere
      Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) Pink-red ring or bullseye marks Anywhere

  43. 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.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a mosquito bite and a spider bite?
    So I spent the night at my friends house for 2 dys. We went down to the gully I have a huge bump on my arm in one spot 2 medium bites on my arm about 8 inches away and on my shoulder a small one. How can u tell the difference between spider bites and mosquito bites? How can u cure them?thnx in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      A mosquito bite is usually a small bump that is itchy. A spider bite is a very hard bump with a spot in the middle and a very large area that is inflamed. I always use face mask for both. It draws out the venom.

  45. QUESTION:
    What do I do about these strange bumps on my arm?
    Okay, so as you can imagine, I have acne on my face. No big deal, I treat it daily, but that's not the problem.

    I have all these weird, acne-like bumps on my arm, and I can't get rid of them. They've been there forever. They are NOT mosquito bumps. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition that is mostly found on the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. Dry skin cells that normally flake off the skin, get caught in the hair follicles and clogs them up. This forms little pimples that have a dry rough texture. They are not painful or itchy but aren't very attractive and are known chicken skin.

      Keratosis Pilaris Treatment

      Keratosis Pilaris occurs mostly in teenagers on the upper arms. However, babies and adults can experience this condition on their faces, upper arms, legs and buttocks. It's a genetic follicular disorder that looks almost like "goose bumps" and are rather rough to touch.

      Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet).

      Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents, varying in degree from minimal to severe. It can last for a number of years but usual begins to disappear at the age of about 30 years old.

      Keratosis pilaris is a result of a process called hyperkeratinization. This is when there is an excess production of keratin (a natural fibrous protein of the skin, hair and nails) that builds up around the hair follicles. The skin becomes flaky and dry and if not removed from the skin it clogs up the hair follicles causing the small pimple like bumps that are visible on the skins surface.

      google 'oil pulling' - I have read that that can have dramatic effect and help the condition - reason is not well understood

  46. QUESTION:
    Any ideas of how to get rid of redness/rash on back of upper arms?
    I have what appears to be like a rash, but it is not itchy or flakey or anything, its like small bumps and redness on the back of my upper arms in the tricep area. ANY ideas of any creams or scrubs or ANYTHING that will reduce redness and/or make it go away? Thank you in advance!
    I try putting cocoa and shea butter, I scrub with luffa everyday in my shower, I put aloe, tee tree oil.... I donno what more can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      cortizone 10

  47. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of Solar keratoses ?
    I have really dry bumps on my arms , I have had them frozen off but it hasnt really worked. The freezing just makes you have white scars. Does anyone know of a remedy for this ?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a lot of solar keratoses on my face, as I had formerly had several removed by my family doctor I decided this time to go to a dermatologist. After a thorough examination he removed a small piece of the worst one and sent it in for a biopsy.

      After everything was OK with the biopsy he gave me a prescription for Flourouracil 5% cream. I applied it according to his directions, twice a day to all discolored areas for 2 weeks. On the two week follow up appointment he said it is working well, stop the treatments. Three weeks after the treatments were done all of the discolored areas on my face were clear.

      I was pleased with the results. However, starting 1 week into the treatment until 2 weeks after discontinuing treatment, my face was very tender and itchy, and the discolored areas first turn darker and then peel off like a bad sunburn. I did not look attractive during this 3 week period, then it improved dramatically.

      I'm sure there are other less drastic treatments out there, but if you are not pleased with them, go see a dermatologist. Check with your insurance company to see if you need a referral or if you can just go to one on your own and which ones are in your network.

  48. QUESTION:
    I keep waking up with these weirds bites on my arms and legs?
    I originally thought they were from shaving but I havent shaved in a couple weeks and Im still gettting new bumps. theyre also grouped sometimes. They look like small ant bites (itchy and a tiny amount of pus). I notice em in the morning. If it matters, I live in WI. i just moved here so i dunno if theres some kind of big im not aware of yet? Ive been getting em for the pats few months.
    I know theyre not fleas. I was thinking bedbugs but ive had those (at a diff place) and I only get these on my arms and legs, not all over my body.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be: spider bites; bed bugs; fleas

  49. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend gets small bumps on his skin after laying with our dog?
    Our dog was laying on his arm and now he has small flesh colored bumps where she was. They're very itchy. Could these be very small hives, or is it something else? Can he take anything to prevent them?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hold his arm up to the monitor and lemme take a look.

      If your boyfriend gets bumps, take him to the vet,

      If you really want to know what they are, ask a doctor.


small itchy bumps on arm

Seborrheic Keratosis Homeopathic Treatment

Turmeric or Curcuma Longa is one of the most important ingredients of the dishes of Asian countries. The plant of Curcuma Longa includes a yellowish orange pigment named curcumin. The powdered rhizome of the turmeric plant is the most important ingredients of the curry leaves. It is also used as a medicine used to prevent variety of disorders. The herb of turmeric consists of curcumin that is a prime ingredient of various food dishes. It is mainly extracted from the roots and is used for varied herbal treatments. Apart from the advantages, it also includes varied types of disadvantages as well.

In this section, we are mainly stressing over the darker side means the side effects of turmeric curcumin. Due to huge utilisation of turmeric powder, numerous individuals include the trouble of stomach upset and nausea. As a result, it might also hamper the entire health of the body, if excess turmeric powder is consumed. Along with this, utilisation of higher quantity of turmeric might also result in diarrhearial symptoms. Not only this, it might also result in excess bleeding, if the patient includes the disorder of haemophilia. Maximum extents of the individuals also suffer from the trouble of gallbladder contraction due to the consumption of excess turmeric powder. It also reduces the rate of blood pressure, as a result, most of the individuals suffer from vomiting and nausea type of symptoms. Moreover, it is also responsible for the stimulation of uterine and also increases the flow of menstruation as well. So, it is always advised to consult an experienced doctor, prior using turmeric as a medicine in case of pregnant women. Along with this, it also reduces the extent of blood sugar level in human beings that is extremely deadly for them. Furthermore, it also sometimes gets interacted with the medicines of diabetes and blood pressures, resulting in a very serious condition. Therefore, due to these above mentioned factors, it is always recommended to be used only after the suggestion of the doctor, so as to reduce the impact of its side effects.

Just, along with disadvantages, it also includes some advantages as well. It is recognised as one of the active medicine that helps to heal varied signs and symptoms for centuries. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory, antifungal medicine. Apart from this, it also includes varied other health benefits of turmeric curcumin, which are stated below. It is also regarded as a natural antiseptic and an antibacterial agent that is extremely useful in treating varied types of cuts and wounds. It is also useful in reducing the effects of cancer, if mixed with cauliflower. Along with this, it is also quite effective in reducing the effects of breasts cancer along with melanoma. It is also quite effective in reducing the effects of childhood leukemia. Moreover, as it is a natural liver detoxifier, so it also helps in improving its functioning. It is also used in reducing the level of depression in case of Chinese medicines. Apart from this, it is a natural painkiller and helps in weight management. So, it is better to understand both the positive and negative effects of turmeric.


seborrheic keratosis homeopathic treatment

Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicine is an alternative medical practice that stimulates the body's ability to self-heal by taking small doses of much diluted substances that if taken in large doses would produce symptoms or illness. The principal behind homeopathy is like cures like. Homeopathic comes from the Greek word "homoios" which is similar and "pathos" which means suffering or disease. Hence homeopathy means treating with a remedy that similarly produces an effect to the suffering or disease. The term allopathic is commonly used in terms of homeopathy. This alternative medical practice is based on dilutions. For example a diluted substance that creates symptoms in a healthy individual can cure sick individuals with similar symptoms and the more diluted the substance is, the greater the effect it will produce.

Homeopathy was founded between 1755 and 1843 by Dr Samuel Hahnemann as a healing art. This Dr became disillusioned with the practice of orthodox medicine and went on to expanding the theorem used by Hippocrates and turned it into a complete system of balances and checks that made up a new system now known as homeopathy. One should however be aware that before opting for any alternative medicine, that many of these medicines have not be scientifically evaluated and there is also limited information available with regards to the effectiveness and safety of such medicine. The focus on homeopathic medicine is to relieve the symptoms inwards and outwards, from reverse order of its appearance and from top to bottom. At healthwiseonline.com.au you can find certified and licensed homeopaths that provide patients with an alternative safe health care solution. Homeopathy include three laws of cure such as these remedies start working from the top of the body and work downwards, the remedies work from within to outwards and from vital major body organs to minor organs and the remedies in the reverse order clear the symptoms in the order of it's appearance. Homeopathic remedies make the individual emotionally better before they become physically better. The medicines move the symptoms from the center of the body to the border of the body and then disappear, and move from the top downwards and from major organs to the lesser vital organs.

Scientists have supported the idea of much diluted concentrations of homeopathic substances and have also noted that they produce a profound effect, which has been termed as hormesis. Homeopathic remedies work on an energy plane as opposed to a physical plane. Dilution by succession was believed by Hahnemann to release a spirit like energy that works on the vital force energy plane.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How homeopathy use to treat hair fall? Will hair fall start again if I stop homeopathy?
    As in case of taking finasteride which controls DHT, the hair fall use to increase a lot if we stop that medicine. Why this happens? Is it like immunity use to develop to produce more DHT?
    Will it be the same in homeopathy also? How will it be?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you off that medicne?Can casue much more problems than hair falling out.As for regrowing hair,you need the right nutrients.Lots of essential fatty acids,B-Complex,silica,a good multi vit and mineral.Eat raw fruits and veggie.Organic if possible.Homeopathy can be a good thing,if you know how to use it.There are many remedies for hair falling out,but,I don`t know which is right for you.You should see a homeopath.Homeopathy works slowly,so don`t expect an overnight fix.The added nutrients cam help regrow your hair.Get off that crap you are on now.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the percentage of homeopathy used in the world in relation to the use of conventional medicine?
    Homeopathy is growing in North America - I am wondering what the growth rate is like - what the percentage of use was perhaps 10 years ago verses use in the last 2 or 3 years.

    • ANSWER:
      I would not compare the growth of any particular therapy with conventional medicine. Homeopathy has been popular in India, Germany and many other europian countries for ages. The best part of its popularity is the fact that there are no side effects in comparison to conventional medicines. Today, more and more people are becoming conscious of the side effects of conventional medicines and are resorting to other forms of treatment like acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, ayurveda, reiki, and many more.
      Remember, in case of emergencies, conventional medicine works fast and best.

      As far as I am concerned, all the therapies in the world are good in their own merit. Its just the delivery of result that matters. The lesser the side effects the better the medicine then be it homeopathy, or ayurveda or even conventional medicines.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is homeopathy and why do people still use it as a treatment?
    Ok so I've read a bit about it, and from this book I get the idea that it's treating an illness with something that gives similar symptoms to the thing you're treating and the medicine is usually taken in small doses, but maybe I've read that wrong, could somebody please explain ?
    Homeopathy is confusing !

    • ANSWER:
      Take a pot of coffee.
      Now take one drop of that coffee, and dilute it in 6 more coffee pots of water.
      Now imagine that is is so strong, that a single drop of that last dilution contains so much caffiene that it could be dangerous to you...

      Does that make a lick of sense.
      **** no.
      That's what homepaths want you to believe.

      Don't believe the bullsh*t ~ it's a scam.
      There is only one good use for homeopathy.
      Here ya go....
      http://i46.tinypic.com/1775si.jpg

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between "Potency" and "Power" in Homeopathy?
    What is the difference between "Potency" and "Power" in Homeopathy? Is these terms refer similar or different meanings? We know, when Potency (X or C) increase, the ratio of original remedy decreased. But when it mentioned by Power (like 10 power, 100 power) instead of X or C, what is mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic dilutions
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      Homeopathic dilutions are indicated by letters like X or C. "X" means dilute 10 to 1. So a dilution of 6X means do a 1 in 10 dilution six times. Or, in other words, 1 part ingredient, 1,000,000 parts water (six zeros). "C" means dilute 100 times. So a 6C dilution means 1 part ingredient, 1,000,000,000,000 parts water. You can find many homeopathic remedies available with 30C dilutions - you do the math. And the totally ridiculous bit of advertising - the bigger the dilution, the "stronger" the medication.

      Here is a useful table of homeopathic "potentencies" and their dilution rates (0.1ml of original ingredient):
      6C = 4 Olympic class swimming-pools.
      13C = 3/4 of all Earth's oceans.
      16C = Sphere of water the size of Earth.
      19C= 10 Spheres with same diameter as our Solar System
      22C = 1 cubic light-year
      26C = 1 Sphere with same diameter as the Milky Way

      Another example, the very popular homeopathic remedy Oscillococcinum 200C is made with a 1 in 100 dilution performed 200 times. That's 1 part ingredient in 1 followed by 400 zeros parts water, then sprinkled on a sugar pill. Now, physics will tell you that there is not a single molecule of duck liver on your sugar pill.

      In summary, the homeopaths are water or a sugar pill on which water has been sprinkled.

      Hahnemann came up with his ideas before we knew what molecules were. So when molecular theory came along and proved that many homeopathic remedies didn't have even a single molecule of the original substance, homeopathy proponents like Jacques Benveniste tried to prove that water "remembered" the original ingredient. (1) They never explained how the water "remembered" the homeopathic ingredient but didn't "remember" the copper pipes, glass jars, or fish poop from the lake it came from. (2) Benveniste was completely discredited when it turned out his lab technicians were altering data so that their boss would have positive results.
      http://br.geocities.com/criticandokardec/benveniste02.pdf

      Do Homeopathic Remedies work?
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      Because it has marketing appeal, "Homeopathic" is used as a label on many things, including soothing creams and herbal remedies that are NOT classic homeopathic dilutions. An herbal remedy may work just fine, but it is just like any drug, and should come with all the same testing and warnings as any drug. However, the classic homeopathic dilution liquids and pills do NOT work better than water or sugar pills.

      1) Large scale, well-designed studies of homeopathic dilutions find they work no better than placebo. (But don't underestimate the power of a well-delivered placebo to cure somebody's complaint. People who "believe" they feel better usually DO feel better. Just don't try to use a placebo for cancer or malaria or AIDS, etc.)

      2) There is a million dollar prize available from JREF for anyone who can show, under reasonable scientific controls, that homeopathic dilutions work better than placebo. The prize has been available for over a decade, and nobody has claimed it. Here is an example of a failed attempt: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s827502.htm

      3) No homeopathic practitioner (or anyone else) can tell the difference between a vial of homeopathic dilution and plain water.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2002/homeopathy.shtml

      4) James Randi regularly demonstrates homeopathic remedies do nothing by taking an entire bottle of Calms Forte - a homeopathic sleep aid. Even though the box says "warning, don't exceed recommended dosage", the entire bottle of pills has no effect on Randi or on anyone else.

      In short, homeopathic pills/dilutions don't work any better than sugar pills.

      Why does the FDA allow ineffective "medicines" to be sold?
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      Because of their long use in the United States, the U.S. Congress passed a law in 1938 declaring that homeopathic remedies are to be regulated by the FDA in the same manner as nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, which means that they can be purchased without a physician's prescription. Today, although conventional prescription drugs and new OTC drugs must undergo thorough testing and review by the FDA for safety and effectiveness before they can be sold, this requirement does not apply to homeopathic remedies. In other words, the FDA gave anything with the words "homeopathic" an exemption from the requirement to demonstrate that they're effective.

      Most people know that the herbal remedy St. Johns Wort can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. However, unlike herbal remedies, there are no "drug interaction" warnings for homeopathic remedies. Why? Because they don't do anything.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can homeopathy relapse the disease cured by allopathy?
    SPINE CARRIES is treated by allopathic medicine(myrin-p,for one year).Patient is now victim of high depression and stomach disorder.We want treat followed diseses by homeopathy. Is there any chance of being reactivated of SPINE CARRIES?

    • ANSWER:
      I had to do a little research first to understand your question. Spinal caries is an old fashioned term for the destruction that can be caused to the vertebrae from infection with tuberculosis. It was common in the pre-antibiotic era, and most of the references to spinal caries I found were actually from the 19th and early 20th century. TB is still common in many 3rd world countries, and is making a comeback in some urban areas in the AIDS era. TB is caused by a spirochete (a type of bacteria) that is particularly tough to kill.

      Medical treatment of TB is long term treatment with antibiotics specific for the organism until it is completely eradicated. The main concern is preventing it from spreading to other people. Historically TB was very common, and referred to in the literature as "consumption". It has romantic overtones, as many famous writers, poets and musicians died of it in the 19th century.

      Your use of the term "allopathy" is common in this room, but is incorrect. Modern medical doctors aren't "allopaths" any more than modern astronomers are "astrologists". Allopathy refers to a long gone pre-scientific style of medicine, that actually dates to the time of the ancient Greeks. It mostly involved balancing the four humours, and the treatments were quite nasty (bleedings, purgings etc) and often caused more harm than good. Allopathy has far more in common with various alternative and New Age practices than it does with modern science based medical practice. I am always amused when Alties use the term against us, as it shows they clearly don't understand what it means.

      Which brings me to homeopathy. Homeopathy is completely useless. It is certainly one of the most debunked Altie practices on this board, so I will try not to be too long winded. When Samual Hahneman developed it some 200 years ago, there were advantages over allopathy. Since it involves doing nothing....often doing nothing is superior than doing something, especially when that doing something is potentially more harmful than the illness that is being treated.

      Homeopathy however is a ridiculous and completely unproven philosophy. It's main "law" (Like cures like) is also an ancient concept, and had never been proven. Its other main "law" (weaker is stronger) has also never been proven, and in fact violates several scientific principals. You can't really blame Hahnemann, he did the best he could with what he knew at the time. It was the era before the germ theory of disease, before genetics, before the concept of evolution, before the antibiotic era, and before modern understanding of human physiology.

      However, if you choose homeopathy INSTEAD of proper treatment....there is a very real chance that the TB will come roaring back. There isn't enough information in your question to give you more specific information, especially regarding the "high depression" and "stomach disorder". I don't really know what you mean.
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      EDIT Dr Suneil
      You had surgery to repair a broken ankle, surgery to repair a broken elbow and we have only your word that there is "no evidence" of a spinal fracture. Lets just say I am skeptical, and you are not crediting modern surgical techniques with your recovery. You also seem to be accident prone.

      You claim to be able to run 30kph....which is about 18 mph. The fastest man on the planet...Usain Bolt can run 26.7 mph in a 100m sprint. The fastest that can be sustained by elite athletes is about 15 mph. You should clearly be talking to India's Olympic committee as your talents are being wasted stirring up your potions in cauldrons.

  6. QUESTION:
    who is the best homeopathy doctor in coimbatore?
    My Father is aged 84 and he needs homeopathy treatment. He is very much ok but little memory loss and he forgets his own grandsons and daughter in laws and son in laws.

    • ANSWER:
      If you supplement his diet with a large amount of omega 3 fatty acids (best source is Krill Oil) that can actually revert the condition.
      I'm not sure if homeopathy actually has a way to address alzheimer's.

  7. QUESTION:
    How much effective is Homeopathy in rabies treatment?
    I am taking treatment for rabies (post-bite) in homeopathy. Is it effective?

    • ANSWER:
      Please tell me you're joking! Rabies is a very serious disease when untreated. Without speedy medical treatment it is almost universally fatal.

      Homeopathy is known to be effective for *any* condition and it's a waste of your money. It's basically quack medicine and a widespread scam.

  8. QUESTION:
    where can a homeopathic doctor legally practice homeopathy in usa?
    where can a homeopathic doctor legally practice homeopathy in usa? how to get a license to practice homeopathy in usa?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on two factors. What education and license that person has, and the state laws in regards to such education and license. Several states require a MD or DO degree to practice homeopathy since it's still considered a medication. And 3 states require to take the state license exam for homeopathy to show that you have the degree and the necessary accredited hours that you are educated in homeopathy. Otherwise, it's unregulated and any health professional may use homeopathy, ranging from naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses, or physician's assistants.

      Double check with the state laws before you practice there.

  9. QUESTION:
    What's the worst thing homeopathy could do to you?
    Hi. I must begin homeopathy treatment but I'm scared to begin it. What's the worst thing that could happen to me?
    I am not physically ill (but sort of mentally). So I am NOT on a medical prescription. I am only on a homeopathic prescription.

    • ANSWER:
      That's the great thing about Homeopathy... it helps your body heal itself so there are basically no side effects.
      If you take something that you aren't prescribed for or that you don't need, your body's immune system will still get the benefits, but there would be no ill effects.

      Simply put, it gives a very, very small dose of an irritant. That small amount stimulates your immune system to attack it, but with the small amount, your immune system completely overwhelms that little bit and all the extra impact from it goes to help the rest of your body. In that aspect, they work similar to the idea of vaccinations (but MUCH safer because there's less irritant and no harsh preservatives), so even if you take the "wrong ingredient", you'll get that added benefit, but it just wouldn't help for the condition you're trying to help at the time.
      Good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    Can you get cancer if you take homeopathy remedy Carcinosin on regular basis?
    I was recommended to take a homeopathy remedy Carcinosin. Since this remedy is made from breast cancer cells, I am worried if I can get a cancer from taking this remedy on regular basis. Or can it increase the chance of me getting cancer if I keep taking it? We have a few types of cancer in the family. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      do not bother, from homeopathy you cannot get anything - do not waste your money! if you are afraid of brest cancer - stop taking pill, as these are major causative for breast cancer.

      when i was young intern, breast cancer affected pubescent girls and menopausal women, and rare people with hormonal disorders (men and women are prone to that in very similar rate), as pill was introduced in 60's and become extremely popular in 70's, number of hormonal (and that is primarily breast) cancers increased manifolds. please feel free and google that bit, biggest statistical research was done in 1978 - over 2million women participated and there was statistically significant increase in breast cancers in women on the pill.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can you get cancer if you take homeopathy remedy Carcinosin on regular basis?
    I was recommended to take a homeopathy remedy Carcinosin. Since this remedy is made from breast cancer cells, I am worried if I can get a cancer from taking this remedy on regular basis. Or can it increase the chance of me getting cancer if I keep taking it? We have a few types of cancer in the family. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Somebody got a breast cancer cell and made a homeopathic "remedy" out of it? Every time I think homeopathy can't get any crazier, somebody steps up to the plate and proves me wrong.

      To answer the question: typically, homeopathic "remedies" have been so diluted that none of the original ingredient remains and you can't get anything from taking them (except possibly a sugar rush). Having no active ingredients mean they can be neither harmful nor efficacious so don't bother. They only work as placebos and sometimes not even that.

  12. QUESTION:
    what are the side effects of homeopathy medicines?
    hi, im taking homeopathy medicines for psoriasis.Is there any side effects with homeo medicines? I heard that heat will be generated in the body with homeo medicines.Is it true?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello vardhan,

      There are no side effects of homeopathy medicines.Homeopathy medicines gently works with the body to stimulate balance or healing. Also, since homeopathic medicines have no side effects, this reduces the percentage of iatrogenic diseases.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is your opinion on homeopathy for diabetes?
    My mom wants me to go to this homeopathy guy on march 10 to see if something can be done about my type 1 diabetes. I know there is no cure for it, should I refuse to go? (March 10 is my 19th birthday, too.)

    • ANSWER:
      My opinion is that it can't hurt, but it likely won't help. And it certainly won't cure you. Sorry to say, but there is NO evidence of homeopathy doing anything for Type 1 diabetes, nor for any other disease for that matter. The best tools diabetics have are insulin pumps and the new insulin analogues. You can spend money on what you KNOW will help you, at least somewhat, or you can risk losing your money and getting nothing. There is NO miracle cure for Type 1 diabetes, sorry. Anybody who tells you otherwise either does not understand what Type 1 diabetes is (most people), or they just want your money and could care less about your life.

      Think about it...if we had a cure for Type 1 diabetes, people would be talking. Nobel Prizes would be given out. And ER doctors would be sending babies with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes to the homeopath ASAP. But that doesn't happen, and homeopaths still practice their form of "medicine" in small clinics in basements of strip malls and sell their products on the internet.

      First of all, before I get thumbs downed, I respect those who want to try complimentary alternative medicine. But I think that it makes sense to use methods that have some evidence. Using supplements like benfothiamine, Vitamin D, bitter melon, and Omgea 3 EFA have all been found to help diabetics. They will not cure the disease, but they may help with control or complications. There is valid science behind nutritional research.

      As long as you know you won't be magically cured, then you know enough to run if someone claims this. Legit alternative practitioners will NOT claim they can cure Type 1 diabetes. Some naturopaths can suggest herbs and supplements that may be beneficial, but only a quack would claim they can cure you with NO evidence to suuport their claim.

      You might want to go out of interest, or curiousity. If you think it can't hurt, fine. I agree here. But I would not waste the money on something that you KNOW will not LIKELY really help, unless you can afford to throw that money away anyway.

      Whatever you do, don't stop taking your insulin. A homeopath in Quebec (Canada) was charged with the death of a 9 year old girl after she told her mother to stop her insulin. She went into a coma and died in 3 days.

      You might want to have an informed discussion with your mother about all of this.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do Homeopathy has proper medicine for SLE or any other Alternatives mediums other than Allopathy?
    Is HomeoPathy treats SLE Disease stright away. If it has what is the treatment? Is it proven and if it is proven what is the proff? Is there any alternative medicines other than Allopathy for this treatment. Here SLE Refers: Systemic lupus erythematosus disease

    • ANSWER:
      http://abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/6303/
      Be cautious. My daughter passed away in February from a Lupus related illness. We tried many varying treatments and diets, but also worked closely with her doctor and specialist. It's not an illness to play about with as the immune system can very easily go into meltdown and once that happens and infections set in, it's not possible to rely on homeopathy alone.

  15. QUESTION:
    Can I change to Homeopathy treatment from Allopathic one for TB?
    I have been taking Allopathic medicines for the treatment of pulmonary(lung) TB for the past 1 month. However, there are some side-effects which include loss of appetite. Also,I am unable to swallow the tablets and so take it in powdered form, which some say might not be correct. I would be very comfortable taking Homeopathy medicines. What should I do ?

    • ANSWER:
      No. No. No. No.

      First, let me say, I am sorry you got this terrible disease, but it is curable.

      The tuberculosis bacteria is a very nasty, tricky bug. It hides from the immune system and is very hard to get rid of. It's deadly, and if you go off the drugs, the bugs left in you can become resistant to the treatments and you will be having and spreading resistant TB, which is really bad. Then when you really need treatment, it won't work and you might die.

      The drugs are rather severe, but you don't have to take them forever. Just for a number of months until the TB is cured. The doctor will test you and tell you when you can stop.

      The formulation of the drug (powdered or tablets) is actually very important to how the drug works. Ask your doctor to suggest what to do if you find you cannot swallow tablets. It's really vital. Some drugs are coated with waxes and other ingredients so that they skip the stomach (where they'd be destroyed) and be absorbed in the intestines, so powdering them can change how they work in your body.

      I can't stress enough how IMPORTANT it is that you stay on your course of treatment. If you have loss of appetite, drink a nutritious drink like Ensure. You may have to force it down, like medicine. Eat highly nutrious things like eggs, meats and cheese to get a lot of calories in a small package. It's not fun, but this is only for some months until you cure the TB.

      Homeopathy works for some things but NOT for bacterial infections which are contagious and deadly. You would be being very horrible if you stopped taking the drugs and spread this terrible disease. It took years for medical science to come up with a drug treatment for TB, which killed millions around the world, and it's a disease of young people and is a slow, painful death, too.

      Talk to your doctor about this, and if he or she won't talk to you, find some kind of counseling in the public health system as this is very important for you and everyone else.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why couldn't big pharmaceutical companies make money on homeopathy if they wanted to?
    People who support homeopathy always seem to imply this but I don't get it.
    If there are patents on aspirin, I am pretty sure that big pharma lawyers could figure out how to patent a homeopathic remedy. And I don't think that cost is a good argument either. It costs billions of dollars and many years to develop a drug, it would be much much cheaper to begin selling a homeopathic remedy.

    • ANSWER:
      Big Pharma are already under intense scrutiny; they don't need to add pseudoscience to this.

  17. QUESTION:
    What homeopathy medicine is to be take in 9th month of pregnancy to have easy delivery and labour pain?
    I want to know about the homeopathy medicine for easy delivery , so that there is less of pain and baby is delivered without much delay , and mother faces less of soreness in her lower part. Would love if Soul Doctor reads this question and answers back

    • ANSWER:
      Rx
      Pulsatilla 30
      T.I.D. thrice daily * for whole month * 4 Pils orally

      Actea Racemosa 30 at onset of labour 2 hrly
      godluck
      Do reply

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there any homeopathy medicine which is very useful in increasing height ?
    I am 23 and my height is 155 cm I am tired of being called short and I also tired of doing several exercises. Can anyone ( who is an Homeopathic dr. or specialist ) please tell me about the best homeopathy medicine which is really effective in increasing height ?

    • ANSWER:
      If your epiphyseal plates have fused together then you are done growing. You need that cartilage there to allow for extension and subsequent ossification (change from cartilage to bone). A pill won't change this.

      You are 5' 1". That is in the ballpark of normal height for a woman. My girlfriend is 25 and 5'2". My mom is 4'11" though she claims she is 5' :). I am 5'10" even though 2 of my 3 brothers and my dad are 6' to 6'2". Your height is fine.

      Homeopathy Heals, your answers continually fly in the face of common sense. You sift through an entire grain silo full of reasons for good health and dig out the one kernel that supports your idea and you hold it up as the answer to our prayers.

      The queen also has immediate access to the best medical care in the world at a moments notice. She has a fully staffed kitchen that cooks for her and could have an entire team of personal trainers if she felt like going to a gym (she has access to her own gym).

      In the end she is only one person out of 6 billion. Her genetics may predispose her to a longer lifespan (note I didn't say guarantee a longer lifespan).

      The fact that she might take fish oil pills and enjoys a scented candle does not mean she is being treated by homeopathy. If she had a heart attack they would not fly in the cashier at your local herb shop, a self-proclaimed native american shaman, and a chiropractor to give her a "detoxing" foot bath, spinal manipulation, and some ginseng tea. They would get a team of cardiologists, surgeons, techs, and nurses pre-planned ahead of time.

      Same as the president and any other world leader.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why do people believe that homeopathy works?
    I mean, come on. Practitioners believe in the "law of similars" and that dilution of a "medication" increases its potency. Could there be a more bulls**t practice? Probably, but homeopathy is hard to beat. So why do people buy into this snake oil?

    • ANSWER:
      People believe Homeopathy works because it does.
      And it's been proved to work over a 200 year period.
      It has no side effects, and its safe, gentle and effective.
      www.extraordinarymedicine.org
      Why do people believe that allopathy works? When you combine the high rate of drug recalls, faked studies, faked peer reviews and faked medical journal articles, how could anyone possibly give any credibility to it?
      Most people are smart enough to realize that pseudoskeptic propaganda is a con. from people who have no medical or scientific credentials and are simply armchair quarterbacks. You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.

  20. QUESTION:
    Does the Ontario college of physicians approve or disapprove of homeopathy?
    I just need to know if they approve or disapprove of homeopathy.

    • ANSWER:
      As a general rule, any college of physicians will not be supportive of treatments that are not researched, tested, and proven effective by scientific standards. As no homeopathic treatments make it past double-blind testing (the gold standard in research), it's pretty safe to say that the Ontario College of Physicians won't approve homeopathic treatment.

      Both the OCOP, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada have websites accessible by the public, you could try contacting them directly, and inquire about their stance on homeopathy.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a branch of nursing that specializes in alternative medicine or homeopathy?
    Right now I am going to school to be a nurse. I should receive my BS in two years. I was wondering if there is a special branch f nursing that does alternative medicine or homeopathy. I feel like this kind of medicine is starting to grow. Would I have to be a nurse practitioner for this kind of work???

    • ANSWER:
      I don`t know,but,if you go to the reversingautism website,you can purchase DVDS that will teach you how to use homeopathic bowel nosodes.Getting books on homeopathy and joing homeopathy groups on face book.Bowel nosodes can remove blockages,when other remedies don`t seem to be doing anything.Also,many people are extremly sensitive,to foods,noise,lights,they should be using the LM potency.Good to learn about this as well.Many people cannot digest fat and protein,and bowel nosodes can help with this.ABC homeopathy6 has a good,on line materia medica.Advanced water methods are bestEven if you can`t find any nursing courses that specilize in homeoapthy,you can still learn it yourself,and actually heal people,instead of keep them sick for profit.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is best for acne, Homeopathy or Medicines?
    Obviously there is no cure for clearer skin, but what is most effective out of Medicines (creams, pills etc..) or Homeopathy?
    It seems that natural medicines might work better, but do stubborn spots need stronger chemicals from man-made medicines?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends. If you want something that is healthier for your body, use a homeopathy remedy. However, with a homeopathic remedy, the dosage is higher. For example, one remedy which comes in a bottle from A Vitamin Shoppe requires 4 doses a day. A medicine such as Differin only requires one or maybe 2 doses a day but you should use with an oil free moisturizing lotion.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can anyone explain me the different potencies of homeopathy in order from low to high and their usage ?
    Can anyone explain me the diffferent homeopathy potencies and their order from low to high and their method of taking (in pills or water dilutions) . Coz the 6x,, 30c, 30X ,200. The terms are a bit confusing.
    (I know a practitioner is best to tell this but he won't so all the homeopaths out there can you clear this thing)

    • ANSWER:
      The "C scale" means the substance is diluted by a factor of 100 at each stage. 30C means 30 stages.

      The "X scale" means the substance is diluted by a factor of 10 at each stage.

      Therefore a 12X dilution is mathematically the same as a 6C dilution, but they will be of different 'potencies' due to the frequency of 'succussion' and 'trituration' which is carried out at each stage.

      A 30C dillution is a dilution ratio of 10 to the power of 60; this is beyond the molar limit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avogadro_constant ) so the remedy will almost certainly not contain one single molecule of the original ingredient. Analogy: a 30C remedy would require giving two billion doses per second to six billion people for 4 billion years to deliver a single molecule of the original material to any patient.

      A 200C dilution is a dilution ratio of 10 to the power of 400. Consider that there are only about 10 to the power of 80 atoms in the entire observable universe, you should get the idea of just how ludicrous this is.

      I hope this helps.

      See:
      http://wapedia.mobi/en/Homeopathic_dilutions
      http://www.1023.org.uk/

      -------
      EDIT: I forgot to include that homeopaths claim the more dilute the remedy is, the more potent it is. 200C is way more potent than 20C (so they claim). I kid you not.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I get certified in homeopathy?
    I am graduating with my BA in Psychology and would like to go into a masters homeopathy program. Is that possible? How do I go about studying homeopathy and herbology?
    Where are some schools in New York that have this program?

    • ANSWER:
      1) Open up a new file in MSWord.

      2) Type "Certified in Homopathy" in a bold, fancy font.

      3) Select "landscape" page orientation and print!

  25. QUESTION:
    Where can a homeopathic doctor legally practice homeopathy in usa?
    Where can a homeopathic doctor legally practice homeopathy in usa? how to get a license to practice homeopathy in usa? My brother's wife is a a Homeopathic doctor in India and she'll be moving up here in a year. What additional steps does she have to go through to practice here? Does she have to go to school again? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I really don't know. My brother uses a private practice Homeopathic doctor. You do have some drawbacks. You cannot write notes to patients jobs or schools or he could get arrested. You could try and see if a hospital gets him.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can we take homeopathy medicine in international flight?
    I am asking this because homeopathy medicine given by doctors and not sealed pack, moreover they also do not contain any labels to describe their contents.

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar and water generally aren't forbideen by customs...I think you're safe.

      I do NOT understand _why_ people think there are herbal extracts in homeopathic pills. Homeopathy by its ADMITTED DEFINITION,

      CONTAINS

      NO

      DRUGS.

      Sugar, Water, and sometimes alcohol and caffeine. Take the whole bottle. Down that sucker right now. NOTHING will happen to you. They aren't _ allowed_ to put anything in it that you _could_ OD on.

      Sorry for getting agitated...my aunt (who was an advocate of homeopathy, to the point of having rejected Western Medicine) recently had a stroke. She is now blind, unable to walk, and has no sense of taste. Her diet was excellent, she ran a mile a day. She was 52.

      A simple trip to _real_ doctor and a prescription for blood thinners could have prevented all this.

      Listen to this:

      http://skeptoid.com/audio/skeptoid-4113.mp3

  27. QUESTION:
    How effective is homeopathy for curing child asthma?
    My daughter is 5 years old and sometimes she has minor attacks of coughing due to asthma. Can homeopathy cure her completely?

    • ANSWER:
      No. Asthma is a lung disease that is misunderstood and irreversible. You never outgrow asthma. You may go through periods of your life asymtomatic, but it will resurface. The best method is to learn how to manage the disease through education. Visit your local lung organizations. Learn about environmental issues and how they affect you at home and in the air you breath in your area. Visit my website as a valuable resource in locating valid agencies and organizations that can get you and keep you on the right track. I also have a game page for kids to help them learn about asthma. Its at Your Asthma World.com (Yahoo) or get there from the "What's your source?" feed.
      Good Luck and Get Educated on Asthma!

  28. QUESTION:
    Homeopathy is quackery. Why is it being sold on our store shelves?
    I would like to believe that the opposite is true. I am taking some homeopathy tablets for a current cold with sinusitis and am hoping for positive results. From what I have read, however, a lot of people say homeopathy is pseudoscience and quackery.

    • ANSWER:
      Homoeopathy is NOT quackery.
      Quacks are all the trolls who are saying it.

      One thing is true but.

      Number one - you have to believe.
      Even the most powerful (so called Real Medicine - hahaha) will Not Work, if you strongly disbelieve its function.

      Number two - you need an experienced qualified homoeopath.

      Not some inexperienced "yahoo" guy who just did a 6 months course in homoeopathic studies.
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Only with the help of Nature, in form of overdose on certain missing vitamins, minerals, enzymes and hormones can start the healing process of sick and needy.

      Most of anything else - including the mighty and modern Western medicine - is just prolonging the pain and suffering.

  29. QUESTION:
    Which statements about homeopathy is true?
    1. High doses of drugs are routinely used in homeopathy.
    2. Homeopathic claims that the more dilute the remedy, the more potent it is in treating a health condition.
    3. Homeopathic claims are supported by many well-designed clinical studies.
    4. Most homeopathic remedies are legal.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, #4 is true in the U.S., but some countries have banned homeopathic remedies.
      #2 is an broad overgeneralisation. It was explained to me that they stimulate the body's immune system to respond to that the less potency you use, the more of your immune system's response there is to help the body. So #2 and 4 are both partially true depending on how you're asking, but both overgeneralised.

      With #3, all fo the clinical studies that have been done were set up by big-pharma, so they were set up to fail... much like the link that the other lady pointed out, studies that were designed to fail to make herbs look bad.
      #1 is just flat out false (which is another reason you don't need a prescription for them).

      But I'm sure this was intended to attack homeopathy anyway, so you already have an answer in mind, I'm sure.

  30. QUESTION:
    Do any serious studies that show homeopathy works exist?
    I've heard quoted a bunch of pseudoscientific studies, and then when I read them, become completely disillusioned. Is there any study that makes the faintest suggestion that homeopathy may work as anything than a placebo?

    • ANSWER:
      No. The better the quality of study, the worse the result. As soon as you tighten the controls, previously perceived effects disappear. Homeopathy has NEVER been substantiated to work for one single condition beyond placebo effects, ever.

      And what would you expect? Like does not cure like, diluting substances does not make their effects more potent, and there are no cosmic "vital forces" to react to magic water "vibrations".

      @Marc: "I don't think we should just dismiss claims because we dont understand them."

      That's why I hold out hope that one day science will confirm the existence of Santa, the Tooth Fairy and invisible pink unicorns...

      Regarding Luc Montagnier … his decline into pseudoscience and quackery is regarded as one of the quickest ever for someone after winning a Nobel Prize. He promotes such nonsense as DNA teleportation, that HIV can be cleared naturally through nutrition and supplements (it can’t), and autism can be treated with antibiotics. It's a shame, but what’s worse is homeopaths will use his name as an appeal to authority to promote their woo. Just because he has a Nobel Prize for discovering the AIDS virus, it in no way makes him automatically right about anything else he does or says.

      See: "Luc Montagnier and the Nobel Disease"
      http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/luc-montagnier-and-the-nobel-disease/

      By the way, I've had personal 'debates' with Dana Ullman - the guy is a whackjob of the highest order. My opinion.

      -------
      EDIT: @Marc - if you, or anyone, is going to mislead (either intentionally or unintentionally) by posting fallacy ridden answers, I'm going to do my best to correct them every time. We are discussing people's health here.

      The purpose of my analogy was to highlight the silliness of your argument. Belief in homeopathy is just as absurd as belief in Santa etc. Its an extension of ignorance - just because we don't understand everything, that is no reason to think any old nonsense may be real. Homeopathy involves testable claims, and when these claims are tested, they fail.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is best homeopathy medicine for dry breast milk?
    I have 19 months old baby, I want to weaning breast feeding, when she doesn't feed, my breast is full of milk for that breast is too heavy & i'm feeling uncomfortable. So, please suggest best homeopathy medicine for drying my breast milk.

    • ANSWER:
      The worst thing to do is to keep expressing, because that will prolong the agony. If you get really engorged it is best to sit in a hot bath and gently press and let some milk go (only a little) just enough to let a bit of the pressure off. Hot flannels help to relieve the pressure too.

      A lot of people recommend three to six cups a day of sage tea to dry the milk but I personally used mint tea which tastes a lot nicer and worked just as well. Jasmine can also be used, as well as cabbage soup. Incidentally fresh cabbage leaves are well known to be of great benefit in reducing milk production - just bind as tightly as you can bear or wear a sports bra to get optimum effect from the cooling properties that will help to soothe inflamed or sore breasts.

      Another useful herb to use is parsley and is much easier to use because it can be added to food without making a drastic change to the flavor of the dish, and much less is needed to produce a positive effect.

      The worst things to take are fenugreek, raspberry or brewer's yeast because they are specifically used to help increase breast milk.

  32. QUESTION:
    How to quit smoking with homeopathy medicines?
    I have used homeopathy medicines like Tabacum,Nux vom 200 , nicotinum 200 etc to get rid of craving but the problem I face is constipation and gas in stomach and throat , pls help me to get rid of smoking and side effects

    • ANSWER:
      CALADIUM 30 IS THE BEST MEDICINE TRY WALNUT AND CHEST NUT BUD FLOWER MEDICINE

  33. QUESTION:
    why is it advised not to take homeopathy medicines during fever?
    I am using homeopathy medicines for curing sinus, when i suffer from fever doc advised not to take those medicines, may I know why?

    • ANSWER:
      You should let the body run its course. We have fevers for a reason. High temperatures kill bacteria and viruses.
      When you have a fever, drink lots of water.
      Take care,

  34. QUESTION:
    Homeopathy or herbs to increase milk supply?
    My son is 7 weeks old and my milk supply is already going down. Does anybody know of any homeopathy remedies or herbs I can take to help increase my milk supply? Any other natural remedies would be welcome as well.

    • ANSWER:
      brewers yeast and more water. and- yes I know this sounds strange, wrapping blanched green cabbabge leaves on breasts. There was aso something to take with Brewers yeast, but I have forgotten. LeLeche league told me these, maybe look up your local one

  35. QUESTION:
    Does skin urticarea has a cure in allopathy, ayurvedic or homeopathy or others?
    Hi, I have suffered from skin urticarea for the last 12 yrs, tested allergic to 24 things and its bi-products, consumed allopathy, homeopathy, and ayurvedic, and all home - therapy , and none seem to work or suppress, have been strictly asked nt to to consume, egg, brinjal and prawn, now with years the allergy rate had reduced, but a few days back had consumed egg by mistake, and it seems i am back to pavilion.

    • ANSWER:
      IF you consult a good Ayurveda expert, I think it will be really beneficial for you. Ayurvedic Panchakarma procedure called as Vamana and some excellent Ayurvedic drugs like Haridra Khanda will be of much help to you.
      Try contacting any one of the doctors in the list given in the link, according to your convenience.

  36. QUESTION:
    what are some good homeopathy clinics in Seattle?
    I am looking to go to a homeopathy or naturopathy clinic in Seattle for my acne. Can anyone recommend some good clinics?

    • ANSWER:
      google the Bastyr Institute, they specialize in homeopathic medicine.

  37. QUESTION:
    where can i find the information abt Homeopathy colleges in Andhrapradesh?
    Hai,

    I got a rank of 11856 in EAMCET medical 2009, what are the chances for me to obtain a seat in Andhra Pradesh in Homeopathy? And I also need the list of colleges in Andhrapradesh offering Homepathy? I am under BC-B.

    Waiting for your reply, thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Dear meerza,

      For my latest project, I has been searching for almost one week on the same topic and found this.
      http://www.coolgreatstuff.com/college-university/

      Regards,

  38. QUESTION:
    You natural healers out there, have any homeopathy advice for fever?
    I have a fever and I'm afraid of being at the mercy of streptococcal of sorts. I have a history of being susceptible to its worst conditions. I can't go to the DR because I'm in a foreign county. I need homeopathy advice, herbal remedies. Can anyone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think fever leads to strep throat, I think fever is a result of strep throat.

      I've read that vervain is used to treat fevers. I've never used it but I'm actually going to my health store to get some tomorrow. So maybe see if you can get vervain. It is a plant. I think it comes in liquid and pill form.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there any side effects with homeopathy medicines?
    Is there any side effects with homeopathy medicines? Im taking them since 2 months for skin related problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes there are, it reduced the weight of your purse/wallet for sugar pills with no active ingredients left in them from over dilution.

      http://blogs.timeslive.co.za/expensive/2011/02/06/james-randi-reissues-a-challenge/

      It also causes deaths in Africa where unscrupulous advertising promotes it for the management of Malaria.

      http://whatstheharm.net/homeopathy.html

  40. QUESTION:
    Does opening a Homeopathy shop/ pharmacy in Uttar Pradesh state of India requires drug license?
    I would like to open a Homeopathy pharmacy/ shop in Uttar Pradesh state of India. Is there any requirement of having a drug license as is the case with opening of a new Allopathic medicine shop in India?

    • ANSWER:
      by laws answer has to be yes because vada pav centers in India also needs govt license and you are talking about pharmacy, In India 80% drugs we get are duplicates, so for duplications also you need govt license that's why these business are running very safely and that also you are talking about uttar pradesh then you just take license from god. all the best

  41. QUESTION:
    I found out my psychologist believes in homeopathy?
    I have acute anxiety disorder and my psychologist wants to get me off my anxiety meds (which help me tremendously) and recommended me "Natural, homeopathic remedies". Should I stop seeing her? Anybody who believes in homeopathy is a crackpot imo.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many approaches to psychotherapy and all therapists will have their own preferences, perhaps even based on experience. If you are uncomfortable with going off your meds, I would say to express that fear to her. That you feel like you need them to feel comfortable. She should be able to discuss the matter with you. There are many methods of therapy other than medication; I think with the pharmaceutical industry really drills it in. This does not mean it is best for everyone. Maybe thinks you have arrived at place in your anxiety management where you may be able to battle your anxiety without. You may even be glad that you have a therapist that is working towards getting you off the meds and wants to encourage you to heal the rest of the way without. I think sometimes people remain on meds unnecessarily. If you still feel uncomfortable, then maybe see someone else.

  42. QUESTION:
    What could be some multiple working hypotheses for homeopathy?
    It's for a term paper. I need hypotheses to either prove or disprove homeopathy.

    • ANSWER:
      Easy. Test it. Does it work? No it does not. It's basically a placebo. So it's a scam. There's no evidence at all that it works.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is best medicine homeopathy or allopathy?
    i want to know which is the best medicine allopathy or homeopathy for asthma. And tell me which is better.

    • ANSWER:
      Asthma
      Asthma is a chronic disease. It usually begins in early childhood and often goes away on its own as the child grows older, but there are two basic complications that contribute to asthma -- hyperactive airways and excess mucous in the bronchial tubes. This usually occurs as a response to various stimuli which cause the breathing tubes to constrict and become inflamed when they shouldn't.

      Many people have an asthma attack after becoming exposed to something they are sensitive to in the environment, but colds, stress, cold weather and exercise can also trigger the attack. When I was a paramedic, many of the severe asthma attacks that I witnessed were caused by an emotional crisis.

      The person in an asthma attack can become frantic in the effort to get sufficient oxygen. Often the person has no trouble inhaling but forcing the air out of the constricted air passages will become extremely difficult. A wheezing or whistling sound will escape as the air is forced out of the bronchial tubes. The chest feels extremely tight and the patient must breathe rapidly and with great effort. The patient may become cyanotic (blue) around the mouth and fingernails. This discoloration, which is caused from lack of oxygen, can spread to the entire upper torso if the attack continues untreated.

      Often the patient will stop breathing as a result of fatigue. The patient simply becomes exhausted from the breathing effort. Sometimes in children the only symptom of asthma may be a cough, which is similar to a smoker's cough, and wheezing while lying down. The worse symptoms of an asthma attack can last from minutes to a day, and will usually subside without treatment. But asthma attacks can be fatal and because you cannot be sure the attack will subside on its own, it is better to treat the attack before it is too late.

      Things to Do During an Asthma Attack
      * Remain calm
      Getting overly excited may constrict air passages and complicate the problem even further.

      * Relax
      Relaxing may help the air passages to dilate therefore relieving the symptoms of the asthma attack.

      * Drink plenty of liquids (preferably water)
      This replaces water lost during rapid breathing and increased sweating. Liquids may help loosen sticky mucous in the air passages.

      There are several homeopathic remedies that may help an asthma attack. You may give doses of the remedy every hour for up to three doses, and every two hours after that. Try another remedy if there is no improvement after the third dose.

      For severe attacks, seek emergency medical care if there is no improvement within 10 minutes of the first dose.

      Some of the homeopathic medicines used to treat asthma attacks are as follows:

      Remedies
      * Spongia
      This remedy is used for a dry wheezing with very labored, noisy breathing. It may sound like whistling or sawing. The onset may commence after being chilled or when coming down with a cold. The symptoms usually begin suddenly and with a feeling of suffocation upon falling asleep, or are worse after sleep. The wheezing is worse after lying down or motion but is better from warm food or drinks and leaning the head back.

      * Arsenicum
      The patient is fearful and restless and weak. Symptoms may be aggravated between midnight and 3 a.m. The wheezing may be accompanied by cough and cold or hay fever symptoms. The person feels chilly in general, is relieved by warmth, and may be thirsty for frequent sips of water.

      * Lobelia
      This is a dry asthma attack with a constricted sensation in the chest and shortness of breath. The wheezing is worse on being chilled or from cold air. The person may be worse around noon. Breathing may be easier if the person is walking rapidly.

      * Sambucus
      Children with asthma may frequently use this remedy, especially if they feel as if they are suffocating. Symptoms are worse after midnight.

      * Pulsatilla
      The person may have a mild and tearful disposition and feels worse in warm rooms, but has little thirst. Symptoms are worse in the evening and at night. There is an accumulation of mucous in the chest that must be coughed out. Symptoms may be worse after eating fatty or rich foods.

      * Chamomilla
      The symptoms begin after an emotional crisis that causes anger and the person is very irritable. The symptoms are relieved by cold air.

      I know of people that have done real well with the herb Mullein, use as Extract or tea.

  44. QUESTION:
    Homeopathy or Chinese Medicine for cold extremities and late/scanty periods?
    Hi, I am looking for a homeopathy and/or chinese medicine remedy for the following symptoms:
    1. Late/scanty periods
    2. Cold hands/feet

    Can someone recommend remedies for this? Will I need two separate medicines or is there one medicine to help both?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, the most popular natural products for hormone support (including regulating a period) would be Dong Quai, Black Cohosh, Vitex (also called Chasteberry), Wild Yam, Damiana Leaf, Motherwort, GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid, commonly in Borage Oil and Evening Primrose Oil), and some Soy germ products.

      As far as circulation to the extremities, there are a few options that might help. The most popular ones are L-Arginine, L-Citruline, Cayenne Pepper, Ginkgo Biloba, and Hawthorn.

      You can try any of those combinations, but I would only add one of the circulation products at a time (having a couple weeks between adding each one)... having your circulation increased too much can be worse than having it not good enough.
      Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    If a handphone is turned off, is it still can emit (radiation) that can spoil homeopathy medicine?
    I little bit worried here, so anyone can give me a detailed answer on does turning off the hand-phones will still emit EMF or radio waves, radiations that can spoil the homeopathy medicine. Please help :'(

    • ANSWER:
      If you turn it off it wont emit radiation.

      But you are asking a scientific question about something that is pseudoscience - homeopathy. No one has ever presented a plausible or scientifically valid mechanism of action for homeopathy, neither has homeopathy ever been substantiated to work beyond placebo.

      It would not be possible for test the effects of EMF on homeopathic remedies when (1) they contain no active ingredients; (2) no one can tell the difference between two different homeopathic remedies by any means; (3) no physiological effect can be identified.

      The only plausible effect of cell phone radiation on water (homeopathy) may be a very slight temperature rise due to dielectric heating, if the phone is very close to the water - but this science fair test showed there is no heating effect: http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/print_project_1234_134

      You have nothing to worry about - except if you are using homeopathy to treat a real medical condition that needs real medicine. I hope this is not the case.

  46. QUESTION:
    My wife is suffering with white discharge.Is there any permanent solution in homeopathy to cure whitedischarge?
    consulted gynocologist for two times. Doctor gave some tablets and the problem solved. But recently the same was repeated. can you inform how to prevent white discharge disease. and is there any permnent solution in Homeopathy to cure the white discharge discease?

    • ANSWER:
      Yep, get one ocean. Pour in one drop of your wife's discharge. Shake vigorously. Evaporate that ocean onto sugar tablets. Take one twice a day for a week, and stop being an idiot.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there any homeopathy remedy for Polyp growth in inner nose & for cardio myopathy?
    My wife is suffering from inadequate blood pumping due to harder heart muscle. I am suffering from polyp growth in my inner nose. Is there any medicine in homeopathy? I am not interested in allopathic treatment because all allopathic doctors suggest for surgery.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy is an ancient belief that has since been shown to be nothing but water. Anyone who still sells this nonsense is a disreputable scammer.

      Follow a properly qualified medical doctor's advice.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there any medicine in homeopathy to eradicate (kill) Helicobacter pylori?
    I have acidity and stomach ulcer caused due to h pylori. Is there any homeopathy medicine for that?
    Please tell me only Homeopathy medicines.

    • ANSWER:
      Consume more of licorice in your diet.

      Licorice has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce inflammation in the stomach.
      Add more of bananas in your diet routine as bananas will help to soothe your stomach.
      Incorporate high fiber content foods in your diet as fibers will improve digestion, which will eventually prevent formation of ulcers.

      25 to 50 mg of zinc consumed daily can help in healing.
      Vitamin A is the most essential vitamin that supports the stomach lining and reduces inflammation.
      Natural herbs such as slipper elm and golden seal root aids in fighting bacteria and reducing inflammation.
      Eliminate unhealthy dietary habits. Avoid foods such as fried foods, processed foods and junk foods as these trigger formation of stomach ulcers.
      Try doing physical and mental exercise through yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques.
      Acupuncture, meditation and massage can also help in curing ulcers.
      Avoid smoking as this will exacerbate the condition.
      Say no to alcohol and if can’t completely leave then at least limit your consumption. If you drink excessive amount of alcohol, it may result in reduced healing and can also worsen the symptoms of peptic ulcer.

      Homeopathic Remedies
      There is no data available to support their use. It seems that if homeopathic remedies worked, the makers would perform clinical trials to prove it and then have them widely available under prescription. Since most if not all manufacturers of homeopathic and naturopathic remedies for H.pylori have not conducted requisite clinical trials ( which are very expensive to conduct) then we can assume that the manufacturers don't really believe that their remedies work at all! So be vary of such remedies.

      We recommend that you take the real medically proven therapies described above. Interestingly, some compounds used as natural therapies do suppress (but not cure) Helicobacter pylori . An example is lactobacilli found in yoghurt)!

      Basically, HP is tough to eradicate if you don't do it "by the book".

      That's what the foundation said but Homeopathic Nux Vomica : take a 30C potency, 3/day could help..

      If you do wanna go for a natural antibiotic I would suggest colloidal silver..

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070804095234AAWxO7i

      Love

  49. QUESTION:
    How is it that people can believe in this nonsense (homeopathy)?
    Let me explain to you how nonsensical homeopathy is.

    There is a homeopathic medicine known as Oscillococcinum. It is rather dilute.

    How dilute is it?

    Well, let's say you took a cubic centimeter of the active ingredient (duck liver). Then, you dissolved it into a pool of water as large as the universe.

    Then, you took a cubic centimeter of that new solution, and dissolved it into another universe sized pool.

    Then, you took a cubic centimeter of that new solution, and dissolved in into yet another universe sized pool.

    Then, you took a cubic centimeter of THAT new solution, and dissolved it into a FOURTH universe sized pool.

    That new solution, my friend, is approximately how dilute Oscillococcinum is.

    How can anyone believe in that nonsense? How could anyone think that a substance so dilute that you would need to eat a googol universes worth of pills to get even one molecule of the original substance would be worth paying for?

    • ANSWER:
      It actually gets worse than that.

      There is no such thing as Oscillococcinum to begin with. How it came about is around 100 years ago a doctor noticed oscillating cocci (round balls) when looking at tissues of flu patients under a microscope. He thought he had found the cause of all disease - but no one else has ever seen these oscillating cocci - he didn't know what he was doing and was probably just looking at random bubbles moving around on the slide.

      Homeopaths think duck liver contains high concentrations of the oscillating cocci, which clearly it doesn't, because they don't exist. Yet they take it from duck liver, name it Oscillococcinum, dilute it out of existence and sell it as a treatment for flu symptoms, turning over about 15 million dollars a year in the US.

      There is no evidence that Oscillococcinum (or any other homeopathy) works for any condition beyond placebo. Boiron, who produce 'Oscillococcinum' have never produced evidence that it exists.

      Madness.


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Small Red Dots On Skin Not Itchy

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Pregnant and have small red dots on my stomach?
    I am 14w4d pregnant and noticed this morning that I have small red dots on my stomach. They don't seem to be making me itchy or anything and they aren't rising above the skin but they are all over! My skin is somewhat sensitive (I get a rash from chlorine and some detergents) but I have not changed detergents or anything so what could this be?
    I have a call into my doctors office but they have yet to call me back.

    • ANSWER:
      Do they look like little red freckles? Do they fade to brown and disappear and then reappear? Is so, then they could be petechiae (pronounced peh-TEE-kee-eye).

      These are tiny broken blood vessels. It might be b/c your skin is stretching, or it might be from your platelet count (the part of your blood that makes it clot) dropping, which sometimes happens during pregnancy (called "ITP of Pregnancy").

      Either way, it's good you called the doc. Hope all is well!

  2. QUESTION:
    How do chicken pox start, I think I may have them?
    Im 20 years old and never had the chicken pox. I've noticed small red dots on my stomach a couple days ago.. today they look like white heads. One of them is very very itchy today also. I don't know how chicken pox start... I've also got a few on my thighs. It's not acne, I don't get acne anywhere, and even if I did I know what it looks like.

    • ANSWER:
      YES...It is probably chicken pox. No matter how old you are.

      Usually symptoms of chicken pox look like pimples or misquitoe bites.
      Obviusly they start to itch horribly, and don't be fooled, cause the small red/pinkish dots can actually start to hurt when touched.
      The infection is spread when the person sneezes or coughs, or when someone touches the fluid in the blisters. It can also be spread by touching something that has touched the fluid from the blisters (eg a dressing which covered the sore).
      Chickenpox can be caught from the fluid in the blisters of someone with shingles, though this is rare.
      The person with chickenpox is contagious from the beginning of the illness (up to 2 days before the spots appear) until about 5 days after the first spots appear. So long as there are no new blisters or moist crusts on spots, the person will not be contagious even if there are still crusts on the skin.
      Chickenpox is very contagious (easy to catch). Over 90% of close contacts (such as other family members) will get chickenpox if they have not already had it or not been immunised.
      Shingles starts with pain in the area served by the nerve in which the virus had been dormant (sleeping). The pain is due to damage of the nerve by the virus. This pain can range from tingling to very severe pain.
      Within 5 days from the start of the pain a rash will develop, like the rash of chickenpox, except that the rash will only be on the area of the body that the nerve goes to. This can be a band of skin around the chest, abdomen, face or (less commonly) an arm or a leg. Spots will appear, that turn into blisters and then become crusted.
      A person cannot catch shingles from someone else with shingles or with chickenpox, however the blisters of shingles do contain active virus, so direct contact with someone who has shingles can cause chickenpox in someone who has not had chickenpox before (eg giving someone who has shingles a hug so your skin touches the blisters). The virus is not spread through the air by coughing as can happen with chickenpox.

  3. QUESTION:
    Random weird bug bites in different places?
    Ok so ive been getting these bites only really one at a time and on my arms and legs. The bites are sort of small and round and still the same color as my skin but just in the center is a small red dot that looks like blood. Its very itchy and i have no idea what its from. If anyone has any idea or thinks i should see a doctor please comment.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have those. They gradually went away after some time. I don't think they are exactly bites, or they could be something on your bed. If it gets very serious and you can't stand it any longer, you can see a doctor, or you could put on some medicine to help it.

  4. QUESTION:
    I just got this horrible itchy rash with small red dots that look like blood under the skin?
    i just got this horrible itchy rash on my
    breast it has small red spots that look
    like blood under my skin what could
    this be.. can't be are I haven't had
    sex.

    • ANSWER:
      it could be a lot of things, like skin infection. have a doctor check it out. i am sure he/she will prescribe something to relieve the itching right away.

  5. QUESTION:
    Small red spots on left leg out of nowhere?
    Yesterday I had noticed one small red dot on my leg that was itchy and stung, and I thought nothing of it. Then more started showing up, they are very small little pimple like looking dots, with a little bit of clear puss in them. After less than 24 hours, there are now 25 little red dots on my left leg, mostly on my thigh, behind my knee and two or three on the bottom part of my leg. I can't find anything online about this, someone please help me?

    • ANSWER:
      its an allergic reaction..or irritation of the skin..stop wearing your jeans, wear some pants or short that aren't tight or rough against your skin...the first sentence you wrote..it happened to me but i immediately put alcohol on it thinking it was a cut of some sort that was infected..i dont recall whether it burned but it probably will because you said it had puss, try some rubbing alcohol and stop wearing rough clothes and take showers or clean the area regurlarly with soap..trust me..its probably getting infected and if it spreads across your whole leg then you better get to a hospital right away, don't hesitate

  6. QUESTION:
    Small painless pink bump with pinpoint red dot in the center?
    Hi. A while ago on the lower part of my left index finger I noticed a sort of raised pink bump. It is very small and doesn't effect me at all. It isn't itchy or painful. It seems to go from being more pink in the middle and go into my skin color. In the center of the slightly raised area is a tiny pinpoint sized very red dot. It isn't a pimple and its been a few months, I haven't gotten anymore but this one hasn't gone away. Any ideas at to what this is?
    I only have one though. And my boyfriend who I lshare a bed with doesnt have any. It sounds exactly how you describe but why would it stay for over 6months now.

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  7. QUESTION:
    If you have a red dot on your arm, could it be a spider bite?
    When i was in school, i noticed a small red dot on my arm. It's like the size of an eraser on a pencil; i asked my dad what it was & he said i got bit by a spider. It got itchy & bumpy the next day. Could that be it?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible that it could be a spider bite, but it could be something else. For example it might be a fungal skin infection. It is very difficult to determine the type of bug by the bite. Generally for most spider bites you just treat them as you would any other bug bite. Here are pictures of bug bites and spider bites. You might be able to identify if from the pictures.

      http://www.webmd.com/allergies/slideshow-bad-bugs

  8. QUESTION:
    Why am I getting these red dots up and down my arms and legs?
    I am having these red dots going up and down my left arm and both of my legs. I need to know if it is an allergic reaction or not.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be urticaria....fancy word for hives. It could be a bug bite.
      I'll give you a link to some pics of hives. You can google urticaria pictures and see some more. While most of these are extreme cases, you can have a small amount in a small area.
      Allergic reactions can cause hives as well as itchy, flaky skin or eczema. If it it caused by an allergic reaction, you need to think about everything you had to eat in the 30 minutes before they showed up as well as what you were around. This will help figure out what caused the reaction. You can also put some Vanicream on the hives to help stop the itch and help the skin heal. If it is really bad, take a Beandryl (Diphenhydramine hydrochloride is the generic) before you go to bed.

  9. QUESTION:
    What could these bumps on my shoulders and back be?
    I have a few white bumps on my shoulders and back that are raised and the have red dots in the middle of them. I don't think they are bug bites, as it is very cold. They aren't itchy unless I notice them and start itching.

    Does anyone know what they could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Small pimples or ingrown hairs. Rub the areas roughly where they occur with a rough luffa in the shower and use a skin cleanser that doesn't cause breakouts.

  10. QUESTION:
    Tiny red dot on vein on wrist for as long as I remember?
    Ever since I was little, I've had this small red dot the size of a pin point on my wrist right over my vein. It has never been itchy or bothersome, I'm just curious to what it might be.

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably nothing. The only way to determine is to see a dermatologist. GP doesn't know. Sometime long ago, the skin was pinched. It's a blood blister and it will fade.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the symptom differences between poison ivy and stinging nettles?
    This was a couple of hours ago and I can't remember exactly what I fell on, just feels like pins and needles except in my hands, with lots of little red dots, I have had this feeling for around 4 hours now, can anyone advise?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually poison ivy doesn't cause a rash for at least 10-12 hours after exposure to the plant. Poison ivy is VERY itchy, and the rash can be anything from small red bumps to large "splotches" of itchy red/pink rash, to blisters filled with fluid. Ivy-Dry has always worked best for me.

      Stinging nettles tend to give a prickly or even numb feeling, but rashes seem to be pretty rare. But you feel it immediately after touching the plant. Stinging nettles feel like something is under the skin almost like small wood splinters because the needles ARE under the skin...they're just so small that you can't see them. I've had numbness from nettles that lasted for several days. Try soaking in a hot bath and scrubing the affected skin with a loofah.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does a cat get a raise itchy red area when bitten by a flea, just like a human bit by a flea?
    I am trying to figure out if the flea med I bought (Frontline Plus) is working. My cat seems to clean himself more than scratch but he does scratch occasionally during the day. Are the fleas dead and his skin is just itchy from the leftover flea bites? Because I do not physically see any fleas.
    I applied Frontline Plus about 4 days ago.

    • ANSWER:
      Like humans, every animal has differing sensitivity to flea bites. I myself get small red dots, but they don't itch. Other people get crazy itching and swellings from flea bites. Same with animals - some barely notice it, other go mad with itching and, if they're allergic, can get terrible dermatitis and alopecia.

      Cats scratch, doesn't have to mean fleas. The way to find out is to sort through your cat's fur, or use a flea comb, to look for flea dirts (little black specks in kind of spiral or comma shapes if you look close). Course, there might be flea dirts left over from dead fleas, but after 4 days probably your cat has got rid of these, unless it was a severe infestation.

      So long as you got all the Frontline Plus on the cat's SKIN (not fur) all the fleas will be long dead and will stay off her for at least a month.

      Chalice

  13. QUESTION:
    I am 33week pregnant and have non itchy red rashes which vary in size over my abdomen an back. What is this?
    I have small red rashes varying in size from the size of a pea to a 50pence coin, they are non itchy and are dotted around my abdomen and back. I am 33weeks pregnant? Anyone have any idea what this is? Any help much appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like 'PUPPP'.

      Its a common pregnancy related skin condition that first time mums get. I had it bad with our first baby, but mine was extremely itchy and I needed cream off the DR.

      You should have it seen to though, as it could be something else.
      ..

  14. QUESTION:
    How likely is it for a 16 yr old girl to have breast cancer? And general womanly advice:?
    I've found a lump on the inner edge of my left breast, doesn't hurt but tender before my period. There is a possibility that it could just be my rib?!? My right nipple is itchy and there is a small bit of discharge (generally clear, but sometimes, rarely, there were red blood dots where the pores are as well as the clear discharge. I do have a history of skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis (which could explain the nipple thing).

    • ANSWER:
      the lump in the breast could be due to hormonal changes,i always get tender breasts before my period is due and i have a few lumps too,but they are only there just before my period is due,i also have a lump that is there permanently which i had checked out and it's just gristle or something ,nothing to worry about,as for the discharge i'm not sure,why don't you try talking to a nurse or a female doctor,if it's nothing then at least your mind will be set at ease,cancer can strike at any age but i wouldn't think too much on it being that as you will only make yourself ill.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is causing this really wierd rash?
    I have a rash on a small area of my back. I recall having this same rash once before and I think it went away in just a couple days. It has no texture, and it's not itchy or otherwise uncomfortable.

    It is made up of very small light red dots. They are arranged in squares. The thing that is so wierd is this rash is perfectly symmetrical. There are even spaces between these rectangles, and there are evenly spaced rows and columns.

    what is this?

    • ANSWER:
      Ezcema can present in very symmetrical patterns. Contact dermatitis can show up in the shape of the item that's causing the reaction. Have you leaned on a chair back with this pattern? Perhaps in a public place that's cleaned/disinfected with industrial chemicals (chairs in resturants or cafes come to mind)?

      It can be any of a number of skin allergies or reactions. If it's not itchy or spreading, I wouldn't worry too much. Keep it clean and moisturized- you can try a bit of OTC cortisone cream which may help the inflammation go away faster. If it lasts longer than a few days to a week or spreads, you may want to see a doctor about it. Likely it's just an allergy or a dry skin problem.

  16. QUESTION:
    My friend has 9 red dots on her back, 5 on top and 4 below them in a straight line. What could it be?
    Its not lyme, and so far there aren't any symptoms to go along with them. She also has them on her upper thigh, just like the ones on her back. The dots are a little bit smaller than a dime.

    • ANSWER:
      http://bedbugger.com/bed-bug-bites-photos/
      these are photos of bed bug bites....
      I do know of one woman who developed lesions on her back during a holiday...she thought it was due to her backpack abrading her skin, but she went in and found that she had cancer.

      You better have your friend go to a doctor to find out what these are, because we don't have enough information to give you a good idea of what it could be. Yes, maybe it is a bug bite...if they are itchy and swell. It could be ringworm (although these usually like to hide between your fingers) It could be eczema. We don't know.

  17. QUESTION:
    Why do I have itchy red bumps and dots its not hives at all?
    About a month and a half ago I started noticing a small red bump on my penis and a week later it started growing and I noticed 2 more, then thay started itching. After 2 weeks later and applying steroids, itch cream, benedryl and other stuff it wasnt showing any signs of relief and started spreading around the pelvic and thigh region and little itch here and there around the body. So I went to the doctor to get it checked he said it was chiggers and to use nail polish, so I followed his instructions and no relief from itching if it was chiggers I'm sure they died because I drenched myself in nail polish? Still Itchy and its worse I now have it everywhere butt, armpits, under belly button, in belly button, scrotum, knees, thighs, between fingers, little dots/bumps everywhere The only time it stops itching is when I stay in the bath, but when I get out its bad again, I know its not a rash because it keeps spreading, I am not sexually active I'm only 16. What do I do? It's Been 2 Months?

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem and I went to the doctors and was first diagnosed with hives was told to take predisone for 5 days and it never cleared so I went again and was told this time is was Scabies you might want to ask your doctor if it is in fact scabies so that you can be treated!! Dont worry scabies are just dust mites that like your skin for there home. Look up to see some pics of scabies and compare!!GOOD LUCK!

  18. QUESTION:
    Red bumps in genital area, should i be worried?
    I am a male, 22 years old. Recently sexually active. These red marks appeared of the shaft after sexual activity. I think they are from friction but i am not sure since i dont usually get them, they dont hurt and arent very itchy, kinda rough. Smaller red dots have appeared at the base of the shaft as well, they dont itch either, nor are they raised. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    EDIT: we did not use a condom. And it was 3 days ago. They seem to be kinda similar to hair follicles forming like when i was going through puberty.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you use condoms for sex ? If so you can rule out sexual transmitted infections,? They may be tiny blood spots under the skin of your penis due to her vagina .( or his anus if your gay) being tight and gripping your penis tight. Do the red marks fade away after a few days ? See a Dr or sexual health clinic if you are concerned and the red spots dont clear up soon.

  19. QUESTION:
    Red spots on the head of penis and on fires king that covers head, help?
    Okay, I'm 17 and me and my girlfriend are both virgins, we were about to do it 3 days ago, until she decided she didn't want to, I got the the condom on, but she decided she didn't want to do it there and then, anyway, she has only given me and hand job, and not gone any further, but I have small red dots on the head of my penis, and on the skin that covers it, there is no discharge or anything from the spots, and they have only really developed today, it's not itchy or anything, I don't know what it could be? I wash it every day, so I don't know what the matter it? Is it a reaction to the condom, even though I didn't have it on for long? I don't think it could be a STD? Could it, just want to find out what it is

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    How can you tell the difference between chigger bites and mosquito bites?
    Me and some friends went hiking in some woods the other night and now all of us are covered in red itchy bug bites.
    They're everywhere from my ankles, to my stomach, and on my arms and shoulders.
    i know that you can just put some anti-itch cream on mosquito bites and they go away in a few days, but i heard that cream wont work on chigger bites. How can you tell the difference between the two bites?

    • ANSWER:
      Chigger bites are mainly around the ankles and lower calves. chigger bites are small and red. they look red dots. Mosquito bites can appear wherever on the body. The thing about chiggers are they burrow themselves under your skin. One home remedy to get rid of them is to get clear fingernail polish and put it over the bite. This will suffocate and kill them. If you go in the woods or tall grass get some sulfur around you ankles and lower legs. The sulfur repels them. Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    What are these small faint bumps on the palm of my hand?
    I noticed last week that I have 3 very faint bumps on the palm of my hand. They are not very noticeable, they don't itch, and they do not hurt. They are somewhat white in nature...you can barely see them. They are only driving me crazy because I don't know what they are. You have to run your finger across my skin to feel them. Have no clue where they came from. Any ideas on what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      here is everything you need to knowabout skin marks or bumps

      Skin disease Symptoms Usual area of body
      Acne Covered in small pus-filled sacs, blackheads, pimples or sore red bumps Face, chest or back
      Rosacea Flushed appearance or Redness Around cheeks, chin, forehead or nose
      Boil Painful red bump or a cluster of painful red bumps Anywhere
      Cellulitis Red, tender and swollen areas of skin Around a cut, scrape or skin breach
      Insect bite Red and/or itchy bumps on the skin Anywhere and can be sprinked randomly
      Allergic reaction Irregular, raised or flat red sores that appeared after taking medicine/drugs or eating certain foods Anywhere
      Hives Bumps formed suddenly Anywhere but usually first noticed on face
      Seborrheic dermatitis Bumps and swelling Near glands
      Cradle Cap Dry, scaly skin Cover the head of a child
      Irritant contact dermatitis Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash Eyebrows, nose, edge of the scalp, point of contact with jewellery, perfume or clothing.
      Allergic Contact Dermatitis caused by poison ivy, oak or sumac Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash; can also be weeping or leathery. Anywhere that came in contact with the irritant either directly or via transfer (eg. from contaminated clothing.)
      Allergic purpura Small red dots on the skin, or larger, bruise-like spots that appeared after taking medicine Anywhere
      Pityriasis Rosea Started with a single scaly, red and slightly itchy spot, and within a few days, did large numbers of smaller patches of the rash, some red and/or others tan Chest and abdomen
      Dermatitis herpetiformis Intensely itchy rash with red bumps and blisters Elbows, knees, back or buttocks
      Erythema nodosum Large red bumps that seem to bruise and are tender to touch Anywhere
      Psoriasis White, Scaly rash over red, irritated skin Elbows and knees
      Erythema multiforme Red, blotchy rash, with "target like" hives or sores. Anywhere
      Measles Red Rash that is raised with a fever or sore throat. Usually starts first on the forehead and face and spreads downward.
      Chickenpox Multiple blisters with a fever, cough, aches, tiredness and sore throat. Usually starts first on the face, chest and back and spreads downward.
      Shingles Red blisters that are very painful and may crust Anywhere
      Fifth Disease Started as a fever and then developed a bright red rash Cheeks
      Warts Soft bumps forming that don't itch and have no other symptoms Anywhere
      Ringworm Bald spot on the scalp or a ring of itchy red skin Anywhere
      Syphilis Rash that is red but not itchy Palms of hands or soles of feet
      Jock itch, yeast infection or diaper rash Red itchy rash Groin
      Tinea versicolor Light coloured patches Anywhere
      Impetigo Crusted, tan-colored sores Near nose or lip
      Scabies Bite-like sores that itch and spread intensely Usually start on hands or feet and spread everywhere
      Rocky Mountain spotted fever A fine rash with a fever and headache Usually start on arms and legs including the hands and feet
      Lupus erythematosus A butterfly rash with achy joints Forehead and cheeks
      Jaundice or sign of hepatitis Yellowish Skin, whites of eyes and mouth
      Bruise Blue or black area after being hit Anywhere
      Actinic keratoses Scaly, pink, gray or tan patches or bumps Face, scalp or on the backs or the hands
      Keloid or hypertrophic scar Scar that has grown larger than expected Anywhere
      Lipoma Soft or rubbery growth Anywhere
      Milia Lots of white spots On the face of a baby
      Molluscum or contagiosum Small, firm, round bumps with pits in the center that may sit on tiny stalks Anywhere
      Sebaceous cyst Bump with a white dome under the skin Scalp, nape of the neck or upper back
      Skin tag Soft, fleshy growth, lump or bump Face, neck, armpits or groin
      Xanthelasma Yellow area under the skin Under eyelids
      Melanoma Dark bump that may have started within a mole or blemish, or, a spot or mole that has changed in color, size, shape or is painful or itchy Anywhere
      Basal cell carcinoma Fleshy, growing mass Areas exposed to the sun
      Squamous cell carcinoma Unusual growth that is red, scaly or crusted Face, lip or chin
      Kaposi's sarcoma Dark or black raised spots on the skin that keep growing or have appeared recently Anywhere
      Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) Pink-red ring or bullseye marks Anywhere

  22. QUESTION:
    What are these red dots all of a sudden?
    Can someone tell me what this is all of the sudden small red dots started appearing on my skin pretty much on my legs arms and chest right now and its a bit itchy
    i have some pics of my arm
    http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3204/picture71h.jpg
    http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/2524/picture70l.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      That looks to be either eczema (a common skin rash, that causes irritation to skin and itchiness) or a heat rash. I would get it checked by a doctor, as you can get treatment for eczema if that is what it is, or it couldn't be something very serious such as herpes. It is most likely to be a heat rash or a small patch of eczema, but it will be worth getting it checked if it's serious.
      Hope I helped!!

  23. QUESTION:
    How long is a baby contagious with chicken pox?
    My son looks like he's just showing signs of chicken pox as we've got the first sight of some red spots today. His cousin, got it, and they spent time together 12 days ago (just before she came out in spots). Is he contagious now? Should we avoid contact with others? We're on holiday so I'm wondering whether we should avoid the pool or anyone..! And - if we need to avoid people - for how long?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no need to avoid contact with others, chickenpox is a normal thing with regard to humans as we all go through a life and sometime in life we get it. your child should go to a doctor and get the right medication. calamine helps to stop the itch and dries it out. first make sure it is chickenpox, first sign are bihind the hears, neck and fingers. it's better your child haave it now in the younger years than when he is older becuase it becomes increasingly dangerous as one gets older.

      How chickenpox starts ....

      may start out seeming like a cold: You might have a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and a cough. But 1 to 2 days later, the rash begins, often in bunches of spots on the chest and face. From there it can spread out quickly over the entire body - sometimes the rash is even in a person's ears and mouth. The number of pox is different for everyone. Some people get just a few bumps; others are covered from head to toe.

      At first, the rash looks like pinkish dots that quickly develop a small blister on top (a blister is a bump on your skin that fills up with fluid). After about 24 to 48 hours, the fluid in the blisters gets cloudy and the blisters begin to crust over.

      Chickenpox blisters show up in waves, so after some begin to crust over, a new group of spots may appear. New chickenpox usually stop appearing by the seventh day, though they may stop as early as the third day. After about a week, all the blisters should get scabs on them and start to heal. Besides the rash, someone with chickenpox might also have a stomachache, a fever, and may just not feel well.

      These tips can help you feel less itchy:

      Keep cool because heat and sweat will make you itch more. You might want to put a cool, wet washcloth on the really bad areas.
      Trim your fingernails, so if you do scratch, they won't tear your skin.
      Soak in a lukewarm bath. Adding some oatmeal (yes, oatmeal!) to your bath water can help relieve the itching.
      Have your mom or dad help you apply calamine lotion, which soothes itching.
      A pain reliever like acetaminophen (say: uh-see-tuh-mih-nuh-fun) might help you feel better, but let your parents help you with this.

  24. QUESTION:
    Red spots on head of penis and on foreskin that covers the head, help?
    Okay, I'm 17 and me and my girlfriend are both virgins, we were about to do it 3 days ago, until she decided she didn't want to, I got the the condom on, but she decided she didn't want to do it there and then, anyway, she has only given me and hand job, and not gone any further, but I have small red dots on the head of my penis, and on the skin that covers it, there is no discharge or anything from the spots, and they have only really developed today, it's not itchy or anything, I don't know what it could be? I wash it every day, so I don't know what the matter it? Is it a reaction to the condom, even though I didn't have it on for long? I don't think it could be a STD? Could it, just want to find out what it is

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  25. QUESTION:
    I recently had sex on the beach and developed a rash on my penis.?
    I am uncircumcised and when i fold back the skin the head of my penis has a bunch of small red dots on it, its kind of itchy but not too bad and it seems to become dry. maybe this is from the sand, but i did not use a condom, so do you think this could be some type of std?

    • ANSWER:
      It only takes one time of having unprotected sex (anal, vaginal or oral) to get any STD - including HIV. In my professional experience if you're concerned about one STD, you should be concerned about all of them. Because most STDs do not show symptoms, testing is the only wayt to know whether or not you have been infected. I would recommend getting an entire panel of STD tests done.

      I'd also like to remind you about safe sex. Please limit the number of sexual partners that you have. Prior to entering any new sexual relationship, it's important that you and your partner get tested for STDs and share those results with one another. And finally, it's important that you use condoms each and every time that you have sex.

      Hope this helps. For more information on STDs and testing, feel free to contact us directly. We're here to help!

  26. QUESTION:
    Small red dots on my chest, should i be worried?
    I wrestle, and i noticed that i had 10 or 12 small red dots on my chest. they sort of look like pimples but im not so sure. Ive been showering everyday after practice so idk how i would get it. Or maybe they might just be pimples?
    im kind of worried because i dont want it to spread or something.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a rash of some sort. There are so many different causes of rashes that it is very difficult to narrow down any specific cause of one, especially without being able to see it. Common categories of rash are:

      scaly patches of skin not caused by infection,
      scaly patches of skin produced by fungal or bacterial infection,
      red, itchy bumps or patches over the body, such as on the chest and back.

      Although rashes are seldom dangerous, self-diagnosis is not usually a good idea. Proper evaluation of a skin rash requires a visit to a doctor or other health-care professional. Check this site for good information and you may be able to figure out what is going on.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/rash/article.htm

  27. QUESTION:
    My nephew who is 13 years is allergic to swimming pool water. He gets each time after swim red small rash?
    dots all over his body. He loves to swim but allergic to chlorine water. Any suggestion? I am sure there must be something out there to prevent this. He does take shower after coming home too.

    • ANSWER:
      I found an excellent article for you regarding chlorine based skin allergies at
      http://allergies.suite101.com/article.cfm/chlorine_risks_in_swimming_pools. The main point in the article recommends limiting the time that the person with the allergy is in the water. Swimming in outdoor pools is better for the person as well. This is due to the ventilation factor. I am quoting a portion of the article for you to read.
      "Chlorine and Its Effects on Skin
      The way chlorine effects an individual’s skin depends on the sensitivity of the person’s skin combined with the amount of time they are exposed to highly chlorinated water.

      The main effect chlorine has on skin is to dry it out cause it to become dry and cracked, which can lead to further irritation. Prolonged exposure to chlorine can also cause the skin to develop a red, itchy rash.

      Since chlorine is frequently used to treat swimming pools, the risk of developing a reaction or rash as a result of chlorine is increased during the summer months when individuals spend more time in water that has high amounts of chlorine. Fortunately, if a rash does develop from being in high-chlorine pools, it is not threatening to an individual’s health and will usually disappear in a few days if the skin is not irritated further."

      You should also be aware that regular tap water does contain chlorine so taking a shower when your son gets home is only serving to add more exposure to chlorine.

      I teach scuba diving (http://www.visibilityunlimited.com) and spend a lot of time in chlorinated pools. I do use products that help to neutralize the effects of exposure. These include body wash and shampoo. http://mapdistribution.american-data.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=MAPI&Category_Code=ultra-swim

  28. QUESTION:
    Can you develop an allergy to tea tree oil?
    I had been using tea tree oil to treat small blemishes. I would not dilute it usually and it helped a great deal for a couple months. But recently it has been causing me to break out in a rash. I tried it again, diluted, and my face is red, raised. And itchy where I used it. Is it possible to suddenly develop an allergy from it? I'm upset because it was working so well for my skin, but I definitely won't be using it again.

    • ANSWER:
      You can develop a sensitivity to any product after a while especially if you over use it.

      Using undiluted tea tree oil on pimples is usually fine, but you should make sure to dot on just the pimples themselves and not on the surrounding skin, to minimise any reaction. Try using a q tip or cotton bud to apply the oil.

      Another cause of your irritation can be the tea tree oil itself. If kept for too long or keep in the wrong conditions, tea tree oil can start to oxidise which greatly increases the likelihood that it will irritate the skin.

      Let your skin recover without using the oil for a while. If you want to try tea tree again, then get a fresh bottle and try that.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do i get my mouse better?
    I got a male mouse yesterday his name is dot.He is a feeder mouse. I have another male mouse that was getting lonely.Dot has a huge scab and smaller ones around it. how can get dot better. he is also so smaller than my other mouse.
    dot was in a very crowded cage . dot and my other mouse have not fought.
    he has the scabs bc the others picked on him.

    • ANSWER:
      Is Dot the new mouse? If he was being sold as a feeder mouse, he was probably in a very crowded cage with lots of other mice. In an environment like that, the mice tend to fight - it's possible the scab is just a leftover "war wound" from a skirmish with another mouse. If none of the injuries seem infected, they should heal fine on their own. Just make sure he has a clean cage and plenty of food and water and he'll get better quickly. However, if the area seems swollen or red, is oozing, or seems to be very painful, you should get to a vet to get him some antibiotics.

      Also, is he itchy? Sometimes, if a rat has skin problems or parasites, he'll scratch himself so hard that it breaks the skin. If he's itchy, consider a vet visit as well. Also make sure he isn't on pine or cedar bedding.

      Have you introduced the two mice yet? Male mice can be difficult to introduce, but it is possible for them to get along. Just go about it slowly, and if they start to fight, back off for a little while. At first, you might want to keep them in two separate cages right next to each other, or one cage divided in half so they can smell and see each other but not fight. You can also introduce them on neutral territory outside the cage. Another good idea is to wash out the cage very thoroughly - along with the toys, wheel, water bottle, etc. - so your older mouse's scent isn't there and the new mouse doesn't seem like an intruder.

      If the new mouse is smaller, he's probably younger, which can help - most adult mice are more willing to accept a younger companion.

      Good luck with your mice!

  30. QUESTION:
    Am i allergic to my detergent?
    Lately I've itchy on my arms legs back. It started happening after we switched to sunlight ultra detergent. I've got these small red spots on my arm, mostly by my shoulder, my back and my thigh. I also have a patch of small red dots on my upper thigh. We do however have 2 dogs, could fleas be a factor too?

    • ANSWER:
      U have very sensitive skin to that detergent. All tha purfumes its not for sum ppl. I cant use number of soaps myself. So switch back .

  31. QUESTION:
    What could these itchy red dots be?
    There are little red dots everywhere in random places. Feet,legs, stomach, back, arms. My head is even starting to itch. I am very miserable and itch all the time. Ive been to the dermatologist and he didnt really see anything. He gave me steroids and said come back in two weeks if the itching doesnt stop. I am going to reschedule an appt.
    Could this possibly be a bug? and if so what?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      From my own experiences - I used to be allergic to my own sweat that I was burning off during exercise - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat. I eventually learned that itching or rashes are symptoms of maladies that could become much worse if never healed with good choices.

      Although I have seen that most root problems for 'skin' issues for myself and others has usually always been from long and or short term allergic reactions to 'something' COMBINED WITH a weakened lymph liver kidney skin and immune systems - IF the following symptoms would ever occur - I think the worst rash one might possibly have rapidly acquired is from deadly bacterial meningitis, BUT bacterial meningitis would be VERY RARE.

      The two quotes below are from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis

      “IF a rash is present, it may indicate a particular cause of meningitis; for instance, meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria may be accompanied by a characteristic rash.”

      “The MOST common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). SOMETIMES, especially in small children, only nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness.”

      For further details see: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/faq.html

      To help you with more information on itch rash illnesses and for long term solutions TO THEM ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

  32. QUESTION:
    what are these RED DOTS on my arms?
    i've checked webmd and still couldn't find an accurate diagnosis. whenever i get warm, after i take a shower or after i wrap myself in a blanket, very small red dots appear on the underside of my forearms and arms. they are flat, appear as though from blood rising to the surface of the skin; they are not itchy and there are literally hundreds of them. what could it be?

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    Pinpoint Red Dots On My Chest (A couple on my thigh), Not Itchy At All?
    I've had one or two of these REALLY small (like a pinpoint) red dots on my left thigh for a while, I've always wondered about them, they're not itchy at all, if I didn't look for them I wouldn't even know they were there. But today I noticed they're all over my chest. What are they?

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many different causes of rashes that it is very difficult to narrow down any specific cause of one, especially without being able to see it. Common categories of rash are:

      scaly patches of skin not caused by infection,
      scaly patches of skin produced by fungal or bacterial infection,
      red, itchy bumps or patches over the body, such as on the chest and back.

      Although rashes are seldom dangerous, self-diagnosis is not usually a good idea. Proper evaluation of a skin rash requires a visit to a doctor or other health-care professional. Check this site for good information and you may be able to figure out what is going on.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/rash/article.htm

  34. QUESTION:
    what can I use to get rid of chigger bites? Could they be in my mattress?
    It seems they start to clear up then I get more. I think I have gotten them from going fishing.

    • ANSWER:
      They are in the grass near water usually. No they can not be in your mattress.

      The most effective way of removing chiggers is by taking a hot shower and washing the affected areas with mildly hot water and soap, as soon as possible after exposure or possible exposure (an Epsom salt bath may help alleviate pruritus). Once symptoms appear, it may be too late to prevent further bites. Taking a hot bath when already covered with chigger bites may in fact be very uncomfortable and increase itching symptoms. Do not rub and scratch the skin aggressively, but instead gently but firmly rub the irritated skin with warm soapy water. A covering to reduce air exposure over the itchy area, such as calamine lotion, petroleum jelly, or baby oil, may help relieve the pain but does not cure the bites. The application of a small drop of finger nail polish (usually clear nail polish) is one of the most popular remedies and is claimed to reduce itching and dry the itchy sores in the fewest number of days; however, this practice may be based on the fact that people sometimes mistake the red dot in the middle of the bite as the chigger itself (the chigger is long gone), and the misconception that it has burrowed into the skin, and are attempting to "suffocate" the chigger by coating their bites with Vaseline or nail polish, or some other air-inhibiting seal. Rubbing alcohol is not recommended and it is very painful and no more effective than other measures.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_mite

  35. QUESTION:
    what are the early symptoms of chicken pox?
    My 2 year old daughter has some spots (slightly raised red dots) on her chest, maybe 10-12. She doesn't have a fever or anything else, seems active and happy. Could it be chicken pox? (i hope not, we have 4 kids 5 and under and it would be nasty if they all get it)

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms
      Most children with chickenpox act sick with vague symptoms, such as a fever, headache, tummy ache, or loss of appetite, for a day or two before breaking out in the classic pox rash. These symptoms last 2 to 4 days after breaking out.
      The average child develops 250 to 500 small, itchy, fluid-filled blisters over red spots on the skin (“dew drops on a rose petal”). The blisters often appear first on the face, trunk, or scalp and spread from there. Appearance of the small blisters on the scalp, found in 80% of cases, clinches the diagnosis. After a day or two, the blisters become cloudy and then scab. Meanwhile, new crops of blisters spring up in groups. The pox often appear in the mouth, in the vagina, and on the eyelids. Children with skin problems such as eczema may get more than 1,500 pox.
      Most pox will not leave scars unless they become contaminated with bacteria from scratching.
      Some children who have had the vaccine will still develop a mild case of chickenpox. They usually recover much quicker and only have a few pox (< 30). These often do not follow the classic descriptions of the disease. However, these mild, post-vaccine cases are contagious.

  36. QUESTION:
    There a skin rash where my bruise just left, should I seek medical attention?
    I had a bruise on my thigh from a blunt force, the bruise is gone now, but there is a skin rash that has taken the exact shape of the bruise. It is itchy and the bumps do not a appear to be pustules. The area is reddened and slightly perforated from my skin.

    • ANSWER:
      What i think you might have is Petechiae rash. Petechiae are pinpoint-sized hemorrhages of small capillaries in the skin or mucous membranes. Petechiae is the term given to the individual small red or red-blue spots about 1-5mm in diameter which make up the rash.

      Petechiae result from tiny areas of superficial bleeding into the skin. They appear as round, pinpoint-sized dots that are not raised. The color varies from red to blue or purple as they age and gradually disappear. Petechiae commonly appear on the lower legs, but may be distributed all over the body.

      Treatment is directed at the underlying cause of the petechiae. For example, someone with petechiae caused by an infection is given antibiotics. If petechiae are caused by allergy to a medication, the medication may need to be stopped. A person with petechiae due to a low platelet count may need a transfusion of platelets or other blood factors. A person with leukemia or cancer may need surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Petechiae caused by injury need no treatment. Applying an ice pack off and on for 24 hours after the injury may reduce further petechiae. The petechiae will fade in time.

  37. QUESTION:
    why does my hamster put her hands on her head and moves it forward rapidly, is she itchy or something?
    she does it a lot and I'm just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      that is how they bathe themselves. they do that frequently, they are very clean creatures. If you watch, she will lick her hands too, and then do what you are describing. Im sure she is fine. If you notice red skin, small dots, or loss of hair, then she may have mites and will have to be treated.

  38. QUESTION:
    I always get itchy when I don't have bed linen on my bed?
    There's times where I get lazy and I forget so I sleep with nothing on it, but I always itch like crazy when I do so and I get a ton of red dots on my shoulders and back and I mean A LOT of dots. Why does this happen?

    • ANSWER:
      It really sounds like bedbugs.

      "Bed Bugs Bite; Dust Mites Cause Allergies

      Bed bugs actively bite people to feed on our blood while we sleep. The bites themselves are painless, but may leave itchy, red scars the next morning. Typical symptoms indicating bed bug bites are small red spots in rows of three or more. Every person reacts differently, however, and some people may exhibit no symptoms while others can have severe skin reactions. Most people become increasingly sensitive to bed bug bites with repeated bites over time.

      Dust mites do not bite, but are the major cause of indoor allergies. The mites themselves do not produce symptoms, but a protein in their fecal pellets does cause asthma, or aggravates existing asthma symptoms. Dust mites can also cause eczema, a skin condition also known as “atopic dermatitis,” whereby the skin becomes dry, itchy, red and scaly."

  39. QUESTION:
    38 weeks pregnant and a odd rash on my boob?
    my boob has been itching for quite some time and i just looked and noticed that its blotchy and red with the little red dots alll over it kinda looks like a hicky but with more blood dots. random. i know anyting i do for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Dont worry, this isnt a rash as such. I am 36 weeks and get it all the time, when I scratch !

      When you scratch the itchy area you break very small blood vessels under the skin ( similar to how a hicky is formed!) and the red dots you see are just little bits of blood under the skin.

      This is normal because of your skin stretching and is itchy'

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you recognise a lupus rash? I know butterfly pattern but more detail please?
    Is it dry? raised? fine dots? Does it react to creams etc?

    • ANSWER:
      Although it only affects about one in three people with lupus, the skin problem most often associated with the disease is a butterfly-shaped rash (malar rash) that develops across the cheeks and bridge of the nose. A malar rash may be flat or raised and may be blotchy or completely red in the affected areas. Some people with lupus develop skin lesions (subacute cutaneous lesions) that initially resemble small pimples but that eventually turn scaly and itchy, whereas others have large, flat, itchy lesions with clear centers. Both types of lesions usually appear after exposure to sunlight. Still other people develop a crusty, red, raised rash (discoid rash) on the face, neck, chest or scalp. A discoid rash is usually thick and scaly, may last for days or years, and often leaves hypopigmented or hyperpigmented scars. This rash is the only symptom in people with the discoid form of lupus. In a small percentage of cases, people with discoid lupus may go on to develop a mild version of SLE.

  41. QUESTION:
    Why am I breaking out in a rash?
    I woke up today and noticed that I had irritation on my chest and I thought it was nothing. Later in the day I realized it was on my chest, arms, legs. It is small little red dots that are not raised and are not itchy. I feel fine aside from being very tired and I just stopped taking antibiotics for a urinary tract infection. I didn't eat anything I wouldn't normally eat. Why is this happening? My mom said it could be the rest of the infection just purging out of my skin but is that even possible? PLEASE HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Antibiotics and/or fever associated with the infection can cause a rash. Or, you could have hives. They are caused by stress sometimes. They would in most cases start to look more blotchy.

      If they look like bites in a little line, you need to have your house checked for bed bugs.

      It could also be skin irritation from a new laundry detergent, body wash, etc.

  42. QUESTION:
    What causes a small bumpy rash?
    For almost a month and a half now I've had a small itchy rash.

    It's started on my stomach and now went to places like arms and uppers thighs.

    My girlfriend has it now and we don't know what it might be.

    It looks like a heat rash but we aren't positive.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ive done a little research and i could be one of these

      •Chickenpox (Varicella zostervirus) appears with raised red spots (papules), vesicles or pustules that crust over and fall off with time. The rash is mainly on the face and trunk.
      •Measles or morbilli (rubeolla virus) appear as red spots in the level of the skin (macules – up to 1 cm) on the face, trunk, limbs, and raised whitish spots in mouth (Koplik’s spots). Cough is usually present.
      •German measles (rubella virus) appear as pale red spots on the face and spreads all over the body.
      •Roseola infantum or erythema subitum (herpes virus 6) appear as mild spotty rash on the face and trunk.
      •Fifth disease or erythema infectiosum (Parvovirus B19) is characterized by ’slapped cheeks’ rash, followed by spotty rash on trunk and limbs.
      •Hand, foot and mouth disease (Coxsackie virus A16, or Enterovirus 71): small blisters appear on the hands and feet, and painful ulcers appear in the mouth.
      •Pictures of chickenpox, measles, German measles, scarlet fever, fifth disease, and hand, foot and mouth disease.
      •Hepatitis B, Epstein Barr virus (infectious mononucleosis), coxsackie viruses, echo viruses, and respiratory syncytial virus may appear as Gianotti Crosti syndrome with prominent red spots on limbs, trunk and finally on the face. In Asymmetric Periflexural Exanthem of Childhood (APEC), a rash, supposedly of a viral origin, appears in armpits or groin and spreads mainly over one side of the body. Pictures.
      •Scarlet fever or scarlatina (Streptococcus group A or, rarely, Staphylococcus aureus) appear as tinny scarlet blotches (boiled lobster appearance) that coalesce and may cover the whole body in 24 hours. Sore throat and fever are usually present.
      •Meningococcal disease is infection of the inner brain membrane (meninge) by a bacterium Neisseria memingitidis. A red dotty rash represents small bleedings that do not disappear after applying pressure. Dots may merge to form a bruise like rash. Neck stiffness, headache, nausea, fever and sensitivity to light are main symptoms

  43. QUESTION:
    Red spots on skin from leg to upper arm. Not itchy, just noticed them this morning, and spreading?
    Sorry that was more of a statement rather than a question but, i want to describe it, rather than ask a question.

    They are small pinkish and round. They dont itch one bit, and its from my legs to my arms in different places, not in a patch. I never had anything like this. The only thing i did different in the past was to go tennessee( first trip to another state), i dont know if that has anything to do with it or what. I have never had these wierd itchless red dots?

    Anyone know what they are?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a doc...in the meanwhile take Benadryl should make them clear up....sounds like allergies...have you perhaps changed washing detergent or soap? Are you drinking enough water? Try not eating processed foods for a while...see your doc, only they can tell you for sure.

  44. QUESTION:
    What would be some causes of a rash which is extremely itchy, and is spreading? soap, perfume, deodorant ruled?
    This has been over a week, and it is actually spreading worse. I put benedryl cream on it for the excessive itch, but I am starting to get concerned that it isn't something simple as I first imagined, because now it is spreading.
    ((eartha))
    ((wayne)) I'll check that course of action out. ty

    • ANSWER:
      Although I respect the advice that Eartha and Uncle Wayne gave, if, after three days there is no improvement, I feel you need to see your doctor, and consider seeing a dermatologist. There is a rash that frequently accompanies connective- tissue and rheumatic diseases, and they can be quite serious if not treated.

      I don't know what sort of meds you take (MTX here) but if you are on a biologic such as Remicade or Orencia, then you may wish to contact your doctor sooner rather than later. This really could be disease/medication related -- as in a reaction -- and it's important you keep an eye on it.

      My own disease-related rash starts on my feet with small, blister-like eruptions that are intensely itchy. Benadryl cremes and sprays offer little relief, and getting my feet wet when showering makes the itching even worse. Areas I've scratched or rubbed tend to become purplish and burned looking. They are painful in an aching sort of way. If this is what you are experiencing, you need to call someone.

      Inflammation in your blood vessels can lead to vasculitis. Most people assume the worst when they hear the term, but there is a form that causes extreme itching when the blood vessels near the skin's surface become inflamed.

      Only the best to you (((((((((((Warrior))))))))))). I understand the misery, and hope you find some relief soon.

      Added: Warrior, you probably just have an innocent yet extremely itchy rash, but with our diseases, strange things sometimes happen. Always keep it in the back of your mind that any new or worsening symptom or complaint is possibly disease related.

      Just keep an eye on things. *hugs*

      http://www.mold-survivor.com/Vasculitis-2.html

      Skin: Red or purple dots ("petechiae"), usually most numerous on the legs. When the spots are larger, about the size of the end of a finger, they are called "purpura." Some look like large bruises. These are the most common vasculitis skin lesions, but hives, itchy lumpy rash, and painful or tender lumps can occur. Areas of dead skin can appear as ulcers (especially around the ankles), small black spots at the ends of the fingers or around the fingernails and toes ("nail fold infarcts"), or gangrene of fingers or toes.

      Embarrassingly, my feet look a bit like this when I am having a flare-up. If your own rash is similar, call your rheumy. The pic is of hypersensitivity-vasculitis, which is the type that occasionally affects me. But hypersensitivity to what? Could be your meds, something you've eaten ... Good luck.

      http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=1424381769

  45. QUESTION:
    what's the difference between shingles and chickenpox, which is wose?

    • ANSWER:
      Office of Disease Prevention

      SHINGLES (herpes zoster)

      (This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical care. Direct specific questions to your medical provider.)

      What is shingles?
      Shingles is a localized infection due to the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. It occurs only in people who have had chickenpox in the past and represents a reactivation of the dormant varicella virus. Why the virus reactivates in some individuals and not in others is unknown.

      Who gets shingles?
      The disease is primarily seen in the elderly, but occasionally occurs in younger individuals. It affects both sexes and all races with equal frequency and occurs sporadically throughout the year.

      How is shingles spread?
      A person must have already had chickenpox in the past to develop shingles. Contact with an infected individual does not cause another person's dormant virus to reactivate. However, the virus from a shingles patient may cause chickenpox in someone who has not had it before.

      What are the symptoms of shingles?
      The first sign is often a tingling feeling on the skin, itchiness or a stabbing pain. After several days, a rash appears beginning as a band or patch of raised dots on the side of the trunk or face. It then develops into small, fluid-filled blisters which begin to dry out and crust over within a few days. When the rash is at its peak, symptoms can range from mild itching to extreme and intense pain. The rash and pain usually disappear within three to five weeks.

      How soon after infection do symptoms appear?
      The virus lies dormant in someone who has had chickenpox in the past. It can reactivate many years later.

      When and for how long is a person able to spread shingles?
      A person exposed to a patient with shingles will not get shingles but may get chickenpox. The virus is present at the site of the rash and is contagious for a week after the appearance of lesions (blisters).

      What are the complications associated with shingles?
      Shingles is not usually dangerous to healthy individuals although it can cause great misery during an attack. Anyone with shingles on the upper half of their face, no matter how mild, should seek medical care at once. There is some danger that the virus could cause damage to the eye resulting in blindness. Complications are rare but may include partial facial paralysis (usually temporary), ear damage or encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).

      What is the treatment for shingles?
      Most cases of shingles resolve on their own without specific treatment. Two medications available for use by physicians in treating immunocompromised patients are vidarabine and acyclovir.

      What can be done to prevent the spread of shingles?
      Chickenpox must be prevented in order to prevent shingles. A live attenuated viral vaccine against chickenpox was licensed in the U.S. in 1995 and is very effective (95% efficacy).

      Chickenpox is an infection with a blistering rash, which is caused by the Varicella virus. This virus also causes shingles.

      Course and Symptoms
      The incubation period, the length of time from exposure to the virus to developing the condition, is two to three weeks. If someone in the house has chickenpox, the likelihood of someone else in the house catching it, who has not already had it, is as much as 90% ie 9 out of 10.

      Chickenpox usually affects children and starts with a slightly raised temperature, and feeling under the weather, along with the development of red spots, mainly on the body and face.

      The spots appear over a few days and progress from being red spots to forming blisters, which eventually burst, dry, and crust, ultimately to heal. The spots are very itchy, and if the child scratches and infects them they will leave scars.

      By the time the spots have stopped forming and are dried over and the temperature has fallen back to normal, the child is no longer infectious. Usually this takes about a week, until then they should remain off playgroup or school.

      Chickenpox does not usually make children very ill, and for most the main problem is the itchiness. Your doctor will not normally need to see the child, but you should let him know that the child has had it. Occasionally more serious complications can occur, and if a child does not appear to be following the above course it is worth speaking to your doctor.

      Having had chickenpox most people are immune, and can not catch it again. However the virus particles remain dormant in your nervous system and can, at a later stage, cause shingles. As a result of the large numbers of people who catch chickenpox as children, 90% of adults are immune.

      Treatment
      Many people find that calamine lotion helps to soothe the itch, and paracetamol liquid helps to ease any aches and pains and also keep down the temperature.

      Prevention
      People with chickenpox or shingles should stay away from others who have not had chickenpox until their rashes have dried up. This especially applies to staying away from people who have depleted immune systems (eg people: on steroids; on cancer drugs; on immunosuppressant drugs for transplants; with AIDS; etc.). These people are said to be "immunocompromised" and cannot fight off an infection as well as the rest of us. Another group who are at higher risk is pregnant women and newborn babies.

      There is now a chickenpox (varicella) vaccine. This is not used in all countries. It can be given as a protective measure to immunocompromised people, especially children with leukaemia or organ transplants.

      If people at high risk are exposed
      For people who are not immune and who are exposed to the virus, there is a way of using the antibodies that someone else has made against an infection. This is called passive immunisation.

      An injection is made up from the protein in people's blood which fight off infections (immunoglobulin). In the case of chickenpox, it is made from pooled serum from blood donors who have recently had chickenpox or shingles. In the UK it is standard practice for all blood donors to be tested for, and be clear of HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.

      make your own mind up.

  46. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for chickenpox to go away?

    • ANSWER:
      You haven't been feeling so great for the last few days, and you've had a runny nose and a cough. Then one morning you wake up and stumble into the bathroom. You look in the mirror with blurry eyes and - yikes! You have chickenpox!

      What Is Chickenpox?
      Chickenpox is caused by a virus called varicella zoster (say: var-uh-seh-luh zas-tur). People who get the virus often develop a rash of spots that look like blisters all over their bodies. The blisters are small and sit on an area of red skin that can be anywhere from the size of a pencil eraser to the size of a dime.

      You've probably heard that chickenpox are itchy. It's true. The illness also may come along with a runny nose and cough. But the good news is that chickenpox is a common illness for kids and most people get better by just resting like you do with a cold or the flu. And the really good news is that, thanks to the chickenpox vaccine (say: vak-seen), lots of kids don't get chickenpox at all. Kids who do get it, if they got the shot, often get less severe cases, which means they get better quicker.

      What Happens When You Have Chickenpox?
      Chickenpox may start out seeming like a cold: You might have a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and a cough. But 1 to 2 days later, the rash begins, often in bunches of spots on the chest and face. From there it can spread out quickly over the entire body - sometimes the rash is even in a person's ears and mouth. The number of pox is different for everyone. Some people get just a few bumps; others are covered from head to toe.

      At first, the rash looks like pinkish dots that quickly develop a small blister on top (a blister is a bump on your skin that fills up with fluid). After about 24 to 48 hours, the fluid in the blisters gets cloudy and the blisters begin to crust over.

      Chickenpox blisters show up in waves, so after some begin to crust over, a new group of spots may appear. New chickenpox usually stop appearing by the seventh day, though they may stop as early as the third day. After about a week, all the blisters should get scabs on them and start to heal. Besides the rash, someone with chickenpox might also have a stomachache, a fever, and may just not feel well.

      How Does Chickenpox Spread?
      Chickenpox is contagious (say: kon-tay-jus), meaning that someone who has it can easily spread it to someone else. Someone who has chickenpox is most contagious during the first 2 to 5 days that he or she is sick. That's usually about 1 to 2 days before the rash shows up. So you could be spreading around chickenpox without even knowing it!

      A person who has chickenpox can pass it to someone else by coughing or sneezing. When he or she coughs, sneezes, laughs, and even talks, tiny drops come out of the mouth and nose. These drops are full of the chickenpox virus. It's easy for someone else to breathe in these drops or get them on his or her hands. Before you know it, the chickenpox virus has infected someone new.

      Itchy Itchy, Scratchy Scratchy
      If you are that unlucky person, how do you keep your chickenpox from driving you crazy? They itch, but you're not supposed to scratch them. Scratching the blisters can tear your skin and leave scars. Scratching can also let germs in, and the blisters could get infected.

      These tips can help you feel less itchy:

      Keep cool because heat and sweat will make you itch more. You might want to put a cool, wet washcloth on the really bad areas.
      Trim your fingernails, so if you do scratch, they won't tear your skin.
      Soak in a lukewarm bath. Adding some oatmeal (yes, oatmeal!) to your bath water can help relieve the itching.
      Have your mom or dad help you apply calamine lotion, which soothes itching.
      A pain reliever like acetaminophen (say: uh-see-tuh-mih-nuh-fun) might help you feel better, but let your parents help you with this.

      Do not take aspirin because it can cause a rare but serious illness in kids called Reye syndrome (say: rye sin-drome). Medicines and creams that may stop the itch can also be helpful.

      It doesn't usually happen, but let your parents know if you feel especially bad. Sometimes, chickenpox leads to other, more serious illnesses. Or one of your blisters could get infected.

      Usually, you won't have any major problems and you'll get better in about a week. And when all the blisters have scabs, you're not contagious anymore and you can go back to school! In a few days, the scabs will fall off. And once you've had chickenpox, it's unlikely you'll ever get it again.

      Get a Shot, Avoid the Dots!
      Not long ago, 3 million people got chickenpox each year in the United States. But now that kids receive the shot, fewer and fewer people get chickenpox. Have you had the chickenpox vaccine? You might not remember because it's often given at age 1. But you can get it when you're older, too. Ask your mom or dad if you've had yours. You'll be glad that you did if chickenpox starts making its way around your school!

      Updated and reviewed by: Barbara P. Homeier, MD
      Date reviewed: October 2004
      Originally reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD, and Catherine L. Lamprecht, MD

  47. QUESTION:
    Itchy red spots on skin (stomach) not raised up like a bite tho?
    Idk what it is. Its not raised up like a bug bite or any kind but its red, itchy, and hurts to scratch. I have two spots right by each other but ones a small oval and the other is an even smaller circle, then there are 3 red dots leading away from the both of them

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have something like that but a bit more like hives, and believe me i know the feeling of wanting to scratch but being afraid you'll hurt yourself. I made myself bleed once by accident. I suggest just going off certain foods you eat daily a good way of doing that is on the day that you get the rash think about what you ate, or what type of detergent you are using. Mine have gone away but it used to be REALLY bad. The weird things is, as soon as i left my school to go into a new one with higher grades, it went away....Haha, well if those suggestions dont work for you if they continue and they start getting worse, I would probably go see a doctor and maybe get a prescription cream, it might be because your skin is really dry too.
      Hope i helped!!

  48. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of chicken pox?
    my husband has the shingles and now my 2 1/2 year old daughter has a fever and a sore throat. i was wondering if this can be the start of chicken pox. no dots or bumps yet just on her face but more like a rash from the fever

    • ANSWER:
      Chickenpox causes a red, itchy rash on the skin that usually appears first on the abdomen or back and face, and then spreads to almost everywhere else on the body, including the scalp, mouth, nose, ears, and genitals.

      chickenpox_illustrationThe rash begins as multiple small, red bumps that look like pimples or insect bites. They develop into thin-walled blisters filled with clear fluid, which becomes cloudy. The blister wall breaks, leaving open sores, which finally crust over to become dry, brown scabs.

      Chickenpox blisters are usually less than a quarter of an inch wide, have a reddish base, and appear in bouts over 2 to 4 days. The rash may be more extensive or severe in kids who have skin disorders such as eczema.

  49. QUESTION:
    24 weeks pregnant and got a rash?
    It started on my arms and is now on my back and down my buttocks. I called the midwife and she said it sounds like an allergic reaction. It is really small red dots which are a little bit raised and getting really itchy. I have heard of something called PUPPS. Does this sound like it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes I think that you desrcibe the symptons,

      It's not uncommon to feel itchy, particularly around your growing belly and breasts as your skin stretches to accommodate them. Hormonal changes may also be partly to blame.

      Some pregnant women find that their palms and the soles of their feet get red and sometimes itchy. This common condition may be caused by an increase in estrogen. It usually disappears right after delivery.

      You may also find that things that normally make you itchy — dry skin, eczema, food allergies — make you even itchier when you're pregnant. Finally, there are certain conditions that occur during pregnancy that may cause you to feel itchy

      Avoid hot showers and baths, which can dry out your skin and make the itching worse. Use mild soap and be sure to rinse it off well and towel off lightly. Then slather on an unscented moisturizer — some scents can cause irritation.

      Try an occasional warm oatmeal bath. (You can buy oatmeal bath preparations in drugstores.) Wear loose cotton clothing and avoid going out in the heat of the day, since heat can intensify the itching.

      Up to 1 percent of pregnant women develop a condition characterized by itchy, red bumps and larger patches of a hive-like rash on their bellies. This is called pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) or polymorphic eruption of pregnancy.

      PUPPP usually begins in the third trimester and is more common among women carrying twins and those having their first baby. The eruptions usually show up first on the abdomen around or in stretch marks (if you have any) and may spread to your thighs, buttocks, and arms. PUPPP is harmless for you and your baby, but it can itch like crazy!

      Your doctor or midwife will want to see you for a diagnosis and will probably prescribe a topical ointment to give you some relief. She may also recommend an antihistamine. In severe cases, you may need a course of oral steroids.

      PUPPP usually disappears within a few days after delivery, although it sometimes persists for several weeks. (In rare cases, it may even begin after you give birth.) Fortunately, it seldom appears again in subsequent pregnancies.

      Even more rare than PUPPP is a skin condition called prurigo of pregnancy (or papular eruptions of pregnancy), which is characterized by many tiny bumps that may look like bug bites. These eruptions can occur anywhere on your body, but you're most likely to get them on your hands, feet, arms, and legs.

      Although the eruptions can be itchy and annoying, prurigo of pregnancy appears to pose no risk to your baby. This condition generally starts around the beginning of the third trimester and may last for up to three months after you give birth.

      In very rare cases, a pregnant woman will develop very itchy eruptions that start out like hives and then turn into large blistering lesions. This rash is called pemphigoid gestationis (or herpes gestationis, although it has nothing to do with herpes virus). The eruptions often start on the abdomen and spread to the arms and legs.

      This condition is considered more serious than PUPPP because it may be associated with an increased risk for preterm delivery and fetal growth problems. It usually begins in the second or third trimester, but it can start anytime — even in the first week or two after you have your baby.

      Pemphigoid gestationis can come and go throughout pregnancy, and it often flares up after delivery as well. It usually happens again in subsequent pregnancies and tends to be more severe.

      Let your caregiver know if you develop any kind of rash during pregnancy. Whether or not the rash is related to your pregnancy, it's a good idea to have your caregiver evaluate it and recommend appropriate treatment or refer you to a dermatologist.

      I hope that I've helped and best of luck with your pregnancy.
      Thank you :) xx


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Homeopathy Treatments

Finding a good regular doctor is no easy task. However, finding a good homeopathic doctor may be even more challenging. These tips below should help guide you thru the process of finding a great qualified homeopathic doctor to help with your current medical condition.

1) The homeopathic doctor should have you fill out a health survey. This should be about the same as when you go to a MD doctor office.

2) The homeopathic doctor should ideally have a MD degree. The Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) credential is the best. Many people have ND degrees. They specialize in naturopathic medicine but they are not necessarily homeopaths. Many people confuse homeopaths and naturopaths. They are two totally different professions. Check to see if the doctor had come from some of the universities below that specialize in homeopathy.

Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington

Hahnemann Medical Clinic in Albany, California

International Foundation for Homeopathy in Seattle

National College of Natural Health Sciences in Portland, Oregon

Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto

3) The homeopathic doctor should tell you what medicine you are taking. Some doctors simply give the clients the medicine to heal them without informing the patient what they are taking. Once the doctor leaves, the patient has no way to resume the therapy. This is done to trap the patient into using their services indefinitely.

4) Check to see the doctor has a website. Most reputable doctors would have a website with testimonials and downloaded forms.

5) The intial meeting should last about 1.5 hours to find out a treatment plan. If the initial meeting is too short, you may not be meeting a qualified homeopath to treat your condition. Treatment plans may vary according to the medical condition.

6) The homeopath should also be prescribing constitutional remedies not just homeopathic remedies for your acute or chronic condition. Constitutional remedies are used to help heal your body and mind back to normal regardless of your condition.

7) Homeopathic doctor should not be telling you to stop your current prescription based medication. This can be dangerous for the patient. Only your own MD doctor should tell you not to take prescription medicine.

8) The homeopath should work closely with your current doctor if the case is chronic. Chronic cases require everyone to work together to find a solution. The homeopath should work closely with your doctor so both may come up with a plan to treat you beneficially.

9) Make sure there are no claims or lawsuits impending against the homeopathic doctor.

10) Use these set of questions before you start treatment below.

Questions to ask the practitioner

a. Are you qualified to give medical advice?

b. Can you give me examples of patients you have treated and what their recovery was like with homeopathy?

c. About how long will the initial consultation last?

d. How long will I need to continue homeopathy
treatments?

e. How will I know that a homeopathic remedy is
working?

f. How often will I need to take a dose of the remedy?

g. Will I experience any side effects or worsening of symptoms from taking homeopathy?

h. Why is it necessary to spend so much time asking me about so many unrelated aspects of my habits and health?

i. How much does a session cost?

j. About how many follow-up treatments do you anticipate I will need to treat my particular symptoms?

k. Is this treatment covered by medical insurance?

References:

Finding a Good Homeopathic Doctor from Holistic Health

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can I still use Levitra while doing a Homeopathy treatment?
    I am currently having a Homeopathy treatment about hair loss. Do you know if the use of Levitra would interfere with my treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      yes
      don't use it

  2. QUESTION:
    can dialisis, diabetic patient can be cured through homeopathy treatment?
    I saw in a newspaper that kidney disorders and who is under dialisis can cured by homeopathy treatment. How for is it true.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not true and stick to main line treatment and management.

  3. QUESTION:
    who is the best homeopathy doctor in coimbatore?
    My Father is aged 84 and he needs homeopathy treatment. He is very much ok but little memory loss and he forgets his own grandsons and daughter in laws and son in laws.

    • ANSWER:
      If you supplement his diet with a large amount of omega 3 fatty acids (best source is Krill Oil) that can actually revert the condition.
      I'm not sure if homeopathy actually has a way to address alzheimer's.

  4. QUESTION:
    what hoemopathy treatment can I give my cat to stop itching his sores?
    My cat has small patches of fur missing around small scabs. What homeopathy treatment can I give him to stop him scratching and making them worse. He quite a few all over his body.

    • ANSWER:
      Consider first switching him to a raw, balanced diet. He's a carnivore and he could be reacting to the grains, fillers, and possible rancid-meat biproducts used in commercial pet diets.

      Rawfeeding is not only the healthiest thing available for them, it's great for their teeth and inexpensive!

      "Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats" by Kymythy R. Schultze is the best beginner's book on the subject... well, in my opinion, at least :) You can get it at barnesandnoble.com or probably at a lot of book stores, depending where you live

      Also, cats don't die from salmonella, they CAN digest raw bone to get all of the calcium and nutrients and enzymes because their digestive tract is short and super acidic, and it doesn't make them "vicious", lol.

      He may have a parasite causing this as well. Rawfed cats also handle parasites more efficiently! :o

      Please, before you knock the idea of the diet, at least look into it and don't let superstitious and uneducated people give you bs "facts" as to why Purina is the best thing for a carnivore, even though it messes up their teeth and dehydrates them!

      Good luck, I hope your cat is ok!!! Also, if you make the switch, please feel free to email me and let me know. I LOVE to hear people's stories n_n Makes me feel good.

  5. QUESTION:
    What's the worst thing homeopathy could do to you?
    Hi. I must begin homeopathy treatment but I'm scared to begin it. What's the worst thing that could happen to me?
    I am not physically ill (but sort of mentally). So I am NOT on a medical prescription. I am only on a homeopathic prescription.

    • ANSWER:
      That's the great thing about Homeopathy... it helps your body heal itself so there are basically no side effects.
      If you take something that you aren't prescribed for or that you don't need, your body's immune system will still get the benefits, but there would be no ill effects.

      Simply put, it gives a very, very small dose of an irritant. That small amount stimulates your immune system to attack it, but with the small amount, your immune system completely overwhelms that little bit and all the extra impact from it goes to help the rest of your body. In that aspect, they work similar to the idea of vaccinations (but MUCH safer because there's less irritant and no harsh preservatives), so even if you take the "wrong ingredient", you'll get that added benefit, but it just wouldn't help for the condition you're trying to help at the time.
      Good luck!

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there any Long lasting treatment for Paranoid Personality disorder?
    My mum is suffering from paranoid personality disorder. Doctor prescribed Sizodon liquid, and it works well for her but it is effective only for 24 hrs. As the disorder involves lot of mistrust and suspicion, it is getting impossible to give her the medicine at least once. So, it is a big challenge to give the medicine to her on a daily basis. Any medications that are effective for longer periods?
    And, how effective is the Homeopathy treatment for this disorder?

    • ANSWER:
      the institution

  7. QUESTION:
    Is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) in India?
    I am suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) since about 1994 and on medication(paroxetine) but not enough working and having heavy side effects so i am very very tired reason why i am looking for herbal or homeopathy treatment to resolve this huge problem of my life. These treatments might be available in India.

    Please help me. I would be very grateful to your answers.
    Well, i live in UK.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear that you have been suffering for so many years, but don't give up hope. I have OCD, have overcome it, and have started a support group for kids with OCD (see ocdkidssacramento Yahoo Group). The road to overcoming your OCD involves Exposure and Response Prevention or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. ERP is the form of treatment for OCD and it works! I am living proof of that. The fact of the matter is that you can't get better on medication alone. In order to get over a behavioral disorder duch as OCD, it is necessary to go through therapy. Not relaxation therapy, but Cognitibe Behavioral Therapy or CBT. www.ocfoudation.org is a great resource for locating qualified OCD therapists across the U.S., but I am aware that OCD-UK has a site with some good resources as well. You need to find a therapist in your area that practices Exposure and Response Prevention, the gold-standard treatment for OCD. If you are unable to find a specialist in your area on the OCF's list online, you can buy a self-help book. One of the best books out there is The OCD Workbook by Bruce M. Hyman and Cherry Pedrick. While therapist-assisted treatment is always preferred, you can be very successful working on your own with a self-help book if you have the proper motivation and support. This will require a lot of work, but it is the only way to get over this obstacle in your life and with motivation and dedication you can do it!

  8. QUESTION:
    How much is price of surgery for constipation in India? What they will do and does it give satisfaction?
    I don't want any alternative medicines because I tried all. Even 2-3 years homeopathy treatment haven't solved it. Please need details only for surgery. Will be thankful to you.

    • ANSWER:
      Prudent to see a general surgeon for physical examination, relevant investigations, accurate diagnosis and permanent cure by medication and or surgical interference.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse 'Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

  9. QUESTION:
    I feel I am passing sperms from my urine, the urine is very white, and I feel very numb & debile when its over
    Please advice the homeopathy treatment for this, one of my friend suggested phosphoric acid but he does not know the potency to be used and how frequently to take. I am also having pain in my lower back. When I am urinating & when I have finished my full body feels numb and like hell.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Its not possible tp pass urine and semen at the same time.
      Urine kills sperm and so nature has intervened to keep these two apart.Although they both come out the same way, there is a system meaning only one can gain exit at a time.

      Cloudy urine means you're either
      Dehydrated or have an infection.

      Pain in the lower back suggests a renal (kidney) infection.
      A urinary tract infection,untreated,quickly infects the kidneys and Is quite painful in the lower back, when using the bathroom etc.

      Dehydration can occur after or during a sickness, diarrhea, or through inadequate intake of fluids.
      It makes the urine almost lumpy,very viscous almost like honey.

      Go to the doctor and you'll get an antibiotic more than likely.In the meantime drink cranberry juice,very good for kidneys

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there cure for NIDDM in alternative medicine?
    I am 52, have NIDDM for 17 years (from the age of 35). Is there any permanent cure for NIDDM in homeopathy treatment?

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    what must be the cause of blackish painful discolouration?
    my mother who is 62 yrs old,had urti,for which she received some homeopathy treatment.next day she developed some rash over her abdomen.the antidote was given by the doctor to the medicine,the rash subsided.but now there is a blakish discoloration over that area which is tender and over a period of time it is spreading to adjecent skin area.what it must be?and what is the remedy for that? is it something serious?it was shown to a dermatologist,who just prescribed local cream and multivits,but there is no relief.
    she is not diabetic.

    • ANSWER:
      i'd get a second opinion. there could be some serious problems. you can check your symptoms on webmd but i would go back to the doc. It sounds like gangrene to me too and you can get that even if you're not diabetic.

  12. QUESTION:
    what do you think about alternative madicine my mom is fighting cancer with it as the doc say no more treatmen?
    angels, guides and homeopathy treatments???? what are your oppinions?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about your mom. In an ideal world, nobody would exploit sick people, making them spend money on useless therapies. But the world isn't ideal, and unfortunately there are people promising miraculous cures. There have been studies, where people who chose alternative therapy were followed. And in no case did the cancer even shrink.

      The wish to do something is perfectly understandable. But sometimes conventional palliative treatment works better in terms of quality of life than alternative therapy: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199104253241706

  13. QUESTION:
    Can I change to Homeopathy treatment from Allopathic one for TB?
    I have been taking Allopathic medicines for the treatment of pulmonary(lung) TB for the past 1 month. However, there are some side-effects which include loss of appetite. Also,I am unable to swallow the tablets and so take it in powdered form, which some say might not be correct. I would be very comfortable taking Homeopathy medicines. What should I do ?

    • ANSWER:
      No. No. No. No.

      First, let me say, I am sorry you got this terrible disease, but it is curable.

      The tuberculosis bacteria is a very nasty, tricky bug. It hides from the immune system and is very hard to get rid of. It's deadly, and if you go off the drugs, the bugs left in you can become resistant to the treatments and you will be having and spreading resistant TB, which is really bad. Then when you really need treatment, it won't work and you might die.

      The drugs are rather severe, but you don't have to take them forever. Just for a number of months until the TB is cured. The doctor will test you and tell you when you can stop.

      The formulation of the drug (powdered or tablets) is actually very important to how the drug works. Ask your doctor to suggest what to do if you find you cannot swallow tablets. It's really vital. Some drugs are coated with waxes and other ingredients so that they skip the stomach (where they'd be destroyed) and be absorbed in the intestines, so powdering them can change how they work in your body.

      I can't stress enough how IMPORTANT it is that you stay on your course of treatment. If you have loss of appetite, drink a nutritious drink like Ensure. You may have to force it down, like medicine. Eat highly nutrious things like eggs, meats and cheese to get a lot of calories in a small package. It's not fun, but this is only for some months until you cure the TB.

      Homeopathy works for some things but NOT for bacterial infections which are contagious and deadly. You would be being very horrible if you stopped taking the drugs and spread this terrible disease. It took years for medical science to come up with a drug treatment for TB, which killed millions around the world, and it's a disease of young people and is a slow, painful death, too.

      Talk to your doctor about this, and if he or she won't talk to you, find some kind of counseling in the public health system as this is very important for you and everyone else.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is natural cure/home remedy/homeopathic/ayurvedic treatment to cure autoimmune hepatitis?
    Last 4 months I am suffering from severe rash all over body & severe Hyperacidity & tiredness. Now Ultrasound Sonography has revealed Enlarged Liver with Fatty Changes/infilteration & distended Gall Bladder with mobile Gall Stone of 2.8 cm size. Is this sign of Autoimmune hepatitis? I don't wish to start Steroids to treat it.Is any Home remedy or alternative therapy or Homeopathy or Ayurvedic treatment available to cure it? In allopathy, it is incurable.

    • ANSWER:
      IF Ayurvedic treatment has Emergency treatment and if it has ICU you can try.
      In Allopathy atleast controle is possible

  15. QUESTION:
    Does homeopathy treatment helpful in arthritis?Is there any treatment of arthritis or to reduce the pain.?
    I m 24 , i developed stiffness in kness from last 4 months, with RA factor -ve 3 times and other reports are normal. Dr said u got arthritis.

    I tried allopathy and ayurveda, but no sign of improvement. Can u tell me abt homepathy or suggest me any other treatment to cure or atleast get relief from Pain.

    • ANSWER:
      If I understand, the tests for RA and other reports are normal, which is why your doctor gave the diagnosis of "arthritis" (which literally means, inflamed joint).

      You would benefit from consulting a homeopath certified to practice classical homeopathy. Homeopathy doesn't require a diagnosis (which can change through the years, depending on your response to various meds and treatments), rather relies on your individualized symptoms alone. Even so, we've had lots of success with RA.

      A good starting place is http://www.homeopathicdirectory.com. Given your age, and recent onset, you should experience a good response in a comparatively short time.

  16. QUESTION:
    loose motions everyday in flareups in ulcerative colitis?
    I am doing homeopathy treatment with allopathy.i take asacol,entocort.But the problem is not coming under control.i eat very limited food,especially juice of pomogranate,cabbage,carrots etc.and boiled riceand yogurt.But still there is bleeding and loose motions since last 2 months.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes it is necessary to have a classic treatment, homeopathie and allopathy are not indicated in this case

      Treatment for ulcerative colitis depends mainly on the severity of the disease and usually includes medications to control symptoms, such as diarrhea, and changes in diet. A few people have symptoms that are persistent and severe, in some cases requiring treatment with additional medications or surgery.

      The goals of treatment include:

      Relieving symptoms and ending sudden (acute) attacks as quickly as possible.
      Treating complications, such as anemia or infection. Treatment may include taking nutritional supplements to restore normal growth and sexual development in children and teens.
      Preventing or delaying new attacks.
      Initial treatment
      If you don't have any symptoms of ulcerative colitis or if your disease is not active (in remission), you may not need treatment. If you do have symptoms, they usually can be managed with medications to put the disease in remission. It often is easier to keep the disease in remission than to treat a flare-up.

      Mild symptoms may respond to antidiarrheal medications and changes in your diet. Sometimes you may need to use enemas or suppositories. Talk with your health professional before taking antidiarrheals. Prescription medications may be used to treat mild symptoms and keep the disease in remission. Usually, corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone or prednisone) are given for a few weeks to control active disease.

      Once your symptoms are under control, you may take aminosalicylates (such as sulfasalazine or mesalamine) to keep the disease in remission. Aminosalicylates relieve inflammation in the intestines.

      Moderate to severe symptoms usually require corticosteroids to control inflammation. The required dose of steroids may be higher than that needed to treat mild colitis. When inflammation goes away, you will take aminosalicylates to keep the condition in remission.

      Immunomodulator medications, such as azathioprine (AZA) or 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP), also may be needed for severe cases that cannot be controlled with aminosalicylates alone. These medications suppress the body's immune system to prevent inflammation. Immunomodulators also may be needed to avoid long-term use of steroids, which can cause side effects such as increased risk of infection and osteoporosis.

      Ongoing treatment
      The goal of ongoing treatment is to keep ulcerative colitis from causing symptoms (in remission). Most people take aminosalicylates (such as sulfasalazine or mesalamine) to prevent symptoms from recurring. Aminosalicylates relieve inflammation in the intestines. If you do have flare-ups, you will be given corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone or prednisone) to control the inflammation.

      Usually, steroids are given only long enough to control inflammation. If your condition is so severe that aminosalicylates alone cannot keep you in remission and you would need long-term use of steroids, you may take immunomodulator medications (such as azathioprine [AZA], 6-mercaptopurine [6-MP], or cyclosporine). These strong medications suppress the immune system to prevent inflammation.

      Your health professional will want to see you for a follow-up visit about every 6 months while your condition is stable and more frequently if you are having problems. If you are taking medications, you may have laboratory tests every 2 to 3 months. Many people who have ulcerative colitis are so familiar with the course of their condition that they can handle minor flare-ups on their own. In some cases, you may be able to consult with your health professional on the phone for minor problems.

      Treatment if the condition gets worse
      You may have to receive treatment in the hospital if you have severe, persistent ulcerative colitis with symptoms outside the digestive tract, such as fever or anemia. Treatment includes replacing fluids and electrolytes lost because of severe diarrhea.

      Your health professional may increase your dose of corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone or prednisone) to control active disease or immunomodulator medications (such as azathioprine [AZA], 6-mercaptopurine [6-MP], or cyclosporine) to suppress the immune system. However, steroids are not used as long-term therapy because they do not keep ulcerative colitis in remission.

      Surgery may be necessary if your symptoms do not improve with medications or you develop complications such as bleeding or perforation of the intestine. Removal of the large intestine (colon) cures ulcerative colitis. Some people with severe ulcerative colitis need urgent surgery to remove their colon. 5 Several types of surgery can be done. For more information, see the Surgery section of this topic.

      Some people who have precancerous changes in their colon may decide to have surgery to prevent cancer even if they have no symptoms. In some cases, people decide to have their colon removed to improve their quality of life and to eliminate the risk of colon cancer.

  17. QUESTION:
    waht is the alternative and hollistic treatment for mycosis fungoidis?
    Hi:
    My husband is 57 and was diagnosed with Mycosis fungoidis 5 years ago. He had the light treatment and the mustard cream which were effective but as soon as he stops it the spots on his stomach, hands and legs come back.
    What would be a good homeopathy and alternative treatment? He is 6'2" and 235 lbs. No other condition.

    • ANSWER:
      There is none.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is better for treatment of Vitiligo?
    My baby is just 3 yrs old , homeopathy or Allopathy what is better for treating Vitiligo? Can i try both?

    • ANSWER:
      It would be dangerous to experiment with largely unproven "remedies" on a small child. Neither of the so-called treatments you have mentioned will have any effect on vitiligo, an inherited condition.

      If you are concerned, consult a doctor who will refer you to a dermatologist.

  19. QUESTION:
    Ayurvedic, homeopathy and alopathy which is the best option to recover kidney function more?
    which treatment is good for children. is there any case which has less function and later recovered and function noramally after certain treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      well this is very tricky question, what i can say is all three systems of treatments has its own place and depending on the seriousness of the condition this has to be decided, for example, in a acute kidney condition, which can risk the life of the patient, alopathic treatment is the first to think of, but if the condition is not a life threatning case, yes then i sugest Homoeopathy, to be thought of first, coz taking ayurvedic medicines though could do some good, the fact is ayurveda too uses crude medicines, which can create problems to the already diordered kidney, while homoeopathy does not use physiological doses but only in dynamic doses, it will be the best treatment

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the percentage of homeopathy used in the world in relation to the use of conventional medicine?
    Homeopathy is growing in North America - I am wondering what the growth rate is like - what the percentage of use was perhaps 10 years ago verses use in the last 2 or 3 years.

    • ANSWER:
      I would not compare the growth of any particular therapy with conventional medicine. Homeopathy has been popular in India, Germany and many other europian countries for ages. The best part of its popularity is the fact that there are no side effects in comparison to conventional medicines. Today, more and more people are becoming conscious of the side effects of conventional medicines and are resorting to other forms of treatment like acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, ayurveda, reiki, and many more.
      Remember, in case of emergencies, conventional medicine works fast and best.

      As far as I am concerned, all the therapies in the world are good in their own merit. Its just the delivery of result that matters. The lesser the side effects the better the medicine then be it homeopathy, or ayurveda or even conventional medicines.

  21. QUESTION:
    Can homeopathy relapse the disease cured by allopathy?
    SPINE CARRIES is treated by allopathic medicine(myrin-p,for one year).Patient is now victim of high depression and stomach disorder.We want treat followed diseses by homeopathy. Is there any chance of being reactivated of SPINE CARRIES?

    • ANSWER:
      I had to do a little research first to understand your question. Spinal caries is an old fashioned term for the destruction that can be caused to the vertebrae from infection with tuberculosis. It was common in the pre-antibiotic era, and most of the references to spinal caries I found were actually from the 19th and early 20th century. TB is still common in many 3rd world countries, and is making a comeback in some urban areas in the AIDS era. TB is caused by a spirochete (a type of bacteria) that is particularly tough to kill.

      Medical treatment of TB is long term treatment with antibiotics specific for the organism until it is completely eradicated. The main concern is preventing it from spreading to other people. Historically TB was very common, and referred to in the literature as "consumption". It has romantic overtones, as many famous writers, poets and musicians died of it in the 19th century.

      Your use of the term "allopathy" is common in this room, but is incorrect. Modern medical doctors aren't "allopaths" any more than modern astronomers are "astrologists". Allopathy refers to a long gone pre-scientific style of medicine, that actually dates to the time of the ancient Greeks. It mostly involved balancing the four humours, and the treatments were quite nasty (bleedings, purgings etc) and often caused more harm than good. Allopathy has far more in common with various alternative and New Age practices than it does with modern science based medical practice. I am always amused when Alties use the term against us, as it shows they clearly don't understand what it means.

      Which brings me to homeopathy. Homeopathy is completely useless. It is certainly one of the most debunked Altie practices on this board, so I will try not to be too long winded. When Samual Hahneman developed it some 200 years ago, there were advantages over allopathy. Since it involves doing nothing....often doing nothing is superior than doing something, especially when that doing something is potentially more harmful than the illness that is being treated.

      Homeopathy however is a ridiculous and completely unproven philosophy. It's main "law" (Like cures like) is also an ancient concept, and had never been proven. Its other main "law" (weaker is stronger) has also never been proven, and in fact violates several scientific principals. You can't really blame Hahnemann, he did the best he could with what he knew at the time. It was the era before the germ theory of disease, before genetics, before the concept of evolution, before the antibiotic era, and before modern understanding of human physiology.

      However, if you choose homeopathy INSTEAD of proper treatment....there is a very real chance that the TB will come roaring back. There isn't enough information in your question to give you more specific information, especially regarding the "high depression" and "stomach disorder". I don't really know what you mean.
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      EDIT Dr Suneil
      You had surgery to repair a broken ankle, surgery to repair a broken elbow and we have only your word that there is "no evidence" of a spinal fracture. Lets just say I am skeptical, and you are not crediting modern surgical techniques with your recovery. You also seem to be accident prone.

      You claim to be able to run 30kph....which is about 18 mph. The fastest man on the planet...Usain Bolt can run 26.7 mph in a 100m sprint. The fastest that can be sustained by elite athletes is about 15 mph. You should clearly be talking to India's Olympic committee as your talents are being wasted stirring up your potions in cauldrons.

  22. QUESTION:
    Do any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?
    My son has had schizophrenia for 10 years and is mostly noncompliant with the medication regimen. Even when he is compliant it doesnt seem to help much other than making him sluggish, heavy and unable to function.It takes away the terror but does not really allow him to live a "normal" life I have begun investigating some alternative treatments such as orthomolecular treatment, Edgar Cayce wet cell Battery, and nutritional protocols that address the whole person. I would like input from others on their experiences and what they found to be helpful in addition to medications,also caregivers impressions on the current treatments being offered for this devastating disease.

    • ANSWER:
      In my experience I have only seen Homeopathy work in schizophrenia and by working I mean curing not just an endless line of medicines all life long. The person was given remedies one after the other according to his individual symptoms and he was cured in about 3 months and this was a case of more ten 30 years standing with no relief just stupor created by conventional useless drugs.
      You asked if Alternative medicine works in schizophrenia, I would say Yes it does !
      Take care and God Bless !

  23. QUESTION:
    Does Homeopathy has a solution for PCOS?
    I Need to get some clarification regarding the PCOS problem which i am suffering in my right ovary,is it possible to cure my problem by taking the homeopathy treatment?
    will any laprascopy result in a positive way for my treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      No. Homoeopathy has no plausible mechanism to work and it's never been demonstrated to work in high quality trials. PCOS is quite a complex disease, there is no actual cure, but conventional medicine can provide management for symptoms, depending on what they are. A laprascopy is a surgical procedure to see inside the abdomen. An ultrasound is a non-invasive way to detect cysts and also check for any ovary enlargement. You would only really require a surgical laparoscopy if you had large cyst(s) that were causing problems and needed to be removed. Cysts are only the symptom of the problem.
      =============================================
      Why doesn't thenoseknows provide evidence that homoeopathy can correct PCOS? Ask S/he to provide peer-reviewed, randomised controlled clinical trials. He'll come up with some bullshit excuse that homoeopathy does not lend itself to clinical testing. This is of course ignorant nonsense. Sound like a cop-out? Yup!

      Homoeopaths' claim that there are trials where homoeopathy works above placebo. There indeed trials, but they are not HIGH quality trials and this is where we get to see the homoeoquacks for the manipulative snake oil salesmen that they are. The trials that homoeoquacks quote are usually the ones where patients were not “blinded” and some where patients were not randomly allocated to the “homoeopathy” or “placebo” groups. For obvious reasons, this isn't a fair trial.

      Does this sometimes happen with conventional medicine? Yes, there are bad trials in modern medicine, but here's the main difference, here in the UK, Doctors and NICE are taught to spot bad research. With the alties like thenoseknows and flashflood (and her famous double blind fish fail) when you point out a problem with the evidence they deny it, or fail to answer questions about it, start quoting quantum woo or accuse you of being on "Big Pharma's" payroll.

      When they can't get anywhere with that argument, they bring out the stawman of Vioxx.....basically, either provide evidence or shut up. Homeopathy is based on poor statistics, bogus surveys, personal anecdotes and widespread self-deception.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is best medicine homeopathy or allopathy?
    i want to know which is the best medicine allopathy or homeopathy for asthma. And tell me which is better.

    • ANSWER:
      Asthma
      Asthma is a chronic disease. It usually begins in early childhood and often goes away on its own as the child grows older, but there are two basic complications that contribute to asthma -- hyperactive airways and excess mucous in the bronchial tubes. This usually occurs as a response to various stimuli which cause the breathing tubes to constrict and become inflamed when they shouldn't.

      Many people have an asthma attack after becoming exposed to something they are sensitive to in the environment, but colds, stress, cold weather and exercise can also trigger the attack. When I was a paramedic, many of the severe asthma attacks that I witnessed were caused by an emotional crisis.

      The person in an asthma attack can become frantic in the effort to get sufficient oxygen. Often the person has no trouble inhaling but forcing the air out of the constricted air passages will become extremely difficult. A wheezing or whistling sound will escape as the air is forced out of the bronchial tubes. The chest feels extremely tight and the patient must breathe rapidly and with great effort. The patient may become cyanotic (blue) around the mouth and fingernails. This discoloration, which is caused from lack of oxygen, can spread to the entire upper torso if the attack continues untreated.

      Often the patient will stop breathing as a result of fatigue. The patient simply becomes exhausted from the breathing effort. Sometimes in children the only symptom of asthma may be a cough, which is similar to a smoker's cough, and wheezing while lying down. The worse symptoms of an asthma attack can last from minutes to a day, and will usually subside without treatment. But asthma attacks can be fatal and because you cannot be sure the attack will subside on its own, it is better to treat the attack before it is too late.

      Things to Do During an Asthma Attack
      * Remain calm
      Getting overly excited may constrict air passages and complicate the problem even further.

      * Relax
      Relaxing may help the air passages to dilate therefore relieving the symptoms of the asthma attack.

      * Drink plenty of liquids (preferably water)
      This replaces water lost during rapid breathing and increased sweating. Liquids may help loosen sticky mucous in the air passages.

      There are several homeopathic remedies that may help an asthma attack. You may give doses of the remedy every hour for up to three doses, and every two hours after that. Try another remedy if there is no improvement after the third dose.

      For severe attacks, seek emergency medical care if there is no improvement within 10 minutes of the first dose.

      Some of the homeopathic medicines used to treat asthma attacks are as follows:

      Remedies
      * Spongia
      This remedy is used for a dry wheezing with very labored, noisy breathing. It may sound like whistling or sawing. The onset may commence after being chilled or when coming down with a cold. The symptoms usually begin suddenly and with a feeling of suffocation upon falling asleep, or are worse after sleep. The wheezing is worse after lying down or motion but is better from warm food or drinks and leaning the head back.

      * Arsenicum
      The patient is fearful and restless and weak. Symptoms may be aggravated between midnight and 3 a.m. The wheezing may be accompanied by cough and cold or hay fever symptoms. The person feels chilly in general, is relieved by warmth, and may be thirsty for frequent sips of water.

      * Lobelia
      This is a dry asthma attack with a constricted sensation in the chest and shortness of breath. The wheezing is worse on being chilled or from cold air. The person may be worse around noon. Breathing may be easier if the person is walking rapidly.

      * Sambucus
      Children with asthma may frequently use this remedy, especially if they feel as if they are suffocating. Symptoms are worse after midnight.

      * Pulsatilla
      The person may have a mild and tearful disposition and feels worse in warm rooms, but has little thirst. Symptoms are worse in the evening and at night. There is an accumulation of mucous in the chest that must be coughed out. Symptoms may be worse after eating fatty or rich foods.

      * Chamomilla
      The symptoms begin after an emotional crisis that causes anger and the person is very irritable. The symptoms are relieved by cold air.

      I know of people that have done real well with the herb Mullein, use as Extract or tea.

  25. QUESTION:
    Please suggest me whether Homeopathy treatment or Allopathy treatment is best to cure Vagina fungal Infection?
    I have been used Candid V6 and Candid cream no. of time but still i have not any improvement .
    I feel liquid coming outside from my vaginal and sometime itching on that area. Now I want to take Homeopathy Medicine. If somebody has experience about it please solve my confusion.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy Medicne difinetely helps you, but you should take under supervision of a qualified physician. As homeopathy is toally based on symptoms, it needs all your present and previous symptoms, other problems of the body or yourself sufferedsuffering. Consult a good Homeopathic physician near you.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is someone is afraid to get treatment for cancer?
    What if you know someone with cervical cancer and they are afraid of getting treatment or further treatment for that cancer. How would you tell them to get treatment? What if they are afraid? What if they don't have time? What if they just don't want to go through the pain assiciated with it, how do you convince them to get treatment? What would you say to a friend to help them?

    • ANSWER:
      As a true friend, U can help her after studying the relevant literature on 'any cancer cure'. Ur subtle as well moral support shall help her immensely. Good luck. God bless U and Ur friend with ever lasting friendship and affection.

      TARGET THERAPY* It is the God-given therapy communicated to the mankind through THE RIGVEDA, one of the Hindu scriptures.
      •No side effects and no risk. If it clicks, mostly possible, U shall have a cure. Lest, the therapy keeps mum. No extra risk. It is the most suitable line of treatment even for the terminally ill patients. Cancer cure/prevention is quite possible. U may try it for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, Leukemia, HIV/AIDS,Crohn’s Syndrome, colon cancer, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, CLL, Crohn’s Syndrome, etc., ---it should aim @ [3] steps.
      1. Removal of toxins from all internal organs & purging through Normal Drainage systems, feces, urine, menses [females], skin, lungs and vomiting.
      • 2. Activating all the internal organs to make each & every organ to function up to optimum levels.
      3. Supplying vitamins, nutrients, micro-nutrients, minerals, trace elements for invigorating the entire Immune system to produce antibodies.

      • I studied all the books of Dr.Vora and helped my beloved Mummy in 1992 by strict compliance of all the stipulated instructions.
      • Acupressure techniques & Indian Natural Remedies [comprising Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Bio-chemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc.,] can meet all the requirements.
      • Acupressure Techniques—NO SIDE EFFECTS. NO HOSPITALIZATION. Costs Affordable even by the poor. An acupressure Therapeutist can, not only diagnose any disease instantaneously, but, also prevent/treat any disease & or the affected organ[s] with the aid of Indian natural remedies. All stipulated instructions must be followed most religiously. The % of success depends upon the extent of compliance.
      Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      Palms/soles:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0
      Dorsal side of Palms & soles to diagnose & treat ailments of eyes, spine, breast cancer, etc.,:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2306802071169.2103895.1282822997&type=1&l=38eadce9df
      4. U may try acupressure techniques and natural remedies strictly for 45 days and If U find any perceivable improvements, U may continue it for another 45 days & thereafter to have total cure.

      PS:If satisfied/benefited with, U may inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol. & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.
      Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- cured and caused to cure more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases---Dr.Devendra Vora has analyzed that pressure applied on certain points located on the palms and soles helps to stimulate all organs of the body, prevents disease and assists in maintaining good health. Acupressure also helps to diagnose, prevent and cure diseases like common cold, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Paralysis, and even cancer, HIV/AIDS. Autism, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, all brain and spinal cord affected diseases.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for people who always wet the bed during sleep?
    My sister is 14 years old and she is having this kind of problem. She wet the bed almost every night. Once, she peed 3 times during sleep in a night. Please help me. She stays in boarding school so it is embarassing. We have tried many type of medicine including tradisional chinese medicine and homeopathy.

    • ANSWER:
      No fluids for three hours before bed-time, and wake them twice a night for a toilet visit.

  28. QUESTION:
    Any suggestions for homeopathic treatment of depression and anxiety?
    I don't want to go on anti-depressants until I exhaust all other methods. Does anyone have suggestions for homeopathic treatment of depression? I know exercise and proper diet are big factors but I don't know what kind of diet to be on. Also, I'm in counseling/therapy right now to work on cognitive-behavioral technique, journaling, and starting to meditate. Now I just want to know if there are any supplements that work as hard as the Western medications.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy will provide all you ask for, and more. Only, it sounds like you have a common misunderstanding of what homeopathy is and offers.

      Homeopathy is a comprehensive healing modality, like acupuncture and chiropractic. A homeopath uses homeopathic remedies to stimulate one's self-healing defense mechanism, whether a symptom manifests in the mind or body. It's most similar to psychotherapy (in its feel, given the depth of listening and time a homeopath spends with you), only we help not only physical symptoms, but those in the mind and emotions. (Most physical problems are "somaticized," an overflow from childhood emotional wounds we were unable to "process.")

      Homeopathy is complementary to the work you are doing with your counselor / therapist. Often, it helps you progress further, faster, and more freely. As with seeing a trained, licensed psychologist, however, you would need to similarly interview a "certified, professional homeopath" who does nothing but homeopathy. If you want to look into homeopathy further and need more help finding someone, e-mail me.

      Take care, sweetie. You are looking in the right direction, and otherwise doing all the right things.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is there any Alternative treatment of psychiatric diseases if someone want to avoid allopathic medicines?
    I want to know is there any other treatment of psychiatric diseases or psychological complaints if someone want to avoid allopathic medicines.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes there are other possible helps. Homeopathy is wonderful in this, it has very specific and effective medicines for such complaints. It is very safe. Also psychotherapy, yoga meditation helps.

  30. QUESTION:
    What kind of treatment is best to treat pimples on scalp?
    Which is best allopathy, homeopathy, or Ayurveda? please help. Also, is there any home remedy? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Try head and shoulders, it seems that you have a very greasy scalp.

  31. QUESTION:
    i have a sore wrist what homeopathy treatments might help?
    are there any side effects, i read a little about it can you overdose on the treatments?
    no it's not a wind up

    i first noticed it after working in the gym it went away, then the pain came back after a few days, now i can feel my wrist 'clicking' when it rotates and when i push or carry things.

    • ANSWER:
      I have recently finished a course of Physio therapy for wrist pains, I was given 3 exersizes to try and after 2 weeks my wrist is great.

      exersize 1 put hands together as though praying and then keeping hands together push down to waist,it is painful at first but it really helps, do this ten times 3 times a day.

      ex 2, put your lower arm palm of hand up on a flat surface and turn your arm until your palm is flat down on the surface do this 3 times, 3 times a day.

      ex3,
      with your good hand push your other hand (held straight) toward the wrist keep pushing for 5 seconds, do this 5 times 3 times a day.
      It really works I felt a massive difference after 2 days

  32. QUESTION:
    What is a good over the counter treatment for psoriasis?
    I won't be able to see my dermatologist until January, and my psoriasis is spreading. My cream has run out. I'm using T-Gel shampoo for my scalp. I don't have anything for the psoriasis on my skin though. What is a good over the counter treatment that can keep it under control until January?
    I've had psoriasis for a couple of years.
    I used a topical medication from my dermatologist, but that ran out and she said she has to see me before I get another one prescribed.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Sylvie

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  33. QUESTION:
    How much effective is Homeopathy in rabies treatment?
    I am taking treatment for rabies (post-bite) in homeopathy. Is it effective?

    • ANSWER:
      Please tell me you're joking! Rabies is a very serious disease when untreated. Without speedy medical treatment it is almost universally fatal.

      Homeopathy is known to be effective for *any* condition and it's a waste of your money. It's basically quack medicine and a widespread scam.

  34. QUESTION:
    Have you had any miraculous experiences with natural medicine?
    I used to suffer from severe eczema (and only a person with eczema can understand what that feels like!), and my eczema is COMPLETELY cured as a result of homeopathy treatment. Haven't touched any disgusting steroid creams in many months.

    Chiropractic has helped me a lot in so many ways as well. Just got rid of a horribly persistant pain in my hips that I've had for over a year, with only ONE adjustment.

    Two AMAZING desciplines in natural medicine!! Would have loved to learn more about how they work.

    • ANSWER:
      I work as a natural health advisor, and as a result, I've had many wonderful experiences with it.

      I no longer get migraine headache where as before I would suffer with 2 - 3 headaches a week. All I take for this is a magnesium supplement and a good multi-vitamin for the B-complex.

      I've had UTI's clear up in only a couple of hours after a flare-up from using Cranberry extracts and juices.

      And of course, there are many of our clients who swear by these remedies, and do not see (or rarely see) medical doctors.

      Whole health MD is a really good sight that talks about these treatments and products.

  35. QUESTION:
    How far steroids safe for treatment of auto immune hepatitis?
    Is there any alternate therapy for its treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Steroids are not safe for Hepatitis
      Homeopathy treatment may helps you

  36. QUESTION:
    can any one tell me good Homeopathy Doctor in Jayanagar Bangalore?
    I would like to consult Homeopathy Doctor for Sinus treatment, can any one suggest me good doctor there ?

    • ANSWER:
      The best Doctor is Dr.Rudresh, Aswini Clinic, Gandhi Bazar, Basavanagudi, Bangalore-560 004.
      Gandhi Bazar is very close to Jayanagar. He is the BEST.

  37. QUESTION:
    What do you think of these popular medical treatments?
    I'm just curious, what your opinion regarding the following types of medicine?

    Allopathy/osteopathy (Just to be clear, this is what the vast majority of doctors practice; science based medicine)

    Chiropractic

    Homeopathy

    Naturopathy

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (includes acupuncture)

    Faith Healing (what the hell, may as well include this)

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that Homeopathy is greatly over looked. I think there are great benefits from all types of practices. If we could find a way to put them all into one. I am not sure how religious you are... If you ever read on Islam, it mentions many herbal remedies for aliments ..

  38. QUESTION:
    What is homeopathy and why do people still use it as a treatment?
    Ok so I've read a bit about it, and from this book I get the idea that it's treating an illness with something that gives similar symptoms to the thing you're treating and the medicine is usually taken in small doses, but maybe I've read that wrong, could somebody please explain ?
    Homeopathy is confusing !

    • ANSWER:
      Take a pot of coffee.
      Now take one drop of that coffee, and dilute it in 6 more coffee pots of water.
      Now imagine that is is so strong, that a single drop of that last dilution contains so much caffiene that it could be dangerous to you...

      Does that make a lick of sense.
      **** no.
      That's what homepaths want you to believe.

      Don't believe the bullsh*t ~ it's a scam.
      There is only one good use for homeopathy.
      Here ya go....
      http://i46.tinypic.com/1775si.jpg

  39. QUESTION:
    Does the Ontario college of physicians approve or disapprove of homeopathy?
    I just need to know if they approve or disapprove of homeopathy.

    • ANSWER:
      As a general rule, any college of physicians will not be supportive of treatments that are not researched, tested, and proven effective by scientific standards. As no homeopathic treatments make it past double-blind testing (the gold standard in research), it's pretty safe to say that the Ontario College of Physicians won't approve homeopathic treatment.

      Both the OCOP, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada have websites accessible by the public, you could try contacting them directly, and inquire about their stance on homeopathy.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is the homeopathic treatment of fibromyalgia better than drugs?
    According to the latest cross-over study, homeopathy is better rated.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/fibromyalgia-homeopathy_b_781144.html
    Homeopathic remedies are manufactured using elements from the plant, animal and mineral kingdoms, "poison" is not part of the picture. It stimulates the body to heal itself. |Naturopathy is not "better", and will not remove the underlying cause.
    Only homeopathy can do that.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't be silly, homeopathy is water.

      I suggest you read this lengthy SBM article that deals with this Dana Ullman article. It concludes with:

      "Still, there are a lot of people who still believe in magic. Because RCTs are complicated and there are many conditions and diseases that are difficult to diagnose and treat, it will always be possible for people like Dana Ullman to use science-y-sounding language and cherry-picked studies to make it sound as though homeopathy is anything more than witchcraft (choice of words intentional).

      And it will be possible for wretched hives of scum and quackery like HuffPo to give people like Ullman a platform."
      http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=8223#more-8223

  41. QUESTION:
    I am diabetic want to know allophaty or ayurvedic or homeopathy is best for treatment?
    I have sugar level 400 . I am confused which doctor to visit allopathy or ayurvedhc or homeopathy. Plz suggest as i am on insuline injection twice per day. Some people suggest ramdev yoga and ayurveda medicin is best. But plz advise if any one have experienced my problem and plz provide solution to it

    • ANSWER:
      Modern medicine with a nutritional approach and exercise of some kind will help your diabetic condition.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is a good treatment for poison ivy?
    I'm looking for something that is quick and easy or if you have a treatment please let me know?

    • ANSWER:
      For fast relief take the Homeopathic Remedy RHUS TOX in 200C potency take it thrice on the first day 6 hourly and after that just one dose a day RHUS TOX is infact "Poison Ivy" in potenized form, in 200 and higher potencies it antidotes effects of the plant. To read more about it please click the link below :- http://homeoint.org/books/boericmm/r/rhus-t.htm
      Nothing works like Homeopathy.

      Take Care and God Bless.

  43. QUESTION:
    How likely is a doctor to be open to homeopathy treatment as well as cutting edge drugs?

    • ANSWER:
      Very unlikely.

      Homeopathic treatments are not evidence-based and do not perform to accepted medical standards. There is no known mechanism by which they work, and clinical trials have not found them to have any effect. Most homepathic remedies consist entirely of water (they are so diluted as to contain no active ingredient). As such, most mainstream physicians do not look upon them very favourably, and are unlikely to recommend them. In some cases, a doctor who recommends them at the expense of conventional medicine may be acting inappropriately and be subject to disciplinary action.

      As for "cutting edge" drugs, these aren't always the best move either. If established treatment is not effective, doctors often are willing to try newer treatments, but otherwise a lot of doctors prefer to use treatments that have been around for at least a little while and are known to work. Even if a new drug passes trials, a lot of doctors prefer to wait a while and see how other doctors find it before prescribing it themselves.

  44. QUESTION:
    Which is the best treatment for high blood sugar?
    I wish to know the best treatment among Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Allopathy for control or cure of high blood sugar.

    • ANSWER:
      Ayurveda recommends some herbs to be beneficial in controlling blood sugar level. In this article you will find herbs useful in promoting the production of insulin, or in improving the ability of insulin to lower blood sugar. Below are some of the useful herbs that are found beneficial in controlling diabetes.

      Butea Leaves

      Butea leaves possess anti diabetic properties. They are useful in glycosuria, which is characterized by the presence of a large amount of glucose in the urine. The leaves can be chewed or taken in the form of an infusion or decoction.

      Indian plum

      The Indian plum, also known as jamun, also stimulates a specific pancreatic action that controls the conversion of digested foods into sugar. This helps normalize the sugar levels that enters the body, thereby balancing the sugar levels and preventing them from becoming excessively dangerous.

      Cinnamon

      Cinnamon is strong stimulator of insulin activity and therefore extremely useful in the treatment of diabetes. A little cinnamon, sprinkled on any food item, can stimulate insulin activity. It helps to keep the blood sugar in check. Besides cinnamon, other culinary herbs and spices that are useful in treating diabetes include cloves, turmeric and bay leaves. Of these cinnamon is the most potent.

      Curry Leaves

      Curry leaves possess the qualities of an herbal tonic and are of great food value to diabetics. Eating 10 fresh fully grown curry leaves every morning for three months is said to prevent diabetes of a hereditary predisposition. The weight-reducing properties of these leaves are beneficial in the treatment of diabetes due to obesity. The leaves can be made into chutney or curry leaves juice mixed in buttermilk.

      Indian Gooseberry

      Indian gooseberry (amla) is an ideal food medicine for diabetes. A tablespoon of its juice, mixed with a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice, taken daily for two months stimulates secretion of natural insulin. It thus reduces the blood sugar level in diabetes. Diet restrictions should be strictly observed while following this regimen. It also prevents development of eye complications in diabetics.

      Sweet Potato Leaves

      Sweet potato leaves are slightly bitter in taste, and are anti diabetic. They are considered beneficial in lowering blood sugar. About 60 g of fresh leaves or 30 g of dry leaves of sweet potatoes along with 100 g of fresh skin or 12 g of dry skin of ash gourd should be cut into small pieces and boiled in water. This decoction should be taken as tea by diabetics for beneficial results.

  45. QUESTION:
    What Homeopathy treatments are good for an adult with Asperger Syndrome?

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend you to read this:

      A Drug-Free Approach to Asperger Syndrome and Autism: Homeopathic Care for Exceptional Kids
      http://www.doctorshazia.com/a-drug-free-approach-to-asperger-syndrome-and-autism-homeopathic-care-for-exceptional-kids

      This also might help:
      Tula Tantrum Tamer
      Homeopathic remedy calms tempers, tantrums and restlessness in children
      http://www.doctorshazia.com/tula-tantrum-tamer-for-tantrum-control-and-bad-behavior-in-toddlers

      All the best

  46. QUESTION:
    what is the homeopathic treatment for vitiligo?
    a year ago,i used allopathic pimples cream & soap to remove acne from my face.but it has its side affect and created white patches on my face. kindly tell me the treatment to treat this.

    • ANSWER:
      hello, homeopathic treatment is the sole treatment for permanent relief of vitiligo. It works on the principle of like cures like and therefore homeopathic constitutional medicine that considers your physical, mental, and emotional health is administered by an expert doctor. But it will be better if you consult any reputed homeopath online like at http://www.drshreya.com and ask her your queries directly, you will find it easier. you can also get prescription or medicines here. Hope this works for you. But believe me, homeopathy is the best for any skin condition.

  47. QUESTION:
    What will my dermatologist prescribe for my acne?
    Tommorow i have got my first dermatologist appointment and i dont know what to expect. Will he just prescribe me treatments just like my doctor did and make me get prescriptions from the pharmacy or am i going to have laser treatments etc.? I am 16 and have moderate acne which is slowly getting worse! i have tried a lot of prescriptions given by doctor such as benzoyl peroxide, antibiotic etc. I am really hoping that going to a dermatologist will finally get rid of my acne! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      I had the same problem and after many treatments from my GP, it still did not improve. I eventually saw a dermatologist and the good news is, they can do LOADS to improve and eventually get rid of your acne completely, and also, if you are left with scarring which may be possible, they can also do many procedures which can help improve this aswell.

      Your dermatologist won't have a specific plan for you yet. They have to see you and asses your skin type and condition and how you would respond to certain treatments. There is no way of predicting what treatment they will use as it is completely dependent on the type of acne and your skin, however it is very possible that your dermatologist will use laser. It will be a pulse dye laser, which means short bursts of light on the skin which makes blood vessels 'twitch' and trigger them into repair mode. This will send the necissary nutrients to your skin to help it heal itself. This is what they did for me and it was the best thing ever. Completely cleared my severe acne in 3 sesions ( each sesion was a month apart ) so it only took three months.

      There are a few possibilities your dermatologist could explore, dependent on your prefrences including:
      - Specialised cleansing routine
      - Different anti-biotics
      - Homeopathy Treatments
      - But most likely pulse dye laser

      There are a few options, but your dermatologist will make you aware of all the options and they will help you make the best decision possible.

      It is quite common that they will combine treatments, eg laser and anti biotics and a specialised cleansing routine.
      Hope this helped and i hope you get your acne sorted!!

      x

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there an equivalent drug to Ramosetron :a serotonin 5-H3 receptor antagonist in ayurved or homeopathy?
    Ramosetron is found to be useful in treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome,but its side effects on long term use are not clear.Since ayurvedic and homeopathic medicine are supposed to be less toxic it will be of great use if an alternative which will bind to serotonin 5h3 receptor at terminal of afferent neurons causing break in neurotransmission to brain.

    • ANSWER:
      Sacrifice goats, lots of them. The ancients did it, right? Therefore it _has_ to work. Not like that "science" thing we have today.

      I mean, have you ever heard anything more ridiculous? Basing medicine on....observation and evidence....the ancients didn't need that crap! They lived a full, healthy life! they averaged a lifespan of _30_. _30_! For Gaia's sake! The lies you've heard about people living to 60 or (lol) to even 80 or 90 are all a fabrication of the big Pharma Western Medicine Conspiracy--they did plastic surgery on ALL those wrinkled people you see just to get you to buy their cancerous poison...to get you to take their "vaccines", their' antibiotics"....wake up!

      Ok...seriously, answer me one question: Why is there not a listed homeopathic remedy for an overdose of a homeopathic remedy? Why does that ...never come up? You'd think it would....

      Yet, no suicide ever via pills has ever had homeopahtic sugar tabs listed as the death causing agent....why could that be? Surely if there's medicine in those things...it MUST be possible to OD on them...they even have "Contact Poison Control" advisories on the bottles.....

      James Randi attempting suicide via Arsenicum Album pills:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY3-XNttnug

      Notice how he doesn't die after swallowing the whole bottle. : )

      Honestly, look into a different script for your IBS...Ramosetron is one of a wide variety of _real_ treatments available for it. Say to your doctor: "This medicine isn't working for me/bothers me, could we try a different one?"

      As for Ayurvedic medicine....you're talking about a primitive practice that still thinks demonic possession is the most serious of illnesses one can contract.....

      Complete evisceration of homeopathy here....though I doubt you'll listen....I just would feel irresponsible if I didn't at least make the attempt to shine the light of the truth:

      http://skeptoid.com/audio/skeptoid-4113.mp3

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there any homeopathic treatment to unblock fallopian tube?
    My wife had fallopian tube block at both side, is there any treatment in homeopathic or other to unblock without surgery

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely not!

      Homeopathy is a placebo treatment only. Totally implausible, widely criticized and ridiculed.

      Do not reject proper medical advice in favor of this quackery.

      Here is a critical evaluation of homeopathy, from the Australian Council Against Health Fraud:

      "Homeopathy - how could any honest person sell this rubbish?"
      http://www.acahf.org.au/articles/homeopathy2.htm


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