Small Bumps On Forearms Itchy

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are these small flesh-colored bumps all over my face?
    I recently went on a camping trip with a few friends, after about two days i started getting small flesh-colored bumps all over my face. They started multiplying then spread through my neck and even to my forearms. They are not itchy, red, or even that noticeable, but they are raised on my skin. Please help me determine what they are!

    • ANSWER:
      It is most likely eczema, I have eczema and it's the same as your probably, ask your doctor.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are these hundreds of small skin colored bumps all over my fingers, hands, and forearms?
    They suddenly appeared over a course of a couple hours. I wasn't stung by a bug and I didn't touch a plant or anything like that. I was just sitting in my home and they just sprouted up. They don't hurt and they aren't itchy and there is no discoloration of the skin at all. However I have been extremely dehydrated ever since the bumps showed up even though I have been drinking lots of water daily.

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    What are these hundreds of small skin colored bumps all over my fingers, hands, and forearms?
    They suddenly appeared over a course of a couple hours. I wasn't stung by a bug and I didn't touch a plant or anything like that. I was just sitting in my home and they just sprouted up. They don't hurt and they aren't itchy and there is no discoloration of the skin at all. However I have been extremely dehydrated ever since the bumps showed up even though I have been drinking lots of water daily.

    • ANSWER:
      Gross. Please go see a doctor!

  6. QUESTION:
    Ive just been gardening and now i have these bites on my legs ?
    I was pulling out the weeds and the weeds were pretty high. Now i have these three (that i have found so far) bites on my upper leg. They are itchy and raised and a little bigger than a mosquito bite. What are they ??

    Ok and now i have just found smaller bumps on my wrist that arent raised, just looks like a rash...My forearm looks speckled like an egg with red dots all over it..

    • ANSWER:
      All insects cause the area of the bite to raise up. Being in the garden, it could've been any of the list below:

      Redback spider (if in Australia)
      Whitetailed spider
      Ants
      Scorpions
      Centipedes

      It really doesn't matter to which insect it was because they all have the same first aid treatment. Wash the swollen area with soap and water to take away bacteria and then apply an ice pack to reduce the swelling. It should be good in no time!

      The rash on your arm could be from scratches from the plants you were working around or could be an allergic reaction to the insect bite. Just keep an eye on it. If it gets itchy you should probably see the GP for some prescribed cream.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on my skin?
    They're pretty hard to see but they have been itching quite a lot.
    They are extremely small but when you slide your fingers on across my arm you can feel the little bumps.
    They are only on my arms and if they are hives I haven't been putting anything different on them than the rest of my body.
    So why would my arms only be affected?

    Thank you and please answer only if you have a legitimate answer.

    • ANSWER:
      I get those. It's a dermatitis, most likely from an allergy to something. I get mine when I eat gluten (a protein in what, rye, barley, and some oats). It's not an infection, just a rash (with out the redness). I don't get them all over either. Just in certain places like my forearms, shoulders and the back of my thighs and my shins.

      Check out WebMD they usually have a good amount of info on stuff like this. It isn't anything serious. You're definitely allergic to something. It could be environmental or food related.

      Hope that helps

  10. QUESTION:
    Single small white bump on forearm with red ring around it?
    I was just playing some soccer, I took a shower, ate some pizza, and now I have an itchy bump that wasn't there before. I googled it and it said ringworm, but could it also be a small bug bite?

    • ANSWER:
      if it feels warm around it. Its prolly staph infection and go to the doctors right away

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you know you're allergic to dogs?
    I have a Chihuahua Maltese and recently I've worried if I was allergic to her. I have been getting itchy eyes, some sneezing, and small rashes ever since we got her (2 weeks ago). I really don't want to be allergic to my dog but I want to know if i am or not so I can take some precautions

    (I want to go to the doctor but, I have to wait until my parents have time to take me >.<)

    • ANSWER:
      Try to spend most of a day away from the house and dog. (Go to a friends or something) If symptoms improve, it could be the dog.

      You can also take a bandaid, rub the pad on her skin (don't hurt her) and put it on your clean forearm. Leave it there for 48 hours (don't wash or get it wet). The reaction will tell you a lot. If there's nothing, it's not the dog. If there's something, then it is the dog. (Red bumps, swelling, etc.)

      Realize that there's a lot of stuff in the air this time of year from pollen and such that could be causing your symptoms. That's why I suggest spending the day away.

  12. QUESTION:
    My mom has a HORRIBLE rash on her forearm. What is it? ?
    It started about two or three days ago. Its huge! Right around the crease of the arm near the elbow. Its bright red, fully covering about 3-4 inches long and its very inflamed and red. It has now jumped over to the other arm and the one on the other arm is in the shape of a circle with like 15 small bumps on it. She said its itchy and it hurts really bad! What is this?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be eczema , ringworm or a different rash. Nummular eczema is a circular rash but there are many others too. Getting a diagnosis will help as that will determine the treatment.

      Meditator
      Skin Rash Info
      http://www.itchyskinrash.net

  13. QUESTION:
    Flesh tone and red itchy bumps on forearms and thighs?
    Yesterday I noticed that small flesh tone and red bumps had appeared on my fore arms and thighs. I had gone in a public pool (a spa) the day before but I have gone there many times before without anything happening. It itches like crazy and the anti histamine and benadryl are only slightly relieving the itch. Any ideas what it could be???

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like hot tub rash. It is caused by a poorly maintained pool or spa. See the link below for details from the CDC.

      Talk to your doctor for relief, and file a complaint with the company that manages the pool.

  14. QUESTION:
    What can cause genital itching in diabetics?
    Do you know of what can cause genital itching in a diabetic? Its not a yeast infection or STD.
    Can dishydrotic eczema on the hands and feet also cause problems in the genital area?
    Steroid creams not working only Vagisil to stop itching. Doctor doesn't seem to know!
    SERIOUS ANSWERS ONLY- OR REPORTED!!!
    It doesn't seem to be an allergy to soaps or anything else.
    Johnny M: hygiene is excellent and why do you assume diabetics are not as thin as "healthy" people?
    Its NOT a yeast infection. Was treating for that for months with no help!
    Those pictures are disgusting- didn't really need that!

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As many as one third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes. Luckily, most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.

      Some of these problems are skin conditions anyone can have, but people with diabetes get more easily. These include bacterial infections, fungal infections, and itching. Other skin problems happen mostly or only to people with diabetes. These include diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, diabetic blisters, and eruptive xanthomatosis.

      Fungal Infections

      The culprit in fungal infections of people with diabetes is often Candida albicans. This yeast-like fungus can create itchy rashes of moist, red areas surrounded by tiny blisters and scales. These infections often occur in warm, moist folds of the skin. Problem areas are under the breasts, around the nails, between fingers and toes, in the corners of the mouth, under the foreskin (in uncircumcised men), and in the armpits and groin.

      Common fungal infections include jock itch, athlete's foot, ringworm (a ring-shaped itchy patch), and vaginal infection that causes itching.

      If you think you have a yeast or fungal infection, call your doctor. You will need a prescription medicine to cure it.

      Itching

      Localized itching is often caused by diabetes. It can be caused by a yeast infection, dry skin, or poor circulation. When poor circulation is the cause of itching, the itchiest areas may be the lower parts of the legs.

      You may be able to treat itching yourself. Limit how often you bathe, particularly when the humidity is low. Use mild soap with moisturizer and apply skin cream after bathing.

      Diabetic Dermopathy

      Diabetes can cause changes in the small blood vessels. These changes can cause skin problems called diabetic dermopathy.

      Dermopathy often looks like light brown, scaly patches. These patches may be oval or circular. Some people mistake them for age spots. This disorder most often occurs on the front of both legs. But the legs may not be affected to the same degree. The patches do not hurt, open up, or itch.

      Dermopathy is harmless. You do not need to be treated.

      Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

      Another disease that may be caused by changes in the blood vessels is necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD). NLD is similar to diabetic dermopathy. The difference is that the spots are fewer, but larger and deeper.

      NLD often starts as a dull red raised area. After a while, it looks like a shiny scar with a violet border. The blood vessels under the skin may become easier to see. Sometimes NLD is itchy and painful. Sometimes the spots crack open.

      NLD is a rare condition. Adult women are the most likely to get it. As long as the sores do not break open, you do not need to have it treated. But if you get open sores, see your doctor for treatment.

      Diabetic Blisters (Bullosis Diabeticorum)

      Rarely, people with diabetes erupt in blisters. Diabetic blisters can occur on the backs of fingers, hands, toes, feet, and sometimes, on legs or forearms.

      These sores look like burn blisters. They sometimes are large. But they are painless and have no redness around them. They heal by themselves, usually without scars, in about three weeks. They often occur in people who have diabetic neuropathy. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.

      Eruptive Xanthomatosis

      Eruptive xanthomatosis is another condition caused by diabetes that's out of control. It consists of firm, yellow, pea-like enlargements in the skin. Each bump has a red halo and may itch. This condition occurs most often on the backs of hands, feet, arms, legs, and buttocks.

      The disorder usually occurs in young men with type 1 diabetes. The person often has high levels of cholesterol and fat in the blood. Like diabetic blisters, these bumps disappear when diabetes control is restored.

      Digital Sclerosis

      Sometimes, people with diabetes develop tight, thick, waxy skin on the backs of their hands. Sometimes skin on the toes and forehead also becomes thick. The finger joints become stiff and can no longer move the way they should. Rarely, knees, ankles, or elbows also get stiff.

      This condition happens to about one third of people who have type 1 diabetes. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.

      Acanthosis Nigricans

      Acanthosis nigricans is a condition in which tan or brown raised areas appear on the sides of the neck, armpits, and groin. Sometimes they also occur on the hands, elbows, and knees.

      Acanthosis nigricans usually strikes people who are very overweight. The best treatment is to lose weight. Some creams can help the spots look better.

      Good Skin Care

      There are several things you can do to head off skin problems:

      Keep your diabetes well managed. People with high glucose levels tend to have dry skin and less ability to fend off harmful bacteria. Both conditions increase the risk of infection.

      Keep skin clean and dry. Use talcum powder in areas where skin touches skin, such as armpits and groin.

      Avoid very hot baths and showers. If your skin is dry, don't use bubble baths. Moisturizing soaps, such as Dove or Basis, may help. Afterward, use an oil-in-water skin cream, such as Lubriderm or Alpha-Keri. But don't put lotions between toes. The extra moisture there can encourage fungus to grow.

      Prevent dry skin. Scratching dry or itchy skin can open it up and allow infection to set in. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather.

      Treat cuts right away. Wash minor cuts with soap and water. Do not use Mercurochrome antiseptic, alcohol, or iodine to clean skin because they are too harsh. Only use an antibiotic cream or ointment if your doctor says it's okay. Cover minor cuts with sterile gauze. See a doctor right away if you get a major cut, burn, or infection.

      During cold, dry months, keep your home more humid. Bathe less during this weather, if possible.

      Use mild shampoos. Do not use feminine hygiene sprays.

      See a dermatologist (skin doctor) about skin problems if you are not able to solve them yourself.

      Take good care of your feet. Check them every day for sores and cuts. Wear broad, flat shoes that fit well. Check your shoes for foreign objects before putting them on.

      Additional information: Vagisil is a medication used to treat yeast infection. You mentioned above that only Vagisil stops itching. Therefore, if Vagisil works, it would have to be a fungal infection like the one described on paragraph 3 by the American Diabetes Association.

  15. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of scars?
    When I first started cutting I used a shaving razor. Like that you use in the shower for your legs. So obviously the cuts aren't that deep. But have these white scars on my arm. I've been using bio oil and nothing has happened. Have I just not used it enough yet? I've been using it for a couple weeks. Does anyone have any other suggestions for getting rid of scars?
    Thankks

    • ANSWER:
      Scars fade, but they don't go away completely. I have several scars from a car accident (and the following 3 surgeries) that go the length of my right forearm and across the back of my left hand. They used to be raised, and red. I used Mederma Topical Gel on them for many months, in hopes to get rid of the 'worms' that lay on my skin. (They looked like big fat night crawlers..).

      It's been 15 years since the accident, and I must say that although I see them plain as day, it's because I know they are there. In the winter my skin lightens (less sun) and my scars and skin take on the same coloring. In the summer though, my scars will stay white as my skin tones deepen.

      I could go to a plastic surgeon to have the scaring removed (minimized to hairline scars at best, but would be hardly visual) but I find it hard to spend that kind of money on a vanity procedure. I've had friends I have worked with for years that have never asked about my scars, and I'm a very open person. I don't think any of my friends would hesitate (many haven't hesitated, and when they see it are kind of puzzled, and shocked they never noticed before.)

      If you haven't sought help for cutting, please do so. It's dangerous and it's important for you to find ways to cope with your feelings and emotions. Finding another more practical and safe way to outlet your feelings and putting the cutting to an end is important for you and everyone around you.

      I would keep up with using the topical ointment, it's not hurting anything and it may help smooth any bumping/ridges and help minimize the actual scar under the skin as well. Using lotions to keep all of the scarring and surrounding skin moisturized can help reduce irritation and resulting redness and irritation from the affected area. I've found that if my scars get dry and itchy, they become more pronounced and will look whiter and bump up. Be religious with your sunscreen. Protecting the sensitive scars from sunlight will prevent them from becoming burnt. Taking the extra care on the surrounding skin is important as well, if you burn the scar and surrounding skin, the surrounding skin may peel (scars do not, mine haven't.) as burnt skin dies off. Scar tissue reacts much differently than regular skin, and scars can often lack nerve endings (from damage) and you may not realize the damage done to the scarred area. Also by protecting the surrounding skin with sunscreen you can help minimize the contrast between the surrounding skin and the scar. The smaller the scars (yours sound pretty small) will tend to blend better.

      And remember, you know they are there - and you will be the first to notice them.

  16. QUESTION:
    I just woke up with blisters on my elbow?
    OK, like I JUST woke up and saw 4 small blisters on the side of my elbow, like that spot in between your elbow and where your upper arm and forearm meet. I'm just wondering : where did they come from? Why? They weren't there yesterday. What should I do? I already put some cortisone cream on it. Theres also a little bit of a rash around the blisters. Please Help!

    • 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

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I tell which type of eczema I have?
    I know there are several types and was wondering what the differences are between them all so I can tell which type I have.

    • ANSWER:
      The most common type of eczema is atopic eczema. Atopic eczema rash is marked by dryness thickening, excoriation, and even scarring. This chronic condition is not contagious; the cause is hereditary and usually begins in infancy as a rash on the scalp, face or upper extremities of the baby. Atopic eczema is most commonly located in areas where the body bends or experiences contact thus creating friction that can cause eczema. Causes of atopic eczema include soap, harsh chemicals, heat and humidity, stress, certain foods (most common offenders include eggs, milk, wheat, soy protein, and peanut). Many of these ingredients can turn up in unusual places, such as all-natural soaps, makeup, cream or lotions. Inhalant allergens such as house dust mites, pets, pollen and cut grass are also triggers that can cause eczema.

      Seborrheic eczema is most commonly associated with flaking and sometimes redness of the skin. This occurs when there is inflammation of the skin where sebaceous glands are concentrated. This type of eczema rash can affect the face, chest, eyebrows and eyelids, nose, ears, chin, forehead, and most commonly affects the scalp. The symptoms can be unpleasant, unattractive, and uncomfortable especially during the winter months when there is less sunlight. Seborrheic eczema begins with dry or greasy scaling of the scalp areas, which become red, oily and may possibly cause itching. It is often thought of as a severe case of dandruff accompanied at times by an odor, which is caused by the buildup of bacteria on the scalp.

      Perioral dermatitis is an eczema rash that affects mostly women. This rash usually occurs as redness around the mouth, the symptoms of perioral dermatitis may also include small red bumps or even pus bumps and mild peeling. Treatments include using a non-tartar, non-fluoride toothpaste. Lip balms, lipstick, mouthwash or toothpaste can also cause perioral dermatitis.

      Contact eczema is an inflammatory response by the skin to an outside allergen or irritant. This type of eczema rash is caused by an allergic reaction through contact with an irritant. Substances that cause contact eczema include household items, clothing, cosmetics, and plants. The types of substance that cause the symptoms to appear can further define contact eczema. A substance that has a direct toxic effect or exposure to an irritant produces irritant contact eczema and a skin reaction can occur immediately or gradually after repeat exposure. Examples of substances that cause irritant contact eczema include acids, certain toilet bowl cleaners or drain cleaners, oven cleaners, detergents, ammonia, lye, cement, turpentine, and paint thinners. Allergic contact eczema will trigger an immunologic response that causes inflammation called a skin allergy. Examples of substances that cause allergic contact eczema include poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak, dyes, fragrances, leather, rubber compounds (gloves and shoes) and nickel (jewelry accessories). Itching and burning are common symptoms in both types of contact dermatitis. Typically the symptoms of contact dermatitis include redness, swelling and oozing. If left untreated, contact dermatitis can result in dry, thickened, cracked skin. The webs of the fingers, back of the hands and forearms are common sites of contact. Local contact with an allergen followed by exposure to ultraviolet radiation (sunlight) can cause photo allergic eczema rash.

      The symptoms of dyshidrotic eczema include itching of the hands and feet, which can cause a sudden onset of blisters. Symptoms of this rash include burning pain or itching may be experienced before blisters appear. The cause of dyshidrotic eczema may be sensitivity to nickel or other metals such as chromium or cobalt, also fragrances, fungal infection, stress, aspirin, oral contraceptives, smoking, and implanted metals. Dyshidrotic eczema is a form of hand eczema, which is more common in women and starts on the sides of the fingers as itchy little bumps and then develops into a rash. Dyshidrotic eczema may affect only the feet. Some patients have involvement of both hands and feet. It takes a long time for skin to recover, and unless you're careful, the dermatitis will reoccur. The symptoms of hand eczema include red, itchy, scaly, cracked skin with blisters up to one inch in diameter, usually on the palms of the hands. Dentists are prone to hand eczema. The cause of hand eczema is usually a combination of sensitive skin and irritation or an allergic reaction from materials touched. Prevention and avoidance can be a powerful treatment. The following suggestions will be helpful for anyone with symptoms of hand eczema: wear waterproof or cotton-lined gloves, avoid contact with soaps, detergents, scouring powders, and irritating chemicals. Wear waterproof gloves when peeling or squeezing lemons, oranges, or grapefruit, peeling potatoes, or handling tomatoes. Wear heavy-duty gloves while gardening, wash dishes in a dishwasher,

  18. QUESTION:
    What is this red bump under my forearm?
    I have had this red bump under my forearm for about 3 weeks now. it is red and the size of a small pea. when i push on it it turns white as if it has blood in it. i am only fifteen so i didnt think it was skin cancer but maybe it is im not sure. i am very worried so please help me out and dont tell me to go to the doctors cuz i kno i should and i am in november but i cant wait that long. help me please

    • ANSWER:
      We really do not have enough information to give you a specific answer. We do not know your age or your sex. Are you participating in any sports? Is the rash itchy or painful? Is it spreading? Is your skin dry or do you take a lot of hot showers? Have you been traveling or exposed to anyone with something similar? The only way to properly identify any rash and to recommend treatment is to first see and examine the rash.
      Many, many, things can cause a rash with small raised red bumps, including skin infections (folliculitis), fungus, insect bites, scabies, viruses like herpes zoster, allergies, eczema, and a long list of others. What you should do to clear them depends on the cause.

      If these lesions are not resolving and are spreading you should be evaluated by a doctor who can then make a diagnosis and recommend proper treatment.

  19. QUESTION:
    Strange small bumps all over my body?
    So a couple of days ago, I started to get terrible itching sensations on my stomach, legs, etc. When I scratched, these small, raised bumps similar to hives popped up. I remedied this with a special cream and Benadryl.
    But each morning when I woke up, these bumps were back, and as I'm writing right now, quite a few decorate the area around my knee and my thigh. They're quite itchy. Many are also on my forearm. What the heck is wrong with my skin, and what can I do to make it go away?

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  20. QUESTION:
    Small red itchy bumps and two painful ones on forearm?
    So I went to a cave in Kentucky where I had to work through who knows what kind of plants to get in there. and at first I was thinking it was Poison Ivy cause I get it bad and I acutally saw a poison ivy plant around where I was at. but recently Ive had to bumps come up that are painful to the touch. there not an open sore or anything .. just a small red bump and now I dont know what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Then, it's the mosquito bite... Add some mosquito lotion to 'em...

      Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    what are these small red bumps on my arm?
    this morning i woke up and there was only 2, now there all over the underside of my left arm, its not a rash from sweating b/c i havent sweat at all... there itchy but they dont hurt, there bumps but at the same time kinda flat, like barley risn above the skin.
    i tryed taking prednizone ( i have it for my exima) usually it goes away with in 15 mins... so its not exima either...

    • ANSWER:
      Hopefully it's not chicken pox!
      Maybe you got bit by a bug, and your skin is just reacting oddly to the bug bite. Maybe it's a rash from something else.. your laundry detergent, lotion, deodorant, etc.
      Maybe it's a rash from something you ate.. when I have grapefruit I get a rash on my forearms.
      Maybe you are allergic to a new medicine.
      There are so many possibilities. Maybe it's just a shaving rash or a heat rash.

  22. QUESTION:
    i have tiny red itchy bumps on my body?
    went to bed feeling itchy, woke up the next morning with small itchy red bumps on my left forearm. my dad has eczema, so it could be that. It could also be an allergy. I've had chicken pox before, and it doesn't look anything like chicken pox so it can't be that. it spread to my ribs and back and bellybutton and right forearm. it's really itchy! i tried putting hydrocortozone cream on it and it stops for a few minutes but then it comes back. do you have any idea what it is?

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  23. QUESTION:
    Little red bumps on my forearms?
    They're itchy little pin-prick bumps, no smaller than the tip of a pencil, clustered together. I JUST noticed them. There's no pain, they just itch. I've never experienced anything like this before, never had an allergic reaction or anything.

    I guess I've been a little bit stressed lately, but not really. I was five days late for my period, if that has anything to do with it?

    It almost looks like it could be really mild eczema, but I've never had eczema before.

    Please help?

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    I have itchy bumps resembling bug bites. But I was not around bugs. What is causing the bumps?
    All the bumps were noticed in the evenings of different days this past week. They all started out about the diameter of a dime and are slightly raised. They itch intensly. I live in the city and work inside and stay inside for all but 15 minutes or so of the day because of the heat. I have not seen any mosquitos in or around my house ever. I keep finding more bites. I have a cluster of 6 on my left foot, two on my left hand/forearm, 4 on my right hand/forearm. I have never experienced anything like this before. Anti-itch cream did nothing for relieving the itching. What can I do and what is causing them?
    I grew up in a very rural area in Idaho.
    I only recently moved away from that.
    I have not been to the beach.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have pets that go outside? It sounds almost like fleas of chiggers. Here are some photos. Chiggars are very small and burrow under your skin, clear nail polish is the solution for them. Maybe its an allergy.

      http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=chiggers&sp=1&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8&fr=FP-tab-web-t400&SpellState=n-3792342173_q-2Zww44xk4oNO5117dYvVIgABAA@@&fr2=tab-web

      http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=flea+bites&ei=UTF-8&fr=FP-tab-web-t400&x=wrt

  25. QUESTION:
    Why are my forearms so itchy?
    Okay so for the past couple days my fore arms (the side where you see the veins kinda) have been very itchy! They get small red dots (that pop up and you can feel) that are VERY small that look like they will become noticeable after more itching! Also the other part of my arms have been kinda itchy and yet they have VERY VERY small non noticeable red dots (that pop up and you can feel). HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like you have hives. Hives are a common reaction for allergies, I've had them they're awful. My only concern is that they have been there for a couple of days. I recommend going to an allergy specialist, they will be able to check you for an allergy and determine if those little red bumps are in fact hives. Try and determine if there was a certain food or lotion that you used/ate that may had caused this reaction. To calm down the itchiness, put ice on that area. Also, it would be a good idea to take a Benadryl or Zyrtec,they are both good allergy medicines.One more thing, if you start to freak out try to calm yourself. Deep breaths, happy thoughts, it helps.
      Good Luck

  26. QUESTION:
    Small, itchy, skin colored bumps all over me?
    A week ago, I started getting these really itchy, small, skin colored bumps on my calves. Then I noticed a cluster of them on my forearm, and now they've spread to the backs of my thighs, my other forearm, and my chest. They are really uncomfortable and I want them gone. Any idea what they might be?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an illergic reaction. Call a doctor. Also review everything you've eaten or put on your skin over the past few days.

  27. QUESTION:
    Red Blotchy Tiny Bumps on my arm?
    I have asked this question before....and got no good answers.

    I have these small, non-itchy bumps on my forearms, and the skin is red and blotchy around them. I friend of mine said it could be yeast related, would taking acidophilus help? Or any other suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like excema. need a cream to get rid of it try phisoderm

  28. QUESTION:
    please help, my body is full of small itchiness bumps?
    after i ate my lunch, my eyes, forearms started to get itself small itchiness bumps and then spread out all over my body. i went to the pharmacy they said it was what i ate and recommended me a an allergy stuff (runny nose, itchy,watery eyes, sneezing, itchy throat), so my questions are:

    *when taking a shower, what temperature of water should i take?

    *what kind of food should i eat after getting this itchiness thing?

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds like hives, to be exact. From a food allergy, of course. So the first thing you need to do is go to the doctor to try and figure out exactly what foods you may be allergic to. Or at the very least, think back to EXACTLY what you had for lunch. (Every little thing matters, from that bag of Doritos to the glass of milk or the seafood salad.) Did you have anything "weird" to eat? Something you usually wouldn't have? If so, that's probably what caused the reaction. If not, people can develop allergies at any point, so all you can do is seek professional help to find out what caused it.

      Just take a regular warm shower, not too hot and not too cold. The bumps will fade by the next day, probably, so just do what you normally would everyday, as long as it won't directly irritate the bumps. (As in, don't scratch them in any way, and don't use lotion or even soap or anything until they're gone.)

  29. QUESTION:
    Weird rash spreading down arms ?
    I started getting a small itchy bump on my forearm about a week ago, after a couple days it started spreading down to my wrist. Its very itchy and is making my arm around rash swell up and is making skin feel very leathery. It is now starting on my other arm too. I am 7 months pregnant, so I thought maybe with different hormone levels something might really bother me now more then other times. If any one could give me suggestion on what they might think it is that would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      grate a red potato and place it on your skin over the rash (wash the potato 1st-no peelings or eyes...

      or grate an onion-same placement

      rub garlic on the bottom of your feet....

  30. QUESTION:
    Non itchy rash? Could It be tied to my eczema ?
    I have eczema and my type of eczema isn't the common type but i have a rash on both of my forearms and on the back of my left arm. It looks like a rash but it doesn't itch. Their just small bumps scatted around my arm.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe you're not eating well ;o if anything, it doesn't hurt to drink a lot of water. make sure you moisturize? i hear aveeno is good, or anything that has green tea in it that will calm the redness of your non itching rash.

      really hot water isn't good for your skin either, so i wouldn't take those super hot showers but warm you know! who knows it probably is tied to your eczema. if i were you i would just take care of myself and go to the doctor.

  31. QUESTION:
    what does Egsima look like when it first starts?
    My niece has these little bumps on her arms and on her belly and we can't figure out what they are I think its egsima starting

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema Symptoms
      Eczema symptoms are characterised by a dry, red, scaly rash, which is extremely itchy. Eczema commonly affects the face, neck hands and in creases of the limbs.

      The rash usually starts off as minute pearly blisters beneath the skins surface. When it's severe the rash may weep and can cause sleeplessness due to the intense itching.

      Main eczema symptoms
      You may notice some or all of the following symptoms:

      •Itching: Itching is usually the primary symptom and is often worse at night. Being a common feature of many conditions, itching alone doesn’t mean that you have eczema. The itching is usually accompanied by the other symptoms. .

      •Discoloured skin with reddish to brown-gray patches: When the skin is inflamed there is an increased blood flow to the area resulting in a red appearance. The redness may also be due to a bacterial infection.

      •Thickened, leathery cracked skin: The area affected by eczema is often thicker than non affected skin. This is usually due to a protective response as a result of repeated scratching.

      •'Bubbled up' skin: Tissue fluids can ooze between the cells and gather into collections or blisters. Depending on the nature of the eczema, and whether infection is present, there can also be large blisters filled with fluid or pus. Protein in this fluid crusts over when scratched

      •Raw, sensitive, infected skin, due to persistent scratching

      Any part of the body may be affected by eczema symptoms. The forehead, cheeks, forearms, legs, scalp, and neck are typically affected in infants. In children and adults, eczema classically occurs on the face, neck, and the insides of the elbows, knees, and ankles.

      The skin around your eyes, including your eyelids may also be involved. Scratching can cause redness and swelling around the eyes, and in disease of some duration, patchy loss of eyebrow hair and eyelashes may result.

      When to see your doctor
      Talk to your doctor if you develop an unexplained rash, have a family history of eczema or asthma, or have some of the symptoms associated with eczema. It is essential that you seek medical help if:

      •Your discomfort levels are high, distracting you from your everyday routine and causing loss of sleep

      •Over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams prove unsuccessful in treating the condition, in which case your doctor might want to try something stronger.

      •Yellowish to light brown crust or pus-filled blisters form over existing patches of eczema. This could be the result of a bacterial infection that should be treated with an antibiotic.

      •Having eczema puts you at increased risk of contracting the viral disorder. Be aware of this in case you are in the company of someone with cold sores, genital herpes or any other viral skin disease.

      •The presence of many small, fluid-filled blisters may indicate eczema herpeticum, a rare but potentially serious complication caused by the herpes simplex virus.

      Eczema Diagnosis
      This is made on the basis of your symptoms and clinical signs of the disease. Pertinent features include:

      •Itching, this is generally severe

      •Dry skin

      •Skin inflammation

      •Secondary infection of the skin

      •Frequent flare-ups of eczema activity

      •Family history of eczema, hay fever or asthma

      Patch or skin-testing may be required to identify various allergens. Blood tests like RAST and ELISA are occasionally used to identify various triggers, especially if a patient has a skin condition or is on medication like antihistamines. The latter may interfere with a skin test, but these in general do not interfere with allergy blood tests

  32. QUESTION:
    pimple like bumps on arms after sun exposure?
    my hubby is in construction and has been for years, so sun exposure is nothing new for him. he changed jobs this year but is still outside for his entire workday. he's very tanned because of this, but after getting a really bad burn a couple of weeks ago he's noticed these small red bumps on his forearms. they are not itchy or irritating, but they are very visible. they resemble pimples, but don't seem to be going away. any ideas on what these are? was it due to the sunburn? should i make him go see the doctor? thanks in advance!
    okay, so he's 28 and been in construction for about 9-10 years. i looked at the porphyria photos and it's definitely not that. it's about 6-7 little pimple like things.

    • ANSWER:
      Assuming that to have been in construction 'for years' he is not a young guy.

      Long ago men bled regularly, they went to war, the got hurt hunting, they bled more than the occassional smashed thumb. Iron is from meat, and until pretty historically lately people did not get all the meat they might have wanted, so to make up for this blood loss people's bodies hoard iron...

      As men age, a lot of them accumulate iron in their bodies, and that iron is a health risk in many ways. Sometimes it is a hereditary thing, and not too uncommon. Sometimes it is just a lifestyle thing, from eating a great lot of iron rich food for many years. It is a risk factor for cancers, liver troubles, diabetes... all sorts of unpleasant and expensive things. Almost nobody ever checks to see if a man has iron overload. If the iron overload is bad, there are a lot of vague unpleasant symptoms, like arthritis and fatigue... but it also sometimes causes porphyria cutanea tarda, which is a build up of iron containing substances in the skin, that react with sunshine to make little blisters. If you have them, it is a nice tip off to do something about this before it gets to be a real issue. You begin to get a reaction to sun that looks like little red bumps, which can take a month or more to heal.

      You could go get it checked with a non-too-expensive blood test, and this is probably a good idea, because the people who show these little blisters tend to have chronic hepatitis or sometimes liver cancers, and that should be checked. If those things are fine, the cure is to give blood regularly, and this is both free and a good enough thing to do that you might just want to do it anyway.

      An image is available here:
      http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/result.cfm?Diagnosis=1714129502

      But mine are a lot smaller and more numerous than the ones shown.

  33. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like an allergic reaction?
    I've never had a reaction to anything my whole life until this year.

    I had a midgie bite in the spring and my whole forearm came up in a raised, itchy lump, which passed in a few days. I felt the bite and could see the bite mark, so it waseasily identifiable as the cause of the reaction.

    I started using a new body wash almost a week ago. The other day, I felt tingly on my arms but I put it down to going from central heating indoors into the freezing cold outside, back and forth (I get heat rashes sometimes and it felt similar).

    Yesterday however, a small area on the front of my thigh felt the way a new burn feels; very tender and any cloth moving across it gave the same sensation as cloth on a burn. There are no marks, bumps, or discolouration of any kind.

    This morning I washed using a totally unscented soap and cold water which helped reduce the level of the burning feeling, but I feel it across my stomach, neck and calves now as well as my thighs.

    I haven't changed anything else at all other than my bodywash, so I'd imagine that's what is causing it. It's a name brand product so I would have thought it would be safe enough, especially as I hven't previously reacted to any products whatsoever anyway.

    Do these symptoms sound typical of an allergy to something in the product? As I say, apart from a midge bite causing an itchy lump the one time, I've no experience of havign reactions and I'm not sure what to look for.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it does sound like a reaction. I didn´t start getting allergic reactions until I was in my late teens and now I have so many. It is the modern living with all the chemicals and unbalance in products and air.

      You need to throw the body wash and get a non-allergic type product. With bites, if you start to suffer more from them, you will need to get some antihistamine products from the pharmacy. They can advise you.

  34. QUESTION:
    Weird bump formed under my skin?
    Yesterday morning I woke up and had this itchy bump under my skin. I squeezed it a little and a small amount of clear liquid came out. since then its gotten bigger, it takes up a big portion of my forearm. Now its pretty red and sore.

    Any ideas? I think it was just a spider bite that got infected.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to go to the doctor if it is infected. You could end up with a staph infection.... Better to treat it before it gets really bad.

  35. QUESTION:
    Itchy bumps on forearm...what could it be?
    My hubby has small itchy pimple like bumps on his left forearm. They are grouped together in different places and sometimes form a line. It could be from allergies, but he says they itch when he touches them. I thought maybe it could be scabies, but wouldn't I be infected too? Anyone have an idea? If it is scabies, what are some home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I might have had the same problem- I'm pretty sure it's bacteria that has infected the hairs on your arm and caused those bumps. Nothing dangerous though. You might want to scrub and rinse well on that part of your body in the shower or something.

  36. QUESTION:
    Itchy bumps on my arms-Any Idea?
    Every few weeks or so get small itchy bumps on my forearms and occasionally below my chin. At first I thought it was bug bites but it happens often in the same places.It will start with one small bump and the more I itch it the more bumps pop up, I usually end with about 6-12 bumps per arm. They last a couple hours then slowly go away. I read something online that said it might be low iron or an allergic reaction. Any idea on what it is would really help! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You may be allergic to a certain food. Or it could be what you wash yourself in the shower with. you should really see a dermatologist for a real answer. Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    Small flesh tone and red bumps on forearms?
    About three days ago i notices the appearance of these small pumps on my right forearm and they are now making their may to my left forearm. They are nowhere else on the body and they DO NOT itch. Of course while searching the internet I have scared myself into thinking its all kinds of gross things. I am thinking its an allergic reaction since I have a new job at a coffee shop with a lot of new chemicals and syrups, sauces, etc.
    What I am really asking here in the long run is does anyone think that this could be Scabies (shudder) even though they are not itchy and only on my forearms?

    • ANSWER:
      While using my computer, I lean my forearm against the desk and the pressure makes a patch of small bumps.. you could have the same thing going on.

  38. QUESTION:
    Itchy bumps on body mostly feet and hands, need help?
    A few months ago I started noticing tiny bumps on my hand that became really itchy. Within the first month, they spread to my forearms and I was literally constantly scratching my hands and arms it was extremely annoying. Within the next few months they spread to my legs and were very bad there but now they are the absolute worst on my feet. I still have them on my arms and legs but not as much. My hands are bad especially my fingers but my feet are covered in them and they are undescribably itchy I feel like the itch can never be satisfied! Its becoming hard to fall asleep because I'm constantly scratching although I have noticed that if I keep myself really busy throughout some days that I barely scratch at all. Then theres others days where its horrible. Really would love to know what they are! Sometimes on my fingers they kind of are pimple-like and if i squeeze them a clear fluid comes out, only a tiny bit though. Theyre red and extremely small. They're driving me nuts an answer would really be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like atopic dermatitis aka exzema.

      Try 100% pure shea butter (nothing else added). Also try a product called ScalpItch. It has corticosteriod in a liquid solution which may calm the condition. Take omega fish oil orally every day to curb inflammation.
      See a doctor.

  39. QUESTION:
    Non Itchy, Small Red Bumps on forearms and upper arms?
    I've had these small red bumps on my forearms and upper arms for as long as I can remember. I have no clue what they are from. I have tried putting lotion on my arms, but it doesn't seem to work. They are scattered, but there are a lot of them. Sometimes, they seem to subside, but other times they are very visible. Anyone know what these bumps could be?
    Annika got it right... I sure hope it goes away after trying the methods I looked up. Good luck with yours Annika. I know what it's like.

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis pilaris...treated by vitamin e lotion or by your dermatologist. They sometimes go away in adulthood tho.

  40. QUESTION:
    I had this spot on my forearm that was itchy bout a month ago it...?
    Disappeard aftr I used sm cortazon 10 it was gone 4 a while now it came bac an has become bigger in size it was bout 1/4 size of a dime now its a bit bigger then a quarter its rough an has small bumps an itchy I tried the cortazon 10 but it doesn't seem 2 work what is it the bumps r flesh colored an sometimes paler

    • ANSWER:
      Go and see a dermatologist it can be a number of things

  41. QUESTION:
    skin is really itchy but there is no mark or bump?
    i just got it on my chest like 3 days ago, one so itchy and sensitive but there is nothing there and its not going away. ive also had the same thing on my forearm for like 5 years when i scratch it feels so good like a bug bite but there is never a mark or anything

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you've recently sustained an injury then that may have something to do with it. Burst capillaries and other small sections of blood vessels may rupture or burst and be so small that they remain invisible. Also, there could have been some nerve damage, for example if you just healed from a burn. Another possibility is the shirt you're wearing. Different fabrics have different itches to them and if you're wearing a badly made shirt with something hard on the inside, that will definitely aggravate it. Also, it could just be a small allergic reaction that isn't large enough to show but you can still feel it.

      I hope this helps.

  42. QUESTION:
    Rash/allergic reaction on forearms ?
    Hi,

    I really don't know what's going on with my arms so any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

    I've noticed recently that my forearms often become itchy and whenever I scratch my arms, the area I scratched develops a pink-ish hue and small bumps appear. The small bumps themselves aren't weirdly colored or anything...in fact they kind of look like abnormal goosebumps (when I say abnormal I mean that the bump sizes aren't consistent..some smaller and some larger...but never bigger than say 3/16 inches..which is still pretty small). If I don't irritate the area for a day, the bumps eventually go down (sometimes still a little visible) and the pinkish hue fades away. That's basically the jist of my symptoms. It doesn't sound like much, but the appearance of the bumps are pretty alarming...and definitely not normal.  

    I'm not an outdoors person, so the possibility of it being poison ivy or some plant is out of the question. Also, I'm pretty hygenic...showering everyday to every other day. I have an acne problem but it's restricted to just my face...never heard of ppl getting acne on their arms. I rarely have contact with animals/pets.

    So...anyone have any idea of what this could be??? -.-''

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    I work in a nursing home, everyone was treated as a precaution to scabies. I now have small, itchy, bumps!?
    What do you think it might be? My Dermacologist has no idea? The rash is across my chest and down the left arm . I have a itchy spot on my lower back. No rash. I have( a few) small itchy bumps on both forearms,left hand and right thigh.
    Can anyone help and tell me if this is a bacterial, fungul, or a parasite based on what it sounds like? It almost looks like fire ants or a spider walked accross my body stinging the skin in sporadic spots. I have taking the prescription pills, cream, and various home remedies to get rid of the itch but nothing works to get rid of it completely. We noticed on a few residents that on their bumps, a head pussed up. We sent cultures off to hospital and the hospital had no idea either. That is why we was treated for scabies becouse they had no clue. Help!!! Driving me nuts!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try visiting the skin rash page at the source below.

  44. QUESTION:
    Raised itchy bumps, what are they?
    They started out on the undersides of my arms (forearm and upper arm) and are still there. NONE of them are on the tops of my arms. They have since spread to my stomach, lower back, neck, and inner thigh. (they are placed randomly everywhere) They are small red raised bumps that itch like crazy. I have already had the chicken pox and I had them really bad. At first I thought these were hives because I have been so stressed out (to the point where I almost got sick) but then my step dad started to get little bumps but on the top of his upper arm. I have no idea what these things are!

    • ANSWER:
      Thats really bad for you.
      It would be better, if you ask a doctor.
      Best wishes!

  45. QUESTION:
    Long-lasting rash on arm?
    About a month ago, I noticed small bumps on my forearm. They covered about the size of coin, and were not itchy. It has since spread over that arm, and popped up on the other forearm. They are starting to itch, but have not spread past my forearm. Has this happened to anyone else?

    They are very dry, almost scaly, but I am certain it is not just dry skin. More bumps show up in clusters every about every week.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like shingles.You should go to the doctor because if it is your contagious an will need the proper antibiotics to clear it up.

  46. QUESTION:
    Non-itchy red bumps on my forearm?
    So, anyways as the title of my question, I have these small red bumps on the side of my forearm. I first noticed it on my right wrist (yesturday/lastnight). I then looked to my left thigh and saw it there. As well just today I noticed it moving up my arm but only it was lighter like it was not fully there yet. Can anyone tell me what it is?
    well i just checked my bum and yes i found red bumps, now I'm a bit worried.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    i woke up with a bumpy arm?
    i woke up and had small itchy bumps all over my right forearm

    you can't really see them, but they're red and slighty elavated

    they're tiny and itchy

    anyone had this happen? i drank red wine last nite, but i've never reacted like this..haven't been around any animals. help! :)

    • ANSWER:
      this happened to me the other day, and they spread all over my body!
      sorry not trying to scare you lol just trying to sympathise.
      turns out mine was an allergic reaction.
      try taking some anti-histamines and put some calamine lotion on the area to soothe the itching.
      good luck, hope you get better soon!
      x

  48. QUESTION:
    Small red bumps on elbows and knuckles?
    I had a group of small, red, itchy bumps on my forearm. They turned into what looks like ringworm ,and I have been putting anti fungal cream on it, but it's not helping much. Then, I got more bumps on my knuckle, and then more on my elbow, and then on the other elbow. They really itch and the ones on my elbow are starting to hurt pretty bad. I think it might be pityriasis rosea, but the pictures online look a lot more severe than what I have. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,

      Maybe it is scabies?
      Ive just been diagnosed with them, i thought only dirty people got it but no its so easy to pick up. Google images of it and see if it looks familiar to what you have,

      Hope that helps :)

  49. QUESTION:
    I'm pretty sure I have sun poisoning. What are some good topical solutions to put on my skin?
    I live in the desert and we have had VERY high temps and strong sunshine this past month. I love to swim and I have been in the water almost everyday. I have small bumps on my forearms, hands and from mid-calf down to my ankles. I wear sunscreen pretty much EVERYDAY. I think I have sun poisoning. The bumps are itchy, and I'm like a five-year old when it comes to resisting to scratch...What are the best topical solutions to stop the itching and prevent this in the future? I love being outside, though with this rash, luckily I am on vacation and have stayed in all day so it does not get worse...I am also wondering if there are any NATURAL or HOMEMADE remedies. Thanks for all answers in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      that would be heat rash not sun poisoning... that or it could be some form of plant like poison ivy or something... Best bet, go to a family doctor and ask them..... saying you have spots on your body is pretty broad, they could have come from numerous things!
      but hewre are a couple home remedies you can try :-)

      Baking soda. Baking soda battles itches of all kinds. For widespread or hard-to-reach itches, soak in a baking soda bath. Add 1 cup baking soda to a tub of warm water. Soak for 30 to 60 minutes and air dry. Localized itches can be treated with a baking soda paste. Mix 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Apply to the itch, but do not use if the skin is broken.

      Oatmeal. Add 1 to 2 cups finely ground oatmeal to a warm bath (not hot or you might have breakfast for the next month in your tub) to ease your itches.


small bumps on forearms itchy

Little Red Bumps On Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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. =)

  2. 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!

  3. QUESTION:
    What are those little red bumps on my arm that go up to my should to my upper back?
    I have these little red bumps on my upper arm that goes all the way up to my upper back. They kind of look like little acne. They appear to centered where the hair is growing.

    What are they and how can I treat them?
    I forgot to add that they do not itch or are they painful; they are just there.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be several things:
      -if the skin surrounding these bumps is really itchy and dry it could be a sign of Rosacea
      -if this is a case see a dermatologist for treatment
      -if you can see hair growing out or black lines/dots within the bumps then it would be ingrown hairs
      -click this site for treatment http://mensfashion.about.com/od/groomingface/a/ingrownhairs.htm
      -its a form of acne
      -either see a dermatologist or click this link for at home treatments: http://acne-free-info.com/back-acne-treatment-get-rid-back-acne-cure-bacne/

      Hope this helps!

  4. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of the little red bumps on mii legs and arms?
    I get these little red bumps on mii arms and legs and i can never seem to get rid of them. iv tryed lotion, scraping a credit card across them and using a loaf with body wash. I would like them gone soon to cuz it almost time for shorts and tanktops for summer.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you get them from shaving? If so, try shaving the way the hair is going instead of against the grain. Takes a bit longer but worth it.
      If not, just try using a lotion with aloe vera- its really soothing and should decrease redness at least.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of little red bumps on upper arms?
    Ive always had these little red bumps on my upper arms ever since I was a teenager. They go away, come back, lessen, worsen, idk. I put St. Ives lotion on every morning and night so I dont think it's dry skin... any suggestions on to possibly get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Its keratosis pilaris...
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

      I have it too and I exfoliate with a loofah in the shower and apply Amlactin lotion (an AHA lotion) and for the most part it has vanished.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are those little red bumps on the arms?
    These little red bumps are on the top part of the arm around the back. They don’t hurt, skin feels normal, but they do look red. It looks like its something to do with the hair follicles. Does anyone know what causes it?
    The red follicles aren’t raised, they just feel like normal skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Ive got those too, didnt know what they were until I saw a TV program which said it was a defficiency in Omega fatty thingys.

  7. 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!

  8. QUESTION:
    I have a bunch of little red bumps on my upper arms and my upper legs Is that normal?
    I have a bunch of little red bumps on my upper arms and my upper legs. they look like a rash but they dont itch.Is that normal? I'm twelve and I've had them for a while. I don't know what to do to get rid of them. help!

    • ANSWER:
      it could be acne, that can pop up anywhere. has your mom changed laundry soaps lately? i get a rash when my mom does that, i am allergic to most out there. see a doctor and he could identify it for sure.

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

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

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

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

      Hope this is helpful!

  10. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of tiny little red bumps all over my arms and legs?
    I have little red goose bump type marks all over my arms and legs, my skin looks perfect other than them. It is winter so I don't worry as much since I will mostly be wearing long pants, but I am starting badminton lessons in October, have to wear shorts most of the time, and I am starting swimming in December. How can I get rid of these hideous bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same issue, except my bumps were brown (cause I'm black, duh). Anyway, exfoliate before shaving your arms and legs. Those bumps are tiny hair bumps. Go to a bath and body store and have a sales person help you find one that might help you. You can even find one in Wal-Mart. Also, purchase a good simi-rough loofah. It will help take off the dead skin that is covering the hairs. OH, don't put lotion on after you shave. Wait a few moments before putting on the lotion, it can clog and close the follicle.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why does my 10 year old brother have tiny little red bumps on his arms?
    He's noticed a couple days ago that everyday, around the afternoon, he gets tiny little red bumps on his arms only. He's says they itch a lot. It's only on his arms, so idk what to do about it. At first I waning so worried and now that it happens everyday, I'm kinda worried. If someone one can PLEASE help , that would be great!!

    • ANSWER:
      maybe it's chicken pox, ask your parents, and see a doctor

  12. QUESTION:
    What are these little red bumps on my skin and how do I get rid of them?
    I'm 13 years old, but I've had these little red bumps on my skin my entire life. They've always been there and I don't like them. They're pretty much on the outsides of my legs and arms. My skin looks and feels pretty normal on the insides of my thighs and insides of my arms. They are just these little redish bumps everywhere. They've never itched or been sore at all, but they're always there (sometimes they can be seen a little easier than others, but you can always see them). What are they? Why do I have them when no one else does? Most importantly, how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps may be keratosis pilaris. It is harmless and very common. Initial treatment of keratosis pilaris should be intensive moisturizing. Try a cream such as Acid mantle, Vaseline or Complex 15 after bathing, and re-apply the cream again several times daily. Read here for more information.

      http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/keratosis_pilaris.html
      http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm

  13. QUESTION:
    What are those little red dots on my arms and legs?
    I have these little red bumps/dots on my arms and legs, there very annoying and I dont like how they look. What are they? Is there any way to make them less noticeable or go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Herpes

  14. 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).

  15. QUESTION:
    What to do about the little red bumps that happen after shaving?
    They only occur on my arm pits and down there, but not on my legs. And I even use a super sensitive razor and tons of shaving cream and I STILL always get these little red bumps! I get that the area of that skin is really sensitive, but I figured that after a few shaves, my skin would build a tolerance or something... totally didnt happen. And I have tried a bikini wax and its has just the same results. What do I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Shave in the direction of the hair, moisturize well after (maybe even with an antibiotic cream), and don't pick at the bumps! You can buy special lotions for razor bumps like Bikini Zone, or I heard putting deodorant right after also helps.

  16. 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!

  17. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps all over my arms?
    I suddenly broke out into little red bumps all over my arms, it's very itchy, and if I itch them too much, they bleed. I have a lotion but it doesn't seem to work. Any thoughts on what it may be?

    • ANSWER:
      Allergies? I get those sometimes too..

      It helps if you put ice on your arm or a little aloe vera to ease the itching..

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    What causes thoughs little red bumps on some peoples arms?
    I don't know if anyone will have any idea what Im talking about but yeah their not zits or anything just little red bumps. I know quite a few people that have them.
    HAHA Man I can belive I spelled THOSE wrong!!! wow, I swear im really not that stupid. Just a bad typer i guess ha.

    • ANSWER:
      It's a skin condition called keratosis pilaris. It's most common amongst caucasions. It's a harmless conditon in which the hair follicle becomes plugged by the dead skin cells that usually flake off. It's very common, in fact 40% of the population has it. It's genetic and while there is no cure for it, most people recommend exfoliating and moisturizer to alleviate the symptoms.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do i always get little red bumps when i shave?
    When ever i shave my arm pits i get little red bumps that hurt, they kind of look like pimples. Im not sure why this happens?

    Any ideas?!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Lol i think its just because your pulling/ripping/whatever the hairs out...

      That happens to me 2!!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the fungus caused that some people get on there arms?
    My roommate has these little red bumps on her arm on her triseps. (between elbow and shoulder). She thought is was a rash and showed me. An old friend of mine had it on her arms for years and couldn't get rid of it. She went to the dermotologist and they said it was a type of fungus but she doesn't remember the name. It looks like eczema but its something else is what she said. does anyone know what this is? And how to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh darn I was going to suggest eczema. I don't know what it is but most fungus can be gotten rid of with an antifungal cream. Talk to a doctor if you need a stronger type and they can write you a prescription.

  24. QUESTION:
    how do I get rid of red bumps on my arms?
    I have a lot of little red bumps on the back of my arms, I don't know how they got there and I don't know how to get rid of them. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to exfoliate this area, use this trick my bumps are gone after I did it.

      Mix 2 spoons sugar
      2 sea salt small grains
      3 spoons olive oil + moisturize to give a creamy consistence and rub in your arms to exfoliate so you can remove this bumps.
      Finish moisturizing with cocoa butter and it will disappear.

      Some people have this bumps because they are allergic for fabric's drying so if after it your bumps don't disappear it's because you are allergic.

  25. QUESTION:
    How to make my arms and legs smooth?
    I have little red bumps on my arms and legs and I have been to tons of different doctors. They all say its different things and tell me all these different things to put on it. Nothing has worked! I just want pretty, smooth legs for the summer so I can wear shorts and soft arms that don't look like I always have goose bumps. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      its a disease from childhood. i have them too. if u google it ....u will get more info. its because your hair is growing wrong on ur arms and legs......it causing the follicles to make red bumps. there is no cure....sorry =[ BUT good news! 1/3 people have it!!! look around <3 your not alone! and some pple even have it on there butt and face. Advice- TAN! when i tan....mine go 100% away. i dont recomend tanning beds though....just wait till the sun comes out =] good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    Wht are these little red bumps on my arms?
    I noticed some little red bumps on my arms . There were a group of three that were in a line . Then the others where here and there on my other arms. I counted them and there are a total of 7 . What are these bumps?!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no way that we could know for sure, but they sound like they could be bug bites of some sort.

  27. QUESTION:
    i feel like i have little bugs crawling all over my body? What the heck?
    I have little red bumps along my arms, and i could've sworn i caught a little very tiney black bug.
    It feels very disturbing.

    • ANSWER:
      "Mites Medically Important to Humans"
      http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/MedicalMites.shtml

      "Parasitic Mites of Humans"
      http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef637.asp

      "Human Skin Parasites & Delusional Parasitosis"
      http://delusion.ucdavis.edu/mites.html

      Mites That Attack Humans1
      http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig086

      "What are Mites?"
      - What Causes Mite Infestation?
      - - Help for Mites
      - - - More Information on Mites
      http://www.nativeremedies.com/ailment/treatments-for-itchy-mite-bites.html

      "Protect Yourself From Parasites!"
      - Prevention Better Then Cure!
      http://watchtower.org/e/19990522a/article_01.htm

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of red dots and bumps on my thighs and arms?
    I have red dots and little red bumps on my thighs (above the kneecaps) and on my lower arms. They never used to be there before. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      happened to me before its a virus have u been coughing its a rash have ur ears been red if so its a virus and rash it takes about a week for it 2 wear off.u need to take long naps and get good sleep.it may itch and ur skin get red but just let it cool down.

  29. QUESTION:
    what are these little bumps on my arms and shoulders?
    i have had these little sometimes red bumps on my arms, shoulders and sometimes on my upper leg. they do itch sometimes. What do u think this might be?

    • ANSWER:
      I think you have something similar to what I have. Don't worry, its something to do with the hair follicles. If you see your doctor about it they can prescribe you a cream for it. It really works :)

  30. 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..

  31. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little red bumps all over my legs?
    For the past couple of years, I've had little red bumps all over my legs. They're not from shaving. They never go away. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Ignore the ass above! Its probably eczema, a girl I know in school has it all over her arms, and if that is that than it shouldn't be anything to worry about.some times it's like what you have, or it's an actual rash.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are these red bumps and how can i treat them?
    I was out at my friends house last weekend and we were swimming and we had a bonfire. 3 days later i began to get these little red bumps scattered in different places around my body. They itch like crazy and they are not in groups. I have about 15 of them. I have three on my chest, two on my arms, one on my wrist, two on my ankles, one on my feet, one on my hands, one on my forehead, one on my stomach on three on my legs. What could these be?

    • ANSWER:
      its probably flee bites perhaps mosquito bites

  33. QUESTION:
    What are the little red bumps on my arm?
    I have tiny red bumps on my inner arm from my wrist up to the crease where I bend my arm. They don't itch at all so I'm assuming they aren't hives. All google searches returned without an answer, unfortunately. Does anyone know what it could be?
    Sorry, no. Way to be an idiot, though. I know what zits look like.

    • ANSWER:
      haha. yeah they def aren't zits. i have them too. on my upper arm. my doctor said cortaid cream. you can get it at the drug store.

      hope it works for you!

  34. 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:

  35. 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

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of red spots/bumps on the back of your legs?
    It's been this way since I was a teenager, I have little red bumps or spots all over the upper half of my legs but only on the back of my legs. It's not razor burn but I don't know what it is. I have almost the same thing on the upper half of my arms but only on the "back". I'm caucasian and I have very fair, sensitive skin. Any tips on how to get rid of this and get my skin clear would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Try not to double shave, and try to condition your legs with mosterizer. Sometimes shaving with try legs causes that, as well as shaving one day, and then shaving the next without there being any hair.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of these little bumps on my arms and legs?
    i have no idea what they are or how to get rid of them, but my upper arms, and thighs are filllled with little like red bumps.. ive tried exfoliating, moisturizing, baby oil..
    help?

    • ANSWER:
      Visit your dermatologist. I had the same type of bumps on my arms and they're from dry skin, and to hot of a bath/ shawer water. So I put on lotion everyday, reduced the heat in my shower water and they're almost gone.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of red bumps on arms?
    Little red bumps on upper arm?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it Possible to Develop Chicken Pox at the Age of 15 When You've Already Had the Disease?
    I have little red bumps on my arms and I know I haven't been around Poisson Ivy lately so I am wondering if I could have chicken pox. If I do it wouldn't make sense because I already got the disease when I was nine. Is it possible that I could have it again?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope. You can only have chicken pox once ever and then your body becomes immune to it. If you have some kind of rash, it could be an allergic reaction to something. Go see your doctor. Have you changed any laundry detergents? Or body wash? There are also pet and food allergies. If you shave your arms, it could be razor burn. Too many possibilities to name. Just have a doctor check it out!

  40. QUESTION:
    Why are there tiny red itchy bumps on both my right left arms and legs?
    When i had come back from a trip in San Fransico i've been noticing little tiny red bumps on both my arms and legs their becoming itchy ive had them for sunday to thursday and their still here.

    • ANSWER:
      it depends where you went it could be bed bug bites

  41. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of red spots on arms and legs?
    When I was a teenager I suffered from moderate acne on my face. Now in my twenties, that acne has mostly cleared up, but I seem to have developed red spots on my arms and legs. How do I get rid of them? Would ordinary acne products work (I assume it's acne? It's little red bumps, and when squeezed they emit pus)? So far I have been recommended using a body scrub, which I have used with little success.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have small red bumps on my arms identified as Keratosis Pilaris. You could have a form of this condition. There is no definite cure for it, only remedies that treat it for a short time. The good news is, It is not dangerous in any way, just an excess amount of keratin.

  42. QUESTION:
    Lots of little red bumps on my triceps, what are they and how do I cure it?
    So for a long time now I have had lots of little red bumps on the underside of my arms(My triceps area) They don't hurt, but they are plentiful. I can pick them away and then they hurt. Some people describe it like "Chicken Skin"

    Any thoughts? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It's called keratosis pilaris and can't be cured per say although it improves with age. It's most noticable in children. Also it tends to run in families. It's basically keratin plugged in your skin. The best way to "smooth" out that area and get rid of the bumps temporarily is to use a keratin dissolving type lotion like Amlactin or LacHydrin.

      See this site for details on how to treat your skin
      http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/page3.htm

  43. QUESTION:
    how do i clear away little red bumps from behind my arms and legs?
    i have little red bumps behind my legs nd arms nd i was wondering how can i clear them away?

    • ANSWER:
      Twice daily, apply a strong skin care product, such as Aquaphor or Vaseline.
      I used to small, raised red bumps on the backs of my arms, and used, just as I said, Vaseline twice a day, and within approximately a month, they had cleared up considerably.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of redish bumps on my arm?
    i dont think their pimples. I only have these little red bumps on the upper part of my right arm. It doesnt itch or hurt in any way, i just dont like them. Its come to the point where im always wearing long sleves just to cover it up. Any suggestions on how to make it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like keratosis pilaris. Try using lots of moisturizing cream. If this doesn't help, you should probably see a doctor.

      Here is a link that may provide some clues for you.
      http://health.yahoo.net/adamcontent/keratosis-pilaris

      My daughter has this, and the moisturizing creams alone seem to keep it at bay.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the little red bumps I have?
    I apologize for my last question and thank those who answered honestly. These little red bumps are on my legs and arms and belly. They are a bright pinkish red and are slightly raised. Not very big either. HELP
    These bumps arent ALL over, just like 'one here, one there" type of thing. Not itchy and not like pimples or pox. sorry about the lack of detail. Hard to expain them.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you allergic to laundry soap??
      I am not sure what is the problem. You need to see your primary doctor to follow up. It could be health reason.

  46. 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is it when you have little bumps that itch on your Back,stomach,and arms?
    Starting on Monday I have had little red bumps on my arms, back, and stomach. They itch like crazy and go red when i do itch them. They started on my back out of nowhere and since then they have jumped around never staying in a place for too long but always coming back...any help?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be hives. Have you changed anything, maybe you are allergic to something...just a guess...but that sounds like it.

  48. QUESTION:
    Why does it seem like I'm allergic to some dogs but not others? Is that possible?
    I've grown up with dogs; I've never Ben without at least one, but in the past year or so I've noticed that I get a bunch of itchy little red bumps on my arms when I pet some dogs. It doesn't happen when I pet my own dogs or my fiance's but it happens with a lot of other dogs. Why is this?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure it's from the dog? Dogs are known to bring in a bunch of other allergens or irritants - pollen, grass, or even sap from trees or junk from poison ivy. Some people also use products on their dogs - waterless bath sprays, colognes, or even the shampoos.

      However - yes, it's possible to be allergic to some dogs but not others. Even dogs of the same breed can vary in terms of allergens. Itchy bumps and rashes suggest an allergy to saliva (maybe the dog licks) as inhaled allergens like to the dander tend to show as cold like symptoms (nasal swelling or congestion, itchy eyes, etc.)

      Have you discussed it with an allergy specialist? Or even your regular doctor? I get red itchy bumps/rashes when it's dry out or when i bathe a lot of dogs - my skin gets irritated and breaks into a rash. Could literally be anything.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there something good to use for bumps on my upper arms?
    I have had these since high school, but they haven't been this bad for years. There just little red dry bumps on my upper arms, mainly on front and a few on the back of my arms. Anyone else have these or know a good way to treat it? I have started to use aloe, which is kind-of working.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a common problem usually caused by clogged hair follicles (usually hereditary). Use a glycolic lotion (AHA) on a daily basis. That should help alot.


little red bumps on arm

Rash On Face

Everyone may feel some fear when they have been suspected to have AIDS rash due to HIV virus. Some cases will find that their skin become erupted after two or three weeks of exposed. If the symptom disappear only in few weeks, it potential to re appear in the future because the symptom commonly appear lately after getting infection.

Some people observe skin eruptions two to three weeks after they have been exposed. Some people might not develop the rash at all This rash makes it s appearance mostly in chest or back area and face or neck area. It appears as small dark bumps, which are slightly raised, from the skin. For people with paler skin the appearance is red and brownish. In some people, this rash disappears automatically after some time.

For some individuals, two to three weeks after a person has been exposed to AIDS they may see skin eruptions. Not all people will experience this and sometimes the rash appears much later. For some who develop it within a few weeks, it may subsequently disappear only to reappear in future. Remember that AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is a late stage of HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus but sometimes people incorrectly see these as identical.

People who have history of sexually transmitted diseases and those who are sexual partners of persons with HIV are most likely to have higher risk of acquiring signs of HIV. In addition, victims of sexual assault, people who have unprotected sex with several partners, drug users who share needles are also prone on having HIV.

The only goal for HIV treatment is to strengthen the immune system and prevent further damage to it by halting the progression of the infection to that of a symptomatic disease. Therapy for HIV includes drug combinations that markedly decrease the growth of the virus by bolstering the immune system.

In the early stage of infection, knowing the symptoms is very beneficial in order to get treatment as soon as possible. Most symptoms are very usual and you may ignore it, but if you experienced these symptoms after recent unprotected sex, you need to concern it seriously. The first symptom is headaches that would be frequent and severe for two to four weeks after infected.

However, the main problem is that over a third of the individuals who have fallen prey to this type of sexually transmitted disease will not be able to have any of the early symptoms and telltale signs at all. A clear fact even threatens us --- that many HIV positive individuals live for years or long periods of time without even realising that the virus has already infected them. The early infection of course will be diagnosed with HIV test.

Yeast infection is very common and it generally affects the penis in men or the vagina in women. The primary level of treatment lies in containing the yeast infection so it doesn't spread further. If the butt rash is a result of a yeast infection then it needs to be contained, for the rash to subside.

Many patients today, after all the confusing information and experience have just decided to do their own research. They want to make up their own minds about whether or not to risk treatment. The side effects of the cocktail may be worse than where you are now. It's a hard decision that is totally in the hands of the individual.

Anyone who has had chicken pox can develop shingles. Shingles are not contagious if you have had chickenpox unless you come in direct contact with a blister before a scab forms. If you have not had chickenpox, and come in contact with the virus from shingles blisters you will develop chicken pox.

Treatment of Erysipelas is normally through antibiotics such as penicillin, erythromycin, dicloxacillin, and cephalosporins. Treatment is normally continued for around 10-14 days and signs of illness relent within a day or two. The skin may still take a few weeks to heal. Erysipelas recurs in about one third of cases, in which case long-term treatment with antibiotics may be necessary.

Although shingles is not a life-threatening condition, it can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. I encourage my patients to become familiar with the symptoms and signs of shingles because early treatment can help shorten the infection and lessen the chance of complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Slight rash on face begining at corners of the mouth. Could it be that I am allergic to toothpaste maybe?
    I have a slight rash on face begining at corners of the mouth. I've gotten this a few times before over the years. The size of the rash never gets larger than about 1/4 inch square. It doesn't itch. It DOES burn, but only when in contact with things like toothpaste, moisturizer lotion, and citris fruit. Also, the corners of my mouth sometimes get cracked when the rash appears.

    Do you think that this may be happening because I am allergic to toothpaste? Perhaps the fluoride or some other ingredient in it?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it might be lack of vitamins. I usually get the same thing when I'm about to catch a cold...and the thing that I mentioned before.

  2. QUESTION:
    does dust from sitting in a messy room all day make your face puffy, rashy and red?
    the room has closed curtains and only ONE window, a ceiling fan on low, MESSY carpet and food wrappers everywhere, clothes everywhere, shoes and dirty clothes all on the floor, a dirty carpet, and a closed door, so the only ventilation is the cracks through the curtains, is THAT a cause of a puffy face red rash face and allergy?

    • ANSWER:
      quite possible.
      test the theory and find out.
      clean and ventilate

  3. QUESTION:
    does dust from sitting in a messy room all day make your face puffy, rashy and red?
    the room has closed curtains and only ONE window, a ceiling fan on low, MESSY carpet and food wrappers everywhere, clothes everywhere, shoes and dirty clothes all on the floor, a dirty carpet, and a closed door, so the only ventilation is the cracks through the curtains, is THAT a cause of a puffy face red rash face and allergy?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're allergic.

      Duh.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best allergy medicine for allegies that affect the skin? Rashes, itching and such?
    Zyrtec? Clariton? SIngulair? Anyone out there get itchy rashes on face or hands and had it helped by allergy medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      The best advise I can give is identify the allergen or cause and get rid of it or avoid it completely.

      If you don't mind getting drowsy - take Benadryl (I advise taking it just before going to bed)

      You can also apply some anti-itch lotion or cream on affected areas.

      Zyrtec will also help clear away the rash, and it won't make you drowsy.

      Singulair is another class of anti-inflammatory/anti-allergy (generic name Montelukast), will also help.

      If the rash doesn't disappear or becomes persistent and is accompanied by difficulty of breathing, dizziness, headache, fainting, consult the nearest ED.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of heat rash on my face?
    Its summertime here where i live and I've got bad heat rash on my face. What is the best way for me to get rid of it? My skin is generally good although it can be oily. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Aloe Vera is good, or try an anti-histhamine tablet from the chemist.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you girls avoid getting a rash on your face when being intimate with a guy with a beard?
    Hey gurls!

    After I am being intimate with my male partner...after a hot'n'heavy night I sometimes have a rash on my face from his stubble!?

    How do you girls avoid this? Does anyone else's skin get irritated by stubble?

    • ANSWER:
      did he get rashes too? don't be selfish and stop thinking only bout yourself, remember you got beard too, down there. he must be having the same prob now!

  7. QUESTION:
    What is this bad rash on my face?
    I have this bad rash on my face below my bottom lip. It's very red and there is huge welts, they have popping and then this yellow crust appears on my face. What is this and can I use home remedies to get rid of it? It also either really hurts or itches really bad.

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same thing and went to the doctor. They told me it's Impetigo, a very contagious infection. I tried treating this myself and it only spread more on my face so all they say for you to do is to wash it with soap and water twice a day and go to your doctor and they will prescribe you medication. The medication i was prescribed was mupirocin an ointment and cephalexin an antibiotic. They said to use mupirocin three times a day for 5 days and the cephalexin take it 4 times a day for 5 days. Now the medication is going to cost you right around 50 dollars. The mupirocin was pretty pricy and costed me and the cephalexin costed me but it could be diffrent for you.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the rashes on my face?
    The rashes on my face turn to pimples!!

    All tips and/or advices are much appreciated..

    I hope you've based it on your personal experience!
    And yeah. Please suggest the ones that are suitable for 12 year olds..
    I don't want to damage my skin !!

    • ANSWER:
      My son has this problem- he is 15- and we went to doctor. She said extremely sesitive skin and psoriasis, NO acne products, makeup, etc He uses Aveeno oatmeal soap, and tea tree oil. If he is itchy or dry, aloe vera gel. He still gets pimples, but the ugly red scaly rashes are gone. Also, avoid getting overheated, and the sun.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of this sort of rash on my face?
    Hi.I am in 7th grade and have this sort of rash on my face for maybe 4 months.There are varies lite red circles on my face.They are fading away because I have been using this Tea-tree soap bar but I don't think it will so the trick.If you know of any creams that will get rid of somewhat type of rash.Please give your opinion and product of choice.

    • ANSWER:
      Topical steroid?

  10. QUESTION:
    What should i do if i get a rash from using expired face wash?
    I accidentally used some expired face wash and lotion, and now i have a rash on my face. Should I not use any products until it clears, or should i continue using non-expired products?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use any until it clears up :)

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it reasonable to stay home with a rash on your face?
    I have a red, bumpy, itchy rash on my face. it's swollen, too. Yesterday it was only in one area, under my eye, but it seems to have spread and gotten worse overnight. I think it's probably poison oak/ivy, but not sure. I stayed home from school, (I'm a sophomore.) but now I feel stupid, like I should've gone. I'm going to miss a bunch of work, and not to mention it's Valentines Day, so we have this big club luncheon. haha:(
    It's reasonable to stay home with a rash on your face that's probably poison oak, isn't it?

    • ANSWER:
      The oils that cause the rash reaction on your skin are, at this point, no longer present on your skin (if it is poison oak). So at this point, I would say that the risk to your classmates is none which would sort of be the qualifier for staying home.

      I recommend perhaps seeing a physician for the rash and perhaps get prescribed ointment to alleviate the itching and redness, it would also merit staying home a little more so you feel less guilty.

      Still, missing even a day of school can have lasting ramifications especially if you feel this guilty about it, see if you can go if the prospect of seeing a physical doesn't quell your angst.

  12. QUESTION:
    What should i do for and "invisable" rash on my face?
    I have a rash on my face that i get every spring. It won't go away. It isn't red or anything its just bumpy and stuff. What can i put on it?

    • ANSWER:
      use "invisable" lotion.

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of this rash on my face quickly?
    A few days ago I got a rash on my face; it's red, rough, dry, and itchy. It almost looks like there are tiny little bumps? It's very uncomfortable and I need it to go away!! Should I use Aloe Vera gel and Benadryl for fastest results? Have you ever experienced something similar? And if so, how do I get RID of it??! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Tea tree oil gets rid of fungis and bacteria and viruses. That could work. Also raw honey (not the prosessed kind you get in the store), that helps heal very very fast! Honey healed my nose when I was sick twice and my nose was so chapped that it had dry flakey yellow skin and was cracked so bad that it was bleeding! It healed completely in like 3 days! Tea tree kills germs really fast to. (tea tree is not to eat.)

  14. QUESTION:
    Getting rid of this rash on my face?
    I developed some rashes on my face dew to the horrible dry air outside. It's getting a little better now but my skin is starting to flake from the dead skin cells that are peeling off my face.
    What's a good way to get my skin back to being clean, smooth, and rash-free?

    Oh I ordered proactive but never found a need to use it. Does anyone think it can help me out now?
    Oh and the rash and peeling is under my left eye and a little on the right side to.

    • ANSWER:
      hold a warm damp face cloth on the dry area a few times a day. try not to use too many chemicals.

      it may be a illergic reaction to ur face soap. try a change of face soap.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a face rash?
    I have a bumpy rash on my face (all over, it almost looks like pimples) but how do I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      how long has it been there. If its a rash try taking benadryl if its pimples try washing your face morning and night and keep your hands off it. (we are going through this with me 12 yr old) try applying an acne solution like sea breeze. good luck

  16. QUESTION:
    Has an acne system ever caused a rash on your face at first?
    Has anyone ever found an acne wash that worked great for them but when they first started using it, it caused a rash on your face? I have bought so many different face washes and most often I end up with a rash on my face, when I first use them. I think my skin is sensitive but I don't know if I use it longer if the rash would go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, sounds like it might be an allergic reaction

  17. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for a milk protein allergy rash to go away?
    My 4 month old just started on Alimentum due to a rash on her face from milk-based formula and other issues. She has been on Alimentum for 11 days now and her rash is still not gone. It appeared on her forehead 3 days after starting milk-based formula...small raised bumps (not red). Since starting the Alimentum the rash has not gotten worse but hasn't seemed to get much better and the bumps are now red. Maybe it's going away? The pediatrician said the rash may take a while to go away...does anyone have any experience with these types of rashes?

    • ANSWER:
      Your pediatrician should give you some cream to put on the rash. My kid used to allergic to dairy products too. Yes it will go away. Try soy base formula.

  18. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my babies face rash?
    She is 1 month old.
    She only has the rash on her face, chin, and behind her ears.
    It's little bumps and some red bumps. (can't see the little ones unless she is under bright light, but you can feel them)
    She nurses during the day and formula feeds at night (a milk based formula)
    The doctor suggested a fragrance free cream to help (he says its from her moving around all the time when she is on her stomach)

    Just wanted to know if anyone else has dealt with a rash that was only on your babies face...and what did you do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      My baby is 4 months old and I had to put desitin on her cheeks because of a rash that was caused by her sticking her fists in her mouth all of the time. Her cheeks were chapped. But it worked.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a heat rash?
    I kind of have a heat rash on my face in different areas it's not that noticable but i can see them and when i touch my face it feels like its really bad. What can I use to get rid of it I really don't want to go buy anything just for this because this is my first time having it. Can I use things that I already have like medicine creams or bactine or something? If not, then whats the best thing i can buy?

    • ANSWER:
      You can treat heat rash naturally, without buying anything.

      1. Keep the area uncovered. If you need to wear clothing over the area, make sure it is 100% cotton.

      2. Cool down the skin in that area. Put ice on the rash or cold water with oatmeal, corn starch or baking soda added to it.

      3. After the area is cooled down, try some aloe vera or calamine lotion to relieve the itch and help it heal.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to tell if it is baby acne or a rash?
    My daughter has developed a rash on her face and head. The doctor said is was normal but I am not sure. It looks worse by the day and it does not have whiteheads or anything just red and bumpy. She has had it for about 2-3 weeks or so. Some people have said switching formula helped there babies rash. How can you tell if it is a true rash or acne.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I would say that if the Dr said it is acne, it is baby acne.

      Look at pics of baby acne on flickr... often times it does not look like acne but a rash.

      My son had it and his never always had white heads and often times looked more
      like a rash.

      PS... You would know if it was eczema because there would be dry, scaly bumpy patches of skin over her entire body. They would feel rough and be very dry.

      My son has a bit of that too.

      It will go away on it's own. Formula is not causing it.

      Just wipe her with a warm, damp washcloth. Do not use soaps lotions or creams on her acne or it will make it worse.

      Areas where she will sweat and when it is warm will flare up.

      My son got them off on on REALLY bad for about 2 1/2 months. He still gets it time to time when it is hot out but not as bad as he used to an he is 4 months old.

  21. QUESTION:
    Could my cat be causing the rash on my face?
    Could my cat be causing the rash on my face?
    A few days after my cat started sleeping on my bed the rash occured.
    I pretty sure we don't have poison ivy in my counrty and the rash is all red and bumpy on my cheeks only not my nose or forhead.

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible. Do you have any other allergy symptoms like a runny nose or itchy eyes? Does the rash itch? If you don't then I doubt it's allergies.

      If you haven't already, change your sheets and pillow case to remove whatever it is that's irritating your skin. Just a thought - are you using any new washing detergents? The face is a sensitive area and that could cause problems for some people too.

      I'm allergic to my cat and periodically she'll give me a love lick on my cheek. I get a red bumpy rash where she licked and put Benedryl cream on it to ease the reaction.

  22. QUESTION:
    What could cause a rash on my face?
    Just today I noticed that I am developing some sort of rash on my face. At this point I can only feel the bumps, it is a little itchy, and just a slight discoloration. Any ideas? If you need more info just ask.
    Oh yeah I have not changed any products or ate anything new.

    • ANSWER:
      coming into contact with something that irritated your skin, even inhaled chemicals can do it. You may never know what the trigger was.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between erythema toxicum and eczema? How can i be sure which one my baby has?
    Baby is 1 month old and has red rashes on face, neck, ears and head.

    • ANSWER:
      Well erythema toxicum, is a red rash that looks like eczema except the rash looks more "pimply" with pus. Eczema is usually a rough dry red patch, no pimple like bumps.

      Google the picture differences.

      OR, it could be baby acne, no matter how tempting don't pop 'em. You can't do much for baby acne, it will clear up on its own.

  24. QUESTION:
    What could this rash be on my childs forehead?
    My daughter developed a weird rash on her face for a few days. The bumps were very tiny but there were tons of them. Her face was very pink. Then we noticed a bump developing near her hair line on her forehead. At first it looked like a scar but now it looks bumpy too and it's starting to develop a clearly defined ring. My daughter said that it was itchy and it hurt a little. It doesn't look like ringworm so what else could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      it actually sounds like ringworm- ringworm comes in various forms. for an at home treatment- go to the store and get some selson blue (the dandruff shampoo) put it on twice a day for a few minutes the ingredients in it will kill the ringworm. don't let your daughter touch it or scratch it- it will spread and spread fast. once it starts to die (it will turn white) then start treating the skin with aloe and other moisturizing skin treatments- but still do the selsun blue once a day until it is completely gone. if you really think that is something else maybe an eczema patch or staph infection than see your doctor. eczema can be treated with eucerin (the original- the really thick stuff) and is very common this time of year because of the changing weather. if it is a staph infection than your daughter will need antibiotics and eczema treatment. but honestly- without seeing it- it sounds like ringworm. eczema usually develops in areas like the legs and arms- especially backs of knees and arm crease. ringworm is more common in areas that aren't covered in clothing-like the face. hope that helps

  25. QUESTION:
    How to cure allergic reaction on the face?
    I have some sort of hivey allergic reaction on my face. When it started, I also had haves on my hands, but those went away two days ago. The rash on my face persists.
    Any idea on how I can get rid of it?
    We don't know what caused the allergy, but at the moment, all we want to to get rid of it.
    We think it may have just been a phantom reaction.
    The rash is all over my face, save for my ears, eyelids, and lips.
    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      take an anti histamine such as piriton or beneydrl if this does not work see a dr ,could be anything that caused it food,products or stress if your lips start to swell/tongue go to emergency room

      best wishes

  26. QUESTION:
    How do I clear my face without clensors?
    My parents never seem to by clensors for washing faces. I want to clear the pimples and rash on my face. What should i do?
    How much times do I have to wash my face with water each day?

    Does NOT eating junk food help?
    Should I drink a lot of water?

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking water is flat-out good for you. Whether or not it clears your acne, it's still a good idea.

      For a face scrub, try a baking soda paste, which is simply baking soda with a little water mixed in. You can get a little box of it for around [FAQ-ANSWER].50 at Target/Wal-Mart/Publix, etc. You may even have some at the house already.

      For a cleanser, if your face is oily, try Dial. I went to see my dermatologist during the spring of 2008, and he recommended that I wash my face with Dial because I have very oily skin and he said it would help to dry it out.

      As an acne treatment, you can try diluted vinegar or alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. All are very cheap and will work if used faithfully.

      Just remember to wash your face at least twice a day. As for the face scrub, I do that every day, but you don't have to do it that often. I recommend at least once a week for sure.

      These treatments can make your face dry. Look for an oil-free face lotion if your face becomes too dry. If you have to be economical, you can use the Corn Huskers lotion. It doesn't have oil in it, and I've been known to use it in a pinch. It makes my face so soft!

      Good luck! I know where you're coming from.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a facial rash caused by the flu?
    I've had the flu all week and yesterday I started developing a rash across my face. If it was in a less obvious place I would just let it run its course, but since it's on my face and I plan on going back to school on Monday, I'm desperate to know if there is any product I can use to make it go away by then. I tried Benadryl but it didn't help. I'd like to avoid seeing a doctor unless it's absolutely necessary.

    • ANSWER:
      umm. dont be sick anymore.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a Red Rash on your face?
    I wash washing a part of my face yesterday and I put soap on it and was going to wash it off in like a minute but I got sidetracked and forgot to do it. Now I have a red rash on my face and I don't know what to do to make it go away, can someone tell me what to do?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    How long should eczema rash take to clear up after eliminating the allergin from diet. My 3 month old has?
    had it on face, tummy and legs for about a month now. We figured out he has a milk and soy allergy and have changed his formula so that he is no longer getting those. The rash on his face is better. It started getting better within 12 hours of changing the formula, but his legs and tummy are still pretty bad. Just wondering how long it can take for it to clear up.
    He has only been on the new formula for 2 and a half days.

    • ANSWER:
      it could also be environmental laudry soap bath soap etc so if it dosen't clear soon I would start investigating those things you may want to try a non scented detergent and an organic baby soap / lotion alos alot of babies are allergic to corn and corn deravitives in hypoallergenic formulas which can cause excema
      EDIT* there was most likely corn syrup in the other formula as well.....

  30. QUESTION:
    What caused the facial rash i have?
    I am 15 and i recently developed an odd rash on my face that looks like a goatee.My dad said it caused by newly growing facial hair. Is he right or could it be something else?

    • ANSWER:
      since ur prolly going through puberty i bet its just a few ingrown hairs...nuthing to woory bout if it continues or gets worse see ur local skin care doctor.hope this helps

  31. QUESTION:
    I had a TB skin test today, and now whenever I drink coffee I get a rash on my face?
    Drinking coffee is causing a HIDEOUS rash on my face. I'm extremely embarassed. This is finals week, too, so I almost need coffee but I guess I could do without. But seriously, what the hell is going on? Is this normal? Could it be a result of my TB test or is it just the coffee? I've never reacted this way to coffee.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think this could be due to the TB test. It's more likely that there is something in the coffee that you are allergic to, or maybe something else that you are being exposed to besides the coffee.

  32. QUESTION:
    What can you do if your bearded dragon causes rash?
    My son has a new bearded dragon which he loves. He now has a terrible red rash on his face and neck. What can I do to the dragon or his cage to deal with this?
    He has ground walnut shells and eats crickets. It is only my sons face and neck that break out, and he cuddles him. I'm going to clean the aquarium really well and see how that works.
    He has ground walnut shells and eats crickets. It is only my sons face and neck that break out, and he cuddles him. I'm going to clean the aquarium really well and see how that works.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I would agree that it's not the beardie, but something surrounding the beardie. Esp. the walnut shells...lots of kids have nut allergies.

      Anyway, you should remove the walnut shells...they are an impaction risk. A solid substrate is best, like tiles, non-adhesive shelf liner, repticarpet or even paper towels.

      I think you may have been to http://www.beardeddragon.org because it seems I remember this very question. If not, then you should go and look at the caresheets and browse the forums for advice from very knowledgeable people.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a bad rash from waxing?
    Yesterday I waxed some facial hair for the fist time, today I woke up with a huge rash on my face, does anyone know if any fast remedies for this?

    • ANSWER:
      i use a roll on for razor burns when i do my full body shave.

  34. QUESTION:
    What do these symptoms mean and is it serious?
    *body is tired but not tired to sleep if that makes sense
    *headaches that will not dissappear regardless of how many tylenol's you take
    *a sudden rash on face-red blotches
    *pain in the chest area-but not the heart, more like pressure on the bones in that area
    *dizzyness

    for the past 2 days (all of the above)
    *maybe* the spider one
    and thanks

    • ANSWER:
      -have you been bitten by a spider?
      -have you traveled outside North America recently?
      -are you breastfeeding?
      -look for ticks. Did you find one?
      -have you been increasing your daily amount of physical activity by significant amounts?
      -are you taking antibiotics?
      -have you been swimming in lake water or contaminated pool water?
      -have you been splashed or sprayed with toxic chemicals?

      If you answered no to all of the above questions, then you could have one of the following conditions:
      -allergic reaction
      -dehydration
      -contact dermatitis (not as bad as it sounds)
      -migraine headaches
      -stress that induces mild panic attacks
      None of these conditions are serious and all of them can be treated by a doctor if not on your own.

      If you answered yes to any of the above questions, post which question it was and I'll come back to this answer. :)

  35. QUESTION:
    What could a red bumpy rash on my 2month old babys face be?
    I am a first time Mom and my daughter is about to be 2months old and she has recently developed a redish bumpy looking rash on her face. It started about a week or so ago with just a lot of little bumps on her cheek and then the bumps started looking red. However, this rash looking thing on her cheeks comes and goes, not goes completely but there's times where it looks really bad and times where it looks like its fading but then comes back looking bad again. What could this mean? And what can I do to make it go away? Im going to talk to her doctor about this but I'm really anxious to know asap what this might be and what might be causing this. Please help .

    • ANSWER:
      She might have sensitive skin. Try using more organic soaps and lotions, not scented ones. She may be having an allergic reaction to them.

  36. QUESTION:
    How can I treat my 1 month old baby terrible heat rash?
    My 1 month old has a terrible seeping heat rash on his face and head. He has some on his body but its not as bad. My friend told me add a tablespoon of baking soda to his bath. Its dried it out but now his skin is tight and dry. Anyone else have recommendations. What kind of lotion can I put on his face?

    • ANSWER:
      go to the health nurse and ask . try not to let him get too warm , it might be eczema and need special care

  37. QUESTION:
    How effective is a doubled/layered bandanna AS A DUST MASK for the face when sanding?
    The regular dust mask gives me a rash on the face in the heat outside.

    Would it be about 70% or 80% as effective?

    • ANSWER:
      Not effective at all! You absolutely need to wear a proper mask. I tried bleaching with a scarf once and I was still ill. Try this one http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/handtools-storage-workwear/protective-clothing-safety-equipment/respiratory-protection/half_mask/JSP-Maximask-2000-Twin-Half-Mask-11248078?icamp=recs and make sure to wear secure goggles, earplugs and full arm length gloves.

  38. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a face rash?
    I have a red rash on my face. It looks like I have acne on some places and it's just red on other parts. Could this be because of white vinegar or baking soda I was cleaning my counter yesterday with a towel and white vinegar and then baking soda. Later I used the baking soda/ vinegary towel to dry my face :(.

    Would should I do?

    Thank you so much!

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  39. QUESTION:
    How to treat a rash caused by chemotherapy?
    My boyfriend just started a new chemo that has caused him a severe pimply rash on his face and upper body. The doctors recommended an otc wash and a prescription cream and pill. Its too soon to tell if they are working but what can he do to releive some of the dryness and pain? He also has what looks like dried burns on the lashline and his eyebrows. Any help appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      I would not put anything on his skin that's not been recommended by whoever is treating your boyfriend. He's obviously experiencing the side effects from the chemotherapy, which really ought to be addressed by professionals. You don't want to make it worse by putting chemicals on the damaged skin.

      Is it possible for you or him to call his physician, and get some advice on what to do for his symptoms?

  40. QUESTION:
    is it normal for a baby to get a rash when teething?
    My 11 month old is cutting at least 3 teeth at the moment and he has a spotty rash across his face and chest. I've done the menigitis test and he doesn't have a temp or anything. Its a bit like prickly heat.

    Has anyone experienced a similer rash when their baby is teething?

    • ANSWER:
      A teething rash can show up on the jaw area, around the chin, mouth and even down to the child’s neck. It is usually combined with excessive drooling and maybe even a slight fever. If you child comes up in a teething rash there are many creams available from your local pharmacy that can help to clear the rash up.
      A barrier cream or Vaseline around the mouth can be used to protect the skin to prevent any further spread or damage caused by the rash. Most creams require you to clear and clean the effected area with a damp cloth before applying the creams.
      A rash appears on the cheeks for the simple reason that they are sore and dry and usually appears as the tooth or teeth are actually cutting through. Also take into account the time of year, if it is cold outside and the wind is blowing strong, this can effect the chapping of the skin, this is a good time to use Vaseline.

      Some babies even come up in what is called teething acne or baby acne, which looks like lots of small white heads appearing on the face just as they do in the teens.

      Its totally normal hun

      Good luck

  41. QUESTION:
    Have you gotten a rash on your face or random parts of your body while pregnant?
    I don't know if I'm pregnant, its too early to take the test but the lower part of my stomach has been hurting nonstop, and now I'm getting rashes on my face that are spreading, and my skin is extremely dry.

    Did you get these symptoms during the early weeks of your pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. This happened to me with my 1st pregnancy around 4wks.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to clear up a poison oak rash in 1 day? Is there a homeopathic remedy?
    I have the rash on my face,arms and neck and Im desperate to get it cleared up so I can go to work tomorrow. Im washing with tecnu and using calymine lotion but it still looks pretty bad. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I believe you are already taking extremely good steps to resolve the rash. Calamine is excellent, and chelates the toxins that cause the reaction, and helps prevent the spread because it stops seepage, but you may want to use hydrocortisone cream. It will more effectively resolve the rash.

      Continue using the wash as you are now doing, and apply hydrocortisone after.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a rash quickly?
    I bought this cheap lotion and I used it last night and it gave me a rash on my face. It's very minor, but I have a photoshoot tomorrow and I can't have any blemishes. Please help!!!!!

    P.S- I've tried using makeup, but the skin on the rash is very dry and it makes the coverup and powder stand out.

    • ANSWER:
      foundation will hide the redness but you will still see that its very dry. i suggest you use QV cream which is very good for dry, sensitive skin.

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you cure allergic rashes naturally?
    I apply some powder on my face last night and now i got allergic rashes on my face. It doesn't really itch and swollen but it's red and warm. Anybody know the natural way to cure the rashes?

    • ANSWER:
      I would put ice on it for about 10 minutes and then apply hydrocortisone cream. If it is a persistent problem, you should see a doctor.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a facial rash?
    I have a very minor rash on my face next to a small acne scar which makes it look worse, it is not itchy or sore, but I can feel it and it is noticeable. I was wondering what is the best lotion to use, in order to make it disappear?? (moisturiser doesn't work)

    • ANSWER:
      Try cortisone cream but honestly let it be - use only the purest face wash - and let it 'breathe' take an oral benadryl at bed time - and see how it is in 24 hours. If worse or the same let an MD check in to it for you.

      Are you stressed, change in diet (new food) heat, or new soaps (fabric)??

  46. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for this rash to heal?
    ProActive gave me a rash on my face! Ugh, it's kinda itchy... I'm on Thanksgiving break and have school in three days! Will it heal within three days? HOPFULLY!

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  47. QUESTION:
    What is good for skin rash for cats?
    My cat is 14 years old. She has a skin rash on her face.

    • ANSWER:
      take her to the vet. skin rashes can be basic sun burn, yes it happens. it can also be sign of cancer, or parasite infection. many other causes as well..only the vet will know for sure what the ccause is and proper treatment.

  48. QUESTION:
    My face is peeling from an un known rash probably caused by my acne breakout!How to get rid of the dead skin?
    I really don't have confidence with this rash on my face.It is now peeling!How do i remove the dead skin without making it irritated and turning it red?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Pour a small amount of milk into a cup
      2. Use a cottonball to dip into the cup
      3. Rub it all over your face
      4. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes
      5. Rinse off with warm water

      Milk is extremely healthy to use on your face.
      It naturally moisturizes and improves complexion!

  49. QUESTION:
    What to do when i have rashes caused by perspiration?
    Everytime when i exercise, i will perspire and have rashes on my face. I have not seek doctor yet as the rashes will tend to recede after i have finish exercising. But it is so embarrassing. Are there any ways to cure it beside seeking doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      If you go to a gym, take your own towel. Make sure you do not have on cologne or after shave, they can be irritating your skin when you sweat.


rash on face

Pimple Like Bump On Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have tiny pimple like bumps on my upper arm.How do i get rid of them?
    i have really tiny pimple like bumps on my arm and i wonder if they are bad.Can someone please tell me if and how i can get rid of them.Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You have keratosis pilaris. A lot of people get it. You need a skin lotion that contains an alpha hydroxy acid.

      This is what my dermatologist prescribed for me. They don't go away with age, but they do come and go.

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you get the pimple-like bumps off of your arms?
    I have pimple-like bumps on my arms.... is there any way to get rid of them?

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  4. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to get rid of mini pimple-like bumps on my arms?
    ive been having like mini pimple-like bumps on my arms for almost a year and its not razor burn because i don't shave and ive put lotion on all the time and it wont go away.ive also tried to put something called "Hydro 40 Foam"... and nothing happens.

    • ANSWER:
      Use a body exfoliator, or a scrub brush, when you shower and have a quick rinse in lukewarm to cool water to close your pores. Applying lotion 'all the time' is clogging your pores so try to skip this until the bumps disappear.

  5. 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?

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  6. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of pimples on my arm?
    This last year, I've been getting pimple-like bumps on my arm and I hate them,plus I'm getting married in September. Any great ideas on how to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      First of all congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!!

      Second, sunlight may help, but if it doesn't then perhaps a topical solution with a bit of tea tree oil will help. If your skin is already sensitive and your date is fast approaching, you don't want to risk a product with lots of chemicals in them that may make it worse.

      Tea tree essential oil is a natural anti bacterial and anti inflammatory agent. I would get an organic oil to use as a base and then add a few drops of tea tree oil to that.

      If you want you could also just put some of it on a q-tip and dab the affected areas. It should help within a couple days.

      I tend to go organic and I get my tea tree oil from http://www.mixaroma.com. Here is the tea tree oil page. It has alot more info than i put here. http://www.mixaroma.com/tea-tree-essential-oil-10ml/ and its like so you can't go wrong with going organic here.

      Hope this helps!!!

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

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  8. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of the little pimple/bumps on your arms?
    I have these little red pimple-like bumps on the "outside" of my upper arms/triceps. Almost like chicken-skin bumps, but red.

    Does anyone else have these? How do you get rid of them?

    anagAh.

    • ANSWER:
      i have them and you need to go to a dermatologist. they have this stuff that they give you called kerafoam my sister uses it but its not all the way gone.

  9. QUESTION:
    Pimple like bumps growing on both of my arms, what is this?
    Just yesterday i noticed that i my both my arms were growing bumps, like pimples. I stay on top of my hygiene, and i don't know why i am growing pimple like bumps on my arms!
    I don't want to pop them and they don't seem to be bug bites or anything. What do you think it is?

    • ANSWER:
      To help diagnose your skin condition, see the source below. It talks about skin rashes and bug bites.

  10. 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!

  11. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of pimple like bumps on my arms?
    Someone told me it was eczema but I've tried all sorts of eczema creams and nothing seems to work. I've tried exfoliating, using pimple creams and nothing. Anyone have any suggestions short of going to a dermatologist?

    • ANSWER:
      you might have keratosis pilaris-a harmless skin condition. i have it on my upper arms and i just leave it alone. maybe trying exfoliating and a good lotion might help? if it doesn't -seeing a dermatologist can't hurt.
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/keratosis-pilaris/DS00769

  12. QUESTION:
    Itchy all over and finding these little bumps on my arms and stuff that look like tiny pimples?
    I don't have misquito bites or anything, but my legs, arms and belly are itching and my arms and cheeks have little pimple-like bumps?
    We don't have fleas around here.

    • ANSWER:
      Can you be having hives or an allergic reaction to something? You should think back whether you have exposed yourself to something different in the last 24 hours. Perhaps, you have eaten something new or gone somewhere or touched a dog or something.

  13. 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

  14. QUESTION:
    I have little bumps under my breast and under my arms what are they?
    I have small pimple like bumps under my breast and on my arm pits? Every thing I have tried doesnt seam to help. Does any one know what they are and how I can get rid of them?
    They look just like a pimple without the redness. Sometimes I can even pop them like a pimple and that one will go away.

    • ANSWER:
      it's probably just clogged pores since those are hot sweaty spots. try salicylic acid treatments or maybe bath powder to keep dry.

  15. QUESTION:
    anyone experience little bumps on arms whil pregnant?
    In the past week I have noticed small pimple like bumps on my arms that have never been there before. Now that I know I am pregnant could it be caused by that? Anyone else have this?

    • ANSWER:
      when u r pregnant u tend to get bumps everywhere.... it's just the baby thingy.... Enjoy

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the pimple like bumps on my arms and chest?
    They look like pimples or black heads most of the time but when I pop them they don't have puss in them. This little puss colored seed looking thing comes out of them. I get them on my shoulders and chest a lot and less commonly on my back and face.
    I thought that pimples had puss...why do they have the little seed looking things in them instead of puss. They don't always look like blackheads...sometimes they look like whiteheads.

    • ANSWER:
      They are blackheads (body acne), just use some acne fighting facewash in these areas and it should clear up.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can i cover bumps on arms with makeup?
    I break out on my arms which sucks. Sometimes i get pimples, or just bumps, redness, etc. They leave scars!! My skin is really clear everywhere else but my arms. I need some serious help because it makes me feel so ugly :/ Also is there anyway to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Use Pro-Active skin products. A good cosmetic cover-up is Mark-Hide.

  18. 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 :)

  19. QUESTION:
    How to naturally get rid of bumps on my forehead?
    I have these bumps on my forehead, like tiny spots? They're not really visible from a distance, and it's not acne, acne scars or pimples, just bumps. The rest of my face is clear, then I just get these bumps on my forehead. Are there any natural/home remedies to get rid of them? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      It might be something called keratin pertosis. Keratin is a natural protein in your skin ans some people can have too much. Usually the show up on the upper arm, thighs and occasionally face or torso. You normally treat it like an acne, but need to not over do it. Exfoliating is the easiest way to smooth the skin surface and not knowing your age, it may be something you will out grow if between 14-24. Also, being on your forehead, and not knowing if you have fringe, it may be related to styling products. I'd recommend a pea sized amount of a skin softening emollient cream(Mary Kay extra emollient cream) applied at night and this should make exfoliating easier. Then would recommend a mask or microdermabrasion again, Mary Kay Microdermabrasion Set. Happy to help if need more assistance.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of or cover arm acne?
    I have really clear pretty skin except for my arms. They are nice except for the disgusting pimples, redness, bumps, etc. I get on them. How do i get rid of them? Or cover them up? Please help. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Scrub your arms gently with niacinamide pads. Niacinamide face cleansing pads are an effective and simple way to keep acne away. Just place a pad on the pimple and watch it fade away. Lavender Oil helps prevent skin drying. Niacinamide also helps diminish skin-hyperpigmentation (acne scars)
      Niacinamide pads are also known as Vitamin B3 pads or Nicotinamide pads. Works on body acne too.
      Give them a try and you will be pleasantly surprised.

  21. QUESTION:
    Red bumps/rashes does someone have anything similar or knows what it is?
    I have these red pimple looking bumps along with rashes that occur mostly on my legs, around the waist & arms. They feel warm when I touch it & they're not itchy or painful. No blisters & not scaly. I've been going to the doctor & get medication but they don't know what it is & medication helps only when I'm on it but it comes back after im off. Can someone please help me figure this out? & it's not heat rashes cause it also occurs in the winter.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe poison oak

  22. QUESTION:
    How can i heal pimple like bumps/razor burns?
    so i have been shaving my arms i have done it about 4 times. but everytime i shave them i get pimple like bumps on my arms near my shoulders. is this normal? how can i heal it? should i use a different razor, maybe change my lotions or shaving foam? HELP

    • ANSWER:
      When shaving new parts of the body (arms, back, chest, etc) it's best to take it slow. For instance: Monday, use scissors to shorten the hair a lot. On Tuesday, shave with an electric razor. Moisturize well on Wednesday. On Thursday, using a fresh razor and plenty of slippery shave cream, use a regular razor. As soon as you're done using the razor, rinse off the shave cream well. Then, using tissue, rub down all the shaved parts with rubbing alcohol. I know this sounds "crazy" but what the rubbing alcohol does is kills the bacteria living inside your hair follicles. If the bacteria is left there, it can grow into aggravated pimply things. There's lots of alcohol in men's after shave, and that's why.

      Warning: Any time you start shaving new parts of the body there will not be instant success. It will take many months of regular shaving for both your skin and hair to get used to it. Expect some bumps and aggravation for awhile. If you keep shaving, the hair should become lesser as well (it will never "disappear" but it does seem to thin out some).

  23. 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

  24. QUESTION:
    Can you get pimples or acne on your private parts?
    I have these pimple like bumps all around my vagina but I can't figure out what they are. I've never had any sort of sex and I looked up images of genital warts and yeast infections (both were really gross) but neither look close to like what I have. I have acne every where else on my body (mostly my face, upper arms, chest, and back) but I've never heard of anyone having acne there. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, you can pretty much get pimples anywhere you can sweat, which is pretty much everywhere, its nothing to be alarmed by. another reason you could be getting them on your vaginal area could be caused by your razor if you shave the area, the razor might need to be changed.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to get rid of the little bumps on my arms?
    I have little pimple-like bumps on my upper arms and legs...what is it, and is there any way to get rid of it?

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  26. 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.

  27. 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:

  28. QUESTION:
    Is this a normal pregnancy symptom for 35 weeks?
    Your Question
    Is this a normal pregnancy symptom?
    I have 2 pimple like bumps on my upper arms (one on each arm) underneath about 2 1/2 inches from my underarm.. There is no white head to it or anything like that and they hurt a little bit if I push on them. They are raised. I am 35 weeks pregnant. Is this a pregnancy symptom? There are none on my stomach or chest just my arms.

    • ANSWER:
      They could just be ingrown hairs. When you're pregnant anything is possible... I mean anything! It won't hurt to have them seen.

  29. 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

  30. QUESTION:
    why does my four year old daughter have a pimple like bump on her areola plus body odor in her arm pits?
    My four year old daughter has a pimple like bump with pus on her areola she has had it for almost a year now. she also has body odor in her arm pits. any idea what this could be?

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  31. 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!

  32. QUESTION:
    How to cover big pimples with makeup?
    So recently I have been getting these huge pimples/bumps on my cheeks and I can't seem to be able to cover them with foundation, so how can I cover them without paying for a expensive concealer which I don't have the money for

    • ANSWER:
      This is a video on my channel.
      I use Hard Candy, glamoflauge concealer.
      It is amazing and even covers tattoos! I use it on my face every single day to cover imperfections like dark spots, blemishes and ive even used it to cover a huge scar on my arm I got from a snow boarding accident. I sure hope I can help. It only cost 7 bucks at Walmart, target ect.

  33. QUESTION:
    Help only if u have tattoo or know about tattoos?
    Why is it doing that I have a chrry blossom tree and on one of the flowers it hurts super bad even when you put water on it or touch it an I saw the my skin split open a little bit..i had my tattoo for 5 days now...an also on my bird tattoo inside it looks like small rashs, pimples, bumps things on it...wtf is goin on? Its on my inner arm I put aquaphor ointment 3x day an use antibacterial soap...my arm is still sore and it hurts on my inner elbow thats where my cherry blossom is split a little .

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a rash or pimples but first of all I was always taught never to use healing ointment. That might of caused your problems. Even though it's an open wound your suppose to clean it with your antibacterial soap like you said you were and non scented moisturizer cream.

  34. 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.

  35. 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

  36. QUESTION:
    What's the best lotion for dry, broken out winter skin?
    My arms and chest are dry, itchy and getting tiny pimple-like bumps on them. What's the best body wash or lotion for this?
    I do not have keratosis pilaris. I am familiar with this condition and this is NOT what I have.

    My skin only gets like this in the winter when it's very dry and cold.

    • ANSWER:
      The Eucerin line is very good and it's meant for damaged skin. There are different kinds within the line so just go to Walmart or anywhere it is sold and check out what kind would best fit your needs.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of nasty bumps on my arms?
    I have these tiny little bumps on my upper arms. They look like a cross between pimples and goosebumps. They are all relatively the same size, and yes, as disgusting as it may sound, there's pus in them. If you look far away, the look like a shadow on my arms.

    Are there any ways to get rid of them very quickly? (I had them for a very long time).

    Also, what is the proper name for this type of skin condition?

    • ANSWER:
      This skin condition is called Keratosis, it happens when the protein in the skin called Keratin forms hard plugs within the hair follicle. There are certain creams that can help, creams that contain urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid tretinoin or Vitamin D. If its any consolation the spots can disappear when you get older, or can be less noticeable. Hope I have helped you

  38. 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.'

  39. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of these bumps?
    I get annoying, red, pimple- /zit-like bumps on my chest, upper back, and on my arms. They don't itch and standard acne cream won't help. In fact, it seems to make it worse. I've tried using a cleansing soap like Dove and, like I said, I've tried acne/pimple medication but it doesn't seem to work. I'd like to get it cleared up. Anyone with similar problems or know how to make this go away?

    • ANSWER:
      i got the piples on my back and chest too...
      i kno its really anoyying..
      and it even gradually leaves a black spot..evn i dont kno what to do..
      i understand u buddy!

  40. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the bumps on my arms?
    i have a ton of these little bumps on my upper arm between my shoulder and elbow, tons of people get them and i know they aren't pimples. but what can i do to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Why do i have pimples on my upper body?
    I have pimple-like bumps on my chest upper arms shoulders and upper back and other red marks there too and its really annoying. I take showers daily. Does anyone know what this, is why i have it, if i can get rid of it, or how i can get rid of it?????

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of arm acne fast?
    I have arm acne and have had them for a couple of years now. They used to be just bumps on my upper arms but now they are actually pimples. I use an acne wash in the shower everyday and I apply an acne toner I use for my face but it doesn't seem to work. I have a field trip in two weeks where we go to a water park and by then, I really want my arm acne gone. Do you have any tips or recommendations? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Use a good toner. Spray onto face or wipe on with a cotton ball and wipe off with a clean, dry cotton ball. This gets rid of excess cleanser and tightens pores. Good, inexpensive choices include plain witch hazel for normal to dry skin, lemon juice, or 3% hydrogen peroxide for oily skin. 70% ethyl rubbing alcohol can also be used for severe oiliness, but it can really dry out your skin and irritate it more. Some toners are medicated, and this stage is the best for using a medicated product if you're only going to use one medication.

      Bacteria in pores is one cause of spots. Reduce the amount of bacteria by using toners containing anti-bacterial agents like alcohol, peroxide and benzalkonium chloride, and by using creams that contain benzoyl peroxide (ask your doctor about benzaclin, with moisturizer if you have dry skin, as it works better than just plain benzoyl because benzoyl takes up to 8 weeks before improvement is seen) which kill bacteria as well as cause the skin to regenerate faster. …

  43. QUESTION:
    How do I treat my acne?
    I have some blackheads and small pimples/bumps that won't go away, even at the fact that I do use the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash every time I get in the shower. And is it bad to wash your face in a shower instead of a sink?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Acne is different from regular spots in that it is a hormonal rather than hygiene related problem, meaning that you can use all the products you like in the world but it'll never completely go away until your hormones have calmed down.

      2. Diet can make a big difference to acne as what you eat greatly affects your hormonal balances. Poor diet can even trigger acne. Foods that have been linked to acne breakouts are high-sugar/carbohydrate foods & dairy products- what you eat one day can affect your skin for up to 4 weeks afterwards. Keeping a diet diary and eating a leaner more veg/fruit based diet will help a lot in actually calming down your acne and even getting rid of it altogether.

      3. Try to avoid using too many harsh products on your skin. While it is good to use a diverse array of products (and i would particularly recommend clay/mud masks as they are one of the few products that physically draw out the oils from your pores instead of just cleaning the surface of the skin), cleaning your skin too vigorously can dry your skin out which can encourage your body to produces even more oils to replace the lost ones. So stick to natural perfume-free skin products and use perfume-free moisturisers (perfumed products aggravate spots).

      4. If you have a fringe or like to wear your hair over your face a lot etc, avoid doing this as it will increase the heat & oils on your skin (making the spots worse). Though you might want to cover up your spots, keeping them cool & aired will help them going away quicker and prevent more from developing.

      5. There are some serious acne treatments out there which guarantee to get rid of acne, but they are available on prescription only and you need to see a doctor to get them. However they do all come with side effects (the most common one being suffering from dry skin for the rest of your life, which is not fun and will prematurely age your skin if not cared for properly).

      My personal experiences;
      I suffered with bad acne for some years when i was growing up and i tried all manner of brand name skin products in an effect to get rid of my spots- i would follow their instructions to the last letter and would wash my face 3 times a day. But no matter how quickly old spots went there was an endless stream of new ones and so for about 3 whole years there was no one single day in my life where i had a spot-free face (and that's not to mention all the spots running down my neck, shoulders & upper arms). I suffered intense bullying for it and it made me very depressed.
      One day though i started to make big changes to my diet, cutting out chocolate & sweets for 2 months completely and eating much more fruit & veg and drinking more water etc. Within about 3 weeks my acne started to go away and after a couple of months it was gone completely. I was over the moon! So as a consequence i am a big believer in the dietary approach to beating acne ^_^v .

  44. QUESTION:
    I have two red splotches on arm. One has a red bump in the middle. Any ideas of what it could be?
    I thought it was ringworm at first but the second spot showed out of nowhere when I was in the shower. The first one(the one with the tiny red bump in middle) started as an itchy pimple-like bump. Neither itch now.

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these bumps on my arm?
    I have these bumps on my arm, I know that they are not pimples because a few people I know used to have them. They told me not to exfoliate or pick at them, and I have it because of bacteria in the pores in my arms. I you know what these are called, can you tell me how to get rid of them???

    thanks in advance! ;)

    • ANSWER:
      I heard about non-acne bumps being treated with lactic acid. I found a link for you below. I've also read about homemade mixtures using dairy products, and I found a site that has recipes for those.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my arm?
    I have had these bumps on my arm for months now. It started out as one small pimple like bump and now it doesn't look like a pimple anymore and more bumps have appeared. I still can't get into the dermatologist, does have any one have any guesses as to what it could be? I'm concerned. My profile picture is the bumps since I could not link it in the question.

    • ANSWER:
      If they are red, it might be the same thing I have- Chicken Skin.

  47. 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.

  48. QUESTION:
    How can you eliminate pimples on top arms?
    I have this pimples on my top arms and i don't know how to cure it. They told me that it's because of "hot water" but then nothing happens if i use cold water or so. I just need some answers. and oh yeah i don't trust chemicals. just saying. :) thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem. My mom says they are ingrown hairs and that the best solution is to scrub them thoroughly with a loofah sponge whenever I take a shower. This works okay, but the smooth effect only lasts for a little while.

      I also have bad acne, so sometimes when the bumps on my arms get bad, I will scrub and wash them with the face soap that keeps my acne under control (I use Suki LemonGrass Exfoliating Scrub if that matters, it is all natural and organic ingredients, so no chemicals :D); that seems the actually work the best, the bumps seem to stay away for quite a few days.

      And I don't know if this is related, but I live on a ranch and I have been working outside all summer in tank tops, and my bumps have really diminished, so maybe the sun helps some. As for me, they always seem to be worst in the winter-time when I am wearing sweaters.

      Just keep experimenting with different things and see what works the best, that is what I have done.

      Hope this helps some, and Good Luck!! --Mannus

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of little red bumps on your upper arms?
    Mine look like pimples. They kind of hurt when I pick at them, and they're really annoying. I've had them my whole life, as long as I remember. Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      ah sounds like you have KP (keratosis pilarsis) ii have it too D:
      if you go onto sephora they have this body scrub and lotion combo that supposedly works for a lot of people - it didn't work for me though :[[
      but it's supposed to be good !! so you might want to try that out ~
      goodluck !!

      http://sephora.com/search/search_results.jhtml;jsessionid=YPIEE0O5ZCIPWCV0KQNQ5UQ?command=text&attr1=kP+duty&attr2=&%2Fcom%2Flvmh%2Fcommerce%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch%2Fiphrase%2Fproxy%2FIPhraseSearchFormHandler.search=search&_D%3A%2Fcom%2Flvmh%2Fcommerce%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch%2Fiphrase%2Fproxy%2FIPhraseSearchFormHandler.search=+&searchString=kP+duty&x=0&y=0&_DARGS=%2Fincludes%2FsearchFinder.jhtml


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Pictures Of Skin Rashes

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what kind of plants causes skin rash?
    Last weekend I did some gardening, and the day after I developed skin rash. I woud like to see the pictures of plants and weeds that causes skin rash, so I can get rid of them.

    • ANSWER:
      You could have a general grass allergy, as most peiople know what poison oak and poision ivy looks like

  2. QUESTION:
    What's an interesting disease to write a report on?
    I'm looking for an interesting disease that has a lot of information, and has lots of pictures to show. I don't want to do the commonly heard diseases such as AIDS, HIV, skin rashes of any kind, any cancer or tumor, and I don't want to do a disease that is mental, or doesn't show any physical symptoms. Please help?! Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      You could write about Prader-Willi syndrome. It's a rare genetic disease that causes people to never feel full, so they keep eating compulsively. You could also write about Progeria, a disease that causes rapid aging in children. They age roughly 7-8 years for every 1 actual year, and most of them don't live past their early teens because by the time they're 10, they're like an 80 year old... it's actually a very sad, although extremely interesting, disease. Those are just two thoughts. Good luck on your project!

  3. QUESTION:
    My friend has small red itchy spots in her butt area what is it?
    Its not scabies or MRSA because we looked it up and the pictures did not match her skin rash. Everyone is racking their brains thinking of what it can be and we've spent all night looking it up online and we just cannot find a diagnosis,we need a diagnosis!!! Help please!!!

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there a good website to see pictures of various types of skin rashes and conditions?
    Just looking for a web site with pics of various types of rashes so I can see if my rash / condition looks like anyything out there..
    This way I can see if my rash or condition looks like any of the pictures and get a handle on what I have? I've gone to the Doctor and it'll be a few days before the blood test come back that he ordered and I just wanted to investigate a little while waiting..

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-common-adult-skin-problems

      (:-o)

  5. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me what this strange skin rash might be?
    I have a skin rash that has come and gone for the past 5 years. It is on my face, neck and trunk, especially on my upper back. It looks like ringworm, but is not. A dermotologist took a sample and said it was "nothing". At one point I had HUNDREDS of these on me. Sometimes, it is only a few. They are round, red, and scaly and you can see them especially well after I get out of the shower. I have fair skin, blonde hair, blue eyes. Can anyone tell me what this might be?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably Tinea Versicolor. Use Nizoral shampoo on your body for 10 minutes 3 times per week. Look up a picture of it to verify this what you have.http://www.aad.org/public/publications/pamphlets/common_tinea.html

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of someones skin being allergic to pickle juice?
    My 21 month old son breaks out every time pickle juice touches his skin. He eats them and is fine and if he doesn't get any on his skin he doesn't break out. Just when the juice touches his skin. Has anyone ever heard of or had this happen to them. He isn't old enough to tell me if it itches or makes his stomach hurt.

    • ANSWER:
      I would check out what's in the pickle juice. Most of them have a yellow dye added that is a known allergen/sensitivity issue for some people. Vinegar could be an issue if there are sulfite problems. Or it could be your son has sensitive skin and the acidity is a problem.

      We recently found out my daughter has mild allergies/food issues. She's probably had this since she was less than a year old, but we only had her diagnosed after she was 10 YEARS old. No hives or rashes or other issues, not bowel issues that we knew of, nothing. Except she sometimes got a skin rash with food contact on her skin. That's it, nothing else.

      But after we took her off the allergen, a few weeks later she's in pain because she accidentally got the 'bad' food at a friend's house. And she tells us that she never knew that was stomach pain before, because that was how her stomach had always felt, all the time, her entire life. She never complained about it (although she complained about other stuff, don't get me wrong), she just thought that was normal and so we never knew.

      You can imagine the guilt, yeah? I look back now and I see other signs. There is frequently a perpetual set of shadows underneath the eyes that you would expect if the child is tired, but is also referred to as an 'allergy shiner' because it is common in children with allergies.

      There can be chubbiness that, if you really look, doesn't match. My daughter had cute little chubby cheeks, but the rest of her was skinny. My son has this cute little toddler 'melon belly' but his arms and legs lost their chubby toddler shape and his tummy didn't. Both turned out to be bloating and inflammation from allergies. I look at old pictures and realize their chubby parts didn't match up with the rest of their bodies. But not once did doctors make a comment, wonder about their health, nothing. :-(

      So if he's got a rash, as another parent who went through this and it WAS a problem, I would really urge you to check out keeping him away from the ingredients in these pickles and seeing if you notice any differences in temperament, diapers, or body. It's a little work, but it's non-invasive and at this age, he's not going to notice too much...hopefully. ;-)

  7. QUESTION:
    How can you tell the difference between eczema and basal cell skin cancer?
    i looked at pictures and it looks identical to the eczema I have. But i've had that my whole life...

    • ANSWER:
      Most intimately and certainly.

      Eczema is known medically as "the itch that rashes" -- the reason is that it itches before the rash comes.

      Basal cell -- shiny, raised, not itchy , nothing like eczema. Had a pimple that wouldn't pop -- turned out to be basal cell.

      Where you fit, I cannot tell. But there is a big difference.

      GOOD LUCK!

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I fix dry skin without breaking out?
    For awhile my skin was breaking out and I discovered the reason was moisturizers that I used after washing my face. I tried a bunch of different kinds and none of them seem to work ( I even tried proactiv moisturizer and it made me break out too! ). Now, my skin is clearing up, and I want it to completely clear up, by my skin around my mouth and nose is really dry and almost flaky. How do I get rid of that flaky dryness without having to use moisturizer?

    I use oxypads, makeup remover, then a face scrub daily.

    • ANSWER:
      You are having an allergic reaction to the salicylic acid in your oxy pads. That is a typical reaction to aspirin sensitivity.

      Salicylic acid is a form of aspirin and is readily dermally absorbed.

      Aspirin is a common allergen in humans. Some of the indications of aspirin sensitivity include: itchy and watery eyes, itchy rashes, nasal congestion, hives, worsening asthma, *****rashes around the mouth******, cough and wheezing, and anaphylaxis — a severe, potentially fatal reaction including hives, difficulty breathing and a drop in blood pressure; fortunately rare in aspirin sensitivity.

      If these risks were on the label, you would have known what the problem was. Please, don't use products that contain salicylic acid. You are aspirin sensitive and having an allergic reaction. It could get much worse, real quick.

      http://www.medem.com
      /medlb/article_detaillb
      .cfm?article_ID=
      ZZZSH46323E&
      sub_cat=253

      I had to break up the link so you can verify the accuracy of this information - since we aren't allowed to post sources anymore and URLs get abbreviated...just piece the URL back together again.

      Try the oat and honey mask on my profile - just click my picture. That should help a lot with the rash.

      There's also a link to an online petition to require labels on cosmetic products to state KNOWN risks, such as a rash around your mouth, on the label. You might want to sign it.

      ADDED:
      Don't put Vaseline on your skin. It's bleached petroleum, you know, motor oil with bleach. It was developed from the sludge that forms on the sides of filthy drilling platforms. All those chemical residues are NOT good for your skin.

      Try the mask, you'll feel a lot better in about 5 minutes after having it on.

  9. QUESTION:
    what is wrong with my brother having white skin rashes on his stomach?
    My brother is about to turn 8 years old and he has some white rashes on his stomach and around his back. He had been getting these white small tiny rashes for about 2 years now. I just don't know what it can be? He tells me it don't bother him or make him itch unless he chooses to scratch on the area. Can someone please help what it could possibly be? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Without an a picture I can not see what it could possibly be now I have your description of it. so I have sent you a list of what it might be so do your research on any one of these.
      •Measles
      •Chicken pox
      •Scarlet fever
      •Meningitis
      •Roseola
      •Drug reaction
      •Rubella
      •Kawasaki's disease
      •Allergy to soap/shampoo
      •Allergy to food
      •Eczema
      •Herpes zoster
      •Psoriasis
      •Pityriasis rosea
      •Pityriasis vesicolor
      •Folliculitis
      •Urticaria pigmentosa

      Good luck and I hope this helps you.

  10. QUESTION:
    What do you use for your daily skin care?
    I'm 15 and all my life I've been using soap and I think I'm missing out so much on my skin care already! Please tell me about cleansers and moisterizers and and makeup remover, which ones you use, and which products can clean throughly and gently! I'm really grateful I don't even know the basics!

    • ANSWER:
      yeah ill be 15 this july

      i use proactiv. it works like magic! the moisturizers that come with it work really well. a little goes a long way with that stuff.
      i also like bath & body works lotion. its so soft it makes your skin as soft as a baby's bottom! lol

      other than that i dont put a ton of stuff on my face.
      i used to use this amaaaazing moisturizer by smashbox, called "picture prefect" or something like that. it was made with ingredients from apricot and more, and softened and gave your skin a picture-perfect finish :)

      before proactiv, i used Oxy facial pads, and they didnt do a whole lot for me. one day i washed my face with oxy pads in the morning, then Sea Breeze ones at night. the next day i woke up with a terrible bumpy rash on my face.
      i read the back of both packages to see if i had any allergies.
      i saw that it said "do not combine with other products. it may cause irritation or rash" and it sure did!

      what i used to try to cover the rash was my moms Bare Mnerals. its good cuz it wont clog your pores and cause more acne. the only bad part was that im a little too pale for my moms Bare Minerals kit :D

      good luck finding products!

  11. QUESTION:
    My skin is itching and breaking out around my left boob?
    My skin it itching and breaking out around my left boob and left side! What could have caused and is there anything I can do or take?

    • ANSWER:
      It may be shingles (Herpes Zoster). If you google it, you'll see pictures of the rash.
      It's the same virus as the one that causes chicken pox. It lays dormant for years and then causes shingles. They are very painful and more blisters than pimples.
      They also affect only one side.
      God bless.

  12. QUESTION:
    Why do I get a painful rash on my legs when I go for an extra long walk?
    I haven't walked my dog for a while now because whenever I do, I come home with a rash on my legs that itches like no other and is hot to the touch compared to other parts of my body. (My dog is getting walked by my parents for now, so he is getting his exercise.)

    What do you think it is?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Sounds like your malady may be a bacteria_fungus i.e. ringworm and/or yeast infection AND/OR an allergic reaction to something that is toxic to your liver/kidneys but it's hard to tell without seeing and learning the details about what you have been eating breathing and applying to your skin. SEE https://health.google.com/health/ref/Ringworm Monistat 7 will likely kill any fungus in a few days and better micro-nutrition will keep it killed and will also strengthen your liver lymph and kidney systems to handle allergic reactions with less suffering in the future.

      IF you think it may be an allergic reaction - although it may be a difficult process - try to identify your triggers from cosmetics meds nuts milk grains other-foods chlorine-water-in-showers etcetera by discontinuing them until the symptoms stop and then beginning them again to see how your body reacts. If you are like me you may start to see allergies to many things because the root problem for me was a severely weakened liver from too many nutritional supplements that were toxic and I never knew it until it was almost too late.

      After several months of pruritus Urticaria that began during the colder months of November inside a gas heated low humidity home, I have identified enough of my own triggers to allow my legs to heal with only a super-minimal amount of coconut cream and water rubbed on my skin and a minimal number of full body showers.

      After several applications my lymph glands have become severely allergic to petrolatum products that are similar to Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, and common sense has now taught me that any petroleum products should always become toxic to anyone’s kidney and liver with repeated applications. I had flare-ups immediately after I had applied organic olive oil so I eventually changed to minimal amounts of coconut oil after I had used a minimal amount of a petrolatum steroid for a few days to allow my legs to heal up. I also have flareups when I eat over 150 calories of nuts and/or milk fats and/or oils, but these usually flare up about three hours after eating them, but the olive oil always took about five to thirty minutes to begin itching.

      Skin diseases can always return again and again and again and can get much much worse over time if they are not resolved. Soo after reading your description I would strongly encourage you to seek out a 'good' doctor or a ‘good’ nurse and s/he will make a knowledgeable medical diagnosis and thoroughly explain the causes preventions and solutions much better than anyone on Yahoo_Answers could do without being able to see you personally.

      Also, to know how difficult or easy it should be for a doctor to make a ‘good’ diagnosis - I encourage you to also become a ‘good’ medical diagnostician from your doctor’s advice and your own research through Yahoo_Answers and via browser searches.

      FOR HELP WITH PICTURES & INFO SEE:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast_infection
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016
      http://dermatology.about.com/cs/dermphotos/a/dermgallery.htm
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatosis_of_pregnancy
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestational_diabetes
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_disease

      ITCHINGS & RASHES/BLISTERS CAN BE CAUSED BY EITHER:

      * an allergic reaction to ‘toxins’ in one’s food or skin applications or meds or air (i.e. molds or smoke or vapors) etc.

      * fungal bacterial = thrush yeast_infection jock_itch ringworm etc.

      * viral = measles smallpox etc.

      * parasitical = scabies_mite lice etc.

      * inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut = pellagra scurvy beriberi rickets etc.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra

      * either sun or hormonal or stress related or a combination of the above that make it difficult to find a definite cause
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/formication

      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful experience of pruritus-itching and rashes in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – a self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF you are interested, I feel I have become a quasi-expert on rashes and pruritus itching after many years of off and on flare ups due to my own nutritionally related asthma and gallbladder disease that ‘continued’ to become heart disease and T2 diabetes and then non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with either PBC or PSC. So you are not alone. Many many people suffer from pruritus and I have learned very late in my own disease(s) that when it is nutritionally related most doctors do not tell their patients that inadequate micro-nutrition absorption in the gut and liver ‘might’ be the root cause and the best solution, and is also the most likely cause to the pruritus and liver diseases that are currently overwhelming our American culture. So to do my part to make a difference in the world I now take a little time each week to help others understand why better micro-nutrition absorption in the gut is so important, and I have posted much of my own story via the link at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091025223942AAni6lC . I hope you will have learned something today from my own mistakes and would not duplicate them – please pass on what you will learn from your own malady to your family friends neighbors and acquaintances. My best to you and yours. AI - nutritionIsT >[(-:]

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the possible causes of leathery skin in 3 year old?
    Only the torso is affected. No rash, redness or discolouration - not scaly. The skin is just not soft as a young childs should be. Arms, legs, face are fine. I wondered if it could be bubble bath.

    • ANSWER:
      When in practice I told parents that it was difficult to diagnosis rashes and other skin conditions over the telephone. The same holds true over the internet. While a picture sometimes suffices, it is not the best thing to do on the net, and you still don't get the feel or the whole picture.

      You would be much better off asking your pediatrician.

      Bubble bath? Maybe, but it's a stretch.

  14. QUESTION:
    Anybody know any sites that show pictures of skin conditions/rashes and tell about them?
    Ive noticed on my legs ive got red blotches all over, and if u look close they look like a bunch of little red dots but blotches all over. It doesnt itch or burn, I cant even feel it & its smooth There not bumps. Ive very confused on wat it could be and its kinda scaring me. If anyone knos wat it could be please let me kno. Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      You could be allergic to something ie. detergent used for laundry. Doesn't sound serious, you probably have contact dermatitis which means you're allergic to something. Either topically or something you are eating. Don't use any product that contains fragrances or dyes. See your doctor, there are creams that will help you.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to write on your skin with markers?
    A lot of people say "ink poisoning" seeps into your skin and it's bad, that you can get a rash or disease. Every now and then I draw little pictures on my hand just for fun, it's not like I do it all the time. Probably not even once a month. But I just wanna know. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      yh its really serious if u keep doing it the amount of ink in ur blood system can become too much and u will die in incredible pain from it all.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why did Michael Jackson have rosy cheeks during the Thriller era?
    For a long time I've noticed that in pictures of Michael from the Thriller era he had very rosy cheeks in some pictures. They looked as if he got mild sunburn on his cheeks. But I also noticed that from Bad and on his cheeks weren't like that anymore.

    Answer intelligently, please.

    • ANSWER:
      He had lupus which cause the rash on his cheeks. The rash is coin-shaped or oval in shape, like a disk and it is seen on areas of the skin that are exposed to sunlight. He wore makeup to cover it.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are clear fluid filled bumps all over your body and they itch really bad?
    I have these bumps that have clear fluid in them and if I don't pop them they get bigger and bigger and cause the skin around them to dry out and oeel off. They started on my feet and now have spread to my hands and upper body and into my head. They itch so bad and look gross. Wha is causing them. I had them on my feet for years and they seemed to happen mainly in the summer when I sweat the most now it is affecting my upper body. Can someone help?

    • ANSWER:
      They are most likely hives. I got them when i had strep throat(side effect). They can come from fever, allergic reactions like food allergies or even soap or detergent! They can be cured with itccreams tht your doctor gives to you that are very powerful. Go to the doctor and ask him/her to see what hive are coming from......and if they are hives! Until you book an appointment for your doctor, rub rubbing alchohol on them(IT WILL BURNnot very badly tho) BUT IT KILLS ALL THE GERMS ON THE HIVES AND STOPS THE ITCHING AND KEEPS HIVES FROM SPREADING........this works with all rashes(in case this isnt hives)
      Heres a picture of one example of hives: http://img.webmd.com/dtmcms/live/webmd/consumer_assets/site_images/articles/health_tools/adult_skin_problems_slideshow/getty_rm_photo_of_poison_ivy_rash.jpg

      P.S. Hives and other types of rashes can be a result of stress

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I get the best results for my sophomore yearbook picture?
    My school pictures are being taken on September 4th. Is there anything specific I can do with hair, makeup, clothing, or jewelry to get the best possible picture that I can? Are there certain colors that are generally bad to wear for these sorts of things? I always end up hating my school pictures and I want to know what i can do to actually get a good picture!

    I have dark hair, light skin, grey eyes. If that makes a difference.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some suggestions:
      Wash you face everynight (but use something that you have used already so you don't risk getting a rash)
      Get plenty of sleep the next few days (don't want to look tired)
      Drink plenty of water as it helps to hydrate your skin
      Make-up should look natural don't over do it. Light concealer, earthy tones are your best bet. (No red lipstick or dark purple/blue eyeshadow)
      Deep condition your hair so it hydrated (don't use a lot of hairspary or gel that would make your hair look crunchy or dried out)
      Bring a bag with you that has make-up for touch up, toothbrush and toothpaste (in the event you have something on your teeth), hairspray, mirror and brush so you can fix yourself right before pictures. You may want to get a serum that you can put on your hair when it's dry to tame the fly aways. If you have curly hair or want to make your hair curly for the day try the curler ( I think John Frieda makes it) helps to boost the curls.
      As for jewelry don't over do it, even hollywood stars get hammered for over doing jewerly. If you are wearing a necklace make sure that your shirt will allow the whole piece to be seen. Fake diamond earrings are very classy if you decide to wear your hair up.
      As for clothing don't wear something that is flashy, prints, too bright or needs to be fixed like a button down shirt. A v-neck is a safe way to go.

      If you plan to smile brush your teeth with baking soda or use the crest whiting strips even for the next two days can brighten your teeth!

      Also tame the eyebrows but don't get them wax as it may leave red irritation instead get them threaded or if you know how to tweeze but don't over do it! lol

      Good luck and say cheese!

  19. QUESTION:
    What could a small recurring circular rash be?
    I've noticed several times through out the last year or so that I will have one random circular rash. It is basically a perfect circle, they have shown up on my arms, chest, legs, etc. It looks like dry skin but again it is a perfect circle and occasionally itches.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a ringworm. Ringworm is a fungus and it is contagious. Go to the web md website and look at some pictures. If it is ringworm you should go to your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist what he suggests.

  20. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of an allergic reaction on my face overnight?
    I don't know what caused it but I have an allergic reaction on my face right now. It's really hot, itchy, and bright red.
    Please help me, I have school pictures tomorrow and I can't show up with a disgusting red face.

    • ANSWER:
      *Wash your hands and face with soap and water if you know you have come in contact with a substance such as poison ivy or poison oak that causes a rash. The oils from these plants produces an adverse reaction called contact dermatitis. Removing the oils as soon as possible can help you get rid of your face allergic more quickly.

      *Refrain from wearing makeup or using scented or abrasive products on your face while you have a face allergy. Regardless of the cause of your face allergy, cleansing products and cosmetics can be irritating to skin that is already inflamed, and can prolong the rash. Wash your face with lukewarm water, using only your fingertips as a cleaning tool.

      *Make an appointment to have your doctor look at your face allergy ,. You may have a bacterial or fungal infection that requires treatment with prescription medications.

  21. QUESTION:
    What kind of tanning bed lotion should I use?
    Okay, so I'm wanting to start going to the tanning bed (yes i know they're bad) for about 5-10 mins about 3 days a week. I've never been in a tanning bed before, but I want to get just a nice tan not bahama mama tan, just so im not so white this summer. What are the best (if any) kinds of tanning bed lotion for begginning tanners with fair skin?

    • ANSWER:
      My advice? DON'T.

      I'll let Lisa & Glenna tell you about tanning beds.
      Google Lisa and see what she looks like 2010.
      "Plastic Week: Lisa Gastineau On The Dangers Of Tanning Beds"

      She had 2-3 melanoma moles removed, one by her nose. She had nose surgery just to get her nose straighter, so she can breath again. She got those moles from a tanning bed.
      Google: Warning in Tanning beds: About 13,200,000 results (0.25 seconds) 

      Tanning beds aged you by 10-15 years!
      Google A Death by Suntan by age 26, Yahoo Shine 3-23-10. In April 2005, while working out at her college gym in Rhode Island, 22-year-old Glenna Kohl detected a hard, golf ball-size lump near her groin. . . . .In high school, Glenna did have an irregular mole removed from her leg. A pathology report identified it as benign, but the surgeon tested it again. The lab had made an error: The mole was an early stage melanoma.
      Google: Lawsuits in tanning beds. About 2,130,000 results (0.29 seconds) 5-3-12.

      Tanning comes & go, unless you do them everyday 24/7 for the rest of your life. But in the end the only thing you'll benefit is either moles, freckles, skin tags or discolorations from sunscreens, lotions, etc. and the more you do, the more they get larger, darker & bumpier. My nephew had a membership in a tanning bed salon for a year. After it expired, he stopped, now he's as white as before he began.

      Tanning, is a result for 'damaged skin' and no products can reverse you from skin cancer or damaged skin, may prevent you from pre-mature aging, but that's part of the billion dollar beauty industry.
      A new study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure can be dangerous when tanners self-diagnose skin problems and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions. The study specifically found that a tanning bed user that used the radiation to treat a mild skin rash caused by an ibuprofen allergy developed a much more severe reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). When left untreated, TEN can be fatal.
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 76,259 new cases of skin cancer will be reported particularly among women in their 20's & 30's, and that's 6,020 more than 2011, people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA's Sun-Wise Program. That's more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine!

      Watch Mirror, Mirror when the evil queen played by Julia Roberts wanted to look as fair as the princess played by Lily Collins. I came from a vacay in Ireland, and many of the people there working in the profession (luxury hotels and banks, etc.) have beautiful white complexion!
      This is what beautiful flawless skin looks like:
      http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/hairstyle-pictures-today/2012/05/15/zooey-deschanel-side-swept-chocolate-curls
      Google Liv Tyler. http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=liv+tyler&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
      Or Google Catherine Zeta Jones - she's 42 with beautiful skin.
      Watch The Duchess - Keira Knightly has flawless complexion - a natural beauty.
      Taylor Swift is another starlet with beautiful skin, in her 20's.

      I've been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I'm using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid, photos, another skin disorder.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

  22. QUESTION:
    There is a mysterious rash travelling to different places on my body?
    Its not itchy, its looks like a big group of freckles. Im not sexually active and havent been sick recently or had any symptomns that rashes require.
    Its was on my upper back last week then my stomach and now above my butt.
    Its really worrying me cause im not sure if it could be like skin cancer or somthing. I Dunno.
    Please help me out
    Im not even sure if its that serious though.

    • ANSWER:
      From your description of traveling freckles, I"m not sure you're going to get any valid answers without submitting a couple of clear pictures of the problem. Otherwise, go to your local dermatologist for the answer to your problem.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of this rash on my chest?
    so it started maybe a couple weeks ago.i started to see tiny little red bumps on my chest but thought nothing of it, coulve been acne. but now, a couple weeks later, it has spread across my right pec and i see a little on the left. They are very tiny and contain no liquid so i doubt its acne but its all grouped together. i tried using antibacterial bath soap to wash it away but its no use! i have pictures but dont know how to post them:P so please help me guys:) thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      Whatever this skin irritation is, it would certainly benefit from less chemicals rather than more. Antibacterial soap contains some very serious ingredients that can exacerbate skin problems. Try going the other direction. Stop using soaps and shampoos that contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Instead, use a simple olive oil bar soap or Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps. Think back and try to remember if you started using a new personal product or clothes detergent around the time the rash started. Try to minimize the number of polysyllabic ingredients you ingest or put on your skin. In fact, you could try using only products that contain instantly recognizable ingredients. If you must apply some type of moisturizer to soothe the skin rash, go for pure virgin coconut oil - it is naturally antifungal and moisturizing and will at least do no harm.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can you tell the difference between a tick and a chigger?
    I was sitting outside and found two or three little red bugs on me, very small.

    I originally thought they were ticks, but a friend said it might be a chigger. They're both small, and its hard to tell by looking at pictures online but ticks can be red too.

    But these were pretty small.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      A tick is about the size of a flea or maybe alittle bigger depending on the breed. A chigger is almost invisible and burrows under the skin and creates almost a rash. Usually if it is chiggers there are many of them and not just one.

  25. QUESTION:
    Can your nipples become sore from an allergic reaction?
    I used a new product from sephora the other week (some coconut glitter spray thing) and I put it on my chest. Well, now in my cleavage where the spray must have been pressed into my skin, I have a small rash. But the past few days my nipples have been really sore too, and I'm not on my period or pregnate.
    Is it possible that the spray could've caused it?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd need some pictures to be more sure.

  26. QUESTION:
    Why is the skin peeling from my forehead?
    It looks similar to when someone gets sun burn and it starts to peel. only this part of my body was always covered by a baseball cap. i was at a camp for an entire week. and anytime we were outside i had to where my ball cap. and it got very sweaty and dirty.

    Could this be mold? fungus? heat rash? my skin started to become extremely dry and is peeling very bad only in the area where my cap touched. i keep putting lotion on it but it only helps a little. after awhile it goes back just not as bad. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem skin pealing on my forehead and no where else and i know it's not from the sun because i spend very little time in the sun. I all ways wear a ball cap if i am going to be outside for awhile.
      I wander do you take any kind of medication ? i ask that because i didn't have this problem until i started taking pain killers for my chronic back pain and some of the side effects is dermatitis. I have used Alot of search engines with pictures " images " and sure enough i found the exact same thing we got so this condition is dermatitis and is very dicusting.
      I use various skin lotions through the day and go a bit heavier at night then wash it off in the morning and re apply sun screen,at times it looks like it's all cleared up but in a day or so returns with the pealing.
      I wish you luck on finding a cure so far i haven't and i dont want to spend a fortune going to a Dermatologist

  27. QUESTION:
    If my dog is allergic to plastic dog bowls?
    Will he develop a skin rash inside his legs and on his chest as well as on his face and paws? I'm trying to find out what his allergies are because hes losing his hair and going really red where he lost the hair. he is a white pitbull.

    • ANSWER:
      Your dog appears to have symptoms of 'mange'. See the links below for pictures.

      Pitbulls tend to have a higher sensitivity for mange so I would not be surprised if this is your dog's problem as your dog's symptoms match it very well.

      I used the mange control formula from florapetnaturals to treat my pitbull with fantastic results. I was stunned at how quickly it worked for my dog.

      My dog's mange stopped spreading right away and within a week the skin looked completely normal. By that time I could see that the hair had started to re-grow.

      It is very simple to apply. Just spray it on.

      It is an inexpensive treatment but more importantly, it is completely natural and it is also safe since it has no pesticides that can harm your pet. Most vet treatments have pesticides.

      You can check this treatment at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/

      What is Mange?

      http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://s3.hubimg.com/u/761554_f520.jpg&imgrefurl=http://hubpages.com/hub/All-About-Dog-Mange&usg=__KL27_fOgrdV0auhzsRgo0778oQY=&h=389&w=520&sz=28&hl=en&start=5&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=JokO-gnO7cHNfM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=131&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmange%2Bdog%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1259%26bih%3D607%26tbm%3Disch&ei=laUcTvTyKpCmsQPf_LG1BQ

      http://www.dogchatforum.com/mange-dog.htm

  28. QUESTION:
    My rabbit is loosing her hair on her neck. What could be the problem?
    i noticed it a couple of months ago and its very slowly getting worse. she has no skin irritation, bumps, rash, or ear sores. i just moved also could it be stress from being in a new unfamiliar place?

    • ANSWER:
      Is there any chance you could snap a pic and e-mail it to me?

      I'm willing to bet that it is just a molt. Rabbits shed pretty much continuously throughout the year, but about twice a year they go through a full-body molt. They shed their entire coat for new fur, and generally, I notice it starting at the back of the neck, as you describe.

      Most rabbits will be in and out of a molt in a month or so, but I have one boy who just seems like he NEVER has a decent coat of fur! I bet he's only showable 3 months out of the year!

      Anyway, if I saw a picture, I'd be able to tell better whether it might be that or some other problem.

  29. QUESTION:
    why do people who take drugs skin get all nasty?
    I'm doing this project in health and I really want to know what I'm talking about when I get up there. Mine is over Prescription Drug Abuse. And I have this picture of a before and after picture of a girl who abused it. Her face is all scabby and eyes are bloodshot. Can someone give me a logical answer on why it's that way? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I can help you with this one, I am a recovered prescription drug addict myself. My drug of choice was opiates, hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, etc. Was a HEAVY user for 8 years, was taking up to 200 mgs + of hydrocodone a day. I also was a heavy meth user. It depends on the drug taken, for instant, Aderall, is pharmasudical amphedimene, like meth, it increases heart rate, and causes lack of sleep when abused, after just 4 or 5 days of no sleep, a person can begin to feel, hear, and see things that are not there, thus the picking at the skin leaving scabs. Also, bloodshot eyes. Benzodiaziprenes, like xanax, valum, etc, cause a heavy "down", feeling, no motivation, alot of this type of abuser lacks the drive for activity, including bathing. The lack of regular bathing can cause ashiness of the skin, rash, sores, etc. Opiates, "painkillers", cause an immediate since of euphoria, followed by extreme fatigue. All of these prescription drugs have one thing in common, the must be broken down, and processed through the liver, when abused, or, over used, it creates stress on the liver which then begins to lack the ability to filter the impurities from your blood. In turn, literally poisoning your blood, this creates, yellowing of the eyes, finger nails, and skin. Opiates are basically heroin in a pill, they deplete your body of vitamins also, along with the damage to the liver, because not only is the opiate hard on it, but it also has acetimenephine (tylenol) which is stressful on your liver. Over prolonged use, the poison stresses your kidneys and can cause total failure of your kidneys. In short, liver, and kidney malfunctions poison the blood, which cause skin, sores, yellowing, and bloodshot/yellow eyes. Lack of sleep from "uppers" cause sores through the exspelling of chemicals through skin, and the constant picking, or scratching, and the benzos, "downers" cause bloodshot eyes, and lack of energy/cleanliness, equals, sores, ashiness.

      Been clean and sober for almost a year now, and am still recovering from the damage I did to my body. I learn all this the hard way. The best info you can get is from some one who has experienced it for themselves. Hope this helped.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the best type of under wear for exercising or working out?
    What is the best type of underwear for excercising or working out? Any good style or fabrics or brands. Links or pictures would be helpful to. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The brand of underwear does not matter however, due to sweating, a brief would probably be best. You definitely want cotton! A natural fabric, such as cotton, will whisk the moisture away from the skin which can help prevent heat rash, moisture type rashes (such as yeast) and even acne (yes, you can get acne on your tush)! Cotton also "breathes" which means that air can circulate keeping the skin dry.

      Make sure the underwear fits well! If it is too loose, it will bunch up causing chafing.

      BTW, even though you are a guy, did you ever notice that all sports bras are cotton? It is because cotton is the best material when sweating alot!

  31. QUESTION:
    How do i make my face more smooth and clear and better?
    Im a guy, and my face is always red and bumpy, and looks like it has a rash, my chin always gets pimples too. Look at my profile pic and if you zoom in on my face youll see. I really hate it. I want it to be more clear and white/Pale look. What can i do?

    • ANSWER:
      The sun and too much soaking in the tub or pool ARE SKIN'S worst enemies.

      You want to be pale and have clear, smooth, healthy skin? Protect your face from the sun, wear a wide brim hat. Sit or walk in the shade. Even Mario Lopez wouldn't stand outside in the sun, to do a tanning commercial. Look how good his skin looks! Mine is like that, and I'm almost 60, have been protecting my skin from the sun starting around age 9.
      1. Because I don't want to look like a farmer.
      2. Because I get too hot.
      3. I want to look like movie stars & models, they have blemish-free skins. Example: models @ the Ralph Lauren fashion show, they all have flawless complexion.
      4. I don't want to look like an old prune or get moles on my neck & face like my aunts.

      No matter, I still got Discoid Lupus (Google it), caused from the sun. It took 12 years for them to fade. Tried all kinds of lotions that were prescribed to me, and none of them worked. More & more now I protect myself and I take my wide brim hat everywhere I go, or use an umbrella. In Asia, they use umbrella all the time. Here in the States, people started to catch on, and I see people walking w/umbrella, they are used on the beach, and they sell patio umbrellas. It was invented for a reason and also to protect us from getting skin cancer.

      The sun is more powerful than most people think!

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      Any kind of facial wash, you're leaving something toxic behind, it's not a matter of convenience, it's a billion dollar business that can do more harm than good to your acne. And sometimes we feel entirely virtuous about our skin-care regimen because it's full of SPF-- all year round!-- and cleansers and such. But the truth is, we may not realize that we're overdoing (or underdoing) something that can lead to the very thing we're trying to avoid: dryness, breakouts, accelerated aging, New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf. (I've been giving this same advice for decades, but she's proof enough!).
      Take a shower everyday, use washcloth to exfoliate and bath & body wash. Hydrogen peroxide does wonders for acne. Visit their website for more tips & other uses. ONLY .

      Acne medication could worsen what ever allergies you have, so instead of trying out one product after another, you're actually spreading it around.
      The less products you use, the better for your skin. Use a bath & body wash like Suave, Irish Spring, Dove Body & Face wash in the shower, use a washcloth. Treat your face like the rest of your body, take a shower everyday or wash your face everyday.

      Sometimes just the oil on your face from make up and lotions, even from your hair can travel to your face causing acne to come out. Others, from stress, hormones & diet or foods.

      Google: FIVE FOODS TO EAT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
      All the vitamins & minerals you need for good skin care comes from all the healthy foods you eat from Mother Nature.

      If acne's a problem, your pillowcases may be part of the cause. "They collect skin oil, dead skin cells, bacteria, and excess night creams," says David Bank, a professional Dermatology @ Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. "But if nothing changed by 6 week the product will never work for you. Time to move on."

      "If you have breakouts, dairy is the devil' it is inflammatory and will add hormones to your already hormone-rife system. Get calcium elsewhere, or try nonfat organic dairy products. For PMS breakouts, avoid dairy and bakery items the week before your period - sugar and flour are both causes for pimples and collagen." Dr. Jessica Wu, M.D. University of Southern California School of Medicine and author of the new book Feed Your Face.

      SOMEONE WROTE TO ME the other day, ASKING IF THIS BRAND IS BETTER THAN THAT BRAND - FOUND @ DRUGSTORES THEN WROTE ME BACK & THANK ME, SHE LOOKED @ HER MOM'S SKIN AND THEY WERE GOOD, BUT SHE USES ONLY WATER TO WASH HER FACE. There you go, an update.

      Lea Michele recently revealed her secret to clear skin—She gives it room to "breathe." "Maybe I'll put on a little mascara. But other than that I try very hard to just let my skin breathe," she told people.com. "I care more about letting my skin breathe than how I look."
      Another good example is Lily Collins, actor, writer, artist: "When I travel to Europe, I go days without putting anything on. It feels healthier. I just never understood the idea of caking it on. The more you have on your face, the more there is to smudge and go wrong." Glamour - Sept. 2012.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some effective ways to treat acne?
    Well, my acne's not horrible, but it could be better. It just recently got worse as I started playing lacrosse again, any clue as to why it happened? I'm going on a date soon and would rather have clear skin haha. Any suggestions will be gladly taken. By the way, I'm using some product I got at my pharmacy, but I'm not seeing that much improvement

    • ANSWER:
      Acne is a hideous rash-like growth found on top of your skin. It can appear on your neck, chest hands, armpits, buttocks, back, face and other oily skin surfaces. Teenagers are the common age group afflicted with the condition. Once they have reached their pubertal age, oil fabrication is increased thus, pimple formation boosts. There is no definite cause for acne aside from excessive oil production.

      any clue as to why it happened?

      Bacteria Buildup
      Most of the time, you blame the food you eat for your pimple breakout. Your food choices are not actually the main reason for your emerging acne. The main reason why your pimples keep on reappearing is because of the bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes. This bacterium worsens your pimples by dissolving the sebum and cause irritation to your skin.

      Hormones
      The hormones responsible for the development of face acne are the androgen and estrogen. These two hormones can be found in both genders, but male genders have more androgen than females while females have more estrogen than males. Androgen surges when you reach puberty. It puffs out your pores and increases sebum discharge on your skin. The excess sebum will give food to the bacteria that will later cause more inflammation. Estrogen, on the other hand, helps decrease pimple formation and normalizes sebum production in women.

      Genetics
      Your parents are responsible for your whole existence, and yes, that includes your pimples too. If you can't see pimples on their faces today, try to ask for their teenage pictures or some of the problems they have experienced while they where growing up. Because what you see in their faces will probably be seen in your face also.

      Stress
      Apart from the unchangeable DNA composition you acquire, stress also contributes to pimple formation. When you go through a lot of stress, everything is increased. Your blood pressure and weight augment together with your harsh, painful and reddish acne. Studies cannot really pinpoint the main cause of stress over acne but they are sure of one thing, inflammation has something to do about it.

      What are some effective ways to treat acne?
      Honey has lots of curing as well as cleansing properties. Open pores in face by applying warm water or mild steam and then apply honey. Wait for few minutes before washing it first using warm water. Cold water can then be splashed on face to close open pores.

      Wash your face at least twice a day (first time in morning and second before moving to bed). Wash more often in summers to prevent oils from getting accumulated and keep face clean. Remember to splash warm water before applying soap as that opens the pores in skin allowing deep penetration of skin by soap. People with oily skin must use water-based soap. Don't use body soaps on face as that may clog pores causing acne pimples. Soap must be rinsed off using cold water so that pores are closed.

      Try coconut oil. It moisturizes your body cells and helps your body to fight off yeast and bacteria and keep acne under check. Apply it on and around the acne and you will see appreciable results in a couple of days.

      I got an amazing resource that can help you understand what i am talking about in a lot more precise detail. I leave the link to this resource below if you are interested.

      Have a nice day and wish you the best Steezy

  33. QUESTION:
    Broken Blood Vessel like rash only when I itch a spot on my skin?
    When I get an itch, doesnt matter where on my body, its shows broken blood vessel like rash on the spot I itched. It goes away after awhile. Do I have some kind of disease?

    • ANSWER:
      You might try looking into the condition called Vasculitis. In particular, hypersensitivity and allergic vasculitis. Look up some pictures of these, and if they look anything like what you experience, dig deeper into them.

  34. QUESTION:
    Nothing is working on my pubic area rash?
    I keep asking this question but no one answers; there aren't even pictures on the internet that resemble what I have. It's very mildly red around the base of my penis and tiny red blotches on my penis. I also had a sore on my foreskin which has scabbed but caesed to heal. I had std tests and all negative; doc said it was thrush but the cannestan cream only slightly helped. I'm throwing everything at it now, sudocrem, cannestan, e45; NOTHING WILL WORK. And the funny part? Just found out i have threadworms. How much damn longer am i going to have to worry about giving my girlfriend stuff. This needs fixed, please please please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you been tested for scabies??? I've had it, not on my penis, but on my hands. Have you got psoriasis? I get it occasionally, and I get it on my penis, in my belly button and in my ears. If it is psoriasis, you should ask your doc for some cream. There is a rare condition, I've heard of in my career, and that is, you may be sensitive to the natural lubricant secreted by your girlfriends vagina, during penetrative sex. Your skin may be sensetive to this, it could be too acidic for you if you have sensitive skin. Have you tried Daktarin? I know it's an anti-fungal, but anything is possible, to try and help. I hope you get it sorted out someway.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the red blotchyness on my chest and cheeks?
    I'm 25 and in great health. I have sensitive skin, many pet allergies etc. Whenever I drink alcohol, get nervous, or hot, I break out in a rash all over my chest. I do not know what this and I need some way to make it stop. As soon as I cool down it's gone. My wedding is coming up and I do not want it to be in all my pictures. Any ideas? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like it is rosacea,
      rosacea is triggered by alcohol and heat, and stress.
      Which would explain your rash on your face and cheeks, go to your doctor to ask his advice, but there are some products that can help minimize the appearance of this redness,
      try to limit your alcohol though and exposure to heat, take colder showers etc.
      where i work (shoppers drug mart)
      we sell http://www.canderm.com/page.asp?intNodeID=8019
      which is our number one selling rosacea product!
      good luck

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some ways of getting rid of acne?
    My complexion isn't the best, I got it from my parents, There isn't a cm of skin without a pimple, I need to get rid of them, any ways to help? Pictures coming up in a few days.

    • ANSWER:
      Ah there are so many answers. I've had acne for years now and I've tried and tested so many things, so i'll give you a couple of tips that should get to work in the next few days for you :)
      - best cream i've ever found (and i've tried thousands) is Sudocrem. I guess by your grammar you're american....I'm English, I'm not entirely sure you can get Sudocrem over there, but it's for nappy rash, eczema and acne and it's awesome at keeping redness at bay and keeping skin under control.
      - make yourself a homemade toner. take boiling water, let it cool, and add a couple of table spoons of pure sea salt. salt it a natural cleanser and healer that will leave your skin tingling and will get rid of any access oil that can lead to blemishes and the salt will get to work on the ones you might already have.
      - try a peel off face mask. peel offs rather than mud soak up excess oil better
      - use gel or cream faces washes - they're better for an oily complexsion
      - i don't know if you're male or female, but use oil free make up and oil free moisturisers
      - try tea tree oil. natural healer. make sure it's diluted, not pure essential oil. you can get tons of tea tree products for spots.

      hope some of them help :)

  37. QUESTION:
    Why there is the rashes on my skin after the high fever?
    i had been submitted to hospital due to high fever. after about 3 days, i got rashes on my skin. The doctor said , it is due to the internal bleeding due tho the high fever..but i'm really curious to know about it...
    anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      I would actually have to see the rash (or a good picture of it) in order to verify that you have bleeding into the skin that is accounting for the rash. Certainly, viral rashes, such as roseola, can occur after a high fever; and there are other viruses that can have a typical rash that occurs after the febrile prodrome. Perhaps that's what your doctor is talking about??

  38. QUESTION:
    How to reduce redness and irritation?
    I bought a new facial cleanser set that had the cleanser, moisturizer, and a spf-15 moisturizer in it yesterday and i tried it. Today, my cheeks,nose, and forehead are all red and itchy and just horrible, and to make things better, picture day is tomorrow!
    Anyone know how to get rid of the redness?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, first off, stop using the products for now. It could be your skin doesn't take to one/both of them, or you could be allergic to something in one/both of them.
      Second, if you're NOT allergic to cocoa butter and shae lotion, use that! When I get sunburns, or any form of a rash, it helps soothe the skin, and get rid of the redness. You don't have to get any fancy expensive version of the lotion.
      I'm not sure how fast the redness will go away, but for now keep your face clean, and moisturized with the lotion. (Don't use either of the products you got!)

  39. QUESTION:
    Any idea what type of rash this is?
    I have this weird skin rash on the right side of my torso on my rid cage they are brown/pinkish oval patches kinda fleaky and itch from time to time any idea what it might be?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd probably have a great idea,if you'd be so kind as to provide a picture of the rash. Remember dermatology is a visual science.

  40. QUESTION:
    I lost appeal for tummy tuck with Tricare. Can I try again?
    A year ago I tried to get tummy tuck through Tricare, but lost the appeal. Tricare covers them if medically necessary. I believe it was due to lack of evidence of skin rashes. After going through the entire process, and losing, can I try again? This time I would send better documentation and pictures of rashes.

    • ANSWER:
      You can try, but don't count on winning.

      Skin rashes aren't usually treated with surgery. You're going to have to prove that the rashes can't be treated any other way. It would also help if there were documented cases of other patients with the same problem treated the same way.

      To be honest, you're going to have to prove that you don't want it for cosmetic reasons. Even with a boat load of doctors on your side, you're fighting an uphill battle the size of Mt. Everest.

  41. QUESTION:
    How long will it take me to get brown in a tanning bed?
    No rude comments please, I already know it can give you cancer, but so can the Sun outside. Anyways I never tanned before and I started tanning today, i tanned for only 12 minutes and I already have color! If I tan two more times this week for 15 minutes and three times next week will I be brown already? ( a little background check i never burn and my skin color is a yellowish color) & any advice to get a better tan are anything, I'm new to this..

    • ANSWER:
      To get super tan you will have to be tanning for @ least 60 years, George Hamilton & Tom Jones are two examples, who ARE super tan! Google them.
      Tanning comes & go, unless you do them everyday 24/7 for the rest of your life. But in the end the only thing you'll benefit is either moles, freckles, skin tags or discolorations from sunscreens, lotions, etc. and the more you do, the more they get larger, darker & bumpier. My nephew had a membership in a tanning bed salon for a year. After it expired, he stopped, now he's as white as before he began.

      Tanning, is a result for 'damaged skin' and no products can reverse you from skin cancer or damaged skin, may prevent you from pre-mature aging, but that's part of the billion dollar beauty industry.
      A new study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure can be dangerous when tanners self-diagnose skin problems and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions. The study specifically found that a tanning bed user that used the radiation to treat a mild skin rash caused by an ibuprofen allergy developed a much more severe reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). When left untreated, TEN can be fatal.
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 76,259 new cases of skin cancer will be reported particularly among women in their 20's & 30's, and that's 6,020 more than 2011, people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA's Sun-Wise Program. That's more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine!

      Lotions does not protect you from nasty, painful burns. Lotions does not protect you from skin cancer. Lotions does not protect you from skin diseases. Lotions does not protect you from discolorations - permanently. And lotions does not protect you from skin tags, freckles, moles, they will only get larger, darker, and bumpier as they are exposed from UV.

      I've been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I'm using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid, photos, another skin disorder.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

  42. QUESTION:
    Are crayola super tips safe to draw on your face?
    Tomorrow is NO H8 day and I still need to do my photo shoot. I don't have any face paint. So i need to know if it is safe to draw on your face with black and red super tips from crayola. I am just worried if it will make me break out or give me a bad rash or tint my skin fir a week.
    Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      it is a face paint of the superior quality with no side effects. It is better if you have some additional face painting ideas

      Website URL http://www.snazaroo.com/your-face-painting-pictures/

  43. QUESTION:
    Has anyone else out there been 'stabbed' by a course cat hair?
    I think I have been - I seem to have a local skin rash that looks very much like a mosquito bite. My skin becomes very very red and itchy with a white raised area in the middle. I can be itchy and swollen for days!

    • ANSWER:
      You could have flea bites rather than a "stab wound" from a cat hair. It seems to me that it would be rather difficult to be stabbed multiple times by cat hair even if it is coarse.

      It is also possible that this rash is the result of a fungal attention, perhaps ringworm which has a sink rash somewhat similar to what you described.

      Another possibility is folliculitis which happens at the hair follicle - yours, that is. The hair follicle becomes inflamed/infected possibly from something which irritates the skin.

      Is your cat an outdoor cat? Sometimes the oil exposures of the cat can rub off on the person. Most cat hair is not coarse unless there is a medical issue. It might be time to take the cat to the Vet.

      You might want to go online and look at pictures of red rashes until you see some that look familiar. And then if you are still experiencing the rash, see a dermatologist for a real diagnosis as there are a few rashes which match your description.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have this red mishapen rash on my side by my breast?
    It is red, misshapen, a little raised, glossy and bumpy. It doesn't itch so I'm not sure if it could be a rash. I looked at pictures of skin cancer and it doesn't look like anything I saw, except maybe Bowen's Disease, but it's not scaly at all.

    What are the possibilities this could be?

    I'm going to see a doctor next week.

    • ANSWER:
      Its a rash. Your doctor should test for fungus but most likely a steroid creme will heel it within 3 days.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I even out my skin tone?
    I used to have eczema ALL the time all over my face and rashes. I've stopped now (which I'm thankful for) but now it's left my skin uneven. I'm naturally tan, but some parts of my face have blotches of white spots. I want to wear foundation, although I hate makeup and feel uncomfortable wearing anything but chapstick and mascara. I'm a photographer/model, and I hate when I'm in pictures and my face looks HORRIBLE. :( I'm 13, btw.

    • ANSWER:
      Wash your face morning and night with an exfoliating wash. It will clean deep into your pores and make your skin really smooth. Also, make sure to moisturize your face well; put on lotion after you wash your face, and drink lots of water. A good diet will help your skin tremendously, so eat your fruits and veggies! ;D
      Makeup doesn't have to be heavy and uncomfortable. You could always try a tinted moisturizer which will just even out the skin tone a bit but go on very sheer and comfortably. It's also a great way to keep the skin moisturized, which is important (like I stated before :)
      Lastly, if you're really worried about pictures and such, you can always try editing them some? Picnik.com has very nice features for airbrushing/blemish removal. Becoming a premium member will get you the best features on that site, and i'm sure there are other sites that offer many of the same features. Just make sure not to over-edit, or else you will just look completely fake.

      Hope this helps!

  46. QUESTION:
    What are some poisonous plants like Poison Ivy in Ohio?
    Thanks!!
    (if you could include pictures that would be nice!!!) :)

    THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      Many people are sensitive to poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. A chemical called urushiol is present
      in the sap of these plants. If you touch or brush against a plant with broken stems or torn leaves, the sap can
      come into contact with your skin. The sap can cause a rash, blisters, and itching. Urushiol can stay on clothing,
      gloves, and tools for years if they are not washed

  47. QUESTION:
    How do i create highlights and shadows with acrylic paints?
    Painting is not my favourite art form but i'm widening my range for university and just in general. But i'm terrible at creating shadows the shadows i've tried to make make the skin/ fruit whatever i'm trying to paint look like a rash or disease :(
    But i want to know how to create shadows, i know not to use just straight black because its a very strong colour so what mixture of colours would i use?
    same with highlights as well

    • ANSWER:
      When painting, do the following:

      1) First draw the subject

      2)Then paint in the colors where they belong.

      3) Third, where ever you see any shadows, mix a small amount of black with each color used( one brush load of black to three brush loads of that color) and paint in each shadow where you see them.

      4) Fourth, using white, where ever you see a light area, mix in white ( one brush load per 3 brush loads of that color) and paint in the light area per color.

      5) Fifth, when the light and dark shadows are dry, using only white, paint in high lights or the lightest pats of the picture. There will only be a few of these, for example, on a portriat, a touch on the forehead, a touch on the nose, a touch on the lips, etc.

      6) When the picture is completely dry, I might suggest you spray it with clear acrylic sealer. This sealer will make the acrylic more permanent and bring out the "brightness" of the colors. You can purchase the sealer at an art or craft store or wal-mart in the craft section.

  48. QUESTION:
    What's the best fake tan for really fair skin?
    I'm really pale and I just get sunburned... I'm looking for the best fake tan for my pale skin that doesn't make me orange or too dark (: The price doesn't matter.

    • ANSWER:
      I'll let the experts tell you about it.
      SELF-TANNERS: "I've had many patients who think these products somehow offer UV protection or that they give them a 'base tan' so they won't burn," says Dr. Hale, a NYC M.D., dermatologist and vice chair of the Skin Cancer Foundation. "'If I have skin cancer, you'll just remove it, and I'll be OK'. But the color that self-tanners create on your skin is completely artificial. But a lot of young women use these products so they don't look pale when they go to the beach to tan." 86% of women surveyed who use self-tanners reported they'd also baked in the sun, and 36% admitted they'd also used tanning beds (a leading cause of melanoma!) at least once in the past year. Australian study confirms that sunless tanning likely did not reduce the amount of UV exposure women get.

      ~ Glamour May 2012

      TAN OBSESSION: "When I see a woman with bronzed skin, I look at it the way you might picture the inside of a smoker's lungs," says Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD., associate professor of dermatology @ the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC.

      ~ Glamour May 2012

      Tanning comes & go, unless you do them everyday 24/7 for the rest of your life. But in the end the only thing you'll benefit is either moles, freckles or discolorations from sunscreens, lotions, etc. and the more you do, the more they get larger, darker & bumpier. My nephew had a membership in a tanning bed salon for a year. After it expired, he stopped, now he's as white as before he began.

      Tanning, is a result for 'damaged skin' and no products can reverse you from skin cancer or damaged skin, may prevent you from pre-mature aging, but that's part of the billion dollar beauty industry.
      A new study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure can be dangerous when tanners self-diagnose skin problems and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions. The study specifically found that a tanning bed user that used the radiation to treat a mild skin rash caused by an ibuprofen allergy developed a much more severe reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). When left untreated, TEN can be fatal.
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 76,259 new cases of skin cancer will be reported particularly among women in their 20's & 30's, and that's 6,020 more than 2011, people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA's Sun-Wise Program. That's more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine!

      Lotions does not protect you from nasty, painful burns. Lotions does not protect you from skin cancer. Lotions does not protect you from skin diseases. Lotions does not protect you from discolorations - permanently. And lotions does not protect you from skin tags, freckles, moles, they will only get larger, darker, and bumpier as they are exposed from UV.

      To get the level of SPF you see on the label, you have to spread the lotion on like a layer of vanilla frosting; that's the thickness used in Food & Drug Administration tests. "So your SPF 30 is really a 10." says Steven Q Wang, M.D. director of dermatologic surgery and dermatology @ Memorial Sloan-Ketterng Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, NJ and author of Beating Melanoma. So don't skim: Frost that cupcake!"
      ~ Vogue May or June 2011. Glamour May 2012.

      Watch Mirror, Mirror when the evil queen played by Julia Roberts wanted to look as fair as the princess played by Lily Collins. I came from a vacay in Ireland, and many of the people there working in the profession (luxury hotels and banks, etc.) have beautiful white complexion!
      This is what beautiful flawless skin looks like:
      http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/hairstyle-pictures-today/2012/05/15/zooey-deschanel-side-swept-chocolate-curls
      http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/dos-and-donts/hairstyle-pictures-today/2012/05/14/kate-middleton-red-carpet-updo

      I've been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I'm using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid, photos, another skin disorder.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz - Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

  49. QUESTION:
    What kind of circular red itchy rash is this on my chest?
    Here is a picture of it:

    http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/4431/12312312312q.jpg

    I dont think its ringworm as the hair hasnt fallen out and it doesnt seem that raised or white in the middle.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't really look like ringworm, but it could be a fungal skin infection of some kind. There are so many different causes of rashes that it is very difficult to narrow down any specific cause of one. 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 these sites for good information and you may be able to figure out what is going on.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/rash/article.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016s


pictures of skin rashes

Keratosis Pilaris Homeopathic

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of keratosis Pilaris and scaring?
    I have had kp since I was 6 months old, I am now 14! It didn't used to bother me to much when I was younger, it wasn't that noticeable. I have it on my upper arms my tighs and my face, it's liveable not so red more bumpy than anything, but with certain scrubs and the occasional pick they have scabbed and I always pick them so they have scarred that was about a year ago, so that's only on my upper arms, I then went on holiday couple months after and they tanned, I have used bio oil since then and it's defiantly less visible but I was wondering firstly how to get rid of kp tried everything and then how to get rid or make scarrs less visible ? Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about your condition. Apparently, it goes away when you get older, but of course, you'd wanna be relieved off it as much as you could before then.

      I'm guessing you've already done some online research, but lemme just share some info I found, in case you haven't come across them yet.

      According to Dr. Myers in this article from Mind, Body, Green, KP is a symptom/sign of gluten intolerance http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7482/10-signs-youre-gluten-intolerant.html

      Have you heard about this, and tried improving your diet? High-gluten food (if you go through the whole article) isn't really healthy for anyone anyway, so try cutting out or reducing your intake of food with any wheat or flour. That might make you sad, but lots of people are doing that and their skin problems dramatically improve, not to mention experience a big improvement in having more energy & weight-loss. The typical American food has so much processed & refined starches. It's best to avoid or cut back on eating them (less bread, pasta, baked goodies, fast food, junk food, etc) and eat more fresh, whole foods that's not so processed.

      One of the best sites to explore on health is http://www.naturalnews.com/ There's a search field there you can use. A few articles that came up under KP talked about lots of skin problems, and there are reports of people having good results using Coconut Oil (virgin, organic -- I get mine from Trader Joe's cuz they sell things cheaper there than any other natural-products store) on their skin. It generally helps heal skin, so it could be good for KP & new scars. Tea Tree Oil also came up as an effective remedy to treat or reduce KP symptoms.

      For scars, I recommend aloe vera, coconut oil, cocoa butter, & vitamin e oil. There are also skin care products for scars. I use a homeopathic scar control medicine oil for my scars/keloids, while others use store-bought creams with dimethicone (a silicone oil that reduces scars). Wish I could help you find & get these, but good luck.

      Hope this helps...

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these spots on my arm?
    I've had them for a while now and theyre really annoying. I would like to get them off. Here is a picture of them. Please help! http://s740.photobucket.com/albums/xx47/chillibacon7/?action=view&current=DSCF1257.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      does not look like keratosis pilaris. This seems just pitha (bile). May be it is the eating habits, may be it is the weather condition, may be it is humidity with heat. Probably you have been taking food items producing heat in the body. Like Mangoes, ice cream etc. in excess. Change in food habits, change in weather conditions will naturally rid of it. Upto three doses of Sulphur 30 for one day will cure this malady. Medicines should be taken in consultation with a homeopathic doctor.

  3. QUESTION:
    Homeopathic ways to treat Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have suffered from this for years! Please help

    • ANSWER:
      Hi CookFrNW, today is many are effective treatments available and make symptoms Keratosis Pilaris less apparent.
      Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated regularly. 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 its 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.
      Jason Homan

  4. QUESTION:
    Homeopathic ways to treat Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have suffered from this for years! Please help

    • ANSWER:
      First off, have you tried high dose vitamin C? Quite a few people have reported success with this. Homeopathically, Rhus Toxicodendron comes to mind. If this is something you want to pursue, I recommend visiting a naturopathic physician or qualified homeopath for a more individualized treatment approach.

  5. QUESTION:
    keratosis pilaris, red cheeks?
    I have keratosis pilaris all over. It's mostly gone on my top half, but my legs are still pretty bad with the red dots and my face looks like I have rosecea but I don't - it's from the keratosis pilaris.

    My son if half white and has a very nice tan look to him, but he now has keratosis pilaris too. He has bumps on his face, but not really the red. Do all people with keratosis pilaris get the red? I don't mind the bumps so much, I just really hope he doesn't get the red cheeks. I am hoping that since he's got some color too that this will help mask any redness.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the following medicines in homeopathy will cure you if used prudently according to other symptoms :

      1. Sulphur
      2. Rhus Tox (Apis and Rhus Tox are Inimical and should not be used side by side).
      3. Apis Mel
      4. Belladonna

      Medicines should be used in cosnultation with a homeopathic doctor.

  6. QUESTION:
    Ingrown hairs? Acne?
    I've had this problem since I was little. I have red bumps on the back of my arms that are somtimes filled with pus like a pimple with an ingrown hair in it. I used to shave my arms but stopped when they got really bad. But they didn't stop. I have a habit of picking them pretty bad. Does anyone know what these bumps are? How can I prevent them and stop picking at them?

    • ANSWER:
      do they look like this?
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/images/ency/fullsize/1920.jpg

      if so, you have keratosis pilaris, which is a very common follicle condition. just google it and you'll find a lot of information and support, as well as treatment (both prescription and homeopathic) ideas. good luck!


keratosis pilaris homeopathic

Natural Treatment Of

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any advance stage uterine cancer patients seeking natural treatment?
    Women who are diagnosed with uterine cancer and then find out that is stage 3 or stage 4 cancer have to decide on a treatment option. Many will be seen by medical physicians, while some will seek natural treatment such as juicing, fasting, and other ways to heal themselves. If you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer and have been treated or is being treated by natural remedies, herbs etc, please share with those who are contemplating natural healing. Tell how you are coping?

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone who had cancer treated by natural remedies, herbs etc cannot answer you because they are dead.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural treatment for teeth jaw clenching?
    Does anyone know if there is a natural treatment for teeth jaw clenching? I have suffered from TMJ for years now, and nothing the dentists do for me works.... There has got to be something else that I could try!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there is a natural treatment for teeth jaw clenching!

      Like you, I suffered with TMJ for years. Everything the dentists did for me was only temporary, and eventually they lost their effectiveness. I did not want to undergo expensive and painful surgery.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best way for curing my allergies ? Any natural treatment for allergies?
    I have nasal blockage and allergies and my doctor give me some tablets to take for 90 days.After the course of medicine there are red spots all over my body. What is the best way for curing my allergies ? Any natural treatment for allergies?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure You pelasse go through online for all informations.Just try to visit http://www.theallergyreliefguide.com/ , which is a famous sites that help you for knowing all details about your queries. Few other sites are also provided the details are, http://www.theallergyreliefguide.com/, www.austinallergydoctor.com/, www.allergy-treatment-guide.com/ . HAve a look on this.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural treatment for the face?
    I dont use lotion because i get pimples with it. Is lotion good? What natural treatment can I use?

    • ANSWER:
      I personally use Tea Tree Oil because it is well-known for its drawing properties, meaning it draws the infection (the pimple) out. I also use it on my acne regularly because it reduces the redness within hours of putting it on, and it works amazingly on my pimples to keep them away. It's very safe and doesn't hurt at all.. It is 100% natural with no "fake" additives in it or anything like that... Best of all it is cheap and easy to find, such as at Walgreens (if you have one around), or at stores that sell health-foods and natural medicines. It is a very common home remedy and is very handy in medicine cabinets or First Aid Kits because it is a "cure-all" meaning it is not just for one thing in particular, it can help with many things.

      I use it, and I love it. ProActiv didn't work for me, and nothing else really has either.. but this stuff has pretty much done the trick.

      Goodluck :)

  5. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural treatment for lungs cancer?
    Is lungs cancer curable with natural treatment, if so what is the best natural treatment which cures fast. Also what is the duration of cure and control.

    • ANSWER:
      There certainly is a natural cure for cancer! And, I know how to help someone to do it. If I post it here, others would ridicule me (you'll see it in the "thumbs down" section). It's almost like how they laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said that the world wasn't flat.... and like when Galileo stated that our planet wasn't the center of the universe. Discoveries have been made but have been suppressed by the bigger forces that be. You don't hear it on the news, coz you know why? Just watch your commercials nowadays and you will know who is at the control base of what is aired and not aired!

      Lung cancer progressively heals within 2-3 months depending on the stage of it, the age of the sufferer, their overall health state, how much this person has been hacked up by the medical profession, and much more.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are natural treatments for depression that work?
    I refuse to take anti-depressants, been on them once, never again. Ever since coming off them I have not been the same, my depression has gotten even worse. I can no longer feel any excitement, enthusiasm or motivation for anything. I am wondering what are effective, natural treatments that work.

    • ANSWER:
      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsatod/a/Depression1.htm
      http://www.natural-herbal-remedies.net/natural-depression-treatments.html
      http://www.webmd.com/depression/recognizing-depression-symptoms/natural-treatments
      http://www.healthyplace.com/depression/transcripts/natural-treatments-for-depression/menu-id-68/
      I hope the above websites maybe of help to you.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural treatment for hair loss? ?
    I'm experiencing thinning of my hair and there's actually a coin sized bald spot on the center of my scalp. My hair is brittle and dry. Hence, I'm looking for the simplest and best home remedies/natural treatment. I've googled bout it but I wanted to hear the effects of the treatments form people who had tried the treatements before.

    • ANSWER:
      try this home remedies:

      Amla oil prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil is considered a valuable hair tonic. This is a very simplest and best natural remedy for hair loss.

      Mustard oil boiled with henna leaves is also useful in healthy growth of hair. About 250 grams of mustard oil should be boiled with 100 grams of henna leaves. This is another effective home remedy for hair loss.

      A fine paste made from pigeon pea or red gram can also be applied for treatment of baldness and hair loss. This is one of the effective home remedies for baldness.

      Apply a well prepared paste made from hot olive oil, honey, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and leave it for 15 minutes. This is also effective home remedy for hair loss.

      A mixture of equal quantity of fresh amla juice and lime juice when used as a shampoo stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.

      One cup of lettuce and spinach juice taken daily prevents hair loss.

      Hope the information above helps.

  8. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural treatments for anxiety and depression?
    Are there any natural treatments for anxiety and depression? Sure there are plenty of medications out there but there has to be some sort of natural treatments for anxiety and depression.

    • ANSWER:
      To answer your question are there any natural treatments for anxiety and depression. There are numerous techniques that you can use to completely eliminate anxiety disorder. You can start with different breathing strategies and link that with exercise techniques that my new e-book can teach you. You will be well on your way to knocking out anxiety forever. Do yourself a favor and take a look at my website www.anxietyawaysystem.com On it you will find an e-book that literally blows all the old techniques and medication strategies out of the water. To your anxiety free future, may it be filled with confidence and calm.

  9. QUESTION:
    I'm a Angular Cheilitis Sufferer. What are Recommended Natural Treatment Methods for Angular Cheilitis?
    I need to know about some natural herbal methods or alternative remedies for treatment of angular cheilits condition for men.

    My cousin also has this. She has cracked lips corners. Are there any different natural treatment methods for women?

    Let me know, how can i cure myself?

    • ANSWER:
      I had painful cracks on my lip corners about 2 months ago. Applied a cream but i was allergic to it. I tried a natural remedy for angular cheilitis. My condition improved a lot and i stopped using the creams. I was cured in about a week. The natural methods were cheap but worked great for me.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural treatment for itchying?
    Why do I get a kind of itchy/tickling feeling when I eat nonveg foods? Is there any natural treatment for itchying?

    • ANSWER:
      Better you go through online for the informations. Recently I visit http://www.theallergyreliefguide.com/ , which is a famous sites that help you for knowing all details about your queries. Few other sites are also provided the details are, http://www.theallergyreliefguide.com/, www.allergy-treatment-guide.com/,www.austinallergydoctor.com/

  11. QUESTION:
    what natural treatment is there for schizophrenia?
    can anyone tell me about any natural treatments for schizophrenia? I've taken antipsychotics for years now and Iv'e had enough of the horrible and damaging side effects they cause and refuse to take them.

    • ANSWER:
      The only natural treatments I know of are that trained doctors of traditional chinesemedicine treat this and always at least show improvement. itmonline.org. I have also found that vitamin and mineral deficiencies, either natural or caused by the medications sucking nutrients out of our bodies can cause or oontribute to this.
      I would also have a hormone evaluation done, and a good place for you might be amenclinics.com since he is a neuro psychiatrist that tests for everything and uses natural things to boost the brain and body first. They do an all around evaluation there, where most places do not.
      If you have to continure to take the medications , this pharmacist can let you know what to supplement with, as this is her expertise dearphamacist.com suzie cohen.
      I am sure there are support groups at dailystrength.org and mindfreedom.org
      best wishes

  12. QUESTION:
    What is a Natural Treatment for Tonsil Stones and my Bad Breath?
    What is a Natural Treatment for Tonsil Stones and my Bad Breath?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a product called throat & tonsil dr I found at the site below. Really helped me with my issues.

  13. QUESTION:
    A moisturizing cream or natural treatment for a softer skin?
    I have on the face some sort of zips, but they look like small pox . does anyone know a natural treatment for these or some cream, but it would be more helpful a natural treatment as I am not from America so not all the creams there are available here too. Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Personally I would not be applying any moisturisers on the skin with your problem at the moment as it could irritate your face and make the zits inflamed.Please try drinking alot of fresh water each day and speak to the Doctor who more then likely will prescribe a antibiotic to help in clearing your skin problem up.All the best.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why do doctors overlook natural treatments and instead use prescription medications for most ailments?
    Doctors frequently overlook natural treatments like vitamins, supplements, and lifestyle changes and instead prescribe megadoses of prescription meds. Why do they do this? Is it financial? Is it what they've been taught or is Western medicine just plain more effective?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a good question. I will try to answer you the best I can based upon my own life experience. I have worked as a Pharm Tech for a major pharmeceutical chain. I also have varied experience as a Medical Assistant for the past 25 years. I am now a Certified Massage Therapist with my own practice.

      Working in doctors offices, I have seen that they do suggest lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, changing diet, beginning exercising. I have seen doctors suggest vitamin therapy and suggest that the patient can research for themselves herbal rememdies, but of course, to consult the doctor before beginning any herbal remedy. I have also seen this working as a Pharm Tech - people coming in asking where the best calcium supplement is at or nicorette because Doc said so. The reason why doctors CANNOT suggest any specific herbal rememdy is because of insurance liability because of the inconclusive results of testing done on herbals. As time progresses, the tests are more conclusive such as: St. John's Wort will make one sensitive to the sunlight and mess up birth control pills; don't take garlic or vitamin E if you are also taking a blood thinner. As previously stated, most pharmaceuticals are derived from plants, just refined and extremely concentrated into pill form. A very small percentage is actually chemically/lab made. Most people want a quick fix for whatever ails them. American Lifestyles such as the workplace don ot support a person when they are ill so the patient insists they have to go back to work ASAP to help pay the bills or face being fired. Just ask anybody who has had to go through cancer and chemo therapy!(Shame on Corporate America!) They also don't want to be told that they screwed up their bodies by making poor lifestyle choices, basically refusing to take responsibility for their own lives. As a massage therapist, I still see it, almost weekly. Someone will come in, claiming they've "tried everything" and don't really expect massage to help them anyways, not caring or trying to understand how massage fits into a healthy lifestyle.

      As a holistic practioneer, I view Western Medicine as complamentary to a healthy lifestyle. Western Medicine scientists and doctors have tried to "improve" on what Mother Nature has provided for us. Both Western Medicine and Eastern Philisophy and Holistic Lifestyle choices all have their place, but all work best when working together. It should never be a debate about whether one form is better than another.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is There A Natural Treatment for Incontinence?
    My mother is having problem in bladder control. She is not very old. Yet this situation is causing her a lot of stress and inconvenience.I am not for stuffing her with any strong medicines. Yet I wish there was natural treatment to solve her problem. It is really sad to see her suffer.

    • ANSWER:
      I can very well understand the situation.Incontinence is really a stressful condition. But it can be treated naturally.Your mother can try doing kegel exercises. It does really strengthen the pelvic muscles and help in more control over the bladder. There is a very popular product made from natural ingredients like soy and pumpkin seeds. This product is completely free from any chemicals and has no side effect. I think they give you trial bottles too. My colleague's father had used it with good result. Have a look at this product.

  16. QUESTION:
    Evidence for the successful use of natural treatments in early stages of diabetic gangrene?
    There are instances in many diseases where natural treatments are better or just as good as conventional medicine.

    I was after scientific articles displaying evidence for natural treatments in gangrene...of course, taking into account the co-use of conventional medicine such as antibiotics.

    • ANSWER:
      The only treatment for Gangrene, is amputation. If it is Gangrene the tissue is dead and there is no blood flow. antibiotics are useless at that point.
      The best treatment is prevention. Listen to your Dr, learn about the disease, eat right, exercise and live.

  17. QUESTION:
    Hot flashes. How long will they last and are there any natural treatment for them ?
    I hade to go through hysterectomy,my doctor removed my ovaries as well since my mother died of ovarian cancer,its been 3 years now and I am still having the hot flashes and the mood swings, I took HRT for 18 months aprox. and now I am cutting them down till I can do without them, is there any natural treatment for that to replace the HRT?

    • ANSWER:
      http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/menopaus1/a/naturalmenopaus.htm

      http://www.holisticonline.com/remedies/hrt/hrt_herbs_for_menopause.htm

      http://www.homemademedicine.com/home-remedies-for-menopause.html

      Your Dr may also be able to help .....ask about natural treatments and compounding pharmacies in your area

  18. QUESTION:
    What feed supplements/natural treatments are good for spooky/nervous horses?
    I have a pony who is very spooky and nervous last summer i used a supplement in his feeds which really helped him stay calm. But which brand would you say was best? And also do you know of any other natural treatments that my help my pony? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure about supplements, but sacking him out would REALLY help.

      Basically, get a bunch of scary objects (tarps, plastic bags, empty water bottles, ropes, etc), and scare him with them. You have to do it slowly, though, or he'll come out worse off than he was. Take him in a round pen or arena with a halter and a lead rope on. Bring an object closer and closer to him, until he gets scared. Then stop. Wait for him to calm down, and bring it closer. When he gets scared again, stop. And so on. Eventually you should be able to rub the objects all over his body, toss the tarp over his back, and throw the ropes all over him. Just be sure not to rush him or he'll just be even more scared than he was before you started. Also, make sure you let him walk or jump away if he wants to. If he tries to get away, just stop coming closer until he holds still again. If you try to make him stand still, you'll just scare him more.

      Here's a good article on it:
      http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/info/sackingout.html

      My gelding was abused before I got him, and he was afraid of EVERYTHING. I sack him out every once in a while.... every few months or so, and it works really well.

  19. QUESTION:
    Are there natural treatments for infertility?
    I have a hormonal imbalance so I don't have my period every month. Are there any natural treatments that can help make me ovulate?

    • ANSWER:
      There are herbs that are very effective, but you need to speak to an herbalist or a naturopath. The problem would need to be more fully diagnosed.

  20. QUESTION:
    Natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?
    My systolic blood pressure is fine. My diastolic is slightly elevated. Do you know of any natural treatments? Obviously I know exercise and diet are good starting points! :0)

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Foods like celery, and beetroots can have the effect you're looking for.

  21. QUESTION:
    are there health natural treatments professionals in Loma Linda, CA?
    My brother is diabetic, and feels more comfortable to have his foot wound treated by natural treatments. But he doesn't know how to find a professional. Could you help?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Wellhausen is in Loma Linda but I have not had any experience with him but have heard good things.

      If your brother doesn't mind the drive, I suggest Dr. Whitaker in Newport Beach.

      He can call both of them to see what type of payments they accept and what he feels more comfortable.

      You can also do a search for "Naturopathic Doctors". These are doctors that are trained at healing problems with natural remedies mixed with modern medicine as opposed to MDs that usually only prescribe drugs and are really only beneficial in emergency situations.

  22. QUESTION:
    Anybody know any natural treatments for stomach ulcers?
    I do have a stomach ulcer but doctors just use acid reducers and that type of stuff. Are there any natural treatments that relieve or even stop stomach ulcers?

    • ANSWER:
      I found a wonderful article from eHow on stomach ulcers. I used to have ulcers myself, and most of these remedies really do help.

      Here is the link to the article:
      http://www.ehow.com/how_2099314_treat-stomach-ulcers-natural-remedies.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art

      1. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly juices. A healthy raw food diet is the most important ingredient in natural remedies, particularly those effecting digestion. It is important that you eat foods that your body can easily digest, ensuring that you receive all of the vitamins and minerals your body need to maintain balance.

      2. Limit the triggers that cause hyperacidity in the stomach to prevent and soothe stomach ulcers. Things such as spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, tobacco and overeating can increase the levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, causing and worsening peptic ulcers.

      3. Eat bananas, one of Mother Earth's best natural remedies for stomach ulcers. Bananas neutralize the hydrochloric acid in the stomach, reducing the painful symptoms of peptic ulcers. Eat two bananas with a glass of milk three times a day to soothe acid reflux and prevent further aggravation.

      4. Make an infusion of wood apple leaves to relieve pain and discomfort caused by stomach ulcers. Soak 15g of wood apple leaves in 250 ml of water overnight. The next morning, strain the leaves from the water and drink.

      5. Drink fenugreek tea twice a day to protect the lining of the stomach and intestines. Fenugreek seeds, used in many natural remedies, are highly mucilaginous and will coat the stomach and intestines as they pass through your body, both preventing and soothing stomach ulcers. Boil one cup of water and remove from heat. Add 1 tsp. of fenugreek seeds, allowing to steep for 5 minutes before straining and drinking.

      6.Reduce stress, which can trigger peptic ulcers. Get lots of gentle exercise to help relax and eliminate toxins from the body. Getting regular massage, practicing yoga, meditation or Tai Chi can all help reduce your stress and help prevent further problems from stomach ulcers.

      Personally, I drank cabbage juice, aloe vera and chlorophyll (not all mixed together. Drank separately throughout the day.)

      Most pharmacies carry chlorophyll and aloe vera. Juice the cabbage yourself using a juicer, and drink 4- 4oz. glasses a day. Here is an article from the Happy Juicer that explains this:

      http://www.happyjuicer.com/juicing-information/cabbage-juice-ulcers.asp

      Hope this helps!

      http://www.reikispirithealer.com

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair softer using natural treatments.?
    My hair is very dry and I would like to improve it, but I don't have a lot of money. If anyone has ever tried any natural treatments in their own house and it has worked for them, please let me know. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there a NATURAL treatment/remedy for anxiety?
    I've been experiencing some really bad anxiety lately, and it is really affecting my life. Is there some kind of natural treatment/remedy/supplement for treating anxiety?

    Any over-the-counter pill that you can take that will calm you?

    I tried Kava Kava, but it did nothing for me.

    I need something that will definitely work.
    Btw, I should mention that I'm mainly seeking a temporary quick fix at the moment. I need something that'll work a.s.a.p.

    A pill or something than will help calm me.

    • ANSWER:
      Valerian root works for me. Valium is derived from it. It has a terrible smell but once you get passed that it will calm you and also can be used as a sleep aid. You can buy it almost any where herbal remedies are sold including Walmart.

  25. QUESTION:
    Any natural treatments for chicken pox scars on my face?
    Well I have 2 chicken pox scars on my forehead want them to look less noticeable because my face is the most important thing of my body. I look like Brad Pitt and keenu reeves a bit. Any natural treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      I used calamine lotion.
      Here are some other remedies I found:

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Oatmeal. A bath of oatmeal is considered one of the best natural remedies for relieving the itching sensation caused by chicken pox. The bath can be prepared by cooking two cups of oatmeal in two liters of water for fifteen minutes. Put the mixture into a cloth bag and tie a string tightly around the top of the bag. Allow the bag to float around a tub of warm water. Swish the bag around the water until it becomes turbid. Be careful to make sure the bag does not tear. Now, allow your child to play around in the water, letting the water splash over all the scalds. Leave the oatmeal pouch inside the tub.

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Vitamin E Oil. Rub the Vitamin E oil into the skin and watch for a healing effect. The marks left by chicken pox will slowly fade away by the use of Vitamin E oil.

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Herbal Tea. Herbal tea prepared by any of the following herbs has shown to be effective in treating chicken pox: basil, chamomile, lemon balm, and marigold. Add lemon, honey, or cinnamon into the tea. Drink several times a day

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Brown Vinegar. The use of brown vinegar is known to be one of the most important home remedies for treating chicken pox. Add half a cup of brown vinegar to a bath for best usage and results.

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Baking Soda. Baking Soda is a very popular home remedy used to control the itching resulting from chicken pox. Put baking soda into a glass of water. Sponge the child with some water so that the baking soda dries onto the skin.

      Just make sure not to pick anything. I still have scars from doing that.

  26. QUESTION:
    Using egg as a natural egg protein treatment, is it really beneficial because i found it drying?
    I was in search for a natural hair protein treatment and i discovered that by using eggs is a great natural treatment. I tried it and felt that it did strengthen my hair but left if dry. Is egg known to be drying to hair?

    • ANSWER:
      i know that people use it on their face to tighten their pores and leave it soft an it dries on the face... so I'm assuming it should dry on hair too

  27. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a natural treatment for alopecia?
    My friend has alopecia and can no longer get shots for the disease... has anyone had success with a natural treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      depends on the type...difficult to treat.

      oftentimes grows back on its own.

      take this to chinatown...and give it a try.

      http://www.hair8.net/readnews.asp?id=1010

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a support group in canada that believes in natural treatment for psychiatric illnesses?
    i am sure there must be many people, also in Canada, that do not want to use strong psychiatric medicines and believe in alternative treatment,
    for adults or youth.
    Does anyone know of such a group online or that i can call, possibly in Toronto
    A strong supporter of orthomolecular treatment, natural treatment is Margot Kidder, but she is not in Canada
    Thanks for any useful answers

    • ANSWER:
      Canada has free medical now so it is hard for any group to fight that. Some religions used to do it alone . But I know Canada is ready to use the pills and put you on government support for the rest of your life. What could be more simple.

  29. QUESTION:
    Book or articles about natural treatment for cancer?
    A close friend just got diagnosed with liver cancer... Are there any books or articles i can buy/read that will provide possible natural treatments for the cancer? No chemotherapy or anything of the like... Please help

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional cancer treatment isn't all that bad. Cancers are cured on a daily basis - mostly through surgery. But sometimes additional radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy is given. And sometimes the latter is the only therapy used to bring the cure.

      A few studies have been done to see what happens to patients who chose alternative therapy instead of conventional treatment. These studies show that the risk of progression/death significantly increases - most notably in those who refuse surgery, but also in those who refuse additional radio-chemotherapy.

      You can read the summaries of those studies here:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16978951
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21225354
      On the internet there are many claims of miraculous "natural" cancer cures. Here some of them are listed, with links to sites explaining what is wrong with them: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/suppressed-by-scientists-and-big-pharma-the-hidden-cancer-cure-but-which-one/

  30. QUESTION:
    whats the best natural treatment for baby eczema?
    my baby is suffering from eczema and the doctor is giving her creams which isn't working at all.Now I am really trying to figure out the best natural treatment, not like thos invasive creams that the doctor has been perscribing which doesnt work at all.

    • ANSWER:
      be patient and stick with medical advice and tell your doctor the treatment isint working,it may be time to switch to steroids or modify dosage,

      if you want to try herbal remedies,well thats your choice but make sure you ask your doctor and make sure they can be used alongside conventional treatment.

      be careful and dont believe everything someone in one of theese health food places tells you, i heard of one person that was told to stop taking her heart medication because it "drives the disease in further" by someone who failed out of a nursing course and became a homeopath

      as for homeopathic "medicine" though i consider it a scam, whatever herbal remedies that ever worked became actual medicine those that dont work stayed in the realm of alternative medicine.

  31. QUESTION:
    who can advise on any natural acne treatment?
    I just need this acne off my face. any help on natural treatment for acne?

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Natural Treatment for Improving Eye sight?
    Hi guyz,
    Just wanna know about the Natural treatments available for Correcting or Improving vision.I have a slight Astigmatism of less than 1 in both eyes. I am planning to have a career in Armed forces(may be flying). So i want to know about any Natural or Alternative treatment available for Rectifying this condition. I dont want to go for Surgical procedure like LASIK or PRK.Lasik and PRK are not a strict taboo in forces and they can be easiy detectable thru a test. I have heard about Bates method and Exercises, but dont know how much effective they are in correcting Astigmatism. Please advice.
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      ACCORDING TO THE SECOND SITE LISTED BELOW THESE EXERCISES DO IMPROVE EYESIGHT IN THOSE WITH ASTIGMATISMS.........

      Exercises for a Better Vision - Palming
      Palming

      "Palming" was originally a yoga technique. After Bates noticed its beneficial effects on the visual system, he "borrowed" it and incorporated into his system of vision improvement.

      Palming works by calming the visual system. Our eyes see by receiving light signals. If there were no light entering the eyes, one should expect to see nothing. Instead, in eyes with defective eyesight, there appears swirling patches of colours, creating pictures where there should be none. This is a symptom of the eyestrain causing defective vision.

      The act of palming makes people aware of the strain. The warmth from the hands helps relaxes the tense eyeballs. Some people claim to be able to the "inner energy" or "chi" emanating from the palms. I think we can safely dismiss those claims.

      How to do
      Place your palms over your closed eyes, letting the fingers cross over at the forehead. Slightly cup your palms such that you are not pressingon the eyeballs. Feel the warmth of the hands radiate and diffuse gently into your eyeballs. Think of the most peaceful scene that you can imagine. Relax...

      A few things to note

      Do not press against the eyeballs with your palms. This will put pressure on the blood vessels in the eyeballs and reduce circulation of blood and nutrients. Make sure that as much light as possible is blocked out by the palms. The exact position of the palms is up to the individual. Crossing the fingers at the forehead usually helps.

      Put yourself in a comfortable and proper posture e.g. don't slouch
      Remember to keep your eyes closed, behind the palms.
      And keep your hands clean, otherwise there will be the attack of the pimples!
      The most important thing is to relax. Of course, one can't try to relax. The harder you try, the more tense you become. The trick is to imagine pleasant scenery such as floating clouds in a blue sky, a peaceful sunrise at the top of the mountains.

  33. QUESTION:
    I Will Like To Know The Acne Natural Treatments That Works Effectively?
    What are the acne natural treatments that will get rid of acne more quickly than any other one.

    • ANSWER:
      Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of baking soda and apply gently to face. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse off. Do this 3 to 4 times per week. I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!

  34. QUESTION:
    How do you bring out natural red highlights in your hair?
    I'm mostly Irish, and have dark brown hair with red undertones, mostly brought out by the sun in the summer. I love when the red undertones are defined, but whenever I use hair dye I end up with a purplish hue instead of red. I'm done with chemical hair stuff, is there some sort of natural treatment I could use to bring out my under-defined highlights?

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon-juice works to bring out your natural color but it is acidic and eats away @ your hair's out cuticle so that the sun can get in. If you are comfortable with die though this isn't as bad. You just put some in your hair and sit out in the sun for 10 min.!!! hope that helps a lot for you

  35. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural treatments for my psychiatric condition?
    A psychiatrist very recently diagnosed me with bipolar disorder.I am 26 years old.I've had 8 full years of symptoms which started when i was 18.My mood swings have damaged my relationships with partners and family and friends.I was eventually diagnosed as bipolar after a very bad manic episode which led to me becoming delusional and paranoid.I have refused psychiatric medications because i don't believe in them.I want to take the natural medicine path.Are there any natural treatments for my psychiatric condition.Any advice is greatly appreciated.Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      The most common treatment your doctor would put you on, if you are medically diagnosed as Bipolar, would be Lithium. It is perfectly safe and healthy and will not do you any harm at all.
      If you still want to be stubborn and refuse treatment I would look into acupuncture, there is a lot of evidence of good results for this particular condition. But I would take Lithium If I were you.

  36. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural treatments for my psychiatric condition?
    A psychiatrist very recently diagnosed me with bipolar disorder.I am 26 years old.I've had 8 full years of symptoms which started when i was 18.My mood swings have damaged my relationships with partners and family and friends.I was eventually diagnosed as bipolar after a very bad manic episode which led to me becoming delusional and paranoid.I have refused psychiatric medications because i don't believe in them.I want to take the natural medicine path.Are there any natural treatments for my psychiatric condition.Any advice is greatly appreciated.Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Your story reminds me a bit of mine. Except I went down the lithium route for over 13 years now. What works for one person won't necessarily work for another. As for natural remedies I haven't come across them. Althouugh you could google Julie Fast. She sends a really good newsletter around BP. Also get in touch with MIND - they are brilliant ( from personal experience ). Also I've recently started to read Moodmapping by Dr Liz Millar. I hope this helps.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way to rid pimple or acne scars?
    A Natural Way. A natural Treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      baking soda, and water.
      or apples,
      or just simply washing your face in the morning, and at night...
      you can also try rubbing alcohol

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some of the natural yet effective ways to remove acne scars ?
    I am looking for some natural treatments for acne. My friends are going for chemical peels and laser resurfacing. But I dont want to take these treatments.

    • ANSWER:
      The most effective natural remedy for acne scars is application of Lemon juice on the area.

      However I must add that the reason most people go for medical help is because these procedures yield much better results

  39. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any natural remedies or chemical-free flea and tick repellents for dogs?
    I have 3 tiny chihuahuas and they are indoor dogs but go outside to potty and play for short periods of time. I have never used any flea/tick preventatives because of all the chemicals in them. Now with all the media showing how sick they can make animals, i definitely won't be using them! I found a tick on one of my dogs today and now need help finding a safe, chemical-free, natural treatment. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Wash your pet with castile soap and warm water.

      Dry your pet thoroughly.

      Mix up an herbal rinse by adding a ½ cup of fresh or dried rosemary to a quart of boiling water.

      Steep the mixture for 20 minutes.

      Strain the rosemary and cool the solution.

      Spray or sponge the rinse onto your pet’s coat liberally and massage into skin.

      Allow to air dry. Do not towel dry as this will wipe off the rosemary residue
      If you want try other natural insect repellent like mint, cinnamon and cedar.

      Good luck

  40. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a fungus treatment for Koi?
    I recently used Pondcare Pimafix (all natural treatment) for about week, the fish white fuzzy spot has not disappeared?

    • ANSWER:
      Pimafix is a good treatment but being a natural product it does get broken down and so needs to be used at quite a high concentration and redosed.

      Fungus likes cold, dirty water so if you can raise the temperature and keep the pond clean it will speed up a cure.

      Malachite Green has for along time been a popular chemical for fungus. It can be used directly on the fungus or less concentrated in a dip or in the pond.

      You can also gently swab the affected area with a 3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide, Potassium Permanganate or Methlene Blue. These mainly treat the underlying problems caused by bacteria or parasites.

      Most of the big brand treatments should work but they probably contain mixtures of the same chemicals I've already mentioned.

      It's possibly not fungus, so a broad spectrum treatment may help but generally fungus will take longer than a week to clear.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some natural treatments for chronic ear infections in dogs?
    My dog has had chronic yeast infections in his ears for years. My vet has given me tons of different drops, antibiotics, etc. but nothing works. The infection will go away for a few weeks and then come back. Are there any "natural" treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Diet change plus appropriate antibiotic for an adequate length of time, followed by weekly use of Zymox cleanser. The Zymox products are enzyme-based, and kind of "eat" yeasts, bacteria, ear debris and whatever other junk is in there. It is the best stuff ever! You do not want to combine either the Zymox cleanser or Zymox Otic (a stronger formula for treatment of minor infections) with antibiotics, since the antibiotics will "kill" the enzymes. I purchase Zymox products from http://www.vetamerica.com , and you can sometimes buy them at vets' offices.

  42. QUESTION:
    What natural products help treat eczema?
    My little brother has it on both of his arms right where you typically draw blood from. It looks very raw like a chemical burn. Im wondering are there any natural treatments that might help whatever medicine he's taking. Or is there any types of soap ect. he should avoid?

    • ANSWER:
      For me natural treatment worked better than prescription medications. . I cleared my eczema with serenaskin herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams. Itching subsided after first application of ointment and spray, I felt a relief right away,and I also took eczema extract to prevent future flare ups. It has been several months ago and my skin is still clear.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for a small dog that has acid reflux reaction after eating?
    He is well hydrated and acts very healthy but, reacted badly to the vet's medication. I would like to know if there is a natural treatment that might not have as bad of a reaction?

    • ANSWER:
      my dog had that i used human anti acid but cut it in half so it wont be such a big dose it really helps she hasnt trhown up in months

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there any type of natural treatment for this type of insomnia?
    I don't know the name of this type of insomnia, or even if one exists, but at least three to four nights a week, I find my self unable to sleep. My body is completely wiped out, but my brain seems to be on overdrive. I have had this insomnia for roughly two years, and have yet to find a suitable, natural treatment that keeps working longer than a week or so.

    For a better description of my insomnia, please read about it in my blog at this URL: hijabirocker.blogspot.com. It is the top post, and describes what the insomnia feelslike, in case more physical and mental descriptions are needed.

    • ANSWER:
      Get yourself some Nytol,you can get it from Boots or your local pharmacy,It will help you sleep,and return your natural sleep pattern.

  45. QUESTION:
    Any options other than natural treatments?
    I heard that changing hairstyle or coloring can reduce hair loss in women. But is it effective? Any options other than natural treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      It actually depends on why you're losing your hair. There are nutrients like Biotin, Silica, MSM, and such that are beneficial for nourishing the hair, but if your hair loss is caused by stress or hormonal changes, those nutrients won't do as much as you may hope and may not even slow it down.
      As far as hairstyles, that would be more of a worst-case scenario vs a best-case scenario... long hair that is free can break easier than short hair because there is more weight with longer hair than shorter hair. However, if it's because of undernourishment, stress, hormones, etc, the hair style wouldn't really help. As far as coloring, I've never heard of hair coloring being anything but bad for your hair because of the chemicals used... I've never heard of a benefit from coloring.
      If you can find out from your doctor what the causes of your hair loss would be, the best way to address it would be to focus on the cause, whether it's one of the things I mentioned above or something else entirely. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural remedy I can use to ease a cat's eye infection?
    My friend recently got a Russian Blue kitten. Poor thing developed an eye infection and my friend would prefer a natural treatment she can use at home to heal the infection if possible. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If the infection is caused by the herpes virus (half of them usually are, the other half are from calci viruses) you can home treat that with 250 mg of lysine powdered (crushed the pill with a spoon) and sprinkled over their food for 5-7 days. Usually by day 3 there's a significant improvement and the eyes are good after 7 days.

      If you treat for the herpes virus and see no improvement, it's a good bet the cat has a calci virus or a different kind. Lysine works wonderfully for the herpes but won't touch the others.

      If the eyes are very bad, you can go up to 500mg a day for the cat, it's not something that will be toxic if a heavier dose is given. Lysine is cheap, at the grocery store in the vitamin section, it runs something like for 60 pills, for the generic form. AND it works on cold sores for us, too. It's good to have in the medicine cabinet.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are the major symptoms of bronchitis and how it can be cure naturally?
    I am looking for some natural treatment for bronchitis. Can anybody help me. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, those being the air passages that extend from the windpipe into the lungs.This is a breathing disorder.

      Its symptoms are:
      1. Larynx, trachea and bronchial tubes are acutely inflamed.
      2. Excess mucus secretion.
      3. Difficulty in breathing and deep chest cough.

      Some natural treatments for bronchitis are as follows:
      1. Mixture of dried ginger powder, pepper should be taken three times a day.
      2. Use of Onions.
      3. Turmeric powder.
      4. Doing some exercises in the fresh air, etc.

      For more information you can try the link

      http://www.naturaltreatmentsite.com/bronchitis.html

  48. QUESTION:
    What is an effective treatment for severe insomnia?
    I am interested in nonaddictive, natural treatments. I have tried melatonin, magnesium, and chamomille tea-- none are effective. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      How much magnesium are you taking? Are you drinking a lot of soda by chance because phosphates will wash this out of your system and make it much less effective. Also, the type of magnesium you take really does matter in quality and for it to absorb. Perhaps an integrated approach with relaxing music along with some ideas others have mentioned might help too. Magnesium and such do not work for everyone. Have you tried kava? My favorite store here is the Vitamin Shoppe. They or any good supplement or natural foods retailer could be better to show you all the different things available for restlessness or insomnia that they carry. Gosh, if you have a family member or a significant other who could give you a neck or back massage once in awhile it might help you to relax too. Or, you could get one of those massager chair things. It always helps for your muscles to be relaxed in order to sleep. If you want to give the magnesium another try and if you are taking one that is not as easy to absorb try mag gluconate or citrate but follow the label and/or ask your doc.
      Hope you can find a way to get some better rest.

  49. QUESTION:
    Have you heard about natural remedies against cancer?
    I want to know if you have heard about natural treatments to cure cancer. Can you explain me a little more about it?

    • ANSWER:
      You should check out Klamath Blue Green Algae, I would try to get into all of the studies and benefits but you would benefit more from just going there yourself and checking it out. Read some of the testimonials and test results, and decide for yourself if you want to try it or not. One of the testimonials on the site is from my dad who experienced amazing results using this stuff. And I still have my dad. Hope this helps you. Blessings


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  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies to get rid of tapeworms?
    My five cats have tape worms, and the medicine every month is getting expensive. Are there any natural remedies to get rid of them? I heard garlic but it isn't good for cats because it destroys red blood cells.

    • ANSWER:
      Tapeworms are tricky to kill. There are no safe natural remedies I am aware of. Sometimes you can get praziquantal (a tapeworm dewormer) at pet stores, but make sure the dewormer says it is for tapeworms.

      However, if you've been treating them with medicine from your vet and they still have tapeworms, then I think it may be best for you to focus on why they keep getting tapeworms and concentrate on preventing the problem instead of treating it. Cats get tapeworms either from fleas or from eating rodents. With all five of your cats consistently getting tapeworms, I would suspect fleas first. If you can treat your cats for fleas, they'll stop getting tapeworms.

      Otherwise, you'll have to keep them indoors to keep them from hunting rodents - or you might have a rodent problem inside your house that you need to address.

      Since it's a particular species of tapeworm that comes from fleas, your vet can help you figure out whether your cats are getting infected from fleas or rodents.

  2. QUESTION:
    Homeopathic medicine and natural remedies are so popular because of what?
    Homeopathic medicine and natural remedies are so popular because of what?

    A) strong clinical research supports their role in modern medicine.
    B) the placebo effect helps these treatments appear to be effective.
    C) they do not produce any side effects or drug interactions.
    D) all of the above.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      "B" would be the most correct answer in this case, though it isn't fair to categorize all natural remedies as ineffective.

      "A" is not true. There is no evidence that Homeopathic remedies have any efficacy whatsoever. The theory behind Homeopathy (and I'm using their own definition) is that you work on the principle of opposites, i.e. if someone has a fever, you give him or her a medicine that would induce a fever, but in tiny amounts. However, the doses involved in Homeopathy are EXTREMELY minute. It involves starting with a tiny dose of a known medication (plant extracts or other chemical substances) then repeated dilutions with distilled water until it is diluted BILLIONS to one, i.e. there may be only a few molecules (if any) of the original substance in the liquid. This is essentially distilled water without anything else. The theory is again that the medication "imprints" the water with it's essence, which is highly implausible from any scientific standpoint. It is not particularly fair to say that all natural remedies are in this same category. Some natural remedies have definite pharmacological properties, in fact many current medications were derived from "natural" sources such as quinine (from a tree bark).

      "C" is also not true, some natural remedies may be effective BECAUSE they contain substance which have a pharmacological basis AND they may react with other drugs with adverse events.

      "D" is false because "A" & "C" are false.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedies encyclopedia?
    I want to find out your opinion of what you think the best natural remedies encyclopedia is and why?

    • ANSWER:
      I love the Natural Remedies Encyclopedia

      You can get it at:
      http://arukah.com/natural-remedies-encyclopedia/index.html

      We use it for almost EVERYTHING. I healed myself of a terrible migraine that the doctors could NOT figure out even after spending about 00 on hospital bills!!! Here's the product description:

      "America's Master Book of Home Remedies"

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      THE BEST FOLK REMEDIES OF EARLIER GENERATIONS COMBINED WITH MODERN MEDICAL AND NUTRITIONAL FACTS

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      The sections on hydrotherapy and other remedial treatments are based on the writings of the following medical authorities: George Knapp Abbott, M.D.; Fred B. Moor, M.D.; Ethel M. Manwell, B.S., RN., A.R.P.T.; J. Wayne McFarland, M.D.; Gertrude Muench, R.N., R.P.T., Agatha Thrash, M.D.; Clarence W. Dail, M.D., Kathryn Jensen-Nelson, R.N., M.A.; Mary C. Noble, B.S., R.N.; Stella C. Peterson, R.N., B.S.N.E.; Charles S. Thomas, Ph.D., Richard A. Hansen, M.D.; Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.

      The sections on herbal medicine are based on the writings of the following authorities: Samuel O.L. Potter, M.D.; Edward E. Shook, D.C.; Michael A. Weiner, Ph.D.; William Pelly, N.D.; John R. Christopher, N.D.; Melvyn R. Werbach, M.D.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies and diet tips for my cat's kidney disease?
    My cat, 6 yrs old, could possibly have kidney failure (it might be a bladder infection but I won't find out for another 2 weeks after antibiotics); he's still energetic and doesn't show any signs of illness. Ironically I have kidney disease as well and am using natural remedies like dandelion root tea and other herbs. Wheatgrass has also improved my health a lot. I am wondering these herbs would apply to cats as well?

    Does anyone have any suggestions for diet (should it be homemade)? I've been doing research and they all say low salt, but some sites say good high quality protein while others say low protein. And should I stop using the chemical Frontline (flea medicine) on my cat?

    Also, where on my cat are his kidneys located?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First off...the kidneys are located just past the send of the rib cage on both sides...the right kidney is slightly closer to the front of the cat. Frontline Plus doesn't go into the animals system, so it will have no effects on the kidneys...so don't stop using it. I wouldn't reccomend any "natural remedies" without consulting your vet...cats and people can very different recations to plants...and a lot of plats can be nephrotoxic (toxic to the kidneys) in cats!

      A diet wont help kidney failure until bloodwork confirms Azotemia...this means the that BUN and CREATINIE are elevated. So unless this has been confirmed by your vet, changing the diet wont help. However, if Azotemia is confirmed, then a low protein/low phospherous diet is highly recomended. The protein that is in the kidney diets is a high quality one. Several brands make kidney diets.... Purina NF, Royal Canin/IVD modified....Hill's K/D..... Royal Canin Renal LP..... However, they are by prescription only, so you have to get them from your vet. If you are interested in making your own diet, you can contact UC Davis, and for a small fee, they will formulate a diet you can cook at home specificaly for your cats needs....

      I'm not sure why its going to take so long to confirm that your cat has kidney disease...a simple blood test should confirm if the kidney values are normal or not.

      Good Luck!

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  5. QUESTION:
    Can cancer sickness have a natural remedy instead of chemotherapy?
    Do natural remedies like Ganodama & Spirulina ttreat cancer compleately?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a number of good answers above - especially the answer from "lo_mcg."

      Many chemotherapy drugs are "natural" remedies obtained from plants.

      Examples of plant alkaloids used in chemotherapy are actinomycin D, doxorubicin, and mitomycin.

      One of our best relatively new agents - Taxol - comes from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree.

      Vinblastine and Vincristine are commonly used chemotherapy agents obtained from Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle).

      Camptothecin and Irinotecan come from Camptotheca acuminata.

      We in oncology have no bias against using natural remedies. We have been using them for over 40 years. But they have to be proven effective in controlled clinical trails - not just touted based on unscientific anecdotal evidence.

      In the long history of medical concoctions used throughout the European "Dark Ages and into the 1900's in America, people have used medicines that were not proven effective and in many cases did more harm than good. Calomel (mercury) is a good example. Even today there are naive people wasting money on useless medicines, and there are many sellers looking to make money from the unfortunate people who want to try anything in desperate situations. I spent a great deal of time in my oncology practice trying to talk people out of trying chemotherapy when I thought the odds of harm exceeded the chances for a real benefit. But many people will not accept the no treatment option and look elsewhere for a miraculous cure.

      Cytotoxic chemotherapy is rough. I have always said that we have to "half kill" someone to cure a cancer with chemotherapy, but there are types of cancer that respond well and can be very effectively treated with these medicines - many of which were found in nature's plants.

      Our hope is that non-specific cytotoxic chemotherapy agents will be replaced some day with more specific treatments such as the monoclonal antibody preparations now coming into clinical use. I predict that in the future we will look back at this time as barbaric for the use of present toxic, non-specific chemotherapy agents. Until that day comes, we use the best we have - the treatment that have been proven effective scientifically. Otherwise we are back to shamans and witch doctors chanting or mixing up "Theriac" with owl's toe and eye of newt.

  6. QUESTION:
    Natural remedies for carpenter ants needed for outdoor use?
    I need natural remedies for killing and preventing carpenter ants for getting into my house. I'll use this for outdoors as I have a remedy for indoor use and not outdoor usage.

    • ANSWER:
      Carpenter ants are a wood destroying insect similar to termites. However the ants don't eat the wood they excavate it. They should be taken as seriously as termites though. I reccomend you go with one of the synthetic products available and avoid a natural remedy. The products sold today are so low in toxicity now you don't really have to avoid them, just follow the label instructions. Natural remedies can take a very long time and may not destroy the colony. This is only a concern if you own the house. For an owner I suggest Advance Carpenter ant bait or Termidor SC, you can probably find them on ebay. For a renter I suggest Talstar One or any Talstar liquid. For Termidor and Talstar you can use a store bought spray can, there is one at Lowes for .00.

  7. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies have excellent results in treating boils?
    Please share what natural remedies or concoctions you know really work.

    • ANSWER:
      It is important to have a healthy balanced nutrition plan to avoid them.
      If you have one magna plasm will draw out the core in a beutifully clean fashion.
      If you do not want to use magna plasm
      peel a potatoe and leave it in the fridge over night.
      Using a metal dinner fork grate a fine amount a little bulkier than the boil itself.
      Gently squeeze out excess juice but it should still be moist. (make sure your hands are thoroughly clean)
      place in a plaster and put the plaster on the boil with the grated potatoe in direct contact with the boil
      change every 12 hours
      It will draw out the core and leave a very clean hole.
      This is gentle and relatively painless and great for children.

      Another way is to use MANUKA honey 12 plus or more.
      heat it on the plaster in a microwave for a few seconds until warm. Not tooo hot as you do not want to burn the skin.
      Place on the boil
      change every 4 to six hours.
      This works faster but you can feel the core being drawn out
      Once the core is out and the hole very clean
      Keep covered with Lavenser essential oil. 1 drop neat on a plaster. This will encourage healing.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can an Osteopathic doctor use herbs and natural remedies more than pills to treat patients?.?
    I am torn between Osteopathic and Naturopathic medicine because I love both of their holistic approach. I love how herbs and other natural remedies can be used to treat a patient rather and jumping to pills. I've been researching alot about Osteopathic medicine, and I would love to know if natural remedies besides the OMT is practiced: how big is nutrition and natural remedies to an osteopath?

    • ANSWER:
      This question is only relevant to US trained Osteopaths. Outside the USA osteopaths do osteopathy and not Alopathic medicine so do not prescribe pills at all.

      Some practice using herbs and natural remedies but I recommend if you do see an Osteopath expecting herbs and supplements US or elsewhere you find one that has additional training in these fields. it isn't part of the core curriculum to any great depth in any training program.

  9. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies work to reverse baldness?
    What natural remedies work to reverse and prevent baldness? My doctor says I have the early symptoms of a classic case of female pattern baldness. What do you think I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      Male or female pattern baldness are from the sae problem. Hair loss is often linked to poor diet, especially consumption of fried foods, hydrogenated oils and INFECTION (including bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic) that may be in the scalp itself (often causing dandruff) or it may be a systemic infection. It's also linked to mineral deficiencies, intestinal infections (where waste products backup into the liver, that can affect the head and scalp. Mineral deficiencies can be caused by infections ANYWHERE in the body and a deficiency in co-factors that allow the body to even absorb what is consumed. Lack of sunlight, heavy metal exposure (especially due to bad dentistry that is rampant in the U.S. now due to the materials, chemicals, and procedures being followed as a "standard of care" dentistry), etc.

      If your hair is coming out in clumps, that is typically a parasite. Since it is "female" pattern baldness, that is typically due to dihydrotestosterone (a derivative of testosterone) "DHT" that hardens the galea (skin on top of the head) and chokes the hair follicle to death, resulting in hair loss.

      This type of hair loss can be slowed and even reversed by eating a high quality Oat Grass because the Oat Grass prevents the formation of the DHT.

      There is some genetic issues, but contrary to popular belief, it is very small. Most are due to the above factors.

      I found a great source for the Oat Grass in capsules that contain no excipients and works for most of my clients. Go to: (800) 370 - 3447 and order the Oat Grass and take lots of it. I think you will see a big difference. I would also get two other nutrients they sell. The Oat grass comes in a product they call "Greens Mix" and I get it in capsule for (they also sell it in powder, but most prefer the capsules). It is part of a 3 nutrient combination they call, "super food trio." I would get all three because this will give you most everything your body needs as a supplement each day and will only make you healthier.

      Also, if you are experiencing excess testosterone or a low estrogen issue, you may want to consider an endocrine issue that could be contributing to this problem. Sometimes, PCOS happens because the ovaries are enlarging due to deficiencies in fat. If you are on a LOW FAT diet, or LOW SALT diet, you need to free yourself from the lies you have been told about fat and salt that is rampant misinformation being spread by people, doctors, etc. that have no clue what they are talking about when it comes to nutrition.

      I strongly urge you to seek out a Certified Nutritional Therapist (not just a nutritionist) and have them test you for deficiencies. They can test you and tell you exactly what nutrients your body is lacking and help you with the correct supplements and quantities of that specific to you deficiency and also recommend diets that will make you healthy instead of that "make believe health" you get from drugs that ALWAYS damage your body in some way.

      good luck to you

  10. QUESTION:
    What is your best natural remedy and for what condition?
    I've had a lot of success with natural remedies. You?

    • ANSWER:
      I am somewhat an expert in this area and especially in aromatherapy. I am a certified aromatherapist and using pure essential oils of different aeromatic plants can be very therapeutic. First, an essential oil is the purest essence of any plant. This liquid part of the plant can be extracted from stems, roots, leaves, bark and mostly from flowers. Essential oils can be used by various methods, such as inhaling via steam or fan diffusion, used "neat" directly rubbed on the skin, diluted in waters such as soaking in a bath tub, etc. One thing you need to know first about using essential oils is that you should test them first on a small part of your skin to make sure you are not allergic and those suffering from chronic lung problems will need to ask their doctor is it's ok to use, because some oils can be very strong and caustic.

      So with that said, here are a few natural remedies:

      Lavender can be used to help with skin conditions and to help calm and sleep.
      Orange and most Citrus can be used for chronic fatigue to help wake in the morning and to help with focus and concentration.
      Tea Tree is a great anti-viral and anti-fungal and can be used to diffuse when you have an upper respiratory cough or cold, it can be used directly on the skin for insect bites or put directly on a cold sore to help it heal quickly.
      Peppermint is great for general joint aches and pains as well as headaches. I put it directly on my joints or on the temples of my head when I have a headache.

      There are many more....just check the information part of my website to get much more information on using essential oils in aromatherapy.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why do people prefer medicines such as Tums and Maloox over natural remedies for gas relief?
    Natural remedies such as a glass of water, mixed with black salt(which is really pink in color) and lemon.

    • ANSWER:
      Haha!! Guess what? The joke is on YOU!! Tums a.k.a. calcium carbonate a.k.a. limestone has been used for YEARS and is 100% natural!! Just because it is made in a lab doesn't change anything, except to assure its purity.

      Maalox - magnesium hydroxide and aluminum hydroxide are both natural MINERALS! Milk of magnesia has been used for almost 200 years as an antacid and laxative agent.

      So if you want a "natural remedy" for your gas problem - you named two of the best "natural" ones available!!

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies without medicatons for sleeping at night?
    I'm prescribed lunesta, but i don't take it because it leaves a terrible taste in my mouth all day the next day. What are some better ways to help me sleep at night? I usually just end up staying up for 2 or three nights straight and then i sleep really good that next night. but i wish i could actually sleep good every night. I hate taking medicine though. so anybody know any natural remedies. I do drink coffee but only in the morning. You don't think i should give up coffee do you?

    • ANSWER:
      I tried lunesta too. It did not work very well as a sleep aid, and I agree about the terrible taste. Many people should not drink coffee after 3 PM. It's unlikely you should give up your morning coffee unless you are hypersensitive to caffeine.

      Below is a long list I once wrote about ways to fall asleep. The list is so long that reading it might put you to sleep :-) This list is the one that Tony I copied and pasted from me without my permission.

      If nothing below works, email me and I can give you some suggestions about over the counter and prescription meds, if necessary. However, the natural remedies below are safer and free of side effects.

      What helped me a lot to fall asleep, especially when my mind was racing, was to lie in bed and listen to relaxation CDs, especially those that contain someone speaking with relaxing music in the background. The combination of voice and music is very soothing. Many of these CDs are available on eBay for very low prices.

      A warm bath is a great way to help you to sleep (depending on the season). If you can’t take a bath, you can give yourself a foot massage with slightly warm massage oil, sesame oil, or castor oil from a health food store.

      A helpful technique is to relax your body one part at a time. So you could relax your feet, your lower legs, upper legs, moving up from your lower belly up to your chest, etc., until your whole body is relaxed.

      Of course, guided relaxation methods can help. As vividly as possible, imagine yourself at the beach, in the mountains or country, or whatever is most soothing to you.

      If you have annoying thoughts that run through your mind when you are trying to sleep, you might have to talk to a counselor or therapist about that. I suggest avoiding prescription sleeping pills unless nothing else helps.

      There are herbs that might help you to sleep, eg, valerian root, kava kava, chamomile, hops, passion flower, skullcap. Probably, valerian root and kava kava are the best. However, what most people don’t realize is that it can take at least a few weeks for some herbs to build up in your system before they start to work.

      The minerals calcium and magnesium might be helpful for sleep. You can also try 5-HTP or melatonin. I would not take melatonin for over a month unless your doctor says it is ok.

  13. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies can be used to lighten hair color?
    What natural remedies can be used to lighten hair color? I was told that lemons were good but what else can be used?

    • ANSWER:
      lemon juice - just spray it on and sit in the sun for a couple hours (wear sunscreen!). Stay away from peroxide - turns your hair orange.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for mental illnesses?
    I need some "mind soothing" natural remedies. I just ordered some stuff actually called "mind soothe" but I was wondering if there is anyone who uses aroma therapy or anything else that is unusual and if it actually helps. In addition to medication. I am trying to take a little control myself in getting myself to feel better.

    • ANSWER:
      For anxiety:

      Bach's Rescue Remedy is always good to have on hand for attacks.

      Also the following nutrients are usually helpful:
      Multivitamin & mineral complex
      B-Complex
      Vitamin C
      (For nutritional balance and adrenal support)
      Calcium 2000 mg daily - a natural tranquilizer
      Magnesium 600 mg daily - relieves tension, spasms, tics
      B-1 50mg 3 times daily - has a calming effect on the nerves.
      B-6 50mg 3 times daily - important in the production of certain brain chemicals.
      Zinc- 50 mg daily - can have a calming effect
      Chromium Picolinate - 200 mcg. daily - Chromium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety.
      Aromatherapy - Lavender

      Depression:
      St. John's Wort, B-12, Choline & inositol
      Exercise
      Aromatherapy - Lemon, orange, ylang-ylang

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for psoriasis?
    Natural remedies for taking the scales and patches away. What

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. If you google "natural remedies for psoriasis" you will see that there are many on the market. Omega-3 supplement (available in Vitamin section) is thought to be beneficial for psoriasis. For my psoriasis I use with great success the herbal ointment and spray from Champori.com Try it: it is fast and the effects last for months.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  16. QUESTION:
    What is a natural remedy for discoloration?
    I have acne scarring and blotches from past acne on the sides of my face, it's hyper pigmented and I'm a bit insecure about it. Does anyone know of any natural remedies (or perhaps anything is general) that will get rid of the dark spots? Thank you in advance to all who answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the many acne treatments available work better than others. There are many factors that can cause acne which means not all treatments will work for everyone. So if your acne is severe, you should see a dermatologist. Using the following natural remedies should be just as helpful for most cases.

      A fast or other detoxification diet is one natural way to treat your acne. For a detoxification diet, the main idea is to give up processed and junk foods for at least a week. You should drink plenty of water, and you can add fresh lemon to this. A juicer would helpful for making fresh fruit and vegetable juices. These help flush toxins out of your system, which in turn helps clear up your acne. Detoxifying every so often can clear up acne but the first time you try it you may experience some discomfort from the change in diet.

      Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is one of the best natural acne treatments. Tea tree oil is a powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial product, which makes it very effective for getting rid of acne. Melaleuca oil is effective because it is good at fighting off bacteria which can cause acne. You should use clean cotton to apply the melaleuca oil to your skin. Before using the oil be sure to dilute it as pure tea tree oil is very strong and can irritate the skin. Read the instructions carefully if you purchase a product containing tea tree oil. To find out if the product will irritate your skin further, use only a little bit the first few times you use it. Tea tree oil can be a very effective natural acne remedy.

      One natural cure for acne is to introduce healthy fats into your diet. Acne is a kind of inflammation and healthy fats like fish oil are great methods for counteracting that. Food cooked in olive oil, avocados, almonds, walnuts and cashews are great sources of healthy foods high in healthy Omega fats. You should also take care to stay away from foods containing unhealthy trans fats which means looking for foods that are free of hydrogenated oils. The type of fat you take in when you eat can have a lot to do with the condition of your skin, and you may find that improving in this one area helps to clear up your acne.

      In summary, while acne can be distressing, don't let it get you too upset. Acne can be treated and it's something that almost everyone will have to face. The above acne treatments can help you to overcome this unsightly skin problem, and you just have to keep trying remedies until you find one that works for you.

  17. QUESTION:
    What type of natural remedies can help alleviate fear of flying?
    What type of natural remedies can help prevent fear of flying when I absolutley have to fly on an ariplane. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Lucid Dreams, hypnotherapy, those are about the only things I can think of with hypnotherapy being the easier and quickest of the two.

  18. QUESTION:
    How long home remedies/natural remedies to work on your body?
    You can search home remedies/natural remedies all over in the internet and magazines . But no one has prove they are actually work. So just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone is different,so,what works for one,doesn`t necessarily work for another.What country has the most fradulent scientific research studies?Studies bought and paid for by big pharma?USA.That is not science.Try something for yourself,to decide if it works or not.Most work better with a healthy diet.Much of our food is GMO and processed.If you eat real food,they would work better.

  19. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for Urticaria?
    I have reaccurring hives that are quite bothersome. Is there any natural remedies for Urticaria that won't cost me an arm and a leg to get?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some natural remedies/treatments for urticaria:
      treatment using salt
      treatment using Alum and Red Ochre
      treatment using Rose-Water and Vinegar
      treatment using Mint
      treatment using Turmeric
      treatment using Rauwolfia

  20. QUESTION:
    Do you know a good recepie or natural remedies for control a frequent heartburn?
    I looking for natural remedies to control o reduce a frequent heartburn mor than pils.If you know some god recepie pleas let me know. Thank's.

    • ANSWER:
      The best control is prevention. You need to find your heartburn trigger and steer clear of it. Personally I cant do anything high in acidity or very spicy as well as milk (though I do indulge in moderation). Never lay back after eating or sit back in a comfortable reclined position. Drink an 8oz glass of water 10 minutes prior to eating so your stomach is fuller which can help prevent you from overeating (which is a regular cause of heartburn) and always wait 10-15 minutes after eating to go for seconds.It takes approximately 10 minutes for your body to realize it is full which gives you ample time to stuff yourself past brimming which can cause heartburn.

      A drink of baking soda water (which tastes like a combination wet dog and dirty feet :P ) can help rid you of your heartburn when it hits.

      If your heartburn isn't caused by over eating try slowly eating a piece of bread, toast, or saltine crackers (my grandma always gave me crackers which would help when I was younger)

      Sucking on a peppermint (which is why restaurants used to give them at the end of your meal with your check) Peppermint soothes your stomach. I'm sure you could do a drink of peppermint oil and sip it slowly.

      Also, thenoseknows is correct. Antacids are horrible for you and neutralize your natural stomach acid you need to digest food which causes your stomach much more problems than it cures.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for sleep insomnia?
    What are some natural remedies for sleep insomnia? I'm trying not to become too reliant on my sleeping pills but things aren't looking very well. I'm going on day 5 day now with very little rest.

    • ANSWER:
      Insomnia can be caused by anxiety, a vitamin B deficiency, iodine deficiency, acid brain, electrolyte imbalance, and/or excess calcium and/or fluoride in the pineal gland, etc.

      Oral Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Honey: Mix two teaspoons of ACV with two teaspoons of honey in one cup of water and drink.

      If the ACV-honey remedy does not work, try the following remedies one by one until one works for you but do not try them all at once:
      1. The B Vitamins: Take 500 to 1000 milligrams of niacinamide (vitamin B3) (reduces anxiety) before sleep. Also take a B Complex (B50 / 100) one to two times a week.
      2. Oral Iodine (e.g. Lugol's solution): Take two to four drops of iodine in one cup of water before sleep.
      3. Alkalization (alkalizes the body, especially the brain and also removes excess calcium): Add 1/2 a teaspoon each of (tri)sodium citrate and (tri)potassium citrate to one cup of water one to two times a day (morning and/or one to two hours before sleep).
      4. Oral Borax (sodium tetraborate) (a natural powdered laundry detergent) (removes fluoride): Mix 1/8 teaspoon (women) to 1/4 teaspoon (men) of borax to a liter of water and drink throughout the day for four to five days a week (or you can also add a pinch of borax to one cup of water four times a day). DO NOT CONFUSE BORAX WITH BORIC ACID! DO NOT TAKE BORIC ACID IN PLACE OF BORAX!

  22. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for allergies?
    My girlfriend has really bad allergies that keep her up all night. Instead of buying over-the-counter drugs like Claritin, are there other natural remedies I can use that really help? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Common Allergies :-

      Allergic to dust, smoke,strong perfumes Histamine 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to bread, acidic food Nat Mur 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to beer, malt liquor Kali Bich 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to dust(asthma), Pothos Foe 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to warm boiled milk, fatty pork (diarrhoea), Sepia 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to milk Magnesia Carb 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cod liver oil Hepar Sulph 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to aspirin, bad liquor, salt butter, bad eggs, poultry items Carvo Veg 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to antibiotics Sulphur 30 or 200, 6 hourly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to castor oil Bryonia Album 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to coffee Nux Vomica 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to heat Apis Mel 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to cold drinks, fruits, rotten food, iodine Arsenic Album 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to dampness Dulcamara 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to smell of flowers(asthma) Ailanthus G, 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to sweats, fatty meat, onion Thuja Occ 30 or 200, 6 hourly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to sugar Argentum Nit 30 or 200, 6 hourly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to rice Tellurium 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cabbage Petroleum 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cheese Nitri spiritus dulcis Q or 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cold milk Kali Iod 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to decayed vegetables, Carbo Animalis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to unripe fruits, prunes, Rheum 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to veal Kali Nit 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to pastry; rich icecream, mixed food Pulsatilla 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to lemonade Selenium 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to indigestible food, tonque clean, constant nausea Ipecac 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to melons Zingiber 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to iodide of potassium, Aurum Met 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to sugar; bitter food Natrum Phos 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Incurrent remedy Psorinum 200 or 1M, fortnightly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to vinegar; pickles, sour foods, acids Lachesis 200, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to strawberries Oxalic Acid 30 or 200, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to oysters Lycopodium 200, 6 hourly.

      ******************************...

      Allergic Bronchitis - Inflammation of mucuos membranesof the bronchial tubes due to altered reaction incited by an antigen or allegen is called Allergic Bronchitis :-

      After preventive vaccines (Triple antigen, polio oral vaccine or B.C.G) Drosera 1M (never give in acute stage) fortnightly (3 Doses)

      After vaccination against small pox Thuja Occ 200 or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      After vaccination against Diphtheria Diphtherinum 1M, 10 min( 3 Doses)

      ******************************...

      Allergic Rhinitis :-

      Allergic to dust, smoke, perfumes and sprays etc,usually of the naso pharynx which leads to sneezing and blockage of nose and then cough Histamine 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to dust, coryza with profuse nasal discharge and sneezing in the evening, dull frontal headache; lachrynation with itching in eyes Justicia Adhatoda 30, 4 hourly

      Profuse, watery coryza; itching to posterior chamber of nose Solanum Lycopersicum 30, 4 hourly.

      ******************************...
      If your symptoms are not given here consult a Homeopathic Practitioner for constitutional treatment or post the patients symptoms on detail exactly the way the patient feels them.

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence)

      For Seasonal Allergies please read this answer :- http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AupGPJzttYi6.S3cL0dG1wvty6IX?qid=20070901185613AAUG0a5&show=7#profile-info-rCUWKPt2aa

      Take Care and God Bless You !

  23. QUESTION:
    Do these natural remedies to flush gall stones work?
    I'm having (I think) gall bladder attacks about every month now. I know these are caused by gall stones.

    Looks like I have three options,

    1) eat better, and hope I don't have any more attacks
    2) have my gall bladder removed
    3) "flush" my gallbladder with some of these natural remedies.

    Do these natural remedies really work, or do they just want my money?

    • ANSWER:
      You cannot "flush" gallstones. PERIOD.

      There are people who want to sell you something, and they will lie and tell you that a flush will work. They do not. Gallstones do not pass from the gallbladder no matter what you take. It just does not happen.

  24. QUESTION:
    what are some natural remedies for a Soar Throat?
    I have been having problems with a soar throat, I would like to know if you guys know of any natural remedies to heal a soar throat?
    oh come on lady, so I spelled sore throat wrong, get over it!

    • ANSWER:
      When we were stationed in Germany we had a friend who was into natural remedies. She would grate a red onion very fine. put about a cup or so of rock sugar (about 3/4 cup granulated sugar) put this in a jar you can close tightly. place it in the fridge for about three or four days or up to a week. shake it a couple of times a day. ( she did anytime she got in the fridge) when the syrup forms and there are not more sugar crystals strain into a clean smaller jar or bottle. Take a couple of spoonfuls. It helps stop coughs and eases sore throats. Sounds awful but doesn't taste as bad as some of the commercial products.
      You can also mix honey and lemon together either take straight or mix whit hot water (makes hot lemonade) or the tea of your choice.
      another thing you can use is licorice will help or horehound drops.
      hope you feel better soon.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for terrible low Blood pressure?
    I have repeatedly terribly low blood pressure and I need some home or natural remedies for this. It is usually anywhere from 110/ 75 to 90 over 60 well I had some pretty scary readings this morning. Close to the point where I would be going into shock. SO I need your natural remedies for low blood pressure. Meaning I need to bring my Blood pressure up.
    I'm completely uneducated in this regard. So in advance thanks for educating me.

    • ANSWER:
      The numbers themselves are one thing, the more important question is what do you FEEL like? If you aren't dizzy or light headed or passing out with those low BP readings, there probably is nothing to worry about

      There are some endocrine disorders that can cause low BP, but you would need to have blood tests through your physician to rule those out (TSH and cortisol levels at least)

      Since people with high BP are adviced to cut back on salt...it is actually very reasonable for those with symptomatic low BP to make sure they are getting salt in their diet.

  26. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies can be used as effective prevention against fleas in cats?
    Im not really into using chemicals on my cat so I was wondering if there are any natural remedies that actually work? I've heard that garlic tablets work, is this the case and has anyone else had experience with them?
    How effective are flea collars?

    • ANSWER:
      Fleas are holometabolous insects, going through the four life cycle stages of egg, larva, pupa, and imago (the adults) A typical flea population consists of 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae and 5% adults. Completion of the life cycle from egg to adult varies from two weeks to eight months depending on the temperature, humidity, food, and species. Normally after a blood meal, the female flea lays about 45 to 50 eggs per day up to 600 in a lifetime usually on the host; Adult fleas cannot lay eggs without a blood meal, but may live for one year without feeding. In just 30 days, 10 female fleas under ideal conditions can multiply to over a quarter million fleas of different life stages.

      there are no home remedies that work that wont kill your cat! fact! (i give it 5 answers before someone suggest tree tea- highly toxic btw) don't listen to home remedies; they don't work and cost you more in the long run- as do over the counter walmart style ect. the only viable cost effective treatment are advantage or frontline spot on, the treatment last around 30 days killing any flea which tryes to make a home, also only cost around £4 per treatment if bought from a vet (aposed to £30 per 6 pack box) if you get an infestation fromusing cheap meds or not preventing in general use RAID flea bomb (you will need more thant one) every month or so over the next 8 months to assure the problem is solved.

      EDIT: flea collars are dangerous and generally dont work

  27. QUESTION:
    What is trush and natural remedies for it?
    Hi im only 13 and think I might have thrush. But I,want to know exactly what it is and what causes it and I don't have insurance so is there any natural remedies for it? Please help?!

    • ANSWER:
      Thrush is a yeast infection, yeast is a form of fungi, so if you ingest a lot of bases (calcium for instance, though there are others you should probably look up) it will be much less able to survive in your body.

      Essentially the only reason we're even seeing fungi infections as of late is because of pre-packaged foods and the like, since the preservatives/sugars are very acidic and work to lower your blood's PH.

      I've been using oregano oil for my PH, at about a 4.5 mg dose three times daily.. I wouldn't call altering your blood PH a 'natural remedy' so much as it is just a very basic one for a fungus infection that works on all levels to some degree.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies to thicken hair?
    Since I colored and dyed my hair it has gotten thinner. I want to find some natural remedies because I feel that products will just make my hair worse because of the chemicals in them.

    • ANSWER:
      There are none. All claims to the contrary are lies designed to con you into purchasing overpriced items. Coloring and dying your hair is not good for it. If the damage that it does to your hair bothers you more than your natural hair color does then stop dying your hair.

      You may want to take measures to promote hair health though in order to help reduce breakage which can thin out the appearance of your hair by reducing the number of hairs per square inch so stop blow drying and use conditioner.

  29. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies are good for arthritis?
    I have inflamatory oesteo arthritis and it is very painful. Any suggestions for some natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure where you are from, but here in Canada they have an all natural medicine called "Lakota." It has been a best-seller for years and years here. I tried Glucosamine but it did nothing for myself, personally. Within 2 days of going on Lakota "Rheumatoid Formula" I was virtually pain-free, it was unbelievable. I stopped taking it the past few weeks to see if it really was the Lakota that was making a difference, and the pain has returned so I am going back out to purchase some more at the local drugstore. If you are a non-Canadian resident, I would still ask your local Pharmacist and check out their website. I know how terrible it is to have an auto-immune disease, especially on a bad flare-up day, and I wish you nothing but the best of luck and best of health.

  30. QUESTION:
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body?
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body? Since DMSA pulls it out too fast and while you are on SSRI, its not a good feeling. Garlic is thought to speed up the natural detoxification process

    Cilantro? Chlorella? Do they even work?
    Also, which one would not interact with Celexa SSRI?

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing in alternative medicine that will 'detox' mercury or lead. 'Detox' in this respect is a scam. You don't have mercury or lead poisoning anyway. Garlic will have no 'speed up' effect on liver or kidney function.

      -------
      EDIT: I should have mentioned to beware of detox scams, the internet is abound with them. First they alarm you that you are full of accumulated 'toxins', they they will try to sell you some quack remedy with no proper science to support it. Stay skeptical.

      From Wiki:
      "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses. Most doctors contend that the 'toxins' in question do not even exist.[16][17] In response, alternative medicine proponents frequently cite heavy metals or pesticides as the source of toxification, however no evidence exists that detoxification approaches have a measurable effect on these or any other chemical levels. Medical experts state that body cleansing is unnecessary as the human body is naturally capable of maintaining itself, with several organs dedicated to cleansing the blood and gut."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing

      If you had mercury or lead poisoning, you would be extremely sick.

      -------
      EDIT: These things have been mentioned below:

      Ionic Detox Footbath = SCAM! Read: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/FootBathBunk.html

      Bentonite clay for detox = SCAM! Read: http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4083

      @Janie - you don't need to be an expert in alt med to identify scams and lack of evidence!

  31. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural remedy for cats eye irritation?
    I'm wondering if theres a natural remedy for cronic eye problems. My cat's eye are always irritated. Hes persian so its normal for drainage, but hes rubbing them thus making them irritated.

    Besides getting a perscription, what other natural remedys can be done?
    We always use steriods by perscription, however because hes rubbing them constantly its not working correctly.

    • ANSWER:
      Please do not use human eye drops or natural remedies in his eyes unless approved by your veterinarian. They change their formulations frequently, and many can be harmful to a cat's eyes. He only has 2 of them. You don't want to blind him. The only thing you can safely use without a doctor's exam is a sterile, buffered eye wash to gently cleanse the drainage as it occurs.

      Btw....it's not "normal" for Persian's to have eye drainage, but due to breeder selectivity, it is common. (There's a difference.)

      He may need to have his nasolacrimal ducts flushed. It's a simple procedure, but requires anesthesia. (Don't let that scare you...it's very safe.) Sometimes, that will open them up so they can drain properly if they've been blocked by 'crud' <---(that's a highly scientific medical term.) ;-) Often, however, the problem is not an actual blockage, but a functional blockage due to the 'smushed' face (another medical term, lol.) <---imagine a kink in a garden hose, where the water can't get through. If the tears can't get through, they overflow from the lids. That causes irritation to the skin underneath the eye, which can lead to actual infection.

      A fluoroscein dye test (painless, and done awake, right in the exam room) can *help* determine if tears are able to flow properly down the duct, as well as rule out chronic ulcerative keratitis, sometimes caused by ocular herpesvirus (more frequently seen in these breeds, in my experience.) There can also be eyelid/eyelash problems, which won't resolve no matter what you put into the eyes, unless you correct the underlying problem with surgery. (Not as common as it is in dogs, but entropion, etc. does sometimes occur in cats, too.) I would recommend consulting a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, and following his/her specific recommendations for your particular cat.

      Good luck. :-) (I have a Persian angel named Francesca who went through veterinary school with me before she had to leave prematurely to wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge.)

  32. QUESTION:
    What are the natural remedies to treat acne?
    Hello

    can anyone suggest me natural remedies to cure acne?

    • ANSWER:
      Jojoba oil is particularly good for skincare. It penetrates into the skin and does not clog pores. It can be used on all skin types. It contains vitamin E and antioxidants which are great for fighting aging signs and moisturizing the skin. In addition it is also antibacterial making it great for treating acne breakouts.

      Using Tea Tree Essential oil it has great on acne as it has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Simply put a couple of drops on a cotton bud and dot onto each spot. Don't use it over your entire face as it can irritate the skin for some people.

      Lavender Essential oil has well known antifungal and antiseptic properties and is widely used in treating acne. For that stubborn pimples lavender can be applied neat using a cotton bud or pad. Redness, swelling and irritation will be dramatically reduced. Though better used in dilution for larger areas, I would recommend between 10-20 drops of essential oil to 50ml of carrier oil such as sweet almond or jojoba oil.

      Hope this helps!
      Source(s):

  33. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural remedies to lower "stress hormones", particularly cortisol?
    Before people answer, I truly am very aware that the best approach is to simply reduce anxiety and stress. Sometimes though it's nice to have a little helping hand, as stress hormones like cortisol can be harmful to the body. I was just wondering what natural remedies are best at balancing cortisol :)

    I heard Rhodiola Rosea, Ashwaganha and Reishi Mushroom are good but I don't really know, and would love some opinions!

    Thanks guys :)

    • ANSWER:
      The natural and most effective way is to take DHEA, this is a hormonal precursor made by the adrenal glands, but over time less and less is produced. It is the direct antagonist in the body to cortisol. DHEA can be purchased otc in any supplement store, start with 25mg daily and work up gradually to to 100mg a day.

  34. QUESTION:
    I would like to know what are natural remedies for fixing uneven skin tone?
    I am light skinned person of color but have uneven skin tone and I was wondering what are some natural remedies that I can use to even out my skin tone. I would appreciate it if the remedies have been tried and are safe and actually work. I also have sensitive skin so gentle remedies would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Do a Google and you will see many say cocoa butter did nothing to help.
      This fast working, natural, minimal cost cure will quickly get rid of discoloration and uneven skin tone and it also reduces large pores and rids face of pimples, black and white heads (See testimonials below ##)
      Vigorous specialized massage using pure natural oils works wonders – extra virgin olive, grape seed and coconut are good. Natural oils are noncomedogenic, so do not clog or enlarge pores or cause breakouts or make skin oily so they are a main ingredient in many moisturizers and many other skin treatment products.
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  35. QUESTION:
    What successful natural remedies has anyone tried for keloids?
    I have a keloid on my jawline and it isn't so much a problem with the way it looks but that it is slightly painful to the touch. I am hoping someone has had some luck with some natural remedies like different herbs or something of the sort. I don't want to do steroid injections, lasers, freezing, or any of those. Any help would be appreciated...

    • ANSWER:
      Keloids :- A fibrous growth almost like a tumor usually occuring at the site of a scar.

      Homeopathic Treatment(s) for Keloids :-

      Head remedy; to dissolve the scar tissues Thiosinamine 3X, 4 hourly

      When there are deep cracks in keloids; constipated stools Graphites 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      To dissolve the scar tissues; in chilly patients Silicea 200 or 1M, weekly (6 Doses)

      In tubercular constitution; when there is tubercular history in the family Tuberculinum Koch 1M, fortnightly (6 Doses)

      Edges of keloids red; itching; worse by warmth; offensive sweat Acid Flour 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      When the love of life is lost due to ugly look of keloids; suicidal thoughts Aurum Met 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Due to old injury or burns Causticum 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Intercurrent remedy when there is pain in keloids Acid Nitricum 200 and above fortnightly (6 Doses).

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  36. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies can I take for Depression?
    I am a 40 yr old male with clinical depression and anxiety. Currently, I am under a physicians care and on prescription medication.However, I heard certain foods and natural remedies can help with emotions and endorphins. I want to eat healthier and live fairly close by to Whole Foods Supermarket?Can anyone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      I drink St. John's Wort tea. It's one of the more traditional herbs used to treat depression and anxiety. If you can, go for Traditional Medicinals brand. They're the only tea brand I've ever heard of to use medicine-grade herbs in their teas.

      I brought the tea to my doctor, and she told me it wouldn't react adversely with my prescriptions, but it's always good to check depending on what you are on. Particularly with mood-altering meds.

      Endorphins are also good, and you can get them by exercising. For an extra boost, try some positively-reinforcing yoga. Yoga is great because not only does it work out your whole body and stretch your muscles, but it's a way to work out that's also soothing to your mind. Regulating your breathing and meditating can also add to your overall mental health.

      I've included some of my favorites below. :) Good luck! Depression is a heck of a journey, and we all need what help we can get.

  37. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for a cold while pregnant?
    I woke up last night with a cough and then woke up this morning with a cold. I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant so what are some natural remedies for getting through a cold. I'm okay with taking a cough drop every three hours but I'd like some tips on congestion in the nose and throat. I also have a 13mo old that I'm with throughout the whole day so I'm restricted from steaming for a while or taking a warm bath unfortunately.
    Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Set up the Vicks Vaporizer in your room at night. That'll help w/ the congestion and it's not like you're applying Vicks directly to your body. For a sore throat, try hot tea w/ lemon and honey. I've been drinking plain (no sugar, milk) hot green tea and my throat is feeling much better. Tea is loaded w/ antioxidants so that helps combat any illnesses and it's healthy for you. Adding milk or sugar will diminish the antioxidants, so you want to drink it plain (w/ the exception of the honey & lemon combo). OJ or any juices or fruits loaded w/ vitamin C will help boost your immune system. Hope that helps! You can google "safe medications during pregnancy" and that'll bring up a huge list of websites that tell you what's ok and what isn't.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for acne?
    I am 6 weeks pregnant and breaking out like I'm a teenager again. What are all natural remedies that have worked for you? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different types of acne treatment that people can use. Just about everyone you know has some kind of magical remedy. Log on to http://tipsfromruby-acne.blogspot.com/ for a few home made tips to heal acne .

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there anybody that knows any natural remedies for people that r psychotic?Or have a mental illness?
    Any natural remedies to calm someone down?

    • ANSWER:
      There are herbal alternatives to depression which is St. Johns Wort. And herbal alternatives to mood disorders in Sam-e. Some people swear by these alternatives and others do not. My theory is Everyone is different and its more or less a trial and error attempt to get what works best for U. Good luck to U.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are the natural remedies to remove a birthmark?
    I don't want to do laser treatment as of yet....I want to remove a birthmark with natural remedies that will lighten it. What sort of things could I use? And what is the procedure (how many times a day etc)

    • ANSWER:
      this might be of help.

      she used young living oils but aura cacia found at health food store may also help

      http://www.oil-testimonials.com/essential-oils/1726/fading-mole-spots

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies to boost fertility?
    We've been TTC for over a year now and before we start any medical procedures (drugs and shots...yikes!) I'd like to explore some natural remedies. Any suggestions on what has or hasn't worked for you?

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know of any natural remedies but the following really helps:
      -eliminate caffeine (sodas, tea, chocolate, coffee)
      -use chlorine-free personal hygiene products
      -start taking a prenatal vitamin (for the folic acid and the iron)
      -drink orange juice (also for the folic acid)
      -don't smoke, of course
      -don't eat tropical fruit, especially papaya - teh ingredients in papaya (called papain) can hinder conception. Papaya is used as a contraceptive by some tribes (really, this is true)
      -get checked for mineral deficiencies (especially an iron deficiency that can make you anemic - especially if you have painful periods)
      -and generally relax and let go. I'm sure that lots of people tell you this but it works (I know! ... and now she's 16 months old!).

      Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural remedies i can use to get fair?
    Im 13 and i got tanned from swimming in the sun(used good sunscreen). now i dont go in the sun but i wnt to get fairer. PLease suggest some natural remedies i can use- be sure to state how much of each ingredient and how long to use it for. ANd if u have products like avadaco then please state that its available in us only. Also if u can gimme some simple ones so i can buy the ingridients in india and use it here also-but anything will do. PLease gimme as many dtails as u can thqnx

    • ANSWER:
      The following homoeopathic medicines will definetly help cure: (it will cure PIMPLES too!):
      -Berberis Aquifolium - MT ....10 drops in warm water before 1/2 hr food
      -Calcarea Phos 6x .....3 tablet after 1/2 hr food
      THIS IS ONLY FOR 15-30 days.

  43. QUESTION:
    Looking for a natural remedy to fight tumors in cats.?
    I have a senior cat that has a tumor at the bottom of her foot. Any body knows of any natural remedies or supplements that I can give her to get rid of the tumor? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      It is best to at least allow a vet to do a biopsy on the "tumor" and determine what your dealing with. How can you treat anything with natural remedies when you don't know what your treating? The "tumor" could be a cancer or it could be EG for example.
      http://www.marvistavet.com/html/eosinophilic_granuloma.html
      One of our cats had surgery a week ago Friday to remove a EG granuloma (as it turned out) from her front left paw pad.
      This "tumor" could be anything. Before you treat it, you need to know what your treating.

  44. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for Fibromyalgia that really work?
    I have Fibromyalgia and have been on a roller coaster ride of prescription drugs. I'm sick of it. It's been a couple years, and I'm still not feeling any better. I still hurt like H**L, but I really am sick of being treated like a guinea pig!!! I'm ready to try some natural remedies. I take Elavil for the psychological aspects of the disorder. I don't want to be one of those people who says, "oh I feel fine" and then quits the meds, but I don't want to be reliant on any drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      some people whoa re diagnosed with FMS are cured with b12 shots (may have been misdiagnosed)

      5HTP may work-it is teh natural form of SSRIs-but you can't combine them-

      musculoskeltal drugs don't work. it has been believed taht FMS is neuro (central nervosu system) in nature for about 10 years

      the drugs taht have shown promise for peopel taht truly have FMS are Lyrica and Tramadol (SSRI for pain)

  45. QUESTION:
    Can an Osteopathic doctor use herbs and natural remedies more than pills to treat patients?
    I am torn between Osteopathic and Naturopathic medicine because I love both of their holistic approach. I love how herbs and other natural remedies can be used to treat a patient rather and jumping to pills. I've been researching alot about Osteopathic medicine, and I would love to know if natural remedies besides the OMT is practiced: how big is nutrition and natural remedies to an osteopath?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    What are natural remedies for canker sores?
    How do you get rid of canker sores in a person's mouth, using natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Salt (or baking soda or 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and water) water rinse.

      Apparently equal amounts of milk of magnesia and benadryl can help. Apply with a cotton swab...and be sure not to swallow it. I guess apply it and leave it on for a bit, then rinse out your mouth.

      Those mouth numbing sprays/swabs can alleiviate the pain and you just wait for it to heal.

      Spicy things....like cayenne pepper..that contain capsasin will hurt at first but then it will dull the pain. Just make sure whatever spicy thing you're using doesn't also contain something acidic like tomatoes.

      Stop eating anything acidic.

      You can buy a supplement called Lysein and take it and it will help.

      And, I've used this, you can crush up an aspirin into a fine power and apply a little directly onto your canker sore....it hurts though. It will hurt pretty bad for a minute or so. Do this before going to bed...the aspirin will dull the pain but also kind of 'eat up' the dead/infected tissue....and it will be gone soon. Be careful with this and try it once and see how it goes b/c people have told me they've gotten 'aspirin burns' b/c of this...I have had luck and if I did get an aspirin burn....it must not have hurt me as much as my canker sore.. =D.

      Rinse your mouth out 3 times a day with regular old mouthwash until it goes away.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of blackheads using natural remedies?
    What are some Natural Remedies to get rid of blackheads?
    I currently use a clay mask that works really good(:
    sierra-TROLLLLLLLL

    • ANSWER:
      read about it here
      http://lb.cm/4Qv
      open the second and forth brown link
      there for more info

  48. QUESTION:
    What are natural remedies for acid reflux and heartburn?
    I've been told to take ranitidine by my doctor, but I would prefer not to have to take another drug for the rest of my life. What are some effective natural remedies I could try?

    • ANSWER:
      I have treated acid reflux, GERD, and heartburn by homeopathy and acupressure.
      You can see if it works for you.

      Homeopathy:
      Try a combination of Acid Sulphuricum 30 + Carbo Veg 30 + Nux Vomica 30 - 4 pills ever 2 hours for one day, then every 4 hours next day, and 4 times daily for 4 days.

      There are no side effects in homeopathy.

      There are some home remedies too:

      ·Drinking milk or eating milk products are helpful in relieving symptoms of acidity.
      ·Foods such as pickles, vinegar, fried foods, hot spicy foods, chocolate, pastries, and raw salad vegetables like onion, radish, cabbage, and peppers should be avoided.
      ·Clove also helps to relieve the symptoms of acidity. Suck one piece of clove slowly to relieve the symptoms. It also helps to reduce the onset of disease that arises due to acidity.
      ·A cup of vanilla ice cream or a glass of cold milk also helps to get relieve heartburn and acidity within minutes.
      ·Almonds are also a good source for relieving the heartburn and acidity. Eat several almonds when heartburn symptoms persist.
      ·Lemons also help to prevent heartburn. Cut a lemon into thin strips and dip in salt. Eat before meals to prevent heartburn.
      ·Take some mint leaves and chop these and then boil in a cup of water and sip slowly after meals. If a person drinks Fresh mint juice every day he will never experience acidity.
      ·Jaggery or gur taken after every meal also helps to reduce the acidity. Keep a piece of gur in the mouth and slowly suck it till acidity decreases.
      ·Eating bananas is also helpful in preventing the symptoms of acidity and heartburn. To prevent acidity it is advised to eat a banana daily.
      ·A mixture of 2 tsp of natural apple cider vinegar and 2 tsp raw honey in a glass of water before meals fights with acidity.
      ·Basil (tulsi) leaves helps to get relief from burning, nausea and gas. Chew some leaves of tulsi to decrease the acidity.
      ·Coconut water 4-5 times a day decreases the symptoms of the acidity and the heartburn.
      ·Harad (Terminalia chebula) if taken after every meal prevents the symptoms of the acidity.
      ·1 tsp juice of chebulic myroblan mixed with 1 tsp of amla (Indian gooseberry) juice helps to prevent acidity and heartburn.
      ·Boil one cup of water. To this add 1 tsp of Aniseed (Saunf). Cover and leave overnight. Strain the water in the morning, add 1 tsp of honey. When this is taken 3 times a day it prevents acidity.
      ·To 1 ½ liters of water add 1 tsp Caraway seeds (shah jeera). Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Sip while warm. Take this liquid 2-3 times a day for 5-6 days. It will decrease the acidity.
      ·Take a glass of water, add a pinch of baking soda and drink it. It gives immediate relief from acidity.
      ·Take a glass of warm water, add a pinch of hing (asafoetida) and have it every morning to prevent acidity.
      ·Eat a serving of cucumber or watermelon 4-5 times in a day to fight against acidity.
      ·Fennel helps to relieve abdominal pain, colon disorders, gas, and gastrointestinal tract spasms. It is an effective remedy for acidic stomach conditions (heartburn).
      ·Ginger is very useful for digestive disorders. It help to relieve indigestion from rich foods.
      ·Make a fine powder by adding equal amounts of ginger powder, black pepper, dried mint leaves, asafetida (hing), anise seeds, coriander seeds, cumin, fennel and common salt. Dosage: Take about 1 teaspoon of this powder with water, twice a day after meals.
      ·It is advised to eat 8-10 glass to water daily. Drinking water gives immediate relief to symptoms like wind, distended stomach and acidity.
      ·Chewing bubble-gum also disappears the acidity. This is an easy and best way to get rid of Acidity.
      ·For heartburn drink a teaspoon of vinegar. It is because there is not sufficient acid in our stomach to digest food properly, thus gasses come back up and burn our stomach.
      ·Calcium also helps to fight with the heartburn and acidity. Yoghurt or ice-cream gives immediate relief from acidity and heartburn.
      ·1 tsp juice of chebulic myroblan mixed with 1 tsp of amla (Indian gooseberry) juice daily relieves acidity.
      ·Powder one clove and one cardamom; use the powder as a mouth freshener after every meal. No more acidity and no more bad breathe.
      ·After food maintain an upright posture to prevent the reflex and to prevent the symptoms of acidity.
      ·Sleep with your head and shoulder on a high pillow for elevation.
      ·Do not skip meals. Do not keep large gap between meals. This produces gas / wind.
      ·Eat dinner 2-3 hours before going to bed.
      ·Last but not the least stop smoking and cut down on alcohol.
      ·After all three meals, take a small piece of jaggery and keep it in your mouth and suck. Voilá no more acidity.
      ·Boil one cup of water. To this add 1 tsp of Aniseed (Saunf). Cover and leave overnight. Strain the water in the morning, add 1 tsp of honey. When this is taken 3 times a day it prevents acidity.
      ·To 1 ½ liters of water add 1 tsp Caraway seeds (shah jeera). Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Sip while warm. Have the concoction 2-3 times a day for 5-6 days.
      ·Powder one clove and one cardamom; use the powder as a mouth freshener after every meal. No more acidity and no more bad breath.

  49. QUESTION:
    are there any natural remedies or tips to help increase your fertility?
    trying to conceive and i want to know are there any natural remedies to increase my fertility.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I'd recommend charting your fertility signs. This can tell you when YOU are fertile and if there are any issues w/ your cycle which could dela conception or cause difficulty w/ carrying a pregnancy. W/o a chart, I couldn't recommend any specific remedies.

      In general, you should have good nutrition. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible. Try to eat organic whenever possible. Take supplements as needed.

      Check out WestonAPrice.org and the book Nutrition, Cycles and Fertility by M. Shannon.

      Sources for charting your fertility signs: The books The Art of Natural Family Planning and Taking Charge of Your Fertility. The websites CCLI.org, Fertilityfriend.com, and Ovusoft.com


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I Have Bumps On The Back Of My 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:
    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!

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

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

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

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

      Hope this is helpful!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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:

  7. 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 :)

  8. 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.

  9. 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 :)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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).

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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:

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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!

  24. 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?

  25. 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

  26. QUESTION:
    What is it called if you have bumps all over your arms but nowhere else?
    I have these bumps on my arms and I don't know what they are.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you cold - could they be gooseflesh ?
      Or is it a rash, have you been in contact with a plant or chemical ?

  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:
    How do I get rid of bumps from where I've scratched myself too hard?
    I have small spot like bumps on my arm, thigh from scratching myself too hard but I didn't do that on purpose. Does anyone think I should or could use bio oil, coca butter stick, any form of coca butter?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure, if your skin will accept this you can try any cream or oil to get everything right. So it won't hinder you taking care if you feel an itch or something else, but try to avoid any bump at all..

  40. 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.

  41. 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:

  42. 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).

  43. 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

  44. 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??.:)

  45. 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.

  46. 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:

  47. 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

  48. 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?

  49. 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:


i have bumps on the back of my arms

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why have i got red, itchy bumps on my skin after having contact with a dog?
    I am definitely not allergic to dogs, but somehow I got really itchy red bumps on my skin- above my buttocks going up the back. What could I have gotten? NOTE: The dog I was having contact with was kinda dirty.

    • ANSWER:
      fleas

  2. QUESTION:
    Legs become irritated and itchy with red bumps after shaving?
    After shaving my legs, my skin becomes very irritated and itchy. Also, little red bumps appear all over the shaved areas. I have tried using sensitive skin shaving creams, but nothing is reducing the itchiness and red bumps. Putting moisturizer on after shaving only makes the red bumps worse and my skin stings and becomes even more itchy. What causes this and how can I solve this problem?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    After sex I get itchy and break out in hives all over my body. What could this be?
    After im done having sex my skin becomes very itchy and irritated with red bumps that looks like a rash. Its in spots that have rubbed on my boyfriend like my thighs and stomach. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be allergy to bf's sperm, sweat or cosmetic product.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to develop a sudden allergy towards cats?
    Ok, so before I wasn't allergic to cats, I had a cat for about three years.
    Now,..when I pet a cat my eyes burn get itchy, red and watery. I start sneezing and get a stuffy nose. At times I also get little red bumps skin.
    This has happened with several Cats but NOT all.
    Is it also possible that I can take some medication or drink something so that my allergies will calm down?
    Thanks A lot.
    : )

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely. The important thing to remember is that you can gain or lose an allergy at any point in your life. Allergies are the craziness of the immune system built for getting rid of parasites.

      The way it works is that you get an infection. The worse it is, the more likely you will to get an allergy to something in your environment. Genetics and diet both play important roles in your eventual response.

      Researchers have found that allergens from dark colored cats (black, grey) have the more potent allergens, typically. You could also just have an allergy a non-color-related genetic lineage.

      The good news is that there are things you can do about it.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why am I getting itchy red bumps all over?
    After getting out of the shower yesterday, I became really itchy but it wasn't that bad. This morning I got upband noticed red bumps all over my skin. It looked similar to mosquito bites but mostly larger. My neck, arms, shoulders, back, belly, underarms and thigh (so pretty much my whole body) are all itching like crazy. I have had eczema all my life but it stopped the beginning if this year. What I have right now does not look like eczema at all. It looks absolutely horrible! What's happening to me?

    • ANSWER:
      It may be a fungus infection, allergic reaction to chemicals or an insect that bit you, or a virus such as small pox or chicken pox, if you have other symptoms. You should see a physician ASAP, especially if the symptom don't subside.

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

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

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I determine if there itchy red bumps are bedbug bites?
    For the last 2 months I have had episodes whereas red bumps appear on my skin and they are intensively itching. They last maybe 4 or 5 days. It looks like a mosquito bite, but there are no mosquios out during this season. I thought maybe they were dust mites, but now im thinking bedbugs.
    i am the only one of 5 people that is getting bit, however my nephew came to visit and he left my house looking like he had gotten beat up. He had big red bumps all over his face.
    I need help! Should i go see a dermotologist or my primary doctor? Should i see an allergist? How do i determine what exactly is biting me? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Might be that your nephew brought some flea and you got bitten from them or even spider or ant bites.
      You can clean your bed with an steam cleaner and wash all blankets and than most probably even an bed bug should be gone..

  8. QUESTION:
    How should I get rid of these tiny bumps on my face?
    I have a school dance tonight, and i have these tiny red bumps on my cheek next to my nose. Idk what i should do. I no it isnt chicken skin. Its not itchy its just looks kinda irratated. i was hoping u could help as to what i should do. Btw dermatologist is out of the qestion. should put caladryl on it or something? please help!!! btw it doesnt really feel oily just a lil dry... i have sensitive skin btw

    • ANSWER:
      1. Obtain a small razor blade at the nearest hardware store.
      2. Cover your face in duct tape.
      3. Apply razor blade to face.
      4. Remove duct tape.
      5. Tiny bumps should be gone.
      IF tiny bumps return... repeat step 4.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why do I get red bumps when I go in water?
    I get these itchy red bumps on my stomach, chest, and back whenever I go in any kind of water. They are pretty small but then around them are red bloches. In pools, beaches, in my shower, from any water i get them. Please Help?

    • ANSWER:
      Your skin is definitely sensitive to water - an imbalance in your body. The medical term for that is "allergy" where histamines (that causes itchiness, redness, etc) are released from your body when triggered by an "allergen", in your case it's water. Medical treatment would be oral or topical anti-histamines as prescribed when you consult your doctor - only a symptomatic relief. The problem is, it doesn't root out the real cause of allergy - your body imbalance. Try another method called ganotherapy to correct that imbalance. Visit the website below to learn more...

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    How exactly should I shave the bikini area?
    I have shaved once, and the after effects were horrible. Is there anyway to prevent the skin from being itchy and with red bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      Use NAIR. For your first time leave it on for 3 min then wipe the hair off. If it doesnt get all the hair, the next time you use it leave it on for 4 min, etc. Never leave it on for a long time because it can burn you. Nair works 100000x better than shaving.

  12. QUESTION:
    Why is the skin irritated on the back of my palms?
    I've always had really smooth and soft skin. A few days ago the back of my palms began to feel dry but I didn't have any cream to alleviate it. Yesterday it got really bad to the point where I felt tightness and it was a bit pink. I bought hand cream and put it on and it stung and I saw that there were little tiny red bumps all over my skin.

    The skin feels SOO tight and tender. It is NOT itchy. It hurts me a bit and feels like a bad sunburn. Could this be psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like dry skin. Talk to your doctor.

  13. QUESTION:
    Anyone know how to get rid of after shave bumps on the "down there'' region?
    I've been shaving the girl region for a while now, and every time that I do it, I get these red bumps on my skin. They're itchy and annoying and they don't look so great. Does anyone know if there's a good way to get rid of them? Do they still show up if you get a Brazilian? I've used the Bikini Zone cream before but unless I put it on every hour, I still get them. Thanks guys....

    • ANSWER:
      You could switch up what you shave with. I use conditioner and first shave with the grain and then against. Once I changed to conditioner I stopped getting bumps.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why do I get red bumps on my skin after I go in the ocean?
    I only walk through the shallow water, and I might've put my hands in too. The last couple times I've done this, after I got home, I noticed little red bumps on my feet and hands. They're not itchy and they're not bug bites. They usually fade after a week or so. Am I having an allergic reaction to the salt water or something?

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  15. QUESTION:
    I have red bumpy itchy spots after swimming in a swimming pool. What is going on?
    So sometimes after I swim I get these red itchy spots (looks like bug bites) on my body and then a few hours later it is gone. But today the same thing happened but it is sort of all over my body. Itchy, irritating, red. And it's not going away. I checked online and it could be swimmers rash/itch, or chlorine rash, but I am not sure. I know some people's skin are more sensitive than others. And I think it's because I have sensitive skin and didn't clean enough. I put vaseline on the spots that are itchy with the red bumps. Any suggestions?
    I'm not sure if it spreads but it does look pretty similar to bug bites
    I swim regularly, I have swim team 2 days a week.

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  16. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent itchy sores on my lips caused by the acid in fruit?
    I generally have very sensitive skin. When I eat most kinds of fruit I end up with these itchy red bumps on my lips that can last up to an hour. How can I prevent this, other than avoiding fruit or having to cut it up into bite-sized pieces.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can with taking an anacid with before eating and then after. I have the same problem with some fruits and veggies. I put a rolaid inside my lip and let it desolve if I forget to take it before.

  17. QUESTION:
    Why do i get itchy red bumps after using tanning beds?
    I have started using tanning beds two weeks ago and have just recently been getting itchy red bumps on my stomach and legs. Is this from using tanning beds? How can I make them stop itching?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a sign of sun damage to your skin. Stay away from the tanning beds and get a lotion with aloe in it to help with the itching.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the itchy red bumps all over my body?
    So i have the red itchy bumps all over my body. i have them from my stomach all the way down to my toes in just about every place. I went to the doctors and he gave me antibiotics and they helped for about a day then they stopped working. When i itch they turn into blisters then some of then will turn into scabs. i have been like this for about 2-3 months now and i have no clue what to do at all. I also know they are not fleas or bug bites.

    • ANSWER:
      4.Dyshidrosis. (cheiropomphylox) Google images and dermnet.nz ...... does it look like this?
      It is allergy to a dermatophyte, which is any kind of skin loving bug. mold, yeast, bacteria, virus, parasite, pollen. It could be anywhere on your body. The rash on the hands(or feet) is just a red flag. Take anti-histamines for immediate relief. Fexofenadine 180mg, and 12 hours later 60mg, then every 12 hours 60mg. This is not the cure. But it will stop the itching. Go to dyshidrosis@yahoogroups for treatments and information.

      People who have eczema are 'atopic'. Very sensitive to all kinds of irritants. This is your immune system over-reacting to the presence of a dermatophyte. The most common dermatophyte is Candida in it's dimorphic, mycelial form in the intestines.
      The cure is really simple, but I very much doubt you can get your doctor to prescribe it for you.
      You need a two week course of NYSTATIN by drops, 4 million units daily. then a 2 week break, then repeat. If this does not work (and I would bet the cost of your doctor visit it does.) you need a drug called Toctino, to be taken for 90 days. This is expensive, you will find a cheaper way on the links at Dyshidrosis@yahoogroups.com. (You may find your eczema goes away too. I am betting you are 14/15.)
      am studying this condition, also called the 'Id reaction". Can I ask you to tell your dermatologist to refer to page 651, chapter 17 in the 1st volume of the Textbook of Dermatology by Rook, Wilkingson and Ebling.?
      1 second ago - Edit - Delete

  19. QUESTION:
    What is causing skin rash that bubbles up?
    My dh has some itchy red bumps in patches on different parts of his body, and when he scratches his skin it bubbles up. We plan on going to the dr next week. What could this be?
    Sorry, they are actually pink, not red. Could it be eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      It can be scabies. There lil bugs that get in your skin. Have your Doctor give you some cream for it no matter what he thinks it is just so you can rule it out. But it can also be dermatomyositis.MD

  20. QUESTION:
    Big red bumps on face and body when dying hair, but they disappeared in a few hours?
    So I've been dying my hair for a while, the same exact brand and color too, never had anything happen. But last night I dyed my hair and I got big red bumps on the side of my face, they almost looked like cysts because they had no head and were swollen and itchy too.

    I also felt itchy all over and got small red bumps on my chest, one on my belly, and one on my leg. I'm a bit messy with my dye, I mean some got on my forehead by accident, but I was wearing a shirt and pants, so I'm not sure how it got on m chest. Today, all the bumps are gone and my skin is smooth as if nothing even happened...?

    What gives?

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  21. QUESTION:
    Big red bumps on face and body when dying hair, but they disappeared in a few hours?
    So I've been dying my hair for a while, the same exact brand and color too, never had anything happen. But last night I dyed my hair and I got big red bumps on the side of my face, they almost looked like cysts because they had no head and were swollen and itchy too.

    I also felt itchy all over and got small red bumps on my chest, one on my belly, and one on my leg. I'm a bit messy with my dye, I mean some got on my forehead by accident, but I was wearing a shirt and pants, so I'm not sure how it got on m chest. Today, all the bumps are gone and my skin is smooth as if nothing even happened...?

    What gives?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you're allergic to it. You can develop allergies to things that you weren't previously allergic to. You shouldn't use that brand again ~ and do a 24 hr patch test before using another. Messing around with hair dye that you're allergic to could have very bad consequences ~ even losing your hair.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why do I get red bumps on my feet and hands?
    Whenever I go in the sun, even if I have sunscreen on, the tops of my hands and feet get red bumps on them that are extremely itchy. I just end up covering them with clothing. Why does this only happen on my hands and feet - is it because the skin is thinner there? Is there a certain kind of lotion I can buy to prevent this?

    • ANSWER:
      I get the exact same thing on my knuckles and the side of my foot, its just because its so hot and the skin in those areas are VERY delicate and fair they'll go down in a few hours maybe a day.

      Try not to squeeze, scratch or play with them put some nivea on them and leave them to cool, you could even put a small plaster on them.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why do I have this horrible itchy red rash after threading or waxing my eyebrows?
    My skin is fine immediately following the procedure; however, about 5-7 hours later, these itchy red bumps and raised patches of skin pop up and last for at least seven days. After the seventh day, they dry and begin to peel. Please help...

    • ANSWER:
      These are ingrown hairs. You always get them after waxing. To reduce the swelling, and the bumps, rub lotion on the spot you waxed with specialized lotion for waxing.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of bikini area red bumps after shaving?
    How do u get rid of those red bumps in the bikini area? I get the red bumps really badly and on the second day after shaving it starts to get really itchy. I tried using one of those shaving gels for the bikni area but it didn't really. Do anything. I also tried putting aloe gel on the area to prevent redness but that barely helped. Any one have idea or something that works for them?

    • ANSWER:
      Wet the area first.
      Use shaving cream.
      Use a brand new razor.
      If you are, then switch to a different brand. I tried BIC gel razors once and they gave me the worst bumps of my life. I think the blades where made bad.

      Try holding the razor differently. Try using a different pressure.
      Shave.
      Wait a week or so and then shave again.
      Sometimes the hair has to "reprogram" itself to adjust to the shaving routine and needs to grow back in such a way that prevents the ingrown hairs. The best thing is to keep trying and wait!

      If you go an entire month of shaving the same way and there are still bumps, try
      "Veet® Bikini Kit Hair Removal Cream & Gentle Finishing Cream"
      http://www.veet.ca/en/bikini-and-underarm-veet-cream-bikini-underarm-kit.php

      It is a harsh chemical so I would avoid it unless absolutely necessary. Personally I find creams to cause breakouts on my skin, but you might have a better experience.

  25. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when I have itcy red bumps on my face?
    I have these red bumps on my face that are really itchy. Is it an allergic reaction or just dry skin or something else?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I am NOT a doctor but I have extra dry skin and that doesn't sound like dry skin...sounds like an allergic reaction. Is there any perfume in your face lotion? Maybe don't use whatever products your using and see if they clear up? I use ponds extra rich moisterizing face cream because everything else makes my skin burn. :)

  26. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps all over legs?
    So I've always had these weird itchy red bumps all over my legs that bug me so much! They're feel like mosquito bites but I have them all year so it can't be Mosquitos. I have been to the doctor before they said I have eczema but I looked eczema up and it doesn't look like it. Pretty much every day Im always Itching me legs and if I itch them too long I peel my skin, which becomes scabs then into nasty scars all over my legs! After every shower I moisturize my body with cetaphil and it seems to make it soft but it doesn't really help the itching. How do I get rid of them to prevent more scabs/scars?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be 'Hives', due to stress.

  27. QUESTION:
    My neighbor got four cats recently and after she did, we started getting itchy bumps and our dog itches too?
    Our dog never used to scratch hmself, but lately he has been really itchy. My mom and I have been expeiencing itchy, red bumps on our skin, and our neighbor next door said she has been having the same problem. This all started after our neighbor downstairs got 4 cats. She lets them roam around outside and we saw her throw out a bunch of bedding, so I was wondering if anyone would know if the cats could have something on them that is causing the itching?

    • ANSWER:
      You guys got bed bugs problem. Call the animal care control, and report your neighbor negligence to animal care. A one bedroom apartment will 4 cats is also illegal...

      Let your mom know...

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the red bumps on my shaved head?
    I started shaving my head three months ago. in the past month and a half, I've started to get itchy, peeling bumps of dead skin on my head. I couldn't help but pick and peel at first, but even the ones I left alone have turned into large irritated red bumps on top of my scalp. Can someone please tell me what this is/ how to treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      Visit your best dermatologist! He/She knows best how to treat it!
      It's dangerous to self-medicate especially in your case.
      If you're gonna apply self-medicate drugs, probably more irritation will occur.
      It's hard to sacrifice your health than money.

      Good Luck and God Bless!

  29. QUESTION:
    how do I get rid of dry skin around my nose?
    I have dry,itchy,flaky,burning skin around the sides of my nose...and when it gets really bad sometimes I will get really little red bumps by my nose also. I have had this rash type thing off and on for the past few years...I have tried so many different types of lotions and creams but nothing seams to help. If anyone has any remedies or anything that mite help please let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      use vitamin e it worked for my brother trust me rub gentle and leave on itll be gone by know time.

  30. QUESTION:
    Explain little itchy red bumps that later lead to major swelling?
    My pops came home from work yesterday and had little itchy red bumps that seemed as if they were no big deal, then he comes home today and looks like he just got out of a 12 round slugfest because he has major swelling around his eyes and hands. He thinks it had to do with cleaning his truck. Any explanation for this? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      He might have an allergy to something that was in his truck which happened to come in contact with the skin. try an antihistamine or hydrocortisone cream? if not, go to a doctor.

  31. QUESTION:
    I have red bumps on my skin after shaving?
    I just shaved for the first time 5 days ago. A day or two after I did, I noticed little red bumps on my leg. They're itchy, but seem to all be in a central line. What is it, and how can I get rid of it easily?

    • ANSWER:
      Use black seed oil...its a very powerful anti inflammatory (ie it makes redness on skin go away) and even makes acne go away if u use it consistently.

      You can buy it at any health food store. All you need to do is apply it to the area and leave it there for at least half an hour and wash it off.

      You'll be surprised at how well it works. I was.

      Cheers!

  32. QUESTION:
    What could these little bumps on my back be?
    I have a cluster of itchy red bumps on my back. They are really itchy and they burn. If you have any ideas of what they may be and any home remedies to help them stop itching it would be awesome!

    • ANSWER:
      Heat rash develops when your sweat ducts become blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin. Symptoms range from superficial blisters to deep, red lumps. Some forms of heat rash can be intensely itchy or prickly feeling.

      Heat rash usually goes away on its own. Severe forms of heat rash may need medical care, but the best way to relieve symptoms is to cool your skin and prevent sweating.

  33. QUESTION:
    i keep getting these itchy red bumps on my hands and fingers?
    i keep getting these itchy red bumps on my hands and fingers!
    they are small and red, but one of them (on my middle finger) is white. they are almost like mosquito bites, but smaller. does anyone know what it is and how i can treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like contact dermatitis. You touched something you're allergic to. Use Benadryl or hydrocortisone cream to soothe the rash. You may consider slathering it on the rash and covering it with soft cotton gloves (called beauty gloves at the pharmacy) to soak in while you sleep. Your skin will be really sensitive for a few months in that area, even after it clears. Use gentle soap like Dove, and wear gloves when washing dishes or cleaning house.

      If the Benadryl or hydrocortisone cream doesn't work, you might need to see a dermatologist for a prescription strength cream.

  34. QUESTION:
    My silver necklace is making my skin itchy an there's tiny red bumps?
    I wore this silver heart necklace yesterday and it was very itchy and now i'm starting to get red bumps all around my neck. What is this and what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      It's perfectly normal for some people to be allergic to certain types of metal. That's why most jewelry stores offer "sensitive solutions" in earrings, so that you don't have to put up with an itchy rash.

      Don't worry about it too much. Stop wearing the necklace immediately and give your skin time to heal. Don't put anything on the rash, but if it gets worse after you stop wearing the necklace, see a dermatologist as soon as possible.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are those little red bumps on my arm that go up to my should to my upper back?
    I have these little red bumps on my upper arm that goes all the way up to my upper back. They kind of look like little acne. They appear to centered where the hair is growing.

    What are they and how can I treat them?
    I forgot to add that they do not itch or are they painful; they are just there.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be several things:
      -if the skin surrounding these bumps is really itchy and dry it could be a sign of Rosacea
      -if this is a case see a dermatologist for treatment
      -if you can see hair growing out or black lines/dots within the bumps then it would be ingrown hairs
      -click this site for treatment http://mensfashion.about.com/od/groomingface/a/ingrownhairs.htm
      -its a form of acne
      -either see a dermatologist or click this link for at home treatments: http://acne-free-info.com/back-acne-treatment-get-rid-back-acne-cure-bacne/

      Hope this helps!

  36. QUESTION:
    What should I do with skin irritation of face?
    About 2 days ago I used Jessica Simpson's line of flavored perfume for the first time. Afterwards, I had little red bumps all across my chest and the back of my neck. I also noticed that it's on my forehead and chin as well though you can't see it unless you look closely. It's mostly all gone away now except for my chin. It's REALLY REALLY itchy and whenever I touch it, it feels really dry, like when I touch it it feels like it should be flaking like dry skin does but when I look in the mirror, you can't see anything wrong, no flaking or anything. I think the perfume caused all of this since it was the first time I ever used it and that's the only new thing I've used.

    What should I do? Are there any ointments or anything I should try? What do you think it is?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like you're allergic. Try some Benedryl cream and avoid using the perfume again!

  37. QUESTION:
    I just got back from the beach and since then I have these little itchy red bumps?
    I just got back from the beach about a week ago for Labor day weekend and since then I have these little itchy red bumps on my legs and some on my arm that you can barely see. I put lotion on thinking it's because my skin is dry from being in the sun and shaving but that doesn't help. I don't know what it is from and it's very annoying. Can someone help me out if you think you know what it is from or if there is anything I can put on it without having to go to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe some kind of shrubbery that you rubbed up against or something. That happened to me once when I went to the shore to do some fishing. Give it a few days and it should go away. I even had some on my face!

  38. QUESTION:
    is there any remedy or like item i can use to not get red bumps around vaginal area after shaving?
    i hope this isnt to much information but after i shave my vaginal area...its itchy and once i itch it(ik gross :[..) i get not big but noticeable red bumps that kinda hurt..im sure this happens to every girl unless your lucky lol is there anything i can do to stop the itching and formation of red bumps? please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Razor bumps are created when hair curls and grows back into the skin. The body's immune system recognizes the hair as an intruder and attacks it, creating red, inflamed areas. These red bumps can easily become infected.

      Treating razor bumps involves letting the hair grow without shaving for 3 - 4 weeks. In that time, hair grows enough to actually "spring out" by the hair follicle. A mild topical corticosteroid cream may help reduce inflammation and pain. Benzoyl peroxide will help reduce bacteria. Apply it lightly, as it can be irritating to sensitive skin. If your rash is severe, your health care professional needs to be contacted about this and may prescribe medication.

      You can prevent razor bumps by:

      using warm water to soften the skin and hairs before shaving; shaving right after a shower.

      applying shaving cream, foam, or soap in the opposite direction of hair growth (usually upward), moisturizing your skin as well as hair.

      shaving in the direction of hair growth.

      rinsing your razor thoroughly after each use and replacing your blades often.

      Using razors with two or three blades, attempt to cut the hair underneath the actual skin line, and are making it easier for those hairs to then poke back into the skin.

      Hope this helps, Your BEINGgirl Expert Panel

  39. QUESTION:
    I shaved my pubic zone and now there is small red bumps that are itchy where I shaved. What caused them?
    I used gel and water when I shaved there. Why is it itchy now and there small red bumps? And how do I make them go away?

    • ANSWER:
      The hair is growing back. It will itch until the hair pokes all the way through the skin again. Watch out for ingrown hairs, you just set yourself up for getting a bunch by shaving. If you want hair removal without the itchy bump phase maybe try a chemical remover, waxing or laser. The chemicals can cause burns to sensitive skin, the wax is horribly painful from what I've heard and laser is expensive.
      Put some hydro-cortisone or benedryl cream on the rash until it grows out. Shaving is sort of ridiculous anyway, keeping things trimmed up is a better way to go for guys.

  40. QUESTION:
    What to take a bath in with itchy skin?
    I have little red bumps all over my skin and they itch really bad. They itch even worse from the heat of the bath. I don't want to take a cold bath, so what is some itch remedies in the bath that you may know of? I heard taking a bath in baking soda helps?

    • ANSWER:
      Baking soda. Baking soda battles itches of all kinds. For widespread or hard-to-reach itches, soak in a baking soda bath. Add 1 cup baking soda to a tub of warm water. Soak for 30 to 60 minutes and air dry. Localized itches can be treated with a baking soda paste. Mix 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Apply to the itch, but do not use if the skin is broken.

      Oatmeal. Add 1 to 2 cups finely ground oatmeal to a warm bath (not hot or you might have breakfast for the next month in your tub) to ease your itches.

      Hope this helps.....

  41. 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I prevent such a terrible shaving rash?
    Every time I shave I get a severe rash on my legs. The rash covers my entire leg and looks worse than hives. There are red bumps everywhere that range from tiny to huge sores. It is not only very itchy, but extremely painful. This happens regardless of what I use to shave (shaving cream, conditioner, etc.). I have been told to use lotion afterwards, but that does not help at all. As soon as it touches my skin it feels as if my kegs have been set on fire. Also, I have tried changing my razor but a new razor sill does the same thing. It also stings very badly while I shave. Another considerable factor is that I tend to have goosebumps when I shave, but ere is no way to avoid this because they don't go away in the shower. This rash also does not go away. It stops hurting but weeks later I still have bumps, cuts, and scars, and sores all over my legs. Is there any way to prevent this or remedies to make the rash go away?? Thanks!
    I AM NOT WAXING

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Kate, The trick to shaving is to wet your skin and let it soften from the heat and moisture. You don't want to shave dry skin. Shaving is a natural exfoliator and if you try to dry shave, you run the risk of clogging up the razor with dead skin while putting yourself at risk for nicks and razor burn.There's no need to waste your money on shaving creams formulated especially for women, they are virtually the same as the creams sold for men. favorite shaving cream works for both him and her. Kiehl's Close Shavers moisturizes like nothing else. Don’t skimp on your razor. Stay clear of the straight, cheap disposables or you'll be asking for cuts and nicks. Instead use a razor with a pivoting head and multiple blades to give you a smooth, close shave. My pick for the ladies is Schick Quattro for women. Give a haircut. If you’ve never shaved, or haven’t in a while, it’s good to trim hair down as short as possible. You can do that by placing a comb flat on the skin and trim over comb with scissors, or with clippers using the shortest guard. The less hair you start out with means less use of your razor, and leads to less clogging of blade. Take a warm shower or bath. At least five minutes of the heat will soften skin and relax the hair follicle. So shampoo your hair and wash your body first.Exfoliate. Rid dead skin cells and provide a closer shave by using a mild exfoliator or your favorite body wash with an Ayate washcloth on your legs. Dab on some shaving oil. Working as a barrier on your skin, the razor will glide easier instead of dragging and moisturize skin. It also helps prevent razor burn, general irritation and ingrown hairs. This isn’t a necessary step, but a big life-saver for those who struggle with irritation or have sensitive skin. Apply shaving cream or gel. Make sure skin is damp, but not overly wet. If you have a shaving brush, work the product with the brush in circles to help lift hair and get a closer shave. Shave. Using a fresh blade, using firm but not excessive pressure, go in opposite direction of hair growth while holding skin taut. Don't go over the same area too many times. Rinse. In between strokes, be sure to rinse blade. A clogged razor won’t work well.Cleanse. Rinse area and pat dry with towel. Moisturize. Apply a light lotion. You don’t want anything too thick so as to clog the hair follicle. But something light will help hydrate the skin and make it look more soft and smooth.(Vitamin E pure nothing in it is the best)Fight redness. Men or those with thick leg hair can use a products like Flawless Ingrown Hair Serum to ward off bumps, redness and ingrown hairs.1.Watch the direction of hair growth. Sometimes the back of the legs grow from left-to-right or right–to-left, so adjust the blade's shaving direction to get the closest results.2.Be extra careful with your pressure using the razor around your ankles and shin bones.What You Need, •Comb and scissors or clippers (if hair needs trimming) Pivoting razor with multiple blades
      Shaving cream or gel Shaving oil .Shaving brush (optional if needed) Light lotion, Vitamin E). you could use the same on your pubic area too. Good luck best wishes the secret is time and warm water for minimum of five to ten minutes before shaving. that will make your skin soft and a good razor will do it dear. let me know ..

  43. QUESTION:
    why is my belly button all itchy and have a rash around?
    ive had my belly pierced for a few months now (bottom of the navel) its all a sudden got really itchy and a red rash is surrounding my whole belly button. It has slight red bumps on this skin and its horrible? help?

    • ANSWER:
      You could be allergic to nickel.

      I get this the same.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps on the side of my neck, my jawline, and hands?
    I have these itchy red bumps on both sides of my neck (they look like they start behind my ears then go down) but they're mostly along my jawline, and they itch and just look so bad. I don't get acne, and they don't look like acne. I've noticed one or two on my breasts, so I think its spreading somehow. I use to have eczema when I was younger, but its been gone for a few years.

    As for my hands, they're small and flesh toned, and when I pop them, they have a clear liquid. Its in between and on the inside of my fingers.

    What could they be? Are they related? It's not bed bugs because I sleep in just panties and a bra, and its not showing up anywhere else. Most of all, how do I get rid of the things???

    • ANSWER:
      If this is happening all over your body and not just in 1 place then I would highly suggest seeing a dermatologist or a primary care physician about it. (You may still have eczema or maybe dermatitis.) For now, I would suggest putting oatmeal on it or using Aveeno products with oatmeal in it to soothe the bumps or itching. Keep in mind that it is winter and skin gets very dry and itchy during this awful time of year. Try using a new body wash with oatmeal or anything that moisturizes dry winter skin. I would also suggest using a good body lotion during this time of year.
      I use "Tone" bar soap with coco butter in it and "Aveeno" oatmeal body lotion or coco butter body lotion.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are some methods to soothe irritation caused by a product to the skin?
    I recently made a rice toner and used it on my face.The toner brought on itchy red bumps all over my face by the next morning. I'm positive this isn't acne but some sort of rash. I've been using oatmeal masks to help calm the irritation but it is still very visible. How long after the oatmeal masks will I see improvement or what other methods will help this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont think that this is acne but some sort of allergy to this rice toner you have used. I have very sensitive skin and often break out in rashes for all different reasons. If you get eczema this toner may have inflammed this causeing what looks like a rash but may be eczema or dermatitis. When you break out in rashes like these its best to use simple moisturisers such as sorbaline until the rash subsides and also to avoid makeup. I have been using cetaphil wich is great for sensative skin. Ice packs and aloe vera gel are also helpful in decreasing the redness of the rash and I would also try an antihistamine such as zertec, as these also help with inflammed skin and rashes

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to shave your bikini area?
    I always get little red bumps and you can still see the hair a little bit, only in a few areas I can get the hair to look basically completely gone. I hate it so much and it gets really itchy sometimes and doesn't look good at all. Also, I have a really hard time shaving the hair that grows more towards the skin between my leg(like on the bony area between your vagina and leg) how can I shave better?

    • ANSWER:
      Alright you have to take a lot of steps before shaving down there.

      -First, make sure that you have a new razor every time you want to shave that area.
      -Second, exfoliate. Use a scrub or a washcloth, something that will exfoliate the skin. It opens up the hair follicles so it reduces the chance of getting ingrown hairs.
      -Third, soak in the tub with warm water. The warm water also opens up hair follicles.
      -Fourth, shave in the direction of the hair, not against. That pulls against the skin and causes irritation. You should also be pulling the skin taut while you shave as well.

      Once you start shaving more, your skin will get used to it and won't get so irritated all the time. Limit shaving to once or twice a week.

      Hope this helps! :)

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there a skin condition that is comparable to scabies?
    I have alot of red bumps on my body (especially on my feet and stomach) and they are very itchy. The itchng is worse at night, but I went to the emergency room and they told me they didn't believe it was scabies, which kind of surprised me. It can't be an allergic reaction because I haven't changed anything. Please help if you can. This has persisted for a couple of months. There is no zig-zag scarring pattern.

    • ANSWER:
      I would treat it for scabies regardless. Go to the pharmacy and get the cream for it called Nix, but make sure its the one for scabies as there are two kinds.

      The reason for doing this is that i had two doctors tell me they didn't think i had it and the third finally suggested i had it. The treatment worked. I did two full body treatments and endured another three weeks of itching. After about 1 month all itching was gone, but i noticed a 90% improvement within 3 days of doing the first treatment.
      I understand what you're going through and if its scabies it will not go away until this simple treatment is done. I had it for almost a year but in the final two months it drove me to tears on a daily basis.

  48. 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

  49. 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.


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