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Hard Bump On Arm

More common in kids than in adults, warts are skin infections caused by the human papilloma virus. They can affect any area of the body, but tend to invade warm, moist places, such as small cuts or scratches on the fingers, hands, and feet. Warts are usually painless unless they're on the soles of the feet or another part of the body that gets bumped or touched all the time.

Kids can pick up HPV and get warts from touching anything someone with a wart has used, such as towels and surfaces. Kids who bite their fingernails or pick at hangnails tend to get warts more often than kids who don't because they can expose less-protected skin and create open areas for a virus to enter and cause the wart.

Often found on fingers, hands, knees, or elbows, common wart is a small, hard bump that is usually dome-shaped and grayish-brown. It has a rough surface that may look like the head of a cauliflower, with black dots inside. Found on the bottom of the foot, plantar warts can be very uncomfortable. Sometimes warts are sexually transmitted and appear in the genital area, but most warts appear on the fingers, hands, and feet.

Flat warts are about the size of a pinhead, are smoother than other kinds of warts, and have flat tops. They may be pink, light brown, or yellow. Most kids who get flat warts have them on faces, but they can also grow on arms, knees, or hands and can appear in clusters. Filiform warts have a finger-like shape, are usually flesh-colored, and often grow on or around the mouth, eyes, or nose.

Simply touching a wart on someone doesn't guarantee that you'll get one. But the viruses that cause warts are passed from person to person by close physical contact or from a surface that an individual with a wart touches, like a bathmat or a shower floor. You can't, however, get a wart from holding a frog or toad, as kids sometimes think.

A tiny cut or scratch can make any area of skin more vulnerable to warts. Also, picking at a wart can spread warts to other parts of the body. The length of time between when someone is exposed to the virus that causes warts and when a wart appears varies. Warts can grow very slowly and may take weeks or longer, in some cases, to develop.

Although there's no way to prevent warts, it's a good idea to encourage kids to wash their hands and skin regularly. If your child has a cut or scratch, use soap and water to clean the area because open wounds are more susceptible to warts and other infections. It's wise to have kids wear waterproof sandals or flip-flops in public showers, locker rooms, and around public pools. This can help protect against plantar warts and other infections, like athlete's foot.

Without treatment, it can take from six months to two years for a wart to go away. A doctor might decide to remove a wart if it's painful or interferes with activities because of the discomfort. Doctors have different ways of removing warts, including: using laser treatment; using over-the-counter or prescription medications to put on the wart; freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen; burning the wart off using a light electrical current.

Within a few days after the doctor's treatment, the wart may fall off, but several treatments might be necessary. Doctors don't usually cut off a wart because it can cause scarring and wart may return. If an older child has a simple wart on the finger, ask the doctor about using an over-the-counter wart remedy that can help remove the wart. This treatment can take several weeks or months before you see results, but eventually the wart should crumble away from the healthy skin.

Wart medicines contain strong chemicals and should be used with care because they can damage the areas of healthy skin. Talk with your doctor before using any over-the-counter wart medicine on the face or genitals. Harsh chemicals for warts may leave you with irritated, itchy red skin. Painful and expensive surgery may have warts return or leave you with a scar. Natural remedies is designed to eliminate warts and heal damaged skin effectively and safely.

Natural remedies for warts can be used with no scaring, no pain, and no freezing. They come from plants or mineral of nature and are not for destroying enemy but for mobilizing autologous tissue or self-recovery capability. In addition, natural remedies have an effect to improve effect and decrease toxicity by compatibility of medicines and reduce side effect. Natural remedies is a breakthrough in the medicinal treatment of warts. To learn more, please go to http://www.forcesofnatureusa.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    There is a hard bump underneath my skin on my arm?
    I have a penny-sized hard bump that lies underneath my skin (arm) that hurts like a bruise when i put a little pressure on it. There is no odd color- area looks completely normal. You can't literally see the bump. I have to put a little pressure on it to feel it underneath.

    Anyone have any idea on what this could be? I'm seeing a doctor weds, but i'm a little concerned so thought i'd ask this question.

    • ANSWER:
      if u can kinda move it around it could and most likely is a subashes cyst

  2. QUESTION:
    Why do I have small bumps on my upper arms?
    I have small, hard bumps on my upper arms. I've had them for a while now. What are they?

    • ANSWER:
      You probably have keratosis pilaris or KP, which are very small bumps caused by a build up of keratin on the skin. The most common place of occurrence is the back of the arms. I have it, but it didn't show up until junior high. Unfortunately, adolescence is the worst time for KP but there are treatments that are effective. The most common treatment is prescription for a hydrocortisone cream, but it can only be used for short periods of time. Dermatologists also have a number of other treatments and can refer you to other over the counter treatments. A lot of people swear by Aqua Glycolic products, which are pretty cheap and help remove the extra keratin which causes the bumps. I no longer use anything because its barely noticeable now - I'm 32. This is common because it gets better the older you get. Check out the following sites and examine some images on Google to see if this is what you have. KP sometimes looks different on different people, so you should look at multiple examples. Other than that, just know that its not something you caught...its just an annoying genetic condition.

  3. QUESTION:
    What would cause a lump to form on the arm of someoe who has injected heroin?
    A friend has been experimenting with it and a small hard bumps formed on her arm where she tried to insert a needle

    • ANSWER:
      well, i think your 'friend' should stop heroine and go to a doctor. heroine is one of the worst drugs. if you do too much you Od and die. once you do enough heroine you stop taking it for the high and have to keep taking it so you dont get sick

  4. QUESTION:
    Why is this gold bond powder itching and burning?
    My name is Tiffany and I'm 17 :) I recently switched to Arrid spray deodorant and it gave me a hard bump under one arm and a tender rash. It hurted so bad that I could not even use the shower hose under it. The doctor told me that it's normal and it's because of an allergic reaction to the new deodorant. I just got out the shower and after drying under my arms gently I used Gold Bond Powder. It burns and its cold under there. The burning and cooling is letting up a little. IS THIS NORMAL?

    • ANSWER:
      I get burning from gold bond

  5. QUESTION:
    Why is this gold bond powder itching and burning?
    My name is Tiffany and I'm 17 :) I recently switched to Arrid spray deodorant and it gave me a hard bump under one arm and a tender rash. It hurted so bad that I could not even use the shower hose under it. The doctor told me that it's normal and it's because of an allergic reaction to the new deodorant. I just got out the shower and after drying under my arms gently I used Gold Bond Powder. It burns and its cold under there. The burning and cooling is letting up a little. IS THIS NORMAL?

    • ANSWER:
      You are probably allergic to it.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are hard bumps under the skin right where a bruise was/is?
    i had a large, kind of nasty bruise on my forearm. the bruise is going away but now i have a hard bump about an inch long and width of a pencil. and another a little thinner than that and about 3 inches long.

    i have a history of VERY easy bleeding and EXCESSIVELY prolonged bleeding.

    what could it be?

    please help.

    • ANSWER:
      I think my dr. told me it was blood underneath the skin. I was in a bad car accident in late '05 . My arm was purple From my shoulder to my elbow. And still, to this day you can feel the difference in my arm. You can also see where the bruise was, it's a slight color difference.

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do I keep getting these large bumps on my face and forehead?
    For the past few months now I have been getting these large hard bumps usually on my face and sometimes on the back of my head. Sometimes they give me headaches depending on the size and sometimes they itch. The bumps may only last a day or up to a few days. I never have two at the same time, when one goes away another may appear the next day or I might not have one for a week. Please help! I'm starting to get worried.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have excess brown spots, dark spots or dark patches spreading with your face or other sites, and you want those to vanish completely, giving skin lasting clarity and magnificence, then you'll want to manage your brown spots with this Miracle Cure.

      Epilators like Silk Epil by Braun remove hair on the root, and so they resemble waxing, as waxing also removes hair on the root. However, you may get more in-growths begin using these machines, so it is best to scrub your body that has a pumice stone while bathing to counter this matter. You need to give more information about the brown position. Is it a freckle or will it be a mole? How big would be the spot? If it is usually a mole, you should go to the dermatologist.

      Prevention is the straightforward part-apply sunscreen to the hands, arms, face, and scalp (in any other case covered with hair) everyday, whether you plan to search outside or not. You observe, sun damage comes with two forms: UVA in addition to UVB. Ultraviolet A rays are often known as "aging rays"; UVA sunlight balances out 90-95% of all sun light that reaches the world's surface. It penetrates microsoft windows of houses and cars and trucks; it gets through atmosphere; it's present 365 days 1 year. Even more troublesome is the point that UVA exposure is "silent". You won't get a tan or maybe sunburn from UVA subjection. UVB rays, also termed "burning rays, " cause tanning and burning on the skin, so you know if it is happening. Enough said? So with this day forward, you'll apply sunscreen with the SPF of 30?
      A laser generates and intense laser beam. This beam brings energy into a specific site, through a compact hand piece connected towards laser. The laser light is usually absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (shiny red blood cells hauling oxygen) and melanin/pigment (black color or brown pigment obtained in the skin) triggering decomposition or destruction by means of heat of unwanted solar cells while leaving healthy solar cells intact.

  8. QUESTION:
    what is this large hard red itchy hot bump on my forearm that has no bite marks?
    i noticed this red hard hot bump on my arm this morning, it seemed like it just came out of nowhere. I can not find any bite marks, but it is itchy at times. I have tried cleaning it with peroxcide and have put cortizone on it a few times. is this something i should be worried about?
    i guess i should add that its the circumference of a golf ball and growing

    • ANSWER:
      Spider bite. Most Spiders don't actually bite, but the effect is the same. The toxin, not poisonous, spreads into surrounding tissue. Can take a long time, days, weeks even, to resolve. Don't put cortizone on it. Just keep clean. If you feel woozy, go to doctor or better a hospital with a poison centre.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is this bump on my armpit?
    I noticed a small hard bump (raised and colorless) under my arm last month and it has gotten larger. It is not that big but it is now about 1 cm and oval shaped. It doesn't hurt at all but friends have told me that it could be a swollen lymph node. They also suggested I look at breast cancer websites and look for other symptoms like changes in the breast and nipple, but there are no changes or lumps. What do you think this is and do you think it will go away by itself?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a swollen lymph gland, caused by an infection.

      It could be a cyst.

      It could be a cancerous tumour.

      Go to the Dr and get it checked.

      If it is cancer, then early treatment gives the best results.

      If it isn't cancer, then the Dr will be able to set your mind at rest.

  10. QUESTION:
    How can I ease the pain of a blood clot in my arm?
    I had an IV in my arm 6 days ago while in the emergency room. The IV was place above the bend in my elbow. Two days ago my arm began to hurt very badly and it started showing red blotches that were warm to the touch. I went back to the doctor and after an ultrasound yesterday it is confirmed I have a blood clot from the IV. I guess it's something that can happen to anyone and only time can make the clot go away. The pain is so bad that I cannot straighten out my arm or even lift it above my head. I have never experienced pain like this, it's hard to describe. The red blotches are hard bumps and I have tried everything, massaging my arm, hot bath, compresses, and heat pads. Nothing is helping and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. I cannot take asprin because I have surgery in two days but I can take Tylenol 3 which isn't helping. My doctors have no suggestions except deal with it. I was wondering if anyone else has any suggestions? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a history of blood clots and you are taking blood thinners, I wouldn't take any over the counter medications. It is too risky.

      When I had blood clots in my leg from ankle to thigh, they suggested that using moist heat. I also made sure that I kept my leg elevated. I also used BioFreeze which is topical pain reliever.

      Good Luck! I hope your surgery goes well.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is causing this hard, painful, bump on my arm?
    Okay, so I have this really hard and painful bump near my elbow.And in the beginning it was kinda small and it itches and there was a small dot that looked like a pimple so i popped it and only a little bit of white stuff came out. Then it started to grow bigger, hard but it doesn't itch anymore. And every time I touch it, it hurts really bad. Even when I don't have any movement at all it just starts hurting out of no where. And the bump its kinda hotter than the rest of me arm. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      I would guess you have a cyst or boil (almost the same) it has to be lanced by the doctor when he thinks it's ripe. He'll then pack it so it heals right, it may be open for a time to drain. Don't mess with this, you'll only make it worse.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know about why are what they are?I have these bumps under the skin and inside the body?
    They are different sizes and are very painful.Have alot in the arms.I know there must be lots of them inside too.I've ask the Dr.But can't get a stright answer and one Just said he didn't know.They are hard Bumps and hurt when you touch them and when you don't.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see another doctor, the previous one was an idiot. Bumps under your skin isn't somethinga real doctor would just say, "hmm, interesting, but I have no clue. Bye, have a good day."

  13. 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).

  14. QUESTION:
    I wanted to know more about the pimples and acne which is hard on our body. Please help me.?
    I had a lot of purplish and hard bumps on my body. One is on my back, at my groin, on my arm, and two on my legs. I just don't know what causes it but i am really scared. Is it a dangerous disease? Am i in the risk of melanoma? Please help me.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Popped a pimple or something under the skin?
    So, I have had this hard bump under my skin near my arm pit, it was bugging me for a few days so I decided to squeeze at it, it popped, so I assume it was a zit or something, but I felt it pop under the skin. Not sure if this is something to be worried about or not. Any help is appreciated. I know not to pop pimples, but they're embarrassing.

    • ANSWER:
      popping pimples can lead to scarring. i suggest you stop.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can Keratosis Pilaris disqualify you from the Air Force?
    I go to MEPS in about a week and was wondering if having Keratosis Pilaris on my arms is a problem. It doesn't bother me, it's not contagious, and I don't have any prescription for it.

    (Wikipedia: Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy.)

    It shouldn't be a problem right? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It's actually a fairly common condition, my husband has it and it's never prevented him from anything. If it's bothering you, try exfoliating the area and applying a lotion with urea or lactic acid in it.

  17. QUESTION:
    What insects leave a permanent bump after biting?
    I was bitten by an insect about a year ago near my right elbow, and a hard bump still resides where the would was. About 3 hours after I was bitten, pain in my hand set in and moved up my arm. I had not noticed the bite at this point and the pain moved up to my shoulder. It stopped there and has left a lump about 1/2". I noticed a dead small brown spider near my bed right where my elbow lies. This took place in an old apartment in Seattle. Does anyone know of any possible culprits? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      All biting insects maintain even a tiny amount of venom. This is how they subdue their enemies and kill for food. As well, people all have different reactions to different types of insect bites.
      So, in effect, any insect can leave a bump where they've bitten. It sounds like you had a reaction to this spider's bite.(possibly)
      There are many different types of house spiders that can do this. I get the heebie jeebies just thinking of the little rotters! I was bitten in the ear canal by a house spider when I was approx. 10-11 years old and had a WICKED reaction. By the time they got me to the hospital I was going in and out of consciousness and my face and neck was covered in small, pus oozing blisters.
      I even hallucinated about spiders for days and despise them to this day.

      So it could be any type of insect, but most likely it was that spider you found.

  18. QUESTION:
    what is this bump on my girlfriends arm?
    my girlfriend had an injection for cervical cancer on tuesday and ever since shes got a big hard bump on her arm and she says its warm and sore what is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Try not to worry I think it's just bruising. However, if she's feeling any of the more serious side effects (which are really serious like paralysis, blurred vision, epilepsy) then you should really see a doctor. It doesn't seem so serious so i wouldn't be too worried.

      x

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

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

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the bump under my armpit?
    This morning I woke up and my right arm was sore under my armpit. I felt it and there was a kind of soft bump with a smaller hard bump inside (deeper). I had no clue what it was but I was told it might have something to do with the fact that I had a basket ball game yesterday. Any Ideas? Hope you can help!

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a boil from a clogged sweat gland. Try icing it down. If it hurts too bad, take some ibuprofen.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I treat my HUGE red and hard bump on my arm from the H1N1 vaccine?
    It's the size of my fist and it is very swollen. It hurts so much from just a tap.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a doctor and rub it in their face. They all say that the vaccine is safe and you'll be okay. Not to scare you, but they put something called squalene in the vaccines to "produce more to give out". Squalene is a type of poison that cripples your body and attacks organs, muscles, and joints and may kill you. The government ordered the media not to gossip of it, but scientists found a large amount in the vaccines during testing. Go proudly to the doctors and heck, maybe even flip out and ask him why there's squalene in the vaccines. :] If you don't feel the need to go, you can always just soak in a bath and let the water calm the sore.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my upper arm?
    I have little bumps on my upper arm. I know people who have to, it's not a rash or anything, it doesn't itch. Some people say it's because you dont' put enough lotion, and other people say it's because you use really hot water to shower.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't give a lot of details, so it's hard for me to answer you. Is it a hard bump, and the same color as the rest of your skin? In that case, it's probably a fat bump. Have you gained weight recently? They're not dangerous, they're just a way for the body to store extra fat.
      You should probably get a doctor to examine that, though, just in case.

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

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

  24. QUESTION:
    How can i detox at home without spending a fortune?
    My skin is in a state and my hair and nails are very brittle due to an excessive amount of partying including consuming large amounts of alcohol and recreational drug abuse. Im prone to breakouts of late and get hard little bumps under my skin that are not quite pimples. I have been using lots of crystal meth and ecstacy. Desperately in need of tips on how to detox in and externally and quickly!

    • ANSWER:
      If by 'detox', you are trying to flush your system for a drug test...

      First, Mr. Don't-die-of-water-intoxication is an idiot.

      Yes, drinking water (lots of it) is a safer method of attempting. Water intoxication occurs when you drink too much fluids, too fast, without eliminating them. The whole idea of drinking water is so that you piss as often as possible.

      When a drug is taken into the body, it is broken down and digested into microscopic wastes called metabolites. Basically, drug tests (urinalysis, usually) are aimed at detecting these metabolites in "cut-off" levels. Cut-off levels must be detected at a certain amount of metabolites per milliliter of urine. The more times you piss, the more metabolites are flushed.
      The only problem is it takes a period of time for the drug to be fully processed and digested into these metabolites. So you may be able to eliminate enough in one day, but more drug is digested the next day, you see?
      But drinking fluids is definitely a safe way to attempt this. Cranberry juice seems to work better for me than water.

      In addition to fluid intake, you may also try taking Niacin. It is OTC and can be purchased at most local stores with pharmaceutical departments (Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, etc). Niacin flushes the system a little better, in combination with the fluid intake/release.

      Summarily:

      Drink fluids frequently to enable you to piss. Use good judgment - dont try to drink a whole lot at once, but rather a bit less of an amount more times.

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      Now, if by 'detox', you mean safely "come down" from the effects of the drugs in your system (meaning you aren't trying to beat a drug test, but rather just get them out so you can feel healthier), then that is a different story.

      The bumps under your arms are side-effects of methamphetamine. They are commonly called 'meth mites' by tweakers.
      They will go away, provided you don't use the drug for a short period of time. Don't pick at them, I've seen people with nasty scars from doing this.
      The brittle nails and hair state are also attributed to crystal. When you're tweaking out, water is being depleted from your cells. Drinking fluids and not taking the drug for a short period of time will help replentish water to your body. (You may also be experiencing extremely dry lips - another common effect).

      Sleeping and getting rest will also help if it is your health you are primarily concerned with.

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      Either way it goes man, I'd take at least a short break from the using and drinking. I relate alottt to heavy drug binges and partying alot and having to let the body heal. It will feel like shit for a little while no matter what you do, its a "natural consequence", I guess you might say. Besides, you will enjoy yourself and have alot more fun after you have your health/energy back.

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      Hope this helps, mate :)

  25. 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

  26. QUESTION:
    is it possible for my arm to be broken?
    i was at basketball today and i ran into someone and their elbow hit my forearm. it hurt for about 3 minutes and theres a hard bump on my bone. it doesnt hurt to move my arm in any direction, i can do push ups without any pain, i can hit it and it wont hurt but im scared about the bump. is my bone broken?

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      razor burn

  29. QUESTION:
    How long should your arm hurt after getting an HPV Prevention shot?
    I did this HPV Prevention shot thing were you get one shot, then the next one 2 months later, and the last one 6 months later. I just got my last one 3 days ago on Monday, and my arm still hurts, whenever i rest my head on that arm, it feels sore, and painful or if that place on my arm gets bumped or touched not to hard but harder then softly, it hurts. Is this normal? How long will the pain last? What can i do to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      ^ i just got mine today too!
      mine doens't hurt at all anymore, but its different for everyone
      its totally normal if it doesn't go away for a couple days, and sometimes even a week

  30. 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

  31. QUESTION:
    Is a bump on the arm normal after hitting something hard?
    I went sledding the other day with friends and I ended up flying off the sled. My arm landed under me and on top of a hidden branch. It was swollen at first and then a few days later it was still sore and bruised but not swollen. The area near my wrist (which is what hit the branch) now has a bump that hurts a little when I push on it. Is it normal to have a hard bump there? I'm not in terrible pain or anything. This was about 8 days ago.

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably a tumor.

      Can you write with your other hand?

  32. QUESTION:
    How do i know if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bug bites?
    I have these red itchy bumps on me (some of them are in clumps) that look like mosquito bites but its not even that warm out and i don't go outside that often. My sister is in college so is it possible that she brought them back with her? The bumps are on my arms, butt, and back. PLEASE HELP 10 POINTS

    • ANSWER:
      It would be impossible to diagnose this over the internet. If you haven't been outside and you have many then they are probably another type of bug. It is very hard to distinguish bug bites.

  33. QUESTION:
    Have you ever accidentally stabbed yourself in the ear drum?
    The other day I was cleaning out my ears (with a q-tip) and I turned around and bumped my arm on the door frame, causing the q-tip to stab me hard in the ear drum. I thought I was okay, and so I waited a couple of days for the pain to subside, and when it did, I decided to clean my ears again and guess what? Blood came out! Freaky. Isn't that like one of the worst pains ever, though? I mean, it STILL hurts and it's been over 5 days now.

    • ANSWER:
      yea i have done that before and i had to go to the doctor cause mine wouldnt stop bleeding

  34. QUESTION:
    How do you make the skin on your arms smoother?
    My upper arms seem normal, but they feel as though little itte-bitte pimples are covering the surface. How do you clear the skin and make it smoother?

    • ANSWER:
      i think i know what you're talking about. i have the same thing. it's little bumps, and they don't hurt, but they're sometimes dry and almost always annoying.

      Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin, hence 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, which may be mistaken for acne.

      Classification
      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men.

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

      Symptoms and signs
      Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). The painless bumps are skin-colored, although they can become red and inflamed at times. Usually many plugs form in an area, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin. This gives the skin a sandpaper or goose flesh appearance. This may be more severe in the winter or times of low humidity, which causes the skin to become dry. It will eventually resolve on its own.

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

      Keratosis pilaris may be hereditary. It is present in babies and continues into adulthood, but is uncommon in elderly people. It is most obvious during the teenage years. KP is prevalent in those who are overweight, or have atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, or descend from Celtic backgrounds. Keratosis pilaris occurs in otherwise healthy people.

      Treatment
      There is no cure for Keratosis pilaris, but treatment is available. One option is to use a loofa to remove the dead, dry skin. Another option is to use a dermotologist-prescribed cream or lotion that should be applied daily. The best lotions for this condition would have urea, 15% alphahydroxy acids, or Retin A in them. Over-the-counter lotions work as well and should be applied after showering, as well as several times a day. The lotions are often soothing and can help improve the appearance of the skin. Dermotologists also recommend mild peeling agents, or alpha hydroxy acids, that may open up the plugged follicles. Antibiotics may also help in some cases where the bumps are red and badly inflamed. To temporarily reduce redness but not roughness, pulse dye laser treatment or intense pulsed light (IPL) can be done.

      Although it may clear up with treatment, reccurance of KP is very likely. Therefore, treatment should be continued regularly. It may take several months to years for the condition to completely clear up.

      A dermotologist or physician can usually diagnose a patient for Keratosis pilaris by visually inspecting the patient's skin.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I get Rid of These Small Tiny Bumps on my Face and Arms?
    It's not acne, they are small, and hard to see. But you can feel them, I have had them for a while, Anything to Help? Please?

    • ANSWER:
      I have them too, actually, I just purchased this from the drugstore:
      http://www.boots.com/en/Sanctuary-Spa-Professional-Micro-Dermabrasion-Body-Renewal-200ml_641124/

      I don't know if you can order from that website because it's a UK website.

      But search around and see if you can find it.
      If you can't then you should get a body scrub, that is similar to the one I mentioned - as the one I mentioned says in the description about tiny bumps. This is only made for the body, you should get a seperate one for the face.
      For the face, I love to use the Clinique 7 Day Scrub, Cream Rinse of Formula - you can get this anywhere, but here is were I got it from:
      http://www.boots.com/en/Clinique-7-Day-Scrub-Cream-Rinse-Off-Formul-a-for-all-Skin-Types-100ml_4014/

      You also need to use a good body lotion, and facial moisturiser.
      Also make sure you have a good skin care routine: Cleanser, Toner, Moisturiser (as mentioned) and an exfoliating scrub (the Clinique one, or similar, as mentioned).

      Also, have a good diet and lifestyle. Lots of fruits, vegetables and minerals. Lots of water.
      Lots of excerice and sleep.
      Good luck!

  36. QUESTION:
    I have these bumps on my arms from different things. How do you get rid of them?
    The top of my arms have these annoying bumps I think called "chicken skin". The bottom part have red bumps from using hair removal products. I think maybe the products are too strong for my sensitive skin. How can I get rid of these quickly? Remedies and products that are in your nearest store like Walmart and Walgreens would be nice.

    • ANSWER:
      It's called Keratosis Polaris. It's a genetic skin condition. Many people actually have them. There is no way to actually get rid of them, but if you go to the nearest pharmacy and get a loofa sponge, rubbing a little bit harder might help them go away:)

  37. QUESTION:
    What order should I use my Skincare Products?
    I have:
    The Body Shop, Skin Clearing Facial Wash that removes impurities, for clearing looking skin
    The Body Shop, Black Head Exfoliating Wash that exfoliates to help unclog pores for clearer looking skin
    The Body Shop, Tea Tree Face Mask that instantly cools and lifts away impurities
    Clean & Clear, Deep Action Cream Wash that cleans down to the pores for clearer skin
    Garnier, Anti-Blackhead Deep pore wash

    I have normal to combination skin, but I also have Keratosis Pilaris, which is a condition where the body produces excess keratin (A natural protein in the skin). The keratin traps the hair follicles in the pore, which causes hard bumps to form on my arms, chest and face only. I also have cream that I use to treat this.

    I'm aware that some of these products may be used for the same thing, but I would like to know what would be the best products to apply to my skin, how often I should use these products, how long I may leave them on for, what order I should use them in and finally the instructions I should use with them.

    I apologize for the difficulty of my question, but I hope there is a knowledgeable person out there to answer correctly.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The order that you put them in sounds fine :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  39. QUESTION:
    Wow I honestly feel bad for the Spurs right now the this games being offciated how did Kevin Durant get fouled?
    Harden just flopped super hard to cancel out that 3? The foul on Jackson where Durant bump his arms straight into Jackson? What is going on? This is something you see in a movie lol because this can't be real right now.
    Also who saw that 10 min late foul on Westbrook? After he had been took the jumpshot all of a sudden he gets a foul? BS.

    • ANSWER:
      Its sad

  40. QUESTION:
    How can you tell between a wart and a skin tag?
    I have a little bump on my leg, i'm guessing it's a wart. And it's not really that big, I've had it for a couple years and I just want to get rid of it. My doctor told me to see a skin doctor to get it removed but I really don't have the time to wait, or the money. Also, I'm skeptical about using over-the-counter wart removers because I don't want to damage my skin or spread more warts. What do you suppose I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      A skin tag usually doesn't hurt...warts can sometimes cause discomfort. Warts are usually harder than the surrounding skin and flat, whereas skin tags are soft and usually protrude from or hang off of the skin a little (like a tag). This is probably not a smart idea, but I had a skin tag on my arm when I was a lot younger...about 10 (now 20)... and I took some really sharp scissors that were cleaned with rubbing alcohol and numbed the area with ice befrore snipping it off. There was no blood or anything. If you don't have the time to go to the doctor for treatment, maybe seeing him/ her just to find out what it is would be a good idea. This sounds like a skin tag to me, though. My treatment worked...it never came back, but skin tags can grow back...warts can also take more than one treatment of acid to get rid of completely. My doctor has told me (for plantars warts) that the over the counter treatments don't work.

  41. QUESTION:
    I have a small bump on my arm that moves?
    There is a tiny pea sized bump on my arm that moves around when i touch it. Could that be dangerous?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same thing on my arm. I've had it for 10 years. It's right under my skin on my left arm. It feels like a little pebble (hard and rigid). But it hasn't grown or done anything. My doctor said it is a benign cyst or calcium deposit. I don't really remember lol. But i know it is harmless.

  42. QUESTION:
    What red itchy bumps that start on the stomach called?
    Well i have these red itchy bumps that started on my stomach. They are also on my legs and arm and i dont know called. The bumps are really itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      It might be pityriasis rosea. My wife had it and it sucks HARD. If you had a red, quarter-sized, non-itchy rash somewhere on your chest, arms, or abdomen, that would clinch it. Unfortuantely there's nothing they can do about it and it can last for several months.

      Of course, it could be any number of things: an allergic reaction, poison ivy, chicken pox, scabies, etc. However if you don't have any guess about what caused it, see a doctor.

  43. QUESTION:
    Red bump on my arm that is very painful to the touch?
    It is small and is in the middle from my wrist to my elbow. It is red and is really hard but hurts when u touch it. I have had it for maybe 2-3 days. I want to know how to get rid of it because of the pain. I tried the toothpaste and bandaid and I didnt see a difference so if anyone could help me it would be very appreciated!
    P.S. It hurts when anything touches it even the slightest rub!

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe something bit you? Like a spider. If it doesnt feel better in a few days then see a DR. to be sure of what it is. Try looking it up on the web. We really dont know what it is bc we cant see it. :)

  44. QUESTION:
    Can your arm get cancer tumors or bumps of any sort if it gets punched a lot?
    I just get hit really hard almost everyday by my classmates. Little bruises just cause im use to it. Almost 3 months that this has been happening.

    • ANSWER:
      You have asked this same question at least four times.
      Cut it out. You are wasting our time.
      You have the correct answer many times over. NO.
      I can see why your fellow students punch you.

  45. QUESTION:
    How hard is it shaving with a straight razor?
    Figured theres more men that answer questions in the hunting section than in the mens health so figured I'd ask here, I'm buying my first straight razor in a few days, along with the leather strop (thanks to everyone that answered my question last night) just wondering how hard is it to shave with one, after a while I'm planing on shaving my head with it as well if I don't chicken out and not do it anyone ever use one on their head before?

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes I shave my face and my head with a straight razor when I am going for the clean cut and Mr.Clean look. Lately I've been just keeping my face and head neat and low.

      But how hard is it? If you have sensitive skin or get razor burn easily, then you will experience a break-in time for your skin to get used to the razor sharp blade. Some people's skin/hair never get used to it and experience razor burn until they give up. My skin is pretty tough and I only had razor bumps along my forehead when I cut my widows peak. Using good shaving cream and after shave will help with this tremendously.

      Shaving my head is just as easy as shaving my face for me. I just need a mirror and a friend to make sure I get all of the hair off the lower back of my head and neck. Plus, if you mess up shaving your head bald, you can always just go to a barber and have him take everything that's left off.

      Most importantly, make sure you don't do a slashing motion with the blade. You want the blade to move in the direction perpendicular the blade. If that blade is sharp and even slightly makes a slicing motion across your skin, you're almost guaranteed to cut yourself. You're bound to give yourself a few nicks here and there your first few times shaving, but take your time and make sure the blade does not move in the direction parallel to the blade.

      Grip is everything. Finding a comfortable way to hold the razor will guarantee it cuts where and how you want. Change your grip to accommodate the position of the blade on your face, the direction of the cut, and the way you are holding your arm/hand.

      That's the best I think I can tell you. It's not too tough, especially after your first few shaves. It turns a routine morning task into something that you will look forward to doing.

  46. QUESTION:
    Hi we recently found a large hard lump under the right ear of my nephew?
    Does anyone have any idea what it is? This will sound horrible but it looks a like a bone is petruding from his kneck, now we've checked his legs and his arms. It's obviously not a bone but that's what it looks like. He is happy asual. But it's incredibly worrying. So any help please and yes we will go to the Doctors as soon as possible.

    • ANSWER:
      First question...so obvious, how old is he? An infant I guess. Has he had a bump to the area? Has he suffered a nettle or insect sting?

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I stop razor bumps and stubbles under my arms?
    Whenever I shave, I still have stubbles and I get razor bumps and they get irritated. I switch my razors out enough and I don't press too hard or anything. I don't use shaving cream since it dries me out I use dial moisturizing.I know it's not the soap irritated me cause I don't use it everytime. How can I prevent this happening? My arms never look smooth underneath.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    What problems can hard water cause to the skin?
    Since I came to Spain on my Erasmus year abroad, I've noticed little red, brown and colourless bumps developing on my skin (particularly the arms and legs), usually situated on the hair follicles. They are unclustered and mostly non-itchy, and don't look like bites. Could this be because of the hard water here in Madrid? I notice how red my skin is after showering.

    • ANSWER:
      You are probably going through a period where your skin is adjusting itself to the different levels of pH in the water in Spain as opposed to in America. As long as it is not acne, I am sure that it is simply a temporary irritation that will subside over a period of time. My best advice would be to apply lotion regularly to the affected areas and try decreasing your shower time (to lessen irritation).

  49. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my girlfriends body?
    My girlfriend has these really small bumps on her chest, stomach, legs, arms, etc. and she doesn't know what it is. They dont itch or anything. They're the same color as her skin, and she says it kind of burns when she rubs them hard. They aren't the kind of bumps that have white pus in them when you squeeze it either. Does anyone know what this is?
    Oh and they look kind of like goose bumps but in patches.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like hives or some kind of allergic reaction.
      try to tale some benedryl (follow directions) take a shower, dry really good and try a hydrocortisone cream.
      Has she changed anything, laundry soap,body soap, lotions etc. ?


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