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White Bumps On Arms

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  1. QUESTION:
    White bumps on my arm from where I cut myself?
    I'm 13 and suffer from severe depression and schizophrenia. I cut myself using a blade from my sharpener earlier, the same one I always use, and I don't go deep at all. About 2 minutes later, 2 white bumps appeared on my arm. You know when you sting yourself on stinging nettles? I had the same sort of bumps on my arm, but they didn't hurt/itch etc. I'm already getting help from therapy etc so you needn't tell me to do so. But did I have an allergic reaction or something? Help?:( Thanks in advance~
    I am suffering and needed help? Is it such a crime to ask for help?

    The white bumps disappeared after about 30 minutes by the way!^^;

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a bacterial infection from the blade so I recommend you either see a doctor or talk to your parents about it. I was shaving my legs once and I accidentally cut myself, and a few minutes later I had white bumps like that all over my leg, and it turned out I had a bacterial infection, caused by the razor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. QUESTION:
    what are those small white bumps on my cheeks and arms?
    People have told me that it is hereditary but they are bothering me a lot. I want a smooth and nice skin. People might say i am being ungrateful but i am not. I just want to cure something that is making me unhappy. These are small bumps, not like any pimples filled with puss (sorry for the grossness). I can't squeeze them out and won't do it, because it can damage the skin. What are those little white bumps? Is there a cure for it? the make my arms and legs look like i am constantly having goosebumps.

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

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

  6. QUESTION:
    Skin redness and white bumps immediately after waxing?
    I waxed my arms or tried to, and when I finished with a section I saw these white bumps and red skin starting to show through. I can't find anything on the internet about why it is here. Is it an allergy to wax or an irritation. My skin does burn.

    But my real question is how long will this last? I just now waxed and washed my arm off. I need it gone!
    The bumps aren't pimples. They look like hives.

    • ANSWER:
      My guess is that your skin just got irritated by the sudden ripping. Try to moisturize that area and it will go away in a day or two or even earlier :)

  7. QUESTION:
    What are these white bumps on my skin?
    Okay so I'm 15 and I've gotten this before but usually on my hands or arms. It's these tiny white bumps(a lot) on my skin and their sssooooo itchy. But last night my boyfriend fingered me for the first time and now the morning after I have alllllll these white bumps on my inner thighs. I can't stand it! What's going on?

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  8. QUESTION:
    What are these tiny white spots/bump patches on my arm?
    I have had these tiny white spots and bumps all over my arm for quite some time now. They are on both lower and upper parts of my arm. They aren't itchy or irritating. What are they?

    • ANSWER:
      sun spots.

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    I recently discovered a female African dwarf frog "hugging" a supposed male, is this normal behavior?
    The male does have white bump under his arms, this has happened before but it was another male hugging him. Maybe my frogs are just confused.

    • ANSWER:
      Amplexus...male "hugs" the female and mates...female drags him on her back for a couple of days.

      If you have both males then it is probably confusion. Not sure about African Dwarf Frogs, but some african frog varieties can change sex in an same sex situation.

      One way to check is to see if you end up with tadpols soon.

      The links below may answer your question and many others about Dwarf African Frogs....has helped me understand the one I have.

      Good Luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    What are these weird bumps on my skin?
    The other day I randomly noticed these weird white bumps on my arms, then I noticed them on the cartilage of my ear. Then I noticed them on chest and now they are on the top of my back. Finallyyy i just noticed them on the bridge of my nose. They are tiny white bumps, they aren't too ichy, but they are starting to wears me out. I don't think im allergic to anything, and if i was don't you think they would have gone away the next day or so? any idea what these are?

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

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

  14. QUESTION:
    What type of bug leaves a very small brown stinger,?
    It has to be one in california, it also left a small white bump on my arm, its kinda itchy, but im just wondering what kind of bug did this since im extremely allergic to bees..
    thanks

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  15. QUESTION:
    Could these problems just be allergies or is it something more?
    Yesterday I noticed I was getting white bumps on my left arm. I then noticed that they were on my legs and on my other arm too. My mouth also feels really wrinkly. It's not smooth anywhere and the top of my mouth and the gums by my teeth feel funny. I also have developed bumps on my tongue. My ear is also swollen. It is red and hot too.

    Is this allergies? I took benadryl and it hasn't helped. I itch everywhere. What reaction could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd say go to the doctor, it could be serious.

  16. QUESTION:
    What will a Dermatology exam consist of for what im going for in detail below?
    i have acne on my face back chest and lower back and, stretch marks on thighs and butt :/ white bumps on hands and arms.... Step by step what will the exam consist of from like the nurse telling me stuff to the doctor coming in, will i be nude or like allowed to keep socks and undies on or will i be told to get naked head to toe (bra underwear socks shoes barefoot ect)

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what parts of you they're examining. Of course, the dermatologist will need to see the area to examine it.

      They may want you to strip completely, but then they will give you a hospital gown to put on. You would do this in the exam room.

      Not to fear. The doctors & nurses are professionals, yours is by no means the first human body they've looked at.

  17. QUESTION:
    Why do I have dry, itchy skin on my back and arms?
    I've been getting these white, dry bumps on my arm and back. It's itchy and dry and really annoying.
    How do I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      do you notice it gets itchier when you get out of the shower? if its just dry skin then its just because your body isnt absorbing the moisture it needs. so i would recommend you find a good hydrating lotion or even a petroleum jelly and put that on after you get out of the shower. try that everyday and it should be better.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of these bumps?
    I have like white and red bumps on my arms and when I look at the bumps I see 2 hairs are starting to come in instead of one. Does anyone know how to get rid of these bumps or what I could look up on google. I tried shaving it but that doesn't work and only seems to make them worse.

    • ANSWER:
      DON'T SHAVE IT AGAIN! it sounds like an infected hair follicle that you're spreading around by shaving. you could try putting some rubbing alcohol on it followed by antibiotic ointment.

  19. QUESTION:
    Anyone know much about or have dermatofibroma?
    I have a bump on my arm that kind of looks like pictures I've seen of dermatofibroma.(pinkish/red, about /4 of an inch in diameter, smooth surface) I was just wondering if anyone has the same problem. Do they almost look like huge pimples, with a tiny white bump in the middle? And how long do they last? I'd really apreciate the help!
    I should have mentioned that I've had the bump for years now. I can't remember exactly how long, but I can't remember it not being there.

    • ANSWER:
      this is probably an allergic reation to a fly bite, I get huge red bumps on me that have tiny white dots in the middle from a bug bite that got swollen becuase of an allergic raction, take bennidrill, it wont hurt if what you have isnt a bugbite wait a couple days and if it doesnt go away then contact a doctor, or better yet. scheduale for a check up today? If it gets worse I reccomend you go to the outpatience, god bless and good luck

  20. QUESTION:
    I'm getting itchy bump patches all over my body, what could it be?
    I'm 37 weeks pregnant, and just within the past day or so I've noticed these white bumps resembling bug bites underneath my upper arms, on my upper thigh, on the back of my calves, and on my buttocks. They itch like crazy! The bumps have gradually appeared throughout the day. What could it be? Could it be anything that could pose a threat to my baby? Help!

    • ANSWER:
      FIRST OFF, I JUST WANT TO SAY CONGRADULATIONS!!!!! I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD GO TO THE DOCTOR. THATS NOT A GOOD SIGN. ESPECIALLY WHILE YOURE PREGNANT. YOU NEED TO GET THAT CHECKED OUT BECAUSE IT COULD POSSIBLY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR BABY. SO PLEASE BE OBEDIANT AND GO GET THAT CHECKED OUT.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is it I have on my arms?
    Lately I have been noticing white bumps on my arms. I think they've been there for awhile (I have no idea how long) but when I pop them white stuff comes out. Kind of like zits but it's somehow different. I asked my sister what they were and she said that they may be herpes? But I haven't had sex.. I masturbate though): I am ashamed also but it's true. Could they be herpes? Or is it just from the sun?

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  22. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  25. QUESTION:
    is it possible to be allergic to something but only have certain areas affected by it?
    For example, I might be allergic is either tee tree oil, vinegar, or lotrimin. I've put all of these on my feet and hands and now my hands have white bumps and feel ugly and painful.

    • ANSWER:
      it sounds very stupid, but yes, it's very possible. whenever i put lotion on (doesn't matter what kind it is) and do my entire body, just my neck and upper arms get this horrible rash and swell up. i've asked about it and it's not exactly an allergy, but a hypersensitivity.

      you're hands are just more sensitive to whatever it is than your feet. try putting on gloves or applying the stuff with cotton swabs then putting on socks.

      well, at least you're not the only one :)

  26. QUESTION:
    Why are my arms purplish and splotchy?
    Im not sure if im not drinking enough water or not getting enough of something.
    For some reason [as long as i can remember] my arms are splotchy with purple
    Its really noticeable to me. I also have Keratosis Pilaris which is harmless white bumps.
    It could be that causing the discoloration but im not sure.
    The discoloration is all the time. But it DOES get worse when im cold or hot.
    Also, its only my arms. Its extremely rare my legs are splotchy.

    • ANSWER:
      usually if yew hav splotches on your legs and arms when ur rele hot or cold it means yew hav bad circulation. but if yew hav bumps on your arms i could be ingrown hair or some kind of disease

  27. QUESTION:
    White bumps that get flaky and itch?
    I have these areas of white bumps, not really white, they look like goosebumps. They aren't very noticeable. After a while they start getting flaky, like peeling, and kind of itch. I just found one about like a month ago, and I only see it on my arms. It's like a little area of goosebumps. I don't think it's Keratosis pilaris because it doesn't get red. It makes my skin rough in that area too.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had these bumps on my arms many times. I changed my bodywash and use hydrocortizone cream. These bumps have gone away. The bumps could have been caused from stress.

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

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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of my allergies to horses?
    My allergies are getting slowly worse to horses when i smell them I sneeze constantly and when my bare arm comes in contact to them my arm breaks out into white looking bumps with a red rash that itches. :( I really love horses and i want to be around them with out suffering. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      If there's a reputable, board-certified allergist (not just an ENT or someone who likes allergy), he or she might be able to desensitize you with allergy shots during office visits (don't do the "take-home" shots--they're not as concentrated). Allergy shots take a looooong time to start working, a month or more before noticeable results, and that's after about 8-10 shots. Eventually an allergy shot patient reaches a concentrated maintenance level where the shots are only needed about 1-2 times a month.
      Or else, you grin and bear it while around the horses. Eventually it'll either get better or much worse.

  32. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had an allergic reaction to Orovo diet pills? ?
    I began taking the Orovo Caffeine free supplement about 2 weeks ago for my acne. My acne cleared up within 4-5 days, but now I have an unexplained itchy rash of red or white bumps all over my sides, arms, and legs! Has anyone ever had any kind of Orovo reaction? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Three steps that have really helped me are dieting, exercising, and the correct weight loss supplement for losing weight. Focus on those three things and you will lose weight considerably. I exercise 30 mins a day along with taking Proactol, a natural weight loss supplement that I saved money on at theweightlossplace.com

      Good luck and stay focused = )

  33. 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?

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  34. QUESTION:
    Razor bumps or something totally different?
    I'm not really sure what these bumps are but i started getting them since i started shaving. They aren't any on my legs just my arms. For some reasons these strange white bumps keep on popping up. They're in groups and it makes my arms really stand out. Are they really razor bumps? A bad case of razor bumps?Is something wrong? Should I stop shaving so much?

    • ANSWER:
      after a warm shower, use a rich gel, and shave with a sharp razor. moisturize well when you're done & follow up with a dermatologist.

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

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  36. QUESTION:
    Itchy red spots with white bumps appearing all over?
    It began with my neck itching, and then it went on to my ears, my back, my shoulders, my chest, my stomach, and just recently, my arms. The areas are red before I scratch them. They're not so much as spots, but large blots of red with white, itchy bumps. What's going on, and how do I stop it? O_O Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      My first though was hives, but I don't think they have white spots. It sounds like chicken pox or shingles. I would go see a doctor to be sure.

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

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

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

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

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

  38. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my arms and how do I get rid of them?
    I have these weird bumps all over my upper arms and they're starting to spread to my forearms. I've always had them. They're red and sometimes white. I can scratch them off, but it doesn't do any good--there are too many and scratching doesn't really get rid of them. What are they? Can I get rid of them? My mom said they might be from not getting enough vitamins, but I don't think that's it. One of my sisters has them too I think, but no one else in my family does.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a large variety of skin conditions; so large that no one here can answer you so easily, at least without pictures. The best thing you can do is use Google to extensively research the symptoms. Such as, "red/white bumps, skin condition, itches" or whatever is the exact case. When you find a list of possible things it could be, look at them and look for pictures. Compare. If it looks like it's possibly it, use google image search on the terms you find.

      Or just go to a doctor who may refer you to a specialist.

      It sounds like this may be it:
      http://beauty.about.com/od/skinflaws/f/whitebumps.htm

      Keratosis Pilaris. This is google's image search results.

      http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=keratosis+pilaris&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g9

      Unfortunately, it says it is incurable as it is hereditary. But it is treatable.

      Good luck.

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Dude,

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

      Good Luck

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these bumps on my arms?
    They're white, like white heads... unless they are in fact white heads. I've noticed a lot of people have them. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      If they are the kind that typically show up on the back of your upper arm it's most likely dry skin. I used to get those too, but once I started using a good moisturizer daily, they disappeared.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  44. QUESTION:
    What is it when i have whitish bumbs on my arm that itches?
    My arm has bumps and there white they really itch i wanna know wat it is and how i can help it stop and advice ?

    • ANSWER:
      you've got hives, don't itch, apply some skin nourishment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  47. 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.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my arms?
    I have these bumps on my arms, and they run from my elbow to my shoulder. They hold the look of a rash, but with many tiny bumps. They are usually pink to a redish-pink, and they have a white tip, kind of like a white-head. When they are squeezed though, a white fluid comes out of them, but these bumps are not acne. Can someone help me? I tried to research it, but didn't come up with very solid answers.

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Will unscented lotion get rid of the red bumps on my arms?
    ive always had the rough bumps on my arms. . they dont itch or hurt, or get white heads like pimples would. . . ive been using the same lotion on them for awhile and its gotten worse and its kinda seem to have spread more around my arm. i had my mom get me unscented aveeno lotion. will this help?

    • ANSWER:


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