Bumps on arms during summer

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I have had little red bumps on my arms for over a year, the dr gave me some med for the scalp and told me to put it one every night. I did this 10 times or more and it never worked. They get better and I think It's gone, but it's back now worse than ever.
Hi, This could be keratosis pilaris, a very common condition in which there are numerous rough follicular spots, which may be skin coloured, red or brown on the outer aspect of the upper arms. It is most prevalent during the teenage years and persist into adult life. It has a tendency to be more severe during the winter months or other times of low humidity when skin dries out. This is genetic in origin and no cure is available.
Around 7-8 weeks ago I simultaneously developed two different-but-similar types of odd bumps on the back of each of my upper arms that I haven't experienced before, and haven't gone away since. The first is a cluster of about 10-20 colorless bumps. They're within a one-inch diameter area, and each one is fairly large as far as skin stuff goes -- about 2mm across -- which seems to rule out keratosis pilaris (which I've had before, so I can easily recognize).
That's keratosis pilaris, a hereditary condition characterized by bumps of keratin protein in the hair openings. Common on the upper arms--keep your eyes open during short sleeve weather and you'll see lots of fellow owners." On me, these are just numerous, tiny bumps in slightly reddish color. They are clustered together. They don't necessarily contain fluids, but sometimes I've seen some white substance from the skin pores of that area.
Hi, For the last couple of months, I've noticed pimple-like bumps appearing on my arms. At the start, they were tiny bumps on the outer sides of my upper arms. After looking into it, I thought it may have been what they call Keratosis Pilaris, which is excess keratin being left over under the skin and it being released through hair follicles (it occasionally resulted in an in-grown hair). They weren't itchy or sore, just annoying and quite off putting.
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Every summer for the last few years I’ve had itching on both of my arms, one at a time. This is the only place on my body that itches. It is usually a spot near my elbow or wrist, but can be on my forearm or the area between my shoulder and elbow. It usually happens in the night, or evening, occasionally it happens in the afternoon. There is no real pattern. It starts with a strange sensation, then it gets warm, and then itches, and if I touch it, it explodes into a relentless deep itch.
rubbing ivermectin( thinking maybe it's parasites??) on my arms,rubbing alcohol on arms,vaseline,hydrocortisone cream, Dr.prescribed cream,etc...etc...etc... Research suggested maybe it could be nerve related from neck injury( I had whiplash 6 years ago) I told my chiropractor and spine specialist about radial pruitis and I could tell they thought I was a Nut. They never heard of that. So I am at a total loss as to what this is. I scratch till I bleed. It is a prickly,crawly itch.
I live in Arizona where it is hot and dry. This only affects me during the summer months. Every summer I go to San Diego for a week, as soon as I get to California I notice when the itch occurs it is very mild, and goes away completely after I’ve spent time in the ocean. I will have total relief for a few weeks after my trip. I drink lots of caffeine and get lots of sun while I’m there…these are not the cause. I have four sisters with the same problem.
Every summer for the last few years I’ve had itching on both of my arms, one at a time. This is the only place on my body that itches. It is usually a spot near my elbow or wrist, but can be on my forearm or the area between my shoulder and elbow. It usually happens in the night, or evening, occasionally it happens in the afternoon. There is no real pattern. It starts with a strange sensation, then it gets warm, and then itches, and if I touch it, it explodes into a relentless deep itch.
I have bumps all over my upper arms, seems to be worse during the summer. They usually are puss filled. They are not red bumps like I read about. They tend to clear up during the winter, but are really bad during the summer(I suppose sweat makes them worse). What can I do to get rid of them? I've tried exfoliants, moisurizers, alpha hydroxy, etc.
For the last 20 years I have gotten small red bumps on the sides of my fingers. They don't blister. They start out as one or two and then I might get a few more and they seem to cluster up on only the sides of my fingers. They are not itchy but they are sore to the touch when you run your finger over them. It feels like you have a splinter. They are slightly raised and red in color. They will stay for varying lengths of time and then dry up and go away.
It could be keratosis pilaris,a harmless condition which causes bumps on the upper arms and/or thighs. If exfoliating and moisturising do not help, your dermatologist can prescribe a cream to improve it's appearance. Repost this question in the dermatology forum, as this condition is not acne. Eloise.
I had been working clearing a vacant lot when I accidentally disturbed a large wasp (yellow jacket) nest and had multiple stings on both of my arms. The following summer was when these itchy spots started and they have been randomly appearing ever since. I strongly suspect that I still have the remanent of wasp sting venom in my system and something in the air triggers these random outbreaks.
During the bad times I take about 1800 mgs a day. Also, during real intense times, I gob mineral ice on my arms before going to bed. I also carry it around with me in the event I have an "itch attack" while I'm out. It's messy but it does the trick for me.
I have little red bumps all over my arms. I went to Afghanistan during the summer and thats when it started to occur. I thought they were mesquito bites but they're still growing. They dry out and then start itching and leaves a scar. They're not bug bites or mesquito bites. I dont know what the cause is or how i can make them go away. My skin is very fair and its extremely noticable. Is this common?
About 10 years ago, after taking a shower, I received a terrible itch on my legs. I have had this itching ever since. At some point it apperared also on my arms in the area over the elbow. Most of the time the itching starts after I take a shower, but not always. Very often when i get up in the night and then go back in bed the itching starts. Some times it starts while I am sleeping. It is triggered also by rubbing, rough materials, pressing, etc. I do not shave any more.
Every summer after I get a slight tan I get these white little bumps lighter than my current skin color as well as a little rough. It doesn't itch at all. Not sure what I should use or if it is a fungus from the sun, I use sunscreen and can't seem to figure it out. Usually it is just around my stomach and mid back. Any thoughts?
Hi There is a common skin condition called hives or urticaria, which causes red and sometimes itchy bumps on your skin. Hives can occur anywhere on the body such as the trunk, arms, and legs. Hives are usually allergic (food, medication and insect stings) but may also be due to infections and stress. Many a times no specific cause for them is ever found. They usually go away on their own.
jpg Recently I also have several spots on my hand which almost resemble molluscum contagiosum these spots were also present on the top of my fore arms (not bottom) approximately 8-10 on each arm. They have slowing seemed to disappear however still seem to be like pimples under my skin. My concern is that they would start as a red or brownish spot that would heal over with a small elevated(or not elevated) scab later healing and forming into these pimple like bumps.
i need help desperately the past couple weeks i been noticing these small red bumps on my back and i dont know where they are coming from. There small and red and usually accompanied with dark spots after they go away. they started as one or two on my shoulder area but has grown to more numbers and started to appear on my lower back now and my shoulders no longer have them.
Hi there, I had the same problem, raised little bumps on my forearms. It happened over summer, especially on exposure to sun. Tended to react when it got hot. So heres what i did, i took luke warm baths, this is not a cleanliness thing. My theory is the water helps with cooling down the whole body, i did this twice a day for about two weeks and it completely disappeared.
I've been getting these strange red bumps that are small and croweded together. They appear mostly on my arms, hands and ankles. I have had them for roughly about four or five months, about the time my neighbors moved in upstairs. I thought they were origonally bedbug bites, (we had them before but managed to get rid of them, got rid of furniture and doused the house to rid of them, it worked) my boyfriend and I searched the couches, our bed but found nothing.
Besides for the blister style bumps, I have traditional dry skin eczema on my thighs and back of arms. These are bumps and itchy with major dry patches but without liquid.That problem Eucerin or any fragrance-free, potent, extreme dry skin or itch relief lotion helps. You do have to be diligent in applying often and it helps to apply RIGHT out of the shower so that your body does not dry out and absorbs the moisture while your pores are still open.
itchy bumps on outer elbows, skin-colored small bumps on sides of fingers. I visited a dermatologist who recommended anti-histamines which had some positive effect. The bumps on the sides of the fingers seem to be triggered by summer heat. But they also increase in number whenever my elbows become more effected and itchy.
They seem to itch more when my hands are warm (my hands are ususally cold - I have raynauds) like while I'm watching tv all covered up. Actually it started a few weeks ago w/ my big toe on top. Last summer I had something similar on the bottoms of my toes and the doc prescribed a cream thinking it was a fungus or something. After almost 2 mos they got better. I tried the cream on my toe this time and it stopped itching, but is still bumpy but looks like it's healing.
I can tell u I had itching on my arms and neck off and on for 30 yrs and finally I found the answer! Low iron! I was riding the fence with low ferritin and docs don't usually check your stores of iron. I take one ferrous gluconate every day and NO ITCHING.
I found a blister to be a strange concept on sucha dry foot I traditionally have to lotion frequently. As the days went on tiny bumps and itches perplexed around this scabbed blister on the side of my foot. I began to diligently clean it with peroxide. At first I contemplating the theory of it being a fungus like athletes foot, especially since Id been using communial matts at yoga... however it didnt seem feesable on sucha dry foot.
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