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Small, acne looking, bumps all over my arm.
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Small, acne looking, bumps all over my arm.

Yesterday I woke up with small, red, acne looking bumps from my wrist to my elbow. They didn't bother me much because they didn't itch or anything. But this morning I woke up to an awful itch and now it's on the other arm. Same spot. Also, way more on the same side too. Do you think it was just an allergic reaction? I don't think I am allergic to anything.
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Hello,
From the symptoms it can be folliculitis skin, heat rash, sweat dermatitis or scabies bites if they involve the webs of fingers and hands. Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment and oral antihistaminics like Benadryl or Zyrtec are also useful for itching. In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed. Please consult a dermatologist in that case.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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