If your upper arms itch, odds are you have dry skin or eczema. But itching may also be a sign of an allergic reaction, infection, or inflammatory condition. Here’s how to figure out what’s going on and get the treatment you need.
Found an intriguing armpit lump on yourself? Let’s get to the bottom of what may have caused the appearance of this abnormal mass.
Body temperature is regulated by various mechanisms in the body and brain. When skin temperature fluctuates, or skin stays cold after trying to warm up, it may mean that something is wrong with one of these systems.
Many people have naturally pale skin, but if your skin has recently turned pale or people have commented on it, it may be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as anemia.
Bumps in the armpit can be painful, oozing, and or itchy. Infections such as boils, abscesses or folliculitis are often painful. They may resolve on their own but often require medical evaluation for drainage and/or antibiotics.
Dry skin symptoms cause the skin to become scaly, rough & flaky. Every part of the body can be affected by dry skin including the penis, eyes & face. Learn more.
A blister is a small bubble on the skin that could be filled with fluid and is usually caused by forceful friction, burning, freezing, chemical exposure, or infection.
Bumps on the upper arms are usually caused by common conditions such as skin cysts or pimples, though it's important to talk to your doctor to identify the cause and get the right treatment. Read more below to learn 9 possible causes of bumps on the upper arm.
Finding a hard scalp bump may be concerning, but in most cases, it’s not serious. Some causes could be a skin condition, injury, infection, or abnormal cell growth.
Rashes are a common problem and are often harmless. But it’s often hard to figure out what type of rash you have and how to treat it.
Dry skin between the toes is usually caused by a fungal infection known as athlete's foot. Other causes for cracks between toes can arise from contact dermatitis or skin infections.
A chest lump or bump is most commonly caused by an allergic reaction which typically look like red bumps on the chest, or a skin condition like a pimple, boil, cyst, or wart. Unusual growths on the chest are nearly non-cancerous, however a painful lump on the chest should be treated by a medical provider. Read below for more causes and treatment options.
Facial redness can be characterized by spidery blood vessels, thickened uneven skin around the nose, or flushed skin across the cheeks. These appearances are caused by dilated facial blood vessels due to an allergic reaction, aging, sun damage, long term dry skin, or infection.
Are you feeling itchy or tingling all over the body? You may be experiencing a skin-related issue like dermatitis or eczema, an allergic reaction from a certain food or plant, or you may be having a symptom of anxiety or depression. Unexplained itching all over the body can also be caused by kidney disease or scabies.
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Foot redness is usually caused by skin infections or fungal infections. The most common type of infections that cause red spots on feet are athlete's foot and cellulitis. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options for foot redness.
Bruised toes or foot can also be swollen, painful, and often appear purple or blue. A bruised toe can be caused from a broken toe and fracture. A broken foot or ankle can also cause bruises on top of the foot. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.
Causes for light red bumps on the skin range from common conditions that you can treat at home to more serious causes that require a doctor's visit. Read more below to learn about red bumps on skin and what they mean for you.
Itchy lower legs can be a nuisance and have related symptoms of redness, bumps on the lower legs, dryness, and pain. The many causes of a lower leg itch include skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis, damage to the nerves that may be caused by diabetes, or an allergic reaction from plants, foods, or insects.
The most common causes of what looks like a rash or red dots on the lower legs are either immune-mediated inflammation like eczema or psoriasis, or a skin infection like cellulitis. Other causes of red blotches on the lower legs can arise from an allergic reaction to certain foods or contact with poisonous plants.
Painful mouth sores are an uncomfortable condition that can make everyday activities such as eating and talking very difficult. Painful mouth sores are often a signal of an underlying infectious or systemic condition that requires medical attention.
Painful scalp bumps are usually not serious and easily treatable. The common culprit is inflammation from eczema or acne. Infected hair follicles or allergens from shampoos or hair products can also cause painful and itchy bumps on the scalp.
A painful bump or lump on the thigh can also appear red, small or large, and often be located on the inner thigh. Most commonly, bumps on the inner thigh are caused by infected ingrown hairs, boils, cysts, or a swollen lymph node. Other causes include trauma to the thigh or abnormal cell growth like lipoma.
Are you experiencing a painless lump under your armpit? Read more below to learn 9 possible causes, questions your doctor may ask, and more.
Finding a painless thigh lump can be concerning, however most lump on the thigh are caused by non cancerous fatty tissue growth, also known as lipoma, or skin conditions like warts, cysts, or abscess. Swollen lymph nodes may also cause painless lumps on the inner thigh.
A rash on one lower leg can appear red, blotchy, or have a dry and scaly texture. Most rashes on the lower leg are caused by dermatitis, eczema, or an allergic reaction which will look like red, itchy bumps on the leg.
Are you noticing a hard lump on your shoulder? Lumps on the shoulder are often associated with traumatic events, however, causes can also be inflammatory, cancerous, or environmental. It's important to pay attention to the lump on your shoulder and its associated symptoms to determine if you should seek medical attention. Read below to learn 8 possible causes, treatment, and more.
Understand thickened skin on the top of the foot symptoms, including 2 causes & common questions.
Wondering why your toes are red? You may have an underlying skin condition like a fungal infection, cellulitis, or an allergic reaction. Other causes of a red, inflamed toes include trauma from an injury to the foot or arthritis.
Itchy rashes can be caused by a variety of environmental and lifestyle factors. Or even from medications. They often go away on their own, but your doctor may need to examine and treat you before you get real relief.
Your armpits can become inflamed due to a variety of reasons, including body washes or deodorants. Most rashes can resolve with at-home care, but more serious rashes or redness may need a doctor’s evaluation.
A painful lump on your arm can be a boil, cyst, or inflammation of the skin—or as serious as a skin cancer.
Most of the time, bruises are caused by something obvious, like an injury. But if you get a lot of bruises for no reason, it may be a sign of an underlying serious condition that needs treatment, such as kidney or liver disease and blood cancers.
A bruised upper arm can be painful and restrict your range of motion. The bruise is often purple or yellow, and often just needs time to heal. But sometimes there is an underlying cause.
Most bumps on the upper leg are benign and caused by underlying skin conditions like cysts, boils, abscess, or folliculitis. Other causes of bump on upper thigh include dermatofibroma, or lipoma.
Most commonly, an upper leg itch can be caused by irritation from allergens and bug bites. Itchy thighs can also be caused by stress and restless leg syndrome. Read below for more causes and how to relieve inner thigh itch.
Redness on the upper legs is most often seen as a rash on the thighs. This condition can be caused by contact dermatitis, or an allergic reaction from certain bugs or plants. Cellulitis can also cause a red rash on the upper thigh. Read on for more information about causes and relief options.
While the feet are used to wear and tear, peeling feet can signify an underlying condition that may require medical attention. Skin peeling on the bottom of the feet can most commonly be caused by a fungal infection called athlete's foot, sunburn, dermatitis, or dry skin.
Most of the time, itchy underarms are from something simple--deodorant you’re allergic to, soap that irritates your skin, or infected hair follicles. But it could also be a sign of a yeast or fungal infection.
Reasons for why your back is so itchy can include an allergic reaction from certain hygienic products, chemicals, or plants. Another itchy back cause is shingles, also known as herpes zoster. Read below for more information on causes and how to relieve your back itch.
A lip rash can be an uncomfortable condition associated with redness around the mouth or small blisters on the lip. Common causes for rash around the mouth include irritation like constantly licking your lips, an allergic reaction, and side effect of medication, or an infection or STD.
A painless lump on the chest can most commonly be caused by a skin condition like an abscess, wart, or cysts. Rare causes for a painless chest wall lump include non cancerous cell growth known as lipoma, dermatofibroma, or breast cancer. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.
An armpit lump, or axillary lump, is often caused by swollen lymph nodes in the armpit. This condition can also be associated with tenderness or pain in the lump under the arm. A small or pea-sized lump in the armpit can also be caused by a skin infection, like a cyst, or ingrown hair. Read below for more causes and treatments options.
Painful lumps are usually a sign of swollen lymph nodes, an ingrown hair, or a cyst. Usually, it’ll go away on its own. If it doesn't or if the bump becomes infected, call your doctor.
Foot blisters are small pockets of fluid (serum, plasma, blood, pus, or lymph), and can vary in size and severity. Learn about foot blister symptoms and causes.
If you have yellow or white bumps that look like pimples on your feet, this may be caused by whiteheads, skin abscess, or cysts. Read now for more information on causes and how to treat a yellow or white bumps on the foot.
It’s not unusual for your skin to feel cold and clammy if you’re sweating a lot on a hot day or if you have a fever. But in some cases, this sensation can be a sign of a serious health condition, such as a heart attack.
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Blue or bluish colored skin may be caused by a problem with oxygen flow in the body. Blue skin may also be from certain medications or supplements. Your other symptoms can help a doctor figure out the cause of blue skin.
Your skin can hurt from migraines, diabetes, and other pain conditions. Relief can come from creams, medications, good blood sugar control, and other pain treatments.
Conditions that trigger foot itching are often harmless and easy to solve, such as athlete’s foot. But others are more serious, such as kidney or liver disease, so it’s important to know when you need to see a doctor promptly.