It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Skin Problems Message Board

Rash on my arms. Tons of little reddish bumps. Help!

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-12-2007, 10:49 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 11
mattieboi HB User
Thumbs down Rash on my arms. Tons of little reddish bumps. Help!


Well I've had this rash for as long as I can remember. 5+ years. There are endless amounts of little bumps all over both of my arms, from just under the wrist to the shoulder. They become more red after a warm shower or outside in the heat, and are very noticeable. Sometimes they turn into pimples sort of, but most of them just stay there.

I've been to the Dermatolagist several times and I can't remember what she called this skin rash, but she prescribed "Stivea-A Cream 0.05% | Tretinoin cream USP" and I've been using it forever. I don't think it has ever helped, but I kept giving it more chances, since she said it takes a long time, and that it should go away when I reach 18. I'm 19 now.
I've also tried many moisturizers.. gold bond, vaseline, etc. They help a bit, making the skin feel better, but do not get rid of the bumps. I've also tried exfoliating in the shower but all it does is upset my skin, tear at the bumps and leave red marks.

I'm too embarrassed to wear any shirts without sleeves. I workout at the gym in a hoody . Summer is coming, and I won't be able to hide forever. I want to get rid of this or at least make it look half decent.

I'm going back to the dermatolagist and demanding something different, but until then I was hoping someome here may know what this is, and have ideas on how to help.

Thanks in advance!!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-13-2007, 04:33 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lost in the Woods in Missouri
Posts: 1,057
dustoffkid HB Userdustoffkid HB User
Re: Rash on my arms. Tons of little reddish bumps. Help!

I[FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="DarkRed"] have had the same thing for as long as I can remember. You sound like me- I had tried absolutely everything with no results. Then last year I went for allergy testing. WOW.

I would suggest that the next time you go to the doctor you ask about allergies, allergy testing, and perhaps a trial course of antihistamines (like Zyrtec). Between that and some cream that the allergist prescribed, my arms and legs are finally starting to clear up.

I wish you luck![/COLOR][/FONT]

Last edited by dustoffkid; 04-13-2007 at 04:34 AM.

Old 05-01-2007, 10:12 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Springdale, AR, USA
Posts: 19
hoperoad HB User
Re: Rash on my arms. Tons of little reddish bumps. Help!

i have the sammmme problem. they just started me on a new cream, the fourth in the series...still no help. i wish there were answers...dr keeps tellin me, it takes a few months, so keep trying. ha

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Itchy, Rash, Redness, what could be the cause? brainchild Women's Health 2 03-08-2009 04:58 AM
Please answer-for those of you fortunate enough to see a rash. manchak99 Lyme Disease 10 09-29-2008 05:15 AM
Is this just a heat rash? megagirl81 Skin Problems 1 07-30-2008 01:41 AM
HIV symptoms/rash? Raider72 HIV Prevention 5 07-26-2008 03:54 AM
Itchy rash as opposed to non-itchy rash Kistome Allergies 5 06-29-2007 04:28 PM
Rash - Herx symptom? TropicalTrace Lyme Disease 2 06-11-2007 03:26 PM
Itchy rash on lips only melabelle Allergies 2 10-31-2006 12:22 PM
Skin rash = STD?? veryworriedguy Sexually Transmitted Diseases 0 10-24-2003 12:43 AM
Rash? Pin Size Bumps? jasonl Sexually Transmitted Diseases 5 05-17-2003 04:17 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:01 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!