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Persistent itchy bumps on the left arm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello?
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi, I have a question about the white bumps on my left arm
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the sometimes itch but are ONLY contained to my left arm just above the elbow
User :   I can squeeze the bumps sometimes if they get big enough and a hard white substance comes out
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it usually leaves a small scab
Doctor :   Is there any redness in that area?
User :   I have a picture but am not sure if I can post it on here
Doctor :   any itching
User :   yes there is a little redness but not bad
User :   it itches occasionally but not often
User :   the whole area is pretty shiny though
Doctor :   I suggest that you apply an antibiotic cream like xxxxxin the area twice a day for a week. After that You should also apply a moisturizer on the area.
User :   do u think it could be keratosis?
User :   because thats the closest I can find on the web
Doctor :   If the redness does not subside in a week then you should consult a Physician for antibiotics.
Doctor :   We have to rule out infection first.
User :   Ive had it for about a year now
User :   only a small section on my left arm and nowhere else
Doctor :   Thats why I suggest that you try the antibiotic cream along with an aloevera based
Doctor :   moistirizer
User :   ok thank you much
Doctor :   If there is no regress then you may have to visit either a general physician or dermatologist
Doctor :   Anything else?
User :   no thanks a lot
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