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small bumps on underside of lower arm - painless, colorless,

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Dr. Yogesh D

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Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: small bumps on underside of lower arm - painless, colorless, very small
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Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Do you mean arm pit? Or just above the elbow? Please upload a pic.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to Ask a Doctor service.

To be able to help you best, I request you to kindly upload a clear photo of the area affected.

Also, please let me know since how long you have had these small bumps, and how many can you count, and can you move then from side to side and from up to down or down to up?

How small or large are these bumps exactly? Peanut sized, or much larger or much smaller than that?

Are they increasing in number and size since you noticed them?

Do you have any pain and swelling or infection in the lower part of the forearm or hand?

Please do get back to me so that I can help you better.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Yogesh D 2 hours later
1. first noticed them about a week ago.
2. 12 bumps , located about 1 inch below wrist, in a cluster approx. 1X2"
3. they are almost flat and do not move around.
4. very small, 2-3mm.
5. no pain or swelling.
I've recently begun to wear a wrist splint at night on the advice of an ortho specialist to relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Could these little bumps be just a skin reaction to the splint? I've never had any kind of skin problems, but also have never worn a splint.
Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Quite likely a local skin reaction to the splint, wait and watch.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for the update.

Since this developed after you started using the splint, it is very likely that it is just a local skin reaction to the splint or just friction from the splint.

For now you don't have to do anything other than applying a moisturizer to the area and observe how things go.

Once you stop using the splint these bumps should fade away gradually.

If not, then you might consider consulting a skin specialist.

I hope this information will be useful.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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