I am 48 year old female, in optimal health. I am very active. I do not drink alcohol or smoke (quit both over 15 years ago). Other than a little tennis elbow I have few complaints. My diet consists of vegetables, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts and seeds, low-carb pastas and tortillas made from whole grains, lots of water, 1 cup of coffee and 3 diet sodas a day. I don t eat fast food or junk. I also take a daily multi-vitamin supplement and Aleve twice a day for my tennis elbow. I occasionally enjoy an Atkins nutritional bar (I like that they have no added sugar). I have normally fairly dry skin, I am a redhead with freckles and fair skin (Irish). Just about an hour ago I noticed a cluster of tiny scabs high on my right arm near my shoulder (about where someone would pat you on the arm for a greeting). I don t recall that area feeling particularly itchy recently, or noticing a disturbance in the skin before this. It was a little itchy, which is what led me to the discovery. As soon as I scratched the area, the tiny scabs came off under my fingernails. The skin bled a little. I put hydrogen peroxide on the area and then triple antibiotic ointment. There are about 20 tiny little pink blemishes now (similar to pin-pricks). No bleeding (except for initially) and the area is not itchy, hot, reddened or swollen. Do you have any idea as to what could have caused this? Is there anything else I should look out for?