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Adults' arms can be the site of a large variety of skin conditions, ranging from rashes, to infection, to skin cancer. Many of these conditions are displayed in the pictures below. In the adult, there are several chronic problems that are often seen on the arm. Psoriasis commonly causes a raised rash on the elbows. Vitiligo is caused by the destruction of pigment cells, called melanocytes, and typically involves the hands and forearms. Some people have a hereditary condition called ichthyosis vulgaris that, which causes the skin to scale and take on the appearance of fish scales. Keratosis pilaris is another chronic condition that gives the appearance of goose bumps and is caused by skin proteins building up around the hair follicle. Click the images below for information on these and other skin problems that commonly involve the arm.
Bedbug bites are often clustered near each other on the skin.
Bug Bite or Sting
Insect (arthropod) bites are typically pink or red and are often round in shape.
The original superficial skin infection on the thumb is now complicated by deeper tissue infection…
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
This image displays extensive atopic dermatitis (eczema); note the skin is dry and scaly, which is typical of…
This image displays typical, multiple flat warts.
This image displays small pus-filled lesions of folliculitis that have dried up and been scratched.
Gout often results in nodules called tophi; this image shows an affected elbow.
This image displays lesions that are raised at the edge and depressed in the center, typical of granuloma…
This image displays prominent, rough-appearing hair follicles typical of keratosis pilaris.
In lichen planus, flat-topped, slightly elevated lesions with scaling are frequently located on the wrist.
Lyme disease frequently presents as a red or pink circle that is short-lived, sometimes disappearing before the…
This image displays a round, pink, scaly, slightly elevated lesion typical of nummular dermatitis.
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
Poison ivy (Eastern U.S.) or poison oak (Western U.S.) is a delayed allergic reaction. Brushing the plant on the…
Psoriasis can have large, scaling, slightly elevated lesions. These lesions are usually found near or at the…
Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)
This image displays tinea manuum (hand fungus) with fine, white scaling and tinea corporis (body ringworm) with…
The scabies mite is tiny, almost impossible to see without magnification. This close-up photo shows multiple…
The highly sun-exposed back of the forearm shows more numerous solar lentigines than the inner forearm.
This image displays a patient with a sunburn.
Tinea versicolor can present with dark flat areas, as seen in this patient, or areas of lighter skin lesions.
The pigment loss in this woman with vitiligo forms an irregular patch.