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What these little red bumps that look like flea bites but seem to be spreading

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
Could be many things: Red bumps on the skin could represent many things. If they itch, they could be bites from fleas, mosquitos of other insects. If they don't itch, they ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Without being able to see these impossible to diagnose.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
You really need to: Be seen as it is impossible to diagnose and treat a rash without seeing it. Make an appointment so you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes fr ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say : Without more information and viewing the rash. They could be insect bites, a viral rash, allergic contact dermatitis and a few other rarer possibilit ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilities: There are many different bugs that can bite someone. I would take her to see her family md or dermatologist since sometimes the pattern of the bites o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Bite like lesions: Since it is summer could be prickly heat(blockage of sweat glands),eczema, mite bites, rarely lichen planus, pityriasis, topical fungal infection. Us ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There are so many: reasons to have lesions that fit that description that it isn't even reasonable for me to guess at it.
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Bullous impetigo?: Staph skin infection can mimick flea-bite .
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Keratosis pilaris: Helpful clue is they appear in winter. These small bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks & buttocks, can be itchy or red but are most often dry and sandp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tommy Chen
46 years experience Dermatology
Id reaction?: Poss drug rash, dyshidotic eczema.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives: Hives look much like a mosquito bite and are itchy.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Poison ivy: Is it possible you contracted poison ivy? What you describe are hives which are typical of an allergic reaction. Poison Ivy causes an allergic respo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How long?: How long has this been going on? There are many answers to this question- a viral infection or an allergic reaction to something you put on your fac ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Baman
19 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Hives, also known as urticaria, have the appearance of pale red, raised, itchy bumps. The size of each lesion can vary but can include being small in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives?: Hives can resemble mosquito bites, and often will come and go.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
22 years experience Pediatrics
Scabies?: If they are very itchy and spreading mostly in your warmer areas such as waist, armpits, between fingers, may be scabies. They are mites spread by dir ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Without looking...: ...At them, i really have no clue what you mean by "strange shapes." bites that run together (as they sometimes do) will have irregular borders; but t ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: A picture would help but getting them examined would work the best
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Red dots: The dots may be a side effect of the medication
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Way to many: insect bites present this way. Can't tell you the diagnosis.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Diamond
44 years experience Family Medicine
Hives?: Could be hives but would need to see them when they appear.
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