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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Little bumps all over my body that itch and heat makes my skin feel like thousands of needles sticking me.

Little bumps all over my body that itch and heat makes my skin feel like thousands of needles sticking me.

Rash: This is probably miliaria or what I would call clogged sweat glands. The immune system and nervous system release chemicals that cause your symptoms. There could be another cause so please see a dermatologist if it continues. ...Read more

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I have bumps all over my body that itch like crazy! My dr says I'm allergic to something and wants me to get allergy shots. What else could it be?

I have bumps all over my body that itch like crazy! My dr says I'm allergic to something and wants me to get allergy shots. What else could it be?

Hives: Allergy shots are not recommended for hives. Itchy bumps sound like hives which can be caused by a variety of things such as infections, allergies, autoimmune illnesses, hormonal issues and hereditary problems. Allergy shots are reserved for hay fever and asthma — respiratory type problems. Hives can be treated with antihistamines and other types of pills. ...Read more

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I've been swimming in an ocean for the past 3 days and when ever I go into the salt water my scrotum starts to burn I've also been getting small little red bumps all over my body that itch accept for where I had my swimsuit on?

I've been swimming in an ocean for the past 3 days and when ever I go into the salt water my scrotum starts to burn I've also been getting small little red bumps all over my body that itch accept for where I had my swimsuit on?

Swimmers itch: You may have swimmers itch, an irritation caused by schistosomes in the water. Alternatively this could just be irritation or sensitivity to something else you have come in contact with. Treatment is usually avoidance, low to medium potency steroids topically. Usually last about a week. ...Read more

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I have bumps all over my body that only itch at night. What could it be?

I have bumps all over my body that only itch at night. What could it be?

Rash: Sounds like hives if they come and go, are sporadic, pop up all over the place, are very itchy, etc. You might want to have this evaluated if it does not get better with a little otc antihistamine. ...Read more

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Small bumps all over my body and they itch, what is wrong?

Small bumps all over my body and they itch, what is wrong?

Uncertain: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are clear fluid filled bumps all over your body and they itch really bad?

Needs attention: This could be a serious systemic disease or a response to an external entity. To be sure you need to see your internist or family practice doctor. ...Read more

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I stayed the night at circus in reno and the next day I started noticing little white bumps all over my body and they itch. What could they be?

I stayed the night at circus in reno and the next day I started noticing little white bumps all over my body and they itch. What could they be?

? related: These two events may or may not be related. I think it is more likely that you have a viral infection which you might or might not have contracted from someone in the Circus. ...Read more

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I have red bumps all over my body and they itch alot at night and at work but when I get off work and take a shower they for the most part go away?

I have red bumps all over my body and they itch alot at night and at work but when I get off work and take a shower they for the most part go away?

Hives/Urticaria: Sounds like hives. Most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune/autoimmune pathways in skin that trigger mast cells. Usually, hives resolve and we never know the cause. For other causes: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. A virtual consult to discuss triggers can help. If no contraindications, try otc Zyrtec (cetirizine) ...Read more

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I have these red bumps all over my body and they itch constantly. They are not any big bites but I have no idea what they are.

I have these red bumps all over my body and they itch constantly. They are not any big bites but I have no idea what they are.

Need examination: Could be urticaria or sensitive to laundry detergent, soap or food or medications. Antihistamines, topical steroids and oral steroids in severe cases are common management ...Read more

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I'm having pimple like bumps all over my body and I itch a bit. I'm taking azithromycin. Is this an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: If the rash began soon after starting Azithromycin it is most likely an allergic reaction and you should stop the medicine and see a doctor. ...Read more

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In the last 2 hours 10-15 medium-sized, bite mark free, bumps have appeared all over my body, only itching initially, then nothing. What's happening?

In the last 2 hours 10-15 medium-sized, bite mark free, bumps have appeared all over my body, only itching initially, then nothing. What's happening?

? Urticaria: What you described fits with urticaria. Try an over the counter anti-histaminic. If you develop even the slightest respiratory problem, go to an emergency room immediately. See your doctor for an evaluation of allergy. ...Read more

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I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body.only some bumps itch lightly. What can it be?

I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body.only some bumps itch lightly. What can it be?

Rash?: It is really tough to diagnose a rash on the computer, so if it persists I recommend seeing your Doctor or a Dermatologist who specializes in skin conditions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have bumps all over your skin and it itches?

What does it mean when you have bumps all over your skin and it itches?

May be hives: You may be having an allergic reaction. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and get treatment. It may also be bug bites. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have bumps all over my for arms. My it itches and my hands itch.

I have bumps all over my for arms.  My it itches and my hands itch.

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose--sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I layed in the tanning bed and I ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?

I layed in the tanning bed and I ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?

Tanning Bed Rash: Small bumps can appear all over the body after tanning. However, they are more commonly found in certain areas, such as stomach, chest, back and legs which are exposed to the ultraviolet rays for a longer duration. These eruptions are often referred to as tan bed rash which may develop immediately after tanning or a few days later. They look like blisters and are red. ...Read more

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I have small bumps all over my face, it feels very tight and sore. If I put anything on it burns and goes very red. It also itches.

I have small bumps all over my face, it feels very tight and sore. If I put anything on it burns and goes very red. It also itches.

Rosacea?: This may be from rosacea which is triggered by increase in core body temperature but also alcohol, spicy or hot foods etc. Consult your doctor re. treatment since this will be a long-standing condition. ...Read more

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I had a cold sore on my lip put some campho-phenique on it and now I have little red bumps all over my chin lips and they break open and bleed or crust over with pus if I rub it because it is sore and itches woke up today and my lip and chin is swollen?

I had a cold sore on my lip put some campho-phenique on it and now I have little red bumps all over my chin lips and they break open and bleed or crust over with pus if I rub it because it is sore and itches woke up today and my lip and chin is swollen?

Progression of sore: Either there is continued progression of the cold sore, or your skin was burned by the camphor. Now it's best to see your doctor to straighten this out and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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I took 3 tabs of amocla 625mg and stopped after I realised that I have small tiny bumps appearing all over my body and they itch. Will they disappear?

I took 3 tabs of amocla 625mg and stopped after I realised that I have small tiny bumps appearing all over my body and they itch. Will they disappear?

See a DR: Why the antibiotic? Sounds like it is not hives, so the antihistamine will not help. The rash may be part of a viral or other infection. It may be that you are allergic to penicillins. If you have mononucleosis this antibiotic causes a rash which will not occur when the same antibiotic is used later. It is a peculiar property of ampicillin-amoxicillin. ...Read more

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I have these itchy fluid filled bumps all over my body. It first started on my hands and has now spread all over. The itching is horrible.

I have these itchy fluid filled bumps all over my body. It first started on my hands and has now spread all over. The itching is horrible.

See doctor ASAP: It sounds like you're having some sort of fairly severe allergic reaction or other skin disease. Are you on any medications, especially a new one recently? This should be professionally evaluated ASAP. In the meantime, don't pick at them; try to keep the blister-like bumps intact as best you can. ...Read more

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Itching red bumps I have pimple like red bumps all over my body and when I pop them they get hard and itch like crazy and even where there are no bumps I itch and the only time I don't itch is when I am in the shower or up to an hour after I take one

Itching red bumps I have pimple like red bumps all over my body and when I pop them they get hard and itch like crazy and even where there are no bumps I itch and the only time I don't itch is when I am in the shower or up to an hour after I take one

You : You should see your doctor or dermatologist for allergy testing. Also, if this is something new consider any new lotions, detergents you are using. A new pet? New foods? You have to be a detective when it comes to finding possible allergens. Other causes are possible, but an allergy probably needs to be ruled out first. Please see your doctor soon for a complete evaluation, testing, and treatment.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has raised red bumps all over his body. Some for over a month. No fever or any other noticeable symptoms. No itching/meds or changes?

See pediatrician: That is a long time to have a rash. I recommend that you see your doctor to check that it's not something serious.

At this time of year, the most common types of rashes are from dry skin, but without more information, I can't give you better advice. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

Dermatitis: There are many causes of itchy skin rash; there is no way to even guess. Probably not serious, but see your doctor and take it from there. Or see a dermatologist. ...Read more