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Can Stress Cause Itchy Bumps
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
I get very little red itchy bumps on and around my ears that seem to be stress related. What could this be? they also sometimes bleed or have fluid
Red little itchy bumps on my arm and it's starting to show on my chin. What can it be? I think they get worse when im stressed. Any suggestions?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is the only way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more
Red itchy bumps all over body (except face & genitalia) for 3 months now, esp after stress, waxing, & physical effort. I have asthma & allergies. Help?
Mosquito Bites: Recent research has shown that itching due to mosquito occurs through a histamine-independent peripheral pathway. See http://www.Rosslab.Neurobio.Pitt.Edu/mbi/. Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Get help if there are signs of infection. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several causes: Little itchy bumps on the nape, several forms of dermatitis (skin inflammation), folliculitis (inflammation ofthe hair follicles) , ? Psoriasis ( a scaly skin condition), or seborrhea (part of it is dandruff) u may want 2 c ur 1ry md or a referral to a dermatologist 2 sort it out. ...Read more
Allergy consult: The issue is complex and you should consult an allergist. Do realize that even though we can usually control the rash, not uncommonly no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: Attempting to diagnose ; then properly treat rashes "over the phone" or without actually inspecting is usually ill-advised. Nonetheless, based on my experience of nearly 30 years of office-based pediatrics, rashes that most frequent the diaper region tend to be either due to yeast or irritation. If you have already attempted home treatment w/o success perhaps it's best to see your pediatrician. ...Read more
Rash on Arms: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. This rash occurs on the arms and elbows. Other causes include eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and others. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more