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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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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

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

See a physician ASAP: Lesions that are little blisters and bleed require medical attention. Stress may be a trigger, "the straw that broke the camel's back", but very unlikely to be the cause of the problem See a dermatologist or board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps all over body (except face & genitalia) for 3 months now, esp after stress, waxing, & physical effort. I have asthma & allergies. Help?

Red itchy bumps all over body (except face & genitalia) for 3 months now, esp after stress, waxing, & physical effort. I have asthma & allergies. Help?

Possible hives: Sounds like you may have hives brought on by stress and sweating. Antihistamines frequently offer relief. Suggest seeing a board certified allergist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

Nickel allergy: Nickel allergy from the snaps on blue jeans or a metal belt buckle is a common cause of an itchy red rash near the umbilicus (belly button). A dermatologist or allergist can confirm using an allergy patch test. ...Read more

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What causes the itchy bumps when mosquitoes bite us?

What causes the itchy bumps when mosquitoes bite us?

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 more

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What causes little itchy bumps on the back of the neck?

What causes little itchy bumps on the back of the neck?

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

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What causes red itchy bumps on a childs genitals?

What causes red itchy bumps on a childs genitals?

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

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What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

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

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What causes white itchy bumps to appear on the body?

What causes white itchy bumps to appear on the body?

Could be an: Allergic reaction to something you have been exposed to, sometimes called hives. Please see your doc so it can be identified, treated, and you can figure out what to avoid if necessary. A more extreme version of this can close your throat so please get checked. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more