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10 small, dark red, very itchy bumps on my leg. They seem to be spreading. Advice/ Suggestions/ Diagnosis please!

10 small, dark red, very itchy bumps on my leg. They seem to be spreading.  Advice/ Suggestions/ Diagnosis please!

Hard to say: Can't really tell what these are without an exam or photo. Could be insect bites, scabies, allergic reaction, or a skin infection. Suggest you see a doctor to get them checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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


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One my foot I have this small patch of extremely itchy bumps that are white looking at first but then have turned red and bigger. Any idea what it is?

One my foot I have this small patch of extremely itchy bumps that are white looking at first but then have turned red and bigger. Any idea what it is?

Multiple causes: This can be a number of skin diseases. Given the location and description the two most likely condition is eczema. Fungus and psoriasis are other possibilities. It would be helpful to have it evaluated by a dermatologist because the treatment of these conditions are different. ...Read more

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Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Wish could: See a picture but can't. Could it be a bug bite too? If it's new maybe that's it.. If not better get it seen when back deem vacation. If you can get some1% hydrocortisone creame try it but doubt you will find it there. Enjoy your vacation ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on ankles and feet. Should i be worried?

Red itchy bumps on ankles and feet. Should i be worried?

See below: Could be bug bites, try a cortisone cream and see if this helps, if not see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have these hard red itchy bumps on my ankle and one on my lower right leg next to my ankle. What are they and how do I get rid of them ?

I have these hard red itchy bumps on my ankle and one on my lower right leg next to my ankle. What are they and how do I get rid of them ?

Itchy rash: The location of the rash may indicate insect bites, but hard to tell without looking at it, you may need to see a doctor for that. ...Read more

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I have these Hard red, itchy bumps on my leg and also a part of it looks like a scar, please tell me what it is ???

I have these Hard red, itchy  bumps on my leg and also a part of it looks like a scar, please tell me what it is ???

Bumps: It's difficult to provide an accurate diagnosis on lesions not seen. A Dermatologist may be able to evaluate this rash and provide a more accurate answer, a skin biopsy also may prove to be useful in some more difficult cases that are not immediatley apparent on a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have lil itchy bumps on top of my right foot the itxh so bad i dont know wat they are they red i just need to know how to cure it never had them be?

I have lil itchy bumps on top of my right foot the itxh so bad i dont know wat they are they red i just need to know how to cure it never had them be?

Itchy toe bumps: May be eczema or fungus. Could try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or OTC antifungal like tinactin Could also be bacterial infection so try the bacitracin on top of tinactin For eczema use steroids .A great product is lotrisone a steroid and antifungal, but need prescription. F/u with doc urgent care. ...Read more

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I was recently bitten by an ant and about three to four days later, a line of red, itchy bumps developed on my foot. What could it be?

I was recently bitten by an ant and about three to four days later, a line of red, itchy bumps developed on my foot. What could it be?

Infection: Could be an infection or an immune response to a toxin in the ant bite. Try Benedryl OTC. If not improved in a few days, see your PCP ...Read more

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Itchy bumps appear often (mostly arm/leg/back), can be goosebump-like or can get as large as bug bites. Disappears in a few hours. Usually not red.

Itchy bumps appear often (mostly arm/leg/back), can be goosebump-like or can get as large as bug bites. Disappears in a few hours. Usually not red.

Hives / urticaria : Usually, itchy bumps are urticaria, or hives. They go away in a few hours and the skin looks normal . They are white in the bump area and usually it is pink around the outside. The bumps are called wheals and the areas around them are called flares. If you don't have ANY redness anywhere, it may be eczema or something else. Antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help the itch. See a doc! ...Read more

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