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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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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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I recently developed a cluster of small itchy redish bumps on my hand. After a week or so patches appeared on my arm and week after that on my leg.

I recently developed a cluster of small itchy redish bumps on my hand. After a week or so patches appeared on my arm and week after that on my leg.

Do you know why?: Have you ever had a rash like this before? How badly does it itch? Where all is the rash located now? Do any of the people you have contact with have the rash? Where have you been lately? Your itchiness of your rash may be relieved with over-the-counter steroid cream, but seeing your Doctor will help you figure out what it is and you can get thorough treatment. ...Read more

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For 5 months now, small red very itchy bumps, like mosquitos, but in clusters that pop up all during the day. Washed, sprayed, bombed home many times?

For 5 months now, small red very itchy bumps, like mosquitos, but in clusters that pop up all during the day. Washed, sprayed, bombed home many times?

Hives??: If they occur on random parts all over your body, then it is likely hives. Have you seen your doctor during an acute episode? If not, take pictures and bring to your doctor for a firm diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a few clusters of 2-3 small red itchy bumps on my forearms. The ones near my arm fold spread to my upper arm when they get blistery. Help?

I have a few clusters of 2-3 small red itchy bumps on my forearms. The ones near my arm fold spread to my upper arm when they get blistery. Help?

Poison ivy?: Cluster of skin lesions could be from poison ivy to herpes simplex, and many different conditions. Poison ivy type of contact allergy should have some history of exposure. If it stays on one area for a long time without spreading, herpes simplex maybe considered. ...Read more

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Hi, I think I had bed bug bites (lots of small red itchy bumps on body in clusters). It's been a couple of days with no new bites, and one cluster, wh?

Hi, I think I had bed bug bites (lots of small red itchy bumps on body in clusters). It's been a couple of days with no new bites, and one cluster, wh?

If there: Are no more bites then probably not "bed lice" (unless you changed your mattress)
Spiders bite in "clusters"

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my arms and neck recently changed bed covers what are they from? Also have a cluster of small bumps on knee they're very red

I have red itchy bumps on my arms and neck recently changed bed covers what are they from? Also have a cluster of small bumps on knee they're very red

Hard to say: But one would suspect something from the new bedspread might be the cause- although it may have nothing to do with it at all. If you have put away the new bedspread and continue to have the skin rash more than a week after, consider seeing a dermatologist. In the meanwhile, try topical hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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My son has small itchy bumps that hurt?

My son has small itchy bumps that hurt?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps in a row, what could they be?

Small itchy bumps in a row, what could they be?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause itchy bumps. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause small itchy bumps on my child's back?

What could cause small itchy bumps on my child's back?

Itchy rashes...: Do have a large differential diagnoses in Pediatrics...from insect bites to infectious...like scabies.Only through a physical and history examination the diagnosis can be established. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Small itchy bumps on my knuckle?

Itchy bumps: Small bumps can occur on the skin for a variety of reasons, but when they are "ichy" it is usually an indication that they are a "reaction" to something - an "allergy". You may be allergic to something that your skin is coming in contact with like a soap or lotion - could also be clothing. Try to find out what is causing the reaction, eliminate it, and see if it gets better. Steroid cream may help. ...Read more

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What are these small itchy bumps on my shoulders and arms?

What are these small itchy bumps on my shoulders and arms?

Many answers: You need to check with your doctor and dermatologist who would likely want to know how long these bumps have been present, medications being taken, and other associated symptoms, a skin biopsy may also be needed. ...Read more

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Advice? I am having small itchy bumps all over my body?

Advice? I am having small itchy bumps all over my body?

Itchy bumps: The causes are numerous, I suggest you see a doctor for a proper diagnosis to treat it correctly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have small, itchy bumps on my skin. Could these be allergic?

I have small, itchy bumps on my skin. Could these be allergic?

Yes: Itchy red skin is classic for allergic rashes, and these can present as small bumps (papules); they can also present as hives (raised lesions), macules (flat patches), and blisters. In some cases, especially when long-standing, skin can be dry & flaky and become thickened. The location of the rash on the body is important and can help make the diagnosis. A skin biopsy is needed in difficult cases. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on getting small itchy bumps all over my body?

Can you advise me on getting small itchy bumps all over my body?

Take antihistamines: Start by taking a cool shower and apply a safe anti-itch lotion such as Sarna with pramoxime. Also, take a non-sedating antihistamine during the day, such as fexofenadine (Allegra) 180mg and at night cetirizine (Zyrtec) 10mg or diphenhydramine 25mg (Benadryl). If no better with 3-4 days, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps on my forarm. They come and go through the day. Help!

I have small itchy bumps on my forarm. They come and go through the day. Help!

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture ...Read more

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Help me please! There are small itchy bumps all over my body. Wwhat's going on here?

Help me please! There are small itchy bumps all over my body. Wwhat's going on here?

Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be seen and evaluated. If the rashes do not last more than 24 hours at a time, it may be hives. You can try taking otc anti histamine if that is the case. If the rashes are there several days, it can be dermatitis due to any reason. Use moisturizer, avoid irritant like soap will help. In any case, you should come see a local physician for evaluation of skin rashes. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps that come and go all over body. What could they be and how to treat them?

Small itchy bumps that come and go all over body. What could they be and how to treat them?

See Dermatologist: I have little info. It sounds like an allergy for certain. Could be food, could be detergent of your clothes, could be something you are eating or drinking. Are you on any meds? Could be perfume, could be a lotion you are using. Could be the soap you shower with. Write down everything you use and eat including supplements and see a dermatologist. UofP Med has very good Dermatologists. ...Read more

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Hi I have this small itchy bumps with white top on my left cheeks scattering all over my face 2 days now.

Hi I have this small itchy bumps with white top on my left cheeks scattering all over my face 2 days now.

More details: Since only the left cheek is affected (or is the whole face involved?), I suspect that this may be from a sensitivity to sunlight. Have you recently introduced a new facial cosmetic which may lead to a photosensitive skin reaction after sun exposure? If both cheeks are involved, one needs to consider rosacea. You may well need to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the small, itchy bumps on the top of my foot?

What are the small, itchy bumps on the top of my foot?

It depends: In order to give you a better answer you need to describe the bumps or better send a photo. How big are they? Do they itch? What color?
The bumps can range from a response to pressure from socks or the shoe (pressure) to a number of skin problems. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps on labia and clitoris, what is this?

Small itchy bumps on labia and clitoris, what is this?

See gynecologist: You should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. It could just be an infected hair follicle but it could also be an std. It is always best to get it diagnosed by gyn so you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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I have small non red itchy bumps on my stomach red non itchy?

I have small non red itchy bumps on my stomach red non itchy?

See doctor: And have it checked and diagnosed then it can be treated. ...Read more

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What could these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs be?

Rash: A rash really needs to be visualized by a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Fyi: a red, raised and intensely itchy rash is often hives but it can also be? ...Read more

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How come I get small, itchy bumps on my skin when I'm out in the sun too long?

How come I get small, itchy bumps on my skin when I'm out in the sun too long?

Photosensitive: It appears that you have developed a photosensitivity to the sun. You did not mention as to why long the bumps stayed with you after having been away from the exposure since this would also help to narrow down the possibilities. If you develop large and itchy hives, the condition is known as solar urticaria. The treatment is the same- avoid sun exposure. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of painless, not to itchy bumps on buttock area what could it be.?

I have a cluster of painless, not to itchy bumps on buttock area what could it be.?

Many causes: Need a better description. Check with doctor to make sure that they are not venereal warts or impetigo. ...Read more

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Been getting itchy bumps mostly on back some small some like flat misquote bites but seem spread been tanning also very tired?

Been getting itchy bumps mostly on back some small some like flat misquote bites but seem spread been tanning also very tired?

Itchy bumps: Itchy bumps may be due to insect bites but may be hives which are an allergic reaction to something internal or external like clothing touching your back. Heat rash is another possibility. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Small slightly itchy bumps and red blotches after shower since as long as I can remember. Disappear 30mins after. Is becoming more itchy lately.?

Small slightly itchy bumps and red blotches after shower since as long as I can remember. Disappear 30mins after. Is becoming more itchy lately.?

Heat urticaria?: Many patients come with complaints of itching and rarely hives after a hot bath. If hives appear it could be due to hot water. In that case, reducing the temperature of water will help. Applying moisturizing creams or Vaseline immediately after bath may relieve itching. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been getting itchy bumps in my scalp. They appear suddenly small and then grow in size getting itchy and painful, then subside on their own?

Hi, I have been getting itchy bumps in my scalp. They appear suddenly small and then grow in size getting itchy and painful, then subside on their own?

Hair dye?: You may have developed a contact allergy to hair dye (if you do dye your hair) or other hair preparations. The onset of reaction is usually from 24 to 72 hrs after exposure. Thus if you dye your hair once every month, the reaction will start in 24-72 hrs and subside a week or two after until the next contact. If you don't dye your hair, then will have to go another route. ...Read more

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I have small red extremely itchy bumps on skin, what is this?

I have small red extremely itchy bumps on skin, what is this?

Rash: Cannot tell without looking at it, I highly recomend seeing your primary care doctor ...Read more

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I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

Outbreaks of itchy: red bumps are very common and have many different causes: allergy related hives, especially if you've contacted something new (natural/leaves/plant or artificial/household chemicals). A red itchy rash can go along with being sick (chicken pox/impetigo) or parasites (scabies). Try some OTC cortisone cream and antihistamine for a day or two. .. then to Derm if persists. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps around belly piercing?

I have small itchy bumps around belly piercing?

Contact Dermatitis: Localized itchy rash around area of metal belly piercing is concerning for a possible contact dermatitis. Contact allergens include metals (most commonly nickel), glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, etc. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment along with topical steroid creams. See an Allergist if you are concerned. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing. ...Read more

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Are small itchy bumps on clitoris STD related?

Are small itchy bumps on clitoris STD related?

STD: Without being able to see these and test you appropriately my best advice would be to see your gynecologist and have this examined. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause small red itchy bumps on inner thigh?

What can cause small red itchy bumps on inner thigh?

Many possibilities: Hives localized to the inner thighs may be due to multiple causes. The area is warm and one thigh can rub against the other. It can be due to cloth or chemicals in pants, just to give a few examples. Wear non-tight pants; when itchy, apply Sarna with pramoxime. Otherwise, keep dry with cornstarch or talc. Take an antihistamine such as fexofenadine or cetirizine. No help - see your physician. ...Read more

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How to get rid of small itchy bumps all over my body?

How to get rid of small itchy bumps all over my body?

Moisturize your skin: To start with, bathe with a cream soap, pat your skin dry, immediately add a moisturizer to trap the moisture, take OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated, if that doesn't work, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps across my upper back, do I have shingles?

Small itchy bumps across my upper back, do I have shingles?

You're not: In the right age group for shingles unless you have system health problems. If the bumps persist for a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more