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I have itchy bumps all over my body but mostly on my butt. No stis and not sexually active. It’s been 3 weeks. No change in soap or detergent.

I have itchy bumps all over my body but mostly on my butt. No stis and not sexually active. It’s been 3 weeks. No change in soap or detergent.

Hard to tell: Without seeing the rash. Your doctor can look and tell you. It could be dry skin, contact rash from something you were exposed to, even if you don't realize it, medication, scabies.... Please get it checked by a physician. ...Read more

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 have itchy bumps all over my body except my legs, face and arms. They vary in size and some are peeling, most are near my breast stomach and back.

I have itchy bumps all over my body except my legs, face and arms. They vary in size and some are peeling, most are near my breast stomach and back.

Rashes need doctors: It's really impossible to diagnose or treat a rash without a good history and a visual exam to see what it looks like. This rash sounds extensive and it sounds like you've had it awhile. See a dermatologist for the most accurate diagnosis. ...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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I have these red itchy bumps all over my body, I only get them after having sex with my boyfriend when using a condom. No meds make the itch stop :' (?

I have these red itchy bumps all over my body, I only get them after having sex with my boyfriend when using a condom. No meds make the itch stop :' (?

Hypersensitivity: I commend you for practicing safe sexual activity. It sounds like you are having an allergic or "hypersensitivity reaction". You may be allergic to latex or components of the condom. Try using a non-latex or different brand of condom. ...Read more

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I have these really red itchy bumps all over my body I scrach them cause they itch bad but everytime I do I wake up the next morning with more?

I have these really red itchy bumps all over my body I scrach them cause they itch bad but everytime I do I wake up the next morning with more?

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have red, swollen, very itchy bumps all over my body and they are multiplying hot showers are making them more irritated, and cannot help but itch.

I have red, swollen, very itchy bumps all over my body and they are multiplying hot showers are making them more irritated, and cannot help but itch.

Hives: This sounds like you may be suffering from hives (urticaria). Hives are red raised itchy bumps, they tend to move around and last less than 24 hrs in any location. In addition, hives should not leave any skin changes when they resolve. Antihistamines may be helpful, see your pcp first, see an allergist if they persist. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my body--what should I do?

I have itchy red bumps all over my body--what should I do?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have itchy red bumps all over my body?

What does it mean when I have itchy red bumps all over my body?

Generalized rash: There are many causes of itchy rashes. Raised itchy red bumps that come and go on any part of the body and resolve leaving the skin looking normal again is suggestive of hives. Unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing them. Take a photo and see your physician or dermatologist. Frequently with one look, they know what is is and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my body. They look like mosquito bites (and would make sense because I work outside) but are throughout my entire body?

I have itchy red bumps all over my body. They look like mosquito bites (and would make sense because I work outside) but are throughout my entire body?

Allergic reaction: May be you came in contact with some weeds, or plants that you are allergic to. Insect bites can also cause red bumps at the site of bites but energized Pruritic Rash are due to Allergic reaction. Do you have Poison Oak r Poison Ivy near by? Or If you sprayed chemicals in your garden? Rx Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin like drug. Wash your body with water, Apply Cortisone + Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream now. ...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

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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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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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What to do if for 2 weeks I've been dealing with red itchy bumps all over my body! Help!?

What to do if for 2 weeks I've been dealing with red itchy bumps all over my body! Help!?

Scabies: Look up scabies and see if it sounds like what you have. If so there are over the counter meds that might clear it up. If not see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis. ...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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Itchy bumps all over my body! It's not hives so what else can cause this?

Itchy bumps all over my body! It's not hives so what else can cause this?

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Started getting itchy bumps all over my body. Not chickenpox. Now I'm getting headaches pain in abdominal area. Lightheaded and dizzy. What is it.

Started getting itchy bumps all over my body. Not chickenpox. Now I'm getting headaches pain in abdominal area. Lightheaded and dizzy. What is it.

See your doctor: Rashes associated with headaches and/or abdominal pain may be in reaction to potentially serious infections that may need treatment. See your doctor to evaluate your symptoms and treat if necessary. ...Read more

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I was feeling itchy yesterday and I woke up in the morning with itchy bumps all over my body and swollen eyes and lips and now my fingers are swelling?

Best to see doctor: This is a reaction or allergy to something. It seems severe that even your lips are swollen. Allergy can happen in most parts of your body including your airways and even intestine so it is best to be evaluated and treated as soon as possible to avoid complications or to take away offending factors if known. ...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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Is it safe to take homeopathy during pregnancy and im 3month. Becouse I have itchy skin get red bumps all over my body. Cant tolerate. Almost everyday?

Is it safe to take homeopathy during pregnancy and im 3month. Becouse I have itchy skin get red bumps all over my body. Cant tolerate. Almost everyday?

You are a victim: Homeopathy is a SCAM. There is never any benefit except as a placebo. The purveyors of these useless but expensive products prey on people who are without benefit of modern, scientific medical knowledge. Best advise is to THROW IT AWAY. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can create tiny itchy bumps all over your body?

Can you tell me what can create tiny itchy bumps all over your body?

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. ...Read more

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Please help! I have red itchy bumps all over body?

Please help! I have red itchy bumps all over body?

Rash: It could be hives, eczema, scabies, an allergy problem, the list goes on. Seeing your doctor so they can look at your rash would be your best route of action. For now, an antihistamine and topical steroids otc, as well as calming skin care products, may be helpful. ...Read more

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Tiny red itchy bumps all over body especially on my upper legs. What does this sound like?

Tiny red itchy bumps all over body especially on my upper legs. What does this sound like?

Hives: Hives are red, raised and intensely itchy bumps on any part of the body. But any rash must truly be seen by a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Tiny, itchy bumps all over body. Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Tiny, itchy bumps all over body. Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Allergy?: Good morning, tant
itchy rash with red bumps suggests that your immune system is trying to reject something such as an allergen or a virus. The itching is a signal that something is not right. Dry skin often causes itching, but rarely a rash. Tanning could trigger some rash. Finding the cause is the first order of business, please see your doctor. Moisturizing creams such as cerave may be of hel. ...Read more

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Woke up at night with pressure in ears diarrhea, vomiting, itchy bumps all over body. Fine the next day. Has happened 4x's in life -27 yr male?

Woke up at night with pressure in ears diarrhea, vomiting, itchy bumps all over body. Fine the next day. Has happened 4x's in life -27 yr male?

Episodes: This sounds almost like an allergic reaction of some sort. Try to keep a diary of what you have eaten and been exposed to just prior the episodes and see if you can pinpoint cause. It happens so rarely, that this may be difficult. Good to hear you are fine and that it is short duration however! ...Read more

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My son has this itchy bumps all over his body. I've put him some hydrocortisone and it don't help at all. What can I give him? To make him feel better

My son has this itchy bumps all over his body. I've put him some hydrocortisone and it don't help at all. What can I give him? To make him feel better

Diphenhydramine: While the topical Hydrocortisone will be helpful over the course of the next few days, it generally does not provide immediate relief of the itching symptoms. That's where Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) comes into play. The liquid comes as 12.5mg/tsp. It will say on the bottle for under 2 years old to contact doctor, but it is perfectly safe to give to a 1 year old to alleviate the itching. ...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 could be the cause of itchy bumps all over the body (legs, arms, neck, top and bottom of feet, sometimes face and hands) that come and go?

What could be the cause of itchy bumps all over the body (legs, arms, neck, top and bottom of feet, sometimes face and hands) that come and go?

Itchy red bumps: The description of itchy red bumps that come and go is very much the description of hives. Hives or urticaria is very common affecting 25% of people. Sometimes there is swelling. Causes are many and unfortunately treatments available are fewer. While hives are not dangerous or contagious, the itching can be very uncomfortable. Allergist or dermatologist can assist in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have these itchy red bumps all over my upper body. It's kind of like a rash now. I have these bumps on my breasts, my stomach and my back/shoulders. What could cause this?

I have these itchy red bumps all over my upper body. It's kind of like a rash now. I have these bumps on my breasts, my stomach and my back/shoulders. What could cause this?

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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What could red itchy bumps all over be from?

What could red itchy bumps all over be from?

See a dermatologist: A skin specialist is your best chance for relief. Precise diagnosis will indicate what you need to do. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over, what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy bumps all over, what is this and treatment?

Scabies: Look up scabies and see if it sounds like what you have. If so there are over the counter meds that might clear it up. If not see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps all over legs!, remedy?

I have itchy bumps all over legs!, remedy?

Scabies: Look up scabies and see if it sounds like what you have. If so there are over the counter meds that might clear it up. If not see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My back has been itching for about 2 or 3 days and finally someone looked at it and there's little red itchy bumps all over my back what could it be?

Could be allergies: Rash and itching most of the time could be due to allergies, another condition could shingles, take over the counter allergy medicines and creams, if no better in 24 hours see your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have tiny skin colored itchy bumps all over my neck. What are they?

I have tiny skin colored itchy bumps all over my neck. What are they?

? allergy: Any itching skin rash makes me suspect of an allergic reaction to either a medication (have you started taking any new pills recently?) or contact dermatitis which is allergy to any local skin applications like, sprays or skin creams/scents. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the time being, it might help and it is available over the counter. If the reaction is severe or does not settle down then you should see doct ...Read more