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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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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...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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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 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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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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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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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 red itchy bumps all over my stomach and just started getting them on my arm what ccould it be or how do I get rid of it?

Eczema?: Itchy bumps in winter on trunk and extremities is often eczema. Topical cortisone creams--otc or prescription can help. Heavy moisturizing with creams, not lotions will also help and will likely prevent a recurrence. Avoid too much soap and hot, hot baths. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over me and a really bad head ache and the bumps keep coming and I've already had the chicken pox! :' (I've already had the chicken pox. But I have red itchy bumps all over and won't go away. And a horrible head ache what should I

I have red itchy bumps all over me and a really bad head ache and the bumps keep coming and I've already had the chicken pox! :' (I've already had the chicken pox. But I have red itchy bumps all over and won't go away. And a horrible head ache what should I

If: If patient has a new rash with a headache, then consulting their physician would be the next appropriate step. There are multiple, multiple conditions that can cause rash. The concern with rashes is that it could just be a skin process, but other processes must be considered. It is very difficult to diagnose a rash online, so a medical evaluation is typically warranted. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over my chest now on arms and back! It's so itchy! An looks like its starting to blister! Please help! What is this! Goin on my neck now! Poison oak!?

I have red itchy bumps all over my chest now on arms and back! It's so itchy! An looks like its starting to blister! Please help! What is this! Goin on my neck now! Poison oak!?

Might be: It might be a poison oak, however poison oak tend to be on areas of the body that were unclothed and in contact with plants, but it might be a contact dermatitis or other allergic reaction, you need to show it to doctor, no one can diagnose rash without seeing it, and you most likely will need treatment that you can't get without seeing a doctor. ...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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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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Red itchy bumps all over penis, irritated but doesn't hurt. Help?

Need a doctor: To take a look at you while the rash is still visible. Do it now, as it will be more difficult to diagnose if the rash fades. ...Read more

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Last week I broke out in red itchy bumps all over feet. Today more have appeared. They don't bleed or peel, what is this and what should I do?

Many answers: There can be many answers to your questions and no one can even guess what they are without a better history and examination. However you may try to take some antihistamine at up to 4x daily (a much higher dose than for hay fever). However if the rash gets worse or lasting for more than a couple of weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps all over my legs and arms have had them for months very annoying?

Red itchy bumps all over my legs and arms have had them for months very annoying?

See a dermatologist: As you had the problem for months, I trust you tried several meds at no avail, time for a specialist input, good luck ...Read more

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What to do if I have little red itchy bumps all over my upper legs lower stomache and somewhat on my arms, help!?

What to do if I have little red itchy bumps all over my upper legs lower stomache and somewhat on my arms, 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