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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 theyre 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 theyre 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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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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


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I have red itchy bumps on my arms, stomach, side, thighs, hands and fingers. My boyfriend nor kids have Anything. had this for about a month?

I have red itchy bumps on my arms, stomach, side, thighs, hands and fingers. My boyfriend nor kids have Anything. had this for about a month?

Hard to tell: This is probably a condition often seen but the cause is often obscure even with a skin biopsy. Suggest that you see a dermatologist to get checked out. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps appearing all over on my arms, legs, abdomin, feet, and hair line and I've developed a cough and sniffle, what could it be?

I have red itchy bumps appearing all over on my arms, legs, abdomin, feet, and hair line and I've developed a cough and sniffle, what could it be?

Allergy: You are describing urticaria (bumps on your extremities). The cough and sniffle may also be on an allergic basis. The other possibility may be a viral infection. I strongly recommend you consult your primary care doctor and rule out an allergic reaction to possibly a food. ...Read more

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There are little red itchy bumps on my arms and left leg that look like insect bites but appear out of no where and burn under warm water. Any ideas?

There are little red itchy bumps on my arms and left leg that look like insect bites but appear out of no where and burn under warm water. Any ideas?

Possible: Some people can get a "heat rash" that worsens when the skin is hot and usually gets better when cooled. However, to really be certain you should have this problem examined. ...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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I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

Not uncommon: Consider Keratosis Pilaris, a common condition that is difficult to treat but usually resolves in late twenties or early thirties see mayo clinic review http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750 ...Read more

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All over my arms, chest, legs i have red itchy bumps ranging from tiny to big. Do you have any idea what they might be or should i seek medical care?

All over my arms, chest, legs  i have red itchy bumps ranging from tiny to big. Do you have any idea what they might be or should i seek medical care?

Many: Viral infection, drug reaction etc can cause your problem. Try taking antihistamine up to 2-4 times daily. If the problem is very intolerable or lasts more than 10 days without letting up, see your doctor. ...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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My daughter has red itchy bumps on her arms and feet. What could be the cause? She was diagnosed with a staph infection but the bumps persist. Bed bugs were mentioned but she is the only person being bitten. Could this be an allergic reaction to something

My daughter has red itchy bumps on her arms and feet. What could be the cause? She was diagnosed with a staph infection but the bumps persist. Bed bugs were mentioned but she is the only person being bitten. Could this be an allergic reaction to something

This : This is tough to answer without a picture. There are several possibilities including bites (fleas or other), eczema or allergic contact dermatitis, lichen planus, folliculitis (staph infection), and others. I doubt bed bugs given the location. I would recommend you try a moisturizer such as cerave cream twice daily and if not better after a few days consider a trip to the dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Bites are common in kids so that is certainly a possibility. If they are bites, avoidance plus a steroid gel might be beneficial. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

Keratosis pilaris: Is quite common. They generally only get itchy if your skin is dry. They only scar if you pick at them. You can use an exfoliant and a loofah. Acne is also possible. ...Read more

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I been getting red itchy bumps in upper thigh, back, and arms and want to know what's the cause of it?

I been getting red itchy bumps in upper thigh, back, and arms and want to know what's the cause of it?

Fungal dermatosus: A of dermatological conditions that can cause non specific papules that itch in the sweat gland distribution of the axilla, upper back and groin. The most common dermatoses seen in moist skin clad regions of the body are fungal. Excessive sweat alone can cause the formation of itchy papules, pustules and abscesses called hydradenitis. Try a fungal powder, Benadryl cream and 1% hydrocortison ...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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I have these small red random itchy bumps that look like bites on my stomach, shoulders, backs and arms what can they be?

I have these small red random itchy bumps that look like bites on my stomach, shoulders, backs and arms what can they be?

Many: If these have been present for more than a few weeks or are getting worse, consult a dermatologist. Skin rash usually requires a direct examination for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more