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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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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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Especially after a hot bath/shower, I keep getting random itchy bumps on my elbows and back. They look similar to mosquito bites. ?

Especially after a hot bath/shower, I keep getting random itchy bumps on my elbows and back. They look similar to mosquito bites. ?

Urticaria: Some people develop urticaria in hot water. So try to avoid hot water; (try lukewarm instead.). Use a mild soap when bathing & cool compresses on the hives. ...Read more

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What to do if i keep getting these white itchy bumps on my skin, what is the cause?

What to do if i keep getting these white itchy bumps on my skin, what is the cause?

Allergy consult: The issue is complex and you should consult an allergist. Do realize that even though we can usually control the rash, not uncommonly no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. ...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 got noseeum bites 2 years ago badly. Now I get itchy bumps all the time in different parts of my body since then.Could the toxin still be in my body?

I got noseeum bites 2 years ago badly. Now I get itchy bumps all the time in different parts of my body since then.Could the toxin still be in my body?

Itchy bumps: There are many possible causes of itchy bumps, from insect bites to drug reactions, viral infections, hiives (urticaria). If these are recurrent, try to identify the trigger. One possiblity is you have allergies and are getting repeated reactions when you encounter what you are allergic to. A dermatologist may be able to identify the cause of your skin bumps on examination. ...Read more

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How come i get itchy bumps on palms of hands?

How come i get itchy bumps on palms of hands?

Contact dermatitis: Most itchy bumps/spots of the palms are due to a contact dermatitis, or irritation from some exposure in our day-to-day world. This includes anything from lotions to our clothes to our tools at work. If these are new i would think about new exposures you might have had. If it doesn't improve with cessation of those exposures then i would talk with your primary physician. ...Read more

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I get itchy bumps on my butt evertime i'm on my period?

I  get itchy  bumps on my butt evertime i'm on my period?

Irritant effects : If you are using a pad during your menses, the pad could be irritating to your skin on the buttocks area due to constant rubbing or you might be allergic to the pad you are using or the pad with dried blood could be irritating to your skin. ...Read more

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Every time I wear a "cheap" necklace I get itchy bumps on the back of my neck. How do I make them go away?

Every time I wear a "cheap" necklace I get itchy bumps on the back of my neck. How do I make them go away?

Stop wearing it: Cortisone cream will help the reaction heal. Coat the necklace and any other nickel-containing materials you wear with clear nail polish to prevent your skin (immune system) from coming in contact with nickel. ...Read more

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