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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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My boyfriend has been getting itchy bite like bumps on body. He now has a patch on forhead that looks like a burn. Discolered and small blisters?

My boyfriend has been getting itchy bite like bumps on body.  
 He now has a patch on forhead that looks like a burn. Discolered and small blisters?

Poison Ivy: Plant related dermatitis like poison ivy can cause itchy non painful bumps thats spread. Please get him checked for other possible rashes including infection or shingles. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Deborah Josefson Dr. Josefson
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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I have tiny bites all over my body. This happened 2 weeks ago and again just now. Nothing has changed in my routine or eating habits. Very very itchy?

I have tiny bites all over my body. This happened 2 weeks ago and again just now.  Nothing has changed in my routine or eating habits. Very very itchy?

Insects vs allergies: Hard to say what you have without a proper history and physical. This could be anything from insect bites to a contact dermatitis. See a doctor in person or get a video/phone consult so someone could take a look at it,. Anything from scabies to poison ivy. The differential is large. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Dyer Dr. Dyer
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
16 years in practice
University Rene Descartes (Paris V) U.F.R. of Medicine Cochin-Port Royal
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I have bumps on my body that look and feel like bites but they are spreading everyday and very itchy. what could this be?

I have bumps on my body that look and feel like bites but they are spreading everyday and very itchy. what could this be?

Could be hives: Check out some photos of hives, contact dermatitis and insect bite reactions. To control itching, try a long acting antihistamine such as cetirizine 10mg daily. Short acting ones such as diphenhydramine 25mg help, but sedates. If you see your doctor, bring some photos of the early eruptions. If you are are taking a new medication, drug allergy should be considered. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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My friend was recently bit by fleas at work and now keeps getting more bumps on his body that are itchy like the flea bites. Do you know what's wrong?

Maybe not fleas: Your friend may still be infested; was the source of the fleas located and cleared? Are you sure it was fleas? Other wildlife, such as scabies mites, will cause continued itching until properly treated. And there are many other causes of itching. Your friend's best bet is to see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Dustin Colegrove Dr. Colegrove
Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Ive come out in very itchy looking insect bites all over my body. Any ideas what it might be havent beenin contact with any other animal but my own.

Ive come out in very itchy looking insect bites all over my body. Any ideas what it might be havent beenin contact with any other animal but my own.

Insect bites: you may not have insect bites but hives resembling insect bites. Try taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) and try to remember if you've eaten any exotic or different foods lately ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge Dr. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Ive been itchy all over my body 3 weeks now, the worst itch ive had and it honestly looks like bug bites and i did find a bug which i took a pic of while i was showering tonight on my body?

Ive been itchy all over my body 3 weeks now, the worst itch ive had and it honestly looks like bug bites and i did find a bug which i took a pic of while i was showering tonight on my body?

Could be the bug: or otherwise, something you are allergic to, or urticaria, you can try an antihistaminic OTC, but be careful if driving or operating machinery, and see your doctor if no improvement, you might need prescription medications ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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My whole body is itchy, but there are no marks, bites, swelling, or welts. What could be wrong?

Dry skin: There are many potential answers to your question. However dry skin is often associated with itching with any rash. Avoid using scented or anti-bacterial soap and apply a good moisturizer all over your body within 3 minutes after bathing. If this doesn't help after a week, see a dermatologist to make sure that nothing more serious may be going on. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I have red itchy bumps on my body that look like bug bite but when i scratch it it start to bleed what is it ?

I have red itchy bumps on my body that look like bug bite but when i scratch it it start to bleed what is it ?

Hives: These sound like hives_an allergic reaction to something internal or external to your body. Insect bites are a possibility also. If these persist an allergist can be consulted for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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I have these red itchy bumps on my body & some are hard they look like mosiqute bites and i no there not flea bites what could they be ?

I have these red itchy bumps on my body & some are hard they look like mosiqute bites and i no there not flea bites what could they be ?

Hard to say : Without more information and viewing the rash. They could be insect bites, a viral rash, allergic contact dermatitis and a few other rarer possibilities. See you doc for confirmation. ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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20 bites on my body. They are all red and hard in the center ( slightly yellow in the center). Had them for a few days. Itchy. Spider bites?

 20 bites on my body. They are all red and hard in the center ( slightly yellow in the center). Had them for a few days. Itchy. Spider bites?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Spiders do not swarm for multiple bites as much as fleas or other insects taht occur more in groups than spiders or bite more than spiders. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Over 50 mosquito bites on my body, too itchy, cannot sleep! anything i can do?

50! itchy!: Please see if you have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your medicine cabinet? This will help w the histamine release. For individual lestions you can store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste & place it over the mosquito bite. Can use calamine lotion. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Spots that keep appearing on body and are itchy look like bites not scabies or menengitus?

Spots that keep appearing on body and are itchy look like bites not scabies or menengitus?

See a dermatologist: If you have pets it could be fleas. It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Nabila Babar Dr. Babar
Internal Medicine
years in practice
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I have red, itchy, and dry bites in my inner thigh. They have turned into giant dry spots all over my body. #scabs?

I have red, itchy, and dry bites in my inner thigh. They have turned into giant dry spots all over my body. #scabs?

This could be: folliculitis.. they appear as bumps on the inner thighs at the pores from clogged hair ducts and then dry up and scab. but are not spread all over the body.The other possibility is allergy as that coul dbe all over the body ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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I woke up with itchy different size red bites all down my arm and body and I'm scared it might be bed bugs or just fleas. How can I tell?

I woke up with itchy different size red bites all down my arm and body and I'm scared it might be bed bugs or just fleas. How can I tell?

Exterminator: Are other people also getting the same thing? Any animals? Are the spots in lines? Do you have little brown/red blood spots on the sheets? If you turn on the light at night, do you see them running for their nest? An exterminator can put out a trap to identify bedbugs or batbugs. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt Dr. Rumbyrt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
28 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?

I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?

Many things!: What you are describing is a very common condition and not specific for any one diagnosis. You could have a contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction to something coming into contact with your skin), hives, eczema or any number of things. If your primary care physician is stumped, please consider seeing an allergist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges Dr. Torres-hodges
Podiatry
19 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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What is causing itchy red spots on body that started from ankles? Mosquito bites?

What is causing itchy red spots on body that started from ankles? Mosquito bites?

Could be...: ...Although it sounds like you may be experiencing an allergic reaction - possibly hives. You may be allergic to the bites. You may want to start by taking otc benadryl (diphenhydramine). If you are experiencing breathing problems, this can be an anaphylaxis - an emergency...Go to the er then! ...Read more