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I have 1 small itchy bump that won't go away. Thought it was a bug bite, but it's been weeks. When I scratch, it becomes ashy around the bump.?

I have 1 small itchy bump that won't go away. Thought it was a bug bite, but it's been weeks. When I scratch, it becomes ashy around the bump.?

Have it evaluated.: It is possible that there might be a small smoldering infection in the center of that lesion. Either way if it will not go away then see your dr. As some skin cancers may present that way and can be treated easily through excision. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have random itchy clear bumps that pop up all over my body and itch like crazy then go away, but as soon as one is gone seems like more pop up?

I have random itchy clear bumps that pop up all over my body and itch like crazy then go away, but as soon as one is gone seems like more pop up?

The random rash can: Be difficult. How long has this occurred? Your description makes it sound like a new problem, full body. Any new medications? If not that u may be coming into contact with something "contact dermatitis". There is a condition called idiopathic urticaria where people break out due to stress. Try behadryl at night and Claritin (loratadine) with a med called tagamet ( also blocks histamine) during the day. ...Read more

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Bumps on my itchy elbows don't go away! what do I do?

Bumps on my  itchy elbows don't go away! what do I do?

Hyperkeratosis: When skin thickens on the elbows and knees it gets bumpy, rough and sometimes itch. This is best treated with a skin exfoliating cream. There are over-the-counter creams with 12% ammonium lactate to start with. However, sometimes you may need a prescription cream to help those really stubborn spots. ...Read more

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I have non itchy flesh color bumps that leave spots when the go away?

Need more info: There are lots of conditions that will do that. Need to know the time frame and temporal evolution of the bumps then pallor and size and texture would be most helpful. Pictures would even be better. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have itchy elbows, no rashes or bumps, they just itch and I can't seem to make it go away?

Hi there, I have itchy elbows, no rashes or bumps, they just itch and I can't seem to make it go away?

ITCHY ELBOWS?: HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN ITCHY? SOUNDS LIKE A CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH. THINK HARD WHAT YOU WERE DOING JUST BEFORE THE ITCHING BEGAN . . . IT DOESNT SOUND SERIOUS OR CONTAGIOUS. SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST TO RELIEVE YOUR WORRY. BEST LUCK. ...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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Insatiable itchy bumps that turn to lumps, itch creams don't help keep me up some nights, goin on for cpl wks, go away n new ones come up?

Insatiable itchy bumps that turn to lumps, itch creams don't help keep me up some nights, goin on for cpl wks, go away n new ones come up?

Look for answers: If this only occurs at night, it could represent allergy to the soap with which you wash your sheets or insect bites. If you don't live alone, insect bites would affect other members of the household. Try changing the soap that you use to wash your linens and night clothes. If the problem still persistd, ask your physician for a referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been getting little itchy bumps that turn into huge red sores it has been happening for a while now and they take forever to go away. What could this be?

My boyfriend has been getting little itchy bumps that turn into huge red sores it has been happening for a while now and they take forever to go away. What could this be?

Do not touch!: First and foremost answer: herpes (HSV). No direct contact! Highly contagious. Sorry, IMHO not even barrier method/condoms can and do break. Get counseling (call your OB-GYNE or other), and him checked, know what you're dealing with. Not my specialty here. Sure, allergy to metals, adhesives, poison ivy, etc can cause itchy rashes that bubble up, but since he's your boyfriend, first things first. ...Read more

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Pls I have one red bump in my fingers doesn't t go away at first was itchy but now no more wahts is it thanks?

Pls I have one red bump in my fingers doesn't t go away  at first was itchy but now no more wahts is it thanks?

Difficult to tell: It is common to get red bumps or lesions on your hands for multiple reasons. If it was initially itchy you may have experienced a minor allergic reaction. The fact that it doesnt itch anymore is encouraging. See a physician if you have a persistent rash. ...Read more