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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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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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Small slightly itchy bumps and red blotches after shower since as long as I can remember. Disappear 30mins after. Is becoming more itchy lately.?

Small slightly itchy bumps and red blotches after shower since as long as I can remember. Disappear 30mins after. Is becoming more itchy lately.?

Heat urticaria?: Many patients come with complaints of itching and rarely hives after a hot bath. If hives appear it could be due to hot water. In that case, reducing the temperature of water will help. Applying moisturizing creams or Vaseline immediately after bath may relieve itching. ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps after shower that go away in an hour?

Itchy red bumps after shower that go away in an hour?

Everytime?: Some people develop hives after a hot shower and sometimes it can happen after swimming too, called cholinergic urticaria. Another hematological disease called polycythemia vera can also cause it. Take a picture of the rash and show it to your doctor. Try taking taking an oral antihistamine 30 minutes before showering and see if it helps. You could also be reacting to the soap if it is new. ...Read more

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Just took a shower and after drying off noticed a small patch of whitehead looking bumps on shaft. Kinda itchy. Bumps were not there prior to shower.

Just took a shower and after drying off noticed a small patch of whitehead looking bumps on shaft. Kinda itchy. Bumps were not there prior to shower.

May be blocked sweat: This may be blocked sweat glands. The heat from the shower may have made your body sweat but since the glands were blocked you see little whiteheads. Ask your physician to help confirm this. ...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: You are developing hives because of the hot showers or bath. The condition is known as cholernergic urticaria. Turn the temperature of the water down and your symptoms dhould be relieved ...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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My son has small itchy bumps that hurt?

My son has small itchy bumps that hurt?

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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Looks like a scratch then gets itchy bumps?

Looks like a scratch then gets itchy bumps?

Dermographism: See a dermatologist. If it is distressing, try cetirazine (Zyrtec) 10mg. Start at 1 a day. Sometimes it can make you sleepy, in which case you can change to loratadine (Claratin). Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 a day. The generic is the same, only costs less. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps in a row, what could they be?

Small itchy bumps in a row, what could they be?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause itchy bumps. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bunch of itchy bumps help?

Itchy bumps: They need to be examined to determine what they are, you can apply a topical steroid cream until you see your doctor ...Read more

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What causes white itchy bumps to appear on the body?

What causes white itchy bumps to appear on the body?

Could be an: Allergic reaction to something you have been exposed to, sometimes called hives. Please see your doc so it can be identified, treated, and you can figure out what to avoid if necessary. A more extreme version of this can close your throat so please get checked. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could cause small itchy bumps on my child's back?

What could cause small itchy bumps on my child's back?

Itchy rashes...: Do have a large differential diagnoses in Pediatrics...from insect bites to infectious...like scabies.Only through a physical and history examination the diagnosis can be established. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

Nickel allergy: Nickel allergy from the snaps on blue jeans or a metal belt buckle is a common cause of an itchy red rash near the umbilicus (belly button). A dermatologist or allergist can confirm using an allergy patch test. ...Read more

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What could cause itchy bumps that are spreading very fast?

What could cause itchy bumps that are spreading very fast?

Hives of rash: There are many causes, and it is best to be seen by a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have weird mysterious itchy bumps, should I be concerned?

I have weird mysterious itchy bumps, should I be concerned?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have white itchy bumps that at appering all over my body?

I have white itchy bumps that at appering all over my body?

This rash would: Need to visualized (with a medical history) to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I'm having itchy bumps appearing on different parts of my body but they go and away after an hour or so?

I'm having itchy bumps appearing on different parts of my body but they go and away after an hour or so?

See your PCP: Some conditions like itchy bumps on your body may require further assessment; tests and your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first for evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps from latex in panties at elastic?

Itchy bumps from latex in panties at elastic?

Latex allergy?: Latex allergy is very common and elastic bands can be a problem. Try to avoid that material that contains latex or rubber-related material. ...Read more