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Tiny, itchy bumps all over body. Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Tiny, itchy bumps all over body.  Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Allergy?: Good morning, tant itchy rash with red bumps suggests that your immune system is trying to reject something such as an allergen or a virus. The itching is a signal that something is not right. Dry skin often causes itching, but rarely a rash. Tanning could trigger some rash. Finding the cause is the first order of business, please see your doctor. Moisturizing creams such as cerave may be of hel. ...Read more

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Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more


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Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Rash: You may have come in contact with a certain type of fungus. Fungus thrives in warm and wet environments and can be passed from person to person. Try over the counter anti-fungals such as lotrimin. If no relief, contact a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Whenever I get out of the tanning bed I have this horrible red, itchy rash in my stomach, chest, and?

Whenever I get out of the tanning bed I have this horrible red, itchy rash in my stomach, chest, and?

Don't tan: Some people have an itchy rash from ultraviolet light exposure called polymorphous light eruption. Does this occur with natural sunlight also? Are you on any medications. There are many caused of light-induced rashes. Tanning beds are proven causes of skin cancer. Please don't use them! ...Read more

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I get itchy bumps that look like bites but have no bed bugs/fleas. Get them anywhwere/any time. Stopped for a week or two, now getting again.

I get itchy bumps that look like bites but have no bed bugs/fleas. Get them anywhwere/any time. Stopped for a week or two, now getting again.

Hives: Although it is hard to tell without seeing the rash, you may have hives. They should resolve on their own and may respond to an over the counter antihistamine such as Allegra or zyrtec. If they persist, cpnsult an allergist. ...Read more

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Is there a rash or red itchy bumps from bed bugs

Is there a rash or red itchy bumps from bed bugs

Bites: Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. ...Read more

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What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bed bug bites?

What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bed bug bites?

There are difference: Btwn mosquitoes & bed bugs. Mosquitoes usually aren't out when it's really cold & they are often found outside in wooded areas. Bug beds live inside & thus are not impacted by the temperature. The itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs. Bed bug bites may not itch but when they do it might take up to several days for this to occur. You may only have 1 >>. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps popping up all over body randomly they say it scabies but no one has it..I called the exterminator and its not bed bugs....Please help?

See a dermatologist: There are several potential causes of these symptoms. Medication reaction, contact allergy, scabies, infection just to name a few. I recommend being evaluated by a dermatologist to help identify the cause and get it treated. ...Read more

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What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites, hives or bed bug bites?

What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites, hives or bed bug bites?

Can be tricky: There are differences btwn mosquitoes & bed bugs. Mosquitoes usually aren't out when it's really cold & they are often found outside in wooded areas. Bug beds live inside & thus are not impacted by the temperature. The itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs. Bed bug bites may not itch but when they do it might take up to several days for this to occur. You. ...Read more

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