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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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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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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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I woke up with a whole bunch of itchy bumps on my body and they are all speratic. Help? I also tried looking for bed bugs I couldn't find any

I woke up with a whole bunch of itchy bumps on my body and they are all speratic. Help? I also tried looking for bed bugs I couldn't find any

Possible Allergy: You may just have had an allergic reaction to something you ate or were exposed to. If it worsen or continues you need to be seen by a doctor for treatment. ...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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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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I have small very itchy bumps on my handa legs and feet. Not bed bugs or scabies. I do not know what to do.Tried everything!

Exam: Hands, legs and feet, excluding the torso suggests contact dermatitis and not scabies as you have already decided. The locations also do not suggest bed bugs. Those lesions can be itchy, but an unusual location, and they are more like the bumps associated with a mosquito bite. Consider a stronger steroid cream and if not improving, be examined. ...Read more

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My daughter has red itchy bumps on her arms and feet. What could be the cause? She was diagnosed with a staph infection but the bumps persist. Bed bugs were mentioned but she is the only person being bitten. Could this be an allergic reaction to something

This : This is tough to answer without a picture. There are several possibilities including bites (fleas or other), eczema or allergic contact dermatitis, lichen planus, folliculitis (staph infection), and others. I doubt bed bugs given the location. I would recommend you try a moisturizer such as cerave cream twice daily and if not better after a few days consider a trip to the dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Bites are common in kids so that is certainly a possibility. If they are bites, avoidance plus a steroid gel might be beneficial. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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