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I have small, itchy bumps on my skin. Could these be allergic?

I have small, itchy bumps on my skin. Could these be allergic?

Yes: Itchy red skin is classic for allergic rashes, and these can present as small bumps (papules); they can also present as hives (raised lesions), macules (flat patches), and blisters. In some cases, especially when long-standing, skin can be dry & flaky and become thickened. The location of the rash on the body is important and can help make the diagnosis. A skin biopsy is needed in difficult cases. ...Read more

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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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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'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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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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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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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 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 should I do if my skin is covered in itchy bumps?

What should I do if my skin is covered in itchy bumps?

Itchy bumps: You can take oral medications like Benadryl or Chlorpheniramine for itching. Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What to do if i keep getting these white itchy bumps on my skin, what is the cause?

What to do if i keep getting these white itchy bumps on my skin, what is the cause?

Allergy consult: The issue is complex and you should consult an allergist. Do realize that even though we can usually control the rash, not uncommonly no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. ...Read more