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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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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.

Dermatitis: Most likely a contact dermatitis from something that was in contact with your legs or possibly a lotion that was put on your legs. See a health provider if it worsens or persists. ...Read more

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I have these hard red itchy bumps on my ankle and one on my lower right leg next to my ankle. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

I have these hard red itchy bumps on my ankle and one on my lower right leg next to my ankle. What are they and how do I get rid of them?

Itchy rash: The location of the rash may indicate insect bites, but hard to tell without looking at it, you may need to see a doctor for that. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up everyday, started 2 days ago. My partner does not have any. Allergies?

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up everyday, started 2 days ago. My partner does not have any. Allergies?

Itchy bumps: It is likely an allergic reaction to something in the environment. Try to track down what may be causing this. You may try some over the counter antihistamine like Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night if it bothers you at night. You should see your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my inner thigh, and now I have one on the skin of my testicals.?

Folliculiitis maybe: The list of possibilities for "itchy red bumps" is rather long. Folliculitis is inflammation in the root of the hairs, can be caused by friction, bacteria, or fungal (especially yeast). Hives will sometimes present this way. You really need a dermatologist to determine the cause, and prescribe appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Little, VERY itchy bumps appeared on my lower back, arms, and thumb. There's only a few in each place. New ones popped up on my thigh. What are they?

Little, VERY itchy bumps appeared on my lower back, arms, and thumb. There's only a few in each place. New ones popped up on my thigh. What are they?

No way to tell: It 'd be best for you to consult a dermatologist unless these bumps have been present for a very short time and have resolved with topical hydrocortisone. The cause of a skin rash is not easy to pinpoint especially when one does not know what it looks like. ...Read more

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What are these little itchy bumps on my legs?

Uncertain: 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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What could red itchy bumps on your legs be?

What could red itchy bumps on your legs be?

Rash: Hives are a red, raised and intensely itchy rash that looks very similar to a mosquito bite. Each separate hive will last less than 24 hours although the sum amount of all hives can persist for a long time. Any rash is best diagnosed by a doctor actually visualizing the rash. ...Read more

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What could these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs be?

What could these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs be?

Rash: A rash really needs to be visualized by a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Fyi: a red, raised and intensely itchy rash is often hives but it can also be? ...Read more

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10 small, dark red, very itchy bumps on my leg. They seem to be spreading. Advice/ Suggestions/ Diagnosis please!

10 small, dark red, very itchy bumps on my leg. They seem to be spreading. Advice/ Suggestions/ Diagnosis please!

Hard to say: Can't really tell what these are without an exam or photo. Could be insect bites, scabies, allergic reaction, or a skin infection. Suggest you see a doctor to get them checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps all over legs!, remedy?

I have itchy bumps all over legs!, remedy?

Scabies: Look up scabies and see if it sounds like what you have. If so there are over the counter meds that might clear it up. If not see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pregnant wife has itchy bumps on bottom and legs?

Pregnant wife has itchy bumps on bottom and legs?

PUPPP: Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (puppp), is the most common rash in pregnant women. It occurs in first pregnancies during the 3rd trimester with onset at 35 weeks. It does not involve the belly button distinguishing it from other common rashes of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are itchy bumps popping up on arms and legs?

Itchy bumps: I really can't tell you without more history snd exam. See your doctor! ...Read more

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I have these Hard red, itchy bumps on my leg and also a part of it looks like a scar, please tell me what it is???

I have these Hard red, itchy bumps on my leg and also a part of it looks like a scar, please tell me what it is???

Bumps: It's difficult to provide an accurate diagnosis on lesions not seen. A Dermatologist may be able to evaluate this rash and provide a more accurate answer, a skin biopsy also may prove to be useful in some more difficult cases that are not immediatley apparent on a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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Groups of 1, 2, or 3 small, red, itchy bumps appearing on my legs. What Is this. It's been spreading throughout the day.

Groups of 1, 2, or 3 small, red, itchy bumps appearing on my legs. What Is this. It's been spreading throughout the day.

Insect allergy?: Allergy to insect bites is the most common cause. Avoiding exposure by wearing long pants when you go out may provide relief. Consult your doctor if the rash keeps appearing. ...Read more

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Pregnant wife has itchy bumps on bottom and legs. Is this normal?

Itchy bumps: Hives look like small, red, raised and very itchy bumps that start small and coalesce into larger patches. Try topical anti itch creams first but if it doesn't go away she needs to see her ob/gyn for oral antihistamine therapy. Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are safe in pregnancy. Allegra is not. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps around my penis and my legs and on my arms. Not sure what they are?

I have itchy bumps around my penis and my legs and on my arms. Not sure what they are?

Many possiblilities: I wish I could provide an easy answer but this requires a more detailed evaluation. Scabies is one possibility and depending on where you live I wonder if it could be poison ivy/oak/sumac. ...Read more

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I have big red itchy bumps on the back of my legs. What could it be other than bug bites?

I have big red itchy bumps on the back of my legs. What could it be other than bug bites?

Hives: These may be hives, insect bites or an allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with your legs. Hives clear in a day whereas the other two last days. Antihistamines should help in any case. ...Read more

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I have been getting itchy bumps on my legs and arms for a month now, help?

I have been getting itchy bumps on my legs and arms for a month now, help?

Bumps: Itchy bumps may be caused by insect bites, eczema, etc. To name just a few skin conditions. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Tiny red itchy bumps all over body especially on my upper legs. What does this sound like?

Tiny red itchy bumps all over body especially on my upper legs. What does this sound like?

Hives: Hives are red, raised and intensely itchy bumps on any part of the body. But any rash must truly be seen by a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my legs. Sometimes they fade away, when on feet several hrs its worse.?

I have red itchy bumps on my legs. Sometimes they fade away, when on feet several hrs its worse.?

Petechiae: I would go see a dermatologist. If you stand up a lot and this puts strain on small blood vessels causing them to leak into the skin and appear as small bumps on the legs. What lead me to believe this maybe the cause vs fungus is that when you stand this gets worse. Fungal infection is independent on duration of weight bearing. ...Read more

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My husband and I have clusters of itchy bumps on the back of our arms and backs. I have some on my leg also. What is this and is it contagious?

My husband and I have clusters of itchy bumps on the back of our arms and backs. I have some on my leg also. What is this and is it contagious?

See below: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps appear often (mostly arm/leg/back), can be goosebump-like or can get as large as bug bites. Disappears in a few hours. Usually not red.

Itchy bumps appear often (mostly arm/leg/back), can be goosebump-like or can get as large as bug bites. Disappears in a few hours. Usually not red.

Hives / urticaria: Usually, itchy bumps are urticaria, or hives. They go away in a few hours and the skin looks normal. They are white in the bump area and usually it is pink around the outside. The bumps are called wheals and the areas around them are called flares. If you don't have ANY redness anywhere, it may be eczema or something else. Antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help the itch. See a doc! ...Read more

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Everytime I wear jeans, or any type of pants like jeans I break out in small red real itchy bumps ALL over my legs. But not for any other pants. : (?

Everytime I wear jeans, or any type of pants like jeans I break out in small red real itchy bumps ALL over my legs. But not for any other pants. : (?

Irritant vs contact: You may have a contact allergy to one of the ingredients in your jeans. Another possibility is that jeans are worn tightly and may be rubbing on your skin whereas other types of pants are not usually that tight. See a dermatologist or allergist to get patch tested if you cannot avoid wearing jeans. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on ankle yesterday, 3 in a triangle, 6/7 more scattered across legs today (no more triangles), what could this be?

Red itchy bumps on ankle yesterday, 3 in a triangle, 6/7 more scattered across legs today (no more triangles), what could this be?

Rashes really: Need to be seen. Spider bites usually have 3 bite marks. Could they have been spider bites? Get an eval if the rash is still there and bothersome ...Read more