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I have this itchy small bumps that come and go usually on my neck, face and chest that won't last for really long mostly one at a time.What can it be?

I have this itchy small bumps that come and go usually on my neck, face and chest that won't last for really long mostly one at a time.What can it be?

Hives: Hives typically last in one location less than 24 hours, move around, itch, resolve comlpetely without changes to the skin pigment and are typically red elevated above the normal skin level (bumps). ...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 small itchy bumps on my forarm. They come and go through the day. Help!

I have small itchy bumps on my forarm. They come and go through the day. Help!

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture ...Read more

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I am a female, never had sex but lately been getting extremely itchy bumps on inner thighs that come and go, what could they be?

Bumps: It could be something simple as folliculitis which is infected hair follicles. You can try benzoyl peroxide topical wash or topical gel on it. Try not to shave until it is resolved. ...Read more

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What is a viral rash & how do I get rid of one? Causing red itchy bumps in random places that come & go. Doc said side effect of post-viral bronchitis

What is a viral rash & how do I get rid of one? Causing red itchy bumps in random places that come & go. Doc said side effect of post-viral bronchitis

Antihistamines: Good morning, viral rashes could vary in nature from macules and papules due to chicken pox and mononucleosis to hives, which can last for a long time. Red itchy bumps suggest hives. Viruses come to our body, enter the cells of different types and take over the management of the affected cells just like a new manager. Our immune system reacts by antibodies to reject them, and will eliminate them. ...Read more

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Insatiable itchy bumps that turn to lumps, itch creams don't help keep me up some nights, goin on for cpl wks, go away n new ones come up?

Insatiable itchy bumps that turn to lumps, itch creams don't help keep me up some nights, goin on for cpl wks, go away n new ones come up?

Look for answers: If this only occurs at night, it could represent allergy to the soap with which you wash your sheets or insect bites. If you don't live alone, insect bites would affect other members of the household. Try changing the soap that you use to wash your linens and night clothes. If the problem still persistd, ask your physician for a referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have really itchy bumps kind like bug bites that pop up occasionaly but blisters on my hands they go away & either come bak or leave a rlly dry spot?

?eczema: If it is a chronic skin condition on your hands with itchy, red dry areas then i would think eczema is a strong possibility. See my web site www.kleinallergy.com and click "allergies and asthma" so access info on eczema. A link is provided below. http://kleinallergy.com/allergies.html#6. ...Read more

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Every time I wear a "cheap" necklace I get itchy bumps on the back of my neck. How do I make them go away?

Every time I wear a "cheap" necklace I get itchy bumps on the back of my neck. How do I make them go away?

Stop wearing it: Cortisone cream will help the reaction heal. Coat the necklace and any other nickel-containing materials you wear with clear nail polish to prevent your skin (immune system) from coming in contact with nickel. ...Read more

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I get red itchy bumps on my fingers. They are particularly itchy at night. What's going on?

I get red itchy bumps on my fingers. They are particularly itchy at night. What's going on?

See your MD: There are several possibilities ranging from hand dermatitis to scabies. See your doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps after shower and exercise.Goes away within 2 hours.Sister is being treated for scabies.Held my baby a month ago. Should i be concerned?

Itchy bumps after shower and exercise.Goes away within 2 hours.Sister is being treated for scabies.Held my baby a month ago. Should i be concerned?

No scabies: You may be sensitive to hot water. They are causing you to have hives.Try using tepid water in your shower. Scabies itch remains longer than two hours. ...Read more

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Sometimes my 5 year old gets small red itchy bumps on his torso and back. They go away completely in 3-4 days. What are these??

Sometimes my 5 year old gets small red itchy bumps on his torso and back.  They go away completely in 3-4 days.  What are these??

Rash: if the rash is itchy, he probay is exposed to something he wears that is making him break out with the rash. Try to identify and see what it is ...Read more

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