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Small itchy bumps that come and go all over body. What could they be and how to treat them?

Small itchy bumps that come and go all over body. What could they be and how to treat them?

See Dermatologist: I have little info. It sounds like an allergy for certain. Could be food, could be detergent of your clothes, could be something you are eating or drinking. Are you on any meds? Could be perfume, could be a lotion you are using. Could be the soap you shower with. Write down everything you use and eat including supplements and see a dermatologist. UofP Med has very good Dermatologists. ...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 raised red itchy bumps that come and go in the same spot (left lumbar) over and over. I have associated back pain in that same spot What is it?

I have raised red itchy bumps that come and go in the same spot (left lumbar) over and over. I have associated back pain in that same spot  What is it?

Bumps: This sounds like herpes which recurs in the same location. Sometimes the location is the thigh or back although this is less common. You can have a viral HSV culture done of the fluid in the bumps to confirm. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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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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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How come i get small, itchy bumps on my skin when i'm out in the sun too long?

How come i get small, itchy bumps on my skin when i'm out in the sun too long?

Photosensitive: It appears that you have developed a photosensitivity to the sun. You did not mention as to why long the bumps stayed with you after having been away from the exposure since this would also help to narrow down the possibilities. If you develop large and itchy hives, the condition is known as solar urticaria. The treatment is the same- avoid sun exposure. ...Read more

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Help me please! there are small itchy bumps all over my body.Wwhat's going on here?

Help me please! there are small itchy bumps all over my body.Wwhat's going on here?

Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be seen and evaluated. If the rashes do not last more than 24 hours at a time, it may be hives. You can try taking otc anti histamine if that is the case. If the rashes are there several days, it can be dermatitis due to any reason. Use moisturizer, avoid irritant like soap will help. In any case, you should come see a local physician for evaluation of skin rashes. ...Read more