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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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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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Dr. Tami Singh
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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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Dr. Powlin Manuel
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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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Dr. Howard Shapiro
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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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Dr. Elisabeth Farnum
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I have small itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They are skin colored. They come and go. This started about 2 weeks ago maybe.

I have small itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They are skin colored. They come and go. This started about 2 weeks ago maybe.

? allergic reaction: Would consider if there are any new soaps, detergents, products that hand has been exposed to since it is in a localized area. You could try some hydrocortisone cream. If it continues please see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Klein
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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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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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What could be the cause of itchy bumps all over the body(legs, arms, neck, top and bottom of feet, sometimes face and hands) that come and go?

What could be the cause of itchy bumps all over the body(legs, arms, neck, top and bottom of feet, sometimes face and hands) that come and go?

Itchy red bumps: The description of itchy red bumps that come and go is very much the description of hives. Hives or urticaria is very common affecting 25% of people. Sometimes there is swelling. Causes are many and unfortunately treatments available are fewer. While hives are not dangerous or contagious, the itching can be very uncomfortable. Allergist or dermatologist can assist in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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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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