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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 (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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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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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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

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I have itchy bumps on skin after being bitten, remedy?

Bug Bite?: This works for many types of bug bites - mix 2 parts baking soda with 1 part water. Apply to affected areas 5 to 6 times per day. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a straight line with itchy bumps on my skin?

What does it mean if I have a straight line with itchy bumps on my skin?

Bug bites: If it is not a bug bite and it is a rash, it may be from scratching that it is symetrical and in a line formation. If it is worrisome see your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have itchy bumps on the skin of your clitoris?

What does it mean when you have itchy bumps on the skin of your clitoris?

Manymany causes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is probably eczema. ...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?

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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I have red itchy bumps everywhere and now around the bumps, my skin is turning white. Could you please tell me what this is?

I have red itchy bumps everywhere and now around the bumps, my skin is turning white. Could you please tell me what this is?

Need to see it: This will be something best addressed in person or if you could open a virtual consult with pictures. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have small red extremely itchy bumps on skin, what is this?

I have small red extremely itchy bumps on skin, what is this?

Rash: Cannot tell without looking at it, I highly recomend seeing your primary care doctor ...Read more

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Found a tick on my head a little while after that I noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

Found a tick on my head a little while after that I noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

See details: If the tick was not attached and engorged (filled with blood) it is not an issue. The bumps are likely unrelated. ...Read more

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If I didn't get the head of a tick out of my crown of my head can ot cause itchy bumps on the crown of my head?

Get it out: Yes it can cause itchy bumps and even a secondary infection. You need to get all of the insect parts out. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?

Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?

Many answers: Your rash needs to be examined by a doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. If you blush easily, these bumps may be from rosacea. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on skin and yellowing in the eyes. What are these possible symptoms of?

Itchy bumps on skin and yellowing in the eyes. What are these possible symptoms of?

Liver involvement: If you have yellowing of the eyes and a rash you need to see your doctor you have a process going on in your liver. The rash is being caused by bilirubin from the liver. ...Read more

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I have tiny skin colored itchy bumps all over my neck. What are they?

I have tiny skin colored itchy bumps all over my neck. What are they?

? allergy: Any itching skin rash makes me suspect of an allergic reaction to either a medication (have you started taking any new pills recently?) or contact dermatitis which is allergy to any local skin applications like, sprays or skin creams/scents. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the time being, it might help and it is available over the counter. If the reaction is severe or does not settle down then you should see doct ...Read more

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I get painful and itchy bumps on the skin above my pubic bone. What could it be?

Folliculitis: A hair follicle inflammation or possible infection. OTC hydrocortisone cream 1% applied as a thin film twice daily would help-. Avoid shaving and tight fitting undergarments. If bumps are red and swollen- see a physician for medical treatment. ...Read more

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Little itchy bumps on forarms that are a little red but skin color. What could it be?

Little itchy bumps on forarms that are a little red but skin color. What could it be?

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly. What is the cause?

My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly. What is the cause?

Rash: Sounds like an urticarial rash. Hives are a red, rasied, scattered and intensely itchy rash resembling mosquito bites. Treatment is to remove the inciting agent, and to use topical anti-itch and oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?

Hypersensitive skin: This could represent dermographism, where you can cause welts on your skin with pressure, like writing. Physical urticaria, or hives, also possible. I usually have someone try an oral anti-histamine for this problem. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...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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Inflamed bumps on the skin of my penis and skin around my testies. No pain, no fluid coming out. Just itchy bumps around there. Get bigger when I itch?

Inflamed bumps on the skin of my penis and skin around my testies. No pain, no fluid coming out. Just itchy bumps around there. Get bigger when I itch?

Molluscum: Many diagnoses can produce bumps (called "papules") and all of these are possibilities. You Ned to see a dermatologist, and also a possible visit to a urologist. Without being able to see the lesions, you have omitted the principal advantage a dermatologist has over non dermatologists. I would suggest a visit to a dermatologist a sap. ...Read more

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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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Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Yes: Skin that is very dry can develop irritation. The best treatment would probably be to use a cream that is both an exfoliant and emollient. I generally recommend either a lactic or a glycolic acid cream to help get rid of the dry, rough skin.
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