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Itchy Bumps Under The Skin
Seen 2 derms-no answers.Rash mostly on back/sides.Itchy bumps when scratchd follow ¼-2" cut line under skin.Crawly on face.Antifungal wash helps some.
A photo would help: The key to dermatology is the appearance. The 'story' behind it helps lead one in the right direction. Finally, if all of that doesn't make the diagnosis a biopsy is necessary, where a doctor (pathologist) can look under a microscope and tell you what it is. You might want to send an image to a Health Tap doc-there's a new feature about tough to solve cases, maybe you would be a candidate for that ...Read more
Is there a skin infection (bacterial/fungal...etc) that causes itchy bumps/sores that are connected by a thin line just under the skin?
If possible,: take a well lit picture and post it with your question. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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