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Clotrimaderm 1% and Diflucan (fluconazole) 150 mg prescribed to me for red itchy mosquito like bumps appearing on and off on my upper body mostly. Fungal infection?

Clotrimaderm 1% and Diflucan (fluconazole) 150 mg prescribed to me for red itchy mosquito like bumps appearing on and off on my upper body mostly. Fungal infection?

Clotrimaderm/difluca: These are both antifungal agents. I have no way of knowing what you are being treated for, but you should certainly have been advised by the doctor who prescribed these. Give them a call and ask. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Fever and fatigue, followed by itchy mosquito-like bumps on hands that spread? Allergies?

Fever and fatigue, followed by itchy mosquito-like bumps on hands that spread? Allergies?

Infection: Viral or streptococcal. You should have a rapid step or throat culture to rule-out streptococcal throat infection. If negative you have a viral infection that requires only rest and supportive care. The photo shows a child with scarlet fever, a rash associated with streptococcal infection. ...Read more

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How to make it go away! itchy mosquito bite-like bumps on legs?

How to make it go away! itchy mosquito bite-like bumps on legs?

Flea bites: On legs only-probably flea bites. Any dogs or cats? Get them flea collars. Buy some solarcaine spray and Hydrocortisone cream and the itching will be stopped. ...Read more

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Itchy mosquito bite like bumps where the sun doesn't shine..?"is it possible to have skin cancer where the sun never shines?"

Itchy mosquito bite like bumps where the sun doesn't shine..?"is it possible to have skin cancer where the sun never shines?"

Yes, but: Skin cancer can occur at any site, it is more common in sun exposed areas. What you described does not fit with skin cancer. If the lesions persist for more than two weeks, you should consult your doctor to avoid getting the lesions infected. ...Read more

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When I itch mosquito look-a-like bumps appear and disappear shortly after I stop. What is causing this? I'm only itchy when I get hot too. No rash.

When I itch mosquito look-a-like bumps appear and disappear shortly after I stop. What is causing this? I'm only itchy when I get hot too. No rash.

Physical urticaria: Many people's skin releases histamine after physical stimuli, such as heat or scratching.

If this is a continued problem for you, taking regular Claritin (loratadine) every day can help. ...Read more

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Mosquito (I think) bite swelled really large & hot to the touch. 1wk later swelling is down but area is now covered in small itchy/painful bumps. Bad?

Mosquito (I think) bite swelled really large & hot to the touch. 1wk later swelling is down but area is now covered in small itchy/painful bumps. Bad?

Skeeter syndrome: This is likely from an allergic reaction to mosquito saliva. The treatment is symptomatic-topical anesthetic or NSAID for pain and topical anti-itch agent for itching. If no cellulitis , antibiotic is not indicated. The lesions will eventually subside.
www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mosquito.../con-20032350 ...Read more

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When feeling itchy from a mosquito bite means you were just bitten, or the bump reaction takes 2-14 days to appear? Can't tell when I'm getting bit

When feeling itchy from a mosquito bite means you were just bitten, or the bump reaction takes 2-14 days to appear? Can't tell when I'm getting bit

Usually just bitten: A person can notice a mosquito bite right away, or within a few minutes. If she is asleep, it may take longer to notice. If bitten while sleeping, she should notice the bite upon waking up. A new mosquito bite should be visibly growing in size on the skin surface during the first couple of hours. ...Read more

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Everytime I get bit by a mosquito it leaves big hard itchy bumps on me and sometimes they hurt. Could it be that I'm allergic to them?

Everytime I get bit by a mosquito it leaves big hard itchy bumps on me and sometimes they hurt. Could it be that I'm allergic to them?

Yes: Nearly everyone becomes allergic sooner or later to mosquito venom after a few bites. Try antihistamine. Some people get a huge reaction called Skeeter's syndrome which may require more intense treatment but neither is life-threatening. ...Read more

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These bumps look like mosquito bites, but aren't itchy and they're all around my 6 year olds face?

These bumps look like mosquito bites, but aren't itchy and they're all around my 6 year olds face?

May be bites: Mosquito bites don't have to itch, this is the season for bites, and whether they itch or not depends on an individual's reaction to the mosquito saliva that is injected when they bite you. Some people have dramatic swelling and itching, others have little to no reaction. Keep an eye on these and if they look like they are fading, great! If not get then checked. ...Read more

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I've had a bump on my head for almost 2 months. It's like a mosquito bite, itchy, but if I let it go then it goes down and gets smaller. It itches, and is about the size of a dime, but completely disappears when left alone until messed with again. What co

I've had a bump on my head for almost 2 months. It's like a mosquito bite, itchy, but if I let it go then it goes down and gets smaller. It itches, and is about the size of a dime, but completely disappears when left alone until messed with again. What co

ForgiveMe4BeingNosey: Don't mess with it, waddaya think? Don't mess with it for another month or two. Resist scratching it, or fooling with it or touching it, or scraping it with a comb. If after waiting, it's still there, then have a doctor look at it to assess for size, color(s), borders, etc. Of course, you said the bump is on your head. The head includes ears and face. So if this bump is on the end of your nose.... ...Read more

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For 5 months now, small red very itchy bumps, like mosquitos, but in clusters that pop up all during the day. Washed, sprayed, bombed home many times?

For 5 months now, small red very itchy bumps, like mosquitos, but in clusters that pop up all during the day. Washed, sprayed, bombed home many times?

Hives??: If they occur on random parts all over your body, then it is likely hives. Have you seen your doctor during an acute episode? If not, take pictures and bring to your doctor for a firm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy patch of tiny bumps on my butt, the whole patch is the size of a mosquito bite and itches like one but goes away and comes back in the same spot?

Itchy patch of tiny bumps on my butt, the whole patch is the size of a mosquito bite and itches like one but goes away and comes back in the same spot?

ITCHY BACKSIDE: More history helpful but sounds like some form of dermatitis; skin inflammation after contact with something to which your body (skin) is overly sensitive. Since it appears from your description to be localized to one place, you might try a combination of topical (skin cream/ointment) Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone. Let me know how that works... if not affective... we can discuss other options. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.

Dermatitis: Most likely a contact dermatitis from something that was in contact with your legs or possibly a lotion that was put on your legs. See a health provider if it worsens or persists. ...Read more

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Got pus out of molluscullum contagiosum bumps by needle, 3 days later, they have swollen up like mosquito bites and itchy. Is this normal?

No: The removal of fluid from a lesion should not cause any particular reaction other than possibly decreasing the size of the lesion. If the area of skin was not properly cleaned prior to insertion of the needle, you may have introduced bacteria and starting to have an infection. Rarely, some people who are highly allergic to certain metals can have an allergic reaction if the needle was that metal. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my body. They look like mosquito bites (and would make sense because I work outside) but are throughout my entire body?

I have itchy red bumps all over my body. They look like mosquito bites (and would make sense because I work outside) but are throughout my entire body?

Allergic reaction: May be you came in contact with some weeds, or plants that you are allergic to. Insect bites can also cause red bumps at the site of bites but energized Pruritic Rash are due to Allergic reaction. Do you have Poison Oak r Poison Ivy near by?or If you sprayed chemicals in your garden ? Rx Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin like drug. Wash your body with water, Apply Cortisone + Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream now. ...Read more

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My father aged 50 is getting itchy bumps like mosquito bite on his solders and hands?

My father aged 50 is getting itchy bumps like mosquito bite on his solders and hands?

OK: Maybe they are mosquito bites or some sort of insect bites, etc. He can try treating them topically from meds he can get at the pharmacy for itching bites, and if they persist, then have him see the Dr. for an evaluation of the rash. Good luck. ...Read more

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Got bit by a tick yesterday. Have a small red itchy bump where the tick bit me (like a mosquito bite). Should I go see my doctor about it?

Got bit by a tick yesterday. Have a small red itchy bump where the tick bit me (like a mosquito bite). Should I go see my doctor about it?

Absolutely: because of the possibility of your getting
Lyme disease , caused by bacteria
transmitted by ticks. You may need
diagnostic tests and antibiotics.
Please schedule an appointment ASAP ...Read more

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Wife gets itchy bumps year round on her calves only. They look like mosquito bites but happen daily. She ends up itching them bloody in her sleep?

Wife gets itchy bumps year round on her calves only. They look like mosquito bites but happen daily. She ends up itching them bloody in her sleep?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What might this be? An itchy rash like cluster of bumps on my lower back just above my buttocks. It looks a lot like a bunch of mosquito bites.

What might this be?   An itchy rash like cluster of bumps on my lower back just above my buttocks.   It looks a lot like a bunch of mosquito bites.

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. Otherwise topical Hydrocortisone cream should be tried. If it still did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more