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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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Clotrimaderm 1% and Diflucan 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 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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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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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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Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. David Lortscher
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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 every day can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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What does it means to have itchy raised skin bumps on anus that gone and return every time? Itch , like mosquitos bumps

What does it means to have itchy raised skin bumps on anus that gone and return every time? Itch , like mosquitos bumps

Skin bumps: The bumps can be anything. Allergy, herpes, irritation of some kind. This needs to be addressed by a medical provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Bates
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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's 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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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
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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 or Claritin like drug. Wash your body with water, Apply Cortisone + Benadryl cream now. ...Read more

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