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Doctor insights on: Itchy Rash That Looks Like Mosquito Bites

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Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more


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I have a red itchy rash that looks like mosquito bites. Some of it has clustered on my arm. It is located on my wrists, arms, and stomach.?

I have a red itchy rash that looks like mosquito bites. Some of it has clustered on my arm. It is located on my wrists, arms, and stomach.?

Bedbugs or virus: While viral illness could be the cause, don't forget about bedbug ties. Also need to consider what medications/vitamins have recently been taken. ...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

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I HAVE A RED ITCHY RaSH AROUND A MOSQUITO BITE I got in my sisters backyard yesterday in Li it is hot to the touch also.

I HAVE A RED ITCHY RaSH AROUND A MOSQUITO BITE I got in my sisters backyard yesterday in Li it is hot to the touch also.

Get that looked at: Any infection on the skin from a puncture wound by an insect or animal which is becoming red, swollen, and hot to the touch is potentially showing the initial signs of an infection. What you don't want it to be is a MRSA type of infection so you'll want to get ahead of this thing quickly. Clean the area with soap and water at least 2-3x daily until you see the doctor and stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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My 16 year old daughter has itchy skin (legs only) no visable rash - when she scratches for a while some bumps like mosquito bites faintly appear?

My 16 year old daughter has itchy skin (legs only) no visable rash - when she scratches for a while some bumps like mosquito bites faintly appear?

Dry skin?: Try unscented soap and application of moisturizer 2x daily with one <3 minutes after bathing to see if this helps. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without any rash. ...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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Can I use cream to lessen the itchy skin due to mosquito bite im 15 weeks pregnant?

Can I use cream to lessen the itchy skin due to mosquito bite im 15 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Yes you can use steroid cream. Hydrocortisone is all you can get over the counter but your dermatologist can prescribe something stronger. ...Read more

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I have a rash that comes and goes, they look like scratches and mosquito bites. They don't hurt but are itchy. They disappear and then ease away.

I have a rash that comes and goes, they look like scratches and mosquito bites. They don't hurt but are itchy. They disappear and then ease away.

Urticaria: This rash you describe sounds like something called urticaria (hives). Urticaria is caused by histamine release. It can be due to a number of conditions including allergic reactions. Sometimes we don't find a cause for this and it is called idiopathic urticaria, Check with you primary doc and discuss the symptoms further. It is can be treated with antihistamines. ...Read more

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Rash mainly on hands and feet and a few random bumps on legs and arms. Look like mosquito bites, ITCHY. Going on for a month. New ones everyday. Help!

Rash mainly on hands and feet and a few random bumps on legs and arms. Look like mosquito bites, ITCHY. Going on for a month. New ones everyday. Help!

Hives?: A rash that comes and goes within a day is most likely to be hives, one of the most miserable and frustrating of benign conditions. By now you have probably thought of every possible food or other trigger but come up with nothing. Sometimes a careful history with your doctor can uncover a known cause. If not then then the long term outlook is good but NO ONE knows HOW long. ...Read more

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I have a really sore itchy rash on my anus looks like swollen bites with a red rash what can I do?

I have a really sore itchy rash on my anus looks like swollen bites with a red rash what can I do?

Rash on anus: 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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I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash looks like little ant bites. It's been 7 days. Thought it was poison ivy. Nothing is helping. I have scabs from scratching?

Not enough info: You need to be examined, without a visual of your rash and physical exam, no conclusions can be drawn, please see your doctor, take care ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on my bikini area that sometimes sort of leaks fluid, only when I scratch it. Looks a lot like dermatitis, but I don't know.

I have an itchy rash on my bikini area that sometimes sort of leaks fluid, only when I scratch it. Looks a lot like dermatitis, but I don't know.

Contact?: It may be from a contact allergy or an irritant. Stop using any anti-static agent or softener when drying your clothes and re-wash all of your underwears before wearing. If your rash developed within a few weeks or months after switching to a new detergent, be sure to go back to the old one. In the meanwhile, try topical hydrocortisone cream. If the problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a dark extremely itchy rash on the folds of my inner thighs I found a picture online of what it looks like but no description. What could be?

I have a dark extremely itchy rash on the folds of my inner thighs I found a picture online of what it looks like but no description. What could be?

Tinea cruris?: Tinea cruris comes to mind based on the location and description. This is a fungal rash, the fungal organism normally residing on our skin and proliferating in areas of warmth and moisture such as this. That’s one thought. ...Read more

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What would cause a red itchy rash in my pubic area? When I take my underwear off it looks like I have a sunburn where my underwear covers

What would cause a red itchy rash in my pubic area? When I take my underwear off it looks like I have a sunburn where my underwear covers

This may be a simple: fungus infection (jock itch) but to be certain you should see a health care professional. Treatment with any of the over the counter medications in the anti fungal aisle should be effective but a health care professional may be able to provide you with a prescription anti fungal that would be more effective. ...Read more

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Hallo, recently I noticed a pink, not itchy rash on my lower back (looks almost like acne) but it's exactly in the middle of my lower back. What can?

Can't tell: You need to be seen, either your doctor or a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis, a virtual consult on HealthTap may be an option too, good luck ...Read more

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I keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?

I keep coming out with a very itchy rash on my back, chest and the back of my neck. Looks like a nettle rash. Rash up for 30 minutes at a time. Thank you?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps ; wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash all over associated with bug bites, remedy?

Orals and topicals: I would start with oral antihistamines such as Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec as well as topicals such as Hydrocortisone ointment. All are over the counter.
Seek medical care if any fever, oozing or draining of the skin or lack of improvement in 3-5 days or if worsening.
Feel better ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I went to the doctors over an itchy rash. Dr thinks its insect bites or scabies, it hasn't cleared but is no longer itchy, what else could it be?

I went to the doctors over an itchy rash. Dr thinks its insect bites or scabies, it hasn't cleared but is no longer itchy, what else could it be?

Still scabies: If you were treated forvscabies. The medicine can clear the infection but the inflammation will require several days for the skin to return to normal. During this phase a prescription topical steroid is useful. Also check for any other possible sources such as pets. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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