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I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

Dermatitis: There are many causes of itchy skin rash; there is no way to even guess. Probably not serious, but see your doctor and take it from there. Or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have these itchy red bumps all over my upper body. It's kind of like a rash now. I have these bumps on my breasts, my stomach and my back/shoulders. What could cause this?

I have these itchy red bumps all over my upper body. It's kind of like a rash now. I have these bumps on my breasts, my stomach and my back/shoulders. What could cause this?

Eval: 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 are these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

What are these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my body--what should I do?

I have itchy red bumps all over my body--what should I do?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have itchy red bumps all over my body?

What does it mean when I have itchy red bumps all over my body?

Generalized rash: There are many causes of itchy rashes. Raised itchy red bumps that come and go on any part of the body and resolve leaving the skin looking normal again is suggestive of hives. Unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing them. Take a photo and see your physician or dermatologist. Frequently with one look, they know what is is and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of these itchy red bumps all over my body?

How can I get rid of these itchy red bumps all over my body?

Depends: If those itchy red bumps are red and look like welts, then they are likely hives and should respond to antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) allegra, zyrtec or clarinex. Antihistamines can decrease the itching. The next step is to try to identify the reason for the rash. An allergist or dermatologist can be of assistance here. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

How do I get rid of these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

Find the cause: Itchy red bumps can occur from multiple causes, you need to find out why you have them first, so see a doctor and let them look at them and determine what they may be. ...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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Are there any over-the-counter products I could take to help with an allergic reaction (rash of red itchy red bumps all over my body?

Are there any over-the-counter products I could take to help with an allergic reaction (rash of red itchy red bumps all over my body?

Antihistamines: Depending on what the rash is from, you could try antihistamines like Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If you are having any respiratory symptoms like shortness of breath or throat swelling, you should be evaluated in the er. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant and have random itchy red bumps all over body. What can this be?

40 weeks pregnant and have random itchy red bumps all over body. What can this be?

From pregnancy: Pregnancy is often associated with itchy rash presumed to be hormonally related. Try topical hydrocortisone cream. If this failed , consult your doctor ...Read more

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I was treated for scabies multiple times but am still getting itchy red bumps all over. What could it be instead of scabies?

I was treated for scabies multiple times but am still getting itchy red bumps all over. What could it be instead of scabies?

Many thins: Red itchy bumps can be many things, even an allergy. If it is recurrent and typical treatment is not working, a simple biopsy may be helpful to identify cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I have non itchy red bumps all over my torso, in my armpits, etc. sporadic, 19 total. Doesn't seem to be a bug bite, no pus, husband doesn't have any?

I have non itchy red bumps all over my torso, in my armpits, etc. sporadic, 19 total. Doesn't seem to be a bug bite, no pus, husband doesn't have any?

Pityriasis Rosea?: Do you recall where the rash started? Pityriasis Rosea is characterized by a symmetrical rash that usually begins with a "herald patch." The herald patch is an oval, fawn-colored patch that precedes the generalized eruption. Google images for Pityriasis Rosea--see if that's what you look like. The cause is unknown, and requires no treatment. Should resolve in a few months. Not infectious ...Read more

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My pubic hair has grown out and now i have very itchy red bumps all over my pubic region. Is this a skin irritation or something more serious ?

My pubic hair has grown out and now i have very itchy red bumps all over my pubic region. Is this a skin irritation or something more serious ?

Likely Follicilitis: If you've shaved that area you are prone to developing a Follicilitis of the hair roots. This can become infected or just cause bumpy areas. ...Read more

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Please help! i got a rash/ a lot of itchy red bumps on my body because of the sun..?

Please help! i got a rash/ a lot of itchy red bumps on my body because of the sun..?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Iam getting an itchy rash with red bumps on my body from past 3 months.What I have to do to cure it permenantly?

Iam getting an itchy rash with red bumps on my body from past 3 months.What I have to do to cure it permenantly?

Rash: See a dermatologist. You have not provided enough specific information to be able to help you. There are hundreds of different rashes that come on a persons skin. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bumps that itch and spread on different parts of the body?

Small itchy red bumps that itch and spread on different parts of the body?

Reaction 2 somthing: If it's red and itchy, more than likely it's an allergic reaction to something (new skin care product, soap, detergent, fragrance, etc...) could be something else though, so should be checked and treated to give you relief. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more