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Itchy Red Bumps All Over Upper Body
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
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
Itchy bumps: They need to be examined to determine what they are, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
My son seem to have itchy red bumps all over his back left side of the body and a few on his chest but have not spread to diffrent parts of body?
Rashes best seen: Many different possibilities. Important to followup with doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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?
My boyfriend have a broken leg just healing up but still swelling and now he have itchy red bumps all over his body?
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
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
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
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
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
For the couple weeks I have had a series of itchy red bumps in various places on my body. At first I thought it was hives but now I'm unsure.?
Small itchy red bumps, started on back of arms for couple weeks now spreading throughout entire body?
I get really itchy red bumps through out my body but I noticed I only get them when I stay over at my parents house. Allergic reaction?
Likely: There appears to be something at your parents' home you are allergic to. I have seen mold-allergic patients reacting in this matter and thus should check your parents' home for evidence of water damage. You may also be allergic to other agents such as pets at your parents' home. Flea bites may also be a cause. My bet is still on the mold exposure however. ...Read more
I woke up with an itchy rash all over my body except my face and genitals. It started as tiny red bumps, now some are a little bigger, still red.?
More details: This can be a drug reaction, a viral infection, or the onset of a new skin condition. Given the scanty history and description, I would suggest that you try taking antihistamine to see if it helps. If the itching is intolerable or the rash is getting worse, need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Hives: These itchy bumps may be hives due to allergy to agents taken internally (foods, medications, etc) or by exposure to external things (cold, exercise, etc) insect bites may also be a cause. Keep a diary of what you ate or what you were doing when the itchy bumps appeared. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may offer relief but can cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but does not cause drowsiness. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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