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Itchy Red Bumps In A Line
I have about 10 itchy red bumps in a straight line like mosquito bites on the side of my neck there are a couple more next to those what could it be?
I would suggest that you examine the mattress for any bed bugs. Not being insulting, we shed skin all the time and spend 8 hours a day in bed this shed skin is a cause for bed mites etc. You can wrap the mattress in a bag that prevents this, pillows as well
I think the bed is the culprit because you don't complain of this during the day ...Read more
I have itchy red bumps in my armpits for as long as I can remember, is there anything I can do it make it stop?
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.?
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Out brake of very itchy red bumps in clusters all over legs. Mostly upper back of thighs. Resemble mosquito bites but I haven't been outside recently?
I've 16 years old, I've these horrible painful/itchy red bumps in thighs, under armpits, legs, foot, hands everywhere I'm tired of it! Help me!!
Needs evaluation: These are all sites that likely itch & your passive scratching could plant a number of germs. From your description your body is likely colonized with an aggressive staph that has inflamed some hair follicles &will need prescription meds to kill off. It may be something else. The only way to know what to do is have it looked at. ...Read more
Everytime?: Some people develop hives after a hot shower and sometimes it can happen after swimming too, called cholinergic urticaria. Another hematological disease called polycythemia vera can also cause it. Take a picture of the rash and show it to your doctor. Try taking taking an oral antihistamine 30 minutes before showering and see if it helps. You could also be reacting to the soap if it is new. ...Read more
Inflammed papillae: Most likely taste bud or papillae on your tounge have bcome inflammed due to a prior burn, cut, viral infection, or bacterial infection. Inflamed papillae are very common symptom and not one that should cause overwhelming concern. If you have a high fever and other symptoms of infection then you should contact your doctor. Cold viruses, flu viruses, hpv, herpes viruses can cause this symptom. ...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
Hard to say maybe: From the fabric of your clothes, soap or detergent, . .. Occasionally it can be from a mild inflammation of the hair follicles in that area... Try using a mild soap like dove (white). Detergent like all free clear. Trying yourself well after you bathe. .. And maybe some over-the-counter cortisone cream. If these things don't help let your doctor take a look. Good luck. ...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