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Itchy Red bumps, not blisters on arms and legs after weed whacking, what is it?

Itchy Red bumps, not blisters on arms and legs after weed whacking, what is it?

Bites or bumps: Could either be insect bites or a local skin reaction to the weeds. Either way and antihistamine will relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more


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I have Chlamydia and everything else negative, but I have itchy red bumps on my arms/legs, is it a symptom of Chlamydia or could it be something else?

I have Chlamydia and everything else negative, but I have itchy red bumps on my arms/legs, is it a symptom of Chlamydia or could it be something else?

Not likely chlamydia: Not usually a symptom of chlamydia. It is something else. But it still could be a STD, for example: scabies. Many other things also cause itchy red bumps, though, including dry skin, skin infections, liver or kidney problems, medications, allergies to things you eat or things that touch the skin... I would suggest you have have them checked out, preferably by the Dr. That diagnosed the chlamydia. ...Read more

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I get itchy red bumps on arms and back of neck when exposed to sun. What can this be? Thnx

I get itchy red bumps on arms and back of neck when exposed to sun. What can this be? Thnx

PLR: Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) is a skin rash that occurs with exposure to the sun. It is not the same as sunburn. PMLE is not harmful, but can be itchy. The rash normally heals completely within a week if you avoid further sun exposure. Meanwhile, a cream containing corticosteroid will help to settle the rash. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been woken up the past few nights with itchy red bumps on both legs. Itchy bumps that appear on arms and red itchy bumps in both armpits.

Hi, I have been woken up the past few nights with itchy red bumps on both legs. Itchy bumps that appear on arms and red itchy bumps in both armpits.

Viral?: This may be from a viral or drug reaction. If the bumps come and go within hours, try taking antihistamine. If they lasts over 24 hrs, try topical hydrocortisone. If the problem worsens or persists for for more 2 weeks. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?

Used ground flax seed daily until broke out with itchy red bumps on hand, leg and arm. I did scratch and caused terrible sores. Swell now on my face?

Stop flaxseed: This may be coincidental although it is possible that you may be allergic to flaxseed. If the problem continues after 10 days off of flaxseed, it is unlikely to be related to it. The sores may be from an infection or something more serious. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps inner thigh arms face is very itchy should I go to an emergency room or dermatologist what should I do very irrating at night?

I have itchy red bumps inner thigh arms face is very itchy should I go to an emergency room or dermatologist what should I do very irrating at night?

.? Allergic reaction: Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg right away & every 4-6 hours if
needed. (OTC Ned) may take 1-2 gm of Vit C.
Drink extra water & see a doctor or Walk-in clinic
Be a detect e to find what the allergen is. Most probably what you ate. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on arms, legs, back, stomach that are very itchy. When scratched release clear fluid. What does this sound like?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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My daughter has non itchy painless red bumps all over her back arms and legs only what could they be?

My daughter has non itchy painless red bumps all over her back arms and legs only what could they be?

Many possibilities: You didn't mention your daughter's age or how big the bumps are, but the most likely possibility is probably bug bites, which aren't necessarily itchy. Since they are widely distributed it's most likely a flying insect, e.g. Mosquitos. It could also be a viral illness or allergic reaction. If symptoms or a fever develop, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps on just arms and hands?

Itchy red bumps on just arms and hands?

Hives: Most likely an allergic skin reaction to something you may have come into contact with. You can try over the counter antihistamines and if they do not resolve within 24 hrs, see your doctor ...Read more

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Swollen, itchy red bumps appeared randomly under both of my arms today in the armpit region. What could this be and how can I treat it? Thanks!

Swollen, itchy red bumps appeared randomly under both of my arms today in the armpit region. What could this be and how can I treat it? Thanks!

Bumps: Both contact dermatitis and folliculitis can cause a rash in the armpit. Sometimes shaving irritates the hair follicles, causing them to inflame, then become partially blocked. Consider using topical antibiotics, like benzoyl peroxide. If you think this is a contact allergy to a chemical like those found in deodorants, consider topical hydrocortisone cream ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on the back if leg, remedy?

I have itchy red bumps on the back if leg, remedy?

Possible allergy: Causes of this type of localized itchy rash include contact dermatitis from clothing, creams, etc or allergic reaction to insect bites. Cortisone cream may help. ...Read more

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Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Dermatitis: Of some sort. Rashes or skin conditions are much easier diagnosed by seeing them. You can try an over the counter cortisone creams nd if no improvement see the dermatologist. A prescription med may be needed. Try not to itch. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of these itchy red bumps on my legs?

How can I get rid of these itchy red bumps on my legs?

Itchy Bumps: Corticosteroids. Your doctor can prescribe steroid creams, like hydrocortisone, that are more potent than over-the-counter creams to help stop the itch and heal your skin. However, this depends on the cause: allergy, folliculitis, contact dermatitis, eczema, or other. ...Read more

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No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms?

No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms?

Cannot see these: And therefore cannot diagnose them, but if you think you may have been exposed to HIV you should go and get tested in the near future. This is a treatable disease, best when diagnosed early. ...Read more

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I had many small, itchy red bumps on both legs. They appeared a week ago. This morning, no itch, not red, but each bump now has a white halo. Help?

I had many small, itchy red bumps on both legs. They appeared a week ago. This morning, no itch, not red, but each bump now has a white halo. Help?

See details: See your family doctor or a dermatologist. It is impossible to be specific without being able to visualize the rash. ...Read more

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I woke up with itchy red bumps on my arms and stomach. They look like bug bites. What is it?

I woke up with itchy red bumps on my arms and stomach. They look like bug bites. What is it?

May be insect bites: You may have bed bugs, in which you may have to be treated appropriately. Allergy is a possibility as well as some other diseases. However, if you have no other symptoms, the first diagnosis to exclude would be bed bugs. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?

What to do if I have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?

See Dermatologist: The blisters on the hands can be a fungal infection, contact dermatitis, dyshidrosis or a viral infection. If you have a history of exposure to contactants or eczema it would help in the diagnosis. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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2 days ago I noticed a cluster of raised itchy red bumps on my waistline. Now abt 25 on legs & trunk. Start pale red, grow darker. No bedbugs in house?

2 days ago I noticed a cluster of raised itchy red bumps on my waistline. Now abt 25 on legs & trunk. Start pale red, grow darker. No bedbugs in house?

Likely chiggers: Chiggers (red bugs) are common in the late spring & generally present in tall grass or weeds. Once on the body they crawl around looking for a blood meal & cause a painless bite. If they hit a barrier like a belt line they often bite along that line. Within a day the body reacts with itching & the red small flat wound sites. Treatment focuses on reducing the itching.Scratching can lead to infection. ...Read more

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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!!

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

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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