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I woke up with hives 2 mornings in a row. On day 3, in the middle of the day, I have itchy red bumps on my elbows & knees. What could this be?

I woke up with hives 2 mornings in a row. On day 3, in the middle of the day, I have itchy red bumps on my elbows & knees. What could this be?

Hives: Hives come and go. The best therapy is to decrease the itch-scratch cycle by taking higher doses of non-sedating antihistamines during the daylight hours and the sedating antihistamines at nighttime to get some sleep. See you allergist if this persists. ...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 non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?

I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?

Viral rash: Many viruses can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms such as fever and cough. Many of these rashes are not specific or characteristic enough to identify the virus. The viral rash itself is not usually serious. But it is very important to make sure the rash is not part of a serious infection such a meningococcal infection. If you have any concerns then contact your doctor immediately. ...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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For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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My nephew has red, itchy raised bumps on his elbows and knees. Was prescribed a steroid which didn't improve the rasH, what could this be? He's 3

My nephew has red, itchy raised bumps on his elbows and knees. Was prescribed a steroid which didn't improve the rasH, what could this be? He's 3

Itchy Rash: Red, Raised, Itchy bumps sounds like a description of hives. Usually oral steroids improve a hive-like rash. This type of rash can be brought on by recent viral infections, food ingestion or drug ingestion. There are, however, many causes of rash in a 3 year old child so seeing the rash would be helpful to assist in diagnosis. I would be happy to consult with your nephews mom as I am in Ohio. ...Read more

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I had tiny itchy red bumps around my shoulders and inner elbow, is it an allergic reaction to my new unwashed sweater or is it scabies?

I had tiny itchy red bumps around my shoulders and inner elbow, is it an allergic reaction to my new unwashed sweater or is it scabies?

Red bumps: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...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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I got black itchy red bumps on my left arm that hurt what could it be?

I got black itchy red bumps on my left arm that hurt what could it be?

Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,

Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them. But one spot implies a local cause:
Inflammation/infection from specfici exposure or bug bites come to mind ...Read more

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What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

What's the cause of mildly itchy red bumps on an arm?

Dermatitis: You may have contact dermatitis or fungal dermatitis. It is best to see doctor so you can get some cream for it. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on my arm after being in the sun. What could it be?

I have itchy red bumps on my arm after being in the sun. What could it be?

Solar urtucaria: Very much possible to be "solar urticaria" a kind of skin reaction to physical agents as heat, cold, uv sun rays. ...Read more

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Hi in 26 year old female I just developed some medium size itchy red bumps on the upper left side of my back and the back of that arm can you tell me.

Hi in 26 year old female I just developed some medium size itchy red bumps on the upper left side of my back and the back of that arm can you tell me.

Hard to tell: Making a diagnosis on the cause of rash is difficult especially when there is no detailed history or picture of the rash. I suggest that you talk to your doctor about it. In the meanwhile, try apply skin moisturizer to the skin on a regular basis to see if this helps. ...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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My sister has a red, itchy rash developing on her arms and legs. It started on her feet and has now spread to hands, knees, elbows.?

Cannot say: Your sister could have eczema and allergic eruption or psoriasis.She needs to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Sometimes a skin biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have small itchy red bumps?

I have small itchy red bumps?

Red bumps: Can be from different causes such as dry skin, skin infection, etc. For a proper diagnosis, you need to see a doctor to look at them and help you with the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on cheeks, remedy?

I have itchy red bumps on cheeks, remedy?

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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Itchy red bumps on inner thighs, what is this from?

Itchy red bumps on inner thighs, what is this from?

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

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I have small itchy red bumps on foot?

I have small itchy red bumps on foot?

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 around thighs and buttocks?

Itchy red bumps around thighs and buttocks?

Difficult to say.: It's often difficult to diagnose skin issues without seeing them in person. I recommend seeing your doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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

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

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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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

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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