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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

Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more


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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 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?

Bed bugs / insects: Insect bites in a row as you describe can be from bed bugs or other insects. Treat symptoms if needed. Best to locate the source so that you can avoid them in the future. If they persist or worsen visit your doctor. ...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 does it mean when you have blood in your stool and itchy red bumps on skin?

What does it mean when you have blood in your stool and itchy red bumps on skin?

May not be related: Blood in the stool is abnormal and depending on bright red blood vs. Dark, tarry black stools may help doctor to know which part of the GI tract is affected. This should be checked out! a rash of itchy red bumps also has a number of possible diagnoses. Take a photo of rash if it seems to come/go so the photo can be shown to the doctor. These may or may not be related. ...Read more

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Tell me what are itchy red bumps on skin?

Tell me what are itchy red bumps on skin?

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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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 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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I have itchy red bumps on my face , the inside roof of my mouth also has red spots then in between my fingers I have itchy dry skin what's happening to me ahh!?

I have itchy red bumps on my face , the inside roof of my mouth also has red spots then in between my fingers I have itchy dry skin what's happening to me ahh!?

Photo?: To diagnose you correctly, i would need to see the "bumps", and have more history. Any fever or sweats? Any history of allergies? Joint pains? Recent antibiotic use? Recent trip to the dentist? Family history of connective tissue disorders or autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or thyroid disease)? Are any of these bumps painful? ...Read more

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4 days ago I developed red bumps (mosquito bite like) on the right side of my body. They are very itchy. No fever or any other symptom. What is it???

4 days ago I developed red bumps  (mosquito bite like) on the right side of my body. They are very itchy. No fever or any other symptom. What is it???

Bed bugs?: Impossible to say for sure but these are the most itchy bites I know of. You are very young for shingles and they hurt rather than itch. Try not to scratch (try alcohol on them or antihistamine) or scratch elsewhere to make them go away faster. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on my neck that are very itchy. I haven't been outdoors, my sheets are clean. They aren't mosquito bites. What could they be?

I have tiny red bumps on my neck that are very itchy. I haven't been outdoors, my sheets are clean. They aren't mosquito bites. What could they be?

Itchy bumps on neck: Itchy bumps red on neck will suggest most probabely it is a form of contact dermatitis related a piece of jewelerry like necklace or some thing you wore around your neck.Some gold jewellery have other metals like nickel etc, which can cause contact dermatitis.You can use over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice a day and if no improvement see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Mosquito bite like red bumps. Itchy. No fever. Chicken Pox??

Itchy bumps: Are you fully immunized? Hard to tell without a picture of your rash and some more history. ...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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Was itching in my friend's bed, woke up with itchy red bumps underneath my breasy area, it looks like a disease. I want to know what kind of bug bit me?

Was in in hotel ?: If you woke up with rash under breast area ( generally soft spot) check o
also hands , behind knees, groin, arms.. For possible "scabies". It is transferred by close contact - saring, bed etc. For definitive answer see your primary doc. And am other members of home if any rash too? ...Read more

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I have a few little itchy, red bumps on the outside of my hip. I thought they were bug bites but they won't go away, for 5 months. What are they?

I have a few little itchy, red bumps on the outside of my hip. I thought they were bug bites but they won't go away, for 5 months. What are they?

Rash: The physical examination performed by an evaluating physician is critical for diagnosis of rashes. Questions about the cause of a rash cannot typically be answered unless the rash description involves great details. ...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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How can I determine if these itchy red bumps are bedbug bites or allergies?

How can I determine if these itchy red bumps are bedbug bites or allergies?

Distribution: Hives usually occur all over the body. Bedbug bites are usually limited to the legs and abdomen. Hives will respond to an antihistamine while bedbug bites wont. ...Read more

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Itchy red bumps after shower that go away in an hour?

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

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Why am i waking up with itchy red bumps in the morning?

Why am i waking up with itchy red bumps in the morning?

Bedding?: 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

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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

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I had itchy red bumps on my neck last week. This week I have non itchy small white bumps on my neck. What could it be?

I had itchy red bumps on my neck last week. This week I have non itchy small white bumps on my neck. What could it be?

See a doctor: You need to have your rash checked by a doctor to have a proper diagnosis, it is hard to give you any advice without looking at it. ...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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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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