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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

Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more

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Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Yes: Skin that is very dry can develop irritation. The best treatment would probably be to use a cream that is both an exfoliant and emollient. I generally recommend either a lactic or a glycolic acid cream to help get rid of the dry, rough skin. http://www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
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Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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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 or Claritin like drug. Wash your body with water, Apply Cortisone + Benadryl cream now. ...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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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
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Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
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Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
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Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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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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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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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?

Bed bugs vs allergy: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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

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