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Itchy red spots/bumps all over body. Looks like hives but not sure. How should I proceed?

Itchy red spots/bumps all over body. Looks like hives but not sure. How should I proceed?

Antihistamines: Hives tend to move and migrate, come an go, are itching, and usually don't last for more than 24 hours. 1st generation antihistamines will work the fastest, such as benadryl (diphenhydramine). For longer lasting effect, taking a daily 2nd generation antihistamine such as zyrtec, claritin, or allergra will be helpful. If they persist, seeing an allergist would be helpful for prescription medications and work up. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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Ive been breaking out in small red itchy spots all over my body. Haven't changed anything in daily routine. What could it be?

Ive been breaking out in small red itchy spots all over my body. Haven't changed anything in daily routine. What could it be?

See a doctor: you could be having an allergic reaction to something in the environment. it is best to see a doctor to make sure it is not scabies or some other problem. until then, diphenhydramine/benadryl should help the itch. ...Read more

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Red itchy spots appearing all over body they do not hurt me when i touch them or scratch them they just itch ?

Red itchy spots appearing all over body they do not hurt me when i touch them or scratch them they just itch ?

More information: You have some sort of a hive or rash, but without more information it is impossible to say why. If it is still bothering you, see your physician. ...Read more

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Tried New body wash ~2-3 days ago but haven't used since. Yesterday & today red spots Itchy rash on parts of body I used the wash. Could it be that?

Tried New body wash ~2-3 days ago but haven't used since. Yesterday & today red spots Itchy rash on parts of body I used the wash. Could it be that?

Yes: It is possible to be allergic to chemicals in a soap or detergent. If the areas of the itchy spots match the areas you washed, then it is likely. Treatment is to avoid re-exposure. A hydrocortison skin cream (OTC) can help, or if it's worse, see your doctor for a stronger prescription. ...Read more

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What is causing itchy red spots on body that started from ankles? Mosquito bites?

What is causing itchy red spots on body that started from ankles? Mosquito bites?

Could be...: ...Although it sounds like you may be experiencing an allergic reaction - possibly hives. You may be allergic to the bites. You may want to start by taking otc benadryl (diphenhydramine). If you are experiencing breathing problems, this can be an anaphylaxis - an emergency...Go to the er then! ...Read more

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Everytime i shower or take a bath i get itchy red spots on my body mostly on my upper body and face sometimes. Is it an allergy to be concerned of?

Everytime i shower or take a bath i get itchy red spots on my body mostly on my upper body and face sometimes. Is it an allergy to be concerned of?

Heat Urticaria: Some people get hives from exposure to really hot water. The rapid change in skin temperature from cold to hot and then hot to cold causes release of histamine which is what causes the rash. You can take a shower that is not quite as hot and see if this helps or you can take a long acting antihistamine like Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if this helps. If not see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have these extremely itchy red spots all over. Not sure if I'm getting bit or not. Bumps are sometimes there, fade then come back?

I have these extremely itchy red spots all over. Not sure if I'm getting bit or not. Bumps are sometimes there, fade then come back?

Probably not: insect bites will remain several days and gradually fade (although they will swell if scratched ) Urticaria (hives ) are more likely to come and go, then appear elsewhere. this is usually due to something ingested . ...Read more

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I have itchy, red spots on my skin, remedy?

I have itchy, red spots on my skin, remedy?

The remedy will: Depend on the cause. In -person medical evaluation is the best way to determine cause. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots with clear fluid. What is that?

Chickenpox: That's just a wild guess. I'm hopeful that you would have already received your chickenpox vaccination which would make this very unlikely. However, it's best for you to go see your family doctor for an evaluation & diagnose along w/appropriate treatment. It would help if you knew whether you were exposed to someone else w/similar symptoms. Or had your vaccination records available. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on the outside of my vag they dry and peal but are not pipples when scracth they get wet with clear fluids what could this be?

I have itchy red spots on the outside of my vag they dry and peal but are not pipples when scracth they get wet with clear fluids what could this be?

Vesicles?: Could be herpetic vesicles, hard to say over internet. You need examined by a dr / urgent care / gyn / "std clinic" who can diagnose and prescribe treatment for your issue. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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