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Doctor insights on: Itchy White Bumps On Skin That Come And Go

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Dr. Lawrence Scalzo Dr. Scalzo
Family Medicine
23 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Felt bump under skin 3 days ago. Not itchy or red. Noticed 2 possible bite marks. Should it be fine if it goes away in a few days?

Felt bump under skin 3 days ago. Not itchy or red. Noticed 2 possible bite marks. Should it be fine if it goes away in a few days?

Yes: If not insect bite could be epidermal inclusion cyst, espec. If black dot in center and waxy stuff comes out if squeezed, could be beginning pimple

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What could these itchy small bumps on my skin be?

What could these itchy small bumps on my skin be?

Unsure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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How come I get small, itchy bumps on my skin when I'm out in the sun too long?

How come I get small, itchy bumps on my skin when I'm out in the sun too long?

Photosensitive: It appears that you have developed a photosensitivity to the sun. You did not mention as to why long the bumps stayed with you after having been away from the exposure since this would also help to narrow down the possibilities. If you develop large and itchy hives, the condition is known as solar urticaria. The treatment is the same- avoid sun exposure.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What should I do if my skin is covered in itchy bumps?

What should I do if my skin is covered in itchy bumps?

Itchy bumps: You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan.

Dr. Alex Martinez Dr. Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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I have small, itchy bumps on my skin. Could these be allergic?

I have small, itchy bumps on my skin. Could these be allergic?

Yes: Itchy red skin is classic for allergic rashes, and these can present as small bumps (papules); they can also present as hives (raised lesions), macules (flat patches), and blisters. In some cases, especially when long-standing, skin can be dry & flaky and become thickened. The location of the rash on the body is important and can help make the diagnosis. A skin biopsy is needed in difficult cases.

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Small white itchy bumps on random areas of skin in circles. What is it?

Rash: You rash needs to be examined for proper diagnosis, please see your doctor about it.

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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What is a white bump on my head it is itchy and I have had it for years?

Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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What to do if I keep getting these white itchy bumps on my skin, what is the cause?

What to do if I keep getting these white itchy bumps on my skin, what is the cause?

Allergy consult: The issue is complex and you should consult an allergist. Do realize that even though we can usually control the rash, not uncommonly no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work.

Dr. Marino Tavarez Dr. Tavarez
Family Medicine
years in practice
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About 1cm patch of pinky skin, like a cluster of tiny bumps. Not itchy or blistered. Looks slightly scaley if anything had for about 3 weeks?

About 1cm patch of pinky skin, like a cluster of tiny bumps. Not itchy or blistered. Looks slightly scaley if anything had for about 3 weeks?

Rashes: Of this sort can be diagnosed easier if you include location and maybe other medical condtions you may have-. Also a picture is worth more than one thousand words when it comes to rashes. Feel free to connect with any of the Docs on Health Tap with your latest PICTURE file to get firm advice.

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Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What does it mean when I am itchy and I scratch then these big bumps and small bumps rises above my skin? I have a picture how do I send it to you?

What does it mean when I am itchy and I scratch then these big bumps and small bumps rises above my skin? I have a picture how do I send it to you?

Hypersensitivity: Your skin is in a state of hypersensitivity to pressures on it causing hivelike swellings and angioedema reactions. There is something of an allergic reaction causing this hypersensitivity. Taking antihistamines like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (loratadine) may help. See an allergist for evaluation.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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There's small bumps and itchy skin, what could it be?

There's small bumps and itchy skin, what could it be?

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. There are multiple potential causes for this type of problem.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have itchy bumps on skin after being bitten, remedy?

Bug Bite?: This works for many types of bug bites - mix 2 parts baking soda with 1 part water. Apply to affected areas 5 to 6 times per day.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?

Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?

Many answers: Your rash needs to be examined by a doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. If you blush easily, these bumps may be from rosacea.

Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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I've had a bump on my head for almost 2 months. It's like a mosquito bite, itchy, but if I let it go then it goes down and gets smaller. It itches, and is about the size of a dime, but completely disappears when left alone until messed with again. What co

I've had a bump on my head for almost 2 months. It's like a mosquito bite, itchy, but if I let it go then it goes down and gets smaller. It itches, and is about the size of a dime, but completely disappears when left alone until messed with again. What co

ForgiveMe4BeingNosey: Don't mess with it, waddaya think? Don't mess with it for another month or two. Resist scratching it, or fooling with it or touching it, or scraping it with a comb. If after waiting, it's still there, then have a doctor look at it to assess for size, color (s), borders, etc. Of course, you said the bump is on your head. The head includes ears and face. So if this bump is on the end of your nose....

Dr. ALICIA Almendral Dr. Almendral
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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What does it mean if I have a straight line with itchy bumps on my skin?

What does it mean if I have a straight line with itchy bumps on my skin?

Bug bites: If it is not a bug bite and it is a rash, it may be from scratching that it is symetrical and in a line formation. If it is worrisome see your doctor for a diagnosis.

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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What does it mean when you have itchy bumps on the skin of your clitoris?

Manymany causes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is probably eczema.

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What should I do if I have itchy skin that comes out in bumps they stay for maybe 10-15 min then disappear?

Hives: These itchy bumps may be hives due to allergy to agents taken internally (foods, medications, etc) or by exposure to external things (cold, exercise, etc) insect bites may also be a cause. Keep a diary of what you ate or what you were doing when the itchy bumps appeared.

Dr. Christopher Moeller Dr. Moeller
Dermatology
34 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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