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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on skin after being bitten, remedy?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have small red extremely itchy bumps on skin, what is this?

I have small red extremely itchy bumps on skin, what is this?

Rash: Cannot tell without looking at it, I highly recomend seeing your primary care doctor ...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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What to do for itchy skin, but no rash or bumps?

What to do for itchy skin, but no rash or bumps?

Itching skin: Without rash more than likely from dry skin especially due to weather and using warm/ hot water for washing and baths. Use skin cleansers for baths and apply any moisturizing lotion or cream to affected areas. Take oral histamines if itching really bad. May use otc Hydrocortisone cream or any topical itch cream available if needed. Consult w your physician if you have other signs and symptoms! ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on skin and yellowing in the eyes. What are these possible symptoms of?

Itchy bumps on skin and yellowing in the eyes. What are these possible symptoms of?

Liver involvement: If you have yellowing of the eyes and a rash you need to see your doctor you have a process going on in your liver. The rash is being caused by bilirubin from the liver. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Skin swelling up and it's puffy and itchy after I scratched it. But it was just a little bump and not a bug bite?

Hives: Swelling and itching of the skin after scratching is usually due to hives (urticaria) -- or more scientifically, "dermatographism." the little bump that started it all could very well have been a bug bite, however. ...Read more

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Itchy lumps on head without injury. One has tiny white bump and the other does not but hurts very bad. What is this?

Hard to say: Without actually looking at the rash. Since the bumps are itchy, they may be insect bites of some type, but since one hurts, infection must be ruled out. See you doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Every morning when I wake up, my skin gets itchy and I develope bumps everywhere I scratch. Could this be bed bugs?

Possibly: But the bites would stay and not go away. There are some hive like reactions that occur with heat (being under the covers), but if you do not notice it in the hot shower or with exercise you probably do not have the things that can cause that. A dermatologist would be the specialist to gather information from. ...Read more

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My skin has been extremely itchy since October. Usually starts out as little bumps then becomes really dry, flaky skin.?

Dry skin: It may well be that dry skin is the main problem. Applying a skin moisturizer while your skin is still wet after showering helps. If your home heating system is causing too much dryness, use a humidifier. If symptoms persist consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. You may need to be checked for an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps everywhere and now around the bumps, my skin is turning white. Could you please tell me what this is?

I have red itchy bumps everywhere and now around the bumps, my skin is turning white. Could you please tell me what this is?

Need to see it: This will be something best addressed in person or if you could open a virtual consult with pictures. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why is my skin so itchy? It's been itchy for two months now and it just now became red blotchy and has white bumps. It won't stop.

Why is my skin so itchy? It's been itchy for two months now and it just now became red blotchy and has white bumps. It won't stop.

Need eval to know.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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There are bumps that just randomly showed up all over my bum. They aren't itchy or big. They are small and on the skin. What could it be?

There are bumps that just randomly showed up all over my bum. They aren't itchy or big. They are small and on the skin. What could it be?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Small infections in hair follicles (folliculitis) goosebumps, skin infections, are some of the many possibilities. ...Read more

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Today I noticed a small skin colored bump on my pubic area. It is not itchy or painful but I am very worried about it. There is only one?

Today I noticed a small skin colored bump on my pubic area. It is not itchy or painful but I am very worried about it. There is only one?

Let your parents: Know of this concern. There is not a way to identify this lesion via this interchange but an in-person evaluation is likely to help make an accurate diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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Sometimes my face begins to itch and when I itch the area I feel like small bumps underneath the skin, it's really itchy. Are these spots?

Sometimes my face begins to itch and when I itch the area I feel like small bumps underneath the skin, it's really itchy. Are these spots?

Dermatologist: There may be an allergy to something external (like cosmetic) or internal and the scratching brings out hive like lesions. Avoid lotions, shaving with a razor, etc and try an antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or Claritin (loratadine). A dermatologist or allergist can be consulted if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Small red itchy bump came up then got larger developed white head then bright red and painful. Got black crus. Then several more came up in same area.

Small red itchy bump came up then got larger developed white head then bright red and painful. Got black crus. Then several more came up in same area.

Folliculitis: Small itchy red bumps that then develop a white head and appear in crops may be an infection of the hair follicles called folliculitis. Folliculitis is commonly caused by bacteria on the skin. Warm compresses may be applied to the rash but often it will resolve on it's own. Avoid shaving the affected region until the rash clears. ...Read more

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Walking on beach in cancun and stepped on a tiny something (shell, who knows) now I have a small bump under my skin on bottom that is extremely itchy?

Walking on beach in cancun and stepped on a tiny something (shell, who knows) now I have a small bump under my skin on bottom that is extremely itchy?

Most likely a: foreign body present. If a shell it could very well be an allergic response 2 the chemical composition. If does not clear or becomes swollen & red & painful, it may become infected. If so U need eval by an ortho or podiatrist, as incision& drainage along with removal of the foreign body. Sand, glass, , shells all will B visible on images. ...Read more

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I have been coming up in itchy raised bumps on my skin, I've not changed my diet and I'm not allergic to anything that I'm aware of. What could it be?

Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be seen to get proper diagnosis and treatment. Based on your brief descriptions, raised bumps on your skin sound like urticaria or hives. If you have it recently, you can try otc antihistamine. Several etiologies may cause acute hives but otc is suffice. If it last longer than 6 weeks, or you have associated shortness of breath/ abdominal pain, you should come see an allergist. ...Read more