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I have very itchy skin all over; have had this for years now. Ihave no allergies. I scratch and my skin becomes red. I have itchy arms, legs, feet, hands, scalp and breasts. Help!

I have very itchy skin all over; have had this for years now. Ihave no allergies. I scratch and my skin becomes red. I have itchy arms, legs, feet, hands, scalp and breasts. Help!

Need evaluation: Diffuse itching of the body is called pruritis, and can be due to impairments of the liver and ducts draining the liver. A primary care doctor would be the best place to start, if you have yellowing of the skin, or of the whites of the eyes or pain under the right side of rib cage then see a gastroenterologist. If liver is fine, then see allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

Rash on Arms: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. This rash occurs on the arms and elbows. Other causes include eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and others. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy task spreading from arms to chest and neck. What causes this?

I have a red itchy task spreading from arms to chest and neck. What causes this?

Rash on Chest: Read this article first that describes common causes and treatments of rashes: http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/rash-age-12-and-older-topic-overview. Without further history, it is hard to pinpoint the cause. Some viral illnesses as well as common eczema and allergies can be the underlying cause. I would make an appointment with a dermatologist and get a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Have red itchy marks on my arms and they itch and ooze little mounts of pus or something?

Have red itchy marks on my arms and they itch and ooze little mounts of pus or something?

Infected?: Itching usually points to allergy but pus usually indicates infection. Put them together- you likely had an allergic contact reaction at the arms with secondary infection from scratching the rash. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday with tiny red itchy dots on my arms and legs. I woke up today and found even more on my legs. Should I be scared?

I woke up yesterday with tiny red itchy dots on my arms and legs. I woke up today and found even more on my legs. Should I be scared?

Bedbugs: It sounds like something is biting you. It could be many different things, but the most likely culprit is bedbugs. Take the sheets off the bed and look in the seams of the mattress and pillows for little black bugs. They are the size of coursely ground pepper. If you find them, put them into a bag and have your primary doctor or dermatologist look at the bug. Bed bugs are easily recognized. ...Read more

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Hive or bite? Itchy red lesions on arms, face or chest seem to have center, but only occur on or after weekend (at home), so maybe food allergy?

Hive or bite? Itchy red lesions on arms, face or chest seem to have center, but only occur on or after weekend (at home), so maybe food allergy?

Bites: Hive like bumps with centers are called "papular urticaria" and are typically caused by insect bites. Crops of three are often from fleas - do you have any pets? Bed bugs and other insects that are in your home can all be culprits. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my arms and neck recently changed bed covers what are they from? Also have a cluster of small bumps on knee theyre very red

I have red itchy bumps on my arms and neck recently changed bed covers what are they from?
Also have a cluster of small bumps on knee theyre very red

Hard to say: but one would suspect something from the new bedspread might be the cause- although it may have nothing to do with it at all. If you have put away the new bedspread and continue to have the skin rash more than a week after, consider seeing a dermatologist. In the meanwhile, try topical hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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What are black white red spots there itchy on arms sholders n stomach?

What are black white red spots there itchy on arms sholders n stomach?

Rash: It is impossible to tell by your description I would suggest you see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Itchy arms, neck and sometimes eyelid for over a month. Dry quarter size spots on neck mostly and some on arms but are not red just dry and itchy.. Th?

Itchy arms, neck and sometimes eyelid for over a month. Dry quarter size spots on neck mostly and some on arms but are not red just dry and itchy.. Th?

See doc: There are many potential causes but I would consider a fungal infection (tinea) or a drug reaction being high on the list. Since you have not given us enough details, it is really impossible to venture a reasonable guess. ...Read more

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Hi. I've had red itchy blotches on my arms and now my legs and top of feet. I thought bed bugs but my partner isnt getting them.

One person may : React to bedbug bites ; another may not. 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 hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while >. ...Read more

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What is having swollen eyes and red itchy spots on my arms and feet symptoms of?

What is having swollen eyes and red itchy spots on my arms and feet symptoms of?

Numerous things: The symptoms you describe could be associated with a number of infectious diseases as well as several autoimmune diseases. You should be seen by your pcp. If they can't formulate a diagnosis, you ay need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What might bring about my swollen eyes, and the red itchy spots on my arms and feet?

What might bring about my swollen eyes, and the red itchy spots on my arms and feet?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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I get itchy red bumps on arms and back of neck when exposed to sun. What can this be? Thnx

PLR: Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) is a skin rash that occurs with exposure to the sun. It is not the same as sunburn. PMLE is not harmful, but can be itchy.The rash normally heals completely within a week if you avoid further sun exposure. Meanwhile, a cream containing corticosteroid will help to settle the rash. ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots on my arms, back, neck, stomach and chest. Some of them look like a mosquito bite.

Red itchy spots: Assuming recent onset a biting insect may well be responsible, more history information and a visual assessment would help in diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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There are little red itchy bumps on my arms and left leg that look like insect bites but appear out of no where and burn under warm water. Any ideas?

There are little red itchy bumps on my arms and left leg that look like insect bites but appear out of no where and burn under warm water. Any ideas?

Possible: Some people can get a "heat rash" that worsens when the skin is hot and usually gets better when cooled. However, to really be certain you should have this problem examined. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my arms, stomach, side, thighs, hands and fingers. My boyfriend nor kids have Anything. had this for about a month?

I have red itchy bumps on my arms, stomach, side, thighs, hands and fingers. My boyfriend nor kids have Anything. had this for about a month?

Hard to tell: This is probably a condition often seen but the cause is often obscure even with a skin biopsy. Suggest that you see a dermatologist to get checked out. ...Read more