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What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved I would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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I woke up with huge red VERY itchy bumps on my feet. They are also hard, painful, blistered, clear liquid coming out and turned purple. Bug bites?

I woke up with huge red VERY itchy bumps on my feet. They are also hard, painful, blistered, clear liquid coming out and turned purple. Bug bites?

I would highly: Recommend a visit to a podiatrist or dermatologist. There are a few different things this could be….you may need samples of the fluid or biopsy of the lesion to ultimately figure it out.
There is a blistery form of athletes foot that is possible, bug bite, autominnune reaction, herpes, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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My feet have lots red itchy bumps red raised with pus n sme cnt afford dr visit any suggestions been that way 3 yrs?

My feet have lots red itchy bumps red raised with pus n sme cnt afford dr visit any suggestions been that way 3 yrs?

Infection: Sounds like infection. I would try antibiotics. From what you are describing, I doubt topical would help - you probably need antibiotic pills. So you need to see a doctor. There are probably clinics in your community that are free or accept payment on a sliding scale. Don't know until you ask. ...Read more

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I got a number of mosquito bites on my feet last night. Along with the red, itchy bumps, both my feet are swollen, and it hurts to curl my toes.?

I got a number of mosquito bites on my feet last night. Along with the red, itchy bumps, both my feet are swollen, and it hurts to curl my toes.?

Mosquito bites: Would try some benedryl as may have an allergic reaction form all the bites. May als oneed antibiotics for cellultis (infection) Also would follow up with doc and consider testing for West Nile and even Zika even though Zika has not yet been found that far north. F/u w/ doc ...Read more

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One foot has small red itchy bumps and scaly peeling skin. 2 different dermatologists diagnosed 2 different conditions. Still no relief. Help.

One foot has small red itchy bumps and scaly peeling skin. 2 different dermatologists diagnosed 2 different conditions. Still no relief. Help.

What are: The 2 diagnosis. Can you show the rash. Will be concerned with scabies or contact dermatitis or impetigo but without picture or diagnosis of the previous Dermatologist or the treatments that did not work it is just a guess. ...Read more

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One my foot I have this small patch of extremely itchy bumps that are white looking at first but then have turned red and bigger. Any idea what it is?

One my foot I have this small patch of extremely itchy bumps that are white looking at first but then have turned red and bigger. Any idea what it is?

Multiple causes: This can be a number of skin diseases. Given the location and description the two most likely condition is eczema. Fungus and psoriasis are other possibilities. It would be helpful to have it evaluated by a dermatologist because the treatment of these conditions are different. ...Read more

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Small red raised itchy bumps on hands and feet for 2 weeks. Has about 20. No improvement with steroid cream. Dr has no idea what they are.

Small red raised itchy bumps on hands and feet for 2 weeks. Has about 20. No improvement with steroid cream. Dr has no idea what they are.

Possible infection: Do the bumps come and go? If so, then they may be hives that would respond more effectively to antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec. If they remain in place and develop any white or black heads, then a topical antibiotic like Bacitracin or prescription bactroban applied twice daily would help. ...Read more

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I have tiny white itchy bumps on my feet and moving to my ankles?

I have tiny white itchy bumps on my feet and moving to my ankles?

Allergic reaction: From bites or material in shoes, socks or grass etc. Could be fungal or other type of infection or skin reaction. See a podiatrist, . ...Read more

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Please help! I have red itchy bumps on wrist and feet?

Please help! I have red itchy bumps on wrist and feet?

Hard to tell: It is very difficult to determine the cause of a rash without seeing it. The bumps could be from scabies, which is a mite obtained from contact with others who have this. Other causes would be an allergic reaction to something you've been exposed to such as plants outside, or soaps. It could also be a medication reaction. There are also many skin diseases that can cause bumps. I suggest being seen ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on ankles and feet. Should I be worried?

Red itchy bumps on ankles and feet. Should I be worried?

See below: Could be bug bites, try a cortisone cream and see if this helps, if not see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my legs. Sometimes they fade away, when on feet several hrs its worse.?

I have red itchy bumps on my legs. Sometimes they fade away, when on feet several hrs its worse.?

Petechiae: I would go see a dermatologist. If you stand up a lot and this puts strain on small blood vessels causing them to leak into the skin and appear as small bumps on the legs. What lead me to believe this maybe the cause vs fungus is that when you stand this gets worse. Fungal infection is independent on duration of weight bearing. ...Read more

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Dtr gets red itchy bumps on skin (esp. Feet) in weather warmer than 50 deg F. It is not a fungus or infection, only feels better with cold bath. Why?

Dtr gets red itchy bumps on skin (esp. Feet) in weather warmer than 50 deg F. It is not a fungus or infection, only feels better with cold bath. Why?

Likely heat rash: Heat rashes are very common especially in moist places like the groin, arm pits, and feet. They can take many forms and can itch or not. Usually triggered by hotter temps that you describe but there are substantial individual differences in the level of heat and moisture required for triggering. If it is a huge problem for you, see a Dermatologist for suggested treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter has red itchy bumps on her arms and feet. What could be the cause? She was diagnosed with a staph infection but the bumps persist. Bed bugs were mentioned but she is the only person being bitten. Could this be an allergic reaction to something

My daughter has red itchy bumps on her arms and feet. What could be the cause? She was diagnosed with a staph infection but the bumps persist. Bed bugs were mentioned but she is the only person being bitten. Could this be an allergic reaction to something

This: This is tough to answer without a picture. There are several possibilities including bites (fleas or other), eczema or allergic contact dermatitis, lichen planus, folliculitis (staph infection), and others. I doubt bed bugs given the location. I would recommend you try a moisturizer such as cerave cream twice daily and if not better after a few days consider a trip to the dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Bites are common in kids so that is certainly a possibility. If they are bites, avoidance plus a steroid gel might be beneficial. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps in feet and ankles what is it I have like 10 on each foot?

Red itchy bumps in feet and ankles what is it I have like 10 on each foot?

Without seeing: It it is tough to say. I would recommend a podiatry or dermatology consultation. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps with clear fluid on bottom of feet. Should I pop them?

Red itchy bumps with clear fluid on bottom of feet. Should I pop them?

Eczema: This is dyshydrotic eczema, keep your feet dry, wear open shoes not sneakers, if need be only use cotton socks, a dermatologist can help you with prescription creams if they do not clear. ...Read more

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I have lil itchy bumps on top of my right foot the itxh so bad I don't know wat they are they red I just need to know how to cure it never had them be?

I have lil itchy bumps on top of my right foot the itxh so bad I don't know wat they are they red I just need to know how to cure it never had them be?

Itchy toe bumps: May be eczema or fungus. Could try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or OTC antifungal like tinactin Could also be bacterial infection so try the bacitracin on top of tinactin For eczema use steroids. A great product is lotrisone a steroid and antifungal, but need prescription. F/u with doc urgent care. ...Read more

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I had a few itchy bumps around my feet and now after scratching they developed into blisters. What do you recommend?

I had a few itchy bumps around my feet and now after scratching they developed into blisters. What do you recommend?

Athletes foot: Certain types of athletes foot (fungal infections) can cause small blisters (vesicles) to form. Scratching them causes the fluid to be released and the infection spreads. Try an over the counter anti fungal cream as well as some hydrocortisone to control the itching. If they don't improve after a week seek professional care. ...Read more

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Last week I broke out in red itchy bumps all over feet. Today more have appeared. They don't bleed or peel, what is this and what should I do?

Many answers: There can be many answers to your questions and no one can even guess what they are without a better history and examination. However you may try to take some antihistamine at up to 4x daily (a much higher dose than for hay fever). However if the rash gets worse or lasting for more than a couple of weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was recently bitten by an ant and about three to four days later, a line of red, itchy bumps developed on my foot. What could it be?

I was recently bitten by an ant and about three to four days later, a line of red, itchy bumps developed on my foot. What could it be?

Infection: Could be an infection or an immune response to a toxin in the ant bite. Try Benedryl OTC. If not improved in a few days, see your PCP ...Read more

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Please help! I have itchy bumps with clear liquid inside of them They are on the top part of my feet, in between my toes and fingers. Also on my hands?

Pompholyx: It sounds like you may be suffering of deshidrotic eczema or pompholyx. It is characterize by itchy blisters on hands and feet. It is treated with agents that increase skin moisture. For more information go to :http://www. Healthline. Com/health/dyshidrotic-eczema#Treatment6 ...Read more

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I have pea-sized, extremely itchy bumps that started on the soles of my feet a couple of days ago, and seem to be spreading to my calves. On my feet they seem to be grouped up, but not on my legs. My skin is dry but lotion doesn't seem to help.

I have pea-sized, extremely itchy bumps that started on the soles of my feet a couple of days ago, and seem to be spreading to my calves. On my feet they seem to be grouped up, but not on my legs. My skin is dry but lotion doesn't seem to help.

Fungus vs contact: You may have a contact allergy or spreading of the athlete's foot fungus. It is hard to tell for sure based on your description. May try 1% hydrocortisone cream for a few days to see if this helps. If it is from a contact allergy, avoidance of the allergen is the only way to stop it. See your doctor if the problem continues. ...Read more

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My feet started to develope itchy bumps on them. This soon spread to my legs, hands, arms and back. I'm not allergic to anything.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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My feet started to develope itchy bumps on them. This soon spread to my legs, hands, arms and back. I'm not allergic to anything.

?: Possible viral rash, or simple acute urticaria, usually also virally induced, self limiting, isn't related to allergies. Any OTC 1st or 2nd generation antihistamine would help control the symptoms, but be careful if it causes sedation, don't drive. If problem persists, see your doctor ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps appearing all over on my arms, legs, abdomin, feet, and hair line and I've developed a cough and sniffle, what could it be?

I have red itchy bumps appearing all over on my arms, legs, abdomin, feet, and hair line and I've developed a cough and sniffle, what could it be?

Allergy: You are describing urticaria (bumps on your extremities). The cough and sniffle may also be on an allergic basis. The other possibility may be a viral infection. I strongly recommend you consult your primary care doctor and rule out an allergic reaction to possibly a food. ...Read more

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What are small red itchy bumps on back of neck symptoms of?

Several causes: Little itchy bumps on the nape, several forms of dermatitis (skin inflammation), folliculitis (inflammation ofthe hair follicles), ? Psoriasis (a scaly skin condition), or seborrhea (part of it is dandruff) u may want 2 c ur 1ry md or a referral to a dermatologist 2 sort it out see less. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on my wrist it started off small and now expanded into more and the original one is swolen. I pulled weeds a week b4 symptoms?

Poison ivy?: Sounds typical for poison ivy. Topical otc hydrocorticone would be helpful, but be sure to wash any clothes, bedding etc that may have come into contact. Difficult to know for sure without examining the rash and knowing more about your history. Good luck! ...Read more

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Small itchy red bumps on my feet and ankles. What is this?

Small itchy red bumps on my feet and ankles. What is this?

It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have small raised bumps on my feet that are very itchy (especially at night) but not red or inflamed-also some (less) around the knees. Suggestions?

I have small raised bumps on my feet that are very itchy (especially at night) but not red or inflamed-also some (less) around the knees. Suggestions?

Acute athlete's foot: The first thing that comes to mind is that this is one of the presentations of acute athlete's foot. Use drying soaks (epsom salts or dilute vinegar) and a topical antifungal... I prefer patients use lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. You can use certain-dry pads or solutions to decrease perspiration. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist and be sure to inform them of what you have tried already. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my feet (80%), and some on my hands, belly, back or legs. They are itchy at first, then they hurt and then dry out.

I have small red bumps on my feet (80%), and some on my hands, belly, back or legs. They are itchy at first, then they hurt and then dry out.

Dermatologist: I recommend that you consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This could be a problem of insect bites such as bed bugs, etc and it would be important to have a specialist diagnose the condition as soon as possible so that whatever treatment you need, even if it's not an insect problem, can be started without much delay. ...Read more

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For two months I have had small white bumps on top of my feet that aren't itchy and the skin flakes when scratched. Occasionally a few are red.

For two months I have had small white bumps on top of my feet that aren't itchy and the skin flakes when scratched. Occasionally a few are red.

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my hands. Not itchy at all. There are two on my feet and they look like they are infected and red. Worried?

I have small bumps on my hands. Not itchy at all. There are two on my feet and they look like they are infected and red. Worried?

Needs to be seen: A rash on the hands could be the sign of something serious -but a full history and examination is necessary to determine that. If you had a photo you could show us on Health Tap, that would help tremendously. Also whether that was the palms or the back of the hands would help narrow down some of the possibilities. Question is if you have other significant symptoms like headache, fevers/chills, etc ...Read more