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Groups of 1, 2, or 3 small, red, itchy bumps appearing on my legs. What Is this. It's been spreading throughout the day.

Groups of 1, 2, or 3 small, red, itchy bumps appearing on my legs. What Is this. It's been spreading throughout the day.

Insect allergy?: Allergy to insect bites is the most common cause. Avoiding exposure by wearing long pants when you go out may provide relief. Consult your doctor if the rash keeps appearing. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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


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10 small, dark red, very itchy bumps on my leg. They seem to be spreading. Advice/ Suggestions/ Diagnosis please!

10 small, dark red, very itchy bumps on my leg. They seem to be spreading.  Advice/ Suggestions/ Diagnosis please!

Hard to say: Can't really tell what these are without an exam or photo. Could be insect bites, scabies, allergic reaction, or a skin infection. Suggest you see a doctor to get them checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Everytime i wear jeans, or any type of pants like jeans i break out in small red real itchy bumps ALL over my legs. But not for any other pants. :(?

Everytime i wear jeans, or any type of pants like jeans i break out in small red real itchy bumps ALL over my legs. But not for any other pants. :(?

Irritant vs contact: You may have a contact allergy to one of the ingredients in your jeans. Another possibility is that jeans are worn tightly and may be rubbing on your skin whereas other types of pants are not usually that tight. See a dermatologist or allergist to get patch tested if you cannot avoid wearing jeans. ...Read more

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I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Wish could: See a picture but can't. Could it be a bug bite too? If it's new maybe that's it.. If not better get it seen when back deem vacation. If you can get some1% hydrocortisone creame try it but doubt you will find it there. Enjoy your vacation ...Read more

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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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What can cause small red itchy bumps on inner thigh?

What can cause small red itchy bumps on inner thigh?

Many possibilities: Hives localized to the inner thighs may be due to multiple causes. The area is warm and one thigh can rub against the other. It can be due to cloth or chemicals in pants, just to give a few examples. Wear non-tight pants; when itchy, apply Sarna with pramoxime. Otherwise, keep dry with cornstarch or talc. Take an antihistamine such as fexofenadine or cetirizine. No help - see your physician. ...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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I have this rash of small red itchy bumps spread out. For 5 days . On upper back, arms, inner thigh, sides. 39wks preg. What should I do? What is it

I have this rash of small red itchy bumps spread out. For 5 days . On upper back, arms, inner thigh, sides. 39wks preg. What should I do? What is it

Take a medication: The rash that you describe can be due to many causes. At this point you can take an otc class b antihistamine such as Cetirizine 10mg and apply an anti-itch cream such as sarna with pramoxime (not benadryl). If no better or worsening, see you physician. ...Read more

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I started with small flesh colored bumps inside my elbow and that turned into red itchy bumps. I now have itchy bumps on my upper inner thigh also.

I started with small flesh colored bumps inside my elbow and that turned into red itchy bumps. I now have itchy bumps on my upper inner thigh also.

Many causes: Often we have no idea on the cause for these bumps. You may try a topical Hydrocortisone ointment or cream on them for a few days. If problem fails to resolve or starts to spread, see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have these Hard red, itchy bumps on my leg and also a part of it looks like a scar, please tell me what it is ???

I have these Hard red, itchy  bumps on my leg and also a part of it looks like a scar, please tell me what it is ???

Bumps: It's difficult to provide an accurate diagnosis on lesions not seen. A Dermatologist may be able to evaluate this rash and provide a more accurate answer, a skin biopsy also may prove to be useful in some more difficult cases that are not immediatley apparent on a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could red itchy bumps on your legs be?

What could red itchy bumps on your legs be?

Rash: Hives are a red, raised and intensely itchy rash that looks very similar to a mosquito bite. Each separate hive will last less than 24 hours although the sum amount of all hives can persist for a long time. Any rash is best diagnosed by a doctor actually visualizing the rash. ...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.?

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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I have these hard red itchy bumps on my ankle and one on my lower right leg next to my ankle. What are they and how do I get rid of them ?

I have these hard red itchy bumps on my ankle and one on my lower right leg next to my ankle. What are they and how do I get rid of them ?

Itchy rash: The location of the rash may indicate insect bites, but hard to tell without looking at it, you may need to see a doctor for that. ...Read more

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