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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

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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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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I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

Keratosis pilaris: Is quite common. They generally only get itchy if your skin is dry. They only scar if you pick at them. You can use an exfoliant and a loofah. Acne is also possible. ...Read more

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Small itchy bumps across my upper back, do I have shingles?

Small itchy bumps across my upper back, do I have shingles?

You're not: In the right age group for shingles unless you have system health problems. If the bumps persist for a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

I have small red itchy bumps on my back and near my ribs what is it?

Outbreaks of itchy: red bumps are very common and have many different causes: allergy related hives, especially if you've contacted something new (natural/leaves/plant or artificial/household chemicals). A red itchy rash can go along with being sick (chicken pox/impetigo) or parasites (scabies). Try some OTC cortisone cream and antihistamine for a day or two. .. then to Derm if persists. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Sometimes my 5 year old gets small red itchy bumps on his torso and back. They go away completely in 3-4 days. What are these??

Sometimes my 5 year old gets small red itchy bumps on his torso and back. They go away completely in 3-4 days. What are these??

Rash: If the rash is itchy, he probay is exposed to something he wears that is making him break out with the rash. Try to identify and see what it is ...Read more

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

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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I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They come and go every week or so. What is this?

I have some small red itchy bumps on the back of my hand. They come and go every week or so. What is this?

Hand eczema: The most common causes are irritant (too much hand washing) or contact allergy. Pay attention to the type of soap and hand preparation to see it changing the brand would help (no scented, anti-bacterial soap) or gel). If you wash you hands too often, consider wearing a non-latex glove on some of the chores and apply a lotion after washing whenever possible as well as reducing hand washing ...Read more

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I have small red itchy bumps which have spread all over my stomach, back, thighs, and butt. Also may have a possible ringworm, is this an infection?

Rash: You have to have a doctor look at it to determine if the rash is an infection and if it is contagious. Ringworm does not cause widespread rashes like this usually. ...Read more

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I have this small red non itchy bumps on my stomach and three on my back. It started on my chest and progressed. What is it?

I have this small red non itchy bumps on my stomach and three on my back. It started on my chest and progressed. What is it?

Dermatitis?: Small red bumps could be dermatitis (skin irritation allergy) or infectious lesions (like viral zoster). The presentation is so widely variable that the only way to properly diagnose you is to see your physician. Your physician will want to know how long these 'bumps' have been present, if you changed soap or detergent recently, what improves it, and seen these bumps before? See your physician. ...Read more

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I have these small red random itchy bumps that look like bites on my stomach, shoulders, backs and arms what can they be?

I have these small red random itchy bumps that look like bites on my stomach, shoulders, backs and arms what can they be?

Many: If these have been present for more than a few weeks or are getting worse, consult a dermatologist. Skin rash usually requires a direct examination for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have red small itchy bumps in groups now on my neck and back. No scabie. Med did not work. Won't go away even with Doctor itch cream please help!

I have red small itchy bumps in groups now on my neck and back. No scabie. Med did not work. Won't go away even with Doctor itch cream please help!

See derm: See a dermatologist who may biopsy one of the lesions to look for the culprit and treat you accordingly. ...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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Hello, I have itchy bumps-bra area, panty line area, base of neck, arms, back that look like mosquito bites that are raised, white & red, wide & small?

Hello, I have itchy bumps-bra area, panty line area, base of neck, arms, back that look like mosquito bites that are raised, white & red, wide & small?

Hives: Raised itchy bumps could be hives, which are due to a whole host of causes. Anthistamine medication could reduce the bumps and itch if truly hives. However, a photo of your rash is very important. Either consult a physician on this site with a photo or in person, or see a doctor in person to diagnose if the rash does not improve. ...Read more

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There's small red itchy bumps on stomach and side after showering?

There's small red itchy bumps on stomach and side after showering?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...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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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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I have a few clusters of 2-3 small red itchy bumps on my forearms. The ones near my arm fold spread to my upper arm when they get blistery. Help?

I have a few clusters of 2-3 small red itchy bumps on my forearms. The ones near my arm fold spread to my upper arm when they get blistery. Help?

Poison ivy?: Cluster of skin lesions could be from poison ivy to herpes simplex, and many different conditions. Poison ivy type of contact allergy should have some history of exposure. If it stays on one area for a long time without spreading, herpes simplex maybe considered. ...Read more

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Hi, I think I had bed bug bites (lots of small red itchy bumps on body in clusters). It's been a couple of days with no new bites, and one cluster, wh?

Hi, I think I had bed bug bites (lots of small red itchy bumps on body in clusters). It's been a couple of days with no new bites, and one cluster, wh?

If there: Are no more bites then probably not "bed lice" (unless you changed your mattress)
Spiders bite in "clusters"

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are small red itchy bumps on palms of hands? Some tiny bit raised some under skin.

What are small red itchy bumps on palms of hands? Some tiny bit raised some under skin.

Bumpy rash: A rash is best diagnosed and treated when a physician can actually look at it. It could be hives but it could also be a contact dermatitis or infection. ...Read more

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I have small red itchy bumps on both my shoulders. They're extremely itchy and red and sore. I'm so confused. I'm a female teen?

I have small red itchy bumps on both my shoulders. They're extremely itchy and red and sore. I'm so confused. I'm a female teen?

Pic worth 1000 words: There's no substitute for seeing a rash. Hard to tell from your brief description what it might be. Acne is common on shoulders but isn't usually very itchy. Could be 'ringworm' which is a skin fungus (tinea corporis), although that doesn't usually get sore. If they've been scratched a lot they might have become infected, which could cause pain. A medical exam would be the best way to know cause. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 4 days ago and I have a bunch of small red itchy bumps on my stomach between my breasts and belly button. What is this?

I had my gallbladder removed 4 days ago and I have a bunch of small red itchy bumps on my stomach between my breasts and belly button. What is this?

Reaction: This may be a reaction to the medications during surgery, medications you are taking now or the antiseptic solution used at the time of surgery most likely. Call your md and ask to be seen if this does not clear. ...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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I have a sore throat with small red itchy bumps in my groin area. What could it be? Are they related?

I have a sore throat with small red itchy bumps in my groin area. What could it be? Are they related?

Possible: Since viral infections can cause the sore throat and a skin rash, they may be related. On the other hand, I would expect a more generalized skin involvement when a viral infection is involved. If this has lasted for more than 10 days or been getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my back. There are only about 6-8 of them. They are all in the same spot. What could it be?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more