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What does it mean if I have a straight line with itchy bumps on my skin?

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

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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Itchy bumps starting on my shoulder going partway down my arm They are close together get farther apart as they go. They are in a straight line?

Itchy bumps starting on my shoulder going partway down my arm They are close together get farther apart as they go. They are in a straight line?

Hard to tell: If this involves only one side and follows a dermatome pattern (google dermatone), then this may be the beginning stage of shingles which will likely become painful later on. On the other hand, it is hard to tell what you may have given the scanty amount of information and vague description. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on rectal area?

Itchy bumps on rectal area?

See a doctor: See a doctor and get it checked ...Read more

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Looks like a scratch then gets itchy bumps?

Looks like a scratch then gets itchy bumps?

Dermographism: See a dermatologist. If it is distressing, try cetirazine (Zyrtec) 10mg. Start at 1 a day. Sometimes it can make you sleepy, in which case you can change to loratadine (Claratin). Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 a day. The generic is the same, only costs less. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

Nickel allergy: Nickel allergy from the snaps on blue jeans or a metal belt buckle is a common cause of an itchy red rash near the umbilicus (belly button). A dermatologist or allergist can confirm using an allergy patch test. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps?

Hives: Red itchy bumps may be hives, bed bugs, mosquito bites, spider bites, poison ivy and many other things. Of course more detail is needed to help you but an antihistamine pill like Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg once daily could help reduce the itch. A steroid cream may be helpful too. ...Read more

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Random raised itchy bumps on my body?

Random raised itchy bumps on my body?

Rash: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the remedy for my itchy bumps?

What is the remedy for my itchy bumps?

Diagnosis: You need to diagnose your itchy bumps to see what they are and where they are coming from. Let your doctor examine them. Meanwhile you can take an over the counter antihistamine to help with the itch, such as Allegra or zyrtec. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also good but sedating. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps from latex in panties at elastic?

Itchy bumps from latex in panties at elastic?

Latex allergy?: Latex allergy is very common and elastic bands can be a problem. Try to avoid that material that contains latex or rubber-related material. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to use epiderm cream on itchy bumps?

Is it healthy to use epiderm cream on itchy bumps?

Won't help: Itchy bumps need anti inflammatory remedies rather than moisturizers, which might irritate and cause more itching, topical light otc steroid creams would be more helpful. ...Read more

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What causes the itchy bumps when mosquitoes bite us?

What causes the itchy bumps when mosquitoes bite us?

Mosquito Bites: Recent research has shown that itching due to mosquito occurs through a histamine-independent peripheral pathway. See http://www. Rosslab. Neurobio. Pitt. Edu/mbi/. Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Get help if there are signs of infection. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, > ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps over body. Please answer, remedy?

I have itchy bumps over body. Please answer, remedy?

Bumps: Your bumps need to be examined to give you a proper diagnosis, please see a doctor ...Read more

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What are these little white itchy bumps near my anus?

What are these little white itchy bumps near my anus?

Could be: Anal condyloma or venereal warts which are a sexually transmitted disease. See your doctor for confirmation and treatment and avoid direct contact with others to prevent spread. ...Read more

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What are the reddish itchy bumps around my belt line?

What are the reddish itchy bumps around my belt line?

Several possible: Causes: bites, infection, . ... Get it checked in person to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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What causes little itchy bumps on the back of the neck?

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. ...Read more

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Advice? I am having small itchy bumps all over my body?

Advice? I am having small itchy bumps all over my body?

Itchy bumps: The causes are numerous, I suggest you see a doctor for a proper diagnosis to treat it correctly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have these huge red itchy bumps! What to do?

What to do if I have these huge red itchy bumps! What to do?

Should see a doctor: Many things can cause huge red itchy bumps. Giant hives, eczema, fungal infection, impetigo... Can present in similar way but treatment is quite different. You should come see a doctor to get a correct diagnosis and treatment. ...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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I have itchy bumps that appear and disappear randomly, remedy?

Possible hives?: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on getting small itchy bumps all over my body?

Can you advise me on getting small itchy bumps all over my body?

Take antihistamines: Start by taking a cool shower and apply a safe anti-itch lotion such as Sarna with pramoxime. Also, take a non-sedating antihistamine during the day, such as fexofenadine (Allegra) 180mg and at night cetirizine (Zyrtec) 10mg or diphenhydramine 25mg (Benadryl). If no better with 3-4 days, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have strange itchy bumps that are getting bigger, what is this?

This requires in: Person visualization of lesions to accurately diagnose. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps appearing on ankles some with white or fluid centers?

Foot rash: This can be from insect bites, if you wear open shoes this times of the year. You need to be evaluated by a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can create tiny itchy bumps all over your body?

Can you tell me what can create tiny itchy bumps all over your body?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have itchy bumps on the upper inner thighs?

What does it mean if you have itchy bumps on the upper inner thighs?

Dermatitis: You probably have some type of dermatitis. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have some very itchy bumps that look like bites but strange shapes?

Without looking...: ...At them, I really have no clue what you mean by "strange shapes." bites that run together (as they sometimes do) will have irregular borders; but the differential of "itchy bumps" is quite long, and you really should let a dermatologist have a look and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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I woke up with these red, itchy bumps on my body. What could they be?

I woke up with these red, itchy bumps on my body. What could they be?

Bedbugs: If you are not having an allergic reaction, or some type of infection you need to be seen by your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Waking up with bites can be related to bedbugs. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! Help!?

Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! Help!?

Hydrocortisone: Possible causes are contact allergy, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, etc. Start with applying steroid cream and take oral antihistamines. See a dermatologist to find out the diagnosis. ...Read more