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Straight Line Of Itchy Bumps
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
3 yr old. Reoccurring butt rash, new bed, two bumps every morning. Sleep in our room= no bumps. Heat treated for bed bugs, got line of itchy bumps after?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bumps: Your bumps need to be examined to give you a proper diagnosis, please see a doctor ...Read more
Several possible: Causes: bites, infection, . ... Get it checked in person to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Itchy bumps: The causes are numerous, I suggest you see a doctor for a proper diagnosis to treat it correctly. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer