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What could these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs be?

What could these small itchy bumps on my arms and legs be?

Rash: A rash really needs to be visualized by a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Fyi: a red, raised and intensely itchy rash is often hives but it can also be ? ...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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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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Returned from trip to 7-day trip to rural honduras. Now some small, round, itchy bumps appearing scattered on arms, top of legs, calves. What is this?

Returned from trip to 7-day trip to rural honduras. Now some small, round, itchy bumps appearing scattered on arms, top of legs, calves. What is this?

Bug bites.: What you are describing could be bug bites of some type due to the nonspecific location. Because of the tropical climate, it could be any number of arthropods. You may want to see a physician for treatment since the number is so high extending over a fairly large body surface area. Additionally, watch for any signs of infection--fevers, night sweats or redness and enlargement of the actual bumps. ...Read more

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Tiny red itchy bumps all over body especially on my upper legs. What does this sound like?

Tiny red itchy bumps all over body especially on my upper legs. What does this sound like?

Hives: Hives are red, raised and intensely itchy bumps on any part of the body. But any rash must truly be seen by a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...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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My daughter has small, raised. White itchy bumps that started on her arms and have spread to her legs. What is this?

My daughter has small, raised. White itchy bumps that started on her arms and have spread to her legs. What is this?

Rash: It's nearly impossible to diagnose a rash without actually seeing it. I recommend taking her to see her pediatrician for evaluation and diagnosis. ...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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Why do I have large and small itchy bumps on my arms legs and hands? They're spreading.

Why do I have large and small itchy bumps on my arms legs and hands? They're spreading.

Many reasons: It could be a number of things, including allergic rash to some skin conditions.Your best bet is to go and see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could small itchy bumps on legs every time I scratch it or even I don't. Few days ago under my eyelid is pale in color. What does it mean?

What could small itchy bumps on legs every time I scratch it or even I don't. Few days  ago under my eyelid is pale in color. What does it mean?

Red Bumps: Jamille Always very tough to tell what rashes are without seeing them. Best to make appointment with your healthcare provider. if rash is not there at the time, take pictures of it. Can be very helpful With rashes, as a provider, we really need to see and many times touch/feel them to be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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A week ago I had a small, itchy, yellowish, fluid-filled bump on the top of my foot. Now I have twenty. Other itchy bumps are on my legs and neck.

A week ago I had a small, itchy, yellowish, fluid-filled bump on the top of my foot.  Now I have twenty. Other itchy bumps are on my legs and neck.

Insect bites?: Could be insect bites. Check your bedclothes and do not squeeze the bumps. The next step is to have someone at urgent care check them out so you can receive the proper medication ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps like rashes on my back, legs, stomache&now starting on my arms.. they begin as a little redspot and then grow into a rash.

I have small itchy bumps like rashes on my back, legs, stomache&now starting on my arms.. they begin as a little redspot and then grow into a rash.

Lots of causes: for your rash. Commonly, allergic rash present as itchy bumps . Yeast, bacteria or ringworm can aslo occur. Shingles are usually localized and painful bumps. Less common are Lupus or drug reaction. Please consult dermatologist . Please call Healthtap to schedule a video-consult with a skin specialist. ...Read more

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All over my arms, chest, legs i have red itchy bumps ranging from tiny to big. Do you have any idea what they might be or should i seek medical care?

All over my arms, chest, legs  i have red itchy bumps ranging from tiny to big. Do you have any idea what they might be or should i seek medical care?

Many: Viral infection, drug reaction etc can cause your problem. Try taking antihistamine up to 2-4 times daily. If the problem is very intolerable or lasts more than 10 days without letting up, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have small very itchy bumps on my handa legs and feet. Not bed bugs or scabies. I do not know what to do.Tried everything!

I have small very itchy bumps on my handa legs and feet. Not bed bugs or scabies. I do not know what to do.Tried everything!

Exam: Hands, legs and feet, excluding the torso suggests contact dermatitis and not scabies as you have already decided. The locations also do not suggest bed bugs. Those lesions can be itchy, but an unusual location, and they are more like the bumps associated with a mosquito bite. Consider a stronger steroid cream and if not improving, be examined. ...Read more

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My son has developed raised itchy bumps on his arms and legs over the last 2 days they resemble bug bites however they completely cover his extremities he does not have any on his neck face back or chest the bumps are small reddish in color and have a tin

My son has developed raised itchy bumps on his arms and legs over the last 2 days they resemble bug bites however they completely cover his extremities he does not have any on his neck face back or chest the bumps are small reddish in color and have a tin

Contact rash: With the limited information: he is itchy and the rash is not infected or sore. He sounds otherwise normal. His rash may be a contact allergic rash. A trial of antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec may be indicated with cool compresses/soaks and topical anti-itch creams/lotions like calamine/caladryl/1% hydrocortisone. If he appear more "ill" and uncomfortable, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps with white circle around them on legs and stomach. Look like tiny hives. Food allergy cause? Would i see a derm?

Red itchy bumps with white circle around them on legs and stomach. Look like tiny hives. Food allergy cause? Would i see a derm?

How long?: How long have you had this problem and how long does each bump stays around? If the problem cannot be controlled with antihistamine or lasts more than 8 weeks , consider seeing an allergist. Does heat, stress, or exercise trigger it? If so , it may just be a condition known as cholinergic urticaria. Tell us more about your condition. ...Read more