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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have these itchy red bumps all over my upper body. It's kind of like a rash now. I have these bumps on my breasts, my stomach and my back/shoulders. What could cause this?

I have these itchy red bumps all over my upper body. It's kind of like a rash now. I have these bumps on my breasts, my stomach and my back/shoulders. What could cause this?

Eval: 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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Are there any over-the-counter products I could take to help with an allergic reaction (rash of red itchy red bumps all over my body?

Are there any over-the-counter products I could take to help with an allergic reaction (rash of red itchy red bumps all over my body?

Antihistamines: Depending on what the rash is from, you could try antihistamines like Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If you are having any respiratory symptoms like shortness of breath or throat swelling, you should be evaluated in the er. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

Dermatitis: There are many causes of itchy skin rash; there is no way to even guess. Probably not serious, but see your doctor and take it from there. Or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

Allergic reaction: Rashes of sudden onset that are itchy are usually allergic in origin.Use of anti-itching cream seems to help. ...Read more

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Hi, I have developed itchy red bumps nd rashes between my left side of stomach nd waist !

Hi, I have developed itchy red bumps nd rashes between my left side of stomach nd waist !

Rash: Itchy red bumps could be anything- contact dermatitis , eczema, insect bites . Make sure it is not vesicular in nature (because you will need to see your doctor) and to take photos. Take some antihistamine. Apply steroid cream for the itch.Beware of impetigo , this will need to be treated with antibiotics ...Read more

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What are these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

What are these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my body--what should I do?

I have itchy red bumps all over my body--what should I do?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have itchy red bumps all over my body?

What does it mean when I have itchy red bumps all over my body?

Generalized rash: There are many causes of itchy rashes. Raised itchy red bumps that come and go on any part of the body and resolve leaving the skin looking normal again is suggestive of hives. Unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing them. Take a photo and see your physician or dermatologist. Frequently with one look, they know what is is and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of these itchy red bumps all over my body?

Depends: If those itchy red bumps are red and look like welts, then they are likely hives and should respond to antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) allegra, zyrtec or clarinex. Antihistamines can decrease the itching. The next step is to try to identify the reason for the rash. An allergist or dermatologist can be of assistance here. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of these itchy, red bumps all over my body?

Find the cause: Itchy red bumps can occur from multiple causes, you need to find out why you have them first, so see a doctor and let them look at them and determine what they may be. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my body. They look like mosquito bites (and would make sense because I work outside) but are throughout my entire body?

I have itchy red bumps all over my body. They look like mosquito bites (and would make sense because I work outside) but are throughout my entire body?

Allergic reaction: May be you came in contact with some weeds, or plants that you are allergic to. Insect bites can also cause red bumps at the site of bites but energized Pruritic Rash are due to Allergic reaction. Do you have Poison Oak r Poison Ivy near by?or If you sprayed chemicals in your garden ? Rx Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin like drug. Wash your body with water, Apply Cortisone + Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream now. ...Read more

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I was treated for scabies multiple times but am still getting itchy red bumps all over. What could it be instead of scabies?

I was treated for scabies multiple times but am still getting itchy red bumps all over. What could it be instead of scabies?

Many thins: Red itchy bumps can be many things, even an allergy. If it is recurrent and typical treatment is not working, a simple biopsy may be helpful to identify cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I have non itchy red bumps all over my torso, in my armpits, etc. sporadic, 19 total. Doesn't seem to be a bug bite, no pus, husband doesn't have any?

I have non itchy red bumps all over my torso, in my armpits, etc. sporadic, 19 total. Doesn't seem to be a bug bite, no pus, husband doesn't have any?

Pityriasis Rosea?: Do you recall where the rash started? Pityriasis Rosea is characterized by a symmetrical rash that usually begins with a "herald patch." The herald patch is an oval, fawn-colored patch that precedes the generalized eruption. Google images for Pityriasis Rosea--see if that's what you look like. The cause is unknown, and requires no treatment. Should resolve in a few months. Not infectious ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised . Red bumps are elevations ...Read more