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Have red itchy bumps on arms, legs, neck and face. What should I do?

I have big, red, itchy, hot bumps randomly on my arms, legs, neck , & face. They re similar to mosquito bites. It started off with 6 little bumps on the bottom of my forearm . I thought I d gotten a spider bite & it d spread. They were healing & going away well they dried up & then came back in the exact same spots but they were really red, swollen, itchy, & hot. I took Benadryl for a few days & they finally started going away. Well I started getting more of them in random places, they weren t as dramatic as the 1st ones. The ones I have now look like mosquito bites, it s not the season for mosquitoes & I haven t been outside much due to it being cold . They re still hot & itch. I ve thought about bed bugs, fleas, etc. We don t own an animal & I ve not seen any fleas & I ve searched our couches, pillows, mattresses & bedding there s nothing anywhere. I m the only one with the bumps in a house of 3 people. I share a bed with my Boyfriend & we ve tried switching sides & me sleeping on the couch & they re still coming up. What really threw me off was I was getting them when I wasn t at home, when I was out & about they would just appear. I m not doing anything new & I ve not changed anything so I don t think it s an allergic reaction . Help?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Welcome to the forum.

Your symptoms are indicative of allergic reaction. It can be due to some food you took, it can also be due to any medicine intake which did not suit you. Anti-allergy tabs can relief you of the itching. Wear cotton clothes, stop using perfumed chemical soaps, deodorants or lotions.

Avoid sharing bed. It can be infection ( scabies ) that get easily transmitted via, clothes touch, etc. Treat your clothes with antiseptic ( savlon ). Do not take long warm bath, apply medicated lotion or mild body moisturiser before the skin dries up completely. Application of lotion on wet skin will reduce the itch and bumps.

Get examined by a doctor to rule out scabies, if you are detected with scabies get treated well. Take care.

Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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