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Itchy, red bumps on arms and face that leave a black spot. Dust mites or allergy?

I Get Itchy red (mosquito bite) like bumps mainly over my arms and had a few over ears and face. They itch and itching mostly increases as day progresses more towards the evening. I feel a little bit itchy all over the body sometimes. The bump, irrespective of being scratched or not, leaves a black spot. Its getting on my nerves. My husband doesn t get them as many as I do (He got a few over his neck ). I dont know whats going on. FYI, I am having dandruff . Also, we got our house inspected twice over the past month for bed bugs, but they could not find anything. Could it be dust mites?? or allergy? Can you please help? Thank you
Asked On : Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there Pooja.

I am going to be partial to you on account of having a good friend with the same name!

I read your history & clinical description of lesions therof & empathise with you. I agree it would be better if the husband was the equal partner & suffered as bad! ;-)

Yes, it does appear to be some sort of insect-bite reaction eg mites or even a condition called scabies that is a mite infestation that does not appear in its classical form in clean adults!

Dont be alarmed. The doctor to visit is a Dermatologist.

I would advise you to try using 5% Permehtrin lotion from the neck below to the entire body sparing the face & leave it on for 4-6 hrs & wash off. Remember this is a One-time therapy & may be repeated in 3 days or a week if useful! Together with this do take a daily dose of 180mg fexofenadine tabs.

Online, we can at best suggest but again i reiterate do visit your dermatologist nearest you. Also do treat all the fomites, clothes, sheets etc in hot water & dry well & iron out the creases in addition to the medical treatment & spray the house with a crawling insect spray from the market!

Cheers & wish you an itch-free, rash-free existence!

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore
Answered: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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