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Itchy reddish bumps on the body spreading among the family members. What are they?

I am very healthy but my son came home with a type of rash that was itchy then my husband got it and now I have it. The ref bumps are almost like a rash extremly itchy some bumps are white or clear almost like goose bumps and most of them are red more like shicken pox or poison ivy. This has been goinf on now for a couple months. No lotions have worked. No insurance so we havent gone to doctor yet.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
As you give history of the rash transmitting from one person to the other and from the description of lesions it could be scabies. 5% PERMETHRIN cream one time overnight application over the entire body from below neck will help and all members of the family should take treatment simultaneously.
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Obviously it is a contagious infection
Children pick up often - from school / from contacts.
A common cause is Scabies.
The child should be seen by a dermatologist for proper diagnosis - the entire family needs to be treated at the same time - to prevent re-infection.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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