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Random mosquito bite like itchy bumps on arms and hands. What are these ?

Hi! I recently found these random mosquito bite looking itchy bumps on my arms and hands. The bumps itch terribly but go away in a day or two. I usually only have about 5 or 6 at a time. My sister at my mom s house has them, and my brother at my dad s house has them too, but none of my other family members have them. We have checked all of the beds in the house for bedbugs and there are no signs of them. Please help?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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thanks for posting your query.

i can understand your concern.

these bumps could be mosquito bites, the condition is called prurigo mitis. its a delayed reaction a bite that ay have happened earlier.

these bumps need to be treated with a mild steroid cream like hydrocortisone , to be applied twice a day for 5 days.

you need to use a mosquito repellant daily in order to prevent these bites from happening.

Answered: Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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