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What these red itchy bumps are?

I have been getting (about two weeks) red itchy bumps that look like a bug bit by the second or third day. I know they are not bug bites. Here is how they begin: I start feeling a tingling on my skin and then an itch. At that point there is no sign of anything just the tingle and itch. By the second day a small red bump apprears and gets larger, more itchy and the skin around it gets all red and sore. Like it is spreading as an infection might. The bump gets worse and larger and more itchy until by several days it has formed a scab (probably from me scratching it) and stays that way for a week or two. They started under my arms - at least 6 welts under each. Then the groin area and stomach and back then to the back of my legs. I just got two more today on the stomach. The welts seem to be getting smaller, but they still itch as much. Also, all the welts still itch and cause discomfort. What in the world is happening?? Am I allergic to something or do I have something bad inside that trying to get out. Please help
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jun 2010
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi,
you may be having prurigo, but it is difficult to be certain without seeing the lesions. visit a dermatologist. in the meantime take tab atarax 25 mg daily at night and allegra 180 mg daily in the morning.
Answered: Tue, 8 Mar 2011
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Homeopath Dr. Arif. K. Kaware's  Response
hi;
what you are telling may or may not be allergic as allergic rash will come & even go by.Skin infections are difficult to treat if you don't see what it is .What i would suggest is consult a doctor to see what type of infection it is.Till then to reduce itching temporarily you can take tab-Cetrizine 10 mg one tablet at night ;apply an ointment containing anti fungal/antibiotic /steroid.It will help.
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Answered: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi!,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum,
probably you are suffering from scabies ...and what you require is a anti scabetic cream like permithrine 5% cream which needs to be applied full body below neck in the night ..and then repeat it after 7 days again.Along with this take tab cetrizine (10mg) daily at night .Wash all your clothes in hot water ...And if any body in your family has the same problem ,then they should also be treated.If your dont respond to this then consult a dermatologist .
take care,
Dr.chawda
Answered: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi!,
Welcome to HealthacerMagic forum,
probably you are suffering from scabies...you can apply permithrine cream5%..locally all over the body below neck..at night and then repeat same after 7 days.All family members need to be treated if they have the same problem.Wash your clothes in hot water properly.Along with t he cream take tab cetrizine (10mg) daily at night.If you don't respond to this then consult a dermatologist soon.
take care,
Dr.chawda
Answered: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi!,
Welcome to HealthacerMagic forum,
probably you are suffering from scabies...you can apply permithrine cream5%..locally all over the body below neck..at night and then repeat same after 7 days.All family members need to be treated if they have the same problem.Wash your clothes in hot water properly.Along with t he cream take tab cetrizine (10mg) daily at night.If you don't respond to this then consult a dermatologist soon.
take care,
Dr.chawda
Answered: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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