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What causes red bumps on stomach? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Apr-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:Hi. A few days ago I found 5-10 red bumps or bites on my stomach. Then the next day noticed more on my hips, butt, legs and now arms. My huband has 2 or 3 on him and one of my sons has 4 and the other none.
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor:Thank you, I have read your query
Doctor:What are the other associated symptoms?
Doctor:Is there fever?
User:No sir
Doctor:IS there intense itching?
User:No, they don't itch much
Doctor:All right
User:Every now and then I will itch them
Doctor:IT seems like a reaction to a insect bite or ticks or bed bugs
User:But not bad at all. They hurt a little
Doctor:or even Beatles
User:I looked at the mattress and don't see signs of bed bugs
User:We just moved into a furnished rental and this started happening
User:2 days after the move I noticed them
Doctor:Now, what I would suggest you is to clean up the entire home
Doctor:I see
User:Ok. Wash everything?
Doctor:Wash all the linen and dry them thoroughly in the sun
Doctor:With this,
Doctor:apply calamine lotion on the rash areas thrice daily
Doctor:Wash all the linen, bed spreads, pillow covers and others
Doctor:I would also suggest you to take antihistamines like Tablet Zyrtec 10mg at bed time for 5 nights
User:Ok. What do you think it is? Should I get the landlord to spray?
Doctor:This will take care of the rashes
Doctor:You should be fine in 5 to 7 days
Doctor:Yes, that is a good thing to do indeed
Doctor:Please do so
Doctor:The tablet is available over the counter
Doctor:You can purchase it,so would be calamine lotion
User:Can there be bed bugs even though you don't see any sign?
Doctor:It is possible
Doctor:Also since you have newly shifted in, it would take some time for your family and you to adjust to the new environment
User:Ok. What is/are Beatles
Doctor:these are some kind of small insects too
Doctor:sorry, I spelt it wrong I guess
User:Thanks for your help. Any other advice?
Doctor:Yes, use cold water for bathing
Doctor:it will give some relief as well
Doctor:Rest all is said
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:No. Thank you for your time.
Doctor:All right
Doctor:Take care of yourself
Doctor:Bye for now
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