• question-icon

    Suggest treatment for red itchy bumps on the wrist

default
Posted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I had 3 red itchy bumps pop up on my right arm just above the wrist on XXXXXXX 23 red. I don't remember touching any unusual plants or being bitten by anything other than mosquitos. It has now spread to both arms, a little on my chest, and a little now on my shins. I dont get rashes.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Lichen urticatus most probably

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

After reading the history you provided, I feel that most probably you may be having lichen urticatus...also called papular urticaria. It may be due to hypersensitive reaction to insects or mosquito bites.

Kindly consult the dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis and proper treatment. However, I would suggest.....

- steroids in tapering doses for the few weeks
- antihistaminics like Levocetirizine 10mg once daily till the itch is relieved
- apply mild steroid cream on the lesions
- take precautions to keep from insects and mosquitoes

I hope this would help. Let me know if I could assist you further.

Thanks.

Dr.Ilyas Patel MD


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ilyas Patel

Dermatologist

Practicing since :1982

Answered : 4160 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Levocetirizine

doctor1 MD

Upon waking, my 11 year old daughter coughs on and off for about 45 minutes. After that, the coughing stops and she doesn't cough for the rest of...

doctor1 MD

During surgery, breathing became almost impossible; wheezing , struggling for breath, change in voice quality,diagnosis after cat scan was that one...

doctor1 MD

I am suffering from consistent cold from the last 5 years. Some years back I have taken treatment from a hemeaopathic doctor, and he suggested that...

doctor1 MD

i am having cough from 2 days..i went to doctor and he suggested me budecort,levolin (its a liquid for inhalation) and gave following medicins...

doctor1 MD

Sir/ Madam Greetings. My son age 3 and half year weight 14 Kg having fever. Doctor prescribed Amoxicillin-+ Potasium Clavulanic Oral suspension...

doctor1 MD

My daughter is 3 yrs old. She had traumatic injury of the ear with ear swab 12 days before. i.e.,on 20/7/11. There was little bleeding of the ear...

doctor1 MD

the Dr said I have follicular tonsilitis and acute bacterial sinusitis, upon researching the net I've discoverd that the prescribed medicine given...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

146 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Ilyas Patel
  • Q - Large, pus filled scarred blisters on buttock, raw patch on vagina, bump...

  • Q - Burning and warm skin on left of rib cage, no rash or shingles. What...

  • Q - Have itching around neck, ankles and under the head of the penis....

  • Q - Skin infection since months, itching only during sweating. Diagnosed to...

  • Q - Skin type is oily, want to have fair skin. Which cream shall I use?

  • Q - Having uncontrollable sweat in underarms. What to do?

  • Q - Diabetic. Have red blotches on legs. Suggest

  • Q - Noticed lump in nostril. Report showed moderate leucocytes. What does...

  • Q - Having clusters of painful warts on palm. Prescribe medications?

  • Q - Have bumps on elbow under skin. Having unusual color. What could this be?

backtotop2