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    Suggest treatment for red itchy bumps on the wrist

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.
Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Lichen urticatus most probably

Detailed Answer:

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.


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