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Rashes popping on skin, bites on toes, fingers, elbow, red and swollen. Any ideas?

I have random rashes popping up on my skin. I initially thought they were bed bugs because they look like individual little bumps/bites. I have checked my bed and my home and have not seen any. They are small clusters of "bites" about 1" in diameter. I have had these bites on my toes, my fingers, my shoulder, my elbow, and have a single one on my face. I have had weird dry skin before, but it usually stays within one area of my body (was on my shin/leg in the past) They itch, they get red, and swollen, but they go away after 2-3 days. Please help :)
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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hello .thanks for your query..
You may have something knows as Urticaria.It is common skin condition with frequent exacerbations and remissions.
In most cases,a direct cause is not identified.Treatment is a combination of correct anti histaminic tablets for a few months to help in reducing the severity and frequency of these hives.
Start application of a soothing anti pruritic calamine lotion to relieve the itch.In certain cases, a few bood tests are advised to rule out ant internal causation of the same. I would advise you to visit a dermatologist to rule out systemic causes of the same.
You should also observe your lifestyle ,diet etc; anything eating/doing if causing the rash should be identified and eliminated.
Do not worry,although symptoms and treatment course of urticaria is prolonged,these do not pose any danger in most people!
hope this helps!take care...
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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