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Red and white bumps on arms. Took benadryl. Is it scabies outbreak?

I just developed a bunch load of little red/white bumps all over both forearms (mostly located nearer to my wrists) and it is now spreading onto the outside of my hands. It is REALLY itchy and driving me nuts . I took Benadryl about an hour ago hoping that it would help because I thought that maybe it could be an allergic reaction to my sisters cat --but normally I just get itchy and my eyes start up...never a rash. Also, I should probably mention that there was a scabies outbreak at the group home I work in starting last weekend - but they were not 100% sure that it was scabies AND we have been taking every precaution. Please tell me this isn t scabies.
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query.

It is looking like scabies.

Wrist is the commonest site of involvement in scabies.

Please apply permethrin lotion.

This will give you good results.

Take some anti histamine tablet for the itch.

Please meet a dermatologist and discuss regarding this.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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