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Red bumps, swelling, perfect circle around it, spreading to thighs, arms. Treatment?

My friend has a red bump that looks like an ant bite but is swollen in a perfect circle around it. Its not a red ring its just a skin color swollen circle. Its hard to explain! She has 5 on her upper thigh all on the same leg and recently got another one on her arm right below her elbow! My email is YYYY@YYYY and I appreciate you taking your time to try figure out what im talking about!
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Your friend probably has an allergic or contact Dermatitis. She would benefit from anti-histamines like Zyrtec 10 mg at night for a few days. On the red bumps, she may also apply calamine lotion to soothen it twice daily. She should bath in lukewarm water. If the lesion does not subside in a week’s time, please take her to the Dermatologist.

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Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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