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Red, itchy, hard bumps on arms. Clear discharge. What is it?

My boyfriend has noticed bug like bumps on his arms. They are red and very itchy at first but then become hard after a day or two. When he squeezes one a clear liquid comes out of it. We thought maybe bed bugs but I sleep in the same bed with him and I have noticed nothing. We also were thinking maybe hives but they last three to four days and I didn't think hives have liquid in them. The bumps do not come to a point like a pimple
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Welcome to healthcare magic forum
Thank you for your query
i understand your concern regarding your friend skin problem.
It is difficult to reach diagnosis from only description.
it may be due to allergic or irritant dermatitis,or some viral infection.
you are right that it is not due to hives or urticaria.
please do not press or popped the lesion as chance of spreading is there.
he need to consult dermatologist for proper management.
applying topical antibiotic cream will also help him
I hope I answered your query
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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