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Red raised bumps on hip, spreading, get worse at night, itchy body. What precaution to be taken?

A few days ago, I noticed a small red raised bump on my hip. It constantly itched and as a few days passed, I didn t realize I had begun to start itching all over. Last night and today, I realized the small raised bumps had spread from my left hip around my back to the top of my buttocks , all the way around to the right hip, and on the insides of my groin area. today the inside of my left knee got a bump. My belly button has welts in it too. These bumps look like mosquito bites - they are not dry, scaly, flaky or blisters. They are just raised itchy bumps that seem to be spreading. My boyfriend is experiencing the same thing. Our dog is treated with flea medicine and I have checked him for fleas and did not find any. I also check our mattress inseams for bed bugs. They seem to get worse overnight.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to healthcare magic,
You and your boyfriend might be suffering from scabies. The distribution and description of the rash fits scabies. 5 % PERMETHRIN cream whole body application once to be left on the skin for 12 hours from neck downwards is a good treatment for scabies. Kindly consult your doctor for confirmation and treatment.
Hope this helped
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