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Reddish itchy bumps on the forearms, buttocks and inner thighs. No history of allergy. What could be this?

I have itchy red bumps on my forearms, backs of hands, outsides of elbows, buttocks , and inner thighs. They itch like crazy, mostly at night, but my spouse has been unaffected. This has been going on for well over a month. The itch is sated by getting into the pool, but is made worse once I m out of it-- it gets worse when I sweat, or I m in the heat. I m 25 years old, taking a lot of ibprofen for a tooth ache, but otherwise on no medication . I m male, and have no allergies I m aware of.
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Hi reddish itchy bumps over the forearms back of the hands and inner thighs .itching more at night time can be scabies.there will be some incubation period for it to get contagious hence ur spouse is not effected.i think u may have got effected from the swimming pool .use atarax 25 mg at night.antibiotic twice daily and application of permithrin lotion weekly once all over the body from neck to toe can relieve from symptoms
If still itching persists go for oral steriods
Answered: Mon, 30 Sep 2013
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