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Small, skin colored bumps on shoulders, spreading to back, chest, stomach. Dust allergy?

i noticed just a couple of very small skin coloured bumps (likegoosebumps) on my shoulders a week or so ago,it has since been spreading slowly i now have them on my back, chest and a few appearing on my tummy. i began to get a little itchy today. i dont frequent the ocean or pools. i did handle very dusty christmas ornaments (i was setting up the decorations for a small mall and was scratched by thema fair bit). an d wehave stayed at a hotel recently, my husband has nosymptoms at all .
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Your rash-like skin eruptions could possibly be due to an allergic reaction or a heat rash (if you are living in a tropical country or exposed to heat / sun). I would suggest the following remedial measures:
- you can take an anti-histamine (anti-allergy) medication like Pheniramine or Cetrizine (which should be available over the counter)
- you can apply an emolient like calamine lotion to soothen the skin and relieve the itching
- avoid sweating or dirt accumulation by taking frequent baths
- avoid exposure to dust or irritants
- avoid perfumed or strong soaps, perfumes or lotions

If the rash is worsening or you develop any other complications, please see a doctor for further evaluation.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Answered: Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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