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What causes bump formation?

A few days ago, I noticed my ears became incredibly itchy, red and with small bumps. The skin behind the ears was also itchy and little red bumps developed. My arms and legs have also developed little bumps, either red or skin colored. They are itchy but only on my ears, arms and legs.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014
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Hi.
Thanks for your query.
The history is suggestive of a condition called erysipelas, wherein you get the skin changes as you have described.
Precaution you have to take::
Do not scratch, as the secretions are highly contagious. You will get affected in the new areas wherever you will touch them.
You have to take a course of suitable antibiotic under the supervision of the Doctor.
You can apply liquid Povidone iodine to the areas affected.
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What causes bump formation?

Hi. Thanks for your query. The history is suggestive of a condition called erysipelas, wherein you get the skin changes as you have described. Precaution you have to take:: Do not scratch, as the secretions are highly contagious. You will get affected in the new areas wherever you will touch them. You have to take a course of suitable antibiotic under the supervision of the Doctor. You can apply liquid Povidone iodine to the areas affected.