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Why does my sister have bumps on skin that flair up at night?

my daughter has these bumps mainly on here arms and a few here and there. they seem to flair up mainly at night. In the day hours u can barely see them but at night they really surface. I thought they were bed bugs but look more and it also sound like symptoms of scabies. Dr. told her it could be from some fragrant cream lotion but she's be wearing that for years. My daughter is 20
Thu, 8 May 2014
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It seems that your daughter may be having lichen urticatus also called papular urticaria. It is hypersensitivity to insects like bed bug,flea,mosquito or some other. There may be severly itchy papular eruption occuring more at night. You consult dermatologist for firm diagnosis. Antihistaminics like levocetirizine and short course of steroids in tappering dose would be helpful. Apply mild steroid cream like hydrocortisone cream on the lesions twice a day. Tell her not to take bath with soap. Tell her to use dettol in bath. I think she may be alright with proper treatment. I hope you got my answer.


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