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itchy bumps - parasites ?

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About 10 days ago, I got back from a trip where I was outside a lot (in the woods). On the way home I noticed a few itchy bumps on the palm of my hand. The bumps were red, but i noticed a small black dot on each of them (some looked like tiny slivers). I thought it was an allergic reaction to something and ignored it. Over the course of the past few days, the itching stopped, and the bumps got bigger and rounded, then as they shrank (healed), harder and dark. Now they are barely raised, but have small dark red dots where they used to be. I wasn't worried about it, but now there is a 1/4 inch red line coming from one - could this be a track of a parasite? If not, any other ideas of what this could be? I didn't go to the Dr. because it seemed to be healing. Any other ideas?
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replied October 10th, 2008
I'm not sure on this one. If those black dots really looked like tiny slivers at first, they might be parasites. But if they were, in ten days they would already be somewhere else in your system and you wouldn't notice that red strip only now. Have you noticed any other unussual symptoms? Are you feeling any different?
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replied February 23rd, 2009
Hi there
hi there, i have had 3 spots over a period of about 8 months. These spots are red raised spots with a black inside. i have squeezed them and every time a black rock hard lump has come out around the size of 1/2 a grain of rice. Is this what you had?

thanks xx
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