I'm having re-occurring red, itchy bumps on my skin. They show up one at a time, usually last for a week, then disappears and another one shows up in another place (including face, arms, legs, butt, hands). I went to a doctor who told me they were insect bites, but I've done all I could in my apartment and still get them. It's been already 3 months and I don't know what to do. Has anyone ever had a similar situation?
I have a similar thing and am trying to figure it out. I had the first spot on my back. I noticed the itching before the spot itself. It went away after a while but ever since I've noticed a few more, still random and single, itchy bumps on my chest and torso.
I've done some preliminary research online and haven't found anything to explain it so far.
I still didn't find what it is, but the 3rd doctor I saw ordered some blood exams. The results came out normal, except for Lyme disease, which we didn't get the result yet. HOWEVER, she prescribed me antibiotics and since I started taking them (2 weeks) I haven't had any other bumps... maybe you should try a doctor (that doesn't just think it's an insect bite... it might take some time to find one like this).
I've been suffering the same thing. Small red, very itchy bumps. I got them last year and a dermatologist did a biopsy and said "probably an insect bite" and had given me Fluocinonide, an ointment. After about a month they finally didn't come back... until this year about 3 weeks ago. I have an appointment with another dermatologist in a few weeks. The itchiness is driving me crazy! Any good suggestions to relieve the itchiness? Nothing seems to work.
I had my first spot on my neck. I thought it was a mosquito bite very itchy. Then I had several more some on my back under my arms legs etc. not many at once. I went to dermatologist. He scraped the bites could not make a definite diagnosis. He gave me triamcinolone ointment and super Benadryl A new spot just appeared on my navel. I thought I was cured but I guess not. My dermatologist also thought it might have been bug bites but couldn't prove or disprove it. Still a itchy mystery
What i recommend is taking all your sheets,comforter,pillow,etc.. and one and a time run them in your washer under a very hot cycle that way if it's any sort of bugs it will get killed and before you put anything on put a "All in One Mattress Protector" to be safe also get one for your pillow. Well this all so could be an allergic reaction so something new in the house, I recommend going to the doctor and a dermatologist. I hope you get better.
I'm having the same problem too. Not my first time to have this too and didn't find any answer on the net as well.i dont think it's a insect bite but i'm trying to consider the weather. I noticed that they appear when its mere cold.what about yours?
I was dealing with the exact same thing. I had one bump near my tailbone, and I thought it was a mosquito bite. It itched like crazy. I went all day with this annoying itchy bump. At night, when I woke up I was itchy like crazy. In the morning when I got up, I had bumps all over my back, belly, breasts, arms and face. I went into the ER because I was terrified it were something bad and I didnt know if I was going to transfer it to my children. They instantly told me it was hives. I was prescribed a steroid and also bought Benedryl. I took both mediciations right away, and took a three hour nap afterwards. When I woke up from the nap, I could not find one single bump on my body. I am realived because it was very irritable with the nonstop itching all night!
My daughters had something showing same symptoms. We thought it may be mites but they noticed it got worse in winter and went away (nearly) on spring break at the beach. They started going to the tanning booth once a week. Both are almost completely bump free. Now we believe it's a vitamin d deficiency. Until you figure out the cause, 50/50 tea tree oil and olive or grape seed oil will alleviate the itch for some time. Good luck.
have any of you ever figured out what this is? It just started happening to me and itching is unbelievable. a few bumps show up, then start itchng, a few days later the itching stops, but the mark is still there, then a couple more bites appear a couple of days later. My doctor thinks it is insect bites, but she is guessing. I'm going to see a dermatologist as soon as I can get in.
If it is insects....I use Spectricide spray.......I vac everything first with heap vac and then take the bed apart and spray..............floors, corners, inside cabinets, closets, vac the screens & spray that whole area.......wash the sheets, blankets & covers...wash the clothes in the closet and fold & put into plastic bags & seal, open drawers and spray in there after you check everything......vac the mattress & spray and let it dry before putting it back together again. Be sure to spray every corner of the room including the radiators. If you have forced hot air with vents...take them off and vac & spray inside......put it back together spraying the vent went you put it back together. Close the door and let it stay over night...........next day open the windows & put on a fan then vac again and put everything together..we also have bell & howell plug in's - in every room...2 in LV......no flies, no spider and no mice.....$20 for 4 at Walmart.
This post was from 3 years ago, did any of you find an answer?! I'm having the same problem. Can't be bugs I'm not outside and can't be any in my bed or home because my boyfriend doesn't get them. Went to the dr but he had nothing. I'm going crazy, help please!
I to have noticed random itchy red spots here and there for like the past month. The first one I thought was a tiny mosquito bite but now I get a new one every couple of days. I researched bed bugs, but it says the bites would be more linear not like one here and one there. I also researched scabies which is more heat rashy looking than single bump. I live with two kids and another adult and none of them are having any issues. I am going to wait a couple more weeks and then probably schedule a doctor appointment, but it doesn't sound like the doctors were able to help anybody else out with a real solution, only guesses. I can guess and try different things without paying for medical advice to do the same.