These itchy bumps look like insect bites, but they cant be. No mosquitos, fleas, or spiders. And they dont look like scabies or bed bugs. I have been getting a couple more each day for about 5 days. What is it?
The first one was on my leg, then my stomach, but all the rest have been around my armpits, like shoulder, upper arm, etc. At first they itch bad and kinda swell and get red. Then about 12 hours later they are just a little red bump that itches only a little, but doesnt go away. They are not in clusters, just here and there.
I have been putting calendula/plantain salve on them and this makes the itching go away a little bit....
I was doing some research online and found your post. I am curious if you ever found out what this was? I have a very similar problem. I did find a chigger/red bug in my bed about 3 weeks ago but since then have washed everything (in bleach and hot water) numerous times as well as used a treatment that is really for scabies just in case...And the new bumps still keep appearing. I go back to the doctor this week but i'm looking for answers online as well. Thanks!
I too am noticing this...Armpits...And behind my knees...I'm scared it's scabies but so far it doen't feel as extreme as scabies (i had them when I was younger and it was awful), these feel more like bites that itch individually as opposed to a whole area and they also hurt a bit....And hot water doesn't help!...Which made me think scabies! As did the locations...Any help?...Is there a scabies forum I can go to?...Or a place I can start one to ask questions? Thanks
I also have these little mole looking bumps on my inner thighs and armpits. I have researched everything online and nothing looks like what I have. Beetred the way you talk about yours is the same way I feel. They dont really itch real bad and there is about 10-15 on each inner thigh and I have 2 in the same spot under each armpit.
If anyone could tell me what this is I would be very happy. Please help.
i have little red bumps in my armpits. i had them under my arms before when i had scarlet fever but i dont have flu symtoms. they have been there for a few weeks now and some days they bother me and some they dont. but when they do bother me its the most itchy, painful, annoying feeling in the world. i was taking a test to see if its some kind of skin rash and Hidradenitis Suppurativa is the only thing that made sense. but i havent gone to my doctor yet and when i was looking up this rash some of the symtoms werent relevent. also the only pictures they had to show were of extremly severe pictures and they look nothing like mine. i just dont know what to do
I have the same problem, small somewhat reddish bumps under my armpit that itch at times and has slowly developed into pain. although not a constant pain it does come in little spurts that can make me clinch.
Im a student with no health insurance. luckily we have a student health center offered at my campus. dont really have much funds. please help. (home remedies?)
I don't know if I have the same thing or not. I have itchy red bumps that flare up and sometimes calm down. But, the itchiness can be pretty uncomfortable and scratching makes the bumps redder.
I had this under one arm and used Apple Cider Vinegar - it has cleared up under that arm COMPLETELY. But, it seemed to travel to the other arm so I am hoping it will also leave eventually using the vinegar! The vinegar stings a little, but I feel it's helping (and it being natural makes me feel better). I don't have a chance to see a Dr. I first bought anti-fungal cream which did nothing. The vinegar seemed to dry up the rash.
I know this is an older post but I am curious if anyone has found an answer for this puzzling rash. I too have the same thing. It started about 2 weeks ago. First on my bikini line (I thought it was just razor burn), then I noticed itchy bumps on my inner thighs. A few days later they were on my side and stomach, then a few more days under both arms. It's strange because the rash isn't in a cluster of bumps, the bumps are just here and there. They are very itchy but moreso at night. I want to go see my dr but I too am without insurance so I have been trying Hydrocortisone Cream and Benadryl cream some days. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Wow, these posts began in 2006 and no result? I've got the same symptoms with the lumps under the arms and behind the knees. I seriously thought they were insect bites until recognising a pattern. Any ideas to fixing this would be helpful
Going to give the apple cider vinegar a shot.
Dont know what it is but Apple Cider Vinegar and Peroxide I use nightly before a shower and it clears up anything!! I use it because of a parasite scare at a daycare and just never stopped using it! I put either one in a spray bottle and spray everything I touched the day before even my bed; myself and no more itching or bumps!
wow i have the same issue over this past month.. i thought they were bedbug bites or some sort of bug bites...but i also am now doubting that now because i only get a couple of them in the armpits, inner arm, hip area, behind the neck area, and on my shoulders. SO WEIRD!! it comes here and there. and only at nightttime though.. what is ittt?
It could be Hives!!! Ive had the exact same thing, itchy red lumps that appear under my armpit and upper arms, worse in the heat, dont seem to cluster etc. Got a bad outbreak after I gave birth to my son, it was my midwife who said it was definitely hives as its pretty common after child birth (had been to docs about it before I fell pregnant and he just said it was an alergy and gave me cream) She told me to take antihistamine tablets and it cleared up within a week. Creams etc make it worse (so does alcohol consumption) try aloe vera gel, it soothes the itching. Aparently if you are prone it will always come back, you just have to deal with it, will be worse in summer so keep taking antihistamines. Does everyone here have quite pale skin?? Its apparently much more common in people with fair skin. (im very fair and blonde)
I just went to the doctor with similar symptoms. Red bumps started forming under my armpits and within a couple days spread to my chest and back. She said it was Pityriasis rosea. Here is the info on it.
What is pityriasis rosea? Pityriasis rosea is a harmless skin rash that causes small, itchy spots on the belly, back, chest, arms, and legs. The rash usually lasts about 4 to 6 weeks, but in some people, it can last for months.
Pityriasis rosea is most common in older children and young adults.
What causes pityriasis rosea? The cause is not known. But it does not seem to be easily spread from person to person.
What are the symptoms of pityriasis rosea? In many people, the rash starts with 1 round or oval patch. This spot is about the size of a half dollar but might be larger. A day or two later, many smaller spots about the size of a dime appear. But not everyone gets the large spot before the rest of the rash.
If you have light skin, the spots are usually pink or salmon-colored. If you have dark skin, the spots can be a red-brown color or darker than your skin.
The spots might be:
-On the belly, back, chest, arms, and legs
-Spread out in a Christmas tree pattern on the back
-A little scaly
-In children, the spots sometimes happen on the face and scalp.
Is there a test for pityriasis rosea? Maybe. Your doctor or nurse will often be able to tell if you have it by learning about your symptoms and doing an exam. But he or she might gently scrape the rash or do a different test to get a sample of your skin. Tests on the skin sample can help the doctor tell if you have pityriasis rosea or a different disease.
Is there anything I can do on my own to feel better?
Yes. You can:
-Take a special kind of bath called an oatmeal bath. Use lukewarm, not hot water.
-Use unscented moisturizing lotion or cream on your skin.
-Keep your body cool.
How is pityriasis rosea treated? Most people do not need any treatment. If the symptoms bother you, your doctor might prescribe creams or ointments to help with itching. In rare cases, doctors prescribe other medicines or a special type of treatment that uses lights, called phototherapy.
Glad to hear so many also have this puzzling rash! It started as a bump or two on my shoulder, spread to the fold of my right arm/pit and then after a few weeks to the left armpit area and then to the right inner thigh, and then the left. I am a chef in a very busy kitchen, it gets hot and sweaty in there. I've tried EVERYTHING but not ACV! Will def give that a go and report back.