About two months ago I got a small rash on my inner elbow, it started out as just tiny ( about the size of a pen tip) red bumps, in an area about the size of a quarter. It was VERY itchy. Now the skin around the rash is a brown-ish colour and the bumps only show up after I scratch it, and it still itches. But now I have the same thing starting in my belly button and between my brests. I also keep getting rashes with red bumps (about the size of a pencil eraser) and they itch very very badly, but goes away within a day, but keeps comeing back everynight. Does anyone know what any of these rashes are, what caused them, or what I might do to make them go away?
i have simialr problem for months. Finally doc figured it was the bath gel and shampoos i was using. and scrubbing with loofas etc. Made skin v senstivie and dry without realising it. Got so desperate i started just showing with water minus soap to let skin settle down. And moisturise a lot. Now i use cetaphil non-soap soap. It's better now. but still some stubborn patches
Also, do avoid moisturisers that contain paraffin or mineral oil. They only "coat" the top layer of skin but don't nourish. Try sweet almond oil. To help with itching at night apply a thin layer of calomine lotion. For a quick fix try an ice cube on the itchy spot. or cool shower all over if you have been perspiring.