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Red itchy bumps on skin : insect bites or skin allergy ?

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I have been getting what appears to be bug bites on my legs, ankles, stomach and back sporadically for a few months. They come out of nowhere, and they look pretty much like a mosquito bite and are extremely itchy. They appear red but when I scratch them they almost become invisible because they turn the shade on my skin. They seem to last for at least a week and cause alot of discomfort, then it just goes away. But it seems to happen every few weeks, I was wondering if you know what the problem could be?

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replied June 26th, 2007
Insect Bites Answer A2996
Insect bites can’t appear from nowhere ... but allergies can appear from nowhere. You can apply some anti-allergic balsam on the skin lesions. Such types of balsam can also help if the lesions are due to insect bites. Then, you can contact your GP or a dermatologist for an expert opinion.

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