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For a few months itchy red bumps appear.

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For the last few months I have had random itchy red bumps appear. At first it was just one on my arm. Then they have come randomly. I had five on my lower stomach by my hip. If I itch them they obviously get worse but if I leave them alone they go away. Slowly. They leave a mark for a while though. This past weekend I got them scattered on my forearm, my stomach, and my calf. They are terribly itchy. I took benadryl and they seem to have gotten better because of it. I also put itch cream on them so I don't itch them. Well this morning I woke up with about 4 of them on my lower back. They start off as skin colored welts and then turn red. They only stay red - no other color and they don't become dry or anything along those lines. As I said before they take a few days to go away. I have never had an issue with being allergic to anything my whole life. I don't think they could be bed bugs because my boyfriend isn't getting them and we sleep in the same bed every night.

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replied December 19th, 2014
Allergies Answer A50544
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Though a good quality picture would have aided in better explaining the lesions, the description appears to be that of contact dermatitis or an insect bite. It could also be a viral exanthema but a physical examination would be required. In the meanwhile you can apply calamine and take levocetirizine at day time and desloratidine at night to alleviate the symptoms. Please consult your doctor to examine the lesions first hand.

wishing you best of health


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