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i have these little bumps that just started popping up on the forearms, underarms, stomach and really starting to itch. It started about 2 weeks ago with just a few on the foreamrs and wrist, almost like little pimples, but now it is more and more. My stomach feels like chicken skin, or chill bumps. What can I do to get rid of them?

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replied February 15th, 2010
Skin Answer A10046

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Since the itchy bumps started on the forearm and are now spreading on the trunk, so it can be contact dermatitis, sweat dermatitis, viral exanthematous rash or pityriasis rosea. It is very difficult to confirm a diagnosis with physical examination. I would suggest you to consult a dermatologist as treatment is specific for each one.

Till then, use a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil. Also use cotton clothes and change the clothes twice if there is any increased sweating. Try keeping the skin free of sweat as far as possible and apply some calamine lotion on the itchy bumps to soothe the skin.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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