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Itchy red lumps in afternoon

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i have itchy red lumps that start coming up from afternoon this has been happening for over a week now, they appear on my face, head, arms and legs. In the morning the lumps have gone down and are just red marks but by 3-4pm they start itching and coming up. what are they and how to i stop them from itching?

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replied May 19th, 2010
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Welcome to the ehealthforum. The possiblity of the generalised red & itchy bumps being due to a viral infection are high. Such bumps usually are self resolving. However, antihistamines like levo-cetirizine is definitely helpful in relieving the itch. Urticaria is another possiblity which is usually due to some external allergen. It is also self resolving. Some soothing lotion like lactocalamine and use of levocetrizine helps. The allergic drug rash is the 3rd possiblity.

However, for this, there should be some incriminating drug which yuo have been taking and avoidance of that drug can relieve one of the symptoms of the drug rash. I must admit that it is very difficult to diagnose online without a physical examination. Hence, I'll suggest you to consult a dermatologist for the same. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.

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