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ive been having these bumps that feel like big bites and i cannot figure out what they are, doctor was no help. they are itchy red bumps that ooze when u squeeze them. not bed bugs. but i do have dogs that could possibly have something to do with it?
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replied July 11th, 2018
Hello and welcome to EHF,

I appreciate your concern,

Contact dermatitis is a skin condition that can present as red itchy bumps that ooze on squeezing.It can result from something that is in direct contact with your skin like a fabric,a shampoo or lotion,sunscreen,metal jewellery or any such thing that you're applying on your skin,you might be allergic to.It can also be a form of dog allergy.

You need to visit a dermatologist for a thorough exam of the effected areas and need to be tested for skin allergies to know what's causing it so that you can get rid of the culprit object/objects responsible for it.Meanwhile you can use calamine lotion on the lesions for relief from the itch,can take antihistamines like diphenhydramine as well,mild steroids containing ointments available over the counter can also be used.

I hope this is helpful,

Wishing you the best of health.


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