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red itchy bumps on breast, stomach, could sweating cause it?

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I started to get red itchy bumps on my breast, which now are on my stomach and vagina. I was just wondering what this may be? I have recently been sweating more at the gym and was wondering whether it could be the cause of the bumps. I have no pain, just extremely itchy

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replied September 12th, 2011
Skin Answer A26784

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. From the description of your symptoms it can be contact dermatitis, sweat dermatitis, heat rash, eczema, hives, allergic reaction, viral infections causing rash or simple irritation of the skin causing dermatitis.

I cannot confirm a diagnosis without examination and hence I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist. Till that time, apply some calamine lotion on the rashes. You can also take antihistaminics like Benadryl after consulting your doctor. 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.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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