What are these itchy bumps on my skin?
For the last few weeks, itchy, small bumps have been appearing on my skin. They each last a day or two, and then they disappear, and then others pop up elsewhere. Although a few have been reddish, some don't have color. It started on my butt, but my doctor said I didn't have genital herpes, and since my appointment, I've gotten about a dozen or so more. I have a few on my arms, I've had a couple on my torso, and some on my legs and butt. I don't consume anything regularly enough to be having a constant allergic reaction, and I've changed detergents and stuff, but it hasn't changed. I've had poison ivy before, and the bumps look like individual poison ivy bumps. I don't know what to do :( Please help me!
- Susan GLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Check around your home for bugs like bedbugs or fleas. Both bedbugs and fleas leave blackish droppings so look for those around your bed and your sofa. Think about where you were right before you got the bumps - someone else may have the bug problem.
You could also be having some contact dermatitis or some other skin issue. If I were you, I'd vacuum my bed, pillows, mattress, box spring, carpet and any other upholstery in your house to help get rid of any allergens. I would also wash all of the blankets and covers on your bed and throw your pillows in the dryer for a few minutes. My husband reacts to cat hair on his (and the cat's) favorite blanket by getting small itchy red bumps all over his back.
One more thought, have you been around any wood burning fireplaces? Or any dogs/cats that might have been running around outside through the bushes. You can get poison ivy from your friendly family pet and from cut firewood. See a dermatologist if none of the suggestions help. Use some cortisone cream to help with the itch - benedryl cream is also very good.
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- NancyLv 44 years ago
Best see a doctor. The woods could have had poison ivy or poison oak in it. The oils from them cause allergic reaction. Recommend you look up the Net to identify if it was it. It's also possible you may have a sensitive reaction to the grass type. Calamine lotion might sooth the itchiness. Ice pack or temporary first aid with frozen peas packet wrapped with a damp tea towel may also offer relief in the meantime.
- Honey WLv 41 decade ago
It sounds like hives, you've probably become allergic to something previously quite tolerable, like dust mites, or the central heating. Get some anti-histhamines from the chemist, and see a doctor again if you still have it after a week on them.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You could have a food allergy or some form of contact dermatitis.
- gandalfLv 41 decade ago