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red bumps on elbows...

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  • Posted By: glish25
  • March 6, 2007
  • 07:06 PM

I have red bumps on my elbows, mostly and some on my legs. These look like bites, but are not. Went to the drm and her said i may have a gluten intolerance, but when tested, i did not. It does feel systemic, though, like it may be an allergy rather than excema. Any ideas?

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  • Not really without a bit more information. How big are they? How long have they lasted? Are they itchy? Why do you think they are not bites? Why do you think they might be systemic (do you feel unwell)?
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  • Thanks for responding... they are small pimple size to size of a rather large bites. Yes, they are itchy. I feel it's not bites, because sometimes i will look and there are new ones formed, indoors, at work. I feel it's systemic, because it feels like when i got stung by a bee, and could actually feel the hives forming. Same kind of idea... think it may be a food allergy, but I won't rule out a superficial cause.
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  • I have to say they sound like they might be bites. Do you keep cats (especially) or dogs. If so they might be flea bites. The feeling you are describing might be a response to the histamine. If it's an allergy it could be caused by a lot of things. It could be external (e.g. soap powder) or a whole load of different types of food allergy. There are others who read this who will have a lot more first hand experience of food allergies than me and might be able to advise whether your symptoms are likely to be caused by this.
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  • I have red bumps on my elbows, mostly and some on my legs. These look like bites, but are not. Went to the drm and her said i may have a gluten intolerance, but when tested, i did not. It does feel systemic, though, like it may be an allergy rather than excema. Any ideas?You can have a gluten intolerance, and have a negative test. But also, you could be having a reaction to something else, too.Does it get worse when you take a hot shower/bath? Bites generally won't get worse for hot water, and allergies generally will. (But there are exceptions.)Try spending a day eating only fruits, vegis, and meats that you know you are not allergic to, and avoid all corn, soy, wheat, eggs, milk, and artificial colors and flavors, and see if you feel any better. One day won't get rid of it, but if it is systemic, and you already know you are so sensitive to what is happening in your body, you might be able to *feel* the difference after 24 hours of avoiding something you are reacting to.If you feel better, then you could try an elimination diet, and figure out which thing(s) are causing you problems.Shula
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  • Please do not listen to anything Shula or Acuann tell you. My sister just passed away because Shula and Acuann told her that her doctor was wrong and she did not have a serious condition. Acuann even told her to get acupuncture to get healed. These people are going to be investigated for practicing medicine without a license. Shula and Acuann are specifically wanted in connection with my sisters homocide. Thats right homocide. If she would have listened to her doctor instead of these internet quacks she would still be here today. Rest assured I will do everything in my power to put these two behind bars and shut this website down for good.
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  • I have the same problem with bumps on my elbows. I've noticed that I didn't have them for a long time but here recently I started drinking sodas again both diet and regular after not having them for a long time. Sure enough after about two days of drinking pepsi and dr. pepper the bumps resurfaced on my elbows. I'm stopping the soda drinking all together. I also think there are a lot more people out there that have wheat gluten intolerances. I get rid of mine with EFT. teaches you how to do this it's awesome:) Hope this helps
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  • Yeah, I have the same problem. Red pimple sized dots on elbows. I was born with them. All of a sudden for the past couple years they started getting ichy. Not contagous obviosly.
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  • I have had the same issue ever since i was a kid. a small cluster of bumps on the insides of my elbows and sometimes behind my knees. It is a sign of an allergic reaction to something, but what you are allergic to changes for everyone. Try changing your laundry detergent and soap, also have you been exposed to any knew chemicals? ie have you been painting your house or using a new cleaning product? all of these things sometimes trigger my reaction
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  • Yeah, I have the same problem. Red pimple sized dots on elbows. I was born with them. All of a sudden for the past couple years they started getting ichy. Not contagous obviosly.Thats same for me. I was born with them, and they didn't bother me but recently they've gotten really itchy and getting on my nerves because if i itch them, like clear sticky stuff comes out or it just starts bleeding. I'm trying to figure out what exactly they are so i know how to treat them...
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  • One word: psoriasis.
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  • Sounds to me like diet induced eczema...try olive oil on them with an oatmeal bath first. Then try and eliminate sugar for the most part, from your diet, slow down, don't get stressed out because it will cause worse flare ups! but the oatmeal with a rub of olive or cocunut oil...try an anti itch medicine like vagisil to relieve itching...it works! LOL
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  • One word: psoriasis.Small, pimple-sized bumps on the inside of the elbows and knees (while these areas are commonly affected by psoriasis) are probably not indicative of psoriasis- this psoriatic plaques that the disease causes usually look more like red, scaly patches than pimple-sized bumps.If what you are experiencing is an itchy, perhaps leathery, rash on the interior of your knees and elbows, there is a good chance that it is just eczema, in which case you might want to try some sort of a steroid, or triple antibiotic creme.There is also a possibility that you are experiencing simple dermatitis, in which case it would do you well to identify some foreign material the area is frequently coming in contact with that might be causing an allergic reaction (be it an article of clothing, jewelry, or what have you). If you can do so, (obviously) do not allow further contact to your skin.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 16, 2009
    • 03:29 PM
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  • I have red bumps on my elbows, mostly and some on my legs. These look like bites, but are not. Went to the drm and her said i may have a gluten intolerance, but when tested, i did not. It does feel systemic, though, like it may be an allergy rather than excema. Any ideas?There is a good chance that if you notice these bumps only on your elbows it is simple contact dermatitis, or irritated hair follicles- either way, it is probably a result of general contact (rubbing against materials, resting on your elbows, etc.) and is most likely negligible. In any event, make sure to consult a dermatologist.
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    • October 16, 2009
    • 06:11 PM
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  • Seriously, its probably granuloma annulare. No known causes, no cure. Can be treated with steroid injections and ointments but its not fool proof. Many believe its autoimmune.
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  • yes its called exzema. it comes at the elbows and behind the knees. all of my kids have it and i had it as a child it is allergry related and it can get out of hand. dont scratch it and us no soap on those area's or anything that smell good keep lotioned with a non scented lotion and it will go away unless its something your eating and dont change up soaps/washing powders stick to the clear non scented ones or go back to what you were using. there is noo cure..........and it is something that someone had in your family it is only until recent that they even knee what is was i had it as a child no one told my mother for years i suffered. so dont be alarmed your okay.......................
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  • One word: psoriasis.Actually, if you are talking about bumps on the outside of your elbows, i have them too.They are actually small warts and my dermatologist said they will never go away but can be treated every now and then to rid of them for a little bit. They sometimes itch if i rub them on something too hard. hope this helps
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