Recently (within the past week or so), I've been getting sparse red, itchy bumps on my skin. They're not bigger than the head of a pencil eraser, and some are as small as the head of a pin. They're itchy to the point where it's just plain annoying and distracting, but I have been able to sleep. I noticed that I started getting it on the area where my bra covers, maybe 10 small bumps in all (including my front side and back), and then bumps appeared on extremely random areas like my leg and arm. I've done a little research and it doesn't look like scabies; the tell-tale zigzag pattern isn't visible. Also, like I mentioned previously, there aren't a whole lot of bumps. maybe 10-15 on my whole body maximum.
I thought it might be an allergic reaction to using too much laundry soap, using a new body wash, etc. However, my mom showed me that she started to get them too. They have to be contagious. We haven't changed any detergents for years now and both have different body washes and shampoos. We don't share a bathroom. Our dogs recently went to the vet and were flea free, and our cats are all indoor.
When scratched, these bumps of course turn more red, especially the area surrounding them. Sometimes after scratching, the skin breaks and begins to slightly bleed.
I know similiar things have been posted here, but I haven't yet seen one exactly like my condition. Maybe you could help?