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Small Red Bumps on Body - What is it???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 16, 2009
  • 08:23 PM

Over the past week I've developed these small red itchy bumps. They seemed to start on my forearms, and have since spread to my back, remainder of arms, rear end, hips and now legs. Not on my face or chest at all. They look reminiscent of mild acne, but these are very itchy and dry, no pus. I've now counted 70-80 different bumps. I'm traveling for business and so am not near my doctor's office. (These also started while I was still home so I know they're not bed bugs from hotel. These bumps are also randomly popping up and I'm not being bit) I went to the ER yesterday because I was worried with them spreading so quickly. I've been taking benadryl and a prescription anti-inflammatory, but they could not diagnose what they are and what's causing them. I have an appointment with my doctor upon my return, however, is there anything I can do now while waiting? I don't know if this is an allergic reaction, or viral/bacterial cause. Any suggestions/ideas of what I'm dealing with? Anything would truly help!

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