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Help! Non-itchy, dry, red bumps!

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  • Posted By: lulu13
  • April 3, 2008
  • 00:29 AM

Okay, so this has been a pain. Everytime I try to find something to help all the symptoms say "ITCHY red bumps" which isn't what I have!! Anyway. Some weeks ago, I saw some red bumps they were dry and for reason seem to appear in pairs...maybe its just me though. They don't itch at all or have any real irritation to them, they're just on my arm on my stomach, a little on my chest . Mostly on my stomach though. There isn't a lot of them just, I say, twelve to fifteen. I'd just like some advice about it, let me know if there's anything to really worry about. : ) Thanks!!

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  • Did you ever find out about what you were experiencing?My fiance is experiencing the same thing. (from your description)His spots are small (id say the biggest is about the size of the end of a pencil eraser)they dont itch, they look like a raised spot that has dry patchy skin on it. not round like a pimple, more flat but raised slightly off the skin. there are only about 10-15 spots, but his are on his arms, back, chest, and one on his foot. He had Kidney cancer, and a tumor in the spleen, where the doctors removed both organs. there was a scare of metastasized kidney cancer to his liver, but the doctors dont think its anything. Cancer runs on his mothers side of the family. I KNOW that i cant diagnose this condition, but i located a possible cause : Mycosis Fungoides. However, im starting to see that there are alot of skin conditions that LOOK like his.what has your doctor told you if you dont mind me asking?
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  • I am experiencing the exact same thing. They are mostly on my stomach and back, a few on my arms, legs, and on my neck. Not itchy at all, just red, barely raised, and really dry-looking. I am not allergic to anything that I know of, and i haven't started using any new products to trigger this response. Very annoying, I am going to a clinic today to see what's up.
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  • I have the same thing! I keep getting more, and I've had them for a few weeks now. I think they might just be from stress.. Let me know what the clinic says.. I'm really curious as to what is happening to my skin!
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  • I am a 22yr old male, and have the same spots. I started getting them 3 yrs ago or so, I first noticed them after I went ice skating and forced my size 18 feet into size 13 skates. I first noticed two small spots on my right big toe, then a few weeks later some more appeared on my ankle. since then, they have appeared on both ankles (definitely more on my left one), the tops and undersides of my knees, a few on the thighs, and some on my backside. patches are also on Both wrists (also more on my left), half way up my forearms, on both elbows, and a few between the elbows and armpits. Also, where the spots on the inside of my bicep contact my chest, one or two spots appeared but have since gone. A physicians Assistant glanced at them and told me it was a fungal infection, but the topical antifungal cream did not disperse them... They do seem to flare up and become more pronounced after excercise. Also, they seem to become "scaled" and will peel off an outer later when scratched, often times resulting in a slight amount of bleeding..............Its more annoying that I don't know what they are, than it is that they are actually there. They have never caused discomfort, and have only rarely been itchy. Very very rarely.... anyway, I've had them for at least 3 years and they haven't gone away at all........
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  • i have bumbs on the top of my back that seem as what everyone has described i've tried to look things up but,the only thing i could think of was sweat rash which would explain why it's so common.
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  • Closest thing I've found online is this:https://health.google.com/health/ref/Molluscum+contagiosumhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molluscum_contagiosum
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  • I too have this.Those links posted don't look like what I have though. Mine are not bumps they are generally flat patches that are dryand not itchy. I don't have many. Maybe 8 in total.They're on my neck, couple of my chest and one larger oneon my hip. Started noticing them about 4/5 days ago.Can't seem to find anything online that describes exactly what I have(bar this forum) that is any use! I've been moisturising the areas for a couple of days. Has anyone seen a doctor about this yet?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2010
    • 10:22 AM
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  • So this is the closest thing I could find to what I just saw on my body a couple of days ago. I woke up and went to go in the shower and i felt bumps on my back, I didn't think much of it, but it looked like two spider bites. Like a perfect square of bites, then when I went to show my boyfriend hours later, it looked like a circle of 5 bites. They were not itchy at all, and now it has been two days and it keeps looking like more bites are in that cluster. The entire thing is about the size of a quarter but it just keeps getting more red. Like I said, it is not itchy and looks dry. It is located on my lower back right at my waistline of where my pants sit. People keep suggesting different things, but when I look them up, it all comes down to the fact that it isn't itchy, and I am worried I am going to get more..so PLEASE let a doctor see this and give us answers!
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    • January 27, 2011
    • 04:00 AM
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  • to be totaly honest i had the same thing when i was around 25 and it was syphilis but i got it from hugging a girl in a hottub that had it (not joking thats all i did was hug her) so dont get angry at your husband or anything but thats what i hadDid you ever find out about what you were experiencing?My fiance is experiencing the same thing. (from your description)His spots are small (id say the biggest is about the size of the end of a pencil eraser)they dont itch, they look like a raised spot that has dry patchy skin on it. not round like a pimple, more flat but raised slightly off the skin. there are only about 10-15 spots, but his are on his arms, back, chest, and one on his foot. He had Kidney cancer, and a tumor in the spleen, where the doctors removed both organs. there was a scare of metastasized kidney cancer to his liver, but the doctors dont think its anything. Cancer runs on his mothers side of the family. I KNOW that i cant diagnose this condition, but i located a possible cause : Mycosis Fungoides. However, im starting to see that there are alot of skin conditions that LOOK like his.what has your doctor told you if you dont mind me asking?
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    • January 31, 2011
    • 05:40 PM
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  • I too have them i just noticed them last night.. I have been wandering what they are but I can't seem to find anything online about them either... I was wandering if anyone has found out what they could be.. they aren't itchy either they are just flat raised red bumps on my stomach and chest but mostly on my stomach.. Does anyone know what they could be?I am a 20 year old girl and I did have surgery done on my stomach from a tubal pregnancy but that was about 2 years ago.. If anyone knows anything please reply :)
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  • I had this and went to the doctor, and I was immediately diagnosed with pityriasis rosea.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pityriasis_roseaWhen I looked it up, I smiled because it was the first picture that actually resembled what I had. Not contagious, not harmful, and not caused by bacteria, fungi, or allergies. Nothing to worry about, it goes away on it's own, just itches in the mean time.
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  • I have bumps mostly on my back I don't where they came from please help!
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  • I purposely created a user account because I have been suffering from a red non-itchy flat rash primarily around my torso which is more pronounced after I work-out. I have had blood tests, antibiotics, steriods, prescription creams, anti-fungul creams, etc. I even was treated for scabies after a negative test....I have had this problem for 4 months. Solution: Benadryl extra strength cream - amazing result thus far.... Please let me know if this works for anyone! Cheers
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  • Okay, so this has been a pain. Everytime I try to find something to help all the symptoms say "ITCHY red bumps" which isn't what I have!! Anyway. Some weeks ago, I saw some red bumps they were dry and for reason seem to appear in pairs...maybe its just me though. They don't itch at all or have any real irritation to them, they're just on my arm on my stomach, a little on my chest . Mostly on my stomach though. There isn't a lot of them just, I say, twelve to fifteen. I'd just like some advice about it, let me know if there's anything to really worry about. : ) Thanks!!I came across this thread while I was still convincing myself I had some sort of life threatening disease. I went to a doctor (finally) and found out what it is: pityriasis rosea!It's completely harmless. Its a viral infection of the skin that comes mostly in the spring time. Look for a heralds patch, which is a patch thats a red circle with skin in the middle (skin thats not red). You can look up pictures for a better description. The bumps are normally on your stomach and back and can appear on your chest, arms, legs, etc.. I was so scared I thought I was dying but it's not it goes away in 3 weeks according to my doctor but 6-8 according to the internet. I've had mine for about a week and a half and its starting to fade a little. Hopefully I helped you guys!
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  • it sounds like you have something called piyriasis versicolor. this is my non professional opinion. it is caused by a yeast like germ on your skin, they are common on the skin however some people are prone to the germ multiplying more than usual which can cause a rash(similar to what you described) can be cause by hot, sunny or humid weather. fungus thrives in warm moist conditions so even if u do alot of exercise or sweat alot the germ could multiply. its not harmful and you can clear it up in a week or two. using an anti-fungal cream (daktarin) on the rash twice a day will see to it. to prevent from coming back use an anti dandruff shampoo on your skin 2-3 times a week, just rub over your skin and leave for a couple of minutes then wash off, this will help prevent the germs building up and the rash recurring. hope iv been of some help ;).
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  • You all have pityriasis rosea, most people get it between 10 and 35, there is no cause and there is no cure as well. It can last a few weeks to several months, UV and tanning may speed up it's healing process but ultimately there is really nothing you can do, just wait it out. I have had it for about 6 months now, you will all be fine.
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  • You all have pityriasis rosea, most people get it between 10 and 35, there is no cause and there is no cure as well. It can last a few weeks to several months, UV and tanning may speed up it's healing process but ultimately there is really nothing you can do, just wait it out. I have had it for about 6 months now, you will all be fine.I have the same thing but on my feet. I have had pityriasis rosea several times in the past and this is not what I have just now. It is small clusters (and some on their own) of tiny red bumps which do not itch and are not painful. They are dry and peel away easily. I have had them for several months now and I have not been to the doctor but assume they are harmless. If anyone knows what they are please let me know! Thanks :)
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  • I would say its ring wormDid you ever find out about what you were experiencing?My fiance is experiencing the same thing. (from your description)His spots are small (id say the biggest is about the size of the end of a pencil eraser)they dont itch, they look like a raised spot that has dry patchy skin on it. not round like a pimple, more flat but raised slightly off the skin. there are only about 10-15 spots, but his are on his arms, back, chest, and one on his foot. He had Kidney cancer, and a tumor in the spleen, where the doctors removed both organs. there was a scare of metastasized kidney cancer to his liver, but the doctors dont think its anything. Cancer runs on his mothers side of the family. I KNOW that i cant diagnose this condition, but i located a possible cause : Mycosis Fungoides. However, im starting to see that there are alot of skin conditions that LOOK like his.what has your doctor told you if you dont mind me asking?
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  • to be totaly honest i had the same thing when i was around 25 and it was syphilis but i got it from hugging a girl in a hottub that had it (not joking thats all i did was hug her) so dont get angry at your husband or anything but thats what i hadI have some simularto that on my upper arms, both arms, I noticed them since puberty. Also my siblings and first cousins have them. The doctor said its a skin condition that may be genetics.
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  • Okay, so this has been a pain. Everytime I try to find something to help all the symptoms say "ITCHY red bumps" which isn't what I have!! Anyway. Some weeks ago, I saw some red bumps they were dry and for reason seem to appear in pairs...maybe its just me though. They don't itch at all or have any real irritation to them, they're just on my arm on my stomach, a little on my chest . Mostly on my stomach though. There isn't a lot of them just, I say, twelve to fifteen. I'd just like some advice about it, let me know if there's anything to really worry about. : ) Thanks!!i have had the smae exact thing! its really annoying and ugly! i started getting them when i was in 1rst grade and am now a junior in hightschool. there not irritated and dont hurt or itch. they are a really dark red and are circluar raised bumps about the size of an eraser head. ive noticed over the years that i only really get them in really senstive skin areas and skin that the sun really doeant hit that much. ive gotten them on my ankles, the side of my hand, side of my arms, my inner thigh, the top of my foot, and my butt.(lol) and i reacently found one on the botttom of my leg. they seem to have acted up again. i went to a doctor in first grade but he didnt really know what they were he said they might be scabies but come on.. scabies itch and they are small red bumps in between your fingers. So then i went to a skin doctor but i forgot if he said he didnt kno or if he said something stupid. but please...if you can find out from ANYWHERE what these things are? you dont kno how grateful id be. suffering 11 years of these things has been horrible and emabrassing-___- it would really change my life! thnaks!
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