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Itchy, tiny bumps all over my arms & ears

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  • Posted By: alishahodges
  • July 11, 2008
  • 02:59 PM

I was on the way home from a vacation to Mackinac Island when I noticed these tiny, flesh-colored bumps on my arms. They were strange, but they didn't hurt so I didn't think much of them. That was on July 1. Within five days they had spread onto the back of my hands and all the way up my arms. Now they're on the back of my ears as well. They itch now, too, something terrible. I have a doctor's appointment on Monday to see about them, but I was wondering if anyone has any idea about what they might be. I can't find anything about this online, and the only thing I can do right now to relief the itching is to cover my arms in Caladryl, and that relief is very temporary.

I don't think what I have is contagious because my husband is around me all the time and has directly touched the bumps several times and hasn't got anything.

By the way, the bumps looks like miniature goosebumps. They're very subtle.

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  • maybe its what your eating or drinking. ive had the same problem, trying to figure out what it is. i worked out and sweated, and alot of the spots were gone or shrunk. but after i drank monster (the drink that i think that is causing this, with alot of caffine, and other effects) the red spots all came back. now im stressing why they came back, so im gonna go work out and sweat it all off and start drinking safely. (im not alergic to any food so its probably what im drinking). hope that helps out a bit. Give me a Reply back if it works or not. i want to see if its the answer or not. thanks.
    koreankid 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks! It very well may be because of caffeine, because I drink a lot of it. :eek: I'll cut back and see if they go away and I'll let you know. They have been fading already, but they're still not gone completely, and sometimes they'll pop up even worse in certain spots on my arms. I went to the doctor for it earlier this week, but he was no help AT ALL. He didn't really even look at it. :mad: Please let me know if you figure out what it is.
    alishahodges 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Did you ever find out what was causing these bumps? I am having the same problem after swimming in Rainwbow River in Dunnellon florida.
    Kaitlinmay 1 Replies Flag this Response
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