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Please help me find out what these red, flaky, slightly itchy spots are -pics-

Posted In: Skin conditions 5 Replies
  • Posted By: eazydoezit
  • May 23, 2009
  • 08:22 AM

So about 3 weeks ago, while reading outdoors, I noticed a couple of raised red bumps on my arm that itched slightly and soon became flaky, its been 3 weeks and they have not gone away (I still have even the first one I spotted) and they have also spread from my forearm to my abdomen, back of ears, hairline, back, and some on my legs (not many).
I am a pretty clean person that showers daily and washes clothes/bedding regularly. I haven't been to the doctor yet since I was in the middle of finals when this began but should be seeing a dermatologist soon.

If anyone has any ideas/ questions for me please let me know. I am new to the forum and really appreciate any knowledge you guys can share.

I'm a 21 year old male.
I work out regularly.
I don't smoke but sometimes go to a casino where there is a lot of smoke around me.( stay there for about 4 hours twice a week).
No other health issues.

Thanks again!

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  • Do you live in an area with chiggers? It looks like chigger bites to me. Try putting some hydrocortisone cream on the areas. It may help it heal and not make it itch so much.
    Harmonium 322 Replies Flag this Response
  • Do you live in an area with chiggers? It looks like chigger bites to me. Try putting some hydrocortisone cream on the areas. It may help it heal and not make it itch so much.Thanks for the reply. I live in a medium sized city and have been at my apartment for over a year, this particular area for 3 years and have never had a problem with any bites or bumps like this. I'll try and buy some cream to see if it helps. Again, the itching isn't that bad at all it only happens sometimes at night and isn't intense.
    eazydoezit 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • If anyone has any more input I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
    eazydoezit 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • bump, any more info anyone? Thanks again.
    eazydoezit 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Looks just like molluscum contagiosum. Go see a dermatologist immediately.Look up SilverCure and Zymaderm. I use both. When ordering Zymaderm ask for the high potency version.Take tagamet and immune system boosters.
    doobio 29 Replies Flag this Response
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