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skin rash

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  • Posted By: erinsmogor
  • December 7, 2006
  • 01:52 AM

:( :confused: Ever since I have come back from a vacation in the Carribean one month ago I have had a rash. It is small-pinhead scattered red bumps that itch. they have no natural abcess and are not clustered. They go away and reappear in different spots. I have not changed laundry detergents or any personal products. Noone else I am around is having this problem, including the person I went on vacation with. The sparse rash is mainly on my back and my arms and legs. I have never gotten any types of skin poision reactions (ie: poison ivy) because I am not allergic to it. I normally have very clear fair skin.....and these bumps are not the type of reaction i get to dry skin in the winter. Can ANYONE tell me what this is being caused by? I have looked all over, and I just want it to go away but the benedryl and hydrocortizone cream are only making the itch more toletable. Any ideas or direction to look would be very helpful.

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  • There is a condition called polymorphous light eruption. Is your rash on the sun exposed skin? This condition is from exposure to the sunlight. Nothing life threatening. And you said you just got back from vacation. You may want to look it up.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 08:19 PM
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  • If it is chiggers (little bugs that dig into the skin) you can put fingernail polish on the bumps and the bugs will smother and die. Otherwise they will spread.Could it have been bed bugs? I have seen on TV where they are cropping up again. It really could be anything.Go see a dermotologist
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 08:37 PM
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  • You need to consider a vector borne disease. See an infectious disease that specializes in tropical diseases.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 25, 2006
    • 00:35 PM
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