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stubborn itchy bumps after 7 months!

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  • Posted By: indesperatemode
  • January 19, 2009
  • 07:32 PM

in the summer time, i went to Rome to study abroad. and over there, i got some very itchy bumps that wouldn't go away. i thought it might be bed bugs or whatnot. the school sprayed the apartment, beddings, our clothes, everything. but the bumps on me never went away. however, it did get better for my roommates (we had seperate rooms). a month later, i returned home where it wasn't as hot. the bumps were still there, but it didn't get worse. a month later, i decided to try tea tree oil, but a week after using it, it spread all over my arm. i got some cream which made it go away, but still had itchy bumps on my legs and forearm and my ears and fingers got crusty with puss. i also got a deep cut on my finger that wouldn't heal for months. i got prescribed prednisone, but it didn't do much. 3 months later, the condition started to get really bad, making my skin very sensitive. i thought it was eczema so tried zinc cream, but that made it extremely worse and spread to my sides and thighs and lower back. the bumps became big blisters and there was puss. i started bandaging them, but i did it everyday for two weeks, and that caused some bandaid scars on my skin. finally, i got tested for MRSA, and the results came out to be positive. i got meds for it, but it wouldn't go away until i asked my bf to get treated for it too. (he wasn't showing symptons, but we were sharing the same bed). that took about a month, and most of the problem areas caused by MRSA went away (itchy ears and fingers with puss, bumps, etc.). after the treatment from MRSA, i still had some areas that had a thin line of red bumps. the doc thought it might be scabies and gave me permethrin. after two weeks of that, it went away and most of the bumps turned into scars. but about two weeks after the scabies treatment, i started getting bumps again. most of the bumps are showing up around the scarred areas (which would be my side lines, my arms and legs and thighs). i am also getting some colorless bumps around my elbows, and some cluttered bumps on my stomach and waistline and forearm, and they are all very itchy. i can feel them itch. i thought it might be scabies again, so i just went in and got more cream. but i've been having very close contact with my bf, and he has never showed any symptons whatsoever. i also have eczema, but i have little pimple bumps in twos and threes and i am convinced it might be bug bites though my bf thinks it's just eczema. some of the red bumps also had a black dot in the center but the black dot went away after a day or two. i have recently washed all my bedding, towels, and am changing my night and day clothes after each use. i keep myself well covered with socks and long sleeves. but this problem doesn't seem to be dying down and keeps coming back. i've been to many different doctors, and they keep thinking it might be an allergic reaction. the most recent doctor i visited think it might be scabies, but these tiny bumps around my waistline only started showing up recently. i'm convinced i may have gotten scabies recently and the blisters i had before were MRSA. but i can't figure out where i got scabies from, since i've only had close contact with my bf, who never has anything. well, he did say he had two bumps on the insides of his arm for a week, but he washed it off with chlorhexadine and it went away. i'm getting doctor's treatment, but these are very stubborn bumps. i'm hoping if anyone has any other ideas on what this might be?

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  • hi, i just wanted to let you know that i am having the same problem with these sore red bumps on my stomach with a black dot in the center, it started to appear 1 1/2 weeks ago. i just got a new beby husky and thought it might've been flees but she had none. then i did some research on line and then thought i had bed bugs, chiggers or scabies. i have no medical at the moment so i cannot get it looked at by a professional. ive tried tee tree oil, putting nail polish over the bump, hydrocortizone cream, and if i try to itch or pop it, it gets worse. please let me know when you find out what it is. i do have a eczema and my skin is really sensitive also. thanks! in the summer time, i went to Rome to study abroad. and over there, i got some very itchy bumps that wouldn't go away. i thought it might be bed bugs or whatnot. the school sprayed the apartment, beddings, our clothes, everything. but the bumps on me never went away. however, it did get better for my roommates (we had seperate rooms). a month later, i returned home where it wasn't as hot. the bumps were still there, but it didn't get worse. a month later, i decided to try tea tree oil, but a week after using it, it spread all over my arm. i got some cream which made it go away, but still had itchy bumps on my legs and forearm and my ears and fingers got crusty with puss. i also got a deep cut on my finger that wouldn't heal for months. i got prescribed prednisone, but it didn't do much. 3 months later, the condition started to get really bad, making my skin very sensitive. i thought it was eczema so tried zinc cream, but that made it extremely worse and spread to my sides and thighs and lower back. the bumps became big blisters and there was puss. i started bandaging them, but i did it everyday for two weeks, and that caused some bandaid scars on my skin. finally, i got tested for MRSA, and the results came out to be positive. i got meds for it, but it wouldn't go away until i asked my bf to get treated for it too. (he wasn't showing symptons, but we were sharing the same bed). that took about a month, and most of the problem areas caused by MRSA went away (itchy ears and fingers with puss, bumps, etc.). after the treatment from MRSA, i still had some areas that had a thin line of red bumps. the doc thought it might be scabies and gave me permethrin. after two weeks of that, it went away and most of the bumps turned into scars. but about two weeks after the scabies treatment, i started getting bumps again. most of the bumps are showing up around the scarred areas (which would be my side lines, my arms and legs and thighs). i am also getting some colorless bumps around my elbows, and some cluttered bumps on my stomach and waistline and forearm, and they are all very itchy. i can feel them itch. i thought it might be scabies again, so i just went in and got more cream. but i've been having very close contact with my bf, and he has never showed any symptons whatsoever. i also have eczema, but i have little pimple bumps in twos and threes and i am convinced it might be bug bites though my bf thinks it's just eczema. some of the red bumps also had a black dot in the center but the black dot went away after a day or two. i have recently washed all my bedding, towels, and am changing my night and day clothes after each use. i keep myself well covered with socks and long sleeves. but this problem doesn't seem to be dying down and keeps coming back. i've been to many different doctors, and they keep thinking it might be an allergic reaction. the most recent doctor i visited think it might be scabies, but these tiny bumps around my waistline only started showing up recently. i'm convinced i may have gotten scabies recently and the blisters i had before were MRSA. but i can't figure out where i got scabies from, since i've only had close contact with my bf, who never has anything. well, he did say he had two bumps on the insides of his arm for a week, but he washed it off with chlorhexadine and it went away. i'm getting doctor's treatment, but these are very stubborn bumps. i'm hoping if anyone has any other ideas on what this might be?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2009
    • 05:35 PM
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  • hi, i just want to let you know that i am having the same issues as you, i am 25 yrs old f, and just recently a week and a half ago i started getting these painful itchy red bumps on my stomach with a black dot in the middle, and if i itched it or popped it, it would hurt even worse. i just got a new puppy the same time my symptoms started and i thought it was just flee bits, but she had none on her, then i did some research and it seemed like i had bed bugs, chiggers, or scabies. i dont have medical at the moment so there is no way for me to seek medical attention. i have about 5 of them on my stomach and bad scarring from it. i've tried tea tree oil, nail polish on it, hydrocortizone that i have on hand from my eczema, i just dont know what to do?...if you get an answer of what it is, please share it with me! thanks in the summer time, i went to Rome to study abroad. and over there, i got some very itchy bumps that wouldn't go away. i thought it might be bed bugs or whatnot. the school sprayed the apartment, beddings, our clothes, everything. but the bumps on me never went away. however, it did get better for my roommates (we had seperate rooms). a month later, i returned home where it wasn't as hot. the bumps were still there, but it didn't get worse. a month later, i decided to try tea tree oil, but a week after using it, it spread all over my arm. i got some cream which made it go away, but still had itchy bumps on my legs and forearm and my ears and fingers got crusty with puss. i also got a deep cut on my finger that wouldn't heal for months. i got prescribed prednisone, but it didn't do much. 3 months later, the condition started to get really bad, making my skin very sensitive. i thought it was eczema so tried zinc cream, but that made it extremely worse and spread to my sides and thighs and lower back. the bumps became big blisters and there was puss. i started bandaging them, but i did it everyday for two weeks, and that caused some bandaid scars on my skin. finally, i got tested for MRSA, and the results came out to be positive. i got meds for it, but it wouldn't go away until i asked my bf to get treated for it too. (he wasn't showing symptons, but we were sharing the same bed). that took about a month, and most of the problem areas caused by MRSA went away (itchy ears and fingers with puss, bumps, etc.). after the treatment from MRSA, i still had some areas that had a thin line of red bumps. the doc thought it might be scabies and gave me permethrin. after two weeks of that, it went away and most of the bumps turned into scars. but about two weeks after the scabies treatment, i started getting bumps again. most of the bumps are showing up around the scarred areas (which would be my side lines, my arms and legs and thighs). i am also getting some colorless bumps around my elbows, and some cluttered bumps on my stomach and waistline and forearm, and they are all very itchy. i can feel them itch. i thought it might be scabies again, so i just went in and got more cream. but i've been having very close contact with my bf, and he has never showed any symptons whatsoever. i also have eczema, but i have little pimple bumps in twos and threes and i am convinced it might be bug bites though my bf thinks it's just eczema. some of the red bumps also had a black dot in the center but the black dot went away after a day or two. i have recently washed all my bedding, towels, and am changing my night and day clothes after each use. i keep myself well covered with socks and long sleeves. but this problem doesn't seem to be dying down and keeps coming back. i've been to many different doctors, and they keep thinking it might be an allergic reaction. the most recent doctor i visited think it might be scabies, but these tiny bumps around my waistline only started showing up recently. i'm convinced i may have gotten scabies recently and the blisters i had before were MRSA. but i can't figure out where i got scabies from, since i've only had close contact with my bf, who never has anything. well, he did say he had two bumps on the insides of his arm for a week, but he washed it off with chlorhexadine and it went away. i'm getting doctor's treatment, but these are very stubborn bumps. i'm hoping if anyone has any other ideas on what this might be?
    marybeth 1 Replies
    • February 5, 2009
    • 05:49 PM
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  • [I have super itchy allergic looking raised red spots on arms, waist chest , sides, groin area, hip for weeks now. It may be gluten intolerance or some general auto immune problem?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 19, 2009
    • 04:24 AM
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  • The only thing that comes to mind for me is an allergy to Sulfa, and I don't know if you were given Sulfa or not. Prednisone is a steroid and some people have bad reactions to that. Also, if you stop taking it too soon or you don't taper off of it, your symptoms can rebound. One time my mom had a bladder infection and she was given a Sulfa based antibiotic. It seemed to clear up, but then she got a rash and was itching.____________________Get Your 24 Hour Yeast Infection Cure Here
    melisadenny 33 Replies
    • September 23, 2009
    • 09:42 AM
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  • I have one of those bumps on my butt and it hurts to sit and lay down. I haven't been able to sleep because of the pain.
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  • hi, i just wanted to let you know that i am having the same problem with these sore red bumps on my stomach, legs, back, and arms with a black dot in the center, it started to appear 1 month ago. i just moved into a new house and thought it might've been flees but there was none. then i did some research on line and then thought i had bed bugs, chiggers or scabies. im going to the doctor tomorrow over it. I will let you know what I find out. ive tried tee tree oil, putting nail polish over the bump, hydrocortizone cream, and if i try to itch or pop it, it gets worse. i do have a eczema and my skin is really sensitive. i will get in touch soon. thanks!
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