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Tiny itchy reddish bumps

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 17, 2008
  • 09:39 AM

Tiny itchy reddish bumps all over my body, except the neck and face. Includes hands, feet, legs, arms. Particularly bad around buttocks/anus, stomach, groin (but not as much genitals) and under side of the forearms. They are very itchy, and worse at night or in heat. The ones on feet and hands are fewer, but more prounounced. At the beginning I had several large ones on my hands full of liquid that eventually weeped. The bumps are still there and itchy, but are no longer puss-filled.

Originally I stayed at a persons home that a cat and 2 dogs. 2 days later the bumps started showing up. I was informed afterwards the cat had fleas, so I originally thought it must have been this. No one in my family, or partner have any symptoms, so Scabies can probably be ruled out?

I have never had any allergies. I've been taking Telfast (1 tablet per day containing 180mb Fexofenadine Hydrochloride) and applying Locoid Lipocream. After almost a month they have still not gone away. My hands and arms are no longer as bad as they were, but legs, stomach and buttocks still bad.

I've attached a photo. It shows 2 big bumps, but most of them are tiny.

I'm thinking it must be either folliculitis, an allergic reaction (to the fleas bites?) or bed bugs? The doctor doesn't know.

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  • Looks like what I have, Molluscus contagiousm
    Itch&Scratchy 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • I've looked at some photos of that, and while its similar, I don't have a big ****y blister with clusters of smaller ones around it. The ****y ones I do have are nowhere near as big as the photos I saw.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • have you thought about seeing a dermatologist? You've had it pretty long and will not get a diagnosis this way...you didn't say if you killed the fleas in your house. I've had flea-houses before and only got bit on my legs or arms...mostly legs. I would think it needs to be scraped and analyzed.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
  • okay so its gone on 5 weeks now, thus bed bugs and allergies can be pretty much ruled out. the doctor said today he's pretty sure it's scabies, and i am pretty sure now it is too. i have no streaks or burrow lines, the fingerwebs haven't been attacked too much, and i don't get tingling or anything at night - but all the other symptoms suggest scabies. not to mention someone i have been with may be starting to get the same symptoms! HAS to be bugs or an STI in that case! i'll take a scabicide and post back here in a week or so.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • i used a scabicide (derbac) in the evening then again in the morning. repeated once a week later. also been using a topical emulsion when i get itchy, and taking antihistamines. it's been 2.5 weeks. i've still got itchy red dots - but far far fewer. the big ones (caused by over scratching) are still there but the little ones are few and far between. looks like it was scabies... but boy does it take a while to get rid of it!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • It would be gone if it were scabies. We went round and round when my daughter was younger. It does not look like scabies on your belly, however, and I don't recall them ever on the feet. Syphilis likes to pop up in a rash on the feet and hands--and can be all over body. Did you get a blood test for that? The fleas would not have bitten your butt if you kept your pants on. The bites usually only appear where they can get to.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have tiny ichy red bumps that go down the inside of my arms and right under my chin and down my neck..but thats it..i'm not sure what it could be?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 27, 2008
    • 10:48 AM
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  • Just to update people who may be interested... After applying the Scabicide a few times, it started going away. Then a month or so later it started coming back. I applied the scabicide weekly for another 5-6 weeks. Since then, it very slowly, gradually went away. There were times when I thought it was coming back, as new bumps would suddenly form. Looking back now though, almost 6 months since I applied the scabicide for the first time, I actually believe the first application probably killed all the scabies, and everything after then was just my skin still reacting. The doctors will tell you it takes up to 6 weeks for you to stop itching. Rubbish. It takes 6 months+. And there will be times suddenly you'll think you've got it back. You haven't. I've still got scars left over that are itchy. Who knows, they make take years to heal. Eating badly, lack of exercise and sleep, stress, and a certain medications ... these things will all affect your skins' healing process aswell.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 28, 2008
    • 00:34 AM
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  • maybe shingles??
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • August 28, 2008
    • 02:04 AM
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  • i have itchy little bumbs everywhere (exept face/neck) help i had this for 3 days i realy need help they itch like heck
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 4, 2008
    • 10:53 AM
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  • i have these red tiny bumps only on the dorsal area of my hands its been 5 or six days since they started, very slowly they are progressing to my arms very tiny and very very itchy. i went to the doctor today and they prescribed me FLUOCINONIDE it worked for a little bit to take down the itching but so far the itching is back again.i have never had any condition on my skincan someone please help me this really sucks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 16, 2009
    • 09:42 PM
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