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Red, very itchy bumps all over body.

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  • Posted By: Donna Reyes
  • November 14, 2006
  • 11:30 PM

I have had my daugter to the doctor 3 seperate times in the last 5 weeks, for these itchy red bumps all over her body. The first diagnosis was allergic reaction, even though i knew nothing had changed wash soap, body soap etc.. Second diagnosis, insect bites but that too was wrong. Last diagnosis was just yesterday 11/13/06 and he is saying now that it is hives and prescribed Clarinex. But the itching is just as bad, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.:confused:

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  • Did you ever get a correct diagnosis? My friend is having the same issue with her daughter. Thanks.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 24, 2009
    • 04:51 AM
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  • Did you ever get a correct diagnosis? My friend is having the same issue with her daughter. Thanks.I'm a 34 yo female. At first I went to see the dermatologist for sores that wouldn't heal and began blistering and outbreaks of red bumps all over my body, which wasn't severe so she sent me home with a recommendation for Domeboro and a Rx for Clobetasol Proprionate cream and told me to come back in two weeks. I also had an allergic reaction to neosporin antibiotic ointment that I applied on the sores thinking they were infected with bacteria. I told the dermatologist the bumps were spreading, but the office was very busy. The only reason I was able to get squeezed in was because I told the receptionist it might be contagious. She focused only on the sores that weren't healing and ignored the spreading bumps issue. Within 3 days, the bumps spread throughout my entire body from head to toe and I developed other symptoms. Some of the red bumps had pustules, some became vesicles or blisters, and now they are starting to ooze with yellowish discharge that dry up into crusts. My scalp is also very bumpy and crusty. Itching is intense and they now feel like open sores after 2 or 3 weeks from the initial outbreak. Someone posted that their sister was diagnosed with epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) and was given Prednisone injection, which made the itching and bumps go away. I called the dermatologist office and told the receptionist about the outbreak and got an appt two days later (tomorrow). I'm hoping for the Prednisone shot. In another post, some women tied their similar symptoms to Mirena IUD, which I am now using. They claim they never had allergies until they had Mirena implanted. I had it removed today as a safety precaution, even though the nurse practioner said it had nothing to do with my allergies. I've never had allergies in my life, so I couldn't help correlating it with Mirena as a possible cause.As a sidenote, I have this extremist vegan friend who is trying to convince me and everyone else that dairy, Splenda, and meat products are causing these weird symptoms. I'm starting to think she's not so nuts afterall.
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  • I suggest you read my posts on another thread concerning similar symptoms. This could very possibly be a fungal infection: LINK
    doctorskeptic 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am eleven and i have had these too, try taking her to a dermitalogist, she may have contact dermititas. Try benadryl or zyrtec. I have it ALL over my arms and leg and hands, ect. (lol) when i itch them they get bigger. They hurt sometimes too. The doctor put me on Prednisone... (ughhh i hate it) =P Any antihistamine will probally help, good luck!
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  • I occassionally get hives. The immunologist at the hospital, I saw for it told me that my case isnt food related as my hives comes on slowly over days and was still worsening days later, (apparently with food related hives it comes on fast). He also told me Zyrtec is the best thing to get for it. I hope this post helps someone. Hives Ive found is incredibly itchy (the kind of itch in which you just want to rip your skin off or be sent crazy with it).
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  • My son who is 7 has had hives at least a dozen times for the last 3 months. The first time he had it, it was so severe it covered him from head to toe. We have been to multiple doctors including an allergist and also my son's pediatric nephrologist because he has Alport's syndrome (kidney disorder). He was out for 2 weeks of school in May because they didn't know if it was contagious. His pediatrician thought it might be a viral rash, he took Benadryl but that made it much worse. We finally went to an allergist and we had an extensive amount of blood work done. No food allergies. He then thought the kidney med. he was on had something to do with it. But the hives kept coming when he went off the kidney med for 2 months!! We really pinpointed it to when he goes outside or is hot from a fever, his immune system triggers the hives. His nephrologist then made perfect sense that in alport patients they aren't producing enough collagen in the skin which is needed when the heat hits the skin. We do have great meds that work and I only give them to him when he gets hives. It is allegra, singulair, & ranitidine. I also put aubonne diaper rash creme on him and that helps with the itching. The meds really work well and the hives are practically gone the next day. Hope this helps!
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  • Did you ever get a correct diagnosis? My friend is having the same issue with her daughter. Thanks.I would like to know if your friend ever got it diagnosed my son is having this problem and has been to the doctor several times?
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  • I too have these all over my upper arms and on my back and stomach. They are so irritable. I went to the Dr and they said that I too have a reaction. I have not changed one thing. My children are starting to get them too. After cleaning and disinfecting my whole house, we found nothing. I have take Benadryl and to no avail im still itching like crazy and everyday I wake up with new ones. They are also showing up on my hands. I knwo its not bed bugs because they usually attack in between the fingers, I dont have them there. Anyone have an answer yet? Please help! thanks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 10, 2010
    • 07:44 PM
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  • I occassionally get hives. The immunologist at the hospital, I saw for it told me that my case isnt food related as my hives comes on slowly over days and was still worsening days later, (apparently with food related hives it comes on fast). He also told me Zyrtec is the best thing to get for it. I hope this post helps someone. Hives Ive found is incredibly itchy (the kind of itch in which you just want to rip your skin off or be sent crazy with it).Yep nothin worse than a hive. I sometimes get the food related ones but they fade off as fast as they come on. I just arrived in Australia two weeks ago and broke out in what I thought were mozzy bites. Loads of them all over my legs. They itched like crazy! But now they have faded away an I am breaking out in much bigger itchy red patches. For the most part they are on my legs but they're popping up everywhere. It's driving me crazy! Especially in this humid climate. Any ideas??
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 17, 2010
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