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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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