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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 BO, Community Member, asks

Q: Cause of skin bumps that itch at night?

I have tiny red bumps on my wrist that eventually turn to tiny fluid-filled blisters. At first I thought they were bug bites but they have not shown any sign of leaving. They itch occassionaly during the daytime. Nightime is extreme itching. Can anyone help?

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hands, Community Member
11/26/09 5:39pm

i think imay have this same problem. did you find a solution to this?  i have two bright almost magenta tiny spots that appeared on my hand and wrist. i was alarmed, then half an hourlater they were gone.  i thought nothing of it, but they have reappeared, this time more pink and itchy, like a bug bite. i'm worried! please let me know what you've learned

Renee Culver, Editor
7/ 5/14 9:11pm

Hi BO,


Itching for no good reason is extremely frustrating, isn't it? It's always best to get a doctor's opinion on something like this, particularly since you do show bumps of some kind. Your bumps could be a sign of a bug bite, as you said. Fleas in particular may be a cause, particularly if you sleep with an animal in your bed. Small fluid-filled blisters on the hands and feet could also signal dyshidrotic eczema, which is a kind of eczema that is affected by allergies and stress. Keeping your skin moisturized at night and taking an OTC allergy medication may help with the itch, but if it continues please do see your doctor. 

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By BO, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/17/14, First Published: 06/10/09