Three weeks ago I developed small, pink, itchy bumps on my legs. After a short time, they spread to my arms and stomach. It continues to get worse – some days it is painful and other days I don’t notice it. The rash doesn’t seem to be from dry skin or allergies. It doesn’t seem to be hives or chicken pox. What could be causing this rash?
There can be many causes for rashes such as you described. Since this is not going away with home treatment, I would suggest talking to your doctor. However, in the meantime, here are some possible causes:
Allergic reaction. You could have an allergic reaction to a food you have eaten. Allergic reactions can appear even if you have eaten the food before and not had a reaction. You might also have a reaction to a certain soap, lotion or even laundry detergent. Like food, allergic reactions can occur even if you did not have one previously.
Bed bugs. Bed bugs can't always be detected by looking at your bed as they are quite small. Adult bed bugs are less than one-fourth inch, with the immature bugs as small as a pinhead. They are light in color so often blend in with your bed. Bed bugs can be found in couches, cluttered blothing, suitcases and even on pets.
Flea bites. These also start with small red bumps and can appear as a rash and are extremely itchy. They can hide in your pets and they can live in small cracks on your floor. With flea bites, if you press down on the rash, it turns white.
Mite bites. Mite bites also are small red bumps that look like a rash. You usually don't notice them until you notice the itching. With mite bites, the skin surrounding the bite usually hardens.
Scabies (a type of mite). Scabies looks like small red pimples clustered together to form a rash-like area. They are extremely itchy. They are usually found on the folds or bends of the skin, such as behind your knees and in between your fingers.
I, too, am suffering from this. It feels like poison ivy but the bumps are much too small. It started on the back of my leg behind my right knee. Now it is all over the backs of my legs in patches and the lower part of my buttocks. I have started using new products and would like to compare to see if maybe these are common between us. Gain laundry detergent (had a coupon)
Nivea snsitive shaving gel
Nivea touch of sparkle body wash
Softsoap nutri serums body wash
Since this is a new thread I am wondering if it is a new product introduced to the market causing this or a new condition that is contageous and spreading. I have no insurance and cannot afford a doctor visit just for them to tell me thy have no idea and to use something over the counter. Let's figure this out together.
I originally thought it was scabies. They appear as really small pink bumps and itch like crazy when I work out. I noticed them especially on my outer thigh, butt area coincidentally when I was only wearing shorts. After reading the previous reply, I am convinced the soap and laundry detergent are main contributors. I had just taken a shower, and my skin had felt dry before the intense itching. I use Gain - Original Fresh and Dial Bar Soap.
i just noticed a couple bumps behind my left knee that itch most of the time, but they are barely noticable.. could this be the same thing?
I have the same problem and i just go it to day there pinkish red and it itches badly. I think it's acid reflux. the scary thing is that if u saw me with a wifebeater on there a line of pinkish red bumps.i dont no what happening to meit EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
me and my girl freind have the same damn thing my doctor gave me scabies cure i used it it done nothing its geting worse i put up with it cuz im a guy. but we have same spots my doctor never did a skin test .. i have the same problem...
I too started to get these itchy bumpy patches, first on the tops of my hands, then around my ankles, then on the front and sides of my lower legs. I hand wash a lot of clothing. And my first thought was is it the Laundry detergent I have used for years. GAIN... ISLAND scent... Plus I use 2 different stain removers.. Resolve Max.. and Oxyclean.
I think the reactions started with the Resolve Max.. and now to with the GAIN.
I wonder if they have recently changed the formula for the Gain
I have changed my washing detergent for my clothing to a Sensitive skin clear and clean type.. but so far the rash has not left.
i have exactly the same thing so does my partner... the doc doesnt no wat it is the first doc said bites or bed bugs, i was quite a shamed cus im very clean so changed mattress duvet the lot in fact n im still gettin them quite bad now... i could scratch myself to death when i think about them.. i have them on my legs stomach arms hands its drivin me crazy doc has since given me tablets n cream n still there n worse than ever.. im even covered in bruises think from where im scratchin n they bleed when i scratch.. i wish some1 could tell me what they are please help!!!
I have had these bumps for FOUR years now. They started to appear on the back of my hands, since then appear reapetedly on my lower legs, waist area, underarms, arms, wrists, as well. Tiny, extremely itchy, red bumps. NO doctor has EVER been able to tell me what they are.
I can control the "outbreaks" on the back of my hands by using a good hand lotion morning and night. As for the body, the only thing I can tell you guys is to go to your doctor and TELL him to prescribe you Clobetesol Propionate .05% cream. It WILL get rid of the itchy red bumps after just a day or two. Now, they will re-appear over your body here and there at times, but at least with this cream you can keep them under control. Also, make sure now to scratch the bumps you do get.
I mean, make sure NOT to scratch the bumps.
If you cannot afford a doctors visit, pharmacists are highly qualified professionals who may be able to diagnose the problem just as well as a doctor if not better - for free! =)
just pay the pharmacy a visit and ask to speak to the pharmacist
i hope you get better :)
I also use gain and dial bar soap, and again it seems the infection is around hair folicles mostly on my legs and upper thighs. its been driving me crazy! at some points i will itch like a mad woman and other times its no problem. i originally thought the bumps were from itching myself with dry skin, but they steadily got worse, even when i used lotion. i noticed it mostly after i would shave my legs but now its constant! gross as it may seem i went a week or two without shaving to see if it would go away thinking it was my razor, but it has not. maybe there is a new ingedient in gain o dial causing this or an alergic reaction of some sort. i also cannot afford to see a doc as i have no medical insurance. all i know is it is spreading and gettin worse and driving me cazy!
wow,,finally some other people are suffering these aweful itchy bumps,,I notice a scab like bump on my nose like4 months ago,,,,It never itched howver,,when the little scab fell off,,it looked as though there was a little hole left ,,skin has since grown over,,but there is an indent from what was left..I have these itchy little bumps on my stomach,,,legs,,,some on my butt,,,if I look closely at the red dots,,they look pretty well set into my skin,,,after I itch like crazy,,,it scabs over,,if the scab falls off,,it really looks as if it leaves a tiny holes,,as if a bug crwals in all the way in my body!!
Sorry so graphic,I really would like an answer to this aswell,,,I can rule out Bed Bugs,,I have hot waterd my sheets and blankets w.Gain,,and previously Tide,,I have researhed signs of Scabbies,,and I am not convinced that ,,that is what it is,,,I am beginning to think it could be possible,,biting fleas ( cat),,from the previous renter of my Townhome..
Can someone possibly email me as to what they think it could be??
Thank you ,,Karen
when yu scrath does a line of smaller bumps appear?
please email me the answer.
im concerned and about to call my doctor bc i can't find any similiar cases to mine..
OMG!! Wow! I have read all these stories that sound just like me! I have also used GAIN detergent in the past! My rash started on my stomach, went to my back, and chest, hips, and the bends of my arms!!! my daughter got it too!! It is horrible!!!! Itches like fire!!! I thought scabies or bed bugs, so I read online, and tried Tea Tree Oil!! I rubbed it all over, it did help, and I thought I had found the answer, but am getting new bumps again!! I do suggest the Tea Tree Oil though, it soothes the itch, and got rid of most of the rash. Going to get more. I just wish it would go away for good!!! It feels awful, looks awful, and in the heat, it gets worse!!
i have the same thing, a few weeks ago i had gone swimming and stayed out side that night. when i came inside i had the bumps but it looked and seemed like little mosquito bites so i thought nothing of it. well after a few weeks, some seemed to go away but it had spread on my stomach, my legs and a few on my arms. i had did some searching and i thought at first it could have been scabies but 1. everyone in my house would have had it by now and 2. i didnt have the signs. so now im wondering, because around that time i had switched my soap in the shower. im wondering if it could be an allergic reaction to this new soap im using or something way worse.
It has been a couple of wks now i have had these bumps. Ive tried Benedryl thinking it cud be an allergic reactions, but its still here and i too jus recently use Dial body wash and now this. But im confused b/c Ive been using Gain for the longest and never nothing like this. PLLZZZ help...
i have the same problem it started about 3 days ago and keeps getting worse. my mom is giving me medicine but it seems its not working. i have them on my knee,thigh, arms, and my lower neck. im only 10 and i dont think i should get this early. hopefully somebody has a good answer. i might go to the doctors tommorow and i think he will know what it isi am itching a lot just as im writing this. i hope it stops
It's probably chigger AKA red bug bites it fits the description perfectly.
I have had the exact same condition since 2008 February. Small little red bumps on the back of my hands, spread to my arms, legs, backs of the knees, ankles, buttocks, and now there are even some starting around my neck line. I have been battling this condition for some time. The itching is driving me nuts. There have been nights that I have woke up scratching myself bleeding. I had recently resigned myself to ordering products for what I thought was scabies over the internet. I've tried Ivermectin, Permathrin 10%, sulfer soaps, Permathrin spray for my bedding and clothing and even purchased a paravinyl matress cover in hopes this would prevent and possibly eliminate the outbreaks. All of these yielded no results. I then researched further and found some third-party chemicals for scabies called All-Stop. There is a spray, a salve and even some body wash to use. This too yielded no noticable results. Recently, because of the scratching and sores left from the scratching I had gotten a staph infection called Cellulitus (http://www.medicinenet.com/cellulitis/article.htm) which also led to me getting pneumonia. During my stay in the hospital, they applied their versions of Permathrin to my entire body, this only had a one-day effect. The next day I was itching like crazy and it would not stop. Little red bumps began forming on my legs and arms again. They sent me home with some antibiotics and told me to let them know if anything got worse. The only thing that hasn't happened again was the hypothermic-like state I was in with swollen lymph nodes in my leg.
So, as a warning to all, if you think scratching yourself is not so bad, think again. You just might place yourself in even greater danger. Cellulitus and pneumonia can be fatal.
Hopefully, with any luck, this will get isolated and a treatment can be issued.
Thanks for reading.
i have the same thing but on my face, arms, legs, stomic, and back. my mom thinks that it is hives, but i doubt it. i got these pills for poison ivy because i got it a few weeks ago and she asked my doctor if i could take them, to see if they help. it itches like crazy. i can't stand it, but then i put baby oil or baby powder on and now it doesn't itch as much. try the baby oil or powder , and if you have poison ivy pills take 1 and see if it helps. i don't really know if it will help but just give it a try.
hello i may have an answer for you it may not be poison ivy but it COULD be a heat rash i know it may sound crazy but it could be OR it could be sand flee's try to go in to different doctor and see what they say:)
I was thinking I was the only one who had these. Almost every problem I researched had the itchy bumps getting bigger and scaling the skin. Mine are just tiny red pimples that have a slightly darker center. And when they itch. boy do they itch! I just noticed them a few days ago on my inner thighs, beltline, and a few on my backside. My genitals are not affected at all by these. Some are spotty around other areas, but not nearly as concentrated as the before mentioned areas. I havent been to a dr yet, just thought it would go away after a few days...until I started reading these posts! I buy the cheaper detergent, Sun is the name, so the Gain solution is out. My son lives with me, and as far as I know, he doesnt have any symptoms. I am probably a few pounds overweight, but not heavily by no means. I have found some relief in this for the itching: Grind a cup full of instant oats in a food proccessor into powder. While running a warm bath, sprinkle the oat powder in and splash around a little. Soak in this for about a half hour. Rinse off before getting out, PAD dry with towel, and I then apply vaseline intensive rescue moisture locking lotion (or other non-perfumed moisterizer) directly on to the affected area. It really helps me for quite a long time. Please try this...It will work! I have to continue to research this problem because of not having medical insurance also. I am going to change all soaps, detergents, and whatever else I can think of, if I find a solution, I will post the results. Good luck to all of us!
Hi, im not sure if your question has been answered or not but i might have small solution. I have had this same issue all my life and your having a reaction to something. I cant use anything scented on my skin (lotion, detergant, strong soaps). but then i began using detergant like purex and i began to see a difference4. also i went to my dermatologist about this and she gave me perscription i now i have take daily and it makes my spots go away. Now i have this issue so much because i know what to do. I hope this was a little helpful, and i apologize if it was not. good luck!
Hoping that everyone is finding some relief from this itchy epidemic we are all experiencing. I just came back from my dermatologist and her diagnosis to my itchy skin (tiny dots when scratched turns red / welts, can spread from anywhere in the body) was a possibility of a bite from an insect (just one bite) and that made my immune system react to it. Once you start scratching it can spread all over your body. She asked me to take Claritin (not Claritin D) for 5 days and prescribed me triamcinolone cream. So far the claritin is working great but I have to wait until Tuesday. The cream will help with the itchiness and the scars.
Consult with your doctor as always.
Try Googleing Folliculitis. Resembles scabies and chicken pox. My youngest has been diagnosed with scabies and was treated but getting worse, so 15+hours of googleing and i came across this..check it out. Hope all works out for you!
Hi, I am another having the same problem in Massachusetts. It's been a problem since October, '10 and here it is 1, '11 I've been to a derm. also and he did a biopsy on the area where it started. The results were 'some kind of dermatitis'. He's said it was drug induced and thinks I'm allergic to one of the meds I take. That dermitis is called lichen planus. I am in the midst of weening myself off the med in question. At first he thought it was something called foliculitis and wondered where I could have picked up that bacteria. He said that it was rare and that only about 1% of the population has it. Well it wasn't that. He found that out when he did the biop. What an aggravating thing this is. I told my derm. that I wanted a copy of that biopsy lab report. Haven't gotten it yet. Good luck to all of us.....
Me too man i cannot belive these many people having this and dermotologist or doctors not giving a clear anwsere
Im just wondering did this happen to everyone in the winter!! or in diffrent season
cause if it started in the winter we might be on to something!!
me and my boyfriend got the same thing. i been to two doctors and they dont have a answer for us. i havent got any test yet. bt im making an appointment this week. its crazy how these bumbs are driving everyone crazy
i dont know what it is either, but i have had it for like 3 or 4 weeks too now and its been on my thighs an butt an spread to my arms and stomach, and the doctor said he doesnt know what it is, and i have noticed that hot water makes it itch like mad and cold or cool water does nothing, makes no itching or irritation. but i dont know what it is and i would like some ideas as well.
I started using powdered Gain laundry detergent a few weeks ago (due to a coupon also) and I now believe that is what has been causing this horrid itch. I first thought it was a heat rash, scabies, measles, or chicken pox but it was not. I have the rash over areas only covered by clothing -mostly arms and legs and some on torso. I used liguid Gain before and no problem there. This also happened about 10 yrs ago with Arm and Hammer powdered detergent. I rinsed my clothes with vinegar and then plain water and it seems to be getting better. They are putting something very bad for your skin in the powdered laundry detergent I think.
I am trying to figure out what these little red bumps are as well, I read your list of newly used products and I have used some form of those products on my son. (who is covered in little red bumps) I washed hime with softsoap pomegranite and mango body wash (for the first time I also used Nivea nourishing body lotion over the weekend) and Monday he was coverev face to weiner in those bumps. I applied Hydrocortisone just yesterday and he said it helped with the itching, but he still looks like a littel scaley lizard!! We have to figure this out!!..
I recently have used Sun detergent (cheapest from Wal Mart) and now suffering from those "itchy skin bumps." Like the other posters, I, too, thought it was scabies, but the pictures were not the same. No bedbugs or any other insects have been found. I live in a very new, remodeled apartment with brand new carpet and I've lived here for only 3 months. I mash the bumps and a tiny drop of clear liquid comes out, but no signs of scabies. I hope it's the detergent. The only problem is that I get these bumps between my knuckes and fingers.
It may be folliculitis... bacterial infection of the hair follicle. The doc may give you antibiotics. I had this one time in middle school.
I started using the Softsoap Pomegranate and Mango soap too when these little irritating, itchy bumps have started. I no longer use the soap but the bumps are still spreading. I started using a petrolatum based steroid cream but find that it irritates the bumps even more. I am considering of asking the pharmacist what he recommends. I do not find this condition serious but more so irritating!
I started rubbing him with Natural raw African shea butter....This has helped a great deal!!! His face and chest smoothed out in about three days. I am still working with the legs (mainly because my 6 year old has modesty and does not want mommy below the belt) But he now has a whole lot of scaley skin and abrasions from scratching his legs and genital area. The past 2 days I have been rubbing him with a shea butter mixture, that I make(coconut and shea butter, jajoba oil, sweet almond oil and coconut oil) morning and night. Helps with the itch and the scaley skin
I have the same thing going on and it's lasted about five months now. My mom took me to the doctor and he stated that it was scabies and i also did the treatment and it has yet to help. I scratch myself so bad that i start to bleed. If anyone has any idea how to help please do cause its insane how badly it hurts.
I also have similar issues. Started on my waistline at my hip and went across to the other side spreading down my thigh. Its on the back of my thumb joint by the wrist on both hands. Randomly on my chest and back in few places. My elbows seem to have a large concentration of the bumps and they itch horrendously. I woke up one morning and some had spread onto my penis. No hair follicles on the head of my penis either. I assumed it was poison oak for the longest time but the bumps I have aren't puss filled. And the poison oak wash and treatments aren't working. I also assumed it could be scabies but there are no black tracks as described. Maybe psoriasis but no dry skin shedding. Not herpes because there aren't any pustules. I tell myself I'll just not itch and it should go away. But I have woken up and its a sensory overload and I want to itch my entire body. Usually I itch more while trying to sleep than in the day. I'm so pissed that I have to deal with this slowly spreading thing. And it has been about 2 months since my hip itched. I just wish I could get rid of this shit...
Hi, Sorry for all of us. I was in Ethiopia, April 2010 for 19 days. I had a battery of inoculations, 7 in all. Then in Sept. 2010, the itch started and the bumps appeared. It doesn't itch all the time but sometimes it feels like something bit me, then the itching starts. It's mainly on my shoulders going toward my armpit. And several other places. Tops of thighs are real bad. Some of the bumps have incurred tiny scabs. One thing I noticed is HEAT activates the itching. I am a hot sleeper, and I wake up in the night itching. If I lay down for a nap with a cover over me and get hot, the itch starts. I have resorted to sleeping with cold wet wash cloths and it stops the itch. I went to the DR. and she asked about alcohol. I told her I drink 3 vodkas with Hansens Diet tangerine. So she asked me to stop for 3 weeks and report back. It has been 4 days and I still itch the same, but will do the test. I have never used Gain and always have used Arm and Hammer unscented. No problem. I wear a uniform at work that is cleaned there, I checked to see if there were changes in their methods. No!
So my question is: has anyone had a lot of inoculations before the itch started or traveled to a 3rd world country? God help us all!
It must be the Nivea Touch of Sparkle body wash....I have the same red bumps...not very itchy and no other symptoms...i.e., no fever, no oozing of sores, ettc.(things that are usually associated with virus/bacterial rashes). It has taken me a week to figure out what has caused my rash. The ONLY thing new that I have been doing is using the Nivea body wash. I took Benadryl for allergies, soaked in an oatmeal bath, used my usual body lotion, and wracked my brain for what could have caused my rash. I finally eliminated all other possibilities, as I said before, the only thing new is the Nivea. Wish I looked at this site before I searched and searched causes of rashes.
Mine started in the winter, and it's only April and I'm still getting them woke up with 5 on my arm today.
I don't have bumps. I have one tiny tiny slash, pink. Itches sometimes. That was on my outer thigh, Now I have another slash on my stomach. I followed a suggestion to take a pumice stone and really scrub it. Then wash it and put rubbing alcohol on it then put vaseline. I keep thinking it is a live bug like scabbies. Putting the vaseline on it would smother it. Seems to have helped. I had to do it again. I just started using BIZ. Maybe that has something to do with it.
Look up soriasis. It sounds similar to what you have. Go to a doctor! This is the only way to be sure.
But what did your doctor call it?
But I still see no diagnosis...did you ever get one?
When do they itch the most? Is it at night? Examine your bed closely with a flashlight and check to see if you notice any bed bugs. When they first occur, sometimes you can't even see them biting. But, they are a nightmare and do cause small red bites all over over that itch like crazy.
Mine started in the winter.. I used to get them when I was a kid on the insides of my knees. I moved to an area where there is hard water and they started on my shins around december. Recently I had them on my stomach.. I used Aquaphor every day and they browned then went away. Now.. I have them on my inner arms and they are spreading. They are really tiny at first then seem to form together into a patch.
Anyone try anything that works?
This actually happened to me, I started with one bite, that just wouldn't heal, and then I broke out everywhere.. thought it was bed bugs.. I am so over it.
perhaps the radiation is higher than what we're told and thats why we itch
eczema or scabies depends on the bumps not to scare anyone.
Laundry detergent with oxyclean is harsh on skin and made my whole family itch real bad. The chemicals are way to harsh!!
The common factor seems to be Gain and dial, however I have the same thing and use neither. I use all free and clear and Burts Bees body wash and lotions. But my sister uses completely different body wash and has the same thing. At first we thought it was from our pellet stove but im away at school and still have it. I've also been told it is a result of stresss but I'm always stressed and its never happened before. I'm thinking about going to the doctor but dont want to waste my time if its nothing serious. Does anyone know what it actually is?
My boyfriend got it before me, he said he'd been feeling itchy down below and sometimes red bumps popped up and it drove him crazy. I was pretty sure i had nothing to do with it because idk where I could have got it from, but lately i've been feeling symptoms too. It started out in my inner thighs genitals area and is now moving to my butt and lower abdomen. I have no idea what it is! I've looked up skin things online like scabbies, bed bugs, etc, but none of them look like what I have: pinkish little bumps. It will come and go. Not be itchy, then drive me crazy. I dont know what to do about it! I can't self diagnose and I'm too emberassed to go to my doctore if it is just going to be something as simple as changing my laundry detergent.
This is intersting. It is as if I could have wrote this myself. Just put tea tree oil and a anto itch cream on a new bump behind my knee a few minutes ago. i had the same thouhgts on bedbugs, detergent, allergic reaction to new foods. This is making me nervous.
Advice do not scatch them. It itches even more and takes longer to heal. At least use a anti itch cream to help. The area itches badly even when they are almost healed. Heat immediately makes it worse. I am visiting the doctor and see what they say about this. I hope it healsand go away soon. I'm going to detox and drink lots of water to cleanse too.
Good luck everyone. Hope we find what this is.
i have similar bumps. I am out of town and i was thinking it's the lack of humidity that im used to living in south florida. while staying here i've been using Tide powder detergent and dove soap. I know it's not the dove since i've always used it. Maybe the powder tide? I suppose it could be stress since i'm out of town visiting sick family in the hospital. i seem to itch more at night. and it's worse on my legs and thighs but it's seems to be spreading to my back and arms. I plan on going to the doctor as soon as i get home!
it always happens to me in the summer and then goes and comes back the next summer! i dont know what it is but it is driving me crazy it is al up my legs and arms and i only wear jeans!
I too am going through the same thing and this is the only thing I came up with because a lot of the pictures look similar to the beginning appearance of my bumps and the last stage of my bumps. Mine start off like small pink bumps with a little dot in the center and then they turn dark purple after awhile. I have patches on my shins. I have single spots on my stomach, breast, and arm. At first one doctor thought it was scabies but the treatment did not work, so I went to another doctor and she said it was dermatitis and prescribed Nystatin and Triamcinolone. That didn't work either, so I googled images with the description of the bumps and Lichen Planus is the closest thing to it. They have no idea where it really comes from but they know it's an allergen. They have no cure for it just treatments to stop it from itching, but they say the spots will fade in time. Here is a picture but check out the site or google images of Lichen Planus. I hope this was helpful.
I recently had a similar problem and the only thing I noticed had changed was the Gain Fabric Softener. They now advertise that your sheets will still smell fresh out of the dryer after a week of being on your bed. Well whatever they put in it to make it keep smelling like grape cough syrup a week later is what was bothering me. Never had an allergic reaction to anything. Tried not using the softener and the rash stopped. Then used l iterallyone drop in a load of clothes and good god it came back like crazy. So I have narrowed it down to my Fabric Softener. Worth a shot, try stopping your softener usage and see what happens.
hi I noticed i have red itchy bumps on my legs yesterday after flying from hk...i always ve been alergic to soap and detergents so i try to use neutral all the time, but i bought this new polyester pants and i didnt wash them before wearing them so it makes sense that they have been gone by some chemical process and i also have a lots of strees i woke up with bleeding gums as well...does anyone has that symptom? i just took an allergy medicine i ll check if that work even though im against self medication im in a foreign country with no insurance and this spread double since last night (i wore those pants again before going to bed)...please guys post if you have more symtons...thanks
Mine are like blotchy i am going to the doctor today i hope the Doctor i get will know what it is . I bought a puppy on saturday and sunday morning i had them and they spread like wildfire. And it itches Its so bad i slept maybe 2 hours . I use sun too the powder . If its the powder its going into the garbage. And i use bounce for softener . The puppy i got is a1/4 shihtzu and 1/4 poodle and pekingese that is 1/2 . He is 6 weeks old . Or if i am allergic to the uppy I have 2 photos in my profile . a t first i was wondering if it could be poison ivy or oak. I have never had it before and i am not sure if its the same thing people have or different. I do have allergies i take mediacation for that . I am allergic to some cats others i am fine . I have never been allergic to a dog that i know of .
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OMG the same hear ,well my son got them first and they are all over his thighs..now...the dr said it was something to do with hair folicles and gave him a presription..didnt do a thing he still has them... just 2 days ago I was at the beach and got bit by a few horseflies and had like 3 red bumps thaught it was the flys,and they itch like crazy... but i got up yesterday morning and there were a handfull on my upper thighs,and got more as the day went on,now today i have them on the lower part of my belly as well..I have not chamged anything diff.. with the stuff i use.... any info that is found out would be so great...I am scared they will go all over my body...
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I use sovereign silver. Read the back instructions. Also I apply the liquid to the front of my legs where the rash is. It has dried it up. When it starts to itch I apply the liquid and the itch stops.
can be purchased at health store only. This brand is the best.
A person might want to also eat healthy. No more processed food, just real food and all safe from spray and toxins. Organic if possible.
Hi, I have SUFFERED with this for years. I have had biopsies and a team of doctors research the severe small, pink, itchy bumps mainly on ankles, legs, arms and hands. I have also gone through extensive allergy tests. I have also scratched myself so bad that it burns and spreads. Sometimes I can be broken out terribly and then it can just totally disappear. I've had it through the years but then not for years. Doctors have not come up with a diagnosis!
The best thing to help it is to take a warm oatmeal bath(packets are sold at the drug stores) or a warm bath with baking soda...2 cups. Also purchasing an "itch" spray like Benadryl. And try not to itch!
Good luck and let me know if you find some help.
k sooo, about a month ago... Sometime at the beginning of May, I had this disgusting oozy path of these spots all of you are talking about. It was on my inner thigh and also my genitals in the top area. They itched and then they hurt and I went to the doctor and all of you might want to check this out, but she told me it could be herpes. I got tested, however, and nothing came back. Either my doctor is just an idiot, or that's not what it is. She told me herpes is really hard to test for and sometimes it takes a few times to get a clear result. A month later, and I have small, red spots scattered all over me. A few on my leg, a few on my cheek, a few on my neck, a few on my torso... They don't ooze but they itch like crazy. Herpes comes and goes as it pleases, but usually not as bad as the first... So. My advice. Get tested for that. ESPECIALLY since you AND your boyfriend have the SAME symptoms.
it could be two things.
1. bed bugs : they sometimes will go in a row.
2. RingWorm : ring worm is a red/pink Circle. it wont be red/pink all the way it was a multiple ring in a circle.
You should check the corners of your bed && if theere are little black things . then you should call an exterminater because you have bed bugs
I have had a rash on the inside of both my legs by my knees for 4 weeks. Started out just a few bumps now it is a raised rash. Nothing has made it go away. It is more red than pink. At times it will seem to be getting better and just looked like little bumps that have been scratch but smooth. Then they will raise back up again. It is no where else but on the inside of my legs by my knees by a large area below and above the knee inside of the leg not directly above and below it. Sometimes it is itchy other times it does not so I am beside myself over it. Have tried allergy pills, creams. Nothing will make it go away and stay away. I also use free and clear to wash my cloths and have not changed bath soap either so this is very distressing.
Where did you find the Tea Tree Oil? Thanks for the info...I too have these itchy small red bumps on my arms & chest, and 1 here & there. Driving me crazy for about 2 weeks now.
I have the same exact thing; and reading the responses I can definately say a few things stand out. My boyfriend and I developed the bumps/rashs around the same time; but we noticed that for about 2 months we've been itchy and feeling hot, but not sweating hot just an internal flaming heat sensation. Someone in these responses mentioned gain laundry detergent...well 2 mths ago we bought gain detergent and fabric softener because it was onsale and we'd never bought the brand before. I'm wondering if these rashes are actually a reaction to the perfumes found in many different products. I know 8 ppl personally whom since january of this year have suddenly developed skin problems; I'm beginning to think that companies may be using a new chemical to scent there prodects because the only thing we (boyfriend and I) have in common with the 8ppl is that we own a heavily scented detergent and/or fabric softener.
it's better safe than sorry to go to the Dr. honey I run to doc about any lil thing...And these bumps on my legs are driving me crazy... I can't take it any longer and I don't have health care insurance so ima have to go to the Free Clinic but I be damn if i go another day itchin...Couldn't imagine my gentiles itchn baby the dr. would be like well damn(cus my legs would be spread before he/she could say a word lol)... My leg problem has only been for 4/5 days and i've been putting a little Clorox in my bath water(hot as can handle) than alcoholing my legs down which seem to work... But i need to know if ive been bitten or if this is an allergic reaction u know what i mean...Like rite know i just wanna scratch the hell outta my legs so im bout to hit this hot ass water and bleach...hope someone can figure this out....
I use clorox in my hot bath water (seems to help)
Alcohol rub down
Dr.Tichenor(it's a mouth was that's extremely strong that u can also use as an alcohol)
Seems to help and u can do this as many times as needed
if you notice these small red bumps after being out in the sun, as with me, my Rheumatologist has stated it can be a reaction from the sun, as people with Lupus should stay outof the sun. Alot of people that have been diagnosed with Lupus break out with a butterfly rash on face but not all. Some break out on legs, arms torso.
I also have the small bumps. They are all over my arms and legs. It itches like crazy. I, too, just started using Nivea Touch of Sparkle body wash!!! We may have found the culprit!!!
I was wondering what ever happened to the issue you were having with the bumps and itching. I have that now and have no idea what it is. My wrists and my stomach itch uncontrollably at times. I too use Gain for my laundry and Dial as my soap...do you think that could be it? I even went as far as to research bedbugs...Im a major clean freak in my house and would not know where i got them from but i figured it was an avenue to look down. My symptoms don't sound like or look like bed bugs. Please let me know how you handled it.
Had the same problem too... mostly my lower legs and feet...itched like krazy for days and mostly at nite... I finally decided to try Epsom Salt and it worked better than anything i tried... they stop itchin and now are starting to scab up litely(they never filled with puss... i did my best not to scracth)
I live in MA also and have the same problem on my legs this is going on 4 years. I get it late winter and it leaves bad scars because it is so itchy. I wont wear shorts because it looks awful. The bumps go away in the summer but then come back. I also had a biopsy and they said it was foliculitis and nothing seems to help. Did you get anything to help you??
i got the same symptems im only 14 i wanna know whats wrong i got them all of a sudden within 2 days . my family has no idea what it is .its around my chest and my butt and legs its driving me crazy i even have one in my belly button. its weird i know its not chicken pox. it itches like crazy. can anybody help me im scared and need help .
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My bumps are smaller than mosquito bites and are mainly on my feet through my knees. I thought it was sand Jiggers (chiggers) but it keeps spreading. I haven't been able to sleep in two days. I literally took a pumus stone and scratched until I bled and its still itchy. I think I am going crazy. I canot take it any more. I am currently soaking my feet in salt water (I am not sure why but it sounded like a good idea)
my word mine also started in winter,this is really freakin me out coz the docter said it was an allergy and gave me medication, it has since stopped speading. yet my mum after she touched it got it as well i think its contagious. no matter wat u do dont sratch coz it spreads to werever part of your body u touch next
you may have jock itch A superficial fungus infection of the crotch and perineum known medically as tinea cruris.
I have the same rash on me and IT IS contagious! My daughter has it and a couple of my friends caught it too. I went to the Dr. and he said its some kind of skin fungus and to wash my body with head and shoulders shampoo for two weeks, not sure if it going to help but we will see!
I have the same thing and some times its raised up and other times it not but you can see little bumps on the skin. and it is contageous i had to take my daughter to the hospital last night, we thought it as scabies but we have been treated for that like 7 or 8 times. no change. The doctor said it is Tinea Versicolor. a yeast infection of the skin. But I dont know. Im supposed to start washing my body with Head and Shoulders and putting it on my skin and leaving it for 10 minutes twice a day for two weeks. so we will see if it helps! :?
I can assure you its not Herpes! Unfortunately I have it (from a cheating boyfriend) and this is nothing like an outbreak. I have very small pink or red bumps that are randomly poping up. First they started under the arms then between the inner thights and under the breast area. I treated as a skin yeast infection and it did get a little better but then they started poping up down my arms, legs, elbows stomach. Just one or two at a time in each area and they ITCH ITCH ITCH! They look like random insect bites but I have no bedbugs (had everything professionally checked) and I have not changed soaps...this has been going on now for almost a month and without health insurance I cant go to the doc...(and people say we dont need unversial health insurance in this country SMDH) Anyway, I cant get them to go away. Ive gone through 2 tubes of cortizone anti itch cream and it helps. Funny thing is in the sun the itch gets worse. Im hoping to find a solution soon!
I had the exact same thing, the doctor couldn't diagnose it, she said it didn't look like scabies but I decided to buy a strong scabies treatment and after doing it twice it gradually went away, you have to put all your clothes and bedding on a high temperature wash and get anyone in close contact with you to do the same, im still not 100 percent sure it was scabies but it seemed to work for me
ik right i have it to in all i use in tide and dial
what you have is eczema! a great way to treat it is to use dye and fragrant free detergents soaps etc...also the medicated creams are expensive even with insurance and also bleach the skin, so i started buying cetaphil and it has helped my daughter, aveeno or cetaphil bodywash will help...there is no cure for this but you can help treat it for the summer! hope this helps!
Ok I work in the medical field it sounds like you need to get tested for herpes. If you have it than you know he has it. Then you and him need to have a long serious talk. That means he step out on you and he contracted it and bought it back to you. The medication your doctor will put you on is call Valex or Acyclovir.
hey i was diagnosed with MRSA; bad ass penicillin resistant bacteria, that happens after the onset of mild foliiculitis. three times this year, got bad sick after a few bumps, crazy as it seems your body has to be quarantined, drained and monitored. good luck
sorry rule out eczema---this is bacteria from the scratching...get an antibiotic cream or some strong anthehistamine for the itching
please get tested for MRSA
gentle baby soap to wash; dollar tree.
no perfume; anything.
was with a loofah; to exfoliate dead skin.
and get back to the doctor to make sure you do not have a bacteria called MRSA attacking your body.
i am in my third bout of MRSA this year; i see a disease control specialist to rule out any immune difficiency disorders
sounds appropriate then gets worswe when you scratch...what causes it? the deeper infection? why cant a body fight off the early stages; get checked for immune deficiency
Had something similar, diagnosed as keratosis pilaris. Almost all the descriptions say it isn't usually itchy but my legs itch like crazy! It's better in the summer when I can get some sun on it.
Keratosis pilaris is a result of a process called hyperkeratinization. This is when there is an excess production of keratin (a natural fibrous protein of the skin, hair and nails) that builds up around the hair follicles. The skin becomes flaky and dry and if not removed from the skin it clogs up the hair follicles causing the small pimple like bumps that are visible on the skins surface.
Keratosis pilaris is more than anything else unattractive and seldom sore or itchy, but because the skin is dry in these areas it can become rather uncomfortable. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it's during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the "goose bumps" are more likely to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.
There are several different types of keratosis pilaris:
keratosis pilaris rubra: is characterized by inflamed red bumps and become more pronounced during the colder moths when the skin is dryer.
alba:this is the typical rough, bumpy skin, usually not very irritating but are characterized by ugly looking gray white pimples that are not largely inflamed.
rubra faceii: mostly commonly occurs in babies and is located on the cheeks , almost like a red rash with horny red bump.
Hi, my 15 yr old daughter has small pink bumps that are spreading. She has atleast 20-30 now and there are more today than there was last night. I googled chicken pox, flea bites, mumps, measels, bed bugs they are in her head ( about 3 or 4 ) and spread all the way to her thighs. Someone please help me find out what this is. I am keeping her home from school though neither me ( I share a bed with her) and she has a 11 yr old brother, neither of us have any signs of these bumps. PLEASE HEP if you can.
Hi. I have very same bumps and symptoms as your daughter has. My doctor and dermatologist cannot figure out what they really are but I have these helpful tips :
1. Clean your washer at least once a week with drops of bleach and let it spin for an hour.
2. These bumps seem to tell you when they start itching really bad. So at first sign..that is if you feel one or two bumps start to itch, apply Caladryl Lotion right away and DO NOT scratch. The more you scratch, the more other bumps will start to itch. Once you have applied Caladryl Lotion, let it dry before putting on clothes. What I do is I redularly apply Caladryl Lotion to the parts where the bumps itch the most after shower. It helps prevent itching and keeps the bump controlled.
3. Cheese (especially gouda) and milk seem to prevent much itching. I think it is the Keratonin in Gouda that prevents the itching.
Again, the rule of thumd is: DO Not Scratch when you feel an itch. Apply Caladryl Lotion right away.
Lemme know if this helps your daughter and spread the word if it does!
See I started getting itchy with the bumps but they are not really pink until i itch, and they burn all over i thought it was something in my attic, went through bedbug, all the way to hep a-g and just so lost, lacking medical This could be a new H1N1, she my girlfriend recently got it now too
Do you have any forms of boil? IF any boil on your body where nasty puss will come out with a hole. Guys I think this could be everyone coming down with MRSA I first realized this when I had an infected hair beside my man area... right on the thigh.. and it got damn near baseball sized or bigger in my leg, when they tested for it it came back for MRSA. hear this out... my gf never had a problem, the hospital never told me I had it, and it could bo so easily spread. she started to contract boils herself.
sweating, with big horse flies biting you all over????????? cause i started itching and getting boils and contracted MRSA somehow, i'm way clean, yet started getting real itcy after made me thing of the horse flies
i had it for over a year elizabeth arden 8 hour cream took it
away in two weeks give it a shot and yes i went to many doctors
thay had no clue
Well, I think yours pretty much sounds like chicken pox. Word is ot that the vaccines don't work very well, and that we are supposed to get another vaccine, which I seriously dont recommend, as vaccines cause other problems. Good news is, if thats what it was, you are throught the worst of it. The fever happens quite abit before the outbreak, so many dont notice the correlation. The scars arent supposed ot go away, but if I could go back in time, I would buy Vitamin E capsules and put that on mine, and I bet that would help.
Also, I had have red itchy things on my legs and I went to good dermatologist. He said it was vasculitis, but because I did change my detergent AND my soap, and becausee the rash on my torso and arm(s) is bumply and not red (but ITCHY) I think he is wrong anyway about the diagnosis. I wonder is the irritating soap got into my hair follicles with my 5 blade razor and caused irritation. I think the bumps on arm and torso are some other cause. He wanted to prescirbe steroids and I refuse to take because they always make everyone's lives a nightmare. So i self treated with a mask of clay and wiped it off with lavender (3 drops on 4 oz bottle) on a soft cotton pad. Then I used Aveeno anti itch, which is helping some. I also took homeopathic remedies for itching (they cost about $6 at health food store, call first, not all carry them)
Hope it helps!
Its not ezcema! I have had this for almost 6 years now and it starts out as small pimples when spreading to a new area! My skin is like a scab on the infected area...and raised bumps are all over the back of my lower leg n front but front is not as bad...my right leg was dormant for years but resently its back in full force but not near as swollen as my right leg which is almost 3 times the size of a normal sized leg on a bad day! I would love to share pics with anybody of our skin issue ...maybe some dr reading this can finally put the peices together!
This rash sounds exactly like what I have going on. Very unconfortable and is like wearing a rash suit. At first it started out on my inside of my forearms - large oval shaped welts - but kept getting worse and graduly spreading. I have tried all creams like cediphil. amibiem, aveeno body wash, eucerin creams and body wash whateer the doctor suggested. Even used steroid creams but very spaingly because they thin the skin. Also been taking antihestimine for the itching. THe dryness oh the dryness so uncomfortable that especialy on thhe tops of my knuckels and finger spaces between the joints very red and dry. This has happened so suddenly since April 2011 this irritation has grown worse - my under arms, sides of breast areas, under breasts at top of stomach, bottom of stomach, buttocks from lower back down to top od buttocks, outet thigh, inner thigh, now top of feet and patches here and there. Using the creams BURNed the dry areas making those ares pulsate with redness and pain. So now I just use 100% pure Shea Butter which has brought relief but no cure and I must reapply several times a day at least it does not burn. I am so looking for a cure or a diagnosis. Ive done blood work, tested for another disease I cant remember(starts with an L) Ive seen the derm two times and a regular doctor - had blood tests done - need more folic acid and B12 so now I take them everyday. I did have a week that I thought hat it was going away when I took an oral steroid for six days - but the rash returned and thats when it went worse. I need help and looking for answers! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry, but this definitely is not eczema! I went to my doc, plus a dermatologist. No one could figure out what it is. There is not an over the counter or prescription medication I haven't used. Nothing seem to help. I am freaking out. By the way I haven't used the bar soap and laundry detergent most people are associating this with.
ya i got it in the winter month and my budy has the same thing on his scrotum and mine is on my chest spreading to my back
i had that problem too , They were flea bites and im still having that issue now nothing is helping and i dont know what to do
WOW!! I have this too and I started to use Gain laundry detergent and Dove Boby Wash. But I have been using Dove Boby Wash for a long time now.And now I think my husband is staring to get this too.
Inner thighs upper thighs upper back now and around my ankle.
what too do?
omg, my nephew some how got it and when i say it spreaded all over his poor little body and he was completely miserable, next thing you know it started on my wrist and spreaded to my legs and now stomach and arms. and my mom has it too.. whatever this is, is conatagious and is itchy. feels like fire ant bites all over! my nephew went to a dermatologist and i was told that it isnt eczema or scabies... but yet idk what it is. i do not like this little critter at all!
hey same here, just lately my upper thighs and shins has been itching intensely. as i itched i notice i got tiny small bumps in matters of minutes. when i showered the skin had a burning tinglind sensation. that i cant really describe. I've been applying lotion on to the affected area thinking that maybe it was dry skin, but i've seen no change in the condition. I've also been using the same soaps and detergents for years and never had a problem like this. so i assumed it must have been something that i ate. allergic reaction maybe?
Hello, I'm in Macclesfield, UK. A week ago I did some gardening and may have picked something up from moving a bed of sweetpea to which I may be allergic. OTH I am prescribed medication for high blood pressure and prescription drugs are notorious for causing excema-like conditions. My rash - patches of tiny hard pimples on my ankles and arms around the elbow that itch like crazy. They're just below the skin surface, but you can see if much clearer if you direct a light at low level. I've noticed that the itch gets worse if the skin is covered by a jersey or bedding. I'm smearing with Caneston cream until I can see my doctor. Will report back.
this sounds like this could be periorial dermatitis, first derm thought it to be folliculitus but it turned out to be a dermititus of the skin , plus dealing wiyh mrsa off and on.
I was in MA this summer and I got the same thing on my right leg too (under my knee area). At times, it would itch like crazy and I just cannot stop scratching it!!! Now it's sooo big (1/2 inch bigger than a dollar coin) and it's getting bigger everyday. I don't know where I got it but I think it was after I waxed my legs. It has been almost four months now and it's not getting any better. I just started using a topical anti-fungal (miconazole nitrate 2%) and it dries it up... I don't think it's working though as it's starting to spread. Please help!
I think you may be right. The New World Order wants to de-populate the world and keep less than 20 % around as slaves; what not a better place to start but the northern hemosphere. Check out "The American Stonehendge", you may get your answer.
Mine just started forming...idk if this is the same thing your talking about but it happened last night and slowly started to form very very small dots sort of like acne without fluid, around my inner thighs and rears of my calves, also a few on my chest and back, and a couple on my arms.
A few years ago i got a rash all over my body but it was a lot worse than this one and its been gone for yearas now...idk if its the same one, hopefully not. but both that one and this current one started at the beginning of winter...i thought and still think its the season change thats reacting with my skin somehow...the first time i went to the doctor a few years ago said he didn't know what it was either but it'll go away in time, which it did...just is very annoying but mine don't itch as much as some of these people say they do
Look up psoriasis, this may be what you have.
My little bumps started after we stayed in a hotel in SC. They started around my waist then started moving up. They went under my breasts, mostly my left one.
Then they were all over my breast and in between, Sooo very itchy. They would scab over but I would wake up in the middle of the night itching like a crazy person. They were worst when I showered and the derm dr gave me a steroid ointment and that was awful. It made it itch more. (She said it didn't look like scabies) I was usiong the Pomegranate soap at the same time. I don't use gain. I use Tide for colors, not for my bras. I use All, Purex and Arm and hammer. I quit those for a while and used non sented detergent and softener. It didn't help. The only thing I got to help was a cortizone cream. Once I stopped it came back. It's is in my scalp, neck, breasts, back, waist and buttocks and not below my torso. I think it might be a raction to a pain med so I will be getting another pain med and will get off what I'm on and see if it goes away. I have been living with this for way too long. 6 months. Yikes! I'll let you know what happens when I get off my med.
This is crazy that this many people have these bumps. I have bumps on the inside of my thighs, my butt sometimes, now spreading to my arms and stomach. Sometimes they itch so so bad other times I barely notice it. It has been weeks now, I just looked up scabies on the net and it looks nothing like that. It is driving me crazy and makes my very self concious. If we don't know what they are how do we know if they are contagious. I do not want my daughter or boyfriend to get them. Help someone please
Try using aloe vera gel, it decreased the itch for me. Also try some Oil of Oregano (found at health food stores), it's a strong anticeptic in dropper form. Put a little on your finger then apply to the area. WARNING: Oil of Oregano will sting a great deal for about ten minutes. Do not apply it to the genital area because of the sensativity--if you feel that you have to, remember the pain will go away in a few minutes. There's a substance called humate, a brownish/black powder, which when added to a bath also helps skin conditions. Good luck!
hi i am suffering the same as you doc said its not scabies but he will treat me for it just to help relieve the itching its constantly irretating it maybe a new strain of skin condition as i have searched the net and cannot get a answer to what exactly it is i got a bath with tee tree oil in last night and it seemed to have eased the itch til this morning and i noticed my scalp bit itchy today also have you had anymore luck in finding what your problem is i need some answers myself it really horrible
I have the SAME problem that you decribed your daughter has KIM. None of my family or anyone around me has this. They look and feel almost like small mosquito bites. Mine seemed to have started on my head and face but now I have them on my neck, chest, arms, and legs, however not on my abdomen...odd. They arent visibly noticable really untill I itch them then they get red and only itch more. They will go away but reappear in a new spot. I know that I have sensitive skin and things like laundry detergents DO bother me. I found this website that could be helpfull I am going to try what they suggested to me about a hypoallergenic shampoo. Also I do know from expirience try using the ARM AND HAMMER laundry products and to anyone else who wants to compare soaps and shampoos they all have a common ingrediant of SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE OR SODIM LAURYL SULFATE. which is what makes it foam. It is a major skin irritant. and probably the cause of our problems. Right now i use Treseme shampoo and conditioner and Target brand body wash which still make my reactions appear. but everyone should read this http://www.mysensitiveskincare.com/hypoallergenic-shampoo.html I think it will help us all!!
i have the same problem and i switched to gain laundry detergent about a month ago and ever since then ive had this rash and it keeps getting worse i switched back ot my normal tide laundry detergent but still see no change i swear it was that dam gain laundry soap... fuck my life this shit wont stop itching
the only other thing i could think it might be is bed bug bites ? any answers?
Mine just began about three days ago, it got really cold here. I use a non scented laundry detergent, and Tone (I've been using it for about three years now). I tend to have very sensitive skin, and i can brush up against cardboard and break out in little bumps occasionally. But I've noticed that these bumps only occur when I go outside when I walk to classes and then go inside where there is a drastic temp change. I've never had this problem before, but all I know is the little pink bumps on the back of my legs itch like the dickens!!! I hope that there is a solution for this, cause it's really uncomfortable ti sit through a 2 hour class with legs that itch like poison ivy.
Did you ever go to the doctor? If so, what did they say? I thought I had gotten into chiggers, but this has been going on since September. I went to my Dr. and he had no idea what it could be. We ruled out all the obvious things like flea bites, scabies, bed bug bites etc. No one else I do anything with whether home, work, or the stable, is getting these bumps. I'm starting to feel like I'm crazy!!
I too have had these same red bumps they itch like hell. they appeared four weeks ago, i've been tested for STDs all tests came back negtive. Being that those options were ruled out i went to the doctor and had them look at it. they ruled out scabies, bed bugs, and fleas. The doctor seems to think that i am allergic to something perhaps a new soap, lotion, or laundry soap. I did recenlty switch to gain laundry detergent so i think that may be the problem. The bumps seem to go away on their own, the doc said if they come back to return to the doctor and theyll drain the bump to see if any fluid is inside and figure out exactly what it is. I hope this helps
I am suffering from these bumps as well...mine started on my toes and are going up my body!!! It's AWFUL!!! But i have the soft-soap body wash, and as soon as I used it, I got these bumps!!! THANK U SOOOOOO MUCH!!! This is what it is...no if you'll excuse me, i am gonna go wash EVERYWHERE with something...ANYTHING...else!
Try rubbing on APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. Makes it stop itching.
I to have developed this after beginning to use the Nieva for men body wash, it says it contains menthol. Im thinking that maybe it maybe a reaction to the menthol in it. So im switching soaps and praying that it helps
for me it can be fleas ticks to high of altatude, skabes cuz its contagous no one i know has it mesles mumps alergy to ditergint and expeshaly dry sikn... i tried every thing
I am just wondering how you are doing? Do you still have all the itchy symptoms? My son started itching 5 months ago.,..we have been to the dermotolist several times and they keep saying dry skin./ exzema/foliculitios...my whole family is now itching...very similar to what everyone else is experiencing...have you found any answrers?
Myfamily is experiencing very similar symptoms. Everyone is itchy and has small red bumps and things that look like bited. We have been to the derm several times. We keep getting the same reply. Dry skin and exzema. Please tell us what you have found out.
???DONT SCRATCH??? Now you tell me, way easier said than done. I've had this problem on anf off for severla years, all over some days are good some are bad. maybe I should just change careers beacuse if i were a dermatologist I'd HAVE TO FIGURE THIS OUT!! Too many people with the same symptoms and no one has a direct answer. I've heard ecezema, bed bugs, scabies, dry skin. skin cancer, depression and more during my 11 year bought with this thing. it does seem to spread, it has peek periods, different triggers or different people but all the same symptoms... thats it. I;m gonna become a dermatologist. Now excuse me as i scratch away and then try to shower away my guilt lol. Good luck guys and keep posting
In January 2012 I started getting little tiny red bumps that looked like flea bites that itch really bad. I get them on my legs, behind my knees, stomach, arms and on my butt. They too itch and burn when I take a shower. I went to the dermologist and he said I had Exanthem related to Chicken Pox and normally found in kids. He said to take Benadryl and rest and that it would go away on it's own in 2 weeks. Well it has been 4 weeks and I have less of them but I still wake up with new ones. I don't use any of the detergents or skin care that others have listed.
I to have red itchy marks first started on my pinky with a blister now I just get what looks like bites but did the scarbies treatment and still got them I have been to 6 dermologists and no one has a answer but the first on thought derititis herpetformis which all go's with celiac (gluten free) but all others say no and all test's come back neg but they say it's hard to diagnose celiac.I have used 5 creams ,antibiotics ,prednizone and its no better it seems like they come they are itchy for 3 days and then 3 days later I get new one's I am going nut's but I do think the first derm was right
I AS WELL HAVE HAD THESE BUMPS. WHEN I FEEL THE SENSATION THAT A NEW BUMP IS COMING ON I LOOK AT THE AREA AND SEE NO BUGS OR ANYTHING BITING. I TOO HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS SOME TYPE OF ALLERGIC REACTION TO FABRIC SOFTENER BUT I HAVE USED THE SAME PRODUCTS, AND HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS UNTIL A FEW MONTHS AGO. THEY ARE LITTLE PINK BUMPS, THAT APPEARED FIRST ON MY ARMS, THEN MY STOMACH, AND NOW ON MY LEGS, & SOME ON MY FACE. NEW ONES SHOW UP EVERYDAY, AND THE OLD ONES START TO GO AWAY. SOME DAYS THEY ITCH, SOMEDAYS NOT REALLY. THE WEIRD THING IS THEY ARE SO TINY AND RANDOM ON MY BODY THAT THEY SEEM LIKE THEY ARE NO BIG DEAL, BUT NEW ONES APPEAR EVERYDAY. I NOTICED ONE DAY THAT MY PUPPIES HAVE BEEN ITCHING, AND THEY ARE ON FLEA MEDICATION,TAKE REGULAR BATHS, PLUS THE VET HAS SEEN THEM MANY TIME FOR THE ITCH. THEY TOO HAVE THE TINY BUMPS. THE BUMPS APPEAR RANDOMLY EVERYWHERE ESPECIALLY IN THE STOMACH AND GROIN AREA OF MY PUPPIES. SO I AM WONDERING IF THESE LITTLE RANDOM ITCHY BUMPS COULD BE A SKIN INFECTION I GOT FROM MY PETS? HAS ANYBODY HAD THIS REACTION TOO?
Well...I feel sooo much better knowing I am not the only one with this ailment...the itchy is really to the point it is tough to function in everyday activities....I wake up in the middle of the night and find myself itching my backside of my upperlegs to the point it bleeds....it is driving my mad....I do use Dial bar soap and have for years.....and I also use Tide Liquid for years for my clothes and linens...I really think it is an alergic reaction to something in our common environments....it has to be....it started on the underside of my upper arms and then on the back sides of my upperlegs...and between my upper legs....it then spread to my belt line and now on my stomach and upper back...it seems to be concentrated on those parts of my body where the skin is thin and sensitive....I will try anything to get the itching to stop....it is HORRIBLE!
i have the same thing, at first i thought it was ringworm with the same characteristics. but its slowly spreads and the raised skin will go down. It then looks like big rashes or starts out in areas like mosquito bites. SO far the first 2 doctors have treated it as if it was fungus but these meds/creams havent done anything to help. The itching is sometimes severe especially in late evening. It is slowly spreading and have new bump/bite like things appear each day.
this just showed up about 10 days ago first near my ankle on the back of my left leg then a week later in a localized pattern on the left arm finally also about a week ago small spread out on my face torso doesnt seem to be anyplace else. ive always had senitive skin i was using dove nutrium it was ok changed to suave ocean the blue one not sure if thats it - yep i have gain too and i had just washed my night clothes and bed linens- i slept with the window open and thought i had been bitten by spiders. dyed my hair black last summer and had a reaction to ppd in black hair dye from claroil that landed me in the hospital since ive been espically senitive to chemicals. taking hot baths in epson salt lavender and rubbing down with nivea extremely dry skin it seems to not be spreading with most itching at night at night i put alochole on it seems to help. could very well be radation anyone recently have miso soup from japan or corexit from the gulf i recently ate pistascios could be those . my systems are the same no one else has it need to figure it out yep no healthcare... i hate them for doing this to us
I am comforted knowing I dont seem to have eczema, shingles chicken pox, etc from reading about same condition that I have had only for a month...yes, very itchy...I use the inside peel of a banana and it takes the itch away. Wipe it on really good and leave it on for the night. I have also tried using a gob of organic honey smeared on each of my legs and then knee high socks (like a big bandaid) and this took away all the irritations and sensitivity. At night I peel the socks off, rinse socks well, and rinse my legs well. I apply Borage oil onto my legs and it keeps most of the itching to a minimum.I stood in a health food store and body dowsed about 20 possible things including colloidal silver but this is the only thing that my body really wanted) This is not to say that the rash is going away, each day as the old stuff is clearing I am finding new spots developing, however the skin seems smoother . My lower arms are also experiencing this ugliness. I am also trying zinc tablets, B3 and B6 with the Borage oil along with a liquid form of magnesium as this combo converts the Omega 6 in the borage oil into a great thing to wipe out allergies, diabetic neuropathy (nerves = itching), some cancers, eczema, and autoimmune disorders. I have my own theories about this rash...chem trails dumping aluminum into the atmosphere...wouldn't rule out the radiation levels either, however I am taking vegetable iodine to counteract that possibility...and the locals in my area are also noticing similar rashes but other locations than mine. It has been suggested that there is a new form of chicken pox moving around. I had shingles 2 years ago (this is a cake walk in comparison) and this has some similarities to the way the healing occurs, and that is a spinoff of the chicken pox virus. Hope this helped someone out there.
You set off bug bombs in your home and spray your bedding if necessary . But the bombs should do it. I got rid of flies. It will work. With me I have fibromyalgia which causes skin issues. So I tried dermarest eczema medicated moisturizer and it is helping. I also have been using the aveeno body lotion the one in the small tub which is really thick. It seemed to make it feel better too.
I started with itchiness around the stomach area and then sides,went to doctor and he gave me hydrocortisone cream and helped a bit but only for a couple of hours and then started again, now its spread to my breast ..I have no bumps or rash just itchiness and drives me crazy..so far been using cocoa butter cream and helps alot but have to use it two or three times a day. Dont know what can be causing the itchiness..
You guys should really go on google and look up info in Hives. i have insane itchy bumps on my inner thighs, stomach, shoulders, and a few other places. i wake up to myself scratching in the mornings and its IMPOSSIBLE to go bacck to sleep after! i didnt go to the Doctors because most of u said u went but got no answers so i hopped on the internet and got searching.. i looked up EVERYTHING u can thinkk of but the symptoms just didnt match up. then i came across hives and everything matches!! i hope i helped someone!!
you all should really look up in fo on google about hives. i have small insain itching bumps on my inner thighs, stomach and a few other places here and there,, i didnt go to the Doctor because most of u said u did but got no answer!! so i hopped on the internet and got searchingg.. i looked up everythingg u can thinkk of but the symptoms just didnt match up. then i came across hives and everything made sense!!! i really hope i helped someone!!
Hi i have been getting little bumps-lumps-tiny pimples on the top of my feet, my bum cheek and biceps they do itch sometimes. iv had them a while they come and go, my arms-biceps and bum cheek(only the right check haha) seem to itch a lot more than my feet do. I am dying to no what causes it!! googled it loads and no one ever has an answer. Not been the docs over it, but i should do!!! i wonder what the hell it is :-( dosent bother me that much but i just dont no what causes it there has to be a reason ..... I havent always had it it comes and goes its like a little group of tiny pimples on my feet but my bum and arms only have one or 2 itchy ones going on..........
I also just recently started getting this irritatingly itchy bumps at the beginning of the month (February 2012). Mine are more reddish in color and also started on my arms. I first noticed it on the inside of my right bicept. Then, I noticed there were two. They were extremely itchy, which is how I noticed them to begin with. I went to bed and woke up with a huge one on the same spot of my left arm. Then, within a day, I had two more - one on my ankle and another on my calve of my right leg. For me, they seem to always show up in twos.
They went away for awhile once I started taking amoxicillin due to a severe sinus infection. However, they did leave a discolored mark where they had been. A couple days after I stopped the antibiotic, I returned to the gym after being away for some time and started itching on my stomach while on the treadmill. Then, about 5 minutes later, I was itching again on my stomach and noticed there were now 2 spots. As I said before, they always seem to come in twos for me...After waking up this morning, I noticed two more on my stomach above the two from yesterday and then one on my ankle and another on my calve again on my right leg. I just don't get it. I am a 28 year old, caucasian female and have never had any allergies to anything though I do tend to have sensitive skin. I also use Gain detergent as well as a free and clean version, I think it's the Costco Kirkland brand but I can't remember. My boyfriend seems to believe that it is stress related, as does a friend of mine who is a med student. However, I have yet to go to the doctor because like so many of you, I also am uninsured. And I just can't believe it to actually be stress because in all my years, even after traumatic instances, I have never experienced anything like this.
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I am suffering from the same symptoms that you describe. I too have started using Gain laundry detergent. Has anyone else with these symptoms recently started to use gain?
this may sound crazy, but I think there is something sinister going on. I also along with my 17 yr old daughter have developed a light red rash. My belly has it all over then under my arm pits and inside of my biceps. The doctors looked puzzled. Treated us for scabies but it hasn't worked.
You may have psoriasis; I don't know for sure, wiki or Google it. I learned that using moisturizing soaps and lotion can help prevent further irritation. I live in a dry climate. I used a topical cream product called, "MG-217" (coal tar or Sal-acid) from the drug store. It clears it up, but it may take a week to a month of daily or twice a day application. Exposing skin to the sun also helps if possible. It seems I will never completely rid myself of psoriasis, but I generally don't have the symptoms of red itchy bumps. Before I learned to treat it, it really spread quickly for a while on my arms and chest. This is not the same as eczema. Psoriasis is not contagious; those people with multiple family members exhibiting similar symptoms may have something else.
I have the same thing. Itchy small red bumps all over my back the tops of my arms the tops of my thighs and my chest. I think its some kind of allergy. (Hives) It goes away with Benydryl. Other allergy meds don't work, though. So, what's totally annoying, I tried to make an appointment with my dermotologist and their first appointment is in 4 weeks! Well if it's seasonal allergies, it will be a whole new season now, won't it!?! :)
Hi, your comment was the first one that sounded exactly what I've been experiencing. It started with my husband & now I have developed the strange rash. Very similiar to what you've described, started with arms, legs & stomach, little pink bumps, sometimes itchy, sometimes not, tiny & random, old ones fading, sensation of new ones, with no evidence of a bug & no product change. We also had a dog, that was treated for fleas, regular baths. I was wandering if anyone else, close to you obtained it as well. Also, were you able to find a solution to the problem? Have you been able to cure or effectively treat this? If so, please share. Thanks
I first got them on my inner forearms and outer upper arms in June/July. Went away for a couple months, then resurfaced. Doc ruled out scabies.
OMG!!! I cannot believe we are all going through this. Its desperating and very itchy, specially at night. My aunt works at a holspital and heard that this could be Shingles.... One small detail, Shingels are more prone to happen on the elder 50 and up. But it also can happen if you have a weak immune system. God knows....
I have similar problems and think it has something to do with my cats sleeping on my bed. I try to keep them off my sheets at least but behind my knees on my stomach arms and they are itchy. I use a spray at it seems to help, but no one seems to know what they are. I have very dry skin and it's a real pain.
mine are more like insect bites but do try something like Benadryl spray and wash your hands alot.
This happens to me in the summer also, last summer, i went to the doctor and they said it was just a heat rash
Hi I just read your e-mail on here..I have the exact same thing did you ever find out what it was and if so please do tell..I am freaking out here...thank you so much my name is sherri-lynne...thank you again in advance.....
I got no medical insurance either, so I can't even go see a doctor. I got tint red dots on my stomach, and my left arm, now they started appearing on my right upper leg near my thigh.
I started getting mine around the middle/ end of feburary
My little red dots started around the end of Feburary beginning of March. I never had this happen to me until I got pregnant in Feburary then I had a miscarriage and started getting these tiny red dots on my left arm, then it started to spread to my stomach now it spread to my upper legs. I have used Gain forever and Dial
The same thing started on me, I thought they were flea bites, because we do have many dogs. It started on my stomach, then legs, then arms, now my hands are the main victims. I told my doc I thought it was scabies but as the skin peeled away on the inside of my hands they came to think of Syphilis, rare but it can happen. The intense itching is constant and the skin gets dryer and dryer. Doctors are doing a biopsy on me in a few days and if i get the results I might be able to let you know as well. If you find anything before me, posting it would be alot of help.
There is such thing as sweat bumps, so if it gets worse when you're working out or perspirating, then this could be sweat bumps.
Mine started and spread to the same places. It does itch WAY WAY worse in the sun. I was hoping that tanning would dry it up like acne, but it made me crazy with itchiness though I am trying not to scratch. I found that rubbing alcohol helps the itch and the pinkness around them if you can stand the burn. (I think it feels WAY better than the itching)
I went to the doctor she said it wasn't scabies, chicken pox, or excema, and I have not switched any detergents. I have been checked for STDS and I don't have herpes. I have had MRSA and it is nothing like that. I am freaking out that no one can figure out what it is. I feel like I have a flesh eating bacteria lol. My boyfriend has not had any ssymptoms yet (we live together) Mine started about 1-2 weeks ago.
This sounds like mine. Does it itch more in the sun? I find that rubbing alcohol helps the itch, and a little bit of the redness but not the rash. The DR said it wasn't scabies, chicken pox, or shingles.
I would love to hear what a biopsy of one of these are. My little grandson has had something similar to what all these people are describing and now I am having the same.
i had severe bleeding in my gums so i went to an emergency appointment because i couldnt take it anymore, and she said i had a gum disease that was worse than gingivitus due to lack of a healthy diet and non flossing. they cleaned my teeth very well and i have to floss twice a day and no more bleeding has occured. about a week later, i started getting the itchy red tiny bumps on my elbows, my sides, my upper thighs, my crotch area, my neck, my stomach,and behind my knees. a doctor told me it was poison ivy but it hadnt went away with treatment after 2 weeks, then a doctor told me it was scabies, but its gotten worse since treatment and itches so bad it wakes me at night. i dont kno what it is and i too have no insurance. im dying. please let me kno if anyone figures out what this could be.
Mine started about 6 months ago. I was surprised at how many others are suffering from this. I am starting to think that it may be something in the air or something in our food. I am wondering what all of us have in common that may be causing this? I don't use any of the soaps or product that were mentioned in the posts.
Omg, me too. I have your exact symptoms, trying to figure out what the heck it is.
I too have had this start in the last 3 weeks. I had this in the past but it usually was only on my fingers and hands. This year it is on my legs, torso, arms, neck, hands and fingers. It has been really warm this year and not sure if this might have something to do with it.
Check this link out and it sounds like many of the people's problem. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/itchy-bumps-on-hands.html It is a type of exema. The itching drives me crazy. This article says to leave it alone, but really hard to do that.
i am to suffering from the same thing, along with my boyfriend and his sister. we have been trying to figure it out for weeks. we also thought scabies but we r doing the treatmeant.its all over my body now but getting worse to the point where im scratching o bad im leaving sores so is my boyfriends its worse on his hands and his sister it drives me nuts we have tried sulfer soap which helps a little. its making me miserable all of us and they told my bf poison ivy but hes had that before and he says its worse. ive been trying to look it up online and i jjust cant figure it out. have u guys looked up chiggers? its just nuts i feel like im going insane. plz if any one can help let me know t
Yes, Ive had it for about 8 months now. Doctor says its scabies but i do not understand what type. there are two tyes normal scabies which has no crusting about the bumps and then Norwegien scabies which apparently is the hardest to get rid of, Ive read that they dig deeper into the skin which makes it twice as hard for any oil or medicine to reach. Ive tryed sulfur soap( burned like hell) but didnt work, Ive tried clove oil, which since 2011 they say thats the new cure (BULLSHIT DIDNT WORK) and alot of people say they have been cured, which i believe there scabies probaly has not been there long. Meaning no eggs were hatched.
Im not sure where these mites come from and apparently nobody else including doctors now either because they say it spreads from an infected person. Which obviosly all these doctors are to damn pridefull to truly do research, to they all just saying the same thing. I need to know where these mites are created and where do they come from. Im really starting to think that this was put out in the air or somewhere where we all have been to or traveled to. Mine also started around Feburary.
sorry but you may have mrsa and it is a dangerous bacteria please go see a doctor to get it under controll. my son has the same thing 6 years now. good luck and god bless
I was wondering if you figured out what you had? I have the same thing, where it started on my stomach and is spreading.
My husband and daughter have the same thing but I don't have any symptons. We have tried lavendar oil with an unscented hand lotion and it seems to help some. Tried remedys for chiggers, scabies and fungal nothing cures it yet.
Thanks. I think I do remember using that at one time.
I went to the ER last night. It WAS NOT scabies!!!! But, she wasn't sure what it was??? I'm in the same boat as you all. Driving me crazy! I thought it was Poison Oak, but it's spreading and poison oak isn't suppose to spread. UGHHH!!!
I have the same exact thing and I thought it was scabies too, so I went to the doctor and she gave me Permethrin cream 5% and it didn't go away. I had the bumps on my arms, back of my hand and my palms. She then gave me Prednisone and the bumps on the back of my hand started to fade away. After I finished the Prednisone (2 weeks) it started to came right back with so much more! I had all over my body now... And now she's saying I might be allergic to my laundry detergent. I'm going to an allergist so hopefully I can find an answer.
I too have the same spots that itch like mad, i went to the dr's and was told it was contact dermatitis, was given an ointment, i have the spots on my arms, top of my feet and wrists and finger, the ointment has made no difference at all, help its driving me mad, i live in the uk and its cold here so it cant be due to heat.
Thank you so much for that website.http://www.buzzle.com/articles/itchy-bumps-on-hands.html I've had the same thing for about a week now. Started on my hands fingers and the edges of my feet. I was on Antibiotics for a week and 2 days after I started getting the little basterds. I've gotten more and more over the last few days. I know antibiotics can cause an over growth of yeast in the body. I am prone to athleats foot and have had these little bumps before when my AF would get out of controle, but only on my feet. after reading more on it it really seems that the antibiotic caused an overgrowth of yease in my body and is breaking out all over. I'm treating with Miconazoli Nitrate Cream 2% and eating lots of yogert! hope it works.
Thank you again for the site!
Thanks so much, I started having this rash/type thing last week and i realized that i had started using dial body wash. i stopped using it and Whola! its going away
Kris, did you ever figure out what was cauing your problem? I have the same problem started two weeks ago, can't get rid of the damn thing. I was wearing a splint on my knuckle for couple of weeks, and it seemed to have started under that, but not sure if that somehow caused it. This is so irritating..
I just started to get small red bumps too. I have 1 wart and thought it was that so I put wart treatment on the three small bumps on my upper legs too. Its been about two days with the wart medicine but I know now they arent warts. Warts don't itch from what I know. The three I had now have several smaller ones surronding them. I dont know if its a reaction from putting treatment on a non-wart or if they're spreading. The itch pretty bad right now but usually I dont itch at all. My cousin had red bumps that spread and covered her entire body. They are contageous but my aunt neglected to tell me this until after I had been in contact with her. Its been awhile since then though and Im wondering if im just now cathcing it (about a month later). I really hope these dont cover my entire body, I dont know what they are! Help anyone? If they become any larger or spread Im going to go to the dermatoligist.
same here! itchy! and sort of burns if scratching. or kind of burns when showering. I itch so hard in my sleep I have began waking up with a few scabs on my legs! It's gross, I went to the doctor. She said it could be scabies, but just really didn't appear to be that to her, so she put me on some Prednisone. I took it, but I still have the itching like crazy now that I'm done taking it...like it came back. I have noticed that once I stopped using Gain laundry detergent, I don't feel it constantly. I switched to Tide, but I changed body soap and even lotion. I started just putting on straight Aloe Vera gel just to see if I could heal it. I am so tired of this. I have had it over a month now. Next I am going to try to not use any scented laundry soap. I don't know what it could be, but have noticed that frangrence seems to irritate it. So my opinion from my experience so far is that if you want to atleast dull down the itching, use unscented body soap, and change your laundry soap to unscented. I read that you can suddenly become allergic to fragrences, especially those in Laundry soaps and body soaps even if you have been using them for years! I've used Gain Laundry detergent for the last 6 years, now sadly I have to change to something with out fragrance. Sad, but I'd rather not itch! Hope this helps someone out there! :) God Bless!
As much as I hate to suggest it, I would look into Morgellans Disease. I went through all the same stuff Dr's, Er's etc and in the end that is what I believe it to be. Best website for this is the Morgellans Research Foundation.
Oh my god I have been so worried about this, I have the same thing, I can't help but scratch it. It's on my arms, my thighs, and my lower stomach.
Oh my god I have been so worried about this, I have the same thing, I can't help but scratch it. It's on my arms, my thighs, and my lower stomach. I've scratched it so much that it has started to bleed. My skin has gotten very dry on my hands. I had initially thought they were bug bites, but then it started to spread. It's the worst during night time or when I'm trying to run during PE
What I've got is 1,000 times worse than you' but I have noticed I do get your ones and twos they front up, sat on upper thigh/leg calf area.They just feel like something sticking in to me, trhey get itchy aND BVURNING.I've looked to see what is so irritating, and it is just one or two little dots, a reaL ANTRICLIMAX, FOR SO MUCH ITCXHING AND BURNING AT NIGHT.lATER, i HAVE LOOKED AND IT LOOKS LIKE PARALLEL REDDDISH PINK LINES WHERE CAPILLARIES HAVE LEAKED BLOOD INTRO SURROUNDING TISSUES.iF i LOOK THE NEXT DAY NOTHING THERE EXCEPT THOSE LITTLE ITCHY PIMPLES, WHICH, NOT ALWAYS, BUT SOME TIMES HAVE A HAIR IN THE MIDDLE.I have always trace3d these back to things I have eated.When I was aq kid,I was allergic to gree4n grass, would get red dots from contact ofr green grass, but not much from grass hay.LIpsa would getb irritated from eating oranges.On upper inside of thigh, little itchy hives, from eating tomatoes.Now, I am reacting to everything I eat or drink.At the moment, I have just taken prednisone 35 mg to try to stop my insane itching. I assure you thoughy, yours is from what you have recentrly ingested.What you ate days ago can precipitate an attack, potentiated by something you recently ate.By the way, do't aSSUME, THAT BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SAFELY EAT SOMETHING TODAY, YOU ALWAYS CAN.yOUR BODY CAN SAy,'enough of this'!! at anytrime it feels like it .My experience so far with docs and dermatologists is that they consider the well known things but when it gets hard to diagnose, they go MIA, missing in action.They tend to say your immune system is low, so give you immunity boosters, but I believe, it may well be that our immunity is far too high.All of the ecsxma cures, seem to assume that you are low, but, I personally think my problem is because of my body seeing everything taken into it6 as being an invader, then it produces histamines to fight off invaders.Anti histamines don't seem troi work for me very wqell.I require 25 mgt prednisolone, as a minimum dose.The side effects are strange and varied however, leading to the saYING' THE CURE IS WORSE THAN THE DISEASE' i HOPE THIS GIVES SOME INSIGHT TO YOUR PROBLEMS.
I hear this condition is keratosis pilaris and responds to alphahydroxyacid 5%;
ask a pharmacist about it. I understand it is sold over the counter. Good luck
to us all.
That's a completely different problem. You're describing the unattractive bumpy skin on e.g. the backs of the arms. It's not itchy or contagious.
Any Bumps on our body comes by blood. The bacteria will cause this.
Causes for this
2) Blood disorder
3) Liver Disoders
and skin disoder
To cure drink lot of water. consult a doctor if the bump become root take antiboitics. And herbal medicine.. drink daily neem oil morining in empty stomach with hot water. a drop of neem oil and half glass water. take 3 months it cures completely.
My daughter * yrs old just came down with these same symptoms after we switched to using Gain fabric softner. We had her treated for scabies but that didnt work the rash still got worse. shes been on steroid creams and glycerin moisturizer and the rash has been going away slowwly. What I do notice is whenever she takes a shower her skin itches real bad. shes also on anthistamines. The doctor says its an allergic reaction to an insect bite or something . We still have not come to a conclusion and I am worried .
My daughter 8 yrs old ,just came down with these same symptoms after we switched to using Gain fabric softner. We had her treated for scabies but that didnt work the rash still got worse. shes been on steroid creams and glycerin moisturizer and the rash has been going away slowwly. What I do notice is whenever she takes a shower her skin itches real bad. shes also on anthistamines. The doctor says its an allergic reaction to an insect bite or something . We still have not come to a conclusion and I am worried .
Question: Do you use any Gain products in your Laundry?
I recently just switched to using Gain fabric softner. My 8 year old daughter has broken out into a rash all over the legs and arms which itches badly . We treated her fro scabies but that didnt work it just falred the rash more they actually doubled ! The doctors cant tell me what it is other than its an allery reaction to an insect bite or some thing shes usng on her skin eg soap etc..... shes been using steroid creams and anthistamines which seems to be helping but sloooowly .
How are you doing now? Do you still have the rash and symptoms?
I recently just switched to using Gain fabric softner. My 8 year old daughter has broken out into a rash all over the legs and arms which itches badly . We treated her fro scabies but that didnt work it just flared the rash more they actually doubled ! The doctors cant tell me what it is other than its an allery reaction to an insect bite or some thing shes usng on her skin eg soap etc..... shes been using steroid creams and anthistamines which seems to be helping but sloooowly .
This is my third reply and my conclusion is the GAIN !!! I used to use Downy Fabric softner and just switched to the Gain when she broke out in this horrible rash!!
i cant figure it out either i have had it for over a month i bleed cause i strach to much if you find out anything please message me im in so much pain
i also had red bumps on abd itch horrible spread quickly and burned whenever take a shower have taken a lot of antibiotics lately due to health reasons when area kept spreading and itch was horrible asked dr. what was he said ringworm which is caused by fungis like athlete foot ordered fungus med took 2 -3 weeks but it cleared up finally after putting med way beyond bounderies of breakout hope this helps you can get power or creme over the counter meds hope this helps
That is odd you mention this never happened until you got pregnant, I have never had an issue until about 5 months after my first child was born. It's awful. The first time, 2 years ago, it started out as itchy bumps on my upper arm, of course I scratched and scratched... within 2 weeks it covered both arms and my hands, within another week it had moved to my chest and legs... First dr said it was something called pityriosis lichenoides.... second dr said excema... after that appt, within a day it had covered literally my entire body and I went back, got a steriod shot, steriod cream, and biopsy... Since then, it has reoccurred about every 3-4 months and lasts for 3-4 weeks on general. The biopsy came back as bacterial folliculitus but I just dont buy that. These bumps dont have a white pus, and they occur all over my body, not just on my legs/places I shave. I'm currently dealing with a patch behind/on my ear and neck into my hair line, and another one starting on my torso. I just got over a patch being on my shin... it's been a long few weeks :-(
Anyway, I went to another derm at Mayo Clinic and they didnt run tests but said it was the folliculitis and told me to bathe in bleach water once a week.. RIGHT.
I've tried this cream they gave me, doesnt help, I've tried hydrocortizone, doesnt help. There are some natural anti-itch suggestions out there like making a paste of baking soda and water, that works OK but it's very messy so you have to sit still with it on. I've taken to taking benedryl at night and then applying deoderant to the itchy area - YES, it actually does help! Other than that, I notice that the itchier the area gets, the hotter the skin gets, so I use ice cubes to cool it down, also seems to numb the itch a little. Not great, but it provides some relief.
I've never used gain or dial, and since this has been happening off and on for 2 years I know it's nothing soap/detergent related. I'm very tired of it, makes me crabby to always be thinking about how itchy I am and when it's going to go away (and come back again). Neither my husband or child have ever shown any signs of "catching" this.
These small patches of red bumps look like bites of some kind, I actually thought there was a mosquito it the house. They started Sunday just a few and have spread to the buttocks thighs stomach upper left shoulder ankles and I can physically count 30 or 40 of them. I hardly notice them until you brush them or touch them then the seem to swell a little, turn red, and itch like crazy but they subside a little until they get touched or aggravated again. They do not have white heads or puss so to speak but after I have scracth a little there is clear fluid that hardens after a while because you can feel it where it has dried. I suppose that could be considered puss. These are not a rash but as I said look like small flea or mosquito bites. I tried the bleach bath and quess what my tan is gone, but they dont itch...at all, so at least thats a relief and im not itching. Ill keep you posted if they go away.
I am going crazy with this too! I use Tide Laundry Detergent, Dove Moisturizing Body Wash. I also live in a dry climate (AZ) and also have animals. Two cats and a St. Bernard. I did notice a difference when I went to NY for a week to visit my daughter, no problem. Other thought,.....we have hard water. My husband can't use the pool in the summer because of the clorine in the pool, maybe it's the clorine in the hard water!
My daughter also have the same itch and bumbs on her legs and it stomach. I was also using dove or dial soap for her. I haven't taken her to the doctor yet, but I will tomorrow. I bought calamine lotion hoping to stop the itch, but it hasn't really worked. I was hoping for another solution, but it looks like the doctor is it.
ive had red little itchy bumps for 2 weeks or better.im replying to your questions because you are the only one who has said its on the back of your neck,i think thats where it started on me then spread to my inner thighs,crotch area,arms,back of my knees,calves,hell my whole leg,and now my back.....these things itch so bad sometimes ive itched some of them raw.Now theyve turned into big sores.The one ive scratched raw anyway.Its hard to not scratch,they will drive you crazy..ive even thought that it was a std,but ive been with no one but her,and she has started getting them on her legs now??..idk neither does the doc...i find it strange all these people have the same symptoms and the docs cant even figure it out..
I have itchy skin colored bumps that have been popping up on my arms, hands, and a couple on my feet. I also use a combo of gain and dial. I use the tropical dial bars and hawaiian aloha gain. I wonder if this combo is causing allergic reactions in us. But they itch like CRAZY! And after I itch so much they bleed. But they don't have fluid in them or anything. I've had hives here and there but it is much bigger like a mosquito bite the other times I've had it. Hmmm....I have a doc appointment monday to try and figure this out. I don't have any idea if it has to do with the swollen, and NON sore throat I've ad for 4 months or if it's a whole separate issue. Just too weird!
What about hair lice. Try straight white vinegar. Pour it over the area and work it into your scalp and other areas. Leave in for a few minutes, then rinse. Be careful not to get it into your eyes and other open areas. It worked for my niece several years ago when she had head lice. It actually worked after one application, whereas NITS (over the counter remedy) did not work after 3 applications. Hope it helps!
Where do you get sulphur soap?
i have had the same unexplained rash for almost a week or so its not itching and it looks like its slowly getting better if anybody has info my email is email@example.com no i did not give myself this email my brother did lol
This is a disaster, I was excited when i saw this question becuase i thought someone would have some answers! My girlfriend and I both have the same. started on upper legs/bum and now stomach and under arm. SO ITCHY!
please let me know. My son told me about this site. I started itching first. I think my kids may have gotten whatever it is from me. The doctor told us it was scabies and prescribed us some permethrin 5% cream. It seemed to have helped for a day or so but then we washed ourselves in clorox water, hot as we could get it and it worked great for a week now it is back. We even washed every bed linen and clothes in hot water. Somebody tell me what the heck is this. I have a pet and now and afraid to go near her. I also wash my clothes in Gain and Tide. Nothing is safe anymore. Maybe in the manufacturer. Who knows? But relief we need fast. It is leaving black spots all over our body. Arms, web hands, face, back, wrist, and back of arm. HELP HELP HELP PLEASE. UGH!!!
i have pink and white little bumps on my upper part of my legs and on my lowers legs and on my arms and stomach. how do i get rid of this?
google "Cholinergic urticaria"
I also found helpful info on this page -
if you scroll down to the 3rd pic under the heading "Leg Itch During Running," you will find it.
Some of the causes listed are stress, the body temperature rising quickly in cold/dry environments, and wearing restrictive clothing. Consequently, luke warm to cool showers are recommended following an outbreak (as opposed to hot showers which may increase the body temperature and dry the skin.)
Unfortunately, no specific treatment is named. Research different success stories and test techniques that may alleviate your itching.
Thank you Mark! I was looking through this thing for a long time and looked "Cholinergic urticaria" up and that's EXACTLY what I have going on! Why I have it makes since too! I had a case of the flu coming on and was getting the chills so I've been dressing extremely warm to "sweat it out"! The rise in body heat is causing these patches of "heat bumps" on my feet, back of hands, arms shoulders, back, and on my thighs.
it must be laundry detergent. i have the same problem. started in my arm pits, then stomach, pelvic region and back of my knees. i figure its where the clothes have the closest contact with skin. i am treating it with elocon cream which reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. so far it has helped a little bit and when it itches to much i apply lignocaine gel to numb it so i do not scratch it and irritate it more.
I just read on a different site that it may be from splenda. I'd check it out.
It was the problem for a lot of people who had the same unexplained rash and couldn't get rid of it.
My husband is allergic to splenda and now my 18 month old daughter has developed this itchy red bumby rash on her legs that is spreading to her stomach. I'm not sure if it is from splenda, but it most likely is 'cause recently she's been drinking tea using splenda in it instead of sugar and she's had this rash since.
I hope this helps..
First, I apologize for NOT having a definative answer. I wanted to share what I have been through over the past twenty years, along with details of use of soaps, drugs, lotions, etc. Hoping to find some similarities to other people. Just looking for some HOPE of help with this as it most certainly IS miserable to live with.
I groomed dogs for years. When I turned forty I started developing allergies to various things. I had a nurse practitioner tell me this type of rash/tiny hive looking bumps was scabies and was RX'd cream that did no good. After rash showed up I also developed strange inflamation and swelling around any areas where there was a lesion/break open of skin. I even had ridiculous swelling/inflamation where I had cut my nails short. I didn't break the skin in cutting nails, but it hurt after swelling like I had cut them too short! I finally put 2 & 2 together and realized this was happening whenever I had my skin broken by dog during grooming. If dog saliva was involved in skin break, I would break out, swell and get heated inflamation...not just red, it would be WARM. I finally talked my NEW doctor into giving me antibiotics when I would have a break in my skin and that helped keep it under control. I switched doctors as I could not get the old GP & NP to listen to me that I would have had NO possibility of contracting scabies.
Sometime later was in Florida Keys and got bit by "No See Ums" (which I thought was a joke and made up...but the little buggers (no pun intended) are REAL!) I developed golf ball sized welts on my legs and throats started swelling shut. Had to hit the ER and they gave steroid shots and benedryl. It didn't take it away totally, but did reduce it. I don't like Benedryl as it causes light headedness and makes me sleep almost immediately and for several hours after taking.
I continued to develop even MORE allergies and had to quit grooming dogs. A week ago I got this terrible rash of mini hives once again and, as with many of you, have no health insurance and can not afford to go to the ER. I would go to the doctor ($120 for office visit) but they'll want to do tests most likely and THAT I CAN'T afford!
The only things I can list that might be causes is that I got a refill on Darvocet and it was a new generic. I have argued the point before that we are not told what the "filler" is that is used in the pills and therefore have NO clue what we may have ingested. I have cut way back on taking Darvocet since this happened, but I have arthritis and very bad knees and have to care for my ill husband so I MUST be able to function. The other things I can list are possible laundry soaps, I used Purex at my daughters house but have no idea which items those were now and have used Gain and Tide. I just bought some Arm and Hammer and am washing a couple loads with that now and no dryer sheets to see if I see any differences.
I have resorted to taking Benedryl if it gets really bad and that seems to help some. I just woke up out of a deep sleep at four in the morning with a full on swollen rash across my whole stomach. The stomach rash reminds me of a similar rash my Mother got many years ago when we adopted a puppy from the pound and it had mange. That was "cured" on humans with a topical cream. It was worse when the body temp went up.
One last thing, a temporary solution I found if the itching is so severe that it is just putting you over the edge is to take an ice cube and rub it over the area. The ice seems to dull the senses temporarily.
Hope some of this helps someone. Please keep writing of your experiences as I know it helps others to compare maladies/remedies/situations.
Good luck everyone!
Someone posted on Earth Clinic about ice containing the bacteria on a boil. It stops it dead in its tracks. That's why operating rooms are so frigid!
The disecse that you are suffering from may be LICHEN PLANUS,an autoimmune dermatological condition that can occur as a primary condition or as an accompanying feature in other autoimmune conditions.
Lichen planus causes small lesions, which may be ulcerative or erosive, that are violet or purple, with multiple angles occurring as flat-topped papules or small plaques. Usually, these lesions are extremely itchy although in some cases they don't itch.
The most affected areas are often seen on the wrists, forearms, shins, heels, and ankles. New lesions continue to appear for a few weeks to several months. Untreated, the eruptions of lichen planus usually persists for about 12-18 months. In palmoplantar lichen planus, the palms of the hands and soles of the feet are primarily affected.
The specific cause of lichen planus is not known, but it may be a hypersensitivity reaction by the immune system to a variety of drugs (especially gold salts, bismuth, arsenic, quinine, quinidine, and quinacrine) and various chemicals (including certain chemicals used to develop color photographs), and infectious organisms.
That, too is interesting. My rash is at the top portion of my arms (closer to my shoulders). I was allergic to bismuth as a child and it made me vomit every time. I grew up and became allergic to red dye at age 42 or so. Red dye is in the product Pepto Bismol. Interesting.
i have a similar problem however the red itchy bumps are just on one leg. I saw my pharmacist and he suggested possible causes. One of which was scabies. he described that the skin disease is easily treated and cured and is usually diagnosed by symptoms such as aggresive itchy sores starting in one area and spreading to the arms, legs, skin folds and waist/stomach areas.
try this site for further info
hope this helped =)
p.s. it may not be this at all, i would recommend seeing a doctor or health professional
I've been itching like crazy for a while and have little pink/red spots - some of which are now small scabbed-over sores from all the scratching. I don't have fleas or bedbugs.
I think it could be the GAIN liquid detergent with fabric softener because the itchy bumps are only where my clothes touch my skin and all this started around the time I started using Gain liquid. Too bad I stocked up on it during a sale, but when I am out of it, I will switch to another brand. Purex liquid laundry detergent definitely made me itch.
I have them also. I made them stop itching with APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. Thank God.
sorry im puting this in your awnser box but im bryanna and im turning 12 in august and my dad is a nurse but he doesnt no what this is... Three days ago or four i woke up and i was geting ichy really bad so i looked and there was tiny little bumps on my back,stomach,my up leg part and and my booty. my mom thought its was chickenpox but we are really convused what this is and i hope they dont spread cause me and my friends are going on a trip in august and MY BIRTHDAY IS AUGUST 5 TOOOOOOOO PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THIS IS
Small, pink itchy bumps on legs, stomach, arms and lower buttock.....
Mine started when I prescribed Simvistatin to lower cholesterol. Started
on the tops of my feet and then unilaterally spread up my body to my stomach.
Doc said to stop taking it. Could be an allergic reaction to the med or THE RED DYE IN THE GENERIC PILL. When I stopped they stopped spreading further but took their time receeding. So far so good no major new outbreaks. staying away from anything with red dye and using low dosage brand name to fight the cholesterol. quick note: never used Gain in my lifetime that I know of. hope this helps someone...
Also used cortizone 10 cream on bumps to stop the itch... worked great!
Mabey you are illergic to animals.
Hey I am Anjelica anyone who reads this can call me Angel. I am so worried about my mate, he's been to the hospitol 3 times since this happened....He was about to go to get our laundry washed, and then drove off, and came back 5 min later, suddenly screaming and moaning and confused, scratching his belly area fast and hard asking for help, cortazone didn't help or benydryl, and the only thing that helped was keeping a cold wet towl over the area. first it was his stomach, then his back, then his legs...but now he can't sweat! He doesn't stink, and hasn't showered! The hospital is charging us 4,100 for putting him on an iv, and liquid benadryl, and diloted, which he said he wasn't in pain and they gave it too him anyway...that wa the 1st visit...they have nothing to say, no refferal to a dermatologist and i'm scared one of his organs might be failing.....He is 30 as of xmas, and this has gone on for a couple weeks..he isn't alergic to anything. I don't know what to do..
Sorry i poasted this as an answer to your question......I'm destraught and can't handle thinking there might be something terribly wrong and no one can help...
Angel, go to a dermatoligist. but also get his liver checked, and tested for hepititus c, quickly.
I have the same--thought bed-bugs flees etc. etc. Had some success using Derbac M Liquid but I'm still puzzled as to what these spots and rush like conditions are. Doc had no idea. MR Gough from England
I have had these same types of bumps ever since I was about 5, I am 21 now. They started out on my elbows and itched so bad and when I scratched them they'd spread and it got so bad my mom used to put huge band aids on my elbows and make me wear long sleeved shirts so I couldn't itch them during school. I've been to many many doctors and been told everything from I am allergic to the sun, allergic to water, they don't know, oh its just a rash, its dermatitis, its a chlorine reaction (which I am severely allergic to chlorine and it makes the bumps worse, I can't swim in chlorine pools and have to use a shower filter) and I've been told that girls around the age of 12 sometimes get this and it usually goes away by the mid 20's..... Bottom Line, doctors have no idea. Over the past year I have started getting the rash/bumps under my knee and on top of my knee and sometimes on my hips or my shins. Sometimes there is no rash whatsoever and it just itches like hell. I am convinced it is something internal. I would not doubt Gain laundry detergent is a culprit, I am actually using Gain right now and having a huge flare up which is what led me to this blog. I have been researching more internal issues such as Candida thou. Simply taking antibiotics, eating lots of processed foods with sugar and yeast make Candida run rampant. And Candida is equally an issue for men as it is women for those of you aren't aware. I am actually vegan, went vegetarian when I was 12 and vegan when I was 15 and like I said I'm 21 now. So my lifestyle eating habits tend to be better than most but I do have a history of drinking and smoking, although it was with all natural pure tobacco cigs and vegan vodka haha. Just trying to make the point that diet has a huge part in this rash. I have been getting it off and on for years; have tried about every cream you can think of. Thus far the only thing that makes a real difference is Thieves Oil. It's an essential oil blend of cinnamon, eucalyptus, rosemary, lemon and clove. This oil is absolutely amazing. I get it from this woman in the UK whose shop is: www.mothernaturesgoodies.co.uk I’m not trying to sell anything on here, I just think it is important people know there are alternatives out there other than creams and pills that are so toxic they make your body even more toxic and the Candida grow even more. I would suggest anyone with these rashes to do a detox. I favor clays. I use pure zeolite clay or bentonite clay and mix a tablespoon with water with some sodium bicarbonate (without the aluminum) and chug it. Oh boy does it do wonders. I have also been using Neem oil. Which you can also buy from that same above mentioned lady's website, or at a local health food store but they will probably charge you an arm and a leg. I have also found using a soft nail bristle brush to rub in small circles to gently exfoliate the area in the shower does wonders! I know they say don't scratch it and so on, but this is different. You aren't using your nails that are full of bacteria and such, and it's removing dead skin and improving the over all health of the area. Drinking at least 2 quarts of pure water a day does wonders. I also use the foot detoxes. You know those foot baths you put your feet in for 30 minutes and there's an array that puts on negative and positively charged ions into the water that absorb into your feet alkalizing your body and drawing out toxins. These machines are not quackery. They have healed and cured so many different health issues for me including UTI's. Some salons carry these machines and charge about 45 dollars for a session but if your like my and are soooo fit to be tied with these rashes and bumps you might make a small investment like I did and purchase a brand new machine off of eBay for a little over $100. They normally sell for a few grand. And these machines can cure so many different diseases so it's totally worth it. Another thing I would suggest is herbal tea! Traditional Medicinals is by far superior to most teas. As you will see from most Candida websites that name specific herbs that benefit your health during flare up symptoms, Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat with the licorice and their Every Day Detox do wonders, I'm actually steeping some right now. So I would definitely suggest getting a chlorine shower filter. Taking a shower is like taking a toxic gas bath and the chlorine stays in your fat cells and is darn near impossible to detox out if you’re stuffing your body full of foods with additives and lotions and deodorants that clog your pours. I must also mention that vaccines are horrible for you and have so many chemicals and toxins in them that they alter your health dramatically. You must detox a few times a year to get all the junk out of your system. Additionally, silver fillings in your mouth are consistently leeching mercury into your body. Also, did you know a very high percentage of high fructose corn syrup is made with mercury? HFCS is in everything. Eliminate it from your diet! A website I would highly recommend is www.naturalnews.com Mike Adams is the Health Ranger and knows darn near everything about everything. Sorry this post is so long it’s just most of the posts only complain about issues and bring up one way to solve them. I’m sure a few people out there would be interested in what I have to say since I’ve had these on again off again rashes for years. And sometimes I won’t have any flare ups for a whole year or two. I’m going to attribute it to toxins and Candida, which everyone has, it just manifests differently in people. Some people get cancer, some get recurring ear infections, some have horrible insomnia, and so on and so fourth. Unfortunately, we get the rashes. Anywho, hope this helps!
That is all very good information. I read Earth Clinic a lot and they also have similar advice on their posts. I was thinking about trying a bentonite clay mask on my arms. The clay should draw out whatever is in there. Also, when I had severe hives back in 2000, I used perfume free Downy instead of fabric softener sheets. I actually use the Gain sheets right now. Hmmm . . . and I haven't had a flare up of this in years! I also cut coffee out during a flare-up. There is a good powdered laundry soap on the Internet called Charlie's soap that is toxin free and you just use a tiny scoop of it in each wash load. It lasts a long time too because you use so little. That helped me to jump-start my detoxification. I did a similar protocol that was mentioned above, but I was doing it for kidney stones. In a small crockpot I heated apple cider, cloves, ginger and stick cinnamon. It is also probably anti-parasitic due to the cloves. It tastes pretty good and seems to work. I also followed the removal of autoimmunity protocol off of Earth Clinic. Somewhere in the last week a large keloid scar from a C-section has now disappeared!!! Amazing! As far as exfoliating, I use the St. Ives Apricot Scrub all over my body sometimes. It's amazing how laetrille costs a fortune and this scrub is only $2 at Wal-Mart.
it's skin fungus. selsun blue medicated, wash everything including scalp, and face, and hands(dilute for gentle body regions). wash all clothes in hot water, towels and sheets too. then get althetes foot cream and apply where needed. also apply power foot stuff to skin if you life in humid climate, it'll help keep you dry. do not lotion as it well help spread the fungus. it enters through the hair folicle. scratching, like any rash is the worst thing you can do. this is a four week treatment that could turn in to months or years if you're not dilligent. shower at least once a day in hot water to open pores. then put on freshly washed clothes and shoes as well. wash animals if they have a possibility of being contaminated.
i've researched it. I would recommend putting cream on only a few spots. if they lessen in redness and itch less then i would begin entire treatment. coconut oil is anti-fungal. but i honestly don't dare to use any oil.
I wondered if anyone would suggest a FUNGUS.
I have had this for several weeks and it's driving me CRAZY. It comes and goes on my arms, legs and stomach. I thought about degergents, etc., but I had poison ivy and about 10 tick bites several weeks ago after trimming my bushes. I did a steroid pack and used a topical steroid as well. I put polysporin on the tick bites, and they are still struggling to heal, probably because of the steroids.
I now wonder if I got some type of fungal infection along with all of this. Steroids would make a fungal infection run wild. I'm going to try the Selsum Blue medicated and athletes foot cream treatment you mentioned. Thanks for the info.
I was so excited to see this question. And I am so sad there isnt one definete answer. I too suffer from these horrific little red bumps. they are all over my sides and stomach and inside my thighs as well as the back of my legs. I wish i could post a picture on here. I get them every few months and they stay for about a few months usually. I have been using gain and purex detergent though so maybe there is a connection. do any of you have cats? because i started to get the symptoms for the first time ever when i moved in with my husbands family and they had five cats. we have taken the on as our own and i still get them. we never had cats growing up. I dont know just throwing that out there.
I found this site after googling itchy rash on legs, under arms etc. I think I've found the culprit. It seems we all have GAIN in common. After reading all your comments, which, are quite similar to my experiences, I decided to check my laundry cabinet and the results were incriminating. Sitting there was a barely used bottle of GAIN fabric softener,. As of three weeks ago, I purchased GAIN fabric softener. I didn't put two and two together until just now. What started as mildy itch feet bottoms when I went to bed is now is a full body, intensly itchy rash. I am washing all my sheets, clothes, bedding etc- as I am convinced this is the problem.
I've been suffering for almost 2 months. Started as a rash in my scalp, progressed to hives now my whole body is covered with red tiny, itchy bumps. I'm on my second round of prednisone. Four docs have looked at me all unsure they can tell me what it isn't--no to scabies and no to a food allergy. I also started using the gain dryer sheets recently and a few months ago switched to ERA. I used dreft but still itched but found an old gain dryer sheet mixed in with the clothes. I'm presently wearing an outfit from the summer--short skirt & t-shirt and guess what no itch! I'm pretty certain it's all coming from the Gain &/or Era---obviously a common thread. I think it may take a few washings to get the culprit out of the fabric. Good luck everyone!
I have these bumps too but I know mine isn't from Gain. We never use that in my house. We have All detergent and Snuggle fabric softener, both liquids. If Gain is the answer to your itches, I'm still clueless about mine.
i don't either. i went camping at the deleware river over the weekend and i have had poison sumac for a few weeks, and it is almost gone. but then i went into the river, and a few minutes after i got out of the water, i started t et itchy ithink i had an allergic reaction to it because now i have tiny tiny tiny bumps and it looks like have sun burn, but i don't, because i have only had sun burn once beforeand it wasn't like this. i have to use a very soft towel because my skin is so sensitive. i haveto use my handsto washmy fave not aface cloth, because it hirts when i wash it. i feel really grungy, and i want to cry. i hope it goes away before school starts because it looks realy ebarassing.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!
My 8 year old has the same really bad itchy rasy!! its all over her legs and arms the rash looks similar to scabies but presented a bit diffrently.she was treated for scabies and that diodnt work . i have been trying to figure out wth it coudl be but after reading all these posts about the GAIN i did switch to using Gain a few days before she broke out in this horrible rash. How are you now? You posted thsi in 2010 its now three yrs later. Please let me know what meds you used and creams . She is on steroid creams like elocon and it seems to be clearing up but slowwwly!!
I too have been suffering from the odd phenomenon for at least the past 6 months. I moved to a new apartment shortly before this started happening and thought it was bed bugs. Got that checked out and they were never found nor did i ever actually see one. One time i thought i did see one but never again.
Fast foward a few months. Brand new house, trip to dermotologist, skin biopsy saying hypersensitivity to medicine or insect bite but most likely insect, new bed, washed EVERYTHING in new He detergent for front loaders. Dr said he would prescribe me meds "like" i have scabies which i dont. Medicine didn't work (had major break out on thighs after treating myself). 2 year old daughter has had a handful of the same rashes. Fiance is military and stationed in another state. He had 1 when i first started noticing them on myself. Recently spent a week with me and hasn't noticed anything. But now a number of children in my daughter's day care are getting these mistery rashes as well as my younger sister had one after a short visit.
So I am totally at a lost right now. I have my follow-up appointment with the Dermo. tomorrow. From reading you all's responses I dont think I will be leaving there with an answer. I know that I'm hating the scars these rashes are leaving behind on my arms, thighs and stomach.
I noticed my Little bumps after I washed my dog who was long over due for a bath..fist couple days i thought it was fleas, than I used after bite and the bumps started to spread and of coarse itch more...I have a friend who went to dr.weeks earlier n the doc told her to WASH WITH SELSUN BLUE ALL OVER YOUR BODY..THAN we apply Eucerin...My bumbs are drying up but the ones that still itch if scratched will spread surrounding areas..We've been using Gain since 4 ever but i wouldnt doubt its part of reason (who really knows) being that company substitute some ingredients because of decline in original resources..My next step is to use Psoraisis gel and cream...hopefully it works will keep you posted. PS i guess main thing is..until we find guaranteed solution use anti itching products all natural with no fragrance...Stop scratching and try to be calm n the meantime as it goes away...PS I've also been more stressed than usual lately and normally i dont get sick so maybe the immune system is being overworked..(lol again who really knows)Hope it Helps..n when all else fails Pray.
avoid all creams, soaps, detergents (including underarm deoderant) etc. (anything that has perfumes/fragrances, chemicals avoid-use baking soda or anything that is natural instead)this should eliminate ALL skin issues that are not related to parasites eg. scabies, bed bugs, fleas etc.
pls keep us all utd if this info helped you.
i have these red itchy Bumps on my hands uper legs and belly. I have had them for over a month, I went to the doctor she said scabies did that and they didn't go away and they are spreading. :(
I think I may be allergic to dogs as they itch worse around dogs. and of course my house is filled full of dog hair. So I cant do anything about it.
I also am alergic to nickle which i havent been around in a long time.
I have this severe itchy rash on my back, back of arms, shoulders, chest, and hips. Plus, a severe burning in my legs and arms (no rash on legs and arm). I have tried topical mediations, oral meds (allergra,zyrtec, and colchicine). The burning is like a servere sun burn. This is driving me crazy. HELP
I may have a solution for you.
I had the same thing as you are describing but I've suffered from it for YEARS. Off and on. If I went drinking with friends or if I was tired or sick or particularly stressed, they would get worse. But mostly they would appear for no reason at all and the itching got especially intense at night before going to sleep. Went to the doctors a million times, got tested for everything so they kept saying it was either contact dermatitis or eczema: their catch-all. I tried creams and anti itch stuff... nothing really worked.
Then one day I started reading about yeast infections in men and other types of skin fungi and bacteria. I workout a lot so I thought maybe I got some fungus or bacteria was hanging out on my skin that occasionally took over in areas where I would sweat or my skin came in contact with something it doesn't really like, e.g., harsh detergents.
After a bit of reading I came across an article talking about "the miracles of white vinegar", lol, and I thought my hippy friends would be proud if I tried a home remedy. So I put a little on my arm when it got itchy and my god, it worked!!! I put it on full strength by rubbing it on with my hand and let it sit for about thirty minutes. The bumps diminished only slightly but the itching mostly subsided. I was super excited I swear I almost cried because I had been dealing with it for so long.
So I went to Costco and picked up tons of white vinegar and started bathing with it along with my girlfriend because although she had no symptoms, I was afraid she would still have it on her skin and transfer it back sort of like a yeast infection. We'd put it on full strength and let it sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off. It's been about two weeks of bathing with it and I have had no symptoms lately. I'm probably going to continue with it for a few more weeks because if it is a fungus or bacteria, I need to wait until all my clothes and everything are free and clear but my girlfriend has stopped and she claims her skin has never felt smoother. Now she's preaching vinegar to all her friends. Lol.
What I think the itchiness and bumps comes from is the skin in some people can sometimes accumulate a much greater "bad guy" than "good guy" bacteria due to anything from prescription drugs to lots of sweating, and once that happens, and the skin becomes mildly irritated from something else, the skin will react to the mild irritation with these itchy bumps because it's already constantly dealing with "the bad guys". (Sort of like when my girlfriend is silently mad at me and stews in it until I do something mildly irritating and then she starts screaming at me and I have no clue why she's so crazy right then. Haha.)
Directions: I suggest you first try a small area to make sure it doesn't irritate the skin more. You can put the white vinegar on full strength on itchy areas and let it sit for thirty minutes before rinsing it off. If you want to cleanse your skin like I did, you can apply it all over (use a 50/50 dilution for your face and avoid your eyes) and let it sit for 20-30 minutes before rinsing (bring an ipad in the bathroom cause you'll get bored) or you can do a quickie and just rub it in while in the shower and wait a few minutes before rinsing it off if you're in a hurry. You can also add a full bottle (1 quart) to a bath tub and soak it in it for a while if the itching gets particularly bad. I did that a few times the first week just to get the process started.
Good luck and I hope when you try it that it works for you like it did for me.
I will try your way and see it if works. I too been suffering for weeks now..cant sleep..cant work..
Thank you so much.. I will try this on my daughter and hopefully it will work. I love natural remedies..
I have the exact same itchy red bumps and I noticed too that the bumps were usually around hair follicles. I did some research and I'm pretty sure it's a skin condition called Folliculitis. Typically occurs in areas of irritation (eg. shaving areas, skin friction, rubbing from clothes) and in most cases the follicles are infectedhere with bacteria, especially with Staphylococcus organisms tha normally live on the skin. There are supposedly many treatments, some of which you can buy over the counter. Look online for more information about treaments, there are plenty of sites that offer a lot of help!
ok sounding cazy here but this may help if ur sleeping alone....put on new clean sheets and use clean blankets dont use gain....but heres the crazy part try sleeping naked it seems to help it not itch at night because ive lost sleep cuz of this same crap cuz its on my stomache butt and my left hand only along with my thighs odly enough doctor said it was contact dermititis (allergic reaction) but seeming he was wrong i was thinking it was shingles....going to doctor on monday for one last look it burns 2 when i dont itch also possible stress levels creating this...but hey try sleeping naked it may b ur clothes its helping me!!! thats how desprate i am for itching to stop cuz it itches every second of the day!!!
Okay, so I read a good couple of your responses and we all have the same general problem. I thought it wwas bed bugs, as well, but when I washed all my sheets and all my clothes that had touched my mattress, ntohing happened. So I tried sleeping with my boyfriend, and still nothing happened still itchy and still extremely uncomfortable and self conscious. These bumps itch so bad it hurts and are starting to bleed a little. I've always showered at least once a day, so I ruled out hygiene. I use either Dove Pink Rose bar soap, Ivory, and/or Caress. I thought maybe it was my detergent, but then I checked what you guys use and I use Tide with Febreeze in it. My outbreak started about three week,s ago as well and it's on my arms, stomach, and slowly reaching my legs : ( i'll try the hospital to see if they say anything, but if somebody finds something out please let me know.
Unfortunately, washing your bed linen does not get rid of bed bugs. If this was the case. Exzema does cause bumps like this and does itch pretty bad. I suffer everyday. I purchased Cortizone 10 cream for Exzcema and it helped, now I have a seperate rash that will not go away but is the same type of bump. I have read that it may be Splenda. I recently quit using splenda and i am very anxious to find out if this is the case.
I have the same problem. Ive had these bumps for about a year now. They first started out as bumps that look like my skin color and didnt bother me untill about four mnths ago. It started itching and then after i itch it it bleeds then burns a bit. And now it seems to be going up my leg on to my thigh. Im super freaked out and have no idea what it is. =( if you find out any thing please please let me know.
I have the same thing or approximately the same thing this past week. On Saturday, it started growing from my leg and on my arm. Then it became more severe pink - red - dark red- etc.. I keep having more of these itchy bumps.
I observed it seems to start small and them grow bigger. I am VERY resistable and I didn't itch it much, knowing that it will get worse if I will. I first though it was a moth that gave me this. Then I thought it was bed bugs, but it is impossible. I just bought a new bed and mattress *NEW* not even a month. I washed the sheets etc. Then I thought it was a mosquito, but it wasn't. Then I thought it was my dad's house that was dirty and that my skin was allegeric to it
After 4-5 days, it no longer ichy as much and starting to become a dark red. But at the same time as it heals on it own, more comes out growing. Seems never ending. Let's see how long it will last.
ive heard it can be stress related.
are any of you experiencing stressful times.?
I have small pink itchy pimples here and there over my arms, wrists, upper legs on thighs........even in my hair..and under my chin........my doctor said it was from stress....and God knows I am under a lot of stress....... it was scaring me...thought it was bed bugs....or mites....but Doctor said no. Just a few minutes ago..one appeared inside the upper part of my left leg ...itched HORRIBLE...I put the HYDROCORTISONE CREAM on it..and after a bit...it stopped itching. I have no idea what is causing this.....my skin is so sensitive........I feel sorry for anyone that has this problem.
Dermatologist was stymied. Couldn't figure it out. GP claimed it was hot tub rash. WRONG! I haven't been in a hot tub. Besides, I've been getting these reactions off and on since 1995.
Went to a Naturopathic/Osteopath doc who said my itching was from stress. Each time I've had a breakout I've been pushed to my limits. I have to agree with the stress diagnosis because I've eliminated all the known causes of skin rashes from detergents to food. And these are not bug bites! I'm gluten free, and eat organic; no beef or dairy.
The ND doc said that the nerve endings were irritated by stress and touching the underside of the skin and zapping me, causing a miniscule bump. (I've used the expression: My nerves are fried! and I guess they are.) The bump then forms a teeny water blister and the itching begins. It's like someone randomly stuck me all over with a straight pin. Even when they scab over, they continue to itch. They are crater in shape at this point and the scab in sunk into the crater, not raised like most scabs are. These bumps seem to have a course they to have to run through which defies logic. Sometimes the bumps appear singular and other times are in clusters. Sometimes they go across the top of the thighs, sometimes it's one on my ankle, three on my side, two in my hairline, four on my abdomen--no rhyme or reason. I use Calamine lotion and/or witch hazel. Sometimes these bumps clear up within a few weeks, sometimes it takes months.
I like to think I'm a calm person. I meditate every night. But the ND doc said: Do you worry a lot about things you have no control over, like another person's detrimental behavior for example? Get a little obsessive in your thinking about how to resolve a issue . . .. Do you sometimes suffer from insomnia, have acid reflux . . . Do you fail to take time to rest, eat right? This is anxiety, he said. This is stress which causes a chemical reaction in your body that irritates the nerves, which in turn irritate's your skin.
When we started ruling stuff out I thought it could be stress, but this has been the best 2 weeks ever for me. So, unless it was very delayed mine is not caused by stress, but I am sure for some people it could be stress.
I have the exact same thing as you. You described everything to a tee! Its been going on for about 6 months now and ive tried everything but nothing works! Reading your post scares me because i dont want to have this the rest of my life! have you had any improvment or found out anything to help you?! I am desparate to figure it out. HELPPP!!!
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What we have are ring worms! We get them from anywhere that gets a lot of sweat and isnt clean properly. I figured this out last night when my brother sprayed me with athelte's foot spray and I saw hella small and some huge circles. I was freaking out and the itching and burning unbarable!! What you have to do is put on glove and wash all your clothes, bed sheets, blankets. EVERYTHING!!! Throw away glove and put some fresh ones and clean bathtub. Get a pair of clean clothes (make sure you wearing different gloves) and puit warm water in your clean tub. Put some Apple Cider Venger in there and sit in your bathtub for 5-10 minutes. Yes, it stinks but works, after dry your self and put some Tinactin cream for burning and itching. Go to sleep in your clean sheeted bed and try not to itch!! FIGHT THAT TEMPTATION!!! ALSO DONT TOUCH YOUR FACE! Goodluck.
I had this reaction a few years ago and went to the doctor. If you had chicken pox it might be Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox. Basically the chicken pox virus reactivates due to stress, lack of sleep and a weak inmune system. The doctor prescribed me antiviral medication and antiviral cream, and a strong painkiller, vitamin shots and they went away within a few days. I recomend visiting www.shinglesinfo.com
i had all your problem . iI had rashes all over my body and what was cousing it were bed bugs. once thety bite u if u scratch it ill get infected. so go to a doctor and get proper meds.
u should drink about 5 ltrs water per day................
Everyone I FEEL YOUR PAIN! I have the same symtoms as described above, the itchiness comes and goes in varying degrees, and I have not been able to identify a trend. I find them worst first thing in the am and definitelty in the shower. I have found hydrocortisone cream to help the itching and the bite(s) will usually go away in about 3-4 days but it is a bandaid and not a cure.... Unfortunately the small bites return. Lately I have found them to be lasting longer and I have been Suffering with this since approximately November 2010. I agree with the person who thinks we should try and come up with a common thread.. Something that we all have in common. I do not:
-Ever use or have used Gain, I have been using purex and tide for years...
-Have bed bugs, I have had my home head- to- toe inspected
-Have scabies, my MD has confirmed that
-Have stress, (aside from this) I rarely feel anxious, or overwhelmed, I am a very calm and happy person
-Ever have knowingly used splenda, I use honey as a regular sweetener
Things I do:
-I do drink alcohol on weekends but not any more or less than I usually do, my diet has not changed in months
-I have been treated with a vaginal yeast infection and have seen no improvements in the bites with oral fluconazole treatment
-I also wash my sheets twice a week and shower often, my home is kept clean
-I do have pets who do not appear to have fleas as we're itching way more than they are!
-I noticed the bites after I slept in the same bed as a guy I was seeing in November 2010, it seemed the next morning I had them on my abdomen and ever since then they have spread to almost every single other place they can go. (His home was clean, his sheets were laundered, his dogs were kept outside).
-I no longer see this guy and as of December 2010 I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend. Unfortunately he now has them too! Exact same characteristics. We live together and so all of our environmental factors are the same...
-I hypothesize that it is transmitted from person to person somehow so I caution everyone to be careful who you share a bed with as to not spread it!
-In terms of the staph infection, my bumps are not characteristic of any of the different signs and symptoms of a staph infection. (they start out as skin coloured and tiny, underneath the skin, no pus forms, then they turn red with itching).
-I have recieved all of the standard vaccinations, in addition I recieved the typhoid, and yellow fever vaccinations before going to Africa three years ago. I do not believe they are related. (ie. Boyfriend has not).
**I am hoping as we continue this discussion, perhaps we can discover a commonality and a CURE!**
Get tested for HPV. It affects the layers of the skin and can have a rash associated with it. It is transferred by skin contact. I dont think there is a cure for it but at least you might have a diagnosis.