• nae nae
    July 29, 2008
    red bumps and blisters
    nae nae
    July 29, 2008

    My two children have blisters and bumps that look like bug bites.  They started on feet and are on legs.  Now they are on arms an hands.  A child they were playing with has this also.  I took to pediatrician and they don't know what it could be.  The blisters have clear fluids.  It seems that the bumps turn into blisters.  They are definitely getting more and more.  I gave benadryl and put hydrocortisone cream on several times a day but nothing is working.  The Dr. said it was NOT chicken pox, or scabies.  She really had no clue, she is a new DR and inexperienced.  I cant get in to see another DR. for a week.  What is wrong with them.  They don't play outside enough to come in contact with poison ivy, I really don't think it's that. It is mainly on feet legs arms and hands.  Not in mouth yet.  It has been a week since I noticed it on first kid.  I  myself, have no symptoms.  They  don't have any fever.  So what could it be.  Someone said it may be flea bites, but my kids grew up with dogs and never had any problem like this.  Plus flea bites wouldn't  keep spreading, especially since I removed pets from house for time being.  Please let me know what this could be, I am nervous.  We are clean people, it's too hard to tell which kid had it first raher it was mine or my friends.  My friends kid has more so I tend to think what ever it is she may have had it first.  The kids are ages 2,2.5, and 4.5.  Please give me useful  info, I am so concerned.

    Thank you,

    paranoid Mom

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  • HealthGal
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2008
    HealthGal
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2008

    Bed bugs can cause what you are describing and they can invade the cleanest of homes.  It would require you stripping the beds, washing everything in hot water - probably twice - and getting the mattresses checked for these tiny creatures.  You could seal the matresses in plastic which ultimately kills the bugs;  there is an huge onslaught of these creatures in homes and hotels across the nation.  People even bring them home in their suitcases unknowingly, after staying in hotels infested - and again it can happen even at ritzy hotels.  The bumps fit the profile - not sure about the blisters.  Did they run a fever before it happened - certain viruses also present this way.

     

    Could it be a contact dermatitis or new allergy (though with both kids getting it at the same time??) but I would see if you changed any home cleaning products, bathing, clothing - bed clothes - towels - materials, clothing that they might be reacting to - also any food products that are new that they both ate.

     

    I'd consider using Cetaphil which is very gentle right now for bathing them.  Hope some of those suggestions help - and I can only imagine your frustration with having to wait to see the second doctor.

    Good Luck!!

    • Nicole Norris
      September 07, 2009
      Nicole Norris
      September 07, 2009

      My 4 year old daughter had this same issue, I found out it was due to a severe allergic reaction to OXYCLEAN

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    • Mel
      Mel
      September 14, 2009
      Mel
      Mel
      September 14, 2009

      I had the same problem! After 8 months of Dermotologists and skin testing I realized on my own that I was using OxyClean in our laundry. !!!!

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    • Momjennifer
      September 29, 2009
      Momjennifer
      September 29, 2009

      My 4 year old had the same thing, but fevers and the ER said he has Shingles. He has never had the chicken pox though...Weird I m still nervous.

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    • BostonMom
      November 12, 2009
      BostonMom
      November 12, 2009

      Wow, I can't believe so many people have this problem.  My 4 1/2 yr old daughter presented on 3 days ago with mosquito bite looking red marks all over her legs from her toes to her knees.  I called the MD's office and they were puzzled.  We decided to monitor at home and gave benadryl for itch.  Today it is MUCH worse.  It is spreading up her legs and I found 2 on her arms.  The old ones are bigger and more swollen and appear to be forming a little bit of a blister, so weird.  Other than the itch she feels fine.  I'm taking her to the MD first thing in the morning.  I also use oxyclean with every load of laundry, I wonder if that's the problem?   I also considered bed bugs so my husband actually slept in my daughter's bed last night so he could be bait and he woke up without any bites so I feel pretty confident that I've ruled that out.  I don't htink it's scabies, it's not severely itchy and she has no ares affected between her , fingers and in her groin where scabies usually go.  I'm very stressed out about this.

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    • granny4ever
      December 05, 2009
      granny4ever
      December 05, 2009

      Don't forget that shingles are a form of chicken pox. My 3rd child had the chicken pox at 1 year old, and then at 3 years old, she had shingles on her back and a little on her chest.

      They attributed that to her not having a strong enough case of the chicken pox when she was 1, so her immunity was not high enough.

      So, to be sure I would talk with your pediatrician.

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    • mommyof2
      December 08, 2009
      mommyof2
      December 08, 2009

      also happened with me, 5 different diagnosis , chicken pox,flea bites,scabies,dermatitist, bed bugs. i ended up getting squeezed in to seeing a dermatologist and she said its excema and most doctors dont reconize it as bump or looking like bited. she put him on a betaderm cream and 2 days later there gone!

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    • okreyna
      December 09, 2009
      okreyna
      December 09, 2009

      Please check in the creases of her beds and yours, it sounds like bed bugs.

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    • Allergies
      January 06, 2010
      Allergies
      January 06, 2010

      Listen or rather read carefully, everyone - OXYCLEAN!  Tide also causes it in a lot of people.  You can be fine for years and then have a reaction.  Wash all of your clothes in unscented liquid soap twice!  First one with soap, second time just plain.  My current rash is from Snuggle.  How do I know?  Because I bought the bottle because it smelled so good, but now my clothes smell offensive to me.  Smell something washed in your detergent or fabric softner and if it smells strong or you just don't like the smell anymore, then listen to your nose.  BTW, one wash may not work.  I can still smell it on my sheets after the 3rd wash. 

      Other suggestions from someone with cronic problems, ask your demotrologist (and if he says "Ivory Snow" he is lazy and stupid - Ivory snow is scented).  There are alternetive, but the liquids rinse cleaner.  Also some people can use unscented ivory bars (that's were your lazy dermo got confused) or others have to have liquid soaps.  Wash your hair in the sink, not the shower.  Sometimes that shampoos on your body can cause the problem. 

      Remember a rash does not always show up where you had contact.  I usually get mine on my arms, back or ankles.  My husband always gets his on his back.  He thought I was crazy until his mom washed the jeans and socks she bought him in tide.  Suddenly, the bumpy, blistery rash on his back reappeared.  The one that went away when his new wife washed all of his clothes in cheer-free.  Oh, and the ivory snow?  My baby doctor insisted I use that on my babies clothes.  When I broke out in hives from my fingertips to armpits, I knew that was a bad idea. 

      So, happy washing!  And, ditch the oxyclean!  (I haven't checked yet, but I am thinking that the shirt I wore last night, my husband washed, right?  So who wants to take a bet that the free sample of oxyclean that has been on the laundry room shelf is gone?  Oops!  At least he was "helping" and thank you all for your help in figuring out the problem.

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    • mom
      mom
      January 30, 2010
      mom
      mom
      January 30, 2010

      wow my daughter also woke up with red bumps on her legs too. she said they itch alittle.  I thought i checked everything At frist i checked her bed for bedbugs but not any. then i thought it was something she ate.  I took her to the doctor and they didnt really know what it was. the next morning it spread to her face and arms.  after reading about tide and oxyclean im going to change the detergents, maybe thats it. I do have appointment for a demotrologist see what they say.But i will change the detergents also and see what happens .

       

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    • mom
      mom
      January 30, 2010
      mom
      mom
      January 30, 2010

      wow my daughter also woke up with red bumps on her legs too. she said they itch alittle.  I thought i checked everything At frist i checked her bed for bedbugs but not any. then i thought it was something she ate.  I took her to the doctor and they didnt really know what it was. the next morning it spread to her face and arms.  after reading about tide and oxyclean im going to change the detergents, maybe thats it. I do have appointment for a demotrologist see what they say.But i will change the detergents also and see what happens .

       

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    • CASSIE
      February 18, 2010
      CASSIE
      February 18, 2010
      sad 2 say that is what it sounds like 2 me as well   READ MORE
    • cmfchapman
      March 29, 2010
      cmfchapman
      March 29, 2010

      My kids has the same thing, I switched to Melaleuca brand cleaners and detergents.  All Natural, no caustic chemicals.  I found out about them from another Mom with similiar issues.  It is an online wholesale club, you shop online.  it is great stuff.  nothing they can be sensitive too, I love it.  cleans well and is very safe!  if you want more info, email me.  It is great stuff.

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    • Robert
      April 09, 2010
      Robert
      April 09, 2010

      Hi there... About 3 weeks ago I started using fabric softner on my clothes and sheets and now I've broken out in red bumps that flush with the skin, in other words the don't stick out. I even have them on the bottom of my feet... I thought to myself, it has to be the Gain fabric softner and you're right.. it smells great but I can do without... I do get a bit of a fever now and then but nothing that tylenol can't take away... I don't use the stuff anymore, I do hope that these bumps reside... Thank you for your post...

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    • sophyx
      April 12, 2010
      sophyx
      April 12, 2010

      Hi,

       

      what is the name of your detergent ?  And where can I buy it online ?

       

      Thanks.

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    • jeff
      May 28, 2010
      jeff
      May 28, 2010

      Hello,

         My name is Jeff. and i saw your post. I actually rep for the original environmentally safe all natural company for all household cleaners including laundry detergent. The product line is called Legacy of Clean. Its products have been "GREEN" since 1959. you can go to www.legacyofclean.com to watch a video on its history. Its also concentrated so you get  A LOT more for your money. You can also check out my website at www.mysticenterprises.mychoices.biz or my partner site at www.amway.com/sjh If you have any questions feel free to call me at 1888-448-3482 and leave a message or email me at www.mystic1124@comcast.net Thank you and hope this helps. have a wonderful day

       

      sincerely

      Jeff

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    • TamneR
      June 22, 2010
      TamneR
      June 22, 2010

      My 19 year old had a bump that started out as what looked and acted like a mesquito bite on her ankle.  I thought it was a chigger bite due to where were we at.  Bed bugs crossed my mind because we were in a hotel - only no one else got them  and we never washed our clothes there so it was not the detergent/oxiclean.  the bite within 48 hours targed into a 50 cent piece size target white on outside, red in middle which oozed clear liquid and layed a yellow crust over the top.  The doctor said either a staph infection or impetigo (of which impetigo is contageous but easily treated with an over the counter antibiotic such as bacitracin.)   We are just starting treatment so we don't know if this will work and we don't know if this sound like what your children have but hopefully this will help.   

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    • TamneR
      June 22, 2010
      TamneR
      June 22, 2010

      My 19 year old had a bump that started out as what looked and acted like a mesquito bite on her ankle.  I thought it was a chigger bite due to where were we at.  Bed bugs crossed my mind because we were in a hotel - only no one else got them  and we never washed our clothes there so it was not the detergent/oxiclean.  the bite within 48 hours targed into a 50 cent piece size target white on outside, red in middle which oozed clear liquid and layed a yellow crust over the top.  The doctor said either a staph infection or impetigo (of which impetigo is contageous but easily treated with an over the counter antibiotic such as bacitracin.)   We are just starting treatment so we don't know if this will work and we don't know if this sound like what your children have but hopefully this will help.   

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    • suziq
      July 14, 2010
      suziq
      July 14, 2010

      I have just begun to suffer from the same problems with red pimplelike marks that do not itch, but seem to be spreading. Strangely enough, I have recently begun to use Oxyclean and noticed that my face broke into a red rash each time I poured it from the large box into a smaller container. It makes sense that the rash seems to be located primarily on the arms, legs, and trunk of my body where the clothing makes contact. Thanks for bringing the possibility of Oxyclean as the culprit to my attention.

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    • suziq
      July 14, 2010
      suziq
      July 14, 2010

      I have just begun to suffer from the same problems with red pimplelike marks that do not itch, but seem to be spreading. Strangely enough, I have recently begun to use Oxyclean and noticed that my face broke into a red rash each time I poured it from the large box into a smaller container. It makes sense that the rash seems to be located primarily on the arms, legs, and trunk of my body where the clothing makes contact. Thanks for bringing the possibility of Oxyclean as the culprit to my attention.

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    • suziq
      July 14, 2010
      suziq
      July 14, 2010

      I have just begun to suffer from the same problems with red pimplelike marks that do not itch, but seem to be spreading. Strangely enough, I have recently begun to use Oxyclean and noticed that my face broke into a red rash each time I poured it from the large box into a smaller container. It makes sense that the rash seems to be located primarily on the arms, legs, and trunk of my body where the clothing makes contact. Thanks for bringing the possibility of Oxyclean as the culprit to my attention.

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    • Mama of 2
      September 27, 2010
      Mama of 2
      September 27, 2010

      I just have a question to anyone that would know...my fiance has these little rash like bumps on his arm and they are really warm, they itch, and they hurt to the touch they kinda look like pimples but they are really hard; if you have any answers for me please let me know.

       

      Thanks,

      Jess

       

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    • seytip
      January 22, 2011
      seytip
      January 22, 2011

      It could be shingles

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    • Dana
      February 16, 2011
      Dana
      February 16, 2011

      I also use Melaleuca products.  I have been using them for 11 years and wouldn't think of switching back to anything store bought.  I absolutely love all of their household cleaning, laundry and Renew products.  My oldest daughter has severe exema and contact dermatitis, and my two younger children have allergies and asthma.  Switching to these products has helped us avoid having to use any of the steroid medications.  I am only a customer of Melaleuca and do not do any referrals, but it is not difficult to find someone to help you out if you are interested in trying the stuff. 

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    • Career Girl
      February 23, 2011
      Career Girl
      February 23, 2011

      OMG!! i have little red bumbs everywhere except on my ankles, and intimate ares, or scalp. i thought it might be bed bugs BUT sure enough, i just bought Arm & Hamor Laundry Detergent with OXY CLEAN, my boyfriend sleeps over sometimes and he would have had bites from bed bigs but he has nothing, the bumps have spread on my thighs, and everywhere on my shoulders, my back, my stomach, my neck. I have rewashed me sheets and blanket, but im still getting new bumps. I didnt wash them in hot water though and i only washed once. So should i rewash again? I stopped using that detergent and switch to Purex which i have used in the past. i cringe at the thought of bed bugs, i guess the bugs only come out at night, so i need a flash light to look for them?!...i also recently rescued a stray kitten that seems to have dry skin or maybe even mange, but my red bumpbs started before the kitten came into my house, plus i have two other cats and i have no issues with fleas. Its embarassing, im wearing long sleeves even in 90 degree weather so my co-workers dont have to see how ugly it looks, it itchesa sometimes and when i get out of shower my skin is super dry. I have been using cortizone, and benedryl, but nothing has helped..what did you do to get rid of the bumps and how long did it take? its going on three weeks for me and still have it

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    • Ashley
      March 21, 2011
      Ashley
      March 21, 2011

      I am having the same problem you are describing. I have tons of little red bumps that have almost formed "clusters" in some spots all over my back, chest, neck and now spreading to my arms. They started as just a few small bumps on my stomach about 4 weeks ago and now has spread and gotten out of hand! I've been to 2 different doctors who told me they thought it was some sort of contact dermatitis but nothing (creams, ointments, allergy medicine (claritin), benadryl, aloe, changing detergent...) they told me to take has helped it at all and it keeps spreading! I have had to wear long sleeves and turtlenecks because the bumps are so bad I'm embarrased for people to see them! I was wondering if your bumps went away and if so what you did to successfully get rid of them! Please HELP I'm getting very depressed about these bumps because I dont know what else to do to stop them from spreading!

       

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    • Manorama Chawla
      April 28, 2011
      Manorama Chawla
      April 28, 2011

      My 82 years old mother is also hving the same problem but thanks to Dr. S.K. Bose, Dermatologist at Indraprasha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India who dianosed this disease as Bullouis Pemphegoid and cured the disease in just one month. If interested, I will let you know the contact number of the concerner Doctor.

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    • Manorama Chawla
      April 28, 2011
      Manorama Chawla
      April 28, 2011

      My 82 yrs old mother was also having the same problem but thanks to Dr.K. Bose, Dermatologist in New Delhi, India who correctly Diagnosed and cured her in a month's time. If interested i well let you know the address and contact number of the Doctor

       

      Manorama

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    • Manorama Chawla
      April 28, 2011
      Manorama Chawla
      April 28, 2011

      My 82 yrs old mother was also having the same problem but thanks to Dr.K. Bose, Dermatologist in New Delhi, India who correctly Diagnosed and cured her in a month's time. If interested i well let you know the address and contact number of the Doctor

       

      Manorama

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    • Manorama Chawla
      April 28, 2011
      Manorama Chawla
      April 28, 2011

      My 82 yrs old mother was also having the same problem but thanks to Dr.K. Bose, Dermatologist in New Delhi, India who correctly Diagnosed and cured her in a month's time. If interested i well let you know the address and contact number of the Doctor

       

      Manorama

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    • jazzygirrl07
      June 19, 2011
      jazzygirrl07
      June 19, 2011

      not sure but son gets something like that when he was younger or sometimes like when a masquito bites him ... his docter told me it was sentive skin... when he was a baby he would get them .. from fragency i mean every fragency sucked for me for i couldnt wear it .. and i mean like it would be so bad i would have to wash his clothes in very small amount of purex... because baby soap detergent didnt work ... I also had to switch his soap to adveno fragency free..... now .. he ok too fragency but is very sentive to masquito bites they will look like a ant bite but get really hard. I used to think it was exzema the skin disorder but his docter said no it wasnt. .. just sentive .. so i have to watch like foods high in acid like tomatoes or oranges because he will get rashes from it .... You may want to possible contact his docter or .. maybe try using aveno .. ps .. just because it saids kids or baby doesnt mean you can use it ... personally i use it and love aveno .. baby ... also i used to lotion tooo... with oats or oat meal in it .. really help them go away .. the rash ... but contact a docter or keep record... of these break outs for your record. 

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    • jessica
      July 01, 2011
      jessica
      July 01, 2011

      oh my goodness iv been thinking the same about my 2yr old she has been getting these rashes and water like blisters mainly on her hands and feet and bottom,and after reading this i ran to my laundry to realise im using SARD OXY PLUS is that what everyone else has found if so thats a relief maybe we should write to the bloody company and complain, at least i now know.

       

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    • jim
      jim
      July 24, 2011
      jim
      jim
      July 24, 2011

      hi my name is jim and i would love to find out what this is so I can cure it it bothers me alot so I would really apreciate it if you could help me and let me no what i can do for this problem

       

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    • chris
      July 31, 2011
      chris
      July 31, 2011

      I have the exact same thing. It started out as two red dots (thought it was a spider bite) then it quickly progressed into a small cluster of pimples (some with clear liquid and others flat and red). I am currently applying some A&D ointement it helps with the itch. Did you find a solution for your daughter? If yes would you mind helping me. Thank you

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    • demoraes
      August 10, 2011
      demoraes
      August 10, 2011

      shingles are a form of chicken pox, although you must have already gotten the chicken pox to get shingles.  You have to have the chicken pox virus which remains dormant in your spine, then if you come in contact with someone who has the live chicken pox virus, that will trigger it and could potentially become shingles. 

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    • working mom
      August 19, 2011
      working mom
      August 19, 2011

      Hi, did these products help? My daughter has bumps all over her legs and rashes on her chest and face. I keep going back to the doctor for follow ups and they keep giving different medicine. Please help i dont know what to do.

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    • jonathan
      August 29, 2011
      jonathan
      August 29, 2011

      Hi my names is jonathan im 16, i have the same problem little red spots/bumps all over my chest and back and a few on my legs, i even have them on my scalp and they get really itchy, help please.

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    • matt
      September 01, 2011
      matt
      September 01, 2011

      well you are not alone, i have the same symptoms you do....you never said how long ago they showed up mines about 4  days deep. I dont want to turn into a leper because i ran into someone and contacted something! but now there is nothing i can do i hope it goes away

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    • monique6280
      September 03, 2011
      monique6280
      September 03, 2011

      Shingles hurt like hell! It is extremely doubtful more than one person would have them. Plus, you usually get shingles later, teens or older even if you had Chicken Pox. Shingles usually stays on one part of the body too! It is  virus that gets stuck in the nerve.

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    • Madismom
      September 18, 2011
      Madismom
      September 18, 2011

      Please help!  Your symptoms sound exactly like my nine year olds!  What did your doctor say?  I thought they were bites, but each day a new one or two appear.  Start red and hot and then a few hours later a small pus bump on top, they hurt her, but dont really itch.  Have yours gone away?

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    • HeatherCosta
      September 19, 2011
      HeatherCosta
      September 19, 2011

      Do you still have this problem? If so, it may be three things...Ezcema, bed bugs or Contact Dermititis. For about 3 months I had little red bumps that itch a little too and my husband didn't have any..so I thought it was my detergent too. Later found it was bed bugs...Bed bugs apparently bite women more than men because our blood is sweeter (HA)...but before ruling that out..it could be ezcema - skin allergy or irriation from dryness of the skin caused by hot showers, lake of water, not mosturizing, etc. OR Contact dermititis - almost the same thing as ezcema but with small blister like bumps that ooze clear-yellowish liquid - You get that from an allergy of something that came in contact with your skin from medications, detergent, exsisting allergies you may already have, or dryness from the weather made your skin irritated. Most cases its from medications, creams or even lotions. I tried Cortate cream and it works for ezcema. However, I then found i still kept itching and was really dry and started then burning. So i am now using Aveeno anti-itch lotion. Works amazing and cools instantly. I use the Aveeno for the contact dermititis. I hope this helps and good luck!

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    • joe
      joe
      September 28, 2011
      joe
      joe
      September 28, 2011

      Has anyone concidered aids? or is that out of the picture entirely?

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    • Rachel
      October 02, 2011
      Rachel
      October 02, 2011

      My 7 year old had these red spots in August of this year,she's a;ways playing outside,in the dirt everywhere a child would so I figured they were a bug bite. They disappeared but here we are,Oct.2 and they have re-appeared on her back anlkes,wrists,some are huge. If she she scratches one of them the patch gets as big as the palm of her hand. I'm confused,I just bathed her in warm water and baking soda to sooth. But as an answer,I'm at a loss. I even went thru her bed with a fine tooth comb and fond nothing.

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    • Alison
      October 11, 2011
      Alison
      October 11, 2011

      I think you are an absolute toolbag Joe.  If you're not going to say something constructive don't say anything at all!!!  I'm sure all the worried parents out there will agree with me.

       

      alison

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    • Cyn1
      October 15, 2011
      Cyn1
      October 15, 2011

      You should ask about hand, foot and mouth disease. I was reading about it, although it said there should be fever, so I'm not sure. My grandson had the same thing. On legs, lower buttock/top of thigh and then presented on his both hands.Nothing in his mouth, no fever. We use Oxyclean as well, so, I'll see about eliminating it for now to see if it changes. Must the fever be present for hand,foot & mouth disease?? 

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    • tanya26
      October 20, 2011
      tanya26
      October 20, 2011

      well my son just came back from the doc with pretty much the same thing have you researched roseola cuz thats what my son was diagnosed with and the description matches it to a t...he ran a slightly high fever the night before the rash appeared...after it broke it was bad...roseola can last anywhere from 5-7 days id take your child to the doc and have him checked out

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    • Todd Stoner
      November 21, 2011
      Todd Stoner
      November 21, 2011

      Its not aids aids doesnt conist of small bug bit sized blisters duh my uncle bobert has aids and i would know.

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    • robinmomof4
      February 24, 2012
      robinmomof4
      February 24, 2012

      small red blister on the palms of hands and soles of feet and can spread to body  and can be found in mouth, is HFM disease.  a virus that has to run its course after about 7-10 days it clears up. is contagious and mostly preschool children get it as they play in close contact with others who have it..  wash hands frequently.  not much else can do..see dr if gets too bad

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    • Angel
      April 11, 2012
      Angel
      April 11, 2012

       

      I have a now 5 year olod who has the same problem as this mother. My child does not have red pumps like this parent. My daughters bumps look like misquito bumps. And if it is bed bugs I should have seen some evidence of these pest. I know some folks who had bed bugs and they ststed even though not every one was effected they new they had bed bug. And I have a small baby who is not affected. And when my daughter say she hurts there are no bumps until hours or days later were she last scratched. The bumps first started on her legs then some on her abdomen and then on her back her arms and  alot on her wrist and no some on her face, and those do not itch as much. I took her to her pediatrician she stated bed bugs but then i took her to a dermatalogist and she stated it could be flea bites  but not bed bugand use bed bug spray and fogged the house twice and still she has new ones I need to know what is going on. Her beautiful skin is becoming spotty and dirty looking. The stuff the dermatologist suggest me to get cost to much money but she gave me samples but they do not work. I am going to she if there are test that can be done toshe if it is a virus of something she may be allergic or sometype of insect. Some thing changed from 11/11 to now. I go back to the second doctor 04-13-2012 lol.

       

       

       

       

       

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    • Angel
      April 11, 2012
      Angel
      April 11, 2012

      I have a now 5 year olod who has the same problem as this mother. My child does not have red pumps like this parent. My daughters bumps look like misquito bumps. And if it is bed bugs I should have seen some evidence of these pest. I know some folks who had bed bugs and they ststed even though not every one was effected they new they had bed bug. And I have a small baby who is not affected. And when my daughter say she hurts there are no bumps until hours or days later were she last scratched. The bumps first started on her legs then some on her abdomen and then on her back her arms and  alot on her wrist and no some on her face, and those do not itch as much. I took her to her pediatrician she stated bed bugs but then i took her to a dermatalogist and she stated it could be flea bites  but not bed bugand use bed bug spray and fogged the house twice and still she has new ones I need to know what is going on. Her beautiful skin is becoming spotty and dirty looking. The stuff the dermatologist suggest me to get cost to much money but she gave me samples but they do not work. I am going to she if there are test that can be done toshe if it is a virus of something she may be allergic or sometype of insect. Some thing changed from 11/11 to now. I go back to the second doctor 04-13-2012 lol.

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    • Angel
      April 11, 2012
      Angel
      April 11, 2012

      I have a now 5 year olod who has the same problem as this mother. My child does not have red pumps like this parent. My daughters bumps look like misquito bumps. And if it is bed bugs I should have seen some evidence of these pest. I know some folks who had bed bugs and they ststed even though not every one was effected they new they had bed bug. And I have a small baby who is not affected. And when my daughter say she hurts there are no bumps until hours or days later were she last scratched. The bumps first started on her legs then some on her abdomen and then on her back her arms and  alot on her wrist and no some on her face, and those do not itch as much. I took her to her pediatrician she stated bed bugs but then i took her to a dermatalogist and she stated it could be flea bites  but not bed bugand use bed bug spray and fogged the house twice and still she has new ones I need to know what is going on. Her beautiful skin is becoming spotty and dirty looking. The stuff the dermatologist suggest me to get cost to much money but she gave me samples but they do not work. I am going to she if there are test that can be done toshe if it is a virus of something she may be allergic or sometype of insect. Some thing changed from 11/11 to now. I go back to the second doctor 04-13-2012 lol.

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    • Angel
      April 11, 2012
      Angel
      April 11, 2012

      I have a now 5 year olod who has the same problem as this mother. My child does not have red pumps like this parent. My daughters bumps look like misquito bumps. And if it is bed bugs I should have seen some evidence of these pest. I know some folks who had bed bugs and they ststed even though not every one was effected they new they had bed bug. And I have a small baby who is not affected. And when my daughter say she hurts there are no bumps until hours or days later were she last scratched. The bumps first started on her legs then some on her abdomen and then on her back her arms and  alot on her wrist and no some on her face, and those do not itch as much. I took her to her pediatrician she stated bed bugs but then i took her to a dermatalogist and she stated it could be flea bites  but not bed bugand use bed bug spray and fogged the house twice and still she has new ones I need to know what is going on. Her beautiful skin is becoming spotty and dirty looking. The stuff the dermatologist suggest me to get cost to much money but she gave me samples but they do not work. I am going to she if there are test that can be done toshe if it is a virus of something she may be allergic or sometype of insect. Some thing changed from 11/11 to now. I go back to the second doctor 04-13-2012 lol.

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    • Angel
      April 11, 2012
      Angel
      April 11, 2012

      I have a now 5 year olod who has the same problem as this mother. My child does not have red pumps like this parent. My daughters bumps look like misquito bumps. And if it is bed bugs I should have seen some evidence of these pest. I know some folks who had bed bugs and they ststed even though not every one was effected they new they had bed bug. And I have a small baby who is not affected. And when my daughter say she hurts there are no bumps until hours or days later were she last scratched. The bumps first started on her legs then some on her abdomen and then on her back her arms and  alot on her wrist and no some on her face, and those do not itch as much. I took her to her pediatrician she stated bed bugs but then i took her to a dermatalogist and she stated it could be flea bites  but not bed bugand use bed bug spray and fogged the house twice and still she has new ones I need to know what is going on. Her beautiful skin is becoming spotty and dirty looking. The stuff the dermatologist suggest me to get cost to much money but she gave me samples but they do not work. I am going to she if there are test that can be done toshe if it is a virus of something she may be allergic or sometype of insect. Some thing changed from 11/11 to now. I go back to the second doctor 04-13-2012 lol.

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    • Angel
      April 11, 2012
      Angel
      April 11, 2012

      I have a now 5 year olod who has the same problem as this mother. My child does not have red pumps like this parent. My daughters bumps look like misquito bumps. And if it is bed bugs I should have seen some evidence of these pest. I know some folks who had bed bugs and they ststed even though not every one was effected they new they had bed bug. And I have a small baby who is not affected. And when my daughter say she hurts there are no bumps until hours or days later were she last scratched. The bumps first started on her legs then some on her abdomen and then on her back her arms and  alot on her wrist and no some on her face, and those do not itch as much. I took her to her pediatrician she stated bed bugs but then i took her to a dermatalogist and she stated it could be flea bites  but not bed bugand use bed bug spray and fogged the house twice and still she has new ones I need to know what is going on. Her beautiful skin is becoming spotty and dirty looking. The stuff the dermatologist suggest me to get cost to much money but she gave me samples but they do not work. I am going to she if there are test that can be done toshe if it is a virus of something she may be allergic or sometype of insect. Some thing changed from 11/11 to now. I go back to the second doctor 04-13-2012 lol.

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    • Angel
      April 11, 2012
      Angel
      April 11, 2012

      I have a now 5 year olod who has the same problem as this mother. My child does not have red pumps like this parent. My daughters bumps look like misquito bumps. And if it is bed bugs I should have seen some evidence of these pest. I know some folks who had bed bugs and they ststed even though not every one was effected they new they had bed bug. And I have a small baby who is not affected. And when my daughter say she hurts there are no bumps until hours or days later were she last scratched. The bumps first started on her legs then some on her abdomen and then on her back her arms and  alot on her wrist and no some on her face, and those do not itch as much. I took her to her pediatrician she stated bed bugs but then i took her to a dermatalogist and she stated it could be flea bites  but not bed bugand use bed bug spray and fogged the house twice and still she has new ones I need to know what is going on. Her beautiful skin is becoming spotty and dirty looking. The stuff the dermatologist suggest me to get cost to much money but she gave me samples but they do not work. I am going to she if there are test that can be done toshe if it is a virus of something she may be allergic or sometype of insect. Some thing changed from 11/11 to now. I go back to the second doctor 04-13-2012 lol.

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    • Hazydaze
      April 16, 2012
      Hazydaze
      April 16, 2012
      Joe, you r right I suffer from aids and at below 200 cd4 count I experienced itchy bed bug looking bites.... Now I know they were associated with my condition. Better safe than sorry this is a forum of opinion and awareness kids should not have to be included. Adult should not be ignorant! READ MORE
    • Mom of 2
      June 01, 2012
      Mom of 2
      June 01, 2012

      I disagree with the age.   My daughter was diagnosed at 4 with shingles. I was shocked! I also believed that the virus only attacked the older generation.  The virus does not discriminate with age.  Once the person has gotten chicken pox virus they have the ability to develop shingles.  Additionally, it has been proven that a child/person can contract the chicken pox virus and only present a few blisters.  A slight outbreak like that opens the individual up to contracting another case of the chickenpox or developing a case of the shingles. Hope this helps! 

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    • Malu
      June 18, 2012
      Malu
      June 18, 2012

      First of all Joe, you tool, it's called AIDS, not aids. Secondly, you cannot "catch" AIDS, it is an outcome of HIV. Although AIDS is always caused by an HIV infection, not everyone with HIV has AIDS. I know that you were probably saying this as a joke, but the mother of these kids probably doesn't find it funny, all those who have been directly or indirectly affected by this pandemic most likely do not find it funny, and I, an 18 year old college student sure as hell, do not find your humor to be funny. I am not trying to sound patronizing-- just saying: please do your research... p.s. you spelled "considered" wrong.

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    • jeannie grigsby
      July 23, 2012
      jeannie grigsby
      July 23, 2012

      I to have these blistery bumps and have had them many times.Its not bed bugs and is spraeding all over my body.they constantly bleed and drain.this is the 4th time i have had them and its driving me crazy with the itching.im going to a doctor but wont find anything out until august 11.i cannot go outside because i look so freakish.i was put on 85 pretisone.9-10mg a day and i almost lost my mind.it did not help.i need help also with this.someone has to know what is causing this and its not poison ivy.not scabbies.please help me.ive changed all my soaps to but its still spreading.what do i do?jeannie.grigsby@yahoo.comthankyou.plz.respond soon.

       

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    • irene
      September 02, 2012
      irene
      September 02, 2012

      please send name and phone no.  of the dr.

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    • guitargirl1989
      December 22, 2012
      guitargirl1989
      December 22, 2012

      Did anyone ever give you an answer to this? I have the EXACT same problem but I'm 23, share a bunk bed with my sister, who has no marks. So I'm TRYING to eliminate the bedbug possiblity. I just moved and before I was here I was staying in a hotel so it's still up in the air but I'm hoping it's NOT that. I've barely been in my room since I noticed them but still I wake up with new ones, seemingly smaller. Washed all my clothes, anything that touched my bed. They only itch when they're dry, and they do get extremely dry. The larger ones are blistered and about two days after I first noticed, I was sick for two weeks with what seemed like the flu. Maybe that's just because I scratched one and it got infected? I dunno. But please help because I don't want to be stuck in long sleeves in Spring!

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    • Anne
      December 29, 2012
      Anne
      December 29, 2012

      I have had my "red nodules" since the end of Aug. 2012.  At first I thought it was a bug bite or spider.  Then I noticed more on my chest (right side only), around my armpit; one on my stomach and one on my right thigh.   They are sometimes itchy and sometimes tender when pressed on.  They start as just a "bump" with no red center, then later get a red or purple center.  They do not ooze.  I have had the Shingles (my dr doesn't think it is shingles).  I recently got the shingles vaccine.   Not bedbugs, psoriasis.  not poison ivy.   I wish I knew what they are and what would make them go away!

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    • Anne
      December 29, 2012
      Anne
      December 29, 2012

      I have had my "red nodules" since the end of Aug. 2012.  At first I thought it was a bug bite or spider.  Then I noticed more on my chest (right side only), around my armpit; one on my stomach and one on my right thigh.   They are sometimes itchy and sometimes tender when pressed on.  They start as just a "bump" with no red center, then later get a red or purple center.  They do not ooze.  I have had the Shingles (my dr doesn't think it is shingles).  I recently got the shingles vaccine.   Not bedbugs, psoriasis.  not poison ivy.   I wish I knew what they are and what would make them go away!

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  • Sun
    Sun
    September 11, 2008
    Sun
    Sun
    September 11, 2008

    ok...So I saw these posts last night as I was searching for answers on my 22 month old son.  His bumps started on his ankle and on his feet.  At first I thought they were bug bites.  Let them go for a couple of weeks.  They did not get better.  Some of the bumps flattened out and almost looked like craters in the middle.  No puss, no drainage, no itching, no fever, nothing out of the ordinary.  Then he got a couple on his legs and on his stomach.  Wasn't sure what they were.  I knew they were not contagious because no one else in our house had any.  They then started on the soles of his feet.  Figured his shoes were rubbing.  As of yesterday the spots had begun on the palms of his hands and on his fingers.  They made his fingers look like swollen sausages.   My pediatrician told us we were a medical mystery.  Saw a derm this afternoon...Diagnosis Granuloma Annulare.  Not sure if this will help but it sure solved our medical mystery.  5 weeks of spots and no answers.  check out this link for pictures.  http://www.aad.org/public/publications/pamphlets/common_granuloma.html

    We now know what we are working with.  No real treatment especially in a child and this type of thing can takes months to years to clear.  Good Luck to you all!

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    • Julie
      June 29, 2009
      Julie
      June 29, 2009

      I've had the same kind of bumps. Didn't get them till mid 30's - it lasted a few weeks. A year later, they came back. Again, lasted a few weeks then gone. Mine never created a donut shape as described in the article above - instead there were three to four bumps in one area. I went to my doctor and other than itch cream which did not suffice, nothing really worked until I did one thing..... I went swimming & the chlorine made several of the bumps disappear completely and the others almost vanished!  :)  If I ever get these bumps again, I'm headed to the pool ASAP!  :) 

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    • Itchy
      July 02, 2009
      Itchy
      July 02, 2009

      Try looking into this...

       

       

      Dyshidrotic Eczema is one of the uncommon kinds of Eczema. It is only seen on palms, soles, and sides of fingers and toes. The name comes from the word "dyshidrotic," meaning "bad sweating," which was once believed to be the cause. Tiny opaque bumps called vesicles, thickening, and cracks are accompanied by itching which gets worse at night. A common type of hand eczema, it worsens in warm weather. It is often referred to as pompholyx, vesicular palmoplantar dermatitis and even housewife's eczema. 

      The word pompholyx is derived from the Greek word cheiropompholyx, which means "hand and bubble". Dyshidrotic Eczema is a very itchy form of Eczema with lots of fluid filled blisters, which usually appear on the sides of the fingers or feet. At first the blisters appear as tiny beads that can soon join to form a rash the size of a fingernail. These blisters can later on start oozing or weeping. While this condition is not contagious to others, recurrence is common and for many can be chronic. Incidence/Prevalence in the USA is 20/100,000.
      Eczema  

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    • Kendra
      August 05, 2009
      Kendra
      August 05, 2009

      I was diagnosed with dyshidrotic eczema after my fingertip exploded in tiny white bumps. The first time they showed up was the end of May and I thought it was an infection of a cut. At the end of July they showed up again. Unfortunately I've been working as a dishwasher at a well-known restaurant and lost my job for the time being as one of the causes of d.e. is over-exposure to water/humid conditions.

      A steroid creme, cool compress with Burrows solution, and mild soap are supposed to help alleviate symptoms. We'll see in a couple of days if they work.

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  • Doreen July 30, 2008
    Doreen
    July 30, 2008

    I do not have an answer for you.  However, if you figure it out, would you mind emailing me please?  I have the exact same thing, but no one else in the household has it.  It's very itchy, been to the doctor 3 times.  They feel it's an allergy and have put me on allergy meds and also prednizone, but... after two weeks, it's still here.  Starts out looking like a misquitoe bite, then forms a water blister on top of it.  It itches so much.  I have them over my whole body now and the ones on the legs have been itched so much they resemble chicken pox.  Doctors are now thinking an auto immune disease of some sort... I go to dermitologist in one week.  They have ruled out chicken pox, scabies, liver disease (itching), bug bites and now are looking at a specific allergy or auto immune disease.  Please keep me posted and I will also keep you posted with what I find out.  

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    • AmandaJean
      July 03, 2009
      AmandaJean
      July 03, 2009

      I don't know if you've figured out what you have but if you have or do please email me at amercedes@aol.com .  I have the same thing it started a week ago and they itch and I'm like a five year old i can't help but pick lol and when i pick at them which is pretty hard cuz they are hard and have no  popping poing but i pick them and squeeze them and eventually a watery substance comes out but it doesn't ever stop and they scab over and i just get more.They start of almost like a pimple would but you can't pop it or make it go away.  I have seen 3 doctors they just put me on antibiotics and creams and say i dunno.  

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    • taylor
      July 05, 2009
      taylor
      July 05, 2009

      Let me know if you have found out what it is, I just got the same thing and thought it might be from a mosquito but it hurts to scratch, but yet it itches so bad, and now I have blisters, that have clear fluid in them, I am covered on my stomache, back legs, I think I have over 25 on me, it is crazy!

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    • SKG
      SKG
      July 30, 2009
      SKG
      SKG
      July 30, 2009

      I have had similar problems.  I started with one bump.  The doctor thought it was ringworm.  We tried everything.  I could not sit still in her office for the itching and nothing they gave me helped much.  My doctor called a dermotologist she knew and got me an appointment.  The did do a biopsy on one of the bumps on my wrist and it was positive for "Lichen Planus," which can be caused by several things.  They decided mine was cause by stress and every time I get stressed I get them again.  Anyway that one spot went from my feet to my neck before they finally diagnosed it.  The doctor prescribed a cream called "triamcinolon" and a session of prednisone (steroid).  I had it so bad that I used several jars of the cream and more than one session of the prednisone but it worked.  Now when I have a break out it's usually only on my arms and doesn't itch so much but also on my ankles which itch until you can scream and can't sleep at night.  Thank God the cream helps and if doesn't cure it then I call the doctor and take another round of prednisone...sometimes takes two rounds of prednisone but I was never more thankful than to God and that doctor when I finally got on the right track.  Sometimes they even look like little bruises or bug bites.  Look up Lichen Planus on the internet and you will see pictures etc.  I sure hope this helps you.  God bless you all!  Mine was horrible and I hate for anyone to ever have to go through that.  I did order some of the things they recommended but don't waste your money just find a good dermotologist!  I am a firm believer of alternative/natural medicine but nothing worked except what the dermotologist prescribed.

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    • tcraig
      August 22, 2009
      tcraig
      August 22, 2009

      This happened to me two days ago.....but I saw the mosquito bite me and killed it while it was still on my ankle.  I got the normal itchy welt, and about 36 hours later, it was blistered.  It looks exactly like chicken pox.  I think it's probably an antiinflammatory reaction to the mosquito bite and while aggravating because it still itches, probably not anything to be concerned about.

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    • Nicole Norris
      September 07, 2009
      Nicole Norris
      September 07, 2009

      I saw your post today as I was frantically looking for answers on why my 4 year old daughter had this horrible condition all the sudden.

      I found out hers is due to OXYCLEAN. I do hope that this might help you in your search. Her skin is sensitive and I even did a test on myself in my inner forearm, it did the exact same thing to me.

      She is on antibiotics because of the blisters and to help prevent an infection.

      Please let me know if this helps...take care and happy parenting

      Be Blessed,
      Nicole

       

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    • heramis
      September 08, 2009
      heramis
      September 08, 2009

      Google "chiggers", and if it sounds like what you have, buy "nu skin" (spelling?) at most drug stores.  It will really burn, but it will kill anything in your skin.  Good luck!

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    • Prego&scaredMOM
      September 26, 2009
      Prego&scaredMOM
      September 26, 2009

      omg i cant believe so many people are having the same problem. my fiance' thought mosquito bites but we have moved and no more mosquitos since we have been staying inside(?) and we have never had a problem with detergents so i ruled that out. my friends deep thinking either pooison ivey or chiggers or chicken pox we are thinkin more now but i read up on it and we should be contagious yet seem to not be. a walk in clinic doc took one glance and said its not chicken pox but i dont think much of someones opinion when they arent really paying attention! so since so many people have had it, and someone said maybe an allergic reaction to mosquitos and someone was traveling, im worried if there is an epidemic at hand. im very scared for my 6 year old daugher and my 3 months pregnant self! we both have it all over aour hands and feet, arms and legs, and just a couple on my face and a bunch on hers! she has it all over worse than me, and she had it first too but it spread so rapidly. we had stayed two weeks at my cousins house which was so infested with flies, roaches and god knows what else that i wanted to vomit. we also got bronchidus while we were there and her dogs used the house to potty so much that my daugher and i couldnt breathe. we have used omnicef for the bronchidus and its not gone, we also have runny noses and fever occasionally, me more so i think. i also almost fainted at work the other day, and i had blurred vision for a few days a week b4 that! i told my doctor about hte blurred vision but he was only interested in doin a breathing treatment on me.

      i am  so confused and scared. i know ive written too much but i think it is pertinant to share it all and im greatful to hear that everyone else has been so open also! i was on a greyhound for a day and a half and came was in contact with a family from another country the whole time. it was shortly after this that the problem started. the bumps that have bled and scabbed have been going away if we dont itch them but they are leaving scars and new ones are still appearing! i dont know what this could be, im so scared for us, and all of the other writers seein my suspission of an epidemec!

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    • Prego&scaredMOM
      September 26, 2009
      Prego&scaredMOM
      September 26, 2009

      omg i cant believe so many people are having the same problem. my fiance' thought mosquito bites but we have moved and no more mosquitos since we have been staying inside(?) and we have never had a problem with detergents so i ruled that out. my friends deep thinking either pooison ivey or chiggers or chicken pox we are thinkin more now but i read up on it and we should be contagious yet seem to not be. a walk in clinic doc took one glance and said its not chicken pox but i dont think much of someones opinion when they arent really paying attention! so since so many people have had it, and someone said maybe an allergic reaction to mosquitos and someone was traveling, im worried if there is an epidemic at hand. im very scared for my 6 year old daugher and my 3 months pregnant self! we both have it all over aour hands and feet, arms and legs, and just a couple on my face and a bunch on hers! she has it all over worse than me, and she had it first too but it spread so rapidly. we had stayed two weeks at my cousins house which was so infested with flies, roaches and god knows what else that i wanted to vomit. we also got bronchidus while we were there and her dogs used the house to potty so much that my daugher and i couldnt breathe. we have used omnicef for the bronchidus and its not gone, we also have runny noses and fever occasionally, me more so i think. i also almost fainted at work the other day, and i had blurred vision for a few days a week b4 that! i told my doctor about hte blurred vision but he was only interested in doin a breathing treatment on me.

      i am  so confused and scared. i know ive written too much but i think it is pertinant to share it all and im greatful to hear that everyone else has been so open also! i was on a greyhound for a day and a half and came was in contact with a family from another country the whole time. it was shortly after this that the problem started. the bumps that have bled and scabbed have been going away if we dont itch them but they are leaving scars and new ones are still appearing! i dont know what this could be, im so scared for us, and all of the other writers seein my suspission of an epidemec!

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    • tia
      tia
      October 06, 2009
      tia
      tia
      October 06, 2009

      Go to the natural food store or online for a parasite cleanse, your symtoms sound like an infestation of parasites. The brand that worked for me is Para-Cleanse by Natures Sunshine, not only cleanses body of parasites, but also candida over growth. I had a customer fill  in hole in front of mail box with kitty liter, ewww. I was having rash, tiredness, and actually saw parasites, lady at health food store recommened this product, I could feel & see results after second day. Research symtoms of parasite infestation, I hope this helps.Oh yeah, all the animal pooh carries parasites that are inhaled with every breath, and can enter through bare feet, etc....

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    • Momto2boys
      October 13, 2009
      Momto2boys
      October 13, 2009

      My 4 year old has the same thing.  I am taking him to the derm on friday morning.  I'll let you know if I get the same vague answer or if he says something concrete. He is already on prednisone for an asthma attack that happened on Saturday and the bumps on his leg don't look any better.  He eats spinach every night because it's the only vegetable he will eat.  I hope it isn't parasites from the spinach.  What are we supposed to eat now if everything could have parasites in it????

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    • Donna
      October 19, 2009
      Donna
      October 19, 2009

      I awoke one morning a week ago and saw a welt on the side of my neck and the skin was broken (maybe I scratched it a lot while sleeping).  Over the weekend it became very itchy and I eventually scratched it and the following day another welt appeared next to the original welt.  Today after getting home from work and doing yard work I noticed another welt and it looks like they are starting to blister.  Earlier today while at work I took some advil and that stopped the itching.  I came to the conclusion that there was inflamation and that's probably what caused the itching.  As for the welts and blisters, I don't know why I have these and looked on this site for answers.  I also have a lump above the welts close to my jaw line and I'm assuming a lymph node is swollen do to an infection.  If I don't see improvement in the next couple of days I'll see a doctor but after reading others posting, I'm assuming I'll have a doctor that won't know and want to put me on antibiotics and "go from there".  I know, swollen lymph nodes are to be taken seriously but as I said, I'm going to give it a few days and hopefully the advil helps and I'll start to heal.  Since the itching stopped, I feel that is a positive sign.  Good luck to you all and if you haven't tried advil (or generic like I took), maybe try that.

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    • mramirez
      October 20, 2009
      mramirez
      October 20, 2009

      Any update? My 4 year old also is suffering from bumps, blisters, redness around his ankles, feet, legs, lower back, neck, and it is now spreading to his chest area...not sure what it is. We just treated him for scabies per an Urgent Care Dr. but we arent convinced it is scabies because no one else in the house has it. Also he has been suffering from this for at least 2 months...very frustrated with the unknown...

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    • Katie
      November 03, 2009
      Katie
      November 03, 2009

      If anyone has figured out what this might be please let me know... I have had these red bug bite looking bumps for 4 months now. They itch, but to itch them hurts, and the ones that have began to heal have turned into bruises. I am considering going to the dr pretty soon.  Please if anyone finds anything out email me with subject: red itchy bumps...  jkzimmerman@iowatelecom.net thank u.

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    • billder99
      December 08, 2009
      billder99
      December 08, 2009

      Taylor,

       

      Also well described below by "Missionarymama"... I will describe my "itchy red bumps" as accurately as possible:   (Day1) They started 4 days ago, with (3) small hard red bumps on the inside of my wrist... looked like bites of some kind, maybe fleas, itch like mad, about the size of a small pimple. (Day2) I had 6 more of them distributed individually up my arm... not clustered, not a rash... individual bumps, well separated. (Day3) Spread around my body... two on my stomach, several on my other arm, one on my chest, a few on legs. (Today,Day4) I have about 25-30 of them, most on my arms, a couple now on my back, chest, ankle, head (under hair, over ear), strangely two on my finger pad (2nd & 3rd digits) that hurt to touch (like a burn blister) but do not itch. Other than finger pads, the new ones all itch like mad, but the oldest ones (4 days) have "flattened" somewhat and itch much less. My wife does not have them, so appear to not be contagious, or to be caused by bugs (unless I am alergic or sensitive and she is not). No other symptoms, just itchy red bumps. I am 52 years old, live in Baja Mexico. I have not put anything on them yet... wait and see mode. Please let me know if you find anything ( billd@tccloreto.com ) and I will do the same for you.

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    • mommyof2
      December 08, 2009
      mommyof2
      December 08, 2009

      also happened with me, 5 different diagnosis , chicken pox,flea bites,scabies,dermatitist, bed bugs. i ended up getting squeezed in to seeing a dermatologist and she said its excema and most doctors dont reconize it as bump or looking like bited. she put him on a betaderm cream and 2 days later there gone!

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    • Debbie
      December 29, 2009
      Debbie
      December 29, 2009

      About a 3 weeks ago, I had 3 on my leg, and popped all 3 of them. 2 of them dreid up and went away, but within 5 days, the one that wouldn't go away was 2.5 x 1 inches around, and I had cellutitis spreading through my leg, had to go to the emergency room, and have this thing sliced open, drained, and packed with iodine gauze. I ended up testing positive for MRSA, and was on 2 different antibiotics for 10 days, due to the fact that I am allergic to sulfa, which is used in almost every treatment possible for MRSA. I am now getting the blisters again, and they itch so bad. The doctor said to put bacitracin iontment on them if they return, wand I have been, but it won't stop itching. I don't know what to do. I do not use Oxyclean, have been using the same detergent for years, and this just started. I checked my bed for bedbugs, you can't see those though can you? Pleae if anyone has any updates on these things, please let me know...debdoo1277@yahoo.com

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    • source
      February 21, 2010
      source
      February 21, 2010

      Please tell me what was the remidies to use to clear this issue of blisters on babies. My 1 year old daughter start to get htis right now.

       

      What will clear it up? e-mail me at wwwsourceadvantagecom@peoplestring.com please

       

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    • Denise
      February 26, 2010
      Denise
      February 26, 2010

      Two years ago in June my husband and I went to Cat Island in the Bahamas to do short term missions work for a week. The second day there I started to develop a very itchy rash with tiny pustulars.  Each day they got pergressively worse. I thought perhaps they were bed bugs but my husband was sleeping in the same bed and did not get any. Out of the other five people in the house only one other person developed them. They continued to cover most of my body but were mostly on my legs and arms witha few on my feet. Because of scratching they became very infected and I had to take an antibiotic. It took a long time to go away and I still have a few scars on my legs from them. The other person who had some has made several trips to Cat Island and always gets the same thing. He told me they are what is known in the area as The Bahamian heat rash, but that you can get them anywhere it is extremely hot.  Some of us in the extreme heat do not sweat enough and the heat rash will develop beneath the skin and will break out in these little pust filled pinhead bumps but itch so much that we can scratch them to infection stage. When I first went to the doctor, she had not heard of it either but did some research and found the same thing. You can find it on the internet.  But, alas I am now dealing with an allergic reaction to a new medication for asthma and itch all over. The doctor gave me zyrtec but I am looking it up first. I hope this helps.

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    • jason miller
      April 16, 2010
      jason miller
      April 16, 2010

      yes iam havein the same thing goin on now so when you find out what it is could u email me and let me know ..please ....i have been to the doctor 3 times and get put on antibiotics and creams...and they dnt really knw wat it is ...i need some help

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    • sarahmoseley
      August 13, 2010
      sarahmoseley
      August 13, 2010

      Did you figure out what was going on, yours sounds exactly  like mine and i have no clue what is going on. Pleas email me at sarahmoseleyx92@yahoo.com.

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    • Dan
      Dan
      September 26, 2010
      Dan
      Dan
      September 26, 2010

      you have mrsa still . Get to the doctor it can be fatal if left untreated. It is a serious staph infection resistant to many antibiotics

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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    • sstar
      September 27, 2010
      sstar
      September 27, 2010

      Have you ever found out what these bumps were because my 5 year old son has the exact same thing as what you described. I thought they were flea bites or bed bugs at first. He was maybe 2or 3 bumps every other day for like 10 days and then all of a sudden he got 40 new ones like at one time. I took him to the doctor and they told me chicken pox. They looked like bites at first, but then they formed the water blister and then crusted up and went away. He stopped getting new ones for 3 weeks, and now a whole new set these bumps came back, so its unlikely that they would be chickenpox. They itch him alot, and I don't use oxyclean. It's been like six weeks since he first got them, and he's missed school because of it. I'm about to go to the doctor again.

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    • Nick's mom
      October 05, 2010
      Nick's mom
      October 05, 2010

      my son has this same thing. He is 8 months old and they just appeard on Monday morning on his face and now they are all over his legs and feet. He doesn't seem like they itch though. he is still happy and playing but it looks like an allergic reaction to something. I called the doctor office and the nurse said it could be from the juice I just started him on or the first part of the flu shot he got in Friday. I am waiting for the doctor to call me now.

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    • Nick's mom
      October 05, 2010
      Nick's mom
      October 05, 2010

      Well my son is having an allergic reaction to citrus in the juice we just put him on. She prescribed some cream for the rash and said it should be gone in a few days.  Hopes this helps.

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    • dafw15
      November 29, 2010
      dafw15
      November 29, 2010

      Hi Amanda,

       

      It appears I'm having the same issue as you with my 10 year old daughter; hers are mostly on the upper backside of her thighs,however she has others scattered. These also look like large ant bites or mosquito bites with yellow or clear fluid in the middle.  They itch and are painful.  If she picks them they just come back worse.  They don't seem to be bed bugs, chicken pox, molusum cont...perhaps scabies, however I would think we'd all get them in our family;we're had that before and it spread to us all very fast. Doctors are merely practicing process of elimination with these meds and diagnosis and quite frankly I don't have the time, money or patience...have you had any luck?

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    • dafw15
      November 29, 2010
      dafw15
      November 29, 2010

      Hi there.  I see you said they are everywhere, however are they in the webbing of your fingers?  Did your doctor scrape it and look at it under a microscope?  Research scabies online. My entire family had it about  a year ago and it was misterable.  We too are now having ant bite/mosquito mite problems again with my youngest and can't get rid of them.   Good luck

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    • manoj
      December 21, 2010
      manoj
      December 21, 2010

      Exactly the same symptoms with my eight years old son. Doctors have absolutely no idea. I also have checked various websites, none of it lists the problem as you have brought out and I have observed it with my son. We know all of our medicals science is a little less than a fraud. 

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    • Wanda
      January 05, 2011
      Wanda
      January 05, 2011

      I just went to the doctor, I have the same symptons, he told me it is a reaction to a viral infection. Told me to take Zyrtec to help with the itching. Also prior to breaking out with these bumps,  I had a sinus, ear, and throat  infection and bronchitis. I took cefdinir for these infections. I have read that people can get these bumps after taking antibotics.

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    • K.T. DID
      March 11, 2011
      K.T. DID
      March 11, 2011

      Hi, I also have red/purplish bumps & blisters & been told soo many things-I'm soo frustrated! Can you pls. be more specific about yours? Mine don't itch until they're healing! It started @ bottom of my legs & is working it's way up!  I now have several on my breasts! I ve had the bumps on my legs for almost 3 years ! Started out as a few here & there. There always seems to be a hair in bump-but it's not folliculitis! The bumps stay soo long-the hairs become ingrown! I'm a 45 yr old mom & wife that didnt put shorts on last year! Please reply & thanks in advance!

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    • alisha
      June 17, 2011
      alisha
      June 17, 2011

      Just wondering if you ever found out what exactly was going on? I have a little girl that is almost 3 years old and she has the same thing going on. It happened last summer too but went away when winter got here and now its doing it again and they are mostly on here legs. She sleeps in the bed with me and my husband and we dont have 1 bite so if you would help me out and let me know what you found out i would really appreciate it! thank you!

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  • ego
    ego
    September 11, 2008
    ego
    ego
    September 11, 2008

    I had something familiar to this..at one point of time my fore arms were itching really bad..i thought i was  getting an allergic reaction .. the next morning i woke up with my arms and upper chest area red with small bumps..i didn't mind so much attention because i thought i had a heat rash..that is how it looked at first..but as the days passed it got worse..it itched really bad..next thing i knew i had it on just about 100% of my body..with only a few on my face..but at this time my red little bumps became like scabs and some where like boils of some sort with clear substance inside..i went to the doctor and the hospital and they thought it was bed bugs or scabies..but when i went to the dermatologist she thought it was herpes..i freaked out..a day or two later i got the results..i did not have herpes thanks to god! but i did have a condition called erythema multiforme..mostly of all people that have this have herpes..the others are put in a catagory of which they don't know why it happened to us? not very helpful..but it was good to find out what i had and that it was not herpes..i hope this was a little help to some of you..ask your dermatologist about Erythema Multiforme.

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    • Steve Halstead
      October 05, 2009
      Steve Halstead
      October 05, 2009

      Erythema Multiforme is usually/often the result of an allergic reaction to a medicine.  As a pharmacist I have seen this too often.  My son had this reaction to sulfonamide medicine when he was a child (Bactrim) - it is quite serious.  It is important to find out if you reacted to a medication so that this can be included in your medical record for future reference. 

      This kind of rash (that often starts on the trunk of the body) should not be confused with the diffuse red spots which often show up after being bitten by chiggers or the very contagious scabies.  Your doctor should be able to differentiate these skin conditions.

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    • Steve Halstead
      October 05, 2009
      Steve Halstead
      October 05, 2009

      Erythema Multiforme is usually/often the result of an allergic reaction to a medicine.  As a pharmacist I have seen this too often.  My son had this reaction to sulfonamide medicine when he was a child (Bactrim) - it is quite serious.  It is important to find out if you reacted to a medication so that this can be included in your medical record for future reference. 

      This kind of rash (that often starts on the trunk of the body) should not be confused with the diffuse red spots which often show up after being bitten by chiggers or the very contagious scabies.  Your doctor should be able to differentiate these skin conditions.

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  • momneedshelp August 18, 2008
    momneedshelp
    August 18, 2008

    Hi there no answer for you but my son is having the same symptoms, no doc can tell me what it is please let me know if you get an answer

    thanks

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  • Josh August 07, 2008
    Josh
    August 07, 2008

    Hi guys, I have the same thing. Please post something once one of us has figured this out, it's unpleasant and is turning me into an insomniac!

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    • anna
      July 29, 2009
      anna
      July 29, 2009

      hey everyone i thought i was the only one i also have the dr stumped lol i am on anti biotics and zrtec but not really doing any good cuz they just keep spreading if any one gets an answer please post it

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    • Mindy
      August 06, 2009
      Mindy
      August 06, 2009

      I also have the same thing they look like bug bites but they are coming from under the skin and spreading. when I pop them its like water comes out. I dont understand it if anyone figures it out please help. they itch terribley and no one else in my family has them... I dont know what to do.

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    • kanden
      August 06, 2009
      kanden
      August 06, 2009

      Me Too, for 6 months now.

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    • heramis
      September 08, 2009
      heramis
      September 08, 2009

      sounds like "chiggers" also...google it!

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    • Lindsey
      April 01, 2011
      Lindsey
      April 01, 2011

      My mom gets the same thing but only when she is down in more sunny or tropical areas, mainly Mexico.  We think its some kind of allergy to the sun or a type of water retention.  Nothing seems to help and when she's back home (dry climate) they go away.

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    • NoVa
      October 21, 2011
      NoVa
      October 21, 2011

      If it is chiggers, than its easy to get rid of.  Chiggers can be eliminated by applying clear nail polish on the bump, however do not put it on after it already blistered. The nail polish will kill chiggers and prevent them from turning into a blister.  As soon as you feel the bump apply clear nail polish to raised area and just leave it, you do not have to do anything else.  Remember do not apply once blistered but while still a bump.  Chiggers have to be smothered so cover that bump in all paramiter. 

      I do it for my kids all the time, it works, but only if its chiggers.

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    • NoVa
      October 21, 2011
      NoVa
      October 21, 2011

      If it is chiggers, than its easy to get rid of.  Chiggers can be eliminated by applying clear nail polish on the bump, however do not put it on after it already blistered. The nail polish will kill chiggers and prevent them from turning into a blister.  As soon as you feel the bump apply clear nail polish to raised area and just leave it, you do not have to do anything else.  Remember do not apply once blistered but while still a bump.  Chiggers have to be smothered so cover that bump in all paramiter. 

      I do it for my kids all the time, it works, but only if its chiggers.

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  • Jeannie October 20, 2008
    Jeannie
    October 20, 2008

     

    My twin daughters have horrible blisters. They saw six Pediatricians and had cultures done twice before they saw a Dermatologist. She did a punch biopsy and the result was an allergy to fleas. We just got them 3 kittens and they are infested. Now our dog and house are infested. If that is what it is they are an awful mess to get rid of. The girls take Benadryl, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen for pain and itching. These blisters are extremely painful. I will attach a picture if I can

    Jeannie

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  • SDMom September 11, 2008
    SDMom
    September 11, 2008

    No answer either, just dealing with the same problem. I have two sons, 5 and 6 years old. One sleeps on the top bunk, the other on the bottom - the one on the bottom, my 5 yr old is dealing with bumps/bites that turn into small water blisters. My 6 yr old is not. This started again this summer, which coincided with our dog having fleas. And it happened last summer.

     

    We've had our house and yard sprayed at least 5 times in the last 12 weeks. Our dog is outdoors and is on Advantage. Seeing fewer fleas on him too. But my son is still suffering from these bites. Nothing is working. I've looked for bed bugs, fleas, anything. We cannot find anything in the house. It's so frustrating! I hate seeing these on my son. I spray family deet on him, I spray the bedroom with insect spray. Between the bug man spraying everything and me spraying everything, I'm afraid I'm over-doing the sprays! It can't be healthy.

     

    The red bites turn into little water blisters and then leave a scar. He gets bit everwhere: legs, arms, stomach and back. But his legs seem to get the most water blisters. He has approx 12-15 scars now. Poor guy. I'm going crazy trying to fix this problem. I'm almost ready to give our dog away who we have loved for 8 years and I don't even know if this is related to fleas or not. But I don't know what else to do and desparate to help my son!

     

    Pulling my hair out in San Diego

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    • Nicole Norris
      September 07, 2009
      Nicole Norris
      September 07, 2009

      I saw your post today as I was frantically looking for answers on why my 4 year old daughter had this horrible condition all the sudden.

      I found out hers is due to OXYCLEAN. I do hope that this might help you in your search. Her skin is sensitive and I even did a test on myself in my inner forearm, it did the exact same thing to me.

      She is on antibiotics because of the blisters and to help prevent an infection.

      Please let me know if this helps...take care and happy parenting

      Be Blessed,
      Nicole

       

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    • lg
      lg
      October 01, 2009
      lg
      lg
      October 01, 2009

      look up sarcoptic mange its a mite that can be transferred from animals to humans, i just adopted two kittens for our farm and its highly contagiuos. in animals it causes intense itching that leads to hair loss. in humans it causes masquito like bumps that are close together. i had 12 on my stomach i used a mixture of borax and paroxide it went away but came back on my back i have 18 bumps it can affect some and not others. hope this helps

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    • lg
      lg
      October 01, 2009
      lg
      lg
      October 01, 2009

      look up sarcoptic mange its a mite that can be transferred from animals to humans, i just adopted two kittens for our farm and its highly contagiuos. in animals it causes intense itching that leads to hair loss. in humans it causes masquito like bumps that are close together. i had 12 on my stomach i used a mixture of borax and paroxide it went away but came back on my back i have 18 bumps it can affect some and not others. hope this helps

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    • Priscilla
      January 02, 2011
      Priscilla
      January 02, 2011

      is your child at allergic to the dog dander??I never had allergies of any kind,and we recently got a black lab puppy and gradually each day I was more and more itchy until I had small red bumps all over myself.It never dawned on me I was allergic to the new pup,until petco pet store suggested it and my doctor said I could still keep the dog. just have a room she doesn't go thats kept clear for me,well vacumed house,to keep down the dander.Also I can brush my dog to really help with the dander.But first and foremost I needed fast relieve of severe itchy bumps,so I took benedryl every other day for couple of months,now zero.If I start to get itchy I'll take one,but the down side is I have a cough being allergic to "Snickers".But I'm glad we can keep the dog.No more red bumps.          From Priscilla

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  • faeriidust93 September 08, 2008
    faeriidust93
    September 08, 2008

    URGG!! I think I have the SAME thing. I am 12 years old, and I have not gotten chicken pox yet.

     

    Just this morning at school I was itching all over. I thought it might be mosquito bites, since I was outside the day before, laying on my grandma's patio, reading a book. But I was wearing a sweatshirt and jeans! It couldn't possibly be mosquitos then, right??

     

    I counted the red bumps at school, and I got to 15. Then I came home and found more! The bumps are on my ankles, on my knees, on my thighs, on my elbows, on my wrists, and on my knuckles. All the nooks and crannies, almost! =] I don't have any on my stomach, back, or face...yet. 

     

    My dad and I think I might have chickenpox, so I did some research. The websites say that chickenpox start on your abdomen, back, and neck. They also said that the rash starts out looking like pimples or insect bites. And that's what the bumps look like. So now I'm really confused.

     

    Does anyone have any suggestions or comments? It would really mean a lot if you did.

    Thanks soo much, and I hope it's not chickenpox- I was hoping to get Perfect Attendance in school this year! ;P

     

    -BUMPdiddlyumptious

     

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  • Petufina September 03, 2008
    Petufina
    September 03, 2008

     

    These are not bug bites / bed bugs / etc. I just returned from my dermatologist and apparently it is an allergic reaction (unknown source). I was in Mexico when this started to appear (Sunday night). It started with a few small bumps on my wrist and forearm and now I've got them all over my body, in between my toes and fingers, legs, back, everywhere! They are itchy but also hurt (like little blisters). I was just given 2 shots of antibiotics in the butt, a prescription for : Locoid Lotion 0.1% to apply to entire body; Prednisone 10mg pills, Benadryl at night and Claritin during the day. I've been taking Benadryl since first noticing the bumps but it honestly hasn't helped very much. I was told this is not communicable so fear not friends of those living with this madness!

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    • Monica
      May 22, 2009
      Monica
      May 22, 2009

      Sorry but It sounds like you have scabies. You have every symptom.

      not a allergic reaction. your being treated with the wrong stuff, thats why you are not seeing symptom relief.

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    • eddi3
      June 17, 2009
      eddi3
      June 17, 2009

      hey i have the same exact thing...it started with a couple of little bumps on my arms and back and now almost my whole upper body is covered up...i need help....

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    • Steve Halstead
      October 05, 2009
      Steve Halstead
      October 05, 2009

      The significant thing about scabies is that it is highly contagious.  If one person gets it, most likely everyone in the family will have similar problems.  Chiggers are sometimes visible (barely) but read up on them.  They are relatively harmless but the itching can be intense and bites can get infected.  If you have been in an area where chiggers are likely to hang out, there is a very good chance these symptoms are due to them.  Wash clothes thoroughly, keep kids from the places where they can get reinfected.

      I recently was sitting in the grass near my grandson.  I got more than 100 bites yet he did not get any - sorta like sitting on an ant-hill.  If you are on a hotspot, watch out!!

      hope this helps - check out this web site http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/arthopo/chiggers/ if you want to know more. 

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    • billder99
      December 08, 2009
      billder99
      December 08, 2009

      Petufina,

       

      Also well described below by "Missionarymama"... I will describe my "itchy red bumps" as accurately as possible:   (Day1) They started 4 days ago, with (3) small hard red bumps on the inside of my wrist... looked like bites of some kind, maybe fleas, itch like mad, about the size of a small pimple. (Day2) I had 6 more of them distributed individually up my arm... not clustered, not a rash... individual bumps, well separated. (Day3) Spread around my body... two on my stomach, several on my other arm, one on my chest, a few on legs. (Today,Day4) I have about 25-30 of them, most on my arms, a couple now on my back, chest, ankle, head (under hair, over ear), strangely two on my finger pad (2nd & 3rd digits) that hurt to touch (like a burn blister) but do not itch. Other than finger pads, the new ones all itch like mad, but the oldest ones (4 days) have "flattened" somewhat and itch much less. My wife does not have them, so appear to not be contagious, or to be caused by bugs (unless I am alergic or sensitive and she is not). No other symptoms, just itchy red bumps. I am 52 years old, live in Baja Mexico. I have not put anything on them yet... wait and see mode. Please let me know if you find anything ( billd@tccloreto.com ) and I will do the same for you.

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  • missionarymama September 26, 2008
    missionarymama
    September 26, 2008

    My 3 year old has been showing similar symptoms for about 3 weeks now.  She started with one bump on her wrist and now has them on her fingers (right at the base of the nail under the skin), toes, elbows, knees, and even now on one of her eyelids!  They itch a lot and appear either as a single bump or a cluster of them.  Some stay itchy, puffy and red like a mosquito bite for days on end and others seem to flatten out a bit and even dry out some and possibly itch a bit less.  I took her to the pediatrician and they were baffled.  They ruled out all the most common childhood skin conditions and decided to put her on an antifungal which isn't doing much in my opinion after 3 days.  I scheduled a visit with the dermatologist but unfortunately that's over a month away.  It's amazing to see just how many of you have posted and seen professionals and they all seem to be somewhat stumped.  A new virus or mite maybe?  Bizarre.  I hope everyone feels better soon.  We'll just have to keep sleuthing...

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    • xmaskid
      July 17, 2009
      xmaskid
      July 17, 2009

      I have the same thing on my elbows and hands and eyelids and below my eyes. Please let me know what the derm tells you. Good Luck.

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    • billder99
      December 08, 2009
      billder99
      December 08, 2009

      Hi Missionarymama,

       

      I have been reading down through the list of postings, and yours is the first that accurately describes my "itchy red bumps". (Day1) They started 4 days ago, with (3) small hard red bumps on the inside of my wrist... looked like bites of some kind, maybe fleas, itch like mad, about the size of a small pimple. (Day2) I had 6 more of them distributed individually up my arm... not clustered, not a rash... individual bumps, well separated. (Day3) Spread around my body... two on my stomach, several on my other arm, one on my chest, a few on legs. (Today,Day4) I have about 25-30 of them, most on my arms, a couple now on my back, chest, ankle, head (under hair, over ear), strangely two on my finger pad (2nd & 3rd digits) that hurt to touch but do not itch. Other than finger pads, the new ones all itch like mad, but the oldest ones (4 days) have "flattened" somewhat and itch much less. My wife does not have them, so appear to not be contagious, or to be caused by bugs (unless I am alergic or sensitive and she is not). No other symptoms, just itchy red bumps. I am 52 years old, live in Baja Mexico. I have not put anything on them yet... wait and see mode. Please let me know if you find anything ( billd@tccloreto.com ) and I will do the same for you.

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  • apappysan August 25, 2008
    apappysan
    August 25, 2008

    No answer from me either. My 3 yr old son is having the same symptoms. I do know that it can't be bed bugs because we share a bed and I do not have any. I'm waiting on a call back from my son's Dr. office. If I hear anything then I'll let ya know. Please keep me informed if you  hear anything.

    apappysan@aol.com

     

     

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  • Jay
    Jay
    August 14, 2008
    Jay
    Jay
    August 14, 2008

    Again, no answer, just the same problem.  Will be visiting dermatologist next week, and wil let you know

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  • Dave September 22, 2008
    Dave
    September 22, 2008

    Molluscum contagiosum should be considered. Molluscum is a very common virus that just needs to run it's course. It can take up to 6 months in normal cases and in extreme cases several years. They come without fever and do not itch. They begin bright and almost look like pimples. They are clear and can look pearlish. At first they are round but in time a small indent can be seen in the center. They are only superficial and no real health risk however they are contagious and can be easily spread through contact. They can be treated in the same way as warts. Freezing, lazer etc. however they go away on their own in time and are believed to only be infectious while red. I used a comfory cream that is made of beeswax, olive oil etc. this worked well to help the skin fight the virus. If these symptoms sound similar consider googleing it.

     

     

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    • venita
      July 05, 2009
      venita
      July 05, 2009

       i had molluscum  i was treated by a Derm. Doctor with the liguid burn treatment it did not work my friend did some resurch and came up with   taking  Tagment 300 mg 1 pill 4 times a day with in a month mine was gone, but I had to go to a gen. prac. to get a priscription, tagment is a stomach med. that reduces acid, hope this helps

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    • wed12
      August 30, 2011
      wed12
      August 30, 2011

      I have not been able to find a doctor that knows hou to treat this i have had this for half a year or so and when i read this i was so ready to use this (Tagment) but in looking it up online this word is unknown so i was wondering if you mispelled it and it is suppose to be Tagament i am only asking because i am so despriate i have no idea what to try please let me know

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  • olivedenuhm November 12, 2008
    olivedenuhm
    November 12, 2008

    ps-

     

    How is shingles treated?

    Shingles in children is treated with anti-viral drugs to reduce the risk of infection and
    topical ointment to help the itching. If the pain is severe, pain relievers may be prescribed.

    In the rare case that a child suffers from PHN, a method called TENS (transcutaneous nerve stimulation) may be used to send small amounts of electricity to the affected skin area, which will in turn produce endorphins that will act as a natural painkiller.

    Injections of nerve blockers in the affected area may be also be used, which will essentially numb the area and thereby temporarily relieve pain. Steroids, anti-depressants, or anti-convulsants may also be used to bring the pain down to a minimum.

    These methods are rarely needed for shingles in children, since the pain of shingles is not as bad for children as it is for older people.

    At-home care for shingles:

    Shingles in children can be very unpleasant for both parent and child, so here are a few tips to may help to ease some of the discomfort:

    - Cool compresses will sometimes help the itching and burning

    - Make sure your child gets plenty of rest so that their immune system is working to the best of its ability

    - Keep the affected area clean, but make sure to avoid any scented soap or body wash

    - Make sure the child wears loose-fitting clothes or pajamas in order to avoid irritating the rash

    - Try natural treatments such as Shingles No More -- if traditional treatments don’t seem to have an effect, a natural remedy may be able to provide relief.
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  • livin agin September 24, 2008
    livin agin
    September 24, 2008

    First of all, I was thrilled to find this website, describing my exact symptoms because they had perplexed many as I became more frustrated with no relief and diminishing sleep.  Well, I was at wits end after battling these same syptoms for 4 to 6 weeks.  I had tried everything from baking soda washes, oatmeal paste, sandalwood soap, cornstarch powdering, cortisone creams, and Benydryl (both topical & oral) before seeing a doctor.  We then spent a couple more weeks treating it with steroids ad then as a fungus, via prescribed pharmaceuticals.  I was then put on antibiotics and within ONE day had no more itchies or raised bumps.  It has been 5 days now & the red spots from scratching are almost gone completely.  I hope this info helps because I can't imagine living with these symptoms any longer! 

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    • chris
      June 29, 2009
      chris
      June 29, 2009

      You were cured with anti-biotics?  So what was it.  What was the diagnosis that indicated the antibiotics?

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    • livin agin
      July 09, 2009
      livin agin
      July 09, 2009

      Actually, I had scheduled an appt with the dermatologist but before the appt, I was put on antibiotics due to oral surgery by the dentist.  Since the bumps & itchies deteriorated overnight & were virtually gone within the week after starting the antibiotics, I was & have been fine ever since.  I monitor this website frequently, with hopes that my remedy has helped others.  I am amazed at how many others are suffering with similar symptoms & broad range of diagnosis & remedies but can understand the risks we face in this ever changing world of mutating germs.  All I can say is the antibiotics helped me after perplexing many I work with in a hospital.

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  • anon September 01, 2008
    anon
    September 01, 2008

    Please let me know if anyone gets a diagnosis, I have the same symptoms now.  My daughter (20 months) had it for three days then it just disappeared, and not I have them all over my hads feet and legs. 

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  • JC
    JC
    October 15, 2008
    JC
    JC
    October 15, 2008

    Look up scalded skin syndrome. It's a form of staph infection and usually affects small children.

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  • chyone November 09, 2008
    chyone
    November 09, 2008

    I don't know if anyone is still looking for info but what about hand, foot and mouth disease?  Sounds like that might be the answer, it is very common among children under 9 and if you read up on it everyone has a little bit different outbreak but it sounds like this might be the issue.  Very common in summer and fall.

    Hope this helps

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  • Doreen September 26, 2008
    Doreen
    September 26, 2008

    I had posted once on this site before and thought I'd give everyone an update... as I still sit and itch away :-(

     

    I went to an immunologist and yep... I have allergies.  Never had them in my life, and now I do.  They ran through a series of tests on me.  I am allergic to eggs (which I eat alot of... low carbs), I am allergic to cats (have a house cat for the last 13 years) and allergic to dogs (pet dog outside).

     

    So... I'm trying to stay away from eggs.  This has helped alot and working on the pet issue.  Just can't give them up... they are part of the family.  So, I'll keep medicating myself and using a steriod cream to stop the itching.

     

    I suggest bypassing the dermotologist.  If your doctor says it's an allergy... go to an allergist or immunologist.  Dermotologist didn't help me at all.  Allergist/immunologist provides you with a list of medicines, information to read and answers the detail questions as to what is happening to your body.

     

    Best of luck to everyone!

     

    Doreen

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  • JT
    JT
    September 06, 2008
    JT
    JT
    September 06, 2008

    We just got back from Utah and Idaho, and three of my children have the same symptoms, which they got while they were there. We initially suspected an allergic reaction to mosquito bites. However, they are not going away, and show up randomly at different places on the skin. One of my kids has it all over her legs, and a couple on her arms. My other child has a red bump on her chin and one on her stomach, and my other child has a couple on his arms. I have another son who did not travel with us, and he has no symptoms. My husband, myself and my 18 year-old son also have no symptoms. Some of the bumps turn into blisters with a clear liquid. They are itchy, but not accompanied by fever or any other symptoms. I was amazed at the timing of all the responses. It seems as if something has affected people, mainly children, during the last month or so. When anyone can find a doctor who can solve this, you will help all of us!!!

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  • ang
    ang
    October 20, 2008
    ang
    ang
    October 20, 2008

    I understand it is easy for one to say it sounds like bug bites.  I am having this same issue with my teenaged daughter.  We do not have a dog or any animal that goes outside.  She is not out rolling around in the grass or leaves, she is 17.   It can not possibly be bug or bed bites when we are away from home, and she is sitting at a table with me, and the bump just appears.  The skin itches first, then the bump appears.  She is not being bit by anything.  She isnt in her bed, or even in her home.  Just out and about doing her normal life.  And these bumps appear out of nowhere. 

     

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    • John
      May 25, 2009
      John
      May 25, 2009

      I have seen the same issues with my girlfriend (She is in her mid 40s).  I can actually see the bumps start to raise.  It is definitely not bug bites.  The itch her terribly.  She has had this condition for 3 years and has been to many different doctors. No one has yet determined what it is or how to treat it.  Have you had any luck since your post in October?  She was prescribed oral steriods which temporarily cleared it but this last time that she was on them they did not help at all.  Doctors don't know what to do for her.  They also seem to appear in the evenings and drive her crazy until she goes to sleep.  She has been testedmany times and all blood work comes back normal.  She has 3 kids and myself and no one else in the house has any symptoms. Stress related???  Is that possible?  Help.

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    • JANICE
      June 20, 2009
      JANICE
      June 20, 2009

      HELLO, I HAVE THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM. I AM 40 AND HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS FOR OVER 5 YEARS. I HAVE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY AT THE DR. WITH NO HELP. THE ITCH IS IN MY HEAD BEHIND MY EARS AND ON MY SIDES, IT COMES UP BETWEEN MY TOES AND A SCRATCH IT UNTIL IT BLEEDS. IT COMES AND GOES ON MY CHEST. IT USUALLY COMES UP WHERE MY UNDER GARMENTS TOUCH MY SKIN. BUT IT IS ALWAYS IN MY HEAD. IT IS WORSE WHEN I SWEAT OR GET HOT.

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    • Itchy
      July 02, 2009
      Itchy
      July 02, 2009

      look into this...

       

      Dyshidrotic Eczema is one of the uncommon kinds of Eczema. It is only seen on palms, soles, and sides of fingers and toes. The name comes from the word "dyshidrotic," meaning "bad sweating," which was once believed to be the cause. Tiny opaque bumps called vesicles, thickening, and cracks are accompanied by itching which gets worse at night. A common type of hand eczema, it worsens in warm weather. It is often referred to as pompholyx, vesicular palmoplantar dermatitis and even housewife's eczema. 

      The word pompholyx is derived from the Greek word cheiropompholyx, which means "hand and bubble". Dyshidrotic Eczema is a very itchy form of Eczema with lots of fluid filled blisters, which usually appear on the sides of the fingers or feet. At first the blisters appear as tiny beads that can soon join to form a rash the size of a fingernail. These blisters can later on start oozing or weeping. While this condition is not contagious to others, recurrence is common and for many can be chronic. Incidence/Prevalence in the USA is 20/100,000.
      Eczema  

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    • Sharon C.
      July 13, 2009
      Sharon C.
      July 13, 2009

      Read about Dermititis Herpetiformus, a form of gluten intolerance that causes a very similar rash.

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    • J
      J
      July 19, 2009
      J
      J
      July 19, 2009

      It sounds to me a lot like an allergic reaction.  I had the same thing few years ago.  I had it mostly at night and then in the morning when I went to see a doctor it desappeared  just to appear again at night.  Finnally I found out that i had a reaction to some imported soap,  may be to some chemical in it.  And it was really bad.  The rash and bumps were getting worse and spreading right before my eyes.  sometimes I also had swollen lip or eye lid.  After  I stopped usinng the soap it went away.

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    • SKG
      SKG
      July 30, 2009
      SKG
      SKG
      July 30, 2009

      I have had similar problems.  I started with one bump.  The doctor thought it was ringworm.  We tried everything.  I could not sit still in her office for the itching and nothing they gave me helped much.  My doctor called a dermotologist she knew and got me an appointment.  The did do a biopsy on one of the bumps on my wrist and it was positive for "Lichen Planus," which can be caused by several things.  They decided mine was cause by stress and every time I get stressed I get them again.  Anyway that one spot went from my feet to my neck before they finally diagnosed it.  The doctor prescribed a cream called "triamcinolon" and a session of prednisone (steroid).  I had it so bad that I used several jars of the cream and more than one session of the prednisone but it worked.  Now when I have a break out it's usually only on my arms and doesn't itch so much but also on my ankles which itch until you can scream and can't sleep at night.  Thank God the cream helps and if doesn't cure it then I call the doctor and take another round of prednisone...sometimes takes two rounds of prednisone but I was never more thankful than to God and that doctor when I finally got on the right track.  Sometimes they even look like little bruises or bug bites.  Look up Lichen Planus on the internet and you will see pictures etc.  I sure hope this helps you.  God bless you all!  Mine was horrible and I hate for anyone to ever have to go through that.  I did order some of the things they recommended but don't waste your money just find a good dermotologist!  I am a firm believer of alternative/natural medicine but nothing worked except what the dermotologist prescribed.

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    • billder99
      December 08, 2009
      billder99
      December 08, 2009

      Ang,

       

      Sounds very similar to mine, bumps "appear" day & nite, without having been in bed, or anything else. Send me your e-mail address (mine below) and I will send some photos... this will help for comparisson.  I will describe my "itchy red bumps" as accurately as possible:   (Day1) They started 4 days ago, with (3) small hard red bumps on the inside of my wrist... looked like bites of some kind, maybe fleas, itch like mad, about the size of a small pimple. (Day2) I had 6 more of them distributed individually up my arm... not clustered, not a rash... individual bumps, well separated. (Day3) Spread around my body... two on my stomach, several on my other arm, one on my chest, a few on legs. (Today,Day4) I have about 25-30 of them, most on my arms, a couple now on my back, chest, ankle, head (under hair, over ear), strangely two on my finger pad (2nd & 3rd digits) that hurt to touch (like a burn blister) but do not itch. Other than finger pads, the new ones all itch like mad, but the oldest ones (4 days) have "flattened" somewhat and itch much less. My wife does not have them, so appear to not be contagious, or to be caused by bugs (unless I am alergic or sensitive and she is not). No other symptoms, just itchy red bumps. I am 52 years old, live in Baja Mexico. I have not put anything on them yet... wait and see mode. Please let me know if you find anything ( billd@tccloreto.com ) and I will do the same for you.

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  • michelle September 22, 2008
    michelle
    September 22, 2008

    hi my 4 year old daughter had the same thing they turnt to the blisters and were very itchy ..she was seen today by dr and they tested her she had caught scabies so she is being treated and watched for next 2 to 4 weeks we have to tear the whole house down and clean it all....if they itch more at night than during day that is why..and they are between her fingers and toes and her bottom area and she didn't really get sick at all which is not common but hope you find out good luck..

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  • Beadsofparadise October 06, 2008
    Beadsofparadise
    October 06, 2008
    Sounds exactly like flea bites. It only takes one or two fleas to make a lot of bites. Another typical sign of flea bites is that they sometimes occur in a bit of a straight line. Especially in summer, fleas can multiply like crazy. I suggest you wash all bedding and dry it hot in the dryer. Vacuum the floor vigorously, and carefully remove clothing after a bite has been spotted making sure not to turn it inside out. Often one little rascal flea will hide in the inseam of some clothing and continue biting. They often seek out the younger tender skin which is why adults often don't get bitten. I had a battle with this when my kids were small, and we didn't even have pets! And I am also very clean! They had picked up a couple somewhere along the line and brought them home. Usually if you have pets, they are less likely to bother humans. Use a flea spray and be diligent and you will get them out. If you have a pet, treat it with Frontline. READ MORE
  • Maira March 10, 2009
    Maira
    March 10, 2009

    I have this problem too & have suffered with it for a long long time.  It started on my feet, ankles and lower legs. Now, I see them (pimple-like bumps with a blister like appearance) on my arms and my sides too.  They errupt suddenly, they are red, filled with clear watery liquid, itch like crazy and finally when they dry out they leave a dark mark and if I scratched too hard a mark and a scar.  Yes, 2 yrs ago some dr. said it was scabbies, wrong.  Before I was told it was chicken pox, wrong too.  Latest MD said he dont know got to a dermatologist.  While this mystery evolves, I suffer.  However, I have found a great deal of relief by soaking my feet in epsom salt for about 30 -45 minutues.  It works great where hydroquartazone, benadril, fungus cream etc. have failed me.  On itchy spots, I have found that if I take a bowl with epsom salt and dip a clean cloth which I rub on the affected area, itch stops.  In fact, my symptoms almost have gone away completely.  I dont think its a cure but it is relief.  The powdery residue the epsom salt leaves behind dries out the bumps, seems to control them.   I hope this will help those who are going nuts with this problem :) 

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  • Beadsofparadise October 06, 2008
    Beadsofparadise
    October 06, 2008

    Though you may not believe it, this sounds exactly like flea bites.  It only takes one or two fleas to make a lot of bites.  Another typical sign of flea bites is that they sometimes occur in a bit of a straight line.  Especially in summer, fleas can multiply like crazy.  I suggest you wash all bedding and dry it hot in the dryer.  Vacuum the floor vigorously, and carefully remove clothing after a bite has been spotted making sure not to turn it inside out.  Often one little rascal flea will hide in the inseam of some clothing and continue biting.  I had a battle with this when my kids were small, and we didn't even have pets!  And I am also very clean! They had picked up a couple somewhere along the line and brought them home.  Usually if you have pets, they are less likely to bother humans.  Use a flea spray and be diligent and you will get them out.  If you have a pet, treat it with Frontline. 

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    • tropicalfish
      November 24, 2009
      tropicalfish
      November 24, 2009

      I have to agree with the flea bites.Even the cleanest of homes and people without pets are prone to carry a flea or two in on clothing. Some people are more prone to many bites and some people are virtually uneffected . My two grandchildren, ages 11 and 4 are a perfect example of this. The 11 yr old seldom gets a bit WHERE AS the poor 4 yr old  will  where the bites mostly around the feet and leg area, but the constant scratching and picking causes horrible sores the get slightly infected from his fingernails. They donnot seem to bother us adults much either. Antibiotic iontment and constants reminders only serve the moment. Fleas just love some more than others. Since fleas are quick and sneeky, live in many parts of the country, travel in on shoes, clothes, hang out on animals mostly ,sand fleas and all others can bite and cause many kinds of red bumps that easily become infected by the mere scratching and digging as childrens hands and nails are perfect setups for eventual crater looking sores on kids and sensitive adults also. They do prefer your pets for feeding on , you for biting.Grasses and sand , your carpet and crevices are just a few places they thrive.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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  • hellopokegabba October 13, 2008
    hellopokegabba
    October 13, 2008

    im haveing the same problime.  i have red bumps on my feet in between my toes , on y wrists , lower tummy, in side of my thighs , lower ambion, back, chest hands and inbetween my fingers.

    my grand ma was a nurse for years and has no idea waht it could be,  the ones on my fingers are white bumps that stick out and are red around the out side of each . i can not pop them because they hurt to bad.

    the others on my body are red bumps that itch horribly.

    i am 15 years old and am veary concered about my self . if any one finds out any thing please let me know

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  • The4Sullivans October 05, 2008
    The4Sullivans
    October 05, 2008

    Did anyone come up with a solution?  It sounds like antibiodics might work?  I have this too!

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  • Concerned mom December 16, 2008
    Concerned mom
    December 16, 2008

    My father had the same problem...he went to dermatologists and they could not seem to figure out what the problem was. Then I noticed my 2 month old little girl started getting the blisters/bumps and I took her to the pediatrician and she was diagnosed immediately as having Scabbies. They prescribed medicine for the whole family and it did clear everyone up. Sad that the only one who knew what was going on was the pediatrician. Hope this helps someone.

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  • olivedenuhm November 12, 2008
    olivedenuhm
    November 12, 2008

    I think Elena might be correct about this being a form of shingles.

    Shingles is becoming increasingly common with children.

     

    Please read this article:

     

    Whether you get it in childhood or adulthood, chickenpox can make you sick both internally and externally. Along with a horrible, blistering rash, chickenpox also comes with fever, stomachache, headache, sore throat, and other miserable symptoms. The worst news is, after you heal from the chickenpox, this virus may come back for another round. This second eruption of chickenpox is called shingles, and while shingles is much more common in older adults, shingles in children is possible, too.

     

    According to most studies, shingles in children accounts for about 5 percent of all shingles cases. Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk for shingles, but shingles is most often diagnosed in people who are 50 and older. It is believed that shingles strikes people who have weaker immune systems, which would explain why the risk for shingles increases as people age. Shingles in children with weaker immune systems is also more common than shingles in children with strong immune systems. Another risk factor for shingles in children is if a child had chickenpox before the age of 1, or if the child’s mother had chickenpox while she was pregnant.

     

    Shingles in children and adults is caused when the chickenpox virus lies dormant inside a person’s nervous system, often in the spinal cord. For reasons not completely understood, the virus reactivates into herpes zoster, the scientific name for the shingles virus. Shingles in children typically occurs after the child is more than 3 years old.

    Shingles in children and adults causes a painful rash that follows the path of the infected nerves. The rash occurs on one side of the body, often on the chest, back, or abdomen. The rash from shingles in children begins as clusters of red bumps. Similar to chickenpox, shingles bumps turn into water blisters and then dry crusts. While it is claimed that shingles in children may be less painful than shingles in adults, the pain of shingles has been described as intense and unrelenting. Shingles in children is not accompanied by fever, nausea, or any other chickenpox symptoms.

    New rashes caused by shingles in children may materialize for several days. Most or all the rash should dry up within 10 days. One major complication for shingles in children and adults is when it affects the eyes or nose, which requires immediate medical treatment. Otherwise, shingles in children can be treated with pain medication, excluding aspirin.

     

    Children should stay home from school until the rash crusts over and also should avoid scratching or touching the shingles rash. Shingles in children is not contagious, but if a child has shingles, he or she may be able to transmit chickenpox to others. Unfortunately, the chickenpox vaccine has not been shown to prevent shingles in children.


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  • feesah January 22, 2009
    feesah
    January 22, 2009

    i do not have the answer but i am having similar issues.. it started out with me having a small like pimple on my leg and then it turned into a small rash.. a few days later my son had it on hs forhead. my other children have not gotton the rash. but my sister came to visit and now she has it but hers is worse then ours. my fiance also got it twice. and it comes to random areas. i don't know if it is impetigo. but when i go to the doctor they just say get something over the counter.. and it doesn't work because it is reurcurring, this is very frustrating because it leaves dark marks all over my body. my son has not had it for about 2 months but i am still getting it. the rash looks like a pimple then turns into a rash that looks similar to ringworm but definetly is not... i think it may have something to do with my bed due to the fact that none of my other children have gotten it... please help

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    • savageboot
      September 24, 2009
      savageboot
      September 24, 2009

      Impetigo is very common and frequently missed.  Could be poison ivy or oak but it doesnt change after being infected(doesnt spread).  If blisters itch, then bursts then moves on other parts of the skin then this is probably it.  I used to go to get a prescribed antibiotic cream for it but the last time I got it..(foiur times now), I wiped the spots down with hydrogen peroxide.  The blisters turned white and hp was killing the  topical germs inside.  I also covered the spots with bandaid to prevent reinfectiona and spreading.  Once the blisters were dry then it wasnt contageous anymore.

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  • Oddney December 19, 2008
    Oddney
    December 19, 2008

    I get tiny (but hellish) blisters on my fingers, hands, toes, and feet when I drink too much coffee, take maybe too many vitamines, and am under unusual stress.  But I think the biggest culprit is (the caffine from) way too much coffee.  Many years ago, someone else told me the cause was coffee, and my experience seems to confirm this.  Hope this helps.  Let the rest of us know if this helps you or yours. 

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  • cheernchick2143 February 04, 2009
    cheernchick2143
    February 04, 2009

    okayy i am 17 and i have had these things forever and they come and go! they are on my toes, the outsides of my legs, my chest, outsides of my upper arms, and almost underneath the lower parts of my arms, and between my fingers and some of them itch && some dont they just really bother me because i know they are there. they started to appear on my forehead && i started to think they were stress bumbs but i think its the same things i have everywhere else. my grandma seems to think they have something to do with my hormones. but i have no idea i need help there are so many and they just keep spreading. i didn't used to have them on my arms. they also make the infected area very dry && scaly it is gross BUT THEY WONT STAY GONE they always come back in the same exact areas!!! somebody please help me i dont kno wat to dooo!!!??? if anyone has reall sucess && can help me please email me at:

     

    cheernchick2143@yahoo.com

    PLEASE I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT ALOT (you have no idea)

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  • Jeannie October 20, 2008
    Jeannie
    October 20, 2008

    I can't attach the pictures but if you would like to e-mail me I will send them to you.

    jewelrylady0198@yahoo.com

    Please fill in the subject line with the title of your ? or I will think it is spam.

    Jeannie

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  • lynz January 30, 2009
    lynz
    January 30, 2009

    My 4 year old son has had this same thing for 2-3 months now. Have seen a dermat, he said it that it is a virus. Also did in office removal of about 6-7 on my sons neck and face. He said that they may come back, and let me tell you they did in full force. He has more now then before. Doing some research of the above named issues. I cannot upload pic of his skin but you can email me and I will send. lyndsaygilmer@yahoo.com

     

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  • babygirl January 08, 2009
    babygirl
    January 08, 2009

    hey i know what this feels like i had the same thing my doctor sugested that it might be hand foot and mouth disease.

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  • Mums the word February 28, 2009
    Mums the word
    February 28, 2009

    I apologize for I have nothing to contribute in the way of new information.  I have read every one of these posts and researched photos and symptoms for all ailments mentioned and not a single one fits.  My husband and I started getting these bumps about the same time and strictly on our feet a year or two ago.  There are usually a few here and there with clusters that come and go.  I thought perhaps something in the bathtub might be the culprit but alas our daughter would be affected and she is not.  Mine are furiously itchy and his aren't.  They seem to appear and dry out the skin covering them.  Untill now, for me they were nothing to worry about, ugly but harmless.  Just recently they kicked up again and are itching like mad this time around.  When they first occured I went to the internet for help and read that no one knows what they are or what causes them or even how to treat them (you can send a man to the moon eh?) They noted that the bumps usually show up around a time of stress.  I've tried lanolin cream, lotion, hydrogen peroxide, antibiotic ointment and bag balm...all of which did nothing for the itch.  My husband thougth the bag balm worked well for him probably for dryness but did not get rid of the bumps.  I suppose I'll just have to keep looking.  Good luck to all!

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    • Jade Orchid
      July 01, 2009
      Jade Orchid
      July 01, 2009

      Some of you might have a form of Eczema or Psoriaisis if the blisters are limited to your hands & feet only. Either illness can be small blisters on the palms and soles that can either be popped releasing a clear fluid or if left alone they turn into little brown dots under dead skin which then peels. It can also be just unbelievable peeling skin. Sometimes huge areas of your skin will slough off, leaving raw pink skin underneath. Your skin will also crack and bleed. It will also itch like crazy.

       

      It is caused from stress, caffeine, nicotine, or an allergy.

       

      You can treat it with just regular lotions (make sure they have no alcohol if your skin is cracked as that will burn), oral antihistamines for the itching, steroid lotions & shots, and a prescription lotion called Ellydel (sp?) depending on the severity. If you stop smoking, change your diet, get the allergen away from you, try to get more rest & less stress, you can see improvement, but I think you pretty much deal with it the rest of your life.

       

      I have had it for about 10 years. I think it started with living in a mobile home where formaldehyde was in the glue in the walls and carpets. Then stress, caffeine & nicotine all played a part. Once moved from the mobile home into an older frame home (and leaving the stress inducing ex-husband there) I have less outbreaks. But I have never been able to get completely rid of it on my feet. I exfoliate my soles as often as possible and apply lotions regularly. When the outbreaks get really bad (the cracking & bleeding kind) I have a series of steroid shots done, but only 2 or 3 shots a year or every other year. Steroid creams make your skin very thin and don't help me much, but someone with a lower tolerance or less severe case might be helped. Rubbing vaseline into your skin before bed and then sleeping in white cotton socks & gloves helps too.

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  • Debbie1 March 17, 2009
    Debbie1
    March 17, 2009

    Hello

    My seven year old daughter has the same bumps on her arm and on her side.

    They do not itch and they almost look like a pimple.

    I have tried the creams,changed her soap ,wash her bedding four times a week and still no change

    If anyone comes up with an answer please let me know

    I will do the same.

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    • Itchy
      July 02, 2009
      Itchy
      July 02, 2009

      Dyshidrotic Eczema is one of the uncommon kinds of Eczema. It is only seen on palms, soles, and sides of fingers and toes. The name comes from the word "dyshidrotic," meaning "bad sweating," which was once believed to be the cause. Tiny opaque bumps called vesicles, thickening, and cracks are accompanied by itching which gets worse at night. A common type of hand eczema, it worsens in warm weather. It is often referred to as pompholyx, vesicular palmoplantar dermatitis and even housewife's eczema. 

      The word pompholyx is derived from the Greek word cheiropompholyx, which means "hand and bubble". Dyshidrotic Eczema is a very itchy form of Eczema with lots of fluid filled blisters, which usually appear on the sides of the fingers or feet. At first the blisters appear as tiny beads that can soon join to form a rash the size of a fingernail. These blisters can later on start oozing or weeping. While this condition is not contagious to others, recurrence is common and for many can be chronic. Incidence/Prevalence in the USA is 20/100,000.
      Eczema  

      Click this link to look at picks...

      http://www.visualdxhealth.com/adult/dyshidroticDermatitis.htm

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  • jSpiv January 30, 2009
    jSpiv
    January 30, 2009

    I have had it for a couple months now.. Im 18yr old male and have no allergies.etc. The most i ave ever had is broken bones til now. Its a very painful itchy thing to have, which does turn to water blisters. I have done alot of research and the most common thing i have heard for a solution is either goto doctors and they will act like they know wat it is to cover up the fact they really dont know what it is.. Take my advice and get steroid shot for itchy rach and medication... Or a more technical way would be to do test to figure out whic cleaning checmical or laundry detergents your skin is reacting bad to. It is a very bad unknown skin allergy rash which can hit anyone at anytime. Wish you all the best luck and were altogether here with itching.. SO gooD luck EVERyonE... (as i itch, LOL)

     

    JSPiV

    Justin Spivey

     

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  • Mums the word March 17, 2009
    Mums the word
    March 17, 2009

    I tried the stridex pads as recommended and after only 3 applications it dried my foot out immensely!  A combination of stridex with bag balm to follow might work well.

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  • KK
    KK
    February 25, 2009
    KK
    KK
    February 25, 2009

    Did you ever figure it out?? I have the same thing. It started at the base of my fingernail on my pinky. Then it spread to the thumb on my other hand, then to the base of my toenail on my big toe. And now it is on my palm at the base of my other thumb... I have no clue what this is.

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    • Itchy
      July 02, 2009
      Itchy
      July 02, 2009

      Definition

      Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, itchy blisters develop on the hands and feet.

      Alternative Names

      Dyshidrosis; Pompholyx

      Causes, incidence, and risk factors

      The cause is not known. The condition seems to appear during certain seasons.

      Symptoms

      Small fluid-filled blisters called vesicles appear on the hands and feet. They are most common along the edges of the fingers, toes, palms and soles. These blisters cause intense itching.

      Scratching leads to skin changes and skin thickening. There may be cracks on the fingers or toes.

      Large blisters may cause pain.

      Signs and tests

      Your doctor may often diagnose this condition by simply looking at your skin.

      Sometimes, a skin biopsy or skin scraping may be needed to rule out other causes.

      Treatment

      • Anti-itch medicines taken by mouth (antihistamines)
      • Moisturizers
      • Strong steroid creams or ointments

      Do not scratch the blisters. You should avoid frequent bathing and irritating substances, which can make itching worse.

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  • Debbie1 March 20, 2009
    Debbie1
    March 20, 2009

    Hello all

    Just got back from the doctor about my seven year olds skin issue.

    My daughter has had a small pimple like bumps  that seem to be spreading.Some even look like a flesh tone moles.

    Others are looking like a bad bug bite.

    I was told my daughter has mollusecum contagiosum .This is in the wart family of viruses which really concerns me.

    Julianah,my daughter already has around 30 bumps.I pray it doesnt get worse!

    I am really conflicted inside about what to do.

    I dont want to freak out my young child with the steps to remove the bumps but Cry

    Does anyone have any ideas??

    Thank you so much.jdas1@embarqmail.com

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  • kim
    kim
    March 28, 2009
    kim
    kim
    March 28, 2009

    My then 3-yr-old son got something similar to the first post. He had been to a pumpkin patch before halloween and a few days later these bumps that looked like mosquito bites appeared on his face and neck. Within 2 weeks, he was covered on his limbs, head and neck -- all areas that were not covered by clothing. When he scratched, they would have a clear discharge and bleed.

     

    The doctors (saw 5 different ones) thought it was in this order: molluscum, chicken pox, staff, chicken pox again, flea bites and then just an allergic reaction to some sort of bug. For 4 mos he looked like this and the only thing that finally worked was a 2-mo stretch of steriods, both topical and liquid, and benedryl, and calamine lotion. The final diagnosis was "papular urticaria." It could have been bed bugs, or fleas, or some other type of bug. He just had a severe allergic reaction to. But to get to this diagnosis, he had to get a full blood work up and a biopsy on one of the bumps.

     

    We did cover his mattress with a plastic cover and clean his room and remove the rugs there. Not sure what worked, but after 4 to 5 months he was finally bump and itch-free. Hope this helps all!

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  • Betty April 07, 2009
    Betty
    April 07, 2009

    HI,

     

    My 1 yr old has blistery spots on his arms, legs, feet and hands. The Dr hasn't totally ruled out chicken pox yet but thinks it may be a virus which has similar spots. If it is the virus in question then the puss in the spots is infectious as well. I could not for the life of me remember the name of the virus once I had lkeft the surgery this morning but will post it on Thursday when we go back to see if its the "pox" or not (if it scabs its the pox if not a virus).

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  • stumpy davies April 07, 2009
    stumpy davies
    April 07, 2009

    Hi try looking up Pompholyx eczema here: http://pompholyx.co.uk/ I have been suffering with this since I was about 10-11 years of age I'm now 22, This mainly affects Fingers & the Soles of your feet, But is also know to affect Hands Feet Arms & Legs in general, This might help & give a few of you the answer you are looking for if this sounds like what you are experiencing see your gp who can prescribe topical creams/ointments to try & calm the itching, Avoid Scratching & Sorry but there is no known solution to get rid of the blistering bumps they tend to reccur no known solution to stop this, If you have this & this post helps you please say thanks. Happy Itchy blister beating Smile!

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  • stumpy davies April 08, 2009
    stumpy davies
    April 08, 2009

    I also found this site with pictures of Pompholyx: http://www.dermnet.org.nz/dermatitis/pompholyx.html

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  • Daddos March 24, 2009
    Daddos
    March 24, 2009

    Both my boys have something similar to this. My kids doctor said it was an allergic reaction and I should change our detergent, I still have a hard time believing that all these boys had is an ordinary rash do to detergent, If you had seen them a few days ago before I started treating them with calamine lotion you would agree at that time they had chicken pox. I had another thought but the answering service came on and I can’t find an answer on the web, but Don doesn’t suck on his close and he clearly had this in his mouth and Brandon’s was only spotty but much larger and the detergent (now that I think about it) was purchased on Friday (two days after they received the rash). Anyway the only thing that I can come up with was on Wednesday night at their cousins birthday party I found the boys inhaling helium from the balloons and the next day too when I told them no more. Perhaps helium can cause such a rash or the material that the balloons are made from, this would be more feasible and explain why the bumps were in Don’s mouth. Don said it started on his face and hands (neither of which stay in total contact with his clothes) and then spread to his body and finally his mouth. I have also looked up rashes and their symptoms and everyone I have read so far say that ordinary rashes do not spread because you scratch them, but what if you inhaled something you were allergic to and it slowly went through the blood stream and arose in certain areas over time that made it appear like it was spreading?

     

    Can anyone explain this better or has anyone actually received treatment that worked without guessing? Please let me know, in the meantime I have been rewashing all of the boys clothes, towels, blankets and sheets and have sterilized the entire house…

     

    Mr. Mom

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    • paradoxofpurple
      September 04, 2009
      paradoxofpurple
      September 04, 2009

      Allergy to latex maybe? Or could be helium, but latex sounds more likely. Latex tends to stay on the skin... if he were to put his hands in his mouth or whatever, that would spread it.

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  • smartmeekin April 16, 2009
    smartmeekin
    April 16, 2009

    This is not treatable with Antifungal. I have been on an antifungal for over a year for valley fever. It is called fluconizole. Yet I have the same issue. Don't waste your time with antifungal medication.

     

    These bumps are itchy, yet painful, and I have a cluster on my big toe, as well as just one large one between two of my fingers, and one on my leg. I have been trying hydrocortisone, but it hasn't done much, if anything. So steroids sound like they do not work, as I have read by other people.

     

    This is NOT a masquito bite, or flea bite. I am sure of that 100%. If it is a bite of any kind, it is possible to be a bed bug bite. Bed bug bites stay painful and itchy and do not resolve for about 1 week. So keep an eye on your bumps. If they change places, it is possible you have bed bugs. BED BUGS are small. early bed bug infestations can be almost impossible to see by the human eye. They hide! No joke. I don't have them, but I have done a lot of research and asked specialists and exterminators. Bed bugs not only infest beds, but couches, carpet, just about anywhere. I will wait a little longer than a week before I go to the doctor if these dont resolve. If they do go away, or change, I believe I have bed bugs. If it is the same bump and you are sure, then I believe the following:

     

    My personal opinion is that it is a bacterial infection of sorts. I do not know, but as another person said, they tried everything and finally after taking an antibiotic they went away. I have had these for about 4 days, and only seem to get worse. A virus most likely would be at bay, and starting to go away, not still becomming worse.

     

    Keep a close eye. keep in mind bed bugs, but ultimately you may want to try an antibiotic.

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  • Karen March 26, 2009
    Karen
    March 26, 2009

    Hi,

    I have exactly the same problem on my right foort mainly on the arch bit also on sides of foot. And I did have one spot on my finger. I also have a red rash? on my lower right leg that looks a bit like broken capillaries under the skin. I went to the GP who told me I have a type of contact dermatitis that may also be fungal He has told me to take telfast(anti'histamine) and soak my feet in salt water then apply hydrozole (hydrocortisone and clotrimazole) and then moisturiser for the next two weeks. I am not finding any improvement really so far and it has been about a week. But it is so itchy and the blisters that form after the bump are quite painful. I am pretty sure it is not contagious as neither of my two childern or husband have it. My doctor said it could be caused from the synthetic lining in shoes- has anyone been wearing any new shoes. Mine weren't, had been wearing them for a long time before this happened. PS: I am from Australia so it must be a widespread problem!!!

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  • I know what it is... September 21, 2009
    I know what it is...
    September 21, 2009

    You guys more than likely have SCABIES! My daughter picked it up from school about 4 years ago and we have been fighting it ever since. Welcome to the world of the unknown.  Doctors do not yet have a for sure cure for scabies, but they will throw you all the permethrin you can carry.  The permethrin will work for about a month...but then you'll get that annoying water filled bump that itches like crazy on the side of your finger (or wrist, or ankle) by the time you wake up the next morning.  permethrin used to work, but it seems as though they have become immune to this pesticide so now were just screwed. The longest we have gone without an outbreak from scabies bites was about 5 months! If you do your research on scabies will find many people are just as frustrated as myself because you simply cannot get rid of them and the doctors eventually write you off because they cannot do anything more for you. Scabies is misdiagnosed all the time as allergic reactions, or chicken pox-It is scabies and many doctors have only read about it as they were flipping through they're text book (a friendly doctor once told me this).  I hope you guys don't have scabies because it makes life miserable, but it sure does sound like that is what you guys have.

     

    Being that I am very familiar with how it all works by now (funny, but not really!), here are my symptoms to help some of you decide whether or not you should bring up the possibility of scabies with your doctor:

     

    -itching intensifies at night and after taking hot showers/baths.

     

    -tiny red itchy bumps that eventually become filled with a water like substance, resembling a blister. After popping this blister whether it was on purpose or not, it usually fills back up within minutes and the itching intensifies.

     

    -If you scratch around these areas the bumps increase in numbers right before your eyes

     

    -usually around ankles, toes, wrist, sides of fingers, sides of hand. In severe cases the red bumps can also be found on the abdomen, inner thighs, back...just about everywhere!

     

    -When we first acquired scabies and knew nothing about it or what would help (doctors also didn't have a clue what to do) the only thing that help lessen the extreme itch was putting a cold pack on the area infected

     

    Hope this helps...at least give you peace of mind of what's going on, but other than that, you're still screwed!

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  • donna August 09, 2009
    donna
    August 09, 2009

    My son also has red bumps and sort of blisters- started on his arms and moved to his legs.  I think it is a reaction to roundup weed killer.  Any chance anyone else thinks this.  We live in a city where there is no grass and he never gets this.  He used to have this reaction every time we went to a house outside the city- everyone told me it was poison ivy except we never found poison ivy in the yard.  I kept telling the gardner to make sure they kill anything that might be poison ivy or oak or sumac.  They would use weed killer and we would never find the poison ivy.  we stopped going to the house and he stopped getting the reactions.  Now 3 years later we are visiting another house every month or so with tons of grass, weeds and he has no problems.  3 days ago they sprayed round up everywhere to get rid of all the weeds and the next day he got red bumps with a bit of white in them on his arms then his legs and his eyes got red.  Maybe someone can find the same connection.  I can't find any link between the weed killer and a skin reaction in print but maybe someone else can.

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    • Aprilynn
      September 23, 2009
      Aprilynn
      September 23, 2009

      Just went to the pediatrician today for my 5 month old. 2 days ago she had a red patch of skin (looksed like a sunburn) near her armpit and on her back. Yesterday 2 large clear blisters formed on the red area. Today there are bunches of small white raised blisters in one area around where the other blisters had formed. The pediatrician gave me no answer so I took her to the dermatologist and she asked if she had been exposed to any pesticides/fertilizer and I said yes (her father is a citrus farmer). I also had explained to her that we had been at the swimming pool the day before the red area showed up. Apparently if he were to come home with the residue on his hands and pick her up and then she were exposed to the sun for even a short time it triggers a chemical reaction within the skin which causes these blisters. I thought when I saw the first blister that maybe I missed a spot with the sunscreen and she was just burnt really bad but that wouldnt explain multiple blisters hours appart. She said that lemon juice can do it too. Just a couple of drops on a yound childs skin + a little sunlight= blisters. This has to be it because the location of the blisters is under/in front of the armpit and on her pack (the exact spot my hands/my husbands hands lay when we pick her up). They gave me a topical antibiotic to prevent infection of the popped blisters. So hopefully this really is the cause and it will begin to clear up. I'll keep you posted.

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    • Aprilynn
      September 23, 2009
      Aprilynn
      September 23, 2009

      This could be your culprit. Only takes being outside once in contact with the wrong stuff:

       

      One of the most uncomfortable and potentially damaging responses has the lengthy name phytophotodermatitis, which is caused by exposure to the plant chemical, plus sunlight. When the blisters from this type of reaction heal, the affected skin can be left with a dark pigmentation for months. Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), is an example of a plant that can cause this reaction, and one reason why it's on the Washington State noxious weed list.

      If you think you are having skin problems caused by plants, see a dermatologist. Prevention would include wearing long sleeves and protective gloves, washing with soap and water after gardening, and being aware of what plants might cause problems in order to avoid contact with them. A list of plants, and more complete information about phytodermatitis can be obtained from the Safety and Health and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (1-888-66-SHARP). This information is also on their website http://www.lni.wa.gov/sharp/derm/phytoderm.pdf

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  • poolpool November 08, 2009
    poolpool
    November 08, 2009

    it could be one of two things. 1 it could be BED BUGS or 2 it could be an allergic reaction to detergent ,cheap lauandry or a food allergy . do a process of elimination test.good luck jc 

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  • Joan July 15, 2009
    Joan
    July 15, 2009

    My daughter had the same symptoms when she came back from a beach vacation.  I thought she had sand mite bites at first but they got worse over the next week. The Doctor said they were warts and very common in children that play together in sand boxes etc... He "froze" them twice over the next month and they went away.

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    • rockie8883
      July 19, 2009
      rockie8883
      July 19, 2009

      I get these very 3 months like clock work. I have them again and they even spread in a line. They itch me like crazy and I am 42. I have no idea what they are but no meds ar helping me

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  • Karen May 02, 2009
    Karen
    May 02, 2009

    I might have a question for you to ask your Dr's.  I also have the same thing and went to the ER and the Dr there told me I had Staph Infection even though I had not been in the hospital or in contact with anyone who may have had it.  He said there are many different ways of contracting this infection.  He started me on antibiotics and a antifungal ointment, but he also told me that I should see a difference in about 3 days.  It has since been a week and some of the bumps have dried and are starting to heal, but others are starting to appear.  He also said no HOT showers and not to scrub the skin very hard, this will just cause the poars to open and the infection to spread.  If anyone finds out that it is something different, please let us all know.  I will give the med's another week and then I am going back to the Dr's.

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  • Dee
    Dee
    March 31, 2009
    Dee
    Dee
    March 31, 2009

    I too have these tiny little pin-head sized bumps with fluid in them - like a very miniature version of chicken pox.  They are in random places but mostly on my hands, feet, legs, arms, stomach and lower back.

    I've just changed my laundry detergent so I might switch back and see if that helps.  I've also just moved interstate so I'm hoping it's an allergic reaction to the plants/bugs up here.  I'm going to the doctor on the weekend so I'll let you know what they say.

    My symptoms are that my skin gets itchy and then when I scratch it a bump appears and fills with a tiny amount of fluid, like a really tiny clear pimple.

    They itch ENORMOUSLY, it is incredibly itchy and annoying... I have popped one or two of them and the clear fluid came out and now there is a little pinprick sized red dot left behind.

    It's so odd and SO uncomfortable.  Good luck everyone with your diagnoses.

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    • Vmerritt
      May 24, 2009
      Vmerritt
      May 24, 2009

      I have these tiny red pin-sizeds bumps comings up on my forearms and chest and stomach mostly.  They start out small and itchy, then get a small blister and, then ooze for a day or two....  I don't know...  The continue to itch the whole time.  Really bad.  The big ones turn to sores.  Had a few on my back and legs. 

       

      You know, I thought about bed begs...  So I just washed everything really good and took a long bath in sea salt and oatmeal tonight.  Feel better right this minute.  What else could it be.  I will say this, I have not been feeling well. Very tired, fatigue the last week??  Weird.  I don't wish I really knew.

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  • xhappymessx September 27, 2009
    xhappymessx
    September 27, 2009

    I have been dealing with this for about 2 weeks now. This is the second outbreak I have had in .. about 6 years. The first time, it showed up on my feet and lower legs. I went to see my doctor, who INCORRECTLY diagnosed me with scabies. We went through the motions to help what we thought was scabies.. and nothing worked. I used a topical steroid cream on it, and it went away. Never got a real diagnosis. This time, it started on my hands and is now all the way up to my elbows. I have been researching it as much as I can.. and the only one that matches best that I can find is called Dyshidrotic Eczema. Looking at the pictures from google, the blisters look the exact same.. excep I don't get them on the palms of my hands. Maybe it just hasn't gotten to that stage yet. All I can figure is DON'T scratch if you can help it, and continue with a topical steroid. I know it stops the itch for a little while. From what I have read, they don't know the exact cause.. but it seems to crop up when there is a weather change. Which I believe is my cause, as it is fall now and the weather here has been horrendous. I hope this helps someone..  :)

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    • desperatelove
      October 01, 2009
      desperatelove
      October 01, 2009

      I have been getting blisters on my fingers for a few weeks now. Unlike the cases previously mentioned, mine don't itch and don't have fluid but they hurt like heck. And they show up mostly on the backs of my fingers and all of them are on my knuckles. Help? Undecided

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    • BVP
      BVP
      October 06, 2009
      BVP
      BVP
      October 06, 2009

      To all posts on this page:  I do not want to increase any fear or anxiety but I have not been the same since I went to Mexico in 2006 shortly after which I came down with Mycoplasma Pnuemonia and was hospitalized where I acquire MRSA however I am still appearing to look more like a leper everyday no matter the antibiotics etc and so my doctors are still trying to figure it out.  I think it is Morgellons which the CDC is currently saying that they do not know what causes the condition and do not know if it is a reportable condition yet.  But for 3 years now I have horrible rashes and round sores that crust over and are incredubly painful and slow to heal.  Some have millions of blisters upon blisters inside and some have different colored fibers that emerge from the sores very painfully and after that they quit hurting and heal.   I am currently losing all my hair as t seems ti be related to the hair follicle.  Just something else to consider and I am sorry to add to everyones anxiety or fear. I am there too.  All I can say is be faithful, strong and confident that it will be discovered what it is that you are struggling with and take care of yourself and yours.  All good things-

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  • elephant September 18, 2009
    elephant
    September 18, 2009

    Hello,

     

    I think many people are talking about different things on this thread, and it gets to be more confusing than helpful. The original post allude to bumps appearing from nowhere in multiple child with no fever (this rules out chicken pox and viral infection for the most part).

     

    Let me go ove rall the things mentioned oin this thread:

    Lyme desease and Scabbies exhibit distinctive symptoms, bull eye and burrows. Lichen planus and dermatitis herpetiformis are not contagious conditions, hence the likelihood of multiple people getting infected simultaneously is almost null. Shingles might be it, but then one would have to figure out if some of the people contaminated never had chickenpox, in which case Shingles is not an option.

     

    I think healthgal is correct in her diagnostic (and everyone else is giving her their votes), however I personaly found that something has been ommited here to help easily identify the cause of these symptoms.

     

    If you have red bumps, the question to ask youself is whether some of these red bumps are in cluster, and if yes do they follow a three or four bites line? If yes, then you're most likely talking about bugs and bed bugs.

     

    Another piece of information healthgal does not give and that commonly throw people off into the wrong path is that bed bugs bites can appear with a delay of one to nine days fater the actual bites occured.

     

     

    Good sites related to the topic, especially the first one to identify symptoms and relate them to ailments (what we truly need is a decision tree chart like fever/no fever..to lead to possible culprits quickly), are a Dallas pest control company, Webmd and bed bug info websites.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Stacy G August 16, 2009
    Stacy G
    August 16, 2009

    I have a 4 year old son that had 5 little seed ticks on his leg that I removed.  The next morning he woke up with about 30 bites on each ankle that were extremely itchy and welping from him scratching them; the bites starting forming little water blisters and still itching.   I am completely baffled because seed ticks don't normally bite that many times and I removed them before he went to bed.  We don't have any pets so I never considered flea bites.  A few days before this, a flea jumped on me while I was sitting on the couch.  Our neighbors have two dogs, so I thought maybe I picked a flea up in our yard.  Fleas will bite multiple times.  I've been doing research trying to find out if my son is just extremely sensitive to bug bites because bites always seem to stay on him longer than most people.  He was diagnosed with Eczema as a baby.  I found this article and I think it answered my questions.  I'm almost positive that one little flea from the neighbors dogs bit my son multiple times.  If your child has eczema, it can be an extreme reaction to bug bites.  Check out this article.  "Those prone to atopic dermatitis, a form of eczema, may have exquisitely hypersensitive reactions to bug bites, most often due to the flea and mosquito. It is not unusual to see large clear fluid-filled blisters rather than the red bump typically expected."    http://www.dermadoctor.com/article_Bug-Bites_242.html The quote above is at the very end of the article under QUIT BUGGIN' ME.  I hope this helps.  My son is very sensitive to bug bites, scents and everything. 

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  • deborah July 30, 2009
    deborah
    July 30, 2009

    i have same itchy water blisters on arms back neck and feet and top of hands and its always this time of the season so i fill sure its allergys

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  • mommy dearest July 26, 2009
    mommy dearest
    July 26, 2009

    red dots on bottom of feet & now fingers that have turned into blisters

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  • pina October 23, 2009
    pina
    October 23, 2009

    I had a little girl that I cared for and she had similar symptoms. Check for scabbies. See below:

     

    How do you get scabies?

     

    Scabies mites are very sensitive to their environment. They can only live off of a host body for 24 to 36 hours under most conditions. Transmission of the mites involves close person-to-person contact of the skin-to-skin variety. It is hard, if not impossible, to catch scabies by shaking hands, hanging your coat next to someone who has it, or even sharing bedclothes that had mites in them the night before. The physical contact required to contract scabies such as mothers hugging their children, is sufficient to spread the mites. Over time, close friends and relatives can contract it this way, too. School settings typically do not provide the level of close personal contact necessary for transmission of the mites.

     

    . Wash linens and bedclothes in hot water. Because mites don't live long away from the body, it is not necessary to dry-clean the whole wardrobe, spray furniture and rugs, and so forth.

    Treat relevant family members (who either have either symptoms or have the kind of relationship that makes transmission likely).

     

    What is the treatment for a scabies infestation?

    Curing scabies is rather easy. Steps that should be taken include:

    1. Apply a mite-killer like permethrin (Elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. An alternative treatment is 1 ounce of a 1% lotion or 30 grams of cream of lindane, applied from the neck down and washed off after approximately eight hours. Since lindane can cause seizures when it is absorbed through the skin, it should not be used if skin is significantly irritated or wet, such as with extensive skin disease, rash, or after a bath. As an additional precaution, lindane should not be used in pregnant or nursing women or children younger than 2 years old. Lindane is only recommended if patients cannot tolerate other therapies or if other therapies have not been effective.

    2. An oral medication, ivermectin, is an effective scabicide that does not require messy creams to be applied. The CDC recommends taking this drug at a dosage of 200 micrograms per kilogram body weight as a single dose, followed by a repeat dose two weeks later. Although taking a drug by mouth is more convenient than application of the cream, ivermectin has a greater risk of toxic side effects than permethrin and has not been shown to be superior to permethrin in eradicating scabies.

    3. Antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), can be useful in helping provide relief from itching.
    4. Wash linens and bedclothes in hot water. Because mites don't live long away from the body, it is not necessary to dry-clean the whole wardrobe, spray furniture and rugs, and so forth.

    5. Treat sexual contacts or relevant family members (who either have either symptoms or have the kind of relationship that makes transmission likely).

    Just as the itch of scabies takes a while to reach a crescendo, it takes a few days to subside after treatment. After a week or two, relief is dramatic. If that doesn't happen, the diagnosis of scabies must be questioned.

     

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS HELPS.

     

     

     

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  • smok3rbabe September 03, 2009
    smok3rbabe
    September 03, 2009

    Scabies! A child I babysat had the same symptoms, doctors didnt know what it was until we took him to a dermatoligist. He said he had scabies and we treated him and everyone around him and the bumps and blisters started going away very soon afterward!

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  • bubbly rash July 27, 2009
    bubbly rash
    July 27, 2009

    I need help too ):

    i went to vietnam for a month.

    it started with one person. the bite itself started as a red itchy dot similar to a mosquito bite. then it grew into a longer, rectangular red rash feeling like a sunburn. the center of the rash was bubbly with greenish white-ish pus or liquid. its contagious and has been spreading all over my body, and my aunts and cousin's bodies too. we tried all sort of itch cream and antibiodics, but nothing appears to be working. we dont have an answer and is going to see a derm tomrrow. anyone have any info, please help ! T.t

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  • Mrs. B. June 08, 2009
    Mrs. B.
    June 08, 2009

    My daughter had these spreading bumps three times.  The first time, we'd purchased our usual laundry detergent but failed to notice that its formula was "new and improved".  We had to switch to a "free and clear" laundry detergent and wash all of her bedding and clothing (quite the chore), but the work was worth it in three days when all of her bumps were gone.  The second time, we had let her choose her own "pretty-smelling" conditioner... we had to switch back to the old brand.  The last time was a month ago.  These bumps looked like vicious spider bites.  They continued to multiply even after deep-cleaning her room.  An overnight stay at Gramma's house produced even more!  We took her to the pediatrician in case of chicken pox, but the doc said it was a mystery, not chicken pox.  Finally, we took away her down comforter; the spots healed over and disappeared.  So she has sensitive skin and an allergy to down.

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  • motherof3Michigan May 12, 2009
    motherof3Michigan
    May 12, 2009

    OK, I have read every one of these posts and not one sounds like mine.....

     

    I only have 1 itchy red blister on the top of my left forearm about 2 inches away from where you bend your arm. Its the only one, It itches and doesnt spread, but its been about a week and not going away. I might have a small baby one in the same spot of my other arm but that doesnt itch so I am not sure if its the same thing or not. I am 28 years old, none of my 3 kids have anything. please help me figure this out. I am sure that some of the other symptoms i am having dont have anything to do with this 1 blister but I dont know.

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    • concernd mom
      June 04, 2009
      concernd mom
      June 04, 2009

      My son has something sounds similar to yours.Took him to dr. he said was dermatitis but cannot specify said it can be contagis.Started out as one small bump and doesnt itch or hurt started 1 year ago and spreads very slowly only 6 bumps in 1year on arms and chest they are in a small area all are a couple of inches apart.Are small flesh colored and turn red when scratched or irritated-have ruled out any type of bug bite.

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    • JenJen
      January 30, 2010
      JenJen
      January 30, 2010

      WOW I have the SAME thing going on....I just noticed a small red patch on my left arm a few days ago (also about 2 inches from where it bends)...it doesn't really itch though, but it has gotten bigger...and just today I noticed another spot on my right arm about 3 inches from where it bends...I recently stayed in a hotel for 6 nights and that's when I noticed the 1st one...my boyfriend has no signs of them though. I've never had anything like this and I have no clue what it may be....if you have any answers please email me at jen164201@aol.com .. thank you!!!

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  • Robbins Nest April 21, 2009
    Robbins Nest
    April 21, 2009

    I have very similar symptoms (hands, feet, back, arms, legs) but I also have them along my hair line on my neck.  PCP had no idea so went to Derm, don't remember name of first thing he said  it was but ALSO treated me for scabies "just in case".  He said the other was something that you just treat the the itch and gave me itch cream for.  After reading your replies and and doing some of my own research I'm going back to my PCP and asking for some tests.  I had Nasal MRSA in November and Impetigo last Summer twice.  I worked in a Juvenille Detention Center.  I also had 2 surgeries last Fall and had issues with healing.  I want to make sure that that these bumps aren't some new type of Staph or Strep infection that the Dr.s are overlooking or haven't caught onto yet.  They say MRSA isn't that big of a deal but I lost my grandmother to it last summer.  It sure seems like there are quite a few of us out there with these bumps for the Dr.s not to know what they are.

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  • heramis September 08, 2009
    heramis
    September 08, 2009

    I just found out what I have from people at my work...do a google search on "chiggers"... it's common in the country/woods/forest area.  Makes sense because I got it right after hiking in the woods.  Hope this helps for anybody - you can search the symptoms and there are a ton of different remedies.  Everybody swears on this ointment called "Nu skin" (spelling?) from most drug stores.  Apparently it kills everythilng, but they say it hurts like hell!

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  • heramis September 07, 2009
    heramis
    September 07, 2009

    I have EXACTLY what your kids have and am in search of any cause, relief or cure for these symptoms.  I've never had this before and just turned thirty.  I've only been living on the east coast for one year, if it's a geographical thing.  Please let me know any info...would GREATLY appreciate it! Email:  heramis@yahoo.com

     

    Thanks!

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  • cc
    cc
    August 24, 2009
    cc
    cc
    August 24, 2009

    Winkhi everyone i think i no what it is well if u have any type of white wild or garden grown plants they carry a bug called a chigga u ithch all over and sometimes it may feel like they are crawling under your skin what u should do is bleach the close u were wearing when u got it and all the clothes u had on while u r ithching

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  • Valerie August 17, 2009
    Valerie
    August 17, 2009

    ok sooo im 13 & I hav the same thing your children hav. This thing is a type of eczema called Dyshidrotic Dermatitis & it appears to be mostly on your feet & hands. i haven't gotten it on my feet...... yet. I only hav it on 1 finger now but it ocaionally goes & comes back then goes away again but when it goes it away i hav like cracked skin peeling off!!! This thing really sucks. I read dat ur doctor couldn't diganose it but luckily mine did!!! He said it would be best to bye good lotion & good gentle soap. He also perscribed me a type of steriod cream to help it but it also thins the skin so u can't use it often. He also said as i get older or with anyone who has it it will likely spread which really stinks. But if u buy the good lotion like my parents did & wash your hands & feet real good u won't get it as much Btw he also said if u lotion ur feet & hands before u go to bed then put socks & gloves on it goes away faster but ur going to get it again when it goes away. There is no cure sorry :( hope i helped u  

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  • John the Adviser July 29, 2009
    John the Adviser
    July 29, 2009

    Many of these symptoms described in various posts suggest herpesviruses of some sort.  People have mentioned shingles (herpes zoster), but the two simplex viruses could be culprits as well, in addition to herpesviruses that have yet to be identified and taxonomied by the medical orthodoxy.

     

    Fluid-filled blisters are a classic symptom of herpesviruses.  Recurrence in generally the same area is another classic symptom.  Itching is also a telltale sign.  Herpes is often thought of as stigmatizing and "dirty", though almost everyone has it in some form or another (if you've had chickenpox, you've had herpes, and still do...).  Mono and CMV are also herpesviruses, though not commonly associated with skin lesions.  While conventional thinking is that herpes simplex types 1 and 2 prefer mucous membranes, the fact that whitlows (finger herpes) often occur in newly infected individuals proves that the herpes simplex viruses do not necessarily need mucocutaneous skin (like the lips and genitals) to thrive on the body.  Shingles is associated with middle age but more and more people of a younger age are being affected, even though the medical establishment seems to be late in picking up on this.

     

    Herpes is becoming more and more common.  The herpesviruses are becoming more aggressive as well due to a generation of antiviral warfare against them (starting with acyclovir in the early 80's and Valtrex in the early 90's), which have led them to mutate to develop resistance to the antivirals.  HIV/AIDS has also caused the herpesviruses to mutate in general as they can aggressively replicate in such immunocompromised individuals and mutant strains which are stronger emerge (though it is not necessary to have HIV to acquire an aggressive strain, and most posters on this forum likely need not be concerned with HIV itself).

     

    The fact of the matter is the medical establishment has been slow to recognize the emergence of stronger, more aggressive herpesviruses that present in ways not described traditionally.  And new herpesviruses are still being discovered.  This is not to scare anyone but there seem to be many people here describing herpes like symptoms and are not even considering it.  Perhaps it's the stigma associated with the word "herpes", but the family of herpesviruses do not just cause "cold sores" and genital lesions.  If you've tried everything else with no relief, ask for a Rx for Valtrex.  If it works to some degree to clear up the rash/blisters, you should strongly consider herpes as a possible cause.  Valtrex will even work to clear up chickenpox and shingles, so it is not just for people who have acquired the genital herpes infection.  Herpes can occur anywhere on the body, and it would not be surprising that young children are catching a strain of the virus from other children in the sandbox.  After all, about half of the US population will be seropositive for herpes simplex type 1 by the age of ten, and about three-quarters of adult Americans are positive to antibodies for HSV-1 by age 30.  One-quarter of Americans above the age of 12 show antibodies to HSV-2.

     

    But do not worry too much, herpes is normal.  This thread appears to demonstrate that point.

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    • Father Ted
      August 07, 2009
      Father Ted
      August 07, 2009

      My 3-Year old daughter has just today started with a nettle sting-like rash on her knees and tops of her feet, and other more reddish patches on her legs and arms.  She is just coming out of a 5 day bout of sickness and diarrhea.  Just read all of these posts and it seems it could be any one of 100 different things.  The closest diagnosis I have found is Roseola (foot and mouth).  Most references state that the rash starts on the back and abdomen, and as yet she has no bumps or blisters here.  I will wait to see how this develops over the next few days and keep you all posted if I find anything else out from the Docs....

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    • Winny
      October 08, 2009
      Winny
      October 08, 2009

      John, I totally agree with you. I didn't read your post at first but now that I have I think it's right on the mark. I was thinking something in Herpes family and CMV. I think it's become quite aggressive and I will go on further to say I think it may be responsible for the increase in AUTISM cases and ADD. I think it may be causing different symptoms in people because of each individual's immune response. 

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    • Molluscum - - Newest rash in children
      October 15, 2009

      I only saw one reference to MOLLUSCUM; however, it is one of the newest and most proliferic rash problems, especially in children, but can be on adults too.  It itches terribly.  Both of my grandchildren just had it.  Doctor said it's becoming the #1 hard to get rid of rash problem.  It's very contagious.  Several people mentioned having used Silver Nitrate on it (available online).  It can last a few months or a few years, thus is important to control as much as possible (which is pretty hard). - - Having mentioned the above, for those of you who have had the pesky outbreak for a long time, I'd INSIST on a culture.  That way you know right off what it is instead of having to go in over and over.

       

      Presently, I have a fungal breakout.  It looked like bed bugs, and then we even thought it might be Molluscum since the grands had it.  No, it isn't.  It's being treated with Nystatin Triamcinolone, and the itch is almost gone (it was very bad).  I'm encouraged after 2 days of putting it on 3 times per day.

       

      If the outbreak is on a child AGAIN I MENTION THAT THE NEWEST RASH TYPE OUTBREAK I KEEP HEARING ABOUT IN CHILDREN IS "MOLLUSCUM".  There's "LOTS" about it online.   

       

      Hope this post helps a bit............lots of frustrations out there.

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    • Your skin solution
      February 21, 2011
      Your skin solution
      February 21, 2011

      It sounds like a form of celiac disease which could explain the diarrhea and skin.Cut out all food containing gluten,limit or better eliminate sugar from diet and give acidophilus.Questions?russellcrain@att.net  

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  • billbradlyjr July 23, 2009
    billbradlyjr
    July 23, 2009

           I think most of you should google CHIGGERS. I have the these puss filled bumps and figured they were bites from some kind of bug. Just look up chiggers. They can be found all over the world. They are invisible to the naked eye. Hope this helps.

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  • Elizabeth July 09, 2009
    Elizabeth
    July 09, 2009

    I am so sory for you but I am nearly sure this sounds like Bed bugs.  It is a terrible thing to get rid off.  Once we also had it, as in over night, in our bed.  We could not figure out where it came from.  We have tried everything the hot water the "fumigation" of burning poison, put everything outside in the sun, but nothing seems to help.  At the end of the day we got bug people out to fumegate the whole house and that was the end of the story.  It is better to do that, else it just won't stop. Witch Hazel and Rose water is a good cure for healing the children skin. 

     

    All the best!!

    Elizabeth

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  • AmandaJean July 03, 2009
    AmandaJean
    July 03, 2009

    I have what I believe is the same as most of you.  I have bumps that started a week ago and are kind of itchy resemble pimples and some of the smaller ones i can pick and will just turn into like a open sore and then scab the bigger ones i picked open and squeezed and a clear substance comes out and no matter how much i squeeze it keeps coming.  It's on my neck and on each side of my jaw.  It's also all over my shoulders and back and just on the upper part of my chest.  3 doctors can't tell me and they have me on antibiotics a cream and it's not helping.  I work nights and as soon as i go to bed and wake up here i'm going to go in again because they hurt and well look hideous.  I got laryingitis through the last week i've had them so i thought it was that but thats all going away and the bumps stay.  I will make a post later if the doctors come up with something new today.

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  • mexicogirl May 16, 2009
    mexicogirl
    May 16, 2009

    I, too have discovered red, pimple-like bumps, some itchy, some not. First noticed yesterday, I had about 20 total on the tops of my feet. This morning, to my horror - I found them pretty much dotted in all areas that haven't been covered by clothing: shins, hands, arms, chest, upper back (it's hot here) and one on my face.

     

    I live in Mexico and was wondering if it was something in the water. Or maybe bedbugs, fleas - but that seemed unlikely (fleas have never liked me, and I know the bed is clean). I got out the bottle of TEA TREE OIL I keep on hand, dabbed it full-strength on every bump, + ate lots of RAW GARLIC just to be on the safe side. It is now late afternoon and they seem to be subsiding - the largest ones don't look as big, red and angry anymore, and my feet/hands are clearer  now. I haven't yet found any new bumps.

     

    A few web searches using others' diagnoses (Eurythema multiforme, Molluscum contagiosum, herpes, etc) + "tea tree oil" turns up lots of positive results with lab testing, etc.  Tea tree oil has been widely used for these and other viral skin conditions. Tea tree oil is not my favorite smell in the world - very strong and medicinal - and garlic can be somewhat of a social liablity - but hey better than expensive doctors' bills, pharmas and increasing bumps w. pus/scabs. I'd like to find a supply of BHT (a preservative to keep oil from going rancid)- because presumably that works great in tandem with tea tree for Herpes-type sores.

     

    Glad I found this site. I will update later - and plan to keep going with the tea tree oil and garlic.

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    • mexicogirl
      May 16, 2009
      mexicogirl
      May 16, 2009

      PS - This site has a lot of info about tea tree oil - much more than I know: http://fiascofarm.com/herbs/teatree.htm

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  • bossymslady November 23, 2009
    bossymslady
    November 23, 2009

    I'm sooooooo sorry to break the news to u first Ur Doctor shouldnt of made u wait a week before he or she told u what ur children had usually a Docotor takes one look of whats going on  go to the medical book and tell u what it is but it sounds like ur children has zoyster pox's aka herpes  if its panful and if the bumps are red and blisterd that is what it is . HERPES its a virus that they could of picked up from anywhere though u are clean place that children play and go may not be or their friends the pitty is that u cant see a virus in ur childrens friends or the place that they play give ur children as much viatimins as possilbe once a day and change their diet and the will get less out breaks and get the medicine they need to prevent many out break u can get that from ur doctor i really wish u the best of luck anymore concerns get back with me on bossymrslady@yahoo.com God bless and i wish U and the kids the best

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    • Sarah
      March 21, 2011
      Sarah
      March 21, 2011

      My 2.5 year old son got this one white bump on his face with a red blemish around it. My friends kept telling me it looked like a pimple, so I thought "okay, it will go away on it's own". Next day, he woke up with little red dots surrounding the blemish.  I thought, maybe it's a reaction to a spider bite. So, I put some after bite on it to maybe ease them but it didn't work. The red spots worked there way up to the bottom of his eye and down to the beginning of his neck. I thought then, maybe it was chicken pox! I am now finding odd BLISTER like bumps on his body. One here, two there, three on his hand. But that's it. He wants to itch, but knows not to. So I have been giving him baking soda baths and calmine lotion on his spots afterwards. I have checked for bed bugs, whiped everything down and checked my laundry detergent and it DOESN'T contain Oxyclean. Anyone have any idea as to what this can be? It would be greatly appreciated.
       & we thank you
        Sincerely Sarah and her 2.5 year old son, Tyson.

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  • bobby November 09, 2009
    bobby
    November 09, 2009

    Hi I'm 42 years old and I'm breaking out with red Itchy bumps all over my body, could you tell me were this is coming from and how do I get rid of it and sooth the itching .

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  • Concerned Parent August 31, 2009
    Concerned Parent
    August 31, 2009

    I dont have and answer but my 16 month old daughter has the samething. She started out with a fever, then she started getting all of these blister/ pimple like bumps. They then got really red and started getting white heads with watery like fluid in it and then it scabes over. Hers have been going on for almost 4 weeks now. rying to get into a dermotoglist. It is 100% niot chicken pox. Her doctor is so stumped that she is trying to do research on this. If anyone gets answer to what this is please let me know by e-mailing me @ hntrgrl95@yahoo.com. I am so concered for her because she is starting to itch and she wont even let me touch her legs. They are all over legs arms and hands. It has even spread to her head into her hair line. She just covered with them. I have done everything possible and I am starting to get it. Someone please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • whiteaces09 August 19, 2009
    whiteaces09
    August 19, 2009

    I do not have an answer either, my daughter has the same problem, she is 3 years old and had this problem since she was 2, we were first told it was bed bugs so we replaced her bed and everything, she still seems to keep getting these bumps, she started getting them on here head and the doctors told us they were bird mites, doesn't make any sense, but they told us to use coarse kosher salt, in the laundry and in her shampoo, it helped in her shampoo, but they are still showing up on her ankles and wrists, we have been to the doctor several times and they just give us neosporin which doesn't help at all, she has a older sister that she is always around and she has never had any problems,if you find an answer let me know!

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  • s. brown August 10, 2009
    s. brown
    August 10, 2009

    I have extremly itchy dry foot, and sometimes bumps appear, itch so bad I scratch the bumps till it pops and burns, once I start scratching the bottom of my feet I cant stop, what is it? I have went to 2 foot dr's no one has come up with a solution?

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  • Kajsac August 04, 2009
    Kajsac
    August 04, 2009

    My children recently had something similar but just on hands and in mouth, and they were diagnosed with hand, foot, mouth. They look just like bug bites at first and then turn into blisters some can be painful, I was told that it is most common in children 10 and under, it is not as common in teens and adults because of our antibodies, and the way teens and adults would get if comming in direct contact and not washing afterwards. The problem is that there is nothing you can do but ride it out and give tylenol or motrin for pain and the fact that, from research I did, you or kids are contagious with it for 2 weeks after symptoms have ceased. Hope this will help you figure out what your kids have :)

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    • Ricker
      August 05, 2009
      Ricker
      August 05, 2009

      Try a salve made with tea tree oil,

      Good Luck,

       

      Ricker

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    • lola2760
      August 07, 2009
      lola2760
      August 07, 2009

      My 15 yr old just came up with the same symptoms and we thought it was hives .They're very itchy, so far nothing has helped.one thing I noticed no one else has them in our house.I'm a bit of a conspirousy theorist and I wonder if it could be something that's been released into the air or who knows.It's very disconcerting to see so many posts about these same symptoms.This is NOT the only site with posts like this.I'm going to take her to our doctor , when we can get in, but in the mean time, i'm going to try a few home remedies my great grandmother suggested, she's a mexican herbalist .Will let you know if we have any success. I did see someone say antibiotics worked for them?

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    • char36
      August 17, 2009
      char36
      August 17, 2009

      Will you let me know what the mexican herbalist says?  My daughter is two and got these bumps on her arms, in time they went away (with scarring) and my son now has some has some bumps.  Also, my sister in law just visited Mexico and after she came back she and her two year old daughter started getting the bumps bad, especially on their arms. PLease email me and let me know what you find out at char36@comcast.net

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    • billder99
      December 08, 2009
      billder99
      December 08, 2009

      Lola,

      Several posts above cite "Mexico"... I live in Baja Sur. Send me your e-mail address (mine below) and I will send some photos... this will help for comparisson.  I will describe my "itchy red bumps" as accurately as possible:   (Day1) They started 4 days ago, with (3) small hard red bumps on the inside of my wrist... looked like bites of some kind, maybe fleas, itch like mad, about the size of a small pimple. (Day2) I had 6 more of them distributed individually up my arm... not clustered, not a rash... individual bumps, well separated. (Day3) Spread around my body... two on my stomach, several on my other arm, one on my chest, a few on legs. (Today,Day4) I have about 25-30 of them, most on my arms, a couple now on my back, chest, ankle, head (under hair, over ear), strangely two on my finger pad (2nd & 3rd digits) that hurt to touch (like a burn blister) but do not itch. Other than finger pads, the new ones all itch like mad, but the oldest ones (4 days) have "flattened" somewhat and itch much less. My wife does not have them, so appear to not be contagious, or to be caused by bugs (unless I am alergic or sensitive and she is not). No other symptoms, just itchy red bumps. I am 52 years old, live in Baja Mexico. I have not put anything on them yet... wait and see mode. Please let me know if you find anything ( billd@tccloreto.com ) and I will do the same for you.

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  • Sara May 25, 2009
    Sara
    May 25, 2009

    I wish I could answer your question, but I don't know what it is either. I had something similar to this last fall.  The red bumps started around my waistline and itched like crazy.  Each day I would get a few more (no more than 4-5 per day) and it was more concentrated around my knees and ankles.  There were also a couple on my forearms and 1-2 on my hands.  I tried Benadryl caplets and cream, Calamine lotion, but nothing seemed to work.  A few days into the itching, I had an ear ache in one ear for 2 days and a few days later the glands by my jawline were swollen and tender.  I wasn't sure if any of that was related to it though.  The only thing that seemed to help stop the itching was by taking a warm bath.  Then I was good until the next morning.  The whole "outbreak" lasted exactly 2 weeks, was gone for 2 weeks and then it was back for another week.  The itching was back, but the earache and swollen glands were not.  My red bumps did not appear to be water filled, just hard bumps about the diameter of a pencil eraser. 

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    • Nessa
      June 05, 2009
      Nessa
      June 05, 2009

      Sounds like hives to me which is an allergic reaction.  The fact that you had it and it went away and then came back again suggests that you were in contact with something you were allergic to and then when you were away from it then it went away.  Obviously you came back in contact with it again.  The swollen glands probably caused your ear ache since you have glands all over your body and obviously in the area of the neck and ears.  You said Benadryl didn't help.  Did it not help at all or just the itching?  After taking the Benadryl did your gland swelling subside?

       

      Also could have been a reaction to a virus that your body finally got rid of and then you were exposed again but since you had already had it then the second time was not as severe. 

       

      Anyway, I hope it is gone now.  I may be wrong about all of the above as I am not a doctor.  I do, however, work in the medical field as a medical transcriptionist and have typed doctors notes in many different areas of the medical profession including dermatology.  I also have many friends who are doctors, nurses, etc., plus I have four children.  We all know that with children you experience many episodes of weird illnesses.

       

      Nessa

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    • Sara
      June 05, 2009
      Sara
      June 05, 2009

      Thanks for the info, Nessa. It was greatly appreciated.  I never thought of hives, but it very well could have been.  It does seem like I was outside in an area I wasn't used to, maybe I picked something up there that I was allergic to.  Yes, at least it's gone and I haven't been affected by it since and hopefully never again! :)

       

      No, unfortunately the Benadryl didn't help anything.  I wish it had though because the itching was awful.  I don't think it did much for the swollen glands.  It might have helped a little though, because that only lasted maybe 2 days. 

       

      It was nice to get input from someone who works in the field.  You sound like you know what your talking about and it helped. 

       

      Thanks Again, Sara

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  • dezsteward April 24, 2009
    dezsteward
    April 24, 2009

    my son, who is now 19months, had a common thing as your children do.when he was 8 months.  In the beginning they looked like mosquito bites beginning on his legs, which were only 4 maybe. Within the next day, they had spread to his arms. After we noticed that, he was covered from head to toe, but they werent the small bumps anymore, they had become target lesions. We had went to the emergency many times, and seen about 10 doctors until my son was sent to Edmonton for further studies. He was diagnosed with Eurythema multiforme. which can lead to worse conditions. It was treated with steroids for 36 hours. i was in the same situation as you. If they still have these bumps, get it checked into please, so you know exactly what it is, especially if the bumps are spreading.

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  • Lynda Cartier April 21, 2010
    Lynda Cartier
    April 21, 2010

    Could be MCV - Mollescum Contagium Virus - Fixed by giving 1 teaspoon of Ezecema Shield in liquid daily - lumps disappear in a week.  Ezecema Shield is a probiotic formula - something like Inner Health Plus it improves your immune system so you can fight off the virus quickly.

     

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  • johnswife7 February 23, 2010
    johnswife7
    February 23, 2010

    this could be a stap infection it is contagious and they look like blisters they can get them from hot tubs , kiddy pools, etc

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  • AG
    AG
    January 29, 2010
    AG
    AG
    January 29, 2010

    Hi, I am suffering from small red, itchy bumps with a watery blister center also. Mine are on my trunk and now a few on arms. A few more each day. They are separated by several inches, not clustered. I'm going to go home and look for bed bugs. Yuck. I don't have new bedding or a new bed but I do have a new housemate (moved in 1 month ago).

     

    I just found this article on a site about bed bugs that includes a method for diagnosing whether symptoms might be bug bites. Hope this is helpful:

     

    http://bedbugger.com/2006/12/20/johns-hopkins-suggests-scratch-method-for-diagnosing-insect-bites-in-kids/

     

    AG

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  • okreyna December 09, 2009
    okreyna
    December 09, 2009

    I have had the SAME problem with my daughter and I. And after trying everything with what people posted and ruling out ringworm, scabies, allergies and bed bugs, yesterday while moving my daughters bed, she called me saying there were bugs on her bed. I looked in the crease (where I never looked before) and sure enough after googleing the pics, they were bed bugs. I got that mattress set off craigslist and now I know. I threwit out quick.

    So everyone, please check in the corners of your mattresses where it creases and you cant see. That is probably what the majority of you have. And they are hard to get rid of if you have had them for a while. Luckily, we have only had the bed for about a month. But the symptoms started instantly.

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  • Mom of 3 November 03, 2009
    Mom of 3
    November 03, 2009

    I am really concerned about this.  My son has sensitive skin and eczema, but I've never seen these on him until today.  He is almost 2.  He had one on his neck at home and then all over his bottom and feet after he got out of the bath.  He is in daycare so I hope this isn't some bug from there, but he is acting fine.  Please let me know if someone has more answers.  I will ask daycare about oxyclean and the food he ate yesterday tomorrow.

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  • Winny October 08, 2009
    Winny
    October 08, 2009

    After reading all of the posts it's clear not everyone is dealing with the same problem.

    I can tell you that about 8 years ago (not long after childbirth) I got a virus that lasted about a week. Not long after that I would periodically notice small red bumps appearing on random locations throughout my body. I also noticed that I would feel run down or have mild cold symptoms either before during or after the appearance of the little red itchy bumps. The bumps always just sort of went away but their appearances started becoming more frequent and the bumps became larger. I don't know if this is related but my niece got similar symptoms during the same time period. She and I spent a lot of time together and her husband had just returned from Iraq with same symptoms. I think we are dealing with a virus here. I also think it is in the Herpes family. Since US docs hardly test for anything and herd us out as fast as they can I doubt seriously we will get an answer until this reaches pandemic status. I do believe it is chronic and becomes worse over time and becoming more prevalent in society. Don't know if this is related to any of your issues but who knows it might be.

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  • Aprilynn September 23, 2009
    Aprilynn
    September 23, 2009

    Just went to the pediatrician today for my 5 month old. 2 days ago she had a red patch of skin (looksed like a sunburn) near her armpit and on her back. Yesterday 2 large clear blisters formed on the red area. Today there are bunches of small white raised blisters in one area around where the other blisters had formed. The pediatrician gave me no answer so I took her to the dermatologist and she asked if she had been exposed to any pesticides/fertilizer and I said yes (her father is a citrus farmer). I also had explained to her that we had been at the swimming pool the day before the red area showed up. Apparently if he were to come home with the residue on his hands and pick her up and then she were exposed to the sun for even a short time it triggers a chemical reaction within the skin which causes these blisters. I thought when I saw the first blister that maybe I missed a spot with the sunscreen and she was just burnt really bad but that wouldnt explain multiple blisters hours appart. She said that lemon juice can do it too. Just a couple of drops on a yound childs skin + a little sunlight= blisters. This has to be it because the location of the blisters is under/in front of the armpit and on her pack (the exact spot my hands/my husbands hands lay when we pick her up). They gave me a topical antibiotic to prevent infection of the popped blisters. So hopefully this really is the cause and it will begin to clear up. I'll keep you posted.

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    • Aprilynn
      September 23, 2009
      Aprilynn
      September 23, 2009

      NOTE: She never had a fever, the areas dont seem to concern her too much and this all happened within 3 days. Day1)red area, Day2)blisters occur hours apart, Day3)large blisters popped overnight but smaller raised clear bumps (blisters?) have popped up. Also began getting blister on the red area on her back today, told that the blisters pop up in the areas that the fertilizer/pc/lemon juice was most concentrated. (((I had a corona and squized the lime into it at the beach, could be the culprit... or maybe my husband with the dirty hands. Its hard to tell)))

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    • Aprilynn
      September 23, 2009
      Aprilynn
      September 23, 2009

      SOME MEDICAL MUMBO JUMBO FOUND WHEN GOOGLE: Phytophotodermatitis.

       

      It’s called phytophotodermatitis: A skin reaction caused by naturally occurring plant chemicals which become toxic only when activated by ultraviolet light.

       

      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1119566-overview:

      Phytophotodermatitis (PPD) is a cutaneous phototoxic inflammatory eruption resulting from contact with light-sensitizing botanical substances and long-wave ultraviolet (UV-A 320-380 nm) radiation. The eruption usually begins approximately 24 hours after exposure and peaks at 48-72 hours.

       

      PPD typically manifests as a burning erythema that may subsequently blister. Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation lasting weeks to months may ensue.

       

      • PPD most commonly occurs in the spring and the summer when furocoumarins are at their highest concentration in plants and when UV exposure is greatest for patients. For instance, children playing outdoors may come in contact with meadow grass of the Umbelliferae family.
      • Agricultural workers may develop PPD when picking parsley (Cymopteris watsonii), parsnips (Pastinaca sativa), celery (Apium graveolens), and/or carrots (Daucus carota). The resulting photocutaneous reaction in this group has been called harvester's dermatitis and is primarily due to exposure to Umbellifers. Another report describes an outbreak of "strimmer rash" in several grounds operatives who had all undertaken grass-cutting duties. The affecting agent was likely giant hogweed, also from the Umbellifers.
      • Cneoridium dumosum is a plant found along the southwestern coastal United States to which hikers may be exposed, resulting in PPD. Patients are often attracted to this plant by its scented white flower and red berries.
      • Bartenders and grocers classically develop PPD due to exposure to limes and celery, respectively.
      • Bizarre inflammatory patterns and linear streaks of hyperpigmentation are key clues to diagnosing PPD. These patterns often result from brushing against a plant's stems or leaves while outdoors or from the liquid spread of lime juice over the hand or down the forearm. A handprint pattern from lime juice contact is not uncommon.
      • Furthermore, a buckshot spray over exposed surfaces is commonly seen in association with the use of string trimmers (weed-whackers) when unwanted weeds possessing furocoumarins are cleared from a field or a yard.
      • Skin - distribution: PPD is most commonly found on skin sites exposed to plants and sunlight; these include such areas as the arms and the legs, but it may occur anywhere.

       

      AND:

      One of the most uncomfortable and potentially damaging responses has the lengthy name phytophotodermatitis, which is caused by exposure to the plant chemical, plus sunlight. When the blisters from this type of reaction heal, the affected skin can be left with a dark pigmentation for months. Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), is an example of a plant that can cause this reaction, and one reason why it's on the Washington State noxious weed list.

      If you think you are having skin problems caused by plants, see a dermatologist. Prevention would include wearing long sleeves and protective gloves, washing with soap and water after gardening, and being aware of what plants might cause problems in order to avoid contact with them. A list of plants, and more complete information about phytodermatitis can be obtained from the Safety and Health and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (1-888-66-SHARP). This information is also on their website http://www.lni.wa.gov/sharp/derm/phytoderm.pdf

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  • Itchy July 02, 2009
    Itchy
    July 02, 2009

    I think they may have the same condition as myself.

     

    Overview

    Dyshidrotic eczema (dyshidrotic dermatitis) is generally defined as an itchy rash limited to the hands (usually the palms and sides of the fingers) and sometimes the feet. Dyshidrotic eczema manifests as small, itchy, fluid-filled blisters. Its cause is unknown. Dyshidrotic eczema often comes and goes, with episodes more common in warm weather.

     

    Dyshidrotic Eczema is one of the uncommon kinds of Eczema. It is only seen on palms, soles, and sides of fingers and toes. The name comes from the word "dyshidrotic," meaning "bad sweating," which was once believed to be the cause. Tiny opaque bumps called vesicles, thickening, and cracks are accompanied by itching which gets worse at night. A common type of hand eczema, it worsens in warm weather. It is often referred to as pompholyx, vesicular palmoplantar dermatitis and even housewife's eczema. 

    The word pompholyx is derived from the Greek word cheiropompholyx, which means "hand and bubble". Dyshidrotic Eczema is a very itchy form of Eczema with lots of fluid filled blisters, which usually appear on the sides of the fingers or feet. At first the blisters appear as tiny beads that can soon join to form a rash the size of a fingernail. These blisters can later on start oozing or weeping. While this condition is not contagious to others, recurrence is common and for many can be chronic. Incidence/Prevalence in the USA is 20/100,000.
    Eczema  

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  •  Sue June 04, 2009
     Sue
    June 04, 2009

    I too have a few tiny little blisters on the top of my fingers, they went away and now there are a few on the sides near my ankle.  (I read somewhere on the internet a doctor said it was the bodies way of getting rid of bad bacteria.) And the little blisters are contagious so I keep washing them and using handsanitizer so as not to spread them.  Somehow, I think it is swine flu related.  My son has the flu and I have no other symptons as of yet.  Although my son did have a few tiny little blisters on his arm similar to mine about one to two weeks before he developed the flu.  I have a friend who had flu like symptons and had blisters in her mouth.  So far I hve not had the flu but I have only had the blisters for about a week now. Our family doctor prescribed Tamiflu for my son & our household since my son definitely has the flu  The flu is not as bad as the media makes it out to be, but we are usually pretty healthy people.  My son's flu consists of a fever with chills, fatigue and basically feeling rotten...The usual flu symptons.  So I believe these tiny little blisters are the bodies way of either avoiding the flu or the flu is coming.  How long have others have their tiny little blisters?

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  • cc911cc May 27, 2009
    cc911cc
    May 27, 2009
    My youngest son started with these symptoms almost a year ago.  They started as pimples which then turned into a blister, once popped it resembled an open wound.  They occurred behind his knees and after numerous visits to 3 different doctors, each prescribing antibiotics and cortesone and being told he suffered from asthma and this was just a case of excezma, I decided to try some alternative medicine.  I saw a wonderful naturopath who did a range of tests and informed me it was a fungal infection and definitely not some form of excezma.  Within 2 weeks of natural remedies the virus had disappeared completely.  My eldest son has now started with similar symptoms on his legs and arms and this time I am going straight to my naturopath. READ MORE
  • Eclectic May 14, 2009
    Eclectic
    May 14, 2009

    This sounds like something familiar that I had. I think it might be called Exzema. Neosporin and all the other over the counter ointments will not work to make it go away, it will only reappear later. There is a miracle cream however that works wonders. It's called Freederm anti-dermal cream. Depending on the severity of the rash it works fast. It took a month until my rash was gone but it can work much faster on smaller rashes. Just type in Freederm products in your search engine and it will take you to the website.

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  • loli'mcool March 29, 2010
    loli'mcool
    March 29, 2010

    don't worry mom but surly there water blisters or blood blisters

                              just go to http://wisegeek.com/s/waterblisters Wink

     

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  • R Baldridge March 24, 2010
    R Baldridge
    March 24, 2010

    Has anyone with these symtoms ever been diagnosed with molescum contagiosum? (Google it) It sounds like something from Harry Potter, right?  Well it is from the pox family and it's viral.  My son has this and has had it now for almost 6 months.  The doctor said it could take anywhere from 6 months to a year to go away - but that it would - on it's own.  During this time he is very itchy and the bumps seem to receed and then more pop out.  It started on his back after a fever and then spread around his trunk.  Now they are almost gone on his back, but they are spreading to his arms.  They start like bumps that are fluid filled (clear) and then he itches them (he was told not to by the Dr) and they spread due to the fluid inside and become a little scabby and reddened. It is somewhat contagious but not highly so according to the Dr.  There are 6 of us in our family and no one else has them or has gotten them in the 6 month period.  The Doctor says there is something they give adults (who are prone to them on face an genitals- yuck!) but it is not safe for kids.  I am assuming that means it prednisone or some sort of steroid.  If anyone else has this or knows of any home remedies for itching...I would love to hear.  Thanks

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  • tasmitty67 January 02, 2010
    tasmitty67
    January 02, 2010

    Poison Ivy.

    It's contagious when the fluid oozes. I am a mother of 4 and living in the South and it's very common to come in contact with it here.

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    • christiancr9
      January 25, 2010
      christiancr9
      January 25, 2010

      umm im 13 years old my problem is im getting itchy and i dont know what it is?

      they look like little red dots but its not the chicken pox the itch goes away then it comes back then comes again and i dont know what to do:/

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  • Brian CC December 16, 2009
    Brian CC
    December 16, 2009

    Dear Madam,

     

    At this point I have not definitive answers, but I have the  very exact symptoms and I am a 49 year old male , very clean-professional and I am trying to find some answers also , it started on inside of both angles/ feet and now its ( red scores , water blisters)  has erupted on my  legs, primarily below my knees. However, I have had eruptions all over my body; it comes and goes, but seems to have a correlation with activity. If I stay claim and lay in bed it too seems to go into remission, but when I become active so does the skin rash, decease's or whatever it may be. I have had three M.D.'s look at it and one stated it is very similar and maybe, Lichen planus (pronounced LY-kin-PLAN-us) is a common inflammatory disease of the skin and mouth. It affects about one to two percent of the general population. The name "lichen" refers to the lichen plant which grows on rocks or trees, and "planus" means flat. What is lichen planus (LP)? A very common skin deceases' for which there is neither known cause nor cure. (SEE (AAD.org) America Academy of Dermatology's home page. Furthermore, I have an appointment with a Dermatologist, I must do something it driving me nuts and it looks awful as if I have leprosy. I will post any updated information I get that is not already on the AAD page and what I have already been told, which is "that the medical community just does not know" . I will continue my research and doctors visits until I find a better diagnosis, and if you find anything out please let me known. At last, it is very uncomfortable, looks awful and effects people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, but it is not live threading, so I am told. I have been given (Steroids, for inflammation and a antihistamine for itching ) , but it was of little help. Good luck and god bless, I know it must be horrible to see your kids have it , but all I can say is that it is known to go away just as mysterious as it appeared. Take care.

     

    Sincerely,

    Brian C Carter

    Age: 49

    Occupation: Engineer

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