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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: small itchy bumps spreading

 housewife1 - Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:51 am

I need to know if anyone knows what causes small itchy bumps. They started on my right wrist they are colorless(i'm african-american)they started about 3 weeks ago the small bumps are circular not dry nor wet.
At first i thought i might have touched something to cause a reaction but now they are spreading To my upper arms just below my underarm, and also to my inner thighs , i have a few near my elbows and knees also but my main concern is that they are on my abdomen.
The bumps on my abomen are not circular like they are in the other areas. The more i scratch the more they spread to different areas. This is the first time this has ever happened.
i'm a 23 year old female with 1 child(4 1/2) no past surgeries,normal medical history, no past allergies,was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia as a teen.PLEASE HELP ME I HAVE NO HEALTH INSURANCE AND THEY ITCH REALLY BAD!!!!!
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:54 pm

User avatar Unfortunately, rashes are very difficult to diagnose without direct visualization. From your description it is possible that you have eczema. A contact dermatitis is also possible.

Another possibility is that you have a viral rash. Generally these last for 5-7 days then resolve.

If your rash is not improving I would recommend you be evaluated.

Depending on the area you live in, there are often clinics that provide free or reduced fee services for those with no insurance. Your local health department should be able to help direct you to these.

Best wishes.

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