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HELP!!! weird bumps and rash on body that looked like small bites are now inflamed all over body!

Please help...
My husband who is 44 yr. old male on no meds, good health, no obvious health probs woke up in the middle of the night last night with itching on his chest. It was severe enough to wake him up and he is a heavy,heavy sleeper.  Then this am when he woke up he noticed they seemed to be gone. He figured they were just bug bites.

Later in the day, he felt like they were coming on again were undergarments were at and on his scalp. They were itchy but tolerable. This evening around supper time, he showed me his inner wrist and they were both red with small hives about 2 " . I looked at his neck, face and hairline, at that time, he appeared to have what looked like bug bites all over his neck, a few on his face, on his scalp and a few other areas on his arms. I gave him 2 benadryl tabs. Less than 1 hour later, he bagan complaining stating we had to leave the restaurant he was so uncomfortable. On the way home, he said it felt like his back, armpits, stomach, chest, back, scalp, buttocks, and groin area were uncomfortable and so itchy he couldn't stand it.

When we got home, he undressed the second he was in the door and I was horrified! His scalp and neck whcih looked like small bites before had quadrupled in size. His armpits are so red and bumpy they look like a scar/burn on the outside of the rash. His chest, stomach and back have areas all over that are horribly inflamed, red with small and large bumps. His groin area and buttocks are so severe, everywhere his underwear touched, (not including his penis),  is inflamed, red with small bumps everywhere! He took a quick cool shower and we applied a liberal amount of hydrocortisone 1% on al affected areas. Another alarming thing is that the most inflamed area is where his underwear were at. He looks like he's wearing a rash for underwear it's so severe!!!

I now have him using a ice bag inside of a pillow case to help the itching and hopefully inflamed areas.
Please help! He has never had anything like this. He rarely ever has a cold or gets sick, so this is highly unusual for him. We cannot think of anything he has eaten that would be new. We still use the same detergent we've used for years, and we cannot find any actual bug bites on his body. I stripped our bedding, just in case, and searched for any hiding bugs, but found none.

Any ideas??? Please help....SOON!
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Hi,

It could be allergic reactions or insect bites. Nothing can be said with absolute surety without having a look at the lesions.

You need to wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites.

Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene .

Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin.

For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone or desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).

Let us know if you need any further information.

It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for his symptoms and a proper clinical examination.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how he is doing.
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i have been getting the sames thing all over me to ive been on reactine for about 6months now and still hasent gone down at all
ive been to 7 diffrent doctors asking what this is they all know nothing
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Hi, I've come here searching for everything you've stated except it is happening to a young woman about 21 yrs of age.

She's tried all the allergy things like different soaps, detergents etc,   and also has cleaned her room well but after reading this I don't have a good amount of confidence the actions she is taking will help.

She too,  is miserable.  A lot of itching but not likely bug bites. We've went as far as to move her into a new living conditions but it is too soon to comment on whether this helped.
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I have very similar symptoms I'm going to post my own questions soon, but I want to double check with your guys first, and look for similar effects. The docter here dismissed me and found nothing, I am worried it may be some kind of new disease / sickness, everyone who I have talked to with similar symptoms have been dismissed by docters reporting back nothing new. I have been feeling itchy for awhile, but this morning on March 24th 3AM I feel this unbearablle pain shooting through my body, I also have these weird hive like itchy bumps everywhere. I think it started on my arms, its now on my should stomach, lower chest, and 1 near my penis. . . All very itchy, and cause unbearable pain, I litterally was moving and kicking around constantly like a petrifiying / searing pain, I don't want to take anything as I have had bad experiance with drugs. . . I am going to tak a picture of my rash thing I want to confirm that we have the same thing, then I want to know anything you have done recently, new or out of the ordinary prior to getting this itch. I have a few things. . . but mostly I sit in my house and do nothing everyday. . . Not much change. . There was 1 morning I couldnt sleep so I went on a walk at 2:00 AM, came back at 5:00AM, I didnt want to bother my family sleeping so I left... was dozing off by a tree, bird woke me up, and I went back home. . . the next day I got sleeping pills with a pain sideeffect, or the otherway around rather. . . Diphydramine 50mg, and acetamophen 500mg
I took 3 of them to knock me out for several nights in a row. Also the only other thing out of the ordinary is I got a package in the mail from my mother from japan / singapour/peru, full of suveniers and candy from forgien cultures. . ., everything else is normal. .

It looks like small bug bites or hives, itches insanly, pain shoots through body I have had it for awhile, family doctor doesnt know what it is, got it recently, rest of family isn't getting it, I have washed all my clothes, and bedsheets, cleaned up about everything, and shower 3 times a day but it seems to worsen. . rather then get better. .  As soon as it stopped itching so unbearably that I was floppying around looked probably like I was having a spasem, I got on the enternet and started looking for something, I'm posting everywhere to find an anwser, and hopefully a cure. . its still itchy now but I am managing.
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also, adding to post above, I am only 18 Male.
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my 9 year old son has these bumps on his lower spin then on his neck and they have spreed to his hands penis and several other places. i have took him to the doctor which stated i have never seen anything like this before i dont know what it is. they gave him some steriods and called it a day. these bumps look like small blisters. itchy and there is no head like a pimple he has had these for about a month and i dont know what to do about it
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