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Red bumps.

For the past fews of days in a row i have been getting randomly small red bumps on my arms and arms only. The randomly show up and itch. They only last about 15-30 minutes. After that they start to fade and then disappear completely. Anyone know what's wrong?
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Hello,
The symptoms that you have mentioned can be due to hives which appear and disappear randomly. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid. But they are available under prescription and should be taken only after consulting a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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