Pictures have been posted below of my raised bumps.
So I started getting itchy raised bumps (not red) on my fingers last week. I thought nothing of it since it looked pretty minor. Then I started getting itchy red bumps on my left forearm a few days later. These bumps seem different from the ones on my finger since they would "pop" when I rub it (usually when I put on soap in the shower or when I put on a shirt). When it "pops", a little bit of fluid would come out. A few days after that, my left thigh started itching. Turns out it's similar to the bumps on my left forearm.
Currently, I started getting these red itchy bumps on my right forearm and on the back of both hands. The non-red itchy bumps on my fingers are still there. Does anyone know what they might be? They don't seem like bug bites and I don't own any pets.
Red itchy bumps on forearm:
Raised bumps (not red) on fingers:
Red itchy bumps on left inner thigh:
I have checked the photographs and from the symptoms, scabies is an important possibility to be ruled out. It is a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. The superficial burrows of scabies usually occur in the area of the hands, feet, arms and thighs.
The classical sign of scabies is the burrows made by the mites within the skin. Diagnosis of scabies is made by scraping the skin and viewing the material under a microscope to see the characteristic mite or eggs.
Get it checked from a dermatologist as it is a highly contagious disease and the whole family needs treatment at the same time.
The other possibility which should be ruled out is pompholyx. It is also called dyshidrotic eczema. The symptoms consist of appearance of tiny blisters on palms, fingers or soles. The blisters are often intensely itchy or have a burning feeling. Then it shows more peeling, cracking, or crusting. Then the skin heals up, or the blistering may start again.
Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.
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