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itchy rash

ok so about a week ago we pulled weeds and layed mulch.  A couple days later I noticed this itchy rash on my inside forearm.  IT looks like a scratch and under it looks like a circular raised red area.  no nlisters or anything, just like hives or something.  Then I noticed that a smaller one appeared on my side up near my breast.  I thought that it was poison ivy or somthing so I started to put some ointment that my sons dr gave him a month ago on it.  The ointment has not helped, and now i have little red itchy bumps on other parts of my stomach and my other hand. I read that poison ivy is not supposed to spread after the oil form the leaf has been washed off, but I am still getting these bumps.  I can feel when the arrive also because it almost feels like a bite of some sort and then I get an elevated small bump that itches like mad!  I am going to the dr on thurdsday, but can anyone think of what this may be?  Oh I don't ahve any animals and no one else in my house has the rash.  It doesn't hurt it jsut itches alot.
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could be chiggers, they are really tiny bugs that "jump" in your pores and when they die they come out as a "scab" almost and it is really intense itching also make sure that you don't have bugs in your home, my neighbor just had an infestation of bed bugs, they had hive like bumps, itchy and red  and let me tell you they are still fighting with it. those are the two things that i would think of it if you can feel the "bite' before they arrive. PS with chiggers you only get they around high weeds and grass and tey LOVE the heat summers are their breeding grounds.   Hope this helps. usually only a derm dr can pinpoint the chiggers and bed bugs bites.
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Yes, could be chiggers, but they're usually in the grass. You get them on your feet or calves....Bed bugs - I DON'T THINK SO. No lay person can or should diagnose this - you need to see a physician to actually find out what it is. (I am NOT a physician.)  However, being in the yard and messing with trees is the first clue. It could be Poison Ivy or Oak. Those would be best guesses. But it also sounds to me like it's blood/immune system related. Allergy-related. Could even be Psoriasis - red,  raised itchy bumps that don't go away. Also, that it was on your forearm first is a clue. Then on your torso and other areas. Sounds like your auto immune system is out of whack. After you see a regular dermatologist, you might want to try a "cleanse" or a fast of some kind. You know, cleansing your system to get it back into balance. Once you find out what it is, there are lots of great natural remedies for these things.PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT THIS IS!
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Treatment Psoriaway relieves the itching and scaling of psoriasis. It instantly starts to control the flaking of dry skin. Used for the control of Seborrheic Dermatitis. It leaves your skin soft and smooth.
I got this medicine from a site Psoriasis
There is a very good article for psoriasis treatment in http://www.squidoo.com/psoriasis-us
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It is definitely chigger bites! You can purchase an over the counter benedryl atopical ointment to help assist with intense itching! It does calm down the skin! Already been diagonosed by a dermatologist, after pulling weeds, so yes it was chigger bites & suffered a severe allergic reaction to the bites! Best of benedryl to you!
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