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red itchy bumps...not scabies or ring worm

I have just finished treatimg a ring worm infection from costumes used in a play I was doing with a clotrimazol/betameth dip cream , but now have developed red itchy bumps on my arms and ankles only.  Not fleas know those have cats & dogs, not scabies as they do not break open and get crusty, not ringworm know that REAL well now.  These bumps start off as a general itchy area, then bumps develop, then the itch stops and the bumps seem to fade and start to disappear.  Some do have scabs but I was assuming that was because I had scratched so hard.  So now I am at my wits end and itchy to boot.  Doctor said might be scabies but without lines and open sores he was not sure especially since they were only on arms and ankles not hidden in skin folds as well.  So anybody any ideas?

Elaine
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this is the same with me i can't find out what it is either and i thought the doctor was nuts. how are we gonna find out what this is. help i have gone on line to find info and nothing has appeared until you! wow i live in nj are you also? ***@****
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I have the identical syptoms (symptoms) to you.  My doctor diagnosed scabies and is treating me as such with LINDANE.  Other members of my family were treated accordingly due to having the same syptoms (symptoms), and their syptoms (symptoms) cleared. Seems only I was reinfested. It's a long tedious itchy road. Do start some sorrt of treatment, even if it's just the process of elimination.  The Doc' second diagnosis, (after scabies) was Ragweed alergie.??
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I have the identical syptoms (symptoms) to you.  My doctor diagnosed scabies and is treating me as such with LINDANE.  Other members of my family were treated accordingly due to having the same syptoms (symptoms), and their syptoms (symptoms) cleared. Seems only I was reinfested. It's a long tedious itchy road. Do start some sorrt of treatment, even if it's just the process of elimination.  The Doc' second diagnosis, (after scabies) was Ragweed alergie.??
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I have this same issue however I'm assured it isn't scabies.  My doctor told me it was an alergy (allergy) to nickle.  I got this on my arms after I got a severe sunburn in May.  While I was in Texas for work it started on my wrist by my watch however it then went onto my forarms and elbows.  Most of that has cleared up however once in a while my wrist keep flairing up and it is now on the top of my foot.

The doctor gave me two tubes of clotrimazol and said the two tubes should do me the entire year but it's now November and both tubes are used up.

Anyone else out there with this?
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I, along with a friend, have developed a similar condition.  I however have itchy bug-bite-looking bumps on my waist, and a couple on my left arm.    Most signs pointed to scabies.  So I was prescribed permethrine cream and i applied it all over my body for 14 hours.  they didnt clear up after a week, and so i made one more application on the infected areas only... my arm and waist.  When i applied the cream to my arm, i only had one old bump.  bu the end of the day, i had 5 or 6 little new ones.  So it would seem the topical cream actually spread the rash rather than heal it.

Seems the same happened to my friend.  

Between the two of us, we've seen four doctors now, and no one has any idea what more to do.  Personlly ive only tried the permethrine cream, but my friend has also tried a few antibiotics.  

this is clearly a contagious skin condition.  and it concerns me that no one can determine what i it is and how to treat it.  I dont want to quarantine myself for the rest of my life.

Please someone help me.
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i have this same thing i went to the doctors the first doctor said it was a viraul rash but he gave me some cream nd it wasnt going away it was getting worse so i went to the emergency room and 3 doctors look at it and noone knew but the last said it was scabies but i took the medicine you have to put on for 10 to 14 hours nd they still appear to be no goign away nd spreading.. any ideas?
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i have something that sounds same or similar ,the doctor wasnt sure but said lets treat it like ringworm.that didnt work so it is obviously not.sO Next time i went in she did a BIOPSY ,so a sample has been sent away and waiting for results. have any of your doctors done this???
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My fiance and I are having the same problem as most of you it would seem. We're getting mosquito bite lookin bumps on our arms and ankles mostly. They itch a lot then seem to spread, but the weird part is only her and I have them. Started with her, then I got em about a week ago. She thought they were allergies and she's been to the doctor. They diagnosed scabies but it turned out they were wrong. The doctors are all friggin idiots straight up. There isnt a single one that can help us or you all. She was tested for all allergies and everything. It's hopeless. But if anyone does get lucky.. let us know? lol plz plz plz
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I have something very similar.  I have 4 little bumps on one arm between my hand and elbow about 6 on the other.  They are itchy at times nothing major.  No cust from them just looks like something under the skin.  I never went to a doc just got some cream for scabies.  Have applied it all over my body although only my arms are affected by this. I get the odd itches on different parts of my body I feel that it is a mental itch because I am thinking about it and thinking it is scabies.  I don't believe it is but will see with this cream.
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for a few years now I have gotten these tiny itchy bumps on the top of my right hand, forearm and part of one finger. sometimes allergy cream will work and sometimes it won't. but it always went away after a few days and it always came back, sometimes in or two of regular spots, or all 3. now just a few days ago i got the same bumps on the left hand and arm as well. to top it off, none of the creams I use to use seem to help at all. great full for all the other comments though, makes me glad i skipped the doctor on this one since they haven't been a great help to most of you. keep posting in case something changes for better or worse.
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I have been to a doctor who thought it was an allergic reaction but he was wrong. i went to a pharmicist and they said it was a fungal. doctor put me on a ointment and pharmisict recommended a funal cream. i'v been using both and hasnt worked. then i went to gynocologists and he said it was "tinea corporis" with a little bit of 'curis' which is a ringworm. HOWEVER i still have to go to dermatologists to see what they say because gyno said i should be put on some strong high level steriod. until then though, these bumps appear on my skin that look like clumped together mosquito bites i itch them and then red bumps appear. soon enough i have 1000's of them all over my legs arms hips butt fingers. its crazy! and its driving me crazy!!
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A simple and surprisingly effective remedy for the itchy bumps, regardless of the cause and location, is the readily available acne cream, Clearasil Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream, also called Clearasil Daily Clear, with the active ingredient, 10% Benzoyl Peroxide.  The Benzoyl Peroxide will kill just about any pathogen or mite, including fungus. Apply it twice a day to all affected areas (rub in well and apply a second coat) and keep it on as long as possible.  Continue its use for two full weeks after the symptoms have disappeared. If treating the tops of the toes, in addition to applying the Clearasil,  assume that Athlete's Foot is involved and shake some Tinactin Powder into your stockings (and change them daily)  before putting them on.  Also use the spray with Tolnaftate (the active ingredient of Tinactin) to spray the inside of your shoes or boots every day before putting those on.  As with the Clearasil, continue such use for two full weeks after disappearance of the symptoms.
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Has anyone found ANYTHING out about what might cause this? And a possible remedy?
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Wow, I have been dealing with this for 2 years. I have been diagnosed with scabbies, poison oak, and everything else. It keeps popping back up and worse everytime. Some doctors think its a hormone problem who knows. Im hoping they figure something out quickly. I know that when im on steroid medicine it clears it up.
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I have a problem like this, Visited doctors numerous times and most barely examined me and said scabies but I've treated for scabies over 20 times I did it for weeks on end and washed everything I touched and vaccumed all the time...I think I've also spread these bumps! :(
Not sexually or anything but two of my good friends that I was around alot at one of the times I was really itchy are constantly scratching now. I also got told by a doctor that it was eczema which treating for didn't work either! Benadryl helped calm it down for a few months but not too much anymore and I am scared that I'll spread it to more people so I would really like to know what this is!
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I don't know if any of you are still suffering, but when my daughter was younger she had a rash similar to what you are experiencing. No doctor knew what it was but she would scratch continuously. Finally went to see a pediatrician in Gulfport who took one look at it and said, "miluscum contagiousum" (know I didn't spell right). He said it could last up to 2 years and most of it finally went away on its own after a year. She has one or two bumps that will pop up from time to time but not nearly as bad as it was. Hope this helps.
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the red bumps i have are not

Molloscum Contagiosum

those are crazy looking mine are tiny and itchy and fade and come as they please.  i know they aren't bugs, scabbies or anything i have had before because i get them at work and not bugs on 20th floor of building.  i have had scabbies and this is not same.  these are not as itchy and fade faster.  wanted to know what they were but have not figured it out because online no one knows.
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I have the same problem!  If it is scabies the cream won't work but I read somewhere that if you rub castor oil on your skin all over then get in the bath, the bugs come right out.  One woman's experience was such.  They came crawling right out but they died.  If it's not scabies then it's most likely bed bugs.  It's really bad in some apartments.  You can be as clean as a whistle n still catch them from someone else because they hutch rides on your clothes and bags.  Bed bugs hide during the day so you never see them.  They come out at night when you are sleeping because that's when they smell the carbon monoxide you give off and they feed on your blood.  They are not poisonous but extremely hard to get rid of.  Cleaners wont kill them unless on individual contact.  You have to clean everything in hot water and have your rugs steam cleaned or replaced.  Also, you have to have the heat bombing done.  Research on Google4 n it will tell you what it is.  It's super expensive n most landlords refuse to do it but it's the only way to rid them for good.  It won't make sense to replace your mattress unless the heat bombing is done first bec they will just reinfest the new mattress.  Personally, I have already found bed bugs in my apartment but I also have a separate skin problem too because I have the bite bumps and also pin prick and crawling sensations even when I get right out of the shower.  That would be a sure sigh of scabies....pin prick sensations where you feel bitten and crawling sensations even when you know you're clean.  I'm going to try castor oil and you should too.  Here is some info.......http://****.com/theshop/product_info.php?products_id=76 ,         http://www.****.com/CURES/scabies.html ,    

Bonnie Lee
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