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by Kelmo12, Sep 24, 2009
This morning I woke up w/ two little bumps on my stomach and they were alittle itchy and I thought they were mosquito bites. But then as the day goes on, I find more little pin-sized itchy spots on my hand and a few popped up on my face near my eyebrows. Then I continue to get more on my other arm and one on my back and on my legs and neck etc..so it's pretty much on my whole body. They are not clustered - they are pretty scattered randomly and more just pop up and I don't know how I'm getting them. I don't see any bugs or anything. I know it was humid the past few days but in the past few months there has been humid weather and I never got anything like this. It just freaks me out because they just keep appearing out of nowhere and they are itchy. Any ideas?????
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by Dr. Kokil MathurBlank, Sep 25, 2009
Hi
Welcome to the forum!
Such outbreaks are generally viral or allergic in nature. Red itchy bumps all over the body can be due to viral rashes like shingles or herpes, measles, or chicken pox. Fungal infections too mimic these. Urticaria is usually triggered by allergens, such as drugs, foods, insect bites, inhaled substances, in response to sunlight, cold, heat, stress, exercise, or a viral infection. Other common allergens are pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, or cosmetics. Since you experienced an itch, just go over these possibilities in your mind. Something may strike you. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examination.
I have enumerated the possibilities that come to my mind right now. Hope this helps. Please consult a skin specialist for this. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!