Mid-September I noticed a horrible itching sensation on my left elbow. I looked down and saw white pustular bumps. They itched. There may have been a total of 10 - 12 that were sporadic up and down the arm and on the elbow. I went to two doctors, one my derm, thinking it was scabies (I had recently gone home with other people I met over the past month and had been out of town for a wedding). Both said they did not believe it was scabies. The dermatologist said it wasn't and said they looked like warts. He cut one off with a razor and sent it to the labd. The reult said it was most likely contact dermatitis from a reaction to medication or other irritant (I had strep prior to this event and was on antibiotics). We treated it with an antibiotic cream. In about a week, the bumps had subsided and/or went away. The elbow was clear too.
I still had and have some prink/red marks that remain for about a week and really itch. I have about 5 - 7 of them that he had me treat with a steroid cream as well. He did say that he thinks something may be biting me, but no clue what and did a biopsy on one of the bumps. I will not get the results back for another 5 days. Anyway, is it posisble it is scabies and I masked the symptoms with the creams? Could it be bed bugs? I have been vacuuming and cleaning daily (including the couch, bed, etc ...). I can guess that there is maybe 1 - 2 new dots a week in that area. I am also on crutches so it is hard to tell as some of the itching is caused from rubbing against them while walking.
I am going crazy trying to figure this out. I just want to get to the bottom of it. I don't see any signs of the bugs in thebed. The couch has been thoroughly vacuumed and I have been sleeping on it with new linens evey day. I have had a friend stay over a few times and he never gets these "bites" or marks or whatever they are. I am scared of passing them on to my family and friends. With the holidays coming up, I don't want to visit the family and bring unwanted guests. Any help would be appreciated!!!
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