i can attach a photo if need be.... thanks
Since the itchy bumps have been present for nearly a month, it can be a fungal infection. Wash daily and then dry thoroughly by pat drying, not rubbing. The damp skin is an ideal site for fungi to multiply. Also wear cotton clothes and change them twice a day and do not share other people’s towels. Application of local antifungal cream(terbinafine, clotrimazole, econazole, ketoconazole, miconazole) and oral antifungal drugs are the mainstay of treatment.
If the symptoms persist then please consult a dermatologist.
I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
thank you so much for your help.... its weird becasue when i go to sleep and wake u it looks so much better an then it tends to be a bit more visible as the day goes ( ex when working out or what not) i have that appointment for the dermo on friday... hopefully this will be minor
btw i have always suffered from eczema as a child... was good for sometime but i battle episodes every so often... hopefully this might make you see a different side of my issue now... maybe they are related?
Your bumps sound like the granuloma annulare which I have been suffering with. You could check into it. Sadly, there doesn't seem a lot doctors can do for it. I am seeking advice on here myself, but at least I have a diagnosis of GA to work with
The symptoms are not suggestive of eczema. The other possibility can be of prickly heat. Avoid using any lotions and creams for the meantime. Use a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil. Also use cotton clothes and change the clothes twice if there is any increased sweating. Try keeping the skin free of sweat as far as possible. If the symptoms still persist then you can apply mild steroid like dermacort. For the itching antihistaminics like Benadryl or Claritin can be taken. If the symptoms are severe then please consult a dermatologist.
Hope it helps. Take care and regards.
I've had these small red bumps on forearms and lower legs, for a couple years now. They start out as a very small 'pimple type' that itch, and are kinda like a small whitehead or pimple, and I itch it, I try not to, then it leaves a mark that takes forever to heal up, and sometimes leaves a small scar. My arms/legs look as if I've taken needles to myself, WHICH IS NOT the case. It's sooooo embarrassing, people look at me like i'm sickly. I've tried all kinds of creams, and meds. I've noticed these itchy bumps come more and more when my legs or arms are subjected to a lot of sunlight and or heat. Help! Thanks.
Essentially same symptoms as yours - crazy itching and scratching - but not on the legs. After several weeks of itching/scratching, a bump/lump appeared on the left side of my chest(ground zero for the itching). This is a new issue for me that started a month ago with a solitary lump on my chest about the size of a quarter after heavy-duty scratching.
Two doctors - neither a dermatologist - have seen and felt the chest lump and said that it didn't feel like a malignant tumor, but couldn’t give a diagnosis.
One of the doctors is a DO, whose specialty is orthopedics: She has been treating me for ortho issues. I asked her about the itching, which at the time was restricted to my chest (especially along the left clavicle and down to the bottom of my ribcage). She thinks that the itching is due to a pinched cervical nerve, and prescribed Gabapentin, but that drug conflicted with other medications that I take. I'm to see her again re. a cortical steroid injection to block the effects of the pinched nerve and, hopefully, the itching.
Also like your itching/scratching/lumps symptoms, mine flared up with a vengence on my arms after an unusually lengthy exposure to the sun. I strongly believe that the scratching causes the lump development. I now have 4 lumps on my arms, plus the one on my chest.
For the record, I am a fairly healthy 77 year old man.
I've been fight with the red rash on my armpits for over a month an there hasn't been know change now more on my arms that are like a bunch of little bumps an the are warm to the touch then the same time this happened I started with a raised rash on my inner thigh I'm tried almost everything I can think of with creams an such but I was wondering what you thought it could be?