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Small itchy bumps - no idea what!

For the past three months I have suffered with these small pimple like bumps on my body that are insanely itchy!!! They come up pretty quickly, and are gone soon after (but more come up in other places) and become really itchy, I scratch them so much my skin bleeds and bruises. I can hardly sleep because the itching keeps me awake, or once I finally sleep I wake up 100 times to scratch!
It's worse at night (maybe because I'm not busy) and the worst areas are around my thighs, stomach, groin and bum (basically from belly button down to knees). I've only had a few spots over these 3 months on my back/arms/lower legs/hands. & Have never had them on my face, or feet. But all up have had hundreds of little spots on the problem areas I mentioned first. And at the moment my scalp is extremely itchy but I can't see it underneath all my hair to check for spots.
I don't think it's contagious as my four year son hasn't had any at all - same goes for bed bugs, and fleas). I have also stayed at a family friends holiday place for the past two weeks (new beds, linen etc) and they are still just as bad.
I've eliminated all skin products, moisturiser, soap and washing powder.
I have been treated for folliculitis - didn't work. And scabies - didn't work. Seen different doctors and they just keep guessing - the itching is driving me CRAZY out of my mind, it's interfering with every aspect of my life, I need it to stop! Not sure if it's an allergy or disease!
does anyone have any ideas of what it could be?
I am a 21 year old female from Australia (my skin has always been fairly sensitive but never like this)
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Hello,
It could have been due to sweat dermatitis. The main treatment for sweat dermatitis is prevention. The best thing to consider is to prevent that portion of the body from sweating like by wearing light and cotton clothes,taking cool refreshing baths,maintaining the temperature in your homes and cars and avoiding strenuous activities.

If however sweat dermatitis occurs,then apply mild corticosteroid creams like dermacort or hydrocortisone or calamine lotion on the rashes.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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Try cetirizine hydrochloride 10 mg/day for the itching.  It does help and it's over-the -counter, at least it is here, don't know about Australia.Maybe try Aveeno or baking soda baths for the itchiness.  I would not give up lotions but would try either a Sarna or generic copy thereof (not the one with menthol but the one for sensitive skin, so it won't cause any cold or unpleasant sensations).  Perhaps try Dove soap, and definitely Neutrogena Norwegian Formula cream on your hands.
Google your symptoms and see what fellow sufferers have to say about similar symptoms.  Doctors don't always know everything (as you have undoubtedly noticed).  
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