In last three weeks, I have had intense itchy red bumps on trunk, buttocks, thighs and pelvis area. Bumps are single but sometimes two appear in close proximity. Itching worse at night and morning time. Sometimes eyelids are tender and itchy in the morning but it goes away. No known allergies, (except poison oak as a child), however I seem to have a gluten sensitivity and have been eating a gluten free diet for about 5 years, with the occaisional ingestion when it cannot be avoided. Itching has not abated. Getting very concerned!
Not itching the spots..Not very successful with this! Changing bed linens. Wearing looser clothing. Drinking more water.
Hi,How big are these bumps?Do they disappear in a few hours or have they been persistent since appearing?Does anyone else living with you have itching as well?
Thank you for the follow up.The bumps look similar in size and color to mosquito bites. They have been persistent since appearing.I live by myself and have no pets.Thank you,Julie
I hope you find our interaction helpful. If you are satisfied with my response(s) please remember to press the ACCEPT button.Thank you for the information. Your history is suggestive of either persistent hypersensitivity reaction to insect bites, scabies or prurigo nodularis. Since you have been getting these bumps regularly without any obvious history of being bitten by insects, scabies needs to be ruled out. The only sure shot way of doing this is to treat for scabies and see if the symptoms resolve.Here is what is required as treatment:
Thank you for your answer.I wanted to update you on a development that I noticed just yesterday. The very first bump that appeared over three weeks ago, has now flattened, turned light brown (with still a faint bit of red around the edges) and stopped itching. It looks like an age spot. I have developed many brown "age" spots on my neck, torso and back within the last two years. When these first age spots apeared, I didn't notice them and they certainly didn't itch (if so only mildly) like these recent spots, which made me think that it was not related. Now I am wondering if it may be related. A handful of the age spots are actually small tags of skin. Wondering if that presentation is more like prurigo nodularis? Does this change your recommendations?
I hope you find our interaction helpful. If you are satisfied with my response(s) please remember to press the ACCEPT button.No not really. I would still treat for scabies first. Regards.
MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)