I have been experiencing extremely small, localized, itchy bumps on various parts of my body for years that my dermatologist and allergist have been unable (or unwilling) to investigate or treat sufficiently. They occur most frequently on my face, neck and arms, but I have had them on my torso, legs, hands, pretty much everywhere. They seem to crop up out of nowhere, always in the form of one single bump that itches intensely for a few days, then fades away. Sometimes they appear to form around hair follicles, but not always. I have ruled out insect bites as no one I live or work with has had the same experience, including my husband who I have shared a bed with for years, so bed bugs are also out. I am generally a healthy eater, am somewhat active though could definitely exercise more, and my home, clothing and bedding are kept very clean... am at a loss for what could be causing this and how to treat it. I was diagnosed with eczema
last year and am on a regimen of two steroid creams (one for face/neck/sensitive areas and one for any other parts of my body, typically elbows) and Elidel to control the rashes, and have found that the steroid cream helps the bumps somewhat, but these are clearly not eczema rashes. Aloe also helps temporarily, as does cold/ice, but the itch comes back in moments; no other topical treatment that I've tried has helped. I feel like I'm constantly uncomfortable, and the bumps on my face and neck can be very embarrassing. Open to suggestions/ideas!!