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I have 8 red bumps around my waist line. they are raised, white

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I have 8 red bumps around my waist line. they are raised, white in the middle( like a pimple) . I got 2 yesterday on my waistline in the front, and they are continuing to appear going further around, Hips, buttocks. And they itch. What is this???
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 6 years ago.
This is likely to be due to an allergic reaction.

You should check out whether you have started any new medications. It could be also due to some new foods that you both took, specially foods like nuts, some new types of meat, fish, etc. You could be having a food allergy. You should also watch out for any new soaps or detergents. Also any new clothes or jewellery, specially in that region. Link1. Link2

If you find anything which could have caused the allergy, you should try to avoid it. However, quite as often, no definite cause of such allergic reactions can be found, you should not worry if this is so.

Meanwhile you can take Cap. Benadryl (OTC) 1 cap. daily, this will help to cure the rash. You can also apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream (available OTC) on the rash. You can expect the rash to go down in two three days.

However, if it persists beyond three days or new rashes appear, then you need to approach your doctor for this. If it persists, conditions like scabies , Pityriasis rosea, Eczema and other dermatological conditions need to be ruled out.

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