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Hello, Im a 24 year old female and I have a question for you

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Hello, I'm a 24 year old female and I have a question for you about a skin issue that I have been having for a little over 3 months now. It first started out as two small itchy red welts on my back that looked like bug bites that went away after about a week. I have had them 6 times now and every time they come back they are in the same spot but the old ones get bigger and a few more pop up in random places each time, I am up to about 20-30 now and they itch very badly. I have them from my ancle to the top of my head and a couple coming up just under my botXXXXX XXXXXp. They look like welped up burn marks when their at their worst and are all oval shapes of different sizes please help I have tried itch cream, rash cream, blue star ointment, moisturizers, anti fungal and anti bacterial creams and nothing helps. the biggest is a lil more than an inch long and they all start out as small as an little bug bite.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 10 months ago.
Hi. My name isXXXXX and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.
Do you have any medical problems or take any medications?
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 10 months ago.
Amanda,

It is possible that you have some sort of pest in your house, such as bed bugs.

I suggest you consult with a dermatologist, in person, so she can confirm that these lesions are not pathological in nature. She can also prescribe a cream that will work better to relieve your symptoms since none of the OTC products are working for you.

Then, contact a exterminator for an evaluation of your bedroom and home.


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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

I do not take any medications and have ruled out bed begs because my husband sleeps in the same bed

Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 10 months ago.
Amanda,

Maybe the just like you better ;-)

At this point I think your only recourse is to have a dermatologist take a up-close-and-personal look at the lesions, especially since you have already tried OCT and at-home therapies without success.

I'm sure that you can understand that, using online chat as my only diagnostic tool, I'm limited in what I can do in coming up with a specific diagnosis...


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