Dermatology

Dermatology questions? Ask an online dermatologist.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I've small itchy bumps on my body everywhere

Customer Question
I have random, small itchy...
I have random, small itchy bumps on my skin, everywhere including hands, arms, legs, thighs, stomach and butt. It is unresponsive to lotions and creams. and is not from fleas. Any idea what this could be from?
Submitted: 9 years ago.Category: Dermatology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Answered in 17 hours by:
4/14/2009
Dermatologist: Dr. Hanish Babu, MD, Dermatologist replied 9 years ago
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 544
Experience: MBBS; MD 26 years Experience.
Verified

Please provide the following info so that I can assist you better.

1. When is the itching more?
2.Which area of the body?
3.Your age/sex/occupation?
4. Are there itchy bumps in between the fingers, on the penis and scrotum, if you are a male or beneath the breasts if you are a female?
5. Have you noticed any exacerbating factors?
6. Diabetic or on any medication?
7. What have you tried so far and what were the results? (names)

Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago

Thanks for helping. I itch in the morning when I wake up, during the day and also at night when at home and also in bed when trying to sleep. The itching started on my thighs and hips, then started on my butt and midsection, moved on to my legs and arms and then on my neck and hands. I'm a 20 year old, waitress attending school full time and live off campus with a high school friend, who also suffers from the itchiness. It is between my fingers but not under my breasts, although it is under my armpits. I am not diabetic or on any meds. So far we've tried switching laundry soaps, flea bombing the house, washing bedding repeatedly, lotions and creams, and skin soothing baths... nothings worked.

Dermatologist: Dr. Hanish Babu, MD, Dermatologist replied 9 years ago

From your description and history, you are suffering from Scabies, caused by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabei. This can be transferred by intimate contact.

The itching will be more during night, with typical areas of involvement. More than one family member will be affected usually. But the itching may start after 2-4 weeks of infestation.

Treatment is with Premethrin 5% cream, usually applied overnight and washed in the morning and repeated weekly once for 2-3 weeks.

Clothes, bedsheets etc has to be cleaned in hot water to avoid re-infestation. Other family members should also be treated. Antihistamines like Tab Benadryl 1 at night will help relieve itching. Also even after successful treatment and disappearance of

Here are a few tips on managing scabies.

Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Customer reply replied 9 years ago

I've had a healthcare professional tell me it did not look like scabies because it was scattered so much with no traces in a line. Could it possibly be anything else or are you certain it is scabies?

Dermatologist: Dr. Hanish Babu, MD, Dermatologist replied 9 years ago

Scabies burrows are not clearly visible to naked eyes and the bumps are always scattered to start with. Evidently the healthcare professional needs some more education :-)

Your description points towards scabies 90%. The 10% is because I have not see you!

Ask Your Own Dermatology Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dermatologistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Hanish Babu, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 544
544 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS; MD 26 years Experience.

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

dermdoc19

dermdoc19

Dermatologist

4,069 satisfied customers

30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology

Dr. Nair

Dr. Nair

Dermatologist

9,189 satisfied customers

MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)

Dr. Shahz

Dr. Shahz

Dermatologist

243 satisfied customers

MBBS, MCPS, MD

Dr. Skinner

Dr. Skinner

Dermatologist

1,548 satisfied customers

MD , DNB ( D &V), FAAD

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD

Dermatologist

544 satisfied customers

MBBS; MD 26 years Experience.

Dr. S. Attili

Dr. S. Attili

Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist

5,170 satisfied customers

MRCP (Dermatology), Int. Board Certification in Dermatopathology

Dr. Pravin

Dr. Pravin

Dermatologist

1,705 satisfied customers

Senior Consultant MBBS DNB (DVD)

< Previous | Next >

Related Dermatology Questions
I have a very itchy rash on my lower legs been there for
Hello! I have a very itchy rash on my lower legs been there for about a month and is now spreading to the back of my thigh and backs and inside of my arms as well as my lower jaw. VERY itchy but not v… read more
Dr. Nina Lim
Dr. Nina Lim
Doctor of Medicine
827 satisfied customers
I get small itchy flesh colored bumps that appear in random
I get small itchy flesh colored bumps that appear in random places. My doctor tested my liver and kidney functions and those tests came back normal. I use a steroid cream that helps where I apply it, … read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,827 satisfied customers
Dr. Nair, I have had these itchy bumps on my thighs for a
Dr. Nair, I have had these itchy bumps on my thighs for a couple months now. I went to the locks dermatologist a while ago and he just gave me a steroid cream to reduce the itch but it didn't prevent … read more
Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili
Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
MRCP (Dermatology), Dip. Dermatopathology
5,170 satisfied customers
I went to a PCP with an itchy rash on my stomach. PCP
I went to a PCP with an itchy rash on my stomach. PCP prescribed lotion for scabies b/c, although the rash didn't really look like scabies, she couldn't think of what else it could be (no new soaps, l… read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
Itchy tiny red bumps appeared on chest area along both arms
itchy tiny red bumps appeared on chest area along both arms and under arms, down on front thighs minimal and lower leg, right only..what could this be?... no food allergins, organic eater..itchy...… read more
Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili
Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
MRCP (Dermatology), Dip. Dermatopathology
5,170 satisfied customers
Started with little red bumps in right groin very itchy.
started with little red bumps in right groin very itchy. Then its random tiny bumps on wrist upper legs, up back, arms and on sides. Its not patches. More like little mosquito bites here and there. Ex… read more
Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili
Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
MRCP (Dermatology), Dip. Dermatopathology
5,170 satisfied customers
I have developed red bumps that itch like crazy on my
I have developed red bumps that itch like crazy on my stomach, upper thighs, forearms and a few random bumps on my feet, calfs and back. They started out as tiny raised bumps and have developed into s… read more
Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili
Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
MRCP (Dermatology), Dip. Dermatopathology
5,170 satisfied customers
Ok so about a month ago I noticed that I had some small red
Ok so about a month ago I noticed that I had some small red bumps on my thigh that were very itchy and since my brothers cat had flea's I assumed they were flea bites and paid little attention to them… read more
Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili
Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
MRCP (Dermatology), Dip. Dermatopathology
5,170 satisfied customers
How does the acute HIV rash typically last and does it itch?
How long does the acute HIV rash typically last and does it itch? I have a rash (looks like bug bites) that's started on my legs, some on the side of my crotch, and then moved to my back, chest and bu… read more
Dr Owen
Dr Owen
Ob/Gyn Doctor
Doctoral Degree
406 satisfied customers
I have bumps on my stomach and on the creases of my arms
i have bumps on my stomach and on the creases of my arms they started out red and then turn pinkish yellow and get dry skin on them do you know what they are?… read more
Dermadoc
Dermadoc
Consultant Dermatologist
Post-Doctoral Degree
308 satisfied customers
I have itchy, red bumps in random places on my body unknown
I have itchy, red bumps in random places on my body unknown source. They have a small white middle, don't drain any fluid if opened by scratching. I have 2 on my neck, 2 on one arm, 3 on my stomach, 2… read more
Dr. Skinner
Dr. Skinner
Dermatologist
Master's Degree
1,548 satisfied customers
My prevoiu sdoctor said i have contact dermentasist but it
my prevoiu sdoctor said i have contact dermentasist but it was located on my butt n lower back always inner thighs, n right under one of my legs that was two weeks ago he gave me hydroxyzine,prednison… read more
Dr. Skinner
Dr. Skinner
Dermatologist
Master's Degree
1,548 satisfied customers
Ok so here goes..aprox 2 weeks ago my son started getting
ok so here goes..aprox 2 weeks ago my son started getting these very small red bumps on his legs not many to start off with..but the best way to describe them are like what a mosquito bite would look … read more
Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair
Dermatologist
MD (Dermatology, Venereology, Lepro
9,189 satisfied customers
I have itchy red bumps all over my body primarily on my
i have itchy red bumps all over my body primarily on my upper legs my back my stomach and my butt with a few on my arms and under my armpits with some soreness/pain under the armpits as a result. they… read more
Dr. Skinner
Dr. Skinner
Dermatologist
Master's Degree
1,548 satisfied customers
My skin will randomly break out with small red dot-like
My skin will randomly break out with small red dot-like bumps that itch intensely and bleed if I scratch them. This occurs mostly on my arms and legs. At first, I thought flea bites, but our animals d… read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
I have random small itchy bumps on the back side of my hand.
I have random small itchy bumps on the back side of my hand. (4 on one hand & 2 on the other. They started last month, kind of healed, then these new ones popped up. The back side of my hand is pretty… read more
Dr. Davidson
Dr. Davidson
Physician - Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Doctoral Degree
7 satisfied customers
I have always had very small lumps (size of pimples), non
I have always had very small lumps (size of pimples), non colored, on the upper outside of my arms. I am a 35 year old female. It spread to my upper thighs during my recent pregnancy and now they have… read more
Dr. Davidson
Dr. Davidson
Physician - Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Doctoral Degree
7 satisfied customers
My 3yr old son has rough bumps in patches on his legs and
My 3yr old son has rough bumps in patches on his legs and torso. They are not red or itchy. He has not been on any medication. He has the same bumps plus new ones for about a year now. I have been usi… read more
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD
Dr. Hanish Babu, MD
Dermatologist
Master's Degree
544 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x