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What are red bumps all over the skin?

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What are red bumps all over the skin ?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 12 months ago.


Thank you for your question. My name is***** and I will do my best to provide a useful input.

Would a photograph(s) of the affected areas be possible at your convenience?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
How can I send them ?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
It keeps on popping up in different places
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No itching just all the marks on skin
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 12 months ago.

Thank you for the photographs. How long have you had these red bumps?

Do they become dry and scaly?

Or do they ooze sticky watery material?

Any other medical problems? If so what medications are you on and since when?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Dry and scalyI've had them for 15-20 days
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 12 months ago.

Thank you for the information - typing out an answer, be back with you shortly.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 12 months ago.

Okay so this looks most like 'Guttate Psoriasis'. 'Small Plaque Psoriasis' would be a second possibility but both are very similar conditions. Guttate Psoriasis is often triggered by a cough/cold or stomach flu two weeks prior to the rash appearing but can occur without this as well. Atypical Pityriasis Rosea would be a third possibility but is least likely. All three conditions are harmless so don't worry on that account.

Guttate Psoriasis responds very well to a 14 day course of Tablet Erythromycin taken as 500 mg three to four times day along with a mid-potent steroid cream such as Mometasone or Fluticasone applied twice a day.Your doctor would need to prescribe these for you. If you cannot see a doctor then you can try mixing 1% Cortizone ointment with Bacitracin ointment in a 1:1 ratio and applying twice a day on the skin lesions and taking Capsule Beta Carotene 30 mg twice a day (after meals). These are available over the counter and can sometimes help.

NOTE: If you have any of these lesions on the palms or soles then you need to see your doctor to have a blood test called VDRL done.

Please feel free to ask if you have any queries.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thanks Lot ! Great help
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 12 months ago.

You're most welcome! Kindly consider rating our interaction positively to enable me to get credit for my work with you. You can continue to follow up even after if required. Thank you.

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