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I was at the doctor for some red bumps on my arms today that…

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Hello doctor! I was at the doctor for some red bumps on my arms today that are itchy if I touch them. I was told they look like bug bites that turned into welts from scratching. But I wasn't told what to do for them, wippnthey just resolve in their own?
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Dr. Chip
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Do you think they're bug bites?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I was by the beach at night a few days ago. One of them started out as a big bite and I scratched at it and it puffed up. Idk what they are. I'm not allergic to anything. They have a small bump in the middle like a mosquito bite would have
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I was told they're not Infectious

No, they aren't infectious

Looks like an allergic dermatitis, possibly bug bites

But nothing at all serious

For now you can use oral benadryl or Claritin and topical Claldryl lotion and they should clear in a couple of days

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Could they just have blown up because I scratched at them?

That's part of it--yes

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok, so I can relax and still be around people. I don't have to quarantine myself lol

No--like I said this isn't an infection and it isn't contagious

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you doctor. So just leave them be, and try not to scratch?

The benadryl or Claritin will help with the itch and leave them be

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you doctor!!

Anytime my friend

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