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My husband has little red bumps on his upper torso and now

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My husband has little red bumps on his upper torso and now his legs. They do not itch and are not swolen or like measles or chicken pox. I do not have any of these so we are wondering if he has gotten into something he is allergic to. I know this is not very descriptive but they seem to be spreading. Any ideas?


This can be the symptom of varied causes. If he thinks that this may be an "allergic" reaction to something he ate or had been in exposed to, he may try taking an OTC Antihistamine/allergy medicine such as Benedryl to see if this helps. You may also try a topical antihistamine as well (you can ask your pharmacist for help).

I would also suggest that he see his primary care physician when possible, as this can sometimes be internal, related to the nervous system, virus, and/or other skin related conditions which may need medical attention. If he experiences any further signs of the bumps increasing, spreading, itching, drainage, fever or any signs of infection, I would suggest that he go to the ER for further evaluation and treatment as necessary, if unable to see his MD.

I wish you and your husband the very best!

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank You,


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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Thank you so much for your help - all good ideas- this is just a strange thing.
Good Luck, Thank You!