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I went camping last weekend and two days ago I started

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Hello. I went camping...

Hello. I went camping last weekend and two days ago I started getting bumps all over my legs and yesterday it spread to my arms. They are insanely itchy.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

When the bumps start they are swollen and the next day they are small red bumps. The hot baths seem to make me itch more. A friend suggested baking soda paste (just add water) and that helped cool them but then the itch returned after I took a bath to remove the paste.

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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
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The legs started two days ago and my arm started yesterday
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago

Yes these loo like bites.

What can not be determined.

Chiggers are possible.

They will run their course.

Talk to your doctor who might simply recommend OTC antihistamines such as claritin.

He might give you something stronger such as a prednisone taper, prescription.

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