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Groups of small itchy spots near knees, elbows, ankles and

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Groups of small itchy spots near knees, elbows, ankles and on face.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Bob :

Hello. Can you upload a picture?

JACUSTOMER-ksser3rs- :

No Do not have means

JACUSTOMER-ksser3rs- :

no no means

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Did you still want help? the other doctor went offline.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I have been given no information

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
Have you taken any medication for this?
Any changes in detergents? Soap? Food? New medications?
Do the spots move around?
ANy other symptoms?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


No other symptons. Spots started on face! But have changed detergent and soap (body) and living in different area. No medication.

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
hi
Thanks for the reply.
most often itchy spots as you describe are from a hypersensitivity or an allergic reaction. You may be having a reaction to a soap, detergent or even to something that you are exposed to in your different area.
The treatment for this is hypoallergenic soaps and detergents (no perfume or dyes) and ORAL diphenhydramine or claritin as needed
If the symptoms persist, then you will need to write down a diary of possible triggers and consult an allergist- they may need to do some skin testing.
But the vast majority of people usually do fine with a short course of antihistamines as mentioned above and changing hygiene practices.

Or course, bug bites (bed bugs) are always a consideration, so if the symptoms persist as well, you may need to look around for these guys

I hope that this helped

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