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Itchy skin/bumps/spots

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Hi - having gone my whole life without a skin problem, I have developed an incredibly itchy rash that starts looking like bites (I initially thought I had bedbugs, but haven't), and then over time (and scratching), develop into itchy, scabby raised red bumps, a cm or two big). the doctor tentatively diagnosed scabies, despite me having no contact with anyone with scabies, and I did the cream treatment twice, a week apart. I realise that scabies itching can continue a while, but I am not convinced at all that it is. I have developed new areas of itching since. Anti-histamines help a little during the day, but the itching is worse at night. Looking at images online, it doesn't look like hives. The little spots are tiny, and burst with clear or honey liquid if itched. these then seem to join up to form larger patches of inflammation. The spots are mainly concentrated on legs and arms, with just the odd one on my torso. Nothing yet on face or scalp. Any advice welcome. Many thanks.


Ps - A nurse has suggested that it could be stress - related. I'm going through some major life changes at the moment. Could stress cause an outbreak like this, even though I'm not aware of feeling particularly anxious, and if so, what should I treat it with?

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
Can you attach a picture
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hand

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
It is not stress.

See a dermatologist and have a sample sent to the lab.
It might still be infectious, but contact dermatitis is high on the list.
A form of eczema as well.
Autoimmune diseases can to it.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi - I will make an appointment. I have been a keen swimmer for a number of years (5x a week). Is it possible I've suddenly developed a sensitivity to chlorine?


 


While I wait for apptmt, should I be using any creams?


 


Thanks

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
It is possible.
I would use homeopathic calendula, a little tiny bit on each spot, up to 5 applications.

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