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ItchyRed Bumps on Skin

Raisedred bumps on various parts of the skin can be signs of many differentafflictions. These bumps are usually located in one area and in closeproximity of each other, similar to a rash. This patch of reddenedskin can spread to other places on the body, typically including theface and arms. There are various types of red bumps, some that looklike insect bites, others that resemble certain skin diseases. Thisskin condition is therefore fairly hard to diagnose or find the causefor, simply because the red bumps can look similar to a variety ofdifferent things.

Causesof Itchy Red Bumps

Generally,an allergic reaction is the most common cause for itchy red bumps which suddenly appear on the skin. Allergies can be caused through contactwith various substances such as animal hair and pollen. Sometimes,the body's immune system will react to viruses and harmful bacteriaand itchy red bumps will sprout up in different locations on thebody. This can be accompanied by other symptoms like breathingissues.

Somecases of itchy red bumps are simply insect bites from insects likefleas or bed bugs. These are distinguished by small red spots in themiddle of the bumps and the density of the bumps is usually very low.Red bumps on the face in adolescents is usually acne; this is acommon affliction in young adults and teenagers. Red, itchy patcheson the skin is usually indicative of eczema, a skin disease that isusually hereditary and is more often experienced during winter due tothe temperature. Some materials (such as certain types of metal injewellery), when coming into contact with the skin, can causelocalised dermatitis that can also show up as red irritated skin.Other causes include secondary symptoms of diseases like psoriasis,shingles, measles, folliculitis and hidradenitis suppurativa.

Treatment

Treatmentsfor itchy red bumps on the skin mostly depend on which of the variouscauses is responsible. Insect bites can usually be treated withtopical cream. Allergies are treated with anti-histamines oralternatively allergies and contact dermatitis can be preventedsimply by avoiding the substances that cause them. To treat eczema,hydrocortizone cream can be applied to the affected areas of skin tohelp the skin stay moisturised, minimising the discomfort anditchiness.

Frequentcases of red itchy bumps or irritated patches of skin that returneven subsequent to proper treatment should be looked at by a doctor.There may be some underlying cause for the skin condition that maynot be obvious to the sufferer. Early diagnosis is also key toquicker relief from treatment.

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