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Itchy Red Bumps on Skin

Raisedred bumps on various parts of the skin can be signs of many different afflictions. These bumps are usually located in one area and in close proximity of each other, similar to a rash. This patch of reddened skin can spread to other places on the body, typically including the face and arms. There are various types of red bumps, some that look like insect bites, others that resemble certain skin diseases. This skin condition is therefore fairly hard to diagnose or find the cause for, simply because the red bumps can look similar to a variety of different 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 contact with various substances such as animal hair and pollen. Sometimes, the body's immune system will react to viruses and harmful bacteria and itchy red bumps will sprout up in different locations on the body. This can be accompanied by other symptoms like breathingissues.

Somecases of itchy red bumps are simply insect bites from insects like fleas or bed bugs. These are distinguished by small red spots in the middle 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 a common affliction in young adults and teenagers. Red, itchy patches on the skin is usually indicative of eczema, a skin disease that is usually hereditary and is more often experienced during winter due to the temperature. Some materials (such as certain types of metal in jewellery), when coming into contact with the skin, can cause localised 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.


Treatmentsfor itchy red bumps on the skin mostly depend on which of the various causes is responsible. Insect bites can usually be treated with topical cream. Allergies are treated with anti-histamines or alternatively allergies and contact dermatitis can be prevented simply by avoiding the substances that cause them. To treat eczema, hydrocortizone cream can be applied to the affected areas of skin to help the skin stay moisturised, minimising the discomfort anditchiness.

Frequentcases of red itchy bumps or irritated patches of skin that return even subsequent to proper treatment should be looked at by a doctor. There may be some underlying cause for the skin condition that may not be obvious to the sufferer. Early diagnosis is also key to quicker relief from treatment.

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