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Small bumps that itch and turn into bigger "blisters" [Pictures]

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by gunz123, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    I think it will depend on what country you are in. In the UK one has to see a GP to get a referral to a specialist unless one is going private (i.e. outside the NHS). In the US I guess you have to pay for every appointment or claim on insurance, so if you need to minimise costs I think it would make sense to go straight to a dermatologist, unless they cost more than GPs! A dermatologist should be familiar with all types of skin problems including bites, I would think.
     
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  2. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    Have you gotten new ones since you first posted? Are symptoms abating or changing?
     
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  3. gunz123

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    Yes I got 3 new ones, one on my chest, forearm, back

    the older ones look the same or maybe slightly improving... could just be me hoping that though lol.

    I've tried putting antifungal cream, hydrocortisone, and anti-biotic....
     
  4. Rcole1

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    Did this end up being scabies?
     
  5. wxl5062

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    The doctors didn't know what it was too...
     
  6. Min

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  7. Forbin

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    I had something very similar this summer. Began with single, small, otherwise invisible bumps that itched intensely, then I would notice an oddly square-shaped bruise a few days later. In my case, I assumed they were spider bites because 1) Due to the heat, I've seen a lot of spiders in the house this summer, and 2) They did go away in a week or two.

    The square-shape of the bruise seems to be caused by scratching in short repetitive strokes with a fingernail. I've learned to put a band-aid on them before I start scratching.

    They all came and went in two or three weeks, again leading me to believe it was some kind of insect.

    The only thing that gives me pause is that they all occurred on just one leg.
     
  8. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

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    From @Min's link:

    If I get flea bites they are usually all on the same leg or arm. I presume that the same flea did them all.

    Also from @Min's link, here are photos of bed bug bites.
     
  9. Forbin

    Forbin Forbin

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    Hi, MeSci,

    Whatever got me, they didn't appear in clusters. I would get just one "bite" every two to three days. They weren't really raised red bumps like those seen in the bed bug photos. I considered that they might have been mosquito bytes, but those are also usually raised and I've virtually never seen a mosquito around here. This was like an itchy bump under the flat surface of the skin. One other odd thing - no sign of a puncture wound as you might expect with mosquito or spider.
     
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    I've had a sometimes very itchy raised patch with a red centre on my upper back for some years. No way is it a bite, been around too long. Seems to heal up for while then recur. No answer or much interest from doc. Another ME mystery symptom it seems!
     
  12. Keevo

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    Hi Gunz123
    I have had the exact same symptoms for 6 weeks. Your photos look the same as mine and the itching is unbearable. I have been to 7 different doctors. Three thought it might be scabies but the others are sure it isn't, but they all have no other ideas what i have. I was tested for staff infection and it's not that. I had a blood test today so i will find out if it's Kidney or Liver but they want to do a biopsy after they get the blood results.
    Can you please tell me if you have identified what it is?
     
  13. Groggy Doggy

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    About 2 months ago I had a rash across the lower part of my face and lips. the bumps turned into blisters and I also got the oozie yellow fluid you describe. my rash would finally disappear and then within a week, it would reappear. each time it came back it was less severe. now i get small red bumps that usually disappear on the same day. my dermatologist thought it was one thing, my rheumatologist something else, and allergist something different. yes, its very itchy.

    i never had a rash like this before. I also wondered if it was related to me/cfs. i hope this is my new last symptom, since i seem to have a plethora of them that have cropped up in the past year.
     
  14. alkt

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    your pictures only show the scratched version but from the look of them it may be midge bites /a small biting fly in england if they are fly bites an anti histamine will speed up the recovery time also greatly reduce swelling and that maddening itch. best of luck.
     
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