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Old 10-05-2003, 03:32 PM   #1
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Post hives? chigers? rash?

I am 18 year old college freshman, and for the past 3 weeks or so I have been getting a strange rash on my upper arms and chest mostly. The area will start to itch all of a sudden and as I itch it little red bumps will appear, along with some big bumps which look like ordinary mosquito bites. Using moisturizer helps a little, and after about 20 min. or so the rash slowly disappears. but it somehow always manages to return! i have washed my sheets and clothes many times and that seemed to help a little bit. does anyone have any clue what this wierd rash is?

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Old 10-05-2003, 10:13 PM   #2
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Hello LiSa42069.
Just a few questions first. Is there anything you may be doing different? Like are you using a new knid of perfume you haven't used before? Are you using a new knid of laundry detergent? Does it happen when you get hot. Are you eating anything different that you don't normally eat all the time? Are you using a new kind of deordent that you haven't used before? Just try and think of what you might be doing or have done different
in the past 3 weeks that might have caused this to happen. I will try to help you as best I can. Let me know ok?

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Old 10-08-2003, 02:56 PM   #3
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I have the same problem; itchy skin and red bumps on my legs, arms and neck. My husband was worried so he took me to the ER and they said I must be allergic to something but they didn't know what. I have not used any new products or foods. What do you think could be causing this?

Old 10-09-2003, 04:24 AM   #4
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Hi, I've had a similar problem. It started when I moved to a new house- I would get these red bites usually on my legs that look like mosquito bites and this would occur during the night. Some nights I would get arnd 5 or 6 bites, while other nights i wouldn't get any. this would happen at least once a week and has been happening over a period of 3 months.
I have been given advice that it is probably fleas or some sort of bug that is biting me. However everything is very clean and we don't have animals.

I have sprayed my mattress with insect spray and also in and outside the house. So far (only a few days)- I have not gotten any red spots since doing this. It's REALLY weird and annoying that i get these bites. However mine don't disappear like yours do- they take abt 4-5 days to heal. Does anyone else have any suggestions?

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