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    Jan 3, 2008, 11:11 PM
    Tiny red bumps on upper under arms, elbows, hands
    I have had these tiny little red bumps, not pimples, with no puss or under material. They are just little raised bumps that itch like crazy. I have them on my underarms, near my armpit, elbow joints(front and back), and my hands. I am just curious as to what this is? If anyone has any info on what it might be or answers, please let me know.
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    Jan 3, 2008, 11:30 PM
    You could be allergic to your laundry detergent or shower soap? But if you haven't changed boxes/bottles/bars recently then I don't know.
    I'd go to the doctor - especially if anything else is going on.
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    Jan 4, 2008, 06:57 AM
    It does indeed look like an allergic reaction of sorts. Have you recently changed laundry detergent, shower soap, or possibly fabric softener?
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    Jan 4, 2008, 10:05 AM
    It sort of looks like a contact dermatitis that you have scratched into prominence. Maybe you are allergic to something like a cat or wool?

    If I were you, I would first change the soaps I use, from the soap I shower with to the detergent I wash my sheets with. I would stop scratching! I would always wear clean clothes. If you have pets, don't allow them on your bed! Animal dander is very itchy to many people.

    If no improvement in a couple of weeks, see a dermatologist!
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    May 14, 2010, 05:47 PM
    I also have small bumps on my arms. I think I had it my whole life but really noticed them in high school. I don't know what they are but doubt that they are an allergic reaction since I tried many different detergents.
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    Sep 23, 2010, 04:30 PM
    I have these tiny bumps that scattered all over my body it started on my hands,chest,breast, legs , stomach and my back ,they are very itchy I try not itch them but if I do it burns I don't know what they are please help?
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    Nov 27, 2010, 04:22 PM
    I have the same thing right now. But mine started on my butt and inner thigh now it can be found on my elbows and knees and inner arms. It itches like crazy. I have tried benadryl, I have tried Centirzine (antihistamine 10mg) I have tried various itching relief creams.. Nothing works. It has been three weeks now and since I don't have insurance I can't go to the doctor.
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    Jun 6, 2011, 04:48 AM
    I have the same irritation on my arms. But it seems to be at its worse when I walk into my work. When we wash dishes or clean the tables, there's this substance containers, they are filled with this special sanitizer. I've worked here for a year and a half. And this is my second time getting a reaction from my work place. The other day, I just walked in there to talk, and instantly I got a reaction. Please help
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    Apr 9, 2012, 01:23 AM
    It's called keratosis pilaris. An overproduction of keratin. There is no cure, just moisturize and use a gentle scrub with salicylic acid.I suffer from it myself :-/ it sucks

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