Q. I am having a sudden onset of little itchy bumps in the body. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Sudhir Kumar N
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 07, 2019

Hello doctor,

So for the past couple of weeks, I have been very itchy and will break out in little bumps. I went to the doctor to find out if it was an allergic reaction or something else but they were not very helpful. They prescribed me Desonide for the breakouts. I have been using it but it has not helped with the itching. I also talked to a pharmacist and she asked if I had ever had experience with eczema and I did when I was a baby, but I thought I had grown out of it. She recommended me taking Claritin for the itching and using a moisturizing lotion and to continue using the Desonide. I have been doing this for a couple of days and I am still itching like crazy. I do not know what else to do.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query. Profuse itching over your body leading to a little red bumps could be an urticaria or an allergic reaction. Since it is from two weeks it can be acute urticaria. Urticaria uaually comes down in 24 - 48 hours to appear in other areas. These can also be called as hives.

Investigations to be done:

Complete blood count along with differential count
IgE (immunoglobulin E).

Differential diagnosis:

Acute urticaria.

Treatment plan:

Anti-pruritic creams like Sarna or Ritch cream. Can use steroid like Mometosone if the itching is persistent over the area.
If there are too much of red bumps and itching is not controlled you can use a low dose oral steroid Prednisone 5 mg for a week along with oral antihistaminics Hydroxyzine 10 mg in the night and Fexofenadine 120 mg in the morning time.

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