Q. Why am I getting on and off skin colored itchy bumps?

Answered by
Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 17, 2016 and last reviewed on: Sep 03, 2019

Hi doctor,

For the past few weeks, I am getting skin color bumps (small bubble) all over my legs, hips and sometimes on hands. These are itchy and go away after few hours. Again, the next day they will come in the same spots and go away after some time. In my place, it is peak summer now. Is this summer rash? There is no liquid inside. I do not have fever or pain. Also, I am getting this for the first time now.

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

This looks like acute urticaria.

If the skin colored hives and wheals appear and disappear for a few days, then it is called acute urticaria. If the symptoms persist for more than six weeks, then it is called chronic urticaria.

If these skin colored bumps pain on vertical pressure, then it is called as urticarial vasculitis.

Urticaria is due to allergy to various things. Is there any history of recent fever, burning micturition, medication intake and intake of fish or nuts?

Allergy test is available to find out as to what you may have developed an allergy.

  • I suggest you antihistamine daily for 10-15 days. Also, I suggest tablet Levocetirizine 10 mg twice a day, tablet Ranitidine 150 mg twice a day before meal.
  • Apply calamine lotion or Venusia soft lotion on the body. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent.
  • If there is swelling of the lips or eyes or any difficulty in swallowing, then visit an emergency room immediately.

Revert back with the answer to the above question to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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Thank you doctor,

No, there is no history of any fever or new medication or any kind of food. Is the medication you prescribed just for relief and optional? Will this go away by itself?

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Consult your doctor and get it prescribed for seven days. Take twice a day initially and then once a day for the next seven days.
  • Also, apply lotion whenever the spots appear.
  • If symptoms persist, then you can continue this for another seven days as the term of this allergy is uncertain.

For further doubts consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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