Q. Can allergic reaction cause bumps on face, neck and fingers?

Answered by
Dr. Rabia
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Feb 27, 2019

Hi doctor,

Yesterday, I woke up with bumps on my face and neck. It started off small and it was really itchy, so I itched the bumps and they started to get bigger. I washed my hands after and got some cream to stop it from itching. Later on, more bumps started to appear after itching my self and it’s on my fingers and the back of my neck, and I have no idea what I have and it’s hard to find treatments without knowing what it is. I do have a feeling it is an allergic reaction, since I ate a whole packet of sweets and it had a weird texture to it.

Dr. Rabia



Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is urticaria and you are right it is an allergic reaction. Urticaria can be due to drugs, any food material to which your body is allergic. You have to keenly observe and note the things that can flare it up or cause it. Do not worry. You will get better with proper treatment and medication.

Differential diagnosis:


Probable diagnosis:


Treatment plan:

Apply Betamethasone propionate lotion, mix with Calamine lotion BD over the lesions. Take antihistamine BD like Loratidine 20 mg. Avoid things that flare it up. Do not eat food from outside the home.

Preventive measures:

Maintain hygiene of area, wash with soap and water, avoid using Dettol and other irritants.

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