Q. What are these red itchy bumps on my face and arms?

Answered by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 17, 2016 and last reviewed on: Mar 04, 2020

Hi doctor,

I have been having red itchy bumps on my face and arms for the past three weeks. I was given Fluocinonide, Hydrocortisone and Hydroxyzine by my doctor and dermatologist. The medications have not been helping at all. Please help.



Welcome to

I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and written descriptions.

It looks like papular urticaria or urticarial vasculitis or polymorphic light eruptions (PMLE).

You can try 0.1 % Mometasone cream twice daily over arms and Fluticasone 0.05 % cream once daily over face along with tablet Monteder-L (combination of Montelukast and Levocetirizine) once daily for five days.

If your bumps did not disappear in five days then go for skin biopsy to rule out urticarial vasculitis and PMLE.

You really need regular follow up to dermatologist if your lesions does not subside.

For further information consult a dermatologist online -->

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
What are these red, non-itchy bumps, which started after a mosquito bite?

I suggest you to use Lacto Calamine lotion local application twice daily and one tablet Levocetirizine once daily for five days ... I suggest you to stop the application of Steroid immediately and just continue Lacto Calamine...   Read full

How to Select a Sunscreen?

Types of Sunscreen: Sunscreen agents are classified as either chemical sunscreen, which absorb light or physical sunscreen, which refle...   Read full

What can be done to manage itchy red dots due to bug bites?

The condition seems to be papular urticaria, which is due to an allergic reaction to an insect bite, fleas or bed bugs ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Sexual Problems and Depression
Depression is one of the commonest psychiatric problems in the general population. About 10 % of men and more than doubl...  Read more»
Holiday Season During the Pandemic
Most of us wonder if there is a way to celebrate the holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic safely. Here are some i...  Read more»
Skin Care Tips To Win Over Winter
This article discusses a few tips to manage and protect your skin during winter.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.