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Old 07-16-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: McDonough, GA
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Default I'm getting rising bumps out of nowhere!

Lately I have gotten these bumps out of know where. They are usually on my arm, and around my legs. I think they want to also appear behind my legs, cause it's itchy right now!
If my arm itches, I hardly stratch it and these rising bumps come out of no where... I try not to touch it, but they just come up.

This one picture is where they are on my arm.
It was on my bottom chest, but it went away.

How can I get rid of this? I have a senior portrait coming up. I can't look like this.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:22 PM
 
Location: 35 yrs CO, 3 yrs CT
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Default Maybe Hives ??

Take a look here and see if you find a match

Teen Male Arm (Rash, Growth, or Disease) | skinsight

My guess would be Hives
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:46 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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It maybe an allergic reaction to something too. Since it itches you might want to try benadryl and see if it will help. Call the photographer and find out when make-up pictures are. Schools usually schedule a make-up day for them too.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Canada
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looks like hives to me
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Lately I have gotten these bumps out of know where. They are usually on my arm, and around my legs. I think they want to also appear behind my legs, cause it's itchy right now!
If my arm itches, I hardly stratch it and these rising bumps come out of no where... I try not to touch it, but they just come up.

This one picture is where they are on my arm.
It was on my bottom chest, but it went away.

How can I get rid of this? I have a senior portrait coming up. I can't look like this.

Hi Tiger,

Yes, it does look like hives, especially the way you can make new wheals pop up by scratching.

See here: Urticaria - Hives.

The trick is to identify the cause, which may be difficult. If you are taking a new medication, that would be the first thing on the list, but it could be something you have eaten, and it can be something you have taken or eaten before without any problems. An over the counter antihistamine such as benadryl can help. If benadryl makes you too sleepy in the daytime, try loratidine.

If you are unable to find the cause, and the hives continue, see your doctor.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Did you change clothes soap recently? get a new body wash? a new deodorant or skin lotion or perfume/after shave? new carpet cleaner? Any of these could cause a reaction. Become your own detective and figure out what's new in your environment!
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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Take allergy pills that are the 12-24 hour type. It looks like bites or hives. Inspect for fleas, mites and bedbugs in the places where you sit or sleep.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
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Also, soaking in a cool (not cold, not hot, not tepid) oatmeal bath can soothe some of the existing redness and swelling. A cup of chamomile tea in the evening can help systemically, since chamomile is a very powerful natural antihistimine. I say to drink a cup in the evening because it can make you drowsy.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Lately I have gotten these bumps out of know where. They are usually on my arm, and around my legs. I think they want to also appear behind my legs, cause it's itchy right now!
If my arm itches, I hardly stratch it and these rising bumps come out of no where... I try not to touch it, but they just come up.

This one picture is where they are on my arm.
It was on my bottom chest, but it went away.

How can I get rid of this? I have a senior portrait coming up. I can't look like this.
I agree they look like hives.

Did they all start at once or did it start on your chest area 1st?
I wonder if you went shopping & tried on clothes?

Since it's on your arms/legs, I wonder if you've been outside doing any gardening?

The next question I have is how far are you from the oil spill? A friend sent me a link about plant damage from the chemicals used. This is from a page I found - The oil and the dispersants mixed in the ocean evaporates into the atmosphere and later falls back to earth as acid rain.

I can't find the exact article, but found this
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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hives can be caused by a new chemical added into the city's tap water for sanitation called Chloramine

more info: Chloramine Info Center
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