I'm a 17 year old female and I have a numerous amount of bumps all over my body. The bumps basically appeared over night. They are little, red, itchy bumps that are on my legs, thighs, stomach, back, chest, and there are some on my arms. Yesterday [Friday] I remember my back occasionally itching, but nothing that bothered me. When I woke up this morning, I noticed bumps on my thighs. Then when I went to take a shower, I noticed them everywhere. They're all now very itchy, and they seem to be spreading. I don't think it may be a bites from a but because I've washed my sheets recently, but I'm washing them again just in case. I'm not sexually active. I'm not allergic to anything (just regular seasonal allergies, but they've never made my skin like this), and my pets do not have fleas, tics, etc. What might it be? Should I go see a doctor or just wait it out for a little while? Thank you.
TeenHealthFX thinks that it is important for you to meet with a medical health professional as soon as possible – either your primary care physician, adolescent medicine specialist, or a dermatologist (a skin health specialist). There are many possibilities of what may be causing these itchy bumps all over your body and without being able to conduct a full medication evaluation, FX would not be able to give you any kind of accurate diagnosis as to what the causing factor(s) are and what treatment is necessary.
The following are some of the possibilities as to what could be causing these bumps:
Again, with all the possibilities of what could be causing your itchy, red bumps, FX cannot possibly give you an accurate diagnosis online. So please seek the care of a doctor as soon as possible so you can find out the cause of your bumps and receive treatment that will ease you of your symptoms.
If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-6475 for an appointment or Girl’s Street – A Young Woman’s Health Program – at 908.522.2555. You can also contact your local teen health center or your insurance company for a list of in-network primary care physicians and/or dermatologists.