People of every age may experience itchy bumps all over their body. This is a condition that often afflicts teenagers, but some adults may suffer it as well. Stress, diseases and the environment may be causes for these bumps. Some things are easily treatable while others may take medical intervention. Our article will help you understand potential causes and treatments for your itchy bumps.
Urticaria, or hives as it is commonly known, is a skin condition that may lead to itchy bumps all over the body. These may develop due to allergies, animal stings, plant poisons, pollution or stress. These bumps can exist anywhere on the body, and they will normally radiate from a central location to cover the whole body. Hives may appear as small, raised red bumps or cover an area in a plateau of raised skin. Each person may experience them differently. Hives may last for a couple hours to a couple weeks if the cause of the hives is left untreated.
It is important to understand the root cause of your symptoms that you are experiencing. For people who have allergies, antihistamines may be beneficial. Animal stings and plant poisons may simply require time for your body to sort out the chemicals. Removing yourself from pollution and visiting nature may help reduce the presence of hives. Stress can come in a variety of forms and should be avoided if at all possible.
2. Heat Rash
Miliaria, often called heat rash, is caused by sweat that has been trapped in the sweat ducts of the skin. These rashes may be very small and appear to be small red pinpricks. If left untreated, the entire area can turn red and the rashes may turn to blisters. It is most commonly seen in young children as their glands are not fully developed. Hair follicles may be clogged and display similar symptoms.
The best way to prevent future heat rash is to avoid sweating if possible. For people who live in hot climates or work an active job, drinking water and taking rest breaks will help. For people who are currently affected, lotions and oils may help to soothe the skin. If you have taken action to treat your heat rash at home, but the condition is increasing in severity, then speak with a medical professional for treatment.
3. Pityriasis Rosea
A skin rash that survives between one to three months, Pityriasis Rosea, is an uncomfortable skin rash caused by a viral infection. Upper respiratory tract infections are present in the majority of people who are affected by this disease. Oval rashes, by the name of “Herald Patches”, will appear before any other rashes are present. They look similar to circular fungal infections, but are normally less obvious and severe. Other rashes will grow from these central points.
This virus will end its life cycle in your body within three months. Antihistamines and anti-itch cream may be beneficial to support healing and prevent scratching. Using unscented lotions and natural oils may help to reduce itching. It is possible that sunlight will help to diminish the symptoms of the viral infection. It is important to note that this virus is infectious and can be spread to other people.
A parasitic infection of a mite by the name of Sarcoptes scabiei is responsible for scabies. The mite burrows into the skin of its host and causes itchy skin rashes. Female will lay their eggs in the skin, which hatch in about ten days. The life cycle of an individual mite is about a month. Scabies may appear as red bumps or burrow tracts. They normally live in genital regions and the inner edges of the joints.
Scabies in infectious and are passed through direct skin contact. It is most commonly transmitted as a sexual transmitted infection. Towels, bedding and clothes may also transfer mites. The two main treatments for scabies are Permethtrin and Ivermectin. When treating your body for scabies, you should also treat the fabrics of your household by washing and drying them.
Cimex lectularius, commonly known as bed bugs, are known to cause bug bites, skin rashes and carry diseases. These bugs live in fabrics and feed on their hosts during the sleeping hours. Bedbug bites may manifest themselves as red bumps around a centimeter in diameter, amorphous red rashes, or they may have no visible effects.
Antihistamines and corticosteroids may be beneficial to prevent itching. However, the only way to rid your home of an infestation is to target the destroy the bugs and their eggs. Pesticides may need to be used for a successful extermination. Clothing, bedding and towels will need to be washed and dried. Mattresses may need to be wrapped in plastic to prevent the bugs from making a home.
People with animals may noticed that fleas may be present on their bodies. Flea bites often develop a small, red pinpricks. If you are bitten by fleas, then you animals are suffering from a major infection. Fleas may live in carpets, bedding or on your animals.
Flea treatment will protect your pets from fleas. Fleas may not be able to get enough nutrients from the human body to successfully reproduce. Powders may be used on floors and fabrics to eradicate or remove fleas. Prevention is the best way to stop an infestation. Using monthly medication or collars on your animals will help to prevent fleas from entering your home.