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    Red bumps on forearms?
    An_267852 posted:

    For the past month I've been plagued with these red bumps appearing on my forearms, stomach, back, butt, and groin. I have been trying to determine the cause of the issue. At first I believed the bumps were bug bites of some sort. I assumed fleas because I have three cats, but they have all been treated for fleas, bathed in flea bath shampoo, and brushed with a flea comb (which turned up nothing), and I'm now fairly certain that the red bumps are not caused by fleas.

    I'm also pretty sure they're not from bed bugs as our mattress is new (a little under a few months old) and we repeatedly wash the bedding.

    At this point, I'm really not sure what's causing these bumps. When they first form they look almost like a pimple or whitehead, but that often disappears after a while to leave just a red, raised bump.

    I'm looking for any suggestions as to what might be the issue. I'm not sure if it's some kind of rash, bug infestation, or what, but if anyone has an idea as to what it could be, I'd appreciate your suggestions. Currently I have about twenty of these red bumps, they're not easy to capture on camera, but I've included a couple pictures. They tend to fade fast, but are really red and painful starting out. The bumps do seem to sometimes get infected after first appearing as well.

    Thanks for your help!

    Here are a couple of photos:

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