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Small itchy bumps can be caused by such things as stress resulting in hives, allergies, or from bug bites. This is a guide about mystery itchy bumps on face.


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September 14, 2007

I'm searching for a solution to something I think is kind of odd.
Almost every single day, I will randomly get a small itchy bump on my face. Pretty much like a bug bite. Either this bug is completely microscopic or this is just something my skin is doing. Anyone know? Do I have FLEAS?! I would think that if something is on my face getting ready to bite me, I would be able to see it. These bumps just magically appear it seems like. I don't change soaps, I DO have animals, and I bathe regularly. Any idea on what is causing this? Thanks!


Amber from Colorado

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September 15, 20070 found this helpful
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Change your laundry detergent to All Free and Clear or some other allergen sensitive formula. Wash your linens and PJs on the hottest possible temp and use your dryer to dry. Do not use dryer sheets or softeners. Also, encase your mattress and pillows in high quality allergen covers. If that is not the solution I can only think of using an anti fungal cream.

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September 17, 20070 found this helpful
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This sounds like what I struggled to deal with for many years. I got a kind of "hive" that actually was in response to things that I'd eaten or just a "allergic" response to something unknown. I took allergy medicine (Zyrtec) but have had more luck with a very low dose of monocycline. I've finally got it under control! Talk to your family doctor. This is the same treatment for Roscea.

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful
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I hope it is not true for you, but that is how my Rosacea started. Have you been under any unusual stress lately? Stress triggers it. If you find out it is Rosacea, this is a great rescource I went through years of medical trial and error, the only thing that keeps is cleared up for me is Oil of Olay Total Effects 7X.

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February 13, 20100 found this helpful
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I get these, too! I am a clean person and unfortunately, several months ago, a neighbor's child spent the night but they had bedbugs! I started experiencing what I thought were mosquito bites every night on my back and front torso, then I figured maybe they were hives. Then a huge one appeared on my hand and thought a spider bite.

After searching the web, I realized they were bedbugs! It took months to get rid of them because they're hard to find/see if you don't know what you're looking for (they only come out at dawn, feed and hid back in wood, panels, bed frames, etc). I threw out beds, mattresses and exterminator did an excellent job (several treatments) but I have been paranoid whenever I find a "hive" on me!

I recently have been going through a lot of stress and came down with 2 hives on my face and almost forgot I used to get these time to time with stress, but since I just came down with them a few days ago, I became so paranoid and starting checking my sofa, beds, etc. I hope these are just "stress hives". One went down tremendously since last night (bed bug bites don't tend to do that just over night). Reading all of these comments made me recall that I used to suffer from stress hives off and on so I feel a little better at ease! :-)

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December 26, 20160 found this helpful
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You might have a dairy allergy! It would probably be a good idea to get an alergy test done. Sometimes your body can become allergic to something it wasnt before

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March 6, 20170 found this helpful
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It is hives. Sometimes chronic urticaria is to blame. I've had it all my life since I was a child. Dermatologists usually won't be able to pin point what the specific cause is unless it is an obvious food allergy.

Narrowing it down is nearly impossible since stress can bring it on as well. I have them daily upon waking and randomly throughout the day. I'm dairy free, organic, raw, vegan now for 3 years. It has not stopped the hives.

I use a sprayable Benadryl every morning to combat the swelling and itch. I have an autoimmune disease since 2005. The hives aren't from the disease.

Witch Hazel astringent soothes the deep painful ones. Sorry but there is no cure. And one day they may just disappear.

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July 2, 20110 found this helpful

I have been to the Dr. twice and I think they just don't know so they just make their best guess sound convincing. The 'bites' are random. It may come after washing my face, it may come while sleeping, or even in the middle of the day while at the office. They go away after a day or 2 but then new 1s pop up. I almost don't want to leave the house anymore!

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August 21, 20110 found this helpful

I have the same annoying bumps! I've gone months with none then out of no where they appear. I have five right now, since Friday! Always around the jaw line, where my beard would be if I grew one. Dermatologist- gives me protopic ointment but I don't think it helps. I have to let them run there course, itch crazily! Where are the answers here?

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June 8, 20150 found this helpful

Started years ago right before my periods. How I always knew when I was gonna start lol now is random every or a few times a week think it must be stress related cause I'm a women and I do not shave not sure what idiot came up with that but mine always go away quickly (normally) also almost always around mouth cheek and chin area, got two today first one is gone already. Mine usually last 1 hr to a couple hrs rarely any longer.

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September 16, 20160 found this helpful

This is exactly what's going on with me!

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