Spots raised and dry all over torso

by Matt
(Saint Paul, Mn, USA )

Hi there, Can someone help?

Is this just dry skin? It itches and oil baths help.


Dear Matt,

Thank you for sending in your case.

Based on the information you provided and images of your back, as a qualified therapist I can say that outbreaks of rashes that are itchy, red spots and bumps on the skin are very common and have many different causes.

Itchy skin can be quite irritating and uncomfortable that would make you want to scratch it. Itchy skin is usually caused by dry skin and tends to become drier with age. Depending on the cause of your itchy skin, it may appear normal at first, however with repeated scratching it causes raised red bumps which may bleed or even become infected. In such cases self-care measurements should be in place in order to help relieve itchy skin. To do so you are required to protect your skin from excessive damage.

We come into contact with many potential allergens every day therefore, using the right set of skincare is highly important. This may include choosing and using creams and lotions that are rich in moisture, my best suggestion in such cases would be choosing a recommended over the counter product which do not contain alcohol or fragrance to prevent dryness. Another way of cooling he skin would be using mild bath soaps and laundry detergent that won't irritate the skin and taking a bath in cool water.

Though finding the cause of itching and treating underlying skin disease is the first step it would be better to contact your GP or skin specialist such as a dermatologist if the symptoms persist for longer than 2 weeks and is affecting your daily routine and sleeping pattern.

I hope this has helped and if you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kindest Regards


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CoLaz, Hounslow

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