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    Stress bumps?

    Is there such a thing, yet another anxiety symptom?
    I have small raised white pimple size bumps on my neck, chest and shoulder area that become itchy, then hot, then turn red and finally into a rash. They seem to heal over a few days then more come back!
    Anyone else had these?

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    Re: Stress bumps?

    I get very small hard lumps on my face which I think are called milia, but I don't get them on my chest/neck area. Have you ruled out an allergic reaction/sensitivity to something you've just started using? Soap, shower gel, washing powder?

    I have troublesome skin but generally on my chest/neck/shoulders it's skin tags or spots and my chest is permanently discoloured (reddish/patchy looking).

    My first point of call would be sensitivity to something.

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    Re: Stress bumps?

    Thank you for replying catkins, I do appreciate your advice. I was wondering about milia too.
    I haven't changed anything I use except for soap which was well over a week ago now. I immediately stopped using it and went back to my faithful.
    Washing powder, no. Diet change, no. Exposure to sun, no. Anxiety, yes. That's why I thought it might be a nervous reaction.

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    Re: Stress bumps?

    To be honest it wouldn't surprise me if it was anxiety. It does like to throw a curve ball in now and again.

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    Re: Stress bumps?

    Can you try anti histamines like loratadine? particularly as they are itchy?

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    Re: Stress bumps?

    Thanks, I'll have a look at that Pulisa.

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    Re: Stress bumps?

    Was going to suggest the same as P! If it is an allergic reaction, a histamine would clear it right up.

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    Re: Stress bumps?

    Thanks for answering glassgirlw.

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