Are itchy red bumps on my body contagious?

Patient

Q: Hi i just went to a doctor about itchy bites appearing in random places all over my body. it all started in the pubic area. I showed him some of the bites and he had wasn't sure what it was because I had no reasoning for them. He prescribed me to loratadine. My main question is, would this be contagious?? I have been stating with my girlfriend the last couple of nights and i'm scared she might get the same thing. Also itching happens most often at night

Symptoms:  itchy bites
Doctor

A:   Such itchy eruptions scattered all over the body are commonly seen in allergic reactions, certain viral Infections or fungal infections. It is important to observe the pattern of skin involvement and the character of the rashes or vesicles before a clinical diagnosis is made. Although, allergies are not contagious, other conditions like viral or fungal infections can be transmitted from one person to the other with close contact. You are advised to follow up with a Dermatologist for further evaluation and management.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi I wanted to see if my symptoms might be caused by a food sensitivity. I have a dry itchy flaky scrap, itchy skin ...

Q: Hello doctor I'm living in a very seasonal allergic pollotion city. Last month, I started getting there infections...

Q: I have been scheduled for a drug allergy challenge involving acetaminophen. The center will not have a physician in ...

Q: Hi There, I am an alcoholic. I have been drinking for years heavily (vodka) and then switched to wine to try to tamp...

Q: I am very allergic to shrimp. When a reaction starts I have a severe headache and am nausated and throw up 6-8 hours

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews