So I've been having this issue with my skin the past 3-4 weeks. I live in Brooklyn, and recently I've been waking up with itchy bumps on random parts of my skin. They would show up as red marks and would appear in patches on my stomach, arms, hands, and legs. I've been living in my apartment for about 6 months now and this problem has just turned up.
At first I thought it might be bed bugs. I checked my mattress, had my room professionally sprayed, washed my clothes, and did every trick in the book. I thought that took care of it. Then a few days ago, I began itching and seeing red marks again. It is getting really annoying.
I'm wondering if it has to do with my laundry detergent. I usually use All Free Clear, which is recommended for sensitive skin. About a month ago I used something else, like Tide or something. Then I got another hypoallergenic detergent (but not All). But the problem still hasn't gone away.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.