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is itchy rash a symptom of eczema

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can't say for sure: The most common reason for a localized outbreak on the skin is a contact reaction to some trigger agent. This could be liquid/solid/metal/plant/etc. I ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoidance: The best approach is to find out what the cause is then avoid or treat it. This is not typical for eczema. See a dermatologist
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: What you have is a skin rash which may sometimes be loosely called eczema by some. The potential causes range from a contact allergy , fungal infectio ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: If over-the-counter steroid creams don't work, see your family doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Its possible.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of things: Rashes are nearly impossible to diagnose correctly without seeing them, especially with so little information. Is it light or dark? Raised, flat, or ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Itchy Rash: From what you describe this may indeed be eczema. I would try you usual treatments, if they don't work then see you doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Cant tell: Eczema is itchy, so it unclear what you are calling eczema.Ot could. E psoriasis or keratosis pillars. It is treatable. Localized psoriasis will respo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Try antifungal: This can represent common "jock itch" caused by a fungus. The mylocort is unlikely to help. You may be able to find an anti-fungal spray called micona ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to know: Rashes often relate to transient issues like illness/allergy/contact with agents. Eczema also goes through variations in intensity & location. A v ... Read More
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