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I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, i get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, i get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

Lubricate: High doses of marine fish oil and/or coconut oil can help lubricate from the inside, not just outside. Please avoid lotions w/alcohol in them because they are drying. Winter is high season for dry skin. Check with a dermatologist for a diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg. It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg.  It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

Eczema: Could be a condition called eczema. If it bleeds after you scratch it could be psoriasis especially if you notice white scaly skin. Try over the counter cortisone cream to see it helps. If not, you might need to sees dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment setup. ...Read more

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A few months ago,I had athlete's foot.This time its just plain circular patch thats cracked, feels dry,red,& itchy skin (top of foot).Is it different?

A few months ago,I had athlete's foot.This time its just plain circular patch thats cracked, feels dry,red,& itchy skin (top of foot).Is it different?

There are different: rashes with different causes. We won't be able to diagnose you with the available information. You would need history, physical examination and often lab tests to accurate assess this. Take care. ...Read more

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5 yr old son, with black oval spot on leg surrounded by raised itchy skin. He's been playing in woods lately.

5 yr old son, with black oval spot on leg surrounded by raised itchy skin. He's been playing in woods lately.

See physician soon: Based upon your description, I am worried about an infection (i.e. MRSA). Please keep very close eye on the size of the oval and see your physician as soon as reasonably possible. If signs of fever, lethargy or any other concernings issues arise, go to the Emergency Room ASAP. ...Read more

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I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed on that foot?

I have very dry very itchy skin on just one of my feet. It spreads and sometimes there are small bumps. Also my skin will crack and bleed on that foot?

Rash: It's important to have an accurate diagnosis prior to rendering effective treatment. You may have eczema or a fungal infection. One may even need to biopsy to rule out a more serious condition. You should see a Dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy skin with bruising. Leg cramps at night and reflux?

Itchy skin with bruising. Leg cramps at night and reflux?

See your doc: There are many reasons for the "symptoms" you are having. Your doc needs to discuss with your and obtain some labs and see what is going on. ...Read more

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Itchy skin turns into fast spreading rash like bumps when scratched. Both arms and right leg. Do have allergies & asthma. Not on meds for allergies.

Happy to help.: There are a couple of possibilities. First, dermatographism is a condition where scratching or marking the skin causes hives. Second, hives can arise without scratching as well. Antihistamines like Zyrtec/Allegra can help. If this persists, I'd recommend seeing an allergist who can allergy test you and help determine if other conditions are present. ...Read more

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I sometimes vomit about 20-30 minutes after a meal, as well ad dry itchy skin on my stomach, back, and upper leg area, what could it be?

I sometimes vomit about 20-30 minutes after a meal, as well ad dry itchy skin on my stomach, back, and upper leg area, what could it be?

GI Issue: Your complaints may not be related. Rashes are essentailly impossible to diagnose over a computer. The vomitting after meals could be acid reflux disease, or an ulcer like condition. You should see a dr. For both conditions to get a proper evaluation and diagnosis to better treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 10 months ago. Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

Unprotected sex 10 months ago.  Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

HIV: Sounds like you're having some pretty common health annoyances & are worried they're due to HIV. First, the chance of of getting HIV from 1 encounter is very low (1 in 1250 exposures for vaginal penetration). The oral HIV tests are pretty accurate (about 92%) but to be extra sure and give you peace of mind, call your gyn or PCP to get a blood test. It's quick and confidential. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of  non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Doubtful: Hydrocortisone is helpful for itchy or inflamed rashes. We believe that pityriasis is caused by a virus and not inflammatory. I would expect a herald patch to be accompanied by others by now. You should consider that this might be another cause such as eczema or lupus. I would recommend an examination. ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: and sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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Non itchy skin color raised patch no scale over both elbows & knees, all of same duration treated with mild steroid no response. probable diagnosis?

Non itchy skin color raised patch no scale over both elbows & knees, all of same duration treated with mild steroid no response. probable diagnosis?

Difficult to know: A chronic rash is difficult to diagnose without more information about you and visualization of the rash. A Virtual consult may help. With the information given, granuloma annulare comes to mind. Usually there is a central depression within a ring sized flesh colored patch. If stretched, you will likely see smaller papules. They sometimes herald thyroid disease. Low potency steroids fail. ...Read more

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Is their any other tests to get diagnosis for my case after positive ANA test, leukocytosis, sever joint pain and itchy skin patches ?

Is their any other tests to get diagnosis for my case after positive ANA test, leukocytosis, sever joint pain and itchy skin patches ?

Positive ana: There are many other tests that can help confirm a diagnosis. Additional blood tests to determine the exact antibody that is causing the positive ANA should be done. A skin biopsy may be indicated. It is possible that your doctor has already arrived at a diagnosis from your constellation of symptoms. ...Read more

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What medicines can be used for itchy skin?

What medicines can be used for itchy skin?

Creams and pills: you can also consider taking an antihistamine depending on the cause of the itchy skin. Some to consider are benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but this can make you sleepy) or zyrtec instead of claritin. They are all over the counter. Itchy skin may also be due to dryness so try keeping your skin well moisturized as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering from itchy skin?

Dry skin: is the most common cause of itchy skin. Start with a thick moisturizer like aquaphor, or soy based moisturizers, if you are not better in 6 weeks see Derm for work up of chronic pruritus ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: itchy skin?

Xerosis: Often pertains to skin that is dry and needs a topical moisturizer. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more