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Arms Face Head Are Itchy Cancer
I have red spots that occasionally show up on my arms and sometimes are itchy they usually come and go. I'm wondering if they could be skin cancer?
Unlikely: Skin cancer usually is a slow growing lesion which doesn't go away on it's own. Precancerous lesions such as actinic keratoses can go away if you use enough sun protection. Rashes also commonly can come and go. I recommend seeing a dermatologist when you have an active lesion for an evaluation and potential skin biopsy. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
If skin is burned it can also be itchy right? I have small red blisters only on my arms, could it be skin cancer?? I stay out of the sun just in case
See a doctor:
You should see your doctor to be sure. Blisters on the arm could occur from a severe sunburn. If so, these should resolve as the burn heals.
Scaly, red areas over the arms can be actinic keratosis, a pre-cancerous condition.
However, there are many things, including infections, that can cause red blisters, so it is best to see either your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
White/brown scab non itchy on my head half the size of parm of my hand, growing slowly and numbish. What is it? Someone said cancer?
Follow-Up: Please follow-up with your doctor for an evaluation. You may require a biopsy to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more
I am a type 1 diabetic. For a couple of weeks I've been really itchy mostly on my arms and my scalp. My head feels like its on fire! ?
Not shingles: See a dermatologist. Bring with you every cream & soap, every med & vitamin & pill. ...Read more
Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?
Generalized pruritus: Pruritus, or itch, is defined as an unpleasant sensation that provokes the desire to scratch. Certain systemic diseases have long been known to cause pruritus that ranges in intensity from a mild annoyance to an intractable, disabling condition. Generalized pruritus:renal pruritus, cholestatic pruritus, hematologic pruritus, endocrine pruritus, pruritus related to malignancy, and idiopathic. ...Read more
I've suddenly broken out in red, itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back and head - what's going on?
Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
All of a sudden I've brocken out in red itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back & head. Possible causes?
Get it evaluated: It is impossible to answer without be able to see the rash. Let your primary care doctor or a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more
Ultrasound done. Not cancer. Looks like vessel clog. Lump under skin under penis head. Itchy only after masturbation. No pain. What could it be?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Itchy red blotches started on arms. Spread to neck, head, body, and legs. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) did not help. Difficulty sleeping. Ideas to help or what could be?
Burning tingling head, cold numb feeling in arms feet and hands. Neck is also hot and head itchy. These symptoms for 4 days along with ringing ears?
Fore arm, between point finger and middlefinger and also fore head I've been a little itchy in those spots. I have anxiety. Could this be the cause?
2wks ago I had 4painful/itchy bumps on my r/arm 3days later they came to a head -white pus-an popped. Now I got 1 on other arm and right buttocks help?
Itchy and tingly feeling in neck, arm&hand. Neck stiffness and shoulder pain and headache, tingling&burning in face &head on same side. What it could be?
Residuals of dentals:
So sorry you're feeling this way. From your conditions listed certainly it would appear that your symptoms should have something to do with the dental problems you were having. Has that tooth been since extracted? Have you spoken with the dentist or oral surgeon about your current status? If you'd like to look me up at:
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we can speak in more depth. ...Read more
Hi, lately ive had itchy arms and an itchy face. My skin doesn't seem to be abnormal or even dry. I'm not using any new soaps so I don't understand.
Itch with no rash: Generally itchy skin without any rash or fungal infection relates to dry or irritated skin. Many irritants are encountered in our environment and these may include fragrances, preservatives or plant extracts in the products we use. Irritant or allergen induced itching will eventually rash. If not the above, then blood tests are done to rule out an underlying condition ...Read more
Hi. Why does my skin feel so itchy when I'm tired. Mainly arms and face, feels like it's on fire?
Tiny bumps like goose bumps shaped and look like goose bumps but instead they are scattered out they are on face and arms and itchy not red?
Keratosis pilaris: Prob KP. Common benign skin condition on exts and face. See Derm to confirm and treat. ...Read more
Itchy rash: Many possibilities for itchy rashes: eczema, allergic reaction to foods or medications, hives, viral rash, scabies, and many others. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. If you have hives (urticaria) and any itchiness or swelling of lips, tongue or throat or any difficulty breathing, get to er right away. ...Read more
Red itchy bumpy rash stared on neck spreading down back and middle of arms now on face burning up?
Hi, I just recently moved to my new home. I've been getting small bumps on my arms, one in face, and neck also on buttocks. I am itchy all over. Help..
Bedbugs vs lice vs?: Perhaps you're describing bedbugs (http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/bedbugs-infestation) or lice (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/lice/basics/definition/con-20021627) infestation. See your FamilyDoc or find new one. And consider calling exterminator. ...Read more
Hive or bite? Itchy red lesions on arms, face or chest seem to have center, but only occur on or after weekend (at home), so maybe food allergy?
For the past week, I've had a severe itching over my face, arms and groin, now the front part of my foreskin is swollen and its very itchy, HELP!
My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?
Possibly: Contact allergies can occur when an allergen is in contact with the skin. Body washes, detergents, perfumes/colognes, cosmetics, metals, etc., can all cause contact reactions. The requirement is that the allergen must be in direct contact with the skin. It is rare for these allergies to affect the entire body. In your case, I'm more concerned about an underlying virus or environmental allergy. ...Read more
Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?
Xerosis: Xerosis or dryness of the skin can have multiple causes including vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and take a multivitamin supplement with vitamin a, biotin and zinc. Also, follow up with an endocrinologist to make sure you don't need thyroid hormone supplement. Moisturizer with aveeno (oatmeal) or other sensitive skin moisturizer. ...Read more