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Started using new under eye concealer 3 days ago. Burning, itching skin under eyes and under brow line. Swollen and red. Small bumps. No allergies.

Started using new under eye concealer 3 days ago. Burning, itching skin under eyes and under brow line. Swollen and red. Small bumps. No allergies.

Contact allergy: A 3-day lapse in onset is compatible with an allergic contact skin reaction. However one cannot rule out entirely an irritant reaction from repetitive exposure to a mild irritant in the eye concealer. Try OTC hydrocortisone cream for a few days and see if this helps. ...Read more

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An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Feet are blistering athete feet like, burning and itchin blister are pop-up under the skin burning swellin, uncontrolable itching.

Well,: Well, you so seem to be describing athlete's foot, a topical fungal infection, although there are other skin disorders that could also cause itching and blistering, like contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction from something like a dye in a new sock, etc.). Usually fungal infections have a characteristic fungal odor, whereas contact dermatitis doesn't.

If you're absolutely miserable, go see a dermatologist or podiatrist right away. But if you'd like to try something yourself first, you can try applying an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream like lamisil, lotrimin or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2-3 times a day and see if it improves. If it doesn't get noticeably better in a day or two, you need to see a doctor.

Regardless of what it might be, and as hard as this advice might be to follow, it's very important to not scratch! scratching will only inflame the area and in the case of fungal infections, will only cause it to spread (and put fungal spores under your fingernails).

If you do see an improvement in a day or two, it most certainly is a fungal infection. Fungal spores live for 30 days, so just because it clears up in a couple of days doesn't mean you should stop using the fungicidal cream. You should keep using the cream for at least 30 days to prevent recurrence.

Hope this helps. Don't scratch, and good luck! ...Read more

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Been having an intense burning sensation within the middle of my spine, normally worsened by sitting up or standing, the skin also itches, what is this?

Been having an intense burning sensation within the middle of my spine, normally worsened by sitting up or standing, the skin also itches, what is this?

That is a very: Non-specific complaint -- not referable to any one particular cause. If it is persisting, recommendation is to go discuss with you primary care doctor, and get a physical examination to ensure all is okay. ...Read more

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I have a hard pea size lump under the skin on the right side of my libia. You can't see it, but you can feel it. It itches sometimes and gets irritated as well.

I have a hard pea size lump under the skin on the right side of my libia. You can't see it, but you can feel it. It itches sometimes and gets irritated as well.

Bartholin's gland: You may be describing Bartholin's gland or cyst. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bartholin-cyst/basics/definition/con-20026333. Then go see your Family Doc, GYN, Planned Parenthood or local health department for diagnosis. Warm compresses are a good starting point if they recur. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?

I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?

?? Hives??: Sounds like hives with possibly some angioedema (swelling within the dermis). Also known as urticaria. Try a simple antihistamine to see if this helps, if not, you should have someone look at the rash since this isn't the place to diagnose a rash. Needs to be visualized. ...Read more

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Hi! I have an lump under the skin on my leg which itches when I'm hot. What could this be? Is it dangerous? Thanks!

Hi! I have an lump under the skin on my leg which itches when I'm hot. What could this be? Is it dangerous? Thanks!

Lipoma: Lipomas are soft lumps that feel like little nodules of fat and occur under the skin. They usually move and don't usually hurt. They don't go away and are nothing to worry about. If the lump is tender or warm or draining then get it looked at. You should have this looked at to make sure that is what this is. There are other things it could be. ...Read more

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Rash. Lower leg. Started as small knot under the skin/ turned into 3 pinkish bumps. Itches. Haven't scratched. Now 6 inch area. Skin looks very burned?

Rash. Lower leg. Started as small knot under the skin/ turned into 3 pinkish bumps. Itches. Haven't scratched. Now 6 inch area. Skin looks very burned?

Rash: This may have been an insect bite with an allergic response or an area of contact dermatitis from something that touched your skin. Apply cortisone cream, but if redness spreads and burning persists, an infection of the skin (cellulitis) may be present and requires antibiotic treatment (pills and cream). Your physician will advise you. ...Read more

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Old abrasion turned into a discolored scar that looks wrong and sometimes itches. Could it be an under the skin infection?

Old abrasion turned into a discolored scar that looks wrong and sometimes itches. Could it be an under the skin infection?

Unlikely: While it is conceivable to have an infection, it's very unlikely. In all likelihood, your scar is irritated and is changing colors do to that irritation. A trial of something like vaseline over the top of the scar for a week or two and trying to scratch it, will make a big difference. If you have further questions please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Burning sensation under skin on hands itches bones hurt like injured when nothing happened. Very painful. Adult male. Takes no meds?

Burning sensation under skin on hands itches bones hurt like injured when nothing happened. Very painful. Adult male. Takes no meds?

Depends on the: Location on your hand, but without any trauma the "burning sensation" sounds like neuropathy. Neuropathic pain can come from a viral infection (herpes zoster/shingles), nerve entrapment (like carpal tunnel syndrome especially if accompanied with muscle weakness), and certain neuromuscular diseases. Please see a professional healthcare provider for proper exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity (also called hypersensitivity reaction) refers to undesirable reactions produced by the normal immune system, including allergies and autoimmunity. These reactions may be damaging, uncomfortable, or occasionally fatal. Hypersensitivity reactions require a pre-sensitized (immune) state of the host. Causes include foods, meds, infections, systemic diseases and others. ...Read more

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My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

An: An itchy rash with raised red bumps can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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2 bites on right calf, small white blisters I the center, red and swollen around the blisters. Hard knot under the skin. Itches. No fever.

2 bites on right calf, small white blisters I the center, red and swollen around the blisters. Hard knot under the skin. Itches. No fever.

Fire ant bites: Most likely fire ant bites, they will go away without treatment in several days. The white center is not an indication of infection, so it is best not to break the blister. Just put a bandage over them to keep your little one from scratching. An over the counter antihistamine like Diphenhydramine (benadryl) will likely help the itching along with a cool compress. ...Read more

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I have a lump about 1 inch in diameter on the side of my foot. It is under the skin, and it itches on the surface. The bump is a pale purple. Help!

I have a lump about 1 inch in diameter on the side of my foot. It is under the skin, and it itches on the surface. The bump is a pale purple. Help!

Need to Visualize: Have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature of it. Your primary care provider or a foot doctor will be of great help. ...Read more

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I have a lump under the skin that is right under my right nipple. It burns and itches and is also sore to the touch! Cancer does run in my family.

I have a lump under the skin that is right under my right nipple. It burns and itches and is also sore to the touch! Cancer does run in my family.

See a doctor: Breast lumps cannot be diagnosed over the internet. See your doctor or health care provider for a physical exam. You may need an ultrasound or even mammogram depending on what the provider is concerned about after the exam. ...Read more

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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent, extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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What causes itching under the skin?

What causes itching under the skin?

Itching: Itching can have many causes. Go to the following web page for possible causes of itching.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/itchy-skin/basics/causes/con-20028460. ...Read more

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Burning that turns to itching starts at top of head and travels down body?

Burning that turns to itching starts at top of head and travels down body?

Allergy? Sugar?: Non-neurologic causes are likely. A generalized itching response can be seen due to allergy; also, diabetes can do this as can a variety of medications. ...Read more

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So I've been itching & after the itching, long lines start to appear but they do go away afterwards, its like a line formed under the skin.

So I've been itching & after the itching, long lines start to appear but they do go away afterwards, its like a line formed under the skin.

Dermographism: A physical urticaria. Twitchy mast cells secrete histamine when stimulated by scratching or rubbing. From Greek for "skin writing". Cause unknown. Will eventually go away. Antihistamine usually helps. Zyrtec (cetirizine) (ceterazine generic is just as good) 1 a day. Sometimes need 2, but higher dose increases risk of sedation. If sleepy on this, can try 1 or 2 Claratin (loratadine) a day. May also use cortison ...Read more

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I am having an itching feeling, as if I touched something I was alleric to under the skin on my fingertips. I am not taking any new meds or creams?

I am having an itching feeling, as if I touched something I was alleric to under the skin on my fingertips. I am not taking any new meds or creams?

Pruritus/prurigo: Certainly warrants a full medical and allergic medical consultation. Use OTC Zyrtec- 10mg 1/day fr the next 5 days. 1% hydrocortisone cream ()TC) will give some temporary relief. ...Read more

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My skin is itching and burning after swimming in an indoor swimming pool. What could be wrong?

Chlorine!: The chlorine that is put in a public swimming pool to kill harmful organisms has also been known to cause skin irritation. When you come out of the pool, be sure that you shower well! ...Read more

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Why is my knee having a burning sensation and itching. There is notthing I see on skin. Help.

Why is my knee having a burning sensation and itching. There is notthing I see on skin. Help.

Shingles: I always worry about shingles/zoster when patients describe weird itch or burning sensation w/o any visible rash. Unfortunately, this rash that looks like chickenpox (b/c it's reactivated chickenpox) usually follows a nerve pathway leaving a stripe of affected skin a few days later. See your Family Doc immediately to determine if you have shingles/zoster & can prevent neuropathic complications. ...Read more

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A portion of my penis head is red. Its not itching nor burning. It has been their for weeks now. I'm worried, please help!

A portion of my penis head is red. Its not itching nor burning. It has been their for weeks now. I'm worried, please help!

Infection: You need to see a local doctor for evaluation and culture of the area - it may be a surface bacterial infection or an std. ...Read more

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Skin lesion on the forearm. Perfectly round, about 8/9 mil. Bumpy, pink/purple, non-itching, no burning, been stable since it appeared 2 weeks ago.

Skin lesion on the forearm. Perfectly round, about 8/9 mil. Bumpy, pink/purple, non-itching, no burning, been stable since it appeared 2 weeks ago.

Various causes: There are many skin lesions that can present like this including a fungal infection, drug reaction, psoriasis, lichenoid dermatitis, granuloma annulare, dermatofibroma/scar, sarcoidosis or other granulomatous dermatitis, autoimmune disease, vascular lesions, various tumors (benign or malignant), among others. I would recommend having it evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have had increasingly itching, burning skin after shower. I use no dyes, additives. Now it's itching when I get upset! Had shingles 6months ago. Help!

Aquagenic Pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus is a condition in which contact with water of any temperature causes intense itching without any visible skin changes. The episodes can begin anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes (or more) after contact with water and typically lasts 10 to 120 minutes (average: 40 minutes). The cause of aquagenic pruritus is unknown; however, familial cases have been described. Try antihistamines. ...Read more

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Spontaneously red rashes on skin, itching and burning sensation?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Itching burning small skin colored bump at the back entrance to the vagina?

Itching burning small skin colored bump at the back entrance to the vagina?

Get checked: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more