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I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy. There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy.  There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

Neurogenic: Nerves or trauma can cause an itch. Creams and oral.mrdd are available and may need a biopsy seek your doctor for further evaluation and testing and possible treatments. I hope your feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have itchy and watery eyes plus running nose wt occassional redness of the eye and ithyness at d back of the throat.Cause and medication pls.

I have itchy and watery eyes plus running nose wt occassional redness of the eye and ithyness at d back of the throat.Cause and medication pls.

Allergies: Sounds like you are allergic to something in your environment. This time of year pollen allergies are very common. Avoiding exposure is ideal, but often impractical. Try daily use of otc antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, Allegra (available generically) and use salt water (saline) nasal spray to clear the passages. If no better, ask your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

Many possibilities: Possibilities are intertrigo, eczema, inverse psoriasis, contact dermatitis, candida (yeast). See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is this red round itchy scaly patch on the neck and nape. Tried clotrimazole. It subsides but then goes back. What causes it? How to cure it?

What is this red round itchy scaly patch on the neck and nape. Tried clotrimazole. It subsides but then goes back. What causes it? How to cure it?

Steroid cream?: The only way of diagnosing a skin lesion is to have a doctor look at it. But an itchy scaly patch sounds like it could be eczema or psoriasis. Using a steroid cream would help if it was. ...Read more

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Backs of hands are red itchy burning & warm to the touch. When i scratch a lot they swell. Cause? I take singulair for asthma. Can I use hydrocortison

Backs of hands are red itchy burning & warm to the touch. When i scratch a lot they swell. Cause? I take singulair for asthma. Can I use hydrocortison

See an MD: Your description sounds like contact dermatitis. It is recommended that you see a physician before applying otc creams which will change its appearance and the diagnosis will be more difficult later. It is important to accurately diagnose the rash and treat it adequately. ...Read more

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What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis ? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It's not possible to tell because there are many diseases that look the same. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

I have itchy red bumps all over my upper body, mainly on my chest, stomach and back. The itching gets worse at night. What could cause this?

Dermatitis: There are many causes of itchy skin rash; there is no way to even guess. Probably not serious, but see your doctor and take it from there. Or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?

Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?

RED ITCHY RASHES: SORRY, STRESS WILL NOT CAUSE THESE. THINK OF INSECT BITES, MEDICATIONS, POISON IVY, ETC DO YOU HAVE A CAT OR A DOG? HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN THERE? ...Read more