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What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

Red itchy bumps: Do you have a belly button ring or a belt could be allergic reaction to nickle take out the ring/ belt and use zyrtec (cetirizine) or benedryl at night ( no driving with benedryl) , or a skin infection called folliculitis may respond to bacitracin, from sweat/heat , f/u with doc urgent care ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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Can muscle relaxers cause redness and itchiness? Could I be allergic to them?

Can muscle relaxers cause redness and itchiness? Could I be allergic to them?

Drug rash: Almost any medication can cause a rash and some muscle relaxers have an increased incidence of causing rashes. The rash will take about 10 days to appear with the initial exposure but can appear immediately after subsequent exposures. Also, after 1 year of constant use without a problem, it is very rare to develop a rash. ...Read more

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What could cause an extremely itchy scalp with no flaking, no redness, and no bites?

What could cause an extremely itchy scalp with no flaking, no redness, and no bites?

Could be...: ...Seborrheic dermatitis (which doesn't always cause flaking), or an allergy to a shampoo or conditioner. Or (i know this sounds gross) you could have head lice. Look for the eggs (called "nits"), which appear as tiny white dots attached to individual hair shafts. You may have to see a dermatologist, since it's pretty hard to examine your own scalp thoroughly. ...Read more

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What causes itchy and tingling with some redness in both hands at age 54?

What causes itchy and tingling  with some redness in both hands at age  54?

M.any things: Red, itchy and tingling hands @ 54 most likely are the same reasons they happen at 24, 34 etc... Have you used a cleaning product without gloves? Taken a new medication? The fact that it is both hands would seem to rule out a lot of bad things. Look for what has changed last. A good place to start. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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What would cause red cheeks on face? Not itchy nor any other symptoms. Would singular or ventolin hfa cause it? What will help reduce redness?

What would cause red cheeks on face? Not itchy nor any other symptoms. Would singular or ventolin hfa cause it? What will help reduce redness?

Red cheeks can have: Many causes: acne; rosacea; dry skin; lupus; irritation from skin care products, polycythemia, etc. Both singulair (montelukast) & ventolin can cause facial redness as part of an allergic reaction (swelling of face, lips, throat) which should prompt u to seek medical help immediately. Singulair (montelukast) can also cause a rash. Suggest see fp for exam & treatment if required. ...Read more

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Itchy redness on neck, shaped like butterfly. No history on thyroid problem, so what could be the cause? Should I go to ER or urgent care for this?

Itchy redness on neck, shaped like butterfly. No history on thyroid problem, so what could be the cause? Should I go to ER or urgent care for this?

Rash: The differential diagnosis of rashes is very large. A physician typically needs to see your rash in person and get a history to make a diagnosis. Bactrim can cause a serious rash so call your treating MD immediately for instructions. I noticed you have a skin abscess and a mild fever, but it is unclear how long you have had the abscess or where the abscess is. See MD to ensure improvement. ...Read more

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Hello I have no rash no bumps or redness but it is very itchy between my books and under my arms what could cause this?

Hello I have no rash no bumps or redness  but it is very itchy between my books and under my arms  what could cause this?

Itchy underarms: Could be dry skin, deodorant reaction if new deodorant, reaction to clothing ( detergent or wool products) liver issues , rarely lymphoma, kidney issues . F/u with doc ...Read more

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Do every time condom use affect the vaginal area? Will it causes a negative reaction (itchiness/redness/infection)...? Does it also cause yeast ?

Do every time condom use affect the vaginal area? Will it causes a negative reaction (itchiness/redness/infection)...? Does it also cause yeast ?

Latex allergy?: Condom's don't cause yeast infections, or any other infection. However, some people are allergic to latex, which could result in the symptoms you mention. Try switching to condoms made of polyurethane, or natural membrane condoms. If the symptoms clear up, it will confirm you are allergic to latex. If not, see a doctor to check for yeast and other problems. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?

What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?

Dry skin: Thanks for your question! Sounds like it may be a little dry skin. Taking cooler showers can help. You may want to also try and moisturizer too! ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved i would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can an STD in your throat cause one side to be sore, one tonsil mildly swollen, with redness on the crown of your throat, and itchy?

Can an STD in your throat cause one side to be sore, one tonsil mildly swollen, with redness on the crown of your throat, and itchy?

Sore throat: It could be especially if there is alot of pus but it is much more likely to be from another bacteria. If it is on one side it could be an abscess and that needs drainage since antibiotics are less likely to work. All and all a trip to the MD is in order. ...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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Small painful and itchy red bump on bellybutton. What does this sound like?

Small painful and itchy red bump on bellybutton. What does this sound like?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed 1 year ago, in the past 2 months my bellybutton has been itchy red an oozing a fowl smelling puss.I also have abdominal pain?

I had my appendix removed 1 year ago, in the past 2 months my bellybutton has been itchy red an oozing a fowl smelling puss.I also have abdominal pain?

See a doctor: Did you have laparoscopic surgery with an incision near the umbilicus? N\you need to see a doctor to see if you have some type of skin infection that needs to be treated with oral antibiotics. Since you are one year after appendectomy, it would seem highly unlikely that a problem would occur at the umbilicus now due to the prior surgery. ...Read more

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I had my appendix removed 1 year ago, in the past 2 months my bellybutton has been itchy, red an oozing a fowl smelling puss.I also have abdominal pain?

I had my appendix removed 1 year ago, in the past 2 months my bellybutton has been itchy, red an oozing a fowl smelling puss.I also have abdominal pain?

Likely not related: May have infection of the skin around the umbilicus (belly button). Less commonly a congenital remnant called a urachus can get infected and drain into the belly button. Best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes red itchy bum hole?

What causes red itchy bum hole?

Pruritis Ani: Pruritus ani is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, causing the desire to scratch. The intensity of anal itching increases from moisture, pressure, and rubbing caused by clothing and sitting. It can also be caused by intestinal parasites, frequent liquid stools, diarrhea, residual stool deposits, or the escape of small amounts of stool as a result of incontinence or flatulence, hemorrhoids, and many rashes, as well as a yeast infection or Candidiasis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My eyes are really red and itchy. Causes?

My eyes are really red and itchy. Causes?

Many: Allergy, infecrtion, inflammation are all possible. See an Eye MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Get examined: It could be eczema, folliculitis, blood disorder/vasculitis, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate dx. Take care! ...Read more

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Sometimes my skin turns red , itchy and changes texture. What may be the cause? Thank you

Sometimes my skin turns red , itchy and changes texture. What may be the cause? Thank you

Allergy: The most common cause of a red itchy rash which comes back is an allergy. There are many other possibilities if you are sure there is nothing triggering the rash. Your best bet is to see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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