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I have an area on my face that got lighter and itches. Someone recommended Micospec cream. What's the difference between Micospec and Micospec BV?

I have an area on my face that got lighter and itches. Someone recommended Micospec cream. What's the difference between Micospec and Micospec BV?

See below: Micopspec BV is Betamethasone 0.1% and Miconazole 2% but Micospec is miconazole alone. I would not recommend to use any cream unless the diagnosis is confirmed by a physician. Even though what you describ look like a fungal lesion (ringworm), may lesions may look alike and confirmation is required. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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


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How can you tell difference b/t hypertrophied anal papillae (gastro said I have this) & hemorrhoid? It's hard&solid&sometimes hurts&itches. Want it gone

How can you tell difference b/t hypertrophied anal papillae (gastro said I have this) & hemorrhoid? It's hard&solid&sometimes hurts&itches. Want it gone

See below: It really doesn't matter what it is. If it hurts and causes discomfort that is not received by conservative means, find a proctologist or a general surgeon and have them remove the offender. ...Read more

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I have something that looks like a ring worm in my butt crack area it itches and is very uncomfortable What is this?

I have something that looks like a ring worm in my butt crack area it itches and is very uncomfortable What is this?

Ringworm.: Looks like ringworm, itches. Might be ringworm. Treated with consistent use of topical antifungal until resolved - generally 1- 2 weeks. ...Read more

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My Vignia itches so bad and my hymen ring itches badly time to time but there is this one bumb on my hymen ring at the bottom but doesn't bother me sh?

My Vignia itches so bad and my hymen ring itches badly time to time but there is this one bumb on my hymen ring at the bottom but doesn't bother me sh?

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you need to provide enough background information for site docs to review & a question that reflects the info submitted. If you asked one it didn't make it into the site. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload. Please start over. ...Read more

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I have rash on my back...What could it be? It is quarter size and has a crusted ring around it. It itches really bad at times.

I have rash on my back...What could it be? It is quarter size and has a crusted ring around it. It itches really bad at times.

? Infection: It is hard, if not impossible to definatively diagnose rashes over the computer, but your descrition sounds like it may be a fungal infection such as tinae corporis (also known as common "ring worm"). I don't like the term "ring worm" because it has nothing to do with a worm, but as stated would be a simple fungal infection. See a dr. To get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ring finger itches under the band?

What does it mean when your ring finger itches under the band?

Sounds: Suspicious, because gold allergies are rare, but nickel is a common cause of allergies. Maybe there can be contaminants trapped, so soak it in a ring cleaner, and have him wash carefully. Look for redness. Allergy, infection and 7 year itch all possibilities. ...Read more

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My daughter has a bite complaing about itches. Now it has a pinkish red ring around raised and hard. It does not hurt.

My daughter has a bite complaing about itches. Now it has a pinkish red ring around raised and hard. It does not hurt.

Bite reaction: Sounds like a local reaction. I would be concerned with pain or increased redness indicative of infection. ...Read more

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Possible to develop eczema from wedding rings? Have two stripes of red, bumpy skiin where my rings usually are, itches a lot.

Possible to develop eczema from wedding rings? Have two stripes of red, bumpy skiin where my rings usually are, itches a lot.

Wedding Ring Allergy: An allergic reaction to your wedding ring, a condition officially known as wedding ring dermatitis, causes the skin underneath to become red, itchy and dry. While the rash may be a true allergy to platinum, it can also be an allergic reaction to nickel contained in the ring or a skin irritation from trapped residue between the ring and the skin. A dermatologist help determine the cause. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a rash that looks like several ring worms but moves positions daily. It itches occasionally. Been occurring for 4 months?

How can I get rid of a rash that looks like several ring worms but moves positions daily. It itches occasionally. Been occurring for 4 months?

Eczema: Nummular eczema is an allergy disorder in which itchy, coin-shaped spots or patches appear on the skin.
In general, keep the skin lubricated. Apply oil such as neutrogena body oil or alpha-keri oil to the skin at the end of ones shower. Vaseline is even more helpful if not too greasy.
Prescription topical cortisone is helpful to control this skin condition. ...Read more

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Rash on the back of my calf, itches and is spreading, it started real small like a bug bite, it has a ring shape with bumps, should I be rel concerned?

Rash on the back of my calf, itches and is spreading, it started real small like a bug bite, it has a ring shape with bumps, should I be rel concerned?

Could be ringworm: This sounds like what is commonly called ringworm, or tinea corporus. This is a common infection caused by a fungus. It is easily treated with Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin, but make sure that this is what it is by going to your family doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has a bite, possibly spider bite since she says it hurts and itches, it has a white ring around it, should I take her to a doctor?

My daughter has a bite, possibly spider bite since she says it hurts and itches, it has a white ring around it, should I take her to a doctor?

Bite: Yes, please take your daughter to the doctor. The bite could be from anything. Tick bites can have long-lasting consequences. This will give you peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a skin infection. It itches very bad And seems to spread. Some say its ring worm. I use withfield ointment but does not help. Your thoughts?

I have a skin infection. It itches very bad And seems to spread. Some say its ring worm. I use withfield ointment but does not help. Your thoughts?

See a dermatologist: Your question is too vague. Infection??? Where? How long? Etc., etc. Whitfield ointment is an old prescription for certain dermatophyte infections. Dermatologists abandoned it 50 years ago in favor of much more effective remedies. For best result you must begin with a diagnosis. "A skin infection" does not define anything. Try again with the DETAILS. ...Read more

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I was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should I be worried?

I was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should I be worried?

No: This is where it attached. Leeches have round mouths, the marks are where it attached to you. Watch for infection. ...Read more

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When my husbands ring finger gets wet, the skin under his wedding band itches and peels off really bad. He has changed rings multiple times. Any tips?

When my husbands ring finger gets wet, the skin under his wedding band itches and peels off really bad. He has changed rings multiple times. Any tips?

Allergic vs irritant: Some people are allergic to gold, many are allergic to nickel. Many non-24k gold contain some level of nickel as a hardening agent. If you are allergic, a contact allergic rash will develop. Your dermatologist can do a patch test to see if you are allergic to either. Separately, soap can cause an irritant (not allergic) reaction if trapped under a ring and not completely rinsed off. ...Read more

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7 stitches in ring finger. 4 days later itches crazy. Wrapped up in gauze with bacitration, what is normal healing/discomfort?

Sounds normal: Healing stitches can itch like crazy. (I have personal experience with this). You might want to peek under the bandage and make sure you haven't developed a rash from the bacitracin or something else. ...Read more

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Pt has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled. Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Pt has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled. Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Need more info: Your question got truncated so I'll answer the best I can. In short, without more info it is hard to advise. It sounds like a bite of some kind but the cause is often impossible to determine. The treatment, if any, is often determined by what is possible in the area/season where it occurred. This time of year in the US, tick-born illness should be considered. ...Read more

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Small bump in between fingers at the bend of my ring finger. It doesn't hurt but itches sometimes & is red. What could it be? Should I call a doctor?

Small bump in between fingers at the bend of my ring finger. It doesn't hurt but itches sometimes & is red. What could it be? Should I call a doctor?

If it bothers you: Then yes go see your doctor. Could be a bug bite. Could be a dry area that splits. You can try over the counter antibiotic ointment or colloidal silver or calendula cream and see if that helps. If it does not, then be seen. It will give you piece of mind. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

Likely it's a benign: Lymph node condition. If it's persistent ask ur dr if he would consider doing a biopsy. Do u answer a lot of phone calls? It may be contributing to d ringing. I personally experience d same. ;#40;joke! ;#41;see ur dr for any concerns. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=94274. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-tinnitus-basics. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

For 3 yrs I have had 1 hard swollen gland that itches on the r side where the jaw \ neck meet, swelling comes and goes \ear ringing. What is it?

Needs to be seen: If you have had a lymph node (gland) that has been enlarged for more than three months, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Which type of shower is better for itches; hot or cold?

That depends: Some people have hives when exposed to cold water and some develop hives when exposed to hot water. ...Read more

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What does it means when around your bellybutton itches?

What does it means when around your bellybutton itches?

Many things: For example if after a shower you don't dry the umbilicus (belly button) well you might start a yeast condition. Also irritation from elastic from underwear can cause itching & irritation. Check to make sure the umbilicus is clear of any debris like hair and threads. I have advised many patients that after a bath or shower use a hairdryer to make sure the umbilicus is dry. ...Read more

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Perfect tiny circle bug bite that itches, what could this be?

Perfect tiny circle bug bite that itches, what could this be?

Have it evaluated.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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

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I'm worried because my body itches a lot, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my body itches a lot, what do you suggest?

Have it looked at.: 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