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Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.

Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.

Need diagnosis: A fungal infection comes to mind and thus a topical antifungal +/- steroid may be helpful Best is to consult your doctor since the problem has been going on for so long. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Doubtful: Hydrocortisone is helpful for itchy or inflamed rashes. We believe that pityriasis is caused by a virus and not inflammatory. I would expect a herald patch to be accompanied by others by now. You should consider that this might be another cause such as eczema or lupus. I would recommend an examination. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dry skin, very itchy rash. On sides under boobs, back and inside of top of my legs. It gets worse in the winter. Red patchy circles?

I am experiencing dry skin, very itchy rash. On sides under boobs, back and inside of top of my legs. It gets worse in the winter. Red patchy circles?

Moisturizer: These are likely what is called winter rash due to dry skin. Try applying a moisturizer on your skin within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. The red patchy circles however are not usually found in people with just dry skin. You may need to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy rash just between thigh and my genital area. Now it's dry and skin are peeling off. The area with rash has widen and darken. Very itchy. Fungus?

Itchy rash just between thigh and my genital area. Now it's dry and skin are peeling off. The area with rash has widen and darken. Very itchy. Fungus?

Probably: This is most likely a dermatomycosis (superficial skin fungal infection), but without seeing it cannot diagnose. Most family doctors will recognize this immediately if it is what I think, and treatment can begin right away. Go and see your family doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has developed really bad itchy rash all over his skin. It first started on the legs, spread to the sides of his groin n is spreading evrywhr?

My husband has developed really bad itchy rash all over his skin. It first started on the legs, spread to the sides of his groin n is spreading evrywhr?

Scabies?: Really bad itchy rash all over the body is common in a few conditions. If the intensity of itching is high with this distribution, I would suspect scabies. Chiggers is another condition that can start with the legs and then spread. Poison ivy also can start at the legs and could be very itchy. Any of these conditions could be responsible; he needs to be seen by his doctor to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin and it's very cold out here I been experiencing itchy rash on my back legs and arms I put lotion on but what to use otc?

I have itchy skin and it's very cold out here I been experiencing itchy rash on my back legs and arms I put lotion on but what to use otc?

Cold weather: Can dry our skin and cause itching. Key is to avoid washing with hot water. Use good moisturizing creams, lotions, skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel, aquaphor, eucerin, neutrogena, aveeno (oatmeal) etc. ...Read more

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My arms and legs are a bright red but not itchy rash. I am also experiencing chills with the red skin.

My arms and legs are a bright red but not itchy rash. I am also experiencing chills with the red skin.

Urgent: Please seek urgent medical advice as this might be a serious infection that needs to be treated at once. ...Read more

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Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Too little info: Most skin rashes need to be examined in order to offer meaningful insight. In the case of a reaction, a discussion about potential exposures is also necessary. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: And sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Many possibilities: 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 have a dry, red itchy patch of skin isolated to my wrist area. Lotion doesn't help, but antibacterial medicine does. What are your thoughts?

I have a dry, red itchy patch of skin isolated to my wrist area. Lotion doesn't help, but antibacterial medicine does. What are your thoughts?

Could be infection: You may have a bacterial infection or a rash that started as eczema but became secondarily infected. It might also be a fungal infection or mixed infection. If it does not clear completely with antibacterial med you should see a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a dry flaky peeling itchy patch of skin on my vagina after I cut myself while shaving. Its been there for a while now. I have not had sex. What should I do?

I have a dry flaky peeling itchy patch of skin on my vagina after I cut myself while shaving. Its been there for a while now. I have not had sex. What should I do?

Epidermis: Shaving can irritate the epidermis and cause it to hypertrophy (skin cells pile up instead of sloughing off like normal skin does). This can cause a dry patch. Use a topical cream such as aquaphor to decrease the dryness in that area. If that doesn't work, see your doctor as it may be caused by other problems. ...Read more

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Why is my skin reacting (dry patches, itchy rash) to my insulin pump sites?

Why is my skin reacting (dry patches, itchy rash) to my insulin pump sites?

Adhesive reaction?: I would wonder if you are becoming sensitive to the adhesive used at the site. It is unlikely to be a reaction to the insulin. Also, make sure there is no latex in your supplies. You might try putting some Hydrocortisone cream on your skin in the area before attaching the insertion needle. ...Read more

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I have a super itchy rash on the right outer labia. Dry patch of skin slightly darkened. Doesn't hurt, no puss. Slightly swollen. Have hist of eczema

I have a super itchy rash on the right outer labia. Dry patch of skin slightly darkened. Doesn't hurt, no puss. Slightly swollen. Have hist of eczema

Itchy Rash: From what you describe this may indeed be eczema. I would try you usual treatments, if they don't work then see you doctor. ...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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I have patches of an itchy rash on arms and legs. When it started I thought it was ringworm but none of the OTC meds have worked. I have pics. Ideas?

I have patches of an itchy rash on arms and legs. When it started I thought it was ringworm but none of the OTC meds have worked. I have pics. Ideas?

There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. Could we see the photos? ...Read more

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Itchy patch of skin on finger. No visible marks and skin looks normal but has itched everyday for the past month. What could that be?

Itchy patch of skin on finger. No visible marks and skin looks normal but has itched everyday for the past month. What could that be?

It could be eczema: Stress related, contact dermatitis etc. See your dr for evaluation. Get checked for thyroid condition and autoimmune condition to check for cause of your fatigue. Find meaning in life and count your blessings as you find hope in your daily living. May god bless you! ...Read more

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What could a red raised itchy patch of skin on the back of the neck be?

What could a red raised itchy patch of skin on the back of the neck be?

Eczema vs dermatitis: This sounds like inflammation of the skin localized to one spot. Dermatitis is a fancy term for inflammation of the skin. Try treating with either a topical steroid such as Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or an anti-itch lotion such as sarna or sarna for sensitive skin. If this does not resolve it, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Hi!, On the right side of my rib cage, closer to my back and an inch above the bottom of my ribs, I have an itchy patch. The skin feels completely nor?

Hi!, On the right side of my rib cage, closer to my back and an inch above the bottom of my ribs, I have an itchy patch. The skin feels completely nor?

? Herald patch: Of a condition called pityriasis rosea, or may be something else as local irritation to a garment. If really bothersome, see your doctor, ...Read more