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What do you suggest if my hands are dry, itchy, and red in some areas what is it?

What do you suggest if my hands are dry, itchy, and red in some areas what is it?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by dry, wrinkled, itchy and occassionally red skin. Symptoms can be reduced by using hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers such as Cetaphil, and fragrance/dye free detergents. Topical steroids like 1% hydrocortisone cream are also helpful. Occassionally infections with yeast can appear with similar symptoms, and require an Rx. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
Daily
Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
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Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
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Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
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Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms ?

No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms ?

Cannot see these: And therefore cannot diagnose them, but if you think you may have been exposed to HIV you should go and get tested in the near future. This is a treatable disease, best when diagnosed early. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!

Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!

Need an exam: Rash would need an exam. But can be viral if red small dot on the palms or soles, but hard to tell from your description. Have a doc take a look. ...Read more

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