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Doctor insights on: Dry Red Itchy Patches On Skin

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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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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Been using head&shoulder for 2weeks for red itchy patches allover my head they are still everywhere so I use something else or be checked out for it?

Been using head&shoulder for 2weeks for red itchy patches allover my head they are still everywhere so I use something else or be checked out for it?

Check it out: Diagnosis first. Everything is not fungal. If it is fungal head and shoulder is not as effective as Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Try that twice a week for 2 weeks and if see no change see PCP or dermatologist ...Read more

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Red, itchy patches appear on folds of both arms and on forearm ithciness stops with lotion, but still stays a little red. It also turns the skin white?

Red, itchy patches appear on folds of both arms and on forearm ithciness stops with lotion, but still stays a little red. It also turns the skin white?

Probably eczema: Eczema aka atopic dermatitis has many appearances but is always itchy, is relieved by skin moisturizers, and commonly appears in elbow & knee creases, neck, eyelids, wrists and ankles, and behind the ears. If the skin is flaky it will appear white. If uncertain ask your health care professional. ...Read more

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I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.

I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.

Time 2 C ur doctor : who may refer you to a dermatologist, meanwhile practice good skin care: keep your finger nails short, cleanse and moisturize the affected areas well, best wishes ...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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I am experiencing arm pain and itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) . The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritati...

I am experiencing  arm pain and itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) . The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritati...

Please see eval asap: Hi Given the severity of your symptoms, I would recommend seeking eval in person at an urgent care center. Rashes are very common, but also need to be visualized before prescribing treatment. We also need to determine if your arm pain is from the rash or if there is another issue going on. Hope you can get treated soon, best wishes ...Read more