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Doctor insights on: Dry Red Itchy Patches On Skin

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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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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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Ear is swollen really red & raw skin is peeling off with red itchy patches going down my body?

Ear is swollen really red & raw skin is peeling off with red itchy patches going down my body?

Allergic reaction: If it's not painful it's likely to be an allergic reaction. Especially if it's spreading. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good start but if it keeps going seek medical attention soon. ...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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Allergic reaction to clothing 3 wks ago, skin has red itchy rash. Taking antihistamine and using calamine to calm but its still there and v dry too?

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Allergic reaction to clothing 3 wks ago, skin has red itchy rash. Taking antihistamine and using calamine to calm but its still there and v dry too?

? contact allergy: Antihistamines and calamine won't help, rather moisturizing your skin, steroid creams OTC and good hydration, if that doesn't work, see your doctor ...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

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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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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I've developed a small red itchy rash on both cornesr of my eyelids. My eyebrows sometimes itch as well. I have VERY sensitive skin, what should I do?

I've developed a small red itchy rash on both cornesr of my eyelids. My eyebrows sometimes itch as well. I have VERY sensitive skin, what should I do?

Sounds like eczema: I'd start with hydrocortisone to the affected areas twice a day. You can get the OTC 1% ointment at any pharmacy or market. The key is to apply once after a 10-15 minute shower, and a separate time later in the day. A moisturizer can also help. Vanicream, Eucerin, Cetaphil...these are all good options for a moisturizer. It can go on separately from the medication. This should help! ...Read more

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After putting ice directly on skin with heat rash, I developed itchy rash where blisters are joined red and itchy. Was not itchy before it. What's this?

After putting ice directly on skin with heat rash, I developed itchy rash where blisters are joined red and itchy. Was not itchy before it. What's this?

Cold urticaria: Rarely, you can develop hives due to Exposure to cold temperature. This is called cold urticaria. Though usually harmless, if the reaction affects the whole body, it could turn out to be as serious as any other allergic reaction. Please consult your doctor for some needed tests or to carry medication to deal with an emergency. ...Read more

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Why do I have a red, itchy rash with no bumps along my jawline and neck? I have sensitive skin. Just started taking gildess fe 5 days ago.

Why do I have a red, itchy rash with no bumps along my jawline and neck? I have sensitive skin. Just started taking gildess fe 5 days ago.

Stop Gildess: If you suspect gildess, stopping it for a couple of week would be a prudent approach but there are also other probabilities. If the problem persists and not helped with Hydrocortisone cream, consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a red, sometimes itchy rash on the palm of my hand that flakes skin sometimes. It's been there about a month. Eczema?

I have a red, sometimes itchy rash on the palm of my hand that flakes skin sometimes. It's been there about a month. Eczema?

Its possible.: 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

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21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

May be fungus/yeast: It is very difficult to diagnose any kind of rash in genital area without looking at it. My guess is that it is a fungus or yeast infection. Try any antifungal like Monistat-derm. Follow the directions of using it properly and if not better in a week, see a Dermatologist if you can or see a family doctor. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

Call your doctor: A rash during the first trimester of pregnancy needs to be discussed with your doctor. This can be something very complicated. If you don't have a doctor, get one early next week to discuss this. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a red semi scaly itchy rash on my scrotum and im looking for a way to treat it fast before it gets worse some skin is cracked?

I have what seems to be a red semi scaly itchy rash on my scrotum and im looking for a way to treat it fast before it gets worse some skin is cracked?

Here are some. ..: Besides further detailed Hx, a direct look at the concerned area on the scrotum is essential to deduce possible Dx. But gently cleaning and drying the area and lightly applying antifungal with steroid cream 1-2 times daily would be the reasonable temporary measure before gaining pro-evaluation and counseling within 3-5 days. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I get an itchy rash on my right arm once every 4 weeks. It goes away in 4 or 5 days. The skin is bumpy with small red pimples only in that area. WHY?

I get an itchy rash on my right arm once every 4 weeks. It goes away in 4 or 5 days. The skin is bumpy with small red pimples only in that area. WHY?

ITCHY BUMPS ARM: YOU MUST BE A DETECTIVE.
WHAT DO YOU DO EVERY FOUR WEEKS THAT YOU DO NOT DO AT OTHER TIMES?
HOBBIES?
WORK?
YOU ARE PROBABLY TOUCHING SOMETHING OR DOING SOMETHING THAT YOU DO NOT DO IN THE OTHER THREE WEEKS.
BE A DETECTIVE AND WRITE BACK WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHAT IT IS. . . ...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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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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Is it normal in healing process of fungal infection between breasts, the red itchy rash turns into brown spot? Will it turn into usual skin color?

Is it normal in healing process of fungal infection between breasts, the red itchy rash turns into brown spot? Will it turn into usual skin color?

Generally: With time the skin color may return to normal, but there are instances when, since some of the inflammatory cells take up pigmented damaged tissue, that the area may remain darker than the surrounding area. Ask anyone who has had hematomas (blood collections in tissue), in which the uptake of iron by macrophages results in permanent dark areas. Not in everybody, but some. ...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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Recently I see some dry, flaky, red, itchy patches on my eyelid, at first it was just a little spot on one eyelid, but now it's bigger and more, please help?

Recently I see some dry, flaky, red, itchy patches on my eyelid, at first it was just a little spot on one eyelid, but now it's bigger and more, please help?

Eyelid Dermatitis: It sounds like you have some dermatitis on your eyelid. This can be due to a condition called seborrheic dermatitis or could be due to an allergy. Rarely this can be an actinic keratosis which is pre-cancerous lesion. It is best that you have this checked by your dermatologist or ophthalmologist. ...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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My dermatologist diagnosed me with psoriasis, but can red itchy patches that weep clear yellowish liquid and dry up into yellow crusts really be that?

My dermatologist diagnosed me with psoriasis, but can red itchy patches that weep clear yellowish liquid and dry up into yellow crusts really be that?

Yes: It is possible to have superimposed inflammatory processes on classic psoriatic plaques. Your dermatologist will evaluate you and recommend proper treatment for this. ...Read more