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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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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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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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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 is a good start but if it keeps going seek medical attention soon. ...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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What to do if covered in red itchy patches all of a sudden!?

What to do if covered in red itchy patches all of a sudden!?

Hives: If they are sudden and diffuse, you should take an antihistamine and seek immediate medical help ...Read more

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What can I do?! covered in red itchy patches all of a sudden!?

What can I do?! covered in red itchy patches all of a sudden!?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist, rashes have many causes, a visit to the dermatologist may easily diagnose your rash. ...Read more

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I have eczema really really bad, what would you suggest for treating red itchy patches?

I have eczema really really bad, what would you suggest for treating red itchy patches?

Consult your MD/Derm: I f your eczema is too bad you should consult your docor or a dermatologist, to get evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What are these red itchy patches and little bumps under my armpits, it happens when i wear t-shirts.

What are these red itchy patches and little bumps under my armpits, it happens when i wear t-shirts.

See details: I doubt it is related to tee shirts. Change or better yet just stop your deodorant and do not shave or irritate the armpits for a couple of weeks and see if it clears. ...Read more

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