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Itches near genitals, could be eczema?

Itches near genitals, could be eczema?

Likely fungal: Young males with itching near the genitals is often a fungal infection ("jock itch"). You can try an over the counter medication. Eczema is also possible if you have a history of eczema. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Can you please tell me why eczema itches and burns badly?

Can you please tell me why eczema itches and burns badly?

Neuro-cutaneous: Eczema is an inflammatory disease and as such the superficial nerves associated with affected eczema skin areas are stimulated causing the sensations of burning and/or itch. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has eczema, he scratches real bad. What can I do to stop or decrease the itches?

My 6 month old baby has eczema, he scratches real bad. What can I do to stop or decrease the itches?

Consider allergy: Eczema in infants is often associated with food allergy. Finding out what foods to avoid by allergy testing may help to eliminate or dramatically improve the rash and itch. ...Read more

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Possible to develop eczema from wedding rings? Have two stripes of red, bumpy skiin where my rings usually are, itches a lot.

Possible to develop eczema from wedding rings? Have two stripes of red, bumpy skiin where my rings usually are, itches a lot.

Wedding Ring Allergy: An allergic reaction to your wedding ring, a condition officially known as wedding ring dermatitis, causes the skin underneath to become red, itchy and dry. While the rash may be a true allergy to platinum, it can also be an allergic reaction to nickel contained in the ring or a skin irritation from trapped residue between the ring and the skin. A dermatologist help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Hi- does keratosis pilaris have flare up? My skin itches and dry but, feel sticky. It could be eczema. What can I do? It's in the creasesof my body.

Eczema: Rash in the creases is likely to be eczema not keratosis pilaris, these areas are not generally hairy. You need to use a moisturizer and may need a topical steroid if it persists. ...Read more

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My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

Head lice? Ringworm?: Itchy scalp can mean many things, including treatable causes, such as head lice (pediculosis capitis) or ringworm (tinea capitis. I would start by bringing your daughter to see her doctor, who may find a treatable cause, or may recommend therapeutic shampoos for conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, or creams for eczema. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my left side that itches tried vassilene. I also have a skin condition like eczema but starts with a K. What could it be??

I have a red rash on my left side that itches tried vassilene. I also have a skin condition like eczema but starts with a K. What could it be??

Keratosis pilaris: There is really no way to tell you exactly what you have, without seeing it. So you should make an appointment with the dermatologist to see if you have some type of eczema which can be treated nicely. One condition, call keratosis pilaris, can be treated in some cases. ...Read more

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My face has red splotches and itches but burns when I sweat. Is this eczema or rosecea? I went to the dermatologist but the 1%meds don't work

My face has red splotches and itches but burns when I sweat. Is this eczema or rosecea? I went to the dermatologist but the 1%meds don't work

Have it re-evaluated: 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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Rash on the inner top of my foot. It is red, dry, it itches and hot water hurts so bad. Eczema or possibly athletes foot?

Rash on the inner top of my foot. It is red, dry, it itches and hot water hurts so bad. Eczema or possibly athletes foot?

Yes.: It could be eczema, athlete's foot, or something's irritating your skin. How long has this been going on? What's new? ...Read more

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I have eczema and they usually appear on my legs eight my thigh or my foot. It doesn't hurt but it itches. What should I do?

I have eczema and they usually appear on my legs eight my thigh or my foot. It doesn't hurt but it itches. What should I do?

Eczema: Hydrocortisone. Over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream or ointment may help mild eczema. Prescription steroid cream may be needed for more severe eczema. Moisturizers like cerave cream are also an important therapy. ...Read more

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Roundish mostly flast red dry spot on cheek- itches sometimes. I don't know if it is eczema or ringworm.1 month ago had same prob and derm said eczema?

So it is probably ec: Probably eczema. WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR IT? DOES IT HELP? Eczema is typically chronic and recurrent. If you are not satisfied with current treatment return to the dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a really bad blister rash that itches terribly an has continued to spread for about two weeks they are mainly on my fingers an back eczema?

I have a really bad blister rash that itches terribly an has continued to spread for about two weeks they are mainly on my fingers an back eczema?

Blister rash: 1). This rash needs to be evaluated " in person" to come up with some conclusive differential
2). The distribution and duration sounds like - scabies or eczema super- infected with bacteria or virus or sone other rash of viral origin. Fungal rash when super infected with bacteria also act like your description. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more