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Skin rash infection on upper arms?

Skin rash  infection  on upper  arms?

Needs examination: A rash on your arms could be due to many reasons. Allergy, eczema, contact dermatitis, viral infection, disease, Autoimmune diseases. You may need to see a Dr to diagnose the cause and treat accordingly ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can paronychia finger infection spread to the upper arm?

Can paronychia finger infection spread to the upper arm?

It's a possibility: Infections that are not treated can spread and patients who have immunosuppression, such as diabetes HIV are more prone to these kinds of infections. These infections should be treated early and evaluated by a dr. ...Read more

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Circular rash inside of elbow related to infection?

Circular rash inside of elbow related to infection?

Hard to say: Sometimes a fungus infection ( the same type which causes athlete's foot) may produce a circular lesion but there may be other probabilities. ...Read more

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Yeast infection under breast, applying anti-fungal cream. Tiny bruise under breast from scratching, any danger of infection spreading deeper?

Yeast infection under breast, applying anti-fungal cream. Tiny bruise under breast from scratching, any danger of infection spreading deeper?

Not from a bruise: If you scratched hard enough to cause open sores there'd be a chance of further infection, but most likely it'd be a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the time being, you may try topical hydrocortisone 1 % with antifungal drug like clotrimazole 1-2 times daily and see. Besides, have a doctor to take a look for confirmation. How to get these done correctly? To http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Under skin thigh infection. Is it painful?

That really depends: on the infection. Are you talking a superficial skin infection, an infected hair follicle, an abscess, etc? ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is skin rashes on penis infection ?

Is skin rashes on penis infection ?

It may or may not be: Related to an infection. Recommend medical eval for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

Staph infection: Usually presents with pus while fungal infection generally presents as red, scaly superficial skin patch or lesion. See ur dr for any concern. Take care! ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause broken skin or redness on the vulva?

Can a yeast infection cause broken skin or redness on the vulva?

Yes: Some yeast infections will cause intense pruritus (itching) of not just the vagina but also the vulva - this is called vulvovaginal candidiasis. The itching can be so intense that the patient can literally break or injure the skin of the vulva due to extreme scratching, which is sometimes inadvertently done during sleep. The doc will note what are called excoriations (shallow tears or abrasions). ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause skin to itch?

Can a tooth infection cause skin to itch?

Maybe: More likely a reaction to an antibiotic if you are taking one. If so stop and see dds/md. ...Read more

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Should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

Should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

Yes: Do not pick off, clean gently with soap and warm water, or use warm compresses to sooth area, then apply topical bacterial cream/ointment and take oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Rash on elbow skin in olecranon region. Not sure if contact dermatitis from band aid, or something else.

Rash on elbow skin in olecranon region. Not sure if contact dermatitis from band aid, or something else.

Keep it clean: Moisturize it if dry and chaffed, then apply hydrocortisone 1% OTC twice a day for few days, avoid the band aid, if that doesn't help see your doctor ...Read more

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Inner elbow rash, could I possibly have a contact skin dermatitis or regular eczema?

Inner elbow rash, could I possibly have a contact skin dermatitis or regular eczema?

Ezcema: Rashes in the "antecubital fossa" (inner elbow) are typical of eczema. So unless something contacts that area alone (not likely) consider ezcema the most likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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Flaky skin on areola, both sides, being treated for yeast and staph. yeast infection downstairs. Not improving much anywhere. Could it be Paget's?

Flaky skin on areola, both sides, being treated for yeast and staph. yeast infection downstairs. Not improving much anywhere. Could it be Paget's?

Possible: Most malignancies developing in the breast begin within the lining cells of the milk ducts and invade as infiltrating duct cancer. The breast ducts form a confluence meeting in the center of the breast at the skin level as the nipple. Those malignancies arising in the terminal milk ducts spill onto the areola as Pagets disease which is is a rare form of breast cancer in which cancer cells collect in or around the nipple. The nipple and areola often become scaly, red, itchy, and irritated. When this area doesnt heal, biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

Dr. David Kahan
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Skin Infection (Definition)

Damage to the outermost layer of tissue covering the ...Read more