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Red blotchy warm skin on chest?

Red blotchy warm skin on chest?

Many possibilities: There's a long differential here, from seborrheic dermatitis to allergic or irritant dermatitis to a yeast or fungus infection - hives - something called erythema multiforme - the list goes on and on. A lot depends on how long it's been present, whether it itches, its precise appearance, etc. You really need to have a dermatologist look at it in person. ...Read more

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Small spot on my face beneath right eye looks like skin rash/irritated skin/sunburn. Anything i can put on it?

Small spot on my face beneath right eye looks like skin rash/irritated skin/sunburn. Anything i can put on it?

Topical steroid: I would try a 1% Cortaid (hydrocortisone) like cream twice a day for a couple of days. This should help--if not---please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Skin dry and itchy.. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Skin dry and itchy.. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Eczema????: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a ceramide cream. Eucerin and Aveeno, (oatmeal) among others, make them. ...Read more

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Dry skin on face and blotchy on neck and burning when applying creams?

Dry skin on face and blotchy on neck and burning when applying creams?

Allergy testing: It sounds as if you are sensitive to one of the ingredients. You may want to try 100% pure products such as lanolin or aloe vera or switch to hypoallergenic products. You may want to incentive the i allergy by undergoing skin testing by an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Find the cause: There are a number of causes for a localized rash that itches- ranging from contact dermatitis to local fungus infections to poison ivy - the list goes on. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis is a: a concern and looks nothing like a pimple. I would see doctor preferably dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Hot to relieve sun burned skin on my face?

Hot to relieve sun burned skin on my face?

Sunburn: Cooling off the burn can help at first with cool compresses using ice and cold water. Over the counter Hydrocortisone or prescription creams can help. Taking oral Ibuprofen pills can help reduce the inflammation and offer fast relief. If there are actual blisters, you need to watch for infection. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dermatitis: You need to have a doctor lay eyes and hands on the rash for an appropriate diagnosis. Dermatologist are the skin doctors. ...Read more

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My skin has burn spots on it, why?

See your doctor : If you have not been burned but you have places that look like you have been burned, a doctor could help you make the correct diagnosis and start treatment. If the spots hurt, burn or itch be sure to tell the doctor about that as well. ...Read more

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Dark patches appeared on skin first on side of knee then now on torso and arms with itchy skin?

Dark patches appeared on skin first on side of knee then now on torso and arms with itchy skin?

Dark patches: You may have a fungal condition. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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With the cold weather lately, my skin is very sensitive. Welt looking bumps on my back and elbows & skin turns red easily when itched. Normal?

With the cold weather lately, my skin is very sensitive. Welt looking bumps on my back and elbows & skin turns red easily when itched. Normal?

Cold urticaria-hives: Urticaria is an allergy-like condition that occurs when your body reacts as if to stop a foreign infection. When exposed to cold you break out. Other get it from sunlight, citrus, or a viral infection. It's a histamine problem, so OTCs like cetirazine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can block the effect. The spontaneous marks are hives, the marks from scratching is called dermatographism. ...Read more

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Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Pimples on forehead: IF YOU WEAR A HAT OR A CAP, STOP IMMEDIATELY. TRY AN ACNE WASH AND APPLY A BENZOYL PEROXIDE LOTION OR CEAM TWICE DAILY. STOP EATING NUTS, CHOCOLATE, AND TOO MANY DAIRY PRODUCTS ...Read more

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Itchy skin but no rash, and spot on my hands?

Itchy skin but no rash, and spot on my hands?

Itching: Can be from an allergy, spychological or rarely from a systemic disorder. If persists see your physician. ...Read more