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Hot Spot On Skin
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small spot on my face beneath right eye looks like skin rash/irritated skin/sunburn. Anything i can put on it?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See dermatologist: Can be many things. See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.
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
Dark patches: You may have a fungal condition. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer