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How Long Does Itchy Rash Associated With Eczema Last
Developing a rapid-spreading red and itchy rash on my face. Longstanding family/personal history of eczema. What is the best non-steroidal approach?
Avoidance: The best approach is to find out what the cause is then avoid or treat it. This is not typical for eczema. See a dermatologist ...Read more
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
I have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?
I have eczema all down my arms but its not the itchy rash type, what kind do I hsve and how can I get rid of it? I've had it for years now never clears
Doubt eczema: If not itchy, not eczema.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a red sometimes itchy rash on the palm of my hand that flakes skin sometimes it s been there about a month eczema?
Probably: If over-the-counter steroid creams don't work, see your family doctor. ...Read more
I have a red, sometimes itchy rash on the palm of my hand that flakes skin sometimes. It's been there about a month. Eczema?
Its possible.: 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
I have a non itchy rash under both of my arms, just right above my armpit. I used eczema cream, doesn't work. I tried everything, what can it be?
Lots of things: Rashes are nearly impossible to diagnose correctly without seeing them, especially with so little information. Is it light or dark? Raised, flat, or depressed? Fine bumps? Big welts? Does it blanch when you push on it or no? Are you sick or well? What other symptoms do you have? If it bothers you, and to get it properly diagnosed, see your doctor. ...Read more
Scaly mildly itchy rash at side of fingers for 2-3 years (only at fingers-no irritant involv)no luck with antifungal tx. Dyshidrotic eczema or infection?
Contact/irritant: If you have dry skin, you will need to use a thick moisturizer after washing your hands whenever possible. Wear vinyl glove when washing dishes or anything else. Avoid scented soap of any kind. After washing hands before going to bed, apply some moisturizer on the hands and wear non-latex gloves overnight. Consider getting patch testing to find out whether contact allergen plays a role. ...Read more
My baby has red, itchy rashes only on her cheeks that comes and goes. Her doctor said It is caused by her saliva. Would it be eczema?
Itchy skin that's been coming on out of the blue, worse at night. Sometimes accompanied by rash/hives. Eczema runs in the family, could this be it?
Possibly: This sounds like it could be eczema, especially since you have a family history. I would have it checked by your primary provider. There are multiple treatments available. ...Read more
Can eczema turn into psoriasis? I have a patch of itchy skin on my shin diagnosed as eczema. My GP prescribed Verdeso 0.05% rash came back red & bumpy
No: In fact atopic eczema and psoriasis are nearly 180 degree opposite to each other in term of the immune reactions. Cortisone is a non-specific anti-inflammatory agent which however may help both conditions although better and safer alternatives may be required. The itchy rash on your chin is likely from a contact allergy with hair preparations being the most likely suspects. ...Read more
My three year old girl has some kind of eczema (itchy skin and rash). What kind of doctor should I take her to see to save my time and money and get best result for my girl, a pediatrician, a dermatologist, a family doctor, a hospital, or someplace else?
Pediatrician: How about starting with your child's pediatrician? He or she is likely to be very experienced in treating eczema in children as this is a very common skin problem. If your pediatrician feels it is medically necessary, he/she may subsequently refer you to a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read more
I have this red, lumpy, flakey and itchy rash on my chin for nearly 3wks. Pretty sure it is ezcema, I am using DermAid cream on it and it's not workin?
Eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Two brothers I know have a similar red, blotchy, itchy rash all over their bodies. It is not egzima (sp?) and has been there for 3 months. What is it?
Red, flaky, itchy rash on both lower legs. I'm guessing it's eczma. Is there any effective home remedies?
Depends: On the stimulus (allergen), the route, and the exposure duration, if ingested might take some time till eliminated, at any rate if it is minor as you described it should be only hours at the most ...Read more
Difficult to diagnos: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without any photos. From the description it sounds like eczema, but it should really been seen by a physician. You can always make a consult appointment with a HealthTap doc to show pictures and for further evaluation. ...Read more
A few days: Allergic reactions to antibiotics are not common but it may happen. An IgE mediated reaction to a medication may usually present early and with hives and may need interventions such as medications. A late reaction to a medication (a few days later) that is non-IgE mediated will typically go away on its own once medication is stopped, but it may take another 24-72 hrs to resolve. ...Read more
I have an itchy patch, like a spot, on my ear. I scratched and it's dry and red and hot. I do have eczema. Can this be serious? How long to heal?
Total body itchy rash comes back every couple months last for months each time is worse everywhere except face?
See a Dermatologist: You could go see a dermatologist next time you get the rash. ...Read more
Pain in both hips r>l for about 2 months, itchy rash that comes and goes sometimes covers a large portion of my body and can last quite awhile.?
Hip pain rash: Concerning symptoms needs a physicians attention. History physical examination and appropriate blood work indicated. ...Read more
IF they work. Fast.: Oral and especially topical antihistamines may have a slight- if any- effect on itching and will be noticeable quite soon after use. ...Read more
Unlikely: Itching is generally not a major component of lupus rashes. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What could cause a persistent itchy rash in only one armpit that has lasted for at least two months but hasn't spread?
WHY UNDER ONE ARM I DON'T KNOW.
IF ITS UNDER THE ARM THAT DOES ALL THE WORK, LIKE WRITING, LIFTING, EATING, ETC., IT MAY BE A CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM SOAP, DETERGENT, STUFF YOU MAY BE PUTTING ON WITH YOUR DOMINANT HAND.
BE A DETECTIVE AND IF IT DOESN'T GET BETTER, SEE DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more
Probably about 1 wk.: But it also depends on how long the drug is supposed to stay in your body. The longer acting the drug the longer the rash. ...Read more
Have a non itchy rash that started on my chest last wk, now on abdomen and back. I feel great. What cld it be?
Non-itchy rash: Many possibilities: might be sensitivity to bath soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dyes/ chemicals in new (unwashed) shirt, cologne or body spray; if u sweat a lot, might be prickly heat; might be viral infection like measles/ rubella. Cool compresses & oral antihistamine (claritin/zyrtec/benadryl) may help. See doc for close exam of rash for more exact possibilities. ...Read more
Itchy rash that comes and goes all day long. Different spots all the time. They look like goosebumps. What is it? My dr. Said sand mites.
Uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Itchy rash over entire body. Red/pink spots, surrounded by a white ring. At least 5/7 days/week for last month. No contact w/ known allergies.
Seek eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more