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How Long Does Itchy Rash Associated With Ringworm Last
I am experiencing buttock itch and itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching). Could be a ringworm?
Could be: Could be 100 other things. You neglected to describe the rash or give any history. See a Dr. ...Read more
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
A circular non itchy rash on leg for 2 months. At first there was a large spontaneous bruise with it. Mystery autoimmune? Ringworm? Other?
I have patches of an itchy rash on arms and legs. When it started I thought it was ringworm but none of the OTC meds have worked. I have pics. Ideas?
There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. Could we see the photos? ...Read more
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
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 itchy skin all over. No sign of rash, but my mom has ringworm. Could my itchy skin be due to that or another issue? Never had this issue before
Itching: This could be due to allergy. Have you changed anything in your daily routine? Like your soap, shampoo, laundry detergent & so on? Or have you eaten something new? Try to reduce salt in your diet, you may try benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtic. Also dry skin can be itchy, use moisturizing soap like dove. If no improvement. See your doctor. Good luck. Ring worm should not cause generalized itching. ...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
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
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
I went to the doctors over an itchy rash. Dr thinks its insect bites or scabies, it hasn't cleared but is no longer itchy, what else could it be?
Went to SC for a few days. On last day noticed a rash and very itchy. Been 2 days, still itchy/rash on neck. What is it&what to do? Tried bendryl&cream
Need eval to: Identify. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing is necessary. ...Read more
What can be the cause of an itchy rash on the side of the breast and a cough that has lasted for a few weeks?
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
I have discovered a bruise on my right hip (~2" long), don't know how it got there. Now it's turned into an itchy rash. Please help.
Get checked: Though one can bruise yourself from scratching, normally the itch comes first. Rarely but possible I have seen severe hives resolve leaving a bruise, thought due to an autoimmune phenomenom. Perhaps it's not quite a bruise. Early shingles? UP? DH? Recommend be examined and get it checked out. ...Read more
Bad/itchy rash that starts under my groin & goes all the round my anus. Its red & can gets really dry. Started last year wen I started track. Help!
It appears that you have developed a contact allergy to the material used in your sports outfit. Rubber and latex would be the prime suspects. Consider giving your sports shorts an extra rinse with water.
Although monilial infection is common in the areas involved, it tends to cause a moist and not dry lesion. ...Read more
Took 4wkly doses of Ivermectin 6wks ago for 5mth long?? rash. Cleand daily. No 1 else affected. Gettn itchy rash on back. Can scabies return after 6 wks?
I have seen my Doctor several times over the last 2 years about this red, itchy rash with tiny fluid filled bumps on my knees.
Itchy rash: Rashes are notoriously difficult to solve without seeing them. Hives are like raised patches and can be described as water-filled. Several treatment modalities would help you in that case. Contact allergy may be more likely and an Allergist can help identify triggers and treat that as well. Step 1 is to try not to rub/itch it, which makes the itch worse in either case. ...Read more
Prickly itchy rash shows raised bumps, when scratch swell into raised strips. Lasts few mins. Affects diff area of body/hair & diff time. No reason.
If your rash is a flat one and scratching it causing raised strip, you have dermatographism meaning that your skin is oversensitive. If it is bothersome, taking an otc antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) will likely control it. Else it is not a major health issue.
As always, mention this to your doctor when you see him/her next time. ...Read more
I have a non-itchy rash behind my knee. How long should I watch it before going to the doctor? I am 66 years old. I have had the rash for about 3 days
I think I have mono and suddenly developed an itchy rash on my hips and arms. How long will this continue I have had it for 2 days now?
Check it out: Generalized itching may be liver or kidney issues. See your doc ...Read more
Extremely itchy rash on stomach and sides, worse at night. It started gradually, became worse over the last several days. Could it be scabies?
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, I've also tried a antihistamine and a cream for bites?
Unsure of diagnosis.: 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
I have an itchy rash on my arms and legs and torso that has lasted a wk and now the bumps are flattening and turning purple do I have a virus?
Hard to say: See your doctor and have them look at the rash. ...Read more