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Intermittent Itchy Rash Cause
I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?
Swimmers ear: It is possible to get flea bites but they are usually itchy. If you have been swimming lately, you may have an otitis external or swimmers ear. Make sure you dry your ear well after a shower, bath, or swimming. If is painful, red, or has a discharge see a doctor. You may need antibiotics and some ear drops for the discomfort. ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
I have a non-itchy rash just on my earlobe, nowhere else. Our cats did bring in an infestation of fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?
Many causes: You don't describe y our rash, so the answer has to be "generic". Rashes can be due to unknown causes; insect bites; allergy to foods, plants, pollen; irritation by chemicals and clothes; medications; sun light; cold; cold water; heat; vibrations; some skin diseases. Rashes that last longer than six weeks are considered chronic and in many cases we don't find a cause. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Intrinsic conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, dry skin, viral rashes; extrinsic conditions such as allergic dermatitis (cosmetics, fragrances), foods, bites, stress, urticaria (hives), just to name a few off the top of my head...many things. Common conditions often are self-limited, but a few need to be checked out and treated (such as drug allergy). ...Read more
Rash with sun exposr: Many prescription & otc medications are photosensitizers: sun exposure while taking them can cause a sunburn-like rash. Many common plants can likewise cause a rash when exposed to sun. See a dermatologist; take list of all meds (rx & otc) & herbs/ supplements you take. Also list what sort of plants you have in garden or landscaping. ...Read more
When i scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?
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