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Doctor insights on: Itchy Dry Winter Skin Rash Bumps On Back

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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Started 1 month ago itchy skin only when sleeping I have allergies and dry skin not taking medication and no rashes or bumps I train and work at a gym?

Started 1 month ago itchy skin only when sleeping I have allergies and dry skin not taking medication and no rashes or bumps I train and work at a gym?

Moisturizer: You may just have dry skin which can be helped by applying moisturizer on your skin within 3 mins after bathing and again about 12 hrs later +/- bathing. Avoid antibacterial and scented soap. If this still does not help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Raised itchy area of skin on back, small area and I don't think the bumps have fluid in them, could it be a heat rash or?

Raised itchy area of skin on back, small area and I don't think the bumps have fluid in them, could it be a heat rash or?

Can be anything: Try some Hydrocortisone cream for a few days. If it does not work, see your doctor. The cause may never be known however although a viral infection or drug reaction needs be ruled out. ...Read more

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Seen 2 derms-no answers. Rash mostly on back/sides. Itchy bumps when scratchd follow ¼-2" cut line under skin. Crawly on face. Antifungal wash helps some.

Seen 2 derms-no answers. Rash mostly on back/sides. Itchy bumps when scratchd follow ¼-2" cut line under skin. Crawly on face. Antifungal wash helps some.

A photo would help: The key to dermatology is the appearance. The 'story' behind it helps lead one in the right direction. Finally, if all of that doesn't make the diagnosis a biopsy is necessary, where a doctor (pathologist) can look under a microscope and tell you what it is. You might want to send an image to a Health Tap doc-there's a new feature about tough to solve cases, maybe you would be a candidate for that ...Read more

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I had a rash show up on my penis it started out as small bumps but they popped and now the head of my penis has really dry skin it peels and its not itchy or anything

I had a rash show up on my penis it started out as small bumps but they popped and now the head of my penis has really dry skin it peels and its not itchy or anything

A: A rash on your penis definitely warrants medical investigation, meaning a trip to your doctor. You could be dealing with something as simple as an allergic reaction/dermatitis or something more worrisome like an std. Regardless I can't make a good guess without seeing the area in question. Also you may need testing depending on your doctor's diagnosis.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Itchy red rash on the back of neck, feels a bit painful and skin stretching, some clear and red pimple-like bumps. Mostly round quarter size patches?

Eczema vs infection: This rash could be a dry skin patch like eczema that is now becoming a superficial skin infection. It is important that this be evaluated by a physician to determine the correct treatment. Eczema can be treated with topical steroids and moisturizers while an infection requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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Really Dry rash on buttocks with some red/purple bumps under skin. Dry and itchiness extends from groin region. What is this?

Really Dry rash on buttocks with some red/purple bumps under skin. Dry and itchiness extends from groin region. What is this?

See a dermatologist: Could be a dermatophyte. Do you have scaling of your feet and between your small toe/ ring toe? ...Read more

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I have itchy skin every where no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this?

I have itchy skin every where no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this?

Well: It gets red and itches then goes away, no rash or bumps. It could be a rash or what is called idiopathic urticaria, release of inflammation due to stress. Oddlly enough sometimes an h-2 bkocker like tagamet for the the stomach can help. It may be allergic reaction or something else and I would not avoid seeing a doctor. I would trey Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and tagamet is pretty cheap. Look up idiop. ...Read more

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Tiny, itchy bumps all over body. Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Tiny, itchy bumps all over body. Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Allergy?: Good morning, tant
itchy rash with red bumps suggests that your immune system is trying to reject something such as an allergen or a virus. The itching is a signal that something is not right. Dry skin often causes itching, but rarely a rash. Tanning could trigger some rash. Finding the cause is the first order of business, please see your doctor. Moisturizing creams such as cerave may be of hel. ...Read more

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I have a red bump with a bit of yellow in center. It's like scales. Under the rim of my penis head. I have forskin so when I pull the skin back there is a little rash of where the bump lays when skin is not pulled back. It doesn't hurt but it is itchy so

I have a red bump with a bit of yellow in center. It's like scales. Under the rim of my penis head. I have forskin so when I pull the skin back there is a little rash of where the bump lays when skin is not pulled back. It doesn't hurt but it is itchy so

Pimples in glands: Direct clinical examination is required. A red bump is an infection, ANT may be required.
A plain pimple, is usually present in 10-20 % of the male population, sometimes 2-4 may be present.
They require no treatment. Some patients however, may request therapy to alleviate anxiety or for aesthetic reasons. Ablation using carbon dioxide laser, ...Read more

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Hello, for the past week the top part of my hand between the thumb and index finger has been incredibly itchy, there is no rash or dry skin or bumps?

Hello, for the past week the top part of my hand between the thumb and index finger has been incredibly itchy, there is no rash or dry skin or bumps?

Itchy: Two choices:
1: Go to the nearest Pharmacy and they are very likely to recommend some cream or similar. Cost is low.
2: If you don't like that idea please go to the nearest Emergency facility. Not my first choice. ...Read more

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White blotches on palms. Itchy skin rash all over. White tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

White blotches on palms. Itchy skin rash all over. White tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

Probably unrelated: You may possibly have contracted scabies from the contact but there are also other potential causes unrelated to the sexual contact. See a doctor if this has been presented for more than 3 days or been getting worse. ...Read more

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My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly. What is the cause?

My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly. What is the cause?

Rash: Sounds like an urticarial rash. Hives are a red, rasied, scattered and intensely itchy rash resembling mosquito bites. Treatment is to remove the inciting agent, and to use topical anti-itch and oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy). Just appeared yesterday on my lower abdomen. Was itchy now is not. About 10 small red bumps?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy). Just appeared yesterday on my lower abdomen. Was itchy now is not. About 10 small red bumps?

Rash: The description of the rash isn't sufficient to make a diagnosis without examining you. A possibility would be insect bites. If the rash doesn't resolve or if new lesions appear see your physician or a dermatologist for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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2 year- old girl developed a skin rash on her left thigh. It's a cluster of red bumps, non itchy and not filled with liquid, but the clusters keep spreading upwards.

2 year- old girl developed a skin rash on her left thigh. It's a cluster of red bumps, non itchy and not filled with liquid, but the clusters keep spreading upwards.

Diaper rash: If your baby wears diapers with an elastic band, she may have a latex allergy. Without seeing a picture olof the rash however, one can only speculate. ...Read more

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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping?

I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping?

Itching: Generalized itching without associated rash is often due to very dry skin. After showering, rub in a moisturizing substance like keri lotion to restore oils to your skin. Other causes could be diabetes, prickly heat, thyroid disorder or certain malignancies like lymphoma. A dermatologist could advise you and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal odor, vaginal dryness, painless fleshy genital bumps, fever (severity: mild), flaky skin, skin rash (quality: itchiness...

I am experiencing vaginal odor, vaginal dryness, painless fleshy genital bumps, fever (severity: mild), flaky skin, skin rash (quality: itchiness...

Lots going on: You need to see doctor for exam. You are describing possibly many issues. Start with exam and then diagnosis for each then treatment options ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm 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

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What to do for itchy skin, but no rash or bumps?

What to do for itchy skin, but no rash or bumps?

Itching skin: Without rash more than likely from dry skin especially due to weather and using warm/ hot water for washing and baths. Use skin cleansers for baths and apply any moisturizing lotion or cream to affected areas. Take oral histamines if itching really bad. May use otc Hydrocortisone cream or any topical itch cream available if needed. Consult w your physician if you have other signs and symptoms! ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with itchy skin, but no rash or bumps?

Can you give me advice with itchy skin, but no rash or bumps?

Mositurizer: Dry skin can cause itchiness. Try moisturizers. Also change soap to hypoallergenic one. ...Read more

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When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?

When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?

Hypersensitive skin: This could represent dermographism, where you can cause welts on your skin with pressure, like writing. Physical urticaria, or hives, also possible. I usually have someone try an oral anti-histamine for this problem. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the rash on my arms? Its itchy and small bumps like goosebumps. Could it be my eczema. Goin to skin dr in 3 weeks

Try Hydrocortiosone: You could try Hydrocortisone cream 1% over the counter twice a day to see if it will resolve the rash. If the rash worsens, then stop the cream immediately and follow up with the dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more