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Itchy Half Circle Shaped Rash
On my lower thighs I have two identical "7" shaped rashes that are in the same space and shape. They're very itchy, I have not spilt anything on them ?
Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to see what it might be. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals, excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream usually helps. A rash of itchy bumps can be of an allergic cause, but there are also non-allergic causes of itchy rashes. ...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
My niece has a coin shaped rash on her right buttock that is scaly in the middle, but it's not itchy. Could this be a ringworm?
Possible: Generally, I think of ringworm when a lesion has clear center and raised edges. Could be a dry patch of skin called nummular (coin) eczema - this is usually flatter at edges and scales in middle. When in doubt best to have MD look to be sure. Consider using Lotrimen until appt if no sensitive skin problems. If ringworm, it will help. If eczema, the base lotion in cream may help. http://www.medicinenet.com/ringworm/article.htm ...Read more
I have a rash on the backs of my legs, buttocks, top of feet, & slowly worsened over 2 wks. It's red, irregular shaped, slightly raised, NOT itchy.
35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?
Urticaria (hives): Typical description of chronic urticaria refractory to antihistamines. An Allergist will get some bloodwork to rule out some potential underlying causes and then prescribe treatment. There are several options and relief can be obtained in no time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eczema?: It sounds like you may have an allergic condition in your skin, or something else might be causing you to itch. You should have your doctor take a look to see what might going on! ...Read more
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