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How long does beta derm take to clear up exzema flare up? Redness, scaling, painful and itchy down left thigh, over my knee and down my calf...Day 4

How long does beta derm take to clear up exzema flare up? Redness, scaling, painful and itchy down left thigh, over my knee and down my calf...Day 4

Eczema: The key to treat your eczema is to treat the dryness. You need to apply a thick moisturizer, such as vaseline and try covering the affected skin by wrapping it with gauze overnight. ...Read more

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There's been a small (non-itchy) bump on my left thigh for a few months. It's not discolored...I'm worried it could be a growth. Worth checking out?

There's been a small (non-itchy) bump on my left thigh for a few months. It's not discolored...I'm worried it could be a growth. Worth checking out?

Doctor can evaluate: A small non-itchy bump can be a wart, a flesh-colored mole, a molluscum, a scar, etc... If a person is otherwise young and healthy, the bump is unlikely to be a serious problem, but a primary care or dermatology doctor can evaluate and offer treatment. ...Read more

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Circular red rash with dot in middle on upper left thigh. Itchy and dry. There for 2 weeks?

Circular red rash with dot in middle on upper left thigh. Itchy and dry. There for 2 weeks?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. And a bite with spreading inflammation or a bite with serious spreading INFECTION, even lyme are possible with a circular rash.
cannot say in your particular case. ...Read more

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Hello, I've noticed a extremely itchy patch of tiny bumps on my upper left thigh but don't know what could've caused it or what it could be?

Hello, I've noticed a extremely itchy patch of tiny bumps on my upper left thigh but don't know what could've caused it or what it could be?

Steroid: Try to put a steroid cream OTC. If it gets better it's most likely allergy related. If it gets worse it's most likely fungal. Then apply an antifungal cream OTC. If not better you will need to see a Dr.
For allergy related symptoms you can take an Allegra or Zyrtec OTC. ...Read more

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I have some rashes and red dots with no itchiness or bumps on my left thigh.?

I have some rashes and red dots with no itchiness or bumps on my left thigh.?

Rash: 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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I have a burning sensation on my outer left lower thigh and a few small itchy bumps on the inner left thigh, what could this be?

I have a burning sensation on my outer left lower thigh and a few small itchy bumps on the inner left thigh, what could this be?

Shingles: I wonder if you are experiencing the early stage of shingles. Probably best to see your doctor because treatment is more effective if started early. ...Read more

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Last month I got sunburnt on the very top of my left thigh. Now, a month later there are small itchy, red welts on it. What could it be?

Last month I got sunburnt on the very top of my left thigh. Now, a month later there are small itchy, red welts on it. What could it be?

PMLE: This sounds like polymorphous light eruption, which is a reaction to intense sunlight. However, it usually breaks out within hours not weeks. You should consult dermatology for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bruise like rash on upper left thigh. Was itchy then found a 5in by 5 covered with little bruises and large ones by it. Is this serious?

Bruise like rash on upper left thigh. Was itchy then found a 5in by 5 covered with little bruises and large ones by it. Is this serious?

Bruise: It is difficult to ascertain the nature of this rash just by description obviously, but it sounds to me as if you have what is called a "purpuric" rash along with scattered petechiae. There are many causes of this type of rash, but if they are occurring spontaneously then I would seek the care of a medical provider promptly for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on my thigh, what could they be? Some turned into black bruises. Started about a week ago on my left thigh, now on my right and shoulder too.

Itchy bumps on my thigh, what could they be? Some turned into black bruises. Started about a week ago on my left thigh, now on my right and shoulder too.

Dermatitis: Sounds like you have a dermatitis (not otherwise specified) and an exam would define it more specifically. Most dermatitis like, itchy skin eruptions can be treated with a topical steroid and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as an antihistamine (which can also help with the itch). If severe, then get derm eval. Best wishes. ...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 noticed white/pink patch on left leg lateral malleolus. It is neither painful nor itchy. Is it a concern? I am worried.

I noticed white/pink patch on left leg lateral malleolus. It is neither painful nor itchy. Is it a concern? I am worried.

BIOPSY: Dermatology is, in large part, a visual diagnosis. That being said, anytime I am worried, or you, the patient, is worried, I biopsy the lesion. The exception is when the lesion is so easily diagnosed, which happens many times, a biopsy is not called for. Talk to your doctor.
Sincerely,
Dr. Latva ...Read more

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I have a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?

I have a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?

Itchy rash: It will be hard to give you an answer without looking at the rash, you need to see your doctor about it for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red rash on left leg with blisters that appear to be crusting over looks like a tree branch. Painful and itchy> could it be shingles?

Red rash on left leg with blisters that appear to be crusting over looks like a tree branch. Painful and itchy> could it be shingles?

Yes: From the description given, shingles could be a possibility of your rash. Follow with a doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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How do I deal wit a painful and itchy thigh after diclofenac injection about three week ago to the upper part thigh?

How do I deal wit a painful and itchy thigh after diclofenac injection about three week ago to the upper part thigh?

Cause of pain?: Someone needs to check if your painful itchiness is an infection, abcess or something else needing immediate attention. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a large round bump on my outer thigh. It's warm to the touch and very painful and started out itchy, but not so much anymore.?

Hello, I have a large round bump on my outer thigh. It's warm to the touch and very painful and started out itchy, but not so much anymore.?

Not really sure: Whether this bump is infectious or allergic in etiology, but please proceed to a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. This sounds like it needs to be treated. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can follicultis be painful/itchy and appear in the butt crack/inner-thigh?

Yes: Theoretically, you can get a folliculitis anywhre there is a hair follicle. Areas, like the bikini line that may be shaved ae susceptible to inflammation and folliculitis like infections. See your dr. For an evaluation and treatment, good luck to you. ...Read more

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Are herpes more painful then they are itchy? And can they be on the top part of your thigh like by your knee and a above?

Are herpes more painful then they are itchy? And can they be on the top part of your thigh like by your knee and a above?

YES & YES: Herpes simplex, both oral and genital, are among the few rashes that HURT. Although most cases of Herpes occur around the lips (cold sores) and in the genital area, they can break out anywhere that there is a significant exposure and limited protection. Inflamed, chafed or irritated skin can be targets. However, since Herpes is less common on normal skin, see your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs.

Needs exam: Red and hot is either hives or abscess formation; however, you will need to submit a photo and I suggest and examination: cannot actually be answered here without a picture or exam. ...Read more