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Itchy Papular Rash
I have an allergy (red itchy papular rash) to tapes incl medi/micro/trans-pore tapes; worse w/ tegaderm. An alternative option 2 be able 2 secure IV?
Hypoallergenic tape: There are tapes which are less likely to cause a contact allergy. Just ask for them. Do note the "less likely" description. Another approach would be to apply a cortisone cream at the site first then apply the tape an hour later after the cream has dried up and the cortisone has a chance to bind to the skin cells. ...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 fine, papular, kinda itchy rash that has broken out on most of my face. It seems to be spreading out over the rest of my face. What can I do for it? Have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion and tablets.
Contact dermatitis: Most rashes that are fine and itchy are related to an allergic reaction to a substance that the skin came in contact. On the face, it could be a soap, cosmetic, or an airborne substance. It may respond to Hydrocortisone cream that could be applied 3 times a day. The 1% cream that is available otc is safe to use on your face for a week or so, but if there is no response, get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 papular rash on palms, and many in the entire body. The rashes is itchy. Is it more likely to be Guttate psoriasis or syphilis?
Syphilis/Psoriasis: Never had sex contact of any kind, not infected at birth, no blood transfusions then very unlikely syphylis. Family Hx of psoriasis? Then more likely to be P. Picture is worth 1,000 words. Exactly where are the lessons on the body. Big worry. I would get blood test 4 S now. It S Kills. P does-not-usually. Why do you think Sylph? What has you Dr. said? But overall most likely Psoriasis. ...Read more
Narrow it down: I want to help but this description could include several chapters in a dermatology text book. A photo or visit to the doctor can help narrow it down. Answers to questions like timing, duration , shape of the lesions, flat or raised , scaly or greasy, tenderness, medications are some of the clues that can provide clues. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more