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I have a dry, red itchy patch of skin isolated to my wrist area. Lotion doesn't help, but antibacterial medicine does. What are your thoughts?

I have a dry, red itchy patch of skin isolated to my wrist area. Lotion doesn't help, but antibacterial medicine does. What are your thoughts?

Could be infection: You may have a bacterial infection or a rash that started as eczema but became secondarily infected. It might also be a fungal infection or mixed infection. If it does not clear completely with antibacterial med you should see a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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I have a red, sometimes itchy rash on the palm of my hand that flakes skin sometimes. It's been there about a month. Eczema?

I have a red, sometimes itchy rash on the palm of my hand that flakes skin sometimes. It's been there about a month. Eczema?

Its possible.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more

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Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Too little info: Most skin rashes need to be examined in order to offer meaningful insight. In the case of a reaction, a discussion about potential exposures is also necessary. ...Read more

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Have neuro sx, loose stool, flushing, itchy rash on wrist jnts-1 has lump in skin. B12 is ^ w/o supplements.? Is & what dr to see besides pcp/ neuro

Have neuro sx, loose stool, flushing, itchy rash on wrist jnts-1 has lump in skin. B12 is ^ w/o supplements.? Is & what dr to see besides pcp/ neuro

Poss celiac: Symptoms could fit celiac disease which can have neurological, digestive and skin manifestations or symptoms. You should see pcp but recommend you ask to have celiac blood tests run in addition to any other work up advised. A neurology and gastroenterology consult may be indicated & helpful given symptoms you mention. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash all over associated with bug bites, remedy?

I have itchy rash all over associated with bug bites, remedy?

Orals and topicals: I would start with oral antihistamines such as Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec as well as topicals such as Hydrocortisone ointment. All are over the counter.
Seek medical care if any fever, oozing or draining of the skin or lack of improvement in 3-5 days or if worsening.
Feel better ...Read more

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Small itchy rash on calf, not sure if it could be bug bites, poision ivy, herpes (history of genital herpes), or something else.

Small itchy rash on calf, not sure if it could be bug bites, poision ivy, herpes (history of genital herpes), or something else.

?: Any itchy skin rash can be caused by many things but I suspect that a single itchy lesion on the calf is more likely from a bug bite. Try topical hydrocortisone on it to see if it helps. If not getting better after a week, see doctor. ...Read more

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I went to the doctors over an itchy rash. Dr thinks its insect bites or scabies, it hasn't cleared but is no longer itchy, what else could it be?

I went to the doctors over an itchy rash. Dr thinks its insect bites or scabies, it hasn't cleared but is no longer itchy, what else could it be?

Still scabies: If you were treated forvscabies. The medicine can clear the infection but the inflammation will require several days for the skin to return to normal. During this phase a prescription topical steroid is useful. Also check for any other possible sources such as pets. ...Read more

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I developed a red itchy patch on my palm of my right hand, that has now developed small cluster-ish type bumps. The area itches but not intensely.?

I developed a red itchy patch on my palm of my right hand, that has now developed small cluster-ish type bumps. The area itches but not intensely.?

Dermatitis or eczema: It could either one of them, eczema ooze little bet. Try to see your family he will help with it. ...Read more

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Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.

Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.

Need diagnosis: A fungal infection comes to mind and thus a topical antifungal +/- steroid may be helpful Best is to consult your doctor since the problem has been going on for so long. ...Read more

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What could a red raised itchy patch of skin on the back of the neck be?

What could a red raised itchy patch of skin on the back of the neck be?

Eczema vs dermatitis: This sounds like inflammation of the skin localized to one spot. Dermatitis is a fancy term for inflammation of the skin. Try treating with either a topical steroid such as Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or an anti-itch lotion such as sarna or sarna for sensitive skin. If this does not resolve it, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a dry flaky peeling itchy patch of skin on my vagina after I cut myself while shaving. Its been there for a while now. I have not had sex. What should I do?

I have a dry flaky peeling itchy patch of skin on my vagina after I cut myself while shaving. Its been there for a while now. I have not had sex. What should I do?

Epidermis: Shaving can irritate the epidermis and cause it to hypertrophy (skin cells pile up instead of sloughing off like normal skin does). This can cause a dry patch. Use a topical cream such as aquaphor to decrease the dryness in that area. If that doesn't work, see your doctor as it may be caused by other problems. ...Read more

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Itchy patch of skin on finger. No visible marks and skin looks normal but has itched everyday for the past month. What could that be?

Itchy patch of skin on finger. No visible marks and skin looks normal but has itched everyday for the past month. What could that be?

It could be eczema: Stress related, contact dermatitis etc. See your dr for evaluation. Get checked for thyroid condition and autoimmune condition to check for cause of your fatigue. Find meaning in life and count your blessings as you find hope in your daily living. May god bless you! ...Read more

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Why is my skin reacting (dry patches, itchy rash) to my insulin pump sites?

Why is my skin reacting (dry patches, itchy rash) to my insulin pump sites?

Adhesive reaction?: I would wonder if you are becoming sensitive to the adhesive used at the site. It is unlikely to be a reaction to the insulin. Also, make sure there is no latex in your supplies. You might try putting some Hydrocortisone cream on your skin in the area before attaching the insertion needle. ...Read more

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Have had itchy patch on one eyelid for a couple months now. Skin flakes at times. Had same issue with a few years ago. No issue with eye just eyelid.?

Have had itchy patch on one eyelid for a couple months now. Skin flakes at times. Had same issue with a few years ago. No issue with eye just eyelid.?

Should be examined: This"sounds" like seborrheic dermatitis- usually quite easily treated using a Q-tip and a soapy solution of either Head and Shoulders or Selsun (selenium) shampoo (assuming you are not allergic to these). Apply the soapy solution to the flaking areas, leave on 5-7 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. If not improving within 1 week-see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Doubtful: Hydrocortisone is helpful for itchy or inflamed rashes. We believe that pityriasis is caused by a virus and not inflammatory. I would expect a herald patch to be accompanied by others by now. You should consider that this might be another cause such as eczema or lupus. I would recommend an examination. ...Read more

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Hi!, On the right side of my rib cage, closer to my back and an inch above the bottom of my ribs, I have an itchy patch. The skin feels completely nor?

Hi!, On the right side of my rib cage, closer to my back and an inch above the bottom of my ribs, I have an itchy patch. The skin feels completely nor?

? Herald patch: Of a condition called pityriasis rosea, or may be something else as local irritation to a garment. If really bothersome, see your doctor, ...Read more

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I have a super itchy rash on the right outer labia. Dry patch of skin slightly darkened. Doesn't hurt, no puss. Slightly swollen. Have hist of eczema

Itchy Rash: From what you describe this may indeed be eczema. I would try you usual treatments, if they don't work then see you doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more