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Itchy Rash Around Waist
Dry itchy rashes around my waist. Used OTC oint and prescription but no work. Doc sugests blood work 4 system infxn but no INSURANCE. Suggest OTC oral meds please?
Fungus vs allergic:
Sometimes a rash in this area is a yeast infection, sometimes it is what we call contact dermatitis to something you wear - latex in your underwear, detergent that you wash your clothes with, perfumes, etc,
Was the ointment local cortisone - that would be for allergy and OTC chlotrimezole for yeast ...Read more
I have a itchy rash on my inner thighs, stomach waist for 2 weeks. They look like welts. I use a cream that was prescribed before and helps a little.
Hives: This rash sounds like hives. Try taking a long-acting oral antihistamine like cetirizine or fexofenadine. Try an identify any triggers that could have caused the hives. If hives last a long time, it is likely not an environmental or food trigger. See your primary care physician or an allergist for further evaluation and management. ...Read more
What might cause dry itchy dark patch, itchy breast, itchy rash on back waist area, sudden weight gain, feeling full, daily headaches. And more.
See a physician ASAP: I realize that you are suffering, but you are not giving me enough details to give you specific advice. Itchy rashes can be associated with some weight gain if there is some swelling. However, daily headache, feeling lightheaded are not part of it. Also, collapse and pain, and more are too broad terms that need to be evaluated in more detail. Start by seeing your primary care physician asap! ...Read more
Cause of blister-like rash all from waist up, each blister approx 1mm in diameter. Very itchy! Skin coloring underneath is blotchy. Rxn, allergy?
Blisters: There's no way to tell what this might be without taking a look at it. A dermatologist's eyeballs are the most important tools she/he has to work with, and in order to make the diagnosis, we have to see the patient. ...Read more
Rashes: Most allergic rashes are itchy however, not all itchy rashes are allergic. A good example is scabies that is cause by an arthroppod (insect) that tunnels beneath the skin. Ask your primary care provider to evaluate the rash first, seek a dermatologists opinion if the pcp can not determine the cause. ...Read more
I keep getting rashes everytime I go to the country (my whole family does)! This itchy rash also prevents me from sleep at night! What to do?
If this happens when you are in the countryside, you are likely allergic to something outdoors or even to the sun.
I would suggest that you consult a dermatologist to find out the cause. Certainly poison oak/poison ivy is a factor to be considered especially since its resin on contaminated articles may remain potent for months. ...Read more
Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.
Yes, it is possible:
Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else.
Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more
Fever for 2/3 days, pimple like non itchy rash that doesn't go past waist. Sore muscles, headaches for a wk. Highly contagious, adult & kids infected?
El Virus: Most likely a viral infection. If so, should subside in a few weeks at the latest. ...Read more
Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! I think i'd recommend a visit to your doctor. In the meantime, for the itching cool compresses, or lotions containing calamine or pramoxine would be good over-the-counter anti-itch treatment. ...Read more
Various causes: Itching in the pubic area may be due to heat and sweating; fungal infection if there are skin folds; contact allergy to certain chemicals in underwear, particularly made of synthetic materials; lice transmitted by sexual contact or sleeping on an infested mattress. As the causes are so different, you better see your physician. ...Read more
Many possible: Causes. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
See doctor: Did you visit a tropical area recently? This can be serious and you need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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
Rash turning black could be an organizing hematoma with subsequent eschar development.
You may have scratched the lesion which may have caused some skin irritation.
you may want to apply OTC antibiotic and steroid creams.
Vascular/infectious/auto-immune or malignant etiologies may need to be ruled out if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more
Rash: It may have different causes, uou need to have him checked by his doctor. ...Read more
Look closely: May be something as simple as crabs. ...Read more
Get checked out!: If the rash consists of raised lesions called urticaria (hives), it could mean you're allergic to a medicine, a food, a virus, or something else. If it's a flat (macular like measles) rash, it could be from a medicine or virus, but probably not a food. If you take daily medicines, your prescriber can help you to know which might be the most likely culprit. ...Read more