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Itchy Rash On Back Shoulder
On vacation in Sri Lanka and have developed a itchy rash on back and shoulders, I'm using sun block and after sun, I have been in hotel pool and sea?
Hard to say: If the rash occurs only on sun exposed area, one needs to consider photosensitizing from lotion applied or drug taken. Some ingredients in sunscreen can also induced photoallergic reaction. Try changing sunscreen PABA-free or one with a different active ingredient. Topical cortisone may help ...Read more
Went to park. Burrs thrown at me. Mildly itchy rash on back and shoulders, use allegra (fexofenadine) and calamine lotion, not helping. Respond asap?
Best to ignore: The more you mess with it the more it will mess with you. Ignore it. It should get better no matter what you do. If you have to do something put otc cortisone cream on it. ...Read more
Is there a chance you can devolope a very itchy patchy rash on back, shoulders, and trunk from taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?
Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol): Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) can be used for the treatment of acne or as a contraceptive. Either way, one of the known side effects is worsening of acne. It would be best to discuss this with your prescribing doctor since it sounds like you have developed a side effect of the treatment. ...Read more
Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain
Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Took 4wkly doses of Ivermectin 6wks ago for 5mth long?? rash. Cleand daily. No 1 else affected. Gettn itchy rash on back. Can scabies return after 6 wks?
Had Catheter Ablation 1wk ago. Had 3days in the hospital & now have an itchy rash on back & now getting on stomach & chest. What can I do?
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
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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
Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?
Itchy skin rash on back of thighs for over a year using steriod cream but comes back after a week each time. Also using dermol 500 in shower?
Agree and...: You don't give us much information but is it small sandpaper "goosebumps"? If so, may be keratosis pilaris which is famous for coming back again & again. This rash is caused by keratin plugs in hair follicles and is worse in winter & in those with dry skin, eczema. When you see the doctor, they would treat it with retin a, or cream with vitamin d, urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid. ...Read more
Very oily skin no matter how much washed. Painful itchy skin. Rash on back face neck scalp. Skin hurts. New soap. Reaction maybe?
Need eval to know.: 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
Hi, I have a non itchy rash only on my hands...First it started on shoulder and extending till elbows...It is not itchy or burn...?
Derm: See your dermatologist to have this evaluated and treated. ...Read more
I am broke out in an itchy red rash on my back, shoulders and arms. What could be an internal reason for this?
Manymany causes: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Rash: Need to see a picture of it. Perform a virtual consult ...Read more
I have a 6 inch high by 4 inch wide non-itchy rash evenly spread along the base of the spine. What could the be?
Hard to say...: Without more information, it's really difficult to say for certain. Usually things like shingles or herpes have fluid filled bumps. Mild eczema doesn't have to be itchy, it can just tingle or feel irritated. If you're not having fever, it's not painful, and you're feeling well otherwise, its okay to wait a few days before seeing the doctor, but you should get it checked if it doesn't go away. ...Read more
Need eval to know.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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
See dermatolgist: You will likely need a skin biopsy to find out the cause and thus I suggest you consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
I've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?
Yes: There may be many causes and unfortunately we often cannot find the answer even after exhaustive studies. If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. Otherwise topical Hydrocortisone cream should be tried. If it still did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more
Total body itchy rash comes back every couple months last for months each time is worse everywhere except face?
See a Dermatologist: You could go see a dermatologist next time you get the rash. ...Read more
I very recently went on a beach trip. The day I got back home a red, bumpy and extremely itchy rash developed and is spreading. What could it be?
I have a itchy rash on either side of my abdominan, and on my back. It's not particularly raised, red or blistery, slightly discolored and itchy.
Need exam: Eczema is likely and gets worse in winter. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile apply a lubricating cream several times a day, especially after a soak [bath or shower]. ...Read more
I have clear, itchy rash on my back running parallel to my spine. What could this be and how to treat?
Rash: Any rash is best treated by a physician who can see what you are talking about to get the proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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