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Male, 32, has for 1 year had itchy rash pop up on feet, elbows and legs. Goes after treating with dipropionate cream; returns after 1 wk. Suggestions?

Male, 32, has for 1 year had itchy rash pop up on feet, elbows and legs. Goes after treating with dipropionate cream; returns after 1 wk. Suggestions?

Eczema or psoriasis: If it is on the outside, or tip of the elbow, it is more likely to be psoriasis. If it is on the inside of the elbow it is more likely to be eczema. They are both steroid responsive but make sure you take long breaks from the steroids, and use moisturizers to reduce your chance of permanent side effects. The side effects include skin atrophy, spider veins, striae, and hypopigmentation. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved i would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, i've also tried a antihistamine and a cream for bites?

I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs  and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, i've also tried  a antihistamine and a cream for bites?

Chigger bites?: Chigger bites the rash could be due to insect allergy or chigger bites, an infestation caused by mite larvae that feed on the skin. Rashes and itching caused by chigger bites looks and feels like allergies and are caused by a combination of digestive enzymes secreted by a mite and the immune response of the host causing an intense pruritus (jones, j.G. (1987). Treatment is primarily symptomatic. ...Read more

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Itchy rash all over except face legs and feet for 6 weeks. Biopsy states contact dermatitis or medication reaction. Where do I start?

Start: Surely the doctor has advised you about a change in medicines. If not have a family or friend refer you to a doctor who pays better attention to your concerns. ...Read more

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Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?

Other symptoms..?: The symptoms you have described could be due to many different illnesses. In my experience, patients with meningitis most commonly present with high fever, neck stiffness, severe headaches,nausea and vomiting. There are some serious forms of meningitis associated with rashes.However, they will be associated with equally serious symptoms as listed above.If you are unsure, see your doctor right away ...Read more

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My sister has a red, itchy rash developing on her arms and legs. It started on her feet and has now spread to hands, knees, elbows. ?

My sister has a red, itchy rash developing on her arms and legs. It started on her feet and has now spread to hands, knees, elbows.  ?

Cannot say: Your sister could have eczema and allergic eruption or psoriasis.She needs to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Sometimes a skin biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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My son has an itchy rash on the heel of his foot. What is it ?

My son has an itchy rash on the heel of his foot. What is it ?

Athletes foot: Hard to say for sure without a picture or more complete history but most common cause of an itchy rash in a young man is athletes foot which is a fungal infection of the skin. Try an over the counter spray and make sure to disinfect the shoes and bath and always keep the feet dry. If that fails follow up with his doctor or a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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