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Itchy Rash On Skull
Itchy rash on my right collarbone, burns strongly if scratched. Other side of neck very sore and stiff, extending into back of skull and down shoulderblade, becoming difficult to use left arm.
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
I have an itchy rash on my chest, it keeps spreading to shoulders and breast. I usually use Fluticasone Propionate 0.005% ointment for rashes but it doesn't help in this case. Also, I moved from EU to the US a year ago. Please help.
Many causes: You don't describe y our rash, so the answer has to be "generic". Rashes can be due to unknown causes; insect bites; allergy to foods, plants, pollen; irritation by chemicals and clothes; medications; sun light; cold; cold water; heat; vibrations; some skin diseases. Rashes that last longer than six weeks are considered chronic and in many cases we don't find a cause. ...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, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Many possible causes: 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
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Not common: Please get back to the doctor giving you the allergy shots ...Read more
Depends on cause: 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
Fungal, tinea cruris:
itchy rash on the inner thigh could be due to a fungal infection, tinea cruris, especially in a heavy-set person. There is no precise reason why it should appear only at night; probably, we are too busy during the daytime to pay attention to it. If it is due to a fungal infection, it may need specific creams to make it go away. Over-the-counter creams, though helpful, see a doctor. ...Read more
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
Discontinue use: If you suspect that the rash is caused by the antibiotics you should stop taking them because you are probably allergic to them and that can be dangerous. Call your doctor immediately for an alternative one that you can take for the condition. ...Read more