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Round raised at the sides and flat in the centre itchy rash that comes and goes after a few hours. Spreads pretty quick if scratched?

Round raised at the sides and flat in the centre itchy rash that comes and goes after a few hours. Spreads pretty quick if scratched?

Hives?: These appear to be hives (urticaria). Try antihistamine up to 4x daily to see if it helps. If they are intolerable or linger on beyond 6 weeks, consult an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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When i scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?

When i scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?

Hypersensitive skin: This could represent dermographism, where you can cause welts on your skin with pressure, like writing. Physical urticaria, or hives, also possible. I usually have someone try an oral anti-histamine for this problem. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on my bikini area that sometimes sort of leaks fluid, only when I scratch it. Looks a lot like dermatitis, but I don't know.

I have an itchy rash on my bikini area that sometimes sort of leaks fluid, only when I scratch it. Looks a lot like dermatitis, but I don't know.

Contact?: It may be from a contact allergy or an irritant. Stop using any anti-static agent or softener when drying your clothes and re-wash all of your underwears before wearing. If your rash developed within a few weeks or months after switching to a new detergent, be sure to go back to the old one. In the meanwhile , try topical hydrocortisone cream. If the problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I work as a cashier and a lot of flies were flying on me & I scratched my neck & a few mins later I felt a lump on it & now it's been itchy/rash look

I work as a cashier and a lot of flies were flying on me & I scratched my neck & a few mins later I felt a lump on it & now it's been itchy/rash look

Could be an insect: bite rash. Try to video-consult the Healthtap doctor on call. Also it would help to take a few pictures of this lump and attache. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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Itchy rash like thing on Labia, no bumps, bleeds when scratched. What could this be?

Itchy rash like thing on Labia, no bumps, bleeds when scratched. What could this be?

A few possibilities: Genital skin rashes like this are pretty common. Mostly not serious. Some common ones are lichen planus, lichen sclerosis, psoriasis, eczema, and others. You'll need to see a doctor in person for accurate diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, it's not likely to be serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would cause an itchy rash over a tender lymph node? Havent scratched.

What would cause an itchy rash over a tender lymph node? Havent scratched.

Check it out: See a doctor about this. There are many causes for a tender lymph node and this deserves to be checked out by a doctor. Often, the itchy rash can be caused by a fungus (scalp ring worm - aka tinea capitus) and the lymph node(s) nearby can become swollen and tender (lymphadenopathy). Sometimes the skin rash can be due to an allergic skin reaction and the lymph nodes can do the same thing. ...Read more

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I keep getting red weepy itchy rash on tops of hands that spread.if i scratch. goes away and comes back.

I keep getting red weepy itchy rash on tops of hands that spread.if i scratch. goes away and comes back.

See a dermatologist: Hand eczema may be related to allergy or irritation. A dermatologist will be interested in your work + other activities. Bring every product you have applied to your hands. You will respond to a prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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There is a sudden non-itchy rash on the backs of my hands, the bumps are very small and have fluid when scratched. ?

There is a sudden non-itchy rash on the backs of my hands, the bumps are very small and have fluid when scratched. ?

It is almost: impossible to diagnose a skin rash without direct visual and/or tactile examination. Please see a healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis then treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my arms that spread burns when I scratch it?

Itchy rash on my arms that spread burns when I scratch it?

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

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I have an itchy rash on my testicles, very dry skin which splits and bleeds when scratching...?

I have an itchy rash on my testicles, very dry skin which splits and bleeds when scratching...?

Dry skin: You may just have a case of skin dryness causing the itch. Try applying a moisturizing cream. It maybe best to have the doctor look aat the rash to rule out any infection. ...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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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