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Itchy Rash Skin Flakey Discoloration
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
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
When i scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?
See derm: Consult a dermatologist to find out. It is difficult to tell what they may be without a more detailed history and direct examination. ...Read more
Adhesive reaction?: I would wonder if you are becoming sensitive to the adhesive used at the site. It is unlikely to be a reaction to the insulin. Also, make sure there is no latex in your supplies. You might try putting some Hydrocortisone cream on your skin in the area before attaching the insertion needle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis with exposure to mold can be treated with topical steroid creams. If you are trying to clean mold from surfaces in your home like bathroom use an cleaner like CLR mold and mildew cleaner but always wear gloves. Larger mold issues such as mold in dry wall should be cleaned by a mold mediation specialist. ...Read more
There's itchy rash on my body, especially in my hands. Also my hands skin started to crack. What is it?
Doctor said mom has infundibulofolliculitis on her back. Had it for years. Painful & itchy rash. What causes it and what's happening to her skin?
Folliculitis.: The diagnosis of folliculitis is a common one and can occur on multiple areas of the body--scalp, arms, legs or the back as in your mother. It can be itchy and tender at times and if it is untreated, sometimes these lesions can progress to abscess formation. We do not understand why some people get this inflammation of the follicle. Some of the causes are bacteria, heat, rubbing of clothing. ...Read more
Persistent, itchy rash for four days following allergy skin testing. Rash is at the site where the allergy testing was performed. Is this normal?
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