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Large red painful itchy patch on arm. It has x3 in size over 2 days. 8 small red bumps on arm pp is low, no fever, chills. Doc can't see me yet. Urgent?

Large red painful itchy patch on arm. It has x3 in size over 2 days. 8 small red bumps on arm pp is low, no fever, chills. Doc can't see me yet. Urgent?

Possible spider bite: I suspect that this is from a spider bite which tends to spread in the tissue and cause infection. Go to urgent care to get it checked out if your doctor cannot see you now. ...Read more

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I have red patches in my inner thighs. Some are circular. Its itchy and is spreading. Recently found out that it is also forming in my arm pits.

I have red patches in my inner thighs. Some are circular. Its itchy and is spreading. Recently found out that it is also forming in my arm pits.

See doctor: You need to set an appt with doctor. You are going to need your treatment before it gets worse. So get going and take. Are of this rash ...Read more

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My arms are itchy and I now have big red patches on each arm but no bumps. What can it be?

My arms are itchy and I now have big red patches on each arm but no bumps. What can it be?

A fungal infection?: A fungal skin infection often present with ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Can be red/irritated under skin folds such as underarms. Otc lamisil/lotrimin/tinactin all seem to work fine for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. If not better in couple of weeks, or worsens, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis and proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pink (or red) not itchy and painless patches on my skin, it starts from my chest and upper arm, now it is spreading everywhere but smaller.5days. Syphlis?

Pink (or red) not itchy and painless patches on my skin, it starts from my chest and upper arm, now it is spreading everywhere but smaller.5days. Syphlis?

Show the rash to MD: The causes of skin rashes are quite numerous. Syphilis is generally somewhat rare, although certain risk factors may lead to an increased chance of catching it. For the rash you describe, I would want to know if anything appeared on the palms or the soles of your feet? If this was 'secondary' syphilis, you would have first have had a chancre- a large boil type thing where 'contact' may have been. ...Read more

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Can you help me with this red patch? Its on my right arm and it looks like its under a few layers of my skin, its not itchy & it don't look like a rash

Can you help me with this red patch? Its on my right arm and it looks like its under a few layers of my skin, its not itchy & it don't look like a rash

See dermatologist?: Your description is too vague. However since the rash does not cause discomfort, I would advise giving it a few days to resolve. If not then consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

Not sure - eczema?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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There is a patch of skin on my fore arm that is very tiny bumps, not red, not itchy. I had shingles last year and it is on the same arm. Dry skin? Or?

There is a patch of skin on my fore arm that is very tiny bumps, not red, not itchy. I had shingles last year and it is on the same arm. Dry skin? Or?

Skin lesions: May just be dry skin (try moisturizing cream several times a day; avoid very hot baths/showers & harsh soaps). Might be sun damage from too much exposure; see doc for evaluation; actinic keratoses are easily treated via many methods. Use sunscreen when outdoors, even on cloudy days. If blisters form, may be recurrence of shingles (not common) but best treated early. ...Read more

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What can be red patches very itchy and hot on arms and legs only?

What can be red patches very itchy and hot on arms and legs only?

Hives: It could be hives but you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this could be something else. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?

I have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?

Depends: What you have is a skin rash which may sometimes be loosely called eczema by some. The potential causes range from a contact allergy, fungal infection to psoriasis. If topical hydrocortisone does not help, you would need to consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red, itchy patches appear on folds of both arms and on forearm ithciness stops with lotion, but still stays a little red. It also turns the skin white?

Red, itchy patches appear on folds of both arms and on forearm ithciness stops with lotion, but still stays a little red. It also turns the skin white?

Probably eczema: Eczema aka atopic dermatitis has many appearances but is always itchy, is relieved by skin moisturizers, and commonly appears in elbow & knee creases, neck, eyelids, wrists and ankles, and behind the ears. If the skin is flaky it will appear white. If uncertain ask your health care professional. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking multi vitamins if I get itchy red patches on my arms and neck after taking them? Recently started after months of taking them

Should I stop taking multi vitamins if I get itchy red patches on my arms and neck after taking them? Recently started after months of taking them

Try different brand: Niacin may cause temporary flushing, but most multivits contain niacineamide, which does not. Presuming yours don't have Niacin this sounds like an allergic reaction. You can't be allergic to pure vitamins but can be sensitive to the many fillers, binders, artificial colors ; preservatives that inferior brands contain, or soy/other food allergens they may contain. Try a brand without additives. ...Read more

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What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It's not possible to tell because there are many diseases that look the same. ...Read more

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I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.

I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.

Time 2 C ur doctor: Who may refer you to a dermatologist, meanwhile practice good skin care: keep your finger nails short, cleanse and moisturize the affected areas well, best wishes ...Read more