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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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I have small white patches on my arm with red dots in the centre of each. It's starts on my hand and extends to just below my elbow. It's not painful or itchy.?

I have small white patches on my arm with red dots in the centre of each. It's starts on my hand and extends to just below my elbow. It's not painful or itchy.?

Can't say what this: Is. 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

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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

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Red, scaling, slightly itchy patches that are getting bigger under both arms just before armpits. Getting worse. Burns with Aveeno (oatmeal). Help!!! ?

Red, scaling, slightly itchy patches that are getting bigger under both arms just before armpits. Getting worse. Burns with Aveeno (oatmeal). Help!!! 

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Scaling/ itching: How longis thsi going on? Avoid deoderant for 2 days, May be fungal, eczema or even bacterial infection. Could try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) ointment 2 x a day x 24 hours see if it works(has ant-ibacterial anti-fungal and healing properties). Not f/u with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more

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I was in a hot tub a couple weeks ago and developed a hair follicle infection shortly after. Also, have red, itchy patches in swimsuit area / arms.?

I was in a hot tub a couple weeks ago and developed a hair follicle infection shortly after. Also, have red, itchy patches in swimsuit area / arms.?

See doctor: Hot tubs when not properly maintained may have bacteria which causes the type of infection you described. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

Need to know more: Although the description is compatible with atopic eczema(since you probably have allergic rhinitis as well as evidenced by the sneezing), it is not possible to tell without a direct examination. Consult an allergist or dermatologist. In meanwhile be sure to bathe daily and apply a skin moisturizer immediately after having sponge dried your skin. ...Read more

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Is it an allergic reaction to something? I'm 20 and these last couple of days I've gotten a break out mainly on my stomach and arms. They are little bumps that are itchy and I've had some small red patches on my upper arms and sometimes on my shoulder. I

Is it an allergic reaction to something? I'm 20 and these last couple of days I've gotten a break out mainly on my stomach and arms. They are little bumps that are itchy and I've had some small red patches on my upper arms and sometimes on my shoulder. I

Hives: Sounds like hives which are red, raised and intensely itchy lesions that look like a mosquito-bite. Topical Hydrocortisone can help as can the use of oral non-sedating antihistamines in a slightly higher dose than the once daily (usually twice daily is started). ...Read more

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My brother has developed red oval flaky -itchy patches on his arm, leg, back, abdomen, scalp, ear and eyelash, genitals . Can this be psoriasis?

My brother has developed red oval flaky -itchy patches on his arm, leg, back, abdomen, scalp, ear and eyelash, genitals . Can this be psoriasis?

Yes: By your description it does sound like Guttate Psoriasis. The flakes tend to be more greasy rather than dry. Itching however is not a prominent feature. Another possibility is Seborrheic Dermatitis He should see his doctor for a more definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have an itchy red patch on the inside of my elbow. It has been there a month. What is this, and what should I do?

I have an itchy red patch on the inside of my elbow.  It has been there a month.  What is this, and what should I do?

Skin patch on arm: This may be a form of psoriasis or eczema. Look at some pictures online to compare and schedule a consultation with dermatotolgist for evaluation. ...Read more