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Itchy Red Rash On Inside Of The Elbow
I have an itchy red rash on the inside of my elbow. It has been there for several days & has appeared sporadically through winter. What should I do?
Many possibilities: Dermatogic questions, such as rashes, are very difficult to answer accurately since an examination is so important in making a diagnosis. Some of the more common possibilities include a fungal infection or an eczema condition. Best to have this examined by your doctor to give you a definite diagnosis. ...Read more
I get red itchy rashes randomly on the inside of my elbows or knees about once a month. It usually goes away in about 10 mins. Should I worry? Does this indicate a larger problem? I do not have any known allergies
Unlikely: If the rash goes away by itself in 10 mins, I can't think of a serious illness causing this phenomenon. ...Read more
Been experiencing small red rashes and/or lumps on the inside of my left elbow only, vary in size. Usually not itchy, but always in the same spot.?
Need more info: Dermatology is pretty visual, so it's hard to know what is going on without seeing it. Eczema, psoriasis, and urticaria (hives) can develop around the elbows, though eczema and hives tend to be itchy. Sometimes an irritant or mild allergic contact dermatitis can present in the same place as well. I'd recommend seeing a dermatologist to help solve this one. ...Read more
I have red rashes on my inner elbows that are not itchy. Could this be related to arterial and neurogenic TOS?
My bf & I both have a rash on the right side of our necks and right inner elbows. The rashes are red, raised, and itchy. Any ideas what it is?
Allergic reaction?: If two normal healthy people start to get similar rashes on just the neck and part of one arm, and the bumps are itchy, red, and raised, it is likely that they have some allergic reaction. Reactions may be to poison oak, poison ivy, cosmetics, sunscreens, foods they shared, animals they petted, etc... It could also be "bugs" that bit them both, such as mosquitos or other insects. ...Read more
Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?
Scabies vs allergic: If no animals unlikley scabies [very itchy rash, like railroad tracks inbetween fingers, armpits, groin ect] but if in a hotel can get it if infected there or bed bugs. if so couldbe contagious but sometimes spouse doesn't get it while other does. Wash all affected clothes house. Animals, try bendaryl, hydrocortisone oint. Otc but if doesn't go away see dr for eval. If scabies need 5% permethrin ...Read more
Rash on outside of both elbows over last 2 weeks. Red, painful & itchy. Last few months I reduced wheat from my diet. Related?
Describe: Could you describe the rash and is it spreading or scaly. Do others in family have similar rash... ...Read more
Using it: It may be that you use that arm more than the other arm, resulting in increased muscle mass in onr arm. ...Read more
I have a rash thing on my elbow. It started very small and came out f nowhere. It gets itchy, then turns purple and red then peels
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I have a small rash on my elbow and it's been there for over a year now. It's red coloured and sometimes itchy and I don't know how to get rid of it?
For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?
Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a very itchy rash surrounding my armpits and sides of the neck for a few weeks now. Sometimes it'll appear inside my elbows. Very red.?
See a doctor: Cannot diagnose without seeing this. Could be one of many different things. Show to a primary care physician and get an opinion. ...Read more
I have an itchy rash that appears only on my elbows. It appears as red dots or sometimes pus filled spots. I notice outbreaks mainly in the summer.
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
Inside of my arms, inner elbow, has had a red fire burning rash since last night. No bumps, no itchiness, just burning and red.
Sorry, we just: Can't diagnose this one without a history and examination. Take care. ...Read more
My nephew has red, itchy raised bumps on his elbows and knees. Was prescribed a steroid which didn't improve the rasH, what could this be? He's 3
Itchy Rash: Red, Raised, Itchy bumps sounds like a description of hives. Usually oral steroids improve a hive-like rash. This type of rash can be brought on by recent viral infections, food ingestion or drug ingestion. There are, however, many causes of rash in a 3 year old child so seeing the rash would be helpful to assist in diagnosis. I would be happy to consult with your nephews mom as I am in Ohio. ...Read more
I have a rash that only appears on my elbows, red raised itchy bumps. Sometimes it looks scabby or scaly. What is this and how do I get rid of it?
Pruritic skin rashes: Based on your age and description, the most common skin rash that are red, itch, and scaly is atopic dermatitis. Psoriasis could be similar but it is not as itchy. Either case, you can try to apply otc Hydrocortisone cream to the lesions a few times a day plus moisturizer generously to always keep your skin moist. If it does not improve or not completely resolve, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more
My 2.5 y/o son has a "pimply red rash on legs and elbows. For about one week. No fever. Somewhat itchy. What could it be?
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
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