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Doctor insights on: Itchy Red Skin Around Eyes In My 3 Year Old

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Currently using betaderm cream, I have itchy red skin with small white bumps around nose, mouth, & eyes. Occurs randomly, what is this issue called?

Currently using betaderm cream, I have itchy red skin with small white bumps around nose, mouth, & eyes. Occurs randomly, what is this issue called?

Stop the cream.: First of all, betaderm (which contains betamethasone) is a strong steroid cream that should not be used on the face. Stop using it. Your pimply rash could be due to the cream itself. If it was there before you started applying betaderm, the most common causes are adult acne and rosacea, both easily treatable by a dermatologist, once he or she makes a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..

Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..

Dermatitis: It depends on what is really going on and should be seen by a doctor. It could be contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, Lupus, Rosacea, and other etiologies. Each condition would be approached a little different in regards to work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, my 4 yrs old son, he got itchy n red skin arround the neck. Is this eczema n what is the difference bitween eczema ointment, cream n lotion? Thx

Hi, my 4 yrs old son, he got itchy n red skin arround the neck. Is this eczema n what is the difference bitween eczema ointment, cream n lotion? Thx

Should see doctor: There are many different causes for red itchy rashes in children. Eczema is a possibility, but it usually appears in the folds of the arms and legs. I would suggest that he be seen by his pediatrician. Ointments are greasy feeling and tend to stay on the surface of the skin, while creams and lotions are more water-based and rub into the skin without leaving a residue. ...Read more

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I have itchy red skin around penis and sometimes there is white stuff coming out under the foreskin. I'm cant visite a doctor because im not home. : (?

I have itchy red skin around penis and sometimes there is white stuff coming out under the foreskin. I'm cant visite a doctor because im not home. : (?

Possible fungal..: This might be associated with a fungal infection although other possibilities should be considered as well. For the moment since you are unable to be seen by a doctor, you may get over the counter clotrimazole and apply it for a few days. If not better you should make the best effort, if possible, to get checked for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I currently have dry itchy red skin from acne medication, what do I do?

What do you suggest if I currently have dry itchy red skin from acne medication, what do I do?

Get help: The over-the-counter agents that work, such as benzoyl peroxide, do this. Your phyiscian can help you find the best combination of prescription and topical meds for you. ...Read more

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I have a patch of itchy, bumpy, red skin on the back of my hand. I have noticed it before when I work a lot (i work in a restaurant) what could it be?

I have a patch of itchy, bumpy, red skin on the back of my hand. I have noticed it before when I work a lot (i work in a restaurant) what could it be?

Hand eczema: There is every possibility this is a small site of hand eczema. We see this very often and people in your occupation because recurrent contact with water and soaps and detergents and so forth. I believe you should see a dermatologist to get the right advice on treatment to dry skin and treatment of hand eczema and you will get a cream that should help and be given and care instructions. ...Read more

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What could dry, scaly, itchy red skin be, around the neck?

Uncertain: This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Small cluster of small white pus bumps on my hind thigh. Layer of red skin surrounding it. Its itchy. What is it and how do I get rid of it.

Small cluster of small white pus bumps on my hind thigh. Layer of red skin surrounding it. Its itchy. What is it and how do I get rid of it.

See a physician: You are describing something like allergic dermatitis (eczema) or possible infectious lesions, someone needs to look at the lesions in order to make a diagnosis and treatment can be given. You can do that by visiting your local physician or request inbox consultation on healthtap ...Read more

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Have a raised bump that looks like a mosquito bite. It's skin coloured and raised, surrounded by red skin. It's very itchy. Can it be a flea bite?

Have a raised bump that looks like a mosquito bite. It's skin coloured and raised, surrounded by red skin. It's very itchy. Can it be a flea bite?

That is possible: But hard to diagnose without more info and an exam of the lesion. If you get more, see a doctor. If it goes away or you find critters on your pet, spray spray spray. ...Read more

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I'm using Xulane BC patch & when I take it off it's itchy, sore, red & skin is peeling off. I know I have to go back to pills but how can I heal this?

I'm using Xulane BC patch & when I take it off it's itchy, sore, red & skin is peeling off. I know I have to go back to pills but how can I heal this?

R/O ALLERGIC RX: ALLERGIC RX/ Eczema /Allergic dermatitis is especially prevalent in these areas of the body. It responds to topical & oral steroids with flare. I also add in ZYRTEC&ZANTAC to block both histamine receptors. If SX. Persist or worsen get Derm consult ...Read more

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Why do I get itchy, blotchy red skin in response to chill, like when stepping out of a swimming pool into a breeze- sign of compromised immune system?

Why do I get itchy, blotchy red skin in response to chill, like when stepping out of a swimming pool into a breeze- sign of compromised immune system?

Cold Urticaria: Cold induced urticaria occurs whenever the skin is chilled, by cold air or cold water, or by direct contact with cold items like ice or a cold drink can. It is not a sign of immunocompromise. ...Read more

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On my right knuckle, I have a very dry, red skin and it's itchy and rough, what could it be? I also have it on my left knuckle but it is not as bad

On my right knuckle, I have a very dry, red skin and it's itchy and rough, what could it be? I also have it on my left knuckle but it is not as bad

Could be many: Things including but not limited to lichen simplex chronicus. Try covering it with a bandaid every day after putting on some aquaphor, if it gets better, then continue but if not it needs to be seen by dermatologist ...Read more

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I have some very tiny red/skin color bumps on the side of my middle finger for the past 3 weeks. They are not itchy and they hurt very little?

I have some very tiny red/skin color bumps on the side of my middle finger for the past 3 weeks. They are not itchy and they hurt very little?

Get a diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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Accidently picked at a brown mole now it is red mole and hurts and red skin round mole, not itchy or no pus can't get to see a doctor for 6 weeks

Accidently picked at a brown mole now it is red mole and hurts and red skin round mole, not itchy or no pus can't get to see a doctor for 6 weeks

Why 6 weeks?: Was it a seborrheic keratosis? By the time you see a Dr in 6 weeks it will no longer be red or tender. When you go, let's hope the Dr can identify it precisely. If not, a biopsy will settle it. Not urgent. ...Read more

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I walk to much and became a red skin itchy beside the scrotum, skin open by nails, is that normal? No blister

I walk to much and became a red skin itchy beside the scrotum, skin open by nails, is that normal? No blister

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is a very common inflammatory condition affecting areas of skin that are characteristically in contact with each other, such as the groin, armpits, under the breasts, and skin folds. These areas of skin that are in contact with each other are referred to as the intertriginous zones. Try prescription zvytone Cream or Dermazene. Nails are another condition. ...Read more

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I have red skin below big toe nail which is at time itchy and break up when scratched?

I have red skin below big toe nail which is at time itchy and break up when scratched?

You may have a: fungal infection of the skin. Try an antifungal cream like lamisil (terbinafine) on the affected area twice a day for several weeks and see if it improves ...Read more

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I've got stinging burning itchy red skin on my joint areas for 2 days now?? I have no allergies and it just started randomly. Any ideas what's wrong?

I've got stinging burning itchy red skin on my joint areas for 2 days now?? I have no allergies and it just started randomly. Any ideas what's wrong?

Which joint areas: Are you referring to? And are the burning itchy red skin areas associated with prolonged sunlight exposure? Or have they been through friction or some rubbing action recently? Any medications or new substances that you may have ingested within the last 2-3 days? These are clues to help figure out the problem. Otherwise you would need direct hands-on examination for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What fungus generally causes itchy red skin?

What fungus generally causes itchy red skin?

All fungi: All fungi trichophyton, microspsporum etc can cause itchy red skin and should be treated with topilcal antifungals and if extensive oral antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) Nizoral or sporonox. ...Read more

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Is there a fungus that causes itchy, red skin?

Is there a fungus that causes itchy, red skin?

Itchy skin: Any fungus that interacts with the skin can cause a red itchy rash either through an allergic contact dermatitis or an irritant contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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My arms and legs are a bright red but not itchy rash. I am also experiencing chills with the red skin.

My arms and legs are a bright red but not itchy rash. I am also experiencing chills with the red skin.

Urgent: Please seek urgent medical advice as this might be a serious infection that needs to be treated at once. ...Read more

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I have itching in my scrotum with red skin. And whitich scars from infected hair follicles after shaving which was itchy and still. What's the treatment?

Itching scrotal skin: Hi

without seeing the sores I have to guess this is either a fungal infection or a folliculitis (infected hair follicles--usually caused by staph).

I would try an over the counter anti-fungal for a day or two unless it is worsening. Then one would need to be seen by a good medical provider. ...Read more

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I have an itchy vagina and anus. Raw red skin around anus and red raised bumps around both. Scabies?? Small tear around anus from being constipated.

I have an itchy vagina and anus. Raw red skin around anus and red raised bumps around both. Scabies?? Small tear around anus from being constipated.

Yeast infection?: The most common cause of such symptoms is candidiasis (yeast infection, thrush). If so, it seems more severe than average. Herpes might be possible if you are sexually active. Scabies rarely occurs in these locations, but might be possible if you have typical scabies elsewhere (hands, elbows, waist, etc). See a doctor or clinic ASAP for professional diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has itchy, red and some what swollen eyes. Is it allergies? What can I do?

My 3 yr old son has itchy, red and some what swollen eyes. Is it allergies? What can I do?

See md: Allergies are likely but an evaluation by an ophthalmologist is recommended. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old has horrible allergies. He has red, puffy, itchy eyes and a runny nose and sneezing. No allergy meds are helping him, what can I do?

My 3 yr old has horrible allergies. He has red, puffy, itchy eyes and a runny nose and sneezing. No allergy meds are helping him, what can I do?

Allergists: Please take your baby to see an allergist. An allergist can help identify what allergens are causing all the trouble. It may be possible to eliminate them from the baby's environment. There are a number of prescription medications that may help. And allergy shots, although young children don't like them, are also an option. ...Read more