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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

Red Skin (Definition)

Red skin is a symptom in which part or all of a person's skin is redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...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.Whats 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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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, 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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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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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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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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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

Red Skin (Definition)

Redness is a symptom in which part or all of a person's body has a redder color than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more


Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more