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I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

As above: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh.My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?

My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh.My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?

They gotta sleep.: Without actually seeing these itchy red "spots", one cannot be certain. And understand that I am speculating. But you can look on the internet for pictures. Are you ready??? BEDBUG bites. Calm down. It's only an educated guess. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots at the top of my thigh that have turned into bruising looks like I have been beaten up on my leg.. ?

I have itchy red spots at the top of my thigh that have turned into bruising
looks like I have been beaten up on my leg.. ?

Itch & bruising: If you have unexplained bruising, please see your doctor. Several possibilities for itching and bruising of isolated spots on body. Scratching an itchy spot can produce bruises, particularly if you occasionally take nsaids, fish oil, vitamin e and other blood thinners. There is also a skin condition called pigmented purpura, inflammation of the smallest blood vessels, which can be itchy. ...Read more

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Red spots with a white centre on my hands, elbows, feet and knees, they are very itchy, what could this be?

Red spots with a white centre on my hands, elbows, feet and knees, they are very itchy, what could this be?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis, or inflammation in the skin can cause this pattern. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) can do this, and the rash associated with gluten allergy (celiac sprue) called dermatitis herpetiformis can also do this. Hives can present similarly as well. Erythema multiforme is rare, but can appear this way and eventually makes little "target" lesions. A dermatologist should be able to diagnose you. ...Read more

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I have itchy, red spots on my skin, remedy?

I have itchy, red spots on my skin, remedy?

The remedy will: Depend on the cause. In -person medical evaluation is the best way to determine cause. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on the outside of my vag they dry and peal but are not pipples when scracth they get wet with clear fluids what could this be?

I have itchy red spots on the outside of my vag they dry and peal but are not pipples when scracth they get wet with clear fluids what could this be?

Vesicles?: Could be herpetic vesicles, hard to say over internet. You need examined by a dr / urgent care / gyn / "std clinic" who can diagnose and prescribe treatment for your issue. ...Read more

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What is causing itchy red spots on body that started from ankles? Mosquito bites?

What is causing itchy red spots on body that started from ankles? Mosquito bites?

Could be...: ...Although it sounds like you may be experiencing an allergic reaction - possibly hives. You may be allergic to the bites. You may want to start by taking otc benadryl (diphenhydramine). If you are experiencing breathing problems, this can be an anaphylaxis - an emergency...Go to the er then! ...Read more

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I have big itchy red spots on both of my breast.. Had it for a few months now and they wont go away.. What can I use to make it go away?

I have big itchy red spots on both of my breast.. Had it for a few months now and they wont go away.. What can I use to make it go away?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I was playing with my dog and holding him after a while I got these itchy red spots on my neck and face and they are still here after a day?

I was playing with my dog and holding him after a while I got these itchy red spots on my neck and face and they are still here after a day?

Dog and fleas: Texan F I was playing with my dog and holding him after a while I got these itchy red spots on my neck and face and they are still here after a day? ANS: my first bet would be fleas. Get a flea comb and see if you can find any on your dog. Get him a flea collar. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on my higher thigh and pubic hair region.

I have itchy red spots on my higher thigh and pubic hair region.

Infection?: Sometimes when people shave this area, they can get infection around the hair follicles. Herpes simplex can also start out like itchy red bumps. A health provider should examine you and see what this rash is and if there are medicines that can make you feel better. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on my scalp and also have flaking skin coming off my head. I use biolage shampoo and conditioner... What do I do?

Depends: Your condition may be seborreic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. These conditions are at either end of the spectrum and psoriasis is generally more severe w silvery scale and redness. Both conditions do best with rx shampoo like clobetasol to reduce inflammation. If its seb derm, an rx anti fungal shampoo is also good. Otc zinc or selenium shampoo are good but rx are better. ...Read more

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Everytime i shower or take a bath i get itchy red spots on my body mostly on my upper body and face sometimes. Is it an allergy to be concerned of?

Everytime i shower or take a bath i get itchy red spots on my body mostly on my upper body and face sometimes. Is it an allergy to be concerned of?

Heat Urticaria: Some people get hives from exposure to really hot water. The rapid change in skin temperature from cold to hot and then hot to cold causes release of histamine which is what causes the rash. You can take a shower that is not quite as hot and see if this helps or you can take a long acting antihistamine like Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if this helps. If not see an allergist. ...Read more

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What can I do?, medical problem, irritated eyes, nosebleed, pain in lower back, extremely itchy, red spots on skin.?

What can I do?, medical problem, irritated eyes, nosebleed, pain in lower back, extremely itchy, red spots on skin.?

Need exam: Those are a lot of often unrelated and fairly non-specific symptoms. You're going to need an exam by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have itchy and sore perineum after having unprotected sex. My husband has developed itchy red spots on his thighs and stomach. Is this std? Which?

I have itchy and sore perineum after having unprotected sex. My husband has developed itchy red spots on his thighs and stomach. Is this std? Which?

Cannot diagnose: You both need to be seen by a doctor and have this examined. That will provide a more specific diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tried New body wash ~2-3 days ago but haven't used since. Yesterday & today red spots Itchy rash on parts of body I used the wash. Could it be that?

Tried New body wash ~2-3 days ago but haven't used since. Yesterday & today red spots Itchy rash on parts of body I used the wash. Could it be that?

Yes: It is possible to be allergic to chemicals in a soap or detergent. If the areas of the itchy spots match the areas you washed, then it is likely. Treatment is to avoid re-exposure. A hydrocortison skin cream (OTC) can help, or if it's worse, see your doctor for a stronger prescription. ...Read more

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Ever since october last year, I've gotten these itchy red spots. they started at the base of my wrist and has spread. now it's all over. what could it?

Ever since october last year, I've gotten these itchy red spots. they started at the base of my wrist and has spread. now it's all over. what could it?

A rash for 4 months: What are you waiting for? See a DR if you can. Is cost an issue? If it is, find a free clinic. Your description lacks enough detail for any kind of guess. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots with clear fluid. What is that?

Chickenpox: That's just a wild guess. I'm hopeful that you would have already received your chickenpox vaccination which would make this very unlikely. However, it's best for you to go see your family doctor for an evaluation & diagnose along w/appropriate treatment. It would help if you knew whether you were exposed to someone else w/similar symptoms. Or had your vaccination records available. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more