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Itchy Red Spots On Shin
Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
Jock itch: See your physician to get checked for accurate diagnosis.My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin .It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body. It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Might be ==>: There are several conditions that can cause itchy red spots without fever, including viral infections such as those caused by enterovirus. Another concern is scabies caused by a tiny spider mite that likes to burrow under the skin especially in damp moist areas- between finger and toe webs, in the groin, around belt line. See your primary care provider to confirm what it is, treatment needed. ...Read more
Hi, I have itchy red spots on my upper outer thighs and outer bum, they wake me up in the night too?
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
I have these extremely itchy red spots all over. Not sure if I'm getting bit or not. Bumps are sometimes there, fade then come back?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Antihistamines: Hives tend to move and migrate, come an go, are itching, and usually don't last for more than 24 hours. 1st generation antihistamines will work the fastest, such as benadryl (diphenhydramine). For longer lasting effect, taking a daily 2nd generation antihistamine such as zyrtec, claritin, or allergra will be helpful. If they persist, seeing an allergist would be helpful for prescription medications and work up. ...Read more
I have itchy red spots near my ankles. I also have them on my hands but there not itchy. What is it?
Chilblains : Could possibly be chilblain. A chilblain is a small, red swelling on the skin which can be very itchy and gradually becomes very painful. Here's a link to the mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/chilblains/ds01091. Hope that helped! please vote me up if you can, thanks and good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itchy red spots appeared overnight in my upper chest. They range from half to a quarter of an inch and have no visible raised head. Any clue ?
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
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?
My molluscum bump started oozing in the shower. I put alcohol and a bandaid on it. Now I have itchy red spots near it. Did it spread?
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