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Doctor insights on: Itchy Red Spots With Welts That Come And Go

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Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
Daily
Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
Once
See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
Once
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Itchy rash over entire body. Red/pink spots, surrounded by a white ring. At least 5/7 days/week for last month. No contact w/ known allergies.

Itchy rash over entire body. Red/pink spots, surrounded by a white ring. At least 5/7 days/week for last month. No contact w/ known allergies.

See doctor: There are many types of rash and many causes (often unknown) for it. You need to see a dermatologist or allergist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy flat red spots on hands that come and go randomly.?

Itchy flat red spots on hands that come and go randomly.?

HIVES (urticaria): Hives 'can come and go randomly' and if chronic may not have a discrete cause in >50% of cases. Allegra (or generic fexofenidine) 180mg a day may help. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
Once
Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
Once
Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
Once
Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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had a rash of red spots under both breasts now that have come and go since last August, they are red, itchy and sore, could this be a fungal rash?

 had a rash of red spots under both breasts now that have come and go since last August, they are red, itchy and sore, could this be a fungal rash?

Yes: The skin under your breasts are often (since its warm and often moist) where fungal infections "set uphouse' Over the counter LOTRIMIN cream may help and if not your GYN can treat with Prescription anti-fungal preparations. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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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