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I have itchy scabs on the back of my thigh and are spreading to my legs. Seem to not be healing and there was recently a blister. Gross. What is it?

I have itchy scabs on the back of my thigh and are spreading to my legs. Seem to not be healing and there was recently a blister. Gross. What is it?

Uncertain: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy patch of scabs on front shoulder spread to back shoulder?

Itchy patch of scabs on front shoulder spread to back shoulder?

Skin infection: Get examined and treated. Cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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I had red itchy spots on my shoulders about a month ago that turned into scabs but went away. Now they are back on my side without me touching them??

Please make sure: To show this to your parents and explain the history. Without visualizing these and obtaining a history - an accurate diagnosis can not be made. ...Read more

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I have these itchy, bumpy scabs and reddish areas in multiple places on my lower back towards the hip area. What is it?

I have these itchy, bumpy scabs and reddish areas in multiple places on my lower back towards the hip area. What is it?

Hard to say...: It is always hard to diagonose a rash specifically without seeing it. Based soley on the location and description, scabies is a possibility. I would suggest having someone look at it. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of little red bumps on my inner thigh, they turn into scabs after and its a little itchy. 3rd time coming back. I'm freaking out!!!

I have a cluster of little red bumps on my inner thigh, they turn into scabs after and its a little itchy. 3rd time coming back. I'm freaking out!!!

Possibly Foliculitis: It sounds like it might be just some foliculitis. You could try to wash the area with some antibacterial soap everyday. But since it is coming back, I might try some topical clindamycin twice a day for about two weeks. ...Read more

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Rash comes/ goes & migrated from neck, back, thighs--small red sometimes itchy dots, scabs eventually--mild shingles possible 1yr after shingles shot?

Rash comes/ goes & migrated from neck, back, thighs--small red sometimes itchy dots, scabs eventually--mild shingles possible 1yr after shingles shot?

Rash: Unlikely shingles as it follows one nerve area of distribution and usually one sided. Consider exposure to something such as soap etc. Also certain viruses can cause rashes. Certain infections can causes rashes. If fever or feeling sick see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

Keratosis pilaris: Is quite common. They generally only get itchy if your skin is dry. They only scar if you pick at them. You can use an exfoliant and a loofah. Acne is also possible. ...Read more

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Eczema? A year off and on, have intensely itchy thighs- with scabs and bleeding. Had prednisone- better, came back. Using Triamcinolone, not working

Eczema? A year off and on, have intensely itchy thighs- with scabs and bleeding. Had prednisone- better, came back. Using Triamcinolone, not working

Atopic Dermatitis?: Rashes are almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. You should see a Dermatologist. There are many good ones affiliated with Abington Hospital. There are Rx strength steroid creams available, that depending on the actual diagnose, can greatly help your issues I am sure. Get the actual diagnose first though, best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Hi, I woke up with an itchy red rash on back of knee. Looks inflamed w/ brown dots & little scabs on the follicles. Used cortisone 3 days, not better?

Hi, I woke up with an itchy red rash on back of knee. Looks inflamed w/ brown dots & little scabs on the follicles. Used cortisone 3 days, not better?

See Specialist!: It could be a general contact dermatitis. If after 3 days of using an anti-inflammatory cream with no relief, I recommend getting it looked at in person. If you have any symptoms such as increased redness, swelling, fever or nausea, make sure you seek medical treatment immediately! Get better soon! ...Read more

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Partner give oral sex he suffers from coldsores I had some sore scabs that went away, now I'm due on my period I've got scabs back again & itchy bum?

Partner give oral sex he suffers from coldsores I had some sore scabs that went away, now I'm due on my period I've got scabs back again & itchy bum?

Herpes: These days 2/3rds of oral herpes is type I and 1/3rd is type ii. Your partner may have given you either type from oral-genital contact with you, causing your scabs and itching. The nature of herpes is that it is going to be a recurrent infection that comes and goes - often from a trigger, like stress or menses. The lesions can happen anywhere in the boxer shorts area and can be frequent or occl. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin on back of calves. They appear to look like rashes and turn to scabs don't go away. They get worse when I drink alcohol or shave.?

I have itchy skin on back of calves. They appear to look like rashes and turn to scabs don't go away. They get worse when I drink alcohol or shave.?

Sounds like eczema: Sounds like you may have some eczema, although this isn't the most common place for it. It would be best to let a doctor look at these rashes -- start with your primary care doctor, and if need be, see a dermatologist. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. I am confuse my skin is having small itchy scab type thing some times on my face now currently it is on the back of my scalp it sometimes itchy bu?

Dr. I am confuse my skin is having small itchy scab type thing some times on my face now currently it is on the back of my scalp it sometimes itchy bu?

Soap and water: Try washing your face and head with soap and water, at least twice daily. If after a month of doing that, it has not helped, please consult this site for additional suggestions for home care:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

Your age?: It is hard to tell without you giving us any detail on the history or even your age. Although itching often points to an allergic contact condition (hair preparations especially black hair dye), it may also be from a skin cancer. Best to get them checked especially if you are over age 50. ...Read more

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I've had a mole go itchy and come off on back, I've had 3 on my arm do same and scab over and I had a red 1 on my back which went squigy and bled?

See dermatologist: I would see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan if you have not done so already. A biopsy will give you a histologic identification and confirmation of benign disease. Otherwise excision or laser ablation may be an option. ...Read more

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Oozy, itchy scabs all over body, what to do?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to evaluate the cause and for treatment. ...Read more

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I have bites that are very itchy, so much so that I always end up scratching open the scabs when they form. What are they? It has been months or so?

I have bites that are very itchy, so much so that I always end up scratching open the scabs when they form. What are they? It has been months or so?

See the doctor: You have some type of dermatitis that is itching. Do not scratch;as this may increase the rash reaction, and could lead to infection. It could be something contagious like scabies that could affect the entire family. Please see your health care provider as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello. My boyfriend gets itchy red patches all over his body after he takes a shower. Sometimes he scratches so much he gets little scabs. Is there something wrong with him?

Hello. My boyfriend gets itchy red patches all over his body after he takes a shower. Sometimes he scratches so much he gets little scabs. Is there something wrong with him?

Physical urticaria: Itchy red wheals on the body after exposure to water, cold, heat or exercise are referred to as physical urticaria. They are caused by histamine release in the tissues. He should see his primary care who may refer him to an allergist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have non-itchy scabs on my scalp. Would like to know what I can do about?

I have non-itchy scabs on my scalp. Would like to know what I can do about?

Dermatologist: These may be from psoriasis of the scalp. If so, a proper regimen in treating these lesions is important. Nevertheless It's important to establish an accurate diagnosis. I recommend that you be evaluated and treated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my head from scratching. It's not itchy I just have to scratch it. I also have scars on my head from scratching. What's wrong with me?

I have scabs on my head from scratching. It's not itchy I just have to scratch it. I also have scars on my head from scratching. What's wrong with me?

OCD: You may have an obsessive compulsive disorder. But it's not possible to diagnose you online. You need to be evaluated by a physican, generally a psychiatrist, to determine if this is the actual problem. Your personal physician should be able to do an intial evaluation and then give you a referral. ...Read more

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I have red, itchy, and dry bites in my inner thigh. They have turned into giant dry spots all over my body. #scabs?

I have red, itchy, and dry bites in my inner thigh. They have turned into giant dry spots all over my body. #scabs?

This could be: folliculitis. they appear as bumps on the inner thighs at the pores from clogged hair ducts and then dry up and scab. But are not spread all over the body. The other possibility is allergy as that coul dbe all over the body ...Read more

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I have 2 scabs on right nipple with white substance coming out of scabs and also itchy.... had it for 10 days now?

I have 2 scabs on right nipple with white substance coming out of scabs and also itchy.... had it for 10 days now?

Scabs on breast: You mention scabs was there any injury? Friction? Nursing? Could be eczema, fungal But would follow up with doc and consider mammogram r/o inflamatory cancer or Paget's disease. ...Read more

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I have been getting multiple red spots that look like some form of bite, really itchy, all have come up with scabs, what could they be?

I have been getting multiple red spots that look like some form of bite, really itchy, all have come up with scabs, what could they be?

Bug bite? Infection?: Bumps on separate parts of the body may be bug bites and/or may be small boils (skin infections; small abscesses). A visit to one's primary care doctor is needed, as bumps are very hard to describe in words. Antibiotics may be needed, if there are signs of infection. Others causes of bumps are possible, but less likely. If the bumps are mysterious-looking, a dermatologist can examine them. ...Read more