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Doctor insights on: Itchy Shins And Red Patches

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Can eczema turn into psoriasis? I have a patch of itchy skin on my shin diagnosed as eczema. My GP prescribed Verdeso 0.05% rash came back red & bumpy

Can eczema turn into psoriasis? I have a patch of itchy skin on my shin diagnosed as eczema. My GP prescribed Verdeso 0.05% rash came back red & bumpy

No: In fact atopic eczema and psoriasis are nearly 180 degree opposite to each other in term of the immune reactions. Cortisone is a non-specific anti-inflammatory agent which however may help both conditions although better and safer alternatives may be required. The itchy rash on your chin is likely from a contact allergy with hair preparations being the most likely suspects. ...Read more

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I have 4 bites on my shin. Itchy. Not too painful. But on my calf, there is about a 2x2 inch red splotch. It's smooth. What did this? dangerous?

I have 4 bites on my shin. Itchy. Not too painful. But on my calf, there is about a 2x2 inch red splotch. It's smooth. What did this? dangerous?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities. In someone who has other bites visible, it could be another bite or a bite that has gotten infected. It would really take an exam to say. I would encourage you to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My 7 year old son has a cluster of red itchy spots around his right knee which is starting to spread to his thighs, shins and feet. What could it be?

My 7 year old son has a cluster of red itchy spots around his right knee which is starting to spread to his thighs, shins and feet.  What could it be?

Molluscum?: In this age group i'd suspect molluscum contagiosum. Pictured here. Easily treated in most cases, in fact they sometimes resolve on their own. You need to control the itch, that spreads this viral infection. ...Read more

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Rash patch on chest and three on upper back. Slightly itchy small blisters redness. Also suspect I have a yeast infection. Nothing new in diet or soap?

Rash patch on chest and three on upper back. Slightly itchy small blisters redness. Also suspect I have a yeast infection. Nothing new in diet or soap?

?shingles: If the blisters are on one side only and are on the same level in the front and back, this could be herpes zoster(shingles) rather than allergic reactions or yeast.. Have your md check this. ...Read more