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Itchy Shins And Red Patches
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
I have a single, flat, red, irregular patch on my right leg & has been there for a month nw it seems to grow bigger. It is not itchy. Help.
Not itchy red dry patch, on leg, it's not a perfect circle but roundish. No pus or other colors, didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out.?
See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes for the skin findings you have described ranging from Eczema, Fungal Infection, a manifestation of a related medical disorder, and more. Moreover, diagnosis will be challenging without visual inspection; your medical history (recent/past) is needed to provide important diagnostic clues as well. Suggest you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a red patch that started behind my leg on upper part of calf. Now it has moved to my lower back. It is now raised and itchy. What could it b?
Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.
50p sized, swollen feeling, red, raised area on skin (back of leg)with dry patch in the middle. Dry patch slightly itchy, border of bump uneven, what is it?
I have two dry patches on the top of my left leg they are red but not itchy. Also a few dry roundish patches on my stomach. I have had eczema?
Need to see: It is a very difficult to diagnose most rashes without a visual aid. Can you attach a picture? ...Read more
Last cpl days red patches on my feet and even hands & leg that comes & go but are very itchy. They are not raised & look splotchy? Any thoughts?
No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms?
I have itchy little red lumps behind my knees and on my shins. I don't shave because I'm scared it'll make it worse. Help?
See derm: See your dermatologist to find out if this is eczema or something else. It can be treated. ...Read more
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
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?
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
I have a bite? About the size of a nickel on my right front shin only. It's red very itchy and is made up of tiny blisters. I've tried everything! Help!
Rash: Go see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) around healing shin wound.?
Uncertain: This may be a reaction to whatever topical medications you placed on and around the wound. If not you can discuss it with your physician ...Read more
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?
I have large welt like bumps on my right shin. Very red. Bumps always there but only itch on occasion. Tender and painful before it gets itchy.?
I have a itchy circle on my leg it's red and it has 3 bumps in the middle.... What could that be?
I took one dose 150mg fluconase 24 hours ago. Now have red, itchy spot size of quarter on leg. How long will this drug be in my sytstem?
Fluconazole: Rash can be a common side effect, don't expose the area or stay in sunlight for more than few minutes for now. Unfortunately it has a long half life, will be in your system for 3-4 days, best wishes ...Read more
Blistering rash: Blisters with redness and itch can signify a contact dermatitis such as poison ivy or oak or sumac if indeed you have had exposure to weeds or vines outdoors. I would suggest white vinegar soaks and apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3x/day. If the condition worsens, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
My husband has a non itchy red rash like area on leg, he got it when he was 22years old and never went away. What could it be?
About a thousand thi: A priest and a kangaroo walk into a bar. What game is on the TV? ...Read more
About 5 mths ago I got an itchy red dot on my leg and it's still there. Two weeks ago I got another one on my left abdomen. What can it be?
Like an insect? Type) is the culprit....
You will have to be a "detective"
Hope the suggestion is helpful!
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There are two round, red wounds on my leg that just won't heal with a white center. No drainage, just weeping slightly. Not itchy, getting bigger thou?
Exam needed: A physician would have to inspect these lesions for diagnosis and treatment. They could be insect bites which are now festering and you might try keeping them clean and applying an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. See your physician if surrounding redness develops or if the lesions don't heal. ...Read more
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