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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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I have had a hair dye reaction my head has lumps on it, glands are raised and hard, Ears are weeping and red itchy skin any suggestions to help?

I have had a hair dye reaction my head has lumps on it, glands are raised and hard, Ears are weeping and red itchy skin any suggestions to help?

Yes: See your doctor or a dermatologist, you have severe eczema and external ear infection, you need to be examined and you will need prescription medications, if you can't reach your doctor go to urgent care or ER, best wishes ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and I'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! Please help?

I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and I'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! Please help?

Please see your Dr.: Please see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Many different reasons for itchy skin all over. Scabies is just one of them. If this is scabies, a simple treatment with Permethrin cream applied today and in one week and following some instructions on what to do with clothing and bedding will help you get rid of this itch. If it is not scabies, this itch needs to be evaluated further. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

Seborrheic Dermatiti: If this is a recurring problem, it may be seborrheic dermatitis. This is a troublesome condition of unknown cause, although it can be worsened by stress. Try small amounts of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. Your skinseb should clear it up in a few days. Unfortunately, the condition will probably recur--but you can control it with judicious applications of the cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Five days ago I had red itchy skin from using duac cream for acne. I am fine now but I have an enlarged lymph node inferior to my left ear. P. Causes?

Prob. Infection: True true and unrelated. We all have lymph nodes throughout our bodies. Far and away the most common reason that they swell is that you have an infection in that area of your body-I.e. your skin, ear, throat, arm, etc. Nearby. Sometimes viral, sometimes bacterial, rarely fungal. If you're basically healthy you'll heal yourself. Otherwise see your doc. If get more nodes could be nasty. ...Read more

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Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after I've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Allergic reaction: We can develop allergies even if we haven't changed the type of products we use. I would start by changing my laundry detergent to a hypoallergenic one. If that doesn't work, you can use a hypoallergenic soap like neutrogena. If you are no better after these changes, you need to see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes for 6months, constant headaches, ringing in ears, lack of energy, itchy skin, awaiting second blood test. What is wrong?

Enlarged lymph nodes for 6months, constant headaches, ringing in ears, lack of energy, itchy skin, awaiting second blood test. What is wrong?

A Medical exam indic: You need a complete physical to check you and find out why your nodes are swollen. It could be a viral illness or some other cause which may require additional tests to be determined by your doctor. ...Read more

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My neck lymph nodes are in sizes 12*6 & 12*7 and I have itchy skin & some pain in neck&ear& burning tongue, an ENT dr gave me metronidazole, why?

Swollen lymph: You may have an infection and that is why you have the other symptoms you mentioned. Without seeing that would be my opinion as to why the Metronidazole as it is medication used particularly for anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. ...Read more

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Withdrawal from sertraline itchy skin, headaches, pain in between breasts, dizziness, ringing in ears, tingling in hands & feet. Is this normal?

Withdrawal from sertraline itchy skin, headaches, pain in between breasts, dizziness, ringing in ears, tingling in hands & feet. Is this normal?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes, depending on the dose, how long u have been on the medication, and how rapidly u were tapered off of it. If symptoms not releaved within a week, talk to the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?

See derm: I wonder if your doctor has considered scabies as the cause for your skin problem. You need to call your doctor or consider consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi I have itchy skin all over my body including head, no rash. No new products being used?

Hi I have itchy skin all over my body including head, no rash. No new products being used?

Well: Well this could be an internal problem like a liver disease or kidney disease or diabetes or parasites or a problem with your blood chemistry or even parasites. You can develop a rash from a product you've used for a long time like laundry soap shampoo soap's perfumes lotions. Recommend Healthtap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have had itchy skin head to my toes now for 3 months is there something I can take that will help me also have had diarrhea nowfor about 2 months?

I have had itchy skin head to my toes now for 3 months is there something I can take that will help me also have had diarrhea nowfor about 2 months?

Needs evaluation: Hi, this is not normal and could be anything from skin disorder to liver/gallbladder disease to infection. Have you been to a doctor to try and determine the cause? Once we know possible reasons for pruritis (itching) more effective/specific treatment can be suggested. Hope you get help soon. ...Read more

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Itchy skin bump/sore on neck with a thin "scratch" line running up/connecting to another sore on the back of head appx. 2½ins away. Bumps on body also.

Bumps w/ scratch lin: On arms and legs too? May be scabies for which Elimite (permethrin) is used (http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/scabies/treatment. Html) or bedbugs, chiggers, ringworm. Sometime if there is infection as well give antibiotics. F/u/ w/ doc urgent care. ...Read more

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Headaches head congestion runny nose and itchy skin?

Headaches head congestion runny nose and itchy skin?

Cold symptoms: Headaches, congestion, runny nose are typical upper respiratory infection (URI) symptoms. Many viruses can also cause rash and/or itchy skin. ...Read more

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I've been having cramps on my lower left side, dizziness, nausea, intense itchy skin mainly with weather change &BAD head aches. What's wrong with me?

I've been having cramps on my lower left side, dizziness, nausea, intense itchy skin mainly with weather change &BAD head aches. What's wrong with me?

PMS vs. Migraines?: Now, tell me....itchiness, lower left crampiness and such happening in the face of weather changes or are the headaches doing that? Do you have headaches with nausea and dizziness WITHOUT abdominal symptoms ever and do they occur with or before weather changes? If so, then, you may have an entity known as barometric headaches....treated relatively the same as migraines but they can be challenging. ...Read more

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Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad

Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad

Penis problem: There are several entities which could cause the swelling of skin after trauma. Some of those are types of hives which result from pressure, however they are transient intend to go away pretty fast without much itching. If you have continued problem with this you're going to have to photograph the skin as it develops its problem and then show that picture to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.

Itchy Rash from head in hairline down back and behind ears. Nothing new being used shampoo, detergents or soap. What can I do to stop the itching.

Try: I would try selsun blue or selenium sulfide head and shoulders. Provided no new exposures or new products you could have seborrhea of the scalp. An exam in 1 week would be recommended by your doctor ...Read more

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Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...Read more

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Sinusitis without pain?? Itchy throat eyes nose inner ears cough temperature itching skin. Black / green boogies dried in nose. For 12 days! Thank you

Sinusitis without pain?? Itchy throat eyes nose inner ears cough temperature itching skin. Black / green boogies dried in nose. For 12 days! Thank you

Dr. Can check throat: Infections of the tonsils, throat, neck lymph nodes, or sinuses, can cause sore throat, and neck ache. For some people, ear pressure or ear pain can also cause sore throat, and neck ache or headache. A primary care doctor can check to see if it is a routine problem like strep throat, which needs antibiotics. Taking some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen) can temporarily relieve pain. ...Read more

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What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

Itchy rash: On back of head could be as simple as dandruff or dry skin. Apply some moisturizer or ointment and use some dandruff shampoo. If no better, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the rash is there can be few causes of this. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

Get a diagnosis: Get a proper diagnosis. It could be fungal (tinea capitis) or bacterial (cellulitis) or allergic. These are all treated differently so it is important to know which one you have. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash in my head and it seems to be taking my hair out but when I put cortisone on it it starts to get better. If I scratch it it runs yellow liquid?

I have itchy rash in my head and it seems to be taking my hair out but when I put cortisone on it it starts to get better. If I scratch it it runs yellow liquid?

Infection: You may have a scalp infection which will require a medical evaluation, visualization, culture and antibiotic therapy: call for an appointment today. ...Read more

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Believed to have eczema or HPV, cavity at the end of my penis head, it is now healed and bumps all over body itchy. Imiquin was diagnosed.

Believed to have eczema or HPV, cavity at the end of my penis head, it is now healed and bumps all over body itchy. Imiquin was diagnosed.

Here are some...: I hope you got right diagnosis for the described area at the glans penis. In fact, imiquimod is not a diagnosis but a drug to treat genital wart, superficial basal cell carcinoma, or actinic keratosis. To verify what it is, a set of more detailed history and a direct look at it is essential. More? Ask doctor... ...Read more

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21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

May be fungus/yeast: It is very difficult to diagnose any kind of rash in genital area without looking at it. My guess is that it is a fungus or yeast infection. Try any antifungal like Monistat-derm. Follow the directions of using it properly and if not better in a week, see a Dermatologist if you can or see a family doctor. ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more

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For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg. It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

Eczema: Could be a condition called eczema. If it bleeds after you scratch it could be psoriasis especially if you notice white scaly skin. Try over the counter cortisone cream to see it helps. If not, you might need to sees dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment setup. ...Read more

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What medicines can be used for itchy skin?

What medicines can be used for itchy skin?

Creams and pills: You can also consider taking an antihistamine depending on the cause of the itchy skin. Some to consider are benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but this can make you sleepy) or zyrtec instead of claritin. They are all over the counter.

Itchy skin may also be due to dryness so try keeping your skin well moisturized as well. ...Read more

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What to do for itchy skin! Please help me!?

What to do for itchy skin! Please help me!?

Moisturizing: Most itchy skin is caused by dry skin. Moisturizing on a consistent basis and especially after showering can be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering from itchy skin?

Dry skin: Is the most common cause of itchy skin. Start with a thick moisturizer like aquaphor, or soy based moisturizers, if you are not better in 6 weeks see Derm for work up of chronic pruritus ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: itchy skin?

Xerosis: Often pertains to skin that is dry and needs a topical moisturizer. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more