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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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Non itchy skin color raised patch no scale over both elbows & knees, all of same duration treated with mild steroid no response. Probable diagnosis?

Non itchy skin color raised patch no scale over both elbows & knees, all of same duration treated with mild steroid no response. Probable diagnosis?

Difficult to know: A chronic rash is difficult to diagnose without more information about you and visualization of the rash. A Virtual consult may help. With the information given, granuloma annulare comes to mind. Usually there is a central depression within a ring sized flesh colored patch. If stretched, you will likely see smaller papules. They sometimes herald thyroid disease. Low potency steroids fail. ...Read more

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Dark spots appeared one on side of knee and then spread to arms and torso itchy skin?

Go to doctor: Unfortunately "dark spots" is extremely ambiguous and is not descriptive in any way, if this rash is spreading please go see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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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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?

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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I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, I get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, I get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

Lubricate: High doses of marine fish oil and/or coconut oil can help lubricate from the inside, not just outside. Please avoid lotions w/alcohol in them because they are drying. Winter is high season for dry skin. Check with a dermatologist for a diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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5 yr old son, with black oval spot on leg surrounded by raised itchy skin. He's been playing in woods lately.

5 yr old son, with black oval spot on leg surrounded by raised itchy skin. He's been playing in woods lately.

See physician soon: Based upon your description, I am worried about an infection (i.e. MRSA). Please keep very close eye on the size of the oval and see your physician as soon as reasonably possible. If signs of fever, lethargy or any other concernings issues arise, go to the Emergency Room ASAP. ...Read more

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Itchy skin with bruising. Leg cramps at night and reflux?

Itchy skin with bruising. Leg cramps at night and reflux?

See your doc: There are many reasons for the "symptoms" you are having. Your doc needs to discuss with your and obtain some labs and see what is going on. ...Read more

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Itchy skin turns into fast spreading rash like bumps when scratched. Both arms and right leg. Do have allergies & asthma. Not on meds for allergies.

Happy to help.: There are a couple of possibilities. First, dermatographism is a condition where scratching or marking the skin causes hives. Second, hives can arise without scratching as well. Antihistamines like Zyrtec/Allegra can help. If this persists, I'd recommend seeing an allergist who can allergy test you and help determine if other conditions are present. ...Read more

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I sometimes vomit about 20-30 minutes after a meal, as well ad dry itchy skin on my stomach, back, and upper leg area, what could it be?

I sometimes vomit about 20-30 minutes after a meal, as well ad dry itchy skin on my stomach, back, and upper leg area, what could it be?

GI Issue: Your complaints may not be related. Rashes are essentailly impossible to diagnose over a computer. The vomitting after meals could be acid reflux disease, or an ulcer like condition. You should see a dr. For both conditions to get a proper evaluation and diagnosis to better treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Doubtful: Hydrocortisone is helpful for itchy or inflamed rashes. We believe that pityriasis is caused by a virus and not inflammatory. I would expect a herald patch to be accompanied by others by now. You should consider that this might be another cause such as eczema or lupus. I would recommend an examination. ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: And sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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I've had a dry itchy rash on my knees for several years. What can this be. I've tried everything but want go away?

I've had a dry itchy rash on my knees for several years. What can this be. I've tried everything but want go away?

Psoriasis: Silvery scale on red base? Likely psoriasis. Some over the counter meds help but a derm can diagnose and treat efficiently. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

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