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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 see dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment setup. ...Read more

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 get realy itchy skin mainly at night more on my legs and feet what could this be?

I get realy itchy skin mainly at night more on my legs and feet what could this be?

Many possibilities : Without a proper skin exam it is impossible to say. Common possibilities include dry skin, stress and allergy of one sort or another. If the itching has affected your ability to sleep or quality of life your best bet is to visit with your dermatologist. ...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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What to do if I get itchy skin at the top of my legs and groin?

What to do if I get itchy skin at the top of my legs and groin?

Could be fungal: Infection, keep the area dry, change underwear often, use separate towels to dry the groin, can use OTC anti fungal cream, if that doesn't work, see your doctor, good luck ...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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I've recently developed tiny prickly itchy skin color bumps on my legs, usually on exposed areas. Sometimes also on my elbows and chin. What is it?

I've recently developed tiny prickly itchy skin color bumps on my legs, usually on exposed areas. Sometimes also on my elbows and chin. What is it?

Prickly itchy bumps: Could be prickly heat (miliaria) or eczema, rarely psoriasis Cool, wash 2 x a day with soap and water try calomine lotion and try light coat of desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (diaper rash ointment) at night Follow up with doctor. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin and the urge to move my legs at night due to anemia. Should i still continue with iron pills?.I've been takin it for 2 weeks.

I have itchy skin and the urge to move my legs at night due to anemia. Should i still continue with iron pills?.I've been takin it for 2 weeks.

Please see your doct: Please see your doctor to establish the iron deficiency. Blood testing should be reviewed. Itchy skin to my awareness has not been associated with anemia, nor has restless leg issues. Ladies who menstruate, loose iron monthly, and this iron needs to be replaced. Begin by checking with your doctor who placed you on iron. Your soap or laundry detergent may irritate your skin--foods, ...Read more

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I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin and it's very cold out here i been experiencing itchy rash on my back legs and arms I put lotion on but what to use otc?

Cold weather : Can dry our skin and cause itching. Key is to avoid washing with hot water. Use good moisturizing creams, lotions, skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel, aquaphor , eucerin, neutrogena, aveeno (oatmeal) etc. ...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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I have very dry itchy skin from eczema, it caused a rash like scar on my legs, will it go away?

I have very dry itchy skin from eczema, it caused a rash like scar on my legs, will it go away?

It may get better!: Very itchy and dry skin is part of eczema presentation. If the rashes are present, especially in area of irritation and scratching a rash like scar can appear. After intense treatment by a physician, the rash can go away. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however.?

Xerosis - dry skin: Dry skin is common in people living in northern climates where home heating during the winter results in very low relative humidity. Interventions that may improve xerosis and related pruritus include:? Use mild cleansers – Use Dove, not Dial.
? Routine use of skin moisturizers – Vaseline and lotions w/ humectants such as glycerin, lactic acid, or urea.
? Avoid hot showers.
? Use a humidifier ...Read more

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My 16 year old daughter has itchy skin (legs only) no visable rash - when she scratches for a while some bumps like mosquito bites faintly appear?

My 16 year old daughter has itchy skin (legs only) no visable rash - when she scratches for a while some bumps like mosquito bites faintly appear?

Dry skin?: Try unscented soap and application of moisturizer 2x daily with one <3 minutes after bathing to see if this helps. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without any rash. ...Read more

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Itchy skin-colored bumps all over arms and legs -- what could they be?

See a doctor: It could be anything from an allergic reaction to eczema, psoriasis or anxiety. A doctor could diagnose this and treat it for you. Use sarna lotion, witch hazel and aveno bath oil to control the itching so you do not tear your skin. Make an appointment with a doctor because this can recur. ...Read more

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Incredibly itchy skin all over, with a pimply rash over my feet and legs. Been treated for scabies 5 times, and still have it. Could it be Lyme?

Incredibly itchy skin all over, with a pimply rash over my feet and legs. Been treated for scabies 5 times, and still have it. Could it be Lyme?

Doubtful.: This would not be a typical Lyme rash. Testing for Lyme during the rash phase usually isn't helpful — too early. I would see a dermatologist and treat the itching symptomatically in the meanwhile. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping?

I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping?

Itching: Generalized itching without associated rash is often due to very dry skin. After showering, rub in a moisturizing substance like keri lotion to restore oils to your skin. Other causes could be diabetes, prickly heat, thyroid disorder or certain malignancies like lymphoma. A dermatologist could advise you and order any appropriate tests. ...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 have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since I took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch?

I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since I took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch?

Allergy: Sound like a reaction to the medication. Itching can usually be helped with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc. Just follow the directions on the package. You should also call the doc who gave you the medicine to let them know your symptoms. ...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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I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. Comes in waves. Generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. Rarely torso and never feet/ hands.?

I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. Comes in waves. Generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. Rarely torso and never feet/ hands.?

? dry skin: As it is affecting the more exposed areas, however, if symptoms are really bothersome you may want to see a dermatologist, meanwhile, try some skin care techniques: as bathing with cream soap, moisturize your skin right after, hydrate you body well, and avoid prolonged sun exposure, occasional antihistamine might help too, good luck ...Read more

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Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?

Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over; have had this for years now. Ihave no allergies. I scratch and my skin becomes red. I have itchy arms, legs, feet, hands, scalp and breasts. Help!

Need evaluation: Diffuse itching of the body is called pruritis, and can be due to impairments of the liver and ducts draining the liver. A primary care doctor would be the best place to start, if you have yellowing of the skin, or of the whites of the eyes or pain under the right side of rib cage then see a gastroenterologist. If liver is fine, then see allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

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