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Itchy Skin Condition
Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch. ...Read more
I have a really annoying and itchy skin condition on my groinal region. Betnovate cream and antifungals don't seem to work.
Groin rash: There are a plethora of reasons why a person gets the groin rash. Some of these are infectious like fungus and yeasts and others are due to conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and other problems. There is no way to sort this out by trying to answer your question. You need really to see a dermatologist and remember not to use that cream on your groin where no strong cortizone should be used. ...Read more
Dermatographism: A form of urticaria in which whealing occurs in the site and in the configuration of application of stroking (pressure, friction) of the skin. The resulting white line response appears early in flares of atopic dermatitis. Synonym(s): autographism, factitious urticaria, skin writing, white dermatographism and physical urticaria. ...Read more
Facial skin condition since age3- comes & goes.Red, hot, itchy, painful, bubbly, prominent, eventually scabby, disappears 2-3wks.What is it?Doctors stumped!
Plplease see: Please see dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is probably one of the many photodermatoses. ...Read more
Is allergy an inborn condition?I never had an unpleasant skin allergy(very itchy skin rashes) before until I turned 21.
Yes and no: While you may be born with a propensity toward developing allergies genetically, you actually have to be exposed to an allergen before you become allergic to it. It could happen the first time you are exposed or the hundredth. I, like you, did not start having hayfever symptoms until I was in my 20's. Yet every fall when ragweed is out, symptoms start unless I take my meds during that time of year ...Read more
Skin condition with huge red blister - like rash. Almost circular. Very itchy. What could it be? It is spreading. Doc's don't know.
Ringworm: Fungal infection of the skin, such as tinea corporis can cause ring-shape rash, pruritic and scaly. Pets, such as cats can be carrier. Anti fungal medication and cream, keeping the area dry are the standard of care. Consult your physician for thorough examination is the first step. Other causes can include, atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis. ...Read more
I've got a very bad skin condition right now, my legs are all red and puffy, very itchy too, Can I use Fucicort antibiotic cream for this?
Yes: This is not an antibiotic. Do not use an antibiotic. The corticosteroid in this is likely to help. Also you should elevate your legs higher than your chest to reduce the swelling. You should consult a physician to determine the cause. There are various possible diagnoses with different treatments. ...Read more
Hello, I am 28 years old and have red ring itchy skin disease. I was given floconazole but it reoccurs as i stop medication?
Rash: There are certain organisms that are resistant to certain medications. It would be good to know what you had prescribed. I would consult back with the provider that saw you and then explore other medication to treat skin problem. ...Read more
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