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Itchy Skin Gets Red When Scratched
My face randomly gets itchy and when I scratch it, it becomes red. Bumps have appeared where I scratch it, and my face seems red all over.
Hives: Sounds like mechanically (scratching) induced urticaria or hives and a phenomenon known as dermatographism. If this is new, often helpful to use a long-acting non-sedating antihistamine such as cetirizine. If ongoing (perhaps recurrent for months) or if an antihistamine does not help, then an Allergist or Dermatologist experienced in evaluating urticaria will help. Just one possibility ...Read more
Dermographism: See a dermatologist. If it is distressing, try cetirazine (Zyrtec) 10mg. Start at 1 a day. Sometimes it can make you sleepy, in which case you can change to loratadine (Claratin). Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 a day. The generic is the same, only costs less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy: In all likelihood this is a reaction to something you have been exposed to. It could be a dermatitis from a new cleaning agent (laundry) or other agents you have been exposed to. Monitor rash and if it remains or gets worse consider visit to urgent care. Check and see if soaps or detergents have been changed in house. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes my hands will suddenly get extremely itchy and swell. Skin reddens from scratching. My skin isn't dry?
When my skin gets wet, it gets really itchy. If i scratch it, all these tiny red dots start appearing. They fade after awhile and turn brown. What?
Aquagenic Pruritus: The condition, aquagenic pruritus, causes a severe itching sensation immediately after water of any temperature touches the skin. Humid weather, rain and perspiration can also provoke the allergy. The condition affects all genders and ages. Itching that can last for hours after water contact is generally the only symptom of the allergy. Treatment is with antihistamines. ...Read more
Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My skin has been very itchy lately & when I scratch it raised welts appear all over my skin and becomes very uncomfortable and even more itchy. ?
Dermographism: Zyrtec-----generic is ceterizine, same but cheaper. Can take daily if need. Some need 2. Some feel sleepy and try instead claratin or Allegra. May need cream to reduce itch. OTC Aveeno, (oatmeal) Eucerin, etc can help. Prescription triamcinolone comes in a 16 oz jar. Dermographism is a physical urticaria, not an allergy. Histamine is released from mast cells in skin by rubbing or scratching or pressure. ...Read more
With the cold weather lately, my skin is very sensitive. Welt looking bumps on my back and elbows & skin turns red easily when itched. Normal?
Cold urticaria-hives: Urticaria is an allergy-like condition that occurs when your body reacts as if to stop a foreign infection. When exposed to cold you break out. Other get it from sunlight, citrus, or a viral infection. It's a histamine problem, so OTCs like cetirazine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can block the effect. The spontaneous marks are hives, the marks from scratching is called dermatographism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.
20 years old, greasy skin & pimples; when I was my face, the skin becomes dry, irritated, slightly red and flaky.. Like if it's shedding little bits.
My friend has a red spot on her thigh, it's really itchy and it small but it becomes redder when she keeps scratching it, it's red around, it's no tick?
Itchy arm skin that turned into a rash after intense scratching. Stopped scratching but rash is now dry, hardened, peeling and spreading over 2 months?
See a doctor: Many different causes of itching rash including eczema, allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, psoriasis. Best to see your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Temporary relief from oral antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra and topical cortisone creams. ...Read more
Have a crusty bumpy/raised rash on my right shin. Gets itchy with heat and flakes/bleeds regularly.Yellowish skin discolouration surrounding area.
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