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I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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Itchy skin small red bumps all over body and hairline?

Itchy skin small red bumps all over body and hairline?

Skin bumps: Unable to diagnose without seeing the bumps, so go see your doctor. Possibilities include, but are not limited to: rash, infection, drug reaction, and chemical exposure. ...Read more

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Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

Hard knots in both clavicles red itchy skin flu like symptoms but no flu or injury getting bigger?

See a doctor: With flu like symptoms and a rash, I would seek urgent evaluation. I would at least call your doctor or go to an Urgent Care center. When you say 'flu like' -those symptoms can include fever--so that is what has raised my alarm. There must be more to your history to help figure this out. Because symptoms seem to be progressing I would not waste time. ...Read more

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A few months ago,I had athlete's foot.This time its just plain circular patch thats cracked, feels dry,red,& itchy skin (top of foot).Is it different?

A few months ago,I had athlete's foot.This time its just plain circular patch thats cracked, feels dry,red,& itchy skin (top of foot).Is it different?

There are different: rashes with different causes. We won't be able to diagnose you with the available information. You would need history, physical examination and often lab tests to accurate assess this. Take care. ...Read more

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Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores(look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus

Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores(look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus

Flu?: You may just have the flu or another viral infection which causes skin rash also. If the rash lasts just hours only to reappear elsewhere, try antihistamine. If it lasts more than a day, try hydrocortisone cream. If these symptoms persist beyond 10 days or get worse, see your doctor. These are not lupus symptoms. ...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

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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I have bloodshot, not itchy eyes, and itchy skin on arms/tops of thighs/below waistline. After scratching, small red bumps appear. Tropical illness?

I have bloodshot, not itchy eyes, and itchy skin on arms/tops of thighs/below waistline. After scratching, small red bumps appear. Tropical illness?

Don't know: I am sorry but I do not know what you have. I can recommend an excellent dermatologist named dr michael whitlow.You can google his name and get the phone number and see if he takes your insurance. ...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?

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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Do you think I'll need to seek a doctor advice and help if I have redness, rash and itchy skin?

Do you think I'll need to seek a doctor advice and help if I have redness, rash and itchy skin?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Having itchy skin irritation, with redness and some swelling. it reallys comes out when I get hot ?

Having itchy skin irritation, with redness and some swelling. it reallys comes out when I get hot ?

Cholinergic hives: This is known as cholinergic urticaria when the small itchy hives appear during the cooling period after a rise in body core temperature. Antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine) can usually prevent this from happening. This condition is not dangerous and often goes away after a few years. Do note that this does not apply to large hives (>1/2 inch in diameter). ...Read more

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Itchy skin on my back, sides of stom and back of neck. no bumps or redness unless i scratch then feels hot after..

Dermatographic: This may or may not be a chronic situation. Try taking antihistamine to see if it helps. Sometimes dry skin can also cause this type of reaction and thus applying a moisturizer <3 minutes after bathing may help. If problem persists, see derm or allergist. ...Read more

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Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..

Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..

Dermatitis: It depends on what is really going on and should be seen by a doctor. It could be contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, Lupus, Rosacea, and other etiologies. Each condition would be approached a little different in regards to work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. i have redness and itchy skin HELP!

I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. i have redness and itchy skin HELP!

See Dermatologist: Until then keep face clean and dry, do not squeeze the pimples. Need to be seen. Have you tried any treatments before? If yes , what? Best to be seen and asked a lot of questions before giving a treatment? ...Read more

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My daughter has red itchy skin?

My daughter has red itchy skin?

Dermatitis: She probably has dermatitis but you should see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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


Itchy Skin (Definition)

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