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I get an itchy rash that alternates between my upper thigh for a week or two and months later I get the same rash over a tattoo on one breast.

I get an itchy rash that alternates between my upper thigh for a week or two and months later I get the same rash over a tattoo on one breast.

Consider fungus: Without actually laying eyes on the rash and examining it properly, it's nearly impossible to tell for sure. But one thing that pops into my head is the possibility of a fungal infection. The places you are having the rash are places that are prone to chafing and/or lingering perspiration, which can be breeding grounds for a fungal infection. Go see your doctor for exam for proper treatment. ...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 have an itchy rash on stomach underarms and thighs small patches with raised target like bump?

I have an itchy rash on stomach underarms and thighs small patches with raised target like bump?

Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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 more

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I have a rash on forearms & thighs. Skin colored, slightly pink. Not itchy. Small bumps all over, not patchy. Possibly allergic reaction to z-pack?

I have a rash on forearms & thighs. Skin colored, slightly pink. Not itchy. Small bumps all over, not patchy. Possibly allergic reaction to z-pack?

Many possibilities: This could be a reaction to a z-pac, a new food, or some other exposure. I would hold stop the med for now and contact your pcp in the am. S/he may want to change the med or have you evaluated. This med is going to be in your system for a while. So more rash may continue to come up for some time. ...Read more

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Cluster of small, somewhat red raised bumps, not itchy, on upper thigh. Is this genital herpes? Never been sexually active, had cold sores in the past

Cluster of small, somewhat red raised bumps, not itchy, on upper thigh. Is this genital herpes? Never been sexually active, had cold sores in the past

Not herpes: You cannot have genital herpes if you never had sex; genital herpes is unlikely to first show up as a rash on the thigh; and your description doesn't sound like HSV. This definitely is not genital herpes, and also not HSV1 from your oral infection. If the rash continues to bother you or doesn't clear up, see a doctor for professional diagnosis. ...Read more

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Good morning, doctor. I have small red bumps on my upper thigh-both legs. They're itchy sometimes. It's been a few days now my tummy also itches too.

Good morning, doctor. I have small red bumps on my upper thigh-both legs. They're itchy sometimes. It's been a few days now my tummy also itches too.

Itchy rash: Itchy rash. Last menstrual period? Make sure you're not pregnant. LMP? Past medical history? Most likely, you are having an allergic reaction to something you touched in that area. There are other possibilities. You can try over the counter topical steroid and benadryl to treat the itch. See MD if it is bothering you for an in person evaluation since there are other possibilities, need exam 2b sur ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Sounds like hives: Urticaria, hives, are caused by exposure to something the body responds to in an allergic response. Pink raised areas that blanch when pressed, itchy is a typical hive. Anxiety can also be a cause. It could be from something that came in contact with upper thighs, perhaps new pants, new detergent, new scent. Most cases, cause not found. Rx with antihistamines. If very bad, may need rx w steroids. ...Read more

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Occasionally I get a raised, itchy bump on my upper thigh? What can this be

Occasionally I get a raised, itchy bump on my upper thigh? What can this be

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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First noticed a localized non-itchy rash or bumps in between thighs that spread. Every other day, more appeared in different parts except my face.?

First noticed a localized non-itchy rash or bumps in between thighs that spread. Every other day, more appeared in different parts except my face.?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on inner thigh with red bumps. What would that possibly be?

Itchy rash on inner thigh with red bumps. What would that possibly be?

Hard to tell: Without seeing the rash it is very difficult to know. It sounds like simple things but it should be seen in order to treat it properly. ...Read more

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I been getting red itchy bumps in upper thigh, back, and arms and want to know what's the cause of it?

I been getting red itchy bumps in upper thigh, back, and arms and want to know what's the cause of it?

Fungal dermatosus: A of dermatological conditions that can cause non specific papules that itch in the sweat gland distribution of the axilla, upper back and groin. The most common dermatoses seen in moist skin clad regions of the body are fungal. Excessive sweat alone can cause the formation of itchy papules, pustules and abscesses called hydradenitis. Try a fungal powder, Benadryl cream and 1% hydrocortison ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old female with itchy red bumps filled with pus and hard to the touch on my upper thigh should I be worried?

I'm an 18 year old female with itchy red bumps filled with pus and hard to the touch on my upper thigh should I be worried?

Pustules: These are commonly called boils, some are superficial and will drain on their own. Warm compresses help this. Others are deeper and require antibiotics. If increasing in size and pain over a 24 hour period, see a doctor for antibiotics or drainage. ...Read more

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I am breaking out with itchy bumps on my upper thigh that is now spreading to my side and the back of my legs. I have diabetes. Would that contribute?

I am breaking out with itchy bumps on my upper thigh that is now spreading to my side and the back of my legs. I have diabetes. Would that contribute?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Non itchy red welts/bumps started on stomach then spread to back and upper thigh area? Bumps are slightly raised

Rash: It's difficult to tell you what kind of rash you have without seeing it but it may be related to hives or urticaria from something you are allergic to or something that you ate. You might want to try orc benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally or topically to see if it help. Good luck ...Read more

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21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

May be fungus/yeast: It is very difficult to diagnose any kind of rash in genital area without looking at it. My guess is that it is a fungus or yeast infection. Try any antifungal like Monistat-derm. Follow the directions of using it properly and if not better in a week, see a Dermatologist if you can or see a family doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my buttock/upper thigh, cauliflower started as itchy now it is irritated, tight. This is unlike my HSV I and II or molluscum?

I have a bump on my buttock/upper thigh, cauliflower started as itchy now it is irritated, tight. This is unlike my HSV I and II or molluscum?

Need exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Painful bumps are concerning for a possible herpes infection. Schedule a visit or use Healthtap Prime to see a doctor right now ...Read more

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I have purple dots on my thigh. Looks like mini bruises polka-dotting a small section of my upper thigh. It was really itchy earlier. Noticed it now?

I have purple dots on my thigh. Looks like mini bruises polka-dotting a small section of my upper thigh. It was really itchy earlier. Noticed it now?

Allergic purpura?: One form of allergic reaction especially to certain drugs is acute inflammation with disruption of small skin capillaries and thus yo would have a bleeding rash (allergic purpura or leukoclastic vasculitis). Check with a dermatologist if the rash persists. ...Read more

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I have recently seen some bites on my upper thigh and even a couple on my genital area and they look like small pimples and itchy with redness?

I have recently seen some bites on my upper thigh and even a couple on my genital area and they look like small pimples and itchy with redness?

Many possibilities: Any of several skin conditions could cause this. Although people often assume insect bites, it's an uncommon cause. But I do wonder about scabies, or perhaps pubic lice (crabs). Or folliculitis, i.e. hair follicle inflammation, especially if you shave the area. No STD is a likely cause. See a doctor or clinic if more spots keep appearing or if not clearing up in a few days. Good luck! ...Read more

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Symptoms : very itchy anus, vaginal odour+itch+burning sensation, watery white sometimes yellow discharge, inner thigh itchy rash and small blisters?

Symptoms : very itchy anus, vaginal odour+itch+burning sensation, watery white sometimes yellow discharge, inner thigh itchy rash and small blisters?

Yeast: This sounds like a bad yeast infection with regard to the itching and watery / white discharge. Given the presence of actual blisters and odor, there might be additional infections that need to be evaluated in person with an exam. ...Read more

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Itchy small bumps around anus?

Possible impetigo: Have impetigo from poor hygiene or possibly hives from perfumed toilet paper. ...Read more

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There are a smaller cluster of white itchy small bumps near the base of the penis. What could this be? Thanks

There are a smaller cluster of white itchy small bumps near the base of the penis. What could this be? Thanks

Pearly penile papule: These are probably "pearly penile papules", which are benign, they may either go away or remain there for ever ...Read more

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Semetrical, red, VERY itchy small bumps on my elbows. When I scatch, they bleed. The itchiness doesn't stop throughout the day. Since 4 days ago.

Semetrical, red, VERY itchy small bumps on my elbows. When I scatch, they bleed. The itchiness doesn't stop throughout the day. Since 4 days ago.

Dry skin?: Apply moisturizer at the area at least 2x daily especially after bathing. Topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days may help. If problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have this itchy small bumps that come and go usually on my neck, face and chest that won't last for really long mostly one at a time. What can it be?

I have this itchy small bumps that come and go usually on my neck, face and chest that won't last for really long mostly one at a time. What can it be?

Hives: Hives typically last in one location less than 24 hours, move around, itch, resolve comlpetely without changes to the skin pigment and are typically red elevated above the normal skin level (bumps). ...Read more

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What could these itchy small bumps on my skin be?

Unsure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy rash with small bumps 15 to 20 min after swimming in any swimming pool?

Dry skin: The chemicals in pool can strip your skin of its protective oils. Apply baby oil before and after swimming. ...Read more

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There is a sudden non-itchy rash on the backs of my hands, the bumps are very small and have fluid when scratched.?

There is a sudden non-itchy rash on the backs of my hands, the bumps are very small and have fluid when scratched.?

It is almost: Impossible to diagnose a skin rash without direct visual and/or tactile examination. Please see a healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis then treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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Very itchy small bumps on left side of penis that scabbed over in 5 days is this an early symptom of HIV?

Very itchy small bumps on left side of penis that scabbed over in 5 days is this an early symptom of HIV?

No!!: Herpes simplex! Very common! Easily transmitted when you have the blisters! Reoccurs frequently, but these can be controlled to a great extent with medication ...Read more

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Why do the outer rims of my ears feel warm to touch and have red itchy small bumps?

Why do the outer rims of my ears feel warm to touch and have red itchy small bumps?

Red itchy rash ears: Often ears are first to be affected if there is an allergic reaction to hair dye. Ears are swollen, red & itchy with small vesicles. Ingredient in hair color that does it is paraphenalinediamine, component of hair dye that gives it black color, present in all hair dyes except bleached blond. If this happened after dying your hair, please see derm as reactions can be severe & worse w/each exposure. ...Read more

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I have itchy small bumps on my back and on my breast area. Some of the bumps have went away but now they look like old sore I need help?? Please

I have itchy small bumps on my back and on my breast area. Some of the bumps have went away but now they look like old sore I need help?? Please

Itchy or not?: If not itchy but sore, see your doctor to determine whether a topical antibiotic may be needed. If itchy and not oozing, try topical hydrocortisone. It is hard to say what it may be with so little information and no direct examination. ...Read more

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I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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On Buspar (buspirone) 5 mg for 2 weeks, 10 mg for 1 week. Think I'm getting hives? Itchy, small bumps hard to see. Had severe reaction to Zoloft but no hives.

On Buspar (buspirone) 5 mg for 2 weeks, 10 mg for 1 week. Think I'm getting hives? Itchy, small bumps hard to see. Had severe reaction to Zoloft but no hives.

Prob not hives: hives are usually neither small nor hard, though they are itchy. They are generally large and soft, even fluctuant (give way when you push on them and have fluid in them). If you think you are having an allergic response to them, STOP taking them and call the prescriber and/or talk to your pharmacist. Someone has to see these to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Male 27. I have a painful, itchy rash or small red bumps, blisters or sores on my penis what is the cause and what prescription can you recommend?

Male 27. I have a painful, itchy rash or small red bumps, blisters or sores on my penis what is the cause and what prescription can you recommend?

.: The differential diagnosis is huge. It could be a STD to fungal infection to herpetic rash. You need to see a doctor, get examined and obtain proper labs before you receive any meds. ...Read more