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My 4 yr old son suffers from itching, rashes and redness after every 7-10 days behind his knees & back of his thighs, hips and elbow joints?

My 4 yr old son suffers from itching, rashes and redness after every 7-10 days behind his knees & back of his thighs, hips and elbow joints?

Eczema: Eczema is a skin problem which causes dry, itchy skin, especially in the areas you mentioned. It can come and go for years. Bathe with plain water, only mild soap as needed, no scrubbing. Pat dry and apply a good moisturizer (no fragrance, thick, not a watery lotion) regularly. If it worsens and causes raw skin, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Hi, I have small red dots (probably rashes) on only my thighs. They do not itch or hurt but there are a lot and its quite alarming?

Hi, I have small red dots (probably rashes) on only my thighs. They do not itch or hurt but there are a lot and its quite alarming?

Sounds like: A mild folliculits (inflammation of the hair follicles) due to the RUBBING of your pants on your thighs. If you wear tight jeans etc. This may be the culprit.

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs.

Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs.

Needs exam: Red and hot is either hives or abscess formation; however, you will need to submit a photo and I suggest and examination: cannot actually be answered here without a picture or exam. ...Read more

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Why am I so sleepy and why I have red rashes on my thighs. Is it an std?

Why am I so sleepy and why I have red rashes on my thighs. Is it an std?

UNLIKELU TO BE STD: Red rashes on the thighs are very unlikely to be std. It may be an allergy to insect bite or a skin infection.I will have it checked by your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have got small red rashes in my thigh and nearby area from last 1 week or so and now it started to be very scratchy and itching a lot, pls help me?

I have got small red rashes in my thigh and nearby area from last 1 week or so and now it started to be very scratchy and itching a lot, pls help me?

See you dermatology: Since this has persisted you need to see a dermatologist and get a clear diagnosis so you could have rapid therapy ...Read more

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Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs. Photo in profile.

Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs. Photo in profile.

Not clear: I am not able to see the picture but one consideration is dry skin. You need to moisturize this frequently as this will help most any rash. Another consideration is excema. See your doctor or dermatologist to check this out. ...Read more

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I have some rashes and red dots with no itchiness or bumps on my left thigh.?

I have some rashes and red dots with no itchiness or bumps on my left thigh.?

Rash: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a very red rash in the inside creases of my upper thighs burns and itcheS hydrocortizone helps itching and burn but not redness.?

I have a very red rash in the inside creases of my upper thighs burns and itcheS hydrocortizone helps itching and burn but not redness.?

Rash and steroids: Hard to know the cause of the rash. However, dermal fungal infections typically prefer skin folds because of optimal heat/dampness. Hydrocortisone would tend to exacerbate fungal infections (even despite improved itching). One might want to see a physician to confirm diagnosis and set course of optimized treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had a couple itchless, smooth, red, oval, 2-3 inch rashes for several months. I've tried every antifungal there is. Located on chest and thigh.

I've had a couple itchless, smooth, red, oval, 2-3 inch rashes for several months. I've tried every antifungal there is. Located on chest and thigh.

Not a fungus.: If you've tried "every antifungal there is", and it's still there, it is almost certainly not a fungal infection. Any rash that has lasted several months should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Get a proper diagnosis, and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Round red/pink rashes around buttock area and tingling sensation down pelvic and thigh area. No other syntomptoms.

Rash and tingling: Sounds like a possible case of shingles. See your Doctor ASAP - Earlier detection and treatment will reduce the chances of long term pain issues in that area. ...Read more

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I have rashes and itching on my hips, genital areas and thighs for last 2 yrs. I have strong itching sensation & it turns into red sores. Kindly suggest?

I have rashes and itching on my hips, genital areas and thighs for last 2 yrs. I have strong itching sensation & it turns into red sores. Kindly suggest?

CONTACT DERMATITIS?: DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? IF SO, WHICH?
Which soap and laundry do you use? ANYTHING NEW?
Could be from having switched your soap or detergent. If it doesn't get better, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Recently moved-no PCP. Went to urgent care, given fluconazole. Still have burning, itching, redness, rash on inner thigh. Help!

Recently moved-no PCP. Went to urgent care, given fluconazole. Still have burning, itching, redness, rash on inner thigh. Help!

BURNING, ITCHING++++: I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG.
IF IT IS NOT A RINGWORN (FUNGUS) INFECTION, FLUCONAZOLE WILL NOT WORK!
YOU SHOULD FIND A DERMATOLOGIST SOON.
IT MIGHT BE SHINGLES, BUT WITHOUT A DECENT HISTORY, THERE'S NO WAY TO TELL.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I am experiencing thigh rash, genital itching and genital rash. The following also describe me: Skin rash and Skin redness or irritation. What sho...

I am experiencing thigh rash, genital itching and genital rash. The following also describe me: Skin rash and Skin redness or irritation. What sho...

Skin fungal infection: Skin redness, itching, and rash, especially in areas like the genital area are symptoms suggestive of a skin fungus infection (candidiasis). A physician should perform an examination for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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After hot showers have red rash on thighs, knees, and feet. Feet r bright red, swollen, & numb. Same symptoms on hand 2 nights ago, any thoughts?

Increase blood flow: Increase in temperature (hot shower) cause increase blood flow to the extremities and skin and you could have red rash type appearance and associated swelling and numbness. ...Read more

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Painful, red, rash on the fold of my inner thigh?

Painful, red, rash on the fold of my inner thigh?

Fungus: Likely a fungal infection. Recommend you see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Burning red rash rapidly spreading over whole body started on inner thighs?

See a dermatologist: It is impossible to give specific answers without being able to visualize the rash. See your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the lower part of my thigh its light red and doesn't itch what could this be I think im going to die

I have a rash on the lower part of my thigh its light red and doesn't itch what could this be I think im going to die

Get it checked: It's difficult to say what your problem could be without visualization of the rash. It's best to follow up with a provider so they can evaluate your condition and determine it's seriousness or lack there of. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more